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February 12, 2021

It's the Love Month

Dairy Queen Valentine's Day


It's the Love Month

I have been planning to write about my post-birthday thoughts, but because of the schedule (and challenging internet connection), I didn't get the chance to write and have my me-time in this digital space. 

It is the love month! A few days to go before your feed would be filled with love quotes, romantic stories and maybe, memes. Did you guys know that Valentine's Day has a dark history? It was poets Chaucer and Shakespeare who romanticized the Valentine's Day, and soon people started sending Hallmark Cards.

I always believe that we have to celebrate life everyday, and do things for people we love  (no occasion needed). If not, tell them we love them. 


Although we don't celebrate Valentine's Day, I do enjoy the different activities and promos my favorite brands have rolled out that can make the ordinary day a little special. Here are some of the events to look forward to, and activities you can do this weekend. 

Attend the Country's First Drive-In Concert with Globe

The country’s first drive-in concert organized by Globe in partnership with BGC is happening on February 13, 2021. Favorite OPM artists KZ Tandingan and Rico Blanco will take the stage to sing their best romantic hits that will make you fall in love all over again. Gates will open at 6 pm for attendees and the concert will also be livestreamed via the Globe Facebook page and 105.1 Q Radio.

You can be part of Globe’s Love Street Drive-in Concert by simply using your Globe Rewards points. Just visit the Globe Iconic Store at Bonifacio High Street on February 12 or 13 from 11 am to 5 pm and redeem 10 Rewards points for 1 vehicle pass that will get you into the concert.

A single pass is equivalent to a maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle. Download the Globe Rewards app for free on the Apple Store or Google Play Store. And to reinvent your V-day with some new memories, you can also visit Globe’s BLACKPINK art installations in BGC as well as its Reinvent Hubs to win #GlobeBLACKPINK Reinvent kits.

For more details about Globe’s events this Valentine’s season, visit glbe.co/Lovestreet.


Stay Inspired with Moira Dela Torre, PLDT Home collaboration for Valentine’s music video


 The most streamed Filipina artist on Spotify Moira Dela Torre collaborates with PLDT Home for the music video of her latest single “Pag-ibig ang Piliin,” composed and arranged by award-winning songwriter Jonathan Manalo. As the voice for PLDT Home’s campaign this Valentine’s Day, Moira once again captivates the hearts with a song that speaks the true meaning of love.  

In its Valentine’s Campaign, PLDT Home highlights the importance of choosing to love amidst all circumstances and challenges. While the internet and social media have become important platforms for free expression and open dialogue, the #ChooseToLove campaign reminds everyone to always choose love over hate, divisiveness, fear and rejection.

This new song is a bright ray of light that is much needed today. It tells us that love is the most powerful choice through its moving lines. 


“Kahit na ‘di natin alam ang bukas

Kahit ‘di sumikat ang araw at bumuhos ang ulan

Kahit hindi umayon ang tadhana

Isang tawag mo lang, pupuntahan nasaan ka man.

Ganyan ang tunay na pag-ibig ‘di takot sa mundo 

Ipaglalaban kita hanggang sa dulo 

Pag-ibig ang pipiliin ko.”


You can listen to the song below: 

Moira notes that she was “honored to be chosen by PLDT Home” to sing this new song. She continues that the message of the song is what she has been trying to embody in the many years that she has been an artist.


Stay Sweet with Nips Dark Chocolate

You might have already heard (and seen it in my IG stories and Livestream) that your childhood favorite chocolate, NIPS now has the right balance of bitter from its dark chocolate center and sweetness from its candy coating. 

I actually enjoyed snacking on the Nips Dark Chocolate while having my me-time and watching @netflix. 

Nips Dark Chocolate


Send Heart-Shaped Sweets from Dairy Queen

They say we feel a lot happier when we spend our money for other people. Why not send them these limited-edition 6” Heart shaped Blizzard Cake and Nutty Heart Dilly Bar for Dairy Queen?

My heart almost melted when I received this package. But seriously, even if I know these came from the brand, it is just sweet and nice to receive something that is heart-shaped. 

Dairy Queen Valentine's Day

The Blizzard Cake is a six-inch, 100% ice cream cake made with a combination of creamy vanilla soft serve, Oreo cookies, cake crunch, and chocolate fudge. It has a red rose design that keeps the romantic mood. I love that it is of perfect size for indulging (and sharing!).

Dairy Queen Valentine's Day

While the Nutty Heart Dilly Bar which is a limited-edition novelty treat that will bring a bigger smile to that special someone’s face. Made with rich soft serve shaped into a heart and coated in decadent chocolate, this special Dilly Bar treat also comes with roasted peanuts for that extra crunch. 

Get these sweet treats by visiting your nearest DQ branch today. You can also have them delivered straight to your doorstep by ordering via the 8911-1111 hotline, via the official DQ Philippines website, or through delivery partners GrabFood and foodpanda! 

To learn more about these and other special offers from DQ, like and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Viber and Twitter, and visit the website at www.dairyqueen.com.ph


Whatever it is that you are planning to do this weekend - be it date yourself, stay home (and have me-time), or spend with your family (or loved one), I hope you have a great time. For those who are going out, please make sure that you take care of yourself (and others, too). Wear your mask and face shield, always.

I still don't know what I would do on February 14th, but I will be Live (@shopeelive). 
Maybe I will sleep after, or watch a new series on Netflix. How about you?


I hope you find value in this post. 

Until the next one!

PS. Love yourself, first. 💓