Why Get CBTL’s the Giving Journal?

Why Get CBTL’s the Giving Journal?

Since Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or commonly called CBTL has been introduced to me, I have fallen in love with their Original Ice Blended coffee and for me - relaxing tea drinks. Aside from their products, what makes me come back to their shop at Centrio Mall is their well lighted place and light ambiance. Truly away from the busy and stressful lifestyle. I also notice that CBTL is more of giving back like their housing project with the Habitat for Humanity. If you buy any of your favorite drinks or appetizing pastries, a…Read more …
An Invitation to a Blog and Social Media Workshop this November 29

An Invitation to a Blog and Social Media Workshop this November 29

2014 marks my 7th year in the Blogging World - a world I totally embraced, a world that has given me a lot of opportunities. Blogging has truly changed me for the better. Almost all professional bloggers did not start big. It all started with the desire to blog and eventually the desire to learn more. The CDO Bloggers were my big influencers as my blogging journey, they were there to guide me and give me tips that I have applied. I must say that it may also be the factor of why…Read more …
Mugna sa Iligan, an Attraction to Visit during Diyandi Festival!

Mugna sa Iligan, an Attraction to Visit during Diyandi Festival!

Iligan City has been my second home. I couldn’t count how many times I have visited the City of Majestic Waterfalls, countless I say. I have fallen in love not only with my girlfriend but also her hometown. Should you visit Iligan City during September which is the Diyandi Festival month, do visit Mugna sa Iligan. It’s an all in one place to have fun, to eat, drink and to shop. Mugna also showcases creations from Iliganons. It is located along the National Highway, Pryce Business Park (now owned by Robinsons) Barangay Tubod…Read more …
How Hootsuite Made My Online Life A Lot Easier

How Hootsuite Made My Online Life A Lot Easier

One in a while I get question from the office if I still have a life. Of course, they know that I'm a blogger and they see me sharing and posting relevant stuff online almost 24/7. I answer them with a big smile and started talking about the tools that I use. I usually tell them I have tons but one platform sets apart and that is Hootsuite. Hootsuite is a social media management system for brand management created by Ryan Holmes in the year 2008. To date the platform has over 9…Read more …
Vic accepts the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Vic accepts the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a movement involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness on the disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourages donations to research. Jacqs of Jenjacqs.com has nominated me to take the challenge and I am taking it wholeheartedly. This movement will be my share in letting everyone know of this worthy cause. As of writing, there is still no cure to ALS. The challenge is to take the dare or donate a hundred dollars to ALS.org, or you can do both.…Read more …
Feeling Awesome at #HotNights2 with #SmartKagayan

Feeling Awesome at #HotNights2 with #SmartKagayan

The gloomy afternoon last August 27 paved way to a hot night as XUHS, LCHS Batch 90, San Miguel Beer and Smart Communcations brought the country's hottest female DJ's Zombettes, DJ Ace Ramos and the Hottest mash up Artist DJ Ron Poe along with CDO's Top DJs RB and Kyle to one hot event - HotNights2! I must say that I expected a lot from this party as it did receive numerous exposures online and it never failed me. It's yet the best party the CDOBloggers together with Steph I have ever attended.…Read more …
Blessed at 26

Blessed at 26

2014 has been one of the challenging years that I have ever gone through. I feel that the older I get, the bigger the challenges are and yes I'm still up for every challenges coming my way. Well, I will not go through each of those challenges, let's put them in the "baul" and forever close them. We may close chapters in our lives but one thing is for sure, we take the lessons and fruitful memories with us. I'll be honest there are times that I feel like giving up but I'm…Read more …
It Is Not the End of the World…

It Is Not the End of the World…

Life is super exciting when you get to a point where all of your plans are on their way, waiting for it to be executed, then here comes an unexpected twist and we have to change our plans. We often cry our hearts out as our expectations were not met. When reality is being presented to us in a subtle way, and slowly our mind is absorbing the words carefully like how we digest food in our stomach. Stop right there... Don't think like it’s the end of the world. Unexpected things happen…Read more …
Can we really get TRUST anywhere?

Can we really get TRUST anywhere?

You probably have clicked the link because of the big word TRUST. It's not what you think - (green minded). I hope that you clicked the link for a reason and not just some sex education thingamajig. Shhh... With no fear, I know that this would be a different blog post from what I have written in the past. To celebrate our 16th monthsary, Steph and the excited "Me" decided to take the somewhat unique route of eating a heavy lunch at Tonkatsu - a new Japanese resto at Centrio. As expected, we…Read more …
The Sad Reality of a Sick Filipino Belief

The Sad Reality of a Sick Filipino Belief

Last June 17, I posted an interesting conversation on my Facebook wall. I intentionally posted the exact words that came out from the 2 proud fathers chatting heavily inside the old jeepney. Here's my post: Post by Vic Marion Go Madriaga. Let's translate to English for the global readers to understand. Heard this conversation while riding a jeepney earlier: Father 1: Pila na gali imo anak migo? (Mate, how many kids do you have?) Father 2: Walo na, gusto pa nako dugangan. (I have eight and I still desire to add more.) Father 1:…Read more …