Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Funny Girl

My all-time favorite Filipino comedy (or maybe even Filipino movie) is Kimmy Dora. It gave me one of the best laughs ever--the kind that makes your belly ache and your eyes tear up. (If you haven't seen it, go get a copy--a legit one!--now!) So I was very happy to meet the lead star, our March cover girl, Eugene Domingo.

"Best actresses are more fun in the Philippines!" says our creative director Carlo. Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Innovatives, makeup by Tatin Yang, hair by Alee Benson, styling by Kity Dilao.

While she cracked us up during the shoot ("Si Oprah talaga, lahat na lang may lesson no?"), she also turned contemplative as she talked about her pursuit of happiness. Get to know a different side of Eugene in this issue.

One of my favorite features is our summer reading list (by contributor, Cosmo managing editor and Techy Romantics lead singer Camille Besinga), where we have book recommendations for kids and grownups (both men and women). In case y'all haven't noticed, I love reading, and so does the rest of the team--it's quite important for writers to be readers. This is our little way of sharing the love.

Since we didn't have time to go to the beach, we just bought some fine sand and pulled out seashells (yep, they're available in stores). Sssshhh.:)

My other favorite stories:
  • "Help Your Kid Find Her Passion" (something I wish my parents had read to keep me from wasting all my time when I was a kid)
  • "30 Ways to Make This Your Best Summer Ever" (30 ways to...make this your best. Summer. Evah!)
  • "6 Summer Must-Haves" (how to dress up or dress down six great summer pieces so you get more mileage out of them. I especially love the crisp white coat!)
  • And...well, I could go on. I love this issue.:) We've revamped a few pages so it's looking more dynamic.
It's just a hundred bucks, so do grab a copy. It's a great way to kick off the hot, hot summer!


  1. So excited to have a new issue. I've waited long enough (that Jan-Feb issue was agonizingly too short for me!). And that Reading List! Weeeeh!


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