Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Starbucks 2015 Planner

I am skipping Halloween this year and will celebrate Christmas early instead. Join me and I will give you first dibs on the new Starbucks planner. Are you still having second thoughts? I bet you're ready for caffeine overload the Christmas 2014 edition. 

Starbucks 2015 planner

The 9th year of this annual Starbucks tradition begins on Monday, November 3, 2014, when the stars/ stickers are out for you to start collecting. The process is the same. Buy one drink and you'll get one sticker. Collect 9 Christmas beverage stars and 9 core drinks stickers and you have your own 2015 Starbucks planner. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Mt. Pinatubo Sky Tour (PART 2)

This is the continuation of a previous blog post. Click here to read the first part: The Mt. Pinatubo Sky Tour (PART 1)

After taking selfies, our pilot signaled that we're cleared to board the plane. Our soft-spoken instructor handed me guide sheets. He wanted us to participate in the final checkup of the plane for us to feel safe. From the fuel, to the breaks, the several knobs on the pilot's dashboard up to our broadcast headsets, we made sure that everything was working fine. He warned us that the flight could be rough and might cause us seasickness (or should I say, sky sickness?) since we're flying in cloudy skies.

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Feeling the plane move reminded me of that the same feeling when I rode a plane carousel when I was a kid. Mushy really but the space inside the plane is just too small you can compare it to theme park rides. After our plane left the grassy "parking" area, we positioned on the narrow runway. The runway looked like the regular street road and it is as narrow as two lanes in EDSA.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Mt. Pinatubo Sky Tour (PART 1)

What's the smallest plane you've been in? A flight from Manila to Caticlan via Cebu Pacific's ATR 42, with only four seats in one column instead of the usual six, is the smallest I've experienced. That remained true... until today. 

Thanks to Zing Rewards for picking my name at the raffle during their grand launch two months ago, I get to try a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I won a free sky tour to Mt. Pinatubo via one of those tiny jets you see in Clark Airbase: Omni Aviation's Cessna 152! 

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After being postponed twice because of bad weather, the very accommodating Marketing Manager of Zing Rewards, Miss Fatima Torres, texted me if I am ready to take the sky tour this weekend. Since PAG-ASA has projected clear skies for the next two days, I immediately said yes to her invitation. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pancho Magno in Manila Boystown

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Standing at 6-feet tall with washboard abs in between, Pancho Magno is your ideal Filipino hunk. His deep voice, semi-kalbo look, and gestures are all expected from a man packaged to be macho and mysterious. But crying, especially without the cameras rolling, is a surprising addition to this branding. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Relaxing Day With The Hosts Of GMANews TV's 'Day Off'

We look forward to the weekend. Our labor force know how important day-offs are. What about you? How do you spend your day-off? 

While some of you think that a freelance employee like me is lucky, well I say not really. Sure, we can have rest anytime we want but a freelancer's schedule is unpredictable. Weekends may be full sometimes. Whatever our jobs and schedules are, all of us would agree that we need 8 hours every day to sleep and the weekend to party. 

GMANewsTV Day off Bela Padilla

This is exactly the slogan of GMANews TV's long standing reality- magazine show Day Off. They said "Importanteng magpahinga. Importanteng mag day-off."