I'm saying YES to Frappuccino® Treat for Two

Apr 26, 2014
Starbucks Birthday Card
Today I just bought my 5th the Starbucks Birthday Card. A card that would surely be appreciated as a gift to a coffee lover family member, friend or loved one on their special day.  As a treat, I'm going to use this in the Starbucks promotion Frappuccino® Treat for Two which I will enjoy a buy one, get one offer on Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino Blended Beverage for me and my husband starting tomorrow Monday april 28 to 29, 2014 from 2pm-5pm only.
Starbucks promotion Frappuccino® Treat for Two
And as Starbucks Philippines said, "Rest well and have a good weekend. Make sure you have energy for what's in store on Monday and Tuesday - Frappuccino® Treat for Two! Who's excited?"

Starbucks Card Collections

Apr 25, 2014
Why am I collecting Starbucks Card?

It started by the time I got my Starbucks 2012 Card Aroma Coffee Cups Mug Green Steam Swirl design last year during the Starbucks Davao Blogger event. It's loaded with P1,000 by Starbucks. The event happened at Starbucks SM Lanang Premier.
Starbucks 2012 Aroma Coffee Cups
I registered my Starbucks card and redeemed my (1) free Grande handcrafted beverage with up to two (2) free add-ons for the first time registration to my new Starbucks card account. (my favorite add-ons are java chips and coffee jelly) https://starbuckscard.ph/SBCard.aspx

It's nice to have the Starbucks card because I've used the stored value at the Starbucks Boracay Station 1 coffee shop, and Starbucks Ayala Cebu coffee shop while we're on vacation with my husband and brother. I've also reloaded it and got another free grande drink for my 12th purchased and a sweet treat of cake on my birthday. 

Starbucks Boracay Station 1 coffee shop, and Starbucks Ayala Cebu coffee shop

Sweet treat on my birthday
My Starbucks Christmas Card was a red one with a golden Christmas tree and trimmings  with a background city. It was a gift from my Globe Family. A very thoughtful gift for my birthday together with a beautiful necklace from Forever 21.

Starbucks Christmas Card 

When Starbucks celebrated a one week of coffee love with a free slice of cake for a purchase of any two (2) of their featured beverages. Then I got a glimpse of the Valentine's Day Starbucks card with various shades of pink, maroon and purple adorned hearts.
 Valentine's Day Starbucks card 

 I bought the perfect valentines gift for myself. Which I used the stored value to date with my husband at the Starbucks Abreeza coffee shop during the valentines day and ordered their featured Asian Dolce Latte and Chestnut Macchiato with a free slice of cheesecake. What a romantic treat!

My husband started to appreciate a cup of tea (China  Green Tips in Venti size because it has 2 bags of tea) every time he goes to Starbucks. 
China Green Tips - Full Leaf Brewed Tea

My latest Starbucks Card is A Thank You Starbucks Card translated in different languages.


All these words means THANK YOU.
2014 Thank You Starbucks Card
 “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” - G.K. Chesterton

This card is a great gift to someone who has done a great thing for you. But since I'm collecting a Starbucks card, I bought one to add in my Starbucks Card Collection of different designs.

April 27, 2014 Update:
Today I just bought my 5th Starbucks Birthday Card. A card that would surely be appreciated as a gift to a coffee lover family member, friend or loved one on their special day.

Starbucks Birthday Card

What are your  Starbucks collection?

#DBSParty 2014 Davao Blogger Society Community Vibe

Apr 20, 2014
Joining & attending events with fellow awesome bloggers, writing reviews and blog post the experience is a stress less activity for me.
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As a former corporate rat turning my life to a real career change last 2012, I never regret joining this wonderful community. I never felt like an outsider. Instantly, I bond with a group of friendly, down to earth people I've met and starting to see myself loving each moment I'm with them, spending time with them, tinkering our smartphone gadgets with social updates, making a pose anywhere in any angle in our cameras and having fun meeting newbie bloggers, PR people and Company Representatives. I see every occasion as a positive boost of energy for me. 

Each event we attend is different, from restaurant reviews, product launching, food tasting, tech  gadget reviews, travel reviews, Beauty and fashion reviews and many more to mention.

"My passion in blogging started 2003 but it was an on and off relationship with my blog because of work priorities. My original blog site now is nonexistence. But now, with a loving and supportive community of bloggers, writing reviews and blog post is a time of reminiscing wonderful moments with them."

"Joining this blogging community, encourage me to pursue my dreams and I have no regrets. My love in meeting new people in different walks of life had brought me to Davao Bloggers Society, with such a diverse group of different niches. Yet at the same time, the community vibe is there. No matter what our social, economic or educational status, we've all got the same interest and passion."

We are also very lucky to have got the best pick of officers who never get tired of producing successful events."

Last April 12, another highlight of the blogging community happened, the DBS Acquaintance Party 2014 at Bucket Shrimps Seafood Restaurant, my 2nd acquaintance party attended at DBS. Another set of newly elected DBS Officers takes their oath with the outgoing DBS President Dulce Lada 

Davao Bloggers Society Officers of 2014 - 2016! 

+ President: Andrew Abella Dela Serna
+ Vice-President: Arjay Legere
+ Secretary: Algene Cutamora
+ Treasurer: Vanessa Mabini
+ Content Manager: Julz Tolentino
+ Social Media Manager: Naprey Almario
+ Events Coordinator: Chamee Pecson
+ I.T. Specialist: Kevin Paquet
+ Membership Coordinator: Glen Santillan

I was excited about the raffle prizes (minor and major), and yours truly was the first blogger who won the minor prize tumbler. I may not be very lucky that night, but I'm happy to congratulate all the winners of major prizes, namely: Dawn Villahermosa (Cebu Pacific round-trip ticket Davao-Bacolod), and Claudine Chua who won an overnight accommodation for two at Tune Hotels Davao.
Team "Powerpoof"
There's also the enjoyable DBS Trivia games, our group name was "Powerpoof" team. We may not win that night, but every moment was lots of fun.

Davao Bloggers were very thankful for the all out support of the following list of sponsors whose always generous in DBS events namely: 
Krispy Kreme
Smart Communications 
Truly being a Blogger is more than a status quo. My advice to people seeking ways to become a member of Davao Bloggers Society: "To love what you do, love all the members, stay humble and positive, be yourself always." 

Davao Bloggers Society Family
Photo credits www.coffeechic.com
Davao Bloggers Society Family
Photo credits www.coffeechic.com

For more updates on events of Davao Bloggers, please check DB Central http://m.davaobloggers.net or follow our instagram and twitter @davaobloggers.

Canon PIXMA PRO Night Davao: the showcase of the ultimate printers for photographers, studios and exhibition use

Apr 6, 2014
Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, had a “The Canon Pixmazing Tour campaign” in Davao City to showcase the newest PIXMA PRO Series of printers, the PIXMA PRO-1, PIXMA PRO-10, and PIXMA PRO-100 and other Pixma series. Built with quality of output and professional inkjet printers that product excellent black-and-white and color prints to help ensure what you shoot is what you print on paper. It also have the new Print Studio Pro plug-in software, wireless connectivity and faster printing speeds.

I’m one of the bloggers invited to witness the showcase of the Canon Pixma Series.

Attendees were filled with enlightenment and the event was graced by renowned Professional Photographer, Adobe Photoshop Expert, and Canon Ambassador, Mr. Jun Miranda. I got lucky that night to won a Canon Pixma 200 for being an early bird at the venue.

For the PIXMA PRO-1 is (SRP) Php 51,995  for magnificent photo quality. Especially good for monochrome photos. Above-par graphics and text. Higher-capacity ink tanks than its rivals. SRP Php 37,000 for PIXMA Pro10, SRP Php 27,500 PIXMA Pro100.

If you’re a serious photographer and high-quality prints matter to you, you should invest in a prosumer photo printer like Canon’s Pro-1.

The Canon PIXMA PRO-1 is the best tool of a professional photographer. It gives you the ability to print stunning and beautiful images captured from your Canon EOS Digital SLR.

The shot worth printing deserves a Canon PIXMA printer.
What you shoot is what you print.

A3+ Single Function Printer
Print Speeds
A3+ Photo in 2min 10sec
(using PP-201 Photo Paper)

Quick Specs
4800 x 1200 dpi (printing)
12 individual ink tanks
up to A3+ print size
wifi Printing
SRP Php 51,995

The Canon PIXMA PRO-10 is ideal for printing photographs that features smooth tonal gradation and subdued colors. It also shares technology with the rest of the PIXMA PRO line utilizing the Optimum Image Generating System to ensure what you captured from your Canon EOS Digital Camera is what you get in print.

The shot worth printing deserves a Canon PIXMA printer.
What you shoot is what you print.

A3+ Single Function Printer
Print Speeds
A3+ Photo in 3min 35sec
(using PP-201 Photo Paper)

Quick Specs
4800 x 1200 dpi (printing)
10 individual ink tanks
up to A3+ print size
wifi Printing
SRP Php 37,000

DID YOU KNOW? The Canon PIXMA Pro-100 supports Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection. You can have a machine that easily fits into your workflow that you can place anywhere.

PIXMA Pro100
A3+ Single Function Printer
Print Speeds
A3+ Photo in 1min 30sec
(using PP-201 Photo Paper)

Quick Specs
4800 x 1200 dpi (printing)
8 individual ink tanks
up to A3+ print size
wifi Printing
 SRP Php 27,500

The PIXMA MG3570 is equipped with Cloud printing capabilities to support Google Cloud Print. You can send out print orders through any mobile gadget! How awesome is that?

Print * Scan * Copy * Fax * Wifi
Print Speeds (Image per minute)
Mono 15.0
Color 10.0

Quick Specs
9600 x 2400 dpi (printing)
Wifi Printing
PIXMA Printing Solutions App
21 sec. for 4x6 Photo
Air Print

SRP Php 12,995

The PIXMA P200 is equipped with an upgraded full HD Movie Print function. By utilizing the bundled software, users can print out high quality images taken by Canon cameras.

For more information on how Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. can help you with your enquiries in the PIXMA Printer Series, visit http://www.canon.com.ph/pixma/onlinestore or like their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/canonpixma.ph/info to talk to their Canon Experts For sales queries, please call 884-9016 and look for James Ella

Photo Credits to Facebook Page Photos of Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc http://www.canon.com.ph/pixma/onlinestore 
Misslitratista and Ria Jose 

Bruno Mars Outstanding Concert Performance in Manila

Apr 1, 2014

I was one of the cheering crowd who witnessed the Bruno Mars The Moonshine Jungle Tour at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last March 22.

I have never recalled any concert I've ever been where the audience has been blown away with his explosive performance. 

Everyone was so excited and happy to be there. Just brilliant in every sense.

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this concert, every second of it was amazing. It was one hell of a performance. Bruno Mars is every record company executive’s dream.

His sold out crowd of 16,000 seat capacity at Mall of Asia Arena convinced me that he'll be around for a very long time.

He looks good and sounds good and a genuine superstar. More importantly Bruno Mars is a fantastic songwriter, musician and a great dancer and entertainer too whose music connects with the masses.

The concert started with a front act by the Poreotics Dance Crew, America's Best Dance Crew Champions to fluctuate the excitement and enthusiasm of the crowd. They also perform the dance in "The Lazy Song" music video.

Before Bruno came out, a solid gold jungle scene was painted across the curtains which covered the stage; dropping only when the tribal drumming kicked in. The crowd went wild and gone hysteria and started screaming when he appeared in all his glory, exploding into the funky 'Moonshine' before gliding straight into 'Natalie'.  He was backed by his band members who were impressive in the choreographed dance routines.

After his first song, he told the crowd to put down the cameras and just have fun and dance with him. When he performed "Just The Way You Are", the people cheered and did a sing-along with him, making the crowd asking for more from him and then Bruno Mars returned with a drum solo for "Locked Out Heaven" with gold colored papers going down on the audience during the last part of the song and lastly end the night with Gorilla.

Seeing Bruno Mars for the first time in his The Moonshine Jungle Tour exceeded my expectations. I had such an amazing time with my husband and now his concert tops my list of the best concerts I've been to. Great lightings, excessive fireworks, Bruno Mars explosive performance of his latest songs and some of his older songs we wanted to hear. I don't think I have ever enjoyed, shouted and had so much fun at a concert that much. It was utterly outstanding.