Monday, July 25, 2016

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Opens Six New Branches


In the last 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has grown to up to 1,000 stores in 25 countries and has since made numerous milestones in the Philippines since it opened its first branch at Greenbelt 3 in 2003. Through the years they have launched the CBTL™ Single Serve Beverage System in 2010 and opened the brand's first restaurant concept, The 26th St. Bistro, and the first CBTL™ Coffee Bar in 2012.

This year, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has proudly opened six new branches.


40% discount on Shakey’s Chicken ’N’ Mojos every Monday!


Shakey’s is giving their Guests a good reason to look forward to Mondays much, much more through their Chicken ’N' Mojos Monday Madness Promo!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Silka Celebrates #TheSkinYouLove


Silka celebrates #TheSkinYouLove on their 15th year! Coinciding their anniversary is the launch of their two new products, and a Silkamazing event last Saturday at the Trinoma Activity Center.

Went all the way to the north to be with my fellow Silka ladies:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Photography Contest for iPhone Users!


Win up to Php 15,000 CASH and a premium item from Beyond the Box when you join their iPhone Photography Contest! Details below.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Dorm Life


Finally found time to blog about my one month dorm life with Space EDSA! Last February 23, I decided to take the plunge and live at a new dormitory in the middle of EDSA. As with anything, there are upsides and downsides. But overall, the whole gig was a worthwhile experience for me, it made me learn a lot of things with this pseudo-independent living.

Sharing here some of my stories!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sperry Philippines Backyard House Party


The many ways Sperry described their brand:

The original boat shoes, a timeless icon of function and style.  

Invented by the bold and worn by the brave since 1935.

Handcrafted shoes made for wandering feet.

Well worn, well built, GOLD.

Built for the inventive spirit, inhabited by fearless feet.

To outfit any salt-washed adventure.


Read more to find out what happened during their laid-back backyard house party last July 13:

Oishi Snacktacular 2016


One of my favorite annual events is Oishi's Snacktacular. They beat themselves every year, and I am amazed with all the concepts they come up with to provide something new for their fans! From Glorietta to Trinoma, this year their venue of choice is SM Mall of Asia's Music Hall. 

As always, Oishi Snacktacular is a blockbuster!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wingstop Flavor Invasion + Influencers


We had a party yesterday! Wingstop lets flavor enthusiasts experience ALL 14 of their flavors through the Wingstop Flavor Invasion, and most of their influencers are our friends! We were there actually to support our blog barkada Paul Chuapoco, the influencer for Wingstop's Hickory Barbecue flavor!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Japan: In A Nutshell


Okay, so I am now on my last post for the whole Japanagon Season 2 Serye, hehe. I realized that I haven't given you guys concrete tips, tricks, and budget (sorry!). I am not a travel blogger after all, HAHA, I am just here to tell my stories. Personal blogger? I think I'll take that title any day. :)

This is me while travelling: big humongous maleta, magastos (I love buying little things for my family and friends back home), loves her coffee breaks, and photo taking here and there. HAHA. I don't think there should be ANY RULES in traveling, anyway. Hindi pamurahan ng nagastos or pagandahan ng shot. Just make the most out of it, the best way possible for you. No right or wrong answers, pass your papers! Lol.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Heading Home: Daikanyama + Shibuya


I can't believe I'm finally down to our last few hours in Japan (not my final blog post though, I will have just one more for summary + personal budget). The rush isn't because I have a deadline, I just want to lay everything down before I go on and move on with my life (haha!).

The Japan hangover is real! My friends and I catch ourselves still dining in Japanese restaurants here in Manila, and wear high socks like most of the teens in Harajuku. :p


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Shinjuku: The Perfect Japan Finale


It's unfortunate, I've never given Shinjuku a longer time slot in my itinerary. I'd love to explore it more on my next travel to Japan, promise! Maybe even rent my next Airbnb in the area para wala nang excuse!

Shinjuku is very near our neighborhood in Shibuya, just one station away. It was where we dropped off from our night bus from Kyoto, a major commercial, business, and entertainment area in Japan. Shinjuku also houses Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the busiest railway station in the WORLD!


Friday, July 8, 2016

Side-trip from Tokyo: Yokohama 横浜


Yokohama 横浜 is our one and only side-trip from Tokyo, a spur of the moment decision as recommended by one of our JaPinoy friends Kiko the day before. We were supposed to go to Kamakura to visit the hydrangeas-filled temple garden, but decided to go for the one with lesser travel time (Yokohama is less than 30 minutes from Tokyo via train).

DIY Flats with Faux Pas Paris


When you find the LBD (Little Black Dress), or white t-shirt, or the pair of jeans that suits you best, they say that your fashion life becomes easier as you only need to accessorize. Imagine if it is the same thing with your shoes! That's what I felt after trying on my first Faux Pas Paris - to me, the perfect pair of pointy nude flats.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ginza + Harajuku


Still reading my new Kinfolk Travel where it says that travel is ideal in stimulating creativity because we're immersed in a variety of unfamiliar all at once.

"You're interacting with people who may not speak your language and might have a different code of dress, form of money, food and a totally different environment --all those things can be very beneficial to the brain."
- Paul Nassbaum, psychologist and professor

Welcome to Tokyo, where everything's so different from what we are accustomed to, you will not leave the city the same person again.

Kojiesan Bring Your Skin to Light Event


The first thing I noticed from Japanese women is their style. They always look chic, so effortless if I may say, but still stylish in their own different ways. Aside from the wide range, extreme styles you'll see while walking around the streets of Tokyo, I also can't help but admire their beautiful skin!

Did you know that Kojiesan is actually inspired by Japanese women's luminous, flawless skin? Their products are formulated the way Japanese traditionally formulated theirs.


Heading to Tokyo!


The limbo. After an exciting 2 days in Kyoto, on our second night we made a more economical and adventurous choice: To take the night bus.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Custom Bag Studio by Timbuk2


I've always been on the look out for sturdy, stylish bags for hand-carry during travels. Today, I discovered a bag that allows you to express your individuality and originality. Read more below on Timbuk2, their Manila launch, and their 2-month Custom Bag Studio in Bratpack Greenbelt 5.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Things To Do in Kyoto 京都


Also known as the thousand year capital, Kyoto to me is the ultimate side-trip from Osaka if you want to experience old Japan. It is the land of geishas, countless temples and shrines, traditional Japanese gardens and houses, and other historical structures that survived the bombings during the war.


Beyond the Box and Digital Walker's JUNE Featured Products


Another month, another exciting offerings from our favorite tech accessories stores!

Care for Your Curves with Avon Fashions and Skin So Soft


While I was away, Avon Philippines sent these beautiful gifts! Sharing some of their exciting news below...

Avon invites every Filipina to "care for her curves”!
Avon Fashions and Avon Skin So Soft match their best products that pamper and empower—pamper with revitalizing body care and empower with perfectly fitting intimate apparel.