Britney Philippines Presents ‘Intimate BPH: Let’s Talk About Britney’

Still not over the #BritneySpearsMNL high? Then join us for an afternoon bonding with your fellow Britney Army! Let’s talk about Britney Spears and anything else under the sun! We have also prepared fun games, souvenirs, and prizes for some lucky fans!

Hurry up! Send us a private message to reserve your slots and for more information about the event!

Official event page: https://web.facebook.com/events/840157099475956/?ti=icl

INTIMATE BPH 2017-1
July 29, 2017 (Saturday) | 1 PM
Redbox Star Trinoma
Door Charge: Php 170

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Troye Sivan for SM Youth! #TroyeForSMYouth #WeAreSMYouth #SMYTH

All clothes by SM Youth Smyth. Photos courtesy of SM YOUTH

I was lurking around my Liked pages on Facebook and I stumbled upon what seems to be another “fake news” because there’s no way that Troye Sivan was actually in Manila! I mean, there was no publicity, not even a tiny bit of announcement from Troye himself but when pictures started to surface on the net – I was literally beside myself! It’s true!!! Troye was actually in Manila that day – I still have no idea how long he actually stayed here but it’s safe to say that it wasn’t that long!

See that first tweet from the the screen-grab of his twitter page – this article from CNN might be IT. Apparently,  Daddy Bean did a campaign shoot with SM Youth’s newest clothing line called SMYTH. Nicely done there SM!

I’m actually ready to go shopping in SM!!! Also, pretty please SM! Bring Troye back in Manila for a concert!!!!!

All clothes by SM Youth Smyth. Photos courtesy of SM YOUTH

SMYTH will be at the SM Youth section of all branches of The SM Store starting July 24. Follow SM Youth on Instagram and Facebook for more updates.

Full List: FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest in the World 2017!

Yay! So I finally had the time to post this – the 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM Philippines and I just fucking adore Jinri Park’s glorious cover! She’s just soooo beautiful and that body – gaaahh. Without further ado, here’s the full list folks!!!

100.  Arianny Celeste

99.  Alex Gonzaga ♦ 98. Gwen Zamora ♦ 97. Isabelle De Leon  ♦ 96. Shaina Magdayao

95. Jackie Rice

Hold my hand darling 🤚

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94. Sunshine Garcia  ♦ 93. Aubrey Miles  ♦ 92. Maxene Magalona  ♦ 91. Iza Calzado

90. Ritz Azul

ASAP LIVE! 😘😘😘

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89. Gabbi Garcia ♦ 88. Beauty Gonzales ♦ 87. Sheem Halili ♦ 86. Joyce Pring ♦

85. Maica Palo

 

84. Alodia Gosiengfiao ♦ 83. Erich Gonzales ♦ 82. Margo Midwinter ♦ 81. Jasmine Curtis Smith

80. Carla Abellana ♦ 79. Rochelle Pangilinan ♦ 78. Myrtle Sarrosa ♦ 77. Bianca King ♦ 76. Sunshine Cruz ♦ 75. Ann B. Mateo

74. Alyssa Valdez

Happy Valentine's Day! 💕

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73. Mara Aquino ♦ 72. Diana Meneses ♦ 71. Yen Santos ♦ 70. Emmanuelle Vera ♦ 69. Diana Zubiri ♦ 68. Lhea Bernardino ♦ 67. Maria Ozawa ♦ 66. Rizza Diaz ♦ 65. Gretchen Ho ♦ 64. Meg Imperial ♦ 63. Heart Evangelista ♦ 62. Sue Ramirez ♦ 61. Julz Savard ♦ 60. Dawn Change ♦ 59. Yam Concepcion ♦  58. Andi Eigenmann ♦ 57. Valerie Bangs Garcia ♦ 56. Pheobe Walker ♦ 55. Bea Benedicto

54. Arny Ross

53. Ela Cruz ♦  52. Jodi Sta. Maria ♦  51. Julia Montes ♦  50. Angelica Panganiban ♦ 49. Aiko Climaco ♦  48. Katrina Halili ♦  47. Valeen Montenegro ♦  46. Christine Reyes ♦  45. Ryza Cenon ♦   44. Julia Barretto ♦  43 Janella Salvador

42. Alice Dixson

41. Mika Reyes ♦ 40. Louise De Los Reyes ♦ 39. Kim Chiu ♦ 38. LJ Reyes ♦ 37. Toni Gonzaga

36. Megan Young

Sun's out 🌴 @boomsason

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35. Sarah Lahbati ♦ 34. Bela Padilla ♦ 33. Glaiza De Castro ♦ 32. Sarah Geronimo ♦ 31. Max Collins ♦ 30. Roxanne Barcelo ♦ 29. Julie Anne San Jose ♦ 28. Bea Alonzo ♦ 27. Yassi Pressman ♦ 26. Janine Gutierrez

25. Sam Pinto

Last few pieces of @sirenaswimwearph are on sale! Visit www.TheLuxeResort.com 🐚

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24. Coleen Garcia

23. Jinri Park (this year’s edition’s cover girl!)

💙 7/2017 @fhmphilofficial 😈👽 Grab a copy 💜 #FHMJinri #fhmphilippines

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22. Anne Curtis ♦  21. Lovi Poe ♦  20. Sanya Lopez ♦  19. Ina Raymundo ♦  18. Kris Bernal

17. Marian Rivera

Sunday blooms… 💋 @floravidabymarian

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16. Kathryn Bernardo ♦  15. Maja Salvador ♦  14. Andrea Torres ♦  13. Rachel Anne Daquis ♦ 12. Pia Wurtzbach ♦  11. Arci Muñoz

♦ TOP TEN♦ 

TEN – Solenn heussaff

Back to Catarman today! Want to explore more 🙂 #Samar #SolennArt #ThePlan

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NINE – MAINE MENDOZA

dream destination 🌊☀️

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EIGHT – LIZA SOBERANO

 

Seven – Angel Locsin

 

SIX – Jennylyn Mercado

 

FIVE – ELLEN ADARNA

 

FOUR – JESSY MENDIOLA

 

THREE – RHIAN RAMOS

 

TWO – KIM DOMINGO

👄

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And this year’s finest goes to…

NADINE LUSTRE

Swish swish bish. #TheNewPH #MegaMillenialBall

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Well, fuck, the results was way polarizing but I’m happy for Nadine!!! Methinks she totally deserved it! ❤

This year’s edition is out in the market now so don’t forget to grab your own copy for P150 only! Yay!

 

 

photos are obviously all from their respective IG owners!

Book Review: Micah Johnson Goes West (Get Out, #2) – Sean Kennedy

Date of Publication: April 4, 2017
Genre and Themes: LGBTQ Young Adult, Homophobia, Sports, HIV
Format: 186 pages, ebook
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
ISBN: 1635333644 (ISBN13: 9781635333640)
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Characters: Micah Johnson

I was not the biggest fan of Micah Johnson. I didn’t like him when he first appeared in the third book off the Tigers and Devils series but after reading The On-going Reformation of Micah Johnson, I realized that he wasn’t that bad. I was actually excited to read this one but I got hesitant when I’ve read its blurb.

BLURB: On the outside, Micah Johnson seems to have everything. He is proving his worth on the field during his rookie year with his new professional football team, the Fremantle Dockers, but his personal life is a mess. Homesick, three thousand kilometres away from his family and friends on the other side of Australia, Micah isn’t coping. He’s using casual sex, alcohol, and drugs as crutches since he doesn’t feel comfortable approaching his foster family with his problems, and he’s left with nowhere to turn. It isn’t until he experiences a health scare and a friend is rocked by a personal tragedy that Micah realises he does have the strength to succeed at a new life in the West—but he has to learn to ask for help

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed it. I loved that Micah is maturing overtime. He still got a lot to work on especially when dealing with his emotions but I ought to give him a break I guess because he’ still very young after all. I loved that the story arc is very relevant what with different athletes coming out of the closet and bravely enduring the taunts of closed-minded people who still thinks that no gay men could ever play sports. I also adore his friends and family and how supportive they are with his budding career. It was a really good read and another top notch sequel from the author. Fans of the first book won’t be disappointed.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

Sean Kennedy was born in Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives in the second most isolated city in the world (although there still seems to be conjecture over whether it is actually number one). Living in such deprived circumstances can only affect his writing, which is published by Dreamspinner Press.

You can find him at http://www.seankennedybooks.com

 

A Dream Come True: Britney Spears Live in Manila Concert!

Seeing Britney Spears in person was by far, the most surreal moment of my life. It was the 15th of June, Thursday, year 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Rewind to 1999.

I was a high-school sophomore in the province. It was this year that I was facing tremendous personal struggles – exploring my sexuality and a family situation that my brain couldn’t comprehend at that time. To alleviate my confusion and depressing thoughts, I turned to music. Back in the days, we only have the radio and television for entertainment. I love music in general, and I have this affinity to American country music since my parents used to play them a lot as I was growing up. The year 1999 was also the year that pop music entered my life. it’s the year when international boy bands started dominating the Philippine airwaves as well as a slew of international female solo-acts led by an American teenager who captured the nation and the rest of the world with her debut song that you’d know would be an instant classic.

Britney’s Baby One More Time.

I first heard it on the radio. It was a fun and catchy song. I just loved listening to it and it got an enormous rotation all throughout the Philippine FM radio stations. People are all over it!

Then I saw the video and saw the singer for the first time on MTV Asia. Right there and then, I already liked her. She’s young and is a teenager like me. It’s like I can relate to her even if she’s a girl. Also, she’s so damn cute!

She then dropped her succeeding singles that includes Sometimes, Crazy, From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart and Born To Make You Happy and I knew I’m a goner. I’ve also accepted that I was indeed into boys and Britney Spears’ music inspired me to reconnect with the real me for some reason. I already loved her by this time. I’ve got posters in the room which I shared with my younger brother and my lovely Mom even bought me a cassette tape of her album. I still have that until now!

Fast Forward to 2011

The Femme Fatale Album Launch in the Philippines.

Roughly around six years ago, I’ve met the wonderful individuals I’ve been talking to online over the years thru Pinoy Exchange’ Pinoys Heart Britney thread. This album launch is where I met fans like me who’ve been admiring Britney since the very beginning. It was a lovely event, an exciting one and meeting people like me who loved her as much as I do is like having another family. This is when I realized that the Britney Army are my other family.

2013-2014 My Blackout Years

I’ve had personal struggles and had to take a break from everything in my life but I’ve kept in touch with what’s been happening in the world – at least a little bit and was glad that Britney keeps on slaying!

2017. Sneaking away to the Philippines.

It was a dream come true not only for me but for the loyal Britney fans. The announcement, just March of this year took everyone by surprise. It was a hurried announcement and an unexpected one. Everbody couldn’t believe it! Britney is finally coming to perform for her Filipino Army! I was personally petrified for some reason. Is this a dream? Did I finally crack? And as the day of the ticket selling approaches, I knew that it’s fucking real. I was saving for an overseas trip but knew that I had to prioritize seeing “my” queen! Bye, bye Indochina Trip! Mama is coming home!

THE Day.

I was a wreck on the day of the concert. I was almost hysterical inside and was just way damn nervous. I guess, I’m still in shock and still couldn’t believe that I’m finally about to see her in person. Like flesh and bones and I’ll be in the same venue WITH her!!!

It was everything I could wish for. Britney didn’t disappoint. The Army’s dream of seeing her perform came true and it was just EVERYTHING. I didn’t cry upon seeing her while most of my fellow army were struggling to keep it together. I was too ecstatic – almost hysterically ecstatic watching her dance her hits away.

 

She was glorious and the two decades of waiting for her to visit the country was just oh-so-worth it. I said in one of my Instagram posts that I didn’t know what surreal means until that moment I saw her on stage doing her thing. Truth be told, it was a magical experience.

Post-Britney Concert Blues.

The Sold out Mall of Asia Arena! Yasss Queeen!
photo via Wilbros

Some people may not understand why we loved Britney so much. They are criticising her for not singing live and not dancing the way she used to. They said it wasn’t worth the thousands of money we’ve spent on her. That is where they are wrong tho – our love for Britney goes beyond simply loving her songs and admiring her dancing skills. Britney is an inspiration to us. Britney unites us. Britney is part of our personal history. She’s a damn good Mother and damn good human being!

The Philippines Britney Army!
photo courtesy of Team Britney Philippines

She’s Britney, Bitch!

Seeing Britney Spears in person was by far, the most surreal moment of my life.

Thank you Britney Spears! I love you! We love you!

Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2 Winner Angela Lehmann’s New Look Post-Show!

Here are the latest from Angela Lehman who recently won the title of Philippines’ Next Top Model.

What can you say about her new do? Are you loving her purple hair? Methinks she looks absolutely smashing! ❤

All images courtesy of Angela’s Instagram.

Britney Live in Manila: The After Party!

Three of the biggest Britney Spears fan pages in the Philippines are joining forces to celebrate Britney’s historic concert in Manila via “BRITNEY LIVE IN MANILA: THE AFTER PARTY”! Party all night with your fellow Britney Army right after the concert on June 15, 2017 at Centerstage Mall of Asia! Door charge is P350. Epic Britney merchandise to be given away during the event. So what are you waiting for? For reservations and inquiries about the event, kindly send a private message to @britneyphilippines, @teambritneyphilippinesofficial, and @pinoysheartbritney until June 11, Sunday.

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#BritneySpears
#BritneyPhilippines
#BPH

The Finale of the Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2, High Street!

Angela’s cover option for Meg Magazine!

It was a whirlwind finale like the season itself, and  like I’ve mentioned from my last few recaps, Angela is the one to beat and basically THE CHOSEN ONE this season so it’s not that surprising that she ended up actually winning it all! She was neck on neck with Adela for the title who has to settle for a runner-up finish with Ina as the third placer.

Seriously, I don’t think there’s much to recap in this episode. The final runway was with SM Women and I thought they all did amazing! There were some mishaps but overall, it was a lovely semi-professional presentation from the three.

I hope the next production will not be as hurried as this and they will be more creative in terms of shoot ideas like the first cycle where they even had an international destination. Truth be told, this was a bit of a downgrade from the very first cycle but I’m still thankful with TV5, SM, SMART and OPPO for reviving this show!

See ya next cycle!

Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2 Winner is Angela Lehmann!

Filipino-Swiss Angela Lehman was adjudged the winner of the Philippines’ Next Top Model Cycle 2 with Adela Marshall and Ina Guerrero placing second and third, respectively.

Lehman, 22 is a newbie in modeling has gotten the most best photos and has never been in the bottom two all throughout the competition. With her win, Angela secured a management contract with TV5, and an SM and Oppo ambassadorship and an overseas trip to Hong Kong! Yay! Congratulations, Angela!

Taiwan Says Yes to Marriage Equality! #LoveWins

Despite all the hideous things that’s been happening in the world lately ,  Taiwan’s highest court’s ruling in  legalizing same-sex marriage is such a welcome news especially for someone like me who’s also a part of the community who’s hoping that someday, the Philippines will follow suit in realizing that love is love no matter who you love. It’s gonna be a long shot for my country but Taiwan being the first territory in Asia to have marriage equality is a hopeful glimpse of what the future could be if we could just learn to accept each other. I don’t want to sound preachy, it’s just that I’m so damn happy about this development!

Here are some of my favorite photos upon the announcement of the ruling.

Congratulations, Taiwan!