It’s the start of the year, which means it’s time to start planning your travels this 2020. So far, I have Osaka booked in March and my credit card gave me a free flight to Japan, which I’m planning to use during the fall season. I’m excited because I haven’t been to the country since I used to live there as a kid.
The first time I saw a screenshot of Pizza Hut’s free bottomless water, I thought it was a prank. I thought someone had edited it as a joke… until I went to the pizza joint’s Facebook page and saw that it was real. I, along with the rest of the internet, was confused.
According to Pizza Hut, “starting January 14, Pizza Hut branches will offer dine-in customers bottomless cold water, for free.”
My first thought was, “isn’t water usually free in restaurants?” I scanned my memory for the times I ate at Pizza Hut and distinctly remembered ordering water. So what’s the point?
One of the most awaited movies of 2019 is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (or if you’re in the Philippines, January 2020, right after the Metro Manila Film Festival). This closes out the Skywalker Saga, spanning nine films and 42 years. With this level of excitement, it’s no surprise that brands would want to tie up with Lucasfilm to create all sorts of merch. TOMS is one of those and they created a line of shoes that celebrates the media franchise. I got the Darth Vader sneakers and here’s a short unboxing.
I enjoy watching movies at home but there are films that have to be seen on a massive screen. Recently, these movies include Frozen II, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. These films demand to be seen in a cinema, where you can better appreciate the details and immerse yourself in grand storytelling.
With the holiday season upon us, it often means spending time to finish work deadlines before the Christmas break, racing to complete our shopping for gifts, and enjoying Christmas parties with friends and family. It is also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving, to share our blessings, and to pay it forward to our fellow Filipinos.
I’ve been thinking about how powerful kindness is. Just today, I was listening to the podcast Kind World, and the episode “The Power of Niceness” shows how one simple act of kindness can have a profound effect on the person we’re helping.
In celebration of kindness this holiday season, PayMaya launches its PayMaya It Forward campaign to inspire Filipinos to “pay it forward” by doing random acts of kindness towards their fellow Filipinos, in the spirit of digital and financial inclusion.
When it comes to cheesecakes, one of the trusted names around the world is The Cheesecake Factory. Since the ’70s, the restaurant has been serving quality cakes, based on a recipe that Evelyn Overton developed in the ’40s. Today, The Cheesecake Factory operates 200 stores across the globe, earning fans from its original location in Los Angeles to Qatar.
Sadly, we don’t have a branch in Manila so those of us who want to enjoy its flavors have to fly out of the country for a little slice of cheesecake. That changes now, as you can get a selection of cakes from select branches of Tim Hortons!
One of the things I look forward to during Christmas is the flurry of seasonal treats from my favorite restaurants and coffee shops. This year, Tim Hortons partnered with Hershey’s to create a limited-edition drink and treat. I got to try it out recently and loved it!
One of the best things to do during a long weekend or the holiday break is to go out of town. There are plenty of places to visit but for lazy folks like me, a quick drive down south is enough to satisfy a weary soul. Of course, a drive down south won’t be complete without a stopover at any of the gas stations along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) for a cup of coffee, some snacks, or even a full meal. The thing is, most people have the same idea so restaurants, fast food joints, and coffee shops can be packed.