relaunched in cyberspace

May 13, 2009
Going beyond just food and the hottest holes in the metro, a revamped now offers an array of interesting lifestyle and pop culture-related articles.

One year after it was officially launched in cyberspace,—the online city guide featuring the latest and the hottest food and dining place around the metro—is reborn!

Adopting a total makeover, the site now covers an extensive array of interesting topics ranging from "Manila life, culture, entertainment, dining, politics, and style, SPOT is your go-to-guide for where to go, what to do, see, eat, buy, and talk about," wrote editor-in-chief Myrza Sison.

Staying true to its vision, freely explores a potpourri of subjects, like award-wining poet Lourd De Veyra spewing his acerbic wit as he hops from mundane to complex matters through his blog, This Is A Crazy Planets.

FEEDING THE MIND. This week, tackles the subject of artificial enhancement, particularly among showbiz personalities.

"Celebrities rely on their looks [so] they take extra effort to look better if they think they still need improvement or maintain as much as possible their youth," explained cosmetic surgeon Angeles Morales-de Leon.

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The article titled, "Gone Too Far? Demystifying Plastic Surgery Addiction," dissects the logic of the said practice from a spectator's point of view.

Due to the hype, gloss and commercialization on artificial enhancement, surgeons admit that many people have a misguided perception of the procedure's benefits. Some clients-celebrities and ordinary folk-look at surgery nowadays as an escape from issues of self-worth. Read more.

In addition, an interesting article features the very popular yet enigmatic television host, Willie Revillame, is a must-read for this week.

"Wowowhy Is Willie Revillame So Powerful?" discusses the reasons behind Willie's charisma to the masses.

The article notes: "Non-fans are puzzled: Why does he have power over the masses when he consistently makes fun of his contestants’ teeth/ feet/ peklat or burol-worthy-looks just to get laughs?

"The objects of his ridicule laugh with him as he laughs at them, as if forgiving him for his insensitive remarks because he’s serving a noble purpose. He’s their savior, the answer to their suffering and strife." Read more.

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The newly revamped site intends to keep its readers informed and entertained at the same time without the stiffness we commonly encounter in traditional lifestyle media.

Myrza further says: "More than just a repository of information and numbers, SPOT offers solid, well-written lifestyle features and insightful commentary you've never seen before in the local scene."

To find out more about SPOT, visit

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