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My Favorite Addiction :-)

For her blog anniversary, my blogger friend Rowena of  Animetric’s World pulled an Oprah with her “Animetric’s Favorite Things Year 1 Contest”. I love all her giveaways but of all, the one I’d love to win from her is one of the two Starbucks Clean and Green Tumblers that are up for grabs. Why this of all the other nice stuff? Well for one, I’m not called addicted to Starbucks for nothing right?

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I would love to win this tumbler because for one, it would be a great addition to my growing collection. I have different themes in my collection, from local merchandise to City Mugs from countries I or my family and friends have traveled to, and even Holiday and Anniversary tumblers too!

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I love my collection so much that even though the tumblers have worn out their newness and have become broken down tumblers, they still deserve a home in my Starbucks shelf.

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I’m such an addict that I stayed up almost every night to join Frannywanny and Let’s Go Sago’s Starbucks planner giveaways to add to my collection. Sadly, I didn’t win them :-(

Why should I win this prize then? Well, for one, wouldn’t this 2010 Clean and Green Tumbler be a great addition to my Starbucks collection?

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Secondly, it would be a wonderful partner for last year’s clean and green tumbler!

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On a more serious note, however, the reason why I really want this tumbler is because it represents one of my resolutions for 2010: to be a responsible steward of the earth we live in. Although my collection resides in a shelf, I still use the newer additions before they retire to the shelf. By using these tumblers, I not only save P 5.00 for my Starbucks purchases, it’s one less cup that is used.  I can just imagine myself enjoying a cool, icy Mocha Frap in the pristine Boracay seashore with one of these tumblers! Last time I was there I didn’t know Starbucks had opened up there already, hence I didn’t have a tumbler ready!!!

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Starbucks 2010 Clean and Green Tumbler!

Lastly, if you were to ask me, why winning this means so much, it’s because of what Starbucks represents to me. More than just the coffee they serve or the cute merchandise, Starbucks represents a home away from home where I can relax, enjoy and build relationships with people around me. A few years back I gave my best friends one of those personalized tumblers from Starbucks and I made a collage of our photos in it. Even back then, Starbucks was a consistent, reliable source of comfort for me and my friends.

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In the layout I listed 10 things I like about Starbucks and since the photo resolution is quite low, I’ll list it down here as well :-)

  1. peppermint mocha frapuccinos
  2. hogging the couch with friends
  3. as che once said, “it [starbucks] adds a social dimension to studying
  4. remember that cutie barista?!?
  5. it’s one of the only places in which i can feel comfortable sitting alone without feeling lonely
  6. nice music, relaxing environment, yet not too cozy to make me sleep
  7. the endless buzz of conversations flowing
  8. bumping into old friends, meeting new friends
  9. the fact that it’s right outside my house!!!
  10. it’s the comfort that knowing that anytime, anywhere, or with anyone, it is always the same: kinda like home.

So, dear Animetric, please give me another piece of Starbucks to build my home away from home with :-)

  • #1
    Posted by t+w+e+e+n+a on March 14th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    she so deserves it! i can attest to her love for Starbucks. :)

  • #2
    Posted by Pinay Mommy on March 17th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Gesh, you are trully addicted to coffee and Starbucks!!

  • #3
    Posted by yapatoots on March 18th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    awww…thanks tweena :-) pag graduate mo, balatuhan mo ako ng starbucks ha!

    mommy rubz: OVER :-) haha

  • #4
    Posted by zoan on May 7th, 2010 at 1:05 am

    ako, addict ako sa KAPE, pero hindi sa starbucks :D kasi wala nga dito :( at kahit kelan di ko pa natikman yang kapeng yan :D

    ang ganda nga ng collection mo, wala ako nyan eehhehe

  • #5
    Posted by redamethyst on May 8th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    what happened? did you win the contest?
    I am not that addicted with starbucks. quite expensive for me na laging nagtitipid. hehehe

  • #6
    Posted by yapatoots on May 8th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    yes :-) i did win the tumbler! actually lately i’ve been trying to avoid starbucks coffee…not only is it expensive it’s fattening too! but the collection still stays!!!

  • #7
    Posted by redamethyst on May 8th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    wow congrats! hahaha fattening din ba ang coffee? okay lang yun masarap naman.

  • #8
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 30th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    You have a very nice collection. I’m not a coffee lover that’s why I seldom go to Starbucks.

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