The World's Yummiest Drinks!

(photo credit: Happy Lemon Philippines Facebook Fanpage)

Originally from Hongkong, Happy Lemon was brought to PH as a franchise, for the growing milk tea industry to be introduced to Filipinos.

And since there is a branch at Eastwood Mall which is quite accessible, I figured these STRANGE DRINKS are worth a try...

I will confess on this blogpost that i literally FELL IN LOVE with HAPPY LEMON...It became my comfort drink ever since the first time I tried one...I usually go grab a drink to reward myself, if there's something to celebrate or even just to normally take a break... I know there are others like Serenitea and Bubbletea which offers almost the same feature...but for me, HAPPY LEMON still keeps me happy...


Happy Lemon is tagged as "The World's Yummiest Drink" 
but as this picture leaked:

Is it still YUMMY? or YUCKY?

This picture created a buzz on all Happy Lemon drinkers and I am shocked to see this photo on social networking sites like facebook and twitter. This gave me an instant "YUCK" reaction! Of course, who would want a swimming cockroach on his/her comfort,yummy and favorite drink right? For me as a consumer, this photo is alarming. 

And here is a public statement from HAPPY LEMON PHILIPPINES on facebook:

To our valued customers:

Our stores have always followed the safety, cleanliness and quality standards set by the brand’s international operator, and our ingredients are sourced from approved suppliers that adhere to the same strict standards. 

In response to the recent claim that questions these procedures, we strongly caution anyone from jumping to conclusions without knowing the condition in which the said drink was kept. As the drink had already been out of the store for several hours, the connection between the incident and the branch where the drink originated cannot be thoroughly substantiated. 

Happy Lemon works hard to ensure the well-being of our customers, and we give you our utmost assurance that we have and will continue to consistently strive to exceed the brand’s global standards. We happily remain at your service.

Charles Chua
Vice President
Happy Lemon Philippines

Happy Lemon will still be my HAPPY DRINK. We cannot put aside the fact that this can also be a black propaganda just to put down this growing successful business, who knows? Right?

As a happy lemon lover, here are some of my captured happy lemon time:

If you will ask me if I will still drink Happy Lemon, I WILL. If you will ask me what is my favorite HL drink I'll say: "COCOA with ROCK SALT and CHEESE is ♥" and dont forget your add-ons! :)

(photo credit: Happy Lemon Philippines Facebook Fanpage)

PLANKahan :)

"I can't even believe that I am blogging about PLANKING"

I browsed my timeline and saw tweets like PLANK Sinatra, PLANKlin Drilon, PLANKy Manzano, PLANK Magalona, PLANKie and Miel Pangilinan, PLANKenstein, Manny PLANKman Pacquiao and PLANK vs. Zombies with the hashtag #Plankahan...

I laughed out loud (and hard) at it, seriously! I thought maybe planking is just on twitter spotlight again...

But not until i checked the trending topic and found Anti-Planking Act of 2011...

(photo credit: to owner -Yahoo News )

I got interested about the story behind it and I searched it online and found out that this Anti-Planking Act of 2011 was initiated here in the PH by Rep. Winston Castelo in concern to safety of the Filipino youth. This was due to youth planking on streets for protests and rallies.

For me (in my sincerest opinion), Castelo's gesture about safety is good, but I agree to some of  the comments this issue earned especially on twitter (as i have checked) that there are bigger problems of this nation that needs high priority and importance. There's more ways, wider ways, on how we can give safety to the Filipino youth. As I believe that includes the fight to poverty and poor education quality which has been a homegrown problem ever since.

So as I think it will be best for our respected government to do what is needed to be done and it is best for our youth to PLANK AT THEIR OWN RISK.

*disclaimer: I DON'T PLANK... I will never try though.. hahaha!

Yes, it is a PASSION and a FRUSTRATION...

define PASSION? (from
-   a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept
define FRUSTRATION? (from
-  a deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs

-my PASSION and FRUSTRATION rolled in one!

I remembered a time in my life when my mom asked me on what course will I take on college, in a snap, I answered PHOTOGRAPHY... my mom laughed and said "PANG MAYAMAN LANG YON" (its only for the "rich kids")

That day marked the start of my frustration in photography...I seriously started to think that I can never be a photographer at all...and that frustration started to fade away when I started to go to college and eventually work...

Up until I met this WORLD-CLASS MISMO PHOTOGRAPHER... hahaha! No, seriously.. I am actually dragged into the world of photography AGAIN by this enthusiast.. and he is not just some random person I knew or became friends with.. HE IS MY GREATEST INFLUENCE... HE IS THE PERSON I LOOK UP TO... I RESPECT AND SUPPORT HIM ALL THE WAY...

and for the record, PASSION now added to the frustration... now I have this goal, to get this little cutie right here: (as soon as possible)
CANON EOS 11OOD (T3) is an entry level DSLR that got my attention badly...a canon in RED color!(yeah, that matters to me! hahah) This little baby got me the first time because the features are great for an entry level, and (the most important thing I consider) the price is not that much!

Ever since I saw this canon model, I said to myself that it is not that impossible IF I WANT TO.. I just needed a little bit of "push" and i will get it SOON! (I hope..haha)

GOAL: CANON 1100D by the end of 2011 (fingers-crossed)


Welcome me back on BLOGSPOT!

yeah! im back! after the longest time...can you believe that? I MISSED BLOGSPOT! i really do...

so here i am...



*i deleted my old blog here due to memories i want to forget. (-_-) hahaha!