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Malibu Lifestyle Bazaar 2011 : Get FREE Tickets Here!

Here’s another sale event organized by Malibu Enterprise, the same people behind The Big Outlet Sales – The Malibu Lifestyle Bazaar 2011 – happening on the same dates as The Big Holiday Outlet Sale 2011 (win free tickets here too!).

This is a one of a kind bazaar as big brands like Robinson’s Department Stores, Robinsons Appliances, Hanabishi, Philips, Homedics, Powermat, Hamilton Beach, Samsonite, Canopy Home, Jockey, Giordano, Reva’s, Rudy Project, Triumph, etc, along with specialty merchants, offer you great deals in time for your gift-shopping this holiday.

Details on this bazaar are below:

  • What: The Malibu Bazaar
  • When: December 16-18, 2011, 10am to 9pm
  • Where: The Megatent, 30 Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City


Take note that BPI Edge and My E-Prepaid cardholders get FREE entrance with a Valid ID.

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Starbucks 2012 Planner Giveaway

Giveaway is already closed. Winner has been announced on our Facebook page.

A couple of posts ago, we showed you what’s new with this planner. Because of the high demand for a Starbucks 2012 planner giveaway, we have decided to raffle off one to our dear foodie readers. Starbucks 2012 Planner GiveawayDon’t worry, there’s no Certified Foodies logo etched on it 😀

We’re giving away one (1) Starbucks 2012 Planner in Cherry, pictured above and below to one lucky reader.

This will be a month-long giveaway and we’ll make sure the winner gets this before the New Year so you can already start using it as soon as the clock strikes 12 on January 1, 2012.

How do you join? This will be another easy giveaway. 🙂

We're giving away a Starbucks 2012 planner in Cherry

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Bon Appetea : A Unique Take on Milk Teas

For almost a year now, our family have been tea drinkers. It all started with our dad who wanted to improve his wellness by regularly drinking tea. We saw the effects on him so we decided to try it ourselves.

At first, I admit, I was a little uncomfortable with the taste of tea in my mouth. I’ve been a coffee drinker most of my life so having to switch to tea for my dose of caffeine everyday wasn’t an easy transition. But, after a week or so of habitually drinking tea, I got so used to the taste that it became something I actually looked forward to everyday. And it helped me lose 30 pounds early this year, along with my less-rice diet. Drinking tea made me feel lighter and healthier in a way. 🙂

Bon AppeteaWe know the taste needs a lot of getting used to, but thank goodness for the milk tea places around the Metro, we can now enjoy the same health benefits of tea and milk while enjoying a cold (or warm) tasty thirst-quencher. One of the fairly new milk tea places we discovered is Bon Appetea (oohh, I just love the wordplay… but, wait, there’s more!).

We were invited to have a taste of what they had to offer when we dropped by the Bon Appetea Express Bar in Ortigas, at the Strata 2000 food court (this branch opened in mid-August of this year). Owner Tom Pestano, along with fellow foodie Jonel Uy, was there to introduce us to the milk tea flavors they have on their menu.

Unfortunately, I don’t have my notes from the said taste test anymore because of Typhoon Pedring, BUT, I can still remember which ones I loved and those that I can remember.

First, let me tell you that they have 7 menu groups that should make it easy for you to pick what you want.

For the purists or true-blue tea enthusiasts, you should go for the Simplicitea that you can order either hot or iced. Among the 5 variants under this menu group, I remember having a taste of the Jasmine Green Tea and Assam Black Tea. Between the two, I enjoyed the latter ‘cause I’m not really fond of anything flowery (long, funny story that goes back to my childhood days :D). I prefer stronger teas, even with coffee, so it was no surprise that it was what I remember the most among all the teas we had that warm afternoon. 🙂

You can see them prepare your milk teas at the Bon Appetea Express Brew in Ortigas

For beginners or those who don’t like the herby (a friend described it “grassy”) taste of tea, you should go for the Milk Teas offered by Bon Appetea. I loved Ambrosia – a combination of Assam Black Tea and brown sugar syrup. Obviously, it’s because of the black tea again. Well, I also liked the Morocco Nights, which is Jasmine Green Tea and peppermint. The slight minty flavor helped mask the flowery taste of Jasmine.

Our group's Bon Appetea milk teas

They also have other tea groups such as the Yogurt Teas, Fruit Teas, VitaliTea, and Herbal Teas. But, the other tea variant I loved was their NaughTeas. I told you there’ll be more wordplay, right? I just love how they came up with the names. Now, you might be wondering what the NaughTeas are all about. Well, they actually have a unique kick with a bit of alcohol content in the toppers added to them. I actually ordered a Long Island Iced Tea with vodka pearls for takeout. The alcohol content is subtle so I don’t think you’d have to worry about getting drunk over these NaughTeas. 😀

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Winners of our Jollibee Breakfast Joys Treat

Jollibee Breakfast Joys MealsFinally, after a couple of days deciding on who should win in our Jollibee Breakfast Joys giveaway, we have picked 3 winners. It was difficult, not only because there were a lot of good entries, but because we have different opinions. BUT, we ended up with a unanimous decision.

Since most of the entries had similarities, we picked those with the most unique statements or tips, but are more on the realistic side, meaning both of us can actually apply them in real life or those that we’ve tried ourselves and have been proven effective. 🙂

Again, the task was to share your top THREE (3) tips on how to start your day with a bright and positive note.

Without further ado, here are the THREE (3) winners who will each win a treat for 5 of their friends or family to a Jollibee Breakfast Joys meal:

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