Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Uncover the flavorful difference of cooking with AJINOMOTO SARSAYA OYSTER SAUCE

Cooking is a major survival skill nowadays. So you may as well learn to enjoy it by making it fun and easy. There are many simple ways to make plain food interesting. You don’t have to follow some complicated recipe or create a whole new dish. Instead, you just have to be creative about how you cook it and then think about the flavors you want to go with them. That's why Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation brings us its latest product; every homemaker's partner in the kitchen --- Sarsaya®   Oyster Sauce. What's more exciting is their celebrity endorser. The King of Primetime, SPO2 Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay of Ang Probinsyano : Coco Martin.
Coco Martin, celebrity endorser

Last February 23, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation held a press conference at Hotel Madison 101 in Quezon City for the launch of its newest product, Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce, and celebrity endorser, "Ang Probinsyano" Mr. Coco Martin. 

Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce is concentrated from real oysters, complete with seasonings to provide a delicious blend of savory, sweet and salty taste to any dish.

Pen Alvina, Ajionomoto's
Category Manager for Menu Seasonings

According to Pen Alvina, Ajinomoto’s Category Manager for Menu Seasonings, “Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce is a unique brand of oyster sauce that is created to suit Filipino taste and preference, making many Filipino dishes like ginisang kangkong and adobo more flavorful and delicious.” 

Chef Mac

During the event, a live cooking demonstration and cook-off was facilitated by Chef Mcrhyan Rodrigo. Chef Mac cooked Filipino favorites Ginisarsayang Kangkong with Tokwa and his own recipe, Thai-style Stir Fried Chicken using Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce.

Guests were also invited to participate in a cook-off, where they discovered the convenience of using Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce to turn ordinary dishes extra special and flavorful. 

No less than the Primetime King, Mr. Coco Martin, was chosen to endorse Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce. Aside from being a big fan of his grandmother’s cooking, Coco graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Coco claimed, “Kakaiba dahil lasang oyster na oyster!” He loved how Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce can  add that delicious and authentic oyster flavor that truly enhances simple dishes.

Sarsaya® Oyster Sauce is available in 30g pack and 156g stand-up pouch. Also try Sarsaya® Sweet and Sour Sauce, available in 200g stand-up pouch, for a delicious blend of pineapple and tomato flavor.

Here are some easy peasy recipes you can prepare for your family :

Ajinomoto Philippines  Corporaton (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC live by its  promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, AJI-SINIGANG® Cube, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® SEASONED CRUMBS®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, SARSAYA® Oyster and Sweet and Sour Sauce and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Herbalife Triathletes begins with a bang at Tri-United Series

Below are the top finishers of the first race for the Tri-United Series held in Subic Bay Philippines, where Herbalife triathletes Lezette Albarote, Laarni Paredes, Madel Argosino, Ronald Molit and Hiroshi Takei proved that they remain a strong contender for this year. 

The Herbalife triathlon team  

Race results: 
Lezette Albarote (1st Place = 40-44AG and 3rd Fast Bike Split)
Laarni Paredes (2nd Place = 35-39AG)
Madel Argosino (2nd Place = 18-24AG)
Ronald Molit (2nd Place = 30-34AG)
Hiroshi Takei (3rd Place = 45-49AG)

Lezette Albarote, 1st place in 40-44 age group and 3rd in fast bike split

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Get the BEST DEALS from Hello Kitty by Tupperware

When Princess Y and I watched the Hello Kitty Live-Fashion and Friends last year (December 21), we saw a booth selling Hello Kitty stuff. We both fell in love with the products (love at first sight lang ang peg) & told Unica that we will save up money to buy those HK cuties. She agreed. Such a sweet and understanding little girl.

I am one of the fortunate mommies chosen by our family's trusted brand, Tupperware Brands PH to try their newest products and what's more exciting is they'll be sending over Hello Kitty treats not just for my Unica but for me as well. Yehey!!! Like, who doesn't love Hello Kitty? I think every single person, people of all ages know and love the iconic Sanrio character, agree?

Recently this box of Hello Kitty treats came in the mail.

Before I share to you what each product is, let me tell you that these Hello Kitty products are offered for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. Huwag ng magpatumpik tumpik pa. Get yours now!

I'll start first with what caught my attention: Hello Kitty Eau Fraiche. The cute bottle itself will surely capture a Hello Kitty lover. When I tried it, the more I loved it. It has a sweet subtle scent which enhances my natural smell. 😉I used it when I attended an event in a confined place with my (blogger) friends and know what? They loved the smell and even sprayed on them. 

I think Coco Martin, loved it as well. 😁 Taken last Feb 23, bloggers event.

This 60mL Floral Fruity Hello Kitty Eau Fraiche costs P899. But since it is offered on a limited time, it only costs P599. You save P300! Great buy! If you want to smell good or would love to have an expensive perfume but can't afford as of the moment, this is highly recommended (Sing bango pero hindi sing mahal) . 

It has three fragrances for all generations.

PINK - for a modern, feminine, sweet and romantic person 

BLUE - for a lover of music, life of the party, forever effortless forever fun and cool 

PURPLE- if you are warm, passionate, enjoys making a statement and has a unique personality this one will suite you.

Next is the Hello Kitty Kids+ product line. My kids have been using the Kids Plus product line of course from Tupperware Brands PH for months and to be honest, even us (MITD and I) love the fresh smell of our kids and we are confident that our kids get their needed protection more than ever Read my review HERE

Say hello to more happy days with the Hello Kitty Kids+ line. Make your little ones super happy and shower your little princesses with love and cuteness. Even during bath time, you can make every moment special with Hello Kitty. With unique plus+ ingredients that deliver specific kids care benefits. It has a fun sweet-smelling scent, pH-balanced, Hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested AND mama-tested. Lol. Sshhh... yes, I used the Head-to-Toe wash last night and as of this writing (time check 7:45am) I still smell the fresh and sweet fragrance. (Walang bahid ng magdamag.😁) That's almost 12 hrs already! Woot! 

HEAD-TO-TOE wash 200mL 
* with Pro-Vitamin B5
* it gently cleanses and conditions kid's sensitive skin and hair
* strengthens hair shafts, resulting to thicker and shinier hair
* Regular price is P270, but it is now offered for P159. You save P111 (ka ching-ka ching!)

*with Allantoin
*prevents irritation and inflammation while soothing the skin
*with low-dusting mild formula that decreases the risk of inhalation. 
*Regular price is P260, special price of P159. Save 101

* with Hydraplus formula
*contains moisturizers to help prevent dryness leaving kid's sensitive skin soft, smooth and freshly fragrant
*Regular price is P270,but offered P159 for a limited time only. You save P111.

This Hello Kitty Dining Plate is so adorable. My picky eater turned choosy-no-more Princess Y, would eat anything as long as it is served in this microwave-reheatable Hello Kitty-embossed plate. Yey! Finally. Thank you Tupperware , that's why we love you! 😘 more fruits and veggies coming up! 😉 

It comes with a free cutlery set. It also comes in a Hello Kitty gift box.
* It has 2 colors : Fuchsia Kiss and Chili
*Regular price P399 

** 1 Cutlery set includes 1 pc spoon and 1pc fork retails at P299 per set

BUT when you buy any 1 Hello Kitty Dining Plate, you will get the matching Cutlery Set for FREE!  You save P299! How cool is that?

And last but definitely not the least, is this ergonomic, eco-friendly, especially designed in our favorite Sanrio character: Hello Kitty Eco Bottle with sipper seal for convenient drinking. 
*It has tight screw-on cap makes it leakproof.
* Available colors: Jet Black and Chili
* Regular price is P299 each. But if you buy any 1 at a regular price, you will get any 1 for only P99. You save (tumataginting) P200! Wow. Best buy! 

So now that I have shared with you what's inside the box from Tupperware Brands PH, what are you waiting for? Get up now and head on to the nearest TWB branch and get you and your little ones this ever coveted Hello Kitty items! Again, this is offered FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. 

To know more about the products and wanted to give it a try, feel free to visit their website, www.tupperwarebrands.ph .

For the price list, you can download their latest brochure or you may also visit the Tupperware branch nearest you. check the list of branches here.

For more details and promos, visit their Facebook page. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter as well.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Prioritize your family’s nutrition with the LG Linear Inverter Dual Door-in-Door refrigerator

Modern living has spawned several unhealthy lifestyles that have resulted in families’ poor focus on nutrition. This in turn has become a major health hazard, causing diet-related illnesses like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis, to name a few.

Needless to say, eating nutritional food and observing healthy eating habits should really be taken seriously in every household. If there is one prominent appliance that can play an important role in the food and nutrition of families, it is the LG Linear Inverter Dual Door-in-Door refrigerator, where global technology innovator LG has come up with the most advanced combination of technology and design. 

LG Philippines Home Appliances Vice President Youngmin Chae said, “We at LG continue to bring technology innovation where it matters most—the lives of people. Our Dual Door-in-Door refrigerator is the first in its market to have six doors built-in in its units, thereby maximizing functionality, design and convenience for healthier lifestyles.”

LG’s Dual Door-in-Door™ maximizes space, allowing you to stock weeks’ worth of nourishing supplies and have the right food for your family at your disposal, without the time-consuming trips to the grocery or worries of spoilage. LG’s Hygiene Fresh+™ technology uses a five-stage filter that eliminates most food spoiling agents such as dust, fungi spore, acidic and alkaline odors and bacteria. The system removes up to 99.999 percent of air-borne food contaminants and purifies the air inside the refrigerator so that fresh produce and perishables last longer.

Buy a variety of fruits, store pre-cooked meals that you and your kids can bring to the office or school or toss up salads to put in containers inside the refrigerator so that you will never have to worry about skipping meals or buying greasy and artificial food from outside.  The right refrigerator can help you plan your menu for at least two weeks and safely store the ingredients, maximizing time spent in the market or grocery.

Designed with exterior door storage plus another layer between the outer and inner storage, LG’s revolutionary refrigerator allows you to place your favorite food in an easy-to-reach area while dramatically reducing cold air loss. The outer door area provides quick access to snacks and drinks without cold air escaping from the inside, which cuts energy costs and keeps food fresher longer. Furthermore, LG’s standard Inverter Linear Compressor not only reduces energy consumption inside the refrigerator, but also brings down both noise levels and internal friction so that more energy is used for cooling.

Equipped with next-level technology, the premium LG Inverter Dual Door-in-Door refrigerator is currently in the market for Php 169,995 (35 cu.ft) and is backed by a 10-year LG warranty.

For more details, visit www.lg.com/ph, like LG Philippines’ official Facebook page or follow on  Twitter and Instagram.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taco Bell presents its Cheesiest Burrito : The Cheesy Core Burrito

Damas y caballeros, su atención, por favor 
(Ladies and gentlemen, your attention, please)

Recently, selected members of Certified Bloggers headed by Ms. Sol Razo, were invited at the launching of the Cheesy Core Burrito at the newly opened two- storey location Cyberpark Tower in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. 

The place features the brand’s ‘Live Mas’ concept and is open until 2:00 AM on weekdays. This is also the first Taco Bell branch in the Philippines that has integrated a Dairy Queen counter right inside the store. How cool is that? :-) 

What is Cheesy Core Burrito?

Imagine a burrito with a melted cheese center, it features a "core" of a red nacho strips smothered with Taco Bell's signature three cheese blend and nacho cheese sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla surrounded by seasoned beef, Mexican rice, cool sour cream and red sauce wrapped into a burrito. A mini cheese burrito stuffed inside a classic Taco bell burrito. That's what Cheesy Core Burrito is.

Are you drooling yet? I AM! Already satisfying on its own, the Cheesy Core Burrito is available at P139 ala carte. You may also pair it with nachos and your favorite soda for only P179. 

For more information on the Cheesy Core Burrito and Taco Bell's latest offering visit Taco Bell's official website at www.tacobell.com.ph and follow their official Facebook page and  Instagram, and the hashtag #TacoBellPHL across Facebook and Instagram.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bakers Maison presents more delightful artisan discoveries

Bakers Maison, Gardenia’s artisanal specialty bakery café, presents more exciting and delectable ways to enjoy its wide array of artisan breads.

Members of Bloggers Association of the Philippines

Last February 9 chosen members from Bloggers Association of the Philippines witnessed various recipes using Bakers Maison Whole Wheat Baguette, Ciabatta Classico, Sourdough de Maison, Classic Bagel, Chocolate Chip Bagel, and Raisin Cinnamon Bagel. All recipes were personally demonstrated by Chef Edwin Tan, a Malaysian Master Baker with around three decades of baking expertise held at the Bakers Maison Glorietta 4 Branch. Also present were Chef Joel Pamintuan and Chef Gianne Lopez of Puratos Philippines.

Artisan Discoveries

Through the technology and bread making expertise of Gardenia Bakeries Philippines and its collaboration with various industry experts, Bakers Maison Philippines delivers exceptional consumer value through its delectable breads and pastries inspired not just by traditional and authentic French recipes, but a fusion of flavours from all over the world.

During the bloggers event, Chef Edwin shares appetizing creations you can do with your favorite artisan breads.

Whole Wheat Baguette (originated in France) is a hearty, whole wheat version of our Baguette Parisienne, a French bread with a crisp crust and a chewy interior that comes in a light flavor that is uniquely Bakers Maison.

Ciabatta Classico

Ciabatta Classico (originated in Italy) is Bakers Maison’s rendition of the popular Italian bread with a crusty crumb and distinctive chew.

Sourdough de Maison
Sourdough de Maison (originated in Egypt) is a rugged and rustic bread with an upfront taste of rye.


Classic Bagel (originated in Poland) is a classic, soft, chewy bagel with a slightly crisp crust.

Chocolate Chip Bagel (originated in Poland) is our version of freshly baked bagel made with milk-flavoured chocolate chips to flavor the dough.

Raisin Cinnamon Bagel (originated in Poland) is another freshly baked bagel made with raisins and cinnamon to flavor the dough.

  * Broccoli Seafood Supreme Sourdough Sandwich

* Chicken Baked Pumpkin Sandwich 

* Refreshing Salad Tuna Bagel

* Oriental Chicken and Mushroom Sandwich

* Golden Fish Roll Bagels

*Fruity Double Chocolate Bagel

Quality and Freshness Guarantee

Bakers Maison is committed to quality and consistency and uses only the finest ingredients and original recipes to create the authentic French taste. All breads are partially baked in a clean and controlled environment and delivered frozen to the store, where final oven baking is done. This process, otherwise known as the “par-baked” method, guarantees consistent quality and freshness, made possible through central commissary production.

Store expansion

Bakers Maison rolls out business expansion through rapid store expansion to cater to more artisan bread lovers out there. Currently, Bakers Maison has stores located in LIIP Mamplasan Binan, Laguna, SM North EDSA, Landmark Trinoma, Waltermart Makati, Glorietta 4 and South Park District Alabang.

Gardenia’s artisanal bakery café formally open its franchise business this year and is currently looking for franchisees to further expand reach and open more stores.

Like Bakers Maison on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/BakersMaisonPH for more information.

Thank you Bakers Maison for having me :-)

Master Baker Chef Edwin Tan, Chef Joel Pamintuan and Chef Gianne Lopez

How a nutritionist can help your family enjoy better health

With the guidance of a Nutitionist,
You can attain a sustainable lifestyle and achieve
Optimum health.

When a family member gets sick or experiences recurring discomfort such as constipation, acne breakouts or cramps, we often self-medicate or go straight to a doctor – and very seldom to a nutritionist. 

However, consulting a nutritionist is actually a good idea because many of the ailments that we experience may be caused by improper nutrition, micronutrient deficiency, or high sugar levels that can be addressed simply by modifying our diet.

To help your family achieve better health, Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, shares how visiting a nutritionist can help you and your loved ones achieve optimal health. 

A healthy diet is the key to enjoy better well-being. Mostly, sicknesses and infections are caused by lack of nutrients because the body requires different vitamins and minerals to function properly. These nutrients aren’t naturally produced by the body, thus you can only get them from the food you eat. To help you achieve optimal health, nutritionists conduct a variety of tests to see what nutrients your body needs to boost your well-being and fight infections and diseases. 

Are you struggling to shed those extra pounds for a long time but seem like nothing has changed? 

With the help of a nutritionist, you can lose weight safely and effectively. He can evaluate your lifestyle as well as eating habits to give you a personalized health plan that suits your body and lifestyle. 

Another reason for visiting a nutritionist is to help you prevent certain health problems or conditions, especially if you are predisposed to having some illnesses because your family has a history of serious health problems, like cancer. 

Nutritionists can recommend changes in your diet and lifestyle to prevent this from happening. 

Nutritionists can also identify what food causes allergies and help manage it. He can offer advice on food that is safe to eat, ensuring that your body will still get adequate nutrients even if you stop eating those that trigger the allergy. He can also provide a diet plan which incorporates the safe food and offers tips on how to avoid an allergic reaction.

On top of that, a nutritionist acts as your coach who can teach you how to make healthy decisions and cook delicious, healthy meals. Indeed, with the guidance of
a nutritionist, you can acquire a sustainable healthy lifestyle and achieve optimum health.

For more information, visit http://www.solane.com.ph or check out Solane’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/solane.ph .

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day everyday with Baskin-Robbins

The month of hearts has finally come and love is in the air!

Surprise your loved ones with gorgeous Valentine's themed Baskin-Robbins ice cream cakes made with their favorite flavors. Top it off with a sweet message and choose the design, shape and size of your cake for that personal touch. Apart from ice cream cakes, you can also treat your special someone to Baskin-Robbins' indulgent beverages, frozen delights and a wide variety of ice cream flavors. Everyday is a celebration with Baskin-Robbins! 

Visit Baskin-Robbins shops at :
  • Central Square, Bonifacio High Street
  •  Uptown Place Mall
  •  SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City
  • Greenbelt 5 
  • Glorietta 5 in Makat
  • Fairview Terraces
  • Trinoma Mall 
  • SM North (Main Building and The Block) in Quezon City
  • SM Southmall in Las Pinas
  • Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna
  • SM Dasmariñas in Cavite
  • SM Pampanga. 

For more updates, check out  www.baskinrobbins.ph  or its social media accounts: Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Behind the Brushstrokes : Meet The Artists

It is a common knowledge that China has a long and glorious history in both arts and traditional crafts.

Last January 29, I was invited again by Ms. Melanie Lee to meet the artists behind the brushstrokes and was grateful to chanced upon one of the sons of Mr. Chan Lim, Rolex. 

Mr. Rolex Chan Lim

Last time it was the Dr. Alex who showcased his talent and love for the arts with live demo and a quick painting lessons for the attendees. 

According to Mr. Rolex, none of the Chan Lim family members have formal degrees related to arts. The Chan Lim family holds 5 Doctors of Philosophy degrees (Ph.D.) These degrees are in the fields of engineering, educational technology and management. and they are currently engaged in leadership positions with multinational companies. 

Creativity in arts is an important area of focus for the family. Infusing Western with Eastern art and exposing these in different media enabled the family to develop art done on other materials like fan, lantern and porcelain plates.

The very first Chan Lim family art exhibit was in 1995 at SM Megamall. The family has held 15 exhibits to date, both locally and internationally.

CHAN LIM is the name used by the family patriarch in signing all his art works. The pen name was crafted out of his and his wife's last names.

Chinese instrumental music and non-fresh peonies filled the venue as we go around the exhibit,  feeling the Chinese vibe the more while looking at the 300 artworks done in porcelain plates, scroll and oil paintings. 

Chan Lim family of artists and students :
The brilliant people behind the brushstrokes

The family continues to get involved in the arts by  actively developing and promoting Chinese brush painting in the Philippines and abroad.

The Chan Lim family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artist in the country today, and is sought after in this field. Art classes are conducted in the family studio located in Pasig City. Their paintings can be found in private collections here and abroad. Their workshop fee is worth P6,000 per session for 3 hours. Maximum students per class is 15 pax.

The family patriarch during the tour. Does he look 80? He's too groovy for his age,right? :-)

There will be 8 exhibits scheduled in 2017, will have more than 200 art exhibit days. These art exhibits are to comemorate the 80th birthday of Chan Lim.

So what are you waiting for? Catch the Chan Lim exhibit for an extremely beautiful and delicate display of plates and scrolls and be inspired. 

The Chan Lim exquisite exhibit of plates and scrolls will be available until February 12, 2017 at SM City North Edsa The Block Atrium.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

" Home Sweetie Home" now on its 3rd year of setting good example for every Filipino family

The cast of Home Sweetie Home

Last January 31, "Home Sweetie Home" held a thanksgiving party as they celebrated their third anniversary. From their dating days, to getting married and starting their own family, Romeo (John Lloyd Cruz), Julie (Toni Gonzaga) and their entire family became part of every Filipino home. The show tackles the lives of our newly wed stars and their ways to address the needs of a growing typical Filipino household.

Every week, their show becomes a guide to married couples. Each episode shows situations similar to what happens in real married life.

For John Lloyd Cruz, it is important for him that his character, Romeo, sets a good example for their audience, aside from giving entertainment every Saturday night. 

He also stated that they put into heart the essence of each episode, they work together to make their program better, to reach out to their fans, reason why they are still on air for three years.

Toni Gonzaga is also happy that their program "Home Sweetie Home" celebrates another anniversary, stating that her work here does not feel like a chore at all. From the start, she never felt any pressure, they arrive on the set all happy and fine, and that her character, Julie, is very similar to the role she plays in real life. 

The ultimate multimedia star admits that at first, she struggled to play her role as a loving wife but has gotten used to it specially that she got married and started to have her own family in real life. 

Stay tuned and get to know what's in store for Romeo and Julie.

Also in the cast are Sandy Andolong, Miles Ocampo, Clarence Delgado, Ogie Diaz, Ellen Adarna, Bearwin Meily, Paul Sy, Jobert Austria, Mitoy Yonting, Nonong Ballinan, at Magda Alovera.

"Home Sweetie Home" is made by the program's creative team and directed by Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz under the business unit led by Raymund Dizon.

Mawawala ba naman ang photo opp?! :-) 

Don't miss "Home Sweetie Home" every Saturday, 6:30pm, right after "TV Patrol Weekend".