NEW Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes

NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes is ultra-soft and strong and does not tear easily – for a gentle but effective clean that helps protect baby’s delicate skin from skin rash

Pampers Sensitive Wipes
Manila, Philippines – Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced parent, it’s a known fact that with every precious baby also comes a lot of mess to clean! Everything from feeding your baby, playing, and especially diaper changing, comes with its fair share of mess, but it doesn’t mean cleaning up can’t be easy.

To make cleaning a breeze for you and your baby, Pampers, the No.1 diaper brand in the world, is here to help you with the launch of the NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes that offers gentle but effective clean for your baby.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes comes with soft and thick fluffy sheets that enable gentle, effective cleansing without easily tearing. Every sheet is guaranteed to be PH-balanced, paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, and alcohol-free with Pampers’ unique formula that helps protect your baby’s skin from diaper rash. It is dermatologically tested to be suitable for sensitive skin making it safe for your baby’s bum.
“Pampers continuously aims to deliver the best products for baby’s healthy development such as providing quality diapers suitable for baby’s delicate skin,” said Akhil Meshram, Pampers Country Leader. “This is why we are launching Pampers Sensitive Wipes, to offer gentle and effective cleaning for baby especially when diaper changing.”

For beginner parents, it’s important that you have these essentials when doing a newborn diaper change: a clean and dry surface, clean diapers, sensitive wipes.

Using baby wipes to add to your diaper-changing routine leaves the baby feeling fresh after every wipe. Use wipes to clean the baby’s diaper region, wiping from front to back without missing out the sides and the outside areas, and then wait for the skin to dry before putting on a fresh diaper.

With every diaper change, using a trusted sensitive baby wipe like Pampers helps in minimizing the risk of diaper rash. Because not all wipes are created equal, some easily tear apart. A good tip for parents is to choose wipes that are gentle and strong enough to properly wipe baby’s poo without tearing, so you use less wipes as you clean more.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes offers parents that advantage to clean up poo and wipe’s baby’s bum with its safe ingredients and effective cleaning feature, which are also gentle to use on the hands and body too.

“From my eldest hanggang sa bunso, laki sa Pampers ang mga yan. I’ve always believed that Pampers is the best diaper brand for my kids because they understand parents’ sentiments on what babies’ need, like how to avoid baby diaper rash and importance of diaper change. Trying the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes, super satisfied ako kasi ang gentle sa skin ni Marius and super effective! It was love at first wipe,” candidly shared by experienced mom Pehpot Pineda who is a well-known mommy blogger and a Pampers Ambassador.

“It definitely made cleaning baby poo’s mess easier and faster for me. Thanks to Pampers kasi I don’t have to use more wipes than I should, so I’m sure I’m getting a quality product, no harsh chemicals pa! I definitely recommend this to mommies, especially rookie moms!,” Mommy Pehpot urges new moms to use the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes too.

Whether you’re at home or outdoors, add the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes to your diaper-changing routine so you have peace of mind that you only give total protection to your baby’s delicate skin.

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About Pampers® Sensitive Wipes

• Protects Baby’s Sensitive Skin: Helps maintain skin’s natural pH
• 0% Phenoxyethanol, Paraben, Perfume & Alcohol: Specifically designed with your baby’s skin needs in mind
• Our Thickest and Extra Soft Wipes: 20% thicker to help clean delicate skin gently
• As Mild as Washcloth and Water: Ideal for baby’s sensitive skin
• Clinically Proven Gentle: Designed with your baby’s delicate skin needs in mind
• Dermatologically Tested and Hypoallergenic: To ensure they are gentle against your baby’s skin

Pampers Sensitive Wipes minimizes the risk of diaper rash and makes sure your wipes are free from harmful chemicals that may irritate baby’s skin. Available in 2 different sizes for a suggested retail price of Php 139.00 for a pack of 56 sheets and Php 260.00 for a pack of 112 sheets. Wipe counts per pack vary by size and pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer. The wipes are now available online and at major retailers nationwide.

To learn more about the product and information on how to keep your baby’s skin dry and healthy, check out: https://www.pampers.com/en-us/diapers-wipes/pampers-sensitive-wipes.

About Pampers®
For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Fight or Flight: Musings from a Working Momma

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It’s been 3 months now since I defined myself as extremely sad, for I don’t want to call myself “depressed” – I don’t want to succumb to the thought that something is beyond my control.

Back track to 3 months ago.
Things were fine and dandy. But then the time came – where times where I caught myself dragging my feet to work with the fear of client complain, for that has been a pattern and picture my superior created. Things started out well, UNTIL, I started to question game plans and other means of running the business that may affect the integrity of the numbers. I am used to a culture of expressing ideas, contrarian or not – however, I’d consider it the cause of my Waterloo.

I had shortcomings too, I was not a perfect employee, I missed deadlines and deliverables – but I did my best to contribute to the business (with little to no help) and corrected what needs to be improved. I was given chances of my failings and was once highly favored – but things went south. In my own understanding, I did my best to have a player mindset and avoiding victim mindset all the time. Trying to see the good. Things felt uncontrollable, I started to question my capabilities, the recognitions and even my existence. I see myself regressing.

I was fighting my inner demons to survive.

I wanted to take flight for I have fought enough and that the battle is not worth fighting for anymore. But I have nowhere to go for I feel that I’m not good enough and that I have nothing to offer. I cried myself to sleep, cried in the shower – never been so helpless and useless. Even questioned my sanity.

“Flight “day came – a blessing in disguise. I was not ready to let go but I must for my sake, my sanity’s sake. Still fighting. Still crying myself in the shower. As I slowly immersed myself with the positive environment, I’ve come to comprehend the after effect of letting a toxic person in my head. I have recently come across “gaslighting” and eureka (the perfect description)– I was, we were gaslit.

And it was all coming back to me – controlling my social media posts, asking someone to check my social media (for reasons unknown to me), incident report filed, uncommunicated changes at work, twisted information, comments that make me feel uncapable, gossip, and the list goes on. Though it was not all negative, as mentioned, I was once favored to the extent of having a feeling of debt of gratitude (but repayment is a must).

I have come to accept that there’s something wrong and I must do something.
I’m still healing and on the process of recovering. I might have received his/the message incorrectly, but it has led me to a state I don’t wanna revisit. Never again – I was at my worst.

Saddest.

Some sad people do not broadcast that they are sad – explaining is hard to do. They might not share due to the fear of judgement. Please, reach out to your friends, to your love ones.
Ask them “musta na?”, I know for sure they’ll reply back with “okay lang” but at least you’ve asked.

Looking forward to a healthier and happier year.

Cheers and Happy New Year! And God bless!!
And… I hope you feel fine today. Yes. You.

— Working Momma on a NightShift Schedule 😀

Exploring Cebu Ocean Park

Last quarter of 2019, we had a chance to take a peek to one of Cebu’s newest family attraction – Cebu Ocean Park. Cebu Ocean Park is a marine life and land animal theme park. It houses a wide variety of marine species as well as insects, reptiles and lories. It is located at South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City near SM Seaside City Cebu and Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod.

Courtesy of Ms. Kat and Family :D, we were able to enjoy an afternoon full of animal discovery, exploration and admiration.

Our pass was valid only on weekdays so we look for schedules that wont disrupt the kid’s school schedule. We went there late in the afternoon, right after school work. Being on its soft opening, Cebu Ocean Park already attracts attention, thus expect a large crowd of guests.

Attractions to enjoy:

Jungle Trek
You will be greeted by jungle theme as you enter the park. Lots of lush green grass covers the wall of the ground floor. Crocodiles and freshwater fishes are displayed here.
Cebu Ocean Park Jungle Trek DecorsCebu Ocean Park Jungle Trek FishesCebu Ocean Park Jungle Trek Freshwater Fish

Creepy Critters
Get ready for a hair-raising adventure as you enter the room of creepy creatures. Get up close and personal with anything that crawls like iguanas, snakes, scorpions, and spiders.
Cebu Ocean Park IguanaCebu Ocean Park Creepy Creatures
Lories
Closer interaction with the lories and a chance to feed them too, the catch is you have to buy for their food :)
Cebu Ocean Park Lories
Seven Seas
The colorful representation of what’s under the sea.
Cebu Ocean Park Corals

Oceanarium
Big aquarium full of fishes.
Cebu Ocean Park Oceanarium Fish Cebu Ocean Park Oceanarium

Bird Show:
Trained birds to showcase their talents.
Cebu Ocean Park Bird Show

Tips:
– The theme park is still on its soft opening, expect large crowd of visitors. I personally recommend to go on weekdays
– Bring camera but be aware that some areas prohibits the use the camera flash.
– Be mindful of the schedule of the bird show.
– Have fun exploring :)

Cebu Ocean Park Rates (Per head for adults and kids):
– ₱600 on weekdays
– ₱800 on weekends
Note: Children below 2ft are free of charge.

This rate includes:
Jungle Trek  + Creepy Critters  + Lorries +Seven Seas  + Stingray Interaction + Oceanarium
+ Bird Show +  Main Tank Gallery

Some features have additional rates like:
– Fish spa – ₱100 per 20 mins.
– Swim w/ the Sting ray – ₱1,000 – Sea Trek – ₱1,200
– Crocodile Cage – ₱2,000

Contact Details:
Operating hours: 10AM to 8PM daily
Contact number: (032) 888 5288
Email address: info@cebuoceanpark.com
Social: Facebook Page

Potatoes USA in Cebu

I’ve known potatoes as a root crop popular in almost all dishes, moreover, present in every meal. It can be served as mashed or hashed during breakfast or mixed with menudo, afritada or kaldereta dishes for lunch or could be plain fried for snacks. In some, potatoes are used in casseroles and stews too. In our household, we love to use potatoes with chopsuey, pork/beef giniling or with chicken liver.

Aside from fries and hash browns, I only know that potatoes can be cooked when fresh. Thanks to Potatoes USA, I got to know more dishes that can be spiced up with potatoes not just as fresh but from other forms as well like frozen chips, shreds, standard flakes, standard granules or straight cuts.

Potatoes are GO Foods. An energy-giving food loaded with complex carbohydrates that give our muscles fuel to run, swim, and jump. It contains vitamins and minerals too like Potassium, Protein, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. It is also free of cholesterol, fat and sodium. No wonder, this root crop is a great substitute for rice.
Potatoes USA -PotatoLast week, at the The Suite Room Restaurant in Ayala Mall, Cebu, Potatoes USA was introduced to Cebuano entrepreneurs and consumers. I am lucky to witness the event. It is a cooking demo that was started by Ms. Reji Retugal-Onal, the country representative of Potatoes USA. She gave an overview on U.S. Potatoes as well as shared the many nutritional benefits of potatoes and potato dishes.
Highlight of the event was the cooking demo of Chef Paul Sidney Uy together with Chef Karl John Noel where they used U.S. potatoes on all the dishes.
Potatoes USA - Ms. Reji Retugal-OngalPotatoes USA - Cooking DemoThe three dishes that were shared are:
U.S. Potato Crusted Salmon with Truffle Potato Sauce and Fruit Salsa, a fried salmon topped with crusted pre-shredded U.S. Potato with truffle sauce mixed with U.S. Potato and paired with fruit salsa.
Potatoes USA - Potato Crusted Salmon with Truffle Potate Sauce and Fruit SalsaU.S. Potato Pudding, U.S. Potato hash brown with batter mixture baked at 350F paired with mangoes and strawberries and U.S. Mashed Potato Truffle, chocolate truffles mixed with Dehydrated Potato Flakes..
Potatoes USA - Potato Pudding and Mashed Potato Truffle
The crusted salmon was my favorite and getting to taste it was an indulgence I won’t forget.

Thank you so much Potatoes USA and Mommy Bloggers Philippines (c/o Mommy Lanie) for the invitation. Special thanks to Mommy Llay of How to Mommy for these lovely pictures below.
Potatoes USA - Mommy Bloggers PhilippinesPotatoes USA - ParticipantsU.S. frozen and dehydrated potato products are available in supermarkets nationwide.  You can also find U.S. dehydrated potatoes at baking supply stores.

In Cebu U.S. frozen and dehydrated potato products are also readily available at:
FIRST MAESTRO FOOD SERVICE COMPANY
Mr. Leif Laspinas
G. Ouano, Opao, Mandaue City
Tel. No. (32) 239 0330
Email: michaelrxs@yahoo.com

BELCRIS FOODS
Christine Dy-Un
Plaridel St. Alang-alang, Mandaue City Cebu
Tel. No. (32) 345 0715 / 343 8219
Email: belcrisfoods@yahoo.com / cdyun@belcris.com

For more information on U.S. Potatoes, visit the Potato Goodness website or follow Potatoes USA-Philippines on Facebook.

NOVUHAIR HIS & HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler.

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few.

NOVUHAIR Travel Kit
NOVUHAIR 2IN1 PLUS NAFLORAPromo duration: October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0929 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR TRAVEL KIT SRP: Php 4,220 (Save Php 202.25)

Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online:
NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines
NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines

HIS: Experience nature’s makeover at home 

NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is

– experiencing hair loss – excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches;
– in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth
– opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy
– looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp itchiness
in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification

NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective.

NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion.

HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora

NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections.

To order NOVUHAIR Travel Pack visit https://www.watsons.com.ph/topical-scalp-lotion-herbal-shampoo-free-naflora-protect-feminine-hygiene-wash-travel-organizer-pouch/p/BP_50002150

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Plus 1 Promo Pack

NOVUHAIR 3IN1 PLUS EXTRA SHAMPOOPromo duration: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0581 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK, SRP: Php 5,280 (Save 1,100)

HERS: NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 Pack

NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo.

Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier, softer and supple look.

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free)

Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage.

A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide.

Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship – a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for.

To learn more about NOVUHAIR, visit www.novuhair.com #nothingtolose #choosenatural #choosenovuhair

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10 Year Challenge

It’s been years since we were able to wander together. This year, we had an opportunity, so we decided to re-create the photo almost 10 years ago and join 10-year challenge hype early this year. Just for fun :)

Jaramillo Siblings 10Years BeforeTaken at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Minglanilla, Cebu

Jaramillo Siblings 10Years AfterTaken last month at Garin Farm, San Joaquin, Iloilo

Did aging hit us real hard?

We thought it’s more than ageing.
It’s more of the events and the experiences in 10yrs.
Ganap kumbaga!

There were changes, of course, it is inevitable.
2 weddings;
6 more grandchildren for our parents;
Christmases;
A whole lot of birthdays!!!
Not to mention, 2 Miss Universe crowns and another win for Manny Pacquiao

And…

There were life experiences we never thought would happen,
Overseas work;
Work Reduction Program;
Fire Incidents;
Premature birth;
Death of loved ones;

We often call them the ups and downs of life.
We cry, and we smile, and we laugh like there is no tomorrow. Life must go on so better enjoy the ride, eh!

Even after 10 years, we still have a lot to learn and its how we react to the experience we grow. Just like the saying goes that it’s the same boiling water that makes the egg hard and makes the potato soft.

Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition: Cebu Leg

Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, launches its grandest culinary competition. Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition is a cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. It is a regional-to-national cooking tilt participated by 16 regions across the country to recognize new generations of talented chefs.
Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - CebuFor this one-of-a-kind cook-off, participants must be Filipino professional chefs with at least three years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad. They must be currently employed as a professional chef in a hotel, restaurant, or any food service establishment.

The competition will comprise of two rounds. The first round will be a regional competition where contestants from the different provinces per region will compete to determine who among them will represent their region  in the national competition. The second round will be the cook-off of all regional champions to find out who among them will hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s  Edition. Cebu Leg was participated by Region 8 and Region 7.
Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - Region 7 and 8Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - ParticipantThis is no ordinary competition since the culinary creation will be judged renowned chefs and personalities. For Cebu, the judges were Chef Sau del Rosario, Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador, Nancy Reyes-Lumen, Solane Kitchen Hero competition director, Jude Bacalso, food writer and the contributor behind Netflix’s original series Street Food featuring Cebu’s and Therese Galang, owner of Casa Verde.
Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - Participants with the JudgesThe winner of Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al  Dente. Minor sponors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, FastCat, Chef’s Gar and National Bookstore.

Solane Kitchen Hero Chef Edition - Region 7 and 8 Winners

Photo Source: FuentesManila Public Relations

Congratulations to Region 7 and Region 8 winners Mario Semblante and Jimmy Boy Basa. These new #SolaneKitchenHero will represent their region this coming September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City, Metro Manila.

To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website and Facebook page.

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Best Things We Did During Our Camiguin SideTrip

Summer is the perfect season for kids to play, learn and have fun and a perfect season for us to go home to province and visit our family and relatives.

Last April 2019, we got a chance to go home to CDO, our province and able to squeeze in a short side trip to Camiguin. The last time I was able to visit this Island of Fire was during my college days. Such a long time ago. When the husband suggested to visit Camiguin, I cannot say no, I love this place!
Camiguin White IslandThis trip was a chance, opportunity for the cousins to bond since we invited my sister-in-law’s family yo join the trip. The kiddos  seldom see each other so this is great opportunity.

How to get there:
My sister-in-law and her kids traveled by bus from Cagayan de Oro bus station to Balingoan port and a rode on a ferry from Balingoan port to Camiguin’s Binone port. For us, we took a the 10AM Cebu to Camiguin flight on PAL.
Camiguin AirportCamiguin PAL CEB-CGM Flight

Transportation:
Tricycles and multicabs are available. Motorbikes are also available for rentals. For us, we were able to rent a multicab from the resort we were staying.

Where we went:

Ardent Hot Spring
Camiguin Ardent Hot Spring
We found our resort in Yumbing at around three in the afternoon. Enough to start and enjoy Camiguin by going to Ardent Hot Spring which is just near from our resort. A quick warm dip in this spring is a pill to relax someone’s body. The spring is surrounded by big trees and plants.
Camiguin HibokHibok
On our way home, we saw this beautiful view of Mt. Hibok-Hibok.

White Island
Camiguin White Islang Sandbar
The famous white island of Camiguin offers fine white sands and refreshing seawater. Best to visit during sunrise or in the early mornings when its not yet so hot and humid.

Sunken Cemetery
Camiguin Sunken Cemetery Cross
We visited the cross that was created to stand as a landmark to was once a cemetery but was buried under water when Mt Vulcan erupted. As time passes, fishes and corals live together with the tombs creating a view underwater. People love to snorkel and view the place. We were not able to snorkel only went to the cross for photo-op.

Ruins of the Spanish Church
Camiguin Church RuinsRemains from the old Spanish Church which was also destroyed during the volcanic eruption. There was no fence around the ruins on the last time I visited the place. Now, just to see the ruins of the church walls, tourist needs to pay an entrance fee.

Tuasan Falls
Camiguin Tuasan FallsCamiguin Tuasan Falls Rocks
My favorite part of the this side trip. I just love the water, its so refreshing and clean. The place seems untouched, unspoiled. No crowd so we were able to enjoy for a short while. Just us.

Sto Nino Cold Spring
Camiguin Sto Nino Cold Spring
Yes you read it right, there are also cold springs and its really super cold. What I love about this place is that its a flowing water. It just never stops flowing, thank you Mother Nature.

Giant Clam Sanctuary
Camiguin Clam Sanctuary
We want to see the giant clams but was not able to push through because there are additional fees (P150 for the diving fee and P250 for the snorkel, life vest, etc.). Thankfully, there are free tours with yung tour guides to discuss about the clams. The kids are a bit disappointed.

Mantigue Island
Camiguin Mantigue Island
Our last stop before going home was Mantigue Island. Another beautiful island worth to visit. Government is making an effort to protect the tourist spot and the environment around Camiguin, I hope they’ll do to other places of our country as well. The island is also a sanctuary and thus protected. Reefs and corals and clams can be viewed around the island too. Inside the island is a little forest, where they create a bamboo bridge for visitors to walk down.

We went home  through Camiguin-Balingoan ferry and Balingoan-CDO bus ride.

These side trip is worth to treasure.
Hoping the place remains untouched and not be commercialized. I still can’t get enough of the place. I want  visit you again Camiguin.

Gear up for an exciting summer adventure with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop: Explorer Edition!

With summer just around the corner, it’s the season for play and adventure once again! As kids look forward to having the time of their lives with loads of fun and free time, it’s also an opportunity for parents to find activities that can be enriching as well. Get your kids ready because the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is back, and this year, kids can experience an exciting adventure of fun and learning with the Kiddie Crew Workshop: Explorer Edition!

McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019 McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Registration

Now on its 27 th year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop continues its tradition of making
learning an adventure for the kids and giving them a unique and memorable experience at
McDonald’s. Through play-based activities, kids aged 6-12 will experience all the fun things that make up McDonald’s, and at the same time, learn good values, build confidence, and discover new talents, all in the company of new friends! The workshop will turn kids into budding adventurers as they set out to complete fun and educational tasks, like making their all-time-favorite McDonald’s Cheeseburger, and serving delighted customers from behind the Front Counter or the Drive-Thru window! They also get to sing, dance, and let their creative juices flow with different activities that make for a memorable summer experience. Kiddie Crew Workshop starts on April 8, with various workshop schedules you can choose from. The weekday workshop runs for 5 days with each day lasting for 2 hours while the two- day weekend workshop lasts for 3 hours per session. You’re sure to find a schedule that will best fit you and your kid’s summer activities!

McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Burger Making 1 McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Burger Making 2 McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Sundae Making McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_Kitchen

All these fun activities, new friends, happy memories, and loads of goodies await them for just P695 for the weekday workshop, and P595 for the weekend workshop.

But the fun and surprises don’t end there! McDonald’s has a special treat for those joining the Kiddie Crew Workshop, with free membership to the new Kiddie Crew Club — offering members exclusive and exciting perks all-year round!

McDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_DanceMcDonalds Kiddie Crew Explorer Edition 2019_With Ronald

So what are you waiting for? Enroll your little explorers in the McDonald’s store nearest you and
give them an unforgettable summer experience! To know more about the McDonald’s Kiddie
Crew Workshop, visit https://McDoKiddieCrew.com.

Do you fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

Ajinomoto Pinggang Pinoy

The country has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both undernutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”

To address this problem, our government launched the Pinggang Pinoy® campaign in 2014. Pinggang Pinoy® is an easy-to-understand food guide showing proper food group portioning on a per-meal basis. This reflects the principles of MOderation, VAriety and BAlance (MOVABA) to promote healthier eating habits.

Solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition should be a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors as it is not an easy feat. With this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with government agencies to conduct education programs to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® in malnutrition hotspots, where incidences of Double Burden Malnutrition are high. This training was given to homemakers/mothers who have malnourished (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obese) school-aged children.

The pilot run resulted to improvements of the knowledge & attitudes of households related to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® within target areas. However, behavior changes towards healthier eating habits remains to be a challenge. The program uncovered a number #MalnutritionTraps that some Pinoy households easily fall into. The following #MalnutritionTraps provide a picture of how unhealthy eating habits may lead to Double Burden of Malnutrition:

  1. Overconsumption of carbohydrates: Voracious rice eaters can easily fill half of their plates with rice. Others have pandesal & noodles as regular meal deprived of other nutrients derived from a well-balanced meal.
  2. Under consumption of vegetables and/fruits: It is common for some to be content with rice & meat to satisfy their hunger and skip/take insufficient amount of vegetables/fruits. Fact is, the variety of colors found in Glow foods are important sources of vitamins & minerals to sustain our energy & keep us from getting sick.
  3. Overconsumption of protein: Typical Filipino “SILOG” meals include double serving of proteins (e.g. Tapa+Itlog, Tocino+Itlog, Longanisa+Itlog, Bangus+Itlog). Eating different kinds of protein is fine for as long as they are taken in moderation. We must also avoid protein dishes served high in fat, cholesterol and sodium.

More stories about #MalnutritionTraps can be referenced from these documentary videos:

Puro Carbs
Puro Carbs
Breakfast Skipper
Breakfast Skipper
Kulang sa Protina
Kulang sa Protina
Pamilya Unlirice
Pamilya Unlirice

To help Filipinos break free from #MalnutritionTraps, Ajinomoto’s Culinary Nutrition Team prepared Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes, downloadable through https://bit.ly/2HIsfkj.

Busy and budget-restricted homemakers will also find these Pinggang Pinoy® recipes useful because all are easy-to-do and affordable (P250/day for family of 5).
For updates about Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo!, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH. The Ajinomoto Group is a global leader in amino acids thanks to its advanced bioscience and fine chemical technologies. Its products cover a range of fields such as seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.Since discovering “umami” (the fifth basic taste, created by glutamic acid, a type of amino acid) in 1908, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids, and supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. Based on our corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well” we aim for further growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness for people by creating value with communities and society.

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