Both are from the UK.
Both are good-looking.
Both are young achievers.
One Athlete. One Singer
Who do you think is Hotter?
Tom Daley or Zayn Malik
Tell us who you think is hotter: Zayn or Tom?
I definitely love the Olympics.
Every 4 years, we get to witness the best Athletes from all over the world compete against one another. Men and women of sports showcase their massive skills and do enormous feats to get the nod of the world and take home the prestigious Gold.
Well i must admit, aside from the stunts and heart-pounding games, i also enjoy checking out some Olympic Hotties and Hunks. For me, they are more admirable and attention-worthy compare to some Hollywood and Billboard stars because they are normal just like everyone else, except that they are extremely dedicated to their sports and most of them have inspiring stories to tell.
So here are 5 of my picks for London Olympics 2012 Hottest Hunks.
1. Marcel Nguyen: Vietnamese-German Gymnast, 25 years old.
2. Ryan Lochte: American Swimmer, 27 years old.
3. Philipp Boy: German Gymnast, 25 years old.
4.Björn Barrefors: Swedish Decathlete, 23 years old.
and last but not the least- my favorite.
Considered as one the faces of London Olympics, The Poster Boy of Great Britain, and the next David Beckham in terms of commercial success and popularity.
5. Tom Daley: English Diver, 18 years old.
So here are my 5 picks! Share your own Top 5 list too.
Yes! It’s official!
Leighton Meester from the hit series Gossip Girl will be the new addition to the International Endorsers of Penshoppe.
Blair Waldorf (her character on Gossip Girl) will be joining her Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick, Thai Superstar Mario Maurer, Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder, and High School Musical’s Zac Efron for the biggest campaign of the brand yet- The Penshoppe All Stars.
Her addition to the Penshoppe family will surely hype the brand even more since she has a huge following here in the Philippines. Plus the brand needs someone to represent the ladies, andLeighton is the perfect choice.
If you’ve been watching Gossip Girl, you are surely aware that Blair Waldorf is a huge Fashionista of the Upper East Side and her style is impeccable. Her character even reinvented the School Girl look and made headbands so hot! She has an amazing fashion sense and a true signature style.
With her Penshoppe endorsement, I’m looking forward to see some of Blair Waldorf influence on the new collection- School Girl style perhaps? or colored leggings?
One thing is for sure- I’m super excited to see the Queen B and have a peek on her style.
She ain’t Upper East Side’s Queen B for nothing.
You know you love her!
Went to the office of Penshoppe for a meeting and i saw this newly posted print at the lobby.
This is the first print design for Zac Efron’s campaign for Penshoppe, which will be call #PenshoppeAllStars.
So it’s totally and 101% confirmed that Zac Efron is the newest endorser of Philippines’ global brand-Penshoppe!
I’m really excited to meet him on his Press Launch or Fashion Week Appearance (Rumor has it that Zac Efron will fly to the Philippines in time for Penshoppe’s show for the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012 happening on May 22-27, 2012)
I was seated at the VIP during the recent Fashion Week Show of Penshoppe when they launched Mario Maurer.I am hoping to get another VIP invite for Zac Efron’s launch.
Soon we can tweet him: Welcome to the Philippines Zac!
Hope you can help me hype this one!
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The Department of Tourism recently unveiled it’s new promotional campaign to boost tourism in the country:
It’s More Fun In The Philippines
I know it’s quite early but i do have high hopes for the new campaign, and i am positive that it will draw attention from travelers all over the world. The logo is very current with its choice of font, the color is vibrant and festive, and the map of the Philippines surrounded by colored blocks is unique and can be likened to the pattern of the Igorots.
The image can even send a lot of messages such as Philippines being an archipelago of colors, or Philippines being a melting pot of culture and beliefs.
And i am also enthralled by the first set of images to support the new tourism battle cry.
This one captivates the campaign. It’s about the Philippines making regular activities more fun.
This second one is visually appealing, but i’m not so sure with the connection of the copy and the image. The message it’s trying to convey isn’t so clear.
And for the third one, i’m not so sure if the word “Commuting” should be used. The word is not so basic in the sense that Americans and British would say “I’ll take a cab or a bus” instead of “I’ll commute”.
The best advertisements are the one that can be easily processed and absorbed. Simple words that are appealing and widely understood should be used since it’s a global campaign.
I am pretty sure that the team behind it will come up with better materials that sends the message directly and easily.
With regards to the website, i think the URL is quite long. But the over-all look of the site is a lot better compare to the website of the Department of Tourism. I’m just wondering if they are also planning to redesign the DOT website for it to be in synergy with the current campaign. They should!
And also, I’ve read somewhere about the similarity of the slogan to that of Switzerland’s previous tourism campaign.
I personally believe that having same slogan/copy is inevitable. And having a similar one with Switzerland should not be a big issue since their Ad was crafted a few years already and wasn’t being used anymore. The only similar thing is the copy but the big idea itself is different. Think of a revival, or a song with a similar title. The title may be the same but the beat, the message of the song, and the target listener can be different.
So again, I am happy with the new Tourism Campaign and hopefully the team behind it will come up with better materials to send the message.
Positive. More Fun In the Philippines
I was in Hong Kong last December 6-10 and it was my first time to visit HK. It was also my first time to travel alone. I’ve been to Singapore and Thailand before but with my classmates back in College, so my Hong Kong trip was really different and even more exciting.
Weeks before my flight, I started filling my itinerary with names of shops, museums, and some interesting places to go. I also got some tips from Mom and Dad, who travelled to Hong Kong a few times already, on where to stay and where to dine. Planning ahead really helped me not to miss some exciting places in Hong Kong. Plus, it also helped me maximized my stay.
At the Airport
When our plane landed in Hong Kong, the first thing I did was had my dollar exchanged to the local currency. I ended up having some regrets. I later realized that the conversion inside the airport was pretty low.
Tip 1: Don’t have your dollars exchanged inside the airport. If you really need some Hong Kong dollars, just bring out a small amount to be exchanged.
Tip 2: Grab yourself a Map. It’s for free!
I learned the map thing when I was in Thailand. The HK map was really helpful and easy to use. It even has some markings on where to find the shopping districts and tourist attractions.
After getting my map, I bought myself an Octopus Card. It’s a card that you can use for MTR, trains, and other things. Then I searched for the bus terminus and rode A21, bound for Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tip 3: The Airport Express and Taxis are pricey. I suggest you find your bus code online and take the bus. It even gave me a chance to see some beautiful places in HK.
Day 1: Where to Stay, Eat, and Go
I remember my Mom telling me not to book an expensive hotel because I won’t be staying inside most of the time. I can’t agree more; I only used my room to keep my things, take showers, and sleep.
Since I did not book any room at all, I ended up searching one place to another. I wasn’t looking for a hotel then; I was looking for a guest house.
I finally had a room at a certain guest house in Mirador Mansion. There were also guest houses in Chungking Mansion which is a block away, but I decided to stay in Mirador instead for HKD 300 a night. Mirador is situated right at the center of Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the busiest shopping district in HK.
Tip 4: I’ve seen a lot of British, Japanese, and American staying in Mirador Mansion guest houses. Find HK guest houses online and book it. You don’t need an expensive hotel to enjoy Hong Kong.
Where to eat? I actually had a problem filling my empty stomach since I don’t eat fish and vegetable. I am not even a fan of Chinese cuisine. I’m glad to find some coffee shops, pastry shops, and fast foods in HK. I even ate at McDonalds and KFC for a few times. There are some products in KFC that can’t be found in the Philippines so I ended up ordering their Flava Crava Chicken (My favorite!) and Chocolate Egg Tart.
But if you are not as complicated as I am, you can try some Chinese Restaurants along the streets of Hong Kong. They serve authentic Chinese cuisines and they are a lot affordable compare to those huge restaurants that serves the same thing.
But if you are really into restaurants, try visiting “The One Mall” along Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Road. Aside from being a great shopping mall, the building houses lots of restaurants.
Most notable ones are: Harlan’s, Star of Canton, and Joyous One. And even Happy Lemon and MiO MiKO sweets.
After eating, I walked along Tsim Sha Tsui towards the Hong Kong Museum of Art. I was even lucky enough to find a new friend there. He’s a German guy, travelling along just like me.
Having a new friend with me, we decided to spend the evening at the Avenue of Stars while drinking our expensive cups of Starbucks Coffee.
Tip 5: Make sure to be at the Avenue of Stars before 8:00 PM so you can choose the best place to watch “A Symphony of Lights”. Also, try to find the hand prints of Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
(To be continued)
Amidst the Facebook porn attacks and scam, a story emerged to remind us that social media will always have it’s positive side.
Here in the Philippines, a photo of an old woman searching for her husband became viral and was shared 50,000+ times on Facebook. The said picture shows the old lady sitting on the street with a picture of her husband pinned on her dress.
The picture was taken by a Facebook user named Reddie Js, who uploaded the picture for people to share and help the old woman find her husband. The user mentioned that the husband has been missing for two weeks.
After it was posted, more and more people started sharing the picture on their wall and even encouraged other users to do the same. The image caught the attention of some local news channel and it paved way for the reunion of the old couple.
After 58, 857 shares on Facebook, Lola Aurelia finally saw her husband.
Lola Aurelia’s love is unconditional and genuine. Her photo tells so much about that love and it transcends to the users of Facebook. Users became part of the quest and eventually turned into witnesses of this real love story.
Love always finds a way, indeed.
Their story is a triumph of love and of social media.
I love watching X Factor USA because their contestants are all amazing. Every week, contestants don’t just sing, they perform- complete with back-up singers, dancers, and fantastic production visuals. What sets the show apart from other singing contest is that it’s like watching a huge concert.
One of my favorite is The Brewer Boys. Sadly, they were eliminated right after their first live performance. I wonder how many teen girls (and gays) would vote for them if they made it to the top 12.
I actually find Justin Brewer, 1/2 of The Brewer Boys, really cute and charming. He’s the older of the Brewer Boys. I tried to check some photos from their Facebook fan page and here’s what i saw:
I hope to see more of them in the coming years. Their sound is unique and refreshing, and they should get a record deal.
Go Justin Brewer!