“Enjoy your Springtime.”
Every February, Starbucks Japan releases its line of spring time products they call the “Sakura Series”. Seen from the official Starbucks Japan website is the preview of the products in store for us. The Sakura Series will be released February 15th this year, right after Valentine’s Day. Excting isn’t it?
Seen here are the Sakura beverages. In this year’s line of Sakura beverages, they opted for the classic White Chocolate with a Cherry blossom twist. Made with real Sakura flowers and leaves, that slight hint of flavor will surely be new to our tastebuds. The Sakura White Chocolate beverage line cups will be decorated with Sakura petals and sprinkled with pale pink chocolate shavings, which represent more petals. Pretty!
Food will include the Sakura chiffon cake (pictured on the right), Sakura macarons and Sakura cookies —these all sound really delish!
I have tried Sakura-flavored food before and I can say that it has a pretty unique flavor that I love.
And finally, what I (and all the collectors and enthusiasts out there) wait for every spring: the Sakura tumblers. This year’s line is looking good. Have a look:
I can see new products, like the Sakura bottle case, the Design-your-own tumbler (last tumbler to the right) and that Sakura mini tote. Can’t wait to get my hands on these and hopefully, I get the stainless ones (not pictured), too! I’ll give you an update on the 15th.
Sony HD-E1 External Hard Drive
My old Samsung external hard drive was stolen, much to my dismay. However, I recently got myself a new one, and prettier at that! It’s a 1TB Sony HD-E1 in pink, of course. I am in love with this one.
It has this sleek metal finish, which in my opinion, is really classy. Take a closer look.
It comes with a Password Protection Manager and Backup softwares, but I had to unfortunately reformat it so I can copy Blu-ray movies. It’s significantly faster than other hard disks (USB 3.0). It’s a perfect match with my pink laptop. It’s a bang for the buck at $140+
Know more about it here: http://store.sony.com/p/Sony-1TB-External-Hard-Drive/en/p/HDE1/B#features
Starbucks Sakura 2011 Tumbler
Today I got my 6th Starbucks Sakura tumbler. It’s from the 2011 collection. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to have stumbled upon a seller who lives here in the Philippines.
The gold outline, which is slightly engraved, is truly eye-catching.
I am looking forward to next year’s spring for more! I just wish they won’t get sold out so easily again. Acquiring them thereafter would be hard… and costly.
Dental Care Helps The Rest of Your Health
Did you know that your mouth helps your overall health? Even kids are taught early on that excess plaque and bacteria can be bad for your teeth and gums. But did you know that they can also contribute to illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease?
Bacteria can grow inside your mouth because its a moist and warm environment. Too much bad bacteria can cause oral infections like tooth decay and gum disease. Those infections lead to dental procedures, medications, or treatments that reduce saliva flow and disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in your mouth. It then becomes easier for bacteria to go into your blood, and cause damage over time.
Here is a panel discussion from the dental experts of TopDentists.com further explaining the correlation between mouth and body: http://www.topdentists.com/oral-health/expert-panel-on-oral-health-and-serious-diseases/.
So to keep your whole body health, Brush teeth twice a day, Change your toothbrush every 4 months, Floss daily, Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and see your dentist regularly. Remember, taking care of your mouth is also a great way to help maintain your overall health.
Guest blogger Alisa Vilabrea writes for Top Dentists and EverydayHealth as a freelance contributor.
Samsung Galaxy S III in “Martian Pink”
Most of you probably aren’t aware that the most powerful smartphone of the moment, Samsung Galaxy S3, was recently released in a rather candy colored pink. Yes, there is actually a pink one! Unfortunately, it is exclusive to South Korea. Who knows, though, as they might release it elsewhere. Let’s keep our fingers crossed at this one.
Isn’t it a beauty?