Starbucks Welcomes 2017 With Newest Espresso Confections And More Surprises!

Let's start the year right! To help us do these positive vibes in life are some heavenly treats from Starbucks. Let's indulge to their newest Espresso Confections, delectable food and returning favorites, our go-to coffeehouse has got our cravings satisfied!

Starbucks 2017 Confections
Starbucks 2017 Confections
Starting January 9, excite your taste buds with the newest Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble which combines all the goodness of espresso, milk, mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup. Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, Starbucks Sea Salt and brownie bits, this espresso confection is truly perfect for those who love to indulge.


Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble Hot
Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble Hot

Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble Frappuccino
Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble Frappuccino

You may also delight your senses with the Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle, a combination of Starbucks signature espresso, chestnut flavor and white chocolate sauce. It is topped with whipped cream and chestnut drizzle.Both espresso confections are available in hot, iced and blended formats.

Great coffee calls for great food. Pair the returning Starbucks® Guatemala Casi Cielo™, a bright and elegant coffee with a smooth cocoa finish, with new featured food items which include desserts like the Mango Cake, Vanilla Crepe Cake, Purple Yam Cookie, Chocolate Doughnut Éclair and Vanilla Doughnut Éclair.

Guatemala Casa Cielo
Guatemala Casa Cielo

Starbucks Reserve Brazil Sertao Yellow Bourbon
Starbucks Reserve Brazil Sertao Yellow Bourbon

Starbucks Reserve Tanzania Chagga
Starbucks Reserve Tanzania Chagga

Starbucks has also released new food items perfect for any time of the day, like the Chicken Pot Pie, a buttery and flaky crust filled with delicious creamy chicken topped with mashed potato, the new Sausage Roll and the Longganisa Pandesal, a soft and buttery bun with sautéed garlic Longganisa filling.

Longganisa Pandesal
Longganisa Pandesal

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie

Sausage Roll
Sausage Roll

If you’re craving for more savory dishes and hearty food items for lunch, try your favorite espresso beverage with Farmer’s Ham & Emmental Cheese on French Baguette or Pork Carnitas Wrap.

What’s more, Starbucks Coffee Rolls are back in a special tin can packaging perfect for welcoming the Lunar New Year. It’s a new take on the crispy wafer rolls, infused with Starbucks Espresso Roast.

The Starbucks Reserve® Card which features the Starbucks Reserve® Logo and wordmark in a sleek black background will be available with an initial consumable load of ₱300 and is only available in Starbucks Reserve® stores starting January 9. Visit this link to see the list of stores: http://www.starbucks.ph/promo/reserve-store

Starbucks New Card
Starbucks New Card
Welcome the New Year with these newest product offerings by visiting any Starbucks store nationwide. For more information, go to www.starbucks.ph

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Posted by Cebu Blogger

Best Grilled Resto In Cebu, Third Degree Charred It Is!

Last weekend was "Big" to all Cebuanos! It started with a Friday the 13th which was filled with excitements as we prepared for the upcoming Sinulog Festival on Saturday and Sunday. But before that, a group of Cebu Bloggers Society members were lucky to be invited to celebrate a new center for Grilled Dishes, the Third Degree Charred Bar and Grill. Situated in a booming district of North Reclamation Area in New Mandaue City, Charred Resto brings a new definition to Cebuanos' comfort foods. Who would say "No" to grilled dishes? It's everybody's fave!

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Panga
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Panga

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Location
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Location

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Cozy Set-up
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Cozy Set-up


The Night started with a real appetizer, Crispy Kangkong! It's a slight salty but a good kind of salty which gives our taste buds a "ready" sign for a sumptuous table fight!

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Crispy Kang-Kong
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Crispy Kang-Kong

Then came the Pochero, in just a price of PHP 380, it is really good for a "hot fix" during cold nights. The meat was well cooked. I just couldn't describe the taste of the soup and meat - Just perfect!

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Pochero
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Pochero
Now, prepare to save this one! A must try is Charred's Sizzling Sisig! Sisig is for everybody in different ages.

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Sizzling Sisig
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Sizzling Sisig

Here's one of Charred's signature dish, Braised Beef Kitting! Tender beef simmered in a tasty sauce. I can really taste the juice from the meat.

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Braised Beef  Kitting
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Braised Beef  Kitting
Then we tasted the great crispy pata in Cebu. It is really best paired with cocktails or beer.

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Crispy Pata
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Crispy Pata

And to give you some grilled favorites - seafood!!! I personally recommend  Panga, Grilled Squid and of course, Tuna Belly baby! I'm not a food expert or a cook but when it comes to grilled dishes especially to seafoods, I can definitely say "Yes" or "No" to a grilled food - this time, it's a Yes!

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Panga
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Panga

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Ribs
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Ribs

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Barbecue
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Barbecue

So, when you wish to spend a night with your family or friends, Third Degree Charred should be your venue of interest. Aside from great foods, Charred offers beverages like cocktails and beers. Charred is situated with the Al Fresco set-up at the second floor of the new building of Meerea which gives you a great view of the City. I asked Rina Lim, Business Manager, about the  name of the Resto and she answered "Charred is named after my father, Richard." I like the love and devotion!

Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Juices
Third Degree Charred Bar & Grill Juices
With its 60 capacities, Charred is open for an exclusive events reservations. Just call them a day or two before the event and enjoy!

Third Degree Charred Bar and Grill
Location: Meerea High Street Mandaue (near formerly closed Amnezia Superclub).
Business Hours: Open from 11 AM -10 PM weekdays - 11 AM to 12 Midnight during weekends.
Telephone: +63 32 272 7588
Facebook: 3rd Degree Charred Bar Grill
Instagram: @3rddegreecharred

Paintensity 2017, Let's Paint Cebu With Colors!

Pit Senyor! Sinulog is already in the air! On Saturday, everybody is on their way to the Greenery for the party of the day, Paintensity Sinulog 2017!  A day before the Sinulog Grand Mardi Gras, Paintensity has become bigger, wilder and bolder this year! Head to The Greenery, Cebu on January 14, Saturday starting 4 PM to 4 AM and color the night to the beat of party music by top DJs like Knoxville, JC Cas, Martin Pulgar, Kat DJ, and more.

Paintensity 2017 Official Poster
Paintensity 2017 Official Poster
LOCATION: The Greenery, Mabolo, Cebu City



ETC is also giving away limited edition ETC Paintensity shirt at the venue. Admission is FREE!

Paintensity 2017 DJs Line up
Paintensity 2017 DJs Line up


For more details and updates, check out their social media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/etctv
Twitter: @etc_channel
Instagram: @etc_channel
Follow hashtag: #etcpaintensity2017

See you party animals!!!
Monday, January 9, 2017
Posted by Cebu Blogger

Party Harder With LifeDance 2017, Three Stages Are up!

I can still remember the very first LifeDance in Cebu, It was Cebu Bloggers Society that helped the core-organizers in spreading the news online while some of the Social Media Influencers did their part also via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This year, i'm very much excited as the Country's biggest outdoor party, LifeDance 2017 will bring up 3 stages : Utopia (main stage), Eden (underground music stage), and Solaris (indie bands stage) – headlined by sought-after international and local artists to create an overwhelming music experience. What's more interesting? This party is presented by the country's  leading wireless services provider, Smart Communications - for sure, there will be surprises for party goers!!!

LifeDance 2017 Map - Huge Map!
LifeDance 2017 Map - Huge Map!

International artists CARNAGE, LOOKAS, and DJ BL3ND will be gracing the stages, along with local sensations: Up Darma Down, Patty Tiu, Ace Ramos, Nix Dam P, Mecha, John Odin, Manolet Dario, and others who were carefully selected to create an atmosphere of hype and harmony for every raver that will be setting foot on the LifeDance festival grounds. And what is a party without drinks and foods? Good thing,  the grand fanfare that is LifeDance will also highlight the different flavors and cuisine from various local food kitchens to make this a cultural and gastronomic journey for all visitors. It will be a true full-scale festival for everyone –from families to young adults, from the different corners of the world.

LifeDance 2017 Line Up of DJs
LifeDance 2017 Line Up of DJs
LifeDance 2017 will be stretching its reach to the other regions with ticket outlets in different cities all over the country. Sinulog Packages with lodging and tickets to the event will be available for the convenience of those coming from out of town. Endorsed by the DOT, LifeDance positions itself, as it has always been, as a tourist destination in Cebu for the Philippines.


PARTY DETAILS:
Location: CITY DI MARE SRP, CEBU CITY
Date: January 13-14, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:00 am




BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW:
Online: http://lifedance.sdcloud.tech/events/life-dance-2017-cebu/
Offline: Text below contact persons ( For neighboring regions, please see this Buy LifeDance Tickets for the trusted selllers )

LifeDance 2017 Cebu Ticket Sellers
LifeDance 2017 Cebu Ticket Sellers

Best Cocktails In Cebu, Try Ampersand!

When you're with friends and have stories to tell, you'll never go wrong with cocktails! The year 2016 was a great year for my beloved Cebu Bloggers Society. We elected a new set of officers. We've grown and matured. A lot of great changes were embraced. And we were glad we made a yearender gathering at the best cocktail bar in Cebu, Ampersand! Why it's the best in the Metro? From a healthy juice to a different kind of booze, a vodka or mojitos - maybe? Ampersand got it all!

Ampersand Bar and Restaurant
Ampersand Bar and Restaurant. Pic by Mae Godino
CBS Bloggers during Year-end Party at Ampersand
CBS Bloggers during Year-end Party at Ampersand
Aside from the wide selection of drinks and cocktails, Ampersand offers different kind of dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups. Yes, you can dine and chill after! And again, why best cocktails in town? Ampersand is proud with their original cocktail creations such as The Herbalist, Cinco de Cuban, Drunken Rabbit, Circa 1934 and Local's fave, Filipino cocktail. During our year ender party, CBS Bloggers tried some of the best cocktails that Ampersand can offer. And if you want a secret kick, then I recommend the Wrong Island mix (Vodka , Whiskey , Gin , Rum , Triple Sec , Lime Mix and Coca Cola). So good at first sip and got that I-want-more in the last sips!

Ampersand Original Cocktails
Ampersand Original Cocktails


Pizza at Ampersand
Pizza at Ampersand

Hot Chicken Wings!
Hot Chicken Wings!

Sizzling Dish
Sizzling Dish

Cheers to our drinks!
Cheers to our drinks!

Yes, they got cheese!
Yes, they got cheese!

ABOUT AMPERSAND
Ampersand Bar and Restaurant
Address: Ground Floor, Banilad Town Center, Baniald, Cebu City

Website: www.ampersand.com
Email: ampersandcebu2015@gmail.com
Phone: (032) 416-1233

Social Media:
Facebook: @AmpersandCebu
Instagram: @Ampersand.Cebu


Cheers with Cebu Bloggers!
Cheers with Cebu Bloggers!

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Posted by Cebu Blogger

Unedited Shots of Taipei 101 By Huawei P9 Smartphone

Slightly edited for Cover photo purposes. Editor: Picasa
Slightly edited for Cover photo purposes. Editor: Picasa 
That Taipei Travel was one for the books! It's special because again I traveled with my office mates and friends. And this time, I got a great tool for photo shots, the Huawei P9 Smartphone. Recently, Huawei Phone garnered 4 awards from Yugatech Choice Awards 2016 namely Editors' Choice Product of theYear,  Smartphone of the Year, Best Designed Smartphone and Best Smartphone Camera! To add proof of these amazing awards, I will give you a list of raw photos of Taipei 101 taken from before sunset until evening by the award-winning Huawei P9.

Taipei 101 Panorama View
Panorama View : When we reached the first observatory stop, I got the chance of taking panorama view of Taipei 101

First Observatory Stop : Took a bokeh shot with my Timex Watch
First Observatory Stop : Took a bokeh shot with my Timex Watch

First Observatory Stop : Took a bokeh shot with my Taipei 101 with blurred Timex Watch
First Observatory Stop : Took a bokeh shot with my Taipei 101 with blurred Timex Watch

Early afternoon shots of Taipei 101
Early afternoon shots of Taipei 101

Early afternoon shots of Taipei 101
Early afternoon shots of Taipei 101

Waiting for Sunset shot of Taipei 101
Waiting for Sunset shot of Taipei 101

Waiting for Sunset shot of Taipei 101
Waiting for Sunset shot of Taipei 101

Sunset is almost there.... Taipei 101 is waiting!
Sunset is almost there.... Taipei 101 is waiting!

Sunset is almost there.... Taipei 101 is waiting!
Sunset is almost there.... Taipei 101 is waiting!

The golden moment is here, look at the lights reflecting the Taipei 101
The golden moment is here, look at the lights reflecting the Taipei 101

Bokeh Shots again... love this feature!
Bokeh Shots again... love this feature!

Golden Moments my dear! Oh Huawei P9, your a gift!
Golden Moments my dear! Oh Huawei P9, your a gift!

Boke Shots again... hahaah
Boke Shots again... hahaah

The Sky is getting color ....
The Sky is getting color .... 

Bokeh shots again.. please bare with me.. this feature is unique and useful!
Bokeh shots again.. please bare with me.. this feature is unique and useful!

It's getting darker...look at this shot!
It's getting darker...look at this shot!

It's getting darker...look at this shot!
It's getting darker...look at this shot!

It's getting darker...look at this shot!
It's getting darker...look at this shot!

Bokeh Feature!!!!
Bokeh Feature!!!!

City Lights were coming out.... Love Taipei 101 here..
City Lights were coming out.... Love Taipei 101 here..

City Lights were coming out.... Love Taipei 101 here..
City Lights were coming out.... Love Taipei 101 here..

City Lights were coming out.... Love Taipei 101 here..
City Lights were coming out.... Love Taipei 101 here..

Tried zooming in and here it is.. amazing shot!
Tried zooming in and here it is.. amazing shot!

Night time baby... Taipei 101 is still amazing!
Night time baby... Taipei 101 is still amazing!

City lights... omg!
City lights... omg!

Tried zooming in during night and still amazing!
Tried zooming in during night and still amazing!

Night shot of Taipei 101
Night shot of Taipei 101

Night shot of Taipei 101
Night shot of Taipei 101

Night shot of Taipei 101
Night shot of Taipei 101

Night shot of Taipei 101
Night shot of Taipei 101

Night shot of Taipei 101
Night shot of Taipei 101

It's me and this is a night shot... huawei p9!
It's me and this is a night shot... huawei p9!


Night Shot of Taipei 101 with trees surrounding it..
Night Shot of Taipei 101 with trees surrounding it..

Still clear shot at night...taipei 101
Still clear shot at night...taipei 101

Still clear shot at night...taipei 101
Still clear shot at night...taipei 101

Still clear shot at night...taipei 101
Still clear shot at night...taipei 101

That giant candle is love! Thanks Huawei P9 for a good shot!
That giant candle is love! Thanks Huawei P9 for a good shot!


At the end, this amazing skyscraper deserved our groufie!
At the end, this amazing skyscraper deserved our groufie!


When in Taipei, I strongly recommend to get accommodation at Taipei Sunny Hostel, here are the details:
Address: No. 92-2, Huaining Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Phone: +886 2 2331 9391
PRO: This Hostel is situated in the center of the city, just near the 228 Peace Park and other City destinations.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Posted by Cebu Blogger

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