Perfect Coke, Perfectly Chilled: #SarapNgFirst

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Last February 15, 2015, Coca-Cola Philippines launched the #PerfectCoke #SarapNgFirst (The First Tastes Good).

The past couple of weeks have been a guessing game for many Filipinos as Coke teased  about tasting Coke for the first time again. Many wondered how this could possibly happen as the popular drink has been in the Philippines for more than 100 years.

Coca-Cola revealed that there is a way to enjoy an even better tasting and more refreshing Coke, as if having Coke for the first time. The secret is to chill your Coca-Cola bottle up to 3˚Celsius and that our perfectly chilled Coke.

So what exactly is the Perfect Coke experience? It is drinking from a Coca-Cola bottle chilled to perfection. Normally we get to taste Coke at 4 degrees Celsius or even warmer. But drinking it at 3 degrees takes the experience to a whole new level. It brings out that great Coca-Cola taste, like you’ve never tasted it before.

This was launched to the public through a simultaneous event done across the country – with key venues in Abreeza Mall Davao, Ayala Center Cebu, and Glorietta Mall in Makati. The afternoon was made more fun by performances from the Coke Ambassadors. Julia Montes & Jerome Ponce joined the celebration in Abreeza, Joseph Marco & Janella Salvador fired up Cebu, and Miles Ocampo & Manolo Pedrosa doubled the happiness in Glorietta.

 

 

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Gigantic coolers – the first of its kind in the Philippines – were filled with ice and Coca-Cola bottles and were set up on each site. These came with giant thermometers showing the coolers’ temperatures, which started at 10˚ Celsius.

 

 

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The highlight of the event was when the Coke Ambassadors, together with key Coke representatives in each venue, poured buckets of ice in the coolers – which made the temperature drop to 3˚ Celsius. It was a eureka moment as the audience realized that the key to getting the perfect Coke is simply by chilling it to 3˚.

The ambassadors and Coke officials then gave away samples of perfectly chilled Coca-Cola to the audience. True enough, Coke chilled to perfection is nothing like you’ve ever had before. Even avid Coke drinkers must be wondering how they’ve never had Coca-Cola this good.

 

 

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We want them to re-discover the thrill, chill, and refreshing feeling of drinking a bottle of Coke, as if it’s their first time again.” Diego Granizo, the newly appointed General Manager of Coca-Cola Philippines.

In able to reach out to as many Filipinos as possible, Coca-Cola also introduced the new Coke Happy Cycles. After the simultaneous launch, these coolers on wheels were sent out to the streets and have since been going around barangays to serve perfectly chilled Coke.

 

 

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For more details on the #PerfectCoke and how to chill one on your own, check out the official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts of Coca-Cola Philippines. Feel free to post about your #SarapNgFirst time taste of the #PerfectCoke experiences online.

Cheers to the Perfect Coke!

 

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Source: Press Release

Figaro Coffee: All Day Breakfast

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Last Monday, I spent my day on the impromptu #foodcrawl  in QC with my blogger friends. Our first stop was in Figaro, Tomas Morato Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

We all know that Figaro offers really good coffee. But now, they also offer breakfast available any time of the day served with 8 oz. brewed coffee. If you are not a coffee drinker, they have non-caffeine drinks like iced tea. Now, if you have a weird body clock like me and craving for breakfast at a weird time, a must try is Figaro’s All Day Breakfast.

I’ve tried the Gourmet Tuyo (dried fish) in Olive oil. Priced at Php 219.oo. It’s a plateful of perfect spiced dried fish in olive oil with rice, grilled eggplant and salsa. It’s one of the best tuyo I ever tasted. Best part? Boneless! Yum!

 

 

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The other dish that they offer under the All Day Breakfast menu is Pork Longganisa priced at Php 195.00, Classic Corned Beef at Php 195.00, Marinated Bangus Belly at Php 170.00, and of course, Pinoy’s favorite meal for breakfast, Beef Tapa Supreme at Php 170,00.

For their Classic Favorite Meals, I was able to try the Salisbury Steak Burger. Priced at Php 229.00. It’s made from lean ground beef with Figaro’s special mushroom gravy, rice and mixed with carrot corn-peas. What I love about it was it really easy to cut. No need for a bread knife. Easy to chew as well.

 

 

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The other Classic Favorite Meal is Beef Broccoli Stir Fry at Php 229.00.

 

 

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I enjoyed our food crawl in Figaro. What completed my Figaro experience is the awesome background music. It’s relaxing. It has the study ambiance. Good for students like me looking for a place to review.

 

 

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TREE TOP ADVENTURE: Experience the Extreme Press Conference

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On February 21, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tree Top Adventure will hold its very 1st press conference and media tour in which over twenty participants from the TV, online, radio and print industries will attend.

 

 

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The program will be graced by Tree Top Adventure’s CEO Ms. Ma. Camille O. Montejo. A short program will be presented with a question and answer portion will take place first before proceeding with the tour in which the participants will try all the rides. They would also be trying the only motorized team building facilities in the Philippines.

Tree Top Adventure features six activities: two slow paced and four fast paced activities. One slow paced activity is the Trekking adventure in which you’ll be toured within the area. The tour guide will be introducing local plants and trees and share interesting facts about them. If one wants to see the forest and appreciate nature from the top of the trees, they could try the Canopy ride. The entire ride has a hanging bridge and five stations which can carry three persons at a time in which you’ll be transferring from one tree to another. For heart pounding activities, one might want to try the Superman Ride, a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be soaring back and forth in less than a minute. Another activity you could try is the parachute fall in which you’ll be going upwards, slowly, and when you’re 75 feet above the ground, you’ll suddenly fall. If you literally want to surf in the air, you could try the Silver Surfer, an inclined zipline that swings you back and forth between two trees. If you want to experience the extreme, we recommend you the Tree Drop in which you’ll be suspended 60 feet above the ground, mission impossible style and you’ll be dropped in a matter of seconds only.

Tree Top Adventure also offers the only motorized Team Building facilities in the Philippines in which participants would be challenged physically, mentally and even emotionally.

Tree Top Adventure’s another branch, located at the Camp John Hay Baguio City, will also hold its press conference and media tour on March 14, 2015.

For more information, you could contact 09166299381. You could also visit our website www.treetopadventureph.com. To be more updated, you could like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/treetopadventurecamp and follow us on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPH.

Why Choose Guam For Your Next Vacation

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Hafa Adai! Hafa Adai means hello in Guam. Guam is where America’s Day Begins. Among the U.S. Territories, Guam is where the sun shines first. They have around 160,000 population. 37% Chamorra and 26% Filipinos. When you visit Guam, it feels like American and Asian combined together.

 

 

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Why Guam?

  • If you are from the Philippines, Guam is only 3 1/2 hours away by plane. Perfect place to visit for your long weekend.
  • There over 9,450 hotel rooms in 41 hotels and resorts. Accommodation will not be a problem even if it’s a peak season.
  • BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO GO SHOPPING. A lot of people visit to Guam just to shop. Why? Because it’s tax free. The best and popular brands at a very cheap price. Almost everyday, you get to see new stocks and designs since they always get sold out since it’s on a very affordable price. When you say affordable price, it’s like around PhP 200.00 for a branded apparel.

 

 

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Things to see and do in Guam:

  • Family Fun – They have a world class aquarium, water parks, dolphin watching and submersible tours.
  • Luxury Spa
  • Two Lovers Point – It’s Guam’s most popular sight seeing place. It has a legend about a young maiden who ran away with her local boyfriend to avoid a forced marriage. They tied their hair together and jumped to their death so that they could be together eternally.
  • Tumon Bay Marine Preserve – It’s one of the five protected Marine preserves.
  • Adventure – Sky diving, para-sailing, boonie stomps and hiking is fun in Guam.
  • Water Activities – Diving, snorkling, and banana boat. You can even rent a yacht in Guam.
  • Diving in Guam – The Blue Tole Hap’s Reef and many other wrecks are truly spectacular spots for diving.
  • Golf
  • Sightseeing
  • Luxury Shopping

 

 

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I hope someday I will get the chance to visit Guam. When I visit them, I’ll make sure I’ll bring with me enough pocket money to go shopping. I believe Guam is the best place for shopping.

Guam’s Upcoming Events

April 2015 – Guam International Marathon, Guam Smokin’ Wheels

May 2015 – Guam Micronesia Island Fair

June 2015 – Guam Live International Music Festival

July 21, 2015 – 71th Guam Liberation DAy

Dec. 6, 2015 Guam’s Koko Road Race

Nov. – Feb 2016 – Shop Guam Festival

May – June 2016 – Festival of Pacific Arts

For more information: visitguam.org

 

 

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Why You Need To Switch To Android One

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Android One is a Google program where Google is partnering with the hardware phone companies to create high-quality but low cost Android smartphones. It is an initiative to make high-quality smartphones accessible to as many people as possible. Google is working with hardware partners to ship these devices in multiple countries around the world; India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and now the Philippines. Going forward all devices will come with the latest version of Android (Lollipop) and will continue to get updates as they are released for up to two years.

 

 

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Google wants to bring the Internet experience to more people hence the Android One project is born.

There are three big reasons why it’s hard for people in countries such as Philippines to get their hands on a high-quality smartphone.

  • Hardware: Even entry-level smartphones still remain out of reach for many.
  • Software: Many people in these markets do not have access to the latest Android software and popular applications.
  • Data: Even where 3G and 4G networks are available, not enough people have phones that can support data and the plans can be expensive.

Android One aims to tackle these problems. By partnering with phone and silicon chip makes to share design specs and manufacturing standards, we’ve been able to build phones that are not just good phones, but also affordable.

So why is Android One is better among the other Android devices?

  • Great hardware and software: I would like to emphasize on this one, as I have noticed that there a lot of people that seems to do not understand why Android One is better than the units they claim to be better but not powered by Android One. Android One phones have great processing power so users can get information quickly. They have high-quality front and back cameras. Apps and videos take up storage space, so these smartphones have ample memory as well as a micro-SD slot to add more. Google also added features that they know people in the Philippines will find particularly useful, like dual SIM cards, a replaceable battery and built-in FM radio. Google is the hard core. It chooses the right hardware and software for the mobile phone that can be capable of Android One
  • The latest software: To help ensure a consistent experience, Android One devices ship with the latest version of Android directly from Google. So you’ll get all the latest features, up-to-date security patches, and peace of mind knowing your stuff is always backed up. Android One phones in the Philippines will come with the latest and fastest version of Android (Lollipop) and will automatically update to new versions. For our hardware partners, they’ll be able to create customized experiences and differentiate their devices without having to change the core software.

Google is working with Cherry Mobile and MyPhone to bring Android One smartphones to the Philippines. They are looking forward to partnering with the other local brands soon.

Why Philippines? The Philippines is the 2nd largest Internet marketer in Southeast Asia and 6th in Asia. This year alone, they expect 10 million Filipinos to engage with the Internet for the first time using mobile phones. In the next two years, the Philippines expects to overtake Korea’s internet population as it reaches 66% internet penetration.

Google continues to work globally with hardware partners such as Acer, ALcatel Onetouch, ASUS, HTC, Intex, Lava, Lenovo, Panasonic, Xolo and chipmaker Qualcomm to build more high-quality, affordable devices with different screen sizes, colors and hardware configurations. These will be rolling out to new countries around the world.

For more information: android.com/one

You might be interested:

Google’s Android One is Now in the Philippines

First Glance: Cherry Mobile One Unboxing #AndroidOne

Source: Press Release, Nethvo.com, Steptoinfo.com