Friday, October 28, 2022

What Spending Christmas Eve with Jose Mari Chan would Look Like

In the Philippines, the name Jose Mari Chan is synonymous to Christmas as he takes over radios, shows, and our hearts during the holiday season. But have you ever wondered how the Filipinos Christmas icon spends his own Christmas Eve? Here’s how Shopee’s Christmas Ambassador Jose Mari Chan would host a pleasant Noche Buena with family and friends.

Picture this: You’re surrounded by your loved ones, sharing stories with one another. Classic Christmas songs are playing from a Vintage Record Player, blending nicely with the laughter of your friends and family. Because Tito Joe goes the extra mile to keep everyone comfortable, Knitted Blankets are placed on the sofas, so you can snuggle and get cozy while waiting for dinner to be served. 

Now it’s time for dinner as Tito Joe invites everyone to join him in the dining area. The holiday spirit fills the room, with cute Snowman Home Decor adorning the shelves. The dining table looks festive, with reindeer-inspired Christmas Chair Covers making you feel even more cheerful.

Delicious food is served on the dining table, with hearty Christmas staples like roast chicken, lechon, pancit and more. You start off by helping yourself to some cold cuts, delectable choices of cheese, and fresh fruits that are beautifully placed on an elegant Engraved Charcuterie Board. For drinks, a citrusy blend made with a Juicer compliments your hearty meal, and helps cleanse your palate for dessert.

After the lovely dinner, you gather once again at the living room but this time, Tito Joe surprises everyone with an impromptu performance. Ready as always, he starts to belt out his iconic “Christmas in our Hearts” song. While Tito Joe is singing, a Portable Microphone is passed around the room, giving others a chance to sing along with him. As everyone joins in, your heart feels a sense of warmth and joy, as the room gets filled with song and laughter.

Finally, you’re back at the spot you were earlier, snuggled by the warm knitted blanket. To finish the night and while waiting for 12AM to strike, a hot batch of coffee made from a French Press is served to everyone. To complete the Christmas experience, the coffee is in a cute Christmas-themed Coffee Mug, capping the night of holiday glee and fun.

Host your own Christmas Eve party like Jose Mari Chan by getting all the holiday items listed on Shopee.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

How To Choose the Best Boat


When it comes to choosing a boat, there are many factors to consider. But with a little research and guidance, you can find the perfect vessel for your needs. Here are some tips on how to choose the best boat for your day on the water:

Determine Your Needs
The first step in choosing a boat is to determine your needs. What type of activities do you plan on using the boat for? Are you looking for a fishing boat, a family cruiser, or a speed boat? Once you know what you'll be using the boat for, you can begin your search.

Set Up a Timeshare
If you're not ready to purchase a boat outright, consider setting up a timeshare. This will allow you to use the boat for a set period of time each year without having to make a long-term commitment. Timeshares are a great option for people who want the flexibility to choose different boats or who don't plan on using the vessel every year.

Consider Your Budget
If you're setting up a timeshare, this consideration becomes a little less cumbersome. But if you're looking to purchase a boat, it's important to consider your budget. Boats can be expensive, so make sure you have the financial means to support your new purchase.

Choose the Right Size
The size of the boat you choose should be based on how you plan on using it. If you're only going to be using the vessel for occasional fishing trips, a smaller boat may suffice. But if you're planning on taking extended trips or hosting large parties onboard, you'll need a larger vessel.

Consider the Maintenance
Owning a boat comes with some maintenance responsibilities. Make sure you're prepared to handle the upkeep before making your purchase. If you work with a boat club, however, many of the maintenance tasks will be handled for you.

At the Adventure Boat Sharing Club, we offer a variety of membership options to suit your needs. We have something for everyone, whether you're a first-time boat owner or an experienced boater.

What is the Bayliner VR6 Bowrider Boat
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience on the water, the Bayliner VR6 Bowrider Boat is a perfect choice. With ample seating and storage, this boat can accommodate your entire family or group of friends. And with its powerful engine, you can enjoy a fast and thrilling ride.

Our Bayliner VR6 Bowrider boat is the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy the water with family and friends. This boat features a spacious bow area for lounge seating and a large swim platform for sunbathing or enjoying the water.

The Bayliner VR6 Bowrider is also a great choice for those who want to tow water sports equipment behind their boat. For example, this boat can easily tow a wakeboarder or skier. Whether you're cruising around the lake or heading out for a day of fishing, the Bayliner VR6 Bowrider is a great choice. It's versatile and fun, and it will provide you with tons of enjoyment on the water.

Final Thoughts
Choosing the right boat can seem like a daunting task. But with a little research and guidance, you can find the perfect vessel for your needs. So, if you're looking for a family-friendly boat that can accommodate all of your watersports needs, the Bayliner VR6 Bowrider is a perfect choice. Contact us today to learn more about this amazing boat or to schedule some time on the water.
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Monday, October 17, 2022

Why Clean Indoor Air Matters as Kids Return to Face-to-Face Classes

According to DepEd, by November, face-to-face classes will be fully implemented na. My son now is in public high school under the Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Program. Since August 22, they have daily face-to-face classes from Monday to Friday. Since I worry a lot about Covid, I make him bring a portable air purifier. This gives me at least a little peace of mind knowing he has added protection aside from wearing a mask.

It is really important to have a clean indoor air. Portable air purifiers can help reduce viruses and other pollutants in classrooms, homes, and other indoor spaces. Good thing there's this Philips 800 Series Air Purifier that can do the air cleaning at the push of a button quickly and effectively filters viruses, allergens, or pollutants in spaces up to 48 m². 

From the Press Release Kit:

Why Clean Indoor Air Matters as Kids Return to Face-to-Face Classes

Manila, Philippines – Face-to-face classes have finally resumed. As children begin to spend more time in school, more than ever, schools must be safe spaces where children can learn and play with friends. 
Aside from requiring face masks and physical distancing, what can schools do to minimize the risk of students and staff getting sick? One answer is to ensure clean indoor air.

Why classrooms need clean air 

Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor air quality . A global study by UNICEF estimates over 600,000 children under five years old passed away because of diseases linked to polluted air.

Due to the fact that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors , exposure to polluted air is still more likely to happen in indoor environments . Viruses like the flu and COVID-19 can also spread through the air in crowded and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

Strategies to improve indoor air quality

In April 2022, The Department of Education (DepEd) released revised operational guidelines for face-to-face classes. Among the provisions for classroom layout and structure were measures highlighting the importance of both clean air and proper ventilation.

For non-airconditioned spaces, windows and doors must be kept open to maximize airflow . However, in air-conditioned rooms or in spaces where access to outside air isn’t feasible, air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems must be used.

HEPA filters work by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps pollutants such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke . Portable air purifiers that use HEPA filters as the primary mechanism of air cleaning are both easy to install and can be placed in different areas of a classroom and other indoor spaces.

Recent studies have shown that portable air purifiers may help to reduce exposure to respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 in poorly ventilated indoor environments . As such, the use of portable air purifiers is recognized by several scientific societies and organizations as a protective measure in a multi-layered approach to help minimize the transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

Clean air at the push of a button

In Makati City, classes opened at 100% on-site capacity ahead of the DepEd mandate to fully implement face-to-face classes by November . In preparation, the Makati City government equipped its public schools with measures in compliance with COVID-19 protocols set by the Department of Health.

These measures include thermal scanners at entry points, UV light filters, and air purifiers in every classroom – something the local government tested as early as the limited in-person class pilot runs held last year.

With the full implementation of face-to-face classes on the horizon, accessible and reliable filtration technology is a must to ensure children stay healthy as they continue to return to school and interact with the world once again.

Philips 2000i Air Purifiers

To help keep indoor spaces such as classrooms and homes clean and protected at the push of a button, the Philips 800 Series Air Purifier quickly and effectively filters viruses, allergens, or pollutants in spaces up to 48 m². It uses multi-layer filtration technology present in all Philips Air Purification Solutions. The pre-filter catches dust and air, while the NanoProtect HEPA filter is designed to capture over 99% of particles as small as 0.003 microns, smaller than smallest known virus.

Philips Air Purifiers are available on Lazada. Follow us on our Facebook (Philips Home Living) and Instagram (@PhilipshomelivingPh) pages for updates.

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New AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning 45g in paper packaging!

Hello Mommas!

I am happy to share that the iconic AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning 45g now comes in paper packaging! The new paper packaging is in line with the Ajinomoto Global Sustainability Goals that aims to extend the healthy life expectancy of one billion people and reduce the company's environmental impact by 50% in 2030. 

So nice right?

From the Press Release Kit:

Seasoning products are essential for making tasty food. AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning is well loved by millions of Filipino households and has been a kitchen staple through the years providing deliciousness meals with just a simple Tak Tak Tak.

As a solution-providing company doing its part in shaping a more sustainable future, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC Group) is proud to launch a new milestone – the iconic AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning 45g, seasoning in paper packaging.

This shift to paper packaging provides consumers with an alternative to plastic.  AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning 45g’s paper packaging is made from a natural and renewable paper material that can be planted, grown, harvested, and replanted. The paper that the APC Group uses is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a leader in sustainable forestry.

“We, at Ajinomoto, hope that the new paper packaging inspires homemakers and consumers to make everyday lifestyle choices that they and future generations can be proud of. We invite everyone to join us in our journey of taking small steps for sustainability because we believe that working together creates a big difference,” says APC Group Chief Sustainability Officer Ernesto Carlos.

Creating a greener future

The new paper packaging is part of APC Group's roadmap of providing solutions that help address social issues such as environmental sustainability. Its Ajinomoto Global Sustainability Goal has two targets by 2030: to extend the healthy life expectancy of one billion people and reduce its environmental impact by 50%.

APC Group has a comprehensive sustainability program that includes sustainable procurement of raw and packaging materials, plastic waste reduction - ensuring none are leaked out to landfills, reduction of food loss and waste by means of improving operation efficiencies and converting edible waste to feeds or fertilizer, and reduction of greenhouse gas emission by using solar power energy in the factory.

The launch of AJI-NO-MOTO® 45g paper package is a tangible effort of Ajinomoto’s commitment for zero plastic waste by 2030.

Empowering lifestyle change

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning brand ambassador Iya Villania – Arellano shared her view as consumer advocating responsible earth-friendly consumption, “We cannot go through a single day without having an impact to the environment.  I am glad that other than making delicious and healthy food for my family, I am also contributing to the reduction of plastic waste with the new AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning in paper packaging.   Let’s be part of the solution by being a responsible consumer.  One small step at a time can make a big difference.”

“Using seasoning that is both healthy for the family and for the planet helps in shaping a greener future for generations to come. This is part of the APC Group’s ‘Eat Well, Live Well’ promise, which believes that meaningful and thoughtful initiatives can make an impact on the health and well-being of Filipino families,” ends APC General Manager for Public Relations Roann Co.
For more information about the APC Group’s sustainability initiatives, visit The new paper-packaged AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning 45g is available in the nearest stores and official online shops of APC Group.

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