Monday, September 25

How to Prevent Trespassing

Mention to anyone that you’ve taken even one day of law classes at the university and you’ll instantly be met with legal queries and loophole facts. It comes with the territory. One of the most common questions is over trespassers in relation to the rights of homeowners (usually in the scenario of a physical confrontation). The answer is that not only does the law differ from country to country, but in the US where gun ownership is more prominent the law differs from state to state. The best solution? Keep the trespassers out, to begin with. 

Here’s how.

Warning Signs

Properties adorned with new warning signs create an impression that there will probably be an easier target elsewhere. The best type of sign, in my opinion, is a CCTV sign that acts as a very visual warning that hidden cameras are watching your every move. Visit mysecuritysign and begin to get an idea of the eye-level starkly colored warning signs that are available. 

Doorbell Camera

Cameras in your porch or doorway area that link directly to your smartphone have recently entered the retail market. Hook them up to an entry point to your home and you will instantly be alerted following any activity. The two-way intercom settings allow you to speak directly with the intruder (or postman!), giving you the opportunity to alert any unwanted visitors to the fact that they have been spotted. Don’t worry, the camera feed doesn’t work both ways - you can see them, but they can’t see you.

Home Alarm System

If your home doesn’t have an alarm system, take the time to check out options that connect directly to a staffed security center. Aside from the off-putting loud alarm that will be triggered if trespassers attempt to break and enter, the security staff will take swift action, too. Typically, you would receive a call to check if you are aware of any suspicious activity at your home before the decision is taken to involve the police. 

Anti-Climb Paint

Anti-climb paint is a widely available and relatively inexpensive visual deterrent against trespassers. The thick oily coating does not dry and remains slippery, preventing burglars from gaining a sturdy foothold on piping, walls, and even trees. The paint itself stays on the skin and is difficult to remove even after many washes - clothes that have been touched by anti-climb paint are ruined. This kind of deterrent is enough food for thought to discourage trespassers from attempting to gain access to your property. 

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Saturday, September 23

Choosing the Perfect Dancewear for Girls

You could be the best dancer in the world, but if you aren’t wearing the right dancewear, you’ll never get the respect you truly deserve or admiration from your peers. To be comfortable and stand out from the crowd while feeling your best 100% of the time is possible with the right dance gear. So it makes sense to choose the best dance costumes for performing, auditioning, and rehearsing in front of your peers and a live audience.

Choosing comfortable clothing is certainly a good area to focus on when searching for the right dance gear. But finding high quality pieces is also just as important if not more so. Your clothes has to withstand dancing rigors yet still be within your budget so you don’t have to spend a small fortune buying different dance pants for every performance as well as other pieces of dancewear clothing.

With that said, we’ll now take a look at the best ways to choose the perfect dancewear for girls. Please use this guidance to make the best choices and meet your needs.

Picking the Perfect Dancewear for Ballet

When it comes to choosing the right ballet dancewear, you have to find the best pieces that will allow you to feel comfortable and attractive; and also meet your budgetary requirements. If you do not focus on these areas, you could end up paying a small fortune for dancewear that might not look right, might not fit, and might certainly be well outside your allotted budget.

Before you begin your search, it’s best to take measurements ahead of time. By knowing your measurements, you can find high quality leotards, tights, ballet shoes, and so much more. Focus on this area, because you’ll then have the opportunity to shop around and look at gear from various vendors. When you try on various options if you’re not buying them online, you’ll be able to test if the ballet gear is comfortable, fits correctly, and still meets the limits of your budget.

Picking the Finest Dancewear for Tap

As you can imagine, tap dancers will also need gear that’s very similar to those worn by ballet dancers. They’ll need tights and leotards, tap shoes, and other gear of various colors and styles. So choosing the best gear and tap dancewear is going to be a major priority for a wide variety of reasons.

Young tap dancers could potentially choose colorful costumes for their tap dancing gear. Older children usually prefer a black leotard. Thick footed tights are also important, especially when wearing tap shoes, so looking at the various styles and types is definitely something you need to pay attention to. Don’t forget to consider your budget and how much money you have available to spend as you look over your options.

Picking the Ideal Dancewear for Jazz

If you are buying dancewear for jazz, you should speak with the owners of the dance studio ahead of time before making any purchases. They may have a strict dress code that’s already in place, so you don’t want to accidentally buy something outside of the dress code and have to return it or be stuck with it if the store won’t take it back.

Buying tights and leotards are very important to get right when purchasing jazz gear for girls. Jazz pants are the norm for boys, and girls are can even wear them too if they have permission. Make sure the jazz clothes are comfortable, fit well, and also fit within your budgetary requirements when making your final choices.


Take advantage of the information we’ve shared today. Use it to discover formfitting, comfortable, affordable dancewear for girls.
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Monday, September 18

Starbucks Brings Coffee Experience Bar in Davao

Starbucks Philippines is unstoppable. The latest grand move made by this top player in the country's coffee industry is the opening of the F. Torres branch in Davao. It is the fourth branch and the only stand-alone store of Starbucks in the city.

It has a Coffee Experience Bar.

Taking the coffee experience to a whole new level is the opening of Starbucks along F. Torres street in Davao City. What makes this new branch interesting is that it has a Coffee Experience Bar where baristas demonstrate how different brewing methods can have surprising effects on the flavor of coffee. 

According to Keith Cole, the Marketing Head for Starbucks Philippines:
"Our newest store in Davao City fully showcases our passionand experience in coffee. Now with the unique CoffeeExperience Bar, we can share our passion with those who want to learn more about the different brewing methods that bring out different flavors of the coffee."

There are 9 coffee masters assigned in this branch.

This  branch has nine Starbucks Global Coffee Masters who are happy to serve customers at the Coffee Experience Bar. Upon ordering, customers can choose from different brewing methods for their cup such as Siphon, Pour-Over and Chemex. 

You can enjoy watching these coffee masters make the coffee in a bar that looks like a chic chemistry lab. Talk to them and try the Starbucks brewing methods and decide which you prefer the most. With these in your arsenal, experiencing coffee will never be the same.

It has a lovely interior.

Well, there's nothing much to say here. I'll let these photos do the talking..

This is the first stand alone store in Davao city.

The three other branches of Starbucks in Davao are located inside three malls namely SM Lanang Premier, SM City Ecoland and Abreeza Ayala Mall. This means that before you can get your favorite Starbucks drinks, you need to go inside the malls which will take so much time especially if you still need to park your car. However, with the 4th branch of Starbucks strategically placed at the heart of Davao city, everything is made easier. The F. Torres branch is definitely a perfect place for people who are always on the go.

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7AM to 1AM
  • Sunday: 7AM to 1AM
  • Friday to Saturday: 7AM to 2AM

This is the first Starbucks Coffee Forward branch in Mindanao.

The newest Starbucks store in Davao is actually the first Coffee Forward branch in Mindanao. A coffee forward branch is a premium-concept store which offers coffee extracted with Starbucks Reserve coffee beans brewed with diverse extraction devices. This simply means that customers can see live demonstration on how their cup is prepared by the baristas. 

You know, in order to fully understand and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into a product, one must experience how it is made. This is exactly how one can truly experience the distinct characteristics of coffee. This is why F. Torres branch is going to be one of your favorite Starbucks store in Davao. 
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Wednesday, September 6

Starbucks Stirring Up A Whole New Way To Experience Tea

Today, Starbucks announced the introduction of the all-new Teavana Frozen Teas which are available for a limited time only starting on September 12, 2017. These refreshing, icy-smooth handcrafted beverages combine the finest Teavana teas and botanical blends with premium ingredients like Kyoho grapes and pomegranate pearls. 

According to Keith Cole, the Marketing Head of Starbucks Philippines, they wanted to offer something new for tea-lovers in the country. He said:
"We want our customers to experience tea like they’ve never imagined. Drawing our inspiration from a love of tea in Asia and from popular new flavors. This year, Starbucks takes innovation in flavors and texture to the next level with a unique Frozen Tea platform to satisfy the growing sophistication of consumer preference.” 

What makes these Frozen Teas interesting is the fact that they have been developed exclusively for the customers across Asia, delivering a sophisticated and modern tea experience. Starbucks is committed to investing in Teavana in the region as it remains a strong growth driver for the brand.  Davina Patel, global food and drink analyst at Mintel, commented on the growing interest in frozen beverages in Asia by saying:
“Our research shows that consumers in Asia continue to gravitate towards beverages with textural and visual appeal, which has led to a growing interest in frozen products. Moreover, consumers are increasingly exploring the world of tea through flavor and variety, with preference shifting towards botanical teas such as herbs, fruits and spices.”

Discover New Frozen Teas

Teavana Frozen Chamomile Tea with Kyoho Grape and Aloe: This refreshing beverage combines floral notes of hibiscus flowers and rose petals with the tropical flavors of papaya and mango, enhanced with hints of cinnamon and lemongrass. The beverage is topped with glistening, jewel-like pearls of pomegranate juice that burst on the tongue.

Teavana Frozen Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls: Soothing chamomile tea is blended with honeyed white grapes and aloe cubes delivering a cool, lightly sweet taste. The beverage is generously topped with skinned and pitted whole Kyoho grapes – a popular variety from Japan known for its distinctive sweetness and generous size.

Special Offer for Starbucks Card Holders

Starbucks Card customers can enjoy these icy-smooth Starbucks Teavana Frozen Teas ahead of its public launch. Customers will just need to pay the full amount of the beverage using their Starbucks Card from September 9-11 to avail of the early access promo. Take note that these are available for a limited time only! For more information, you can visit the official website at

What are you waiting for? Save the date and enjoy a new way to experience tea with Starbucks Teavana's new drinks! If you are in Davao, you can get these drinks from three branches: SM Lanang Premier, SM City Davao and Abreeza Mall. 
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