Ranking All the Episodes From “Queer Eye” Season Two

When I finished watching the first season of the rebooted Queer Eye, the first thing I thought of was, “When is the next season coming out?” My prayers were answered because just four months after the show premiered, the second season came out!

If you’ve been living under a rock and you have no idea who Jonathan Van Ness is, Queer Eye is a reality show that followed five gay guys as they gave “make-betters” to clueless straight men. The reboot has an entirely different cast made up of Jonathan for grooming, Tan France for fashion, Bobby Berk for interiors, Antoni Porowski for cooking, and Karamo Brown for culture. And while the original (which aired from 2003 to 2007) was fun and light, the reboot was so much more. It was heartfelt and empowering, and I found myself crying in many of the episodes.

Queer Eye‘s second season continues the Fab Five’s mission and I decided to rank all eight episodes:

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“Lost in Space” is an Intelligent and Compelling Look at Life After Earth

As they say, space is the final frontier. And it’s a frontier that Netflix tells so well with Lost in Space, a modern-day adaptation of the ’60s series (itself an adaptation of the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson). In the series, Earth is falling apart so everyone is flying off to colonize a new planet. The result is a lush, intelligent, and compelling look at the lengths people would go to just to survive.

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Artist Anina Rubio Paints a Fresh New Look to Seattle’s Best in BGC

I’ve been a fan of Anina Rubio ever since I saw her murals of leaves and flowers for Art in Aura, an initiative to bring art out of the gallery and into public spaces. So when I was told that I could watch her paint a new mural, I had to say yes! She was invited by Seattle’s Best Coffee for the first SBC Perkspective, a series of quarterly pocket events that offers talks, workshops, and informal meet-ups.

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Summer Isn’t Over Because Starbucks Partnered with ban.do!

It’s supposed to be the rainy season but the weather has been erratic. The sunshine and the rain are in constant battle and you’re never sure what you’re going to get at any given moment. But that’s all right because I honestly prefer a bright day over a bleak and gray one. Now, I don’t have to worry about that because Starbucks is making summer permanent with its partnership with ban.do!

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“Mr. Sunshine” Could Be Your Next K-Drama Binge Watch

If you enjoyed the K-drama Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, you might enjoy this upcoming series that will be available for streaming on Netflix this month. Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

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National Book Store Partners With HOPE for Line of Paper Products

Even if we live in the age of technology, I still believe in the power of writing things down on paper. I’ve been collecting notebooks since I was a kid and the habit persists now. I write all sorts of things down in my different notebooks, from story ideas to thoughts, plans, and notes from meetings.

Now, notetaking can be an even more fulfilling experience because National Book Store, through its social arm National Book Store Foundation (NBSFI), partnered with Friends of Hope, Inc. (HOPE) for a line of paper products to help raise funds for public school classrooms!

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Chibo Okonomiyaki Launches Executive Set Meals For Diners on the Go

What I love about eating is the leisurely pace of the activity, where you can spend quality time with your companions (or by yourself) or enjoy the different flavors on your plate. As much as possible, I want to be fully present during meals, whether I’m with someone or I’m alone.

But life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to and sometimes eating can be a rushed experience. The three-hour lunch is now a ~*concept*~ and many of us power through quick lunches or dinners. That may be the case for a lot of us but that doesn’t mean eating should be boring.

That’s what inspired Chibo Okonomiyaki in producing its Executive Set Meals, a line of Japanese dishes for diners on the go. Chibo is known for serving some of the best okonomiyaki prepared right on your table, but there are diners who prefer straightforward meals they can order, eat, and pay for. That’s why for the Chibo branch in Podium, Ortigas, where mostly office workers and businessmen dine, the teppan is in the kitchen.

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