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(SPOT.ph) Inside our treasure trove this week: Ikaw Na shirts and Tunay na Lalake tumblers from Team Manila, a P15-can of Nescafe Espresso Roast for that quick caffeine jolt, and finger-sized busts of your favorite local comedians Jun Sabayton, Ramon Bautista, Angel Rivero, Tado Jimenez, and RA Rivera. Plus, we're tapping our heels to Ebe Dancel's latest album, Dalawang Mukha ng Pag-ibig, in between reading Annie Pascual Guerrero's An A-Z Guide for a Green Pinoy while using our awesome light-up reading glasses from Watson's.
Team Manila tumblers, Ebe Dancel's latest EP, daisy-shaped toilet paper holders, and more. Click for more.
Artwork by Warren Espejo
10 Things We’re Loving Now
Dalawang Mukha ng Pag-ibig by Ebe Dancel (P350)
When Ebe Dancel left Sugarfree early this year, the local music scene was heartbroken. He’s back—and not just with one but two CDs of pure music genius. Pop this in your player, sit back, and prepare yourself for an eargasm. It’s some of the best stuff we’ve heard this year.
Available at Odyssey and Astroplus
“Ikaw Na” shirts from Team Manila (P495)
Nothing sends a message across better than wearing it on your shirt. Don this now-famous Pinoy expression with this cool tee courtesy of Pinoy power squad Team Manila. Why say it, when you can wear it?
The shirt comes in male and female sizes. For the conyo types, a “U Na” shirt is also available.
Available online at TeamManila.com and at Team Manila stores
Inumin ng Tunay na Lalake/Babae Tumblers (P250 each)
Tote these cool tumblers from Team Manila around and they’re bound to be conversation-starters. Statement-making and clever, these could make great his and hers presents for that cool couple you hang out with—that is, if you don’t end up buying them for yourself.
Available at Team Manila Stores in Rockwell, TriNoma and SM Mall of Asia
Strangebrew Miniature Set (P500)
Inspired by the reality situational comedy show we all miss, these Strangebrew gang miniatures of Jun Sabayton, Ramon Bautista, Angel Rivero, Tado Jimenez, and RA Rivera are enough to make us snicker whenever we remember the crazy antics they pulled.
Available at Sputnik Fantastik, Shop 60 Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake Journal (P425)
By now this British saying has seen several variations but this one tops our list for being the sweetest. Make it a journal for your food adventures, use it as a daily diary, or give it to someone who can’t get enough of cupcakes—this pretty pink notebook is just too cute to pass up.
Available at Scribe, Eastwood City Mall.
"Relax Chong" Sole Project Flip Flops (P500)
It’s raining, your sneakers are drenched, and you’re wondering if the baha-prone streets near your office are already knee-deep in water. Take it from this cleverly designed pair of tsinelas: Relax, chong! Wear this feel-good flip flops whenever things aren’t going your way and be reminded that things will look up everytime you look down.
Available online at mysoleproject.com and at their store at Stall 64-C Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Monkey Business Daisy Tissue Roll Holder (P320)
Finally a fun way to store toilet paper—instead of leaving them lying around, this funky number lets you turn them into a cool piece of decor. Now that’s what we call a functional design!
Available at Bratpack, Greenbelt 5.
Nescafe Espresso Roast (P15)
We saw this small can of espresso goodness on the grocery shelf and loved the caffeine jolt we got from its milky yet strong finish for a mere P15 bucks—perfect for tipid days!
Available at groceries and supermarkets
Light-up reading glasses from Watson’s (P299)
No they don’t shoot lasers. They don’t have x-ray capabilities either. This funky pair gives the term “night vision” a whole new meaning. With white LED lights subtly installed on either side of the frame, these glasses not only help you read, they help you read in the dark! They come in white, black, and brick red.
Available at Watson’s
An A-Z Guide for A Green Pinoy by Annie Pascual-Guerrero
Nurture your inner eco-warrior with this useful guide—read up on recycling myths, inspirational tales and learn what to do with recyclable junk in your home and office. Plus, it has a directory of ’recyclers’ in Manila, a nifty list for when you’re in the mood for spring cleaning and doing your bid for a greener planet.
Available at local bookstores