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Ease Your Way Into Your Next Travel Destination at the Rustan’s Luggage Sale Rustan’s Travel, Shangri-la, Luggage Sale

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When traveling to a new destination, there are a few non-negotiables that one shouldn’t leave the house without. Apart from sensible clothes, comfortable shoes, and travel-sized personal hygiene products, a smart traveler will always bring an equally smart and trusty suitcase along for the trip. More than anything, a piece of luggage is almost like a good friend that carries memories, and whose cooperation brings great joy.

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Herend’s Rothschild Bird

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Porcelain masterpieces by the world-renowned manufacturer Herend are brimming with incredible tales. This 208-piece serving set which is being offered by Salcedo Auctions at the Connoisseur Collection sale as part of The Well-Appointed Life at the Peninsula Manila on Saturday, 23 September features the Hungarian company’s classic and highly-recognized Rothschild Bird motif outlined in 24k gold — which many connoisseurs consider to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain.

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Higher Level Kids, An All-Boys Group Wins Dreamplay’s “King Julien’s Dance Off” At City Of Dreams Manila

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DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila’s Dreamworks-inspired interactive play space, staged its second nationwide children’s dance competition dubbed as “King Julien Dance Off” to celebrate its second year anniversary and mark its one million visitors to date. Higher Level Kids, an all-boys group from Cavite, who have participated in various dance competitions in the country and abroad, bested the other seven finalists and bagged the championship trophy at Chaos Manila.

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Eden Park Spring Summer 2017 Collection PR

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EDEN PARK PAYS HOMAGE TO FRANCE

The Parisian house of the pink bow tie is 30 years old this year and, for the occasion, it is offering a 2017 Spring-Summer collection that celebrates its country of birth – France.

Simple, pure and distinct, the collection offers an invitation to discover this beautiful country: from ‘Paris to the beach’; it is aimed at men and women who like to look good at all times, whether in town or at the seaside.

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Liam Gallagher of Oasis Live in Manila!

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LIAM GALLAGHER OF OASIS LIVE IN MANILA!

Ovation Productions presents Liam Gallagher of Oasis live in Manila on August 14, 2017 at the Mall Of Asia Arena. Liam was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine.

Many bands and artists have cited Oasis as an influence or inspiration, including the Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Maroon 5, and Coldplay, among others.

Oasis is a five-piece band from Manchester, England led by Liam and Noel Gallagher, two brothers from public housing, who became the defining musical act for a generation. Noel’s proudly British lyrics; choruses that could make your throat clench and your heart threaten to burst; Liam’s sneering vocals and pissed-off posture; the cocktail of ego, camaraderie, and one-upmanship that made Oasis as entertaining and volatile offstage as on.

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Manila Fashion Festival: The Next

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Manila Fashion Festival Kick Off this March

Continuing its reputation of being one of the biggest and most awaited fashion events in the country, Manila Fashion Festival, produced and staged by Art Personas, comes back this summer to showcase what’s coming up on Philippine fashion trends in a 4-day fashion event on March 21-24, 2017 at The Marquee in Edsa Shangri-La Manila.

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Online Entrepreneurs share their success on Shopee

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Meet today’s new breed of successful entrepreneurs – online sellers who are discovering the enormous potential that mobile commerce platforms have in assisting them in managing customers, growing their businesses and increasing their sales revenue.

Smashing common perception that online selling is a female thing, Ian Rey Ordinario (Mr.Sukimoako), Carl Jason Villaceran (Fashionista_cases_mnl), and Juanito Uy (Miel’s Mix & Match) are making good business online. The trio has seen their businesses grow over a short span of time with Shopee – the fastest growing mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.

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Caption: Shopee male entrepreneur Carl Villaceran, a software engineer who started his online business with P2,000 now earns over 300,000 per month through Shopee PH.




A platform for entrepreneurs

For Ordinario, Villaceran and Uy, Shopee has given them new possibilities for their online businesses. All three reported getting hundreds of inquiries daily, a majority of which translate to actual sales.

For instance, Ian Rey Ordinario, a former security guard turned Shopee seller, saw weekly orders for his online shop go from 30-40 when he was still on Instagram and Facebook to 300-400 —a ten-fold increase— after he joined Shopee. His revenue from Bluetooth and personal care items sold on Shopee has enabled him to help his family back in Mindanao. “ I left home to look for better opportunities in Manila. After trying different jobs, I decided to try online selling. That’s where I discovered Shopee. Now, because of Shopee, I can visit my family in Sultan Kudarat regularly and help them with their financial needs.” Ian said.

Carl left his full-time job to focus on his Shopee business. He tried almost all the available selling sites and apps, is amazed at the unprecedented success he has experienced with Shopee, where he sells gadgets. Starting with just P2,000 in capital, his hobby-turned-business grew exponentially, eventually convincing him to quit his full-time job as a software engineer to concentrate on his online business.

Juanito a retail storeowner had his qualms but decided to make the move when he learned about the Free Shipping campaign. His sales of mobile accessories, women’s accessories, and home and living items continue to surpass his expectations. His customers appreciate numerous offerings of Shopee such as Shopee Guarantee (a feature that secure buyers when shopping in the app), Free Shipping, and Cash On Delivery.

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Caption: Former security guard Ian Ordinario didn’t expect that being a Shopee seller will lead him to financial freedom. His success with Shopee PH enables him to visit and support his relatives on a regular basis. 

Overcoming challenges of e-commerce

All three have overcome the usual hurdles when starting an online business. Since joining Shopee, earning the trust of potential customers, manually updating them with deliveries, and managing their inventory are no longer issues they face. The trio is happy that they get to serve their customers now with ease.

Ian shares, “Through Shopee’s strong customer support services, including being able to Sell-In-A-Dash, Shopee Guarantee, Shopee’s Seller Assistant, Free Shipping, and Cash on Delivery nationwide offerings, and even easy interaction with customers through Live Chat, we are assured that we can do our business without worries and that our customers can shop hassle-free.”

Juanito Uy – Miel’s Mix & Match

Caption: Shopee Seller Juanito Uy is very satisfied with the Free Shipping and COD features that help both buyers and sellers save on shipping expenses. 

“The core of our business would be our shoppers and sellers and that’s why we always make it a point to make things easier in Shopee. We aim to continually enhance our platform and become the region’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” says Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business, Shopee Philippines.

Shopee is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan. To date, there are over 25 million downloads across these countries. For more information, please visit www.shopee.ph.

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JAMES HARDEN AND ADIDAS WAKE THE GAME UP WITH HARDEN VOL. 1

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Adidas and James Harden reimagine the signature shoe game with the debut of Harden Vol. 1. The collection represents the first chapter of the collaborative partnership that began October 1, 2015 with the goal of co-creating footwear and apparel unlike any signature line in sport.

 

Driven by Harden’s performance needs and embracing his distinctive design insights, Harden Vol. 1 embodies James’ creativity and expressive style on and off the court. adidas continues to reinvent collaboration and Harden Vol. 1 is a bold challenge to the traditional creative process.

“This was my first time creating a shoe from the ground up. With adidas, we wanted to stand for something different, be true to who we are and that’s how we separate ourselves,” Harden said. “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and all the work we put in together is what makes this genuine. We’re open to each other’s opinions and we weren’t going to just put shoes on the shelves and say ‘This is James Harden.’ It’s built for how I play and you’ll see my style, different moods, the little details and stories that represent who I am.”

 

Harden added, “People always ask me, ‘How are you different?’ It’s hard to explain how you’re different but the shoe explains it for me.”

 

Pioneer – the first edition of Harden Vol. 1 – celebrates the championship game performance of a young, beardless No. 13 wh

o scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished three assists and recorded two steals on the way to winning his second-straight California state title in high school. The silhouette is designed with a black knit upper, white leather toe shroud and red accents that pay homage to where his journey began. The championship date (March 24, 2007) is featured on the left sockliner with his game stats on the right sockliner.

 

WITHSTAND THE PRESSURE

Full-length BOOST cushioning provides unparalleled energy return, while a premium toe shroud – developed from Harden’s need to guard against defenders stepping on his feet – creates comfort and protection, unstitched design for natural movement and on-court durability.

 

NEXT LEVEL CONTROL

Advanced generative software analyzed James’ stress patterns on-court and built unique data driven sub-structures, creating a traction pattern specifically tuned for Harden’s disruptive change of pace and stop on a dime gameplay.

FIT TO CREATE

Asymmetrical lacing provides adaptive support and removes pressure from the top of the foot for quick cuts and deceptive Eurosteps, while a mix of knit and mesh material executions across various colorways stay true to fine-tuned performance benefits and Harden’s off-court style.

 

“We begin to think about chapters of our journey with James and this is only Vol. 1,” detailed Brian Foresta, vice president of design, adidas Basketball. “If you have the confidence to wear Harden Vol. 1, step out from the norm and decide to be something new in the game of basketball, then you don’t rely on the old recipes. Nor does James and nor do we. I love that he pushed us in that direction.”

Redefining performance apparel, Harden’s signature collection is dressed to sweat without sacrificing his unprecedented style. Cross-functional pieces utilize multidimensional design elements for versatile on and off court transitions, balanced by exaggerated fits and a variety of tonal executions. The collection features breathable protection, secure storage, asymmetric wrapping and layered comfort true to both Harden’s game and basketball DNA.

 

“Harden Vol. 1 offered us the unique opportunity to reinterpret the traditional view on creating signature product,” added Foresta. “From developing his logo, to translating signature details and color executions, we set out to create something that is striking even at a distance and embodies everything James represents on and off the court.”

The Harden Vol. 1 identity challenges the traditional signature formula and features the Harden Mark, original typography and three stripe executions exclusive to James’ footwear and apparel. A visual expression of the way he disrupts the game, the Harden Mark implements design cues from the circle at center court, while the letter ‘H’ uniquely fuses with the brand’s iconic three stripes.

 

Signature details are subtly built into Harden Vol. 1 through coded language that ties back to family, including the birthdates of his grandmother (left shoe) and mother (right shoe) molded onto the heel. James’ own signature is also located on the medial side of both shoes on the toe.

 

Harden Vol. 1 Pioneer launches in Manila on November 23 for P7,995, with additional colorway drops throughout the season. The apparel collection is available this fall.

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