2010 Starbucks Planner
Posted on: 14th of December 2009
| Under: Geek Talk
, Palate Pleaser
The Starbucks holiday treat is something that I anticipate every single year. For me, the very first day the red cups are available is an indication that the Christmas Season has officially started. I get really excited upon seeing the red menu boards, because it only means that I can finally have my favorite Toffee Nut Latte!
The Red Cup Season is also an excuse to collect those stickers for the unlimited Starbucks Planners. With my favorite drink being only available during the holiday season, filling up the promo cards (17 stickers for the 2010 planner) has never been that difficult for me. (Yeah, I really do tend to put on weight during the last two months of the year, because of this! HAHA! Maybe it’s time to resort to some weight loss pills? Maybe not. =P)
I finally got my planner last week.
The Red Cups Are Here
Posted on: 5th of November 2008
| Under: Palate Pleaser
My all-time favorite drink at Starbucks is Toffee Nut Latte, and I find that it’s such a bummer that it’s only available during the Christmas season. The rest of the year, I always order a cup of caramel machiatto and ask for hazelnut syrup instead of the usual vanilla. I learned it from a nice barrista who shared the tip with me several years ago. It almost tastes like Toffee Nut Latte, and I love it.
Either way, I am still one of those who perk up when I know that the Red Cup Season is near. Yesterday officially started the season, so I rushed out to finally have my favorite fix. Seeing the red menu board and the barristas in their red polo shirts was as much of a treat than having coffee itself.
Toffee Nut Latte, I missed you! I enjoyed an hour in my comfy seat reading my book, munching on my Floss from Bread Talk and sipping my cup of goodness. <3
Unfortunately, Singapore doesn’t have the Starbucks Planner gimmick like in Manila, so I guess I’ll have to break my yearly tradition of collecting stickers to get one or two (I collected three back in 2006!) planners. But I’m not too concerned about it, because from the photos Venice shared in her blog, it’s not as inviting as I hoped. I’ll probably just get another Moleskine planner for 2009.
On other news, my brother and his partner are going country hopping (no Outer Banks rentals though) for two and a half weeks, and they’re flying into Singapore tomorrow for three days. =) I’m excited to see them, and excited to get my goodies too! Haha! I’ll share what I made him bring me in my next post. =)
Another Great Weekend
Posted on: 5th of February 2007
| Under: Life & Love
JR flew off to Singapore for a work training yesterday. Because it would mean an entire week of being away from each other, we spent the whole of Saturday and the morning of Sunday together.
He had to buy a few things for the trip, so we were running around Glorietta Saturday, making sure that he had everything he needed. We managed to have a quick lunch at Food Choices in between shopping, and then rested our exhausted feet at Starbucks afterwards. My feet were sore from walking around for hours, but being with JR was more than enough to help me forget about walking in heels… well, sort of. Haha!
We didn’t get to take as many photos, but we were able to sneak a few shots inside Powerbooks and Starbucks. =P
Here’s one of us (with my messy hair!) in Powerbooks, while waiting at the Customer Service.
Posted on: 13th of November 2006
| Under: Palate Pleaser
I enjoy sitting alone in a coffee shop, with a cup of coffee, a pen and paper in hand. It’s at times like those when I can reflect on so many things. Armed with only my thoughts, it’s always a treat to be able to seclude myself from the world and let myself flow on paper.
The Christmas Season is also the perfect excuse for me to head out to Starbucks every so often, because it’s the only time of the year when I can get a dose of my favorite Toffee Nut Latte. It’s quite an expensive love, because I actually get a craving for a cup or two every single day! At least I get to collect stickers for my 2007 Starbucks Planner in exchange for those pricey coffee. Seven stickers down, and only fourteen more to go!