I think this kid will win the competition this season.
In Brazil, to do something with Bossa is to do it with particular charm and natural flair. The term eventually evolved to refer to a growing musical style favored by the artistic beach culture of Rio de Janeiro - Bossa Nova.
In celebration of Bossa Nova and the laid-back beach culture of Brazil, Warner Music Philippines, the pioneering record label behind pop-Bossa, teams up with renowned Brazilian flip-flops brand Havaianas, to create a one-of-a-kind campaign for the city’s growing number of Bossa fans – Bossafied!
Bossafied! gathers a collection of albums that feature timeless hits from your favorite artists rendered in that unique Bossa flair. Collectors of Bossafied! albums get a chance to bring home a special Havaianas key chain or a limited edition Havaianas tote bag if they are lucky enough to spot the Havaianas flip-flop sticker inside the albums they bought.
Among the albums included in the Bossafied! collection are the highly successful Rio series --- “Bossa N’ Stones” and “Bossa N’ Marley” which features the electro-bossa songbook of the legendary Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones.
Classics from all-time favorites Bread and Chicago are also “bossafied” in albums “Bossa N’ Bread” and “Bossa N’ Chicago” while hit-makers D’Sound and Everything But the Girl each take a bossa spin in “Bossa N’ Girl” and “Bossa N’ D Sound”.
Bossa-meets-New Wave in two back-to-back albums (Nouvelle Vague and Bande A Part) of chic French group Nouvelle Vague, featuring their sexy bossa versions of 80s punk/new wave hits, among them the favorite 80s classic “I Melt With You” which was used in the infamous “Brangelina” movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Sitti, the country’s reigning Queen of Bossa, is also very much part of the collection with her best-selling albums Café Bossa, Sitti Live and the new album My Bossa Nova featuring the latest single “My Ever Changing Moods”.
Enjoy the music of Brazil and take a little part of it with you when you buy any Bossafied! album from the participating outlets - Music One Greenbelt, Music One Glorietta, Music One Alabang Town Center, O Rockwell, Fully Booked Greenhills and Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street and get a chance to bring home a special gift from Havaianas. Promo runs from September 8 to November 30, 2007.
See posters and counter standees in All Flip-Flops and Moana stores for more details.
Note: Limited edition Havaianas tote bag is not for sale.
At the Senate hearing into the ZTE broadband deal, Senator Nene Pimentel asked this question: “Ano ba ang broadband? Can somebody explain this in layman’s terms?”
I had such a nasty experience today that the only good thing is it gives me material to blog about.
My classmate from Parsons decided to move out here. He got his own place at Salcedo Village and is setting up businesses. (Girls, he is 34 years old and single. The nicest guy on the planet. My mission is to find him a date.)
Since my friend doesn’t have an office, he took a membership in this place next door we shall call Club Chuchu.
I am not a corporate type and have never heard of this pretentious "power club."
Let’s just say the membership fee is mahalia jackson (about ten pairs of LV shoes).
My friend just signed up yesterday and wanted to show me the place. He called me this morning, so I dropped everything to come to Makati by 4 pm.
Before we go on, allow me to extol the virtues and convenience of wearing sneakers.
Ever since I came back from New York where people walk all the time, I've gotten used to wearing sneakers/trainers/rubber shoes depending on how you wanna call it, because I’m constantly running around the place, getting a story, running a house, store and errands, with three boys to take care of.
My favorite sneaker happens to be Louis Vuitton. First of all, I’m not athletic. Second, I’m no longer a teenager. The Nike swoosh or Adidas stripes don’t exactly do anything for me at the moment.
What I love about Louis Vuitton sneakers—besides the fact that they have Marc Jacobs' seal of approval—is that they are stylish and can be worn from day to night. I wear these almost everyday with jeans or even a long skirt.
I do have more formal shoes for nights and events. But four-inch wedges are not for running around in the daytime.
Going back to Club Chuchu, my friend took me there with the intention of having someone show me the facilities while he had his meeting.
He introduced me to this staff/person/it called Chit wearing polyester/black uniform and (Parisian/Syvels?) pumps.
Right away she gave me this head-to-toe look and zeroed in on my shoes. (Think Julia Roberts entering that Rodeo Drive store in Pretty Woman—"Big mistake...huge mistake.")
Chit immediately made it known that I didn't belong there. I felt so offended and small, like a leper. I wanted to disappear, but I didn't want to make a scene.
My blood started boiling. Chit disappeared for a while, came back and started whispering to my friend. From the looks of her, I felt there was a problem. I thought she would say she couldn't tour me because the board rooms were occupied.
Finally she spoke up and said there was a problem with my shoes.
I seriously could not believe it. I didn't know such a place existed in Metro Manila.
"Sneakers are not allowed in here," she said.
"That's OK," I got it right away and looked at my friend. "I'm just gonna go."
I went towards the exit.
"Ma'am...Uh, could you please wait, I can talk to the chairman about this and ask him about the sneakers..."
"No," I said calmly. "I don't have to be here. I don't want to be here..." (and take crap like this. I can enter the White House in sneakers, but the Club Chuchu, no. Maybe you prefer Parisian by SM?)
I pressed the elevator button.
"Ma'am, let me talk to the chairman...I don't want to offend you," she said.
"You offend me. You gave me a dirty look. I saw you. You were staring at my shoes. My shoes cost a lot of money."
She probably thought I got them in the tiangge.
I couldn't believe how spontaneous that was. It was a Famas moment. Think Cherie Gil against Sharon Cuneta. I'm sorry if that sounds patronizing but I had to defend my fucken shoes.
"Sorry about this," I told my friend. "I'll be at Starbucks and I'll see you after the meeting. Bye."
The elevator door closed and I walked out of there, never to come back.
The club didn't even look special. I only saw as far as the lobby and these member meeting rooms, but I wasn't impressed. Malayo kay Philippe Starck. But even I can enter a Philippe Starck hotel with my sneaks.
This Season, Teachers Count
At DHL, we understand the importance of fostering a society where teachers are valued and admired. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Zac Posen to create “Tote for Teachers.”
For every one of these limited-edition Zac Posen totes sold, DHL will donate 100% of the proceeds to TeachersCount, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a permanent culture of teacher appreciation.
This striking Zac Posen bag is made from all natural Italian leather. Lined in cotton twill, the bag's expandable interior allows room for magazines, a cell phone, a digital camera and other daily necessities. Fun, feminine, easily accessible and just a little sporty, this messenger-sized tote bag in DHL’s vibrant colors is a powerful reminder of how teachers help us to expand our minds and our horizons.
L’acteur hispannique Gael Garcia Bernal sera la star du prochain film de Lukas Moodysson (Together), Mammoth. Bernal y incarnera un homme d’affaires New Yorkais qui décide de changer radicalement de vie en emmenant sa femme et sa fille en Thaïlande. Le tournage débutera en novembre prochain entre la Thaïlande, New York, la Suède et les Philippines.
Hispanic actor Gael Garcia Bernal will be the star of Lukas Moodysson's next film, Mammoth. Bernal will play the role of a businessman from New York who decides to radically change his life by taking along his wife and his daughter to Thailand. Taping will begin next November between Thailand, New York, Sweden and the Philippines.