Filipinos know that pares is one of the top comfort foods. But not everyone knows that you can easily prepare it using the Hanabishi Pressure Cooker.

The top appliance brand recently teamed up with Mega Prime and The Bailiwick Academy for a coThe leading appliance brand recently partnered with Mega Prime and The Bailiwick Academy for a cooking demonstration that aired on Lazada, and the pairs were one of the dishes guest chefs prepared using the Hanabishi pressure cooker.

Available in four different sizes, the Hanabishi pressure cooker makes it easier for new and seasoned chefs alike to cook a variety of dishes. It has an aluminum body and cover, a self-locking system, and a built-in triple safety valve system. “At Hanabishi, The Hanabishi pressure cooker, which comes in four different sizes, makes it easier for both new and seasoned chefs to cook a variety of dishes. It has an aluminum body and cover, as well as a self-locking system and a triple safety valve system built in. “At Hanabishi, we want to make it easier and more enjoyable for our customers to do their chores at home, and our pressure cooker is one of the items that the majority of them enjoy using.” “We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about its dependability in the kitchen, especially from busy moms and food entrepreneurs,” said Hanabishi Appliances Vice President of Finance and Marketing Cherish Ong-Chua.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion (minced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (grated)
  • 1 kg beef brisket (cubed)
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2-3 pieces star anise
  • oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Toasted sesame seeds Fried Garlic Finely chopped spring onions or chives


  1. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker. Saute the onions, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Add the beef and keep sauteing until it is partly cooked.
  3. Pour in the broth and stir.
  4. Add the star anise and oyster sauce and continue stirring.
  5. Add the brown sugar, ground pepper, and sesame oil next.
  6. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and regularly check if the beef has already become tender.
  7. Let the beef simmer and then add in the cornstarch dissolved in water.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Once cooked, transfer to a bowl or plate. Top with toasted sesame seeds, fried garlic, and spring onions when serving.

To learn more about the Hanabishi pressure cooker and its other kitchen and home appliances, visit Make sure you follow its official social media accounts to be updated on its latest product offerings, promos, and events. Hanabishi products are available through as well as in leading appliance stores nationwide and the Hanabishi Lazada Flagship Store. For more information about the product, visit: About Hanabishi: Spanning more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products that lasts, which paved the way for its tagline “Kapartner from Start to Forever.” Hanabishi Home Appliances are available at leading appliance stores nationwide. For more information about Hanabishi, please visit like them on Facebook:

Kent L. Bradley M.D., MBA, MPH – Chief Health and Nutrition Officer, Herbalife Nutrition

I moved a lot as a child. By the age of nine, I had lived in six cities. I know what it is like to make a real connection with another person. Entering a new school and meeting people for the first time can be unsettling. This doesn’t change as you grow older. We all want to feel like someone has connected with us.

When I was 16, I moved to another high school. Although I had made several friends, what I really needed was sAs a kid, I traveled about a lot. I had lived in six cities by the time I was nine years old. I understand what it’s like to form a genuine bond with another individual. It might be nerve-wracking to start a new school and meet new people. As you get older, this does not change. We all want to know that someone cares about us. When I was 16, I transferred to a different high school. I had made a few friends, but what I really needed was someone to help me figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Fortunately, I encountered a few grownups who were actually capable of forging the kind of bond that can dramatically alter your trajectory.

Mirror Neurons: Why the Quality of Our Social Relationships Matter

Any human being’s ability to reach their full potential depends on their ability to form meaningful connections. We are hardwired to communicate with one another. Mirror neurons: how our brains build human connection is the subject of a growing corpus of knowledge.

These neurons reflect an action that we observe in another person and make us imitate that action or have the urge to do so. These Doashedoes neurons provide a brain mechanism that explains the old saying: “When you smile, the whole world smiles with you.” In other words, our social environment shapes us deeply. Our well-being depends largely on our relationship with others. It is a scientific fact that social connections have a positive impact on our lives.

The quality – and not just the quantity – of our social relationships matter. Let’s say, you want to become a musician. Wouldn’t you want to take music classes, under a great music coach, and spend quality time with fellow musicians?

The Power of Meaningful Connections

Everyone wants to be heard. However, our own thoughts and the activities around us often distract us from actually listening. But the shock of giving someone your undivided attention could be the key to making a meaningful connection. A term that has been used for the ability to pick up clues that will allow you to quickly develop a relationship and connect with another person is known as social intelligence.

A person can have “book smarts,” but can they read another person? Are they able to understand the story of the person in front of them? Genuine curiosity makes all the difference. Being empathetic and curious, attentive to clues, both verbal and nonverbal, helps establish that meaningful connection. A curious mind will also listen actively and be truly interested in what you have to say.

Psychologists and researchers such as Daniel Goleman talk about attunement, the attention that goes beyond momentary empathy to a full, sustained presence that facilitates rapport. When we are attuned to someone, we offer our total attention and listen fully. We seek to understand the other person rather than just making our own point. This is one of the key qualities of an effective coach.

How a Coach Helps Someone Reach Their Full Potential

A coach is someone who has learned the art and science of establishing a meaningful human connection. And at Herbalife Nutrition, that’s what our independent distributors are passionate about learning more about from our team of experts.

Our distribution partners know the importance of making meaningful connections and empowering others. They are armed with training and skills to help others on their journey to becoming a better version of themselves. People, especially those with difficult goals, sometimes have an inner voice that is often not overly supportive.

This can be countered by the coach’s voice of encouragement and hope. When coaches are better attuned with their clients, they have the tremendous ability to synchronize actions, and therefore support an individual towards more positive outcomes. The good news is that the skill of attunement can be learned while guided by specific techniques.

About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF) is a global company that has been changing people’s lives with great nutrition products and a business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The Company offers high-quality, science-backed products, sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial distributors who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s global campaign to eradicate hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world. For more information, please visit

Spa day at home? Here’s how you can make it extra special with Speaks G

Spa and wellness treatments might not be a part of your necessities at the moment, but we could all use a relaxing escape from the stress of pandemic. Now, more than ever, it is essential for us to indulge in pampering ourselves on a regular basis. Not only it is pleasurable, it is also extremely beneficial to your well-being especially now that we spend most of our time indoors.

It may be an impression that spa is a type of luxury and that it may be expensive to squeeze in your weekly budget, but trust us, you don’t need to splash out a large amount of cash to treat yourself into a fancy self-care time—and you can totally DIY within the comforts of your own home!

As a skincare brand that makes every user experience the power of healthy and flawless skin, Speaks G is the perfect partner to recreate an at home spa day session you long deserve to have.

Here’s how you can have a simple, stress-relieving spa day at home with Speaks G:

Jump in the shower and give yourself a good rejuvenating scrub Dead cells can sometimes accumulate on the surface of your skin and lead to dull and dry skin. That’s why regular exfoliation is important to nourish the skin. Speaks G’s Whipp Relief Soap helps in eliminating dead cells and deeply cleanses the skin. You will feel instantly refreshed and lighter after scrubbing away those skin impurities.

Remove breakouts with a face peel
Acnes can be caused by many factors including stress, lifestyle, the food you eat, and
having dry skin. Treat breakouts with facial peels that slough off the top layers of your
skin, leaving the surface smooth and clear. Speaks G’s Ultra Peel Soap revives your
skin’s elasticity and can take off dark spots, whiteheads, blackheads, and other facial
blemishes. Face peels will surely tighten your pores while keeping them soft and

Let your nails breathe with moisturizing gel
Manicure is not the only spa treatment you can have for your nails, give them extra TLC
by keeping your cuticles healthy and hydrated for good nail growth. Speaks G’s Aloe
Vera Gel is a versatile product that can be used not only on your hair, face, and body; it
also has moisturizing and nourishing properties to strengthen your nails, prevent
brittleness, and helps in the regeneration of damaged nails. Just apply a proper amount
of gel to your hands, gently massaging your fingers and nails until the gel is completely

Level up your skincare routine with a gentle cream
Keep dry skin and acne growth at bay by applying lotion or cream right after your
shower routine. Speaks G’s Opulent Tawas Cream is an all-in-one cream that whitens
dark spots, eliminates body odor, and minimizes pores—great with quick body massage
and an easy way to add gentle care to your skin. Aside from its beneficial nutrients, it is
also an antioxidant that protects your skin and calms skin inflammations. Creams can
condition your skin and will surely give you a moist and bouncy look.

Try new beauty products and find the best one for your skin
There are so many products available in the market and often times we lean on
products that are popular or those that you already tried. But as the world around us
keeps on changing, so our skincare should, too. Speaks G’s newly launched product, the
Sunflower Beauty Oil, can be considered as a beauty breakthrough and a holy grail for
skincare that you deserve to try. This beauty oil can intensely moisturize your skin and
address every skin problem with a single drop. With a gentle application of Speaks G
Sunflower Beauty Oil, it can soften and soothe dry and irritated skin. Include it in your
routine and experience youthful and glowing skin!

And there you have it, an easy spa day at home tips we hope you’d try! Give yourself
some ‘me’ time to be refreshed, recharged, and revitalized. To order Speaks G products,
send them a message through their Facebook page
or you may reach them at 0917 118 5363.

I received an email welcoming me to their gorgeous family, HALI Angels. It was unexpected but I’m glad I was chosen to be one of the HALI Angels.

Few of the responsibilities of being a brand ambassador is to test their products, give a feedback and share the experience. So, here are my thoughts about HALI Cosmetics Lip Blurs. NO FILTERS.

The Lip Blur Tints are lip creams with a matte finish. These lip blurs kept my lips moisturized, all thanks to the well thought contents – with vitamin E and aloe Vera extract.

HALI Cosmetics have 8 shades that are different hues of red, pink and orange as shown above. My personal favorite is Skylar because of its muted pink shade that’s very close to a nude brown-pink color.

Check out how long lasting the lip blurs from Hali Cosmetics are. #HALIangels #HALICosmeticsPH #StyleMeetsSerendipity @itsrayrose #foryou #trend

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I love the fact that HALI Cosmetics isn’t doing false advertisement.

The Lip Blurs really do have a gorgeous pigment, creamy texture, lovely scent and non-dehydrating.

It is also true that the lip blurs last long. I had a hard time removing the tints on my skin while doing the swatch test as you can see on my video.

I tried to use water and soap to remove it but nothing happened. So, I tried to use an alcohol, and a little bit of tint came off. Next, I used an oil-based makeup remover but it’s still there. Lastly, I tried mixing alcohol and makeup remover (I do not recommend this step for people who have sensitive skin) but as you can see, there’s still a good amount of stain left.

If you want buy their product, visit Mandy Mae Co. and use my code HALIAnglesVinna to get a 10% off for every 300 PHP worth of purchase. Incase you purchased some, don’t forget to tag HALI Cosmetics on Facebook and/or Instagram. They also sell their product on Shopee.

About the Product:
HALI Cosmetics Lip Blur Tints were cruelty-free made by a local FDA approved manufacturer. For now, they have different hues of red, pink and orange – that will definitely match any skin color.

According to the CEO, she carefully picked and examined as to which shade will match the names of the people who was there with her when she was at her lowest in the year 2019-2020. According to her, those people gave her the courage to continue life and manifest positivity.

The ingredients used to make their Lip Blurs include Rose Water, Vitamin E, Flavorant, Premium Colorant, Talcum, Kaolin and Food Preservative.

About Hali Cosmetics
Hali Cosmetics is a new Cosmetics Brand with an FDA approved manufacturer. The products were dedicated to Rayrose, the CEO’s friends/family that stuck with her when she was at her lowest in the year 2019-2020.

The word HALI came from the CEO’s kids name, Harvey (HA) and Liam (LI). She Wanted to make this brand so close to her heart. With that in her thought, her goal is to bring out the genuine beauty of people that uses the HALI Cosmetics.

We are all aware that the world is facing an economic, health, and social crisis due to CoVid-19, which is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. The pandemic affected a lot of people and businesses. The pandemic turned many hotel businesses upside down, especially here in the Philippines.

As we all know, the hotel industry is designed to operate and accept guests 24/7. But because of COVID-19, travel restrictions were put in place to control the further spread of the virus.

In line with that, Hotel Sogo, the largest hotel chain in the Philippines, utilized this pandemic as an opportunity for innovation. Hotel Sogo unveiled new measures to re-establish confidence in the hotel industry as they adapt to the “new normal” state.

Innovation as its finest. As part of their “So Clean, So Good, So Safe” campaign under its Sogo So Safe Program, concrete ways were made to increase its cleanliness standards to meet the new health and safety challenges brought on by this pandemic.

Take a look on their innovation during this post CoVid-19 giving their patrons a So Clean, So Good, So Safe stay.

Anti-Microbial Copper Films To increase everyone’s safety, Hotel Sogo installed Microbial Copper in frequently touched surfaces of the hotel.

3M Filtrete™ Electrostatic Air Filters in All Rooms

Sogo started installing 3M Filtrete™ 3-in-1 Technology Aircon Filters in all rooms to augment its regular aircon filters. These are made with permanently-charged electrostatic fibers that remove Microparticle pollutants that include fine dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, bacteria and viruses, resulting in cleaner air.

UVC Disinfection

Hotel Sogo is also implementing ultraviolet light technology for sanitizing cash registers, keycard cases, elevator buttons, and its ceiling, room door handles, as well as in food preparation for an enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes.

With the use of UVC-light for disinfection, you are safe to stay at any Hotel Sogo branches as UVC cleans 99.99% of harmful pathogens, bacteria and viruses in seconds.

No-Contact Hotel Features

As we develop more changes this new normal, Hotel Sogo has innovated all its branches in having no-contact facilities like contactless thermal detector, automatic doors, and developed the use of SaniKey for door handles, elevators buttons, and ATMs to lessen contact points and reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Microbial testing

Hotel Sogo makes sure that cleaning is accurate and effectively sanitized which gives proven results in just minutes.

So Clean…So Good…So Safe!

Hotel Sogo continuously vows to protect and provide excellent accommodation despite of CoVid-19 danger.

“We promise to protect our staff and our guests who will visit our hotels, we are ready for new normal and this is a long-term commitment. This virus won’t stop each of us to create wonderful memories with our love ones. Together, let us enjoy our stay in Hotel Sogo,” Mr. Reynaldo Malaca, Hotel Sogo CEO stated.

To find out more about Hotel Sogo, visit its website at or like and follow us on Facebook page @HotelSogoOfficialPage, Twitter, and Instagram @hotelsogo, and Youtube account @OfficialHotelSogo.

Cleaning my body is one of my ways to calm myself and I make sure I use trusted products to cleanse my face and body.

Have you heard about Coco Cider Soap? Unique, huh? Well, it might be the next essential item that you need to include in your bathing essentials.

Coco Cider Soap from Bakku2Basik’s is the first of its kind in terms of combining Coco cider with Activated Bamboo Charcoal and Kojic Acid.

The Bakku2Basik’s Coco Cider Soap is also organic. If that’s not enough reason for you to use it, here are 3 more reasons.

1. Coco Cider Soap produces intense whitening. In a country obsessed with whitening, this is a benefit that is most welcomed by a lot of people.  

2. It is designed for all skin types. Dry skin, oily skin, and even combination skin can benefit from Coco Cider Soap

3. It’s safe for children 3 years old and above. If it’s safe for kid, you know that it’s made of the most gentle ingredients to ever touch your face. 

The Bakku2Basik’s Coco Cider Soap is made of natural, raw, and unfiltered Coco Cider Vinegar infused with Activated Bamboo Charcoal. Coco Cider helps in moisturizing the skin, preventing skin cancer, treating oily skin, and has antioxidants that slow down the aging process to provide a youthful skin.

The Activated Bamboo Charcoal fights acne, reduces pore size, tightens the skin, clears blemishes, and even treats psoriasis. Together, these two ingredients, contribute to the overall wellness of the skin which is the goal of anyone who is on the constant lookout for something to help them have clear, beautiful, healthy, glowing skin. 

You can buy Bakku2Basic’s Coco Cider Soap from A Happier Life with Jen.

A new modern-style coworking space, and business incubator, 021 Maker Space Dream Incubator will open SOON at the busiest commercial district in Manila City, Binondo. It will be located on the 8th floor of Co Ban Kiat II building along Juan Luna Street, Binondo. The new coworking space, owned by 021 Group OPC, will be the company’s first and largest coworking space in Manila’s Chinatown district.

The Co Ban Kiat II building is one of the historical structures in Binondo. It was built during the Pre-war period and was previously called S.J. Wilson building, named after American Navy expatriate Samuel J. Wilson. The building, in the pre-war era, used to be the headquarters of the Manila Stock Exchange and many other prominent companies and firms, including the Standard and Chartered Bank, the Japanese Consulate General’s office, Bank of America, Sunlife of Canada, Phil Am Life Insurance, France Consulate, Switzerland Consulate, and many others.

The 021 Maker Space coworking and incubator would occupy over 836 square meters of space. It would have 170 rentable private workstations, coworking desks, meeting rooms, nursery rooms, phone booths, and with ample area for sitting and events venue. Noting the exceptional demand of a coworking space in the country, the 021 Maker Space Dream Incubator would offer competitive rates and would cater not only to startup companies but to companies of all sizes, freelancers, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, influencers and even to students.

What set 021 Maker Space different from other coworking spaces?

Venture Capital is a term often thrown around when it comes to startups and new businesses. An entrepreneur’s genius business idea often will need business funding in order to grow and Investors may offer to make a venture capital investment in exchange for a percentage return. The 021 Maker Space will be serving as a bridge between the Entrepreneurs and Capital Investors and will help with the incubation of promising companies, countless startup businesses, and turning them into multinational giants. Therefore, with the creation of the incubator named 021 Maker Space, it will turn ventures from “zero to one”.

If you are a startup that is looking for capital resources for your amazing idea, please come and pitch your business plan. We have formed alliances with investors and venture capitalists that support the startup ecosystem. Also, if you are an Investor looking to invest in a startup, we can connect you to entrepreneurs with great growth potential.

Why open a coworking space during a pandemic?

It is indeed very challenging to open a coworking space in the current situation, but the owners of 021 Maker Space Dream Incubator believe that despite this pandemic, coworking is still the future on how people will work and that capital venture can have a huge contribution to the country’s economic growth. 

There are many companies that have asked their employees to work remotely and this kind of setup is expected to grow. At the same time, there are a lot of entrepreneurs and startups with amazing business plans who are not afraid to commence their venture and take risks even during this challenging situation. The 021 Maker Space has the potential to provide vital business services to startup businesses and support the remote workforce closer to where they are now.

What Services and Facilities will 021 Maker Space Offer its Customers?

Aside from a modern and elegantly furnished coworking space, 021 Maker Space will be offering the following services to its clients:

  • Private Offices
  • Coworking Dedicated Desk and Hot Desk
  • Virtual Office
  • Meeting Rooms and Event Space
  • Wi-Fi 6 Connectivity with Up to 1 Gbps high internet speed
  • Cozy Lounges and Sitting Area
  • Phone Booths
  • Wellness Room
  • Professional/Business Events
  • Community Events
  • Round the Clock Cleaning Team
  • Complimentary Refreshments

For inquiries, contact: 0917 1111 921 or email:

I know how hard it is to look for a product that helps you stay fresh and blooming, that is why I want to share the product that I discovered recently.

This brand is one of Japan’s Best Kept Anti-aging Secrets known to achieve firmness and skin hydration. It keeps you look young in every spray. The product is called ‘Misty Legend’.

Misty Legend spray is made from natural and special ingredients, making it a safe product for all types of skin. Misty Legend’s main special ingredient are extracted from two (2) rare stones — Tensho Stone & Maifan Stone.

  • Tensho Stone is a known rare powerstone that instantly relieves shoulder pain and helps you shed few kilos.
  • Maifan Stone, on the other hand, is a type of stone that is used for Chinese (medicinal) herbal treatment. It is known for repairing skin diseases and flushing the toxins in the body.

More about Misty Legend

Misty Legend is a FDA Approved facial spray produced in Japan. It is Paraben Free, Non Alcoholic, Non Fragrance and has no Active Surfactants — with that being said, it is alright to assume that the product is safe for those who have sensitive skin.

Benefits of Misty Legend

  • Instant facial whitening
  • Anti-aging
  • Reduces wrinkles.
  • Gives you a firm and smooth skin
  • Gives you a Natural Glow
  • Leaves your skin hydrated
  • It moisturizes skin

How do you use it?

  • Spray directly on your face and/or body (affected areas) at a safe distant.
  • Let it air dry naturally.
  • It is most effective when you use it after washing and cleasing your skin.
  • You can also spray it over your makeup/foundation.

Misty Legend’s retail price is PHP1699 but hey, who doesn’t like discount, right? Grab yours today for only PHP1,299 + FREE SHIPPING within Metro Manila. Visit their facebook page at

You can also GET A FREE MISTY LEGEND CARE SPRAY if you avail a Premium Stylebox from Stylegenie.