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 ShopBack.ph which is a platform for e-commerce discovery and loyalty.

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!  


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

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 http://bit.ly/husayatmalasakit.