Tried a World Class Quality Bangus From The Largest Global Exporter

As the Global population increases, the population of commercial captured fish cannot keep up. Aquaculture, also known as aqua farming on the other hand, can support the continuous increase demand of supply. Aquaculture also provides efficient production of protein.

Well, good news! We have a huge processor and exporter of fish and seafood here in the Philippines. It is located at the tip corner of Southern Mindanao, Sarangani Bay.

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Sarangani Bay is bred and cultured by Philippines’ only fully integrated farm-to-market fish processing operator, Alsons Aquaculture Corporation since 1988. They are well known in catering high-quality packaged seafood products internationally.

For more than 10 years, Sarangani Bay has been trusted by Filipino Communities in the US, Canada, Guam, Australia, China and Middle East as the supplier of world class quality fresh Bangus and other seafoods.

2 weeks ago they sent me 3 variants of their famous Prime Bangus (Milkfish) – Marinated, Belly, and Smoked. They sent 2 pieces of each variant. What makes it the best is every Bangus was hygienically deboned by experts.

Before we consume food, we always have to carefully check its quality and that’s what I did before cooking it. To my surprise, it appeared fresh, given the fact that it was delivered to me all the way from Southern Mindanao. It didn’t have a foul smell too.

I expected the Bangus to smell and taste very fishy, but it wasn’t. It is far from the ones that came from the Fisheries.

The first one we cooked was their Marinated Milkfish. Eventhough it’s marinated for a long time, the volume of the sauce used to marinate it with wasn’t so strong, it didn’t taste sour. It has the right amount of richness of taste. The fish was fat I loved it.

Watch this video to know more about my thoughts and to see how we cooked it.

Lazada and Pampers Celebrate their Second Super Brand Day on July 26!

Parents and Babies can enjoy playtime online and win prizes. The first in-app livestream of #PampersGrandPlayday will showcase baby shower games, toddler playday, and a chance for parents to win up to P100,000 worth of prizes, exciting promos and packages.

Intimate bonding time with our babies is very important. It’s also good for their health, may it be physical or mental. Play time is when children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them. Play time is also one way to boost our childrens confidence and social development, and all the fundamental skills they’ll need to grow up happy and healthy!

Pampers, the world’s top selling diaper brand and Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping destination, are teaming up again for their second Super Brand Day. On July 26 both brands will launch the first-ever online #PampersGrandPlayday with exciting deals and promotions parents and babies will surely enjoy.

Akhil Meshram, Pampers Philippines Brand Manager said “We are excited to be rolling out our Pampers Super Brand Day on LazMall for the second year in a row with #PampersGrandPlayday. Lazada is the one reliable platform through which Pampers can connect with our customers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam and simultaneously, create limitless opportunities for babies to enjoy the wonderful world of play, taking it offline and now to our virtual screens.”

Play Games and Win Prizes LIVE with Our Celebrity Moms and Dads!
During #PampersGrandPlayday on the Super Brand Day, Pampers will feature 20 moms and 20 babies who will be playing baby games live on the Lazada app at 12nn and 4pm. Half of the winners will get to join the live baby play date games with Andi Manzano and Baby Olivia while the other half will join #ProDad Troy Montero for some baby shower games. All 20 moms and babies chosen will win a play and party package worth Php 15,000!

There are even bigger prizes up for grabs. For moms who weren’t selected to join the in-app livestream, they can still win Php 100,000 of funds to be used for their baby’s future. Just stay tuned to the play events happening via the Lazada Facebook page and app at 6pm.

Catch Huge Deals and Giveaways from Pampers and its partners on Lazada!
The second run of the Lazada and Pampers Super Brand Day is made even more exciting as parents can take home special deals up to 35% off for one day only – time to get those #lesslawlaw diapers and give baby #moregalaw! Parents can also look forward to even more prizes and up to 80% off from other partners such as Fisherprice, Chicco, Bright Starts, Joie, Mega Bloks, Nuna, Thomas & Friends, Aqua Scale, Bonakid, Promil Four, and Promil Gold, exclusively available in the LazMall Pampers flagship store.

July 26 will be a full day of different diaper deals but here is a sneak peek of what to expect between 12 midnight to 2am:
• Toy box of Pampers Baby Dry New Born (80pcs) – Taped Diapers at Php 324.35 (35% off)
• Pampers Baby Dry Small (152pcs) – Taped Diapers at Php 715.00 (35% off)
• Pampers Baby Dry Extra Extra Large (84pcs) – Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)
• Pampers Baby Dry Extra Large (104pcs) – Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)
• Pampers Baby Dry Large (136pcs) – Taped Diapers at Php 825.00 (25% off)

“Digitally-savvy parents of babies and young children are increasingly researching and seeking out baby-related product purchases online, yet will not compromise on the authenticity of such products. LazMall will continue to provide the highest quality online shopping experience with international mother and baby brands like Pampers, to give all parents peace of mind when shopping for their young children,” shared Emma Chavarot, Chief Business Officer of Lazada Philippines.

Last year, Pampers held its first Super Brand Day on Lazada with #BabyMarathon – a 42-minute virtual marathon with exclusive vouchers, product offers, limited-edition products and offline events.

For more information, check out the Pampers Super Brand Day Page on LazMall here. Visit the following social media pages too for more updates:

https://www.facebook.com/PampersPh/, https://www.instagram.com/pampersph, https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines and https://www.instagram.com/lazadaph.

Sharp Launches Products Made For A Better Living

One of the leading appliance brands, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) is continuously providing better life for everyone for over 37 years. As part of the brand’s firm commitment of introducing quality and innovation, Sharp launched revolutionary products last July 2, 2019 at Shangri-La Fort Grand Ballroom. These game-changer products are categorized in four sections: Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Business Solutions, and Clean & Comfort.

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Executiva Managing Officer, Head of President Office and Head of ASEAN Business of Sharp Corporation Yoshihiro Hashimoto

The media witnessed an impressive show during the launch, which gave the audiences an amazing REAL SHARP EXPERIENCE through the four unique viewing pavilions. Each product has a dedicated booth to showcase featured products up-close and personal which was explained by their product specialist.

Entertainment Solutions

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Supervisor of Asia Sales Promotion Division for Global TV Business Unit, Ms. Yukari Kawabata doing a AQUOS 8K TV demo

Changing the World with 8K, SHARP finally started selling 8K LED TV for the Filipino market. Starting its 8K related R&D in 2009, the world’s first 8K display launched in 2011, consequently the world’s first 8K LED TV (1 st generation) was launched in Japan, China, and Europe in 2017. For the Filipino market, this will be SHARP 2nd generation 8K TV (8T-C80/70/60AX1). With this advanced technology, SPC surely retained its standing as the country’s most innovative appliance brand. With the 8K LED TV impressive features, the viewing experience of every Filipino household will surely level up. In fact, with the 8K AI Revelation Engine, the current contents are analyzed and up-converted up to 8K picture quality, resulting in clear, high definition videos. It has SHARP’s original panel with IGZO, an extremely high resolution with around 33 million pixels, delivering crystal clear images. AQUOS 8K LED TV has some success cases in Japan already to make society better to use in medical field, security and education field. It is expected to enhance industry/business possibilities in the Philippines as well.

Sharp Philipines proudly offers newest audio category which expands customers' viewing experience with AQUOS Sound Partner
Sharp Philipines proudly offers newest audio category which expands customers’ viewing experience with AQUOS Sound Partner

Sharp proudly offers its newest audio category, aside from their AQUOS 8K TV, widening customers’ viewing experience. AQUOS Sound Partner offers you ear-free and hands-free personal audio. SS1 is suitable for enjoying music while being alert of your surrounding and SX7 is to add some more immersive experience by acoustic vibration system.

Business Solutions

With the continuous evolution of technology, the need for upgrading the tools used in organization and enterprises should be considered. In fact, Sharp launches its new set of B2B AQUOS TV, which are perfect for signage in retail and product AVPs in the office. Additionally, Sharp acquire Toshiba Dynabook and will finally be introduced in the Philippine market.

Professional LCD is also available in the following models:

All-in-one Display – A professional LCD display monitor with built-in SoC (system on a chip) technology for versatile digital signage solutions.

Videowall – A signage display monitor using SHARP Advanced UCCT (Universal Colour Calibration Technology) for superbly color-accurate, dynamic video walls for inspiring signage. And more.

SHARP BIG PAD– An Interactive display monitor that can be a smart and a powerful partner to boost your collaboration in business meeting.

4K B2B AQUOS – A 4K resolution digital display monitor built for eye-catching signage.

 

Clean & Comfort
Filipinos really give importance to hygiene and comfort at homes. The cleaner your house is, the better will be the kind of lifestyle that you get to spend. For this reason, SPC is showcasing the following products: Vacuum cleaner, AIoT J-Tech inverter, and PCI, which are recommended for homes, but also in hospitals, schools, offices, and other industry.
Health & Beauty
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Mr. Yoshihiro Hashimoto together with mr. Kazuo Kito presenting the Health and Beauty Solution products
SPC understands the ever-evolving consumers’ demands on health and beauty, thus offering customized products to meet their needs and objectives, providing fast, cost-effective solutions.
For the health section, the Helsio Hotcook, the star of this station, focuses on health and convenience. SPC believes that healthy eating gives you much-needed energy all day, resulting to a more progressive lifestyle. Moreover, this promotes healthy cooking, which will surely help you with your food preparations. 
Vacuum blender minimizes oxidation-retain vitamins and minerals of fruit and vegetables, making it perfect for health-conscious Filipinos. Moreover, the steam water oven will also be available in the local market.
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Sharp introduced beautéA that has a new line-up for beauty appliances including a Hair Iron, Blower and Curling Iron with a Plasmacluster technology

For beauty section, Sharp introduced its new line up for beauty appliances: Hair Iron, Blower, Curling Iron with a Plasmacluster feature that lessens the dirt and prevents hair damage. Scalp massager reduces the sebum that causes dry scalp.

Extra memorable summer at SongkRUN 2019

RED Sports heard us loud and clear!

SongkRUN 2019 is happening this coming May 19. Brought to us by RED Sports by Red Entertainment. SongkRUN 2019 is a water festival-inspired fun run event that will definitely beat the summer heat. A fun and exciting inspiration drawn from Thailand’s famous Songkran Festival, CCP Complex will be filled with vast of water, high-powered water guns, and loud, fun music. Join the most-awaited water fight in the Philippines. Get wet and wild with us!

Grand Water Gun Fight

This event is part of the first anniversary celebration of RED Sports’ #Run4UrLife series.

What To Expect?

Sweat your hearts out and choose between the four race categories – 3K, 5K, 10K, and 16K. All participating runners will receive an exclusive SongkRUN merchandise, including fashionable hoodie singlet, race bib, towel, and finisher medal.

SongkRUN Updated Poster

Long distance survivors (10K and 16K) will be receiving this finisher shirt with cool design that is worth bragging.

Foam Party and Raffle!

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Join and look ahead to fun activities and surprises! One of the activities is the foam party you and your friends will surely enjoy. Soak in water from water guns or dance with loud music in the floor full of foam! Who says fun runs are boring?

Moreover, raffle prizes and gift packs await every runner in the event. Expect that you will not go home empty-handed with loot bag full of freebies!

Run-for-a-Cause

Aside from being fit and healthy, this event also promotes good causes. Runners will have the golden opportunity to help our brothers and sisters from Dialysis PH Support Group Inc.. RED Sports swear that Part of the proceed will go to the charitable institution that supports patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

In fact, RED Sports has been supporting this patients-relative support group for a year now.

Wet Squad Promo

On top of that, here’s another exciting news!

Wet Squad Promo 5+1

Nothing’s better than running with the people you love. Run and steep with your friends and get the chance to bring home one free race kit! Squad Promo will be available through direct call and email registration only.

Online and In-Store Registration

In-store registration started on April 9 and will last until May 10, 2019, wherein racers can register in-store which was made possible by Gold’s Gym and Garmin, the official store partners of the event. Check out Gold’s Gym branches in SheridanBGCChinatown, and Bay Area to register. Garmin branches in SM City North EdsaGlorietta 5, and Alabang Town Center are also open for registration.

Online registration is still open for everyone! Just visit these registration sites: Goorahna.comPlatinumlist.net, and Events.redsportsph.com

Generous Sponsors

RED Sports has been building good relationship with various brands for the past year., and this time they partnered with big names from different industry to bring a bigger event for us.

SongkRUN Sponsor

This is co-presented by Sharp Philippines and Casino Filipino. Furthermore, major sponsors include Dole Food Company, Fitness Gourmet, and LA Jeunesse. Worry no more, after a long run, SIP Purified Drinking Water will be there to keep us hydrated. Last but not the least, Fit ‘n Right, Plantatonics, Perskindol, and Scents Daily will also join the event as minor sponsors.

Check SongkRUN PH and RUN4UrLifePH Facebook page for futher updates! Or you may also visit the official media partner, Village Pipol magazine’s social media accounts!

Hope to see you there Sweeties!

How to keep your Vagina Fresh

Hygiene is essential to be considered in our everyday life and everyone is expected to have good hygiene. That being said, when it comes to feminine hygiene, it’s significant for women to be diligent and constant in preserving the cleanliness of their vagina. But not all have the knowledge on how to keep it fresh, so here I am sharing my knowledge based on my research and experiences.

Not all of us can afford a regular consultation with the experts due to lack of free time or lack of money, because we all know not all consultations are free. But in case you have an opportunity, do visit a gynaecologist. They are the experts when it comes to our vag and whatever is related to it. They can tell you how healthy your coochie is, they will let you know what you should do or use to keep it clean and safe. The common suggestion that I get from the experts is to avoid making a bush out of your coochie. You really got to trim it down, Girl. Pubic hair can cause foul smell. You don’t want to smell fishy down there, don’t you?

Well, trimming it down is not enough, you have to wash your vag often and wash it gently and thoroughly. After washing you’ve got to wipe it clean and dry before wearing a breathable undies and/or pads.

Simple washing or cleaning is often not enough especially if you have vaginitis, vaginal odor, and unusual vaginal discharges. There are different feminine cleanser products but not all are proven and tested to be safe and doing its job well. So, why not use a cleanser that is dermatologist tested and FDA approved. A product that is made in Korea and is well-known for its wonderful benefits such as removal of foul odors and vaginal discharge and improves Urinary Incontinence (Involuntary urination). I’m talking about Jil Gyung Yi Feminine Cleanser, a feminine cleanser that is made of organic ingredients (list of ingredients below).

It is said to be safe and can be used by females all over the age of 4. Jil Gyung Yi prevents and treats vaginitis, vaginal relaxation syndrome and vaginal dryness, it also reduces menstrual cramps, and itchiness.

Know my thoughts about the product below:

Those are not the only way you can keep your vagina fresh, you have got to stay hydrated and eat healthy foods. Eating a lot of fresh citrus fruits like pineapple, grapefruit and orange juice and vegetables like cucumber and parsley will give your coochie a fresh smelling scent.

All that while staying hydrated is a big impact, for water flushes out toxins in our body. If you can’t drink a lot of water you can try drinking green tea or other detox drinks you can think of to eliminate the reek.

How about you? What do you do to make your vagina fresh? Let em know and maybe we can share it with our sisters.

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Practical Eco Living: As long as we exist, there’s garbage.

As long as there are humans on Earth, there’s garbage.

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Over time, various methods have been employed to deal with the mess we leave behind each day. This is why the idea of creating EKO came up, with the mission to discover the beauty in everyday life and bring it to realization with their products. EKO products are designed with the consideration of the user’s experience in the near future.

With the vision to make a trash can with the same passion for design and style as other furniture pieces in the home. EKO product line has grown over the years but remains dedicated to bettering the environment, keeping space clean and improving the quality and beauty of your living space.

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Sharing the same commitment to upgrade the living standard of every Juan, Co Ban Kiat Hardware Inc. caters a wide range product assortment, this made them take pride as EKO’s biggest distributor in the Philippines. CBK Hardware has been the distributor of choice of known malls, resorts, real states and more for EKO. With nearly a century of excellence, CBK Hardware Inc. is one of the few pioneering hardware businesses in the Philippines. CBK Hardware Inc. has been the forefront of home building supplies and is now considered as one of the country’s leading source of the best quality hardware and home improvements solutions.

To know more about our products and services, please visit CBK website www.cbkhardware.com or follow our Facebook account www.facebook.com/cbkhardware.

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I Popped a Bubbly History

I’ve been thinking about household chores particularly about starting to wash our dirty laundry on my own. We have been going to a laundromats for a few months now since I got married and moved out of my parents house. It’s pricey but it’s worth it. Recently I thought of washing our dirty clothes myself but failed to meet my husbands expectation – the clothes end up with an awful smell. I realized that I did something wrong and that I should use a better detergent from now on.

After that incident I did some research about laundry detergent-related and found out about the history of laundry detergent. I discovered that way back then soaps are used as detergents. Not only that, Italians used a mix of water with charcoal and sulfur to clean cloths while Egyptians add ashes and silicates to wash their cloths. That’s something huh? Well, that’s actually nothing compared to this new knowledge; I learned that in 1917, the first synthetic detergent was developed in Germany. World War I affected the industry and Germany had shortage of animal fats for making soap.

Detergent, before was known as synthetic detergent which is a non-soap washing and cleaning products. It is put together chemically from a variety of raw materials. The discovery of detergents was also driven by the need for a cleaning agent that, unlike soap, would not combine with the mineral salts in water to form an insoluble substance known as soap curd. the production of household detergent paused due to the World War II intervention. WWII hiatus had instigated further research for detergents and then they discovered that fat and oil supplies would work in mineral-rich sea water and in cold water.

Based on research, the first detergents were used mainly for hand dish-washing and fine fabric cleaning. The successful discovery in the development of detergents for all-purpose laundry uses came in 1946, when the first “built” detergent was introduced in the U.S.

After learning the history, I’ve done more research and I learned that most of the laundry detergents are composed of different chemicals such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE), Ammonium Laurel Sulfate (ALS), Phosphates, Parabens, Bleach and more. Some of those chemicals can give us allergic reactions, skin irritation and other skin rashes so I searched for an alternative – a healthier and safer alternative.

I then discovered a 100% natural powder laundry detergent composed of only 2 ingredients – coconut and alkali.

Lala is a mild herbal laundry detergent that is suitable for people who have sensitive skin. It is vegan and it’s an eco-friendly laundry detergent that is good for babies skin and aquatic animals.

The greatest feature Lala has is that after rinsing the clothes, you can use the bucket ( of soaked water with Lala) to water your plants. Yes, that’s right. It’s safe for the plants too.

I used Lala on two laundering technique – hand-wash and washing machine. It’s not as bubbly/foamy as the other chemical-mixed detergent, the foam quickly disappear and with just 2 rinses the detergent is gone, only the nice smell remains.

Watch me using Lala:

Lala is not irritating on the skin. It’s actually quite nice because it doesn’t make your hands rough and it’s easy to rinse off. It’s almost as conditioning as a regular fabcon. Our clothes, when dried felt soft and it didn’t end up having a foul smell. When worn it didn’t make me and my son itch. No skin irritation visible.

I will keep on using it on my clothes for further observation and will update you on my facebook page about it.

For more information and inquiries visit their facebook page.

A Mermaid’s Tale

The Story Behind Mermaid Island

A thought crossed over the mind of a known beauty and lifestyle blogger, Via Tancuan on September 2017 as she was sporting her bold colored hair. She noticed that her hair color is fading fast whenever she uses a regular commercial shampoo. She wondered if there’s an available shampoo in the market that is gentle for treated and dyed hair. Via searched and learned that there are available shampoo that does what she’s looking for but it all cost relatively high.

Creator, Via Tancuan

The idea popped in her mind again in May 2018, after getting married and was then pregnant. She realized that she needed to use cosmetics and skin care products that are healthy and safe; she needed an alternative.

Aside from color-friendly hair creams, she went searching for face powders and eye makeup that are safe for pregnant and lactating women. Knowing that it’s not only her who might be experiencing the same kind of sentiments, she started attending courses to learn more about the craft and science of mineral cosmetics and organic skin care.

Hence, Mermaid Island finally came to shore.

What is Mermaid Island?

Mermaid Island is a local brand of an all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free line of cosmetics. It was inspired by the carefree yet fancy, bold yet mysterious, undiscovered yet mesmerizing world of mermaids.

The underwater concept is supposed to be easily relatable since most girls of all ages have once watched Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid or Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel which are often depicted as calm, friendly, beautiful, unyielding, too excited to walk to be on land.

You’ll see how each product name is carefully thought of, as well as its variants. For one, Beach Perfect (Lip and Lid Cheek Clay Stain) is inspired by the musical “Pitch Perfect”.

Beach Perfect Collection, Image from their FB Page

All of its shades are named after songs too, with a touch of anything related to island life, sea, summer, and creatures of the ocean. For example, Tropic Like It’s Hot (reminiscent of Drop it Like It’s Hot by Snoop Dogg ), and Reef I Were A Boy (If I Were a Boy by Beyonce Knowles).

Swatch Image from their FB Page

Mermaid Island recently launched a few skin care products for men, including shampoo bars, dry shampoo, and hand sanitizers.

Their Advocacy:

Mermaid Island promotes self-love by encouraging makeup fans to invest in their natural health. The brand only uses certified all organic and natural raw ingredients to ensure that women can enjoy good and quality cosmetics that are safe (even for teens, pregnant, and lactating women), effective, and environmentally friendly.

The Clam Squad behind the makeup line’s goal is to inspire all women by being confident and finding beauty in enhancing their own skin through the use of natural products. For them, choosing healthier options is like ‘outswimming’ – winning a race to uphold a good cause.

Mermaid Island plans to create a shrimpact by providing quality, affordable, and unintimidating beauty that will dolphinetly complement their clients’ ever dynamic lifestyle.

Each product is carefully handcrafted with love and mermaid magic – Mermaid Island swears by a motto, “Beauty that outswims, outstands.”

For more information follow them at:
https://www.facebook.com/mermaidislandph
instagram.com/mermaidislandph

For inquiries you can contact them at mermaidislandph@gmail.com
0956 249 5365