Wednesday, July 15

Thank You McDo: Happiness from Little Things

It always amazes me how simple things can make me feel happy. Just when I was having a bad day, a gift from McDo Philippines cheered me up. So I'm writing this post to express my deep gratitude to them. I came home late one night and when I entered my room, I saw a package sitting at the end of my bedside table. I can remember how stressed I was that time and how all the bad vibes went away when I opened the box... 

These cute minions took all my worries away. They're so adorable! They remind me of the fact that we always have a choice every single day - either to be happy or to be sad; that it all depends on us on how we are going to deal with things. I placed them in the living room of our house where I can see them regularly so whenever I see them, I'll be reminded that I am always in control of my emotions.

Tuesday, June 30

Happy 6th Social Media Day!

Can you believe that my first ever blog was created or hosted under Friendster Blogs? It was on that site where I shared all my happiness, frustrations and experiences as I went on with my high school life. Sad to say, I was not able to download everything published there. After Friendster, I moved to Multiply where I had an opportunity to share not only blog entries but also photos and videos. However, as days went by, I realized that I needed a better platform so I moved my blog to Blogspot and since that day, I (The Coffee Chic) never left. 

Cupcakes by Sweet Advocate during Davao Blogger's Social Media Day

Sunday, June 21

Shop Smart and Be Happier with ShopBack PH

"Whoever says money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop." This is one of the famous quotes of Blair Waldorf from my all-time favorite TV series - Gossip Girl. The said line reminds me that there is always something that can take my stress away and it is certainly no other than shopping. Nothing feels more liberating that going to my favorite shop, getting the things I want or just simply checking their available items. But of course, it is so much better if I get an opportunity to save big on my purchases. I don't think there is someone out there who does not want to take advantage of sales, discounts, offers and other promos. 

Imagine a world where you can shop and shop without spending more of your hard-earned money. Or what if you can earn some cashback as you shop? Wouldn't the world be a brighter place? I've encountered a site which allows you to exactly pay less and at the same time, get a cashback. It's which is a platform for e-commerce discovery and loyalty.

Tuesday, June 9

Culinary Tour and Cooking Holiday in Sicily

Majestic volcanoes, glorious sandy beaches, ancient temples, scrumptious food, and divine wine – these are just few of the many things that make Sicily one of the best places to visit.  It has a wonderful climate, perfect for traveling the whole year-round. When you want to spend your holidays in Sicily, you would surely want to know what to see, what to do, and what to eat. For more information on the island, you can check out Wishsicily website which could be a useful Sicily tourism guide in order to discover the food and wine itineraries. Eating is perhaps one of the favorite things tourists and locals enjoy in the place. It is for this reason that culinary classes and tours are available for those who are interested in the gastronomic delights of the island.

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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. 

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!