21 December 2008

11 December 2008

20 ways on how you can save in Starbucks

Here's what I think all people should do to avoid giving their hard earned money to Starbucks.

1. The first rule -- "Don't go to Starbucks!"
2. If you are already in Starbucks, don't order anything.
3. If you have to order, buy the cheapest drink.
4. Milk is healthy and expensive. Ask for a cup of milk and every 5 minutes. Drink all the milk that you can.
5. Get more sugar than you need and bring it home.
6. Get as much tissue as you can, bring it home, or as a reserve in case of "emergency."
7. Get as much stirrer as you can. Use it to play pick up sticks.
8. Starbucks has this policy, that if you are not happy with your drink, they will "make it right." What you have to do, is to drink, 1/4 of your drink and tell the barista you are not happy with the way your drink tastes. Repeat as needed.
9. Use all the condiments. Vanilla powder, choco, cinnamon, etc.
10. Bring your own coffee stealthily placed in a Starbucks tumbler, or any tumbler.
11. Detox. Water is good for you. Drink as much water as you can.
12. Go to the toilet and take a dump.They have clean CRs, take advantage of this.
13. Clean is in.Use as much soap as much as you can in washing your hands.
14. Use as much water in the c.r. as needed.
15. Use the dryer.
16. Take advantage of the air con. Stay as long as you can.
17. Feed your mind. Read everything that is in the magazine stack.
18. Make friends. Get to chat with cute baristas.
19. Take advantage of the parking.
20. (your own suggestion here)

09 December 2008

On Planners

I like planners.

Last Christmas and New Year, I received a lot of planners. Aside from planners I received as gift, I also had my Starbucks planner, Jollibee planner, Papemelroti planners and planners bought in National Bookstore, etc.

There's a great  feeling I get from looking at those aggregate of  planners. It gives me this great sense of purpose, of foreseeing goals. It gives meaning to the days ahead.

The sad part is that of all those planners I had, I can only choose one. It's senseless to use a lot of planners. Eventually, I had to let them go.

The Papemelroti planners I gave them away to my friends. My Starbucks planner I gave it to my sister. My Jollibee planner, I gave it to my brother, the executive planner, I gave to my father...

Before the end of the year, I had only one planner left with me. It's a small ugly black planner that was bought in National Bookstore. It is this black ugly planner that helped me plan the days of my 2007. And although it's not everyday that I get to plan my activities in that planner, just having that black ugly planner in my bag is already a big deal for me.

This Christmas and New Year, I hope I get a lot of planners again. Although it's impossible to use them all, and will probably give away most of them anyway; and that I will probably choose another small ugly planner again like i did last year, the fact that I have a lot of planners on my command gives me a great sense of joy.

I read somewhere that there are only three (3)  things we need in our lives.
1. someone to love
2. something to do
3. something to look forward to

I like planners because it satisfies number 3.

01 December 2008

Great Blast bday pics 08

Birthday date with me, family, and friends.