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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Christmas Feast Ideas That You'll Love

December 22, 2021 0 Comments

There are two traditional feasts that Filipino families often look forward to during Christmastime: the Christmas Eve Noche Buena and the one that follows on the 25th itself, which is often held as part of a festive family reunion. Either way, expect those in charge of preparing the dishes to pull out all the stops to serve the most delectable food on the table for everyone to enjoy. 

And if that happens to be you, chances are high that you already have some recipes in mind to make each of these feasts a gastronomic delight to remember. They might even be all-time family favorites, or even hand-me-downs from your great-great grandparents. Having said that, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to learn a few more recipes just to keep things fresh and put something different on the table for Christmas. Two that are guaranteed to make you look like Master Chef are Meatballs in Black Truffle Sauce and Three-Cheese Truffle Macaroni and Cheese.


The recipes are as follows:



Meatballs in Black Truffle Sauce

Ingredients

• 2 slices white bread crusts removed, broken into pieces

• scant 2/3 cup whole milk

• 2 1/4 cups finely minced ground beef (or a mixture of meats, such as pork, chicken or turkey)

• 1/2 cup meat pâté

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper

• Plain all-purpose flour, for dusting

• Olive oil for frying

FOR THE BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE

• 1 tablespoon + 2 tsp butter

• A drizzle of olive oil

• 1 bunch spring onions scallions, finely chopped

• 1 carrot finely chopped

• 1 heaped cup button or oyster mushrooms finely chopped

• 3 1/2 tablespoon plain all-purpose flour

• 1/4 cup white wine

• 2 cups beef chicken or vegetable stock

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary

• 1/2 cup double heavy cream

• 1/2 teaspoon Umbria Black Truffle Sauce

Instructions

1. Place the bread in a bowl and pour over the milk. Set aside to soak.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the meat and the pâté. Add the soaked bread and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until smooth and well combined. Form meatballs by rolling walnut-sized pieces of the mixture between your hands. They should be about 1oz each. Dust the meatballs in flour.

3. Heat some oil in a shallow pan over a medium-high heat and fry the meatballs just until they are golden. Do not overcook at this stage as we are going to finish them in the sauce. Set aside.

4. To make the sauce, heat the butter and olive oil in a pan over a medium-low heat and add the finely chopped spring onions, carrot and mushrooms. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the onion is transparent. Reduce the temperature to low and add the flour to the pan, stirring with a wooden spoon to make a roux. Cook for about 4 minutes and then add the wine, continuing to stir until you get a paste and the alcohol has evaporated, then add the stock with the salt and rosemary. Keep stirring and cooking until the sauce thickens, then add the cream, stirring so that the mixture doesn’t split or curdle. Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes.

5. Put Umbria Black Truffle Sauce into the sauce, mix and fold and serve hot.


Three-Cheese Truffle Macaroni and Cheese



Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter, divided

1 cup mushroom (75 g), sliced

1 pinch salt

1 pinch pepper

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup milk (240 mL)

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (110 g)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (100 g)

2 cups shell pasta (400 g), cooked


TOPPINGS

½ teaspoon Umbria truffle oil

1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped


Preparation

1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper and cook until the mushrooms are softened. Remove from the pot.

2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the flour to the pot. Whisk until the flour is toasted, approximately 2 minutes.

3. Add the milk while whisking continuously to avoid lumps. Cook until the sauce is thickened.

4. Whisk in the Parmesan and cheddar cheeses and season with salt and pepper.

5. Add the cooked pasta and mushrooms. Mix until the sauce coats the pasta well.

6. Top with Umbria truffle oil, fold and add chives.


Of course, it’s understandable that you’d stop at nothing to make these year’s Christmas celebrations as grand as possible. After all, last year’s Holidays were mostly muted due to the pandemic. Now, the scourge that is COVID-19 is still here, but the country is showing signs of recovery and the quarantine restrictions are easing as a result. 


However, that doesn’t mean you and your family should be letting your guard down. Rather, continue to be vigilant even as you think of ways to gather everyone this Christmastime—ideally, sharing some sumptuous Meatballs in Umbria Black Truffle Sauce and servings of mouthwatering Three-Cheese Umbria White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese.


Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Goodwill Market Delivers Perfect Presents This Season of Giving

December 21, 2021 0 Comments

Gift-giving is made simpler with the goodies that have been bundled up for easy delivery by The Goodwill Market. Choose from a wide array of wholesome treats that have been packed into perfect presents to fit any lifestyle. Delivery is also hassle-free as your orders can be delivered directly to friends and family, to help you stay safe at home as you shop for the holidays. 


The Goodwill Market is an online shop owned and operated by Dygen Pharma Distribution Corporation (DPDC), a subsidiary of Dyna Drug Corporation. Its mission is to make premium brands more accessible to Filipino consumers with online orders and fuss-free delivery. DPDC General Manager May Panganiban says, ““This is a very valuable e-commerce service especially as everyone stays safe inside their homes. We have carefully curated our gift packages, which contain a wide selection of health and wellness products. You can also curate your own gift boxes from our selection of products that are on the website, for your corporate giveaways or for more personalized gifts for your loved ones.”



Check out these premium gift baskets that are made to share joy this season:


1. The Holiday Fitspiration package is for the health-conscious eater who pays special attention to their diet. It’s packed with wholesome snacks that are heart-healthy and guilt free.


2. Coffee, Tea, and Message From Me is a sweet way to show you care for their health and wellbeing, with yummy treats that are great for snack time or movie nights. 


Find out more about these festive gift packs from The Goodwill Market through their website www.goodwill.market and its official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram. Have these wholesome gift packs delivered directly to your recipient hassle-free this holiday.  To book your corporate giveaways, customized orders and special requests email customer@goodwillmarket.ph

Friday, December 17, 2021

Tuloy ang sarap at saya ng Pasko: Jollibee ensures safe and joy-filled moments this Christmas

December 17, 2021 0 Comments

It’s Christmas time once again and while the celebrations this year are still different from the big get-togethers of the past, it doesn’t mean that Filipino families can’t find simple joys to revel in.


In its newly released safety video, Jollibee again underscored how the brand upholds high standards of quality and safety across its entire operations, while letting customers remember the priceless moments shared with family and friends over great-tasting Jollibee food. Set to an original Jollibee Christmas tune, the video shows how families seeking the familiar joy of the holidays won’t have to compromise their “sarap, saya” experiences because Jollibee ensures that safety continues to be prioritized during the happiest time of the year.


“Nothing compares to the joy of being with family especially during the Christmas season. As a brand that has always strived to bring joy, we want to make sure that we don’t only focus on serving langhap-sarap meals, but also assure customers that they can have fun, safe, and worry-free experiences with Jollibee, whether in store or at home,” shared Francis Flores, JFC Philippines Country/Regional Marketing Head and Jollibee Philippines Marketing Head.


As more and more Jollibee stores in key cities reopen for dine-in services, the brand makes sure that its Alagang Jollibee promise is in the air just as much as the holiday spirit. Customers are warmly welcomed by fully-vaccinated store teams. Each staff strictly adheres to safety precautions such as wearing of masks and other personal protective equipment, promoting no-touch or cashless transactions, and regularly sanitizing different stations within the store.





For families who choose to have merry celebrations at home, Jollibee also ensures that their langhap-sarap favorites are prepared safely for Take Out and Delivery. Paper bags have safety seals on them, thermal delivery bags are always sanitized, and contactless delivery is practiced to guarantee safety once orders reach the customers’ doorsteps. 


To see how Jollibee prioritizes safety during the holiday season, you can check out the full video on Jollibee’s official Facebook page and Jollibee Philippines’ YouTube channel.


Visit JollibeeDelivery.com, download the Jollibee App, or order via GrabFood or Foodpanda to get your Jollibee favorites during the most wonderful time of the year.


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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Have A Merry GCash: Here are the many reasons why Life is G this Christmas!

December 14, 2021 0 Comments

 

GCash brings back the thrill of Christmas shopping, family gatherings over Noche Buena and the tradition of pamamasko with daily rewards and a chance to win over P50M worth in prizes.

 


Everyone surely longs for the warmth that the holiday season brings, especially in a country known to celebrate Christmas as a tight-knit community. Holiday shopping at bazaars and fairs, Christmas carols around the neighborhood, homecoming reunions, pamamasko and gift-giving may have been reduced to a dose of nostalgia for the past year but this time, GCash shows us that we are headed for brighter days! 


This Christmas, GCash, the leading e-wallet platform in the Philippines, is bringing to life these well-loved Filipino Christmas traditions and giving us more reasons to celebrate and be merry. GCash, the undisputed #1 financial app in the country with over 40 million users to date, is inviting everyone to Merry GCash, its biggest and brightest Christmas celebration, with guaranteed daily rewards and a chance to be the first GCash millionaire, digitizing your favorite Filipino Christmas traditions.


Showing that Life Is G during the most awaited season of the year, GCash enables users to share these well-missed holiday experiences with their loved ones, wherever they may be, and delighting them with exciting rewards and deals over the holiday season. 


Mag-Enjoy sa Christmas GLife Tiangge


GCash invites users to experience a more rewarding thrill of fulfilling wish lists and Christmas shopping. No more going through the dreaded Christmas rush, as GLife merchants will offer exclusive discounts and promos open for all users to enjoy! 


Simply click on GLife on the GCash app, select the MerryG category and shop from featured brands and MSMEs.


Globe at Home

Buy Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi LTE advanced modem and get a free TP-link extender

Buy Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi LTE Black Pink themed modem and get a free TP-link extender

Get 50% off when you purchase a TP-link extender

Auntie Anne's

Save as much as P115 when you get the Holiday Bundle, which includes a box of pretzel and 1 liter of lemonade for only P550


Food & Drink: Cafe Calypso, CiderBears, Dream Coffee, Mayani, Taste and Tell MNL

Health & Wellness: EYEPRO, VPharma, Other Options Lifestyle

Home: Shibui, Hamlet Kids Room, Magnificent Marketing, Orion

Retail & Fashion: Aug3 Clothing, Baby Cuddle PH, Bibs Manila, FanLife, Milkwear, Skinni


Mamasko When You Send Love, Send Pamasko


The tradition of aguinaldo will continue to live on even if we can’t physically visit our ninongs, ninangs or inaanaks. With Send Love, Send Pamasko, GCash gives us a convenient and safe way to send love to our loved ones and share blessings with partner charities. Even OFWs who can’t make it home can send their pamasko from anywhere across the globe to anywhere in the country with GCash.


It only takes a few taps to make a difference and make Christmas more meaningful. With Send Pamasko, users can donate in GLife for participating charity partners. Sharing the spirit of goodwill, GCash is partnering with ABS-CBN Foundation, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Save the Children, OFW Family Club, UNICEF and WWF. To send love to these causes close to your heart, select GLife on the GCash app and click on GCash For Good. 


If you are thinking of adding a special Christmas touch to your pamasko for your family and friends, Send Pamasko and Send with a Clip features allow you to use special themes created by partner charities and the GCash Barkada. Simply fill in their GCash number and total amount, add a thoughtful message, select from holiday themes and confirm the transaction to show them how much they mean to you. 


Magsaya With A Chance To Win 50 Million Worth of Prizes


Brighten up your holidays with more chances of winning just by using your GCash app. Catch up and connect with your loved ones this holiday season with the Lucky Load promo. For every PHP 50 worth of transaction through Buy Load on your GCash app, you get a Lucky Load ticket. With each ticket, you get to pick 6 out of 30 icons, and when you match at least 3 icons, you get a share of the pot prize of up to PHP 100,000.


GCash brings you traditional Christmas parols that are not only delightful to watch, but also rewarding to light up. With Shake it Up, Light it Up, users can collect as many parols as they can through the GCash app and light them up for daily discounts and prizes!


For a minimum spend of Php 100 using GCash, users earn one unlit parol per feature per day, which will appear the next day on their Merry GCash page on the app. Users can also ramp up their entries when they transact using GCash Padala, GSave, GInvest, GInsure, GLife and GCredit — serving as multipliers to instantly receive two unlit parols with just one transaction. Simply shake these parols to light them up and reveal their prizes. The first parol will give the user a guaranteed merchant voucher while the other parol entitles the user an entry for a chance to be one of 5,000 winners of the Merry GCash raffle.


Aside from giving away different packages, GCash will give away a Sari Sari Store Showcase to 3 GCash users. During the Grand Draw on Dec. 21, one lucky winner will be the first GCash millionaire. 


While waiting for the raffle draw, GCash users who participate in the Shake it Up, Light it Up will get daily discounts and prizes from partner merchants.


A+ Rewards x foodpanda

60PHP off with a min spend of 300PHP when you order from Jollibee via foodpanda

A+ Rewards x foodpanda

FREE DELIVERY with a min spend of 200PHP when you order from foodpanda

A+ Rewards x foodpanda

40PHP off with a min spend of 200PHP when you order from foodpanda

A+ Rewards x SHEIN

15% off when you purchase from SHEIN (no min spend) 

A+ Rewards x TeraBox

2-week free trial with TeraBox

A+ Rewards 

10PHP off with a min spend of 50PHP when you spend on Alipay+ Store

A+ Rewards x Mobile Legends: Bang Bang In-Game Voucher

30PHP off with a min spend of 200PHP when you make an in-game purchase on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Available for both Google Play Store & App Store)

A+ Rewards x Steam

10PHP off with a min spend of 50PHP when you purchase from Steam 

DITO 

P20 load voucher to buy DITO Regular Load or High Speed Data Promo, Min. Spend P199


While the ways we celebrate Christmas have changed over the years, especially during the pandemic, we all know that the greatest gift we can give is connecting and sharing joy with our family, friends, loved ones, and our kababayan in need of love. This Christmas, GCash is one with Filipinos in keeping the Christmas spirit alive with all the holiday surprises and promos it has to offer. All set to have a #MerryGCash? Click https://go.gcash.com/merrygcash and experience the many reasons why #GPaRinAngPasko with GCash!


About GCash

 

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Financial App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, customers can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 2.5M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, insurance and invest money all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.) since 2015.

 

GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs impacting more than 46 million Filipinos in the country today.

 

Monday, December 13, 2021

How To Take Care of Curly Hair Wig

December 13, 2021 0 Comments
Good looks are not something you earn but how you take care of yourself. Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. If you have a healthy lifestyle, your diet and nutrition are set, and you're working out, you're going to feel good. But on the other hand, some people have other ways to feel and look good. They love to use wigs to make a new look and to satisfy themselves. A wig can help make your hair look livelier and healthier. This is one of the most powerful accessories that women have been using for ages.

Let's talk about how to make your curly hair wig look more natural as always? There are individuals who prefer curly hair rather than straight hair wigs to enhance their look. Here are useful and easy tips to take good care of your curly wigs.

1. Soak the hair with water or you can just spray throughout the origin. Smoothen the virgin hair using a leave-in conditioner from Shea Moisture. Make sure that the product penetrates a lot until the hair ends. 

Apply mousse, a  hair foam that will also leave braids with a beautiful shine and a soft flexible hold. Pump mousse into hands and apply to dry, straight or curly hair or braid extensions to control flyaways or shape edges. 

It keeps your wig popping, still looks brand new, beautiful, glossy, and also the curls are very specified.


2. 
To clean your wig, use a pail, pour water, and shampoo on it. Simply get it all soapy and Place your wig right in there. Use a toothbrush to clean your lease. Please don't scrub it too hard to avoid ripping it.


3. Do the same way you clean your natural hair with your Full Lace Wigs. Use cool water to rinse the wig. Apply conditioner to make hair softer and easier to manage. Then use a paddle brush or a wide-tooth comb just to detangle all the curls in as well as get it smooth and nice. Finally, place your wig on a wig stand for it to air dry, which is the safest way to dry your wig.

Wigs, extensions, hairpieces, toppers - they are all supposed to make you feel more beautiful. Keep looking good.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Filipino Bloggers Network holds 10th Annual Thanksgiving Party

December 11, 2021 0 Comments



It was a decade ago when the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its first-ever Thanksgiving Party in a hotel in Quezon City.

This coming December 12, FBN will hold its 10th Annual Thanksgiving Party virtually to reacquaint with fellow members around the country and reminisce 120 months of challenges and cheers; 3,650 days of networking; countless stories and priceless memories.

Although the gathering will still be online just like last year, FBN members anticipate the annual get-together as an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while, not to mention the chance of winning some exciting prizes from the games and raffle draws. Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.



FBN currently has around 2,000 members across the country and abroad and continues to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members, even those based overseas. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from several brands are co-admins Divine Reyes and Richard Mamuyac and Lariza Garcia.

This year’s celebration is supported by the following generous sponsors:



BRANDS






PR PARTNERS






BLOG SPONSORS


SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC SERVANTS:
Rep. Eric Yap, ACT-CIS partylist
Rep. Joey Salceda, 2nd District of Albay
Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento, 1st District of Samar
Rep. Mike Defensor, Anakalusugan partylist
General Guillermo Eleazar
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte
Deputy Commissioner Randy Escolango, Insurance Commission

With the overflowing support and opportunities that FBN received this year from different companies and even from fellow members this year, the group sees bigger, better and double opportunities and events in 2022!

Follow Filipino Bloggers Network on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FilipinoBloggersNetwork

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

BELLAVITA celebrating its 10th year with an in10se!

November 24, 2021 1 Comments

BellaVita Land, serving the socialized housing needs of fellow Filipinos, is celebrating its 10th year with an in10se  (read as intense) look at the company’s milestones through the years.

 



 

BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS

Established in 2011, BellaVita means beautiful life. And that is what the company offers its people - from the employees, outsourced business partners, brokers and agents, suppliers and of course, our homeowners nationwide.

It all began with a team that set up the very first BellaVita project located in General Trias, Cavite. This maiden project has 12 hectares, 1, 205 lots and 4.5 hectares open space, including roads and utility areas.

From Gen. Trias, BellaVita’s land bank grew to 17 locations all across Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

 

PRODUCTS DEVELOPED WITH THE FILIPINO IN MIND – SAKTO SA ‘YO

We are founded on 5 Sakto Sa ‘Yo Pillars that ensure BellaVita homes are suitable for you.

SAKTO SA LOCATION

All projects are located near terminals and are accessible by various modes of public transportation.

SAKTO SA BULSA

Bella Vita housing units Poli Inner, Poli End and Gemelli and are priced to be easy on the pocket - from P450,000 to P1.2 million per unit.  Indeed, BellaVita has made it possible to own a new home for even less than a million pesos. Flexible and convenient payment terms are available to ensure ease in purchasing your new home.

SAKTO SA FAMILY SAFETY

Following the Ayala Property Management standards, all BellaVita units use quality materials and come with a 1-year workmanship warranty.  The neighborhood is gated for safety and exclusivity and is manned by security personnel on 24-hour duty.

SAKTO SA TASTE MO

Poli Inner, Poli End and Gemelli house units have a contemporary design that doesn’t go out of style. Each model passes form and function, making movement in your home easy and convenient.  Clustered neighborhood with enough open spaces allows you to be part of a friendly community.  Amenities are made available for you and your family to enjoy, such as:

·         Clubhouse

·         Basketball Court

·         Play Equipment

·         Guard house and gate

·         Common Parking Spaces

·         Landscaped open spaces

 

SAKTO SA LAHAT NG GUSTO MO

Surely, you’d want to live in BellaVita’s clean, peaceful and orderly environment.  Its well-planned community offers a balance of privacy even in the nearby open spaces yet allows you to build friendships with neighbors.  Your BellaVita home is the sweet fruit of all your labor.  It’s everything you need and want in a home.  That’s why we say, “Sakto Sa ‘yo!”

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

BellaVita believes in giving back, especially to those who are in need the most. Through the years, BellaVita has done outreach programs to help support different sectors of society, such as:

·         Aeta Community

·         Hero Foundation  - scholars

·         Galing BellaVita Awards for Outstanding Students in Academics, Sports and Arts

·         Cooking & Crafting

·         Diwa Ng Pasko – celebration for workers such as security guards, jeepney drivers, soldiers and nurses

·         Alagang Ayala Land Program –  We take part in providing livelihood assistance to local communities and small businesses affected by the health crisis by making venues available for them to sell their wares at the Ayala Malls.

·         Employees themselves donated funds to those directly affected by Covid-19.

 

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY

We care for the environment by tree planting and plastic recycling. A Materials Recovery Facility has been set up to process wastes into a feedstock for biological conversion or into a fuel source for the production of energy. The MRF process also helps to provide quality recyclables that manufacturers need to make certain products and goods.

 

IN10SIFIED

Celebrating its 10th anniversary has ushered a variety of activities to keep BellaVita sellers, residents, as well as employees, engaged and proud to be part of this growing family.  BellaVita talents unleashed with the songwriting competition, Awit ng Dekada, tagline contest Slogan-lingan, the painting contest, Sining Ni Bella and the BigaTEN Olympics for the sports enthusiasts. The Magic Quest: BellaVita Halloween Nationwide Online Open House was participated in both by sellers and residents.

BellaVita has intensified its online presence with the weekly Bibo Sa Bella raffle and Good Morning, Bella from Mondays through Fridays on Facebook Live.  A new partnership with online giant store Shopee is underway.  Buyers get the chance to win a new house, or score discounts you can’t get anywhere else.

We’ve come a long way since the first battle cry – Bahay Saya, Buhay Sagana. Lockdowns and quarantines have not prevented BellaVita from enhancing land and enriching lives of the Filipino people.

Compassion in any form of support has been part of the BellaVita mission and values.  All these efforts spur us towards our vision of being the dominant community developer for socialized housing.

“Through BellaVita, we have committed ourselves to enrich the lives of Filipino people. We provide affordable and quality homes to first-time homeowners and to those who need housing the most.”, says Ms. Mayi Rodriguez, COO of BellaVita.

To our business partners and everyone who supports BellaVita, follow us on social media and watch out for surprises as we count down to our IN10SIFIED anniversary celebration!

For more details about BellaVita, please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BellaVitaLandCorp)

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Sigurista Parent Approved: Sulit Must-Haves For Your Newborn

November 17, 2021 0 Comments

Being a new parent is such an exciting time. Whether it’s your first baby, or your second or third, every newborn makes any parent feel like they are entering a new chapter in their lives. But with the excitement of this chapter comes worries and fears about making sure you are giving your baby everything he or she needs. Sigurista Parents like you can’t help but want only the best for your baby!

 To help you get started, here are some of the items you need to invest in and stock up on as soon as possible. It will help make your baby’s first few months some of the best months of his or her life!

Drink up

One of the first decisions every parent has to make is how they will feed their baby. There is extensive research on the benefits of breastfeeding, so if you are going this route, it’s best you stock up on breast pumps, nursing pads, and nipple cream. If you’re going the bottle-feeding path, stock up on quality bottles and bottle brushes. There are also a bunch of sterilizers that you can look into to make the cleaning process easier for you!

Bath time is a fun time

For first-time parents, giving their tiny babies a bath can be daunting. To ease your fears, make sure you get shampoo and soap that are gentle on the baby’s skin, as well as soft towels to dry them off with. Invest in a bath seat or infant tub to lessen the chances of accidents in the bathroom.

Sweet dreams all night

Sleep training is becoming more popular among this generation of new parents. Not only will your baby have better sleep quality, so will you! Check out crib sheets and mattresses first, then extend your research to swaddles and hush machines. Soon you and your baby will wake up energized every morning!

 

Rash protection like no other

 

A baby’s diaper is one of the most important items in a parent’s must-have list. A Sigurista Parent knows that a good diaper will help keep the baby more comfortable and prevent unwanted rashes. That’s why it’s important for Sigurista Parents like you to invest in the best.

 

Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn has a 2-in-1 Rash Shield that helps prevent diaper rash that comes long periods of kulob and babad. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn the best diaper choice if you’re looking for superior protection from rashes for your newborn’s skin.

 

As a new mom, Sigurista Parent Camille Co shares how her adorable little girl is growing up so quickly and how choosing Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn has helped her savor every moment with her baby. “Sienna bug is growing up too fast! 😭 She’s already learning how to sit! Soon, she’ll be crawling. Someone press pause, please. Before we know it, we won’t be playing like this anymore and I’ll probably be chasing her all over the house. Imagine having to chase her countless times for diaper changes too? 😂 Good thing with @pampersph Baby Dry For Newborn’s 2-in-1 Rash Shield, we can do fewer diaper changes and not worry about rashes brought about by kulob and wetness.”

 


 

Mommy Fidelis on the other hand puts her baby’s comfort as top priority and Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn helps her provide this. She shares, “Playtime and bedtime are very important to growing babies like Francine. And ayokong naabala yun just because I need to change her diaper frequently. Kaya naman simula umpisa pa lang, Pampers Baby Dry na ang gamit nya that protects her all day from kulob and wetness. And most importantly, it has a #SiguristaShield kaya iwas rashes! Comfy night and day!”

 


 

You got this Sigurista Parent!

 

At the end of the day, you are the best person to judge what’s best for your baby. Don’t panic too much. Trust your parental instincts. Let your love and care for your baby guide your way. Start with the essentials and trust only the best-reviewed products with proven benefits.  

 

When you’ve invested in only quality products like Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn, you can rest assured that your baby is well taken care of. Camille reiterates, “#ChoosePampers and trust in its #SiguristaShield for more bonding moments and less stress.”

 

Add this Sigurista Parent essential to your cart today. Pampers Baby Dry for Newborn is available in the P&G Official online shops on Lazada and Shopee

Monday, November 8, 2021

PH’s 1st Stevia grower-manufacturer launches No Sugar iced tea mixes

November 08, 2021 0 Comments


GIDC, The Stevia Company, and maker of Glorious products, is bringing no sugar iced tea mixes in major supermarkets and groceries! Consumers who cuts on sugar in their diet can now enjoy low calorie, no sugar iced tea mixes that are sweetened by natural alternatives. 

Glorious Blend Lemon Iced Tea, Red Tea and Cucumber Lemonade that are sweetened iced tea mixes without sugar are especially produced for people who are cutting and avoiding food and drinks with too much sugar.


Glorious Blend iced tea mixes are naturally sweetened with stevia. The mixes are made from premium ingredients that include mixed berries, real black tea leaves, lemon, and real cucumber. It is low in calorie and loaded with vitamin C.

“Stevia has been regarded as a safe and healthy sugar substitute. It can sweeten foods, and it has several health benefits, including decreased calorie intake, lower blood sugar levels, and less risk of cavities,” said Maura De Leon, the woman behind GIDC, the country’s first FDA registered stevia grower and manufacturer. 

Before, stevia was restricted to the health food market without any FDA approval. However, it is now widely used as a natural substitute for artificial sweeteners in many products. 

While it has zero calories, stevia is 200 times sweeter than refined sugar and does not affect blood sugar. It is a popular option for people looking to lose weight but who want to reduce their sugar intake. 

Stevia is an herb that has been grown in tropical climates for centuries. It is a small bushy plant that belongs to the sunflower family and grows in Paraguay and Brazil, but it can be quickly grown elsewhere. For centuries, the people of Paraguay add them to their foods as sweeteners, and countries like Korea, Brazil, China, Japan, and South America, have long used stevia.

Stevia is now being widely used as a natural sweetener in various food preparations.

People who have diabetes can benefit from stevia. Choosing pure stevia extract can help maintain normal blood sugar levels and should be used in moderation. Stevia can also help cut down added sugar consumption, which can be beneficial for children. High sugar intake in children could lead to heart disease due to reconstructing triglyceride and cholesterol levels, contributing to children's weight gain. Substituting added sugar for stevia can minimize these risks. At the same time, moderate consumption of foods with stevia and other sweeteners can prevent adverse side effects and promote overall health.

Stevia products such as iced tea mixes, healthy coffees and chocolate beverages manufactured by Glorious, are approved safe by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for pregnant women or people who have diabetes. 

Incidentally, all Glorious Blend beverages -- from the 3in1 coffee, 4in1 Malunggay mix, 5in1 Brown Rice Coffee, 7-in-1 Mangosteen-Malunggay Coffee, 7in1Native Cacao Choco and Maxitrim with L-Carnitine, use Stevia which has no calories, no carbohydrates, and zero glycemic index. All of their instant drinks will keep you alert and energized throughout the day. 

For more information about Glorious products, log on to www.gidc.com.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Improve Your Home's Value With Minor Changes

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Everyone has a dream house to live in-spacious, well-lit, and comfortable across seasons. Though not all homeowners care about the interior design of the house - the furniture, and decor. 
Who would not want to improve the value of their home? The value of our property is very important especially if we want to sell it. But of course, if you want some improvement just for yourself or your intended lifestyle you should do some changes.

You do not have to spend a lot if you want to improve the value of your property. Several simple changes can do this for you. Here are some simple changes that can significantly improve the value of your homes.

  • Invest in items that will help improve the value of your home. Here are some furniture and decor from Arhaus' New Fall Collection that can help:

Modern style meets exceptional comfort in their Fresno Swivel Chair. Its curved, orb shape is expertly upholstered in a textural, knobby boucle fabric to make a warm and welcoming statement among any seating arrangement. Or, craft a custom look that perfectly matches your home’s aesthetic.

Inspired by antique French design, their Copenhagen Floor Mirror is framed in decorative moulding with a warm aged gold finish. Scrolling details at the mirror’s peak add an elegant flourish that complements both classic and contemporary décor.


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Organically Inspired, their show-stopping Carrinna Dining Table is expertly crafted by Mexican artisans from natural wood veneers hand-finished to enhance every unique detail. Each Tabletop is carefully shaped into a sophisticated, faceted design, complemented by a contemporary table base made from steel with a gorgeous, satin gunmetal finish.


Well-designed furniture settings make the house more functional, reflect the owner's house style, and make home spaces more spacious and luxurious.
  • Try painting the walls, changing the doorknob, repairing the driveway and pathway, and installing a water feature or an outdoor structure. Proper lighting can also make your property stand out at night.
  • Clean your yard. It is very important that visible areas in your property look pleasant. This greatly affects the perception of people about your property. Start with removing the eyesores. Examples of these are empty bottles, cans, and broken pots. Attend to the weeds and grasses. Get rid of weeds and mow your grass. This will surely create a more appealing environment for your home.
  • The bathroom and the kitchen are very important rooms. Some people are very concern when it comes to these areas, as the owner you may also want the bathroom to be clean, comfortable, and spacious. 
  • While the kitchen just needs to improve the fixtures, work on the storage, paint the walls and add details. Make it look pleasant. And most importantly, ensure that it is clean.
  • Repair the damages and check all the systems of your home.

Though people may have different homes, they have only one dream home and one life to live in it. Have a peaceful and calm life with your dream home.







Thursday, September 23, 2021

5 Basic Terms That You Need To Know Before Applying For A Home Loan

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The most common way to purchase a house in the Philippines is through a loan from lending institutions. It offers different payment terms and conditions, amounts, and duration for Pinoys that may not be able to pay the house in full upfront. While it’s a great financing option, it may result in the opposite if you finalize your plan without knowing what’s in store for you. 


Before applying for a home loan, check this quick list of the basic terms that you need to know.


1. Principal


The principal is the total amount that you borrowed from the lending institution. It’s the main factor in calculating your monthly payments. Every time you repay your loan, a portion of it is dedicated to the principal. A lot of lenders deduct the principal early on in your loan, and the interest for the remaining duration of your loan term. 


2. Interest Rate


Interest rate is the percentage that the lenders charge for letting you borrow their money. In public lending agencies like Pag-IBIG, the interest rate ranges between 5.750% and 9.875% depending on your terms. Private lenders such as banks charge an interest rate as low as 1.25% to 9.50% depending on the fixed term years.


3. Loan term


Tenure, also known as the loan term, refers to the duration that you and lenders have agreed upon to make loan repayments. Within the loan term, you have to pay the balance, including the principal and interest rate, in full. Depending on the lending institution, the tenure can range anywhere from 2-30 years. The longer the term, the higher the interest rate.


4. Down Payment


Most housing loans let you pay a down payment to reduce your principal amount. It’s paid upfront when you take out the loan. Some lenders may not require a down payment, especially when the principal is low. Nonetheless, most lenders allow down payments up to to 20% of the principal amount.


5. Default


For any reason that you fail to pay your monthly repayments, a default happens. When you finalize your housing loan, you’re bound by the law to pay the agreed amount within the timeframe indicated in your terms and conditions. Some lenders can be more lenient, considering several missed payments to be a default.


One of life’s necessities is having a home, but have you ever had a place you can call your own? Here in BellaVita, we will highlight to you the importance of one of our brand pillars, Sakto sa Bulsa, or in other words, affordability.


In a time of great uncertainty, a voice of knowledge and reassurance can make all the difference. "Stay home" has been the consistent mantra of the pandemic, and having a home you love where you can safely shelter in place feels more important than ever. Our mission in BellaVita, to provide a quality and affordable living experience to the Filipino people, remains true and the same especially during times like this. 


Having said that, we are focused on fulfilling our mission by offering a house and lot for as low as P450,000 with a 22-square meters floor area and an average lot area of 36 square meters. It only takes Php 3,500.00 out of your wallet or bank account to reserve a unit with BellaVita. Monthly amortization for as low as Php 1,887 or just about P60 per day, cheaper than branded coffee or milk teas. Spending on your own home is a better investment, don’t you think?


BellaVita offers one of the lowest prices you'll ever see in the market. Furthermore, you can choose between Pag-IBIG or a bank to finance your dream investment.


For more details about BellaVita, please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BellaVitaLandCorp





Monday, September 6, 2021

The Best Pastime - Playing Online Games

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Internet is filled with hundreds and hundreds of free games, played by people from all parts of the world. Regardless of their age or occupation, all of them enjoy the multitude of online games present on the internet that become a passion for them should they spend a large amount of time playing them.

Virtually every genre of games is present on major online portals, be it airplane missions, first-person shooters, aliens, zombies, space, stars, racing, cooking, fashion, design, etc. As they say, name it, and they'll have it. Card games and casino games are rivals for the top spot when it comes to interest, and the list of titles available would take a lot of time to write here, should we bother trying.

Playing online games for me is one of the best pastimes and an escape from all the stress of life. Games are an active form of entertainment that provides relaxation and diversion. With the development of computer technologies and the internet, online games have become the most popular way of entertainment among people including kids.

This is where you can find lots of games you would love to play, 
https://www.solitaire.org/. One of the classic games is solitaire and absolutely free.

The goal of the game is to stack cards into sequences. These sequences are based on suits and rank.  For example, the cards will be stacked K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A with no mixed suits. 

Sounds easy. 

But…

Beginners often find themselves blocked. 

Let's take a closer look. 

The Classic Solitaire game space consists of these elements: 

  • The draw pile. A deck of 52 cards. These are shuffled into a random order. Of course, the computer versions will shuffle the desks for you. 
  • The Foundations. This is a place where piles of cards can be stacked in numerical order. This space is left empty at the start of the game. The beginning foundation card is the Ace of each suit upon which the rest of the cards are stacked, all the way up to the King of that suit. 
  • A Table, or tableau. These are either empty spaces or feature cards that are temporarily stored before being added to a Foundation.


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Swap 2 items to match 3 or more of the same items in a vertical column or horizontal row. Valid moves require you to complete a set of 3 or more. Make longer matches to earn power-up pieces that destroy other pieces on the same line or other pieces of any color you choose. Each of the 50 levels is timed. As you advance through the game the layout design changes and some pieces are locked in position.

Here are how special pieces are used:

  • locked pieces: some pieces are locked in position. you can break the locks by matching those pieces as part of a set of 3 or having a line destroyer set off on the same plane.
  • destroy entire lines: these are earned when you make 4 in a row.
    • pieces with horizontal hash marks destroy anything on their horizontal line when they are moved to complete another set of three (even if a different colored piece makes the set of 3)
    • pieces with vertical hash marks operate similarly with destroying all pieces on the vertical line they are on
  • destroy column & row: these are earned when you complete 3 in a row across and vertically at the same time. when these pieces are moved they destroy whatever is aligned with them vertically or horizontally.
  • rainbow: This piece is earned when you make 5 in a row. You can move this piece into any other adjacent piece and it will remove all pieces of that color from the board.
Although some people may claim that playing online games can be harmful, there are some health benefits to playing games online. It can boost memory and cognitive development, gateway to health and recovery, and improve social interaction.

Most of them are free and it needs only access to the internet. It can be played by people of all ages. There are online games for kids as well. This enables in their learning procedure and in their developmental skills.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Importance of Workout and What to Wear During Workout

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Workout or exercise refers to the performance of activities in order to maintain health and overall fitness. One of the greatest myths of exercise is that only obese people need to exercise. Sometimes, a person may be obese and still have more stamina than a person who is thin. A physically and mentally fit person can resist the pressures and stress of day-to-day living. Workouts are required for maintaining a healthy weight and healthy muscles, bones, and joints. A proper nutritious diet is as important as workouts. It is crucial to have a good diet to enhance the recovery process of the body after rigorous exercise.

One of the important things when working out is the proper attire. You may check out some women's apparel at bombshell athletic clothing. They offer sportswear, gym leggings, sexy leggings, sexy workout clothes, and so much more. It is a luxury global brand inspired by the women of the fitness world. Their premium selection of women's athletic apparel features styles that look great in and out of the gym. Here are some of their products:





Workouts can definitely aid in the journey to a healthy life. By working out, you will lose your extra, unnecessary fat in the body, you will enjoy increased blood flow in your vein, and thus will become more energetic and active. The chances of heart failure will reduce. Being a female, the importance of workouts for you is just as much as it is for a male.

There are certain things you can do to motivate yourself for regular workouts. Choose your workout clothes and tools that you like and will best suit you. You can also choose your workout place close to nature so that the fresh air will energize your spirit, and natural beauty will soothe your eyes.

So, here are the ways to get the best workouts for women and the most out of your fitness routine, from trailing weight to dropping stress to feeling grand about yourself. Therefore, do your workouts regularly, remain as fit, strong, beautiful, and young as ever.

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