30 August, 2010
Luckily even with really little time to go around Cebu before we left for the Conference I've attended the next day then, my co-participants accompanied me to Starbucks while we left the conference for awhile.
We took some photos for our souvenir but one of the staff approached us that it is not allowed within the store premises. Really? I was thinking, do they not want free publicity of their store?
Among all the Starbucks I have been to in Manila, even here in UK, it is only Starbucks Cebu that told us this. Maybe they are afraid that the store interiors will be copied by other competitors, is that it? Probably! I was a little bit disappointed but that still did not stop me buying from them.
They allowed us though to take a photo outside in front of the store but the guard who took the photo did not include the name/signage of Starbucks on top of the store. My friends here would find that price is ridiculous and unreasonable... (hahaha!)