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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Baon-making tips for moms


With the school year starting, it’s back to worrying about whether to prepare packed meals for your child or just provide more allowance for food. Undoubtedly, letting them eat out is more time-saving and convenient. But while it’s a tempting option, doing this regularly is expensive and unhealthy.
 
As such, health experts often advise to make home-cooked meals - but of course, cooking at home is much easier said than done. It takes time and effort to create delicious and nutritious baon for kids, especially if yours are picky eaters. So to help you create healthy and yummy meals for their kids as the school year starts, here are some tips from Electrolux Philippines.
 
Plan your meals
Although it may seem tedious at first, meal planning is one of the best ways to save money and be more efficient at cooking.
 
Start by making an inventory of everything in your refrigerator and pantry. By knowing what you currently have, you can determine what meals to make, or what additional ingredients to buy. It’s wiser to pick recipes based on common ingredients, or things you can easily get from the store.
 
Planning meals are vital to your kids’ healthy diet so remember to choose balanced recipes with a good mix of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Interactive tools like meal planning applications and websites can also help make this task easier to manage by helping you create grocery lists, choose recipes, and track your children’s’ calorie intake.
 
Get creative with veggies
It’s no secret that most kids aren’t fond of their greens. One way to get your kids to eat vegetables is by using creative preparation and presentation - like making vegetarian sushi. Combine all kinds of vegetables or fruits with rice and seasoning to create tasty sushi rolls. Another way to serve veggies is to turn them into kebabs. By marinating and grilling them with herbs, garlic, and balsamic glaze, your veggies can achieve a deliciously tangy taste. Place them on skewers with some chicken or shrimp and you have a healthy lunch!
 
Healthy switches
Instead of buying packaged sweets and chips, give your kids sandwiches like peanut butter with sliced fruits, or grilled chicken & cheese with lettuce and tomatoes. Not only are they healthier, but more filling and satisfying as well. If you want variation from regular burgers, try switching the meat patties to tuna. It’s incredibly simple and cheap to make using canned tuna—not to mention, it’s also packed with nutritious omega 3, iron, and potassium.
 
As for drinks, you may opt to switch packaged beverages with homemade juices. Freshly made juices do not have added preservatives, sugars, and artificial flavoring. Just make sure you have a juicer or blender handy then get your kids to pick out what fruit blend they want for the day!
 
Let nothing go to waste
Making extra servings can actually help you save a lot of time since you no longer need to go through the lengthy prep time before every meal. You can easily store extra servings in the refrigerator or freezer to preserve their freshness, then heat them up when needed.
 
And don’t forget about leftovers! To make use of leftover ingredients, try making One Pot Meals – meals such as stews or pasta that you can make by putting together all your ingredients in one pot. The great thing about One Pot Meals is that you can be as creative as you like as long as the ingredients can complement each other. If you still have unused ingredients such as onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, or mushrooms, you can chop them up then put them in a pan. Afterwards, add the pasta, pour olive oil and season everything to taste.
 
Have the right kitchen appliances
When it comes to food preparation and cooking, Electrolux offers a wide variety of kitchen appliances to suit your every need.
 
If you’re worried about how long your leftovers or ingredients will last in storage, the Electrolux NutriFresh™ Inverter Refrigerator EHE5220AA can go a long way in helping you prevent food spoilage. Since it’s equipped with technology that stabilizes temperature, deodorizes, and minimizes water loss, fruits and vegetables can stay fresh for up to a week. It also lessens utility costs because of its energy saving features.
 

 
If you live in a condo or apartment with a smaller kitchen, the Electrolux Tabletop Microwave Oven with Grill & Convection EMS3087X is the right fit for you. This 4-in-1 appliance combines the convenience of a microwave and the performance of an oven, grill and even a steamer, which allows you to prepare different types of dishes so your kids won’t get tired of the same old thing.
For something bigger but just as versatile, you can use the Electrolux Built-In Oven EOB2200BOX to bake, grill, and roast food. It comes with the InfiSpace™ feature that can extend the 68-litre capacity to a 74-litre capacity to give you plenty of room to cook multiple dishes in one go. It also comes with an enamel coating that repels grease and dirt, making it easier to clean.
 

If you’re looking for a convenient way to cook, you can use the Electrolux Built-in Induction Hob EHED63CS. Induction is faster and uses much less energy than other cooking technologies because it heats the cookware directly while the cooktop remains cool in the process, making it safe to touch and easy to clean perfect for creating delicious dishes in less time and with less fuss.
 
Although preparing packed meals at home can seem tiresome and overwhelming, the long term pay-off is worth it. Not only is it more nutritious for your child, but more cost-friendly as well. Cooking isn’t always easy, but with a bit of practice, time, and guidance, you’ll eventually see that there are plenty of ways to be creative and efficient when it comes to making baon everyday!
 
For more tips on healthy eating, visit visit www.electrolux.com.ph and follow @ElectroluxPhilippines on Facebook and Instagram or @ElectroluxPH on Twitter.

SM Cinema treats kids to the movies for free!

Nothing beats seeing a movie with your little ones on the big screen. Now, kids and kids at heart can have a more exciting time seeing a movie with SM Cinema’s Kids Watch for Free! 
 



SM Cinema’s Kids Watch For Free gives a complimentary movie pass to your kid for every movie ticket you purchase. With this, parents and guardians are given the chance to spend time watching their favorite animated movies with their kids for a cheaper cost.

                                                                          
Kids 4 feet and below in height can avail of the free movie ticket starting June 21 until December 4 this year.
 

Get your kid a free movie pass now and don’t miss the best superhero family in Incredibles 2 on June 21- 27. You can also avail of the free ticket movie for your kid in these upcoming animated movies: Richard the Stork on July 2531, Teen Titans Go! and Christopher Robin on August 8 – 14, Wheely on September 12 – 18, Small Foot on October 3 – 9, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on November 7 – 13, Luis and the Aliens on November 7 – 13, Marnie’s World 3D on November 14 – 20, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2 on November 28 – December 4.

 
Enjoy watching blockbuster animated movies with free movie seats for your kids in SM Cinemas nationwide. Kids Watch For Free is also available on IMAX and Director’s Club. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM Cinema on Instagram for updates!   

Monday, June 25, 2018

REP Junior Masterclass students star in brand-new musical “My Suite Princess”


Repertory Philippines or REP mounts a brand-new musical My Suite Princess as the culminating showcase of its Junior Master Class from the theater company’s Repertory Philippines Workshop for Performing Arts 2018.
 
 
Students lead the cast of the production directed by Joel Trinidad and Nicky TriviƱo, with musical direction by Onyl Torres, music by Rony Fortich, and choreography by PJ Rebullida.
The play takes the audience to The Argent Hotel in the year 1955, where the chambermaid Lily (Michelle Cornejo) pretends to be a princess and meets a man she think is the hotel manager. Severino (Rafael Jimenez) is actually a photographer in disguise wanting to snap a picture of the mysterious and elusive Princess Tatiana (Regine Torres) and her world-famous diamond necklace.

 
Meanwhile, two jewel thieves plan their next move under the suspicious eye of the actual hotel manager just as a distinguished nobleman arrives at the hotel. But is he truly who he says he is?
Audiences are sure to be on the edge of their seats throughout this musical of mistaken identities, silly situations, love, and so much more.
For updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter.
 

 

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Suit up for the Incredible Adventure at SM Cinema


Get ready to fight crime and evil as the incredible superhero family returns to the big screen! SM Cinema is inviting the whole family for a day of superpowered fun at the launch of Incredibles 2: Incredible Adventure at the event atrium of S’Maison at Conrad Manila.



Interactive booths and exciting activities await families in the Incredible Adventure where kids (and kids at heart!) can experience what it’s like to be a superhero!

 

Collect balloons and win fun prizes in the Violet Force Field Booth and test your speed in Dash’s Timed Obstacle Dash. Feel the rush, jump and fly at Elastigirl’s Trampoline Area and show off your creativity with Mr. Incredible’s logo builder by Nutri-Asia’s Papa Catsup.

  

Experience being incredible in these super activities coming your way at S’Maison on June 8 13, SM North EDSA on June 15 20, and SM Southmall on June 22 24.

 

Then don’t miss the return of your favourite superhero family! With Helen busy saving the world, it is Bob who is left at home with Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, whose turbulent superpowers are starting to emerge. As the family struggles with the change, they also have to work together to defeat the dangerous plot of a new villain.

 

Catch Incredibles 2 with your family at IMAX, Director’s Club and SM Cinema starting June 14. As a special treat for your superkids, they get a free movie seat for every paying adult this June 21 to 27 in SM Cinemas nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!   

 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Transform your living room to a personal home theatre with the all-new Sony HT-Z9F and HT-X9000F Soundbars



Ever dreamed of having your very own cinematic experience right at your living room? Imagine having your very own virtual surround sound from every direction, sans the ceiling reflection or extra speakers. This is a dream come true to any Filipino household. Imagine how you can immerse yourself with the full experience from watching a movie, a TV show, or even when playing games. The Sony Soundbar HT-Z9F and HT-X9000F gives a world-class experience of what it’s like to see, hear, and feel every exciting second of everything you see.

Much like in cinemas, we make sure to get the best seats to get the best viewing and listening experience, but having a Sony Soundbar connected to your television makes every seat in all the corners of your house the best seat.


Three-dimensional immersive experience
If you’ve watched a movie with the Dolby Atmos soundtrack, you’ll know how truly immersive the experience can be. The true Atmos broadcasts each object of the sound to a specific place in the room, crafted and designed by the same engineers who mixed the soundtrack. With HT-Z9F having the first 3.1ch Dolby Atmos with DTS:X support, it creates a virtual 3-D surround sound experience – allowing you to feel as if you are part of the scene.

Exceptional sound in a minimalist design
Sound bars were made for its purpose to resonate the full set of tower speakers into a thin, compact built design. Sony’s HT-X9000F is a full 2.1 channel stereo system that is wireless and wall-mounted. It delivers exceptional high-quality sounds that even low-frequency noises, voices, and vibrations are crisply heard. This is perfectly made for the Sony X9000F Bravia series with its slim and sleek design that best fits minimalist interiors.
To further capture that feeling of being in a home theatre environment, both devices comes with Bluetooth support and has USB connectivity with 2 HDMI input and 1 output connectivity. The Z9F also has Wi-Fi connectivity for access to music service from the Chromecast built-in. This allows the soundbars to connect to the TV without the eye-sore of clustered cables around the space.
Additional features are that the sound bar comes with several special play modes that will recreate your movie screening at home.
·        Cinema mode alters the soundstage to create an emphasis on immersive, three-dimensional sound.
·        Music mode builds on the vividness of your music, helping you hear every detail.
·        Game mode was made for immersion. But with the game mode on, the immersion is the result of the soundstage offering a better sense of distance and motion.
·        News mode provides a focus on voices, helping you hear them clearly over sound effects and background noise. It is also excellent for people who watch TV with closed captioning due to a mild hearing problem.
·        Sports mode is made to emphasize the clarity of voices. This means keeping commentator and athlete voices clear and it provides extra boost to the ambient crowd noise, with the intent of helping you feel like you’re watching the game live.
Sony continues its commitment to creating optimal listening, viewing experiences, and stunning design with all these special features made available in the soundbars that is perfect to any Filipino home. Sony fulfills a cinematic experience in a reasonable price with the HT-Z9F priced at SRP 42,299 and the HT-X9000F priced at SRP 31,199.
Now movie viewing in your home becomes an accessible luxury that any Filipino home can have.

The Sony Soundbar HT-Z9F and HT-X9000F, as well as, other home audio products are available at Sony Centres and Authorized Dealers across the country

MILO Philippines launches its 42nd National MILO Marathon with new race features

(From left to right) Lester Castillo, MILO Sports Executive;  Robbie De Vera, Consumer Marketing Manager, Nestle Philippines; Coaches Jim Saret and Toni Saret; Dr. Philip Juico, President-PATAFA, Meg Panopio, Consumer Marketing Manager, Nestle Philippines; Joey Uy, Business Executive Officer - Senior Vice President, Nestle Philippines; Solenn Heussaff, MILO Nutri-Up Ambadassor, Willy De Ocampo, Business Unit Manager - Vice President, Nestle Philippines; Laurent Boisdron, General Manager, Conrad Hotel; Faivo Bartolome, National Finals Local Race Organizer; and Andrew Neri, RunRio, NMM National Race Organizer
Manila, Philippines, 08 June 2018 – Leading beverage brand MILO officially launches the 42nd National MILO Marathon. The country’s biggest and longest running footrace strives to be more than just a running event as it continues to highlight the character-forming lessons that can be learned from the race. With the ongoing theme, “Magsama-sama, Tumakbo, Matuto”, MILO strengthens the legacy of the National MILO Marathon in upholding a values-driven race experience for runners throughout the season.
 
The new season ushers the 11-leg event with the opening race happening in Urdaneta on July 15. Reigning MILO Marathon King Joerge Andrade and five-time MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal will go head-to-head with their top contenders to defend their titles with the hopes of bagging the top purse of this year’s marathon finale. The next MILO Marathon King and Queen will be given an opportunity participate in an international marathon in 2019. In partnership with PATAFA, this year’s NMM King and Queen will be the runners to beat for aspiring contenders for the 2019 SEA Games. MILO expects 150,000 runners to participate this season.
 
“The 42nd National MILO Marathon continues to center on the life lessons that runners can learn and take with them beyond the finish line,” said Lester P. Castillo, MILO Philippines Sports Executive. “We are committed to delivering an inspiring season as we highlight the values of discipline, resilience and determination to help our runners be molded into true champions.”
 
National Finals in Laoag
 
The city of Laoag has been selected to host this year’s National Finals on December 9. Laoag promises to offer a unique running experience for participants as the National Finals will be part of the city’s bicentennial culminating celebration. In addition to the festive race experience, runners can also look forward to marveling at the beauty of Laoag, as the race route goes along several tourist spots of the city, including the Paway and Laoag sand dunes in some of the long distance categories. Those who would like to combine a vacation along with their race can visit nearby landmarks and places of interest in the Ilocos region, such as the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, St. Augustine's Church in Paway, Kapurpurawan rock formation in Burgos, the windmill farms of Bangui, and the white beaches of Pagudpud. Vigan, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Center, is also just 80 kilometers away.
 
“The provincial government of Ilocos Norte, and the city of Laoag have given their full support for National MILO Marathon so it’s all systems go for the preparations of the National Finals,” said Faivo Bartolome, RunRio’s local race organizer of the Laoag National Finals. “We believe that this will be a new and exciting experience as the finale will highlight Laoag’s vibrant culture that runners can appreciate. We look forward to welcoming MILO and all of the participants to celebrate Laoag’s significant milestone with us.”
 
New Race Features
Keeping true to its intent on providing a unique running experience, MILO has added and refreshed some features for this year’s National MILO Marathon. The race kit for this season has been updated with new item inclusions. In addition to the newly-designed, values inspired race singlet and bib in the race kit, registered participants of the 3K and 5K categories will receive a MILO sachet, while registered runners in the 10K category will receive a drawstring bag and MILO Nutri-Up sachet. Participants of the 21K and 42K races will get to receive a new finisher’s training hoodie when they complete the race during event proper.
 
For years, MILO has played an active role in helping underprivileged Filipino youth reach for their dreams by giving them brand new pairs of running shoes through the Help Give Shoes advocacy. This year, with the help of the Department of Education, MILO will donate 1,500 pairs of shoes to deserving public schoolchildren across the country. In addition to the shoes, MILO will also donate 2,500 basketballs to deserving public schools nationwide. With this added initiative, MILO is beginning to expand its advocacy to reach more schoolchildren and get them into sports, and not just running.
 
“In our immersion and research, we found that there is an opportunity for more children to play and get into sports,” said Castillo. “We began encouraging children to get active through running, and getting them into sports seems to be the natural progression. We are donating basketballs as it is the most popular sport in the country. This new development in our advocacy is still aligned with our in our initiative to encourage more kids to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.”
 
The series will start in Urdaneta on July 15, and will continue in Metro Manila (July 29), Tarlac (August 26), Batangas (September 16), Lucena (September 30), Iloilo (October 7), Cebu (October 14), General Santos (October 21), Butuan (November 11), Cagayan De Oro (November 18), and in Laoag for the National Finals on December 9.
 
The 42nd National MILO Marathon is endorsed by the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, and sanctioned by the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association. The 42nd National MILO Marathon is organized by RunRio Events Inc., and supported by its official partners: TAG Heuer – the official time keeper of the 42nd National MILO Marathon, Conrad Hotel – the official hotel partner for the Manila Leg of the 42nd National MILO Marathon, Pocari, Salonpas, Sock Society, and Health Delivery Systems Inc.
 
For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).
 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

MILO launches the 2018 National MILO Marathon

 
MILO continues its values-driven legacy in 2018 National MILO Marathon with
the theme "Magsama-sama, Tumakbo, Matuto". The season ushers the 11-leg event with the opening race happening in Urdaneta on July 15.  




The 42nd National MILO Marathon is endorsed by the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, and sanctioned by the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association. The event is organized by RUnRIo Events Inc. and supported by it's official partners namely, TAG Heuer, Condrad Hotel, Pocari, Salonpas, Sock Society, and Health Delivery Systems Inc.
 
The next MILO Marathon King and Queen will be given an opportunity to participate in an international 2019.
 
Now, choose your race!
 
 
To get the complete details, check the link below: https://www.milo.com.ph/events/milomarathon