As in any prolonged absence from the blog (last post here was 11/26, is 8 days considered a prolonged absence?), I have accumulated quite a trove of photos and fond memories that go along with each. Just as much as I am excited to tell them stories, I am also anxious about keeping my photos safe. I should seriously consider my online backup options and I’ve narrowed it down to two choices: Carbonite orMozy. It’s just that I need to use my CC for this and I don’t want to do that at this time.
Oh well. I just pray that my PC remains healthy until January…
Anyway, let me start with what this post at my photo blog was all about although those who are also collecting the stickers would already know about it 🙂
I started collecting the Starbucks stickers a few days after their Christmas promo started in early November. The quest for the planner definitely ruined my plans of losing weight before the holidays, as you can see here, but it is now over. I can stay away from expensive coffee until next year!
Don’t you just love the packaging? Definitely better than the plastic that the other year’s planner came in. My brother threw it away already though.
This is the design I chose. There are three available, all different covers with their own textures too. I love the soft velvety feel to this one.
And look at that marker? Isn’t it cute?
And of course the big bonus is the 3000 wishes granted by supporting this promo 🙂
I had another wish granted early. Alfred decided to get me the bag I had wanted for Christmas. So December has just started, and I’ve received my first Christmas present for this year (I wonder if I’ll be receiving more gifts?).
We went to the mall because he wanted to checkout something, then I also wanted to checkout the bag. He promised that if it was something he could afford, he’d buy it for me as a gift. They didn’t have the bags at the Trinoma branch of All Flip Flops, so we went to Megamall the next day. And it was right there on display. It was huge, a lot bigger than I expected. But I also knew that I really really wanted to have it.
I initially wanted to get the blue/brown in the middle, but Alfred preferred the yellow/grey combination. had the pink been available though, I’d have loved to take that but there are so far only two available colors. To be honest, once we found out how much it cost, we left the store to take some time to think it over. I really wanted to have it, and thought about splitting the cost of the bag with the boyfriend. Then I thought, it’s way too expensive.
Eventually though, Alfred decided to just buy it for me, as long as I really wanted it. And I really did. And I love him so much. 🙂
December 5, 2009 @ 5:14 pm
Thanks for dropping off a comment at my other blog, Lainy’s Musings- http://www.lainyonline.com
When you get hooked to blogging, being away infront of your PC for just a few hours is too much to bear. That’s how I personally felt. When I took a long hiatus (2 months), I felt like it’s two years! I was like a stalker for a few days; peeking at my fave blogs. It’s a little difficult to extricate yourself from blogging especially if it has become a vital part of your day to day living…
Anyways, I hope to see more of you soon!
May you enjoy your weekend in grand style!
December 5, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
You’re welcome 🙂
I hope you get to enjoy the weekend, I need to get to work tonight but then I’d get to have the next two and a half days off again. 🙂
December 5, 2009 @ 8:03 pm
I’m just a few stickers away from getting my planner as well. Yay for us!
.-= ganns´s last blog ..Ganns’ Top 10 – December 4 2009 =-.
December 6, 2009 @ 12:33 pm
I wonder sis ano pinagkaiba nya sa regular planner? Can you photograph the inside pages?
December 6, 2009 @ 7:01 pm
I’d be the first to be honest with you sis, there’s nothing special inside it. The paper quality’s okay, there are photos inside too. It’s the idea of collecting stickers and getting something out of all the coffee you really would normally have shelled out the money for anyway that makes it so popular (siguro). and the support it lends to their Spark of Hope project too, tied up with Unicef.
This year there are coupons inside too, redeemable at different months in 2010.
Here, I found you a blogger who has inside photos. Too lazy to take pictures myself. hehe. http://aoitenshi.livejournal.com/580127.html
December 6, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
Yay because we can stay away from all the sugar in their coffee? hehe 🙂
December 6, 2009 @ 7:18 pm
OMG you collected all the stickers already? Cool! Hehe! I have my eye on the other design, yung parang cup/mug or something. 😀 It’s nice na binalik nila yung coupons though.
.-= Mara´s last blog ..KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). =-.
December 7, 2009 @ 4:12 am
Yes! I could not resist. Someone also helped me with two stickers 🙂
December 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am
ganda naman ng bag 🙂 at mahal na mahal ka talaga ng bf mo:)
.-= Joanne Gonzales´s last blog ..ang sampu kong kahilingan =-.
December 15, 2009 @ 2:08 pm
Oh yes, even without the bag I’m sure of it 🙂
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I look forward to new updates and will talk about
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