Bo's Coffee:Now Ready to Serve You in Gensan

Oct 3, 2012

Looking  for a  place to unwind with a cup of  iced Caffe Mocca ? With  a slice  of  Blueberry Cheesecake perhaps, while browsing  photos in your Facebook wall.?

Bo's Coffee is the ideal  place  for you.!The latest  addition to General Santos City's ever extending line of   coffee shops has just   opened at the ground floor of  SM City General Santos  last September 28,2012.
Bo's Coffee opening at SM City General Santos
The first  store of Bo's Coffee opened on June 28,1996 at Ayala  Center in Cebu .It all started with a bean bursting with life-force of personal passion and entrepreneural energy.Mr. Steve D.Benitez,it's President  and CEO dreamt of sharing  his coffee experiences in the United States and Europe to the local market.It has now 59 branches all over the Philippines.

Bo's  Coffee Gensan has a cozy  and friendly ambiance.The coffee-inspired interior is carefully designed including the hanging lamps made  by multi-awarded Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue.

relax,while waiting for my order hehe

What makes Bo's Coffee different  from other coffee shops?Bo's Coffee  only  serves freshly roasted beans from selected places in the Philippines  like Mt.Matutum in South Cotabato,Mt.Kitanglad in Bukidnon,Sagada in Mountain Province  and La Trinidad ,Benguet. All  the beans  in the store are grinded and brewed not exceeding  one month after roasting thus  it is  known for "just roasted freshness".

Pick it hot or cold in their wide selection of espresso beverages like Caffe Americano ,Caffe Latte,Caffe Mocha,Caffe Cappuccino,Caffe Caramel Latte,Caffe and White Chocolate Mocha.Wide selection of refreshing drinks are also available like froccino primo,classic freeze,blended tea,brewed iced tea , fruit juices and premium chocolate.

Craving  for cake? Try their best-sellers blueberry cheesecake and Supermoist chocolate cake.Satisfying sandwiches are also for grab like  Bo's Turkey Club,Grilled Chicken BLT,Grilled Italian Veggie,Bacon and Cheese and .Tuna Salad Sandwich and many others.

If you are a pasta loverBolognese, Carbonara ,Carrittierre ,Pomodoro and Aglio Olio are the choices.For  a delightful munch,you can have Carrot  Bar,Lemon Square,Food for the Gods,Biscotti and Fruit and Nuts Trail Mix..nd

They also  serve breakfast which  are readily available as early as 8 am  as the store opens.Have a choice on Big  Breakfast Set,Bacon Set,Corned Beef Set,Sausage Set,Omelette Set and Breakfast Sandwiches.And here's a special treat.For every breakfast  set purchased,you  can avail a short cup of drip coffee  and hot chocolate for P10.00 and P20.00 pesos respectively,until 11:30 am  only.

Indeed,Bo's Coffee in Gensan has so much to offer...Let's  have a caffiene  fix the "Bo's eperience" way.

The Sox Bloggers during the opening day(photo by Joshua Lim)

My top 10 Influential Emerging Blogs for 2012

Sep 18, 2012

Once again, I'm joining   the search  for the Top  10  Emerging Influential  Blogs .Here  are  my nominees:

1.Filipino Bloggers Worldwide. A blog  where  bloggers around the globe exchange ideas,build and increase traffic,share experiences and find oppurtunities. 

2.Nanardxz.Nanardz Navarro,the blogger  behind South Cotabato News and South Cotabato.Org writes his travels and adventures  in this blog.

3.Gadget Gambit.Know more about laptops,cellphones and other gadgets in this  blog.

4.Hot For Movies.An honest-to-goodness movie reviews from Kikko Kalabud.
5.Basaha Niyo Lang.An interesting  blog of Mimi  for the  love of her hometown Koronadal City in South Cotabato.

6.Mga Kwento ni Pareng Jay.A funny  accounts in the life of Pareng Jay.

7.Vivis Random Ramblings.An engaging travel blog  of Vivi.The photos are fantastic.

8.From a traveller's desk. An interesting  travel blog  with a heart.

9.Love Conquers all.. A travel blog of Cris Reyes, a dedicated  blogger.

10.So,What's News.News and game reviews creatively written.

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Tof Salcedo,Philippine data centerPhilippine online shoppingDigitalFilipino ClubSearch Profile Index,, and more to be added.

SM Supermarket Gensan is now at your service

Aug 12, 2012

Last August 10,2012,SM City General Santos has finally opened in the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.The newest and the grandest shopping city is teeming with  busy shoppers especially the supermarket.

Experience an all-new lifestyle with fresh trends and more choices; and level up your grocery trips with SM Supermarket. Get everything you need from the freshest foods and home items to food business requirements along with personalized customer service.

SM Supermarket chooses Gensan,of all cities,to introduce many firsts in its products and services.

800 Generals can win

From August 10 to September 6, a total of 800 winners of super exciting prizes will be drawn- week after week, after week!

Week 1 - 100 winners of super cool aircon
Week 2 - 500 winners of super strong industrial fans
Week 3 - 100 winners of amazing washing machines
And on week 4 - be one of the 100 winners of Magic Sing and sing like a pro!

Open to all SM Advantage, Prestige BDO Rewards or Card members, every P500 grocery purchase entitles a shopper for one raffle ticket. So the more you buy the more chances of winning.

SWIPE your way to exciting promos and freebies

Simply swipe your SM Advantage Card, Prestige or BDO Rewards Card into the SWIPE machine to get a promo list of discounts and giveaways. The promo list is your ticket to a world of exciting deals at SM Supermarket.

Freshness all the way

Visit SM Supermarket  fresh section and find the freshest meat, poultry and seafood - cut, sliced or marinated according to your choice of dish.

Be it adobo, sinigang, menudo or inasal, name it - SM Supermarket has a full line of meat and poultry cuts, and flavors that will suit your taste.

Craving for fish? Choose from a number of fish of different types and sizes -  all fresh catch from the different regions in the country.

Freshness and more

In a rush and don't have time to cook? don't worry, ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat items are available to save your day.

If shopping on a budget, visit their takal-takal section for just the right amount of ingredients you need at very affordable prizes.

And with SM Supermarket's best price for the whole chiken, you can cook your family's all-time favorite chicken meal any time, any day.

For a nutritious and complete meal, have some veggies as your side dish or fruits as dessert for that sweet ending. The store has both local and imported, even those hard to find fruits and vegetables.

Get a BONUS in every Value Pack

Value Packs are specially bundled packs with FREE SM Bonus item/s - with savings as much as 80%. Trust that there's always a mix of your favorite brands in every pack.

Be a winner with Yellow Tag

Win instantly with a minimum P500 purchase of Yellow Tag items. Cool prizes wait you at the redemption booth.

Food Service Center- for the entrepreneur in you

Find the ingredients you need and other essentials for your food business operations at the Food Service Center. Check it out and be delighted with what you'll find.

Home sweet Home

SM Supermarket is not all about groceries and fresh items - you'll also find appliances, furniture and home and kitchen items at very affordable prices.

Supermarketing experience just got personalized and high-tech

Need assistance while shopping? SM Supermarket's friendly and reliable assistants will attend to you. Or look for press-for-help buttons and a store personnel will be with you shortly.

Allergic to long lines? Queue-busters will come to the rescue. SM Supermaket's assistants will scan your purchases even before you get to the cashier so when you finally get there, all you have to do is pay. Checkout will definitely be fast with our speed lane.

The store also has priority lanes for senior citizens and Prestige cardholders.

Lastly, your coffee is on us when you do your groceries on a Sunday.

All under one roof

After shopping (or before), grab a quick bite at the food court of SM Supermarket and choose from a variety of great tasting meals you surely can afford.

Have bills to pay or need to exchange or transfer money? You can run these errands at the bills payment and Western Union counters of the supermarket.

SM Supermarket opens from 10am to 9pm, Mondays thru Thursdays and 9am to 9pm on weekends.Shop now and experience the  SM  Supermarket Gensan  "at your service moment!

Jollibee Opens at SM City General Santos

Aug 10, 2012

The  9th  Jollibee  outlet   in General Santos City and the 11th  in  Soccskargen  opened yesterday  at  SM City Gen.Santos-the Jollibee  SM Gensan.As  most Jollibee store  opening day,the beautifully designed outlet was  over-crowded  with Jollibee  fanatics even until 11 in the evening .They enjoyed  the various  promos and freebies that the store offered  like the  free  Yum! (for every  P200 food purchase),the 10 pesos Krunchy Twirl,the Jollibee Baloon (for every purchase of any Value Meals with Go Large Drinks or Go Float),the  'Pick a Price' (for every purchase of Chickenjoy  Value meal with  peach  mango pie)  and the free Jollibee umbrella (for every to  the first 200  dine in and takeout customers with  Chickenjoy Bucket purchase.)

General Santos  City Mayor Darlene Antonino led  the ribbon- cutting  during the  store  blessing last August 9,2012.Boxing champ Congressman Manny Pacquiao also  graced  the occasion and  did the "Champ Pose"  for the Champ burger.
Manny  and Bobby Pacquiao,Meg Santos and some Jollibee personnel
"Ang mga anak ko mahilig sa Jollibee"...Manny
"Jollibee  gives me discounts for my bulk orders.Salamat Jollibee"
Jollibee SM Gensan is company-owned,unlike other  Jollibee branches in Gensan. Alex Requieron is the restaurant manager.The store which is Wifi- equipped opens  from  9 to 10  pm.

They are  giving  free Jollibee  tumbler to the first 200 dine in  and takeout customers  with Chickenjoy bucket purchase from August 11  and 12  only.


While waiting  for the program  to start,a pose  with the well-loved  Jollibee  mascots(feeling  bata  hehe)
Nakiagaw  talaga ako hahaha  and these what I got  during the coin-throwing(30 pesos)                                 
The  administrative staff
With co-bloggers Gian  Carlo Licanda and Rizzi Meia Biaca.In fairness , the food  were  superb.
Congressman Manny Pacquiao with  Gensan Councilors Meg Santos and Lulu Casabuena

Intermission number  from Jollitown character.

which made Manny  smiled

Social Media Plays an Important Role in Beauty Pageant;Queenierich Rehman Named Miss World Philippines 2012

Jun 27, 2012

Social Media  plays an important  role  in beauty  pageant. Local  beauty  contests include Miss  Facebook  or People  Choice  Award in their  list of special awards.In Miss  Universe  pageant,online votes is a plus factor for a  contestant to be included  in the  magic 15.A candidate  can be popular through uploaded videos in  youtube,reviews in blogs , and forums in entertainment  websites.These  will  somehow  tickle  the  interests of the  people  to  watch the  show.

Twitter  plays  a significant  role  in the  recently  concluded Miss World Philippines 2012 held last  night.Questions  for the magic 5 candidates  were  coming  from  the tweets  from  the  hastag #MissWorldPH.The 5 lucky tweeters got prizes  too.

Tweet question for candidate #22: As an ambassador of the Philippines, what are the best features of your country that you can project to the world?

I believe that wherever you will go here in the Philippines, it’s not the islands that make us special but of course the Filipinos who have warm hospitality, who are having smiles on their faces, and of course who will treat all foreigners the love and respect, and hospitality that they can give to them. I believe that the Philippines is a country that we can be proud of"

Queenierich Rehman,Miss World Philippines 2012
Queenierich  Rehman a  Filifina-Moroccan  gave  the most  concise answer of all  the  candidates making  her  the Miss World 2012 Philippines.Just like last year’s winner–Gwendolyn Ruais–this year’s newly crowned Miss World Philippines Queen was also a former Bb. Pilipinas contestant. Last year, Queenie was a Top 15 finalist and Best in Swimsuit winner in the Bb. Pilipinas pageant won by Gensan's pride Shamcey Supsup

Here is the complete list of winners:
Miss World Philippines 2012:
Queenierich Rehman
First Princess:
Mary Ann Ross Misa
Second Princess:
Vanessa Claudine Amman
Third Princess:
April Love Jordan
Fourth Princess:
Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

Winners all: (L-R) April Love Jordan, 3rd Princess; Mary Anne Ross Misa, 1st Princess, Queenierich Rehman, Miss World Philippines 2012; Vanessa Claudine Ammann, 2nd Princess; Brenna Cassandra Gamboa, 4th Princess (Photo credit: Noli Berioso/OPMB Worldwide)

Queenierich Rehman will represent the country in the upcoming 62nd Miss World Pageant happening on August 18 at Ordos,China.Good  luck...

Matrix:Imagine All You Can Be.

Jun 23, 2012

Matrix, the leading professional hair care and hair color company in the United States, and is part of L'Oreal USA's Professional Products Division is now in the Philippines.To promote their products,the company is conducting seminars/product demos to hairdressers and salon owners all over the  country.

I had the chance to attend the MATRIX Education Caravan last month at Dadiangas East Elem,School gym.That was a half- day  seminar/workshop participated by some hairdressers in Soccsksargen.
Matrix Education Caravan
Matrix has variety of products for salon use but  for that workshop,they just introduced Wonder Brown for hair color,Sensoria care for hair treatment and Opti.Straight  for hair rebonding.Since it was a hands-on seminar and we were just few who attended(and for lack of staff),each of us did the hair works of the models  who  were present that  day.They offered free registration and free  lunch plus some giveaways ,so when a teacher(model) asked  for a hair  color ,I offered my  free service.
Matrix seminar on the  go...
Of  all  their products,I'm  interested in Opti.Straight because it has three  variants for  different types of hair such as normal,resistant and synthesized hair. We will  just analyze  the  hair type and choose  the appropriate product.And what's good about it is the hair  can be coloured  on the same  day using  ammonia-free colour or after  two  weeks  for colour that  contains ammonia .I still recommend hair cellophane or  henna  wax color treatment  for  shinier  result.

My  Opti .Straight  hair rebonding kit 
I tried the product  to a contestant   during the  Miss  Undadsan Babe Body 2012 in which  I happened to be a sponsor  and one of the board of judges.She is lucky  to have a free  hair rebond  in the parlor  as prize for  being  the Miss Timberline  Beauty Salon.(special award)
   A pose with Paulalane 
before hair  rebond
Paulalane's fine- textured mane was  rebonded  one year  ago so I cut  two inches of her  locks to get away of the damaged  ends.I still maintained the long-layered style though,.I used  the normal variant Opti.Straight and treated  it with Henna  Wax color treatment in red brown shade(I mixed two colors)
after  hair rebond
I  think  she is satisfied with the result.I can see  it in her smile...


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