Monday, September 20, 2010

October 4: Join me at the Kape Isla Farm Tour

In celebration of Coffee Month, the Philippine Coffee Board is organizing a Kape Isla Farm Tour. This will be on October 4 leaving Manila at 8 am and be back at 6 pm.

I can tag along 2 bloggers. To become one of the 2, this is what you need to do:

1. Make a blog post on why you want to join the Kape Isla Farm Tour. Share your love for coffee by including a photo or video in your post.

2. Link to the following:
3. Add a Facebook "like" button to your blog post to enable your readers to give a thumbs up.

Post a comment to this blog entry and give me the url link where your entry can be found.
Deadline for submission of entries is on September 27, 2010.

Selection of winners will be based on:
  1. Story - why you want to join the Kape Isla Farm Tour.
  2. Number of Facebook Likes.
The 2 winners who will get to join the Kape Isla Farm Tour shall be announced on September 29.

The Kape Isla Farm Tour consists of stop-over at:
  1. The National Coffee Research Center in Cavite State University in Indang, Cavite. Tour around the coffee farm to see seedlings, coffee flowers, coffee fruits, different kinds of coffee varieties and have an espresso at the coffee center.
  2. The Beneficio Amadeo - a coffee mill. See how green coffee or dried coffee cherries is brought to the mill for cleaning and sorting before being bagged prior to delivery to roasters.
  3. Coffee Roasting Plant. See how coffee beans transform from being green to a nice golden brown or dark brown depending on the roast being processed.
  4. Along the way, see many coffee plantations, pineapple and banana farms and vegetable farms as well.
Hope you can join. =)

In addition, there will be a Kape Isla Tour that is open to the public on October 16. If you are interested to join, just contact the Philippine Coffee Board for details.

Friday, September 17, 2010

waiting for iPhone 4

For the past few months, I have been contemplating of getting a mobile phone to explore the world of mobile application development, marketing and advertising particularly using iAds and AdMob. However, carrying this out would require investment in a mobile device and have decided to look into the iPhone 4 as my entry point in this space.

At first, I thought of the iPad or iPod Touch but I eventually decided on this unit instead. If things will turn out well with my experiment, will be sharing application development, mobile marketing, and advertising experiment with this device.
In the Philippines, the iPhone 4 is carried exclusively by Globe (if I recall correctly) and already reserved a unit. To control usage, decided to get a prepaid kit first and once familiar, that is when I will explore getting a plan.

Excited and a bit worried. Hope it will not take too long before the units arrive. Unsure as well where I am in the cue and how soon will I get the unit. Oh well, hope to get the e-mail or call soon.

Keeping my fingers crossed!