Celebrate the Yuletide Season with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Holiday Menu and Giving Journal 2016

Christmas is just right under our noses and I couldn’t be happier. There is nothing more heartwarming than the sound of cheers from family reunions and Christmas gatherings. I feel like everyone is generally happy during this time of the year, and that alone is good enough reason to celebrate with an open heart.


Speaking of Christmas gathering, I recently attended the The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s 2015 Holiday Launch at SM Lanang Premier. It was a mini bloggers reunion of some sort as the place was jam packed with Davao bloggers as well as some of our friends from the media.

We had a lovely time catching up over brunch while CBTL introduced their 2015 Holiday menu and the Giving Journal 2016. We also had a basic watercolor lettering workshop conducted by April San Pedro (read about it here).

2015 Holiday Menu

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Julie Cooks: Easy Penne Carbonara

One of the best things about working from home is, you get to do other stuff on the side such as cooking.

One of the worst things about working from home is, you need to do other stuff on the side such as cooking.

It’s so easy to binge eat when you’re working at home, especially when your fridge is newly restocked with junk groceries. I used to just eat anything my hands could grab because I am too lazy to turn on the stove. But things are different now. I’ve stopped eating crap for lunch and started whipping up healthy meals in the kitchen during my lunch break.

penne carbonaraOne of my favorite things to cook is this Easy Penne Carbonara. It’s delicious and doesn’t really take a lot of time to prepare. Now, there are different takes on Carbonara out there but this is just my own spin on it. That’s the real beauty of cooking – you can tailor it according to your wants and needs. Read More »

Air Asia Hot Meals : Delicious Food in the Sky

Airplane food has gotten a bad rap in the past due to its bland taste and below standard food preparation. Seasoned travelers,  especially those who jet set on long haul flights, consider the plane ride a journey on its own, and therefore wish for decent meals to be served 35,000 feet in the sky to complete the experience. Air Asia truly had this in mind when they started to offer in-flight hot meals.

air asia hot meals in flight menu

Two weeks ago, I was on- board an Air Asia flight bound to Cebu to attend the airline’s Eat Fly Blog event. Bloggers and Media Practitioners from Davao and Cagayan de Oro were flown to Cebu for an afternoon of fun and a whole lot of Air Asia Hot Meals.  Read More »

J.CO Donuts and Coffee, Now in Davao!

Doughnuts are the things sweet dreams are made of. They’re one of those pretty indulgences that make life sweeter and colorful. And just when you think you already have so much doughnut options, come another wave of colorful treats to delight your cravings. Enter J.Co Donuts & Coffee!

jaco donuts and coffee logo

Davaoeños have waited long enough to have easy access to the now famous J.Co Donuts. The long wait has come to an end as J.Co finally arrived in the Crown Jewel of Mindanao.

What started out as a concept by Indonesian entrepreneur Johnny Andrean with a first branch in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2005, J.CO Donuts and Coffee has since opened up branches in Malaysia and Singapore with the first Philippine branch opening last 2012. With its most recent venture into the south’s urban metropolis, J.CO is sure to mark another milestone as it continues to be Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing coffee chain.

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