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sHebrews Coffee: Try the newest coffee from the Coffee Capital of the Philippines: Amadeo, Cavite!

When you think you have tried the best natural coffee ever, well think again! I’ve discovered a new line of coffee products from the Coffee Capital – Amadeo, Cavite.

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Brewed coffee is perfectly paired with toasted sandwiches, papaya fruit and biscuits

sHebrews Coffee is a budding coffee brand just recently awarded with OTOP (One Top One Product). It is family owned business managed by one of  its humble and generous owner, Ms. Arsenia Lopez. You can also call her Sensen, also a local of Amadeo, Cavite. They are passionate coffee connoisseurs who promote local coffee beans from the Coffee Capital of the Philippines- the dainty town of Amadeo, Cavite.

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Ms. Sensen Lopez of sHebrews Coffee

sHebrews Coffee started last 2014, but only got its breakthrough last 2018 after re-branding the product. It is formerly known as “From Beans to Cup.”  The name sHebrews denotes the 3 siblings (Sensen and her sister) and her brother (He) and also means she brews (Sensen brews). With the help of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), sHebrews coffee made it to OTOP (One Top One Product) and was invited to The National Food Fair held at Megatrade Hall, SM Mega Mall.  Ms. Sen-sen is hands on and determined to expand the sHebrews business. She does the packaging, marketing and delivery of the products. A very determined entrepreneur!

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photo credits to National Food Fair

sHebrews offers affordable and quality ground coffee beans produced by small farmers. Each coffee pack you buy will help support local producers and their families.
sHebrews Coffee have 6 Coffee Varieties

  • Arabica
  • Barako
  • Black Jack
  • Balay Amadeo Blend
  • Amadeo King Blend
  • Maldita Blend

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sHebrews Coffee Products
Arabica – is a type of coffee made from the beans of Coffea Arabica.  It has a delicate flavor and sweet aroma. Fruity, chocolatey and nutty flavor describes the taste of Arabica. It is aromatic and have less caffeine content.  Also, this is the most common coffee flavor you will have on most coffee shops.
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Barako – is a coffee variety exclusively grown in the Philippines, particularly in Batangas and Cavite. It belongs to Coffea Liberica plant species. Since most of  Kapeng Barako is organically grown, it is best for your health as anti-oxidant and contains less caffeine. It has a strong smell and distinctive flavor. Chocolatey and ripe berry toned sweetness with a hint of floral and spice.
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Black Jack – Is made from dark roasted Robusta coffee. Robusta is a coffee made from Coffea canephora plant. It is mostly used in Italian espresso for deep flavor and good crema. It is more bitter and earthy with a woody taste.
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Balay Amadeo Blend – It is a combination of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. Roasted from medium to dark. Perfect blend of smoothness, strength and aroma.amadeo coffee
Amadeo King Blend – Also a combination of Arabica, Robusta and Excelsa coffee beans. Roasted from medium to dark with a superbly balanced taste. This coffee has a mild taste perfect for those who does not want a strong, bitter taste of coffee.
Maldita Blend – it is a combination of Arabica, Robusta and Liberica. It has a strong taste with an exceptional taste profile. It is the version of the most common known coffee variant “Pahimis.” The best seller of sHebrews Coffee.
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sHebrews Coffee comes in the following packaging:

  • 150 grams
  • 225 grams
  • 455 grams
  • 1 Kilo

My sHebrews coffee experience, I chose the Top 3 best flavors:

  1. Black Jack – it has a strong aroma. I liked that this coffee flavor is very effective if you want to have added energy or boost on an early morning. Or if you have meetings/activity to do during the day, this is the coffee to choose. This will keep you alert the whole day, but mind you I didn’t get to sleep during my Transport Event and even at 3am haha! So better get ready to be boosted! I love this with sugar with or without coffee creamer.
  2. Maldita Blend – from the name itself “maldita” which means bitch, snobby or naughty in english. The flavor have a unique taste, it has good aroma. Unlike the black jack which has a very strong coffee taste, the maldita blend is just enough to keep you awake the whole day while letting you still sleep at night.
  3. Barako – you will instantly love the coffee, first the aroma fills the air while brewing. With no sugar the coffee is bittersweet. It is best when partnered with sugar and cream.

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Other Coffee Products Available:

  • *Coffee Gifts/Vouchers – coffee supply good for 1/3/6/12 months
  • Coffee Wedding Giveaways
  • Coffee Based Products (French press, Coffee Brew, Coffee Scrub, Coffee Garden Soil)
  • Mobile Coffee Bar best for hosting a party gatherings, meetings or events. They can organize showcasing their coffee products paired with pastries from their bakery partners.
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Coffee press with a pack of coffee is a perfect give-away ideas

You may reach sHebrews Coffee at, resellers are welcome!

  • Lot 4670 Pasong Matanda Street, Tagaytay City
  • Mobile 0995-3330793
  • Facebook page: shebrewscoffee-amadeo
  • E-mail at shebrewscoffeeamadeo@gmail.com

’till our next coffee adventure!

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Zambali Summer Beach Music Festival: Gear up for a different kind of Summer Experience!

Thinking of what to do on your next Summer Escapade? Why not try a different Summer experience at “ZAMBALI SUMMER!” Add some spice on your usual beach itinerary, and HAVE FUN while enjoying local music, feel the vibe, enjoy the locals, or who knows meet your forever soulmate while your singing and dancing with the music altogether!

Zambali Summer is a celebration of love, life, and faith and the freedom to enjoy all of that. It is a music festival that would showcase mainstream bands from the Metro and up and coming local artists from Zambales, with the beautiful beach coast of Zambales as its backdrop.

Zambali Summer will be happening on April 20, Black Saturday, at Brgy. La Paz, San Narciso, Zambales. Show starts at 4:30 PM.

Zambali is derived from the word “Sambali”, which is the original name of Zambales; and also refers to the Zambales’s original natives, the Sambals.

Every summer, most residents of the Metro and Filipinos in general spend their Holy Week away from the city for a well-deserved getaway and spiritual rejuvenation – usually at the beach. For some, this has ripened as tradition. Year after year, major beaches outside of Metro Manila are packed with both locals and tourists alike. Usually, Maundy Thursdays and Good Fridays are spent reliving the true meaning of the Cross, and our salvation. Black Saturdays, on the other hand, has always been the official day when families and friends go out of town to spend time together and unofficially celebrate the resurrection – and have fun!

This year, beach-goers from the Metro can experience Holy Week the Zambali Summer way! The perfect way to experience the summer heat by listening to a wide variety of live bands while bathing in the sunshine, the funky feel of the sand and a cold drink on your hand, all that while supporting the local music scene, advocating for the environment, and supporting the campaign against dangerous drugs.

This beach music festival is headlined by one of the most sought-after rock bands in the country today, Mayonnaise. Other bands who will also join the celebration are Switchblade Manila, Whiskey Version, Gin Rum and Truth, The Black Wolf Gypsies, Hey Moonshine, and many more.

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The event is produced by Awesome Events & Productions (AEP) , Rough Stuff Entertainment and Sound Experience Manila (SX Manila).

To get your tickets, concert lovers, beach goers may search Zambali Summer or get your tickets (Ticket price is just P420), on this link Event Brite. 

Sample tour itinerary to go perfectly with your Zambali Summer Experience:

April 20, 2019 Saturday

  • 5:00 am – Breakfast at Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)
  • 6:00 am – Short trip at SBMA to nearby Olongapo Market
  • 7:00 am – Proceed to Zambales
  • 8:00 am – Arrival at San Antonio Market. Purchase food (snacks, water, packed lunch, etc.)
  • 9:00 am – Proceed to San Narciso, Zambales
  • 9:30 am – Freetime (swimming, explore the area, prepare food, etc.)
  • 12:00 nn – Lunch Time
  • 1:00 pm – Swimming Time / Surfing / Volleyball
  • 4:30 pm – till lights out –  Zambali Summer Beach Music Festival

See you there and share your awesome experience of Zambali Summer!

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Tour the World in 100 minutes @Torres Farm and Resort🏖

I finally found a Day Tour escapade ideal for the family which entails fun and learning for the kids. We traveled around the world — with no passport required, low budget requirement and you can tour the iconic places in the world in just 100 minutes! Impossible? Read more to know HOW⤵️

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I learned about this resort on Facebook, it suddenly appeared on my newsfeed and I instantly fell in love. We decided to celebrate my son Conan’s 3rd birthday at a low budget resort but at a place that will leave a remarkable memory, we traveled to Torres Farm and Resort, which to our surprise was only less than an hour drive from us (General Trias), and only 1-hour and 30 minutes for those of our friends who came from Manila via public transport. The accessibility of the place made us more excited to explore the place.

Torres Farm and Resort was originally a 14-hectare mango farm. Wherein the very accommodating owners,  Mr. Frederick and Anna Baylosis resides. The idea started when the couple decided to have their own private pool, then little by little they enhanced the idea of creating replicas of the iconic places of the world. Then just 2 years ago opened the place to the public. I was amazed by the humbleness of its owners and their hearts generosity of sharing their humble place to the people of Cavite & all others who want “to view the world” at a low-entrance fee rates.

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with Mr. Eric
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with Ms. Anna

 

Upon arrival, we were ushered to the office of the Resort, and were given wrist tags as a proof of paying the entrance fees.

The entrance fees are as follows:

Day Tour

  • Adult – P180
  • Kids (4ft. below) – P120
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Entrance tickets wrist tags

You will be reminded of some simple rules posted on the wall outside the office.

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Travel the world in 100 minutes!

→ The 100-minute travel challenge applies to the traveling time from Manila to Naic

→ You can also tour the place in 100 minutes or more depending on your love for IG feed, and of course, photo shoot is so hard to refuse in this place

Let’s Start Our Virtual Tour ⤵️

Tour around the world

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SANTORINI, GREECE

Easily recognized around the world is the famous Santorini of Greece. The rendition of Torres Farm, its white and blue colored structure gave dignity to the real Santorini. This has been an inspiration of the Function Room found at the Torres Farm and Resort – Greece Theme. We spotted a wedding celebration during our stay at the resort and it can cater quite a number of guests as well as its car parking space can accommodate at least 20 to 50 cars.

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Santorini inspired Function Hall, can accommodate up to 250 pax
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This place is really enticing for models wanna be like me

 

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GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA IN EGYPT

The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. Built during the time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world. http://www.history.com. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most likely to be replicated because it is the oldest and the largest of the three pyramids found in El Giza, Egypt. Now, you don’t have to go to Egypt to experience the aura of the Pyramid era, just drop by here at the Egypt Theme.

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Replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Remember to make fun photos with your family when you visit the Pyramid of Egypt.

SINGAPORE’S MERLION

The Merlion is the mythical symbol of Singapore and it has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Tourists flock at the Merlion and is one of the most popular attraction in Singapore. The Torres Farm captured the heart of Singapore by placing a Merlion in one of its function areas. Re-live Singapore experience by taking Instagram photos, use your imagination while you slay that photo shoot.

Singapore Function Hall

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UNITED STATES STATUE OF LIBERTY

“The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical structure which can found in Liberty Island, New York City, US. It is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.” -www.nps.gov

You don’t have to go to New York to see Liberty, she’s standing here at Torres Farm.

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Use a little imagination 

SLEEPING BEAUTY CASTLE OF HONG KONG DISNEYLAND

Kids and kids at heart favorite Disneyland Castle is here! Standing beside the pool and surrounded by man made lake is Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. The Disneyland theme though is undergoing some minor renovations, I haven’t tried entering the castle.

EIFFEL TOWER – PARIS, FRANCE

The symbol of Love, Eiffel Tower is here. Exchange your I do’s or just rekindle your love under this magnificent iron wrought lattice tower.

LEANING TOWER OF PIZZA, ITALY

“The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt.” –  Wikipedia

photo credits to @itsella97
Italy Theme Hotel Rooms

TEMPLE OF JAPAN

“Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples.” -Google

Japan package theme comes with its own private pool

ACROPOLIS, ROME

The temple of Rome and Augustus is the sole Roman temple on the Acropolis and the only Athenian temple dedicated to the cult of the Emperor.

Feel the Acropolis in this Rome themed package. Wear your favorite white OOTD’s to perfectly match with the columns & take along your favorite photographer. The Rome theme also have one public pool.

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With some fans haha! (it was really flattering when these kids asked for some photo ops)

Other features/activities you may enjoy:

  • Children’s playground
  • Team Building obstacle courses/facilitation
  • Billiards
  • Kayaking
  • 2 public pools
  • Basketball Court
  • Mango/Fauna Farm/ducks
  • Events Function Halls
Children’s playground
Team building obstacle course
Billiards

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See below for full information on Rates and Packages⤵️

Oh, just a reminder, the resort doesn’t have a functional restaurant yet, though there are some food carts for snacks and food chains are just a call away. You may order food for delivery or bring your own food just like we did. Here are some food ideas for your boodle fight lunch. These are also our simple “feast” for Conan’s birthday.

Breakfast

We packed home made sandwiches filled with fried egg, cheese and mayonnaise.

Lunch group meal ideas

We had a quick drop at the nearby Trece Martires Market for these budget-friendly boodle fight menu.

  • Buttered shrimps
  • Tahong soup
  • Hotdogs
  • 2 pc whole chicken
  • Camote tops vegetable
  • Soy sauce with onion, tomatoes and siling labuyo for dips
  • Fresh fruits (banana, mango and papaya)

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Meryenda/Siesta time snacks

  • siomai
  • siopao
  • pancit
  • popcorn
  • fruits

We continued the celebration at home with some ice cream and cake.

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Snack corner at Torres Farm and Resort

Of course, aside from roaming around, we enjoyed the pool and basking in the sun😎

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excuse my fats, chubby is the new sexy ehem 🙂

There are some areas in the Torres Farm and Resort that are still under construction and needs improvement. But its also exciting to know that there are a lot more attractions to be added to the farm, and we’ll be glad to return to see more.

FUTURE ATTRACTIONS

  • Philippine Theme
  • Arab Pool Theme
  • Zip lines and other adventures
  • Airport Style Ticketing booth

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Arab Pool theme

We did enjoyed our stay and I was glad I didn’t failed my son to at least treat him for a simple yet memorable birthday party My, to tell you, on the time we set foot at Torres it was so hard to have him bound on one place.

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The birthday boy – Conan

I also thank my family for the support, friends from our Cooperative and my 2 blogger friends, (follow them at instagram @jelinapearl and @itsella97 ). Photo credits to both of them, and especially to my official photographer, my daughter, @juliennecolene. 

Thanks to all of you wonderful friends, and great people for coming over to Conan’s mini birthday party!

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Our virtual tour ends here, but your adventure with The Transport Queen will continue if you click FOLLOW on the button below ⤵️

If you happen to visit Torres Farm and Resort, I’ll be glad to hear your adventures!

For more photos see my Torres Farm album at Diaries of a Transport Queen

For more information and inquiries on the Torres Farm and Resort, please directly contact:

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Lunch Specials at Buona Vita Ristoranti Italiano!

Craving for authentic Italian dishes without breaking your budget? Wanting to have a quick but sumptuous lunch with family, friends or office mates?

Well this is a MUST TRY!

Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano is an authentic Italian restaurant with a cool, homey-feel atmosphere, which lies in the heart of Molito Lifestyle Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa. Buona Vita which means Good Life is a concept by owner Thomas Moersheim.

I was one of the invited media guest for the food tasting of their latest “Lunch Specials”, which will be available from Mondays to Thursdays, 11am to 2pm. Of course, I have little Conan with me to check out the food, he does food review too (by thumbs up).

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We were welcomed with graffiti, menu on board located at both entrances of the restaurant. Instantly, I felt at home and at ease especially the crew were all nice and accommodating.

The newest dishes of Buona Vita are their Lunch Specials which you may also like to add Panini sandwiches, salads and sweet desserts.

You may choose from the 4 delicious staples which are all priced at just P250++

1. Pollo Alla Moda “Americana” – this is best eaten with the paella rice, the chicken sauce tastes sweet

Pollo Alla Moda “Americana” American style chicken barbecue served with Paella rice and mixed vegetables

2. Filetto di Maiale – the pork is so yummy and tender

Filetto di Maiale Pan-seared pork tenderloin with orange sauce served with Paella rice and mixed vegetables

3. Filetto Di Pesce – at last, our very own tilapia with a twist, already de-boned

Filetto Di Pesce Roasted Tilapia with Pomodor sauce served with Paella rice and mixed vegetables

4. Fegato Di Pollo – my favorite among the four dishes

Fegato Di Pollo Chicken liver stew served with Paella rice and mixed vegetables

Aside from their Lunch Specials, you can also try their tasty Panini Sandwiches which comes in 8 varieties:

  1. All Pollo
  2. Porchetta
  3. Vegetariana
  4. Tonno
  5. Prosciutto Crudo
  6. Prosciutto Cotto
  7. Salmone
  8. Allo Speck

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Salmone – Grilled fresh Salmon tossed with home-made mayo dressing served with fresh tomatoes and lettuce

Vegetariana – Grilled Zucchini, red bell pepper, eggplant, asparagus with pesto sauce served with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and pickles

Porchetta – Sliced roasted pork belly with home-made mayo dressing served with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and pickles
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Prosciutto Cotto – Thinly sliced cooked ham with boiled egg served with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, home-made mayo and pickles
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Tonno – Chunky Tuna with home-made mayo dressing served with fresh tomatoes and lettuce
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Prosciutto Crudo – Thinly sliced Parma ham with Fontina cheese served with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and pickles
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Allo Speck – Thinly sliced smoked ham with Provolone cheese served with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and pickles

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You will find him at the counter – he prepares the yummy Panini Sandwiches!

We also tried their newest desserts!

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Plus, they also have their newest vegetable salads!

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Insalata di Cesare and Insalata Mista all’ Italiana

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We really enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at Buona Vita! Aside from the meals I really enjoyed my short chit-chat with the restaurant owner, Mr. Thomas Moersheim, he have a good story to tell on how they all started and survived the business since 2009. How he and his wife loved to share the Italian dishes to the Filipino people. Buona Vita just like any other business went to its ups and downs, but the restaurant continuously copes with the Millennial times and always find something authentic, new Italian dishes to serve.

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With Mr. Thomas – the gracious owner of Buona Vita!
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All smiles for a great meal!
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the little kiddo gave his thumbs up sign! Watch his reactions at The Happy Tandem Channel

P.S. They also have other goods to offer, like what I found here on their counter:

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Roasted Organic Cacao Nibs
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Wines
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Pizzas

Already getting hungry?

Contact Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano at

  • For deliveries or reservations, call (02) 519 3868
  • Like and contact their fb page: BuonaVita
  • Visit their resto at Unit 19, Cluster 3 @Molito Lifestyle Bldg., Madrigal Avenue, Alabang
  • Get Directions
How to get there by commute:
FROM EDSA

  1. Take a ride going to Alabang South Station
  2. Take a multicab ride going to SM Molino (get downa

FROM CAVITE

  1. Take a ride going to SM Molino
  2. Take a ride going to Alabang (you will see Molito Lifestyle Bldg. just upon entering Alabang area coming from Daang Hari.
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Starting a Minimalist Lifestyle – WHY and How can you do it?

Minimalist Living?

Minimalist living is an all inclusive lifestyle – having a minimal, clutter-free environment is a large part of it, but it’s so much more than that. The minimalist lifestyle includes looking at the way you spend your time, your money, and even the way you think. – tinylife.com

Personally, here are some of the reasons why I started a minimalist lifestyle;.

  • to lessen stress and anxiety
  • to clear up my mind and help me to focus on the more important things
  • freedom from pressure to pursue more material possessions
  • less time spent in cleaning and organizing things,
  • more time spent with loved ones
  • freedom to do more things I love like traveling and joining advocacy-driven events
  • to help others benefit from my clutter

JOIN Me on my journey, and try it for yourself too!

To help us getting started, let us begin with the obvious –getting rid of clutter.

Decluttering simply means to get rid of some things in a place. So where will we bring these “Things” that we decluttered? Maybe, this is one of the few questions you have in mind in decluttering. The usual beneficial activities that we can do with our useful clutters are:

  • Having a garage sale
  • Sell it online
  • Hand it down to relatives/friends

While I tried to do all of the above, I even signed up to various apps offering online selling–clutter still build up and it’s just stock in a box waiting to be sold or waiting forever.

I’m glad while searching for minimalism and decluttering, I found a deeper purpose. I found Habitat for Humanity “ReStore” Philippines!

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Philippines or simply “Habitat ReStore”, is a one of a kind in Asia. It is the only warehouse in Asia that accepts donations and sells it for charity fundraising purposes to help Filipino families live a better life by ReStore.

ReStore is a Habitat for Humanity’s non-profit home improvement charity and donation center offering new and gently-used furniture, home decor, appliances, building materials, sporting goods, toys, and other home and office items. Donated merchandise are offered to the public at lower than market value. All proceeds help fund Habitat’s mission of building homes, communities, and hope.

So are you ready to start decluttering? Saying goodbye to items we once loved is a heartbreaking, sentimental moment, believe me, we might have second thoughts in giving away these items. But we can be motivated if we try to think of the families who will benefit from our deeds.

I suggest you have 3 boxes while you do the decluttering (of course big items like furniture cannot be boxed so please just label it).

  1. YES Box (are items you are whole heartedly wanted to give away)
  2. MAYBE box (are items you are still thinking of its use to your life)
  3. NO box (are items you cannot give away as of the moment

Remember, decluttering should be decided whole-heartedly and do not force yourself especially if this is your first time to do it.

Here are sample of the items you can declutter and donate to Habitat ReStore:

unused furnitures
old, unused furnitures
Christmas decors
Tiles – you can also buy these as donations for only P3.00 per tile
Toilet covers
doorknobs, cabinet handles, etc
bathroom fixtures
Paint
Paintings
Paintings
Lighting fixtures
Shower heads
wigs
hardware tools

 

hardware tools
Shoes
Suitcases, sports equipments
Sporting goods
Sporting goods
Pre-loved clothes
Shoes
Mugs

 

Office machines

 

I guess just like me, you were amazed of the numerous list that we can declutter and donate. Here’s a quick list:

Items for donation are but not limited to:

🏡Antiques & Collectibles

🛋Cabinets & Countertops

🚪Doors & Windows

🏡Floor & Wall Tiles

🛋🛏Indoor & Outdoor Furniture

⏰⏳Home Décor & Accessories

🛏🛌Large & Small Appliance

🏡Lawn & Garden Tools

💡Lighting & Electrical Fixtures

🔧 Lumber, Molding & Trim

🔧Plumbing Materials

🍽Kitchen Supplies & Equipment

🛁Sanitary & Bath Ware

🚣‍♂️Fitness & Sporting Equipment

🌇 Office Equipment

🎶Musical Instruments

🔦Tools & Hardware

🎱Toys

📒Books

👪 Clothes

👠👡Shoes

Please keep in mind that while all donations are helpful, they emphasized that they need new or gently used items that are in good working condition. Habitat ReStore doesn’t have much resources yet to facilitate major repairs.

Cannot think of an item to donate yet? Well, you can also buy from their store things you might need to organize your house at the same time help in charity.

Like these lovely baskets to help you organize your things while you do some de-cluttering.

We (with the CEO) on behalf of ROAD RENT A CAR TSC have partnered with Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a Community Development Project for a donation drive to help build homes for the indigenous people. We aim to donate usable items and collect as much as we can until October 28, 2018.

Donations may be directly given to Habitat ReStore Warehouse in Las Pinas along Alabang-Zapote Road in between DBP Village and Shell Gas station, just before Sm Southmall if coming from Alabang. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm. Just have your name and number listed under ROAD when you drop your donations, we might have a surprise gift for you 😚🎁

ROAD Members may also bring their donations on October 28, during the Celebration of the Gen. Trias Coop Week. Just contact me at 0916-2584161 or via fb page : ROAD RENT A CAR

Thinking of other ways to help?

  • You may just simply shop from their store
  • Volunteer as a transport partner to carry the goods during the donation campaign

Hope this will be a GOOD REASON to start your journey to Minimalism.

Tagaytay Finds — Discover Kookay’s Foodhouse :)

When talking about food in Tagaytay, the first thing that comes to mind is “Bulalo.” How about a different treat to our sight and palate, plus added fun bonding with our friends and families?

Tagaytay is the most loved weekend destination of our family! Considering it’s just a 2-hr. drive away from Manila and 30 minutes from Gen. Trias. We have visited most of the tourist spots in the city and tried different restos. And thought we have seen most of it — until we checked in at Kookay’s Foodhouse.

Kookay’s Foodhouse is located at #53 Tagaytay-Nasugbu Hi-way, KM.61, Brgy. Mendez East, Tagaytay City. It has a cute little sign that you may hardly notice. In this serene city, this is a foodhouse that will satisfy not only your tummy but also your craving for instagram feed. Not only that, just use your imagination and let out the inner kid in you, you’ll surely be mesmerized by the place and merge in.

Before coming in, please read the rules posted on the window:

Once in, we were greeted by the site of cute little unicorns and flowers.

I was surprised to see my daughter enjoying herself while taking selfies and photos of the place.

At first, she was hesitant to try the onesies on. What? a costume at a foodhouse? BIG YES! To totally feel the “aura” of the place I suggest you try their onesies. These are costumes made of soft cotton and are available in all sizes. Some of the designs were tigers, alligators and of course UNICORNS!

Once you tried the costumes and take selfie or groupie photos, the kid in you will soon come out and instantly bond with your kids. Costumes or onesies are free to use when you avail of the group food package. Just be careful not to rip or soil, or you may have to pay for it.

Next, I found myself diving into a pool of balls with my toddler.

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Finally, my 1st time to dive in a pool of balls with my baby
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balls and the kiddo

You can do all of the above while waiting for your food to be served or just play UNO, Monopoly and other board games.

Just ask Jessa – Kookay’s very cheerful staff, she’ll be happy to assist you.

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Now, what’s on the menu?

Rainbow colored pasta anyone? It is sumptuous as it appears to be. Guess what, these are carbonara and seafood pesto. Looks very identical right? But once you tasted it you can clearly separate the tastes of the two dishes. The carborana were sprinkled with bacon and garlic. Seafood pesto was cooked with calamares, tahong, crab sticks and other spices.

We loved the twinkle milkshakes, the colorful designs are made of mallows and candies wrapped in chocolate with cookie mallows, pretzels and ice cream cone on top lavished with candy sprinkles and marshmallows 🙂

rockyroad, mango graham and chocolate fudge

yummy!

You can also try other great food from their menu:

Rainbow colored waffles
Nachos and chips
Fries Baby back ribs Buffalo Wings Chicken Wings Halo-halo Hot Pot
and many more!

We enjoyed their onesies and did some photo shoot 🙂

unicorn family

Our baby Conan enjoyed the onesies too and the stuff toys 🙂

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baby unicorn

Express yourself, leave a note in their shout out wall before leaving

or feel nostalgic at this side

How to get there:

By commute:

🦄FROM MANILA

⏩Ride a bus at Genesis Terminal at Pasay, left side from the MRT station Edsa, with the signboard “Balayan or Nasugbu”. Ask the bus conductor to drop you off before Mendez Crossing at Nanay Dorie’s Bulalohan (few meters away from the police station). They are just across Nanay Dorie’s, the pink store beside Country Sampler Inn.

🦄FROM OLIVAREZ PLAZA
⏩From Olivarez Plaza, ride a jeep bound for Mendez/Crossing Mendez, Indang or Alfonso.
⏩Ask the jeepney driver to drop you off before Mendez Crossing at Nanay Dorie’s Bulalohan (few meters away from the police station)
⏩They are just across Nanay Dorie’s, the pink store beside Country Sampler Inn.

By Private car:

KINDLY click the link below for exact location:
Kookay’s Foodhouse map

🌈STORE HOURS:
Monday to Sunday 1:00pm-10:00pm

Reminders:

🌈 No entrance fees

🌈You can wear their onesies for only 50php. But if you only order drinks, they charge ₱100 per onesie.

🌈 Please take care while eating inside the foodhouse as per their policy, ANY DAMAGED/STAINED STUFFED TOYS AND ONESIES WILL BE CONSIDERED SOLD.

🌈Please like their page and message them directly for any inquiries ⤵️⤵️⤵️

Kookay’s Foodhouse page

🌈 You may also call 0995 132 2495

I hope you enjoyed reading! See you soon on my next adventure 😚

p.s.

All photos are taken using just my cellphone, credits to @juliennecolene for the great shots 🙂