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9/06/2016

Beating Deadlines With Lotus Biscoff Biscuits

less cramming at work with Biscoff biscuits
As a stay-at-home working mom, I am used to juggling multiple tasks on a regular basis. It's not that I planned it, but the situation calls for it, and yes, I am loving the challenge. With no helper,  I do the basic chores at home and stuff for kids at school,  perform my tasks for my work as a virtual assistant and manage my small business online. Aside from that, I am also active with Davao Digital Influencers (DDI) a community of bloggers and social media practitioners here in the region. You can just imagine the mental havoc when deadlines/errands come all at once.

One of the consolation I give to myself when I feel that I am about to burst aside from having a good massage or mani/pedi at nearby spa, is by simply lounging around at home. I shut down my laptop and watch TV.  But, man, I can't do that all the time, unless I want to lose my job or lose the chance of making a sale in my online shop! I just pause for little while then make myself a good cup of green tea or coffee, or grab a glass of my favorite Guyabano juice.. set my drink aside, and continue the grind with my computer. 

9/03/2016

Why I Love Being a #DavaoDigitalInfluencer


I've been working online for 8 years already, and became a part of other blogging groups and communities.  With that, I can say that being active on the internet, specifically the social media entails certain responsibility. I have been given something in my hands to be of service to others and be catalyst for change and information. Let's face it, being on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler, Blogger, Wordpress, or what ever platform, is both fun and self-fulfilling, but there is something more to it. Established bloggers and those active in social media will inevitably have people following them for updates and information, be it for entertainment or lifestyle/news updates.  This is where the need to be always informed and responsible in this field comes in.

As someone who is from Davao, I love to share updates about my city.  I want the world to know that Davao is a progressive place to live in. I would like to let those people having second thoughts to invest, travel, study or reside here to change their minds. Now, that our beloved Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has become President, it is even more timely to let people know more about Davao.

8/14/2016

Exciting Eats at Potions Grille And Restobar

Kinda tired of the usual menu from food chains and other restos? Why don't you try and visit this new restaurant on the block, Potions Grille and Restobar? Conveniently located at the heart of the city,  at Plaza de Bolem , J.P. Laurel Avenue corner Torres Street, it serves fusion of Korean, Japanese, Italian, Filipino and several other international dishes.

Together with other bloggers, I  got lucky to sample some of their recipes last week. They are tasty and very affordable. Most of the dishes are between Php 180 to Php300.

Korean Appetizer Dish composed of: Sweetened Banana, Hungarian Sausage
Kimchi and  Kamote Chips)

Kimchi Jigae Pork

7/26/2016

Starbucks Brings New Refreshing Frappuccino flavors

I'm a little perky today because Starbucks is serving two new Frappuccino flavors starting today until September 13.  These are: Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt and Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt. Expect to get that much needed zesty boost with these new beverages boasting a delicious combination of chilled yogurt and fruity swirl blended with ice.

These new fruity blended beverages are a delightful combination of fruity taste in a sweet jelly, layered with the smooth texture of yogurt. If you love the taste of refreshing and zesty sweet fruits, these two could just be the ideal beverage to chill up your hot day.

Delight in the sweetness of fresh mango or strawberry perfectly balanced by a hint of tartness from the yogurt for a mouth-watering beverage. To energize your day, the Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino perfectly blends honey-citrus sweet mango sauce with yogurt, topped with a layer of mango fruit jelly with real mango bits.

Meanwhile, the equally refreshing and irresistible Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino features a visual treat with the yogurt blended with strawberry sauce puree topped with strawberry jelly with strawberry bits.

Starbucks continues to offer its patrons new flavor and texture combinations all the time to meet customers' taste and satisfaction.

So what are you waiting for? Visit your favorite Starbucks store now and try these enticing drinks. :)

6/15/2016

Awesome Music and Great Food at 801 Infinity Bar


801 Infinity Restobar just opened its doors last week. A cowboy-themed restobar, located along Palma Gil St., Obrero, it is the brainchild of 15 musicians who used to hang out in the area often. The previous owner offered to sell the place to the Magic 15 and the rest is history. 

This latest to-go place in Davao City plays the finest music everyday. The owner wanted this to be a a hub for musicians and young professionals who love and appreciate good music. 

I was there during the opening, and it was such a happy place with beautiful music (mostly RnB, Soul, Pop, Disco) sang by various artists who are winners in their field. Most of them joined and won in the WCOPA, an international competition--the same contest where Filipino singer Jed Madela rose to fame.