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Saturday, April 30, 2016

McCormick features new product with 5 flavors of noodle and seasoning mix

McCormick noodle and seasoning mix

McCormick, your partner for your foodie flavor in your cooking just come up a brand new product that can let you cook these popular Asian noodles in a fast and easy step, according to them, when you use their McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix, the time to cook them is just 30 minutes.

Kel Fabie and the Pinoy Mentalism awakens

Mentalism and mind reading with Kel Fabie

The plan started last February, when Kel Fabie, our blogger friend at www.mistervader.com and writer at www.8list.ph , who is also a mentalist (some say he is a magician, but they don’t want to label them as magicians) shared a plan with me that he and his Mind Play,a pinoy mentalism group are organizing a free show for bloggers, the concept is to showcase our pinoy mentalist, mind readers, illusionist and comedians to the mainstream market.

Friday, April 29, 2016

LG G5 finally launched in the PH + LG rolling bot, VR, 360 camera and more

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The most awaited new smartphone model of LG is finally here in the Philippines, first sighted during their grand launch and soon it will be available in all LG store and mobile store nationwide. LG G5 is the new flagship model launched by LG Philippines last night in Shangri La Hotel The Fort, it first appeared in Mobile World Congress last February 2016 and it gave a lot of wow factor and media buzz because of its unique feature and tech specs.

Go run-bike-run in Power Man Duathlon Pilipinas (scheduled this Nov and Dec 2016)

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Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas will be on its 2nd year to search for the best of the best athlete runner and biker. This duathlon race is different from other races in the Philippines, I thought that its an easy or just a piece of cake to professional runners, but they told me that this is a tough race because it will require them to run-bike-run through out the race.

Taste the Magnum Infinity two new flavors, plus attend an event for pleasure seekers this May 14th

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Magnum ice cream bar launches a much more different and much more pleasurable version of their product—the Magnum Infinity – it’s an ice cream bar with double chocolate indulgence to bring an intense chocolate pleasure that stays with you longer. If you are in search for a food that can give you a heavenly lift, then you should try the Magnum Infinity’s two variant flavors.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kata phone sale again!! Kata Big Weekend Sale Alert! Enjoy big...



Kata phone sale again!!

Kata Big Weekend Sale Alert! Enjoy big savings with Kata i3L for only P4,999 with FREE Screen Protector, Clear Case & 8GB SD Card! 5-inch IPS HD Display, 1.3GHz Quad Core, 13MP+8MP Camera, Dual SIM, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage. This offer is valid starting Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 only at www.katadigital.com!


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Lifemate Apollo 1 solar panel charger. Ready to power my...



Lifemate Apollo 1 solar panel charger.

Ready to power my travels. This solar panel with charger to mobile devices can charge a phone to full battery in just one hour, just make sure theres sunshine available.

Very reliable and I tried it during our total of 6 hour hike in Mt Pinatubo, I attached it at the back of my #Kinetix back pack and let it charge while I travel.

Input: sunshine
Output: DC 5v/1A
Power: 7w

Lifemate Apollo 1 will be available soon in all PowerMac center stores nationwide

#lifemate
#travel
#solar
#pinatubo
#tech
#gadget
#kinetix
#europak


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Its the first time ever I felt relax and no worries when I tried...



Its the first time ever I felt relax and no worries when I tried my first ever long trek going to Mt. Pinatubo crater.

Before you travel, apply and get first a @pioneerph Travel Buddy Adventure, a travel accident insurance worth php100k, get one for only php200, it covers 1 month – just apply online and be approved in seconds after a click.

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#travel #pinatubo


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Monday, April 25, 2016

iTrueMart Philippines online shopping site offers affordable gadgets and items (Get your voucher here)

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I was introduce to this new online shopping site called “iTrueMart Philippines” it’s a new ecommerce site player in the Philippines that offers products from legit brands with affordable prices, plus they have a series of discount, sale and good deals almost every day.

TCL launches their QUHD TV with Quantum Dot Display Technology

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TCL, a China made TV launches the first QUHD TV series, a trailblazer in the high-end product category. Equipped with a unique Quantum Dot Display Technology which far exceeds UHD TVs in terms of display effects, definition and color purity, QUHD TV Series attempts to bring the cinematic experience into the household while also offering functional and interactive features in the product.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tourism Lifestyle and Business Expo this April 26-28, 2016 at Glorietta Activity Center

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Tourism Lifestyle and Business Expo will launch at the Glorietta Activity center this April 26-28, the expo will bring in lots of brands, products and business from the industry of health and beauty, finance and investments, hotels and accommodations, travel and tours and also food products.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Precise Signage Printing With Virtually Odorless Ink

Epson's advanced imaging technologies combine unparalleled image quality & excellent productivity

Epson is poised to elevate professional printing with a new benchmark in high-performance solvent printing, as the digital imaging leader introduced its newest line-up of Epson S-Series signage printers. 

The new Epson SureColor S-Series printers are Epson's most advanced signage printers to date. The first signage printer to be powered by Epson's advanced PrecisionCoreTM Thin Film Piezo (TFP) printhead, the new SureColor S-series brings enhanced performance, reliability, and image quality. All three printers are designed to meet the most demanding jobs while minimizing operation costs.

The S-series is designed for high-speed production printing on a wide range of coated and uncoated surfaces with an all-new precision media feeding system for significantly faster speeds compared to predecessors.

The new S-series 64-inch S40670, S60670, and S80670 printers incorporate the all-new fourth-generation Epson Ultrachrome GS3 solvent ink which enable reduced ink consumption, and are 10% to 15% more efficient in printing compared to previous generations. The new Ultrachrome GS3 inks have improved vibrancy and wider color gamut, as well as improved drying times and extended outdoor durability, reducing total cost of ownership.

Epson's Ultrachrome GS3 inks require no special ventilation when operating indoors, as the eco-solvent ink is virtually odorless. It features a safe pigment formulation that is 100% free of nickel and fluorine compounds, while maintaining a high degree of outdoor durability. It is also Greenguard Gold certified and meets the French-VOC A+ Class criteria for low chemical emissions.
 
Continuing to set the SureColor S-Series family of solvent printers apart from the competition, the UltraChrome GS3 inks utilized in the SC-80600, SC-S60600, and SC-S40600 now allow for same-day lamination — only six hours after completing a print job. When compared with previous generation solvent inks that typically require 24-48 hours of drying time, the SureColor S-Series provides significantly increased revenue opportunities by enabling sign shop owners to complete same-day project delivery.

"The new generation Epson S-Series printers deliver on what the market demands in a high-quality, eco-solvent, and production-grade printing machine. Innovations in imaging technology, coupled with the latest Epson UltraChrome GS3 ink system, provide the ultimate combination of performance and photographic quality to enable print shops of any size to get the job done, on time and beyond expectations," explained Pamela Albar, head of Epson Philippines Corporation's Commercial & Industrial Printers.

The new SureColor S-Series includes the flagship SC-S80600, which is geared toward applications in signage, vehicle graphics, and fine art reproduction markets. It features a Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP print head and enhanced precision media feeding system to produce high-quality, sellable output at impressive production speeds. The SC-S80600 leverages Epson UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks, including an all new GS3 Red ink, and optional White or Metallic Silver ink, to produce vivid output with an expansive color gamut, high gloss levels, and best-in-class photographic output quality.

Barely a month after the unveiling, customers who have upgraded to the new standard of signage printing has raved on the benefits of using the S Series printers.

"We use the Epson SureColor SC-80600 to tackle a variety of applications, ranging from artist canvas and textile reproductions to wallpaper and an assortment of wall art, all at up to 75 % better production. We couldn't be more thrilled with this machine. Not only does it require less maintenance than predecessor solutions, it offers the best color gamut available in any solvent printer out there, along with incredible ease-of-use, better output quality, and faster print speeds."


⦁    John McPherson, technical director, Marco Fine Arts

"Epson has outdone itself again! With the Epson SureColor SC-80600 solvent printer, we continue to provide unparalleled excellence in high quality and accurate print products on a variety of substrates — canvas, poster board, metal, plastic, and more. And now it's even faster. The ability to adjust print speeds based on required detail affords us the ability to offer different levels of service. Even at its slowest speed, it's faster than its predecessor."

⦁    Monica Denosta, president and COO, Picture it on Canvas


"Developed over a 4-year period, the new SureColor S-Series brings unparalleled levels of productivity and improved reliability to the signage markets. Epson has listened to the customer and is now bringing new technology and features to our printers to meet the high-volume printing needs of the signage market, while also offering enhanced inks to lower the total cost of ownership. We are committed to growing the professional printing market within Southeast Asia and we will continue to invest in research and development to continue bringing innovation to our customers," said Shaun See, Regional General Manager, Epson Professional Printing Division. 

ESL One Manila gears up for April 23-24 Dota 2 battle at the MOA ARENA

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As the first of the two known big gaming events happening Manila this year. ESL One Manila is gearing up for a real big weekend for Dota 2 fans in the Philippines.

Set as the very first $250,000 Dota 2 tournament in South East Asia. ESL One Manila will be host to a definitely jam-packed weekend as eight teams will duke it out in the MOA Arena to earn that Dota 2 ESL One title.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SM wins 7 Philippine Property Awards

Here's a good news from SM! 

After winning the Best Developer Award last year, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property companies in Southeast Asia, continued its run of success at the recently concluded Philippines Property Awards 2016.

SM Prime took home an amazing 7 awards at the country's biggest and most prestigious real estate event, held last April 7 at Fairmont Makati. These awards include Best Commercial Development, Best Retail Development and Best Retail Architectural Design for SM Seaside City Cebu, the 3rd SM mall in the Queen City of the South and the 3rd largest in the Philippines.

SM Prime dominated other categories, bagging additional awards including Best Hotel Development, Best Hotel Architectural Design and Best Hotel Interior Design for The Conrad Manila. The group also received 4 Highly Commended honors: Best Landscape Architectural Design (SM Seaside City Cebu), Best Office Architectural Design and Best Office Development (Five E-Com Center), and Best Affordable Condo Development (Grace Residences).

​The conglomerate also won the coveted Special Recognition in CSR for providing Filipinos quality homes in prime locations around the country, as well as promoting a conducive learning experience for the youth by building and improving public school classrooms throughout the Philippines.

The Philippines Property Awards is part of the region's biggest and most respected real estate awards program, rewarding and celebrating the biggest and best achievers in Asia, one of the most dynamic markets in the world.

SM Prime will remain committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, and helping enrich the quality of life of millions of Filipinos.

Snapchat is fastest growing mobile chat app among youth in PH

Globe Telecom is first to offer Snapchat as part of its enhanced GoSAKTO prepaid offers

Short-form videos are fast gaining popularity as more mobile apps with this capability continue to rise. Digital natives contribute to this increase as they spend extra time viewing videos on their mobile devices. Apps like Snapchat benefit from this growing habit evidenced by its subscriber base now at 100 million, around the world.

According to Snapchat CEO Evan Speigel on a recent Bloomberg report, Snapchat users have recorded over 8 billion video views per day, with each user spending about 30 minutes on the app.

In the Philippines, Snapchat has already gained a solid following among the country's youth with its unconventional approach to sharing on social – from quick videos, to cool filters. Snapchat usage is expected to increase further, similar to how Filipinos have quickly adopted to other popular social media apps. After all, with a smartphone penetration at 55% and a record of holding the highest number of time spent on social media at 3.7 hours according to the latest WeAreSocial January 2016 report, more customers will more likely follow suit.

As the significant driver of the digital lifestyle and the undisputed #1 in mobile, Globe constantly enhances its portfolio of content by offering Snapchat to Globe Prepaid customers via its enhanced GoSAKTO offers. GoSAKTO is Globe Prepaid's #1 promo now with over 2 million unique subscribers and an average of 280,000 daily registrations. GoSAKTO was also recognized at the Annual Global Mobile Awards by the GSM Association (GSMA). It received the award for Best Network-based Solution for Serving Customers for its ability to personalize and tailor fit services.

GoSAKTO allows customers to create personalized promos that precisely fit their calls, SMS, and surfing needs. Customers can create over more than 200 million call, text, and app combos. Combos now include new mobile apps like Snapchat, Clash of Clans, YouTube, Wattpad, and Grab.

"We continue to be on the lookout for what our customers would want to experience on their devices. This is part of our commitment to consistently improve our their online experience. Popular content such as Snapchat that is now made available to our Globe prepaid users is just the start of better offers to come this year. " says Globe Chief Commercial Officer, Albert de Larrazabal.

Globe Prepaid closed 2015 overtaking competition and taking the lead as the #1 Prepaid brand in the country. The telco's Prepaid Business revenues posted a solid growth of 8%, and contributed to 21% growth in cumulative subscribers. Mobile revenues continue its positive trajectory, up by 9% to P85.1 billion from last year's P78.1 billion, due to the consistent growth of all of the company's mobile brands.

You can register to GoSAKTO via four easy ways. Simply follow the given instructions to start creating your own promo, whether online atwww.globe.com.ph/prepaid/promo/gosakto; through the Facebook App; or by dialing *143#. To learn more about Globe Prepaid and the rest of its offers, visit www.globe.com.ph/prepaid.

iRegalo.ph launches health care packages for OFW

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iRegalo is an online shopping site or ecommerce site that is popular for offering and selling flowers with delivery, they also sell items like gadgets and personal items as gift to your loved ones, and they also have groceries as a gift for birthdays or fiesta, yes they can shop groceries for you and send it to your loved ones.

Captain America: Civil War movie "Choose Your Side" exhibit in SM City North EDSA / Win trip to SG red carpet premiere

Captain America: Civil War movie

SM Cinema transformed the entire lobby of SM City North EDSA – The Block as a battle ground of Captain America and Iron Man, in observance of the upcoming Marvel movie – Captain America: Civil War, a movie that is part of the 2nd phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the setting followed the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron movie.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kata Sale!! Kata Big Weekend Sale! Get your own Kata T4 with...



Kata Sale!!

Kata Big Weekend Sale! Get your own Kata T4 with Free Screen Protector and Flip Cover Case at our online shop for only P4,999! 7.85-inch IPS HD Display, 1.3GHz Quad Core, 8MP+5MP Camera, Dual SIM, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage. This offer is valid starting Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 only at www.katadigital.com!


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Monday, April 18, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Elephone smartphones S1, P9000 and P8000 launches in the PH through LAZADA

Elephone smartphones in the PH via Lazada

Elephone smartphone, a China brand of smartphone developed by HK Elephone Communication Tech Co., Limited will be arriving here in the Philippines through the exclusive distributorship of Lazada. It means that this new smartphone will be sold online only at the shopping site of Lazada.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kata Box sale for your Netflixing and gaming Kata Big Weekend...



Kata Box sale for your Netflixing and gaming

Kata Big Weekend Sale! Get the coolest box in town: Kata Box with Free Game Controller, Keyboard & Mouse at our online shop for only P2,999!

This offer is valid starting Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17 only at www.katadigital.com!


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bb. Pilipinas 2016 parade of beauties in Araneta Center (photo coverage)

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40 lovely candidates of the Bb Pilipinas 2016 paraded around the Araneta Center riding the trendy Miata cars last April 9 at around 4pm. Each Bb. Pilipinas 2016 candidates wears a rainbow colored swimsuit and headdress designed by Domz Ramos, a perfect colorful swimsuit design to fit for the summer season.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

KATA sale weekend!!! The Kata Big Weekend Sale is now on!...



KATA sale weekend!!!

The Kata Big Weekend Sale is now on! Limited offer for Kata i3L with Free Screen Protector & Clear Case for only P4,999! Exclusive on April 8-10 only so hurry, order online now at www.katadigital.com and pay upon delivery within 1-2 days!


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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Maxi Peel–bagong ganda, bagong pagasa campaign features Jefferlyn Serrano’s TunaySerye vlog

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There’s a short TVC that I noticed on TV last week, it was a video of a young girl with lots of pimples on her face and then she mentioned that she will do a series of video blogs or vlog to document on how she use the Maxi Peel exfoliant solution to beat her pimples.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Fujifilm Philippines “Click to Chic” a female photography talk (coverage)

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More than a hundred Fujifilm X-A2 users attended the “Click to Chic” female photographers talk and workshop in SMX SM Aura last March 13. This is the 1st of Fujifilm Philippines’ workshop series for their Femmetographers group or female photographers and Fujifilm camera users.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Starbucks Philippines’ Coffee College - a coffee journey with food-coffee pairing

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I’ve attended several coffee 101 and seminars of Starbucks in the past, and here I am again attending another round of coffee appreciation and education conducted by Starbucks Coffee Global Masters and Ambassadors, they are our local coffee experts, former baristas, and now assistant manager and also supervisors of a Starbucks branch here in the Philippines.

Bb. Pilipinas 2016–fashion show and best national gown competition ( photo coverage)

Bb. Pilipinas 2016 - fashion show competition

The night in KIA Theater in Araneta Center glows a lot of beauty that comes from the 40 candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2016. The pageant is getting wilder and bolder, because we’re still not over celebrating the victory of our Miss Philippines and Miss Universe 2016 crowned queen – Ms.Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

MX4D Motion EFX Movie Experience in Vista Cinema of Vista Mall, Evia Lifestyle Center in Daang Hari

MX4D Cinema in Vista Mall, Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari

I’m so happy that there’s another cinema just opened at the southern side of the metro. The new cinema – Vista Cinema of Vista Mall has proven that they are the most luxurious cinema in the country and also features one of the first to bring MX4D Motion EFX Theater in the Philippines, it’s a much updated and modern theatrical seat with rumbles, swaying and wiggling comfy seat, wind and water splashes effect, scent and aroma effects, lights and smokes, back poker, leg tickler and butt blasting effect. Feel the movie effects in your seat!

Epic Dining and discounts with VISA for 8 months in Manila and Cebu restaurants (launched at Hide Yamamoto resto)

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It’s a 3 hit combo experience for me… 1st is that we dine at Hide Yamamoto restaurant in City of Dreams, 2nd we met the award winning Chef Hide Yamamoto and then the 3rd hit combo is about VISA’s epic dining promo that will run for 8 months and the discounts applies for 30 restaurants in Manila and Cebu.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Fujifilm “Instax and Crafts” to hold the biggest DIY crafting event this summer

Crafting is one activity that doesn't only spell fun and enjoyment. It also makes you realize the wonderful things you can create with your own hands if you put your heart into it.

FUJIFILM Philippines, Inc. takes the art of craftsmaking to another level as it presents another afternoon of crafting magic via "Instax and Crafts" at the Ayala Malls Market! Market! Activity Center on April 9, 2016 from 1PM to 5PM.

Touted to be the biggest DIY event this summer, "Instax and Crafts" will have special workshops on Greeting Card Making and Paper Die-Cut Mobile with Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY and Marielle Nadal-Reyes of Craft MNL. Musical interludes will be provided by The Ransom Collective.

Find the many ways with which you can turn your Instax photos into attractive and interesting stuff. Cute and compact, Instax cameras come in two types --- the Instax mini series that are ideal for daily use and Instax WIDE series which are perfect for shooting group pictures. Instax is designed to produce pictures of high quality on the spot.

"Instax and Crafts" at Market! Market! also marks the launch of the new exciting colors --- red and white --- of the Instax Hello Kitty camera --- and the new Hello Kitty film.

Open to the public, anyone who is an Instax fan, creative, and believes that practice makes perfect can take advantage of the Instax Summer Packages. With FUJIFILM Keep the Summer Fun Alive with Instax, you can enjoy great savings when you buy any of the trendy and reliable Instax models like Instax Mini 7s, Mini 8, Hello Kitty Mini 8, Mini 70, Instax Wide 300 and Instax Share printer.

This summer activity also abounds with raffle prizes from Instax. The maker of each workshop's most creative entry will win one-year supply of Instax film while all participants stand a chance to one Mini 7s Summer Package, one Mini 8 Summer Package, and one WIDE 300 Summer Package.

With FUJIFILM's 80-year history and expertise in photographic film manufacturing, making great memories, printing those Instax moments and then transforming them into works of art becomes even more pleasurable.

The "Instax and Crafts" event is supported by Paper Blush, Maped, Elmer's Glue, Artline, and Kettle Corn. Interested participants can also register online via http://instax.ph/instax-and-crafts/

Blue Water Day Spa announces Kim Chiu as new ambassador for 2016; launches Traditional Four Hand Bali Massage

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Blue Water Day Spa announces their latest massage service – the Twin Touch Massage- Traditional Four Hand Bali Massage, it’s a traditional four hand massage style that originates from Bali, Indonesia. The new service has been added to their branches and this will bring a super pamper experience and relaxation to their clients.

Café Enye in Eastwood City–Spanish food is good and everything is Instagramish

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Its been a long time since my last visit in Eastwood City, “as in” long time when the high rise buildings are not yet fully operational and whenever I visit the place its like an eat and run kind of thing. I didn’t got a time to appreciate the structures around me, but my experience few months ago when I visited Café Enye for a food feature and review, I can say that Eastwood City transformation’s gave me lots of wow moments, when I was there with my wife Lace, I thought of I was in another country because of these high rise buildings.

Monday, April 04, 2016

3rd PMA Summer Expo in Glorietta Activity Center (coverage)

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I missed the grand opening last March 29th, but I did managed to drop by on the 2nd day of PMA’s 3rd Summer Expo event in Glorietta Activity Center. I just came from the Coca Cola Plant tour in Laguna on that day and since Im there in Makati, I decided to cover the 2nd day and check out the booths and the event itself.

Chaplin café and restaurant in Century City Mall–my first visit and my love for Shakshouka

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I’m surprised that I super love the food offering at Chaplin café and restaurant, located at the level 4 of Century City Mall in Kalayaan Ave, Makati City. I always visit that mall to attend a meeting or events and Im a frequent visitor already but I don’t have the time to check out the restaurants inside the mall.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Full details of Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival this April 2 and 3

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Starbucks Philippines noticed my blog post promotion of their Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival and they sent over the full details of their event. Thanks so much!

I found their short info form their Facebook page, and decided to help in promoting the event and tap the coffee lovers to check out their event this coming April 2 and 3 at the Grand Atrium, Main Wing of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City.

There are three section at the Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival.
1. The World Of Coffee
2. Brewing Demonstrations
3. Coffee Art Exhibit

Number 1 and 2 is similar to the one we learned from the Starbucks College last month, also on that day, we learned on how to operate their espresso machine and do some coffee art. I think the Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival is a version of Starbucks College to cater the public to learn, understand and appreciate more the history and taste of coffee.

The event is FREE for all, so make sure you add more time to your visit so that you can maximized the time of your stay to get to enjoy the Starbucks event.

“We will be equipping participants with the right coffee knowledge and this requires going back in time and understanding the storied origins of coffee. We will also give coffee enthusiasts a peak into the regions where coffee beans grow best, what type of beans are cultivated in different origin countries and how the geographical conditions of these places affect the quality and flavor of the coffee bean,”
- Keith Cole, head of marketing for Rustan Coffee Corporation (Starbucks Philippines).

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They sent a floor map and here you can see 4 sections
1. Coffee brewing
2. Starbucks Reserve
3. History of the bean
4. Coffee Art.

Starbucks Philippine mentioned that if one of the festival guest complete the World of Coffee Tour and the Brewing Demonstrations, the lucky 500 participants of "Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival" that can complete the journey ( visit all booths) will get to take home an EXCLUSIVE STARBUCKS COFFEE EXPLORER KIT.

zomg!!! what's that? will they include a pourer kit or coffee press!
Lace!!! let's attend the Sunday event pls!!


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Here are the highlights of Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival
1. Participants will be treated to brewing demonstrations
2. Coffee tasting activities for festival guest
3. Starbucks Global Coffee Master will demonstrate how to smell, slurp and locate the flavors on the tongue and describe the coffee characteristic and taste
4. Get to learn how to brew coffee properly
5. Learn how to use a coffee press
6. Learn how to do the pour-over method for your coffee

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Starbucks Global Coffee Master


“The pour over is a great solution for producing a flawless cup of coffee every time as it allows you to control the flow of water and ultimately the depth of coffee flavor. While the coffee press is one of the simplest ways to brew coffee, it releases more of the coffee’s natural oils into your cup instead of into a paper filter, which means more flavor.

“Filipinos are learning to appreciate the diverse world of coffee. Our goal in staging our very first Starbucks Coffee Appreciation Festival is to help coffee enthusiasts better appreciate the story and the art that goes into every cup, from the bean to the region where the coffee bean grew to the brewing process to the preparation of the beverage. So much goes into one cup of Starbucks coffee and we know that with appreciation, the beverage itself tastes better as the coffee drinker is better able to appreciate coffee as more than just a beverage,”

- Keith Cole, head of marketing for Rustan Coffee Corporation (Starbucks Philippines).





Just sharing some of our photos from Starbucks College.



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Graduates of Starbucks College

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Our mug of the day

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Learning the history of Starbucks and the coffee beans

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Taste and smell test of different coffee beans

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They taught me how to use the coffee press method

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Perfected…in one try

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I tried the coffee art….its not easy
You need the proper skills to use the machine and also do some art


Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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