FRANCES INN DAVAO CITY

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Located at the heart of Davao City, Philippines along Quimpo Boulevard, Ecoland where you can easily access transportation services like taxi, bus or jeepneys.

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What I like about this place is that they have very affordable rates, clean rooms, parking space (24hrs security) and accomodating staff.

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I highly recommend this place. Definetly I’m gonna stay here again.. You can inquire them at this number (09294606777) or simply visit there website..
TIP: Booked ahead of time because they easily get fully booked..

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Chatime Experiece

Chatime is a tea shop that uses freshly brewed tea infused with different flavors to make the best bubble tea drink in town.

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The first taste I had with Chatime was when it opened years ago at SM Lanang Premier in Davao City. I am really not a tea fan but from the first sip I totally fall in love with its flavors. I was officially hooked and since then I always order one drink if ever I’m near the premises. The thing is they have a lot of varieties in their menu from energetic drinks, smoothies, mousse and so on. They have different choices of toppings too like pudding, pearl, grass jelly, rainbow jelly, coconut jelly, red bean & mousse. The customers also has the choice of the amount of sugar and ice they want. Here’s a sample of the Menu.

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FLAVORS:

1. Chocolate Mousse

My first favorite would be the Chatime Chocolate Mousse With Pudding. It has a Real chocolatey taste. And the pudding is delicious.. (Who doesn’t like chocolate right?)

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2. Strawberry Au Lait – with Mousse

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This is my second favorite. I really love this flavor. I highly recommend this flavor for kids. It’s really creamy and the strawberry does not taste like powder/instant berry. For me, this is better than the smoothie because this has lots of milk.

3. Mango Au Lait – with Mousse

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This has to be my third favorite. I love Mangoes. I can also recommend this for kids. This is indeed very delicious. Hands Down!

4. WinterMelon Mousse

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I don’t like the flavor that much. For me, the fusion of the mousse and the wintermelon flavor doesn’t work out that well.

5. Matcha Mouse

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This has a bitter taste. I didn’t finish the whole drink. It has some leaf granules, astringent taste and a certain smell. But this tea has a lot of benefits. However, this is really not my cup of tea.. hehehe..

6. Mango Green Tea – with Rainbow Jelly

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This has a very refreshing tropical taste. I like this flavor.

7. Mango Mojito

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This has a refreshing taste with a hit of mint and lime. It’s a perfect summer drink.

8. WinterMelon Lemon Tea – with Rainbow Jelly

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This is a revitalizing drink. Its has a very mild, delicate and sweet taste with a hint of lemon. This is a must try.

9. Oolong Milk Tea

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This has a unique milky-almond taste that is sweet and delicious. A must try too.

Well, I have also tried other flavors like:
– Grass Jelly Milk Tea
– Grass Jelly with Fresh Milk
– Taro Milk Tea
– Chocolate Smoothie
– Strawberry Smoothie
– Chatime Milk Tea
– Pearl Milk Tea
– QQ Milk tea
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take pictures of them. I guess i have to order them again. Wink!

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Chatime can be found in other Cities in the Philippines. They are also available in other countries.

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Estimated costs of each drink is about 80-120 PHP depending on the size and the additional toppings.

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As a whole, I enjoyed every flavors that I have ordered in Chatime. There are so many other varieties yet that I haven’t tasted. Definitely Im gonna try them all..

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OOTD WEDDING

It is my friends wedding and I am part of the entourage. So I’ve come up with this Chic ensemble that I’ ve posted earlier.

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The motif is aqua blue and tangerine. Good thing i was able to buy this dress and Belt on Sale at FOREVER21 a month ago.

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For my shoes, my favorite black wedge from ALDO because it’s a garden wedding. I don’t want to bury my heels in the sand. đŸ˜‰đŸ˜‰đŸ˜‰

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For the bag, I choose this cute Red crossbody bag from MANGO to match my belt – to add a little spice and drama to my overall outfit.

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Here’s the overall look..

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Me and Hubby..

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Thank you for browsing…

* photos – no filter (iphone5s only)
* I did get help for my make-up, courtesy to Ms. Jessa

TOMS for KIDS

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What do we like about Toms for Kids?

Toms shoes are very comfortable. My son loves his Toms. We have been buying Toms for him since he was 2 years old. He immediately falls in love with it.

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Toms designs are superb. They have very cool and cute colors. My son likes to wear it with socks or without socks. He even wears it to school.

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Toms are very fashionable too.
You can always mix and match with any tops or outfits.

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Moreover, we like the Toms advocacy “One for One” – With every pair you purchase TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. I think in this way my family and i could somehow help a child out there. Its also a way of teaching my child how to give and share. It may sound simple but in this way we could make a difference.

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Here’a my son’s Toms Collection for 4 years now.

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Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines

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My hubby and I planned this trip for his 31st Birthday. I’ve seen a lot of pictures from Facebook and they all seem promising and nice.

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It’s about 2-3 hours from Davao City. make sure to take this road -Dalang Maharlika (short-cut).

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We made some stop overs too, to have some snacks and to take pictures.

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At this point, we were in Davao Oriental. This was our first time here in Mati.

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More stop over. We can’t resist not to take pictures.

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Along the way, We came across this Resort – BonHomie Leisure & Resort.

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Another stop over and picture taking.

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Almost there..

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To my surprise, the place wasn’t that nice as i expected. This is the government owned part of the beach. There were open cottages for rent. some of the buildings were still under construction.

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I’ve seen some young people camping.
So, We just decided to have some picnic. We’re kinda hungry from a long drive. It’s better to bring your own food too.. I didn’t see much restaurants from the city proper (Jollibee & some barbeque eatery).

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We were not asked to pay any entrance fee. Just make sure to clean and be responsible with your trash.

Resort Hopping – Since I haven’t booked ahead of time.. Here are some resorts that i have seen there.
– Dahican Surf Resort
– Botona Resort
– Pacific Breeze
– Kubo Resort (kinda remote)

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This is the Kubo Resort. The beach area was not maintained. I don’t see any people swimming. They have a pool but i think its salt water. I saw a water pump from the beach.

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Sad to say, most of the resorts there were fully booked at that time. We decided to go back to Pantukan (still part of Davao Oriental) and to look for a nicer and safer place to stay for the night.

With the help of our GPS, we found Jienos Beach Resort. We were very tired and call it a night but not without blowing the candles of my hubbys cake.

Happy 31st Birthday! We love you very mucho!

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TIPS:
– Booked ahead of time
– Bring your own food
– Always bring Water

Expense:
We spent 2,000 php for our Unleaded Gas from Davao to Mati.