Everything You Need to Know About the Starbucks 2019 Holiday Collection

It’s November, which means it’s the start of the Starbucks holiday season. From November 2 until the end of December, we get to try seasonal drinks and food, collect limited-edition merchandise, and join the race to get the new Starbucks planner. For 2020, the coffee chain is releasing two designs again, and you can choose from the planner and the travel organizer. We’ll be talking more about that tomorrow, and this post will focus on the holiday collection.

Here’s what you can expect for Starbucks’ Christmas season:

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Guys, Let’s Talk About Savings

Okay, this isn’t one of the topics I usually talk about here, but I feel it’s something that I should bring up. It’s not “sexy” but let’s talk about savings.

According to the 2017 The Global Findex Database of the World Bank, a staggering 66% of Filipinos does not have a formal savings account. Honestly, I’m kind of part of that statistic. While I do have a few bank accounts, none of them function as a real savings account that I leave untouched. In fact, I am a little loose with my expenses.

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“Terminator: Dark Fate” Review: A Worthy Sequel with a Badass Cast

I’m going to be honest. I haven’t seen any Terminator movie. I’m not a big fan of action films but lately, I’ve been curious about anything science fiction, so I decided to give Terminator: Dark Fate a go. I didn’t have enough time to catch all five Terminators, which I think is a great idea since I’ll be able to tell if the movie can explain its whole concept to a complete noob. Guess what? It did and I was able to enjoy it.

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Cop These Looks From Zilingo This Season!

Close this October with a twist and welcome November with a bang with these collection too perfect to a T!

This season, Zilingo – a technology platform that is re-imagining the fashion industry – released their latest trends selection, boasting different cuts and highlighting textures, vintage hues and an arresting foray of silhouettes.

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Enjoy Adobo in Different Forms at Holiday Inn & Suites

We don’t have an official national dish, but ask anyone what it should be and chances are, they would say it’s adobo. The dish is known for being marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns, but there are countless ways to prepare it, depending on where you are in the Philippines. Holiday Inn & Suites is celebrating the dish with Adobo Nation, a month-long buffet offering where you can enjoy different versions at Flavors Restaurant.

Adobo Queen Nancy Reyes-Lumen worked with chefs Jen Seranilla and Jaja Andal to create an extensive menu featuring adobo, which you can enjoy every day this October. I was able to try some of these dishes and was surprised at how versatile this dish is.

There’s the sinful Adobo Chicken Roulade with Sisig Stuffing, the perfect dish for those who enjoy meat and lots of it. This pairs well with the Rodrigo’s Roast, or rolled pork belly braised adobo style. Of course, these dishes are best enjoyed with rice so you can get a scoopful of Adobo Paella.

Those who like seafood will enjoy the Adobong Tuna and the Stuffed Squid with Spiced Adobo Garlic Sauce. I especially liked the Adobong Tuna because it was new to my tastebuds!

Flavors Restaurant is covering all bases, even including a dessert dish. The Adobo Cheesecake has an intriguing flavor that balances sweet and savory. Holiday Inn is certainly good with cheesecakes. Their Ube is my favorite and I also enjoy the Red Velvet.

Out of all the dishes, my favorite would have to be the Adobo sa Turon. It’s a traditional turon (banana roll)  but it’s draped with a delicious adobo sauce. It’s more savory than sweet, though. I had four pieces.

If you plan to go, I suggest you really go around to explore the restaurant. I missed some intriguing dishes, like the Adobo Maki, Adobo Pizza, and Adobo Pasta.


This story is in partnership with Holiday Inn & Suites Makati. For more information, visit the website or follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Celebrate Halloween with Cartoon Network with These Costume Suggestions!

Cartoon Network and Ayala Malls have teamed up again to bring out the best of Halloween this Shriektober. Shriektober, presented by Cignal TV, is an all-out fun for kids of all ages.

Tricks, treats, and toons await the kids and kids-at-heart in different Ayala Malls from Friday, October 25 to Thursday, October 31, starting off at the U.P. Town Center, so put your best foot forward and dress up as your favorite Cartoon Network character for a chance to win amazing prizes!

Don’t have a costume yet? Don’t fret because you can still get into the Halloween spirit with these cool, scary, cute, and silly ideas that can level up your costume game.

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