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A Warm Coffee Haven Opens in the Davao City

Drinking coffee has become a part of our lifestyle. In fact some of us cannot even survive a day without drinking one. There is something about coffee that makes us feel relaxed and powerful. On my part, I take coffee to improve my mood and boost my energy. Whenever I fail to get my dose of caffeine for the day, I become cranky. This is why I make it to a point to grab a cup of coffee from the local coffee shops or make one at the comforts of my own home. 

I have a good news for all coffee lovers in Davao city. A brand new coffee corner has opened its doors for dabawenyos. What's even better is that they are completely affordable, with a cup of coffee for as low as Php 55 or a hot chocolate drink as low as Php 49. It's quite surprising how they can serve us our favorite beverages at a low price without compromising the quality of the drinks or the look of the coffee shop. Check the rest of the article to learn more about Johann Coffee Corner.

This new coffee corner in the city is a franchise of Johann Coffee and Beverages. The company believes that everyone deserves to indulge in his own beverage masterpiece to experience comfort, excitement and bliss. Johann Coffee Corner in Davao city serves perfectly good coffee with variety of offerings and cozy interiors. All these reflect what they really are: a simple yet warm coffee haven that is open to people from all walks of life, whatever their story may be.

The sweet treats served at Johann Coffee Corner are exclusively baked by the owner itself and its head barrista. They do not have a supplier for their own cakes or cupcakes. You can expect that all the sweets are certainly made with passion and love. These cupcakes above were given for free to the customers who visit the coffee corner on its grand opening day.

The owner of Johann Coffee Corner knows that dabawenyos really love to it. We go to coffee shops not only to get our caffeine fix but also to satisfy our cravings for good food. This is why they started offering pasta dishes for everyone to enjoy. For me, the Carbonara Pasta tastes better than the Spaghetti Bolognese. Try it for yourself and tell me which is your favorite between the two!

For those who are not pasta lovers, do not worry because this coffee haven also serves Bacon and Egg with Cheese Sandwich. It is served with a handful of tasty fries on the side. This is perfect for coffee lovers who want to enjoy a quick lunch.

Click here to check the menu.

What I really like about Johann Coffee Corner is the affirmation it places in every cup. Do not be surprised to see words like "You're lovely," "You're beautiful," "Today is a good day," and other comforting words written on your cup of coffee. This new coffee haven in Davao will definitely make every dabawenyo smile.

Johann Coffee and Beverages

Operating Hours: Daily (8AM to 11PM)
Contact number: (082) 225 2067
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/johanncoffeedavao/
Website: http://johanncoffeeandbeverages.com/
Email address: johanncoffeedvo@yahoo.com

4 Essential Habits to Transform Your Health Today

Have you ever taken the time to sit down and imagine how better your life would be if you were your healthiest self? Most people go through their days with the goal to only survive, and not to thrive. And the irony of it is that humans wait for illness to strike before they realize the value of their health. 

Top 5 Things I Look Forward To Every Kadayawan Season

Just by thinking about Kadayawan already brings so much excitement in me. There is something about this festival that makes me feel more alive during the month of August. 2017 is the 10th year that I will be celebrating Kadayawan in Davao city. While I may be busy these days, I will make it to a point that this year's celebration is going to be an epic one for me! In this article, let me share the top five things that make me excited about this annual festival celebrated by every Dabawenyo.

1. The Smell and Taste of Durian

While durian may be available for any day of the year, its price is relatively low and affordable during the Kadayawan season. For the previous months, the price for this fruit was around Php 250 to Php 300. But since the King of the Festivals is fast approaching, the price is now down to Php 100 or less. There is a high supply of Durian anywhere in Davao city during the celebration of Kadayawan. As a big fan of the Puyat and Arancillo variety of Durian, this is such a good news for me. It means that I can now give in to my cravings for durian without spending much for it.

2. Food Trips Everywhere

I love to eat. You love to eat. We all love to eat. That is why hearing the words "food trips" is like hearing music to our ears. Somehow, there is comfort in knowing that we can have the food trip we want anytime we like. This is made easier during the Kadayawan season as many pop-up food bazaars are made available. We can finally have a one-stop place for all our food cravings -- from street food to pinoy favorite dish to desserts. We can try all the dishes we want from some homegrown Davao restaurants just in one area.

Kadayawan Neon Market

When: August 10, 11, 12 and 13
Where: SM Lanang Premier, Parking Lot C


When: August 17, 18, 19, 20
Where: Palma Gil St. (beside Pasalubong Center or People's Park)

South By Mouth Food x Music Festival

When: August 16, 17, 18
Where: SM City Davao, Parking Lot C.

Festival of Flavors

When: August 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27
Where: Felcris Centrale Al Fresco Area

3. Exciting Kadayawan Activities

Photo credits: Rhonson Ng

Davao city will surely become more cheerful with the line up of activities prepared by the City Government. One of the events that I look forward to every year is the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan which showcases dance contingents from different regions of Mindanao. What is to love about it? The theatrical street dancing  anchored on Indigenous traditions. It will start from Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Square.

Check the schedule below:

To get updates about the upcoming festival, follow Kadayawan sa Davao on Facebook.

4. Pop-Up Stores

Kadayawan is also the best time to shop from several sellers or suppliers. Most of the exhibitors in the pop-up bazaars sell their products only through their online accounts. However, for the Kadayawan season, they are going to bring their best-selling items in a one-stop area to make shopping more fun and convenient for everyone.

On August 17-20, the Great Kadayawan Trade Fair and Bazaar will be open again. Enjoy the Holiday Payday Weekend at the Davao Convention Trade Center. The Event will feature the widest variety of products ranging from home-made jams, hand woven baskets, RTW's, Real Estate, and a leap to into the motoring industry with aftermarket parts and accessories.

5. Kadayawan Promos (SUPER SALE)

During this festive season, everyone wants to participate in sharing the fun and excitement. Even business owners and local establishments will take part in the celebration by giving good deals to all Dabawenyos. Below is a  round-up of the Kadayawan offers I found online:

Colorful Flavors at Cafe Marco (Marco Polo Davao)

Celebrate the colorful flavors of Davao's 11 tribes and savor the rich culture of the Filipino in this culinary journey at Cafe Marco from August 14 to 21, 2017. For inquiries & reservations, call 221 0888 or message Marco Polo Davao on Facebook.

Bountiful Feasts at Misto (Seda Abreeza)

Misto is showcasing all your Kadayawan favorites this August! Take your pick as they feature Davao’s best dishes in our ala carte menu, or have them all in our special buffet spreads. Kadayawan Dinner Buffet is scheduled from August 17-19, 2017, with live cultural performances from Pangkat Silayan.

Special Treat From Starbucks Philippines

Enjoy a Grande featured Frappuccino blended beverage for only Php 100. Promo is valid only in Mindanao stores every Wednesday from August 16 to September 6 (3pm to 6pm)

Spark Coffee + Crafts: Php 20 OFF

Kadayawan Sale by Yumto Davao

Kadayawan Sale at Abreeza Mall

Kadayawan Festival Sale at SM Lanang

Seekhana Study Hub: Buy 1 Take 1 Offer 

 Seekhana will give away BUY 1 TAKE 1 milkshakes or Cadbury hot/iced chocolate to all walk-in customers for the whole Kadayawan week.

How To Be Good At Time Management

Are there times when you wonder how twenty four (24) hours is never enough for all the things you need to do? In every single day, there is a need to complete a lot of things. We try so hard to balance our time for work, family, loved ones and social life. Then there are days when no matter how hard we try, we still miss out on so many things which may take a toll in our lives. Taken all these into consideration, it is only right to say that time management is so essential that we need to have a mastery about it. We need to be good at it in order to enjoy our lives to the fullest and not to miss out on anything. 

In this article, you will learn some of the basic tips and tricks, as well as strategies, on how you can make use of the 24 hours in a day in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Have A Planner

Recent study shows that people who keep a planner or daily journal are more productive than those who don't. Having a planner will enable you to track down all the things that you need to do for the day, week or month. Seeing the activities or entries in your calendar will help you become more focused on what needs immediate attention. As such, you can expect to complete your tasks as soon as the need to fulfil them arises. 

Clear Your Mind

Sometimes you tend to get weary and exhausted when there are loads of things to do and responsibilities to take care of. Try to relax and do not stress yourself. The more you add unnecessary pressure on you, the more that you become disturbed which leads to becoming unproductive. When you start to feel that you can no longer take it, the best thing to do is to take a break to clear your mind. You can take long walks to the park or beach. You can also take yoga classes or gym exercises. Once you're done with all these, you can start to feel good and this will make you feel that you are in control of every single thing in your life.

Know Your Priorities

To be good in time management, it is important to know your priorities. It is your major task to know what must come first and what can be placed in the last. As a rule, always place your family or loved ones on top priority. In order to avoid cancellations on special events with the people who matter in your life, it is important that you meet your deadlines at work. To know what needs to be prioritized, create a list of the to-do's and place a number on each item corresponding to its number of priority. After doing this, you can create another list wherein the items are already arranged based on their importance.

Learn How To Delegate

Accept the fact that you cannot do everything altogether. Trust in the capabilities and strengths of the people surrounding you. If there are tasks to be completed and you believe that others can do it, then maybe you can consider delegating the tasks to them. However, make sure that they are really capable of accomplishing the said work. Otherwise, you will need to take responsibility for whatever they have done which in turn can cause you more stress. Be like DigitalNovas who know exactly what to do in order to succeed in their chosen field.

The Multivitamin Brand For Every Busy Bee

There you go. Ian Veneracion is the newest brand ambassador of Conzace. He is definitely the epitome of superior immunity and good looks, as he exudes a composed confidence and stays free from sickness despite his busy schedule.

UNILAB Welcomes Ian Veneracion

United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) officially welcomes multifaceted celebrity Ian Veneracion as the newest addition to their roster of brand ambassadors. Veneracion, who currently stars as the male lead in ABS-CBN’s primetime show ‘A Love to Last,’ has been chosen to advocate for Conzace, the number one prescribed brand for multivitamin plus minerals by general practitioners and dermatologists in the country.

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"I trusted the magic of new beginnings."

Full Cup Flavor: The Buzz About Pennsylvania’s Newest Coffee Roaster

Today’s article is about Full Cup Flavor, a new specialty coffee roaster in Pennsylvania that focuses on providing the finest specialty coffee from around the world and offering clients an awesome educational experience. An in-the-know friend connected me to these two entrepreneurs, explaining how I just had to drop everything and schedule a coffee cupping.

A what?

So let’s back up a second. I love coffee. I prefer to drink mine as is, with no cream or sugar, and I consume copious amounts of it throughout every single day. It wasn’t until I was in college that I really started to drink coffee on a regular basis. Maybe it was those late nights followed by 8 AM classes, but somehow, I got hooked on the dark brown drink. Since then, I’ve been drinking coffee nonstop, but I recently realized how little I knew about the process. How are coffee beans grown? How do roasting times, temperatures and techniques change the flavor of the end result? What the heck is a Chemex and should I be using it?

Tips for Success in a Law School

Are you thinking about becoming a law student or have you just enrolled in a law school? You may have heard from former students how hard law school is and it has made you insecure. If you go in with this mentality, you will have a harder time than usual.

One Hope Project: "I Was In Prison and You Came To Visit Me"

There is always that fear, doubt and uneasiness whenever one is surrounded by a prisoner. The stigma is undeniably present. I believe that it is natural for human beings to be afraid of someone who gone into prison. Of course, the first question would be "What did this prisoner do to that led him in jail?" Some other questions would pop into our minds such as "Is she a bad person?", "Did she hurt someone?", "Why is she imprisoned?" or "Will she hurt me?". However, I would also like to believe that there is a second chance for these individuals, that they can still change and that their lives can become better someday.

The truth is we cannot undo what they have done. We cannot control the consequences of their actions in the past. BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY CHANGE THEIR LIVES. We can give them more hope. We can make them feel that there is still a chance for them to turn around their lives and start doing something great. We can make them believe that life is still beautiful and it's not too late for them to make a turn around of their lives. 

For this reason, I have chosen to visit again the women detainees of the Davao City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) this coming August The facility is now called "GK Ray of Hope Village" which houses female inmates. With the initiative from Gawad Kalinga and the Government of Davao, a humane and hopeful environment within a penal institution was created.

An Easy Way To Make Travel Arrangements

We all want to travel. There is a big part of us that always wants to take a break from all the stressors we face in our daily lives. Sometimes, it's good to run away from work and other "adulting" responsibilities. With the availability of the internet, everything about travelling is made easy. Nowadays, people can just visit specific websites to facilitate their travel plans. One can already book tickets or choose their hotels online. At the same time, sample itineraries are already made available in several blogs. With respect to going around the cities or countries for travel, tour packages and transportation arrangements can also be made online. 

For busy people who are always on the go, there is actually a site that caters to everything you need whether it's airline tickets, hotel accommodation, car hires or tour packages. Webjet Travel is going to be your best friend if you love travelling. With this website, you can get access to their exclusive deals and packages. This site does not only make everything easy and convenient on your part; it also enables you to enjoy big savings. Most of the flights, hotels, cruises and other exclusives are completely affordable.