Save up to P2,000 with Sustagen Premium Big Bundles on Shopee

Health is well no matter what age we are in. For adults, especially us moms, we need to prioritize our health so we can take care of our families better.

Luckily, there is Sustagen Premium for Adults to help us boost our overall health with its Multi-Defense System that is a combination of essential nutrients like inulin fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Sustagen Premium for Adults contains vitamins C and E, which act as anti-oxidants to help prevent damage from free radicals or the waste products the body makes when cells use fuel to create energy.

The brain makes up 3% of our body weight, but uses up to 17%  of the energy, which makes it especially vulnerable to damage from free radicals because it uses a lot of fuel.

Sustagen Premium for Adults helps boost brain energy and protect it from damage, plus it also contains magnesium that can help dilate the blood vessels boosting blood flow all throughout the body and brain.

It also good for the heart as it contains dietary fiber that helps reduce LDL or bad cholesterol.

Finally, it helps boost energy for our bodies thanks to its B-Complex vitamins, iron, and iodine contents that help fight lethargy and support physical activity.

Be Susta-strong and save up to P2,000 when you buy Sustagen Big Bundles on the Sustagen Official Store on Shopee!

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Mom-approved Mekeni Picnic Hotdogs are now available for delivery

Just when we thought mommy duties would get easier now that we don’t have to rush in the mornings to send our kids to school, we realized it’s actually much tougher to juggle all our multiple responsibilities all at once at home.

Especially for working moms who also have to attend to their day jobs at home while looking after the family, we need all the help we can get to save time so we can accomplish all our tasks for the day.

Thankfully, we have Mekeni food products to make cooking much easier for us and eating time more enjoyable for our family.

Mekeni Food Corporation’s flasghip brand, Picnic Hotdog, is made of high-quality ingredients and has a superior taste that moms and kids love.

It’s available in two variants: the Picnic Red Hotdog and the yummy Picnic Cheezy Brown Hotdog.

I love that Mekeni has these variants because my kids have different tastes when it comes to hotdogs. My eldest is a fan of the brown hotdogs, while my bunso chooses the classic red.

Mekeni Picnic Hotdog is available in 250g, 450g, 500g, and 1kilo packages so you can perfectly budget your grocery budget and plan your weekly meals.

Aside from these two hotdog variants, Mekeni also has a new Go Lite Yogurt Sausage product, which is ideal for us moms who are on a diet, but crave the delicious taste of sausage.

Mekeni is available in leading supermarkets, wet markets, online stores, and Mekeni’s Home2Home delivery, which you can avail via these links:

“Spread PAW-sitivity” with Pedigree and Shopee

Christmas is the time for giving and it doesn’t just apply to us humans, that spirit definitely extends to our pets, too!

This November 15, the Pedigree Official Store on leading e-commerce platform Shopee brings to you “SPREAD PAW-SITIVITY,” a day for you to treat your own furbabies, while also extending help to the pets of the Animal Kingdom Foundation shelter.

This is a storewide sale offers discounts as high as 35% off and flash sales for as low as ONE PESO on selected products!

Moreover, 10% of the total sales accumulated for the day shall be converted as pet food and be donated to Animal Kingdom Foundation. AKF is a non-profit animal welfare non-government organization (NGO) committed to improving the living and welfare conditions of animals in the country and eliminating the cruel trade of dog meat for human consumption. AKF is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and duly enlisted with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Industry (DA – BAI) .

Through “Spread Paw-sitivity, Pedigree and Shopee aim to raise 10,000 food bowls to make an even brighter Christmas for the pets of Animal Kingdom Foundation.

Some of the products availalble at the Pedigree Official Store are Pedigree’s signature dry pellet and canned wet food for dogs of all ages, as well as meat jerky treats and the famous Dentastix teething treats for puppies.

Also available are Whiskas wet and dry food and treats for your furry felines. The Pedigree Official Store on Shopee also carries other pet food brands IAMS, Sheba, Temptations, Cesar and CATSAN for your kitty litter needs.

Dowload the Shopee App today and start shopping for treats for your furbabies.

Decorating your condo for Christmas

Christmastime is here once again! Usually, we would enjoy going out of our homes around this time to feel the holiday vibe through the colorful decorations we see in malls and parks all over the city. But sadly, because of our current situation, we have to stay at home for the health and safety of our families.

That, however, does not mean we can’t revel in the beauty of Christmas decorations at home — especially if you live in a condominium.

Here are some ways you can make your condo feel more Christmas-y with decorating ideas that let you maximize precious space:

Set the mood with fairy lights

Twinkling lights and warm indoor lighting help give off that cozy Christmas Eve feel in your home. Even though we don’t get snowy Christmas evenings here in the Philippines, you can still get that vibe out of your home decor.

Yellow or white fairy lights are always a good investment because you can also use them to decorate your home all year round. Multi-colored Christmas lights are good, too, depending on the theme or look you’re going for with your decor.

Create a Christmas nook

The limited space inside a condo always poses a challenge for the holiday decor lover. The way to deal with this without making your condo look overcrowded and tacky is to designate a specific area to put in your Christmas baubles. It could be a table, shelf, a blank portion on your wall or a little corner in your condo that you can turn into a Christmas nook.

Start off by picking a theme that matches the overall aesthetic of your home. Then, get manageable-sized pieces of decor that go along with your theme. You can also go rustic and mix together old decorative pieces with new ones.

Put them all together and add some lighting to make it more festive.

Get a Christmas Tree in tiny

No space for a large Christmas tree in your condo? Don’t fret. Miniature Christmas trees look just as festive as life-size ones, if not even more chic.

Check out these cool modern Christmas tree ideas:

Use holiday-themed fabrics

If you’re not keen on adding more decor to your condo because perhaps it makes you feel like the place is cluttered, you can opt to switch up your furnishings and fittings instead.

Get holiday-themed pillows, curtains, blankets, rugs, and table runners to bring a bit of Christmas spirit into your home.

Invest in Christmas-themed dinnerware

Christmas, of course, is all about spending time with your loved ones and what better way to do it than bond over a good meal?

Make your Christmas dinners even more fun and festive with gorgeous tableware and an elegant setup.

With these easy tricks, you can feel the Christmas spirit right in your condo while overlooking breathtaking views of the city. 

Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc, has move-in ready units in Manila, Pasig, Quezon City, and Makati that are within close distance to malls and shops that sell fabulous holiday decor.

Symphony Towers in Quezon City, for example, is situated in the South Triangle area, where you can easily access top shopping hubs like Cubao and North EDSA, and is also less than a 30-minute drive to Dapitan Arcade, which is a top shopping destination for holiday decor.

For more information on Vista Residences properties, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph, follow @VistaResidences Official on Facebook or call Vista Residences Marketing at 09089148457. 

Tech review: Tecno Pouvoir 4 budget smartphone

This week, we got the chance to review a new smartphone that’s perfect for the digitally inclined.

The new Tecno Pouvoir 4 is a stylish budget-friendly phone with a polycarbonate rear case in glossy Ice Jadeite finish that looks very cool and trendy. The package comes with jelly case, too, for added protection.

It boasts a 7-inch large screen with up to 400 nits of brightness, making it friendly to the eyes even when you use it under the sunlight. It also features a 1640 x 720 HD+ display that’s perfect for viewing videos up to 720p resolution — good enough for those who enjoy watching videos on YouTube or streaming shows and movies on Netflix and other platforms.

It’s complemented by a dual stereo speaker, which is a must have for smartphones these days. This is an important feature for those who enjoy playing mobile games, because they always have the tendency to block mono speakers while playing.

The Tecno Pouvoir 4 also comes with a quad camera setup, which takes clear and crisp photos.

Priced at P4,599, this phone is a good buy for basic users who use their smartphones mostly for social media and communication. It’s also good enough for distance learning students, who are in need of a handy device to stay in touch with their teachers and classmates and catch up with their virtual classes.

Here are the rest of Tecno Pouvoir 4’s specs:

  • 7-inch HD+ (1640 x 720) display
  • 2.0GHz quad-core CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Quad-rear cameras w/ 13MP primary
  • 8MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • microUSB
  • Dual Stereo Speakers
  • HiOS (Android 10)
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • Cosmic Shine, Ice Jadeite, Fascinating Purple

LG brings ‘Life In Details’ through its latest home entertainment lineup

Since getting married, my husband and I have only trusted LG for our home entertainment devices. The first 32-inch LCD TV we bought 10 years ago still works well to this day and could even put some of the latest models to shame.

Over the last few years, technology has evolved so fast that even the most high-tech features are quickly trickling down to consumers’ homes. LG is certainly no stranger to this as it leads innovation when it comes to TVs.

Its latest home entertainment headliner, the LG OLED GX TV uses screen technology with self-lit pixels that work independently to emit their own light. This allows for perfect black levels, outstanding colors, infinite contrast, and the sharpest details which ultimately uncovers all the detai4ls in darker scenes.

LG’s OLED technology is a perfect fit for any lifestyle and any interest. Whether your TV use caters more to Cinematic, Sports, Gaming, or Lifestyle, LG OLED TV provides the best experience possible.

Another heavyweight in LG’s lineup of TVs is the NanoCell Real 8K TV. By offering accurate, lifelike color, one is able to experience unparalleled realism at home. LG NanoCell technology produces pure colors by applying about 1nm-sized nanoparticles to filter out dull color and enhance color purity, giving you vivid and accurate hues.

Perfectly complementing the LG OLED and LG NanoCell 8K are two new speakers – the XBoom Go PL5 and PL7. These are portable Bluetooth speakers that give any room, big or small, an immersive surround sound experience. To bring their XBOOM speakers to the next level, LG has collaborated with Meridian, the British pioneers and one of the pillars of High-Resolution audio.

For gamers and would-be streamers, LG showcased two of its newest monitors. LG UltraGear™ monitors are the perfect way to get started with esports and gaming, owing to their versatility in performing other tasks without losing a step. Plug it in, play a game, and immerse yourself. LG UltraWide™ monitors are the perfect working-from-home companion, giving you a wide screen area to multi-task and boost your productivity. A whole new world awaits.

LG Managing Director Inkwun Heo spoke about the role that home entertainment plays in the new normal. “With the extended amount of time we’re now spending at home and in the foreseeable future, we really get to see Life in Details. We learn to appreciate how technology makes our life better. As staying at home becomes the ‘new normal’, I assure you, with our new Home Entertainment System, you would want to stay at home.”

LG products are available in Lazmall and other authorized online sellers and dealers nationwide. For a complete list of retailers, please visit www.lg.com/ph

Next level clean with LG’s AI DD Washing Machine

We were forced to skimp on several things when the quarantine started. Not one of them, however, is laundry duty. Just when we thought we could lessen our laundry load because most of us are just staying at home anyway, overall cleanliness inside the home has become far more important these days, especially when we’re living with frontliners and essential workers.

Clean clothes are important more than ever because of the risk of pathogens staying on fabric. This leads to more frequent laundry loads that some washing machines simply could not handle. Frequent use of your washing machine may lead to damaged clothes and even damaged hardware.

LG, one of the world’s pioneering technological innovators, heeds the call for more intelligent home appliances with its new LG AI DD — a washing machine that detects, thinks, and cares.

The biggest innovation that the LG AI DD washing machine has to offer is its cutting-edge artificial intelligence. LG’s next-generation Direct Drive motor makes intelligence-based laundry a reality by leveraging big data to recognize fabric softness and applying the optimal washing pattern, leading to 18% more fabric protection. The technology goes beyond just the tag of your clothes and analyzes a number of fabric characteristics and properties. AI DD detects the difference and decides the suitable washing pattern from the big data patterns.

The LG AI DD also offers Steam+ technology, which reduces allergens with the ‘Allergy Care’ cycle. Use the ‘Allergy Care’ cycle and the Steam feature when you need to eliminate potential allergens like dust mites and pollen from clothing and bedding. It also has TurboWash 360˚, which promises that your laundry can be thoroughly cleaned in just 39 minutes without compromising fabric protection, thanks to 4 directions of 3D multi nozzles which reach every inch of your laundry. You get more energy efficiency and the damage to your loads are lessened. 

LG also ensures that you get all of these innovations at no expense to size. You get a bigger drum capacity in the same space. Durability is also taken a notch higher with an elegant external tempered glass door with refined hygienic and stainless lifter. Since the LG AI DD employs the use of artificial intelligence, it can also be controlled using LG’s app. With ThinQ technology, your washer just got smarter, from operating your laundry remotely to downloading additional cycle settings. Interact with your washing machine and access the latest innovations.

To formally launch the LG AI DD to the local market, LG Philippines will be hosting a Facebook Live event. The campaign, dubbed as #UnboxYourNextLevelClean, will be held on September 28 at 5PM hosted by Binibining Grand International of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Nicole Cordoves.

LG AIDD starts at PhP 61,995 for the 10.5kg washer model. The washer and dryer units are pegged at 10.5/7kg at PhP 67,995, 15/8kg at PhP 78,995, and 19/12kg at PhP 88,995. The LG AI DD Washing Machine is available in Lazmall and other authorized online sellers and dealers nationwide. For a complete list of retailers, please visit www.lg.com/ph.

Must-have gadgets for distance learning

Part of our new normal as parents is having to look after our kids while they continue their education at home. Through virtual classes, schools get to continue providing our children education without the risk of catching the virus through face-to-face interactions in a traditional classroom. This new norm called distance learning requires a range of technology to improve the educational experience.

On.Ward PH–the newest and most innovative retail store for top-of-the-line products for education, work-from-home, content creation, fitness and health, and gaming, as well as smart products from well-known brands–has recently released three latest products for a creative and easy way of learning online.

One of the latest releases is the HUE HD camera and HUE HD Pro Camera, which is not only used for online learning but also for art, calligraphy, sports, and webinars.

An easy-to-use document camera with mic, you can use this to record videos and sound and capture still images for a better learning experience for your children.

Additionally, the HUE HD camera is compatible with Windows and macOS and is available in Black, Blue, Red and Green for ₱3,299 and the HUE HD Pro for ₱5,299.

Woodpad 7 and Woodpad 10 are also at the top of their list. A thin, lightweight bamboo drawing pad specially built for people who want to take their creativity wherever they go.

With its incredibly precise pen accuracy, it delivers a simple and familiar drawing experience just like using a pen and paper.

Both drawing pads are available for ₱4,099.00 and ₱6,599.

On.Ward PH also carries the JBL JR300BT, a safe, lightweight wireless earphone that protects your children’s hearing. It ensures that the volume does not reach a harmful level, but still provides a good sense of bass depth to enjoy what your kids are listening to.

The JBL JR300BT is available in Punky Pink, Tropic Teal, and Rocker Blue for ₱2,999.

All of these latest technologies are beneficial in enhancing every child’s remote learning experience as schools today lean toward distance learning. Every parent needs to ensure that their children can learn and study from home with ease.

Check out more products at https://onward.ph or through the On.Ward BGC store located at B3, G/F, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City. Safety measures are being implemented in the store.

For further news and information about the latest and innovative distance learning products visit https://onward.ph, and follow us on Facebook (https://facebook.com/onwardph), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/onwardph).

Give your condo a chic Scandinavian look

The Scandinavian-style home interior has been a go-to aesthetic of many people for years now. Honestly, how can one not fall in love with its clean and cozy minimalistic look that never goes out of style?

Scandinavian interiors are defined by minimalism that uses a blend of textures and soft hues to make sleek, modern decor feel warm and inviting. It emphasizes clean lines, utility and simple furnishings that are functional, beautiful and cozy. 

This look is perfect for condo dwellers who can benefit a lot from its muted color palettes, cozy accents, and modern furniture design. Whether you’re a young family, student, or young professional giving condo living a try, the Scandinavian interior design is perfect for your little urban home.

Here are some tips to infuse your condo space with authentic Scandinavian flavor and achieve that look for your condo in the middle of the city. 

Play with natural light

Windows in Scandinavian homes are usually left uncovered or curtained with white or light-colored fabric to let natural light in. This makes your home interior bright during the day and airy at night, giving feelings of warmth and comfort. You can also add candles to create a relaxing and calming ambience.

De-clutter

One of the most interesting features of a Scandinavian-inspired condo is its clutter-free environment. It’s all about having tidy spaces that would also equate to less stress and anxiety despite being in the middle of the city. 

Blend neutral tones and pops of color

Warm wood tones and sepia hues are very popular in Scandinavian interior design. To ace that Scandinavian look, make sure that the surfaces in your condo are mostly in soft hues or in natural color and choose accent pieces in bright colors for that warm and sunny vibe. 

Go for functionality

Tying into the clutter-free nature of a Scandinavian home, storage spaces matter a lot in designing your condo’s interior. Given the limited space, dual-function furniture that can also serve as storage would be the perfect pieces for your home. Remember that condo living doesn’t mean living with less but living with better space and carefully chosen pieces to achieve that minimal, well-organized look without getting rid of all your belongings!

Get minimal decorative accents

Less is more when styling a Scandinavian-inspired condominium unit. Scandinavian interiors often feature a mix of periods and styles to create a more open, airy feeling that gives you a sense of peace. So make sure to keep your decorative accents to a minimum!

Bring the outside in with flowers and plants

Decorate your condo unit with pieces of nature for a very Scandinavian look and an instant mood boost! 

Add warm and organic textiles

Scandinavian homes are big on textured pieces, especially when it comes to fabric. Add nature-inspired elements into your condo to add to that warm and cozy vibe.

Brighten up space with light flooring and walls

Nothing can brighten up a space like all-white walls and light flooring. Choosing the right shade of white paint and mixing it with natural elements throughout the space can add warmth and texture and can also make the condo unit look bigger. 

Pine Crest in New Manila

With these simple tips, you can be able to turn your condo unit into a welcoming home in the city. 

Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc, has move-in ready units in Quezon City that are within close distance to premium universities and developed business districts.

These top-tier properties include Wil Tower and The Symphony Towers along Eugenio Lopez Drive in Diliman and Pine Crest in New Manila, Quezon City.

For more information on Vista Residences properties, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph, follow @vistaresidencesofficial on Facebook or call Vista Residences Marketing at 09089148457. 

Stay updated with Toyota PH’s latest via chat app

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has just launch two new chat channels so customers have more ways to connect with the brand online. Starting today, Toyota customers can join the brand’s official Viber Community and its enhanced Facebook Messenger chat.

Anticipating the need of more people to use online touchpoints to send send inquiries or request information, TMP is providing customers with more efficient, convenient, and safer ways to engage and transact. With social distancing requirements and quarantine guidelines in place, Toyota is giving customers easy options to communicate without leaving the safety of their homes.

Toyota PH, the official Viber Community for all Filipino Toyota owners, future customers, and aficionados can be accessed by searching for the verified Toyota PH community on Viber or by visiting https://bit.ly/toyotaviber via mobile or desktop internet browsers.

Upon joining the Toyota PH community, members will start receiving the latest news and updates straight from TMP. These include car care tips, special deals and promos, exclusive content, and more. Soon, members will also get to use the 2020 edition of the official Toyota PH Viber sticker set for free.

Meanwhile, Facebook users can start using TMP’s enhanced Facebook Messenger chat to send inquiries and be connected with the official Facebook Messenger chat of their preferred Toyota dealer. To start, user can go to http://m.me/toyotamotorphilippines or search the verified Toyota Motor Philippines account (with the blue check mark) on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ToyotaMotorPhilippines) and tap on the Messenger icon or link.

A Messenger chat bubble is also available while browsing TMP’s official website www.toyota.com.ph so that users can immediately fire up the chat box while reading vehicle information.

The enhanced Messenger chat allows users to select their preferred vehicles and dealers with just a few taps. Dealer representatives will then contact the customer to assist them to make their car purchase process quick and seamless.

Automatically connecting the customer to the Facebook Messenger account of official dealers also lessens the chances of communicating with unauthorized accounts, protecting them from fraudulent transactions.

Aside from these chat apps, TMP has also launched its virtual showroom (www.toyota.com.ph/showroom) where customers can explore 360-degree exterior and interior views of Toyota vehicles, calculate payments, and send their online inquiries. Existing Toyota customers can also conveniently book after-sales services like periodic maintenance online through www.mytoyota.ph.

TMP will soon launch more digital solutions to continuously help its customers enjoy the best possible car purchase and ownership experience as they navigate the new normal.