Monday, December 31, 2018

Recipes & Tips for A Healthier You this 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018 8 Comments
Check this 5 easy steps that I made for myself as guidelines to help me achieve a healthier lifestyle this 2019. Yes, mga beshies, Seryoso na akong ayusin ang buhay ko! Lalo na't naglalabasan na ang mga sakit-sakit sa katawan ko :P Better start now that to be sorry ako for later. May this help you too on your journey to being healthy and achieving the better version of you. If you have tips and recipes to share, do let me know by leaving a comment on my comment tabs. 

Eat Healthy and Make it a Habit!
Start the Year Right - Tip No.1 
Eat Healthy and Make it a Habit!

Start the Year Right - Tip No.2 
Choose Water!
Yes, Choose WATER at all times and Drink lots of it.

This for me is the most challenging of part of it all. I always love soft drinks and iced tea. But this year, I must make things right for me to achieve a healthier me. So whenever I'm eating out, or attending events I'll make sure to choose water at all times, so help me God. :)

Start the Year Right - Tip No.3
Shop for the Good Stuff!
Fill your pantry with healthy goods and make no room for junks and sweets.

Yes, skip stocking for sweets, chocolates, powdered juices and chips. :( Choose healthier options. Whole Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and look for the Snacks that are made with green peas, and corn, or better yet make your own popcorn, banana chips, or potato fries. 

Start the Year Right - Tip No.4
Cook your Meal the old-fashioned way!
Yes, cook it the traditional way, no shortcuts, no instant mixes, and the just add water stuff.

Yes, I know we are all living in a fast-phase world where fast food is present at every towns corner but if you can, at least try and avoid instant cooking, for instant goods contains lots of preservatives and other chemicals that might be bad for our health.

Start the Year Right - Tip No.5
Move it! 
Yes, Make sure you exercise and Work it out!

If you love to eat you must work for it, not just you have to earn to pay for your meals but you also gotta work out and burn those calories! Or else sooner or later flabs here and there will say hello :)

My Media Noche Tips for a Healthier New You this 2019

Still feeling that holiday rush? Ever wonder what date/day are we on? And still got tons of task, errands to do? Oh Yes! I do feel you! As I am writing this post. I am actually om panic-mode too!!! Few more hours before we turn the least leaf of 2018 and Welcome 2019 with awesomeness and still here I am thinking of what to prepare on our Media Noche. - New Year's Eve dinner.

As I am running out of ideas, I did some digital file clean up and stumbled into these awesome bunch of food photos that I took during my Thailand Getaway earlier this year (2018) featuring the Pulses. As I recall, these dishes that are incorporated with Pulses really do taste good and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Pulses Dishes by Indulge Fusion & Cocktail Bar

Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Hummus with Salsa Verde Chicken
Black-eyed Beans, Cucumber Mint Salad

Chickpea & Green peas mini cakes.

Pan-seared Salmon, Asparagus & Mashed Green Peas

Chili-con-Carne with Kidney Beans
Looks so yummy, isn't it? Easy Peasy! Incorporating Pulses on a recipe is quite simple and doesn't require too much effort. But just like Indulge resto here, I think a good plating technique will be a plus factor and I bet your family will love this too most especially this festive season.

 Pulses Dishes by Liu Restaurant

Sauteed Scallops and Black Beans

Duet of Vegetables - with Pinto Beans

Gingko Nuts - Hot Syrup & Red Beans
Pulses really made an impact on me. If you were a reader of my blog for quite a while, I'm pretty sure you were able to know what I mean :) If not, here are some of my blog post related to Pulses.

I'm Trying my very best to include it on my family's diet and sharing to everyone the healthy benefits it may offer.

Now that recipe ideas are coming in, here are some that I'm really interested in.

Click for recipe: Green Monster Smoothie -with Lentils
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Click for Recipe: Rice Stuffed Peppers - with Pinto Beans
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Click for recipe: Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles - with Chickpeas
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You can buy Pulses may it be local or imported at the groceries and even to your nearest palengke -Market. You can buy it by the weight, packs, bottled, and even in cans.

Imported Pulses on Groceries

Locally Produced Pulses on Groceries

Media Noche Tips for a Healthier New You on New Year's Eve

Media Noche Tips for a Healthier New You this 2019

But also did you know that some of the products that we usually see and even pass by the grocery store were also made from pulses?

Pulse Pasta is for Real!

Whew, a bit lengthy post ae?
Now,  who's up for healthy snackin'?

And Snacks too!
Yes, Snacks like Jack n'Jill's Mang Juan having that pork crackling taste 

is really made from green peas pala!

So Perfect for the New Year Countdown too!
Something to munch on!

Media Noche Tips for a Healthier New You on New Year's Eve

Roasted Black beans, Chickpeas, and Lentis
Chips made from Beans, Chickpeas

Tips for a Healthier New You on New Year's Eve
Tips for a Healthier New You on New Year's Eve
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Let's all come together and celebrate the good life. 
And Start Eating Healthy this 2019!

Cheers to a Happy & Healthier New Year!!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Make Family Moments "REAL" Again. #REALUnion #REALMoments

Monday, December 24, 2018 9 Comments

Making reunions REAL again

Filipinos are all about family. The mandatory family reunion happens not just once or twice a year, but every chance possible. From Birthdays to graduations all the way to the grand Christmas reunion, family gatherings are always filled with food, catching up, and loads of wholesome family fun. 

Lately, we’ve seen many changes in traditional family dynamics — from a simple meal to dance numbers by the grandkids. Families are reaching out to friends and relatives abroad through technology. While technology can be used to connect people, it can also become a wall between family members. 

How many times have you walked into a room and you are ignored by everyone hooked on their gadgets? This is the reality that has become the new norm. The simple act of truly connecting has become a valuable commodity that needs to be safeguarded by everyone in the family.

This Holiday season, a brand has decided to take action to advocate for real connections. It’s not asking you to completely give up your created social media life but to at least save the dining table from it — to keep shared family moments Real again.

Click the link to watch the first video:

El Real is a pasta brand that plans to espouse this habit of safeguarding the dining moment from gadget distraction. As a beloved family brand, El Real will position itself as the champion for Real Family moments. The brand focuses on a typical family where we see the journey from the time the kids are growing to the present time in order to dramatize the big shift in the way things are. The absence of technology encourages real bonding between siblings and their mother while in the present, gadgets have isolated each one from the intended bonding that should happen during the family reunion.

This advocacy is good positioning for the brand El Real as it puts purpose to a very familiar product: pasta and sauce. Spaghetti and Macaroni being a staple in most Filipino gathering, can remind us that there is so much for us to share with everyone and that each enjoyable moment is an opportunity to create real moments. The plan is to launch the advocacy campaign this holiday season by using the traditional Christmas reunion but eventually to progress to other family bonding moments. Here we are faced with an opportunity to create new traditions, which will reflect each family’s desire to have a more real meaningful connection that’s free from any distractions.

This is just the beginning for El Real in its pursuit to make real relevance to Filipino families. Let’s start creating Real Moments with El Real.

Make REAL moments this Holiday Season.

#REALunion #Realmoments

For more details, like and Follow El Real’s Facebook Page

Friday, December 14, 2018

Mommy Aci & Chloe is on a Hugging Spree as Downy Philippines Launched #Spread100Hugs Campaign

Friday, December 14, 2018 19 Comments

Mommy Aci & Chloe is on a Hugging Spree as Downy Philippines Launched #Spread100Hugs Campaign

This is my Boggy-Woggy-Whoah-Wee. Makulit, Malikot, but Super Sweet Baby Bunso named Chloe Angelique. We love her so much and you might too for she's a hugger. 

Mommy Aci & Chloe on a Hugging Spree  | Downy Philippines #Spread100Hugs

Chloe never fails to give me and DaddyO a warm super tight power hug whenever we are bound to work away from home or even kahit bibili lang ng canned tuna sa tindahan sa may kanto.

But there are times that after she gives us her power hug may kasunod na "Ew mommy amoy panis ka!" I remembered nalungkot ako - nakakasama ng loob  "Ganun ba ako ka stinky baby?" Then she answered me with "Ayan oh tutulo na tuyuin mo mommy yung panis mo dali mom, ew yucky! What she meant pala was pawis  and then it hit me, oo nga di kaaya-aya iHug ang may amoy-pawis, amoy-araw, usok and lalo na yung amoy aparador.

Downy Philippines | #Spread100Hugs
Downy's GiftPack is Heaven Scent  Yes SCENT from heaven dahil ang bango nga talaga! When we unwrapped this gift, Chloe loved it already and said "Mommy let's use this na ah! This one smells nicer than the blue downy and parang pang girls to mom so yung blue kila dad and kuya na ah, ito, sa 'tin to ah! Para mabango ka and me no more panis" So much more for hug time!

Downy Philippines #Spread100Hugs

Mommy Aci & Chloe on a Hugging Spree  | Downy Philippines #Spread100Hugs

11 tulog na lang pasko na! So in line with the holiday season -  is the hug time spree for me and my Baby Bunso Chloe and also my kids Charles and Ricci and for the rest of my family. This goes out to you too! Ti's the season for sending warm hugs also because of Downy's Spread 100 Hugs campaign and Pia Wurtzbach went around the metro spreading hugs as Downy's Hug Ambassador. 

Come visit the first ever hug-activated Downy Scented Christmas Tree installation in Eastwood Mall. Hurry for this is up until Dec 26, 2018 only.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

My Ultimate Althea Korea Christmas Wishlist 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 26 Comments
Are you already feeling that chilly wind that brushes on your face, Christmas decors and songs here and there? And are you feeling that warm fuzzy feeling too? If all your answer is yes, You've are oh-so-positive with that Christmas Fever! hahaha This is me spreading the Christmas Vibe!

In line with my favorite Holiday of the year, on this post, I will feature my deepest, darkest desires. What what? Let me rephrase that: On this blog post, I'll be featuring My Top 10 Althea Korea Wishlist. A list that might come in handy for the men out there who still got no idea what to get for the ladies. A Gift Guide that I hope my dear DaddyO -The Hubby would chance upon reading. *friends please share this to him or tag him if you must LOL.

Marine Blue 6pc Makeup Brush Set

What I'm liking about this brush set is that they are pretty handy, cute in size and I bet pretty functional too. Retails at Php770/set

Time Freeze Face Fit Roller
I am actually intrigued by this piece. And It'll be such a delight if I'll be able to get one and see how this thing works. + I'm biased for I kinda love the Laneige Line. Priced at Php1900

Time Freeze Firming Slimming Mask
"Essentially a time machine in a bottle" - Althea Korea.  Need I say more? and It'll be a perfect match for the Time Freeze Face Fit Roller. Priced at Php1330
Argan Glow Hair Oil
My hair needs some rescuing and I'm an Argan Oil power believer :P I'm sure this will do the work. And that Argan hair mask too! Argan Glow Hair Oil Retails at Php520 while the Argan Hair mask is at Php300

Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack

Oh, that's not all - I'm not done yet, To complete the Holiday Cheer make way for the Althea 2018 Holiday Sets.

 2018 Holiday Collection

Wild at Heart Layering Cover Cushion

Did I mention my #brandlove for Laneige? Haha, this Wild at Heart pieces I'm super liking. The purple cases and cutesy icons - just the packaging alone I'm already sold! Plus I really want to own some of these. Layering Cover Cushion Php1530 |  Eye & Face Palette Php1810

Wild at Heart Eye & Face Palette

Lip Care Set
Yes, my chaps need some tender lovin' too. And this cutesy set will do the trick! Php1430

Tiny Twinkle Edition - Dear My Blooming Lips Talk
Too much lipstick? Nah! There's always, always some occasion, instance and even mood that require that certain kind of shade and I should be always prepared. Already loving this kit for its a mini version too. Priced at Php1430

Lucent Star Cushion
This is one is super cute! Shiny, Shimmering Pink and More! A Girl Must Have! by all means!!! Retails at Php1150
Perfecting Cushion Set
Sulwhasoo Cushion Set - and the word perfecting is the key! plus the packaging is looking so grand that I want it now! Priced at Php3100/set

Want more details about a specific product on my Althea Korea Christmas Wishlist?
Click the Product Name in Pink and It'll redirect you to the products info 
at Althea Korea's website

Also, a short story: Althea Korea is an e-commerce - an online platform showcasing the best beauty brands straight for Korea. And also one of the main reason why the Korean Beauty Trend is within reach here in the Philippines and even to the World. Althea Korea is offering nothing but the best brands and products and is guaranteed 100% authentic. 

See my Althea Korea related post here.

Here's my Fave Althea Products - Check this out too!

Petal Velvet Powder Php210

Wrapping up this post and hoping that this will reach Santa! (^.^,)
May this serve as a li'l gift guide to someone too- Ehem! DaddyO!

Ladies and even Gents' go check Althea Korea Now 

and Enjoy Shopping for that K-Beauty List to tick!

*Free shipping for orders Php999 up