Friday, February 26, 2021

Try the AXA Life Wellness Quiz and win P200 worth of Lazada vouchers


Evaluate your health and lifestyle using the AXA Life Wellness Quiz.


Do you know your health risk score? Simply put, it’s the probability of your getting sick. Now, it’s easy to find out with the AXA Life Wellness Quiz, a fun and engaging quiz that evaluates your health and lifestyle using your interest in food and fitness.

“The AXA Life Wellness Quiz gives people a fun and unique experience in determining their needs in terms of health based on their current lifestyle. This helps them as they try to adhere to our resolutions that we made for the new year,” said Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines president, and chief executive officer. 

Try the quiz and be one of the first 500 quiz-takers to take home Php200 worth of Lazada vouchers. To avail, answer the AXA Life Wellness Quiz via  www.axa.com.ph/lifewellness

Be sure to input your correct contact information. After the quiz, if you qualify, check your phone for an SMS with the e-gift, along with specific instructions on how to redeem the voucher. Promo will run until the e-gifts last.

To know more, visit www.axa.com.ph and follow AXA Philippines’ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AXA.Philippines and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/axa.philippines/.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Playventure Picnic Ground, a new outdoor dining experience at SM Center Pulilan

 

Come & breeze through a new outdoor dining experience at SM Center Pulilan's Playventure Picnic Ground, located inside the Pulilan Bike Trail. 

This newest mall attraction that was launched last February 13,  provides a unique dining adventure where shoppers can breeze through and  enjoy a fun picnic bonfire with relaxing music and favorite food to match.



A contact-less way of booking a themed picnic spot is done thru FB Appointment and ordering of food from mall's food stores via Chat to Shop.

The Picnic Ground is open daily from 6PM to 10PM.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

#Reinvent Wellness With Globe At Home: A Virtual Fitfest for All!


#Reinvent Wellness With Globe At Home FB Live event on Feb 27, Saturday 10AM


On February 27, enjoy a fun fitness weekend featuring your celebrities at Reinvent Wellness @ Home: A Virtual Fitfest for All!

Hop on the Globe At Home Facebook page starting at 10 AM for a day full of exciting and insightful activities that highlight the importance of holistic wellness, which takes into account the overall health of the body, mind, and spirit.

Happening on the same day at 4:00 pm, join Coach Kyla Cho from Electric Studio, the country’s first indoor cycling boutique, as she leads an exclusive spinning class—BLACKPINK-style! Make sure to visit the official event page at glbe.co/WellnessAtHome and click Going for more details!

That’s not all! Globe At Home subscribers can also join the Electric Studio raffle promo where one lucky winner will take home their very own indoor cycling bike plus three months UNLI class access to Electric Studio! 250 subscribers will also win a 7-day UNLI pass to classes to kick start their fitness journey. To join, just register through the Globe At Home app. Promo ends on February 24 and the winner will be announced on February 27 during the Facebook live event!

Being part of exclusive events like this is one of the many perks and rewards of being a Globe At Home subscriber on top of a fast and reliable internet connection. If you wish to know more about Globe At Home’s offerings, go to shop.globe.com.ph for more details!


Thursday, February 18, 2021

AFFI: The Perfect Pitch - A Virtual Franchising Sales Pitch

 


"Put yourself into the business. You have to be determined. You have to learn. There’s no" such thing [as formula for success]. It’s really hard work, and then you have to be financially prepared. Be prepared to win some, and lose some." -      Richard Yap, actor, entrepreneur

SOURCE: ABS-CBN.COM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/09/14/16/meet-richard-yap-the-entrepreneur

 

Although Richard Yap juggles his job as an actor and entrepreneur, it didn’t stop him from venturing to new business ideas to keep his passion in business alive. Later, he became a partner in a Chinese restaurant known as Wangfu. He didn’t only invested in this, he also took up culinary classes to learn more about the cuisine.

Everything is a learning experience, even when starting a business. Join us on AFFI’s The Perfect Pitch- Find the right franchise for you on February 20, 2021.

Here’s the link to register: http://bit.ly/2NgST8z

 


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Stepping up romance for Valentine’s at The Manila Hotel


Valentine’s Day is synonymous to a time for wining and dining. It is also the perfect opportunity to show your love and appreciation to your favorite people, or your significant other. Here

A dinner to remember

Be inspired to take your special someone out on an ultimate date night at The Champagne Room, touted as the most romantic room in the country—the exquisite backdrop to many proposals and declarations of love. The destination of choice for top-tier dining, The Manila Hotel reopens its signature French restaurant exclusively for heart’s day weekend.

Escape the monotony of everyday dining and let your palate escape to France with our especially curated Valentine’s set dinner which kicks off with Pan-Seared Foie Gras and Lobster on melon gazpacho, followed by decadent entrees like Aged Sherry-Scented Roasted Pigeon Consomme with stuffed morsel and sous-vide poached quail egg; and Sweetpea Mascarpone Agnolotti (butter-parmesan emulsion with prosciutto). For mains, you have a choice of generous Chilean Sea Bass in creamy balsamic-pomegranate sauce, Oriental risotto, and fresh market vegetables or our signature Beef Tenderloin on wild mushroom puree, with Anna potato and market vegetables. End your night by lingering over dessert—a must for any romantic occasion—with Raspberry Delight on pistachio shortbread, and a Valentine Praline.  

As an added treat, lady diners will be given one long-stemmed Ecuadorian rose. Combine all of this with the chic French ambiance and intimate seating, and your Valentine’s Day will be complete. 

The gourmet dinner will be available from February 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2021 at Php4,500 nett per head. Don’t wait though—a table for two at our Champagne Room is always a hot commodity. Call us now for a reservation and book a table at 85270011. 


Sweet surprises

It’s easy to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift with our range of premium and delicious chocolates. Chocolate gifts have long been a staple of Valentine’s Days for decades, so what better way to show your love than with our handcrafted chocolates. Two new items from the Deli will surely make your Valentine’s night all the sweeter. Surprise your loved one with either the Valentine Praline Bouquet or the Chocolate Strawberry Bouquet. 



For only P980 nett, the Valentine Praline Bouquet is exactly that—a round bouquet of hazelnut gianduja-based pralines, with highlights of rolled pistachio nuts. Timeless and popular, round bouquets are popular in weddings, but this artisanal chocolate bouquet is one that will surely add a sweet touch to Valentine’s Day. 

The Chocolate Strawberry Bouquet, which sells for only P1,380 nett, combines the taste of juicy strawberries and the comforting sweetness of chocolates loved by many. Dipped in artisanal Belgian chocolate and interspersed with a pink variant, this is a perfect gift that says a lot. 

These sweet surprise variants can be pre-ordered starting February 8, 2021, from The Manila Hotel’s Delicatessen, or by calling 85270011 or 09989501912. 

And just in time for this Sunday, the Valentine-inspired Raspberry Delight heart-shaped cake combines three ingredients that make the perfect combo: Chocolate Mousse brings sweetness and mellowness; raspberries an acidity note; and pistachio biscuit just the right crunch. For only, Php1,300 nett, this indulgent dessert is just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. One-day pre-order is recommended.

The Delicatessen also has a host of other chocolate gift items in regular boxes and collectible boxes like heart-shaped sinamay containers. From Belgian chocolate bars to assorted pralines to heart-shaped concoctions, you have numerous options to choose from. 



Monday, February 8, 2021

Spread The LOVE With MINISO

 


Japanese fast fashion brand Miniso celebrates love and life this Valentine’s Day with adorable finds that make perfect gifts in this season of love.

Express your love with Miniso’s heart shaped pillow. Available at Miniso.



There are pastel colored heart shape pillows with embossed sweet Valentine’s messages to hug and to hold. Express your love and care through the power of words with Miniso’s Valentine’s inspired notebooks and pens. 



Keep your loved ones cool and hydrated with We Bear Bears water tumblers and Cookie Monster water bottles.



Spread the love to your special someone as well as family and friends with these heartwarming gifts from Miniso. All these and more are available in Miniso stores located in most SM Supermalls nationwide.



For a more convenient shopping experience, you can also check out these Miniso items and more at Shopee, Lazada and Miniso Philippines’ Official Website- https://shop.minisoph.com/.

For more updates you can also follow @MinisoPhilippines at Facebook and Instagram.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Reinvent Family Bonding With Globe and Disney’s “Unboxing Celebrations”

 



Each new year brings a fresh perspective, a new way of looking at things that helps us make each day better than before. With the situation we are all facing, we need to do more than just get by, especially where our home and family are concerned. In the coming year, we need to reinvent the way we do things for ourselves and our loved ones. Fortunately for parents, Globe and The Walt Disney Company Philippines bring “Unboxing Celebrations”, a fresh new collection of fun activities that you can do with your children at home, featuring some of Disney’s beloved characters. 


       

“Unboxing Celebrations” has a lot in store for kids and kids at heart, starting with easy DIY instructional videos that will surely pique the interest and creativity of the little ones.  Last Christmas, it featured the following activities perfect for the whole family to enjoy:

 

Fun DIYs

Give the classic gingerbread house a twist by designing it based on Carl and Ellie’s charming home in Disney and Pixar’s “Up” or make time more exciting by decorating it with latte art inspired by “Frozen II”. And since cheese boards have become quite the trend today, learn how you can make it into a Mickey-themed one and impress your friends on social media.

 

Magical recipes

The kitchen is a place where a lot of magic can happen. Don your apron and let the kids give a hand in making tasty Frozen Snowflake Waffle Donut, Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookies, and Wookie Cookie Cups. They can also help in cleaning up after!

 

Crafts & Gift Ideas

Bring out the scissors and glue because it’s crafting time! Have your kids create their own pretty Christmas decors like Disney Princes holiday trees, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Holiday Stocking, and Finding Dory Wreath to be displayed in your home.

 

Story Time

Finally, fans of the Frozen franchise will surely love to read or listen to more adventures of their favorite Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, and Olaf! Your children can even reenact these tales complete with costume and props.

 

Last December, Disney and Globe also brought Christmas experiences through a virtual DIY arts and crafts session with a first of its kind e-meet and greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Christmas downloadable e-cards,  and exclusive Disney gift boxes with surprise items from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars for lucky Globe customers.

 

You can still check out and follow these videos on disney.ph/unboxingcelebrations and watch out for more magical experiences you can do at home only from Globe and Disney.

 

 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Xiaomi Introduces Redmi 9T in the Philippines

 



      Redmi 9T disrupts the smartphone segment with exceptional performance and multi-day battery life

      Redmi 9T released in the Philippines. Price starts from P6,990, 48MP rear quad camera + 6000mAh + 18W fast charge.

 

Xiaomi Philippines today announced the addition of a new Redmi smartphone: Redmi 9T. Redmi 9T was designed to deliver the exceptional performance and multi-day battery life that users crave without compromising on photography capabilities and overall design.

The fun launch event played with Redmi 9T’s tagline, #PowerUp. In addition to leveled up games and promos that highlighted the phone’s noteworthy features, the evening also featured a powerful performance from Filipino parkour athletes.

 

Develop cinematic photos, spend less time editing

Redmi 9T is a photography powerhouse with its 48MP AI quad rear-camera. The device’s 8MP ultra-wide angle camera accommodates large group photos and wide landscape shots without cropping, while its 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor enable stunning close-up shots with professional-level bokeh. Redmi 9T is also equipped with a new movie frame feature that gives photos a more cinematic look and feel without editing. It also sports a new time-lapse feature which offers various speed and duration values for shooting so users can capture creative time-lapse photos without tapping a DSLR or other professional camera. 


Performance shines through with powerful chipset and high-capacity battery

Despite its lightweight design, Redmi 9T packs a punch with its 6,000mAh (typ) battery and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 chipset. Combined with its 11nm energy-efficient processor, Redmi 9T delivers higher performance with less heat production and lower power consumption than previous generations. Moreover, MIUI battery saving mode and reverse wired charging capabilities help maximize all-day, and even multi-day usage. 

The Redmi 9T comes with 18W fast charging and an in-box 22.5W charger. 

 

Durability and comfort join forces for a superior smartphone experience

Redmi 9T features a modern and minimalistic design with its rounded corners and an anti-fingerprint textured back. Its 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 offers a crisp and clear viewing experience and strong protection against cracks and scratches.

Redmi 9T also comes with Widevine L1 and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certifications for a more enjoyable viewing experience. The device is available in four delightful color variants: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, and Ocean Green.

 


More to love with expandable storage  

Complete with Dual SIM and microSD expandable storage, Redmi 9T offers expandable storage of up to 512GB so users can keep their favorite apps, games, photos and videos all on one device. Infrared blaster support would come in handy on your Redmi 9T. 

Price and Availability

Redmi 9T will be available in  4GB + 64GB at a price of PHP 6,990.00. Meanwhile, the 6GB + 128GB version will be available at PHP 7,990.00. Both of Redmi 9T’s versions will be on sale at the Xiaomi Philippines Flagship Store on on Lazada and Shopee on January 29, 2021. There will be a special offering of PHP500 off for the 4+64GB variant for 24 hours.

The new Redmi 9T will also be available with exclusive freebies at Authorized Mi Stores and resellers only during the official sale.

Friday, January 22, 2021

NutriAsia and Papa team up with DepEd to teach students about proper nutrition

 

School children from Regions I, X, XI, and the Cordillera Administrative Region received DepEd workbooks and Papa products for a truly unique learning experience

 

Proper diet and nutrition are crucial in young children’s formative years. These foster proper development for children, leading to good health, intelligence, and behavior, thus giving them better chances in succeeding later in life.

In light of this, NutriAsia and Papa forged a partnership with both Marylindbert International and the Department of Education (DepEd) for school year 2020-2021, the Pinggang Pinoy Pina-Sweet Sarap Comprehensive School Program. It is a special module that teaches the importance of having the right diet and nutrition. Powered by Papa Banana Catsup and Papa Spaghetti Pack, the program aims to educate Grade 1 and 2 Filipino students about how keeping a good diet with the right nutrition leads to proper and healthy development.


In photo (L-R): Department of Education Usec. Diosdado M. San Antonio and Former DepEd Regional Director and K to 12 Curriculum Consultant Dr. Paraluman Giron paved the way for the partnership with Papa Catsup.


“With the Pinggang Pinoy Pina-Sweet Sarap Comprehensive School Program, we have a whole plan ready for teaching young Filipinos how to keep a proper diet and take in the nutrients they need,” said NutriAsia President and COO Angie Flaminiano. “We hope to be a part of their good growth and development and, in turn, the Philippines’ growth as well.” The Pinggang Pinoy program will be launched in 30 participating schools across the country, namely in Regions I, X, XI, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

The class module is the first in the three-stage Pinggang Pinoy program. The second stage will involve cooking demonstrations and activities that will show students and parents how to prepare healthy snacks using Papa products. The final stage will involve a cooking contest that will challenge students, teachers and parents to create unique recipes using Papa Banana Catsup and Papa Spaghetti Pack.

Papa’s advocacy of helping educate Filipinos in the classroom and beyond has also led them to produce edutainment Facebook videos for NutriAsia’s HomeSchool Program. These videos can be viewed at https://nutriasia.com/homeschool/

For more information and updates on Pinggang Pinoy and NutriAsia’s other initiatives, visit the official website at www.nutriasia.com, and follow NutriAsia on Facebook.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

5 commuting hacks in the new normal

 

 

 


When commuting, wear your face mask and face shield properly at all times.


With the holidays over, thousands of Filipinos are coming back from their hometowns or simply traveling to get to work.

 

If you are one of these commuters, please remember that the pandemic is not yet over, and strict health protocols are still in place. However, there are ways for you to be able to get to your destination safely. AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, is here to give you some tips on just that.

 

Prepare for cashless payments. Many transport services have implemented cashless paying schemes as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. For example, ride-hailing apps only accept bookings if you will pay through your e-wallet or credit or debit cards. Also, trains and some buses only allow passengers to ride if they have a reloadable contactless smart card. To avoid any hassle, make sure that you have the necessary apps and cards. But if you have to pay with cash, it’s best to prepare the exact amount to lessen physical contact.

 

Always bring your essentials. When you take public transportation, you may be at risk and be exposed to many strangers. Remember to always protect yourself by properly wearing your face mask and face shield. It’s also best to bring a spray bottle of alcohol and a pack of sanitary wipes to not only clean your hands, but to also sanitize handrails, windows, and other surfaces in a public vehicle.

 

Check required travel documents. Since regions in the country are under different levels of quarantine, some places may have stricter policies and health measures than others. This means that some cities may require you to present certain documents prior to entry. These may include a travel pass issued by municipal offices or city chief of police, medical certificate, company ID, and a negative RT-PCR result. Because of this, make sure to do your research before traveling and prepare whatever is necessary.

 

Keep yourself entertained. If you’re going to ride the train, a bus, or a van service, expect the lines to be long. Since these modes of transportation can’t operate at full capacity, you probably have to wait in line for a long time. So, fight the boredom and frustration by keeping yourself entertained. Before you leave the house, you can download movies or a television series that you can binge-watch on your phone as you wait in line. You can also create a music playlist, listen to podcasts, install new games, or bring a pocketbook to help you pass the time.

 

Avoid talking and eating. When in public transportation, refrain from talking or eating as this will require you to open your mouth or take off your mask. Conversations can wait until you are indoors and no longer around strangers. Likewise, make sure that you eat before you leave the house so that you won’t get hungry while travelling.

 

Have an emergency contact. When you’re on the road, regardless if you are commuting or riding a private car, it’s best to have someone to reach out to in case of emergencies. To help with this, AXA Philippines has Rescue Line, a special service accessible through the Emma by AXA app that provides 24/7 free access to emergency response such as roadside assistance, police, and ambulance anytime, anywhere. With just a few taps, professional help may be requested, and your loved ones will be simultaneously notified of your emergency situation and current location. What's more, AXA has also enhanced its emergency response services with Rescue Line’s geotag feature which can help pinpoint your location faster and more accurately. You may download Emma by AXA via App Store and Google Play and register or create your account, even if you are not yet an AXA insurance policyholder.

 

For more information about AXA Rescue Line, visit https://axa.com.ph/rescue-line .