January 11, 2018

There's a new museum in Davao City that lets you see a world at a different angle. This newest attraction, The Upside Down House Museum just opened its "inverted" doors to the public last December 21, 2017.

The inspiration of this business venture was from the museum of the same name in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the owners, Ms. Cecille Cayetano-Inventor mentioned that her family is interested to put up a business that is unique and a first in Mindanao.

This kind of attraction was popular in Manila and Cebu last year and we're glad to have one now in our hometown. Ms. Cecille said that they will change the theme and designs every 18-24 months so customers will have something to watch out for.

I've been to art museums in Boracay and Cebu before but this one is different because everything is placed at an unusual angle. You'll see couches, tables, toys, and even toilets on the ceiling or walls. The place is not that huge but they have 12 designs inspired by a usual house. It's like going inside a house but everything is upside down.

It's fun to explore how you will take a picture as if you are floating in the air or walking on ceilings or walls. We had a great time playing and taking photos inside the museum.












Adult - P250
Kids - P150 (3ft and a half)
Senior Citizen - P200

You may bring a pair of socks because shoes are not allowed inside. You can also buy socks for P100*. They have free lockers for safe keeping. Food is also not allowed inside.

If you are looking for a new attraction in Davao, don't miss the Upside Down House Museum. You're family or friends will definitely have a great time.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UpsideDownHouseDavao/
Operating Hours: 8AM to 5PM / 9AM to 9PM (Holidays)
Location: Dacudao Avenue, fronting DOLE Office Davao City

Thank you for dropping by and have a great day - Jexx

January 9, 2018

Let's all welcome the new year with continuous festivities at Starbucks! The coffee brand hypes up the celebration for its 20th anniversary, with decadent servings of flavor and a variety of exciting on the menu.

Starting January 9, Starbucks mixes in one of Japan’s most popular culinary ingredients, the Okinawa Brown Sugar, to create Okinawa Brown Sugar Latté. The elegant drink highlights the hint of molasses found in the sugar and fuses in light caramel for a less sweet, coffee forward drink.

Short –₱ 155Tall –₱ 165Grande ₱ 180 Venti–₱ 195
A returning favorite, the Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble, combines deep chocolate and espresso flavors with toffee nut syrup, layered with a delicious combination of whipped cream and caramel sauce. The beverage is topped with a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt for a perfect sweet and savory taste.

Short –₱ 155Tall –₱ 165Grande ₱ 180 Venti–₱ 195

“We love to constantly surprise our customers with new flavor combinations. This season’s beverages complement our signature Starbucks Espresso and whisks in premium ingredients, like Okinawa brown sugar from Japan, for a modern twist,” said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines.

Starbucks treats for the New Year

This adorable barista bear collectible has two new looks for the upcoming season! The 20th Anniversary Bearista Bear wears the classic black apron with the 20th-anniversary logo of Starbucks Philippines. The Bearista Bear also dons a Philippine Flag inspired Frappuccino® pin. On the other hand, the Bearista Bear Dog is all about the onset of the Lunar New Year.

Collectors will enjoy the pup illustrations on the Lunar New Year merchandise as it highlights this year’s Chinese zodiac which is the Earth Dog.

I'm so excited to grab one of these specially-designed tumblers and mugs with cute pup designs.


Starbucks Card Description LUNAR NEW YEAR CARD (Year of the Dog)
Get lucky this 2018 with our special Lunar New Year Card. Available for an initial activation amount of ₱300 per card with a purchase limit of up to two (2) Lunar New Year Cards per customer, per day.

COFFEE CARD with greeting card
Share your love for coffee with the Starbucks Coffee Greeting Card. Available for an initial activation amount of ₱500 per card with a purchase limit of up to two (2) Coffee Cards per customer, per day.

As 2018 is a special year for Starbucks Philippines, the coffee brand goes all out for its big 20th anniversary treats. Starbucks Kape Vinta Card holders will earn the chance to win one of the 20 Starbucks for a Month and 20 Starbucks for a Year when they activate their card anytime in January. Winners of these big anniversary treats will be announced on January 22 for the Starbucks for a Month, and February 12 for the Starbucks for a Year.

Don’t miss out on the many, flavorful surprises from Starbucks. Grab their new signature espresso beverages in all Starbucks stores. Find out more on how to savor your coffee and the best of 2018 by visiting www.facebook.com/StarbucksPhilippines/.

January 5, 2018

I found a new barber shop in town that is truly homegrown Bisaya and gives you that ultimate grooming experience. CHOI Barbers is an upscale barbershop that upholds the true identity of a fearless and confident man. It was founded on the vision of a CHOI man. "Choi" is a Visayan slang word for a confident man, fearless yet charming. So they are committed to giving finest materials, seasoned barbers, and upscale service for that total grooming experience.

I've been to different salons and barber shops but CHOI Barbers gave me an all-in experience and I've been 100% satisfied. From how they accommodate you from start to finish, how good their barbers are, and the sleek overall look of the shop, you can really say that this is the perfect place for a CHOI man.

A regular haircut starts from P240. This is their CHOI Cut Bundle and I think this is the best package I got from any barbershops in town. You will get a haircut, shampoo, a hot towel, and a rejuvenating hand, back, and head massage. This is not a promo because you will get it every time you'll have a haircut from CHOI Barbers.

I never had a relaxing haircut in my entire life until I visited CHOI Barbers. I even fell asleep while having a massage! The best part of my experience was the relaxing head massage. The menthol feeling on my scalp relaxed me. I'd give two thumbs up for that!

They also offer beard trimming or shaving, foot spa, manicure or pedicure, and threading.

I would definitely recommend CHOI Barbers to you. I've been recommending this to my family, friends, and workmates. You will get a hundred percent premium service all in.

They are located at JJ's Commune, Loyola St., Bo. Obrero, Davao City. Just beside STREETS Lifestyle Bar.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/choibarbersph/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/choibarbers
Contact Number: (082) 327 3153
Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 10AM to 8PM

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day! - Jexx


December 13, 2017

PayMaya, a pioneer and leader in mobile money and digital financial services in the country, partnered with Facebook last September to announce a safe and effective new way for people in the Philippines to send money, pay bills, and buy mobile load and data using Messenger.

This is great news for everyone especially for a busy person like me. I don't have time to go to different places to buy load, pay the bills, and send money to my family. Just recently, I sent money to my friend and it was fast and easy!

All I had to do was to search @PayMayaOfficial on Messenger to start the transaction. The chatbot will guide you on the available menu options. Note that new PayMaya users can create their account using Messenger while those who already have the PayMaya app installed on their Android phones can link their wallet to Messenger.

I'm thrilled that PayMaya and Facebook made this happen. This will help the Filipinos to have an easier option for paying bills or sending money to family and friends. Since PayMaya launched in the Philippines, I am truly a fan of their services. I also use it to purchase airline tickets, pay my monthly Spotify Premium and iTunes subscriptions, and pay my Facebook Ads.

But that's not it because PayMaya announced their newest promo! Refer your friends to open a PayMaya Account on Messenger, and you'll both get P50!

Promo Mechanics
The promo is open to all PayMaya customers who have their accounts linked to the Messenger app. Promo period is from December 6 to 19, 2017.

How to refer and earn:
  1.  Access your PayMaya account in Messenger by visiting this link: http://pymy.co/get50
  2.  Click on the promo notification and share the promo message to your Messenger contacts (open to both Smart and Globe subscribers).
  3.  Alternatively, you can also click on “Promos” in the menu and select “Refer Friends, Get P50” to access the promo message which you can share to your friends.
  4.  Each time a friend successfully opens or links a PayMaya account in Messenger, you (sender) will get P50 in your PayMaya account. Your friend (receiver), in return, will also receive P50 in his/her PayMaya account.
  5.  Users can only share the promo message to up to 25 friends, and can then earn a maximum of P1,250 worth of incentives (maximum of 25 successful referrals only).
  6.  Rewards will be credited to both the sender and receiver within one to three business days after the PayMaya account has been created/linked.
Promo rules:
  1.  The promo is only available to senders/receivers who have Facebook/Messenger accounts created before December 6, 2017.
  2.  Users must have a PayMaya account linked to Messenger before referring a friend in order to earn the incentive.
  3.  Rewards will not be given if a pre-existing PayMaya in Messenger user creates another account with a different number.
  4.  If a new user (receiver) is invited by multiple people, the referral will be attributed to the account (sender) who referred the new user last.
  5.  The promo message cannot be shared to a group of contacts or a Page (must be shared individually).
  6.  A user who is invited cannot unlink and relink accounts.
  7.  Any users who receive an invite and create/link a PayMaya account after the end of the promo will not receive any incentives.
  8.  The sender and the receiver cannot have the same PayMaya account. The receiver cannot link a PayMaya account that has been previously linked to another user’s Messenger account.
  9.  The promo is open to Android users only.

Get a chance to win P1,000 worth of PayMaya credits from me! Visit my Facebook page now to join my contest with PayMaya!  - www.facebook.com/jexxhinggo

Have a great day everyone! :)