Saturday, May 7, 2022

Urban Gardening: Simple Tips for Beginners

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It is hard to grow plants for urban gardening during summer unless you have your greenhouse to protect your plants against the heat. Another way to prevent your plant from wilting is by having a water system using backyard hose reels worth the money where water supply is always available when needed. Although this is not a problem during the rainy season because you can get enough water from the daily downpours.

Before the summer ends, you can already start preparing your Urban Garden. Here are a few tips on how to start your urban garden.


Have your pots ready

As a starter, you can start buying pots for your chosen plants. Since you are planning to start planting when the rainy season starts, you can already purchase a few pieces at a time until you build up the needed number of pots.


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Okra in old pails

Another option is recycling empty PET bottles or paint buckets and pails, or any recyclable materials at home.

Prepare your soil 

Soil is the primary source of nutrients for plants. Unless you are into hydroponics or aquaponics, soil preparation is not necessary. There are several ways to prepare your soil. Composting is one way to prepare the soil. However, it will take time to get good gardening soil.

You can also use a mixture of regular soil with materials like sawdust, rice hulls, and animal manure.

You can also use paper as an additive to your soil.

Start Planting

As early as today, you can already start planting seeds, especially the small ones that need a nursing bed and will be transplanted when they reach the right age. There are plants like bell peppers, spring onions, and eggplants to be indirect seeding.  Vegetables with big seeds can be sowed directly later.

Make your insecticide

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Ingredients for homemade insecticide

Insects are one of the problems in growing vegetables. They feed not only on leaves but on the fruits as well. If you choose to have your harvest organic, you can have a homemade insecticide.

Once you started your urban garden, you can always have a fresh vegetables from garden to table.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Why Toys are Beneficial to Kids

Why Toys are Beneficial to Kids

Ever observed a kid with a toy before? They can't seem to have enough of them. If you have any doubts about my claim, walk into a toy store with a kid in your hand and watch their reaction. Naturally, the kid will want to leave with a lot of toys.

So, while kids' love for toys is inarguable, they are more than just a tool for fun.  Toys offer kids a chance to learn new things about the world around them. The many benefits of toys for kids include the following:

Improved Creativity

When children play with toys in various play scenarios, it taps into their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them. They use toys to explore the world around them while engaging in mindful activity. Therefore, regular interaction with toys contributes positively to a child's creative development and fosters imaginative thinking.

Better Cognitive Abilities

In most cases, kids have to use toys in scenarios that require literacy and numeracy skills. Regular involvement in such games enhances their counting and literary skills and their identification of objects around them. It positively contributes to their cognitive development.

Improved Concentration

Kids' concentration tends to wander depending on what catches their fancy. As a result, they get disengaged and lose interest in activities easily. On the other hand, participating in competitive games with toys compels them to focus for longer periods to be victorious.  In academics, educational toys can be incorporated into lesson plans to make learning fun and maintain a child's interest and concentration levels.

The benefits of toys for a child's development are numerous and inarguable. Need toys for your kids? Loomey’s Toys offers an array of toys for different purposes. Contribute to your child's development by getting a toy today!

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tips For Pest Control

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Pests are a common topic most people share frustrations on and, despite numerous efforts to curb pest infestation, some eradication may not work. There are many remedies used in getting rid of ant infestations at home. Some of them are successful, but they are not effective in preventing the recurring ant invasion many homes face. Some of the common ants infestation remedies you could try to include the use of spray and gel, flushing water, or even chalk and spices.

Effects of Pest Infestation
Cockroaches are also another pest that most people stress or fear how they glide and move at lightning speed. Cockroaches are able to do more harm to people as they can cause diseases like cholera, typhoid, and salmonella. These diseases come with awful symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or even dehydration. These reasons are why it is essential to get rid of cockroaches as soon as possible, as they are able to breed fast, travel and survive through tough conditions, and can go without food for a long time.

Termite infestations are another pest headache most homeowners face. Knowing how to deal with the damaging pest can be difficult and you are therefore advised to hire professional services to deal with it. Professional pest control services such as pest control Port Orange can help you eradicate pest infestation in your home and make it pest-free.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Easy-to-cook and Yummy Recipes for Your Next Summer Outing Salu-salo

Four exciting, yummy, nutritious and easy-to-cook recipes  for your next summer outing salu-salo

Summer is arguably the favorite season for many. It’s the time of the year when Filipinos enjoy trips to the beach, long vacations with friends and family, or simply more time relaxing at home. All of these could only mean one thing—summer is the season for eating. Yum!

What’s a summer outing without equally exciting food? After all, a huge part of bonding during summer activities is the salu-salo. While grilled fish and hotdogs are staple favorites during summer outings, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation has curated recipes that you can try on your next trip to make your salu-salo experience more fun and memorable.

These four recipes are not only delicious and easy to prepare, they are less in sodium too, so it’s good for you and the family.

Simple Lemon Herb Chicken

Rich in protein and great for quick cooking, this recipe is perfect especially when you’ve got kids (you can’t go wrong with chicken when youngsters are around). Quick and easy, you’ll be done in less than 30 minutes with a savory dish made yummy with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.  Check out the full recipe here : Simple Lemon Herb Chicken Recipe

Thai Pork Barbecue

A must-try recipe to level up your barbecue experience. Not only is it easy to prepare, BBQs are ideal for outdoor cooking and get-togethers because they aren’t messy to eat and people can just grab a stick or two before diving back into the water again. Full recipe here: Thai Pork Barbecue Recipe

Kalabasang Okoy na may Hipon

If you’re into seafood, here’s a recipe that should excite you. The regular okoy already tastes great, but adding this twist should bring the dish to another level. With the kalabasa providing a layer of crunchiness and sweetness, this simple dish should be a nice addition to your summer-ific menu. Kalabasa which contains Vitamin A and beta-carotene not only helps maintain healthy eyesight but also helps strengthen immunity. All you need to do is mix AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning to the batter, stir in beaten eggs, kalabasa, bean sprouts and shrimps. Mix well, and fry. Voila! You’re done. Learn the full recipe: Kalabasang Okoy na may Hipon Recipe

Lumpiang Baboy at Carrots

Amongst all Lumpia variants, Lumpiang Baboy at Carrots, or what we commonly known as Lumpiang Shanghai, will always be a crowd favorite. In fact, this dish is almost always present during birthdays, fiestas, or even during summer outings. They’re easy to make, carry around, and don’t spoil easily. You can pre-make the lumpia at home (or even cook it there). Try this less sodium version with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, which helps turn this rather ordinary food item into a bestseller on your summer outings. Click here for the full recipe: Lumpiang Baboy at Carrots Recipe

In its pursuit of helping Filipinos achieve a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing their hearty diet, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group recently launched its BawAsin® or Bawasan ang Asin campaign, an effort that encourages consumers to reduce their sodium intake without sacrificing the deliciousness of their meals. Ajinomoto has created a BawAsin® section in its official website. It provides information that reducing sodium in a diet is not difficult or will result in bland food. The site features 100 less sodium creative recipes that help individuals enjoy meals that contain less sodium yet enjoy the same deliciousness. According to the World Health Organization, a “reduced salt intake can blunt the rise in blood pressure that occurs with age and reduce the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events and congestive heart failure.”

The BawAsin® or Bawasan ang Asin campaign is a reflection of the brand’s “Eat Well, Live Well” promise, which aims to help families improve their health by providing ways on how to prepare healthy and delicious meals.

For more fun and healthy recipes, visit the Less Sodium Recipes section of Ajinomoto’s Cookmunity website:

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Epic Travel Tips for the Next Escapade with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

As summer starts to kick in, everyone wants to keep a memory of their trips with families and friends. To make their adventures epic, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S22 Series, the gold standard for mobile innovation perfect for travel creators and adventurers out there.

Here are ways to make your summer travels more epic with Galaxy:

1. Empower your trip with a powerful pro-grade camera - Travelers will always keep memories as souvenirs of every trip they take. With the Galaxy S22 Series, they can capture the gorgeous views of the mountains, the soothing waves of the ocean, the breathtaking sunset, and even the starry night sky. These new smartphone devices include a next-level camera system capable of producing high-quality images and videos. Both the Galaxy S22 and S22+ offer a 50MP Wide camera, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra boasts an even more impressive 108MP Wide camera. This function captures much more of the scene than the standard lens, making it ideal for landscape photography. So when travelers camp, they can perfectly capture the lush forest in stunning detail. The Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the Strawberry Farms in La Trinidad, Baguio, and the Batad Rice Terraces in Banaue are the best tourist destinations to try out this feature.

Super Steady, which stabilizes the scene of activities such as ATV, trekking, and exploring the city on bikes, allows travelers to vlog their trip without having to worry about shaky video outputs.

2. Be camera-ready even at night - The Galaxy S22 has a Nightography function that enables astronomy enthusiasts to take incredible images and videos of the bright city lights. This device has a Big Pixel Sensor that eliminates grain, allowing it to take crisp and detailed photos even in low light.

3. View and capture moments with an immersive screen - When traveling in broad daylight, it can be difficult to see what's on the screen because of all the glare. The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s incredible 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display addresses that concern. It's also not a problem with the Galaxy S22 and S22+, which have 6.1-inch FHD+ and 6.6-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays, respectively. These devices now feature a Vision Booster that can beat intense light exposure when browsing files or creating content, making any beach trip fun and easy to capture epic moments. 

4. Boost all-day traveling with a long-lasting battery. Fast-charging compatibility and an all-day battery are essential for travelers. The 3,700mAh battery in the Galaxy S22 and the 4,500mAh battery in the Galaxy S22+ make them excellent travel companions. The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 5,000mAh battery life is even more remarkable, as it can last the whole day. A 45W super-fast charging  is available, so travelers can recharge their gadgets quickly after a long day at the beach or hiking. Having no worries about running out of power enables travelers to capture unforgettable memories at any time of day or night.

5. Beat the heat with a water-resistant phone. A quick dip in a pool is a must-do every summer vacation. With the Galaxy S22 series, travelers who enjoy aquatic activities can now capture their adventures without fear of accidental spills and splashes. It has an IP68 rating that makes it water and dust-resistant, making it ideal for taking epic poolside shots with friends and family.

Grab an epic smartphone and travel buddy now!

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Burgundy. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22+ and S22 come in Phantom Black, Phantom White, and fun colors like Green and Pink Gold.

Galaxy S22 Ultra - PHP 68,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 72,990 SRP (256GB) / PHP 80,990 SRP (512GB)
Galaxy S22+ - PHP 56,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 60,990 SRP (256GB)
Galaxy S22 - PHP 45,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 49,990 SRP (256GB)

Users can also take home the Galaxy S22 Series for as low as PHP 1,916.25/mo at 0% interest for up to 24 months via Samsung Authorized Stores Nationwide. Citibank card holders can get up to 36 months installment at 0% interest for as low as PHP 1,277.50/mo.  On the other hand, PNB card holders can get their first installment month for FREE and pay 0% interest for up to 24 months in select Samsung Experience stores and Abenson Stores.  

Trade-in an old smartphone for the Galaxy S22 Series to get tokens worth up to PHP 8,000 in participating Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores.  Customers can also trade-in their devices via Globe and Smart to receive discounts worth up to PHP 7,200.  

Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of 
face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit


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