Author: Ely Valendez

Miss Earth 2018 winners

Vietnam’s Phuong Khanh Nguyen Crowned Miss Earth 2018

PHUONG KHANH NGUYEN of Vietnam bested 89 other beauties from all over the world to be crowned Miss Earth 2018 at the recently-concluded competition held at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines Saturday night, November 3. Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco of the Philippines crowned the new Miss Earth. To represent her country to the pageant that aims to advance the welfare of the environment was Phuong Khanh Nguyen’s dream since she was 15, when she first watched the Miss Earth pageant held in Vietnam in 2010. Tonight, she hasn’t only represented her country well. She’s going back home wearing the Miss Earth 2018 crown. Fluent in both Vietnamese and English, the 23-year old marketing student hailed from Bến Tre, a coastal province located in the Mekong Delta. It is the Mekong Delta that she showcased in her eco video where she spoke about a project launched to protect the Mekong river and the people who depend on it for their survival. She was quoted by the media saying, “Our land has stood …

When Coffee Meets Ice Cream it’s Kismet: Starbucks Reserve® brings the perfect coffee and ice cream pairing

OKAY, THIS SOUNDS very cheesy but you’d agree with us when we say opposites make perfect combinations, and this holds true for the unique pairing of ice cream and coffee. Both are well-loved: Coffee has always been seen as a comforting, warm drink while ice cream is known as an indulgent, cool dessert — when put together, it’s like fate, the results are bound to be something wonderful. Delightful fusions are now making their way to select Starbucks Reserve® stores, as the global coffee brand now offers its first ice cream and coffee pairings. The new exciting and delectable coffee with ice cream lineup is part of Starbucks continuous efforts to further elevate the coffee experience for their customers, thoughtfully crafting beverages that amaze with every sip. The roster of coffee-based ice cream beverages includes the Classic Affogato, the House Affogato, the Cold Brew and the Nitro Cold Brew Float, and the Cold Brew Malt. Starbucks provides a premium coffee experience, transporting its customers to the cafes of Italy with a staple dessert – the …