Team James and Team Phil slated
This August 24th, The University of Makati, will be brimming with excitement as world-class talents battle for Clear Supremacy. Powered by Clear, the number one men’s shampoo brand, the biggest football all-star game in the nation shines brighter in its second year as World Cup champion Fabio Cannavaro and football legend Dennis Wise join James Youngusband, Phil Younghusband and the country’s top football talents.
After more than four weeks of voting Team James and Team Phil was decided last August 10th at the SM Megamall Events Center. With thousands of votes casted on the Clear Facebook page, the voting pool of 50 – consisting of Philippine Azkals, top United Football League players, University superstars and some local footballing celebrities – was trimmed down to 34, each one to be drafted by captains James and Phil Younghusband.
Clear Brand Manager, Drew Copuyoc said, “the rivalry this year is so intense. Throughout the four weeks both brothers were really gunning for that first pick.”
One unique facet of this year’s competition, however, is that it would be the fans that determined the first pick. Since July 3 fans have tirelessly supported their favorite team through digital participation – the reward being that the number one digitally active fan will get the chance to fly to Brazil with the Younghusband brothers in 2014.
Garnering more than 100 thousand online points, Team Phil was awarded the first draft pick. The Clear Dream Math draft consisted of three rounds. The first round saw James and Phil take turns in selecting their top five picks, Phil was given an extra pick for having won the matchup last year. In the second round, the brothers drew lots to complete their roster. Then in the last round, the brothers were each given one wild card pick. The wildcard pick could be any player either within the voting pool, or outside the voting pool.
The biggest headline, however, was that it would be football legends’ Cannavaro and Wise to select which team they would play for.
Vowing to help Team James gain revenge on younger brother Phil, Cannavaro chose to play on Team James. “Last year’s match was one sided, this year I want to help James even the score,” Cannavaro said regarding his selection.
Team James Players for the Round 1 are Yves Ashime, Jason De Jong, Misagh Bahadoran, Saba Garmaoudi and Oussenyou Diop.
For the Round 2- Roxy Dorlas, Chieffy Caligdong, Tony Toni, Nicolas Bolzico, Jonah Romero, Ian Araneta, Simon Greatwich, Andrew Santiago, Daniel Matsunaga, Slick Rick, Fabio Ide, Ref Cuaresma and Izzo.
Wise on the other hand selected Team Phil because of his desire to win. “Like Phil I love to win and I always love to score goals, and that’s the type of team I want to be associated with,” Wise said.
With the teams set, the battle for Clear Supremacy inches closer to completion.
Joining Team Phil for Round 1 are Carlie De Murga, Jeff Christaens, Park, OJ Porteria, Patrick Deyto, Chad Gould.
For Round 2- Masanari Omura, Jinggoy Valmayor, Chris Greatwich, Byeong Yeol Jeong, Anton Del Rosario, Boyet Canedo, Sam YG, Nick O Donnel, Armand Del Rosario, Mikko Mabanag, Ronald Batisla Ong and Rufo Sanchez
“I’m so excited for the game, I think I have made the right selection and look forward to defending my title as the better Younghusband,” said Phil.
James said, “It’s going to be a lot of fun, it’s going to be such an honor to share the playing field with legends such as Cannavaro and Wise.”
The Clear Dream Match will be on August 24th at the University of Makati football grounds. Tickets are sold in all SM ticket outlets.
The Clear Dream Match is sponsored by Smart, Greenwich, Seda Hotels, Adidas, Gatorade, Rappler and TechnoMarine.
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The Cold Stone Creamery® Ice Cream Revolution in Manila
If the customer is king, then the luxury of choice must be his queen. Now, ice cream connoisseurs in Manila will be treated like royalty with the opening of the Philippines’ first Cold Stone Creamery. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, the premium ice cream brand offers smooth and creamy, made fresh daily ice cream in over 1,500 stores and 25 countries.
There are an endless number of flavors and combinations that will be sure to please all palatal preferences. Just how many? A Harvard University doctoral study calculated 11.5 million Creation™ combinations are possible. In case you’re wondering, if you sampled a Creation a day, it would take more than 421 lifetimes (while eating from the day you were born) to get through the diversity of customers’ tastes.
Never before, in local ice cream history, has quality gone hand in hand with this impressive level of customization. It is accomplished by a process in which crew members mix the super-premium ice cream and other top quality mix-ins on a frozen granite stone with spades.
In addition to customizing your own Creation, Cold Stone Creamery serves a variety of Signature Creations™ in smoothies, cakes and shakes form. Customers can choose from amongst one of the following signatures all made fresh daily.
• Founder’s Favorite®
• Peanut Butter Cup Perfection™
• Chocolate Devotion™
• Our Strawberry Blonde™
• Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip™
• Birthday Cake Remix™
• Coffee Lovers Only®
• Cheesecake Fantasy®
• OREO® Overload™
• Berry, Berry, Berry Good®
“We are excited and confident about our consumer reception. Our country’s warm climate makes ice cream a favorite product all-year round and Cold Stone Creamery will elevate this indulgence into a yummy art form. As the premier American ice cream concept, Cold Stone Creamery promotes and encourages a fun and friendly experience through personalized Creations™. We are proud and privileged to develop the brand in the Philippines,” said Yuki Rosenfeld of Arizona Ice Cream Corporation, the franchise holder in the Philippines. “The multi-awarded global brand is also recognized as among the fastest-growing franchises in the world. It dubbed the saying the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience™ and that is exactly what we will deliver to our customers.”
Cold Stone Creamery’s first Manila store is located at the Serendra in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.. And will be opening another branch soon in Mall of Asia.
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SM Shoes and Bags is happy to introduce its new Brand Ambassadors that will represent its house brands – Parisian, Salvatore Mann, and Milanos.
Parisian, SM’s iconic brand has been known for its elegance, functionality and affordability for generations of fashionable women.
She’s young, sophisticated, and talented. And while she exudes a great sense of style, she is also known for being grounded with her work as a United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP) Ambassador.
That’s what makes KC Concepcion the perfect brand ambassador for Parisian, SM’s iconic brand of shoes and bags. Over the years, Parisian shoes have been known for their elegance, comfort, and affordability – making it possible for generations of stylish women to wear both classic and on trend footwear at reasonable prices.
KC Concepcion best exemplifies the Parisian woman. Not only because she spent some time studying in the city of lights, but because of the way she combines fun and fashion, wit and candor, style and substance.
She is not only a TV host and actress – and a member of showbiz royalty – but also someone who works tirelessly for her causes with the UN – WFP.
Like most young women, KC confesses that she’s become “a shoe-holic and bag-a-holic”. “Shoes and bags can transform one’s look,” she adds. “These can change the feel of an outfit and even how a woman feels about herself.”
While her shopping adventures have brought her to the fashion capitals of the world, KC is amazed at Parisian shoes and bags. “Parisian shoes and bags are on-trend,” she says. “I love their architectural details and vibrant colors. “
“Every girl can find something from Parisian,” KC adds. “These are statement shoes not only because they are fashionable, but they allow one a lot of self expression. And the best part is that they are so affordable.”
Salvatore Mann’s quality leather shoes and bags are designed for the gentleman of style. These are perfect for corporate wear as well as formal occasions.
He is one of today’s busiest celebrities with movies, television shows, hosting gigs, parties, and dinner invitations on his agenda.
While busy balancing his schedule, Luis Manzano is also known to be a man of style, making him the perfect brand ambassador for SM’s Salvatore Mann Shoes and Bags.
Salvatore Mann’s elegant leather shoes and bags are known for their sleek designs and superior comfort. Its modern take on formal shoes highlights sophistication with ease.
Luis’ many engagements frequently require him to be dressed to the nines, as they say. But these also require him to be standing for hours. “I really have to be as comfortable as possible with my shoes,” he says. “That’s quite a challenge since I have to be dressed in formal attire at times.”
Salvatore Mann’s leather slip- ons and lace up shoes are tops in Luis’s list, as are its satchel and duffel bags.
He is happy that Salvatore Mann’s style and comfort allows him to breeze through all these with ease. He adds that quality and affordability are important factors for him when choosing the pair of shoes.
Milanos’ youthful designs compliment a guy’s active lifestyle. Perfect for the weekend warrior, it is everything cool and casual.
He is as cool as it gets, exuding that boyish charm as he leads an active lifestyle. And it’s amazing how he can breeze through work, play, and everything else with ease.
That’s what makes Sam Milby the perfect brand ambassador for SM’s Milanos collection.
Milanos casual shoes are fashionable yet versatile. The Milanos guy is your buddy who surprises you with his love of extreme sports, the boy next door with an edge who loves the cool comfort of the shoes.
As an actor, TV host, and singer, Sam needs different kinds of shoes for his work. “That’s what I love about Milanos shoes,” he says. “It has a wide range of options.”
Likewise, “it’s not only for a certain age group – these can be worn by high school students and professionals alike. I love Milanos’ classy yet youthful style in its loafers, driving shoes, and lace up boots.”
Parisian, Salvatore Mann and Milanos are available exclusively at all SM Stores nationwide.
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2013 events on the list are all the hottest! SM Aura is now preparing its big launch day for us.
Do you already have a guess on who’s the celebrity to join SM Aura’s Grand launch? According to some online sources, Sex & The City star Sarah Jessica Parker is coming to Manila to grace the blessing of The SM Store ‘Aura’!
On The SM Store’s Facebook page and Twitter @thesmstore, very intriguing teasers reveal bits and parts of the said celebrity. Thousands try to guess and have given names like Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway, and many more but many also think it’s the SATC star.
The official reveal will be on May 14. How about you? Who is your guess?
This one is yet very exciting! See you all at the grand launch!
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