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What’s Inside 2 | On the Cover Free Spirits! Meet Kiko, Pio, Trixie, Irish, and Nesza of the award-winning UP Pep Squad

4 | The Style Challenge Chic in the City Fashion bloggers put together fashion forward outfits from TriNoma stores

Bring the Beat Back! Yes, VIBE is back with an energized new look to match all the hip and happening activities and events at TriNoma. Our community has grown so much in the past few years that we needed a bigger medium to share all the good news coming our way. Headlining VIBE is the inspiring story of the youthful members of the UP Pep Squad. We’ve also got trendy fashion bloggers dishing out style advice, college students sharing their chill out

secrets, and a rundown of the cafes and restaurants that make dining at TriNoma such a pleasurable experience. And because we’re right smack into the holiday season, we have prepared a shopping guide featuring TriNoma’s exciting mix of stores. You will definitely have no problems choosing the best gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Feel the VIBE! The TriNoma Team

6 | Spotted! The TriNoma Shopping Guide Gift ideas for the weekend warrior dad, domestic diva mom, fashionista daughter, and gadget geek son

8 | Want to Wear Manly Pursuits Get properly geared for the season’s relaxing reunions and sweet getaways

9 | Want to Wear Mix a Merry Match A few choice pieces to get your wardrobe ready for the holidays

10 | Want to Eat Flavorful Expeditions Cafes and restaurants for your culinary satisfaction

12 | Want to Watch Tales Everlasting Catch the season’s hottest movies— Breaking Dawn, Rise of the Guardians, The Hobbit, and The Great Gatsby.

13 | Want to Do Why I Love TriNoma! College kids share the many things they enjoy at TriNoma

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15 | Events A rundown of the concerts, fashion shows, and celebrity appearances at TriNoma

16 | Behind the Scenes On the Job Fun! Employees of Belo Medical Group and Krispy Kreme share their special moments at TriNoma

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Free Spirits Meet Kiko, Pio, Trixie, Irish, and Nesza. More than being members of the award-winning UP Pep Squad, they’re also fun-loving, goaloriented individuals driven by their passion to dance their hearts out while serving their community. Clothes by The Ramp: Crossings Make-up by Acqua Salon


porting svelte figures and shaved heads, the University of the Philippines Pep Squad tumbled, twirled, and flew through the air winning the UAAP Cheerdance Competition for the third straight year. After months of training and practicing, they managed to pull a triumphant routine that featured a combination of synchronized movements and fabulous

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formations. Needless to say the audience was impressed. But then, rigorous training is just par for the course for these exemplary athletes, who devote about four to six hours a day, five days a week to the squad. Kiko Cortez, who joined the squad in the summer of 2008, reveals, “Depending on the day, we take jazz classes, gymnastics classes, or core and strength conditioning.

After our regular classes, we do our stunts training and practice dances for upcoming shows. It’s physically tiring but, as our coaches always tell us, it’s mind over matter. At the end of the day, it’s what we tell our minds that our bodies will do. Pagod lang ‘yan, lilipas din ‘yan.” A gymnast since he was eight years old, Kiko says, “I have always wanted to join the squad since I’m not used to having

spare and dull time. Besides, I love being active.” Pio Niño Opinaldo wasn’t really planning on joining the team because he didn’t have a dance and gymnastics background. But one of his professors, who happens to be the squad’s assistant coach encouraged him. “He said that I don’t have to have a dance background to join the team because all I need to have is the willingness to learn and dedication to train,” Pio recalls. A mentor also encouraged Nesza “The best part of Isabel Salvador to being in a team is join. She recalls, “My getting to perspire, coach in high school, aspire and inspire Brent Viray, inspired with people who me to audition… He are as driven and believed that great as passionate opportunities await as I am.” me there. I’m one of the flyers of the team. I love the way our coaches handle us. They make us “be” perfect!” Indeed, for these young athletes, being part of the UP Pep Squad has been a life-changing experience. Apart from playing a significant role in boosting school morale, Trixie Segundo says, “I get to share what I love doing with people who also share the same passion. Not only do I get to dance with these people but also, I get to discover skills that I have, share them, and serve the community, my family, and my country.”

“You have the freedom to express yourself… Most of the time you are surrounded by brilliant, intelligent, and creative people so you’ll also feel brilliant, intelligent, and creative every time you go to school.” Pio says, “You have the freedom to express yourself… Most of the time you are surrounded by brilliant, intelligent, and creative people so you’ll also feel brilliant, intelligent, and creative every time you go to school.” “In UP, there is this freedom that we have as constituents of a free university,” says Kiko. “It is not the kind that allows us to do everything we want. It is the kind that gives us the opportunity to achieve greatness within and beyond ourselves. Being surrounded by present and future leaders of the country, you get the chance to absorb the greatness around you and use it to nourish your own version of greatness.”

Irish discovered cheerleading in high school and loved it ever since. Of her role in the team, she says, “I am the challenger. I’m really competitive and I like challenging myself and other people to become the best that we can be.” Despite their fervent dedication to the team, members of the UP Pep Squad never lose sight of the importance of academics. Because they have learned to manage their time wisely, they are able to meet their responsibilities as studentathletes. They are also able to enjoy the same things that young college students do like spending time with friends, chilling out at the mall, and going to the movies. Besides they love it at the University of the Philippines—and wouldn’t think of studying anywhere else.

It’s not all work for these young athletes. After their rigorous training, they make sure to spend some downtime at their favorite mall. “I love how hip and chic everything is in it! It caters to different generations from young to old.” —Irish

Irish Adrienne Planes agrees. “The best part of being in a team is getting to perspire, aspire and inspire with people who are as driven and as passionate as I am,” she says.

Chilling Out at TriNoma

Three-peat champs UP Pep Squad in their winning form Photo by Juan Benjamin Janeo

Up the

Ramp A street-style shopping hub chockfull of the latest clothes, shoes, and accessories, The Ramp: Crossings has become a must-stop for every aspiring fashionista. Some of the hot brands it carries include The Ramp, Mundo, Amber, Faith Hope Love, and United Pop. What’s more, the fashion selection at The Ramp comes in affordable price points. So you can really go ahead and shop till you drop! The Ramp: Crossings Level 1, 901-3781

“TriNoma is a place where I can spend all the extra time I have. As it is very accessible from UP, I can watch movies with friends, shop with my family, study for an exam, and even spend a special occasion with a special person. It has everything that I need, from school stuff to social pastimes to training apparels. TriNoma is just the place to be when I want to relax, enjoy, and take a breather from my busy life as a student-athlete.” —Kiko “What I love about TriNoma is that it offers a variety of products catering to different classes. Also, it is accessible to me since I live nearby.” —Trixie “What I love about TriNoma is the big space and the ambiance. I like the combination of modern and nature scenery.” —Pio “I love the fountains!” —Nesza

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the style challenge

Chic in the


Fashion bloggers Kat Dy and Dani Barretto show us how to put together fashion forward outfits from Oxygen and Payless.

Sheer shortsleeved printed blouse, P1,099, brown denim shorts, P749, Oxygen. Suede clog wedges, P1,320, Payless.

DANI Barretto Dani is a fashion design student at the College of Saint Benilde. She’s only been blogging for the past seven months but already, her blog has gained a solid following. Perhaps it’s because Dani absolutely loves blogging. She says, “I’m falling even more in love with it every single day.” Take a peek into her life at www.

“My first outfit is perfect when going to the mall— simple but still fashionable.”

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“My second outfit is perfect for a dinner meeting or dinner with your lovey or girlfriends at the mall. And it’s not too revealing. The peek-a-boo at the back is just right for a night out. And for me, why hide your best assets right? If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” Quick Directory Level 1: Oxygen, 901-3503 Level 3: Payless, 901-3665

Hair and makeup by Acqua Salon

Chiffon top with striped cotton inner wear and tear drop cutouts at the back, P599, long skirt, P799, gold necklace, P599, gold bangles, set of four, P599, ring, P299, Oxygen. Suede red pumps, P2,950, Payless.

KAT Dy Kat has made a career out of her love for beauty and fashion. She was formerly the fashion editor of Cosmopolitan magazine before putting up her own online accessories store and becoming the distributor of Lipcote. Catch her at

Polka dot blazer, P1,249, white long-sleeved blouse, P999, polka dot pants, P799, gold necklace, P499, Oxygen. Snakeskin pumps, P2,950, gold chain bag, P750, Payless.

“The peplum is a trendy silhouette but it gives that extra oomph to traditional styles. One trick to wearing peplum: Make sure your waist is defined, wearing a belt achieves this. Navy is this season’s black so I gravitated toward this navy boyfriend-fit pants, pairing it with the tee. To keep the combo from looking too frumpy, I strapped on snakeskin wedges in a lovely rose hue, and added a smart color-blocked satchel into the mix.”

Navy blue striped peplum shirt, P649, navy tapered pants, P999, belt, P499, chunky chain bracelet, P599, Oxygen. Snakeskin wedges, P2,950, navy blue and beige bag, P1,950, Payless.

“Printed pants are a huge hit right now—and I love this polka dot pair from Oxygen. The leg is slim, and it’s so comfy—a great traveling piece! I decided to pair it with a dotted jacket, and a classic button down top for a sophisticated interpretation on the printed jacket-and-bottom trend. The black and white palette kept it from looking too busy. The shoes are from Christian Siriano for Payless, and I love how such a chic pump can come from Payless—the toe cap is actually faux pony hair!”

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spotted: the TriNoma shopping guide Desk lamp with shade of lime green geometric pattern, Regalong Pambahay, P1,150

Black waisted dress with red rose print, Dorothy Perkins, P2,545

The Macbeth Collection Scented Sachet, Sleepcare, P490

Domestic DIVA MOM

Drawer liners, Sleepcare, P420

Surround your mom with all things pretty to make caring for the home a pleasant task.

Animal print flats, Dorothy Perkins, P1,845

Calphalon Nylon Silicone Turner, P335, and Calphalon Teflon 12” Pan, P6,880, Gourdo’s

Lacy black flats, Dorothy Perkins, P2,245 White metal tray with vintage design, P500, glass cupcake holder, P750, both from Regalong Pambahay

Leaf pattern earrings, P250, silver necklace, P450, chandelier earrings with white, pink, and purple glitters, P350, all from The Ramp: Crossings

Jewelry case, Regalong Pambahay, P950 Quick Directory Lobby: Gourdo’s, Sleepcare Level 1: The Ramp: Crossings Level 3: Dorothy Perkins, Regalong Pambahay

Domestic DIVA MOM

All-weather jacket, Mountain Hardwear, P6,990 Vintage duffel bag, Rudy Project, P4,450

Dinner set with red tile design, Gourdo’s, P2,600 Wool beanie lined with recycled polyester microfleece, Mountain Hardwear, P1,290

Cycling helmet, Toby’s, P1,995

Rydon shades with Carbon frame and Golf 100 lens, Rudy Project, P8,350

Gray and blue multipocket backpack, Columbia Sportswear, P2,990

Orange and blue Discraft Sky-Pro 125gram sportsdisc, Toby’s, P495 (orange), P695 (blue)

Weekend WARRIOR DAD Whether he likes cycling, playing basketball, or climbing mountains, he’ll take a liking to this assortment of clothes, accessories, and gear.

Sony DCR PJ5 SD Handycam® Camcorder with Projector, Avant Abenson, P21,990

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Boardshorts with geometric pattern, Quiksilver, P3,790 Canon EOS 6500 1855mm DLSR camera, Canon, P46,998

Quick Directory Level 1: Toby’s Level 2: Avant Abenson, Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Quiksilver, Rudy Project Level 3: Canon

Leather jacket, P4,195, denim shorts with glittery studs, P2,595, both from Topshop

Sleeveless top with geometric orange print, Folded & Hung, P749 Orange bag of lamb skin, Rabeanco, P9,500

Beige canvas sneakers with two pairs of colored shoelaces, Olukai, P4,490 Denim backpack with studs, P2,645, ankle boots with studs, P3,045, black mini roller hat, P1,895, all from Topshop

Quick Directory Level 1: Folded & Hung Level 2: Olukai Level 3: Kiehl’s, Rabeanco, Topshop Thomas Sabo

Pearl bracelet with two charms, silver bracelet with 14 charms, price available upon request, both from Thomas Sabo

Fashionista DAUGHTER

Fullysequinned silver dress, Topshop, P6,395

Any girl would love to have any of these fashion and beauty whatnots guaranteed to freshen up her overall look.

Ultra Facial Cream, P1,700, Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, P2,150, Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion, P1,275, Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser, P1,550, Rare Earth Pore Daily Cleanser, P1,200, all from Kiehl’s

Red Jambox portable wireless speakers, Power Mac Center, P18,500

Blemish Control Daily Skin Cleaning treatment, P1,650, Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, P3,850, both from Kiehl’s MacBook Air 13-inch, Power Mac Center, P57,990 (128gb), P72,990 (256gb)

Gadget GEEK SON iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, P20,990 (16gb), P25,990 (32gb), P30,990 (64gb) EarPods, P1,490, both from Power Mac Center

Because he spends half his free time online, your son will certainly appreciate these gadgets which will make his digital experience richer.

Sony VAIO Notebook with Intel Core processor, Sony Centre, P59,999 Samsung LED 55” 3D, Smart TV, Avant Abenson , P229,900

Buffalo multiple USB port, Power Mac Center , P750

Samsung MV800 digital camera with flip-out display, Avant Abenson, P9,990

MiLi Power Shine battery pack with 2 USB ports for dual charging, Power Mac Center, P3,650

Quick Directory Level 2: Avant Abenson Level 3: Power Mac Center, Sony Centre

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want to wear | men



The long holiday weekends might have you going out of town. Whether you’re sailing in a yacht or a taking a boat to an island destination, protect yourself from the wind and water with this sturdy all-weather yellow jacket. Nautica, P8,695 Precision watch with leather straps Timex, P9,990

he holiday season is marked by relaxing reunions and sweet getaways. Make sure you’re properly geared in the fashion department for such occasions.

There’ll be plenty of time to hang out with friends this season. Chill out with a blue cotton long sleeved polo shirt, Oxygen, P1,299 Top off with a gray hat, Oxygen, P499

Wear your dependable blue denims with either a shirt for brunch with the kids or a polo for office parties. Collared red, white, and blue striped shirt, Nautica, P3,495, Knitted plaid polo, Nautica, P3,295

Get a pair of denims with a snug fit. Oxygen, P1,199

Quick Directory Level 1: Oxygen, Timex Level 2: Birkenstock, Nautica

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Take leisurely walks with a pair of khaki shorts, Oxygen, P999, and Alpro Brown sandals, Birkenstock, P4,850

Accentuate your outfit with a classic silver watch, Timex, P13,490

want to wear | women Shift dress made of gray tweed with pleats on bodice and belt. Debenhams, P6,950

Chandelier earrings bring the focus back on your pretty features. The Ramp: Crossings, P350

Brighten up any ensemble with this red shoulder bag made of lamb skin. Rabeanco, P12,500

Though grey in color, this pair of heels is a definite show stopper. Michael Antonio, P2,880

A long dark red rib cardigan can wrap up a shift dress or a plain blouse. Debenhams, P2,350

A jersey top with ruched neckline goes well with just about anything. The Ramp: Crossings, P1,490

You’ll be the star of the night with this feathered skirt. The Ramp: Crossings, P2,350

Put a spring on your step with beige lace-up heels. Michael Antonio, P3,600


t only takes a few choice pieces to get your wardrobe ready for the holiday season. A bright-colored cardigan, a hot pair of heels, or an elegant piece of jewelry is all you need.

Here’s an elegant take on the holiday green, a sheer Blazer with floral long-sleeved and paisley prints. blouse with The Ramp: Crossings, subtle pleats. P1,690 Mango, P2,250

Chunky and colorful accessories will spice up plain ensembles. The Ramp: Crossings, P550

Glam up this white waisted dress with a sheer detail on top with the right accessories. Mango, P2,750

Gold Cleopatra necklace goes perfectly with a plain dress. The Ramp: Crossings, P580

Timepieces with tinges of gold will enhance your look. Swatch, P4,000 each

Wearing a mini? Then doll up your gams with this gold- and silver-beaded heels. Michael Antonio, P6,999 A black mini goes well with colored tops. Mango, P1,950

Quick Directory Level 1: The Ramp, Swatch Level 2: Debenhams Level 3: Mango, Michael Antonio, Rabeanco

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Flavorful Expeditions

Whether you’re out with family or friends, TriNoma offers a good selection of cafés and restaurants for your culinary satisfaction.


J.Co Donuts & Coffee

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hose who have tasted J. Co Donuts & Coffee’s gourmet doughnuts are not at all surprised that people line up really early in the morning to grab a dozen or two. Soft and light, their doughnuts come in a dizzying variety of flavors that are both delicious and exciting. Consider J. Co’s bestselling doughnut, the Al Capone. Topped with white Belgian chocolate, it is heaped with a generous amount of roasted California almonds, giving it a flavorful texture.

Plates of gourmet doughnuts from the almond-sprinkled Al Capone and avocadoflavored chocolate Avocado di Caprio to Berry Spears with strawberry sauce

The Avocado di Caprio plays with two seemingly conflicting flavor profiles: avocado and chocolate. However, one bite of the avocado cream with the dark chocolate slivers will tell you that J. Co is really serious about making great-tasting doughnuts. Of course, what would a doughnut shop be without coffee? J. Co has some of the tastiest—and prettiest. Their signature cappuccino blend, the J. Coccino, has a lovely custom-made chocolate wafer on top with a swirl of latte art. It’s so pretty that you might actually hate to take a sip! J.Co Donuts & Coffee, Lobby Level, 621-5567

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The newly-opened Racks

hat the dishes are named after such pop culture figures as Nancy Kwan and John Woo already gives you an idea of what’s to come at Dragon Chef. The result of the culinary collaboration of Chef Florabel Co-Yatco (of Elias and Crisostomo) and restaurateur Ricky Laudico (of Sumo Sam and Marciano’s), Dragon Chef promises diners a distinctive culinary experience. The drama starts with the interiors, which can only be aptly described as modern eclectic, from its colorful portraits of Chinese icons framed on the ceiling to its chairs and couches upholstered in rich, velvety hues. But it is the food that’s the main event.

hen you say ribs in Manila, one of the names that readily come to mind is Racks. Known for its fall-off-the-bones Baby Back Ribs, Racks recently opened a restaurant on the second level of TriNoma, its first venture at an Ayala Mall, and diners north of Metro Manila are quick to say, “It’s about time!” On weekends indeed, Racks is filled with families who can’t seem to get enough of its tasty ribs! Apart from its sumptuous Baby Back Ribs, diners also delight in its big serving of crispy light Onion Rings. Fast becoming a favorite is Racks’ Southern Fried Chicken. Wrapped up in a crispy coating, the fried chicken is tender and juicy with just the right amount of spicy flavor. Served with homemade biscuits and honey, it definitely has a Southern feel. Another must-try is the Angus au Jus, the newest addition to Racks’ already impressive menu. It is Angus beef rib-eye seasoned with Racks’ signature steak rub and grilled to perfection. Its sauce is a light red wine au Jus. Baby Back Ribs and Angus au Jus

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Racks, Level 2, 718-0899, 718-0926

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California Pizza Kitchen’s cozy interiors

here’s something downright comforting about sitting at your favorite table in your favorite restaurant, and knowing that you will have a fabulous meal each and every time. Still one of the best places to get Italian dishes prepared from old country recipes, California Pizza Kitchen is beloved by TriNoma mallers. That’s because since it opened its doors in 2007, it has consistently served delicious food prepared by its talented chefs, served with warm hospitality by its friendly wait staff. Not one to rest on its laurels, California Pizza Kitchen is always coming up with new dishes to make your every visit an exciting one. The Fresh Spinach Salad is a refreshing plate of greens tossed with Gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, and cherry tomatoes with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. The Asparagus and Spinach Spaghettini features loads of asparagus,

Sicilian Pizza and Asparagus and Spinach Spaghettini

spinach, fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and parmesan. Order these new recipes alongside your regulars like Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, Kung Pao Spaghetti, and Thai Crunch Salad. CPK, Level 3, 901-3881 to 83

tea time!

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franchise from Hongkong, Happy Lemon has all sorts of pleasant flavors that will definitely brighten up your day. If it’s an unbearably hot day, order a Lemon Peppermint drink with green and white nata and lemon slices. Its refreshing flavor will cheer you up. A fun, filling drink is Crispy Coco Matcha with brown sugar jelly and coco powder.

akasi is a popular milk tea brand from Taiwan that has made a glorious splash in the Philippines. Its bestseller is the Okinawa Milk Tea with black sugar. However, its ube-tasting Taro Unlimited is fast gaining popularity too for its yummy flavor!

Happy Lemon, Level 4, 919-4745

Dakasi, Level 3, 0905-834-1336

I Emperor Wenzung, crispy Asian chicken with barbeque sauce, and Yuen Long, braised pork belly with hot pao

Delight in a magnificently braised piece of pork belly with meat that’s oh so tender. Have forkfuls of Fukien Style Noodles together with bites of crispy chicken. Or better yet, have some Wan Chai Pork Asado and Lechon Macau for a twist of the familiar. There are more “hearty and hip” dishes to be had, from the Nirvana Salad to the Flying Dragon Fish. Be sure to leave room for dessert! Dragon Chef, Level 4, 621-4487

Gong Cha

t’s supposedly tea fit for royalty, and thousands of its fan would agree. Flavorfully creamy, Gong Cha’s milk tea blends feature classic flavors like Earl Grey, Green Tea, Toffee, Caramel, and Chocolate. These you may have with a selection of add-ons from ice cream and coconut jelly to pearl and Gong Cha Milk Cream. Gong Cha, Level 4, 542-3150


Level 1: Chatime Level 2: Army Navy, and Tokyo Bubble Tea Level 4: Wee Nam Kee

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want to watch

Tales Everlasting This season’s silver screen options have an enduring element about them from the idea of immortality so carefully expounded on in Breaking Dawn and Rise of the Guardians to the timeless literary masterpieces interpreted on film in The Hobbit and The Great Gatsby.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 November 15

One of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, is set for an epic conclusion when the birth of Edward and Bella’s child, Renesmee Cullen, draws ire from the most powerful vampire coven, the Volturi. The final installment of the worldwide phenomenon orchestrates an exciting ending to the love story that has captured the hearts of millions.

Rise of the Guardians November 28

When a creature of darkness threatens to ruin Christmas, it is up to the Immortal Guardians— Jack Frost, Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and the Sandman—to join forces to save the hopes and dreams of children all over the world. Rise of the Guardians, a mustsee movie from DreamWorks Animation, comes in Digital 3D when it hits theaters this holiday season.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Great Gatsby

December 14

A prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey centers on Bilbo Baggins as he embarks on a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor—an adventure that leaves the hobbit holding the fate of Middle Earth in his hands. Martin Freeman plays the titular role of Bilbo Baggins, and Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen reprise their roles as Gollum and the wizard Gandalf the Grey.

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The Great Gatsby is a captivating film set in 1920’s New York that blurs the lines between love and obsession, dreams and tragic realities. With an acclaimed cast featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire, this F. Scott Fitzgerald classic is masterfully adapted for the big screen once more.

Get the Best Seats of the House!

Don’t miss out on the week’s hottest movies by checking out the daily movie schedules of Ayala Malls Cinemas at Just by clicking the appropriate buttons, you get to reserve tickets in advance!

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want to do

Why I love TriNoma! College kids share the many things they enjoy doing and seeing at this refuge of greenery in the heart of Quezon City.



t TriNoma, I like going to movies with my friends and visiting my favorite stores like Crossings, Zara, Topman, Oxygen, Penguin, and F&H.”

t’s very convenient for me to eat out, go to the movies and shop at TriNoma since it’s accessible from where I live. You get to see everything here, and the choice of establishments is also really nice. Landmark, Tomato, Jellybean, Pop Culture and Topshop are just some of the stores I frequent. Oh, and Toys “R” Us too!”

—Kyle Quizon, 20, college student at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, blogger (

– Audrey Orallo, 21, Communication major at the Ateneo de Manila University, member of the Company of Ateneo Dancers


y family frequents TriNoma mainly because it’s the nearest mall from where we live. During school days though, I go to TriNoma mostly for its transport terminals. I also go there to pay bills, watch movies, play in the arcade, shop, and dine. I like TriNoma because it offers all the things I need in one place. Talk about convenience!”


like hanging out at TriNoma because it is convenient. The restaurants and music stores I like are there. My favorites are JB Music and Lyric Music Store.”

—Charlene Ajose, 19, taking up Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Trinity University of Asia, layout artist

—Tim Odulio, 19, a Jazz major at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music, drummer of two bands

The Shoppers’ Ultimate Companion

With the BPI Ayala Malls AMORE Visa card, you can earn shopping rebates, discounts and freebies at participating merchants and a whole lot more mall perks and privileges in all Ayala Malls: Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Market! Market!, Bonifacio High Street, TriNoma, Marquee Mall and Abreeza Mall.

Ayala Malls and BPI Present the New Amore Visa Card Another new and exciting partnership is set to thrill mall shoppers in the country. Ayala Malls together with BPI Express credit introduces the BPI Ayala Malls AMORE Visa card, the first mall lifestyle credit card that gives shoppers access to the ultimate mall and lifestyle experience.

Shopping rebates of 1% to 4% for every P1000 spent in BPI-accredited Ayala Malls establishments await those who will use their BPI AMORE: A 1% rebate for drugstores, supermarkets, schools, bookstores, school and office supplies, department and specialty retail stores, home furnishings and improvements, health and personal care, leisure and sports, electronics and household appliances, and services and utilities; a 3% rebate for accessories, shoes, leather goods, and clothing stores and a 4% rebate for restaurants and bars. With the BPI Ayala Malls AMORE Visa card, shoppers can enjoy instant discounts and


riNoma has a very special place in my heart. Since high school, I have been fascinated with watching movies and I love TriNoma because of the leisurely vibe it gives. I am also smitten by the huge array of shops and boutiques from local brands and Landmark, to Zara and Mango. I fancy hanging out at TriNoma because of its relaxed and peaceful ambience.” —Krisha Payong, 20, a Communication Arts student in Miriam College, blogger (http://, occasional graphic designer and stylist freebies in participating merchant stores and enjoy unlimited use of customer and family lounges and e-lounges. They also get exclusive invites to sale events, workshops, and promotional activities. Movie aficionados on the other hand get exclusive invitations to movie block screenings and enjoy a cinema express lane and a 5% discount on cinema ticket purchases. Application forms for the BPI AMORE Visa card are available at concierge booths across all Ayala Malls, BPI Bank Branches and Express Banking centers. The forms may also be downloaded by logging on to www.bpicards. com. Existing BPI credit card holders may also link their AMORE Visa card for a shared credit limit by requesting through the BPI hotline 89100 and making it an additional credit card. With the new BPI AMORE Visa card, shopping becomes more convenient and rewarding— another reason to love ‘em all at Ayala Malls.

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vibe events

Style Souk

May 31 to June 3, 2012

Designers John Herrera and Renee Salud with The Ramp Crossings General Manager Xandra Ramos-Padilla and host Cesca Litton

As one of the featured activities of Style Origin, Ayala Malls brought Style Souk to TriNoma for a weekend of exclusive fashion Maven fashion editor Rachelle Que, Metro features editor Geolette Esguerra, finds and style stylish celebrity Heart Evangelista, and tips only from the host Karen Pamintuan experts.

Style Origin

Georgina Wilson for Wade

May 5 to 6, 2012

Chris Tiu for Adidas

TriNoma certainly had a lot in store for its style-savvy shoppers with almost one hundred local and foreign brands participating in three fashion shows.

Ely Buendia August 24, 2012

The Cab

Filipino music icon Ely Buendia took the audience back to the 90’s with a rare performance of his classic OPM hits.

September 21, 2012

Screaming fans showed lots of La La love for their favorite alternative rock band, The Cab.

Walang Hanggan August 26, 2012

Siwon and Donghae in Manila August 15, 2012

Retail giant Bench welcomed two of its newest endorsers, Super Junior’s Choi Siwon and Lee Donghae, at the TriNoma Activity Center to the delight of thousands of fans.

Coco Martin and Julia Montes’ mall appearance for the ABS-CBN primetime series “Walang Hanggan” drew a recordbreaking crowd at the Mindanao Open Parking.

watch out

Greyson Chance Live! November 11, 2012 American teen pop singer-songwriter and pianist Greyson Chance will be delighting fans with his enthralling voice and amazing talent as he performs at the TriNoma Activity Center at 6:30 pm on November 11, 2012. To promote his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night, Greyson traveled across the world which helped propel Hold On ‘Til The Night to Platinum status in Indonesia and the Philippines, and to Gold status in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Along this journey, Greyson met thousands of loyal fans around the globe, each of whom helped inspire a brand new creative state of mind for him. This new outlook can be witnessed in his latest release, the new single “Sunshine & City Lights”, exclusively under MCA Music. The product of a serendipitous last minute studio session in London with songwriting duo The Nexus, this new song is a perfect reflection of Greyson’s artistry and vocal talent. “Sunshine & City Lights” is the first taste of the new music Greyson has been working on for nearly a year. “Sunshine & City Lights” is available at iTunes or Buy Greyson Chance’s new EP, “Truth Be Told: Part 1” at Astroplus, Level 4.

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behind the scenes


On the Job


Working at TriNoma is filled with special moments as employees of Belo Medical Group and Krispy Kreme share.


s managing physician at Belo Medical Group, April Geraldez gets to meet and treat celebrities, which she finds a real joy. She has been working at the TriNoma branch since 2007. At TriNoma, she says,

I go to the spa and gym here. I do my groceries here. All these she finds very convenient.

“ Aisa Ching, physician’s assistant

at Belo Medical Group, likes the team work that they share at their TriNoma branch and the passion and enthusiasm that each and every staff member has for his job. She says,

Seeing patients happy and satisfied is fulfillment for all of us. She loves working at TriNoma because she gets to have lunch at her favorite restaurants and enjoy window shopping on her breaks.

Cruz is on her fifth year as branch manager of the Belo Medical Group in TriNoma. She enjoys all the girl stuff associated with working for a beauty company, adding,

We get to try all the latest lasers and treatments in Belo Medical Group.

She likes working at TriNoma in particular because it is very accessible to her home.

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of the things that Deo Osiana, customer relations specialist at Krispy Kreme, likes about his job is that he gets to take children on a tour of their kitchen, giving them a peek into how their delicious doughnuts are made. He adds, “I also like that they let us express ourselves and they let us choose our own career path.” Working at TriNoma has been fun, he says, because their customers are warm and approachable.

A simple gesture like a smile can mean a lot. When you smile at others and they smile back, it makes your day.


Petallo, retail specialist at Krispy Kreme, describes working at the popular doughnut shop as like being in a stage play. She says, “Krispy Kreme is the director and we are the actors. It’s about creating magic moments for the customer. We treat the customer as a friend. And it makes me really happy when customers ask for me.” Working at TriNoma is a treat for Yza. Because she hails from Surigao del Norte, she wasn’t at all familiar with TriNoma and was amazed at its high quality environment.

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