Friday, July 31, 2015

Best Mommy Cuisinera: The Cuisinera Challenge 2015 Mommy Edition

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This year, leading cooking gas brand Solane looks for the best kusinera mom, as it holds the Cuisinera Challenge: 2015 Mommy Edition! 

Happening this July 31 at the Center for Culinary Arts, Manila, Cuisinera Challenge is a cook-off where contestants are tasked to prepare their rendition of an original recipe that can be prepared in 30 minutes. 

Through this contest, Solane hopes to show that great Filipino family food is not only those prepared by chefs in restaurants, but also by loving moms at home. Serving as the program adviser is Filipino food promoter, culinary researcher and food journalist Nancy Reyes-Lumen.

At the cook-off, dishes will be judged according to:

Taste (40 points) 
Plating and Presentation (30 points)
Ease of Preparation (20 points)
Originality and Creativity (10 points)

Five (5) bonus points may also be given by the judge, and another five (5) for safety and sanitary practice.

Three Cuisinera Challenge winners will be selected based on the total scores, to be announced right after the cook-off. The grand winner will take home P30,000, a one-year supply of Solane LPG and eight 11-kg Solane refill gift certificates. The second and third place winner will be awarded P10,000 and P5,000 respectively. The remaining final participants will receive a Solane gift pack: Solane USBs, branded aprons and collectible mugs.

The Cuisinera Challenge is open to Filipina moms aged 22-50 years old who live in Metro Manila and Greater Manila Area: Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan, and Pampanga. Contestants should hold no professional cooking credentials or chef duties in any establishment. 

The 20 contestants for the cook-off round are chosen based on earlier submissions of an original 30-minute recipe with the name of the dish, ingredients, procedure, photos of the dish, a short description, and a history of the recipe.

The Cuisinera Challenge: 2015 Mommy Edition is organized by Solane LPG with event sponsors Ramesh Trading Corporation, Monde M.Y. San and Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation.

To learn more about the Cuisinera Challenge, visit

Here's A Good Way To Take Care of Your Skin.

Friday, July 31, 2015 0 Comments

With the cold weather, it is so much fun to layer clothes. Are there styles and outfits that you’ve always wanted to wear, but could not because it was too hot? You can now rock that pullover and boots. However, there is something we wear that will always be in no matter what season; our skin. This is why you need to take extra care to make sure you’ll maintain a radiant, healthy, and glowing skin all year round!

Not everyone is blessed with the genetics of perfect skin. Different skin types come with different problems, but we can classify them into three common types.

Oily skin tends to have large pores, and blemishes such as pimples or blackheads. Oiliness can be caused by puberty, other hormonal imbalances, or stress. To take care of oily skin:

1. Avoid over-washing you face
2. Cleansing twice a day is advisable
3. Use a gentle cleanser to prevent irritating your skin as abrasive scrubs can open the pores and further expose them to more pollutants in the environment.

Normal skin has a good balance of moisture, small pores, and an even tone. This is the goal of most skin care regimens, and most people have this skin type. But in order to maintain it in good condition, you need to minimize its exposure to the sun and follow a proper skin care regimen.

Combination skin can have dry or normal areas along with oily parts such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). This skin type can produce overly dilated pores, blackheads, and a shiny surface. Resolve these issues:

1. Use a gentle cleanser
2. Apply a toner to repair skin
3. Protecting it from sun damage,
4. Xfoliating to remove built-up skin cell
using products loaded with antioxidants which help keep your skin clear and healthy.

The key to having clear and healthy skin is to have a reliable skincare system. White Result White & Clear, the newest skincare treatment for normal to oily skin types, fights acne and excess oil production, corrects skin blemishes, inhibits melanin production, and keeps your skin fair and young looking! The White & Clear System includes the Facial Foam, Facial Toner, Moisturizer with Sunscreen, and Spot Corrector.

Dermatologically tested, safe, and proven to clear acne and blemishes, each product is specifically formulated with Acne Buster, a multi-complex agent with 10 active ingredients that effectively fight acne and excess oil production; Papaya and Pea extract, which are effective whitening ingredients that inhibit melanin production; and Niacimide, a multifunctional B3 complex vitamin that helps reduce skin pigmentation and age spots as well as reviving and hydrating skin, leaving it supple and young-looking.

Whether your skin type is oily, normal, or a combination of both, White Result White & Clear from Tupperware Brands will give you clear and blemish-free skin. Just remember to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and treat your body’s greatest feature, and we guarantee that you’ll look your best for your next glowing radiant moment!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Wednesday, July 29, 2015 0 Comments

Kagay-An Festival Marathon 2015

Kagay-an festival Marathon 2015
 AUGUST 23, 2015

RACE OWNER/ORGANIZER: Circle Productions, Inc.

Kagay-an Festival Marathon 2015

·         La Cabana Spa
·         Sprint
·         Centrio Mall
*Top three placers in all other age groups will receive a medal. 
However, placers caught running with unregistered pacers will be disqualified.


All race kits will be claimed at the 1st KAGAY-AN Health and Wellness Expo 2015

Prizes at Stake
Race Schedule

Race Distance, Registration fees and Inclusions

Kagay-an Health and Wellness Expo

Healthway Medical introduces FIT: A Test To Detect Food Intolerance

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 0 Comments

99% of Filipinos suffer from food intolerance

Healthway Medical introduces FIT, a test to detect food intolerance


Reactions to certain foods are quite common. However, some reactions go unnoticed until certain abnormal manifestations occur – internally (physiological) or externally (physical, i.e. on skin).Where food ALLERGY has almost an immediate reaction, food INTOLERANCE, on the other hand, does not immediately manifest. Sometimes, it takes as much several months or as short as days for symptoms to be obvious.

According to Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselor Ginny Sinense-Marksl, RND, food intolerance often occurs in people who eat normal or even very common food substance (rice, egg, dairy, wheat) that they are highly sensitive to. These foods cause inflammations in their body that could manifest as allergy-like reactions such as diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps and at times, skin rashes that almost never seem to subside.Also, it could be one of the major reasons why it is difficult to manage any weight problem.
Food intolerance may involve some or all the same symptoms as food allergies. “While food allergies are acute reactions to a particular food substance and can cause life-threatening symptoms, food intolerance is chronic and less severe but, nevertheless aggravating to optimum health,” said Marksl.

A number of reactions surface when a person is found to be intolerant on a specific food item. However, some people could still eat small amounts of food they are “intolerant” to without any immediate physiological or physical reaction.

Though minimum to no immediate reaction occurs, chronic exposure to a food substance a person is intolerant to can be potentially hazardous to health due to constant presence of inflammation in the body as Marksl further explained.Food Intolerance is a type III food item that occurs when the body produces Immunoglobulin (IgG) as a reaction to allergenic food.

Immunoglobulin are a class of proteins that function as antibodies produced by the immune system in response to foreign bodies that enter the body. Various studies reveal that if food with high IgG levels are eliminated from the diet, symptoms can be reduced.

“Not knowing where you’re intolerant to could lead to chronic diseases such as abdominal bloating and fluid retention, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, and asthma,” said Carmie De Leon, vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical. “This makes a Food Intolerance Test all the more important.”

Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recommends every children and adult alike to undergo a Food Intolerance Test (FIT) or Food Print Test to identify which food groups are safe to eat.

FIT is the most advanced and comprehensive laboratory service that detects the presence of igG-food specific antibodies to a wide range of food people consume every day.
Healthway’s FIT is inclusive of a consultation with nutritionist to guide you through the FIT service and to explain the findings of the test.

“Not having your test now can be potentially dangerous since some people have high IgG levels but do not experience the symptoms,” De Leon said. “There are others who even feel better short after they eat food at which they are intolerant to, but continuing to take these food groups may re-grow the symptoms to much worse cases. Still, once symptoms occur, it is recommended to avoid all other members of that food group unless tested negatively.”

De Leon concluded, “Early detection of food intolerance will go a long way in ensuring one’s optimum health. If you want to achieve a quality life, make sure to add sleep, right food intake, exercise, and de-stressing as part of your daily routine. When you start living a healthy life, everything else will follow.”
If you think you have the symptoms of food intolerance, visit Healthway Medical Clinics at the Alabang Town Center, Edsa Shangri-la, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Healthway Manila, SM The Block and Greenbelt 5.

For more details, please contact (02) 751-4929 or visit
Healthway Medical

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ultheraphy from Merz Aesthetics

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 0 Comments

Effects of Skin Aging on The Face
The Effects Of Aging On The Face
As we aged, the years will noticeably, inevitably show on our faces. Skin sags, cheeks sink and chin lines widen. Laxity commonly first occurs on the forehead, which leads to eyebrow descent, excess skin or hooding on the eye lids, and a less open-eyed appearance. Meanwhile, cheek and neck tissue laxity can lead to flattening of the mid-cheek, nasolabial folds, "marionette" lines surrounding chin or downturned mouth, the loss of jawline angularity or jowls, and sagging under the chin. Fortunately, there is an effective, non-invasive, and sound solution for these effects.

Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin lifting procedure that uses tried and true ultrasound energy. It's the ONLY non-invasive, US FDA cleared procedure that's to lift the skin on the neck, brown and the chin.

Cosmetic procedures typically involve improving superficial layers of the skin's imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles and pigment changes. On the other hand, Ultherapy, addresses deeper skin layer where weak collagen is reorganized and strengthened by the growth of the new collagen leading to cosmetic enhancement that lends support to the skin.

Ultheraphy of Merz Aesthetics

Ultheraphy uses microfocused ultrasound with visiualization (MFU-V) to show the different tissue layers being targeted and structures such as bones, to avoid. And it treatsat pre-determined depths while bypassing the surface of the skin.
Focused ultrasound energy is delivered non-invasively to heat deep tissue without affecting the surface of the skin. The heat created triggers the body's natural response mechanism, which is to rejuvenate weakened collagen and supplement it with fresh, new collagen. Results build gradually over 2-3 months and can continue to improve upto 6 months post-procedure.

Merz Aesthetics - Ultheraphy

Ultheraphy is brought to you by Merz Aesthetics, a division of MERZ, the innovative leader in aesthetics.
Let us say goodbye to the effects of aging face, and see the beauty of sound.

Merz Aesthetics

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Contest Alert: Disney Junior "Miles Of TomorrowLand"

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Attention Moms and Dad!!!

Disney Junior launched the contest titled "Miles from TomorrowLand: Search for Disney Junior's Space Adventures in line with the series premier.

Miles Callisto
Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland," an intergalactic adventure series, blasts off 17 August at 9am on Disney Junior Southeast Asia. This brand new program for kids aged 2-7 incorporates unique space and science facts as it charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family.

Miles from TomorrowLand
The Callisto family includes mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend pet robo-ostrich, Merc. Together, they explore new galaxies filled with peculiar aliens, space-age vehicles and high-tech gadgets. They will take young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey while at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close to home – the family bond.

My kids at Disney Juniors "Miles of TomorrowLand Series Premier

Together with DaddyO!

In anticipation of the series launch, the search is on for Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers across Southeast Asia! Kids aged 2-7 are encouraged to create their very own Starjetter - an exploratory spaceship that the Callisto family use for their short space trips. Families in the Philippines can also head down to Exploreum- a science center with 118 child-friendly exhibits that promise a total immersion experience, stimulating curiosity and inspiring science and learning- from 25 July 2015 to check out special Miles from Tomorrowland-themed activities!

Mechanics: Parents will need to visit the website - - and download the Miles from Tomorrowland Space Adventurer E-kit which not only features fun activity sheets but also a step by step guide on how to create the Starjetter. 

The most creative photo entries of the Starjetter submitted will win the title of “Disney Junior’s Space Adventurers” and be featured on the channel.  

Contest will run from July 17, 2015 to  August 14, 2015

Disney Junior Asia

Enjoy a refreshing side of Tagaytay at Serin East Tagaytay

Sunday, July 26, 2015 0 Comments

There are many things left to discover about one of the most popular destinations in the country, Tagaytay City. The city has evolved yet retains a charming and relaxing vibe that has captured the hearts of both its dwellers and vacationers.

Moreover, people find comfort in Tagaytay’s tight-knit culture, evident in the overall warmth of the communities. Guests and residents alike have cozy dining options in family houses that converted to private restaurants.

Being part of this inviting community is possible in Serin East Tagaytay, Avida Land’s latest residential development amidst the beautiful Tagaytay City. The development stands on a quiet location that gives its residents the privilege to enjoy a new side of Tagaytay as a contemporary haven with a laidback feel.

People were given a taste of the delightful living experience that Serin East Tagaytay offers during its launch held at the Avida Showroom in Glorietta, Makati City. Avida partnered with tastemakers of bespoke furnishings - Joel Salazar and Paul Baez of Lucina Home, and Kristine Neri-Magturo and Mike Magturo of Urban Abode for the launch, to exude the Tagaytay lifestyle offered in Serin East Tagaytay.

In order to help its future residents make the most of Tagaytay living, Avida Land also came out with the second issue of Stay Tagaytay magazine in partnership with Good Housekeeping on discovering the dream life at Serin East Tagaytay.
Serin Tagaytay -Avida | Good Housekeeping -Summit media

Good Housekeeping x Serin Tagaytay

“(The dream life) usually happens after retirement…but Avida is making this attainable even for younger families through affordable home options in picturesque locations such as Tagaytay. You may just find that your favorite weekend getaway can turn into a permanent address,” said Good Housekeeping Editor-in-Chief Tisha Alvarez-Angluben.

One Bedroom Floor Plan

Two Bedroom Floor Plan

Bare Studio Floor Plan

Serin East Tagaytay captures the charming and relaxing atmosphere of its location. It is countryside haven, radiating rustic beauty that is ideal for gracious living. Strategically located within close proximity to the city, Serin East Tagaytay stands out as the ideal vacation home as it reflects the timeless allure of the city while blending the comforts of modern lifestyle.

Bursting with abundant greenery, wide open spaces and modern features, Serin East is a refreshing getaway to come home to for those who need a relaxing living experience. Its clubhouse is surrounded by manicured lawns and pocket gardens inspire both fitness and reflection. Idle days can also be spent lounging by Serin East’s resort-type dipping pool.

At the same time, future residents of the property will be in touch with the convenience of modern living because just a few steps away is Ayala Malls Serin, a newly-opened commercial development that blends in the rustic landscape while offering the community dining, shopping, entertainment, and personal needs.

Serin East Tagaytay will rise along the diversion road connecting Aguinaldo Highway and the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. And despite the country appeal of the development, calling it home doesn’t necessarily mean living in isolation because it is actually a gateway to other travel destinations such as Batangas, Cavite and Laguna. Notwithstanding, its close proximity to the Metro.

Get a glimpse of the fine Tagaytay lifestyle through the Artisanal furnishing display at the Avida Showroom in Glorietta, available for public viewing for the whole month of July.

Dressed Units
Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit
Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land - Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

Avida Land Serin East Tagaytay Model Unit

For more information about Serin East Tagaytay 
and Avida’s other condominium and house and lot properties in the Philippines, 
or call (+632) 848 5200 (within Metro Manila) 
and 1-800-10 848 5200 (outside Metro Manila)

Behind The Scene of The Serin East Tagaytay Launch
in partnership with Good Housekeeping Magazine Summit Media

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Smarty Plants PH DIY Succulent Workshop
Urban Abode
Stamp Making Workshop
Carving Tools

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