Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 04, 2019

Do You Fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

For more than 20 years now, Philippines has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipino. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both under nutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”

To address this problem, the government launched the Pinggang Pinoy® campaign in 2014. But, what really is this campaign all about? Pinggang Pinoy® is an easy-to-understand food guide showing proper food group portioning on a per-meal basis which reflects the principles of MOderation, VAriety and BAlance (MOVABA) to promote healthier eating habits.

Acknowledging the fact that solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition is not an easy feat, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation recognizes the need for a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors. With this, Ajinomoto partnered with government agencies to conduct education programs to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® in malnutrition hotspots, where incidences of Double Burden Malnutrition are high. Trainings were given to homemakers/mothers who have malnourished (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obese) school-aged children.

The pilot run resulted to improvements of the knowledge & attitudes of households related to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® within target areas. However, behavior changes towards healthier eating habits remains to be a challenge. The program uncovered a number #MalnutritionTraps that some Pinoy households easily fall into. The following #MalnutritionTraps provide a picture of how unhealthy eating habits may lead to Double Burden of Malnutrition:

 1. Overconsumption of carbohydrates: Voracious rice eaters can easily fill half of their plates with rice. Others have pandesal & noodles as regular meal deprived of other nutrients derived from a well-balanced meal.

 2. Under consumption of vegetables and/fruits: It is common for some to be content with rice & meat to satisfy their hunger and skip/take insufficient amount of vegetables/fruits. Fact is, the variety of colors found in Glow foods are important sources of vitamins & minerals to sustain our energy & keep us from getting sick.

3. Overconsumption of protein: Typical Filipino “SILOG” meals include double serving of proteins (e.g. Tapa+Itlog, Tocino+Itlog, Longanisa+Itlog, Bangus+Itlog). Eating different kinds of protein is fine for as long as they are taken in moderation. We must also avoid protein dishes served high in fat, cholesterol and sodium.

More stories about #MalnutritionTraps can be referenced from these documentary videos:


"Puro Carbs"
https://bit.ly/2ugrvec

"Kulang sa Protina"
https://bit.ly/2JnFV6B
"Pamilya Unlirice"
https://bit.ly/2WdTCqC

"Breakfast Skipper"
https://bit.ly/2Fota83


To help Filipinos break free from #MalnutritionTraps, Ajinomoto’s Culinary Nutrition Team prepared Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes, downloadable through https://bit.ly/2HIsfkj. Busy and budget-restricted homemakers will also find these Pinggang Pinoy® recipes useful because all are easy-to-do and affordable (P250/day for family of 5).


For updates about Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo!, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.


The Ajinomoto Group is a global leader in amino acids thanks to its advanced bioscience and fine chemical technologies. Its products cover a range of fields such as seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. Since discovering "umami" (the fifth basic taste, created by glutamic acid, a type of amino acid) in 1908, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids, and supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. Based on our corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well” we aim for further growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness for people by creating value with communities and society. The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. Its sales were 1.1502 trillion yen (10.3 billion U.S. dollars) in fiscal year 2017. To learn more, visit https://www.ajinomoto.com/.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

January 03, 2019

Goodbye 2018! Welcome 2019!




I know its been a while since I last posted, and I really miss you all! And I really miss blogging ( I really do.).

The past months had been really hectic for me and I really don't know why. I used to be great in managing my time, I don't know what happened... I think it is time for me to finally admit now... I am aging! I am really getting old! Huhuhu... Can no longer stay up much late like I used to. And when I do, it usually takes me at least 3 days to fully charge my body again! Waaah!

Or maybe, I just need to take more vitamins?! Hahahahaha

Anyway, before I blame my age further, let me greet you my readers ( I really do hope that you are still out there, no matter how few you may be! Hahahaha) a very Happy New Year! Let us all be positive and let us all welcome 2019 with open arms! 2018 might have a lot of ups and downs, which I won't be enumerating anymore, but I am just glad that I was able to surpassed them all! I know you all do too! And that's all that matters! :)

And this year, unlike the past years, I won't be making any promises anymore. For 2019, I will just try to do whatever I can – in my own time and in my own pace! I will no longer let anyone or anything dictate my decisions and my pace, it is my life anyway! I am right, right?! ;)

Again, Happy New Year to all! Goodbye 2018! Welcome 2019! Let us all be merry and spread the good vibes on Earth and on the World Wide Web!!!






Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 09, 2018

Mega Prime Joins the Biggest Christmas Sale of the Year,the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale (Get as much as 21% in discounts when you buy Mega Prime products from Shopee)




It's  only 15 days before Christmas momshies! 

And with the holidays upon us, so are the many parties, reunions, and get-togethers that we are to attend where everyone bonds over well-loved holiday dishes, posing a challenge to moms who want to make these Christmas gatherings joyful and memorable as much as possible.

To make Christmas celebrations extra special and to help moms whip up something truly festive this Christmas season, Mega Prime has launched its Tropical Fruit Cocktail, an indispensable addition to every holiday spread. This is definitely perfect for that fruit salad dish that we are all craving for! The different Flavored Nata de Coco will also be a great addition to this all-time favorite desert!

Other new Mega Prime products include the Mega Prime Choices sauces such as the oyster sauce, spicy oyster sauce, and sweet chili sauce made from high-quality Thai spices. With these sauces, no dishes can ever be wrong! Mommies can now confidently whip up those restaurant-worthy dishes! Yay!

The other existing and well-loved Mega Prime products are the canned Whole Mushrooms, Cream Style Corn, Green Peas, and Garbanzos. 

Done with your Christmas grocery yet? Mega Prime has good news to all of us! Christmas shopping just got easier as Mega Prime is partnering with the leading e-commerce platform Shopee for the biggest online Christmas sale of the year, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale - the Final Christmas Rush. Mega Prime will be rolling out amazing deals and discounts for Filipino shoppers this holiday season. From December 1 to 12, users can get up to 21% off on Mega Prime products!

Mega Prime has two Shopee voucher codes for shoppers for December 10: use to code “SPHXMEGAG” to get P100 off for a minimum purchase of P1,000 and even get free shipping with a minimum purchase of P99 worth of Mega Global products!

With the recent launch of the Tropical Fruit Cocktail, we want to continue bringing families together through meal time celebrations this holiday season by partnering with Shopee. Not only would it make our goods more convenient for consumers to buy, but also gave us an opportunity to introduce Mega Prime’s whole product line just in time for the Christmas season,” says Marvin Tiu Lim, VP for Sales and Marketing of Mega Global Corporation.

The Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale is the final wave of the Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale offering deals up to 99% off from leading local and international brands. Joining Mega Prime in the sale are other Mega Global brands such as Mega Sardines, Mega Tuna, and Mega Creations.

The Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale will also feature daily free shipping promotions, flash sales as low as ₱12, and over 12 million Shopee coins to be given away from the iconic Shopee Shake game.

For more information on Mega Prime products on the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit www.shopee.com/megaglobalcorp.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play. Happy Shopee-ing! :)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

Mommy Bloggers Philippines will Celebrate the Holidays in Style at ICON Hotel Timog

It's exactly 25 days to go before Christmas Day! Christmas is definitely just around the corner! And this is very evident with the numerous Christmas parties happening around us. And as both a blogger and  a mom, there is really one Christmas party that I really look forward to every year - the Mommy Bloggers Philippines' Christmas Party! 

On it’s 5th year, Mommy Bloggers Philippines (MBP) will be celebrating its annual Christmas party at ICON Hotel Timog. In what seems like a pre-destined event, MBP will be at the movies for this year’s theme and there is no better venue to hold this themed party than at ICON Hotel Timog. With a hotel that highlights various icons from around the world, the chosen icon influences and the hotel’s elegant, yet affordability factor makes it most ideal for a celebration of holiday glamour. 




Managed by experienced hoteliers, the hotel is a haven for many as it accommodates those traveling for business or pleasure in the perfectly situated area of the Quezon City district.

The carefully chosen icons grace the rooms and suites giving you your pick of who you’d like to stay with. Yes, that’s right. Imagine lounging with Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali or practicing spells with Harry Potter. The calm surroundings in the Leonardo Da Vinci room will help you have a relaxing stay or if you’re looking for some fun you can stay with Michael Jackson, Madonna and even Charlie Chaplin. There are really many iconic rooms to choose from! 









ICON Hotel Timog’s function rooms are often fully booked holding entertainment press cons, conventions and celebrations from debuts to weddings and more. This hotel also has an all-day dining restaurant to satisfy your cravings.


But, of course, ICON Hotel really want to be a part of your life's greatest milestones as it also offers corporate and social packages that can cater to all your needs and desires! ICON Hotel has its team of experts to back you up!


And for that once in a lifetime moment that every girl is dreaming of, ICON Hotel also has available Wedding Packages that will surely make that special day magical and  memorable!



And to celebrate the holidays, ICON Hotel Timog is now offering Christmas Party Packages which are perfect for your next holiday gathering. Their buffet restaurant has some Yuletide offerings specially prepared for the coming season. Can't wait to finally try their dishes!




ICON Hotel really got our every occasion covered! So get your outfits ready mommies and let us all enjoy our day(off) while reminiscing the significant roles that each of the icons portrayed in their respective fields that have somehow made a mark in our lives! Now, I am really excited for this day to come!

Icon Hotel Timog Avenue is located at 60 Timog Avenue Tomas cor. Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 353 -6000 (landline) and  (+63) 921-795-2170 (mobile).  You may also email them at  iconhoteltimog@yahoo.com or visit them at their social pages, as follows:
#IconHotel
#IconHotelTimog


But wait, to make the #MBPChristmasParty2018 celebration more fun and exciting, there are lots of partner brands who will be joining us on this special event - Pampers, Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons, First Tier Brands, Lilys Peanut Butter, NGP, Lemon Square, Welchs Sparkling Juice, Crystal Derm, Cheez Whiz, Kids Company, V&M Naturals, Gardenia, Goya, CAT PR, Tim Hortons, SkinWhite, McDonalds, Daiso, NisceMediSpa, Lorem Ipsum, myfinanceplanner by Tipid Mommy and Robinsons Supermarket gave their support, giving us giveaways and prizes. Yay!

Pampers
#LessPalitMasSulit
#LessLawlawMoreWow

Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons

First Tier Brands

Robinsons Supermarket
#WeLoveWellness #WellnessJourney

NEO Photography

Lilys Peanut Butter

NGP

Lemon Square
Welchs Sparkling Juice

Crystal Derm

Cheez Whiz

Kids Company

V&M Naturals

Goya

CATPR

Gardenia

Tim Hortons

SkinWhite

McDonalds

Daiso
#DaisoJapanPH

NisceSkin MediSpa

Lorem Ipsum

myfinanceplanner by Tipid Mommy


Thursday, October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018

Imarflex Philippines' 75th Anniversary Sale!

Appliance Sale Alert momshies!!!

Imarflex Philippines is currently celebrating their 75th Anniversary. In line with their celebration, and I think, as a way of giving back to their loyal customers, they are currently having their BIGGEST sale EVER!

And of course, this momshie will surely not miss this chance! So yesterday, together with an office mate, I went to check out the available items on sale. Honestly, I was a little upset upon arriving at the place as when we arrived, there were really not much items on sale left. huhuhu... That was around 5 o'clock in the afternoon. The staff informed us that people were already piling up in front of their outlet as early as 6:00 in the morning! So imagine the volume of the people entering the outlet once they finally open at 9:30 AM! Ang ineet non momshie since the place is not really that big enough! So, I guess, this should really be expected. Ubos na ang mga sale items! Only the rice cookers, water and coffee Boiler and the electric fans remained with great stocks. Unfortunately, rice cooker is not on my list. :(




But thankfully, we did not left immediately as a little while later, staffs were already bringing down sale items in preparation for the next day! Yay! I was able to buy two flat irons, one at 50% off and one at 75% off! I was able to buy this Airpot, unfortunately, it is not at 75% off , only at 50% off. Still a good deal, right?! :)

(photo grabbed from Imarflex facebook)

Here are some of the items on sale momshies so you will have an idea on what to expect and aim at the Imarflex 75th Anniversary Sale!
Imarflex Smart Pan - P3,000.00
Water and Coffee Boiler - P2,750.00
Microwave oven - P5,150.00 (from P10, 300)
Microwave Oven (manual) - P1,287.50 (from P5,150)
Microwave Oven - P1,100 plus 
Small Rice Cooker (with dents on the body) - P250.00
elecric kettle - I think this is around P270 plus. 
3 in 1 Oven - P1,500 plus

And this is really what I regret to have missed- the 3 in 1 Oven! When the staff brought this one (there was only one of this item!), I was not able to grab it immediately! A young couple grabbed it ahead of me. huhuhu....


Anyway, I am still happy with my purchases. But I will be back again! And now I know what is the best time to visit their outlet - around 5:30 PM as it is during this time that the staffs were already starting to replenish their stocks! Not much crowd too! hahahaha

This is surely a sale that you shouldn't miss! So go ahead and plan your visit to Imarflex Biggest Anniversary Sale! The sale will last until October 30, 2018. The store opens from 9:30 AM till 6:30 PM, Monday thru Sunday! Remember momshies, the sale is available only at Imarflex Factory Outlet located at 103-113 Bee Lu Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay City! See you there!!! :)

For more information, you can drop your questions at the comments section. You may also visit their Facebook page! Happy Shopping! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 11, 2018

Island Rose Offers Lower Rates in All LBC Branches this October!


Flowers are gifts that warm the heart, no matter the day or occasion. Who doesn't love flowers anyway?! There might be a few but, I, myself love to receive flowers. I just love the colors and the smell of the flowers! But since my hubby is not that much into giving flowers (expensive and impractical daw), I just visit my pots of roses whenever I am craving for flowers. Hahaha!

But thankfully, LBC has come up with a promo that will make giving flowers a lot more affordable. In this promo, customers have the chance to show loved ones how much they care because they will be given special discounts when they purchase from their partner, Island Rose.

Under this promo,  Island Rose offers a 12% discount for every order of 3 stem, 6 stem, 1 dozen and 2 dozens red rose arrangements. Applying the stated discounts, a 3 stem rose is now priced at P704; a 6 stem rose is at P1,012; 1 dozen is now at 1,830; and 2 dozen now costs only P2,596. Great savings, right?! Will definitely be relaying this promo to my hubby. Baka sakali... Hahaha

With this promo, Island ROSE just wants to remind everyone that gifting flowers is not only limited to  Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. They are perfect gifts too during  birthdays, anniversaries and graduation. And even during ordinary days when one just needs to send their love and thoughts to someone they hold dear, flowers will surely deliver the message.

So, what are you waiting for? Make someone feel special today by giving them any of island Rose’s special flower arrangements available in any of LBC’s hundreds of branches nationwide!



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