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I've always relied on Cebu Pacific's Piso Sale for bang-for-the-buck seats to my dream destinations! It paved a way for me to discover different cultures, food, and picturesque landscapes for the past three years now.

Patty Villegas in Taiwan, March 2019
If you're to ask me my favorite discovery of all time, it would be Batanes. I loved it so much that I had to make a four-part series about this must-visit location on my blog! I've always dreamed about visiting this place ever since I was young. Being able to finally visit this with someone special is truly mindblowing! 💖

Patty and Jonas in Batanes, September 2018
You can also get to travel Batanes and other local destinations with two of your friends or loved ones for FREE! Here's how:
Now in its eighth year, Juan For Fun is the most exciting and rewarding backpacking trip that enables today’s generation of passionate travelers to pursue their interests through traveling.

Simply nominate any passionate individuals aged 18 to 24 years old and residing in the Philippines who you think deserves to go on a free trip to make unforgettable moments happen. You can nominate your classmates, blockmates, BFF, relatives or even yourself!

All you need to do is submit the photo of your nominee along with his/her inspiring travel story and share what could be the hashtag for their amazing trip via www.juanforfun.ph. Nominations will be accepted until July 10, 2019.
I can't wait to see who'll make the cut this year. Best of luck to everyone! 😻
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Need a wardrobe upgrade? Zilingo has your back. 


This season, leading online fashion platform, Zilingo, released its latest trends selection that boasts different cuts highlighting textures, vintage hues, and an arresting foray of silhouettes. 


The brand marries chic styles and street looks in this curated collection, featuring Utilitarian pieces in Khaki, Cream, and Beige. Fashion fans will also be thrilled with the platform's take on deconstructed lace and 80s denim pieces in White, Black and Brown matched with modern Athleisure looks and snake textured sheets that accentuate style and attitude.


Zilingo will provide customers with coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “We are ecstatic about this season’s trends that combine style and comfort, and the best part is that these fashion essentials are available at the click of a button,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.

Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.

“We would like our customers to have easy access to fashion, and as our way of saying thank you for all the support we’ve received, Zilingo is having a site-wide Zilingo Payday sale from now till 30 June that is sure to delight customers with up to 90% off on selected items,” Ryza added.

Fashionistas across the country can purchase the collection anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.
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I'm not usually the one to plan vacays this season, even if my birthday falls in the summer. Because of the scorching heat, I usually plan my travels during the 1st and 4th quarter of the year. Even if I have no plans to hit the islands soon, I'm glad that Starbucks brought one closer  - the Siren's island!

Starbucks Siren's Island at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall
From above, the carnival vibe of SM Mall of Asia's music hall immediately gave me the feels. It felt as if I'm back in Disneyland because of everyone's excitement! 😄

To be able to enter the Siren's island, I only needed to present my Starbucks PH app in the registration booth. They gave me the map and vouchers after so I can start wandering the corners of this manmade island.


Map and voucher from the registration booth
Each station harped on Starbucks latest season offerings. For my first stop, I visited the most noticeable landmark in the hall, the Caramelt Mountain. This station pays homage to one of the brand's newest drinks, the Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino.

The Caramelt Mountain station
I enjoyed putting my shooting skills to a test even if it's not my core strength. If I'm not mistaken, I only got two out of five balls in the pot. At least, I tried! LOL


The Mixed Berries Forest is such a blockbuster! For this booth, I had to pick and collect berry-colored balls for a minute. By the way, this vibrant station resembles the new Starbucks Mixed Berry Frappuccino with Pomegranate Pearls. 💜 

The Mixed Berries Forest station
My favorite station of them all, the Triple Mocha Fortune! For this station, a designated barista fortune teller asked me to pick one card from her deck of fate. I was unlucky to draw the "Try Your Luck Card" but I still managed to get a few tickets from this booth. This station honors one of Starbucks' latest blended drinks, the Triple Mocha Frappuccino.

The Triple Mocha Fortune Station


The Red Velvet Magic Shack best gave the carnival feels because this game is present in almost all the fairs I've been to. While I wasn't able to shoot all the hoops, I know that the new Red Velvet Cake Cream Frappuccino is waiting for me in the end. 😅


I've combined my winnings from all the stations to redeem this Starbucks travel pouch in blue. I can't wait to use this on my future trips! 😍


After this, I also redeemed the food and drink voucher so I can try what Starbucks has to offer in the coming months!


Triple Mocha Frappuccino - This is topped with rich Dark Mocha Sauce and layered between signature whipped cream infused with cold brew, white chocolate, dark caramel and a dollop of Dark Mocha Sauce at the bottom of the cup.

Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino - Topped with rich and buttery Dark Caramel sauce, the new Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® blended beverage offers layers of signature whipped cream infused with cold brew, white chocolate, and dark caramel.

Red Velvet Cake Cream Frappuccino - A confectionery-inspired blend of chocolaty chips, mocha sauce, raspberry and vanilla syrup, topped with whipped cream. Perfectly sweet and velvety smooth.

Mixed Berry Frappuccino with Pomegranate Pearls - Mixed berry sauce is blended with velvety milk creating a smooth fruity beverage. Topped with whipped cream to balance the tart berry flavor of this summer drink.

Starbucks Cheese Danish

Starbucks Banana Chocolate Chia Cookie
What's a carnival without a souvenir shop? The Siren's Souvenir Shop featured lines of merchandise that's too cool to not score! The "A Day in the Island" collection transports us to the beach with its tropical designs. I'm already eyeing the tumbler with the pop socket! 💖

Starbucks "A Day in the Island" Collection

These reusable tumblers will also be available in the coming months. They've launched this as a part of Starbucks effort to promote sustainability in stores. I can only imagine putting my cup of freshly-brewed Kopelani Blend very soon.

(L-R) Starbucks Kopelani Blend, Reusable Starbucks Tumblers
Meanwhile, the Gold collection captures the season's glow with its shimmery tumblers. This collection is nearly identical to my fave Nature collection from Starbucks because of their identical elements.
(Up - Down) Starbucks Nature Collection, Gold Collection
Fret not if you missed this one-day event. Get to experience a 15-minute vacation when you grab the latest Starbucks Frappuccino beverages in store! 🙌
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