January 3, 2014: 5 Conversation Starters This Morning

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

1 Will boxing champs and rivals Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather finally face off in September? According to news website Latino Post, the fight is a done deal in 2014. (Philstar) But Manny Pacquiao’s adviser, Mike Koncz, has denied the rumors, saying, “[The news didn’t come] from me…please do not believe everything that you read (about a Mayweaher fight) unless it comes from Manny or me.” (ph.sports.yahoo.com)

2 Sam Milby admits that he still hasn’t found the time to introduce his rumored girlfriend, Jessy Mendiola, to his parents. He shared to PEP.ph, “Hindi pa nangyayari. We haven’t had much time to see each other. Sobrang busy din niya. But we still keep in touch.” (PEP.ph)
3 How would you like to eat nothing but Starbucks products for an entire year? A woman from Seattle named Beautiful Existence dared herself in 2013 to eat and drink only from the coffee chain’s brands. She chronicled her progress on her blog. She explained, "WHY? am I doing this challenge? Or WHY? will I do any challenge in the future? Because I LOVE being human and I LOVE the privilege of being able to ask the question WHY? in the first place! I love the question WHY? because sometimes I find that the answer leaves me with even more questions about life…" (Cosmopolitan.com)

4 This one’s for you K-Pop fans! Sandara Park has confirmed on her Twitter account that 2NE1 will be performing in Manila on May 17, 2014. (PEP.ph)
5 Pay more to get more. The take home pay of employees will have further deductions for their contributions to SSS and Philhealth. (gmanetwork.com)

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