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  • Aladdin Makeup, Pampering, and Milk Tea! Where to Go This Weekend (May 25-26)

    by Kate Borbon .
Aladdin Makeup, Pampering, and Milk Tea! Where to Go This Weekend (May 25-26)
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Ramen Nagi Manila/Facebook and @maccosmeticsph/Instagram
  • Another weekend, another variety of fun activities and events you shouldn’t miss out on. Find out more about the different exciting promos and happenings taking place in the city this weekend.

    What to do

    Shop for eco-friendly products

    If you’re looking for sustainable and environmentally-friendly items, visit Ritual’s pop-up store at Power Plant Mall and get your fill of sustainable fashion, accessories, and household items! You can even get a refill of naturally-made shampoo, conditioner, dishwashing liquid, and laundry detergent at their refilling stations, and get different kinds of healthy organic food items. This pop-up store will only be there until May 31, so don’t miss out!

    Ritual’s pop-up shop is located at Level P1, Power Plant Mall, Makati City.

    Get MAC’s newest collection

    Just in time for the premiere of the live-action Aladdin film, MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection inspired by the well-loved classic! The limited-edition collection includes lipsticks, glosses, a highlighter, a blush, an eyeshadow palette, and pigments that come in gorgeous, vibrant colors and that are named after iconic lyrics and elements from Aladdin. The collection will be available on May 22. Take a look at the makeup below:


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    Learn how to speak French

    Looking for a unique activity to do this weekend? Alliance Française de Manille is hosting an Open House event, which includes French classes, screenings of French films, a book sale, storytelling sessions for kids, French food, and even a beer-tasting workshop for the adults! The best part is that the event is free; you just need to get to the venue early and register on-site.

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    Alliance Française de Manille is located at 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City.

    Buy new audio gadgets

    At Digital Walker’s Grand Audiophile Sale on May 26, you can catch up to 90% off on audio gear such as earphones, headphones, and speakers. The store offers brands such as Beats by Dr. Dre, Audio Fly, Bloc & Roc, and Soundfreaq. This sale will only be happening at Digital Walker’s SM North EDSA and Shangri-La Plaza branches.


    Support Pinoy potters

    The Philippines is home to many talented artists, and there is an exhibit starting this weekend that will showcase just some of them. Sagada Earthbenders focuses on the works of artisans Tessie Malecdan Baldo and Siegred Bangyay, who are both from Sagada. The exhibit will run from May 26 to June 16.

    Sagada Earthbenders is happening at 7/F NCC Building, 586 Sierra Madre Street, Mandaluyong City.

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    Have a day of relaxation

    We can’t say it enough: Moms need some time to relax. Mom, if you want to have a day just to unwind, the Well Mama workshop is the perfect event for you to go to this weekend! The workshop, happening on May 26, will offer activities such as wellness talks and services, skincare demos, self-care seminars, music, and, of course, yummy food and drinks. Tickets are only at Php500, so don’t forget to get yours pronto!


    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Well Mama

    Well Mama is happening on May 26, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Kabbalah Centre, The Rockwell Garage. To register, you may contact 0917-792-0358.

    Shop for new school supplies

    It’s nearly back-to-school season! This May 24 to 26, visit National Book Store’s Grand Back to School Fair and get all the supplies your little ones will need for the new school year ahead. National Book Store is offering plenty of special offers for customers: For every Php300 single-receipt transaction, you can get a backpack for only Php100 or a lunch bag for only Php75; for every Php3,000 single-receipt transaction, you can get a Php100 NBS Gift Card; and you can also get the chance to win a Php5,000 NBS Gift Card or Php1,000 worth of school supplies!

    Aside from these, you can also avail of Grab & Go packs and Budget Bundles to save time and energy. The Backpack to School for Grades 1 to 3 is available for Php345, while the pack for Grades 4 to 6 is available for Php445.


    PHOTO BY Courtesy of National Book Store

    The National Book Store Grand Back to School Fair is happening at the Glorietta Palm Drive Activity Center in Makati City on May 24 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Where to eat

    Ramen Nagi

    Ramen Nagi is bringing back their famous Shrimp King ramen! Having some savory tonkatsu broth, tender ramen noodles, juicy pork slices, and fresh shrimp sounds like the perfect thing to do this weekend, right? The Shrimp King will only be available until May 31.


    Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory

    Strawberry lovers will love Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory’s new offerings for the month: the Strawberry Bliss desserts, made with fresh berries from Japan’s Amaou Region. The desserts include Strawberry & Milk Tea Cookies and the Strawberry Milk Cheese Cake. These offerings will only be available until supplies last.


    Mother’s Day is far from over at S&R! Feast on a made-to-order pizza, six pieces of chicken, and a bottle of soft drink for only Php1,045. This deal will only be available until May 31.

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    Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken

    Catch budget-friendly meal sets at Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken! You can choose from three meal sets: Chicken Poppers (Php125), Grilled Honey Pork Belly (Php145), and Quarter Classic Chicken (Php145). This deal will only be available from Monday to Friday, at select branches.

    You can avail of this deal at the following Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken branches: Festival Mall, Market! Market!, Trinoma, and U.P. Town Center.

    Early Bird Breakfast Club

    The rainy season may now be upon us, but the craving for halo-halo never stops! At Early Bird Breakfast Club, if you order any of their Breakfast of Champions, you can get free halo-halo! Sweet deal, right? This promo will only be available until May 31.


    Early Bird Breakfast Club is located at Unit C, G/F Fort Pointe 2 Building, 28th Street, The Fort Complex, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; Unit L124, G/F Century City Mall, Century City, Kalayaan Avenue, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City; and G/F Unit A119 Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City Cyber Park, 188 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City.


    In case you missed it, McDonald’s is now offering milk tea! You can choose between their Classic and Wintermelon flavors. What’s more, their milk tea is served with creamy vanilla soft-serve on top!

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    Melonpan Ice

    There are some exciting new additions to Melonpan Ice’s menu to look forward to! First is the Kani Tamago Melonpan — strips of crab and egg topped with a special sauce stuffed into a melonpan bun. There are also three new melonpan flavors: chocolate chip, almond, and matcha. Rounding out the latest additions are their delicious summer drinks, which include Yuzu tea, Natsume Jujube tea, and Apricot tea.


    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Melonpan Ice

    Melonpan Ice is also opening its second branch in the country this June! You will be able to catch their yummy offerings in Robinsons Magnolia very, very soon.

    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Melonpan Ice
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