Living in the Metro isn’t always easy. Moreso for urban professionals who live independently. You have your work and life balance to juggle along with responsibilities, bills, chores, and the undying traffic that always gets in the way, eating up our precious time.
Good thing, we live at a time when app-based services actually help make our lives easier. Heck, they have become integral for us to even have a life where we can still enjoy and not worry about our endless to-do lists.
When in Manila, I have to have the following apps: GRAB/Angkas for transport, Honestbee/foodpanda for food and grocery deliveries, Eatigo/Zomato for discounts, GMovies to avoid the pesky movie queue, Grindr for entertainment (I kid, I kid), and recently, Swosh for laundry/dry clean services!
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If you ever wish to catch glimpse of the famous Mayon Volcano in its original home before it gets moved to Naga (I swear this was funny in 2018) or simply experience the history-rich Legazpi City, consider staying at The Marison Hotel.
Strategically located in the heart of Legazpi, The Marison Hotel is built to be the premium gateway for tourists and business travelers in the Bicol region. Situated just a quick five-minute drive from the Legazpi Airport, it’s easily one of the most centrally-located hotels in the city.
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Filipinos always say that we celebrate Christmas for four long months. As soon as September hits, you start hearing Christmas songs in malls and the Jose Mari Chan classic ‘Christmas in Our Hearts’ starts playing in the airwaves. Christmas decorations follow not long after. And then starting November 2nd, the Starbucks Sticker Collection Season begins, ingraining itself as a contemporary Filipino Holiday tradition!
Starbucks has tons of offerings during the holidays but what both young and old always watch out for are the annual planners. Good news, there are four choices this year: two (2) regular planners in Espresso and Milk colors that feature a canvas finish with metallic gold and copper stamping and a canvas pouch; two (2) travel organizers in Dark Teal and Sienna that have pockets for your valuables. All four come with their own unique Special Edition Starbucks Card that get you a chance to win in the Starbucks for a Year promo when activated with at least P500.
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In time for the 120th Independence Day of the Philippines, Starbucks unveils its Island Series collection featuring the colors and symbols of the three island groups of the country.
Luzon shows off the night scenes of the urban business districts. Visayas features a debossed artwork of Sampaguita flowers and palm trees representing the world-famous beaches in the area. Mindanao has the iconic Vintas with multi-colored sails representing the colorful history of the region.
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Starbucks Philippines goes digital with the release of the Starbucks PH App, a mobile app providing a fast and convenient payment method for customers at more than 300 stores across the country.
Shake to Pay, redeem rewards, track your transactions, reload your Starbucks Card balance straight from your mobile, and get the latest buzz about new product offerings and promos, receive special offers and exclusive event invites.
The Starbucks PH App helps Starbucks lovers enjoy their favorite beverages anytime, anywhere with its store locator feature. The app also includes a menu of beverages, food options, packaged whole bean coffee, seasonal offers, and a newsfeed with the latest merchandise that Starbucks customers can easily explore.
The Starbucks PH App is now available on the App Store or Google Play.
Boracay is a paradise. One of the most popular in the country and one that has fallen victim to its own success.
The island has been our retreat of choice for the last xx years during holy week and one inescapable change that you notice is the over-crowding and over-development year after year.
Don’t get me wrong, I like development and I like progress. I love Boracay precisely because it is developed. I am not a fan of virginal beaches where you would have to take several rides just to get to a restaurant or a decent place to stay. By decent I mean an air-conditioned bedroom with a private bathroom and a bidet at the very least. A Starbucks nearby is also a nice bonus. I like the comforts that come with Boracay’s development but it doesn’t take a genius to see that it has gone overboard in that department.
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