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A Sweet Christmas at Estancia Mall

Ortigas & Company’s award-winning Christmas installation is returning with a brand new theme this November 12 at Estancia to give holiday revelers a pleasant surprise.

In line with the company‘s candy land theme this year, Estancia is putting together another Christmas must-see named Sweet Illusion Chamber Rooms delectable rooms with iight instaiiations that bring to mind the candies and desserts that everybody craves for, especially during the holiday season. These Instagram-worthy and interactive rooms are open during mail hours and will run until January 6, 2019.

The four secret rooms are strategically placed across Capitol Commons-at the mall and the park-with each beholding a fun surprise for those who venture inside.

For those who wish to see a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the Tutti Frutti or Rainbow Prism Room awaits at the Capitol Commons Park. And inside Estancia, if you’re in search of a sweet thrill. the Sugar Rush at the Laser Room promises a feeling a rush quicker than a ray of light. And for those who prefer a sweet escape, the Candy Blast at the Shadow LightRoom offers a delightful haven that transports you to a candy dreamland. Lastly, if you’re into tasting the dark side, Special Dark at the Dark LightRoom beckons another captivating exhibit of modern neon displays.

Last year’s Vast Imaginarium was inspired by famous contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms-a four-room art installation that served as a magical journey for the imagination-recently bagged two Silver Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year Retail and Brand Experience of the Year Consumer for helping cement Estancia’s reputation as a lifestyle space that promotes the arts.

“Ortigas & Company has always valued providing accessible art to the public, through Estancia’s Vast Imaginarium rooms as well as this year’s Ortigas Art Festival; We want to continue this effort for the holidays, so we are bringing back our renowned rooms now called Sweet Illusion Chamber Rooms. Estancia has become Ortigas’ art hub that fosters creativity in the middle of the metro, and what better way to celebrate that than to launch it this season.” says Arch. Renee C. Bacani, VP of Ortigas & Company.

Aside from Sweet Illusions rooms, Estancia also has a |ot in store for shoppers this holiday season. A Keto Workshop will be held from November 30 to December 2 at the ground floor South Wing entrance from 10 am. to 10 pm. True to the spirit of celebrating. the Holiday Feasts with treats, in partnership with Mastercard, will run from November 15 to January 15, 2019 at participating restaurants for families and friends alike. On December 9, a MliS Kids Can! Bazaar will take place at the 2F Bridgeway from 10 am. to A Magic The Gathering Tournament (Day 1) Tekken Tournament will also take place at the 2F Bridgeway from December 15 to 16 at 10 am. to 6 pm.

For the kids and the young at heart. get a chance to Meet and Greet Santa on all Saturdays of December at the 2F Bridgeway from 6 am. to 10 pm and then watch spectacular fireworks show at 7 pm. And family, for churchgoers. a Simbang Gabl will also take place at the 2F Bridgeway from December 15 to 23 at 6 pm.

Visitors can enjoy all these holiday activities while exploring the newly-opened stores in Estancia: Motorino. Brow Lounge. Power Station, Anna Pashmina. Vivere Salon, and Shl

Lin. In addition, new stores will be opening its doors such as Anytime Fitness, Scout’s Honor, Alba, Tim Horton’s. Haruta. among many others.

Make your sweetest Christmas illusions come alive at Estancia.


Munchkin Cat Pops Water Balloons

A couple years ago, Halanoir0 filled an entire basket with water balloons to celebrate July 4 with a splash. But when he checked on the water balloons, he found his munchkin cat examining the balloons. Curiosity took over and got the cat wet.


Zach Mueller: Cardistry at its Finest

Many people grew old of the tricks magicians and cardists pull off. But, Zach Mueller is here to bring something new to the table. Dwelling in the art of cardistry, Zach makes cards appear as if they were floating and sliding off his hand.


G-Eazy x Borgore: Forbes

Bay Area’s G-Eazy teams up with Israeli dubstep producer Borgore to bring you their new EDM song, “Forbes”.

Listen as G-Eazy spits out some slick rhymes backed up with Borgores sick beats and mad bass drops.


Air Jordan Eclipse “Black Camo”

Jordan’s Brand celebrates their 30th anniversary by launching their latest sneaker, the Air Jordan Eclipse.
Featuring a mesh design, the sneaker is both lightweight and breathable while an allover black upper and a gray camo side panel finishes its slick look . Although its design strays from Jordan’s iconic style, the Air Jordan Eclipse will certainly live up to its name.


“Stars and Stripes” by G-Shock and ALIFE

Famous Japanese watch brand G-Shock taps American streetwear icon ALIFE to bring back the iconic 6900 model in a stylish fashion. Showered in stars and stripes, the iconic larged-faced watch gets outfitted in Americana and features a red, white, and blue body finished off with ALIFE branding.


Celebrate 100 Years of the Coke Bottle with this Latest Collection

Joining the celebration of the incredible 100 years of the Coke bottle is Japanese cult brand HUMAN MADE®. Coca-Cola teams up with the Japanese clothing company to bring you a special, limited edition collection. The collection will consist of five newly-designed tees fronted with a vintage design of the beloved Coke bottle. The T-shirt series will also come with a limited hand-painted “hariko” papier-mâché replica bottle to complement the collection. The collection will initially be released in STORE by NIGO®.


The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Finally Gets Turbocharged

The Porsche’s 911 Carrera is set to rule the roads again with its latest update. The 2017 Carrera will feature a turbocharged engine capable of 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque making it 20 hp faster than last year’s model. Meanwhile, the Carrera S gets its own share of love and features a 420 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque.

The 2017 Carrera is set to shred the roads with a 0-60 time of four seconds and a top speed of 183 mph. Meanwhile, the Carrera S does not get left behind with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. Porsche also claims that its new turbocharged engine also have 12% more fuel economy than their non-turbocharged counterparts. The 2017 porsche 911 Carrera is set for release in the U.S, having a price of $89,400 USD for the base model. Meanwhile the Carrera S will sell for $103,400 USD.


Algorithm can turn Photos into Van Gogh

Who knew that you could capture some Van Gogh in any simple photo?

German researchers take imitation to the next level as they introduce an algorithm that can turn photos into the style of any famous artist. Through the use of what is called a convolutional neural network, which was used to mimic the style of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, and Edvard Munch by filtering the style of the original art through several computational units until the style agrees with the given image. The process however requires balanced style and content as too much of one will affect the quality of the other. The process currently takes an hour to complete but the research team expects it to lessen as they refine the procedure.