Welcome the summer heat with Starbucks

Apr 20, 2017
Summer here is one of the most exciting seasons for Filipinos. It is a time for fun vacations in some of the most wonderful destinations in the country. From globally-renowned tropical getaways like Boracay and Palawan to cold destinations like Baguio or Banaue, summer is a season to bond with friends and family.

To make summer more exciting and refreshing, Starbucks is introducing a new Frappuccino® flavor and will bring back a well-loved flavor from last year. This summer, get ready for an unexpected throwback as Starbucks brings together two of our childhood favorites—popcorn and pretzels—in one delectable drink. Pop'zel Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Beverage is blended with delicious popcorn and pretzel syrup and topped with real caramel popcorn and salted pretzel over whipped cream.

A returning favorite, the Roasted Marshmallow S'mores Frappuccino® Blended Beverage is flavored with vanilla, layered with smooth marshmallow whipped cream, indulgent chocolate sauce, and graham crumble. This delicious concoction is then finished with whipped cream and more graham crumble on top. Both flavors will be available for a limited time only starting April 18.
The new Pop'zel Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Beverage

Returning favorite, the Roasted Marshmallow S'mores Frappuccino® Blended Beverage


“This summer, the iconic Frappuccino® blended beverages are inspired by our customers’ personalities: fun, creative and bold,” said Keith Cole, marketing head for Starbucks Philippines. “We have created beverages that match customers’ summer moods, handcrafted with flavors that blend sweet with savory or delight with the most exciting toppings”.

For a different kind of refreshment that is perfect to be enjoyed during hot summer days at home, Starbucks VIA® Iced Coffee has you covered with its flavor profile defined by hints of citrus and a caramelly-smooth finish. For those who prefer brewed coffee as a delightful start of your day or as a way to unwind during sweltering summer afternoons, the Starbucks Kati Kati Blend is perfect with its balance of citrus and spice notes from Kenya and floral aromas and crisp acidity from Ethiopia. Speaking of exotic coffee destinations, Starbucks Reserve® Nicaragua La Roca and Starbucks Reserve® Costa Rica West Valley Yellow Honey will bring you to a journey of flavors.

For those who want something filling and can be perfectly paired with either a Frappuccino® or a cup of brewed coffee, there's the Banana Chocolate Danish, a baked pastry filled with chocolate and banana. For a savory option, you may try the new Roast Beef Deli on Ciabatta Bread, sandwiched between tender rosemary ciabatta are slices of slow-roasted beef, button mushrooms, tangy and sweet pickles, and finished with horseradish spread.


Meanwhile, chocoholics out there will surely be pleased with the new 65% Dark Chocolate. This single-origin chocolate bar was sourced from the award-winning Malagos Chocolate from Davao. Every bar has 65% cocoa solids and has a distinct fruity flavor profile.

For My Starbucks Rewards® members, Starbucks Frappuccino® die-cut cards will be available in new colorways, and can be bought for an initial activation fee of₱1,000. Meanwhile, the new 'Stay Cool' card will be available for ₱300. Both will be in Starbucks stores starting April 18.



To mark Earth Day, you can purchase a Starbucks Night Sky Reusable Cup on April 21 and 22 for just ₱100 with every purchase of a Grande handcrafted beverage. You may also opt for a 10 % discount on any merchandise.

With summer already here, there are more and more reasons to keep refreshed and ready for whatever fun and adventure the season holds. And as temperatures continue to rise, Starbucks will be with you throughout summer to help you cool down and unwind.


For more news about Starbucks, visit their website (www.starbucks.ph) or check out their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StarbucksPhilippines).


Book Review {Break Free by Don Soriano}

Apr 16, 2017
Remembering back when I'm still a corporate slave, when it's my first time to manage a business. I  don't have a formal business background because I'm an IT graduate, so I rely on business books and business mentors that can help me understand how to handle people, on how to market the products, balance the money and expenses and become successful.

"The Only Thing Standing between You and Your Goal is the Bullshit Story You keep Telling Yourself as to Why You Can't Achieve It."- Tony Robbins lifted from Don Soriano's Break Free

So when I quit my job to make a new path for myself, I started doing online jobs and accepting works that I'm skilled to do.

Things I've learned from Break Free


1. "Work Harder on Yourself than You do on Your Job" - Jim Rohn lifted from Don Soriano's Break Free


I read books/online articles/watch tutorials for months to help me be more equip to perform tasks and accept more challenging tasks.


2. Don't Quit Your Job


Currently, I'm a College Professor teaching IT subjects. In this stage of my career, I agree with Don Soriano to "Don't Quit Your Job". First, I love the experience of teaching to students and sharing my knowledge and experience. Also, this job is like an advocacy for me. I'm happy teaching to students. So I'm keeping this job, for now.

3. "Work Full-Time on Your Job and Part-Time on Your Fortune" - Jim Rohn lifted from Don Soriano's Break Free


In order to manage well my time since I'm also doing part-time freelancing jobs online, I discipline myself to meet deadlines without guidance.

4. Financial Freedom = Passive Income > Expenses


As I mature, I learned to know myself more. That I need to invest in passive income and start managing money wisely to achieve financial freedom.

So aside from my active income, I'm now in the process of building my passive income investments.

Upon reading this book, I realize that I am on the right track and I would love to share this Break Free Book of Don Soriano to my family and friends. Especially to people who don't like to read, so they can read this book in one hour and I know it will change their mindset and lead to the path of financial literacy and personal development.


Title: Break Free
Format: Paper Back
Author: Don Soriano
Pages: 80

Synopsis:
This is the modern guide for newbie Filipino entrepreneur. It's a one stop shop that help you to quickly build the business mindset in 1- hour read.
Discover the 8 principles you need to know for massive success in the business world. 

Connect with Don:
Website
Facebook
Instagram


Make Your Summer Sexy, Colorful, and Sun-proof with Watsons!

Apr 5, 2017
MAKE your summer however you want it to be during this season of endless adventures and possibilities. There’s no holding you back now! Not even your fear of skin darkening or showing off your after-holiday tummy can stop you from conquering the sunny days! This year, Watsons says, make the summer yours.


Watsons’ “Make Your Summer” campaign wants you to stop hiding and create the perfect summer according to your rules. With all the products available in stores, Watsons surely has something for all the fun activities you’ve got planned so you’re free to do whatever you want without any worries.


Make your summer sexy and flaunt your bikini body for everyone to see with our safe and effective slimming products.


Make your summer colorful and be fashion forward with all the vivid hair colors we have—from fabulous browns, fantastic blondes, to fiery reds.


Make your summer sun-proof and be confident to go anywhere! There’s no more need for covering up and hiding from the sun because at Watsons, we know that it’s important to get protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. That’s why we have all the sun-proof tools you need for a safe and awesome summer. Defend your skin from burning and sun damage with amazing sunscreens like: Nivea, Vaseline, Banana Boat, Beach Hut, Solstice, Biore, Sunplay, Belo, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, Celeteque, Kojie San, Hawaiian Tropic, Dermplus, Ponds, and Olay.


Make your summer more exciting with this super exclusive 
treat for all our SM Advantage Card Members. Get a chance to explore the wonders of the Philippine islands with getaways for four to Batanes, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, and Palawan. Just buy our participating products and for every PHP500 single-receipt purchase, you get 1 e-raffle entry. So, go to any Watsons store or The SM Store Beauty Section now and get summer ready as the promo is from February 23 – April 26, 2017.



And if you’re not yet a SMAC member, now’s a great time to join. The new “MEMBERS GET MORE” program makes shopping more rewarding than ever before. Time to get MORE POINTS, MORE SAVINGS, and MORE VALUE!

Isn’t it so exciting? So get out, have fun and make your summer perfect with Watsons!


About Watsons

Watsons is Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, currently operating over 4,800 stores and more than 1,400 pharmacies in 11 Asian and European markets, including China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Turkey and Ukraine.
In 2002, A.S. Watson Group joined hands with SM Prime Holdings Inc., the Philippines’ leading shopping mall developer. Watsons caters to a variety of lifestyles with an unrivalled diversity of products, with a mission to help people around the world to look good, feel great.