Monday, July 24, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Starbucks Introduces Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt and Granola Dark Mocha, Celebrates Four Years for Starbucks Rewards

It's the quarter of the year before the most amazing Ber-months. That's why Starbucks Philippines is excited to share to you these light and indulgent treats for everyone, the new Starbucks Frappuccino® flavors - Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino® blended beverage and Granola Dark Mocha Frappuccino® blended beverage. Aside from these refreshing drinks, Starbucks offers new set of food,  cakes, and new designs of Starbucks Rewards Cards as they celebrate its four years of bonuses! To have a taste of these new and limited offerings, visit any Starbucks store near you starting July 25.

Starbucks Philippines New Offerings
Starbucks Philippines New Offerings
Starbucks New Frap

Handcrafted using premium ingredients, Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino® and Granola Dark Mocha Frappuccino® will surely delight you with frothy milk foam over fruity and chocolaty yum. The Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino® blended beverage combines Açai berry-infused yogurt with bursting pearls that will delight you with the distinct and refreshing notes of mixed berry, finished with light and creamy milk foam.

Acai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino
Acai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino


Meanwhile, the Granola Dark Mocha Frappuccino® blended beverage is a marriage of Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino® with rich, chocolate flavors and a tasty blend of hearty cereal. It is topped with creamy milk foam and then sprinkled with a generous topping of crunchy granola and chunks of mixed fruits.

Granola Dark Chocolate Frappuccino
Granola Dark Chocolate Frappuccino


Not only are these two handcrafted beverages delectable, but they’re the perfect addition to your selfie! The Açai Mixed Berry Yogurt Frappuccino® comes in a delicious shade of pink while the Granola Dark Mocha Frappuccino® has granola and dried mixed fruit toppings that will surely help you achieve your #FeedGoals.

Our customers can look forward to refreshing new tastes and ingredients that haven’t been featured before such as the crunchy granola toppings and Açai berry-infused yogurt. These two new Frappuccino® blended beverages are artfully handcrafted with its fun layers and textures making it the perfect beverages to have this season,” said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines



Starbucks New Coffee Flavor

Africa Kitamu, Reserve Congo Lake Kivu and Reserve Guatemala Santa Isabel
[R-L] Africa Kitamu, Reserve Congo Lake Kivu and Reserve Guatemala Santa Isabel
Starbucks also has new blends that deliver the flavors of the world in each cup. Starbucks Africa Kitamu® gives a wonderful introduction to the bright and juicy flavors that define coffee from Africa. This blend is perfect whether served hot or over ice and is made by combining East African beans that are known for their refreshing citrus and floral flavors. Starbucks Reserve® Guatemala Santa Isabel, on the other hand, is distinguished by fragrant aromas and pronounced sweetness with notes of tamarind, caramel, and chocolate. For those looking for coffee with sweet herbal spice notes, Starbucks Reserve® Eastern D.R. Congo Lake Kivu is the one you’re looking for. Its orange acidity, also makes each cup more compelling.


New Starbucks Featured Dishes

To complement your favorite handcrafted beverages, Starbucks also has a new line of delectable and filling meals. With hearty tuna flakes, mozzarella cheese and sliced hard-boiled eggs served on whole wheat bread, Tuna Dill on Whole Wheat Bread, is the perfect option for a quick lunch or snack. For a savory take on crepe, you’ll surely enjoy Bacon and Mushroom on Dutch Crepe—soft, chewy, and sweet Dutch crepe filled with honey cured bacon and sliced mushrooms.

Bacon and Mushroom on Dutch Crepe
Bacon and Mushroom on Dutch Crepe

Tuna Dill Sandwich
Tuna Dill Sandwich
Searching for a great meal to start your day? Don’t worry because Starbucks has new items that will make your mornings much better. Have the Ham and Cheese Frittata, potatoes, eggs, ham, and cheese perfectly cooked together to fill you up and keep you going for the entire day. For those on-the-go, the Cheese Danish is definitely a perfect choice with its buttery and flaky dough filled with sweet and creamy cheese.

Belgian Chocolate Chip Cake
Belgian Chocolate Chip Cake

Tiramisu
Tiramisu
For those with a sweet tooth, the Belgian Chocolate Chip Cake is the best way to satiate your chocolate craving. This returning favorite is made with layers of vanilla sponge cake with chocolate chips, milk chocolate ganache, and frosted Belgian milk chocolate with mini chocolate chip cookies on the sides.  Starbucks is also serving up a beloved Italian dessert with its own take on Tiramisu, sponge cake soaked in Starbucks Coffee, layered with a light and airy filling made from mascarpone, egg yolks, and cream.


New Starbucks Rewards Cards

My Starbucks Rewards® celebrates fourth anniversary with bonus Stars and free handcrafted beverages

Starbucks cardholders are in for a treat this month as the loyalty program celebrates its fourth year in the Philippines. Additional Stars and even free handcrafted beverages await customers who activate, reload, and purchase with their Starbucks Card

2014 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card | This card was inspired by the colors of our national flag and the Philippine Eagle. This Philippine edition card celebrates the Starbucks Card's 1st year in the country

Starting July 25 to July 27, Starbucks cardholders can earn double Stars with every purchase of any featured beverage when they pay in full using their Starbucks Card. More Stars await those who load their My Starbucks Rewards® account through www.starbucks.ph/card. By just topping up with ₱1,500 from July 28 to 30, they'll get three bonus Beverage Stars.  

2015 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card | Our fiestas are some of the most exciting, diverse, and colorful celebrations in the world. This was reflected in the second Pilipinas Starbucks Card, which was inspired by the colors and elements of our fiestas. 

Aside from these exciting promos, Starbucks is also introducing the 2017 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card. Its design is inspired by the coffee aroma moving through the air and depicted in graceful patterns and fluid movements like folk dances that symbolize the traditions of Philippine culture. The card is available for an initial consumable load amount of ₱300, but if you load this exclusive Starbucks Card with at least ₱1,500 from July 28 to July 30, you'll get a free Venti® handcrafted beverage. 

2016 Manila and Cebu Starbucks Cards
2016 Manila and Cebu Starbucks Cards | These cards celebrated the sense of pride of Starbucks customers for their cities. The Manila Starbucks Card was inspired by "Summer Night in Manila" and focused on the design of the beloved jeepney traveling the busy city at night. Meanwhile, the Cebu Starbucks Card highlighted the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge as viewed from the hilltops of Cebu that are decked with Sinulog flowers. 

"Our culture is very colorful and dynamic, and that's what we tried to capture with the 2017 Edition Pilipinas Starbucks Card. It reflects one of the cornerstones of Filipino artistry—folk dance. In it we see a connection to the fluidity of the aroma of coffee as it wafts through air. We wanted to capture it into something tangible, that's why we're bringing you this exclusive Starbucks Card," Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines said. 

Over the past four years, Starbucks has provided Filipinos with exclusive cards that marked special occasions, captured the identity of some of our most celebrated cities, and displayed the unique brand of Filipino pride. Here are just a few Starbucks Cards that were designed and made exclusively available in the Philippines
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cebu Blogger

I Traveled To Bohol From Cebu And I Chose FastCat. Why?

Bohol has been one of the famous provinces in the Visayas. There's Cebu of course and some white-sand beaches like Boracay, Kalanggaman Island, Virgin Island to name a few but if you wish to experience a new and fresh environment, Bohol is one of the most recommended. When it comes to travel, one of the most asked questions is how to get there? Like, how to get to Bohol from Cebu? Is it safe? How fast it will be? Some questions that most of the time only Shipping Lines could answer. I personally commend this high-end Ferry that can actually save you from your worries. Yes, I'm talking about FastCat - very safe, very fast and very convenient FastCat.

FastCat by FaceCebu
FastCat by FaceCebu
FastCat by FaceCebu
FastCat by FaceCebu



If you're reading this, you might think this is a paid post but nope! This is not! I've been to Bohol for many times already. In fact, I just came from that beautiful island last two weeks ago while visiting Amorita Resort and Momo Beach House. I used to get tickets from OceanJet. But did you know that there's the nearest port from Cebu City in Bohol? Yes, I'm talking about Tubigon Tourism Port. Luckily, Tubigon Port got the privilege of having Fast Cat in their territory. Why? Why FastCat? Here are some good reasons for you:

1. Fast Cat is the Philippines' first and only Catamaran Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) ferry. Catamaran means a boat with twin hulls in parallel. FastCat has double-hull Catamarans which make the ship more stable and are made to suit the Philippine Waters.

FastCat Ferry by FaceCebu
FastCat Ferry by FaceCebu
2. Its priorities are (1) Safety, (2) Safety and (3) Safety. FastCat is a safe and state-of-the-art RoRo vessel. It's also the only vessel that caters to the needs of the disabled with storage for wheel chair and designated elevators. You heard it right, they got elevators!

FastCat Ferry by FaceCebu
FastCat Ferry by FaceCebu
3. It is very fast, very safe and very convenient. Yes, if you used to travel from Cebu to Bohol in two hours then you should try a 1 and half hours of travel with FastCat. It also has 10 watertight compartments and no ballasts, making it safer, lighter and faster than the average RoRo. It runs at an average speed of 16.5 knots, powered by four internationally-classed and ABS-certified Yanmar engines. In comparison, most RoRo vessels only possess one.

FaceCebu Blogger with his "free legs" very comfortable in Business Class
FaceCebu Blogger with his "free legs" very comfortable in Business Class

CBS Bloggers enjoying some foods and boozes in the Snacks Bar
CBS Bloggers enjoying some foods and boozes in the Snacks Bar
4. FastCat was designed by Sea Transport Solutions of Australia, the leading designer of mid-speed catamaran vessels in the world. It is specifically designed to suit the weather and sea conditions in the Philippines.

FaceCebu Blogger in the Captain's Deck!
FaceCebu Blogger in the Captain's Deck!

Bloggers Tour in the second floor of FastCat
Bloggers Tour in the second floor of FastCat
5. Regular training to the crew and staff is being observed. Regular training is undertaken to keep abreast with the latest technology, information, and international best practices to ensure the safety of passengers at all times.

I love the style and design of this ferry
I love the style and design of this ferry
About FastCat

Address: 6th Floor, UNIOIL Center Building, Commerce Avenue Corner Acacia Avenue, Madrigal Business Park, Brgy. Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel: (632) 842 9341-42
Website: Fastcat.com.ph
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/FastCatOfficial
Schedules: See this complete list of FastCat schedules!

Now, let's talk about our Trip last Thursday. With FastCat's mission to connect the Country's islands and neighboring countries by providing safe, fast and convenient ferry transport system, it also aims to promote the country's diverse culture and tourist attractions. So, let me give you some hints and teasers of what Bohol can offer to our Tourism industry.

We visited Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative

Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol
Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol

Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol
Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol

Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol
Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol

Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol
Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative in Tubigon Bohol
Then, we experienced that hanging bridge in Chocolate Hills Adventure Park.

Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
Chocolate Hills Adventure Park

Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
Then we went to top, to witness the beautiful Chocolate Hills of Bohol!

Timex Watch in Chocolate Hills
Timex Watch in Chocolate Hills

JugsAndPugs Blogger, Naomi Bersales
JugsAndPugs Blogger, Naomi Bersales at the top of the Chocolate Hills Viewing Deck. Amazing Bokeh shot by HuaweiP9
Then, we dropped by at the famous Man-made Forest of Bohol!


Man-made Forest of Bohol
Man-made Forest of Bohol
Of course, the Tour won't be complete without a visit to the Museum.

Bohol National Museum
Bohol National Museum
And ended the tour with a sumptuous dinner at Gerarda's and an ice cream dessert of Bee's Farm!
Gerard's Restaurant
Gerard's Restaurant

Bohol Bee Farm's The Buzz Ice Cream
Bohol Bee Farm's The Buzz Ice Cream
Of course, you cannot experience those if you won't take FastCat transport system. Check their website and call them for inquiries. But for now, here's a compiled video of Video Blogger, Christian Layese.


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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Spiderman Homecoming Movie Is Boring!

Of course not! Now that Spidey is back to the big screen for the sixth time, you will be craving for more "webs"! Last Saturday, members of Cebu's premier Blogging organization, Cebu Bloggers Society (CBS) were able to enjoy this latest Spiderman installation. And it was not as great as the movie if not because of Ayala Center Cebu's Cinema and The Movie Snack Bar.

Watch Spiderman Homecoming in Ayala Cinema
Watch Spiderman Homecoming in Ayala Cinema
And why do I think this adaptation of the friendly neighborhood movie is the best so far? Here are some reasons I got and felt after watching Tom Holland's version of Spiderman.

1. Finally in Marvel Studios! Of course, with the craving of fans putting Spiderman to the Avengers, everybody is excited for the coming big one! Who can't wait for April 2018, Avengers : Infinity War baby! What would be the vital role of Spidey on this Avengers movie? But for now, let's wait for the next Marvel movies like Thor:Ragnarok, Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

Spiderman Homecoming
Spiderman Homecoming
2. Washington Post ranks the 2017 version in number 2. This might not be in number one spot but yes! Tom Holland did a good job and of course the team behind the movie. Quoting the website, "Homecoming” isn’t just a declaration of Avenger-hood, however — it almost magically feels like a brand new Spider-Man movie, despite being the sixth one. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker leads an actually young cast of high school supporting players. Michael Keaton gives an all-time Spider-villain performance as the Vulture (we shouldn’t be surprised, the guy is Batman) and Spider-Man has never looked better, with a suit that’s a nod to the Spider-Man art of the ’60s and ’70s up top with its webbed wings, mixed with some high-tech, Iron Man-like magic. “Homecoming” takes Spider-Man out of the previous movies’ dark shadows and shows it can be fun to be Spidey."

3. Light Feels. That's what I felt. There are no rough battles between Spidey and the villains. The setting is on Peter Parker's High School life which highlighted his first love (?) interest, Liz played by Laura Harrier. But I believe this installation is a "plus-points" to Millenials as they can relate "to the bones"!

Spiderman Homecoming battle!
Spiderman Homecoming battle!

4. Who do you think is Peter Parker's Love Life, Mary Jane Watson? I mean, in this movie, who do you think is Spidey's MJ? Yes, it wasn't mentioned nor spilled out who MJ really is. But take focus on some little details in every scene, you soon realized who. Aha! Remember this, "People call me MJ!"

Spiderman Homecoming Movie Cebu
Who's Spiderman's MJ?
5. Best Marvel Movie post-credit of all time! In this part of the movie, you can determine from those movie-goers who really are the fans or just merely dragged by friends to the Cinema.You may be heard this already but I mention this again, Spiderman Homecoming movie got 2 post -credits scenes and they are all the "bestest" ever! Sorry, I may sound exaggerating but this is true. Before you proceed, spoiler alert!

Spiderman Homecoming's Captain America
Spiderman Homecoming's Captain America
First post-credit, inside a jail, Mac Gargan confronted Adrian inside a jail and asked the identity of our friendly neighborhood. But Adrian didn't sell him out. Okay, for the second post-credit. In this scene, our very own Captain America (Chris Evans) is delivering a speech on a recorded video just like what Peter and his friends saw inside the gym. But this time, Captain America is discussing the importance of Patience. So, basically, if you are an avid Marvel fan, then you should know a teaser of the next Marvel Movie with just post-credit of the current movie. Okay, I'll stop! Please watch the second post-credit, please?!
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Cebu Blogger

Dine and Chill Like A Royalty At Cafe Tiala

Did you dream of being a prince or princess sometimes in your sleep? And in your dream, you were wearing that grand and colorful outfit while enjoying a cup of tea. Well, wake up now! Come to Cafe Tiala and let's savor that moment in a real-life experience.

Cafe Tiala Cebu
Cafe Tiala Cebu

Cafe Tiala Cebu
Cafe Tiala Cebu
Cafe Tiala Cebu
Cafe Tiala Cebu
Operating for almost 3 years already, Cafe Tiala opened its door to Locals and Tourists last March 2014. Cafe Tiala is owned and operated by Korean Couples. They got various choices of drinks - hot or cold, foods and of course, some Korean dishes such as kimchi, bibimbap and some burgers and fries. They also got grilled dishes and some finger foods. From a budget of 100 to 200 pesos, you can already grab a smoothie or shake and pair them with some Tuna Sandwich or with their famous Honey bread. But if you are craving for some spicy Ramen or just chilling with their vast options of Desserts like Cheesecake and Pancakes, then Cafe Tiala is indeed the best place to dig in!

The waitress serving them burgers and fries from Cafe Tiala
The waitress serving them burgers and fries from Cafe Tiala
                                                 

Tiala Sandwich from Cafe Tiala
Tiala Sandwich from Cafe Tiala

Bulgogi from Cafe Tiala
Bulgogi from Cafe Tiala


Samgubsal from Cafe Tiala
Samgubsal from Cafe Tiala

Who's up for Gimbab?
Who's up for Gimbab?

Cafe Tiala Chicken
Here's your chicken!

Sumptuous dishes from Cafe Tiala
Sumptuous dishes from Cafe Tiala

Sumptuous dishes from Cafe Tiala
Sumptuous dishes from Cafe Tiala

The famous Honey Bread of Cafe Tiala
The famous Honey Bread of Cafe Tiala

Cafe Tiala's Iced Tea
Cafe Tiala's Iced Tea

Cafe Tiala Real Ade
Home made Real Ade

Cafe Tiala's Chocolate
Cafe Tiala's Chocolate

So, aside from their sumptuous dishes, Cafe Tiala is also famous with their Korean Costumes and waitresses wearing pink dresses. It's one of the reasons why Cebuanos are very eager to visit this Cafe. The place is very clean and the employees are very accommodating. I, personally would recommend this for a group of friends or maybe a family who just wanted to catch up with each other.

Here's a peek of Cafe Tiala's second floor space
Here's a peek of Cafe Tiala's second floor space

Here's a peek of Cafe Tiala's second floor space
Here's a peek of Cafe Tiala's second floor space

Here's a peek of Cafe Tiala's second floor space


Cafe Tiala's DVD Room
Cafe Tiala's DVD Room

Cafe Tiala's Nail Room
Cafe Tiala's Nail Room

Cafe Tiala's Powder Room
Cafe Tiala's Powder Room
Cafe Tiala Details
Address: Unit2-D 2nd floor, The Forum Bldg., Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu.
Facebook : @cafetialacebu
Mobile : +63 32 260 5503
Telephone : 260-5503
Email : cafetiala@gmail.com
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