Thursday, July 20, 2017

Be the Queen in the Kitchen with #PambansangManok Magnolia Chicken

I just found out that life doesn't give us lemons, because it's not a naturally occurring fruit. It's actually bred from a sour orange and a citron. To which a sage once  said, "When life doesn't give you lemons, you invent them."

Just like the drama in our lives which isn't naturally occurring because it's actually of our own doing. In my case, I always try my best to stop worrying and think of at least one thing that I'm thankful for. Gratefulness isn't always easy especially when you're having a bad day, but being thankful makes you see that things aren't so bad at all. Maybe life won't give us lemons, but take a moment right now to think about what you're grateful for. That being said, I'm thankful for those amazing people who make me feel blessed. Oh, and that includes Magnolia Chicken for sending a bunch of whole chickens my way.

Imagine the chicken dishes you can come up with in the photo above.  Don't you love trying out new recipes? Well, I do! For a long time now, I've been wanting to try a new chicken recipe. I was so inspired by the latest TV commercial of Magnolia Chicken, featuring the Philippines’ three Miss Universe titleholders – Gloria Diaz (1969), Margarita Moran (1973) and Pia Wurtzbach (2015). Watch the commercial:

Not only are they beauty queens, they're also queens in the kitchen. For our 3 queens, walang kapalit ang sarap at freshness ng Pambansang Manok. So when it comes to chicken, they choose only Magnolia.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Taking Selfies and Living It Up with my Fluffy Friend, Fur Real

There are so many reasons why I love dogs. One of them is because of their unquestioning love and loyalty, as well as their ability to touch our lives in the most miraculous of ways. That is why I'm sharing one of my most memorable moments with my pet. Because, what's not to love about a whole post dedicated to my beloved dog!?

So, meet my fluffy friend-chie, Humphry.

Humphry is a French Bulldog. He likes belly rubs, cuddling humans and taking naps; hates being dressed up in a Santa costume. Aside from being a one-time model, Humphry is such a blessing and I love him paw-ever. He was and continues to be great company when I'm jogging or watching at home. It was a sad thing for me to be alone and because of him, I never have to jog alone again.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Great #GrandeCookOff Experience with Grande Rice Bran Oil

For those of you out there reading this who actually know me, I want to clear up a rumor. Contrary to my mom's belief, I do cook real food at home. I know there’s a big misconception that I ONLY eat. I don’t, I can actually cook a good dinner for my family.

However, I have to admit that although I try to find time to cook as often as I can, there are times (a lot, actually) that our cook/helper would cook for us and I'd join my hungry husband and kids for dinner. With two kids at home and a number of other obligations in my day, cooking isn't exactly at the top of my to-do list. And yes, I don't know much about cooking techniques but I'm willing to learn more. That is why I decided to join a cook-off session with no less than one of the country’s most talented and awarded chefs, Miko Aspiras, at The Cookery Place in BGC yesterday. It's also the launch of Grande Rice Bran Oil, the healthy oil perfect for your family meals and all your (guilt-free!) fried indulgences.

To be honest, taking this class has changed the way I look at cooking oil. Initially, I thought fried food equates to unhealthy food. Actually, it's not! When it comes to frying, it doesn't need to be unhealthy. It's just a matter of choosing the right cooking oil.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Baskin-Robbins Welcomes Back Spider-Man

He’s back! The world’s favorite superhero, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, is once again swinging to the silver screen in the much-awaited Marvel blockbuster film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Baskin-Robbins, the world’s most loved ice cream brand, welcomes him with a celebration featuring amazing promos and special offerings!

“We are excited to partner with Columbia Pictures for the promotion of this amazing film, Spider-Man: Homecoming,” shares Michael Dargani, IceDream Inc. president. “We know that many of our customers are also big fans of the friendly superhero and we wanted to join them in celebrating his comeback with exciting promos and special products.”

Six Tips for Moms on How to Protect the Family from Disasters

As a mom of two little humans, it has been hard to focus on work and family with what is going on in the Philippines.Well, I'm referring to the recent series of earthquakes in Batangas, terrorist attacks in Mindanao, typhoons, floods, landslide, as well as man-made disasters such as fire and other emergency situations. These are all hazards the Philippines, one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, is at risk from.

Glad to know that preparations are underway for the celebration of National Disaster Consciousness Month wherein the government encourages every Filipino family to take action and be prepared for emergency as well as to raise risk awareness.Having said that,I realized I had done very little to prepare my family for big disasters, but I am committed to protecting my children from disaster and I would do anything I possibly can to help my kids feel safe and protected.

Taking care of your family includes being prepared for emergencies. Read on for some tips on how to protect your family when these disasters strike;

Reverse the Signs of Aging with Eres Tu Korean Beauty Products

Want to hear the shortest horror story? Wrinkles.

In today's fast-paced society, we all have wrinkled skin and protruding veins somewhere on our body. It's scary to see the unwanted signs of aging such as enlarged pores, wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, dryness, thinning and sagging of the skin. Aside from the harmful rays of the sun, free radicals and stress, unhealthy foods contribute to certain skin issues. Yep, it’s the usual suspects like sugar, gluten, alcohol and dairy. Eating too much sugar and processed food can lead to damage in your skin's collagen, and will make you more prone to wrinkles.

I, too, was a victim of sugar and gluten, plus I get swept away by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life. Lucky me! Lol That's why I'm trying my best to lay off both sugar and gluten to see if it makes a difference. Super hard, I know.

Of course, we’ve all read time and time again about the power and divine mystery of anti-aging products. We are in a world where "anti-aging" is a thing, and every single person wants to find the best skincare products to have a youthful looking skin. Thanks to Watsons, because believe it or not, you can age gracefully with a little help from Eres Tu.

In a nutshell, Eres Tu is a brand from Korea which specializes in sunscreen and skincare products with anti-aging benefits. Thanks to its peptide and other active ingredients. So, if you're worried about aging and want to try something new, check out these products:

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Miss Philippines Earth 2017: 10 Beauties Reveal their Secrets to Slimming Down and Achieving the Impossible with MySlim

Forget the long gown and swimsuit segment. The Question & Answer portion during the #MySlimxMissEarth media event which was held yesterday at Luxent Hotel, is what's really worth ogling.

The Miss Philippines Earth 2017 candidates were asked a series of questions ranging from typical beauty pageant questions to secrets on how they maintain their slim and fit physiques. Despite the nerves, they exuded confidence as they answered. That being said, this year’s Miss Philippines Earth pageant has a very strong batch of candidates.

Take a peek at this year’s lovely candidates.