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Captain ZERO Unveiled as an Innovative Cockroach Bait! 

The internet has been abuzz the past few months about a mysterious superhero character which came out on a Facebook Page by the name of Captain ZERO. Curious netizens and bloggers alike gave their share of guesses on who (or what) the dark silhouette could be. Hunches included a 'new TV show', an 'energy drink', and a 'slimming product'; the best guess was a ‘household cleaning product’. 

Captain ZERO Revealed Last November 17, 2016, the guessworks ended as WINZO International Corporation, the company behind Captain ZERO, unveiled the product as an innovative cockroach bait Everyone among the media guests at the launch which consists of writers and bloggers were surprised as no one among them was able to exactly guess that Captain ZERO was a cockroach bait. 

"A clean home means a healthy family as bacteria and germs brought about by dust and pest such as cockroaches and rats can carry diseases through contaminated food, kitchen counters, and utensils," Ms. Labii talked about the importance of cleanliness at home and shared some of her experiences as a medical professional, a food entrepreneur, and as a mother. 

This product is cockroach bait that can play a big role in eliminating cockroaches in areas where food is found including moist areas such as kitchen, bathrooms & garages, which these pests love. It has a unique luring action that attracts and makes these bugs feed on the paste and lets them return to their harbourages, controlling them at their source. Cockroaches who eat the bait will eventually die in a few minutes or hours depending on the size and type of the bug. The formulation is a combination of very low toxic compounds while the main active ingredient is called Trihydroxyborane.  

How To Use Captain ZERO Cockroach Bait 
Empty one sachet in small shallow containers such as bottle caps. You can place these in moist places such as bathroom, kitchen sink, garage areas, and backyards or in places where cockroaches are frequently found. Some reports have indicated that a sachet can kill as much as 18 roaches and last for as much as 15 days (2 weeks) depending on the density of bugs in the area.  

Here is a simple 3-Step guide on how to use the Captain ZERO Cockroach Bait 
1. Open #CaptainZEROph sachet and pour into a shallow container. 
2. Place container where many cockroaches are seen. 
3. Leave for a few days until no more cockroaches are seen. 

This product is recommended to be used as a weekly regimen. Empty one sachet in separate locations (kitchen, bathrooms, garages) where there are food & heavy moisture every 1- 2 weeks to maintain a pest free environment. Although the active ingredients are low toxic to humans and animals, is still best to keep it away from children and house pets. If it is accidentally applied on the skin or eyes, simply remove it by washing the area thoroughly.

"Captain ZERO is an innovative product because it is the first cockroach bait in liquid paste form. Moreover, is the first Filipino-made cockroach bait. It is also budget friendly at only Php 15 per 10 gram sachet compared to other expensive brands in the market today,” shares Mr. Winston Tongco, President, Winzo International Corporation. It will also be on the shelves of all Puregold Supermarkets nationwide, in packs of 10s and boxes of 20s, starting January 2017

Follow Captain ZERO and his adventures against cockroach pests 

The 5 Exams A Woman Like You Should NOT Missed

Christmas Season is a glorious thing, a time for thanksgiving, celebration, and the ripe month to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. And just because you think your 13th-month pay and bonus are just a cherry on top, these hard-earned cash deserves to be saved and spent well on things with lasting impact on your health and sanity. With this in mind, let these 5 must-do lists from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners’ OB-Gyn Faith Suluen serve as your guide to encourage you to make time and set aside a budget for these screenings.

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Five Annual Exams that Deserve a Budget from Every Woman’s Bonus
1. Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam

Since it’s the quick screening test/procedure and the gold standard that detects precancerous or cancerous cells from papillomavirus or HPV, it’s essential to catch early any possible abnormal growth whether you’re sexually active by age 21 or the disease runs in the family. If you haven’t had a cervical vaccination, don’t hesitate to talk to your OB-Gyn or employer/health card provider to check if it’s part of your package, which according to Dr. Faith, is especially advantageous for women without a prior sexual contact.

2. Transvaginal ultrasound

Ensure your reproductive system (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina) is on its absolute best. Highly recommended for checking irregularities or possible cysts, pelvic pain, unexplained vaginal bleeding and more, the ultrasound probe allows the doctor to see a bird’s eye view of the organs with more accurate results.

3. Mammogram and Breast Ultrasound
Although breast cancer is deemed as one of the leading causes of death among women worldwide, it’s totally curable and controllable with the help of early detection and regular screening. Both mammogram (for 40 years old and above) and breast ultra sound  (for 40 years old and below) is powerful tools even before a woman experiences its symptoms, so consider these tests as your major partners in prevention and to ensure full mammary health throughout your lifetime.

4. Blood Chemistry Test
Make a point to regularly monitor blood pressure and cholesterol, which are lifesavers from heart disease and stroke. Remember that the tender age of 20 should be a starting point of your biannual blood pressure monitoring habit with cholesterol checking every four to six years, but perhaps more frequently if age, weight, lifestyle habits, and family history are major factors of developing your risks.

5. Routine Urinalysis

Considered as one of the simplest yet most powerful screening tests that detect UTI, kidney disorders, liver problems, and diabetes, it also helps to diagnose specific disorders such as endocrine diseases and bladder cancer. Even if you don’t feel any abdominal or back pain and abnormalities in your urine, it’s a preventive test that will keep your urinary system at the pink of their health.

The budget and time you set aside for wellness will determine whether or not this old adage rings true for you. So as a grown-up woman who’s also fussy about your sanitary pads, choose quality and mull over a brand that can do more for you, like Jeunesse Anion. Since its anion strip feature is uniquely on its own that greatly helps in reducing feminine discomforts like dysmenorrhea, cramps, and icky odor, consider this to be one of your most valuable essentials as a smart and wellness-conscious woman. Available in 5 variants from panty liner, ultra day pad, ultra day non-wing, ultra night pad, to all night pad, these choices ensure that you’re covered throughout every stage of your red days and helps relieve the not-so-pleasant side effects of being a lady.

PayMaya x foodpanda : An Exclusive Promo

PayMaya teams up with foodpanda for an exclusive promo

PayMaya Philippines, the country's pioneer in mobile money and payments, has partnered with leading online food ordering platform, foodpanda, to treat  its users with an exclusive promo that will make ordering food online, a whole lot more convenient and affordable.

Until December 31, 2016, foodies all over Metro Manila and Cebu will be given a 20% discount for a minimum purchase of Php 500.00 when they order meals at the foodpanda website or app and use PayMaya as their payment option. They will also get a 10% discount on every succeeding orders made until the end of the promo.

To avail the 20% discount on the first order, customers must simply use the voucher code PAYPANDA20 plus the first six digits of their PayMaya account number. For the succeeding orders, customers must use the voucher code PAYPANDA plus the first six digits of their PayMaya account number, in order to avail of the 10% discount.

PayMaya is a prepaid wallet that enables users to pay, and purchase the things they love online--even without a credit card. In just three minutes upon download, users are given a 16-digit virtual card number which they can use to shop online, pay for Uber, book flights, buy games, concert tickets, and subscriptions, and now, order food to be delivered right to their doorstep. PayMaya is accredited by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as well as international card security bodies such as the PCI DSS so users are ensured of a safe and secured payment option with PayMaya.

Our group’s mission has always centered on enabling the Filipinos to avail of the anytime, anywhere experience. We are delighted to team up with foodpanda and offer exactly this to #NowNation -- a convenient and affordable way to satisfy their cravings, whenever, wherever. - Sharon Kayanan, Marketing and Brand Head for PayMaya Philippines.

We are one with PayMaya Philippines in their mission to provide consumers a service that is secure, hassle-free, and affordable. With this partnership, we are confident that more Filipinos will be able to enjoy the convenience foodpanda offers to its customers. -Rommel Bulaquina, PR & Partnerships Lead, foodpanda Philippines.

PayMaya, which remains to be the no. 1 most downloaded Finance app on the Play Store - Philippines, can also be downloaded on the App Store, for iOS users, for free. To start online shopping, all the user has to do is register with any Philippine mobile number, fill out basic personal information, and load up the account using the registered mobile number.

Users can load up their account at over 15,000 touchpoints nationwide including Smart Money, BDO online banking, SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, Smart Padala Centers, Union Bank ATMs, 7-Eleven Cliqq Kiosks and Ministop Touchpay Kiosks.

Users can also opt to have a physical PayMaya card which can be used in over 30 million establishments worldwide. The cards can be purchased at https://paymaya.com/shop/.

Download the foodpanda app now or visit www.foodpanda.ph to know your next great meal adventure. Happy craving!

A Fresh Morning Kiss with Dentiste'

DENTISTE' is the world’s first Nighttime Toothpaste for couples, with products spreading across 20 countries in 6 continents.

Made with 14 Natural extracts, this product inhibits bad breath bacteria at night so you can wake up ready for that fresh morning kiss. 93% of the product users and couples experience a decrease in bad morning breath from the first night of use.

It's more than quality toothpaste. DENTISTE’ also helps couples to be confident in that intimate moment in the morning.


Dentiste Philippines recently launched its website where customers can shop at www.dentistetoothpaste.com and giving 20% discount on all products until December 31, 2016.

Dentiste’ is available in Watsons Personal Care Stores, SnR Membership Shopping, Mercury Drug, Robinsons Supermarkets, SM Supermarkets, The Landmark Department Stores, Metro Gaisano Supermarkets and other major grocery stores nationwide

instagram: @dentistekiss #DentisteKiss | facebook page | info@dentistetoothpaste.com

Classic Holiday Dessert Recipes from Jolly Cow Condensada

No-Fail Classic Holiday Dessert Recipes from Jolly Cow Condensada

For the season of feast and festivities, nothing beats the classic and decadent Filipino desserts. Find joy and comfort from these incredibly affordable recipes that were creamier and perfectly sweeter with Jolly Cow Condensada, the all-time favorite dessert ingredient to round out your holiday meal.

Fiesta Fruit Salad
1 can                   Jolly Cow Condensada
1 can (850g)       Jolly Tropical Fruit Cocktail, drained well
1 cup                  Shredded fresh buko (young coconut)
1 cup                   Nata de coco, drained well
1 cup                   Jolly Peach halves, drained well
1 cup                   Pineapple tidbits, drained well
1 cup                   Slices of fresh fruits like apple and seedless grapes (optional)
½ cup                  Cheese, diced (optional)
1 can                   All-purpose cream

1 cup                   Mini marshmallows (optional)
                            Jolly Maraschino cherries (optional)

1.      Drain all the water from the cans of the fruit ingredients.
2.      Combine all ingredients (except for the marshmallow and cherries) in a large mixing bowl and blend well.
3.      Place in a container and chill for 2 to 3 hours before serving.
4.      Serve with mini marshmallows as garnish on top and finish off with a cherry if desired.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Pinoy Leche Flan

1 can (390g) of Jolly Cow Condensada
1 can (370ml) evaporated milk
10 egg yolks
1 teaspoon of grated dayap or lemon peel
1 cup of white sugar

1.      Put sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over low fire until the sugar caramelizes.
2.      Pour the caramelized sugar equally into three llaneras. Evenly coat the caramelized sugar on the bottom of the llanera. Set aside.
3.      In a bowl, gently mix together the Jolly Cow Condensada, evaporated milk, egg yolks, and the grated dayap. Make sure to gently mix so as not to create bubbles in the mixture.
4.      Gently and evenly pour the mixture on the llaneras containing the caramelized sugar.
5.      Cover each llanera with aluminum foil.
6.      Steam for about 30 minutes or until firm (steaming time may depend on the thickness of the llanera).
7.      Cool and then refrigerate.

Tip: You can tell when the leche flan is fully cooked by inserting a knife in the middle of the mixture--if
          the knife comes clean, it is fully cooked. 

Makes three(3) llaneras                                                              
Have a Jolly Cow Christmas!

Jolly Cow Condensada is available in leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide.
Jolly Cow

St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant: Boodle Fight sa Bilao On SALE!!!

And I just can't get enough of the St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant and here I am again reminiscing that sumptuous feast they lined for us when I visited them. This time I'll be sharing their pinipilahan and binabalik-balikan dishes that they do offer.

The Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set
Pinoy lovesto eat and it's more "masarap" when shared. Boodle fight is one way to eat with friends, family and loved ones with that certain hype and feel. Feast your eyes (for now) of the Festive Boodle Fight sa Bilao set St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant offer. And maybe if I convinced you now, how about order yours later di ba?
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 1: Davao
Includes: Vegetable and Shrimp Tempura, Calamares, Breaded Lechon Kawali, Hot and Juicy Shrimps, White Rice, CornSliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 2: Palawan
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Calamares, Fried Chicken, Pancit Canton, Vegetable Okoy, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 3: Boracay
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Fried Chicken, Lechon Kawali, Sisig, Fried Eggplant and Bagoong, Pancit Canton, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 4: Cebu

 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Calderetang Baka, Lechon Kawali, Sisig,  Pancit Canton, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions
Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set 5: Batangas
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Adobo sa Dilaw, Calamares, Shrimp Tempura, Pancit Bihon,  White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

For a special price of Php999.00, the Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set is indeed very affordable compared to other restaurants having the same idea. Restaurant diners have the option to choose from the of other Boodle Fight variants that the restaurant offers like from Palawan, Boracay, to Batangas for the same price of Php999.00.

Meet the Chef
Chef Nick Pelaez of St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant

He owns and managed and still cooks for St. Nicholas Catering and the restaurant. St. Nicholas Catering started back in 2003 while the Restaurant is his newest baby that is already in its third year serving sumptuous Filipino dishes in Mandaluyong. We all know that fast-food chains were almost everywhere, but St. Nicholas has its own charm. Having the intimate ambiance of the restaurant, diners visit at the odd hours of the day like brunch or late afternoon for early lunch or merienda, respectively. The busiest hours, of course, are lunch and dinner times. The usual guests are those who prefer clean and delicious home-cooked food over random finds at eateries.
 *plus Chef Nick is charming too :)

Lovers Set - Boodle Fight sa BilaoSet A: Mandaluyong
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps, Lechon Kawali, Fried Eggplant with Bagoong, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

Lovers Set - Boodle Fight sa Bilao Set B: Bataan
 Includes: Hot and Juicy Shrimps,Calamares,  Fried Eggplant with Bagoong, White Rice, Corn, Sliced Salted Egg, Tomatoes and Onions

BEST SELLER: The Hot and Juicy Shrimps

The restaurant's Hot and Juicy Shrimps are available in the following flavors/variants: regular, spicy, mild, sweet, and medium. Their shrimps were carefully sourced from Roxas City, the seafood capital of the Philippines. So it is guaranteed fresh and tasty!

Trivia: Did you know that Chef Nick personally came up with its signature sauce. And once you tasted it, mapapa extra-rice ka pa! PromiseQ!

"Shrimp Wednesday" Bestest Deal at St. Nicholas Restaurant!

Wednesdays is a special day for shrimp lovers and regular customers at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant for its called "Shrimp Wednesday" A Good Deal you shouldn’t missed. St. Nicholas diners have been returning every week for the 50% off promo. YES 50% OFF. From the regular price of Php399.00, marking down to only Php199.00 with the very same quality of Hot and Juicy Shrimps is basically a promo offer to grab!

Oy, Oorder na yan (^.^,) 
But sadly, as of the moment, there's no delivery service available.
Dine and Take Out Only and Of course, Catering Services is offered. 

St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant
follow them on facebook to get the latest update and promotions.

Address: #1 Fatima St. corner San Rafael st., 
Bgy., Plainview, Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550
Phone: (02)535-7637 | Email: st.nicholascatering@yahoo.com

Related post:St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant Food Trip

Healthy Options Holiday Tradition 2016 Gift Guide

Festive family treats without the bad stuff
Noche Buena can just be as healthy as it is delicious
Christmas in the Philippines is like no other. With all the festive colors, bright lights, and jolly carols that play as early as September, it’s not surprising that Yuletide takes a different flavor in a country where the holiday lasts a season.
This is especially true about the food. Filipino Christmas is never complete without the scrumptious delicacies served throughout December, especially on Noche Buena.
Unfortunately, most of our Christmas delights aren’t exactly good for our health. If you truly want to show how much you care in this warmest of seasons, consider giving your loved ones the gift of health.
Good food that does good
Packaged snacks and condiments from the grocery often contain unwanted additives such as artificial flavoring, colors, and preservatives that could pose a risk to our health. Excessive amounts of salt, sugar, and fats further add sodium and calories to the already rich food we serve every Christmas.
Your holiday dinner shouldn’t cause worry, so choose food from organic and all-natural sources. That’s what you’ll find in Healthy Option’s Christmas catalogue featuring wholesome selections for a nutritious feast.
For Noche Buena, the Star of Bethlehem holiday box offers gourmet selections including chickpea pasta for macaroni and cheese, ancient grain salad with red quinoa and chickpeas, cheese pairs, mushroom marinara, and chips made of spinach and kale.
Thinking of only having a small celebration with loved ones? The St. Nicholas holiday box would surely be a treat, with picks including coconut milk, bran cereal, and pancake mix for a healthy breakfast to start the day.
And to cap the night off with your favorite dessert, Healthy Options has a collection of sparkling juices in delicious flavors such as Açaí, Wildberry, Peach, Grape, Golden Apple, and Rosé for you to choose from.
Big difference in small bites
Snacks always bring life to parties. Add a healthy twist with Healthy Options’ Advent Candle and Evergreen Fir holiday boxes that offer selections you can munch on without guilt.
Organic snacks from the Advent Candle box include mint chocolate cookies, granola minis, pumpkin seeds, and kettle corn. For all-natural goodness, you’ll surely love the whole grain chips, pistachio cranberry biscotti, cereal squares, and more from the Evergreen Fir box.
If gluten is a concern because of celiac disease among your friends and family, then the Christmas Angel box is your best pick. Truly heaven-sent, this holiday package comes with gluten-free delectable including potato ridges, bean crisps, coconut macaroons, and exotic rice toasts made of red rice and flaxseed.
To learn more about Healthy Options’ holiday catalog, 

St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant

St. Nicholas Catering by Chef Nick has a new venture and here's a clue, It is still in the scope of food industry... It's St.Nicholas Restaurant!

Sige na nga, that punchline didn't went so well but this post is a great one, though.

Chef Nick started his catering business in 2003 and it's working pretty fine and now he's up for another one and it's a restaurant that opened in April 2014. 

The Restaurant

St. Nicholas Restaurant is located in a spacious area at Brgy Plainview in Mandaluyong. Nothing fancy but there's a lot going on. There's a corner with lots of paper lanterns hanging, a Japanese inspired side. Also, a Pinoy corner where images of some popular landmarks where seen. Plus the not-to-be-missed Christmas side with Humungous Teddy and a couple of St.Nicholas displays were spotted too. Bes, si Santa Claus, Just livin' in up to the branding :) The venue is not air conditioned or with enclosed glass panels like the usual resto's I've been into. But this place? hindi naman magpapahuli, lalo na sa FOOD! Plus Afford naten toh (^.^,)

St Nicholas Menu

The Food

Boodle Fight sa Bilao Davao Php1200.00 
asked for a special discount at Php999! ;)


Hot & Juicy Shrimp 

Calamares, Shrimp tempura, Lechong Kawali

Eggplant Tempura
Rice, Salted Egg, tomato and onion

My Instant Favorite

The hot & Juicy Shrimp Php 999.00 / half kilo


What's on my plate?

Almost everything (^.^,) I love everything they had in this bilao. Most especially the hot and juicy shrimps. I just wished that the liempo was cooked the ihaw way or without breading for contrast, making it more appealing. But still, it was delightful.

Tinolang Manok sa Pakwan - Having a pakwan in a soup is not new to me. I loved it in sinigang :P But for Tinola? I was not expecting this. But amazed that I like it. Actually, I want to try making this at home. :)

Just some of the Bilao Set St. Nicholas Restaurant Offers.

Check them out online for more promos
St Nicholas Catering and Restaurant


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