Wednesday, January 20, 2021

How to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside

How to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside
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Getting your kids outside in the fresh air and away from their electronics is a challenge many parents face. Although it’s an uphill battle, there are a few things you can do to turn the tide of war in your favor. Start by making “going outside” especially appealing by putting some kid-friendly outdoor toys in your yard.


There is no denying that kids of all ages love trampolines. Little kids can bounce off energy for hours. Older kids will enjoy playing games with balls or practicing summersaults for more sophisticated play. Even moms and dads can do trampoline workouts for a fun break from their usual exercise routine. Trampolines can get use for years and trampoline replacement parts are readily available, making it a good outdoor investment.


Putting in an inground pool is a serious financial commitment especially when you consider all the continued maintenance, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be worth it if your kids spend endless hours swimming. Above ground pools are a less expensive alternative that are still just as enjoyable and can be disassembled and reassembled if necessary.


Back in the old days, the best present you could receive under the Christmas tree was a shiny new bike with a basket and a horn. Kids don’t ride as much as they used to, but you can change this by buying bikes for the whole family and making daily bike rides a fun family activity. Once your kids get used to riding and know the limits of your street or neighborhood, you can send them out with friends to explore.

Before electronics took over our lives, playing outside used to be the norm. Now it needs to be encouraged. Help nudge your kids out the door with a couple of can’t-miss outdoor activities.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

#CrispyFryPlayDay: Ajinomoto celebrates first Lucky FryDay PlayDay

Last Friday, I attended my first ever virtual event, #CrispyFryPlayDay. Since I am on maternity leave naman, I accepted the invitation.

#CrispyFryPlayDay: Ajinomoto celebrates first Lucky FryDay PlayDay

I was so excited to attend because it's been a long while since I attended an event tapos virtual pa. Yun lang my baby boy was not cooperating and he doesn't to sleep so I have no choice but to cuddle him while attending the said event.

Anyway, The virtual event introduces new Crispy Fry® endorser Luis Manzano. Luis “Kuya Lucky” Manzano surprises the media guests during the Crispy Fry® Lucky FryDay PlayDay as the newest endorser of the Crispy Fry® brand. ‘Media frymates’ were treated to a game-show themed virtual event where Kuya Lucky gave them a special task to complete.

Here's the highlight of the event.

From the Press Release Kit:

January 15, 2021 -- Crispy Fry® hosted its third #CrispyFryPlayDay to officially introduce its newest brand endorser TV host Luis “Kuya Lucky” Manzano. The event brought together media and their families for the first #CrispyFryPlayDay done online.

In the game show-themed event held via Zoom, Kuya Lucky invited select media Frymates for a special task: celebrate #CrispyFryPlayDay by partnering with their kids and family members to virtually cook meals perfect for families and friends. The virtual game had three exciting rounds, where participants had to guess the ingredients, and the price of special ulams made better with Crispy Fry products. Special awards and prizes were also given to select Frymates and winning participants. 

“The pandemic may have changed a lot of things, but one that we hope stays the same is the strong bond of families. Our new stay-at-home lifestyle creates opportunities for new bonding moments between loved ones. We encourage everyone to make cooking a shared activity because it’s fun, easy, and rewarding,” says Roann Co, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

Cooking with Crispy Fry®

Cooking is made better and more special with Crispy Fry®, the #1 breading mix brand in the market. Perfect for Filipino families, Crispy Fry® is made from choice flours and starches perfectly blended with seasonings, concocted to make fried chicken and fish crispy-delicious.

The brand has an extensive list of variants available on the market. This includes Crispy Fry® Chicken Breading Mix, which comes in Original, Garlic, and Spicy so families can enjoy fried chicken in different ways. Crispy Fry® also has a variant with Gravy Mix and another with Japanese bread crumbs, seasonings, and spices. Meanwhile, the new Crispy Fry® Fish Breading Mix reduces oil spills while cooking so families can enjoy fried fish without the hassle.

“Crispy Fry® is now a staple in my kitchen because it makes cooking so much easier. When I don’t have a lot of time, I fry chicken or fish using the easy-to-prepare breading mix. Each meal is made more special because Crispy Fry® guarantees crispanalo and isda-licious fried dishes, every time,” reveals Manzano. 

Crispy Fry® and #CrispyFryPlayDay are part of Ajinomoto’s Eat Well, Live Well promise for Filipino families – to create high-quality products for delicious, healthy, and enjoyable mealtimes.

To know more about Crispy Fry®, visit the Ajinomoto website at and the Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines at

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