It is a fact and you could not deny it. More and more people are becoming mobile, making their weekends the official time to discover new places and new experiences. My best buddy, Ate Ning, is always on the lookout for seat sales, travel promos and the like. Yes, you can say that she makes new discoveries and fun ways to bring her friends and loved ones together.
In that connection, I am super thrilled to share to all of you my latest weekend discoveries. Last Saturday, March 23, 2013, I was one of the selected bloggers invited by Nescafe to experience #weekenddiscoveries.
Our day started at 9 o' clock in the morning at Mom and Tina's Bakery and Cafe (along C5 road in Pasig City) where we had a hefty breakfast and a glass of Iced Nescafe Espresso Roast coffee. Worth a special mention is the restaurant's yummy and spicy Hungarian Sausage. You people ought to try it!
Right after breakfast we were asked to get inside the coaster van without much idea on our destination/s. Annalyn, Ate Reg, Vincent and I found vacant seats at the rearmost part of the coaster van. While the coaster van was jam-packed that some bloggers had to sit on the jump seats at the center aisle of the vehicle, I was happy to meet and mingle with new friends in the blogging community. We were so excited to discover what Nescafe has in store for us.
The Hint. The official invitation states that we should come in chic explorer/ casual resort wear. Its official invite has symbols/ logos and time. Plus, a special instruction for us to bring WIFI-enabled handsets and/ or tablets because our weekend discoveries activities will require us to use our personal gadgets. Aside from those hints, we really don't have any idea where the Nescafe team is taking us. We were busy asking one another where our possible destination/s is/ are. Then our host suddenly asked us to connect to the available wifi connections and asked everyone to tweet with the hash tag #weekenddiscoveries where we think our destination will be. I tweeted Antipolo City and guess what? Yes! I won and got this Nalgene food grade water container! Yehey! Update: It exploded. #Warak #madeinchina?
Lanelle Abueva-Fernando is a potter based in Antipolo City. She specializes in hand-made functional stoneware ceramics since 1981. She welcomed us at her Crescent Moon Cafe.
Next Stop. Pinto Art Museum
We had our lunch at Bizu Patisserie inside the Pinto Art Museum where they offered us Nescafé café-in-a-can in different flavors to try out. These are: Iced Latte, Mocha, and Espresso Roast. I immediately raised both my hands when the waiter asked us who wants the Mocha flavor. It turned out Bianca Gonzales, Nescafé café-in-a-can newest endorser, also loves the same flavor.
NESCAFÉ CAFÉ IN-A-CAN is a discovery in itself, making it the ideal companion in making new discoveries wherever you are, whenever you are.
NESCAFÉ CAFÉ-IN-A-CAN comes in three variants. The Ice cold NESCAFÉ Latte is a cold and delicious coffee treat with its premium and milkier taste of coffee quality. In this tropical heat, Ice cold coffee is a refreshing treat.
NESCAFÉ Espresso Roast gives a cold coffee drink with a more intense flavor which is ideal whenever you need a strong boost during the mornings. My fellow blogger Ana loves this flavor.
NESCAFÉ Mocha is a cold and sweet coffee treat with a hint of chocolate which works best when one does not need that extra caffeine fix.
My favorite among the three flavors is the Iced Mocha. You just have to make sure to take it just before noon so you don’t end up being awake all night. Yes, I still treasure my beauty sleep.
How about you? Which ice cold cafe-coffee flavor do you enjoy?
NESCAFÉ CAFÉ-IN-A-CAN packed in a convenient ready-to-drink format is available at gasoline stations nationwide. Now, you can get that strong boost wherever you are! Overall, it's been a bit physically challenging but fantastic weekend.