Choco chip cookies

Homemade Cookies, Grooming Essentials for Men, And An Indie Film Festival

Here’s a list of things and events we’re currently going ga-ga over.

Charliekins Cookies

Photo via Charliekins and genasiopao (Instagram).

First, homemade cookies! An absolute steal at Php250 a bag, these cookies from Charliekins (called chewies) are the best things ever. Each bag contains about 20 mini cookies (about an inch and a half in diameter) chock full of chocolate, with that chewy bite and texture Mrs. Fields was once famous for until they stopped caring. We got the chocolate chip, which has that salty-sweet taste is to die for.

Charles de Jesus, the proprietor, doesn’t have a permanent space yet, but you can call 0917 890 6251 to order. Free delivery for every purchase of Php 1,500 within Makati, Fort and Quezon City or Php 1,000 within San Juan and Mandaluyong. Allow at least 2 days of lead time whenever you place an order. You can also reach them via email at charliekinsph@gmail.com.

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Saladbox Men

Regatta collection for Saladbox Men.

Here’s an interesting idea: a subscription service which gives you a well curated set of men’s grooming essentials that will give you a chance to test certain products before purchasing them. In essence, this is what Saladbox Men is all about. If you join their subscription service, you can receive, four times a year, a box filled with four or more deluxe product samples from the best beauty, grooming, and lifestyle brands worldwide. It is the best way to try new products before you buy them.

In our case, we received a set of products from Regatta, which included a sunblock spray, cologne, two flavors of lip balm (green apple and chocolate) and a special edition wooden comb (about Php800 worth of products overall). Not a bad haul for only Php500 per box.

You can avail of a quarterly (one box for Php500), bi-yearly (two boxes for Php1,000) or yearly  subscription (four boxes for Php1,750). Check out their website here for more details.

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Freedom Film Festival 2014

Schedule for the 2014 Freedom Film Festival.

Missed your chance to watch some of the Cinemalaya X film favorites? Don’t fret as De La Salle University’s professional organization of Communication Arts and Organizational Communication students – Team Comm – proudly brings back “Freedom Film Festival 2014”.

Team Comm is inviting film enthusiasts and students to immerse themselves in the story of the films with event screenings from September 25 until October 10, 2014 at De La Salle University-Manila, William Shaw Little Theater inside William Hall.

Producers, writers, directors, and artists of the screened films will be invited for a little bit of audience interaction. They will be sharing their firsthand experience to the audience to enlighten them about the independent cinema.

Freedom Film Festival (FFF) is an annual event of the organization that aims to strengthen the growth of independent film industry, and to inspire young talented students and film aficionados to continue patronizing and promoting the independent film scene in the country.

Everyone is encouraged to watch the screened films. For non-LaSallian students please access this link, and visit Team Comm’s page for more information and details.

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