There’s Still Time

You probably can’t count how many lazy Saturday afternoons you’ve spent together, but this one is different. You’re no longer playing house, you’re talking about building a future together. Photographer JL Javier paints a suburban love story where Kit Thompson is the guy who decides that the girl next door is the woman he wants to spend the rest […]

Bench Lookbook: “Comfort Food”

When life throws you lemons, just shrug and order fast food. Go all out on that takeout. Swallow that pain with a quarter-pounder of pleasure. Ain’t no shame in eating your feelings. But as our badass blog muse Camie Juan demonstrates in these shots by Andrea Beldua, you might as well look good while doing it. So […]

BENCH Meets Graham Caygill

  Goals can change over time. For Fil-British soccer star Graham Caygill, goals became less literal in the past year what with his decision to quit local football team Loyola Meralco Sparks and trade “the beautiful game” for an arena that straight up celebrates beauty. As the new host of sporting and lifestyle show Gameplan, he’s […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Bataan

  As summer winds down, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations before we settle indoors. To wrap up this travel-hardy season, new nomad JM Sabariaga (@jm.sabriaga) sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Bataan.  Story behind the snap:  “I like going to unfamiliar places that have breathtaking sceneries and inspire tranquility. Since its proximity […]

B/BIYAHE: Postcard from Punta Fuego

Through the summer, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations. Through this travel-hardy season, we field postcards from our favorite nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, new nomad Rachel Halili (@rachelhalili) sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Punta Fuego in Batangas.  Story behind the snap: “My dad’s friend was […]

The Cool Kids of Summer – Electoral Edition

While corruption in our country remains stubbornly in place, the electoral campaign has most certainly changed. News travels faster; tweets are more visible than tarps; and the stage podium has been replaced by the social media platform. Whether asserting one’s agenda or deploying propaganda, the Internet has become a political battlefield. And because the mob […]

Hot Days, Warm Feelings

  It takes a trip, psychedelic or other, to get closer to the company you keep. Inspired by the warm friendships a hot summer can foster, B/BLOG set out with three kids running toward the freedom of their youth and chasing memories along the way. Listen to a “Warm Feelings” summer playlist on BENCH/BEATS here. […]

#BenchBodyLanguage: Century Tuna Superbods Finalists Ameen & Tanya

There’s only so much you can tell a person to inspire fitness. Oftentimes, a body of evidence is necessary: slits across hips, toned arms, a tight stomach. For the past 10 years, Century Tuna Superbods has sent out a parade of those bodies—the sort you desire, but more so that spur a desire to get […]