A FOURgettable Week

They say bad luck comes in three’s. Upon counting what transpired the past week (just the 2nd week of November), there have been four already. Though the first three may have no direct impact on me, the repercussions may be felt by most people, even several miles away.

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Crafted by Hand and Heart

Today marks the start of the 2017 Starbucks planner sticker promo. A total of 18 drinks (9 Holiday Featured and 9 Core Beverages) shall be purchased to get this year’s limited edition planner which comes in 2 designs, Coffee Stain and Blue Siren, both in regular and mini sizes. The inside pages are filled with watercolor designs and comes with free magnetic bookmark, eraseable pen (think Frixion pens), pouch, stickers, and the standard discount coupons.


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PiliPinas 2016 Promotions

By just exercising your right of suffrage, several establishments reward voters with these freebies:

  • Starbucks – Buy one, Get one on Roasted Caramel Macchiato and Choco Hazelnut Macchiato


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PiliPinas 2016

Tomorrow’s national election may be the country’s most controversial, jampacked, and very personal election since the Snap Elections in the 80’s. On top of the so many issues hurled to almost all candidates: death squad, rape, bank accounts, citizenship, corruption, cancer, incapacity to perform to several national issues such as Yolanda and MRT/traffic, what struck to me the most is the polarizing effect of each candidate to families, friends, officemates, and even significant ones. Ultimately, this has become a real test of friendship and relationship especially  when almost all candidates resort to social media to raise their own issues.

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MYOH 2016


Summer has officially arrived earlier than expected, thanks to El Niño. That only means two things in my calendar: beach and MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS! For the Nth year, I was fortunate to be included in the advance list which means that I can personalize my own flipflops a day earlier right before they open the event to the public.

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