6 Hearty Italian-Inspired Dishes Filipinos Love

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

     It’s no secret that Filipinos have a deep appreciation for Italian food. Pasta dishes are not just a fixture at our parties and fiestas, they’re also part of the regular menu at our most popular fast-food restaurants—and we tend to look for it whenever we crave an alternative to rice or noodles. We also know that there are few better ways to feed a crowd and make sure that everyone comes away with full bellies than with pizza. You can also find Italian restaurants everywhere in the country, even in the most far-flung of regions.

     We love this cuisine so much, in fact, that we’ve put our own unique spin on some of its most iconic dishes to better suit our palates. This phenomenon, called “cultural morphing”, has been the catalyst to many of the Italian-inspired dishes that we enjoy regularly today. Here are 6 of them:

6 Hearty Italian-Inspired Dishes Filipinos Love
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Bigger and Better PLDT Home Rewards

Monday, May 03, 2021

     Staying is rewarding! PLDT Home launches its improved loyalty program, PLDT Home Rewards, as a treat to its valued subscribers. With this new program, subscribers can earn and use crystals to pay for PLDT and Smart products and services, get bill rebates from Cignal, Maynilad, and Easytrip, accumulate raffle entries, and instantly avail of exclusive deals and discounts from various partner merchants.

     “PLDT has always valued its customers’ trust and loyalty. We want to continuously thank them for supporting and staying with PLDT all throughout these years. With the new PLDT Home Rewards, our subscribers can easily earn points that we call ‘crystals’ and win huge and exciting raffle prizes every month. The earned crystals can be used to shop, purchase food online, and make better moments at Home,” said Patrick Tang, Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Customer Management. 

Bigger and Better PLDT Home Rewards

Some of the Best Ways to Save Cash This Year

Thursday, April 29, 2021

     You might be able to earn a good income from a stable business or job. However, you may get some financial issues when you cannot control your expenditure. If you are unable to save some of your money, you will have a lot of problems in the future. Statistics show that most of us will spend some unexpected costs that are related to vehicles and medical cars. Our team also complete the guide about dragonpay and all his pithols.

     A great example is the COVID-19 that was declared a pandemic last year. Many people lost their jobs, while some other people had to close their business. If this situation occurs in your life, you may have some difficulties, especially if you don’t have enough cash in your account. Here are some useful tips that you can follow, to save some of your money easily.

Some of the Best Ways to Save Cash This Year

Get a FREE Acer One 8 T2 Tablet in #AcerOnePlusJuan Bundle

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

     Hit two birds with one stone with #AcerOnePlusJuan promo. You surely wouldn’t want to miss the chance to get a free Acer One 8 T2 tablet when you buy an Acer Swift of Spin laptop from April 8 to May 9, 2021.

     Working and learning from home will be a breeze with the Acer Swift or Spin laptop. Staying at the highest level of your work or school productivity is made easy with its powerful specs and overall performance. And as an added bonus, you’ll get a free One 8 T2 Tablet worth Php 5,990 when you purchase one.

Get a FREE Acer One 8 T2 Tablet in #AcerOnePlusJuan Bundle

Get as much as 50% OFF on your vitamins from Watsons 3-Day Vitamin Super Saver Sale

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

     Get your shopping carts ready as top health and wellness retailer Watsons holds its first-ever Vitamin Super Saver Sale from April 30 to May 2. Get as much as 50% off on vitamins from the biggest brands like Watsons, Potencee, Enervon, Centrum, Conzace, Pedzinc, Neurobion, and more!

     With savings of up to 50% on these brands and more, you and your family can bring home the most sought after, highly-rated, or your most preferred vitamins without having to pay full price.

Get as much as 50% OFF on your vitamins from Watsons 3-Day Vitamin Super Saver Sale

PLDT Offers Bigger and Faster Home Biz Plan

Monday, April 26, 2021

     PLDT introduces the all-new Home Biz Fibr Asenso Plans with faster speeds and better e-commerce solutions specially designed for home-based entrepreneurs to better help them in mastering their businesses at home.

     The new Home Biz Asenso Fibr plans enable these home-based entrepreneurs to do more with their businesses with faster internet speeds, free digital solutions from e-commerce partners, seamless unlimited calls to any PLDT landline and to any Smart, Sun or TNT mobile number, and a free CAT 6 Prepaid Home Wi-fi as a mobile back-up internet so that their business always stays connected.

PLDT Offers Bigger and Faster Home Biz Plan

Teen Actress Arabella Del Rosario Is the New Face of Orabella

Thursday, April 22, 2021

     Just recently, the beauty brand is known for its affordable and quality skincare line Orabella Philippines welcomed teen actress Arabella del Rosario as its new brand ambassador. Anne Acuña, Marketing Manager of Orabella Direct Selling Inc. said “As an up-and-coming brand, we wanted an endorser who is passionate and promising. We see that in Arabella, and we warmly welcome her into the Orabella family,’ 

     Who is Arabella? She was introduced as Orabella’s latest endorser during a virtual press conference attended by members of the media and the blogging community last month. Sharing a short feature of Arabella Del Rosario and Orabella Philippines below :)

Teen Actress Arabella Del Rosario Is the New Face of Orabella

How to Handle Vaccine Anxiety

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

     All across the country, and the world, more people are able to get the vaccines. This means that the end of the pandemic is in sight. The problem is that, if you are not yet vaccinated, you may have some anxiety over it. There’s been a lot of talk over whether or not the vaccine is safe. You may have heard the news of vaccines such as the J&J vaccine getting recalled due to severe side effects. Here’s how you can handle it, and what you can do if you still feel anxious.

How to Handle Vaccine Anxiety
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Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy the Herbalife Way!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

     Our brain, like the rest of our body, needs to be checked regularly. When I say check, it's like evaluating if one or all of the key components of mind health is present like strong memory, ability to think and reason, steady mood, and agreeable personality. With the recent events and the uncertainties happening, our mental health may not be in good shape. I presume that some of you have experienced signs of stress, anxiety attacks, and sleep disturbances because of our current situation. 

     It is very timely that Dr. Small, who is a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, talked about “Healthy Aging: Brain Fitness for Healthy Adults” at the most recent Virtual Wellness Tour hosted by Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. As part of the discussion, he shared his views on effective ways to improve memory and help maintain cognitive functions. He also provided relevant information on how balanced nutrition, sustained physical activity, and sound lifestyle practices will safeguard our ability to perform mental processes. Sharing the highlights of this online event below :)

Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy the Herbalife Way!

PLDT Fastest Broadband in 16 out of 17 PH Regions – Ookla

Monday, April 19, 2021

     PLDT records the fastest average fixed download and upload speeds in 16 out of 17 key regions in the Philippines, based on the Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data as of Q1 2021.

     According to the latest quarter of Ookla® analysis, PLDT widens their lead of average download speed results in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Western Visayas, Davao Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, Soccsksargen, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Caraga, MIMAROPA, and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).1

PLDT Fastest Broadband in 16 out of 17 PH Regions – Ookla

Beko HarvestFresh FridgeFreezer Launch

Friday, April 16, 2021

     The pandemic made a great impact on our lives when it comes to health and wellness. One of the things that you can do to protect yourself and your family from the virus is by strengthening your immunity that's why health is on top in this new normal. These days, eating healthy and wholesome foods is no longer just a trend but a way of life for many.

     This growing trend is when people get their vitamins from natural foods. However, fruits and vegetables start to lose vitamin content from the moment they are harvested up to the time they are consumed. These vitamins are key for boosting the immune system, promoting a healthier heart, supporting healthy cognitive brain function and providing natural antioxidants to protect the body from disease. Fret not because new technology could help fruits and vegetables stored in the refrigerator stay as nutritious as the day we bought them. Yes, you've read that right and I'm amazed about the newest thing that innovation has to offer. Presenting Beko HarvestFresh! More details about the coolest fridge to hit Philippine shores after the jump.

Beko HarvestFresh FridgeFreezer Launch

How Has the Pandemic Affected People Mentally? Surprising Statistics!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

     The pandemic has had a mental toll on everyone, even if you weren’t as affected as others. In fact, there have been some shocking statistics from Mental Health America that reveal just how much the pandemic has affected people in the US. We’re taking a look at some of the more interesting findings and offering our thoughts.

How Has the Pandemic Affected People Mentally? Surprising Statistics!
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Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

     Canon recently announced that the company is currently developing the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera, which will feature a newly developed 35mm full-frame, backlit, stacked CMOS sensor and a DIGIC X image processor. The new camera is designed to provide the high-level basic functionality required to meet the needs of professional and enthusiast users.

     The currently-in-development EOS R3 is based on the concept of high speed, high sensitivity and high reliability. The EOS R3 will be introduced into Canon’s lineup of professional and enthusiast cameras that includes the EOS-1D X Mark III flagship DSLR camera (released in February 2020) and the EOS 5 series, including the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera (released in July 2020). The EOS R3 aims to provide professional-level quality for both stills and video capture, even for moving subjects.

Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Canon Announces Development of the EOS R3 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera that Delivers High Speed, High Sensitivity and High Reliability to Expand Users’ Range of Photographic Possibilities

Common Mental Health Issues Due to the Pandemic

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

     It’s been over a year since the pandemic, and many of us have various mental health issues we are trying to cope with. For some, the mental health effects are less than others. Maybe you are someone whose lifestyle hasn’t changed much. For example, if you were always a hermit who worked from home, the pandemic didn’t change much. But if you aren’t, here are some common issues.

Common Mental Health Issues Due to the Pandemic
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NEED: Canon Inspic S and Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera

Monday, April 12, 2021

     After five years, the much-needed blogging/vlogging gears upgrade happened last month. The decision did not happen overnight but thinking of what brand to get is a no-brainer because it's like the song "Always Been You" by Imajin, hahaha! There are a couple of brands to consider but Canon has always been in my mind and in my heart. It's what my vlogger friends use and recommend especially if you are looking for a super nice camera to take photos and shoot videos for online content creation. No wonder why the infamous Canon Powershot G7 X Mark is dubbed as the "most recommended vlogging camera" by beauty and lifestyle vloggers when the rise of video content hit the Philippine shores some years ago.

     Fast forward today, I finally get a hold of these babies that I'll be using to create high-quality content in this blog and in our vlogs (my husband is a content creator too a.ka. Pinoy Drunken Chef). Since we are going to use these gears mostly for vlogging, instead of getting the latest Canon G7 X Mark III (that's also really nice if you're a newbie vlogger and prefers a small and compact camera) we opted for another model of Canon camera that's selling like hotcakes since it was launched last February this year- Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera. Get to know more about Canon EOS M50 Mark II and my other baby Canon Inspic S (that I'll also be using to shoot random photos but in a more fun way) after the jump!

NEED: Canon Inspic S and Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera
L: Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera Body with 15-45mm IS STM Lens Kit
R: Canon iNSPiC [S] ZV-123A in Pearl White

Kojie.san Facial Care Line

Friday, April 09, 2021

     How do you take care of your skin? Facial care is an important part of skincare and knowing the right products will help you achieve the skin that you want. We all know that beauty is subjective and it is you who will decide what products will best suit your skin type.

     I don’t have flawless skin, I have uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, discoloration, Hori’s Nevus, and melasma that’s why I consider using products to lighten or remove those imperfections. Command beauty as Kojie.san celebrates the power to make a choice with the launch of their complete facial care line. This line of facial cleansers, toners, and creams come in different formats and cleansing actions to give you the freedom to command how you choose to wear and care for your skin. Know this promising line of skincare products after the jump!

Kojie.san Facial Cleansers

Feature: Sekaya Botanic Infusion Now in Teabags

Thursday, April 08, 2021

     I'm a self-confessed tea addict. I find drinking tea relaxing and comforting especially upon waking up in the morning or before going to bed at night. I've tried different kinds of tea already and according to research, drinking tea has health benefits for the mind and body. From black, green, oolong, and red, there's a lot of variety to choose from. It's also available in forms like loose-leaf, powdered, and teabags. 

     Heads up, tea fanatics! Sekaya Botanic Infusion is making it easier for everyone to enjoy a cup of its botanical blends any time of the day. The curated range of infusions, originally introduced in loose-leaf format, now comes in eco-friendly teabags, so you can conveniently steep and sip to enhance your health and assist the body’s self-healing functions. Scroll down to know more about Sekaya Botanic Infusion and types of tea that are currently available in the market :)

Feature: Sekaya Botanic Infusion Now in Teabags
L-R: Aftermeal Treat, Immune Brew and Skin Cleanse

Should You Continue Working From Home After COVID? Consider the Following

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

     Working from home. When the idea was thrust onto us after COVID, many of us were skeptical. A year later, and some of us are still working from home. Maybe you’re waiting for your vaccine, or you’re waiting for everyone else. Alternatively, perhaps your workplace is still from home right now. Alternatively, maybe you haven’t worked from home yet and are considering it. Either way, let’s talk about it if you should.

Should You Continue Working From Home After COVID? Consider the Following
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5 Important Steps in Building an Online Business from Home

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

     Waiting for the right time to start an online business from home? Now would be a perfect time, with everyone at home, logged onto their social media accounts every single day. With the power of the Internet comes great opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.

5 Important Steps in Building an Online Business from Home

Feature: Stevia Brands in the Philippines

Monday, April 05, 2021

     It has been two years since the day that I decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and to be able to do this, there are so many factors that I needed to consider. One of the most important things is to have a healthy relationship with food. I believe in the saying that "You are what you eat" and in order for me to stay on what is considered a healthy, proper, and nutritious diet, I have to lessen or drop one thing- SUGAR!!!

     It's really, genuinely so hard especially for someone who has been indulging in cakes, pastries, chocolates, coffees, milk teas, and other treats loaded with sugar since the time of his or her existence. Another reason why sugar is a big part of my diet because we are a family of bakers. I was born and raised by bakery owners. From the time I opened my eyes, all the yummy and sweet treats were already in sight. Who can say no to the smell of freshly baked bread from day until night?! So yes, growing up eating slices of bread, cakes, pastries, and other foods with sugar or high sugar content is really hard to avoid. Too much sugar in my diet has negative effects so finding an alternative or a substitute is a must and this is where I discovered STEVIA. Know more about Stevia and the brands you can find in Philippine supermarkets and groceries after the jump.

Feature: Stevia Brands in the Philippines

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