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Metro Society NOVEMBER 2018

Metro Society is about living the high life, created for people who shape and influence the social arena, namely in the fields of business, fashion, lifestyle, arts and culture. It’s about the people who mater and why they matter.

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comfort solutions within reach

AMERICAN STANDARD, the leader in hygiene, brings greater comfort and security to your sanctuary with a range of solutions that protect your family’s health and elevate the sanitation of your spaces. In those private moments within your day, enjoy a complete and thorough clean with American Standard’s Spalet Collection, which marries sleek simplicity and advanced technology to bring you deluxe designs that offer fully-automated cleansing functions. The collection – which leverages on Lixil’s expertise in innovating shower toilets since 1967- features beautifully crafted shower toilets and electronic bidet seats that are enhanced with pampering spa-like functions. They deliver ultimate comfort, cleanliness and hygiene, and best of all, they operate hands-free! SLIM SMART WASHER II MANUAL BIDET Find greater comfort and convenience in the washroom with the Slim Smart Washer II Manual Bidet, which is…

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clean hands for health: a recipe for good hand hygiene

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 40% of food-borne illnesses are transmitted via germs on our hands. Moreover, a staggering 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch alone. When done properly, good hand hygiene can be one of the simplest and most effective ways to help you avoid getting sick. October 15th is Global Handwashing Day, an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness around this very issue. Understanding the importance of hand washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases, and making the link clear between hand washing and food is an integral part of this day. Initial recently commissioned some family research in support of Global Handwashing Day, and its theme ‘Clean hands – a recipe for health,’…

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Aisha Anwar Aisha Anwar is part of the Metro Society editorial team as one of our Associate Editors. She spent a couple of years in London, before moving back to Manila where she is now based fulltime. You will find most of her work on the pages of our magazine, for she writes features like Nobleman and Versus. For this issue, she writes the cover story on Dr. Steve Mark Gan. JC Inocian After high school, JC went to London to study music for two years, and ended up back in the Philippines to finish college. He fell in love with photography and pursued it ever since. His favorite subjects are his wife and two kids. This issue, JC photographs Dr. Steve Mark Gan for the cover. Mark Nicdao Mark Nicdao is one of the…

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sweet treat

AH, SWEET November. I can’t help but reflect on the year that has passed, as well as relish every unforgettable moment and every fantastic experience that life brought in 2018. When the year started, I really didn’t know what to expect. It had so much promise and potential, and I did not want to fall prey to too much expectation. However, it has since proved to be a year not to be forgotten, indeed. From starting a new chapter in my career in the form of hosting Metro Channel’s TV show, EIC On The Move (an endeavor that I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I would get to do) to the day-to-day work that goes behind producing each and every issue of the magazine, there has simply been so…

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rendered in film

DURING THE exclusive IWC Private Dinner held as part of the 14th Zurich Film Festival, British actor Dev Patel presented the 4th Filmmaker Award to the film Beast (from producer Simon Hesse), which was declared the winner by the jury. The award, which is worth CHF 100,000, supports outstanding Swiss film projects that are in the production or post-production stage. A total of 37 projects were submitted—more than ever before. Beast tells the emotional coming-of-age of a teenager called Gabriel who is selflessly and devotedly bringing up his two-year-old son alone. The Filmmaker Award was established by the Verein zur Filmförderung in der Schweiz (Association for Film Funding in Switzerland). This association includes the co-founders of the ZFF, Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, Ringier CEO Marc Walder, and IWC CEO Christoph…

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discovering the hidden city

IN UNEXPECTED FLORENCE, the new series of videos directed by Italian filmmaker Marescotti Ruspoli and interpreted by Maria Vera Ratti, some of the most famous historical Salvatore Ferragamo models, presented in the Ferragamo’s Creations AW2018 collection, are portrayed in six unusual locations. Hidden outside the typical tourist and media circuits, these six gems of history, art, and outstanding beauty are all intimate and characteristic places of Florence, the city that Salvatore Ferragamo fell in love with, and in which he founded his maison in 1927. Interpreted with sharp elegance and modern taste by Marescotti Ruspoli, the new union between wonderful, unexpected Florentine locations and iconic models from the Ferragamo’s Creations AW 18 collection brings to light the artistic, purely timeless character of both; united by a refined dialogue of shapes and…