Wednesday, March 29, 2017

11:54 PM

A Warm Welcome Coming Home From A Tough Day

It is not an uncommon scene in the house, that whenever someone comes home from school or from the office, they seem to drag their bodies in and just crash somewhere in the couch. Every day, the body tackles a lot of different kinds of stress from work or from studying. The body may take a lot of beating from every day commute or physical tasks at hand.   And when it is coupled with a mind that is beaten and exhausted, anyone could break down.

Fortunately, there is an effective way to ease stress in the comfort of anyone’s home. All it takes is a good 5 to 10 minute hot shower, and everything could feel good again. Midea, the world’s leading manufacturer of consumer appliances, understands the need for having home solutions that are not just good in fulfilling its function at home but in making  every home a place where the family can relax and do whatever a family is supposed to be doing— bonding over movie marathons, dining with home-cooked meals together, and much more.
With Midea’s lineup of water heaters, anyone from the family coming home stressed could immediately enjoy a nice hot shower. Unlike the conventional way of heating water from the stove, submersible water heaters, or even from other similar models, Midea’s water heaters have the surprisingly friendly Quick Warm Heating Element that allows it to immediately spurt out hot water. A tired body is relaxed by a hot shower which easily loosens muscles and joints. The tension and possible inflammation from overuse and strain of muscles and joints during the day is eased off, much like how a massage does, but more convenient. Hot showers also improves blood circulation, giving your body a boost in healing itself.

Quick hot showers are also good for the skin as it opens pores and clears the skin of toxins and other impurities that it may have gotten from the environment outside the house. Just keep in mind that hot showers shouldn’t go over 10 minutes or it might dry up the skin.

Luckily, as another good practical surprise, Midea Water Heaters are equipped with Safety Sensors that regulate the temperature it applies to water that would keep the skin from getting scalded.

Coming home with a headache, or worse, a migraine can be eased off by hot showers as well. It could easily alleviate the pain after taking that warmth in. It is also known to be a good natural way of decongesting nasal passages and in helping reduce insomnia.  All of these benefits from taking a hot shower with a Midea Water Heater could help reduce anxiety brought about different stress factors. This allows every family member to feel comfortable whenever they are home, which could even ease some stress from their relationship with each other.

Midea definitely wants every family to experience how enjoyable hot showers are and to have peace of mind whenever the electricity bill comes because a hot shower with a Midea Water Heater just costs as low as Php 8.00 for every 10-minute turn. Feeling refreshed in the morning, the whole family is more than ready to take on any challenges of their day ahead.

For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at http://midea.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MideaPhilippines.

Monday, March 27, 2017

11:24 PM

90's Pop Icon Britney Spears Is Coming To Manila

Breaking News: Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears is coming to Manila on June 15, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena for her first-ever and much-awaited concert in the Philippines.
Iconic pop sensation Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history with nearly 150 million records worldwide. In the U.S. alone, she has sold more than 70 million albums, singles and songs, according to Nielsen Music. Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single “…Baby One More Time,” a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash and international hit that broke sales records with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide and is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S.
Her musical career boasts countless awards and accolades, including six Billboard Music Awards and Billboard’s Millennium Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry as well as an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award. So far, Spears has earned a total of six No.1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 22 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 — four of which went to No. 1. Spears has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005.
Her cutting-edge pop concert Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been voted “Best Show in Las Vegas” and “Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas.” Spears has also been creating fragrances for over ten years, and currently has 21 fragrances available in over 85 countries around the world.
Tickets to Britney Spears – Live in Manila will be on-sale beginning April 5 at 10AM. Book online at SMTickets.com or call 470-2222. Presented by Bench and Wilbros Live.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

4:24 AM

PH’s Top Fast-Food Chain Adds Two Of Today’s Hottest Teen Stars

Jollibee, the Philippines’ top fast-food chain, welcomes two young and dynamic teen stars to its growing family. Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, stars of a recent blockbuster teen romance film, are featured in Jollibee Yum Burger’s latest TV commercial that aired last March 5, 2017.

The new TVC alludes to a classic 1980's ad produced by the fast-food chain, which showed just how irresistible Jollibee's langhap-sarap appeal is, even to foreigners. For decades, Jollibee stayed true to its langhap-sarap claim and ensured that the Yum Burger maintains its 100% beefy, langhap-sarap goodness.

“We see incredible potential in Julia and Joshua, young millennials who believe in always seeking out the best in everything: in their respective careers, their daily decisions, and of course, their burgers,” said Jollibee AVP for Marketing Kent Mariano. “They embody a generation that won’t settle for anything less than the best and knows that for 100% beefy, langhap-sarap, there’s always the Yum Burger.”



Coming home

“I was just so happy,” the young actress shared. “Jollibee was a big part of my career when I was starting out, so this endorsement is like coming home.”

Julia first endorsed the Yum Burger in 2014, which she said was “one of the best choices I’ve made so far.”

Despite being part of a renowned showbiz clan, Julia shares many things in common with other young Filipinos her age growing up. She admits to being a batang-Jollibee, with the brand being around constantly for the most important moments of her life.


“I have so many memories with Jollibee and we always went there as a family,” she shared.

When asked why she loves the Yum Burger (her favorite is the Yum Cheeseburger), the young actress answered: “It’s uniquely delicious and Pinoy. Isang langhap mo pa lang, alam mong sarap agad ang matitikman mo.”

A project worth waiting for

Joshua Garcia, on the other hand, is relatively a newcomer to Philippine showbiz. He was first seen on a long-running TV reality show, where his candid personality and relatable life story resonated among millions of viewers.

Like Julia, the 19-year-old actor was emotional upon finding out that he was chosen as an endorser for one of the country’s biggest, most-loved homegrown brands.

“I really prayed and waited for a project like this,” Joshua shared. “I cried when my handler confirmed that my Yum Burger endorsement is a go.”

The Batangas-born actor shared that he missed out on a Jollibee childhood. “I only experienced Jollibee when I started out in showbiz. It was a very memorable experience when I finally walked in a Jollibee store and bought myself a meal that I paid for with my own money.”

“I love the Yum Cheeseburger, too, because it has this kumpletong sarap,” he said. “And I love that it’s made with 100% beef. You can easily smell why it’s the best. Amoy pa lang, ang sarap na.”“We hope that Julia and Joshua will inspire Filipino millennials to continue their pursuit for the best,” concluded Mariano. “On Jollibee’s part, we will continue our efforts to ensure that the Yum Burger will always have that 100% beefy, langhap-sarap goodness, that young Pinoys all over the country love.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017

9:53 PM

Appreciating The Gardenia Pocket Sandwich With My Friends

I'm absolutely a fan of bread and pastries. I love sandwiches as well. One of my favorite spreads is peanut butter. Like me, my friends used to bring sandwiches in the office. We even share and exchange foods sometimes.

I was one of the fortunate bloggers who got invited to try the new Gardenia Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pocket Sandwich. It was new to my ear although I know Gardenia offers a variety of sandwiches, rolls, etc. who is perfect for snacks. I know because I used to buy it in the grocery for my kid's school snack.

Few days after I pick-up the Gardenia Pocket Sandwich from AMPR in Ortigas, I brought few of them in the office. My friends scrutinize it right after they tasted it. It was indeed new to them as well as to me.

We shared the Pocket Sandwich and they all like it. Especially the lady below. She truly enjoys every single bite she had with the #PocketFullOf from #GardeniaPH.



They said they adore so much the two flavors as we eat the sandwich on a coffee break. They are planning to buy a box in the supermarket.

I prefer the Gardenia Chocolate Pocket Sandwich than the Peanut Butter Pocket Sandwich. The chocolaty taste and soft Gardenia bread complement each other. 



One thing I admire about it is the easy to go look.  Actually, the Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is now available in leading supermarkets for only Php 15. 

By the way, Gardenia Chocolate Pocket Sandwich is high in iron, folate, vitamin b1 and source of vitamin A. While the Gardenia Peanut Butter Pocket Sandwich is high in iron, vitamin B1, B2, and A.  Nutritious right? Also, it was baked fresh everyday so you can enjoy your favorite sandwich anytime and anywhere.

For more details about Gardenia Pocket Sandwich, visit their website at www.gardenia.com.ph and you can also check them on Facebook and Instagram for more details.
3:41 AM

Powerclean Chemicals Powder Detergent No-Chalk Challenge

We used to do the laundry at home, sometimes we tend to visit laundry shop to lessen the hassle. However, we still wanted to make sure that our soil clothes will be totally clean and smells good. In my case I rarely visit laundry shop instead I do the laundry. It was nice to know different brands who offers laundry detergent with various types of use but not all of them are effective when it comes to cleaning the clothes.

I was so thrilled to be part of the First Powerclean Bloggers Event, It was such an amazing day to learn new things about cleaning, the Powerclean Chemicals brand and its products who are included in the Bahay Pack. 




During the event, they introduce us the 6 Powerclean Bahay Pack products. These are the following:

- Powder Detergent
- Liquid Bleach
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Multi-Purpose Cleaner
- Liquid Handsoap



There was also a demonstration of No Chalk Challenge. It was so exciting to know that they do the challenge with other 4 leading brands who are popular today in the market. However, I can't disclose here the brands that they use as challenger to their Powder Detergent Wave Supreme. Let's call it brand A, B, C, and D.

To give you the details of what happen during the No Chalk Challenge, watch the video below:


I am sure that you are excited to know which of the brands who uses chalk in their detergent powder? So do I that is why I'm presenting to you the photo I took few minutes after the challenge. It was like, OMG! they really don't have chalk!



To be honest, Ms. Marita Relampangos, SME Head of Powerclean Chemicals and the R&D Team told us they also use chalk. However, they uses the kind of chalk who dissolves easily. They use it even its a little pricey because they want their customers to keep coming back to them and I also learned that chalk is needed as part of the ingredients of detergent powder to have the talc or powdery effect so that the detergent will not get cake (buo-buo). 

I even, tried the powder in soaking our white clothes and I made some experiment. I left the soak clothes for a week and when I came back, I thought that it will smells bad, in my surprise it wasn't. I can actually testify it because it happen for real. No gimmick and no lies that is why I recommend it to all of friends and family.

One thing I love about them is that the products is affordable, it is also eco-friendly because they don't leave residue in your drainage and most importantly, it has a high quality when it comes to cleaning. Powerclean Chemicals can also be considered as a one stop shop for cleaning solution because they have a wide range of products from cleaning chemicals, laundry & janitorial supplies, kitchen hygiene supplies, dining and restroom hygiene supplies, cleaning and janitorial equipment, dish washing machine and pest control & cleaning services.



Powerclean Chemicals is a proud brand of Oxychem Corporation who has already satisfied a great number of clients for 12 years. Powerclean does not just sell, it also assists and provides technical assistance and consultancy as well when you use their products and services.  For more information about their products, you may call Tel. 477-4595; 477-4575; 531-4444. Email them at info@ppowerclean.com.ph. Visit their website at www.powerclean.com.ph at like their Facebook page at www.fb.com/powercleanofficial.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

2:09 AM

The Sharp Steamwave Oven: Your Quick and Reliable Kitchen Partner

If there is one thing we, Filipinos, are known for besides our hospitality, it would probably be our love for food. From deep-fried favorites to local sweets and delicacies, the dining table
is never short of one spectacular dish or two.

This love for food also made way for us to experiment on different ingredients and cooking techniques, producing even more mouthwatering dishes. But usually, in our passion to find the dish that would tickle our taste buds, we have forgotten to be more cautious and picky with the ingredients we use. While experimenting on food items sounds fun, it can also become time-consuming, expensive, and unhealthy.

With the right equipment though, you can turn even the simplest of ingredients into a scrumptious—and nutritious—meal.

The Sharp Steamwave Oven is a 3-in- 1 cooking system that allows you to Steam, Grill, and Reheat. With its different features, you can keep on cooking your favorite dishes and at the same time explore new recipes.

Using the Steam feature, you can have healthier meals in just a press of a button. The oven is built with a non-steam vent for a hassle and mess-free cooking. Steaming also keeps the food’s nutrients, color, and texture intact for a more appetizing meal.

Steaming might sound bland at first but with some creativity, it might just become your favorite cooking method. Not only can it be used for vegetables and fish, but it is also a viable cooking technique for meats like pork and chicken and for some desserts too.



Try this simple steamed salmon with asparagus and white wine recipe with your Sharp Steamwave Oven. See how this healthier and tastier option can jazz up your lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

Butter

Asparagus

Dill sprigs

Salmon fillet

(next)

Lemon zest

White wine

Salt

Pepper

Instructions:

1. Spread small amount of butter in the bottom of a foil basket.

2. Place the trimmed asparagus stalks in the buttered foil and add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Lay the salmon fillet on top of the stalks. Drizzle some oil and add more salt and pepper.

4. Add some lemon zest and two dill sprigs.

5. Pull up the ends of the foil basket to create a shallow bowl and then pour some white wine. Wrap and close the foil basket.

6. Place the basket in the Sharp Steamwave Oven tray and then steam for 10-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.

7. Plate and then serve.

Steamed dishes with the Sharp Steamwave Oven can be your newest favorites. And with the Grill option, you can even explore on other great recipes. Whether you’re up for any steaming, grilling, or simply reheating, your dependable kitchen partner is here to help.

The Sharp Steamwave Oven—your quick and reliable kitchen partner for meals with nutrients, colors, and textures, still in place.

Visit the nearest authorized Sharp dealer to know more about the Sharp Steamwave Oven or visit the Sharp official website www.sharp.ph, Sharp Philippines on Facebook, and @sharp.ph on Instagram.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

5:50 PM

All The Unexpected Features For Your Expected Needs At Home

The home is where the word comfort is probably felt the strongest. It is a space where its residents can truly loosen up and relax their tensed bodies after a day’s worth of work. It is also where people can really have enjoyment in cooking and eating their food, because it is where they probably tasted their favorite food from their parents’ cooking. The word home has served as more than just a space of comfort and sustenance, it has always been a reason for people to do better in life— in a way making the home better.
 
One way of making the home better is by filling it in with appliances that could make the home life easier, especially with the chores. While people try to get the most convenient and easy to use equipment. They also tend to get those items that looks good in the space it takes up. Midea, the world’s leading manufacturer of consumer appliances, understands the need for having home solutions that both satisfies form and function that provides surprisingly friendly solutions. With top-notch technology and stylish looks, Midea appliances could also easily get a space in anybody’s home.

 
One of which is Midea’s Induction Cooker that has a sleek design which gives it a stylishly futuristic look. It could sit lavishly on any kitchen counter top and don’t take that too much space— perfect for those living in condominium units. It is a common notion that induction cookers need specialized pans to cook food, but the truth is, as long as a magnet will stick to your pan there is no need to buy new sets of cookware to use Midea’s Induction Cooker.
 
It is also easier to control the temperature of the pan, unlike with its predecessors – the gas stoves and other electric cooktops. It is easier to clean because the food only gets cooked in the pan and not on the cooker. At the same time, it won’t burn your hands or fingers, because of its flameless heating and Auto Safe shut off feature that automatically cools off the cooker. It is safe, efficient, and stylish all in one.
 
And when the going gets tougher every day, and cooking food faster is becoming a challenge, what is usually done is putting leftover food in the microwave oven, and doing a replay of a meal a family already had. What homemakers don’t know was they can actually cook or even bake meals in the microwave oven. With just a few quick adjustments with the settings, Midea’s lineup of Mechanical and Digital Microwave Ovens could cook meals faster than the conventional way of doing it in a pan.
 
This suits well to those who are always on the go, and didn’t have that much time to prepare their food, or, to those who need to prepare a feast real quick before their guests arrive. Aside from saving time for other things, cooking with the microwave oven makes every meal healthier, because quick cooking locks in more nutrients in the food and because it is not necessary to use oil, the food cooked in the microwave oven has 10% less fat compare to conventional frying.
 
When it is already time to cool down coming home from work and a hearty meal, Midea has a lineup of Non-Inverter and Inverter Split Type Aircon. One of the common challenges in trying to own an aircon unit is the fear of having some insanely high cost on the electric bill. Midea responds to these challenges with their expertise and advance aircon technology.
 
Consumers can enjoy the benefits of having an aircon for a longer time without that big cost on the bill with Midea’s Eco Mode feature and DC Inverter Technology. This allows the user set their desired temperature, while Midea does the rest on saving up on energy maintaining the ideal temperature throughout its use. Plus, the consumers won’t need to worry about the noise while they sleep, because Midea added a Quiet Mode feature in its aircon and keep its operation silent.
 
And another great thing, Midea gives its customers Installation Subsidy to save more on the cost of owning an aircon, given that it will be done by an authorized installer. This is just one of the reasons that makes Midea lead in the after sales warranty category in the Philippine market. Midea prides itself in providing a 5-year warranty for its compressor, which only shows their confidence with the quality of their products. And what’s even more amazing is how these air-conditioning units would look good in any room.
 
Midea will always be at the forefront of improving their products through extensive research and constant innovation with how they manufacture their technology. This expertise in providing surprisingly home friendly solutions with high quality functionality also meets the consumers’ tasteful eye for style by making these products an appliance to behold on any wall or kitchen counter top.
 
For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at http://midea.com.phand  Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Midea Philippines.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

3:31 AM

Maya Kitchen Top Eats Presents Come Forth

Delicious meals and comfort foods are mostly found right on our kitchen. We prepare our own food for our family its because we want it and we love it. I was once again invited to witness another food demonstration in one of the best cooking institution in the Philippines, The Maya Kitchen.

Top eats present Come Forth Kitchen, as they showcase their signature dishes in a Saturday afternoon in the Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center. 



The show us the live demonstration of how they cook their Tinapa Caesar Salaf, Longganiza Pizza, Pulpog with Rice, and Malungay Basil Pesto. These dish looks like easy to do what hard to start. Chef Alfred first dish was the Malungay Basil Pest which look so interesting and healthy because of the fresh ingredients that he used. He prepare the pesto sauce by combining the malungay leaves, basil and fine nuts in food processor while adding a little oil and season it to taste.

The  Chef Rowena make the Longganiza Pizza and creating the dough from the scratch. She added the tomato puree and arrange gracefully the toppings. She said it was best to serve hot. Then, it was followed by the Tinapa Caesar Salad which don't have an appeal to me. (I'm not a fun of veggie :P)



But what's next was the Pulpog with Rice with is so interesting. Chef Alfred give us tips on how we can season the pork belly and how to make it more tender. Putting salts all over the pork belly overnight help it to make the meat more tender and tastier. He toss the meat with vinegar, red onion and spring onions and topping it with poached egg makes the dish more special.


My personal favorite was the Malungay Basil Pesto and the Pulpog with Rice. I'm sure when I visited the Jupiter St. area in Makati some other time. I will definitely drop by to Come Forth to have the two. 

You can also try other menu of Come Forth Kitchen by visiting them at the Jupiter St. in Bel-Air, Makati. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @ComeForthKitchen. You can also visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center at Liberty Building in San Lorenzo, Makati City or email them at contactus@themayakitchen.com if you have inquiries.