Banana fruit is included in my daily meals especially in the morning which is needed to energize my mind and body in the whole day. Of course, I’ve just bought DOLE@ Bananas from the nearest 7-11 convenience store in Makati which is the best morning treat for myself, a need for extra energy or makes me active and alert in doing my daily activities.

In fact, Bananas are an estimable source of Vitamin V6 and contains other vitamins, fibers and minerals such as vitamin c, manganese and potassium.    It reduced risk of cancers such as breast cancer in women, bowel cancer and kidney cancer.  These cancers will be prevented or reduced with the consumption of bananas together with other fruits and vegetables. It also helps protect from ulcers, strokes and stress. In this, Banana fruit is a need  for a great morning in the day.

With this, DOLE Philippines just recently launched Banana Morning Motto Contest which runs from August 5, 2011 to September 4, 2011.

The following is my entry:

The contest mechanics is as follows:

First Step: Like the DOLE@ Fresh Philippines fan page

Second Step: Click the Banana Morning Motto Application on the left tab of the page

Third step: Simply upload a photo of your morning motto on a DOLE@ Cavendish Banana (make sure you’ve got the DOLE sticker in place). After that, share with your friends to get votes and increase your chances of winning!

To know more about the contest and updates just visit DOLE@ FAQ page.

Of course, for those who join the contest will get a chance to win weekly prizes such as an Executive Massage gift certificate from the spa and free ten (10) sessions of Zumba Classes.



In the year 2006, Gong Cha was first introduced in Kaohsiung, Taiwan which offers the best tea to the Emperor from all possessions of China in the ancient time. Eventually, has expanded its stores over 100 outlets worldwide from Taiwan to Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and China.

Moreover, Gong Cha is tea fit for royalty. A combination of the characters “gong” (貢) which means reward or contribution and “cha” (茶) referring to the tea plant.

Amidst of the challenges and as part of the company’s growth, businessmen has decided to expand its outlet in the Philippines, the “Gong Cha Philippines” and in fact the first outlet is located at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines. Gong Cha is in the process in expanding its second branch at SM North EDSA.

Gong Cha sets the highest standard when choosing materials, and takes the most severe attitude in quality control in order to provide the best tea with the most considerate services to the customers.

The management insist on choosing materials that are healthy to people, and use Taiwanese fresh tea to make every beverage. In order to control quality severely, even though the liquid tea doesn’t go bad, they throw it away every 4 hours. Every beverage is tailored for the customers and is made by well trained people.

This month of May 2011, Gong Cha finally opened its doors to the market introducing the best milk tea ever to the Philippines.

During the event, the management has recommended  three (3) ways to taste Gong Cha Exclusively with details as  follows:

  1. Drink with your mouth! Feel the tea going though our specially made foam.
  2. Use the straw to taste the original tea.
  3. Mix the foam & tea. Feel the splendid texture of the mixture!

In fact, Gong Cha also offers beverages blended with coffee, chocolate, caramel, and milk. Aside from that, Gong Cha offers drinks with ice cream and even Yakult to the customers.

To know more about the products and  more than just a tea of “Gong Cha” that offers to the customers and interested parties may visit the following links:

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