4 Fun Reasons to be Messy with Shrimps at Blue Posts

There’s an only of its kind shrimp diner in town serving exceptional bags of sauteed, sauced shrimp you love to get mess with. Devour. And bring with you the tabs. You or your friend might need it. Mess responsibly.

We always have that friend who is always thankful of over-the-counter antihistamine tabs. Why? Because Shrimp is Lifer! (according to one of those 4 friends on my mind) And no other seafood restaurant gratifies best those episodes of cephalic and gastronomic shrimp cravings but the Davao homegrown, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps.

Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps Branches:
Bajada, Davao City
Lanang Business Park, Davao City
SM Ecoland, Davao City
The Block-SM North Edsa, Metro Manila
SM Mall of Asia, Metro Manila
O Square Green Hills, Metro Manila
Seascape Village, Pasay City

 

 

There is that bite! One does not need to be a Michelin Chef to qualify a best textured shrimp. What I know is, one keeps on being messy with shrimps at Blue Posts when he knows how shrimp should be sauteed. There is always that one familiar satisfying bite which your teeth, tongue and jaw unanimously enjoys! When there is an adjective as “fork tender” (meat), let it be coined that there is a “teeth tender” shrimp. It is at Blue Posts.

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The Sambal sauce. I stop asking for the vinegar dip when they start offering this. I have always been a lover of Asian flavors. When I had my Singapore-Penang trip last 2016, I went home as a certified Sambal lover. That sweet, salty yet spicy sauce slather on an al dente bag of sauteed shrimps? Salivating! The Crew went to our table and ask. Refill Sir? (Ano po, Garlic Lemon Butter, Sambal or the Blue Posts Boiled? You know the answer!

The nautical interiors . The ambiance engulfs you that every edible portion you will try as you dine with your bare hands, is all fresh and prepared thoughtfully. I smell the sea inside. Perhaps it is because of the fishing nets, paddles and life rings which your sensation associates to a dining table set just in front of the briny atmosphere of the sea shore waiting for the fresh catch. It feels composed inside. Not until the bag is finally open for partaking with that shrimp-infused redolence. Attack!

 

 

The costume. One of the crew approached me and offered to don my bib. I felt like a master. There’s just this satisfaction boost when you feel like you are being served with things you know you can manage to do but someone offered it sincerely and you do not have a choice but to give in. I remember that as intense as I salivate whenever I think of the shrimps. When the food-grade wax paper is rolled out. When our gloves snugly fit inter-finger. The drama just makes the whole experience more gastronomically memorable! These actually appear to be more of ritual than function since Me and my appetite know seemly that I would still choose to be messy despite all the donning. These are Instagram props!

Indeed, there is a lot of fish in the ocean of seafood restaurants. But, there is an only of its kind shrimp diner in town serving exceptional bags of sauteed, sauced shrimp you love to get mess with. Devour. And bring with you the tabs. You or your friend might need it. Mess responsibly.


Blue Posts offers 911 Shrimp Fever. An unlimited shrimp for 2 at P911 only until December 8, 2017. Call for reservations now!

Men’s Dandy Pieces for this Season’s Corporate Events : The RajoMan Holiday Collection

Wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry. 

 

 

There are clothes we own for the daily corporate dealings. There are also drapes we invest for the annual corporate events. May it be dressing up for your moment on stage being the top Closer of the year, or simply being a stand-out as you enjoy networking with the associates, Rajo Laurel’s 2017 Holiday Collection has just everything you want to wear on this season of social gatherings.

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Dubbed as “When I was 5”, festive colors, lavish fabrics and finishes of brilliant bead-work and enchanting embroidery define this year’s RajoMan Holiday Collection.

“We decided to call it “When I was 5″ because essentially my first memory of fashion was, I was with my parents at a party. I saw this lovely girl and for some strange reasons I was so attracted to her. I think she was a friend of my mom and she was dancing. And I asked her (as a five years old), are you wearing Tafetta? It was weird like she asked me what a 5 year old boy knows about what a Tafetta is. That’s what I remember. What I remember was the sound of the Tafetta when it was moving.” -Rajo Laurel


 

 

 

 

Bright jewel tones of deep plums, blissful blushes and luxurious blues dominate the collection with touches of sparkling golds and silvers.

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These “When I was 5” wardrobe made from luxurious fabrics such as tafetta, crepe and gazaar are just perfect garb for any Holiday junkets.

As you celebrate the year-end victory of being the best in your field, remember to wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry.


These pieces are of limited pieces per style. Reserve yours at houseoflaurel@gmail.com .

SM Lanang Premier Lights the Start of Christmas 2017, SM supermalls in Mindanao to Follow

SM Lanang Premier’s Grand Christmas Tree finally dazzles the mall goers with this year’s accent of giant reindeers and moving Arctic animals. This marks the start of the SM Magical Christmas in Mindanao.

A captivating scene of a wintry Christmas at the center of the upper ground floor, SM Lanang Premier’s Grand Christmas Tree finally dazzles the mall goers with this year’s accent of giant reindeers and moving Arctic animals. This marks the start of the SM Magical Christmas in Mindanao. #SMagicalChristmas

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PHOTO by Jowe Posadas 
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PHOTO by Jowe Posadas

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Standing almost up to the mall’s neck-extending ceiling, the Christmas centerpiece appears like a colloid of illuminating firefly-like lights with over 2,000 iridescent white and red Christmas balls. Indeed a prominent element for SM Lanang’s whirl of Christmas wonder. #WhirlofWonderAtSMLanang

Apart from the 58 feet indoor Christmas tree, the mall’s outdoor Christmas landmark is also mounted at the Northwing Event Grounds. Hundred strands of Christmas lights that resemble a tunnel. It playfully twinkles when malling at night.

imageApart from great holiday deals, Mall goers can also share a bear for charity at the 2nd floor booth fronting Starbucks. With P200, a generous shopaholic can bring a bear home and gift the other to a child in need.

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SM City Ecoland-Davao is also expected to start freezing the Christmas spirit with the first Ice Skating rink in Mindanao. Other SM malls in General Santos and Cagayan de Oro are set to launch the merry SM Christmas experience later this month which shall last until the first week of 2018.

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Spend a wondrous Christmas season at Davao’s premier shopping, dining and lifestyle destination – SM Lanang Premier.


*The rest of the photos are provided by the SM Lanang Premier PR team.

8 Open Secrets to Close the Deal on the First Meeting

Money is never a reason of not buying on spot. It is the lack of fear of losing the ownership. Urgency.

When you know what and why you are suppose to do a maneuver before asking the ultimate close, you will not be setting the next meeting for a follow-up. The next meeting is set for either an after sales care affair or a pitch for a happy owner’s referral. On the list are things Closers are already doing but don’t really appreciate the rationale of doing it sharply. Thus making this list, the open secrets of on spot close.

📍”A Handshake is not just a courteous gesture. It is also a closing tool.”

This may be modified but this will never be totally omitted in every sales encounter. Bridging hands is a relationship fundamental. Discover more of this secret HERE.

📍 “Cordial gestures are not simply for being hospitable. It is also a decoy for control.”

Never be servile. Let it all appear offhand. Be punctual to choose where to sit. Then, guide them toward the table when they arrive. Choose which corner has least distraction. Orient yourself where the toilet, smoking area and the nearest exit. These are helpful when you need to depressurize them. Give them choices of what to drink. Warm or cold? Giving them two options lets them feel they are in control but actually, since you delimited the choices into two, you are the one dictating.

📍”Pre-pitch talk is not just simply to befriend the prospects. It is more of establishing emotional affinity.”

Never ever start pitching your offer unless you already have an emotional pact with your prospect. You have to be relevant to a specific compelling chapter of their life in order for them to hear what they are listening from you. This is how trust forms naturally. Let them associate you in a part of their life that when they remember it, they also remember you.

READ ALSO: How to Boost Charisma Quotient through SOB-CRED STORY

Tip: Use social media account to specify the prospect’s hot button. Use this to befriend them but don’t be creepy seeming like a stalker. The last issue they post something about (avoid politics, religion and sexuality). The last vacation photo uploaded. The latest video or song they liked.

📍 “Name is not known just to address the prospect. It is use to monologue involvement spiels.”

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Corporate – Travel lifestyle of a Closer on Instagram – @johndappercloser

We all learn this from Carnegie’s classic book. Your name is the sweetest word to hear. When the name has more than three syllables, ask how his friends call him. Don’t use sir or ma’am but Mister and Miss or simply their first names. Names are so powerful when throwing involvement monologues as you highlight your offer’s benefits. Childhood nicknames are also so effective especially for spiels of gratification for a fixated urge. Yearnings from childhood dictates behavior. Titles boost morale (Doc, Atty. Engr.). Use it when negotiating the price.

 

📍 “Hearing the prospect’s expectations uses not just the ears. It uses the entire network of the inmost senses as a helpful purchasing barometer.”

Your gut. Your instinct. Maximize it. When you hear what your prospect expects, you can customize the pitch tailored to what they actually need. Hearing them helps you to modulate the kind of approach to use and pick which feature to highlight. Hear what they really want. Hear even what’s not audible. It is stated there what the heart really wants. Grimaces, gestures, eye behavior, silence, warmth (When they try to gulp a glass of water, how they switch seating positions).

When at the end of your pitch you still ask why you have not close the deal on spot, well it is because you have not done these eight secrets rightly. Still, KEEP TRYING.

📍”A deal is not made with one big yes. It is formed with a series of preceding small Yeses.”

From small Yeses that increase your agreeability to the ultimate yes to confirm signing on the dotted line. The reason of talking about matters that excite your prospect during the warm up is to collect simple Yeses. Make it a goal to increase your agreeability with a meld of at least 10 Yeses or sincere nods before pitching the offer. These are from topics both of you and the prospects were genuinely involved at. Congratulations, You’re halfway to the big Yes.

📍 “Tact is not just choosing the right words. It is also choosing the perfect timing.”

Basic rule is “Adjectives for involvement. Noun for action”. Be ultra sensitive to the effect of every word you say and when is the opportune time to drop it. Reserve synonyms on perfect junctures along your pitch. Use mental pause, laughter and intonations calculatedly. Influence is done with right tact and calibrated spontaneity.

READ ALSO: Subtly Learnt Sales Strategies from Reading Crime Novels

📍 “Only Today Offer (Limited Time Offer) is not imposed. It is availed smoothly when you made a good job on insinuating the fear of loss over the hope of pleasure”

Urgency is the emotion of time. LTO works because of successfully triggering urgency on prospects. Do not just ask the prospect if they like being an owner. Ask if they like being an owner ON THE DAY. When they fear missing out an offer, it is unnecessary to explain why they have to get the offer on spot. Ask what delays their purchase whenever it is affordable now. Ask what if you can arrange a payment term for them, would they want to start it stat? Compose two on spot offer arrangements as your final close. Money is never a reason of not buying on spot. It is the lack of urgency – the fear of losing the ownership.

Many sales persons are already doing those supposed secrets. But most do not really know the rationale of why they are doing it which unfortunately leads to not knowing what is the desired outcome on the prospect’s reception. Thus, kissing the sale goodbye.

It is not enough that you know what to do. You also have to know why a certain maneuver has to be done. That’s the difference between you and the Master Closer. When at the end of your pitch you still ask why you have not close the deal on spot, well it is because you have not done these eight secrets rightly. Still, keep trying.

Every Closer on the line order knows the “Gameplan”. But only the front liners know the “secrets” on how really the Gameplan works. This is why Master Closers are assigned to the red leads. They master how to let the magic of the Gameplan work. The sorceries of selling – On spot.

Coffee is for Closers | Starbucks Christmas drinks, leather planner to boost your Q4 Sales, 2018 targets

Maximize this season’s purchasing confidence with sweet twists of your prospect’s usual cup of coffee while letting them realize how lovely it is to be an owner of what you are pitching.

It is always exciting to close deals on the last quarter. Consumers, because of year-end bonuses, are bent on owning something they love. Maximize this purchasing confidence with sweet twists of your prospect’s usual cup of coffee while letting them realize how lovely it is to be an owner of what you are pitching. Set the meeting at their nearest Starbucks cafe and get your lay down owners the red cups they deserve.

RED CUPS FOR RED LEADS

The red cups are back and these are for the red leads. Sweet irresistible overtures blinking a yuletide vibe of whopping new accounts on your pipeline. Close on spot at Starbucks! These are for master Closers like you too!

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CHRISTMAS TREE PEPPERMINT DARK MOCHA
Decadent dark mocha topped with green tea whipped cream and finished with glittering sprinkles of green and red candies. VANILLA NOUGAT LATTÉ (below L)
Rich taste of custard-like, slightly floral French vanilla and nougat notes. TOFFEE NUT CRUNCH LATTÉ (below R)
Toffee nut syrup blended with velvety steamed milk and espresso shots. Topped with whipped cream and crunchy toffee nut crunch toppings. *All also available in Iced and Frappuccino® (Coffee-based and cream-based) format.

 

 

 

SAVORY AND SWEET COMPLEMENTS TO YOUR HOLIDAY DRINKS

May it be a slow cooked marinated turkey, herbed egg omelet, slow roasted Christmas ham or a Mexican flavored chicken breast fillet, Starbucks got your Yuletide feast covered. All best with your choice of any Starbucks beverage. A seventeen (17) layers of crêpe with Belgian chocolate cream filling cake is also a new favorite!

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(Below clockwise) CHICKEN FAJITA ROLL, 
HAM & EGG ON BRIOCHE BUN and
CHRISTMAS HAM, EGG WHITE AND EDAM CHEESE ON CROISSANT BUN 

 

 

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Hit Your 2018 Sales Goals with Leather-encased Planner


Starbucks Philippines 2018 Planner_4Apart from the leather sleeves that exudes corporate appeal, inside are a stencil ruler to mark important dates and a cleverly-designed calendar that can be folded in a shape of a cup to keep you abreast on your sales performance. May it be naked or sleeved, indeed a motivating and organizing tool to set more sales appointments and scale up more lucrative deals for 2018. Available in “blue and green hues” reminiscent of the calm of the season or the “warm pigments orange” that is as festive as the Kape Vinta card it frames. Which color would you love to own?

TWO WAYS TO OWN IT FOR FREE:

  1. PhP 7,000 single receipt: Bulk purchase of food and other retail items (merchandise, whole bean and Starbucks VIA®, Teavana®) worth PhP 7,000 entitles the customer to one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner.
  2. 9 + 9 Stickers: Avail of a Starbucks® Christmas Traditions Promo Card from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018 for free at any Starbucks store. Collect eighteen (18) stickers, to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner. Nine (9) Holiday Featured Beverages and Nine (9) Any Starbucks Core Handcrafted Beverage of your choice EXCEPT bottled beverages .*Collect stickers from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018. Redeem your Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner until March 8, 2018, at any Philippine Starbucks stores.

 

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“Hot caramel macchiato in a mug please.”

This year’s Starbucks Christmas menu seemly rephrase this usual plea to my barista. Definitely be spending more of the days to Christmas at Starbucks, may it be a sales meeting or a usual “Coffee is for Closers” off-day. For this season, It would be,

“Hot toffee nut crunch latte in the red cup please. And roasted turkey and chicken with bacon on cranberry bread.”


Starbucks Christmas menu is available by November 2 until January 8, 2018 ONLY. To share in the experience, please visit in stores or online at www.starbucks.ph