The Starbucks Planner 2016 by Moleskine®

Oct 30, 2015

Watch your ideas grow and chronicle daily adventures in your new trusty planner. Available from 2 November 2015.

Create the chapters that make every day special with your new Starbucks Planner by Moleskine® 2016 which is made even more special as you’ll get to help non-profit organizations Teach for The Philippines (TFP) and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) to fund their advocacies.

This year no box, pens, fancy bookmark and pins but this year is a partnership with Moleskine. 

Moleskine® is the heir and successor to the legendary notebooks used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin. 

There are 4 different colors to choose from:
  • Weekly Planner (Big Notebook Size) – 176 pages / in Green and White Colors
  • Daily Planner (Small Pocket Size) – 400 pages / in Red and Black Colors 

The back of the planner comes with 10 special coupon treats you can use to avail of special offers from Starbucks! It is inserted at the inside back cover of the planner.

I got the smaller red one.
You can also get a cool bookmark when you flip over the inspire belt band of the planner.

How many cups of Starbucks Coffee would you spend to get your own 2016 Starbucks Planner by Moleskine?

How to get the Limited Edition Starbucks by Moleskin 2016 Planner?

This year, same as last year, you can avail of a Starbucks Christmas Traditions Promo card starting November 1, you would need to collect 18 stickers total to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks 2016 Planner.

The 18 stickers are divided in to 9 Holiday Featured Beverages, which include any of Toffee Nut Latte, Peppermint Mocha and Starbucks newest Christmas drink the Christmas Panettone Latte, all available in hot, iced or Frappuccino blended beverage.

Stickers may be obtained from November 2, 2015 to January 7, 2016. 
While claiming of the Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2016 Planner starts November 2, 2015 up to March 7, 2016, at Starbucks stores in the Philippines only.

The 2016 Starbucks Planner by Moleskine are available in all Starbucks outlets in Philippines.

Visit Starbucks Davao Branches to collect your stickers: (1) Starbucks SM Lanang (2) Starbucks SM City Davao Annex (3) Starbucks Abreeza 

Start thinking about where your planner will take you next year.

Food Tasting: Barrio Bistro Woodlane Branch

Sep 12, 2015
Established in 2010, Barrio Bistro is one of Davao's homegrown restaurants. The restaurant is known for its signature Barrio Pizza and Pasta.

Barrio Bistro has opened another branch at Diversion Road, Ma-a Davao City (Woodlane) just this year.
Barrio Bistro has a variety of food choices one can have anytime of the day like breakfast meals, set meals, pizza, pasta, sandwiches and food platters. The items in their menu are suitable for the solo diner or groups like families, barkadas, and corporate groups.

Aside from their signature Barrio Pizza, Barrio Pasta, the restaurant also include their family favorites that you and your family can enjoy.

Here's are family favorites to try -or bring back as treat for friends and colleagues to show you know your stuff.

Crispy Dinuguan with pork belly

Crispy Dinuguan. Stewed Pork blood with crispy pork belly on top.
This is dinuguan with a twist and thought I’d recreate this dish for the family. Crispy Dinuguan tastes like your ordinary dinuguan except that the pork is cooked like the Crispy Lechon Kawali way.

Stir Fry beef sirloin & Ampalaya in Oyster Sauce

Stir fry Mixed seafood & noodles in Oyster Sauce

Pork Adobo

Barrio Rice

Oreo Cheesecake Frappe

Iced Mocha

Blue Lemonade

with Davao Bloggers

with Davao Bloggers

Barrio Bistro is the perfect place for family, friends, business colleagues and couples who wants to eat and enjoy at the same time; be it with special occasions like graduation,   anniversaries,   family or friends’ bonding to celebrate or a simple dining out.

Barrio Bistro is located at Woodlane Diversion Road, Ma-a, Davao City tel no:082 287 0019 / 09330326600 beside HB1

Red'z Sinugba and Seafoods Restaurant

Aug 9, 2015
Red'z Sinugba is the former EY's Tuna in Buhangin serving Barbeque, Filipino and Seafood dishes. Red'z stands for Red Abuzo, the name of the establishment owner.

I'm one of the bloggers invited to have a food tasting of Red'z best dishes. Check what we had below.

Sweet and Sour Lapu-Lapu and Deep fried Tuna Belly with garlic and butter

Japanese Miki

Sizzling Bagaybay Php155.00

***Soup Halaan (Imbao Shells) Php125.00-Clams in ginger soup with lemon grass and spices. I love the soothing effect of Halaan soup. A must try soup!!!

***Buttered Chicken Php165.00. These chicken are really crispy, tender and moist. Excellent!

***Fresh Four Season's Juice (watermelon, cucumber, lemon) Php45.00

Pork Barbecue
Red'z fried rice
Fresh fruit salad

The price of your food order depends on the size of the seafood you chose from their display.

Aside from seafood, Red’z Sinugba also serves pork,chicken and vegetable dishes. It's specialty is kinilaw,and tuna panga.

Red'z open from 9am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm daily, located at the Km.5 Buhangin, Davao City (beside Flyover Ihaw-Ihaw).

So if you happen to visit Davao, make sure you don't miss your chance to visit Red'z Sinugba.

Check out Red'z Sinugba Facebook Page for new restaurant promos.
For orders and reservations : 305-0727/09257855897

Brother Color Manila Run 2015 Davao Leg

May 28, 2015
The Brother Color Manila Run has caught Davao and I've had an amazing Sunday since I'm privilege to be part of the bloggers to join the event. 

Honestly, I'm not an active runner,my last run I was not able to finish 3k but this is an excellent first step for me as a newbie runner to experience fun run and the same time, enjoying the color powder throwing as much as I can.

Brother Color Manila Run Davao leg not only brought the colors but also brought in great music and party environment at the same time.

I was at the venue around 5:00 am to claim my kit and registered to run only 3k. To those who go with the 6 kilometers, the finishers received a free Brothers Ink Pillow because it represent the 6,000 pages print output of the latest Brother's New Refill Tank System printer.  
I was able to meet my Blogger friends Mommy Lovely, and Quima.

The run starts at the Crocodile Park and proceeds to Diversion Road and u-turn back to Crocodile Park and eventually to the finish line. 

I had fun watching people being thrown with color powder and some of them were even rolling over the color powder and having the time of their life. The first color stations was distributed at the first kilometer of the race starting with fuschia pink, green, blue, and yellow. After all the color stations, it was about 3 kilometers worth of road going to the high way. 

I ended the race looking still clean at the finish line. There's still the color powder ceremony to get colored by the color powders. It was a party after the race as Color Manila brought in great host and DJs to make the event even greater after party.
I had the chance to have a photo snap with Mommy Lovely and Robert at the Photo booth.
Lastly, the highlight of the event was the color powder ceremony and it's amazing watching the color powder ceremony, were people had great music, friends and a festive color atmosphere to enjoy.

Great Job Brother At Your Side - Philippines and Color Manila

Why Jollibee Jollitown Funtasy Land brings extra sarap summer in Davao

May 19, 2015
I am genuinely a kid at heart and nothing fascinates me more than having new or memorable experiences. Last May 9, I excitedly brought my family and niece to a big event of Jollibee, the Jollitown Funtasy Land caravan as it brings an extra sarap summer to Davao at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier, Davao City from 9am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm.

Jollibee prepared hours of fun for energetic young DavaoeƱos, who slid their way to an exciting experience at the Rainbow Slide and enjoyed bouncing around at the Jollibee House. Their adventure continued as they scaled new heights with the Dingdangdong Clingers and met magical characters at the Enchanted Maze.

Making the Jollitown Funtasy Land caravan even more unforgettable for Jollibee Kids Club members was getting a chance to showcase their talents. They sang to their heart’s content and made their own albums at Twirlie’s Music Studio and shared fun stories with Jollibee at the Jolliphone Booth. The little guests even got up close and personal with their favorite Jollitown friends and watched in awe as Hetty wowed during her Cheerleader Moves segment, Twirlie proved her star power during her Musical Fantasy piece, and Jollibee thrilled the crowd with show-stopping dance moves.

Talented young DavaoeƱos also trooped to the Jolly Beats Booth and participated in the dance booth, learning the steps to the famous “Dito, Masaya” song. They also captured meaningful memories with their loved ones at the various Jollitown-themed photo booths scattered around the venue.

There was also a Jollibee Kids Party booth that displayed just how fun and hassle-free it is to plan an exciting Jollibee party, especially with its newest 3D themes: the new Jollitown and The Jollibee Fun-tastic Factory. The first 100 moms and dads who visited the booth and confirmed their JKP bookings even received Jollibee gift certificates.

Apart from the fascinating attractions, Funtasy Land visitors and their families also purchased special Jollitown souvenirs to add to their collection. Guests were entitled also to a raffle entry and the kids took home a loot bag containing Jollibee goodies.

Make this summer extra-fun and even more unforgettable for your kids and be part of Jollibee’s biggest summer event. Sign up to become a JKC member now to have exclusive access to other fun-filled activities! Log on to for more details.

As the day ends, me, my parents and niece spend this unforgettable day with extra sarap and fun experience with Jollibee.

Why Perch Modern Kitchen + Bar Should be 1 of the favorite restobars in Davao

May 12, 2015
Where to drink in Davao and what to eat in Davao have become more difficult and complicated. It's no longer a question of how far or what food I crave but now I consider the different experience I'll encounter upon entering a restaurant. 

Yours truly have been invited as one of the food bloggers to dine in this newly opened restobar,  PERCH Kitchen + Bar in Felcris Centrale, Quimpo Blvd.

Upon entering the restobar, it can't be denied the mark of good craftmanship in the details of the interiors. The clean lines, dark wood, polished interiors gives off a welcoming, casual dining vibe. The concept makes it a relaxing spot where people can chill. 
For those opting for a lighter fare to go with the drinks, try the Choriburger (Php160), Chorizo patty topped with egg, cheese and perch's signature coleslaw, all these between an english muffin will leave you wanting more. 
candied Bacon Chips (credits @perch_dvo)
One of my favorites candied Bacon Chips is definitely one that excites the taste buds with every bite. 
PERCH 300g Angus ribeye steak (credits @perch_dvo)
Meanwhile if you're up for something fuller, opt for the PERCH 300g Angus ribeye steak, which is served with Mashed potato, roasted garlic and turmeric rice.

My six (6) favorites are:Whiskey Bbq Chops (Php380) + candied Bacon Chips (Php190) + Oyster Sisig (Php240) + Truffsilog (Php230) + Kaldereta Pizza (Php260) + Perch Rising Sun Angus Burger Steak (Php380)
While the menu offers the more common drinks found at any other bar, there are also whisky, tequila, vodka, champagne, liqueur and special concoctions that are definitely worth coming back for like mojito.

Perch Kitchen + Bar prides itself on offering reasonable prices for premium drinks and food.

For some good ol' fun with friends, choose Perch Kitchen + bar for its good place and good food.


Accepts Cash & Credit Card
Monday -Sunday 5pm to 2pm
2nd Floor Al Fresco, Felcris Centrale, Quimpo Blvd, Davao City
+63 930 119 7713