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Tokidoki Live Art Sessions

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I’m excited to announce that SM North Edsa is showcasing Tokidoki’s illustrator Simone Legno and his artwork for a summer filled with color and fun from April 25 to May 30, 2014 at The Block Atrium!

Tokidoki, which translates as “sometimes” in Japanese, is the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand created in 2005 by Italian artist Simone Legno and his partners. Since debuting in 2005, Tokidoki has amassed a cult-like following for its larger-than-life characters and emerged as a sought-after global lifestyle brand. 

Here’s what SM North Edsa and Tokidoki have in store for us from May til June:

  • You can visit and enjoy Simone Legno’s work, which is now exhibited at The Block Atrium.
  • Get a chance to meet and greet the renowned illustrator himself this April 25, at 4pm.
  • Catch the artist in his exclusive live art session this April 26, Saturday, 4pm at The Block Atrium.
  • Explore and take photos in front of the wildly colorful Tokidoki Art Exhibit
  • Create art on your skin at the Henna Tattoo Booth on April 25 and 26 at 1pm.
  • Meet and greet the iconic Tokidoki character, Adios, every Saturday and Sunday of May and June, at 2pm and 5pm at the Block Atrium.
  • Have your photos taken with larger-than-life Tokidoki Displays and see the rarest and most collectible Tokidoki products at the Collector’s Hall from April 25 to May 30!

The official launch and press conference is tomorrow at SM North Edsa, so if you’re in the area, drop by! I can’t wait to see all the art and possibly meet Simone Legno himself! :-)

Weekly Cooking Challenge #1: Pan-Grilled Barbecue Shrimp with Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli

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I have ZERO skills in the kitchen, and by zero I mean I’ve burnt toast to a black hard-as-rock thing. Over the months of living alone, I have learned how to cook a few things here and there (how hard is it to pour some oil in a frying pan and just cook things, you know), but I didn’t want to just keep eating spam and eggs with rice forever. My steak rice specialty doesn’t cut it anymore either. So I’ve taken it upon myself to learn something new to cook every week. 

Last week was some Lasagna (I made two batches) and although I wasn’t able to document that one, I was able to document this week’s challenge: Pan-Grilled Barbecue Shrimp!

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Tutorial: How To Curl Medium Length Hair (hair straightener)

A requested video by tons of people asking me how on earth I manage to curl my already sort of short hair. This also works for hair shorter than mine  and of course long hair. 

I babble a lot so if you want to just get straight to the point, the tutorial starts about 3 minutes in.

Have fun trying this out and learning… It will be tricky at first but I swear a little practice will get you better in time. Have a great week ahead! :-)

Spotify is FINALLY here!

The day I never thought would come has arrived! When I got an email from Coca-Cola’s marketing team that they would send me some goodies, I didn’t expect anything so huge and I thought, “Cool, Coke products!” but when I opened the package they had sent me via mail the words Spotify plastered across the red tin can that held the surprise got me so excited, I flipped the top open, ripped through the contents and found a Spotify t-shirt, a limited edition Coke bottle and 5 Spotify cards that had 5 codes in it for me to use and share!

I wasted no time signing up and listening to music, following artists, discovering bands, etc.

For those of you who don’t know, Spotify is the world’s leading online music streaming service (so now you know why I was so excited that it’s finally available in the PH… We are a country that cannot be trusted with all the piracy that goes on here — yet here’s Spotify! Woo!) that can provide you with over 25 million songs within your reach! 

Thanks to Coca Cola teaming up with Spotify, Philippine residents can now create an account, browse through songs sorted by genre, mood, themes, specific songs or artists. You can even listen to playlists created by other Spotify users, and exchange lists with each other!

My favorite part is that Spotify is a downloadable program that you can use on your desktop, instead of opening it in a browser like most music streaming sites.

Here’s an example of a playlist I’m currently in the process of making:

So if you’ve got an account, search for my username: camiejuan and follow this playlist if you’re interested in my kind of music! :-)

I also have 5 CODES for an account to be given away, so the first 5 people to reply down below with their email addresses will be sent 5 codes! :)

Happy Spotify-ing! :-)