Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Xenical and Zumba For A New You


Zumba is the hottest dance fitness craze nowadays. I got to try Zumba during the launch of Xenical's Club New You at the Residences in Greenbelt, Makati! Bloggers, media people and personalities, and participants learned the perks of losing weight and discovering something that they could do!


Xenical's Club New You is a program designed to support weight watchers in their battle to weight-loss and in reaching their goals.

Mr. Gabby Gonzalez, Brand Manager of Xenical shares, "Losing weight is the best way to start your journey towards overall wellness. Xenical and Club New You are your partners to help you find a new you!"

Q&A portion
Xenical is considered as the leader in weight loss pill marketed by Roche Philippines. It's an effective weight loss management solution that helps you achieve real results.

Study shows that Xenical is proven to be better than other Orlistat for it contains purer ingredients, it has the highest quality formulation and it is approved by the FDA. It help prevents at least 30% fat to be absorbed by the body. Xenical would be a great aid for people with obesity problem. Of course, a healthy diet and exercise, like Zumba workout, is recommended.

Doing the Zumba is so much fun and I want to do it again! This fitness craze features variety of Latin dances in an upbeat music. The Zumba workout is not stressful but it can really get your heart pumping!It mixes cardiovascular exercise with body-sculpting movements in an easy-to-follow dance steps. You won't even feel like you're working out!

Zumba workout
Event photos

The event was hosted by the lovely FASH tv personality, Bianca Valerio.



Photo-op with Ornussa. She's pretty even without makeup.


bloggers - before the Zumba

bloggers - after doing the Zumba
tempting buffet food

Find the Groove, Find the New You

Start your journey to weight loss and healthy lifestyle with Xenical. 

Xenical's CLub New You aims to serve every Filipinos who need an effective weight-loss plan. You'll get to enjoy the perks of being a member. There are fitness counselors who will give you fitness advices and track your weight loss progress. You'll enjoy discounts and special promos from gyms, restaurants and retail establishments.

Vist Club New You website now and register. If you activate your membership before July 15, you'll get a FREE one week Xenical pack.

Xenical's team is also going around condominiums and villages to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Discover the joy of Zumba and the perks of being part of Xenical’s newest loyalty program - Club New You!

Aside from trimming away excess pounds to look great, do it to achieve overall health. Take Xenical properly to maximize its full potential.

Vist Club New You website now and register. If you activate your membership before July 15, you'll get a FREE one week Xenical pack.
Register here at Zenical website or call hotline 553-XENI (9364).

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kassel Residences Paranaque: Affordable Urban Living


Owning a condominium unit has never been this affordable! 

If the hefty price of a condo unit hinders you from buying one, then Kassel Residences Paranaque is everyone's best option! You can now own a condominium unit within Metro Manila as low as Php 5,600/month!

Kassel Residences is a 5-storey walk-up condo located at the heart of Paranaque City. This 2.5 hectare residential community developed by CMHI Land, Inc., a subsidiary of Corporate Holdings Management, the company behind the success of Kassel Villas in Caloocan, Hacienda Hill in Calamba and other residential projects.

[Well-Crafted Masterplan]

Kassel Residences Paranaque‘s 12-cluster low-rise condominium is styled with a classic architectural character and a modern flair. Patched with open spaces, parks, gardens, laundry cages and community amenities; the facilities are properly laid-out to maintain enough space for relaxation and recreation.


[Project Details]

Total number of buildings – 33
Total number of units – 1,642
Total Parking slots available – 267
Unit Size:
• 25.00 sqm – Ground Floor
• 28.70 sqm (including balcony) – 2nd – 5th floor
• Expandable to combination units
• Available garden units at the ground floor


[Strategic Location]

Located in the heart of Paranaque, Kassel Residences Paranaque is a few minutes away from NAIA, hospitals, schools, churches, Puregold Multinational and malls (SM Sucat and SM Bicutan). It’s just a 10-minute drive to Makati City , Alabang and Bonifacio Global City.

The place is accessible via two access roads: one passing thru Dona Soledad Ave. from Bicutan Exit and the other one from Sucat Road via the main gate of Multinational Village.


[Quality Standard of Living]

All of life's basics and more at a price that are definitely a lot less!
Kassel Residences is most reasonably-priced condominium. At Pag-IBIG financing, you can already own a condo for only Php 5,600 to Php 8,800 per month.

The project boasts of a wide array of amenities - clubhouse with swimming pool, basketball courts, landscaped parks and playgrounds, gated community, roof deck gardens, a 24-hour security, etc.

Visit the site tomorrow, May 28, and see for yourself! Don't miss this Great Promo for Pag-IBIG Members:
  • Unit reservation fee: Php 1,000
  • Down payment: Php 10,000
  • Monthly payment (24 months): as low as Php 1,682/month
  • Loanable Amount payable up to 30 years thru Pag-ibig financing

Contact Info:
For more inquiries or trip booking, email the broker - dayangreyes@gmail.com or call 477-7528.


The Woman's Verdict:
Given its good location, affordable pricing, and builder's reputation, the Kassel Residences is lucrative for property investors. Buying condo units for rental purposes is a good investment. Condos are the easiest to maintain since it is governed by the property managers/associations.

We visited the site last May 22 and took advantage of their ongoing promo. Our family reserved 4 units, our friends reserved 3 units, and almost 3 buildings were reserved by other people in just one day! This is indeed an affordable investment!

Kassel Residences
E. Rodriguez Ave., Brgy. Moonwalk, Paranaque City 
email: dayangreyes@gmail.com | contact : 477-7528

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Century Tuna Healthylicious Hotdog


Hotdog is one of my kids’ favorite food. They eat hotdog at least twice a week, either during breakfast, "merienda" or as "baon" to school. It's always on our grocery list. It's our guilty pleasure for we really love its juicy taste!

Good thing, there's a hotdog that's made of tuna! It's Century Tuna's latest innovation. I've learned about this during the Century Tuna Hotdog launch at Outback Steakhouse, Makati.

The new Century Tuna Healthylicious Hotdog is the first hotdog in the market that combines the delicious taste of our favorite hotdog with the healthy goodness of tuna.

This hotdog is perfect for every health-conscious individuals. Since it's made of tune, it contains omega 3 DHA. It has 0% trans-fat and it does not contain beef or pork.

Greg H. Banzon, Vice President and General Manager of Century Canning Corporation, explains why they came up with this product concept, "... We thought of making it healthy for health-conscious individuals by coming out with hotdogs made with real tuna, allowing them to enjoy the hotdog taste they've always loved while making it nutritious and guilt-free."

century-tuna-vp-greg banzon
VP and General Manager, Greg H. Banzon
This Century Tuna hotdog is a good alternative for hotdog fanatics, kids and adults alike.

Since my kids also learned to love the taste of tuna, I can serve them with a hotdog that taste good and healthy at the same time. We can now have our hotdog without the guilt.

Century Tuna tapped celebrity Aljur Abrenica as the endorser because of his healthy lifestyle choice.

celebrity endorser, Aljur Abrenica
celebrity endorser, Aljur Abrenica
The Century Tuna Hotdog launch was hosted by the lovely TV host, Phoemela Baranda.

host Phoemela Baranda
If you love hotdogs, try the new Century Tuna hotdog now!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Are You a 100% Guilt Free Shopper?


It's interesting to know that by shopping differently, anyone can change the lives of millions of people around the world!

World Fair Trade Organization Asia (WFTO Asia) recently launched its '100% Guilt Free Shopper' campaign in Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium last May 14. The campaign aims to inform and empower consumers that they have the power to Beat Poverty, Beat Climate Change, Beat Exploitation, Beat Discrimination and Beat Ignorance by switching to Fair Trade.

100% Guilt Free Shopper is a celebration of the World Fair Trade Day and WFTO Asia's consumer campaign - "Shopping with a Conscience!" 


The event showcased a photo exhibit of 100% Guilt Free Shopping Ambassadors, a mini-expo of fair trade products from all over Asia, and booths where people can sign-up to become a volunteer or be a sponsor.

The 12 ambassadors who came from different fields and industries includes -
Jim Paredes (Musician, EdSA People Power Icon) | Alyanna Martinez (Fashion Stylist) | Patty Laurel (Model, Host, Pre-school Teacher) | Rossana Aranaz (Fashion Blogger,Littlemissdressup.com) | Fran Tobias (DJ.RX 93.1) | Sanya Smith and Quennie Smith (Model and Singer) | Joaquin Valdes (Filmmaker) | Cathy Untalan (Miss Earth Foundation Exec Director, Beauty Queen) | Rick Manzano (Blogger, ProjectManila.com),  Yeb Sano and Diseree Llanos Dee (Philippine Climate change Commission) | Lawrence Antaran (Graphic Artist and Illustrator) | Jeremy Callegher & Shun Sasaki (Fair Trade volunteers from France and Japan)

guilt-free-shopper- Alyanna Martinez guilt-free-shopper-Rick Manzano
guilt-free-shopper-Lawrence Antaran guilt-free-shopper-ambassadors

WFTO's goal is to enable small producers to improve their livelihood and communities through sustainable trade fair.

10 Principles of Fair Trade
1. Creating Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers
2. Capacity Building
3. Promoting Fair Trade
4. Gender Equity
5. Payment of a Fair Price
6. Safe and Health Working Conditions
7. No Child Labor
8. Environmental Protection
9. Trade Relations
10. Ensuring Accountability and Transparency

Anyone can support this campaign by buying its advocacy merchandise line, becoming a volunteer or a sponsor, and participating in their activities.

Fair Trade is not just an advocacy, its the solution!
Make the Switch. Become a 100% Guilt Free Shopper!



To know more about WFTO Asia and its program:
call 632-3523612 or email businessdevelopment@wfto-asia.com
visit WFTO website and WFTO Facebook page

Sunday, May 22, 2011

OMF Lit’s R.O.B Us Forty-fied Sale

Here's a great news especially for all book lovers, book worms and book enthusiast!

OMF Literature’s R.O.B Us (Raid Our Bookshop: Ultimate Sale) Forty-fied is still ongoing! You'll get 40% off on over 200 titles, 30% off on all OMF Lit titles plus other in-store surprises. 

If you're looking for good books to read, take advantage of this promo and be part of this ultimate madness. Raid your favorite OMF Lit Bookshops and stock up on good books!

Click here for the list of Local and Republished Titles at 40% off.
Click here for the list of Imported Titles on sale.

I find myself interested in these books while browsing their list.

A Woman After God's Own Heart
"Be an excellent woman for God! Find hope, help, and joy as you embrace the exciting life God has planned for you!"
Now: Php 135

God Allows U-Turns for Women
A collection of stories from real women encourages you in the face of difficult relationships, financial battles, serious illness or the death of a loved one. 
P225 Now: Php 135

The Grand Weaver
A book on how God shapes us through the events of our lives.
P250 Now: Php 150

Getting Through the Tough Stuff
A book of encouragement, hope and freedom. It's an invitation to meet Christ at the crossroads of our lives and move beyond the tough times.
P590 Now: Php 354

OMF Lit Bookshop is the great source of Christian books, life-transforming books and a wide selection of other local and imported titles. Even my kids still enjoy reading these 'Hiyas' children's book that we got years ago.
Some children's books are on sale too.

 OMF Lit’s R.O.B Us Forty-fied Sale is until May 31, 2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011

DOH Breastfeeding TSEK Campaign

Breastmilk is still best for babies! It is the perfect food for newborns for it has the right nutrients needed for growth and development. Most moms know the benefits of breastfeeding, but not everyone know that from birth to six months, breastmilk does not need to be supplemented. 

DOH bloggers engagement

Six months of exclusive breastmilk — no water, infant formula, other liquid, or food for a child is required to get optimum nutrition. Breastmilk helps fight infections, prevent allergies, and protect against a number of chronic conditions.

This was the highlight of Department of Health (DOH) campaign Breastfeeding TSEK: (Tama, Sapat, Eksklusibo) that encourages mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding for six months. The campaign will run through the end of August, reaching out to new and expectant moms, primarily in lower-income levels.

breastmilk,breastfeeding TSEK
breastfeeding TSEK campaign

Tama - immediate and appropriate breastfeeding within one hour after birth
Sapat - mother's milk is sufficient (in nutrients and quantity) for the baby up to 6 months
Ekslusibo - exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, just pre mother's milk only

The campaign hopes to address the lack of information among moms, educate them about the many benefits of breastmilk and increase the number of moms who exclusively breastfeeds from birth up to six months. 

breastfeeding campaign
DOH ASEC Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial and DOH Supervising Health Program Officer Dr. Anthony Calibo

Based on statistics, breastfeeding practice in the Philippines is very low. Only one of every six infants are exclusively breastfed for first six months of life. In a survey done in 2008, only 54% of mothers breastfeed their babies.

In the recent DOH Bloggers Engagement at Alejandra Hotel, Makati, DOH Assistant Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial made a call and tapped bloggers to help spread the word in order to reach a wider audience.

She also cited that milk stations at different institutions and establishments makes a significant value in this campaign. 

DOH Supervising Health Program Officer Dr. Anthony Calibo believes that in breast milk 'dito ka talagang mapapanatag.' He noted the top reasons why moms breastfeed and why moms stop breastfeeding. He also emphasized the importance of Essential Newborn Care Protocol, the need to include breastfeeding in the expectant moms’ birth plan, as well as maternal nutrition. 

why moms breastfeed,breastfeeding facts

breastfeeding facts

+ Role of hospitals, health facilities and the society

The speakers also highlight the importance of lactation support that a breastfeeding mom needs from the people that surrounds her. Moreover, they urged hospitals and health facilities to be 'baby friendly,' and stressed the need to provide space for breastfeeding moms in the workplace.

The campaign emphasizes the importance of establishing a supportive community that 'exclusive breastfeeding' mothers need from the society. It targets family members, employers, healthcare providers and the community who will all serve as their breastfeeding support group.

DOH is committed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals on child and acknowledges the role of exclusive breastfeeding in saving children's lives. 

The DOH campaign is not just for moms, but for the entire society. It also aims to revive the Milk Code (EO 51) or the National Code of Marketing breastmilk substitute, breastmilk supplements and related products. 

DOH TSEK campaign
DOH campaign calendar

For breastfeeding campaign updates, visit DOH Breastfeeding TSEK Facebook page, Unang Yakap and DOH Website.

Mother’s milk is TSEK - Tama, Sapat at Ekslusibo!

DOH bloggers engagement

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fish & Co. Little Fisherians Summer Workshop


I'm glad that my 5-year old son and my youngest sister enjoyed the Little Fisherian's Workshop of Fish & Co. It's just a 4-day workshop, but they really had a great time.

+ T-Shirt Painting Activity

Kids at Art did a good job at handling this activity. I'm impressed that Brent drew and painted without complain, and proudly showed-off his painted T-shirt.


+ Pizza Making

They're too excited to make their own pizza.


My son could finish off this pizza, but he took home a small slice so I can taste the pizza he made!


+ Kids-On-Duty

They enjoyed being a kiddie-crew for a day - from greeting the customers, setting the table, preparing the customer's drinks, and more! They got to try what the crews at Fish & Co. are doing when customers are dining inside the restaurant.

A celebrity, Ms. Coney Reyes, and her family dined in that day! Table for 6, please.


Kiddie crew in action!



Of course, they love the daily great-tasting kiddie meals. The servings are enough to satisfy their appetite.

fish&co. kiddie-meal,kiddie-meal

Thanks to everyone at Fish & Co. Shangri-La for this wonderful learning experience.


Fish & Co. "Seafood in a Pan"

Level 2, Shangri-La Plaza Mall