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We gave the gift of light with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

After our mini bookish outing at last Saturday's Dia del Libro, we headed to 26th Street Bistro for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Give the Gift of Light project. We weren't supposed to go anymore but the opportunity to help other kids have the chance to a better quality of life was …

Dia del Libro in Makati

Thank god for technology and the way it alerts us to events that might be up our alley and lets us decide whether to go or not. That was what I instantly thought of when I found out about Dia del Libro organized by Instituto Cervantes in partnership with the National Book Development Board (NBDB),

Earth Day 2016: Give the Gift of Light with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Do you remember those power outages in the early '90s? I think I was in Kindergarten or Elementary that time, and I remember feeling majorly inconvenienced because it was difficult to read in the dark. But I persisted, with the help of candlelight. The oldies say that's the reason why I had to wear glasses at an early age, but joke's on them because the reason I wear glasses is astigmatism.

Anyway. I'm so glad that power outages are now a rare occurrence, but spare a thought for the people in some communities in the Philippines that still continue to live without electricity in their homes. To them it's not just temporary; it's a permanent reality.

To celebrate Earth Day, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, through its Caring Cup program, is supporting the United Nations’ 7th goal for sustainable development: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY. Recognizing that a great number of communities in the Philippines still continue to live without electricity in their homes, one of the most basic necessities for decent living conditions, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is hoping to do its part to respond to the need by giving the gift of light through its partnership with My Shelter Foundation for its Liter of Light project.


The Liter of Light (or Isang Litrong Liwanag) project is an initiative that brings solar lamps to communities that lack electricity. Recent developments have enabled My Shelter Foundation to convert common kerosene lamps into a medium that gives people access to sustainable light. Kerosene lamps are one of the cheapest light devices in energy poor areas, yet the downside is that they let out toxic smoke harmful to the health of individuals. Through the Liter of Light project, the kerosene lamps are made clean, becoming a source of light that does not give off harmful fumes through a combination of a simple circuit, LED, solar panel, and battery.

Happy April Feels!

I was feeling too lazy to get out of bed this morning. I was still tired from the major event we had last Thursday, the extreme heat and humidity were not helping, and San Juan is too faaar. But I just couldn't let this pass me by. Also, waffles. So instead of spending the day lounging in bed,…

International music and local fashion come together with Oxygen x Billboard

Got passion for music and fashion? You will love this new collaboration. ᒄ₍⁽ˆ⁰ˆ⁾₎ᒃ♪♬


Music and fashion enthusiasts, mark the date. Oxygen, the preferred fashion brand of the stylish youth, is holding a pop-up music fest on April 14 at TriNoma’s Activity Center to launch its exclusive partnership w…

Chasing bookstores

"I was put on this earth to accomplish a lot of things. Right now I'm so far behind I will never die." - source
As much as I wanted to stress myself over preparations for my 30th birthday (I kid, I kid), I couldn't really do it because I was tied up with work. I love planning partie…