July 27, 2017

Philips' Philips' #NothingBeatsHealthyEats Event

It was a beautiful-yummy afternoon at Shangrila Plaza as Philips' #NothingBeatsHealthyEats Event introduced its five new appliances, namely, Philips Avance XL AirFryer,  Philips Avance Collection Sensor Touch Rice Cooker,  Philips Electric Pressure Cooker, Philips Viva Collection Juicer and Philips Viva Collection Blender.

Chef Jose Sarazola and Mothers Who Brunch – Michelle Aventajado and Sabrina Go joined forces to put together a healthy spin on a menu of Filipino favourites such as bulalo, corned beef, vegetable quiche, lechon kawali. Guests were invited to make their own slush and fresh juices at the Philips juice bar. 

Urasinee Patarasongkram, Country Manager Philips Philippines, was also present at the launch. She said, “At Philips, our goal is to enable families to prepare healthy, homemade food easily and more often. We believe that food is essential to healthy living and enjoying life, something our product range and innovations are centered around. These smart kitchen solutions are aimed at making it easier and simpler to cook tasty, nutritious food at home.  Philips is glad to be able to work with esteemed personalities in the industry to help empower and inspire Filipinos with new ways to take control of their personal health”. 

As a mother of three, and a  business to run, Philips helps me to cook dishes in a fast and easy way with its healthy kitchen solutions mentioned above because being able to cook tasty yet healthy food, in a limited amount of time, is an essential part of a happy lifestyle. I suggest you check out Healthy Kitchen Solutions because you will never go wrong with Philips. With more than 60 years of striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Philips, a global leader in kitchen appliances understands the needs and desires of moms like me.

Healthy Kitchen Solutions

The revolutionary Airfryer took the world of home cooking by storm in 2011, bringing consumer oil-less fried food. Now, Philips has brought even more improvements to the new Philips Avance XL Airfyer. The new airfyer is 50 percent bigger capacity and 30 percent cooking time for great tasting food, every time! With its unique Rapid Air technology it enables you to fry, bake, roast and grill the tastiest snacks and meals with less fat than a conventional fryer, by using little or no oil! Philips Airfryer with Rapid Air technology also creates less smell than conventional fryers, it is easy to clean, safe and economical for your daily use! 

The trusty rice cooker that cooks beautifully and withstands more scratches  - Philips Avance Collection Sensor Touch Rice Cooker Philips is introducing a new range of rice cookers that are especially designed to give busy moms a convenient, reliable way to whip up great-tasting rice every time. It features a unique five-layer inner pot that is non-stick for easy cleaning and anti-scratch for enhanced durability, this rice cooker promises a longer lifespan.  Tasty rice makes the whole meal more enjoyable and the way of cooking plays an important role. 

You won’t feel any pressure with Philips Electric Pressure Cooker. With this, you can cook all kinds of food with all the different setting that will make your life so easy and convenient.  This is durable and has a non-stick inner pot. It has easy-to-read large digital screen display.  This pressure cooker and is 8x faster than the conventional cooker.  This pressure cooker cooks fast and healthier way.   

Maximum juice, minimum fuss with Philips Viva Collection Juicer. Everything you expect from a juicer – high juice extraction, cleaning within 1 min. Treat yourself to a healthy homemade juice on the go every day.

Beat the heat with your favorite smoothies using The Avance Collection Blender. This Philips blender can handle just about anything - from fruits and vegetables to ice. Its multi-speed function will blend, crush and cut for perfectly smooth blending and any consistency you want.

Make 10% more juice with Philips Avance Collection Juicer.  This juicer extracts even more juice from your fruit and vegetables. Cleaning has never been easier thanks to the innovative quick clean sieve and integrated pulp container. Treat yourself to healthy homemade juice every day!

To find more about Philips’ healthy lifestyle innovations, log on to www.philips.com.ph 

July 24, 2017


John and I are both July born, him on the 19th and me on the 12th.  For our birthdays, we had simple with relatives and some friends respectively on our birthdays.

Having parties at home would mean a lot of preparation, cooking, washing the dishes, entertaining the guests and cleaning the house when the guests are gone because we do not have house helps. 

John and I made sure our guests were happy during our celebration. To make up to our children, we had a post birthday family celebration last Sunday at IHOP at BGC.

Since 1958, IHOP® has been the place where people connect over breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. The food at IHOP are delicious with big servings. What we noticed is one ingredient that’s always constant — the smile from IHOP's employees. Special mention goes to Hassy and Ryan for taking good care of us while we were there. 

Fort Bonifacio W. Global Center, 30th St, cor, 9th Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila
Tawgi:(02) 687 5611
Open Monday to Sunday from 6am to 11pm

About IHOP:

International House of Pancakes, stylized as its acronym, IHOP (/ˈaɪhɒp/), is an American multinational pancake house/fast casual family restaurant chain that specializes in breakfast foods. It is owned by DineEquity, with 99% of the restaurants run by independent franchisees.[5] While IHOP's focus is on breakfast foods, it also offers a menu of lunch and dinner items. The company has 1,650 locations in North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.[6] It is known for many of its locations being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For locations that are not open 24 hours, the franchise's minimum operating hours are Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight (Source: Wikipedia)

July 23, 2017


Club Penshoppe Philippines had a meet and greet with their fans at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall, with no less than its newest members, namely, PBB heartthrob Tanner Mata and international model Tyler Mata, Spanish model Emilio Francisco Perez, young actresses Loisa Andalio and Sofia Andres, Brazilian model and former Teen PBB housemate Maria Fabiana, and Hashtag member and actor Ronnie Alonte.

The crowd were so happy to see their idols as they brought fun and excitement during the event. These fresh faces represent the group in the Philippines, where they’re collectively referred to as #ClubPenshoppePH.

July 22, 2017

New Faces of Penshoppe

The newest Faces of Penshoppe PH were launched with a big party at The Mega Fashion Hall, and they are Loisa Andalio, Maria Fabiana, Emilio, Sofia Andres and Ronnie Alonte.

Fans, shoppers and media screamed for their idols. There was a meet and greet, games and other fun activities during the event.

July 21, 2017

Denim Days at SM

SM Supermalls had a special screening of War of The Planet of the Apes at SM Aura Director's Club in celebration of Denim Days at SM. Spotted at the event are Jenny Miller, Jerome Ponce, Manuel Chua, Editors of magazines and broadsheet and social media influencers.

Angela, Adela, Ina, and Janny of “Philippines’ Next Top Model (PNTM): High Street” when asked had interesting stories to tell about their well-loved and cherished denim pieces. Recently, these four strikingly beautiful ladies were hailed the best among the 12 finalists of the country’s premier model-making fashion reality show.

Landing on the top spots of the competition continues to open a more doors for the girls. One of their latest exciting engagement is to be the alluring faces of SM Denim Days – a month-long denim festival offering shoppers great denim finds and exciting events in 63 SM malls nationwide. Find out what is next for these ladies as they also share their denim stories.

Angela Lehmann, 25
Prior to wining PNTM Cycle 2, Fil-Swiss Angela was an interior design student who enjoyed a little bit of farming. She is a vegetarian and likes to eat organic. Though Angela was not really into modelling before she joined the competition, she wanted to prove that having a condition like scoliosis did not hold her back from pursuing a career in the industry.

She dislikes using single-use plastics or disposables utensils, straws and water bottles. Now that she’s the newest ambassador of SM Woman, she wants to use her voice to raise awareness on environmental concerns such as waste management and animal rights.

The oldest denim piece she owns is a denim jumper. “Actually, I’m unsure if the jumper is mine or my sister’s,” said Angela. She just knows that they have been arguing over it for years now. The PNTM Cylcle 2 winner also loves a good denim jacket. “It never goes out of style and goes with almost goes with every outfit,” she added.

Adela-Mae Marshall, 19
Modeling was never part the plan when Adela’s family moved to the Philippines last year. The youngest of the 12 finalist, Adela only did one fashion show as a favor to her mom’s friend that somehow led her to doing seven commercials before joining PNTM.

Though she turned down a lot of modeling opportunities in her early teenage years due to lack of interest, Adela was eventually inspired by her mom who formerly did modelling and acting in the Philippines back then.

Her oldest denim is a pair of flared/bootleg jeans that she got from her mom. “It just proves that fashion comes in cycles and good denim never goes out of style,” said Angela. She is also fond of denim jackets because they can immediately dress down a nice outfit but also can give it a bit of swag.

Ina Guerrero, 23
Ina may not look like your typical Filipina, but she is 100% Bicolana. When she was younger, she used to spend summer vacations with her family in the Bahamas where here parents both worked as nurses. She has always enjoyed the beach and the salty breeze and sand in her hair.

Ina was 17 years old then when she started joining beauty pageants, bagging already a couple of titles until she tried national competitions. Ina was one of the top 13 finalists in the 2014 Miss World Philippines, and a candidate of the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas. Now, she’s taking time to pursue her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

She owns a denim jacket she has had since high school. “It was a Christmas gift from my Ninang. You see that is the best part of denim, it will never go out of style,” said Ina. Among other denim pieces, she favors ripped jeans the most because they look edgy, matching best her personality.

Janny Medina, 23
Since she loved watching America’s Next Top Model when she was a kid, being part of PNTM was a dream come true for Janny. Before joining the competition, she was already a full-time model for various events and commercials. According to her, she is doing all this for her son.

Janny aspires to become a celebrated androgynous model in the country. She aims to continue her modeling career, especially after her valuable exposure from reality show, and also maybe one day become a flight stewardess of an international airline.

When asked about her oldest denim piece, it was a pair of blue denim pants. “It’s from my eldest sister. [She] passed it on to my second eldest sister, then passed on me. The pants are already 8 years old,” explained Janny. She is also fond of tattered denim pants. “They give off a laid back and relaxed vibe that is similar to my personality,” she added.

Like the final four of PNTM Cycle 2, most people would find themselves nurturing a mysterious and emotional bond with their well-loved denim. Denim wear has evolved over the years to provide both functionality and timeless style. What once started as a rugged workwear, denim now became a wardrobe staple, ranging from denim jeans of various cuts to shirts, shorts, jackets, and skirts – becoming also an expression of the wearer’s mood and personality.

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