Monday, October 28, 2013

6:27 PM

Quick Tips and Tricks to Get You Through Your Daily Commute

A large portion of our lives is spent on the road. And while we spend most of our time on the road wishing we weren’t there, a few tricks and tips can make each minute an enjoyable and even worthwhile experience.

Stop complaining
While the traffic and public transportation situation in the country hasn’t changed a bit, complaining doesn’t help. Kick off your daily journey by not complaining and soon enough, you will find yourself calmer. Complaining doesn’t change anything so might as well enjoy the route, or better yet, leave a little earlier to avoid the traffic blues.

Hitch with a friend
Long unavoidable commutes are made more bearable when we have someone to share it with. Three-hour traffic jams, or even the hour spent waiting to catch a bus or a taxi becomes an adventure with good friends. Plan your day trips with friends or close coworkers to add a little fun on days when you expect traffic to be heavy. Having a friend during these times comes in handy.

Create a different playlist for everyday
Music is everyone’s saving grace. Make your car trips more exciting with playlists that pump up your energy. A different playlist everyday lessens the possibility of getting bored while on the road. Creating a theme for each day can also make car trips more exciting. You can also use your time to learn something new; podcasts on interesting topics are usually the best way to do this while on the road.

Fill up your “on-the-road” goodie basket with your favorite treats
Avoid getting hungry on the road by filling up your “on-the-road” goodie basket with hunger-curbing treats. From chips, nutribars, and even your favorite fruits, your goodie basket would definitely be a lifesaver during rush hour. Nestea Ready to Drink (RTD) is a favorite companion of commuters everywhere.

Making a comeback from the 1990s, Nestea RTD refreshes with three flavors: Lemon, Apple, and Lemon Ice. Conveniently packed in an easy-to-bring bottle, Nestea RTD is the perfect partner for the long hours on the road. So whatever the traffic situation, go ahead, take the plunge anytime, anywhere.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

9:32 PM

Get Beauteous: Practice No Leftovers Food In Plates

Get Beauteous | Beauty, Health, Wellness, Style, Fashion: Practice No Leftovers Food In PlatesI used not to finish the food in my plate before but not when I start working and earn money. I often told my friends to eat everything in their plates every time we dined out. Even today, that I have my personal family and starting to build good habits in our own table. I used to force my kid to finish his food because, as I always say to him, "not all people eat food that he is eating." Telling him that he is lucky enough to have more than 3 meals a day.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1:13 AM

Business To Blogger Networking Event Is Back!

Last year was a blast and I meet new faces as well as new blogger friends and other new business who showcase and share their products with us. This year, for sure will be more exciting...

Get ready and be part of this much awaited event of the year. Open for bloggers,  social media experts and more who can help you promote your brand to their thousand of readers and followers on-line.

This will be happening on November 16, 2013 at the Function RM. 1, SMX Aura, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

So what are you waiting for... show off your new products and services because we are the great portal for your business to reach the next level of your success.

Join now, there are only few spot remain for Bloggers and Sponsors. To learn more about the Blogapalooza 2013 visit or email

Bring it on and make it happen!
12:37 AM


As a way of giving back to the teachers, PLDT-Smart Foundation’s Gabay Guro program is holding the biggest event that pays tribute to teachers. The Grand Gathering brings the teachers together for an event featuring some of the biggest celebrities like Edu Manzano, Derek Ramsay, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Judy Ann Santos, Anne Curtis, Marian Rivera, Ryzza Mae, Rocco Nacino, plus a special tribute by Regine Velasquez.

Two lucky teachers will also win a house and lot, a brand new van, cash, and livelihood packages. This is made possible with the help of these Grand Gathering partners: PLDT Home, myDSL, Cyberya, Cignal, Sun Cellular, Smart, Megaclinic, Asian Hospital, Ayala Land, Inc., myPhone, Coca-Cola, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Johnson & Johnson, and American Home.

Admission to the Gabay Guro Grand Gathering is free but pre-registration is required. Teachers can do this on Gabay Guro’s Facebook page. More details can be found on @GabayGuro on Twitter and on the website.

For the last six years, Gabay Guro has been “changing the lives of those who changed ours” by helping improve the lives of Filipino teachers. The Foundation sees this as its way of giving back to the teachers for the tireless work and sacrifice they put into bringing education to the youth for the sake of the country’s future. It is anchored on Scholarships for exceptional Education students, Teacher Training for the continuous improvement in teaching 
methods, and easier access to Housing and Educational Facilities, Livelihood Programs, and Broad banding and Computerization. The Teacher’s Tribute, a pillar of which the Grand Gathering is part, also gives teachers the chance to celebrate the fruits of their labor.

Sign up to be part of the biggest tribute event for teachers, happening on October 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena!

Friday, October 11, 2013

6:57 PM

Low Sugar, Low Calorie... Healthy Beverage For Active Kids

Children run on seemingly boundless reserves of energy, staying from the house to the school and to their recreation grounds. Compared with adults, active children tend to retain heat more easily, thus lose more fluids in the body more quickly. The rainy season also causes rapid changes in the body’s temperature, which makes children more susceptible to fever, exhaustion, and dehydration.

This is why despite the cooler season, it is still important to keep them as hydrated as they are during summer time. Clean and safe drinking water is always the best go-to for hydration. However, since kids today are fussy with their drinks, parents should opt to give them a healthy alternative that comes as the closest thing to water.

Coconut water is an all-natural isotonic beverage containing electrolytes, which aid in replenishing lost liquids in the body, faster than any other liquid. It contains essential vitamins and minerals needed by children, such as more Potassium content than bananas; Iron, and Magnesium that are helpful for a boost in Calcium absorption of the body, and nervous system and muscle functions. It also improves metabolism, and is a great antioxidant to flush out body toxins.

Because we only want the best for our children, it’s time to shun away beverages that may quench thirst, but only contain empty calories and lack nutritional values.

Tropicana Coco Quench is the first locally produced coconut water drink in Tetra Pak packaging. The Tetra Pak technology ensures that the nutrients found in real coconut fruit are retained inside the drinkThis nature’s drink will surely pass the children’s demand for a delicious beverage, as it has the natural sweet taste of the coconut fruit. Not to worry, as it’s low in calorie and sugar, and without fat and cholesterol.

Start introducing a healthy lifestyle to your children through coconut water by serving it to the whole family during mealtime. Filled with nutritional benefits, plus its delicious taste, kids will keep coming back to this healthy drink. Tropicana Coco Quench is available in 1L pack perfect to serve at home, and in a 330ml ready-to-drink pack.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

5:52 PM

Tonkatsu has found its home in the Philippines

Fashion. Entertainment. Technology. Culture. Name it, and Japan will surely have something to offer. As one of the most innovative and powerful nations in the world, the Land of the Rising Sun is an influential country in just about any aspect. Located approximately 1,900 miles northeast of the Philippines, Japan’s proximity may also be the reason why Filipinos are no exemption to the Nihon invasion—not to mention the sponge-like adaptability of Pinoys.

Filipinos simply love anything to do with food so it is no wonder that Japanese cuisine has permeated the Filipino taste. And of all Japanese fare, tonkatsu’s familiar comfort of deep-fried pork and steaming rice combo is obviously a sought-after dish by many.

Although considered Yoshoku, or Japanese food with Western influences, tonkatsu is an authentic Japanese dish with origins dating from the late 19th century. And true to the Japanese virtue of patience and penchant for details, authentic Tonkatsu takes at least 3 days to prepare to achieve a distinct tenderness and taste.

Our fast-paced society makes authenticity almost a rare commodity, especially in food. The good news is, The Bistro Group, the force behind T.G.I.Friday’s, Italianni’s, Fish and Co., and Watami, has brought another player to their successful series of international franchises. Tonkatsu by Terazawa, brainchild of Chef Akinori Terazawa, promises that authentic and flavorful Tonkatsu is just a bite away.

With 20 years of successful operation to back it up, Tonkatsu by Terazawa has graced not only Japanese folks with their mouth-watering Katsu specialities, but has extended to countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. And now it has found its home in the Philippines and is ready to set the Tonkatsu standards even higher.

Despite the growing Katsu craze in the country at the moment, Tonkatsu by Terazawa is playing it differently by fashioning it the Nagoya way. Mr. Terazawa, a Nagoya native, differentiates this style through its usage of miso (soy bean paste); giving it a distinct sweet and salty taste. He only uses aged meat to give it a more flavorful quality. This process, as claimed by Mr. Terazawa, is the most important part of the tonkatsu process.

Tonkatsu by Terazawa is now open and would like to let you taste the difference. Drop by at Greenbelt 2, Ground Floor and experience Tonkatsu the way it should be.

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