McDonald’s Happy Meal 2019: The Secret Life of Pets 2

WHO IS WAITING FOR YOU?

This June get ready to fall in love to these cuties.

Head on to the nearest McDonald’s branch and start adopting these cute pets.

Little chefs at the San Miguel Pure Foods Kid’s Kitchen Camp

Raix has always been fascinated with cooking. As a toddler I found it odd that he wants to play with her sisters’ old kitchen playset. He pretends to be a chef in a restaurant and loves to do cut and cook. I remember when he was 4 years old, I allowed him to help me bake his dad’s birthday cake. I can’t forget how happy he was especially when mixing the ingredients.

Last May 3, 2019, we were so happy to be part of the Kid’s Kitchen Camp held at the 28th floor Kitchen Studio of the Makati Diamond Residences. This was organized by the San Miguel Pure Foods (SMPF) Culinary Center in collaboration with Makati Diamond Residences.

On its 24″ year, the annual activity of SMPF Culinary Center aims to instill love and appreciation for food and cooking while introducing various SMPF products that can help in preparation ease and enhance skills of young budding cooking enthusiasts. “If kids are much more involved in food preparation, then they truly get encouraged to eat more, which promote: good nutrition, plus they learn cooking early, a very important life skill” says Llena Tan-Arcenas, the Culinary Services Manager of San Miguel Pure Foods.

This year, our little chefs were taught how to prepare 5 scrumptious yet kid-friendly recipes.

Nachos Afritada using Purefoods Chicken Afritada and Magnolia Cheddar Cheese
Pulled Pork Tacos made from Purefoods Pulled Pork BBQ Pinoy Style and Magnolia Cheezee Squeeze
Quick Meaty Spaghetti using Dari Creme, Monterey Ground Pork, Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs Jumbo and Magnolia Cheezee
Flower Pot Cakes made from Magnolia Devil’s Food Cake, La Pacita Graham Crackers, Magnolia Cream Cheese and Magnolia All Purpose Cream
Classic Chicken Tinola simplified by using Magnolia 3-way Chicken Cinger-Based

The fun and talented chefs of SMPF Culinary Center under the supervision of Pamela ‘chef Pam‘ Obieta together with MDR chefs conducted the event.

The chefs with their apprentices.

Thank you so much to San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center for this wonderful cooking experience. My son can’t wait to try all the receipes at home.

Does Your Family Fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

 Our country has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both undernutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”

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

Solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition should be a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors as it is not an easy feat. With this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation 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. This training was 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.

Here are two stories about #MalnutritionTraps that our family can very much relate to:

Hapunan (Pamilya Unli-Rice)

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! presents “Hapunan (Pamilya Unli-Rice)” Karaniwan sa mga Filipino ang kumain ng madaming rice kahit na konti lang ang ulam. Kaya naman napakarami sa mga Pinoy ang biktima ng tinatawag na Double Burden of Malnutrition.

Posted by Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Almusal (Puro Carbs)

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! presents “Almusal (Puro Carbs)”

Baguhin ang nakasanayang “Rice-Noodle o all-carb diet”. Alamin kung paano natin lalabanan ang Double Burden of Malnutrition para maiwasan ang pagkakasakit.

Posted by Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines on Thursday, December 20, 2018

To help us 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.

Thomas & Friends Minis Target Blast Stunt Set Product Review and Giveaway

Hello mommies! I want to share with you my new discovery. My son is a fan of toys like Hot Wheels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and Thomas & Friends. Nowadays, malling is not quite practical. The commute here in Metro Manila will really kill time. So, I checked online where I can buy these toys in good shape and in a discounted rate.

As I surf the net, I am happy I came across this site, www.kidscompany.com.ph. I haven’t heard this yet not even from my mommy friends.

Their site is very easy to use. You can easily search for the toys you want because their products are very well categorized. You may search by type or by the brand you are looking for.

You know what really caught my attention? Yup! The SALE and SPECIAL items section! Most items are on 20% discount. Some are even up to 50%. Very great deal right? I also noticed that you can order toys even before it is released here in the Philippines. With that, you will know that those are brand new toys and is not in toy stores yet.

While I was browsing last January, what caught my eye is the New Thomas & Friends Minis Target Blast Stunt Set. Why? It’s a newly released toy here in PH and is very affordable. Plus, my son has no Thomas & Friends playset yet. Which made me think that we can do an unboxing video of it.

So there, I added it to my cart and filled-up details for the product check-out. What’s cool with KidscompanyPH is that they sent me an email on the day the product was released and notified me that it is finally for shipment. Our toy arrived 3 days after their email. That was so FAST!

PRODUCT REVIEW

The Thomas & Friends Minis Target Blast Stunt Set includes the following:

This is very easy to assemble my little one assembled it all by himself. But still needs adult supervision. The set comes with a manual of course.  🙂 Here is a Helpful Hint, it has ONE-TIME SNAPS. These pieces are marked with a “star” and once these parts are put together they cannot be taken apart.

The train also has an added feature. It has a “cape” which you may attach & detach to any Thomas Minis. The cape is the one that makes the minis stick to the target. 😉

Another cute feature is that this stunt set can hold up to 10 more Thomas & Friends Minis! You will see hooks, there you may attach your collection of Minis. Amazing isn’t it?! When I saw it, I think I got more excited than my son did. 😀

GIVEAWAY

As one of our followers, Raix and I together with KidscompanyPH is giving away Php 1,000 coupon code that you may use when purchasing online. Here are the mechanics:

1. Like KidsCompanyPH facebook fan page
2. Like my facebook page Journey of the Vees
3. Follow KidsCompanyPH on instagram
4. Follow me also at instagram Veni Anabo
5. Subscribe to KidsCompanyPH YouTube channel at youtube.com/KidsCompanyPH 
6. Subscribe to Raix’ YouTube channel at youtube.com/raixatplay, and
7. Leave a comment to our unboxing video below so we may count you in.

WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN ON MARCH 18, 2019. 

For more chances of winning Like, Comment and Share Raix’ unboxing video

Filipinos advised: Hand wash with soap frequently to prevent measles

Filipinos are urged to be vigilant in protecting themselves against measles, following the Department of Health’s declaration of a measles outbreak in the National Capital Region, other areas of Luzon, and Central Eastern Visayas.

Data from the DOH Epidemiology Bureau showed over 800 measles cases in Metro Manila in the first month of the year. The number of measles cases in the country has been on an uptrend, with 3,646 cases recorded in 2018 compared to just 351 in 2017 – a ten-fold increase.

Measles is a highly contagious but preventable disease that is transferred from one person to another through sneezing, coughing, and personal contact. Its symptoms include coughing, a runny nose, red eyes, fever, diarrhea, and a distinctive red rash that spreads all over the body.
Its complications, which can be fatal, include ear infections, blindness, swelling of the brain, and pneumonia. In fact, measles is one of the top causes of death among children below the age of 5.

Because of the seriousness of the disease, individuals should proactively take steps to protect themselves against it. Apart from vaccination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) recommends:

● Frequent handwashing
● Not touching the eyes, nose, and mouth
● Covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing
● Avoiding close contact and sharing utensils with people who are sick

Handwashing can play a major role in helping prevent the transmission of the measles virus. According to the Global Handwashing Partnership, “Handwashing protection works by removing the tiny droplets containing the measles virus from your hands before they get a chance to infect
you or transfer to someone else”.

Handwashing with a trusted soap like Safeguard is able to remove 99.9% of germs. Make sure that as you lather, you thoroughly scrub and cover all parts of the hand with soap. Then rinse your hands with water. With regular handwashing with soap, Safeguard is a cost-effective and easy measure to help prevent the spread of the disease.By taking a proactive and vigilant
stance through vaccination,handwashing, and the tips above, the battle against measles can be won. If your child or family members are showing these symptoms, it is also recommended to visit your nearest health center or family doctor.

Great Rewards Awaits Nimo TV’s Game Streamers

Live Streaming app Nimo TV announced an exciting promo for its game streamers this December entitled Road to the Top 2018.

As one of the leading video game streaming platform, Nimo TV’s Road to the Top 2018 is a way of rewarding its streamers with the support they gave since its launch in the Philippines.

Sealteam Peenoise (Left to Right): Squad Leader John Kirk Magbanua, Rexon Kerk Tanay, Jhoey Bhoy Buenaflor and Jayson Tabin

“They play a big role in achieving our goal of making an interactive community” Amy Cao, Global Marketing/PR Head Nimo TV. “They share and foster a positive culture that entertains our audience, and this is our way of acknowledging their efforts in helping us succeed,“ Cao added.

The promo is open to all active streamers and winners will be recognized based on three categories: Popularity, Chatting and Stream Time. The first category is Popularity; this category is base on the total number of new users gained by streamers during the promo period. Streamers should keep on sharing their channel to gain new subscribers. The second category is Chatting; this is base on the number of comments made by the streamers to their channel. And since Nimo TV values conversation, streamers should reply to the comments made by their viewers. Lastly the Stream Time category, this category is base on the duration a streamer made during the promo period.

A cash prize and an appearance to Nimo TV’s Road To the Top 2018 main page as “Last week’s Champion” await the weekly top streamer per category. Aside from the weekly winners, a December Leader Board will be rewarded with the following:

Rank 1: Limited Edition Profile Badge (for 1 month), Customized Channel Background, Customized Channel Thumbnail and PHP 10,000 Cash
Rank 2: Customized Channel Background, Customized Channel Thumbnail and PHP 5,000 Cash
Rank 3: Customized Channel Thumbnail and PHP 2,000 Cash prize
Rank 4-10: PHP 1,000 Cash

The Nimo TV Road to the Top 2018 will run until December 31, 2018.

Start streaming now and accelerate your way to the Top! Join now and click here: http://bit.ly/nimotvrttt

xxx

About NiMO TV

Nimo TV is a leading global platform that allows millions of gamers from all around the world to play and broadcast their games to other like-minded players building a community of players, gamers, and fans that drive conversation, and allows peer-to-peer rewards and recognition. Utilizing a high-quality interactive technology, audiences can interact with streamers, and gain access to exclusive esports events and tournaments, along with unprecedented access to the top streamers from across the region.

Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce in 5 Different Flavors

Last November 30, 2018, the lakwatsera tandem of Mommy V & Raix went to Ayala Malls Solenad Nuvali, to witness and be part of Del Monte’s early Christmas treat.

Our first at Ayala Malls Nuvali

Del Monte Spaghetti Sauces treated families to an excitingly different spaghetti experience by sampling all five of their delicious spaghetti sauce flavors in their Del Monte “Spag Sarap Squad Headquarters” – Carbonara, Italian, Sweet, Filipino, and their newest flavor, Creamy and Cheesy.

Spag Sarap Squad

These flavors came to life through the Del Monte Spag Sarap Squad heroes whose mission is to save the day with delicious spaghetti. The squad – Carlo Carbonara, Taliana, Sweetie, Ino Filipino and Chessy, interacted with the audience and hosted fun games to help them experience the variety of delicious flavors – Sweet Style, made with 100% naturally sweet California tomatoes is everyone’s yummy childhood favorite; Filipino Style is a levelled up sweet sauce because it’s also meaty and cheesy; Italian Style is a tomato-ey sauce with basil, oregano and parmesan cheese for that authentic Italian taste; Carbonara, an up & coming comfort food favorite for resto-going yuppies as its made of real cream and milk; and lastly, Creamy and Cheesy – an “extra fun” sauce because of the extra cream and cheese in it!

5 Yummy Spaghetti Sauce Flavors
Of course! He gave it all a try! #SpaghettiLover

There were also Instagram-worthy displays and an Augmented Reality photo booth that would allow anyone to instantly become a member of the Del Monte Spag Sarap Squad. To top that, the squad saved the day by giving out a whopping 5 spaghetti samples for each attendee so that they can try all the delicious flavors of Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce and discover a new favorite!

Spaghetti definitely became more exciting with the different Spaghetti possibilities that anyone can create for family and friends with the 5 delicious flavors that Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce has! For delicious Spaghetti Sauce recipes, visit www.lifegetsbetter.ph !

Raix with the Spag Sarap Squad

All five Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce flavors are sold in leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide.

Save the day with Delicious, Save the day with Del Monte!

15 Squads to Clash for the Final Round of the Biggest Rules of Survival Tournament in the Philippines Hosted by Nimo TV

15 Squads to Clash for the Final Round of the Biggest Rules of Survival Tournament in the Philippines Hosted by Nimo TV

After weeks of exciting playoffs happened in 3 venues. Fifteen squads are set to claim supremacy in the Rules of Survival – Nimo TV- Philippine Champions League Season 1.

With over 300 squads who tried their luck during the qualifiers and 45 squads who advanced in the dreaded playoffs, 15 squads are set to face each other in the final round of the biggest Rules of Survival Tournament in the Philippines this Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Mineski Infinity Taft.

“We are delighted in the turnout of our first event in the Philippines, and we are excited to know who will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Rules of Survival Southeast Asia Tournament” Henry Zhao, Overseas Executive.

The 15 squads who will compete this weekend are the following: Bakunawa B, Savage.ROX, Savage Gaming and Bakunawa A of Mineski Infinity Taft; Kudos Gaming, CLG, Comeback <3, Evo Groundz and Team Marshall of Mineski Infinity Morayta and Representing Mineski Infinity Cubao is Young Blood, Sealteam Peenoise, Chupon Gaming, XO-ideas, and Cheater Slayer Nambawaa; completing the line up is the crowd favorite Team Mix of Mineski Infinity Cubao.

Winners of the tournament will bring home Php 100,000 for the 1st Prize, Php 80,000 for 2nd Prize and Php 50,000 for 3rd Prize. Aside from the Cash Prizes and in-game items, the Top 5 teams will also represent the country in the Rules of Survival Southeast Asia tournament.

Watch the exciting and the exclusive broadcast of the biggest Rules of Survival tournament in www.nimo.tv/rosph

Download the Nimo TV app at Apple app store and Google Play store. Click link here. https://nimotv.onelink.me/B6cW/25ba46b7

                                                                       xxx

About NiMO TV

Nimo TV is a leading global platform that allows millions of gamers from all around the world to play and broadcast their games to other like-minded players building a community of players, gamers, and fans that drive conversation, and allows peer-to-peer rewards and recognition. Utilizing a high-quality interactive technology, audiences can interact with streamers, and gain access to exclusive esports events and tournaments, along with unprecedented access to the top streamers from across the region.

Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color

Last December 2, I decided to give hair coloring a try. I really don’t want anything to do with my hair except cut it short. My hair has always been a virgin when it comes to hair coloring, rebonding, etc. It experienced totally nothing. (Sounds boring??? Hehe)

As I am very much “afraid” of having to put chemicals to my hair, I checked what makes Novelina an exception among the rest. I am not familiar with the Novelina cosmetics, aside from haircare products would you believe it also has skincare products too?

For the HAIRCARE, they have 2 kinds of hair colors. The Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color with KERATIN and Zeelke HERBAL Cream Hair Color. Yes ladies! Herbal hair color is available. This may be used by those who are sensitive to harsh chemicals especially on their scalp. While Novelina with KERATIN gives your hair that shiny look and emphasizes your hair color.

They have 8 color variations to choose from, Natutal Black, Asian Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Chestnut Brown, Golden Brown, Crimson Red and Burgundy.

For me I chose the one with Keratin. Why? Since I have normal hair, I thought adding color into it will make my hair cry. So maybe it won’t get dry if I chose the one with Keratin. 🙂

MY EXPERIENCE

When I arrived at their stall at Cash & Carry Makati, I was greeted by one of their staff while she was busy washing another customer’s hair. She let me had a seat first until she is done with her first customer. Once done, it’s my turn. 😀 I was really confused on which color to apply to my hair. I don’t think that Red would be nice since of my morena complexion. I was to go with Burgundy but their friendly staff, Miss Jo, suggested me using the Chestnut Brown since my hair is very black. Burgundy won’t be noticed on my hair unlike chestnut brown. And so coloring begins. I was really excited on what the outcome would be, and posted pics and short videos on my IG Story.

The hair color application was easy. For my hair length she used 2 boxes. What’s cute is that each box comes with a little brush. 🙂 I wasn’t able to take a picture of it. After the application they have me waited for 45 minutes before rinsing it. I enjoyed rinsing time though. 🙂 I was worried there would be visible hair color on my forehead and scalp but there were none.

Now is your turn to give your hair a twist and try different hair color. Novelina is giving FREE APPLICATION with a single purchase of hair color. Head on over to Cash & Carry Makati 2nd floor Department Store (near cinemas). Catch them until December 28, 2018. I’d love to see your hair transformations. 🙂

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

On it’s 5 th year, Mommy Bloggers Philippines (MBP) will be celebrating their 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. You can be 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.

 

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.

To celebrate the holidays ICON Hotel Timog is offering Christmas Party Packages for your next holiday gathering. Their buffet restaurant has some Yuletide offerings specially prepared for the coming season.


Thank you ICON Hotel for the support and making this gathering possible.

They have afordable packages you may choose from.

Joining the Mommy Blogger Philippines Christmas celebration are Pampers, Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons, Ariel, Lilys Peanut Butter, NGP, Lemon Square, Welchs Sparkling Juice, Crystal Derm, Cheez Whiz, Kids Company, V&M Naturals, Joy Dishwashing, Goya, FWD, SkinWhite, McDonalds and Tipid Mommy.

 

Icon Hotel Timog Avenue
60 Timog Avenue Tomas cor. Tomas Morato
Quezon City, Philippines
For inquiries and reservations, call
Telephone: (02) 353 -6000
Mobile: (+63) 921-795-2170
Email: iconhoteltimog@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/Iconhotelph/?rf=1353725274746742
https://www.instagram.com/iconhotelph/
#IconHotel
#IconHotelTimog

Pampers
https://www.pampers.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/PampersPh/

Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons
https://www.facebook.com/buzybeebouquetsballoons/
https://www.instagram.com/buzybee.bouquetsballoons

Ariel
https://www.facebook.com/ArielPhilippines/

Lilys Peanut Butter
http://mylilys.com
https://www.facebook.com/LilysPeanutButter/
https://www.instagram.com/lilyspeanutbutter

NGP:
https://www.ngpimc.com
https://www.facebook.com/ngpimc/

Lemon Square
https://www.facebook.com/LemonSquareCupcakes/

Welchs Sparkling Juice
https://www.facebook.com/WelchsPh/
https://www.instagram.com/welchs_ph

Crystal Derm
https://www.facebook.com/crystaldermskincareonline/
https://www.instagram.com/crystalderm/

Cheez Whiz
https://www.facebook.com/CheezWhizPH/
https://www.instagram.com/cheezwhizph/

Kids Company
https://www.facebook.com/KidsCompanyPh/
https://www.instagram.com/kidscompanyph/

V&M Naturals
https://www.facebook.com/VenusandMarsnaturals
https://www.instagram.com/vnmnaturals/

Joy Dishwashing
https://www.facebook.com/JoyPhilippines/

Goya
https://www.facebook.com/GoyaChocoholics/
https://www.instagram.com/goyachocolates/

FWD
https://www.facebook.com/FWDlifeinsurance/
https://www.instagram.com/fwdlife_ph/

SkinWhite
https://www.facebook.com/skinwhite/
https://www.instagram.com/skinwhiteph/

McDonalds
https://www.facebook.com/McDo.ph
https://www.instagram.com/mcdo_ph

Tipid Mommy
https://www.facebook.com/tipidmommy/
https://www.instagram.com/tipidmommy/