VP 2018-12 KIM CHIU DIGITAL

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DIGGING SAGADA'S

CULTURAL TREASURE

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FREE ONLINE AND PRINTED NEWS MAGAZINE IN THE PHILIPPINES,

VILLAGE PIPOL, WAS ESTABLISHED ON OCTOBER 2007. #CHEERS!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Cold winds and dazzling lights covering the whole atmosphere this Yuletide season. Loud

celebrations and bountiful family reunions filled our calendars, making December the busiest

month of the year. No doubt!

After celebrating our 11th glorious year in the industry, Village Pipol wants to continue the hype

of giving exciting content to all our readers. In this issue, we proudly feature one of the most

bankable stars of this generation, Kim Chiu as our cover girl. As for her, success is a product —

a product of sheer determination and hard work. From humble beginnings to being Philippines’

Chinita Princess, Kim’s rise to success doesn’t just end at the top. Certainly, she is the real

manifestation that fortune favors the bold and brave.

On the other hand, VP/Fashion highlights athleisure as the new casual. In this day and age,

the development in fashion has given us something that no one is ready to give up—comfort.

Arguably, it is no longer a trend but a lifestyle for it to go away anytime soon.

This issue also gives us the opportunity to experience the cultural treasure of the Philippine

mountain province, Sagada. The town is endowed not only with a good climate but also with

interesting cultural beliefs, which finely makes it more exciting and memorable for young

travellers out there.

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ANTON PATDU

GIAN CARLO LAXAMANA

KEITH ANGELO

JAYMAR LAHAYLAHAY

2018 has been another noteworthy journey for the whole team. Our young, dynamic and

passionate creative team met new people in the industry and definitely learned a lot from them.

Expect more from us this 2019. Rest assured that we will continue to bring helpful guides

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Digging Sagada's

Cultural Treasure

By Joseph Almer Pedrajas

The road turned narrow and was sloping uphill. On one

side was a mound, while on the other was a cliff. En route

were fogs and huge trees and mountains and landslides,

and the temperature started to drop. Take a photo of this

and that; despite being here for a countless of times, I was

still enthralled. And after five more hours of such a Shangrila—and

of a butt-numbing ride—finally, the bus conductor

announced, “We have arrived.”

Tucked in lush, far-flung high elevation of the Philippines’

Mountain Province, Sagada town is endowed not only with

a good climate but also with interesting cultural beliefs.

An indigenous group, its Igorots (meaning, people of the

mountain) have had a distinct tradition of burying the dead

through hanging coffins.

“It is believed that it is to make them get closer to the spirits,”

Diligen, our tour guide says, “However, it is also said that it is

to protect the dead bodies. Headhunting here was a prevalent

practice. And some savages might be lurking in and were

hunting for human heads to take home as their trophies.”

Hanging Coffins

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With its natural wealth, Sagada, too, possesses some of the wonderful gifts

of nature. Besides a number of jaw-dropping falls, the town serves refuge

for the deepest cave in the country: the thousands-year-old Sumaguing

Cave.

“Caves played an important role for our ancestors. Just like in the cliffs,

coffins were also put here, on the entrance,” Diligen adds, “Coffins should

not be placed in darkness. They should see light to find their way back.”

Sumaguing Cave

To know more of one’s culture is to taste one’s food, and in our case,

we must try the town’s Pinikpikan.

From the word pikpik or to hit, Pinikpikan is a chicken stew initially

prepared by beating a live chicken with stick, sometimes to death,

and usually comes with Etag. Smoked and stored in a wooden box,

Etag, on the other hand, is a salted pork meat, traditionally prepared

for celebrations and rituals in the Mountain Province. Now, it is

commonly mixed in sisig or sautéed vegetable dishes to enrich flavor,

and can be seen hanging on the road being sold for 80 pesos apiece.

Etag

Pinikpikan

Since candles were expensive before in Sagada, Saeng or pinewoods were

used instead. Until now, the locals still follow the traditional Pinag Apoy—or

the burning of woods—to commemorate the dead every 1st of November.

Historically, the Igorots of Sagada and the neighboring towns and provinces

are known for their resistance against alien influence. When the Spanish

troops and Japanese guerillas tried to invade the land, the local warriors

fought to death for their land, as much as to save their old-age tradition.

“We do not envy other people. And if there is one thing that I’m proud of my

being Igorot, it would be our contentment and happiness with we have,” Mike,

a local friend we have made, says. n

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VP foodie

DISCOVER

DC Super Heroes Cafe

By Lara Toldanes

Christmas is the season for kids, and for kids at

heart. This long awaited season is mostly spent

with our loved ones. And what do Filipinos love

more doing together than to eat.

DC Superheroes Cafe offers a wide DC

Comics inspired menu that will not only fill our

stomachs but will also guarantee a visual feast.

From unique superhero inspired dishes like

Pretty Poison, Crab Rangoons, and Aquaman’s

Panna Cotta, they have them.

Coated in squid ink, Chicken Fingers a la

Negra may not be your ordinary appetizing

looking chicken tenders. However, the deep

fried chicken fingers served with a honey

mustard has a zesty effect on the dish.

Kids will definitely love the nectarous Double

Nut White Choco Frappe, Dark Night

Chocolate Latte, and Berry Cheesecake

Smoothie. This gonna be a sweet tooth's

favorite, the Deck of Cards. A Joker-inspired

Vanilla Cake Filled with Lime Curd and Vanilla

Buttercream.

Pastas are usually white however, DC Super

Heroes Cafe offers their pasta in black! You

hear it right, the Shrimp Bisque and Noodles

is made of spaghetti in squid ink sauce. Mixed

with sauteed garlic and baby squid smothered

with aioli and shrimp bisque, this dish will oozes

with flavor.

The 12-hour Glazed Pork Belly is for all the pork

lovers out there! The pork will definitely melts

in your mouth along with mashed potatoes and

pineapple glaze that gave a dulcet taste. But if

you are a salad person, the Seared Tuna Salad

is the one for you. Seared tuna in feta cheese,

hummus, and egg gives off a mellow savory

flavor.

After munching on the delectable dishes, you

can also do your Christmas shopping for your

inaanaks because everything on display is for

sale! Yes, you hear it right, you can purchase

each and every item on the eatery except for

the chairs and tables.

Pro Tip: You can take home the skewers on

each dish. They are collectible items for they

are licensed under the DC Comics. n

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Noelle Fuentes Uy-Tuazon

is Third in Miss Scuba

International 2018 Tilt

ISS Scuba Philippines Noelle Fuentes

Uy-Tuazon, a 26-year-old forensic

M anthropologist from Tangalan, Aklan, won

second runner-up honors at the 8th Miss Scuba

International finals held at the grand ballroom of

Magellan Sutera Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia last

Saturday night.

Daisy Hope Whetlor, a 21-year-old university graduate

from the United Kingdom, won the coveted title, first

runner-up was Dami Huang, 23, from Chinese Taipei

(Taiwan).

Twenty one contestants from around the world

competed in national costumes, swimsuits and

evening wear, and participated in beach cleanups,

seminars and other related activities in the pageant

that advocates for “marine conservation and the

protection of our oceans through beauty.”

Noelle, a PADI-licensed open water diver, said her

mission was “to protect the corals of our oceans

and seas, especially in my country which is made up

of more than seven thousand islands…” during the

speech round of the 8 finalists.

Noelle Fuentes Uy-Tuazon

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The top 3 winners came from 8 finalists that also

included: Kim Delsink (Netherlands), Maylada

Nuntanuruck (Thailand), Indra Valaine (Latvia), Jenny

Ma Yazhen (China) and Dajana Rijetkovic (South

Africa).

Noelle won the right to compete for Miss Scuba

International after topping the national search last

month that was organized by Miss Scuba International

2015 and national director for the Philippines

Cindy Pacia Madduma who was also in Kota Kinabalu

to cheer and support Noelle.

“I am very ecstatic with the placement of Noelle

as second runner-up in the recently-concluded

international finals,” said Cindy who is on her

second year at the helm of choosing the Philippine

representative to the advocacy-driven pageant

founded by Robert Lo of Singapore. “I am sure Noelle’s

splendid feat as second runner-up will bolster next

year’s search!”

Cindy’s message to Noelle, “Congratulations! I’m

incredibly proud by what you’ve achieved at the Miss

Scuba International 2018.

For me, you’ll always be the Miss Scuba International

2018. Thank you for bringing great honor to our

country and to your Miss Scuba Philippines family.

I love you, Noelle! Looking forward to the many

activities we’ll be doing together for

the pageant and for our advocacies.”

Meanwhile, Noelle’s pageant mentor Rodgil Flores of

the famed Kagandahang Flores pageant camp also

praised Noelle’s performance at the finals.

“Watching Noelle compete will make you proud of

her performance showing confidence, charm and

eloquence. One can really see that she is very true and

sincere with her mission of becoming a global ocean

ambassador,” said Flores who also attended the finals

in Malaysia.

You are, by far, the best representative the Philippines

have ever had to compete on the stage of Miss Scuba

International.

Webnovel Hosts First Fan

Meeting in Manila

Webnovel, a global fictional stories hub, hosted its first-ever

fan meeting in Manila to discuss the creation and translation

of Webnovel narratives to Filipino fans and authors last

November 24, 2018.

Rich Content and Active Community

Officially launched in 2017 as an overseas portal of China

Literature, which is China's largest online literature platform,

Webnovel is a comprehensive platform, both on website and

app. It is committed to the global dissemination of web novels,

bringing more value to authors worldwide and delivering

high-quality web novels and excellent reading experience to

global readers.

As a leading authorized digital reading platform and literature

intellectual property (IP) incubator, China Literature has

reserved more than 10 million digital works, hosted 7.3

million authors. Those Chinese TV dramas on the air in the

Philippines, such as Fighter of the Destiny, Martial Universe

and The Rise of Phoenixes are all intellectual property

belonging to China Literature.

The novels on Webnovel are constantly updated, with many

free chapters. Readers support their favorite authors and

translators in various ways, while the active readers spend

over 1.5 reading hours daily, and with their encouragement,

the authors and translators get further motivated to be more

productive and to deliver better works.

Webnovel offers users an interesting and diversified interactive

community service, where they can easily understand

diversified culture by following updates, posting comments,

learning the culture behind a work. Meanwhile, they can share

their reading and writing experiences and have fun.

Up to now, the total number of unique visitors has exceeded

20 million. It has more than 200 individual translators and

groups, and over 5,000 original authors. About 200 English

translations of web novel works and over 9,000 original

English works have been published on Webnovel.

Incentive System for Authors

Authors can create their own story on Webnovel and

the Webnovel’s editorial team will provide professional

writing skills to authors. The excellent royalty payment and

Contracted Works Guarantee systems will ensure the authors’

earnings.

Webnovel has millions of loyal users. With various platforms

such as the app, mobile website, and desktop website, all

works will gain immense exposure. In addition, authors will

also have the chance to participate in the commercialization

Noelle arrived last Monday evening and was feted

with a homecoming victory press con at Rufo’s Tellus,

Araneta Center.

of their works. They can bring their characters and stories

beyond the pages.

At the present time, more than a dozen categories are

available to readers, including fantasy and romance , etc .

More and more works are constantly being created.

Webnovel in The Philippines

With the popularization of digital reading, Webnovel is

growing rapidly, adopting a diversified business model. Now,

it’s on top of e-book reading apps ranking of Google Play.

Fantasy and romance novels on Webnovel are extremely

popular in the Philippines. As of November, 2018, 30%

of Webnovel’s global readers are Filipino readers. Nearly

thousands of local authors are creating their stories on

Webnovel too. Anjeeriku’s PS I'm (not) Over You and

Lynerparel’s Adopted Soldier are among top titles of them.

Currently, some of the Filipino authors can earn more than one

thousand US dollar a month on Webnovel. Their income will

rise along with their continuous updates and growing fan base.

There will also be novels written in the local language on

Webnovel in near future. Hard-copy books will also be

published by local industry partners in the Philippines.

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Kim Chiu

FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD

WRITTEN BY LORD HARVEY MONTEROSO

CREATIVE DIRECTOR JOBO ANTONIO NACPIL | PHOTOGRAPHER STEPHEN CAPUCHINO | VIDEOGRAPHER IAN FRANCISCO

STYLIST GIAN CARLO LAXAMANA | ASSOCIATE STYLIST JO MOSES BERAMO | MAKE UP ARTIST ANTON PATDU | HAIRSTYLIST JAYMAR LAHAYLAHAY

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Wardrobe: Sheena Alsree

Accesories: Karisma ni Maria and Jacatel

There is a certain kind of satisfaction in seeing all your

achievements displayed right in front of you. Like

flowers in a garden and artwork in a museum, your

wins are testimonies that hard work pays off. It may bloom

right away, or it may still be work in progress. One thing’s for

sure, success will come. And once it does, you know you’ve

made it.

As for Kim Chiu, success is a product -- a product of sheer

determination and hard work. From humble beginnings to being

Philippines’ Chinita Princess, Kim’s rise to success doesn’t just end

at the top. She finds a different path to conquer. With each step

different from the other, she manages to do all the things she does

without losing herself. She may fall and she may falter, but the thing

about Kim is she has grace and humor rolled into one. Nothing beats

a girl who knows how to brush off the pain and laugh at her own

mistakes.

With passion to reach for her dreams and will to stay among the

stars, Kim is here to stay.

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Wardrobe: Jaz Cerezo SS 2019

Accesories: Jacatel

The Well-Deserved Payoff

To be seen on television everyday was Kim Chiu's

dream when she was younger. When she became

a housemate for the first Pinoy Big Brother Teen

Edition back in 2006, she was literally living the

dream. She didn't expect winning and she certainly

didn't expect she'd have a long career after that.

She even joked that she's in the industry for so long

that she found her way back to the house she came

from. She's now hosting Pinoy Big Brother Otso and

she confessed that it's been surreal.

Being a PBB alumna, the Chinita Princess advised

the new teen Housemates to enjoy. "Don't think

about what happens after the show. Think about

what's going on while you're still in it," she shared.

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There was a time when Kim wanted to work really

hard everyday. She was determined to stay on the

limelight so she seldom took breaks. She accepted

projects left and right so she could provide for her

family and herself. But a lot has changed since then

and she wouldn't have it any other way. She's thankful

for her bosses and all the projects she's had because

they gave her an opportunity to grow and learn more.

“I love working everyday. And I am grateful sa lahat na

bininibigay sa’kin na work, sa lahat ng opportunities

na dumating. But now na ageing na ako, bumaba na

immune system ko. So I had to slow down and chill.”

Her hard work seems to have paid off. Despite taking

things slower now, projects still come to her. She

has cemented her name among the stars that she's

grateful for all the long days and sleepless nights.

Now that she's matured, she has learned how to

breathe more. Work would still come and she manages

to take one step at a time. If it's for her, it's for her.

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Accesories: Uberfinds

Turning Negativity to Positivity

Years into the business, Kim eventually learned how to disregard

the negativity and just enjoy her job. As a matter of fact, she

thinks of negativities as hurdles she can learn a lot from. And

being able to experience various ups and downs definitely

contributed to Kim's brave soul.

Aside from being the Chinita Princess, Kim Chiu in the online

world has been notoriously dubbed as the Baldog Queen.

"It's UAAP CDC season, 'di ba? Mukhang taun-taon na akong

nakikisama dun eh," she interjects, referring to the annual

participation of her ever growing meme to the cheerdance event.

"As an entertainer, natuto akong tawanan ang sarili ko everytime

magkamali ako. And if I laugh at my mistakes, people will learn to

laugh at them, too, instead of them laughing directly at me."

"The lesson I've learned from all the times I have fallen down

on stage and in real life is to stand back up and continue with

the show...at ‘di na magpapa-partner dun sa nag baldog sa’kin

ever again.. Nakaka-trauma," she jokingly said about the three

different guys (from the three different ASAP routines) who

dropped her.

Kim has made sure that if she falls, she falls with style. She

knows that her work demands some level of physicality, so she

often expects the unexpected. Being 5 foot and 6 inches with

a shoe size of 5 inches, she has long accepted that balance will

be something of a challenge for her. “Ang weird talaga. Hindi

proportionate ‘yung height ko sa size ng paa ko kasi ang liit liit,

'di ba? Pero nama-manage ko na ngayon. Lalo na ngayon na I do

sports," she shared.

Her health has always been the talk of the town. She didn’t mind

being called thin because that’s how her body was. It was only

earlier this year that she embraced fitness. After doing her soap

Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin, she has maintained to insert running,

cycling, and swimming whenever she can.

“Nagustuhan ko yung sports. Stress-reliever din pala ‘yun ng

kung anuman. Plus, doon nabuo yung katawan ko. Nagkabewang

na ako, nagka-legs na ako, di na siya tingting. Unti-unti

nang nagde-develop ang katawan ko. Marami namang nangyari

‘dun sa ginawa ko, 'di ba? Sarap din pala pagpapapawis. Sarap

sa pakiramdam na nakakatanggal ng sadness, ng anxiety.”

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Family Is Her Greatest Love

All the things Kim has done in the twelve years

as a Kapamilya actress have been for her family.

She's gone through a lot at an early age and her

family has been with her ever since. They have

been her inspiration for a lot of decisions she’s

made in her life and career. With the way she

talks about her family and how her eyes glow, it

is clear how much she loves them.

“They have been my anchor,” she said as she

described her family. “Kasali talaga sila sa mga

desisyon ko. Hindi pwede na hindi.”

In a way, loving has been Kim's greatest asset.

The way she loves her work and her family is

a testament to that. With so much going on,

she also learned that loving too much can be

painful. She guards her heart and she does not

allow herself "..to fall agad kasi natakot na eh."

She said it with a smile, but it is clear that Kim

has learned and that she’s stronger now.

Kim believes she had to take up more

challenging roles -- roles that bring out a

version of her the public doesn’t always see.

She knows that growth will not happen if she

stays with the same kinds of roles. A part of her

decision to show her strength as an actress was

accepting her recent movie.

She read somewhere before about what her

next big move would be, and it has definitely

stuck with her. She has done rom-coms, period

pieces, pure comedy, and horror. She believed

it was time to do something new. When the

opportunity came knocking on her door, she

grabbed it. One Great Love is a movie she topbills

with Dennis Trillo and JC de Vera. It’s the

first time she has worked with both men and

the story was what pulled her in even more.

When she read the script, she realized it was

the project she was looking for. What’s next

for Kim Chiu? She finally answered with a love

scene.

“You will definitely see a different Kim in One

Great Love. You will see things na 'di ko pa

nagagawa ever sa isang project. Magugulat

na lang kayo. Ako nga nagulat din. Nung napreview

ko yung movie, I was like ‘Ako yan???’

Kakaiba pero relatable sa lahat. Working with

Dennis and JC was fun. It was like seeing GMA

and ABS working in one film, and it was nice.”

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Accesories: Jacatel

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The Shock-Absorber

To fall in love so hard has been something Kim

did not expect to happen again. She has been

focused on her career and her family that she

learned to independently breeze through life

with her charm and grace. She may not fall

easily for a guy, but as long as he has a sense of

humor, is a gentleman, and loves her family as

she does -- he's a keeper. However, things may

have taken a romantic turn for her. It seems that

she has fallen head over heels yet again. But

this time, someone has caught her.

Speaking about the “One Great Love” in her life,

she says she may have found him. After years

of speculation, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim have

recently gone public about their relationship.

“Tulad ng fiber glass stage ng ASAP na

sumasalo sa’kin kapag nahuhulog ako, Xian

has always been there para saluhin ako. He’s

my shock-absorber. Kakausapin ko lang siya,

nawawala agad ang stress ng araw ko. Kaya

niya pakinggan mga rants ko and that’s what I

love about him.”

Seeing the Chinita Princess achieving so much

and being contented with what she has is

satisfying. Everything has laid out perfectly in

front of her as she makes her way along the

industry that embraced her with arms wide

open.

The result of all the sacrifices Kim has made

has been sweet. Her hustle has paid off tenfold,

and her grind is no where near stopping just

yet. She may fall a few times but she already

knows how to stand back up. She knows how

crashing feels so falling isn’t something she

worries so much anymore. Her focus now is

how to stand back up even gracefully. In show

business where priorities change as fast as the

next trend, Kim's heart remains the same. She

still is the Kim who dreams to be seen on TV

everyday. She is still the daughter and sister

who will do anything for her family. She is also

definitely the one who knows the value of

determination and sacrifice.

Wardrobe: Jaz Cerezo SS 2019

Accesories: Jacatel

Deserving of the crown she has worked hard

for, the Chinita Princess is the flower in an ever

growing garden. She is art hanging in timeless

museums. She has bloomed to become who

she is now. Her graceful charm is her own art

form.

This is Kim Chiu's payoff. n

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VP spotlight

Joaquin

Manansala

THE BUZZ ON

SHOWBIZ NEWCOMER

SUIT BY JOVAN DELA CRUZ

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PHOTOGRAPHER | KENNETH TANGONAN

STYLIST | CHINO BROWNLEE AGUILAR

ASSOCIATE STYLIST | REGINE CHONG

GROOMING | JR CONSTANTINO

WARDROBE BY FOREVER 21

SUIT BY JOVAN DELA CRUZ

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

GMA ARTIST CENTER, MARK SABLAN,

JONATHAN VALDEZ AND ZOOMBURST STUDIOS

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K

apuso newbie Joaquin Manansala can safely

say he started on the right and familiar track

before entering the show business. Before he

became a rising star, he was a model of popular local

and international brands as well as TV commercial

talent.

It was a simple nudge that brought Joaquin to

his senses. A potential like that shouldn’t go to

waste, that’s what his manager thought when he

encouraged Joaquin to venture to the world of

entertainment. Luckily, there’s a place waiting for

him.

Now that he is in, what has it been for him so far?

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“I realized I can achieve great things if I set goals

and work hard for it. I gained more confidence,” he

said. “Since I was exposed to all kinds of people, mas

lumawak ang pananaw ko or perspective sa buhay.”

During our exclusive with Joaquin, we asked him to

describe himself in five words only. He successfully

did and called himself passionate, determined,

comedic, gentleman and God-fearing. No wonder he

already established a great fan base!

It is just the beginning for him and we know for sure

even greater opportunities will knock on his door.

Later in our conversation, he even admitted that

he's still not used to the spotlight, in fact, he said he

might never do.

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“Everyday may bagong experience na kakaiba and

madalas, nakakataba ng puso.”

If there’s anything Joaquin can impart to you readers

or even his younger self, it is to wait for the right

timing because he swears it is worth it. Five years

from now, he hopes for the best for his career.

The buzz on Joaquin is simple. This industry might

bring a lot of challenges in the beginning and during

the process, but the end of the rainbow, the peak, is

fulfilling. He knows that for sure. n

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GET TO KNOW

JOAQUIN MORE!

Where do you wanna see yourself in five years?

I am working hard for a consistently rising career

in showbiz so I guess I will still be an actor/

model in five years, sana may lead roles na in tv

shows and movies, and at the same time starting

a new business of my own.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

I’m a simple person lang. I like spending time

with my family, going to the gym, playing online

games, reading books, watching TV series, and

on weekends, hanging out with friends

How would someone get your special

attention? I am easily attracted to interesting

and positive people and good conversations.

She has to be really smart and funny to get my

attention.

What makes you smile and what scares you

the most? I usually smile after eating a hearty

breakfast. Takot ako sa multo hahaha.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Anne Hathaway and Catriona Gray

Name one actor/actress you would love to get

naughty with?

Margot Robbie, the one who played Harley

Quinn and sa local actresses, Pia Wurtzbach kaso

she’s taken na.

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VP fashion

LET'S GET

Physical!

By Shawn Sacal

PHOTOGRAPHY | RXANDY CAPINPIN

STYLING | KEITH ANGELO

MODELS | KIMSON / VINCE AND FRANZ AT

MERCATOR / DAVE

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In over a decade, fashion has been feeding

our appetite to stand out while bringing

less attention to ourselves. It constantly

thrives on assimilation and conformation,

a paradox in all sorts of way.

Rigid dress codes are but a thing of the

past. With an era fuelled by millennials

and Generation Z, both modern and onthe-go,

a revolution in sneakers, hoodies,

and parkas is on the rise. Athleisure is the

new casual.

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It is described as a category of clothing

meant to look athletic that people can

wear in an everyday setting. Although,

athleisure is largely sold to non-athletes

who care more about fashion than its

function.

To most designers, it is considered a

cardinal sin due to the merged marketsavvy

moniker it was coined from. Yet,

coveted brands like Valentino and Gucci

are combining the codes of sportswear

and haute couture. Convenience is

always hard to contest.

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This has also been increasingly accepted

in several social events. Even some workappropriate

clothes incorporate sportsinspired

materials such as lycra and

spandex. Versatility is its edge compared

to other apparels, while its focus on

performance gave it a boost.

Despite being fitness-inspired, you

just can't put on a jogging pants and

a shirt and call it athleisure. Tailoring

is still essential. Just because you're

wearing what's supposed to be for the

gym doesn't mean it has to be sloppy or

baggy.

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Pick an outfit that is proportionally fitted

to you, and always know whether it suits

the occasion or not. There's always a thin

line between laziness and practicability.

In a rather dynamic industry, to adapt

with society’s ever-changing culture is

important. This development in fashion

has given us something that no one is

ready to give up—comfort. Arguably, it

is no longer a trend but a lifestyle for it to

go away anytime soon. n

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VP events

Join We Love Philippines: Sharp Loves

Your Family Video Making Contest!

Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC), one of the leading

electronic manufacturers in the country, recently launched their

second phase of their “We Love Philippines: Sharp For Every

Juan” campaign. The Sharp We Love Philippines: Sharp Loves

Your Family Video Making Contest is the company’s way to give

back to all Filipino households for their support throughout the

past years.

3. Winners will be chosen through the following Criteria:

• Most number of likes (30%)

• Most number of video views (20%)

• Creativity (50%)

Submission of Entries is from November 10-December 10, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS:

Sharp Philippines is giving away up to PHP 1 million worth of

prizes for their "Sharp Loves Your Family" video making contest!

There will be a total 10 winners of Sharp 45-inch 4K LED

televisions, 3 winners of French door refrigerators, and 100

winners of rice cookers! The contest has already begun last

November 15 and will last until December 15, 2018!

PROMO MECHANICS:

1. Create a 2-minute (maximum duration) video with your most

creative theme and tell us why you want to give your family a

Sharp product.

2. Upload your video on Facebook and tag Sharp

Philippines’ Official Facebook Page with the hashtag

#SharpLovesYourFamily (The hashtag is necessary for Sharp

team to track all entries)

• Announcement of Top 100 Winners will be on

December 15, 2018

• Announcement of Top 10 Winners will be on

December 18, 2018

• Announcement of Top 3 Winners will be on

December 20, 2018

• All Winner Announcements will be coursed through Sharp’s

existing Social Media Channels via Facebook, Instagram, and

Twitter. As well as, Sharp’s Website.

• Winners will also be notified via Facebook Messenger by

Sharp’s Digital Team

Now if you want to join and win any of these products, create

your video today and upload it!

Do you know someone who would be interested in joining? Share

this with them now!

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VP entertainment

Netflix Releases 8 Christmas

Flicks to Complete Your

Holiday Season

Hold onto your reindeers, Netflix is giving us an early

treat to make our Christmas even merrier! This month,

our favorite streaming service announced their holiday

lineup perfect for a night of gingerbread cookies and a

hot mug of cocoa.

All the eight shows, both old and new, are a surefire way

to get your spirit jiving along with the season. Between

you and me, Netflix looks like the next Hallmark. It's

beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Enjoy!

#1: THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR #3: DOGS #5. NAILED IT! HOLIDAY

Abby, a talented but struggling

photographer, is stuck in a dead-end job.

Her life makes a major turnaround when

she inherits an antique Advent calendar

that seems to predict the future. Sounds

fetching, don't you think? Oh, in case you

didn't notice, it's our Bonnie from Vampire

Diaries.

We could never forget man's best friend.

This doggo-mentary lovingly serves up the

human bond. From suburban Cincinnati to

the dangerous streets of Syria, there's no

denying our dogs are the closest thing that

unites all of us. This docu-series is pup-ular

across the globe and will definitely leave

you in tears.

Nailed It! returns for a seven episode

special this December. The challenge

is still on as novice chefs compete in

recreating holiday-themed goodies for a

chance to win $10, 000. Your mum might

want to take one recipe or two to sweeten

your evening.

#7: SUPER MONSTERS AND

THE WISH STAR

We've got something for your little

brothers and sisters too! Lobo's wishes

are coming true while his favorite cousin

arrives for a surprise visit. This will surely

usher all kinds of holidays cheers and fun

for the whole family.

#2: THE PRINCESS SWITCH #4: THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES

Vanessa Hudgens channels her inner

duchess in The Princess Switch. What can

only be a modern retelling of The Princess

and the Pauper (with a hint of Parent Trap),

Margaret and Stacy find themselves in

one of the biggest adventures in their life.

Throw in a dashing prince and a charming

baker in the mix for a better fix.

Kurt Russell plays our (somewhat) jolly

ole’ Saint Nick. Sibling Kate and Teddy

Pierce hatches a plan to capture Santa on

cam. In a twist of fate, they end up saving

Christmas with him instead! As much as it

has a ton of kids’ appeal and excitement,

dealing with parental loss makes it best for

tweens and up too.

#6: A CHRISTMAS PRINCE:

THE ROYAL WEDDING

Amber and Prince Richard is back in this

sequel to the Christmas Prince. This time,

the couple prepares for a Christmas royal

wedding while the prince secures the

crown. How will our favorite journalist

come to terms possibly living soon as a

royalty? With a looming political crisis, this

movie will be a feast on its own.

#8: CHILLING ADVENTURES OF

SABRINA: A MIDWINTER'S TALE

Even now, a few months after its first

release, Sabrina has left us breathless

with all her spellcasting and demonsummoning.

Our teenage witch is not done

bringing magic to our world as she brews

a special episode. In the Church of Night's

celebration of the winter solstice, they

gather around the Yule Fire singing pagan

carols and exchanging ghost stories.

VP tech

Jabra Brings Elite

Headphones and Earbuds to

the Philippines

Jabra is launching four newest members of the Elite

series in the Philippines - the Elite 45e, Elite 65t,

Elite Active 65t, and Elite 65e. First announced at

CES 2018, they are the latest to join the Elite family

of headphones and earbuds, a series engineered for

outstanding music quality and strong voice capability.

With the Elite range, headphone users no longer have

to make a choice between great music headphones or

a headset designed for voice and calls, and can have

both with whichever Elite product they choose.

The four latest products - Elite 45e, Elite 65t, Elite

Active 65t, and Elite 65e - model the best-selling

Jabra Elite Sport, the most technically advanced true

wireless sports earbuds which set the standard for

the Elite product suite by incorporating leading audio

technology. In addition, the companion Jabra Sound+

app allows you to personalise your music to the sound

that suits you.

“By introducing the Elite series, we have demonstrated

to headphone users that we understand their needs

and that we are fully committed to providing the best

voice and music headphone solutions. Our new Elite

series accommodates three levels of technology in

sound, microphone and voice interaction capabilities,

different endurance levels, and both true wireless

earbud and neckband solutions,” said René Svendsen-

Tune, CEO at Jabra. “With the Elite family, we now

offer headsets for every choice of wearing style, use

case and price point.”

The Jabra Elite 45e, Jabra Elite 65e, Jabra Elite Active

65t, and Jabra Elite 65t are available at any Power

Mac Center, The Listening Room, Lazada, Urban

Gadgets, and Egghead stores.

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