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17, held this time in Cebu, where the now-global brand Penshoppe had its beginnings in 1986.Away from the crowd and the cameras, both Mario, 25, and Baifern, 21, were still endearing and easy to deal with — no airs at all, according to event insiders. When asked by the Cebu media how he handles fame, Mario shared an advice from a Thai comedian that he takes to heart: “He told me that the more you get famous, the more you have to act small… When I was younger, trying to put things together myself, of course, I had picked clothes that might have not matched together.When you think you’re small, you will be okay.” With the success of the Fan Con in Cebu, who knows, it could be the start of Penshoppe flying more of its international brand ambassadors (among them, Ed Westwick, Ian Somerhalder, Josh Bowman, One Direction, Zac Efron) to Cebu or other parts of the country aside from Manila. It’s comfortable and it’s tough, I can sit anywhere. Now, I have a manager, and a lot of people to style my outfits so it’s better.Story & photos by Marky Ramone Go Most travelers see Thailand as a nation teeming with culture and historical relics that extend to its numerous ancient cities—where iconic temples and reclining Buddha statues abound.To some, a shopping haven; to the younger generation, a multitude of islands ripe for an abundance of revelry—especially come full moon nights and during the renowned cultural festivals of Songkran and Loy Krathong.Unbeknown to the two travelers, at the time they purchased their plane tickets, their decision to book a trip to Thailand will present them an opportunity to meet and greet Thailand’s most popular actor, Mario Maurer.