Thursday, October 29, 2015

A flavourful journey with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines

Choose to give Flavourfully today! 
To this day, I am mesmerized as I was a big part of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines' Give Flavourfully event: the holiday launch and Giving Journal 2016 party! I am both honored and humbled to serve as emcee for such a memorable affair; every bit of it was as delightful as every cup of my favorite Cafe Latte at what for me is the world's greatest coffee and tea shop! But it's more than that for their meals - especially those gourmet meals exclusively at The Coffee Bean Bistro are simply to die for! 
Note: Apologies on the photos I didn't have a proper companion with me, just my sister's GF who I am so grateful to, but she had to act as nanny to my son too, so sorry about my bizarre snaps. Like this one above: is this photo about me as a host - or about my cheeky little love? LOL... this is proof that he is ALWAYS in the picture, especially in my life's most wonderful scenes! 
I had my rounds of humor and laughter hosting the event, and boy did I never, ever run out of puns! That was the coffee in me! That's right, blame it on the yummy, rich and flavorful CBTL coffee! But more than that, the crowd was really so easy to be with; everyone in the CBTL community so kind, supportive and I felt that I wasn't amongst friends... but amongst family! My classic line, that I was so flattered some of them re-tweeted was: "Giving Journal Ka Ba?"..... "Bakit..." ....." Kasi I want to start my JOURNEY with you....." LOL. 
And speaking of family, my little man was with me during the event, like usual! Above shows some of our crazy snaps: I don't know what's harder - getting him to SMILE for the camera, or squatting, like so; here I am squatting as usual - in HIGH HEELS as I spoke to some of the guests and waited for my mic back... 
Excuse his sullen facial expressions and most of all - those traces of chocolate by his lips; he really enjoyed so much, especially the delectable pastry treats! Like these yummy nummies below... Nomnomnom! I am so hungry now!
Christmas is indeed in the air! I love these wonderful treats which you can only find at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf! But we didn't just get to enjoy the treats; we also revelled in the four awesome craft areas after the program: paper-cutting, hand-lettering, calligraphy and my baby's favorite... the water coloring station! No photo of that though, just this one below, his hand-lettering magnum opus:  
Thank you, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for trusting me with such an amazing opportunity... to be in the midst of such brilliant minds with humble hearts whose infectious smiles come from savoring a cup of their favorite CBTL beverage and meeting new friends! Thank you for making me part of such a inspiring affair; I am forever proud that I am part of the CBTL community! 
Congratulations on a successful kick-off party for the CBTL Giving Journal and I cannot wait to grab my very own CBTL journal soon - as I look forward to an awe-inspiring and fulfilling 2016! Cheers to Coffee, Tea and Community! Be inspired to give flavorfully today and visit the official site of The Coffee Bean by clicking on this link: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines Website

Hosting the Philippine Society for Quality Awards Night

It has been one dark week for me as it's been 5 days in bed; I've been going crazy as I had been unable to get to work on the tasks for my awesome day job which I truly love (bet papers are piling in my desk, the way my phones also continue to pile up with emails now). Plus, I also missed two hosting gigs (where I was also supposed to meet more people and gain more opportunities) all thanks to my terrible flu, fever and colds. I only have a bit of strength to update my blog tonight and I dream of my beautiful 'next week,' laden with happiness with my day job and the excitement I get from my many, many hosting gigs! So much in store for me, so shoo, colds and flu!
So for now, here is my awesome event last week (before I got sick) for the PHILIPPINE SOCIETY for QUALITY. Such a memorable affair, where the organization awarded the country's movers and shakers when it came to quality control - across a multitude of fields and industries! So happy to be part of this one... excuse my Nanny shawl for I think my sickness started since this night... anyhow, even if I am currently experiencing the blues (like my dress in this photo), I am too sure it will be an awesome November, brimming with blessings, and hopefully I start paying attention to my health too. And while my delirious fever and flu tortured me (imagine 5 days of pondering about your existence, cringing at your past mistakes and crying inside with the things you should have and should not have done), I know that I am still very thankful. Now, I must learn to strive for a high-quality and meaningful life - and that means less regretful thoughts - but more contemplative and prayerful habits, coupled with action. My Quality of Life only comes from myself - an impetus will never come; I just have to be self-motivated and disciplined as I move myself up to where the Lord wants me to be.