Before anything else, I wish each and every reader of Impressions of a Princess a happy and prosperous new year. New Year’s Eve was loudly and brightly celebrated here in the capital of the Philippines and now, several hours later, the festivities continue. There are some leftover firecrackers wanting to be lit and people noisily playing music, along with the media noche being shared by each family to its neighbors and visitors.
This year, we will have another chance for a clean slate, a new life. A new 365-page book for us to outline our dreams, draft our plans, write experiences, delete bad memories, and dog-ear memorable days. On the start of 2014, we are given a new beginning to become a better person with better purpose, goal, and heart.
On the first day of the New Year, a lot of resolutions will be made (and eventually broken some time later), bucket lists created, and organizations joined. There will be a lot of plans for the next 364 days, but are we all going to achieve them? How?
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I am a pure green tea lover and it disappoints me many times to see a lot of coffee shops not offering tea for its non-coffeeholic clients. Milk tea stores sprout like mushrooms, but I dislike the way they serve their drinks. I always settle for Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf since they offer freshly made, bitter but good tasting green tea!
During holiday season, CBTL offers its patrons a reward program whenever they buy drinks from the coffee and tea franchise. For 12 drinks bought and stamps collected, one can go home with an exclusive Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf planner and coupons.
My blogger friends tolerated my caffeine and tea addiction by joining me in my CBTL store hop. Enjoy Philippines always makes our visits happier and VIP-like with its free size upgrade for every card holder. I feel so fab every time I present the cashier with my privilege card; it sure makes going to CBTL Philippines enjoyable!
With all those trips to my favorite coffee shop, I was able to collect 39 stamps as of the moment. And that means…
In my own little way, I hope to help you plan your 2014 right with my CBTL planner giveaway. To show my appreciation to everyone who supported my site, I am giving away TWO Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 2014 planners along with TWO ZAP Tags [ZAP will be featured in the next post]. This giveaway is open to all Philippine residents only and will end on the 20th of January. Two winners will receive a planner and ZAP tag each and will be announced before the month ends. To join, simply do tasks found in the rafflecopter widget below.
My 2014 resolutions will be saved for another post since I have quite a lengthy and difficult list. For now, why don’t you share with me yours?
SPECIAL THANKS TO