November 14, 2017

Davao City's newest food destination is finally open to cater more food choices at SM Lanang Premier last weekend. From local comfort food to international cuisines, the SM Lanang Premier Food Hall will bring families and friends together to an exciting adventure of flavors.

Located at the 2nd level of the Northwing, it can accommodate over 350 customers. The walls are white and have good lighting from its floor-to-ceiling glass windows. I love their yellow tables because it compliments my food flatlays.

Follow SM Lanang Premier on social media for more updates here.


November 13, 2017

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus offer of Smart targets new iPhone subscribers who wants easy and light payment scheme who doesn’t want to shell out a big one-time cash-out. Subscribers only need to spend a minimal initial monthly service fee of P2,699 (Plan 1999 + 700 for the device) for the iPhone 8 and P2,999 (Plan 1999 + 1,000 for the device). The Smart iPhone Plans are for value seekers who wants to experience the new iPhone without breaking the bank.

Here are the top reasons to get the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from Smart:

If you’re looking to upgrade to the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, with its stunning glass and aluminum design, more advanced dual 12-megapixel camera, and more powerful A11 Bionic chip, you should consider getting it from Smart:

1. Charge to bill. It’s easier to apply with Smart postpaid because you can charge the total plan inclusive of the device cost to your monthly bill. Payment of the Smart iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices for plans 1499, 1999, 2499 and 2999 can be paid in easy 24 monthly payments versus a big one-time cash-out through the monthly postpaid bill. No need for a credit card. 

On the other hand, the competitor does not offer charge-to-bill and requires a big one-time device cash-out so you need to be ready with a Php 20,999 cash or through a credit card payment. 

2. Maximized iPhone features with more data. Smart gives you more data to optimize your new iPhone (1GB more than the competitor on hero offers). More open access data means better plan value and more reasons to enjoy your new iPhone and its features. On top of that, you'll enjoy free VAS/app that’s interchangeable monthly and that won’t eat up your monthly data volume allocation. Some favorite apps commonly used daily are unlimited data in volume. These apps are FB, FB Messenger, Waze, Whatsapp, Line, Viber

3. Lower handset cost. Smart offers the latest iPhones for so much less. You would just pay the monthly service fee after the device is paid up after 24 months (eg. You’ll pay only P1,999/month after 24 months.) 

4. Powered by fastest LTE. The new iPhone is best experienced with Open Signal’s fastest LTE Network. Smart continues to cover the country with LTE connectivity plus built-in all-net calls across all plans.

5. Gadget shield. Smart gives a one-month gadget shield for free against accidental damage or theft. Smart’s front liners will register you upon availment of the iPhone 8 plans.

You can now pre-order the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at the Smart Online Store ( and Smart Stores nationwide, and both will be available in stores on Friday, November 17.

Get to know more how Smart’s iPhone 8 offers, visit

November 3, 2017

Starbucks unveils their holiday featured cards, food and beverages, and the much-awaited 2018 yearly planners!

“We are very excited to introduce this year’s line-up of highly anticipated holiday beverages: the Christmas Tree Peppermint Dark Mocha, Vanilla Nougat Latte, and the returning, Toffee Nut Crunch Latte. These eye-catching, delicious and festive beverages will surely cheer up
everyone’s holidays,” said Jamie Silva, Starbucks Philippines category manager.


Toffee nut syrup is combined with velvety steamed milk, espresso shots and topped with whipped cream and crunchy toffee nut crunch toppings.


Decadent dark mocha is topped with green tea whipped cream and finished with glittering sprinkles of green and red candies, just like a Christmas tree when lit up.


Inspired by the classic nougat confection, this beverage is delicious with the rich taste of French vanilla (custard-like and slightly floral) and nougat notes. 

Starbucks stores will be brimming with items perfect for Christmas stockings. Gift-hunters can take their pick from the exclusive collection of curated merchandise, whole bean bags of the returning Starbucks Christmas Blend, and its Christmas tea pack, the Teavana Joyful Medley Tea.

The store’s savory and sweet menu will tickle the curiosity with food items like Roasted Turkey and Chicken with Bacon on Cranberry Bread, Truffle Brownie Cheesecake, and 17-layer Chocolate Crepe Cake. With such an extensive menu list, it seems that Starbucks will get your holiday feast covered too.



Our yearly fan favorites depict wintery scenes using cool colors of silver, blues, and greens. Available for an initial activation amount of ₱300 per card.


Celebrate Christmas with the market exclusive Maligayang Pasko Card. Available for an initial activation amount of ₱300 per card.

This year
s Red Cup Card matches the physical Give Good
cup and merchandise, and comes with a red Kraft sleeve
Available for an initial activation amount of


This year’s Red Cup Card matches the physical Give Good cup and merchandise, and comes with a red Kraft sleeve carrier. Available for an initial activation amount of ₱1,000 per card.


This special market exclusive card is inspired by the Starbucks Kape Vinta whole bean artwork. *Included in the 2018 Starbucks Planner. Activation amount: ₱300

Starbucks 2018 Yearly Planners

Starting November 2, you can start collecting stickers to get a Starbucks 2018 Planner. Terms and Conditions apply here.


Just follow the instructions below:

1. Follow STEPS A - C to qualify.
A. Like my Facebook Fan Page -
B. Like Starbucks Philippines Fan Page -
C. Share my blog "Starbucks Philippines unveils their 2018 Planner" on your Facebook timeline. Don't forget to set it in PUBLIC so I can check it.

2. Share the Facebook Live Unboxing + Giveaway video on your Facebook timeline.
Tag 5 of your friends and invite them to join the giveaway. Don't forget to use the hashtags #StarbucksPH #JexxHinggo and set it in PUBLIC.

Remember to KEEP SHARING the Facebook Live video to INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING!

I will announce the winner on November 13, Monday. Good luck and happy holidays! :)


November 1, 2017

Blue Posts, a homegrown Davao seafood restaurant introduces 911 Shrimp Fever. Starting October 30, customers can enjoy unlimited, fresh and tasty shrimps for only P911 good for two!

This is a good treat for seafood lovers out there! The shrimps are sauteed and will be served in three flavorful signature sauces - Sambal, Boiled, and Garlic Lemon Butter.

The 23-year-old Blue Posts has also announced that it’s extending its footprint outside Mindanao and Metro Manila shores. Blue Posts currently has three branches in Davao City (Bajada, Lanang Business Park, and SM Ecoland) and three in Metro Manila (SM North EDSA The Block, SM Mall of Asia, and O Square Green Hills). The latest addition will be in Seascape Village, Pasay City opening in December 2017.

“The secret behind our success is not just those flavors we match our crabs and shrimps with. It’s the overall experience we bring to every diner that enters our restaurants. And we can’t wait for more Filipinos to experience this through our upcoming branches,” Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Jennifer Ang said.

Here’s everything you need to know about the promo: 
  • Avail the 911 Shrimp Fever Promo for P911, perfect for two.  
  • Valid for dine-in only
  • The guest will be served three different types of sauce (Sambal, Boiled, Garlic Buttered lemon)
  • The three sauces will be served at once.  Refill will only be allowed until it is fully consumed.  Refill with the preferred sauce will be served one at a time.
  •  Sharing is not allowed. 
  • Excess shrimp will not be valid for takeout
  • Available only from 10am to 2pm (first batch – orange badge) and 2pm to 5pm (second batch – blue badge), Mondays to Fridays.
  • Guest will be charged for the unconsumed shrimps.  The charge will be based on cost per gram.
  • Promo runs from October 16, 2017 to December 8, 2017 in all branches in Metro Manila and Davao City.
  • In the purchase of goods and services which are on promotional discount, the Senior Citizen can avail the promotional discount or the discount provided under the Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010, whichever is higher.

Thank you, Blue Posts for inviting us to your media launch.

Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps

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


Let me start by saying, it's that time of the year again where everyone is excited to see the newest Starbucks Yearly Planner! I was anxious when I received an invite to the exclusive Christmas Media Launch of Starbucks Philippines in Davao. I'm excited to try their newest Christmas beverages and food offerings. And on top of that, I want to know the newest designs of Starbucks 2018 Planners.

Last year’s blue siren and coffee stain designs introduced bursting colors to the coffee brand’s collection of planners. (Check last year's designs here.)

This time, they presented us a planner encased in brown leather sleeves, both designs give off a classic look for the Starbucks staple item. But there's more to it when they removed the leather sleeves.

The 2018 planners are in 2 colorful designs that highlight the Kape Vinta Card. You can choose from the blue and green hues reminiscent of the calm of the season and the warm pigments orange that is as festive as the card it frames.

Inside, there are plenty more surprises such as a stencil ruler and a cleverly-designed calendar that can be folded in a shape of a cup. All planner sets are available in regular and mini sizes.

As early as November 2, Starbucks fans can already start collecting stickers to get their hands on the much-awaited planners.

  • A customer can avail of a Starbucks® Christmas Traditions Promo Card from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018 with no purchase required.
  • One sticker is awarded for each Starbucks® handcrafted beverage purchase. Holder must accumulate a total of eighteen (18) stickers, to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks
    Coffee 2018 Planner.
  • Customer must present the Starbucks® Christmas Traditions Promo Card to the Barista upon purchase to get the corresponding number of stickers.
  • In case any of the holiday featured beverages are not available (ex. Toffee Nut Crunch Latte), customers can substitute it with any of the remaining holiday featured beverages (ex. Christmas Tree Peppermint Dark Mocha or Vanilla Nougat Latte). Should all three (3) not be available, only then can customers substitute with any espresso-based or Frappuccino® blended beverage of their choice.
  • A customer must complete the required number of stickers to qualify for the redemption of one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner. A combination of up to two (2) promo cards will be allowed, provided that the 9 featured plus 9 core beverages have been purchased. Excess stickers for combined cards will be forfeited.
  • Once all stickers are completed, the customer must submit the Starbucks® Christmas Traditions Promo Card/s to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner from any Starbucks store in the Philippines.
  • Customer may choose from the available planner designs/sizes at the store at the time of redemption.
  • Tampering with and/or transferring of stickers to obtain the required number of stickers will render all promo cards null and void.
  • Every purchase of a handcrafted beverage using a Starbucks Card will be awarded one (1) sticker and one (1) Beverage Star. Terms and conditions that apply to the Starbucks Card are available on
  • Single receipt bulk purchase of food and other retail items (merchandise, whole bean and Starbucks VIA®, Teavana®) worth at least ₱7,000 will entitle the customer to one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner. Combination of receipts is not allowed.
  • Bulk purchase of gift certificates and Starbucks Card load/reload of at least ₱7,000 will not entitle the customer to a planner.
  • Promotion starts on November 2, 2017. Stickers may be obtained from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018.
  • Redemption of the Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner starts November 2, 2017 up to March 8, 2018, at Starbucks stores in the Philippines only.


In keeping with the Christmas spirit and the habit of ‘giving good’, Starbucks will start sending cheers with its biggest present to coffee lovers: A year’s worth of coffee for lucky customers bringing home the Starbucks 2018 Planner.

Twenty (20) winners will bring home a year’s worth of Starbucks Grande handcrafted beverages and twenty (20) more will receive a month’s worth of Grande handcrafted beverages of their choice.
  • These incredible prizes are up for grabs for holders of the special edition Starbucks Kape Vinta Card, exclusively released with the Starbucks 2018 Planners.
  • Customers simply need to activate the card with at least Php300 and register the card to a My Starbucks Rewards® account during the promo period to earn a raffle entry.
  • All raffle entries included from January 1-31, 2018 will automatically qualify for the Starbucks for a Month and Starbucks for a Year promo.  

Imagine drinking coffee at Starbucks every day! That would be the best gift you'll ever receive this holiday season! There are plenty more of ‘give good’ news heading your way, so make sure to stay updated by following Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page or visiting

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


Step into the future and go Cosmic Bowling in the SM Bowling Center in SM Lanang Premier this Saturday. Enjoy this glow-in-the-dark themed bowling event, bask in various spectra of light and move to the sounds of DJ Mike Mayer.


For 1 pax

  • 1 Bowling Game 1 Drink Selection


For 2 pax

  • 2 Bowling Games
  • Bowling Shoes
  • Food and Drink Selection


For 4 pax

  • 4 Bowling Games
  • 4 Bowling Shoes
  • Food and Drink Selection


For more information, call SM Bowling Center in SM Lanang Premier at 285-4428.
Follow SM Lanang Premier in social media @smlanangpremier