Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kaisensei's CBTL 2014 Planner Giveaway WINNER

Hey Coffeeholics! I'd just like to say THANK YOU to everyone who joined my CBTL 2014 Planner giveaway! Yay! Thanks so much for tweeting, following, liking, and even commenting on my blog. It is valued and appreciated. :) yay! So anyway, I've finally picked the winner for this giveaway and sooo...

EDIT: I announced previously that Sienna Pascual was the winner, but she hasn't responded for more than 7 days so I have chosen a new winner!


No. 45

No. 45 Lornadahl Campilan!

Yay! Congrats Lornadahl, you just got yourself a CBTL 2014 Planner! Kindly EMAIL or PM me on FB or DM on Twitter your contact details.

For those who didn't win, DON'T WORRY! I will be having another giveaway for FEBRUARY! So do look forward to that. Hope you all have an awesome long weekend.

(EDIT: Yes I have a new giveaway coming up! Will be posting asap!)

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI! Happy Chinese New Year!

*failure to respond to notification within 7 days means prize will be forfeited and given to another person who joined the giveaway. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Proactiv Philippines Promo - Win Avril Lavigne's Concert Patron Tickets!

Hey Hey You You... Coffeeholics! Ok so yeah na LSS ako.. hehe. I was on youtube and watching some of Avril's memorable songs. For some reason "Girlfriend" and "Sk8ter Boi" were the ones I could only remember! haha. Would you believe I just listened to her song "Wish You Were Here" and I really liked it a lot! Well if you want to listen to her sing in person, don't miss out this awesome Proactiv Promo where you can win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne's Concert on February 17, 2014, in Smart Araneta Coliseum!

Buy Proactiv Kit Now and Get a chance to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert! per DOH–FDA CDRR Promo Permit No. 221 series of 2013
Joining is easy breezy especially if you are a regular customer of Proactiv! Well actually, whether you are a regular customer or a new one, you get a chance to join the electronic raffle for the “Buy Proactiv Kit Now and Get a chance to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert!” per DOH–FDA CDRR Promo Permit No. 221 series of 2013. All you have to do is just purchase a Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit from participating outlets within the promo purchase period which is from December 5, 2013 to February 4, 2014!  


How to Join:
1. Buy a Proactiv Solution 30-day kit (Php 2,495) or 60-day (Php 3,995) kit from any of the participating outlets within promo period. Purchase of 30-day kit is equivalent to 1 raffle entry, while purchase of 60-day kit is equivalent to 2 raffle entries.

2.  For customers ordering from, there is no special instruction or forms to be filled out. The system automatically tags eligible customers and the Account Name will be used as official entry. The promo can be viewed at:

3. For customers ordering via phone hotlines, our Customer Service Representatives shall automatically tag all eligible customers and your Account Name in our database will be used as official entry.

4. For customers ordering from Proactiv Mall Kiosks our friendly Sales Personnel will assist you and help you fill-out Official Raffle Entry Forms available on site.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Purchases outside the promo period or from non-participating outlets are not eligible to join the raffle.

2. If a customer avails of the Proactiv Money back Guarantee that comes with every Proactiv 30-day or 60-day kit, this forfeits the subsequent activation of the raffle entry. If the customer won and subsequently availed of the Money Back Guarantee after claiming the prize, the actual cost of ticket will be deducted to the refund value. 

Participating Outlets:
   1. Proactiv Online Shopping Site:
   2. Proactiv Door-to-Door Delivery Phone Hotlines: 
       (729-2222, 1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-    889-4444, 0917-801-8888)
   3. Proactiv Mall Kiosks:
        a. Trinoma, 2nd Floor (Telephone: 380-3801)
        b. Glorietta, Ground Floor (Telephone 388-2848)
        c. Marquee Mall, Ground Floor (Telephone: 0935-8341523)

Check out these PRIZES:
One (1) Grand Prize Winner of 2 Patron Tickets worth Php 5, 885 each
One (1) Winner of 2 Lower Box B Tickets worth Php4,825each                
Three (3) Winners of 2 Upper Box B Tickets worth Php1,645 each         

Please take note of the Raffle Date:  February 6, 2014
(Winners will be contacted directly with instructions on how to claim the prize)

So Coffeeholics, if take advantage of this promo while you still can! :) Grab this chance that you can watch Avril Lavigne LIVE this Feb 17. :)

*Please take note that these prizes will be directly purchased from Tickenet, the official ticketing agent of the event. Proactiv Solution is not a sponsor of the said event and is not endorsing the event. Concert organizers are not connected to Proactiv Solution. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Alaska Krem-Top Challenge

Hey Coffeeholics! Let's make this year the best year ever by being involved in something bigger .. something better! Last 2013 proved to be a very challenging year for the Philippines. But through the difficulties and calamities, we showed extreme resilience and strength, which was witnessed and admired by the world over. As we face 2014, Krem-Top wishes to encourage every Filipino to create greater and more postive changes in their lives. Together, let us all strive for a better Pilipinas.

How can we make a change? It can be big or small. It can start right here at your own home, school, or in a far away place. I mean who doesn't want a better country right? We can start making a change through small things like proper waste disposal. Honestly I find it so irritating when I see people just throw trash out the window while commuting. Its these kinds of waste which causes clutter and stoppage in our drainage and flooding in our streets. I'm making it a resolve to throw my waste/.trash properly. Its a small thing to do but if it can help make a better Pinas why not diba?

So Coffeeholics, ready to join this year's #changeforthebetterph challenge? You can get involved and share your thoughts on social media by using that hashtag. Better yet, why not follow them on Twitter - @kremtopPH and on Facebook - 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Food Diary - Alaska Crema's Food Bazaar

Hey Coffeeholics! I can't believe its mid January already. Boy does time quickly pass us by. So just before we go celebrate the Chinese New Year, let me just share to you a food trip that I super enjoyed last Christmas -- the Alaska Crema's Food Bazaar.

One thing I really loved about last Christmas was that I was able to enjoy the festivities of creative dishes and mouth watering treats. Alaska Crema had a part in bringing the sweet and savory goodness into each feast with the Merry Crema's Food Bazaar held at Eastwood Open Park.

Lots of people lined up to indulge their sweet tooth cravings.
“Christmas is the perfect time to indulge our cravings and sweet tooth, what better way to do that but with our favorite salads, desserts and creamy dishes,” shared one of the Alaska Crema marketing head. “This food bazaar is also the best way we could thank our loyal customers and partner merchants for appreciating us – above all, during the most special time of each year - as they give Filipino families memorable Noche Buenas and holiday meals.”

I had loads of fun and of course a major sugar rush as I sampled all their specialty dishes that had Alaska Crema in it. I took lots and lots of photos which to my utter horror most were corrupted on my phone (my phone is dying on me huhu.. wont bluetooth or upload photos or connect to the usb port) Anyway I was able to rescue a few photos. So here are some of the yummy desserts I was able to take during the event.

Yes my first stop was Chef Hasset Go's MEDCHEF stand. I've tasted his yummy cakes and desserts before which I love! Yes fan ako. haha. :)

 For the Alaska Crema Specialty Dish he had his chocolate cake 
have this caramel sauce that was made from Alaska Crema. 
Yumyumyum. :)

 Baked Bites NUTELLA ROCKS are divine!!! 
(I mean hello.. that's NUTELLA!)

They used Alasak Crema for their Dulce De Leche Pecan Cheesecake. 
Grabe.. super rich! Lav it!

Cakes and Bakes Alaska Crema Specialty Dessert

Bite Contemporary Cuisine offered food and soup that had Alaska Crema in it.

Party Time Philippines even had Bacon Carbonarra with Alaska Crema for us to taste!
That was a good way to divert out palate from all the sweet things we ate! 


Alchemy Macaroons also had tiny macaroons for samplers. I loved this colorful treat!

I have some more photos but can't upload it coz of cellphone problems. huhu. Sayang I wasn't able to upload one of my favorite desserts that I tasted which I think won in the Top 3 desserts during the bazaar which was the Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Brownie!

Anyway, Notable disc-jocks Chico and Delamar hosted the fantastic afternoon, filled with wonderful treats for participants and spectators. They visited each booth and sampled it, they hosted games which some of my blogger friends joined in (oh I was happy to be a spectator that day).  Happy that I was able to take a photo with the disc-jocks Chico and Delamar whom I've been listening to since I was in college (or high school ba?) hehe.

With Shopgirl Jen, Jing Javier, Delamar, and Chico and Sofi and Me! Yay!

In between food, fun and games, merrymakers were also serenaded with traditional Christmas songs by the Intervoices Chorale, as they sang heart-warming renditions of traditional Filipino Christmas hymns; while, special guest Yeng Constantino provided mainstream entertainment for all with the best-known Christmas songs and carols.

Capping the night off was a fireworks display that lighted up the Eastwood sky.  The spectacle was Alaska Crema’s delightful way of greeting everyone a scrumptiously happy and gloriously bright holiday season.

Thank you so much Alaska Crema for having me at your event!
I left with a happy tummy and my cravings for sweet satisfied. 

So how about you Coffeeholics? What favorite sweet treat you ate last Christmas? Or still crave today? Let me know! Do comment below. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 2014 Planner Giveaway from Brew of the Day

Hey Coffeeholics! Who has a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 2014 Planner already? ANG GANDA NOH??? Yes yes agree? hehe. I fell in love with the planner just by its cover pa lang. (hahahaha!) Plus the theme BREW YOUR BEST YEAR really echoed my thoughts and goals this year. I want to start my year right by being positive! And when I browsed the pages, I really felt meant to be kami ng CBTL Planner because of all its positivity and right focus. Here's some photos of the inside pages.

I was hooked just by the title and color of the planner pa lang! hehe!
January theme is so apt! One of my goals this year was to say GOODBYE and HELLO :) First week of January, I was able to cross that out of my list. Felt sooooo good. :)

Don't forget to mark your calendar on MARCH 6. Birthday ko yan. haha. And definitely magpapagiveaway ako on that month! 

Blank pages for doodling. :)

Wah super love this journal. Sayang, the CBTL promo ended last week.  So if you weren't able to get a chance to win yourself a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Planner, well now's your chance! Join and win a CBTL 2014 Planner (same color as mine) to be able to Brew the Best Year for yourself this 2014. Joining is easy! Just fill up the Rafflecopter form below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Will announce the winner on my blog before January ends.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Amateur Playwriting Workshop at Fully Booked

Amateur Playwriting Workshop at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street

Hey Coffeeholics, Creative Writers, and aspiring playwrights! Get ready to bring your story to the stage! Learn how to write plays from five-time Palanca Award-winning writer, Dr. Joem Antonio, in Amateur Playwriting. This is a three-hour workshop that will be held on January 18, 2:00 PM at U-View, Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street.

Aspiring playwrights will learn the differences between theater and other media, constructing a story for the script, making a story feasible for stage performance, and formatting a script for directors and actors. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a basic method to follow in writing theater plays.

For more information, please visit or contact Mia Madarang of Blue Backpack Events Management at or +639175861906.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Outfit Diary - A New Beginning

Hello Coffeeholics! Let me just formally welcome you to the year 2014! Haha chos. Yes, now that its 2014 its time to say goodbye to the old and say hello to the new. I want to face 2014 in a positive frame of mind.. body.. soul.. and spirit. :) So for this year's first entry on my outfit diary was actually taken during the Christmas Break when our family went to Tagaytay. :) If you want pretty pretty photo shoots.. this is the place!

First stop - JOSEPHINE RESTAURANT. While waiting to be served, we had some time to have pictures taken in their garden over looking the wonderful view of the Taal Volcano. 
Tried to have a photo with the Taal Volcano at the back but it was too foggy. :( 

Being in the city with all the concrete, the high rise buildings, and malls makes one really appreciate all these greenery and flowers and gardens here in Tagaytay. Loved it! 
After having a late lunch at Josephine Restaurant, our family and I headed over to Sonya's Garden.

I so loved it there at Sonya's Garden. They have a bakery where we bought yummy cheese hopia. 
They have this shop where you can buy customized furniture.
They have a restaurant and function rooms perfect for weddings. I should know. 
My brother and his wife got married here. 

 They also have a spa which I really wanna try next time I go here.
Super bango ng spa.. we could smell the herbs and scents coming from the spa up from the stairs pa lang! 

Dress - Thrifted
Cardigan - Bossini
Wedge - Memorata
Shades and Bracelet - @Tangerineph 
Ring - Girl Shoppe
Watch - Tommy Hilfiger c/o SM Accessories
Bag - borrowed from my sister


Super LOVE LOVE LOVE the violet background. :)


Anyway I really enjoyed this photo shoot. Many thanks to my sister Laura for taking the photos and directing (? haha). Having this blog since 2010, I never thought it would evolve to this.
And so after four years, I finally decided to get my own domain! :)


Hello hello to a new beginning. Looking forward to a much more fun filled blog posts this year. 
Many thanks to Jaycee for helping out and of course Shopgirl Jen for encouraging me.
So yes I'm definitely looking forward to an awesome 2014.
To celebrate this, I'll be holding a giveaway starting tomorrow. :)

Happy New Year! <3 Kai