Saturday, July 22

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?

Thursday, July 13

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.

Wednesday, July 12

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.

Saturday, June 3

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.

Saturday, May 27

5 Study Tips That Will Help You with Your Accounting Degree

Higher education can be a little intimidating at times. There are many rules and different ways to approach things, and an online masters of accounting is no exception. Fortunately, other people have had time to try out the most effective ways to study. From understanding the class rules to not being afraid to ask for help, here are five study tips to help you with your masters of accounting.

Stay On Top of Assignments
In a masters degree in accounting, the workload can be vigorous. It’s important to keep up and make sure you are putting in plenty of effort. Like many subjects, accounting tends to build on the previously taught concepts as you advance through the course. If you get behind, you may have a very hard time catching up. If you are taking online classes, you need to be even more disciplined to finish what needs to be done.  

Tuesday, May 23

My Top Tips To Help You Fall Back In Love With Literature



Reading is one of the greatest pastimes in the world. It’s enjoyable, it’s relaxing, and it lets you escape to new worlds. However, we’re all capable of enduring periods where the motivation to read fades. If you’re currently trapped in that phase, the tips below are just for you.

Incorporate these ideas into your life immediately, and you should rediscover that spark in no time. 

Thursday, May 4

A Delicate Balance: A Window to the Batanes Way of Life


When you hear the word “Batanes”, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Can you imagine yourself enjoying its breathtaking landscapes and blue waters? Seeing the popular images of Batanes would certainly inspire and motivate you to include it in your must-go-and-experience list. No wonder Batanes has become one of the favorite travel destinations in the country. 

Tuesday, May 2

Be Kind and Change Lives This Summer Season

Summer season is not only about going to the beach, watching movies all-day long or travelling to new places. It is also about taking advantage of the opportunity to share and be of service to others. For 2017 summer season, let us be one in inspiring individuals to be kind. Let us share hope and love to everyone. You have no idea how being generous and loving can change one's life. 

“One of the most important things you can do on this 
earth is to let people know they are not alone.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

Monday, April 24

Start Chasing Wonders and Fly For Free With Air Asia

Air Asia knows how to heat up every Dabawenya and Dabawenyo's summer. On April 22, 2017, the World's Best Low Cost Carrier, began serving new routes from and to Davao, Cebu, Clark, Palawan (Puerto Princesa) and Boracay (Caticlan). To celebrate the launch of the new domestic flights, Air Asia is offering promo fares from as low as Php 788, all-in available at www.airasia.com for booking today until April 30 and valid for travel between September 5, 2017 to February 8, 2018.

Friday, April 21

Let's Begin to Change The World One Child At A Time


Now on its 7th year, Back to School Gift Giving Project is bigger and brighter! On May 2017, distribution of school materials will be conducted to several beneficiaries. For seven years now, the man Behind The Rolling Chair has been inspiring children to value education by giving them the necessary items that would help them in their study for every school year. 

Wednesday, April 19

The Things Starbucks Will Give You This Summer Season

When we talk of "Summer", some of the few things that come into our minds are beaches, road trips, adventures, travels and of course cold beverages. In this season, we all crave for something to cool us down. We want to indulge in drinks that will not only help us beat the heat but will also make us feel oh-so-good just like the new handcrafted beverage from Starbucks Philippines. Let me introduce you to the all new Pop'zel Coffee Frappuccino Blended Beverage.


Yep, that's pretzel and popcorn you're seeing right there. This summer, get ready for an unexpected throwback as Starbucks brings together two of our childhood favorites—popcorn and pretzels—in one delectable drink. You will certainly fall in love with this blended frappuccino drink with delicious popcorn and pretzel syrup. There's more! It is topped with real caramel popcorn and salted pretzel over whipped cream. 

Monday, March 20

Euphoria Came Together With The Moon

When 2017 came, things started to get better.


It always amazes me how fast everything can change in an instant. Sometimes, with a blink of an eye or a flick of a hand, everything in our lives can turn upside down. There are moments when we thought that we would get stuck at a particular situation or with a certain person for a very long time... but somehow, we would always find a way to move forward. Suddenly, the universe will give us exactly what we need to get away from those that have caused us pain, suffering and confusion.

Wednesday, March 15

Island Hopping to Kickoff Summer 2017



Summer is everyone's favorite season. We all look forward to going to the beaches, travelling to a new place and experiencing new adventures with the people close to our hearts. It is a great privilege on my part to welcome this year's Summer with #TeamDDI. In one of my previous posts, I made a quick introduction about DDI or Davao Digital Influencers. This team is composed of bloggers, vloggers and social media enthusiasts whose main goal is to "Engage, Influence and Make a Difference."

Saturday, March 4

The Unknown: Life In Black and White

I know. It's been a long time since I posted something personal and sensible on this blog. There were many factors that contributed to my decision of choosing to lie low on my social media accounts as well as on my blogging sites. Well, the past few months (last quarter of 2016 and first month of 2017) were quite shaky for me. I knew I needed to take some time off to think about what's going on with my life and to reprogram myself so I became virtually invisible. 

Wednesday, February 22

The Daydream Of Booking A Flight To Australia

Travelling to new places is something that I would never get tired of. I am fond of exploring new cities, experiencing other community’s food culture and meeting new people. There is something in these experiences that make me feel alive. I believe that doing all these things will take all my worries and stressors away. 

Lately, I barely have time to make travel plans. Most of my trips now are spontaneous since I need to focus on my law studies and tasks (as a freelancer). In fact, the real out of the country trip that I took was still last summer. I went to Hong Kong to celebrate my 25th birthday. Of course, I made sure that I could also visit Macau even for a day only. Nowadays, my “instant trips” include going to the beach, visiting nearby cities and going on random road trips.

Tuesday, February 21

Self-Help Saviors For When Life Gets Too Much

Do you ever have those days when you feel like you can’t cope? You want to scream or shout, bang your fists on the table or let all your emotions loose and have an hour-long crying session. If you do, you’re not abnormal. In fact, you’re perfectly normal. Many of us have very hectic and demanding lives. If we’re not working, we’re studying, trying to navigate our way through crowds of commuters or caring for children or family members. The nature of modern life means that often, we get to a point where it’s all too much. If you’re familiar with this feeling, these self-help saviors should come in handy. Here are some tips to help you cope with your emotions and find positivity in difficult situations. 

Friday, February 3

How to Make an Espresso Swirl Cake

Hands up how many people love coffee? Now hands up if you also love cake? Now imagine if you could make a dessert that combines your two favourite things. Heaven right?

Introducing the Espresso Swirl cake – a fun marble effect cake with a lovely hint of coffee. It’s really easy to make and doesn’t require any obscure ingredients.

Below you will find the full recipe followed by a few serving suggestions to give you some inspiration for your next dessert!

Sunday, January 1

Farewell Year of Ambiguity


There will be no lengthy narration of how crazy my 2016 days were. I just want to give a shout out to the year of ambiguity I will never forget. What matters now is that 2017 is here, together with the uncertainties and endless possibilities. I'll end my short post with: "Here's to better days."