Starbucks Planner 2014

December 16, 2013

Wow,  I never expected that it's been 4 years already of having a Starbucks planner. Starbucks was just a place of a simple get together with friends and kinda became the best hangout! First, I just wanted to have at least 1 planner of Starbucks then I've haven't noticed, it became a collection!

Color green (my favorite color) is out in 2014 planner, so I was thinking of Black but on December 11, to my surprise, Rich handed me the Starbucks Planner 2014 with color Magenta. Um, wait, I don't know how to react! To be happy coz it's a present or be sad coz I don't like the color? I don't know! Of course I'm thankful coz I don't have to buy more drinks to get a planner. I did not break the seal for me to have a chance to change the color but SM Megamall refuses to change it for the reason it was not redeemed there. Sad but its okay, I can work with it, besides its a present, it would be enough!

 2011 Earned: November 22, 2010 @ SM Marikina with Leo, Ms Girlie and Edlen

2012 Earned: December 19, 2011 @ Robinsons Galleria with Ms Girlie, Ashie, Matchang, Jay and Edlen

2013 Earned: January 07, 2013 @ Robinsons Galleria with Edlen (fresh from Puerto Galera), Jay and Ms Girlie

2014 Earned: December 11, 2013 from Rich

The Limited Edition Starbucks Planner 2014 is available in four (4) colors:  yellow, brown, magenta and black and it comes with a coffee icon bookmark. The four coffee icon bookmarks are Coffee Bean (yellow), Kape Vinta (magenta), House Blend (brown) and Starbucks Cup (black).

How  to get this planner?
From November 2, 2013 to January 8, 2014, ask the cashier that you want to collect stickers for the planner then you will be given a promo card. You must accumulate a total of eighteen (18) stickers compose of nine (9) Christmas beverage plus nine (9) core beverages (except bottled drinks). One (1) sticker is awarded for each Starbucks beverage purchase.

And accordingly, you can also get one instantly of these planners by simply buying a P5,000 load in your Starbucks Card or P5,000 worth of GCs. Hmmmp, I can't confirm this info but you can inquire about it at the counter!
This year's choices of Christmas beverage are:

Toffee Nut Latte (personal favorite) - has the rich, buttery flavor of sweet toffee combined with toasted nuts, blended with smooth espresso and velvety steamed milk. Topped with whipped cream and toffee-flavored sprinkles.

Gingerbread Latte - freshly baked gingerbread combined with perfectly roasted espresso and steamed milk. Classically topped with whipped cream and ground nutmeg.

Peppermint Mocha - combination of espresso, steamed milk, bittersweet chocolate and peppermint flavor. Topped with classic whipped cream and crushed candy cane.

A Traumatic Homecoming!

August 29-September 20, 2013

I love going to Zamboanga every now and then because I consider this my home. I have my families there to pay a visit. This time, my mother requested me to go home coz my father was sicked. I was thinking of staying for good since it's been awhile of having no work in Manila but something happened that made really think of going back to Manila.

On September 9, so happen to be my birthday, was most traumatic incident of my life or birthday ever. MNLF attacked Zamboanga City and held hostages. As early as 5AM a neighbor shouted my sister's name to wake us up saying that the city is under attacked! We can see the smoke of fire from the near Barangay Sta. Catalina, the ground zero. Our location is Barangay Tetuan which is next Sta. Catalina. We can hear exchange of gunfire. That very day, I almost can't breath, something like the one I saw in a movie of people having an anxiety attack! I really can't explain how traumatic it was. From morning 'til 5PM we were just practically crawling around the house. Stayed in a place were the wall made of cement.

The city was shut-down. The airport, seaport and even bus terminal were closed. So basically no incoming and outgoing in the city. When the public airlines had an special flight schedule on September 19, I fixed my schedule immediately for me to return to Manila which suppose to be September 11.

Before this, I toured the city and wanting to post something to promote the City in my blog but I think I can't do it now. Not a good time! Instead, I just post my me time at Paseo del Mar and with my Father at Fort Pilar and my visit to RT Lim.
Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City
With my Tatay at Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City
Arka sa RT Lim, RT Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay