Saturday, May 23

DBS Unites for Acquaintance Party 2015

We did it again! The Davao Bloggers Society had another successful and fun-filled Acquaintance Party last May 16, 2015 at The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge. If you have been following my DBS-related posts, you are already aware it is an annual event usually celebrated during the summer season where bloggers from the different places in Davao region gather in one place to get in touch, bond and re-connect with one another. I'm proud to say that The Coffee Chic is one of the officers who organized this year's acquaintance party. My co-officers and I are overwhelmed by the responses and support we got from both the bloggers and our dear sponsors. 

Thursday, May 21

Unilab Celebrates 70 Years By Honoring Unsung Heroes

Unilab is celebrating its 70th year in the industry. This company is well-known for being the makers of household brands Biogesic, Ceelin, Neozep and Enervon. This Filipino pharmaceutical and healthcare company also marks this milestone with the launch of its corporate campaign, “AlamNamin,” through the digital film found in 

Wednesday, May 13

On Your Own for the First Time? Do These Things...

You’re finally moving into your very own place. You won’t have to worry about parents trying to enforce the same rules you had in middle school or yelling at you to clean up your room. You won’t have to worry about roommates eating all of your food or borrowing your stuff without asking and finally, finally, things will stay where you put them. It’s a time to be happy! And excited! And, if we’re being honest, it’s also a time to freak out a little bit.

Being on your own for the very first time is really scary. Yes, there is a lot of freedom that comes with having a place that is just yours. At the same time, suddenly the only person who can be held responsible for everything is you. Yikes!  

Tuesday, May 5

Sucker for Happy Uncomplicated Days

The dark days are over. 

I’m back on track and everything in my life is falling back again to its right places. The first month of 2015 was beyond perfection. Almost all things worked out the way I wanted them to be but somewhere along the way, I found myself lost. Suddenly, my priorities started to change. Worse, it took me a long time to realize that I was no longer on the right path. February was a so-so month – there were happy and gloomy days. March was a complete struggle. I felt like things were falling apart – I stopped my online work, I became bored with blogging and I lost my interest in studying.  The last blow came when my Tatay died on the second week of April. He was my mom’s only brother whom I have considered, since the beginning of time, as my second father. I was devastated but no one knew.

Cliche as it may sound but it seemed like the world has completely turned its back on me. Of course, no one close to me noticed that I was in pain --- that I was struggling. There were nights when I couldn't sleep thinking about random stuff. In fact, a part of my story was shared on The Struggle in Most Nights

Friday, May 1

Eat, Fly and Blog with Air Asia Philippines

Air Asia Philippines invited some Davao Bloggers for their #EatFlyBlog event at Azia Suites, Cebu city. The Coffee Chic is one of the bloggers who flew to the Queen City of the South to attend the said event where the airline company announced that their #AirAsiaHotMeals are already available 35,000 feet above the ground. During the launching ceremony, we were able to catch up with the other bloggers from Cagayan de Oro and Cebu. We also had an opportunity to meet some of the team behind Air Asia who are undeniably accommodating.

Tuesday, April 14

The Struggle in Most Nights

I have been staying up late for the past few nights. It would have been a good thing if the cause of the sleepless nights was studying for my upcoming exams. Well, to be fair, I was trying to read some law school stuff but in the middle of those nights, I find myself completely lost.

Wednesday, April 1

Choosing Lakas Atenista Was The Best Rush Decision Ever

There are many decisions in life that we have to make in every step of the way. Some decisions are not grand that they do not really require any discernment at all while some requires a lot of thinking. Those are the decisions that must be really thought of and you can't make them with a snap of your fingers. Days must be spent for thinking, feeling, analyzing and discerning. 

For the past few years, I made "grand" decisions which have really a great impact in my life. I admit that I'm guilty for making rush decisions which, cliche as it may sound, have changed my life instantly. Among which was what organization I would be joining in law school. I am an independent woman and have always believed that I don't need anyone to accomplish things. However, law school made me realize how vulnerable and weak I am... how I need certain people in my journey. It came to a point when I have to make a choice with what group I want to be affiliated with. 

Tuesday, March 17

Bright Leaf Awards 2015: The Road to Excellence Starts Here

It is time once again to celebrate the best of the best as the 9th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards for 2015 officially opens.  

Since it was launched in 2007, more and more journalists from all over the Philippines have been submitting their stories and photos hoping to bring home the trophy for the following categories:
  • Agriculture Story of the Year
  • Agriculture Photo of the Year
  • Tobacco Story of the Year
  • Tobacco Photo of the Year
  • Best Television Program or Segment
  • Best Radio Program or Segment
  • Best Agriculture News Story National
  • Best Agriculture News Story Regional
  • Best Agriculture Feature Story National
  • Best Agriculture Feature Story Regional, and
  • The Oriental Leaf Award.