Whoever said sunset in the city is nothing compared to the sunset in the beach has no idea where to catch sight of it. If you’re on the look out for a quick summer getaway that has never been closer to your home, then this is the place to be! STATUS Magazine in collaboration with Tattoo took us on an afternoon delight, by bringing us at the highest residential skyscraper in town to watch the most magnificent sunset in the metro – 71 Gramercy. A bar/lounge/restaurant that is sitting atop the 71st floor of the tallest building in the country.

I’ve said it so many times and I’ll say it again : “These guys sure know how to spice up our summer!”. With live performances from DJ Aaron Atayde, DJ Wreck One, June Marieezy, SINYMA, Taken by Cars, and of course, the turntable assassin, DJ Mars Miranda, it was really one hell of an afternoon.


Imagine staring at this beautiful scenery accompanied by the freshest beats and sounds over good food and company, truly breathtaking! Definitely the best way to jump-start summer!




Hands down to whoever thought of this concept and installed these LED-like frames (Yes, I call them the “LED frames”). Reminds me so much of the moving portraits in Harry Potter, lol. On a more serious note, as the sun goes down and hit the frames, it made everything so surreal as we watch the videos being shown, especially the collaboration between Dockers and STATUS. Amazing BTS shoot!


I don’t know if it’s just me or this photo captured the very essence of this sunset party. To just have fun, chill out, and mingle with your friends while watching the beautiful sunset at Gramercy. ‘Nuff Said!


June Marieezy serenading the crown and lifting us up to heaven! This girl is superb!





STATUS also launched their Music Issue for the month of April that day with no less than THE Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the cover, including Red Hot Chili Peppers who headline the recently concluded 7107 International Music Festival and The 1975! Ya’ll have to grab a copy, this issue is packed!

STATUS can’t seem to get enough with collaborations, and this time they’re teaming up with the creative geniuses behind OXYGEN for a yard sale! And they’re looking for vendors! So if you happen to know one who might be interested, just give them a heads up and shoot them an email at marketing@statusmagonline.comI’m excited for the food trucks, though!



S/S Supply Goods: Reinventing the Classic

There’s a new brand on the rise!“. I say slash that thing off! That statement is in no way appropriate to be used/associated with Sans/Saison Supply Goods. S/S may be a new name in the industry, but the team behind S/S can already be considered veterans and masters in terms of creating timeless pieces and collection. Sans/Saison which means Without/Season promises to deliver clothes that are “MADE FOR ANYONE, ANY SEASON, ANYWHERE, ANY DAY“, and honestly speaking, they didn’t disappoint! S/S brought me to Cambodia when they released their first ever collection shot in the unrivaled beauty of the temple of Angkor Wat.

Sans/Saison’s Autumn/Winter collection is anchored on reinventing the classic by using fine-drawn details to make it exceptional and unparalleled. Starting off with no less than the classic plaid, S/S inventively made use of different prints and textures to suit the needs of the modern gentleman.

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The collection consists of a series of plaids with different patterns and 5 panels in unique embroidery. Both the plaid and the 5 panel seem to be made for each other to attract even greater attention and commotion. The Reinhardt Coache’s jacket (comes with a detachable hood) and the Baudin 5 Panel Cap is a perfect combination with its hidden paisley pattern. Lastly, the plaid that literally gave me goosebumps (refer to the last photo on the gallery) is something that I would really splurge on! Why? Take a closer look on its details. This plaid’s design is made to perfection with its contrasting nude/beige lining on the shoulders, which is also paired with the same color on the collar, and finished it off with front pockets! Hands down, I swear!


How to cop? S/S Supply Goods is having a pop up launch party this coming Saturday, November 16 at 9pm in COVA Tapas y Sangria located in Jupiter Street Belair Makati. There will be an open bar on local drinks from 9pm onward and eargasmic beats by Nix Damn P and Migs Fuckin’ A. Also, in line with the recent catastrophic incident, S/S will be accepting donations of any kind and part of the proceeds of this pop up will also be donated. Come one, come all and let’s support this movement!

To get the latest updates from SS, you can check their page here: S/S Supply Goods
Follow them on twitter: SSGoods

Jollibee Choice ko Yum Awards Night 2013

Jollibee, the country’s leading fast-food chain, and Myx, the number one music channel in the Philippines, are proud to present the results of the first ever Choice Ko Yum Awards! These represent the youth’s top picks in music, film, fashion, sports and everything else they are passionate about. It’s all about giving young Pinoys the chance to express themselves and celebrate their best choices with their favorite langhap-sarap burger, the Jollibee Yum!

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The event was held at Music Museum last November 4, 2013, with the very talented Myx VJ Chino Lui Pio and Julia Barretto who bagged the Local Choice Female Hearthrob award as the event’s hosts. And what better way to jumpstart the event than to witness an epic performance by the award-winning crew of the Philippine All Stars!?

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A total of 6,258 votes of the youth have been cast via www.myxph.com/choicekoyumawards from September 18 to October 24, 2013. Below are their top choices:

Youth: Crush-worthy charmers and thrilling talents that bring pride to their schools and universities.

Choice Rising Performer: MAC Dancers (AdU)
Choice Athlete: Rachel Daquis (FEU Alumnus)
Choice Campus Cutie (Female): Kate Leong (AdU)
Choice Campus Cutie (Male): Daniel Velasco (ADMU)

Rachel Daquis Male & Female Campus Cuties

Let me quote myself from the previous blog post I did for Jollibee, when I was still convincing you guys to vote,”Who do you think I’m rooting for? Well if you’re going to ask me, it’s definitely Rachel Daquis for the Choice Youth Athlete! I mean who can resist that angelic face of hers!?” Thank You for making it happen! Haha! I know she deserves it more than anyone else.

Lifestyle: From fashion to flicks, tunes to travels, sports and social media, these are the picks that define today’s generation and their diverse interests.

Choice Barkada Trip: Palawan
Choice Dance Craze: Gentleman
Choice Fashion: Street Style
Choice Fitness Challenge: Running
Choice Flick: Romantic Comedy

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From PSY’s Oppa Gangnam Style who made history for the most viewed video on YouTube, it’s not surprising anymore to know that Gentleman won the Choice Dance Craze. And if by any chance you don’t know this music video, well you probably isolated yourself from the face of world. Just kidding!

Choice Kilig Date: Weekend Getaway
Choice Sport: Basketball
Choice Superhero: Iron Man
Choice Teen Beats: Rock
Choice Social Hashtag: #TBT

Choice Superhero - IronmanIMG_6303“A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist”, just by saying this statement, I know you already have an idea who am I referring to. Come on, if you don’t think Iron Man shouldn’t get that choice superhero award, then screw you! Just so you know, Robert Downey Jr. who played Iron Man is the highest paid hollywood actor. How much? $75 million. #justsaying

Local Entertainment: Homegrown favorites that today’s young Pinoys are most proud of

Local Choice Band: Callalily
Local Choice Performer: Sarah Geronimo
Local Choice Song of the Year: Chinito – Yeng Constantino
Local Choice Music Video: Chinito – Yeng Constantino
Choice Internet Sensation: Mikey Bustos

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Local Choice Social Media Celebrity: Bianca Gonzalez
Local Choice DJ: Chico and Delamar
Local Choice Female Heartthrob: Julia Barretto
Local Choice Male Heartthrob: Enrique Gil
Local Choice Style Icon: Anne Curtis

Jollibee Reps & Julia Julia Barreto

Julia Barretto is probably the most sought after young actress in the Philippines right now after she was introduced as part of the 2013 batch of Star Magic. Had an opportunity to work with her this year when we both walked for American Eagle as part of the brand ambassadors and she’s really charming and gorgeous! No wonder she is named the local choice female heartthrob.

Foreign Entertainment: Top foreign acts that make young Pinoys smile and sing, sigh and swoon

Foreign Choice Band: One Direction
Foreign Choice Performer: One Direction
Foreign Choice Song of the Year: Best Song Ever
Foreign Choice Music Video: Best Song Ever
Foreign Choice Style Icon: Louis Tomlinson
Foreign Choice Female Heartthrob: Selena Gomez
Foreign Choice Male Heartthrob: Zayn Malik

Need I say more? One Direction took home 6 out of 7 awards under the Foreign Entertainment category! I will definitely be surprised if they also won the foreign choice female award. Haha! That would be crazy!

For more details, visit www.myxph.com/choicekoyumawards.
@iwantjollibee | #choicekoyumawards

Photos by: Stratworks Inc.

Your choice, Your winner!

ad-01The banner says it all! Jollibee’s Yum burger is now named as the best tasting burger and the only choice of the youth! This was made possible because you guys made it your favorite. Jollibee wants to show their appreciation to everyone by letting your choice be heard! Yes, you read it right, YOUR CHOICE! Not only that, you also get to take home fabulous prizes just by simply voting and nominating! How cool is that!? Excited to know how you can participate? Check the one and only requirement below.

Step 1: Visit this site – Choice ‘ko Yum! and register

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 8.09.59 PMJust fill up all the necessary information and that’s it! A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail, make sure you input a working one. After which, you are now eligible to vote and nominate! Who to vote?

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Jollibee made it easier for you to vote for your personal favorites! There are 2 categories: Lifestyle and Youth. Under lifestyle, you can choose from Choice Teen Beats, Choice Barkada Trip, Choice Social Hashtag, Choice Sport, Choice Flick, Choice Fashion, Choice Fitness Challenge, Choice Dance Craze, Choice Kilig Date, and Choice Superhero. As for the youth, you can choose from Choice Campus Cutie Female, Choice Campus Cutie Male, Choice Rising Performer, and Choice Athlete. Who do you think I’m rooting for? Well if you’re going to ask me, it’s definitely Rachel Daquis for the Choice Youth Athlete! I mean who can resist that angelic face of hers!?

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Told you, it’s your choice, your winner! Aside from voting, you can also nominate different personalities who are deserving for the title. I see Julia Barretto, Charice, and Sam Concepcion on that side bar. How about you? Who are you rooting for? Nominate now!

You know what’s the best part after voting and nominating? PRIZES! Jollibee is giving away 25 Jollibee GCs worth P1000 each and 4 passes each to 5 lucky people to see their idols live! So what are you waiting for? Register now and you just might be the lucky person to bag all these amazing prizes!

Read the full mechanics here: Mechanics

Jollibee’s Choice ko Yum Awards Media Launch


If you’ve read my latest outfit post, I told you that I wore that denim-on-denim outfit to a yummy event, and I’m 100% sure that as soon as you hear the word Jollibee, and their famous take on burgers which is the Yum! burger, we’ll all agree that it’s definitely the best tasting burger! From the moment I got word to join its media launch, I didn’t hesitate to reply a big-fat yes because of three things:
1. Jollibee always brings back good childhood memories;
2. They are already part of our lives – Filipinos; and
3. For sure, there will be infinite/countless Yum! burgers to devour. Yum!


Host of the night: MYX’s VJ Chino Lui Pio with MYX Channel Head Andre Alvarez and Jollibee’s Marketing Manager Cathleen De Los Santos explaining what Choice ‘ko Yum Awards is all about and the partnership between MYX and Jollibee.


After the brief introduction, VJ Chino called Jollibee’s Vice President for Marketing, Mr. Harvey Ong to join them on stage to tell us more why the Jollibee Yum! burger is the youth’s all time favorite! Yum burgers are made with 100% pure beef patty topped with a special dressing that’s why it is deemed to be the only choice of burger for us Filipinos! Before we moved on to the best part (to finally take a bite on our own burgers) we had to do the Jollibee way of toasting which is via the Yum! burgers. Cheers!

While eating, Jollibee launched the Choice ‘ko Yum site and encouraged us to take part in crowning the best lifestyle picks from Choice Teen Beats, Choice Barkada Trip, Choice Social Hashtag, Choice Sport, Choice Flick, Choice Fashion, Choice Fitness Challenge, Choice Dance Craze, Choice Kilig Date, and Choice Superhero! They also have the hottest youth personalities to choose from – Choice Campus Cutie Female, Choice Campus Cutie Male, Choice Rising Performer, and Choice Youth Athelete!


Here’s Model/DJ Callum David voting for his favorite lifestyle and youth personality! You too can vote and support for your personal picks while gaining prizes! Yup, you read that right – PRIZES! Jollibee is generous enough to give away 25 Gift Certificates worth P1000 and 20 passes for a chance to see the winners on the awards night! For a total of 45 prizes to be given away starting September 24 – October 24! Vote HERE!


To spice things up, Jollibee introduced a game called “Rockeoke” wherein the contestants are tasked to pick a category and from that category, they are going to choose one song and perform it! Ex PBB-housemate Divine Smith made my night because her group accidentally picked a tagalog song popularized by Ogie Alcasid and she apologized to everyone before the start of  their performance ’cause she doesn’t know how to speak in tagalog! But she did well and her voice is really good! The lucky winners won P3000 GCs each and the Male & Female Rockstar of the night won iPad Minis each!

So what are you waiting for? Vote now, take home Jollibee GCs, and treat yourself or your whole barkada the best tasting burger! Choice ‘ko Yum!