Krispy Kremes Bring Treats On Its Davao Stores’ Opening

Finally the long wait is over! Krispy Kremes will be opening three (3) branches here in Davao City this year. Two of which, their stores at The Abreeza Mall and at SM City Ecoland will start serving the excited Davaoenos on the 20th of October.

The much awaited branch openings in Davao City

And as a welcome gift to its first patrons,Krispy Kremes will be giving away hundreds of free Original Glazed donuts and Signature coffee. The first lucky customer will be bringing home a special card entitling him a One (1) year supply of Original Glazed donuts and Signature coffee. The second lucky patron will get a 6-month supply of the above items, while the 3rd customer will be entitled to a three-month supply.

Rovie and me with SM Lanang Marketing Incharge/Former Bb. Pilipinas Intl Nadia Shami

You think that is enough? Think again, because if you might be a few minutes ( or even seconds!) late getting in the store after the first three customers, this is no time to fret! The fourth towards the 100th customer will be receiving one-month supply of Original Glazed donuts and Signature coffee.

The 3rd Davao Krispy Kremes store is scheduled to open at SM Lanang Premier come November this year. Check out their Facebook page here for more details.

Ms. Steph of the Marketing Dept. sharing the great news to Davao Bloggers

Marketing Head Mark Gamboa with the Davao Bloggers


To the Marketing department headed by Mark Gamboa and Ms Steph, thank you for sharing the wonderful surprise to us bloggers. Thanks also for the boxfull of donut goodies you gave!! =)

my boxfull of free donuts!

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Ipanema Sponsors Urban Jungle Fashion Show In Davao

Heads up Ipanema fans!

After its well-attended show in Bonifacio High Street in Manila last May, your favorite brand of fliplops from Brazil is now going to set the ramp at The Abreeza on fire as they present their newest and fiercest collection on Friday, October 12, live at the Activity Center, The Abreeza Mall, Davao City.

Make your soles happy

Be ready to roar as they showcase a vibrant mystery every die-hard Ipanema fan would love to unravel. Expect to delight your eyes with the colorful, eye-catching and sensual designs the ‘most sold flipflop in the world has been famous for.

Footsie animals

Be there when it happens. See you there! Visit Ipanema Philippines’ Facebook page for more details.

Jungle mystery for every Ipanema fan

Note: I am one of the (lucky!) Davao bloggers who were invited to witness this fab event, so expect an after-event write-up in the next few days ~~~louise

The Internet: Adding Pizzaz for A More Colorful World

wired up in style

unlimited hues of the internet = unlimited room for creativity

Indeed, the internet has paved the way for the unthinkable.

No one in our forefathers must have imagined that life would be as fast-paced and dynamic as the kind we are having today in this age of computers and world wide web a.k.a the internet.

Everything under the sun seems to be possible with a few clicks of a mouse , keyboard or even a few buttons of a smartphone. Creative juices abound and are free to flow for improved lifestyle and better human structures. Most of these lead to progress, while others merely see this as forms of expression.

Thinking about it, I can see a lot of promising things coming. There is pressure, I know, but I’d rather be excited than feel scary. I am so looking for what the future of technology brings. I can’t wait.

(For a more vivid presentation of how internet has changed the lives of the human kind, click here). Ciao!~~~

When Mafia Wars Don’t Make A Killing Anymore

My Ex-game

It is that feeling when games would feel like a chore and a job. I did feel like that when I quit the game a few months ago. I even forgot what month was that because it was no longer exciting, or at least that’s what I felt about it that time. Quests were getting stressful to fulfill and help was hard to get from fellow mafia members. Talk about a big deal,  I could hear non-mafia players say.

And so I made the ‘big’ decision, removed the games from my Apps and blocked it so I would not be able to see games posts on my feed. I was able to breathe again, focus on my work more, and do more chores at home.  At the back of my mind, I thought I’d miss the game I’ve played for about 2 years. But I didn’t.  I knew it was just a phase. I had fun while it lasted.  Thanks mafia for the good times. (Well, they were the reason why my friends grew to more than a thousand in Facebook, and up to know due to my laziness, I haven’t trimmed down to normal numbers).

However, don’t be fooled, I still play on a daily basis a couple of less-demanding games Cityville and Ravenskye. What is my online life and career, without these games, anyway?  xxxxxx

 

 

 

 

Got the balls coming, yeah!

Yay! Got my 2 magic 8 ball couple of months ago, thanks to my ever supportive clients. And ofcourse to Amazon for being there with just a click of a few buttons. Now, am thinking what toy or gadget to wish for that’s not available here in my country.

Honestly, it’s the wishing and waiting that’s more exciting.  Getting it makes it more like the icing on the cake or cherry on top of the icecream, or the peanut butter and jelly on my pandesal.

Ok, am shy to say this, i’m vain but..  i’m wondering how does facebook-ing feels with an Ipad. hehehe. ***wink***…

On the second thought maybe Amazon just amazes me ‘coz of the awesome stuff  being sold there, and i know Ipad has been here in Ph since  middle of last year. I am just a great fan of  random things we often don’t see in the malls. And if they’re just affordable, i’d try to own them before they hit the stores in Chinatown, and then I’d be prepared for the reality that they’re gonna  lose their so-called uniqueness and value, sigh, thanks to uber mass production.

Anyways, since i kinda hate iron stands coz the take up so much space when i’m ironing clothes ( yes, i do that, I’m a mother of  3 children who wear uniforms every single weekday.), but i still use them anyways, I wish there’s an iron board that i can just pull out from my closet  or wall. That way, i can freely push it back after pressing clothes, minus the hassle of  carrying the whole of an iron stand to and fro the laundry area.

Hmmm, shall I get? My Magic ball 8 says., “Outlook looks good!”

Lol, what a pressure.

I Wanna Have A Magic 8 Ball!! Gimme, Gimme Please

Okay, so I am in weird mode to own the Magic 8 Ball. Was looking since two years ago but couldn’t find one till now.

Maybe am just too bored and too disappointed over some petty things I have no control of  or maybe I had control but didn’t do enough to have the result what I wanted. Or things weren’t meant to be  or they weren’t right at the moment. Or they will never be right in the first place. Whatever.

So here I am just playing on fate and trusting on a piece of toy to fortell my future coz it’s the least I could do for the moment. But stubborn as I am, I still insist on what I want when the answer says “no” or “outlook is not good” or “sources say no”.

I go shake it again and ask the question over and over again till I get the answer that I want.  Like, what’s the point of asking, eh???

Anyways, I just wanted to chill on this silent slumber of my wordpress page where no one virtually knows it ever existed.

Hmmm, lots of things are happening to me and fast, hope I can catch up and breath.

I am so looking forward to brighter days, and cheery moments with my music, with a bit of cold from the rain.

I hope to see one day, time would bring my feet to where they would glide and slide without stress and hear whistles from the birds.

Oh sheesh I need to stop. I sound like a frustrated poet.

I just wish that I wont have to drop by here coz I’m sad.  Cheers to more good times!!

My Hodgy Podgy Self (Part1)

Yesterday during  one of my so-called idle FB moments, I took a personality quiz similar to the one posted by a friend.  It was quite amusing to know what the result told me about myself. Dig this, it says, I am the pleasant kind of person who exudes an aura that makes another person happy. Sheesh. This is not to say that all those crazy quizzes and stuff  are always true, but, yeah, that is partly correct (**wink**blush**)

I’d always  think that I am a positive person and easy to please and get along with, but the thought led me to think about the other things people may not know about me.

In Facebook, prolly all they could see is my outgoing self, just looking at my pictures with friends, family and the ones taken during my travels and stuff.  Some may think, too, that I am just wasting time away playing Mafia Wars forever. LOL. Hmm, could be.

Here are some bits and pieces of myself:

1. SEO Person/ Website Content Writer – This is the main reason I go online most hours in the morning and in my evening. I sit infront of my PC at home posting blogs, links, press releases, editing and other SEO related tasks for work.  ( Believe me, this may sound posh but during hectic days, like month-end, it can also be nerve wracking, boring, eye-popping and shitty but pays… well…good enough to satisfy some wants and needs). This job doesn’t require me to shop for clothes and shoes for work and I save transportation expense. My overhead however  are electricity, PC maintenance and monthly internet subscription.

2. (Stage!)Mother of 3 active, adorable,smart [and sometimes annoying] kids… – Just imagine me, infront of the PC while all these creatures  hugging and kissing me. On some days, they piss me off when they endlessly bug me and when they argue over PC games or just plainly outsmarting each other with their antics leading one of them to cry, etc. So, just think of the stress a mother like me can have but more importantly, savor the fact that I can be with them and see them while I’m at work.  It is so easy to forget about all the worries even just for awhile and just jump on the bed and  hug them ( yes, they love hugs!). I thank God, my children are sweet. They say, “I love you” all the time, too.

But of course, my kids are smart and critical to tell me sometimes that I am so engrossed at work that I don’t hear what they had to say, that I just nod but never really listened. Ughh, that’s the downside. Yes, I’m not perfect but trying to be better.

3. Sales Person – I  have always been the business-minded kind of person. I started my marketing career in 2nd grade, no one really taught me how, I remember buying 10 pcs of candies that came with a toy from a neighborhood store and started selling them to my classmates. The rest is as they say, history. 27 years later, it’s make-up, colognes, concert tickets, clothing, health and wellness, underwear  or just about anything. Hey, do you need something???  😀

I’ll do part 2 very soon, my client is about to kill me..Toodles 😉

Mafia Wars: Some Random Thoughts of Louise, Maniac, Lvl 701

Facebook gives me the creeps. Both in a good and bad way. Well, good news first, it sucks up idle time and keeps the sleepyhead in me up on my toes till the wee (and unholy) hours of the morning. Aside from the given plus of FB as we  all know, connecting friends, classmates, cousins, strangers for games and all the connections possible under the sun, I realized I could play a computer game.

Well, I did level up a few back then in a couple of Nintendo Game and Watch games called Egg and Donkey Kong but that was it.  A few years after that, with the now relic thing called family computer, I was also unsuccessfully desperate  to save the princess in Mario Bros. Then there was Ice Climber, LOL, that game was so funny I would always fall through the layers of ice before I reach the peak, and yeah, the paths were so slippery, I always tripped. Clumsy me.

Early 2009 when I was newbie in FB and the walls were boring like a ghost town ( I only had like 15 friends), I got busy cooking in Restaurant City , opened my own virtual cafe and increased my friends to 300, traded ingredients here and there and levelled up to the maximum. The virtual business was a success, expanded my space with the help of my virtual crew of 8.  I got bored and left, and didn’t come back for a long time now. ( My crew is prolly be dead right now anyways).

Then I stumbled upon Mafia Wars by the end of June.  There, I was introduced to whole new world of robbers, hitlisters, fighters, killers. I played with the keys and started to increase my own mafia, slowly adding up till I reached 1ooo plus members, as of this writing. I don’t exactly understand at the beginning why it would be fun just clicking buttons to fight and use energy and stamina without seeing it in action, like we do in boxing matches or the like.

Apparently,  I have learned to appreciate and love the game , because I am still clicking to master challenges and declare wars and ask for loots for almost 16 months now and counting.

Sure, it bothers me when I wake up to see my properties  being robbed big time in New York City but I don’t worry cause I can always rob them back. Yes, I do have virtual properties in New York, Bangkok, Moscow, Cuba and Las Vegas, the latest being Italy which opened officially today, Oct.22.

Also, it is only in Mafia where I own billions and millions in bank in all of those cities mentioned. Yes, only in Mafia. Drool.

Some hard lessons in Mafia are :

If you don’t want to be robbed, snuffed in fights and beaten till your iced , invest in good weapons and vehicles ( and loots), always remember to bank your money, increase your defense and attack stats; and never never leave your health above 20 before you sleep.

I can rant the whole day about Mafia but then there’s a very crucial thing called work and bills, jolting me back to the real world. Sometimes I play more than I work, that isn’t good eh, so it takes real discipline in keeping your fingers from logging in FB every 20 minutes or so.

But hey, it is fun while it lasts.

The Making of A Ninja Dragon

Have you ever wished to be someone you are not?

Have you ever found yourself  dreaming to be the character that is far beyond what you ever imagined to be?

You watch way too many movies, you might quickly say.

For starters, I wished to be as effortlessly beautiful as my cousin’s Barbie Doll when I was 10. ( My cousin’s because I never owned one, geez,  ’twas so expensive back then!)  Barbie was the so-called eptiome of a perfect woman  with her long and semi-curly blond locks, shapely legs, evenly toned skin, pretty chiseled nose and curvaceously slim body that would allow her to wear fancy and fashionable wardrobe.

Well, today, this infamous doll could still probably be something that every little girl wishes to look like when she grows up, but at least , more and more individuals have opened their eyes and become wise enough  to know that not all are blessed with such great bod~~ some plump, some too thin, short, tall, dark-skinned… etc .

And what about our favorite superheroes? Come on, don’t be shy, admit it that once in you life, you have secretly wished you had some power to teleport and travel through space and time. I want to have that power too, and been wondering like forever if that be ever possible.

We have seen some kids in school who were bullied and abused so bad by their ‘monster’  classmates, ‘evil’ neighborhood kids ; and cruel and mean step/and or biological parents . I bet these kids swore hard, wishing they were gifted with the power to transform into raging  and beastly characters such as the ones in those games today called Warcraft and the like.

Not a few kids, too, may have thought about having the ability to be fiery dragons,  spewing fire  to anyone who tries to make fun or hurt them.

It is just funny how we come so vivid, creating wild imagination in our heads like a giant LCD TV. But we get past that, we mature, we grow up and see things as they are and deal with them as realistically as possible.  And sadly though, some people never moved on and just remained stuck in their playland indefinetely.

I never did grow up to be like Barbie but I feel good about myself and the people around me.

And to the well-meaning ninja dragons out there, keep kicking asses and kill the bullies!

The Ficklest and the Fickle

Things happen so fast in this day and age that we try every bit and end to catch up. To the ambitious, it is a no-no to be left behind and it is mortal sin to let fresh opportunities pass under your nose. Mediocrity is boring and tends to be associated with the weak.

I’d like to believe  I am one of those ambitious few. New things fascinate me. Interesting connections  and new places to go spice up my fancy. But there is a downside in all of these.  I easily get overwhelmed with the hype of it all and the excitement is not sufficient to last. Simply put, most times I need that push to stay up there or I’ll surely fall back down.

I know it’s all about focus but sometimes my rather smart thinking tells me that acceptance won’t hurt. There are times that no matter how much you pull your hair out just to reach that something, you still get nothing.

I am not perfect and neither am I too intelligent but it doesn’t take much to simply let go of things that can never be. Maybe it is not yet meant to be now at the present, maybe it never is in the first place.

And so here I am, just savoring each day as it comes, still hopeful for some dreams to present themselves as reality. But duh, I’m not as uptight and fussy like before.

On the brighter side, I would  love pleasant surprises. That would definitely feel much better..