Sunday, September 25, 2016

Have you tried the new Lady's Choice newest spreads: Chicken BBQ and Roast Beef yet?My family love the new variants and we each have our own pick. You can read my simple sandwich recipes and a quick review of the Chicken BBQ and Roast Beef spreads on my earlier post here!  If you haven't tried, it's about time you do because Lady's Choice is treating to you and your child to a day at KidZania Manila!
My kids LOVE (which is an understatement) KidZania and I'm sure your kids would also love to go and spend a day with just mommy only! *Please note that this promo is only open to Moms based in the Greater Manila Area (Metro Manila and parts of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Batangas, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija)

For the mechanics, just follow the steps below or check the full mechanics at http://www.ladyschoice.com.ph/articles/view/get-a-chance-to-win-courtesy-pazzes-to-kidzania-manila.
  1. To join, participants must purchase either a Lady's Choice Roast Beef or Chicken BBQ sandwich spread and keep proof of purchase.

  2. Participants need to submit the following:

    1. Boomerang clip OR a photo of them and their child making a Lady's Choice sandwich.
      1. The Boomerang clip can be made through the Boomerang app, or can be a short 5-second video featuring mom & child or child alone with a Lady's Choice sandwich they personally made.

      2. The entry must be captioned answering this question: "What is your favorite Lady's Choice Spread, #ChickenOrBeef? Why?"

      3. Captions must contain the following keywords:

        1. Lady's Choice Roast Beef Spread or Lady's Choice Chicken BBQ Spread; and

        2. Hashtag: #ChickenOrBeef

      4. Once posted on Instagram, the entry should be linked to the participant's Twitter and Facebook. Twitter and Facebook posts must also contain the official hashtag: #ChickenOrBeef. Partipants must also tag the official Lady's Choice Philippines / KidZania Manila account.


  3. The contest is open to all Moms based in the Greater Manila Area (Metro Manila and parts of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Batangas, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija.

  4. All entries posted on Instagram, linked to Twitter and Facebook must always tag the official Lady's Choice Philippines / Kidzania Manila accounts and use the hashtag #ChickenorBeef.

    1. Accounts should be public for entries to be valid.

  5. Entries must be submitted within the promo period from September 1-30. Deadline of submission is on September 30. An entry is considered invalid and disqualified if:
    * it violates any person's rights including but not limited to copyright and privacy;
    * it contains obscene, sexually explicit, offensive, objectionable, inappropriate and or libelous content;
    * it violates the Lady's Choice Philippines' House Rules, including but not limited to the provisions of the PH Cyber Crime Law, are considered grounds for disqualification; or

    1. it was submitted outside of the promo period.

  6. Criteria for winning are the following:

    1. Alignment with theme (Boomerang): 40 points / 40%

    2. Engagement (likes / comments): 30 points / 30 %

    3. Creativity: 20 points / 20%

    4. Branding: 10 points / 10%

      1. Total = 100 points

      2. The top 15 (with the highest score) will win the KidZania Manila Courtesy paZZes.

    1. Lady's Choice Philippines's decision in the selection and the determination of the winners is final.

    2. Winners will be announced on the Lady's Choice Philippines' Facebook page on October 5, 2016. Winners will be contacted by the Spark IT team and are required to send their emails and contact numbers via private message.

  7. Metro Manila and Provincial Winners will be sent digital KidZania Manila Courtesy paZZes through their emails. The winners are required to send a scanned copy of one (1) valid ID and proof of purchase before prizes will be sent.

  8. Prizes are not transferable and not convertible to cash.

  9. KidZania Manila Courtesy paZZes have the following terms and conditions:

    1. KidZania usually requires children to be accompanied by an adult.

    2. 1 prize = 1 pass = 1 person policy. Winners will get 2 Courtesy paZZes for one (1) child and one (1) accompanying adult.

  10. All entries sent will become Lady's Choice Philippines' property. The use of the entries are subject to Unilever's Privacy Policy.

  11. By participating in this promo, participants agree to be bound by the official rules, regulations, and decisions of Lady's Choice Philippines.

  12. Participants shall, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the Facebook Social Network Site, Instagram Site, and Twitter Site. Should a User violate such terms and conditions, he or she shall be disqualified from joining the contest, without need of prior notice.

  13. By joining the promo, the Participants agree to (a) be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Lady's Choice Philippines; and (b) have their names, photos, video, used in posters, commercials and other forms of multimedia as part of any advertising activity of Lady's Choice Philippines and/or winner's announcement advertisements without any notice or compensation. The Participant warrants that he/she is the owner of the post submitted, and that it does not constitute infringement of intellectual property rights and/or unfair competition.

  14. By entering the promo, each Participant agrees and acknowledges that Lady's Choice Philippines is permitted to receive his/her registration data. All personal information will be used by Lady's Choice Philippines in accordance with the Unilever Privacy Policy.
Good luck, mommies!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

One of my dream kitchen appliance is a coffee machine, one big handsome machine! Our tiny kitchen is getting a makeover and a new coffee machine will be a great addition, diba BOS? :) De'Longhi recently launched their newest and most sophisticated machine to date, the PrimaDonna Elite. There's nothing this machine can't do!
During the launch, different De'Longchi coffee machines were on display as well as other kitchen appliances. I didn't know they had a wide range of home and kitchen appliances! Check it out below!
This the De'Longhi Multifry! It's a low-oil fryer and a multi-cooker! You can cook anything in this amazing kitchen appliance, from steak, salmon to sauces and even pizza!
That's me listening to the Multifryer demo. Hindi lang halata, but I was super amazed! It's great appliance for busy and lazy moms who always make a one-pot ulam. Hihi!
Color coordinated kettle, toaster and coffee machine! Love the vintage look of this Icona series.
Tin and I also got a demo for this Espresso Machine! So pogi no? This will certainly make your coffee game strong!
You can also make steamed milk with the machine.
A showcase of De'Longhi coffee machines and we got to try the coffee made by these machines by choosing from the menu on the above photo.
Coffee is love! It what fuels me in the morning, the perfect pairing for desserts and the go-to drink while making chika with friends!

De'longhi Group is a global brand that offers innovative products with smart and distinctive design. They are the global leader in all small domestic appliances categories and absolute no. 1 in espresso coffee and food preparation categories.
The event was hosted by the lovely Suzie Abera and the event was graced by celebrities, bloggers and socialites.
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo graced the event to help Paul Accornero, De'Longhi Kenwood APA Ltd, International Commercial Director for Asia Pacific and Americas, to reveal the PrimaDonna Elite!
Vincent Cheng, Regional Manager for Southeast Asia and Pacific gave a live demo of how PrimaDonna Elite works.

A PrimaDonna Elite, the perfect combination of innovative design and advanced technology is the perfect machine for coffee lovers looking for a stylish bean-to-cup coffee maker that is both simple to use. Every cup is just a touch away and an app away!
"The exclusive LatteCrema System ensures dense and creamy milk froth with a silky smooth texture for any coffee-based milk drinks. The LatteCrema System always delivers best in-cup result: the perfect density – the perfect creaminess – at the perfect temperature, until the last drop."
PrimaDonna Elite utilizes the bean-to-cup technology to produce your preferred coffee with cafĂ© quality at home.
With the Coffee Link app, you can easily make your cup of coffee even when you're away from the machine. Customize your drink, from how creamy it is to how strong you want your coffee! This is what every coffee lover dreams are made of!
"PrimaDonna Elite is the new generation of De’Longhi bean-to-cup coffee makers to enjoy espresso or milk-based beverages and be amazed by the infinite variety of drinks you can create."

Thank you De'longhi for having us!

When I went home, I told BOS what I wanted to get. My wish list is now consists of home and kitchen appliance. We are truly growing up and becoming a tita! Haha! We both agreed we want to have an espresso machine! It may not be soon but it's definitely on our list!

For more information on De'longhi, you may visit: www.delonghi.ph and www.conceptspecialist.com
Instagram: @delonghiph


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Here I am again in this losing weight and try to get fit challenge... It's been two year since I told myself I want to get back in shape, not really go back to my pre-pregnancy weight but to get fit and stronger, the losing weight (and abs, ASA PA AKO hahaha!) part will be just a bonus. Fast forward today, ano na teh? Haha! It's been two months since I've subscribed to a diet food delivery and a month since starting pilates. How do I kept on going? Read on!

Pero mag kwento muna ako... My clothes were starting to feel tighter and snug during the summer. Sh*t! I don't want to size up and buy new clothes again!!! My husband knows that food is the way to my heart and stress. Kahit na ilan beses ko pa sabihin na ayaw ko tumaba! He loves me no matter what size I come in. LOLz. I knew that but I want to become a better version of me. When it comes to exercise and eating healthy, I really do get bored easily. Parang the max amount of time I can to eat healthy is two weeks then I would get sawa (and I don't see results kasi! Impatient monkey naman ako!) and go back to my usual food. As for exercise, I also get bored easily. Sa totoo lang, when I heard that exercise gives you happy endorphins, I never understood that because I never felt it even being at the gym for an hour. All I felt was exhaustion and I was too tired to do anything else when I get home and that feeling made lazy and not look forward to going to the gym, ganon ako. And who likes that feeling diba? Kaya I always go back to square one. UGH. I hate the feeling of seeing other people, my friends going to the gym and getting stronger and I was getting fat and eating my emotions instead of motivating myself to be better.

What worked for me? I am no expert ha. This is all based on the last 2 months.
1. I subscribed to diet food delivery. It may be expensive but I know me, I know I won't be able to make my own food. I am a very busy mom with no helper. Having food delivered to me saves me A LOT of time and I only cook or buy food enough for my husband and kids.

When I crave for something, do I give in? Yes, but it depends on my mood din. If I really want to it, I will give in but will eat it in moderation. But if okay lang kahit wala, dinadaan ko na lang sa tubig. Water makes my cravings go away. So drink lots of water! But on weekends, I allow myself to indulge on food, baka maloka na ako pag hindi ko makain mga gusto ko. Trying to snack healthier too! 
Eating and cooking healthy food can be a task. I'm happy I subscribed to Fitness Gourmet :)
Healthier snack alternative! Chicharooms and Veggie Chips! Looking for more healthier snacks like this? Any recommendations?

2. Find a form of exercise you like and stick to it. I've been looking for a workout that I will really like and stick to it. I've been to a gym, tried working out at home but somehow I feelI'm glad I attended a reformer pilates class with Jackie, Michelle and Chessy at OneLife Studio last month. Nagkayayaan lang and I'm so happy I went because I've been going twice a week for a month na! And loving it. I realized how much having pilates buddies and a workout place with super nice teachers and staff gives me motivation and look forward to my next pilates session. Now I understood na the happy endorphins with pilates!
Smile pa din kahit masakit! Loving every session!

3. Time, commitment and willingness.
Make time to exercise at least twice a week. Commitment not only to your workout but also to your diet and last is willingness. I've tried and failed on my diet and exercise so many times because I lack willingness and commitment. And all of these go back to number 2, I found happiness in pilates and that happiness fuels my commitment! Bow.
To date, I have lost 4.7kgs in two months. I haven't weighed myself again because I've been cheating on my diet food haha! I took a photo of myself (and tummy) during summer and last week I decided to take the same photo to "see" if I was having progress, and I was surprised to see how my tummy have shrunk, malaki pa din siya ah! But I see progress and that's what matters! Abs, magkikita din tayo!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Preparing anything in the kitchen takes me a lot of time, that's why I like quick, easy, and simple recipes and meals! Lately, I've been running out of ideas for Y and R's baon and breakfast. We always eat in the car on the way to school (it's not ideal but I like to leave early because I don't want to get stuck in traffic!) and I often prepare sandwiches or anything that's easy hold and not messy. I'm so happy to discover and share to you Lady's Choice new meaty and delicious spreads, the Roast Beef Spread and Chicken BBQ Spread!

The two new variants are both creamy with real bits of chicken and beef. The Chicken BBQ Spread has a smoky and savoury flavor while the Roast Beef Spread has a sweet note. I made two easy simple sandwiches with Y which she helped me prepared and assembled. I made her taste each of the spread and she chose the Chicken BBQ Spread so that means the Roast Beef Spread would be my palaman! 

Y is a very picky eater so for her sandwich I made sure to prepare what she likes to go with her sandwich: SPAM and cheese! The Lady's Choice Chicken BBQ Spread gave her usual sandwich an extra oomph!
She helped me made the sandwich, she flattened the bread, put the cheese slice and cut them into these little shapes. This activity turned into a little mother-daughter bonding which we both enjoyed doing!
Spam with Chicken BBQ Sandwich with Cheese on a bed of airfried french fries! She said it was yummy! She finished everything! Success! Making this again on Friday for her and R's breakfast! R wasn't able to help nor eat because he was napping heehee!

When I had a taste of the Roast Beef Spread, the sweetness reminds me of mangoes and the first thing I thought of putting in my sandwich was crabstick and so I did!
Of course may cheese pa din!
Spread the Roast Beef spread thinly, then put the crabstick on top.
Put cheese on top then pop the sandwich in to a panini maker...
Et voila!
Noms! I'll add lettuce or cucumber the next time to make it a little "healthier".

Easy peasy and very simple! No cooking involved (which is a major plus! I only toasted the SPAM.) and only a few ingredients! That's two sandwiches to add to our repertoire and my picky eater likes it and that's make me the happiest! I am sure the spreads will go well with other palaman and I can't wait to experiment more! The new Lady's Choice Roast Beef Spread and Chicken BBQ Spread are now available at your local groceries!
For more information, visit http://www.ladyschoice.com.ph/
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We never leave the mall without paying a visit to the toy store, "Toy Kinggom" as Raizo calls it. He would sometimes bug us to go to the mall because he wants to go to the toy store daw. Toys to kids is like moth to a flame! We've been seeing Toy Kingdom's Amazing Toy Expo commercial on Cartoon Network and ever since the kids saw it, they've been bugging us to go and to the expo we go this weekend!
The Toy Expo 2016 is happening this weekend (August 19-21) at the 2nd level of SMX Convention Center! Get first dibs on the newest and upcoming toys in the market, special price offers and freebies awaits shoppers!

Bring the whole family as there will be something for everyone! Dad can have a sneak peek of the latest toys like Suicide Squad or Star Wars, Mom can buy all the Plush and Play plush toys, and the kids can have all the fun at the meet and greet of Shopkins and Power Puff Girls for Y and Paw Patrols for R! Ohh I can't wait!

Here's the schedule of stage activities this weekend! 
Visit www.toykingdom.ph for more details!
Facebook: Toy Kingdom
Instagram: @toykingdomph
Twitter: @ToyKingdomPH