Monday, September 26, 2016

Gardenia Launches New Products

Gardenia Bakeries continue to delight Filipinos with its delectable breads that evoke a distinct taste, softness, aroma, freshness and nutritive value. And now, Gardenia carries on that tradition by introducing more new and delicious breads that people will truly love.

The new Gardenia California Raisin Buns and the latest colourful bunch of your favourite Gardenia Twiggies will surely make your day truly special, whether at home, in school or at work.

Fantastic in its softness and gratifying in taste, Gardenia California Raisins Buns are wonderfully-soft, great-tasting buns studded with succulent California raisins that will surely delight your senses in every bite.

The new Gardenia California Raisin Buns are certified nutritious too. Each raisin bun is packed high with important vitamins like Vitamin (Thiamine) to help prevent fatigue and boost metabolism, plus high levels of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and a good source of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) for improved energy metabolism, and even Calcium to help support the development of strong bones and teeth as they grow up.

Wait, there’s more! Make snacking a colorful and enjoyable experience with the new flavors of Gardenia Twiggies! With the launch of the new exciting variants of Twiggies, Gardenia also communicates the importance of teaching the kids to channel and develop their emotions and characteristics that can help them live life to the fullest with a ‘Color your Day’ campaign. Each colourful and delectable Twiggies represents a feeling or experience.

The Twiggies Yellow cake is a perfect match for you while enjoying and sharing unforgettable moments with kids, as the vibrant color yellow signifies happiness! The new Gardenia Twiggies Yellow Cake is a soft and moist butter flavoured cake for a dose of joy and fun! Plus, it is a source of Iron and packed with Vitamin B1 which helps boost your energy.

Let kids explore places they’ve never been before, and don’t forget to bring the new Gardenia Choco-Brown cake – loaded with chocolatey goodness and packed with Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 that can make you more active for a fun day ahead! It also contains Iron and Vitamin A. The brown color of the Twiggies Choco-Brown cake transcends a strong impression and is associated with being brave.

And to add more color to kids’ daily activities, Gardenia Twiggies Pink Cake is here! It is jam-packed with Tutti Fruity flavor and also a good source of vitamins like Iron and Vitamin B3. Indeed, a perfect token of colorful love as the color pink also means being sweet, nice and playful.

Indulge in the new flavors of Twiggies and grab the newest Gardenia California Raisin Bun at your nearest supermarket, grocery, or convenience store.

For more information about Gardenia California Raisin Bun and Gardenia Twiggies, visit

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Getting the most out of your cooking gas

Every homemaker knows that prices of daily essentials are always on the rise. Electricity, water, cable and internet bills, mortgage, rice and produce, transportation, and fuel costs, among so many other expenses, are items that continue to bloat our budget. As a recurring expense, cooking gas orLiquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), one of the most common fuels used for cooking, is one item you can closely monitor and conserve so you can chalk up savings that you can use for other household expenses. 

Solane, the country’s leading provider of safe and reliable cooking gas, gives tips on maximizing your LPG:

Use the right pot for your burner. To make the most of your LPG, use a pot or cookware that is suitable for your gas stove burner and vice versa.  If you’re cooking using a big pot, use the big burner and if it’s just soup for one in a tiny pot, then better use the smallest burner. This way, the amount of gas dispensed will be equal to the size of the burner. Using small cookware on a big burner will just be a waste of cooking gas.

Thaw frozen food before cooking.  For faster cooking, thaw frozen food before cooking. It lets you maximize your LPG as you save on the heat energy required to bring it down to room temperature. 

Invest in a pressure cooker. Cooking using a pressure cooker saves a lot of LPG. Compared to ordinary pans that cook food at around 100 Centigrade degrees only, pressure cookers cook at around 125 Centigrade degrees which means it helps get the food cooked quickly, thus reducing cooking time.

Check your gas flames.  Is your gas flame blue or yellow? Does it burn steadily or not? Blue gas and steady flames indicate that your burner is clean. If the flame is yellow or orange in color, your burner is chocked with soot, grease or food residue, causing it to not burn properly, and therefore waste fuel. To avoid this, clean the gas stove regularly.

Cover the pan while cooking. Placing the lid on your pan while cooking blocks the steam from escaping and makes your food cook faster. It also reduces cooking time since the heat energy is used more efficiently.

Check your LPG tank and gas stove. To ensure safety and to maximize your LPG, check the following regularly: regulator, pipes/hoses and burner for leaks. To avoid wastage, make sure that the regulator is switched off after cooking.

In addition to safety and saving money, it is important to get the most out of your LPG as every kilo counts and every peso that we save is an integral component in every household.

Discover more about LPG at

Monday, September 12, 2016


What better way to spend your Ber-months and satisfy your adventurous spirit with Hotel Jen Manila and get complimentary tickets to Star City when you book from now until December 30, 2016.

For only PHP 4,800 per night, you can enjoy two (2) complimentary ride-all-you-can tickets at Star City valid until December 30, 2016, two (2) buffet breakfast at Latitude, free Wi-Fi and scheduled shuttle service to Star City.
This promotion is exclusive to Philippine residents and Balikbayans. Proof of residency is required upon check-in.

For inquiries and advance reservations, please call (632) 795 8888 or email food& Terms and conditions apply. Visit Hotel Jen Manila’s website at and facebook at for updates and promotions.

About Hotel Jen
Catering to a new generation of independent travellers, the Hotel Jen brand delivers quality, comfort and value with a playful twist and friendly service. Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel, helping adventurous souls explore and discover. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers 10 vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across Asia Pacific, including Singapore; Hong Kong; Beijing and Shenyang in mainland China; Manila; Penang and Johor in Malaysia; and Malé, Maldives. New Hotel Jen properties have been announced for Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, with development projects under consideration in gateway cities in Asia Pacific. For more information, visit or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Losing Weight with A New Mindset

Can’t seem to lose weight despite your best intentions? Your mindset might be holding you back. In this day and age, when there’s a plethora of unhealthy food to consume and unhealthy lifestyle choices to make, it can be difficult to follow a diet program. But if you have the right attitude to lose weight and maintain your ideal weight, nothing is impossible.

Sheryl Ehmene Uy-Garcia and Francis Salazar, two Cohen’s Lifestyle Program graduates who have maintained their healthy weight for more than three years, can attest to the effectiveness of conditioning one’s mind to lose weight. Before adapting their new mindset, Uy-Garcia, an advertising sales unit head in her mid-30s, and Francis Salazar, a technology consultant, both suffered from asthma and obesity.

Sheryl Garcia, who weighed 152 lbs., reached her healthy weight of 112 lbs. 
in just six months.
They turned to the Cohen Lifestyle Program, a rapid weight-loss and wellness program through nutrition. Salazar started the program in 2011 weighing 325 lbs., and in eight months, he lost 153 lbs. Garcia, who weighed 152 lbs., reached her healthy weight of 112 lbs. in just six months.

Francis Salazar started the program in 2011 weighing 325 lbs., 
and in eight months, he lost 153 lbs.

Salazar and Garcia share the following “mental diet” tips that they learned from joining the program:

Assess your relationship with food. Before you can effectively lose weight, you have to understand and deal with the root cause of your problem first –your relationship with food. The two Cohen clients reveal that they were emotional eaters before trying the program. Salazar shares, “I ate when I was happy; I ate when I was sad.” It’s important to be aware of why you may overeat and to stop feeding your emotion in order to successfully maintain your ideal weight.

Always remember your weight-loss motivation. Losing weight can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when you focus on why you want to lose weight. “During one of my monthly ER visits, the doctor warned me that my asthma was fatal and I would expire early if I didn’t take care of myself. I enrolled in the Cohen’s Lifestyle Program because their approach is very personal. They made me focus on my ‘why’ – to live longer for my husband and kids,” shares Garcia. As for Salazar, his family’s medical history compelled him to finally say goodbye to obesity. “A couple of my uncles died due to diabetes and stroke, and my mom knows that my current situation is a ‘ticking time bomb.’”

Have a support system. There may have been times when you wanted to give up, but with the help and support of your family, you can push through with your weight-loss journey and reach your goal. Garcia and Salazar stayed committed to the Cohen Lifestyle Program with the help of their families. “A key factor that helped me stay committed to the program is my supportive husband who encouraged and cooked for me whenever he could,” shares Garcia. In addition to family support, it is also important to have the support of others who understand what you are going through and are supportive of your desire to lose weight and be healthier. Cohen Consultants often meet with their clients, such as Francis and Sheryl, to help them on their weight-loss journey.

Set realistic expectations. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. You have to work for it, including sacrificing some indulgences. “Before Cohen, I only ate pork, rice and soda, no vegetables and fruits, but now, my plate always has salad with protein,” Garcia shares. Salazar says, “It was okay to indulge once in a while, but not overindulge. It’s okay to enjoy food. We eat to live, not live to eat.”

Sometimes no matter how hard you try to stick to your diet program, set-backs happen which can slow down your weight-loss progress or even increase your weight. The most important thing is you do not completely let go of your goal and you get back on track with your weight-loss program as soon as possible. Before you know it, you can reach your goal. Salazar says, “Now that I no longer need to lose more weight, it is okay to indulge once in a while, but not overindulge. It’s okay to enjoy food. We eat to live, not live to eat.”

Change your perspective on food and diet. Your mindset on food and diet is an essential factor in losing and maintaining weight safely and effectively. Salazar shares, “I learned that food is not supposed to run my life. That food is there for nourishment, but not to control me. I learned to be a more moderate and responsible eater.” Garcia reveals, “It’s time to think of my family, not just my comfort. I eat to survive and only occasionally, eat to enjoy. Cohen teaches the discipline and the tools on how to make the right food choices, and I haven’t had any asthma attacks from the first day I started the program!”

To know more about Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, 
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Technology made affordable by CD-R King

Technology is constantly coming up with new innovations way faster than we can save up for a particular gadget. Getting that new gear or an accessory that comes with it can be very daunting since it can be a thing of the past with a blink of an eye.

CD-R King, your one stop media provider understands this difficulty that’s why it strives to bring you affordable alternatives that won’t break your wallet.

Here are some items you might be interested to get your hands on.

In keeping up with being the selfie capital of Asia, get your smart phone an updated look with the new Selfie Stick casing.

USB Type C is fast becoming a standard when it comes to speed. Type C connector are faster in speed and most hardware nowadays are converting their regular USB Type A cable to Type C. Mac user are now benefiting from their single Type C slot, with the availability of adaptors, it is now easy to connect to other type of USB.

CD-R King USB 3.0 to USB Type C

 Micro USB to USB Type C

They even have USB Type C to Type C

Other cable connectors includes

USB Type A to Lightning 8-Pin

High Speed Data and charging cables includes USB type A to lightning 8-pin and USB Type A to Micro US.

CD-R King continuously appends the green living by its Solar-Powered gadgets, a new addition to the line is their Portable Solar LED Light. Sustainability and affordability at its best.

The recent house bill submitted in the congress requiring all PUV to have a dash cam installed on board might be enforced sooner than later. This law will put additional weight on procurement of PUV owners. CD-R King introduced its new and improved Black Dash-Cam. Black Dash-Cam combines affordability and quality.

All this and more are available from CD-R King branches nationwide. For more updates, Like/follow them on FB: /cdrkingph.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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