Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Starbucks Tradition

Since Starbucks came out with their planners, I always looked forward to seeing their design and filling up their promo card. Getting their planner has been a tradition for me.

This year, their planner’s theme was “shared planet.” You can choose from 5 shades of wood. I’ve been a fan of wooden stuff so I got really excited to get my hands on the planner. I got Spruce!

The 2012 Planner

This year’s planner also comes with a cloth pouch, a bookmark, and some coupons.

The Pouch
a closer look
This year, Starbucks gave customers 2 options for collecting stickers.
Option1: 17 stickers - 9 Holiday drinks + 8 core drinks
Option2: 23 stickers - 23 core drinks


PS We’re now collecting stickers for Dan’s planner :-)

Photos taken using the RetroCam app on an HTC Wildfire S 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Caffe Dolce

Aside from auto parts, the famed Banawe area is known all over Manila for it’s hole in the wall food havens and traditional Chinese dishes. This avenue lined with culinary delights has just received another addition with the recent opening of Caffe Dolce! They have a very wide selection of unique thirst quenching beverages. Aside from being a cafe, Caffe Dolce also has entrees to satisfy your hunger. They offer healthy, delicious, vegan-friendly food! The sheer amount of quality choices will have you coming back over and over for more. Caffe Dolce has managed to get the quantity and quality equation just right! This place definitely deserves your taste buds’ attention.
Strawberry Lovers Honey Toast
Fresh Tropical Fruits Iced Tea, Cucumber Cooler, Mango Cake

Caffe Dolce
Mezzanine Level, 848 Banawe St. corner Linaw St., Brgy. Siena, Quezon City

Caffe Dolce Facebook Page 

*Photos taken using a Samsung Galaxy SII

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saint's Alp Teahouse

Known as one of the pioneering companies of bubble tea in Hong Kong, Saint’s Alp has now set up shop in the Philippines as well! Right now in soft opening status, their Katipunan branch is now ready and waiting to give you a taste of their treats! With tea combinations galore and delicious meals to accompany your drinks, Saint’s Alp provides a haven for thirsty folks of all ages!

We were able to try their best selling Crispy Giant Chicken Breast, Crispy Chicken Skin, Taiwanese Breaded Pork Chop and tea for 2! The restaurant has a cozy feel with lots of seating available. Unfortunately the building they’re situated is still under construction so you might have to deal with a bit of hammering from the neighboring stalls.

Check em out for yourself:
2nd Floor Regis Center
near KFC across Ateneo Gate 3.5

Saint's Alp Website
Saint's Alp Philippines Facebook Page

*Photos taken using an iPhone 3GS

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ligaw (Sky Broadband: Life at 5Mbps entry)

Here's our other entry to Sky Broadband's contest.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

How to Make PIZZA (Sky Broadband: Life at 5Mbps entry)

This is one of our entries to Sky Broadband's contest.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex

Jep, the photographer, has just wrapped a up a tiring day of shooting and was heading back to the office to close up shop for the night. As he went through the routine of saving his shoot pictures and videos to a backup hard drive, he noticed a flashing notice pop up on his computer.


“Noooooooo,” Jep yelled out and cradled his head in his hands as he let the feeling of despair wash over him.

Just kidding! Haha.. I’m sure, however, that we’ve all gone through that familiar experience of running out of space. Our digital treasures we worked so hard to hoard, the crucial data needed for your next presentation, dependence on all those gigabytes has become a necessity.

In steps Seagate with their consumer line GoFlex drives. Priced at a very affordable rate for it’s quality, this hard drive is easy to double up on. What really makes this gadget shine however, is it’s ability to “FLEX” and convert it’s transfer type from USB2.0 to USB3.0 to SATA to Firewire! That makes it easy to pass around between all types of Computers and OS. Whether it be Mac or Windows, laptop or desktop, the GoFlex can handle em all!
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB USB3.0 Php5,300.00 from ACENET
Unit U14-U15, Shopville Plus
Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
726-4276, 725-0762, 725-0759



*photos taken using a Sony TX5

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cha Dao: The Way of Milk Tea

My sister and I are fond of drinking milk tea. We're happy that a lot of milk tea places have been opening recently. It's now easier to satisfy our milk tea cravings!

This evening, I was tasked to pick up my brother in Katipunan. I've heard of milk tea places opening there so I asked my sister if she wanted to tag along and maybe have some milk tea. She agreed! She suggested that we try Cha Dao.

Luckily, there was a free parking slot when we got there. Cha Dao's shop was cute. It was small but it looked very neat. When we entered, we were immediately welcomed by the scent of brewed tea leaves!

Since it was our first time there, it took us a while to figure out what to order. We were glad that their staff were very accommodating.

Their drinks were pretty affordable. Their milk tea costs only Php75 and comes in a big glass. Their fruit teas cost Php65. Every additional sinker costs Php10.

Finally, I ordered a Lite Royal Milk Tea with Egg Pudding. I originally wanted to try their Popping Boba sinker put it was already out of stock. My sister got a glass of Mint Milk Tea with Sago. My brother had a Sweet Chocolate Milk Tea with Nata and Sago. All three of us were satisfied with our drinks!

Royal Milk Tea with Egg Pudding
After paying, they gave us a Loyaltea Card. :-)

Cha Dao Loyalty Card
I will definitely come back to try more flavors. I really want to try the popping boba sinker!

Cha Dao Tea Place
MQI Building, Esteban Abada St., Katipunan QC (Beside Kostka & Fruit Magic)
6227076 / 0917-8636644

***soon to open in Don Antonio

Cha Dao Tea Place Facebook Page
Follow @ChaDaoTeaPlace on twitter!

*photos taken using:
     Hipstamatic app for iPhone 3GS
     Retro Cam app for Samsung Galaxy Ace

Monday, July 4, 2011

McDonald's Coca-Cola Glass 2011

Purple, Lime, Blue, Green, Charcoal, Pink
Last July 2, the Coca-Cola Glasses were spotted in McDonald's. This year though, they are sporting a new look! Instead of the usual sexy Coke bottle glasses, this year's McDonald's Coca-Cola glasses are shaped like a Coke can. You can get yours for only Php25 when you purchase any McDonald's Extra Value Meal. The glasses are available in 6 colors (as seen in the photo).

Order from McDo online, dial 8-MCDO or visit the nearest McDonald's store to start collecting!

McDonald's Philippines Facebook Page
McDonald's Philippines Website
McDo Online Delivery

*photos taken using a Canon 60D
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