What’s inside The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 2017 Giving Journal?


Here's my two sugar cookies for SOS Davao. Merry Christmas Everybody! (^,^)

Photo by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) FB page here.

Together with pretty ladies here (Athina, Shine, Clea & Verna). 

#LGRP ... with Jexx & Clea

Together with Davao Bloggers Society
Photo by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) FB page here.

2017 is fast approaching and we're all starting to visualize what a head on us. To make things possible, we need to plan our year right. Thanks to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for The Giving Journal 2017. Now I can start plotting my activities and goals for the next year. What I like about this journal is that it has a page where you can write your top 3 priorities, what you’re grateful for, list of your giving goals and what you have learned throughout the month.  Aside from monthly calendar table, it also has daily corner and a big space where you can take note of your thoughts and strategies in life.  It also has a monthly discount vouchers and a cute mono stickers.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giving Journal 2017 is available in four different colors (rose, purple, gray and turquoise) that show graphic presentation of how CBTL commits to giving back to the community through promoting goodwill and social responsibilities. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf hopes to remind everyone that life is all about what we can contribute to the world during #SeasonOfGiving.

What I have right now is The Overflow cover which will reminds me to view life positively, work with passion to achieve life goals and share your blessings with others. Each month of the journal begins with a sketch that symbolizes CBTL various commitment to inspire us to be part of the Giving Journal by highlighting the advocacies of CBTL partners organizations and on how we can take part of it. One such advocacy is the Real LIFE Foundation, an organization committed to serving the poor through education, character development, and community service. Every Giving Journal redeemed throughout the holiday season will enable the dream of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s scholars to take flight. Throughout the page of the 2017 Giving Journal, every individual will find inspiration to brew their best year yet by becoming the best version of ourselves by making a positive difference in the world and living a life full of love and service to others.

Get your own 2017 Giving Journal by collecting 12 stamps with corresponding drink assignment. All 12 stamps must accumulate in one stamp card to claim the journal. A box of CBTL capsules earn the customer two stamps, while any CBTL Single Serve Beverage System purchase automatically allows the customer to claim the 2017 Giving Journal.

For more information about the 2017 Giving Journal,
Visit http://www.coffeebean.com.ph/
LIKE The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Philippines) on Facebook,
FOLLOW @CBTLPH @BREWPH on Instagram and Twitter, 
and SUBCRIBE to brewyourbestyear.com

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OC-Craft #OOTD: Denim Pencil Skirt


Hey Lovelies, it’s been a while since I haven’t post #OOTD. I’ve been chasing some errands for the past 3 months since I was moved here in Gensan which I already shared with you at my previous post here. Since I live in a dormitory, I take this opportunity to create my own mini studio because of the nice painted wall and I’m alone in the room. Yes I’m alone… I like it and I want to experience it. It’s not what you think it is… Let me share with you a little bit about my life… 

When I was young I shared bedroom with my siblings. Then when our house was renovated, I still shared bedroom but with everybody. Yung tipong daanan ng lahat ng tao ang kwarto mo. Passage way kung baga. Relate much ka din ba? Well… every girl wants to have her own room where she can arrange, decorate and be naked.  Hahahaha!!! Yes naked! Syempre you can’t do that if you know that everybody passes by your room diba? So It’s been in my wish list to have my own bedroom. Moving forward, yes dorm, yes alone and yes mini studio. Sa sobrang mini ng room, sagad din yung distance ko from the camera. Good thing I have a tripod which my ex-boyfriend gift way back 2-3 years ago. Since I don’t have a good source of light and I don’t have a ring light yet, my genius friend Nesy told me to buy an intelligent bulb which cost me for only 150php. The light did not last for an hour so I did quick shots of my outfit using camera timer. Yes, camera timer. I still don’t have a camera remote which I will also include it to my wish list. Going to the outfit details, wearing semi crop top lightweight baby blue shade with lace details on top. I paired it with denim pencil skirt which I bought it from a garage sale here in Gensan for only 50php. It's a lightweight fabric and it has seven pockets on it. I have denim skirts but most of them are mini. What I love about this skirt is the length of it which is appropriate outfit for tricycle and jeep commuters. 

Top: Old Navy | Pencil Skirt: Garage Sale

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How to Make Penne Pasta Spaghetti with Meatballs x Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta Eccellente


Cooking is not my hobby but when I watched cooking show, I wanted to duplicate what they are doing.  It seems like they are having fun slicing the vegetables and meat. Well I admit, preparing the ingredients its kinda fun but when it comes to mixing and adding some pampalasa nawawala na ako. Mostly salty or tasteless luto ko so better yet tiga kain na lang ako… Hahahaha!!! But again I really wanted to try cooking and I’m not closing my doors for new learning. Thanks to Fly Ace CorporationDoña Elena products and to my Sister for teaching me how to cook Penne Pasta Spaghetti with Meatballs. So without further ado, let’s get started.


250 g of Doña Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate Pasta
1/2 Ground Pork
3 pcs. Potato
Sesame Oil
Spaghetti sauce
400 g Doña Elena Diced Tomatoes


1. Get the 3 potato and shred it.

2. Get a big bowl. Mix the ground pork, shredded potato, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.

3. After mixing, form 12 pcs. of circle/ ball shape for your meatballs then put it in the refrigerator.

4. Get 6 cups of water and boil the Doña Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate Pasta for 12 mins. Then
drain the water and set aside the pasta. 

***Doña Elena pasta are made of 100% durum wheat semolina that is rich in protein, fiber content and less starchy than the ordinary wheat flour pasta. 

5. Put sesame oil in the hot frying pan mixed with garlic & onion. When you reached golden brown color add the remaining ground pork then fry.

6. Pour spaghetti sauce, cheese, meatballs and  Doña Elena Diced Tomatoes to add some savory taste. Don't forget to add a pinch of pepper and salt then mix it.

Tadaaaa! 🍝 You can now serve your Penne Pasta Spaghetti with Meatballs. 💋

Serving good for 2-3 person

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