Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Shakey’s Unveils New Supercard Perks

FYI, foodies! Get a FREE Basket of Mojos for every new SuperCard availed for the month of December! 

Press Release:

Shakey’s celebrates its 40th year of good times and great memories as a favorite in the food industry for serving consistently delicious and memorable dishes, every time. With a longstanding and ever dependable menu, Shakey’s Guests continue returning to their home away from home to spend time with loved ones over their ultimate comfort food.

This festive month of December, Shakey’s Guests have more reason to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family with the new Shakey’s Supercard SuperPerks Promo. Guests who avail a brand new SuperCard from December 1 to 31, 2015 get a full Basket of Mojos added to their first transaction absolutely FREE.

The Shakey’s SuperCard SuperPerks Promo is offered nationwide - available for dine-in, carry out, or delivery. Don’t waste any time! Visit a Shakey’s branch near you or call 77-777 and avail of the Shakey’s Supercard SuperPerks Promo and get that free entire Basket of Mojos added to your meal today.

For more information on the Shakey's SuperCard SuperPerks Promo, LIKE Shakey’s Pizza on Facebook and FOLLOW @shakeysph on Instagram.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

7-Eleven RUN 2016 to Happen on January 17th

During last year's race, I only ran 5k around Filinvest City. Read that story, here. Now, I am very excited to run on the Skyway for the first time! Join us! :)

Press Release:

It's that time of year again that we can get excited for RUN 2016!

After the successful Run 800 in 2013, Run 1000 in 2014 and Run 1500 in 2015, 7-Eleven will be holding Run 2016 this coming January 17, 2016. 

Run 2016 once again will bring a massive and exciting marathon to everyone of all ages, featuring the same categories as last year’s race. 7-Eleven is once again partnering with Skyway and Filinvest City as its official event venue.

Get ready for a full blast marathon!

Race categories will include 42KM, 21KM, 10KM, 16KM, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 5KM, 3KM and 500 Meter (Kids’ run).

Runners joining the 10KM, 16KM, 21KM, 42KM categories and 10KM Buddy Run will enjoy the course set along the Skyway. Those joining the 500M, 3KM and 5KM categories can look forward to an organized race course along Filinvest City. 

Run 2016 is made possible with 7-Eleven’s unique system of SELF-SELECTED WAVE STARTS. This enables the participants to choose their wave start and run with people with the same skill or speed (or with friends!). 

Top 3 per category will receive cash prizes and medals. Top 3 Filipino males and females in the 21KM and 42KM categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven to join an international marathon in Asia. And to encourage more participants for this run, Top 3 groups (schools and companies or organizations) with the highest number of registrants will also receive a special trophy. 

Registration is now open! You may register online at until December 30, 2015. Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt, and from the same store where payment has been made. 

Register with your family and friends now! See poster for the complete details of the run.

This event is held in partnership with Skyway, and Filinvest City. Also brought to you by Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature's Spring, Gatorade, Powerade, and Summit Water. And our media partners, Solar Sports, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Summit Media, Hinge Inquirer Publishing, and ABS-CBN Publishing.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

10 ways to Do More With Less this Holiday Season

Mommies, these tips are not only useful only during the holidays. Make sure to also keep many of them in mind throughout the year!

Press Release:

‘Tis the season to be a supermom! In between your kids’ Christmas parties in school, reunions with family and friends, plus, the most awaited Noche Buena - hack your way through the holidays with these 10 practical, energy-and-time saving tips from Electrolux. 

1. Plan and prepare your meals and trips to the grocery.
Nothing beats careful planning to ensure that you have everything that you need, when you need it. It saves you from unnecessary trips to and from the supermarket when you forget an ingredient or two. Set your budget - make an inventory, organize your recipes, create your menus, and schedule your shopping.

2. Wine things up!
Planning a party at home? Surprise your guests with richer wines by freezing some grapes and popping them in glasses to keep the wine cold without watering it down. Store your wine in the Electrolux Vino Wine Cooler and ensure you serve your wine perfectly all the time. You can also freeze leftover wines in ice-cube trays for reuse when preparing meat dishes and spaghetti sauces. 

3. Freeze your meals. 
There’s no need to throw away leftovers.  Minimize food wastage by storing them in a tight lid container, putting a label, and freezing them. Properly frozen meals in your Electrolux NutriFresh™ Refrigerator and it can last up to 2 months without losing their taste and texture. 

4. Maximize your rice cooker.
Believe it or not, the humble rice cooker can actually go beyond its initial purpose. Electrolux rice cookers are designed with a 4-in-1 cooking feature that keeps dishes warm, cooks soups and porridge, and steams dishes. If you don’t have the space for a full stove or a large kitchen in your living space, it might be just what you need for your next potluck weekend. 

5. Maintain the quality of your carpets with a vacuum cleaner.
While spills on your carpet are unavoidable with kids running around, the abrasive rubbing of stains will only cause the fiber to mat. Instead, use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner such as the Electrolux Wet and Dry Z931 vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt around the stain. Then try soaking up the stain with a wet towel pressed repeatedly onto it, repeat the process with a dry towel to ensure all the liquid has been absorbed.

6. Steam your clothes for a wrinkle-free finish.
Leaving your un-ironed shirt hanging in the bathroom while you take a hot shower will practically get all the wrinkles out. Or better yet, treat yourself this Christmas to an Electrolux UltraMix™ Front Load Washing Machine with a Refresh Cycle program that removes creases and folds and naturally de-wrinkles your clothes. Less time for laundry, more time for the family.

7. Use the floss.
Besides using it to clean your teeth, unwaxed dental floss can also be your trusty kitchen helper. It can be used to slice cakes and soft cheeses, as well as to tie-up poultry and rolled meats.

8. Run no more.
Glamming up for your office Christmas party has never been easier with this little trick. Make your stockings last longer by spritzing a little hairspray to avoid getting runs in them. The sticky residue will hold the fabric together, and stressful moments will be the last thing on your mind.  

9. Upcycle!
Turn ordinary moments into fun bonding sessions with the kids through upcycling. Gather used Christmas wrappers for decorations in scrapbooks and school projects; make handmade dolls from old materials like socks, buttons and hairpins; or upcycle an old dress into a pretty apron. Be creative and resourceful, the possibilities are endless!

10. Clean your refrigerator with salt.
Now is the perfect time to clear the unnecessary clutter in your refrigerator for the upcoming rush of hams, fruitcakes, wines, and all the goodies you need for Noche Buena. Clean your fridge by mixing a handful of salt with about 3 liters of warm water. The mixture is chemical free and gentle on sensitive surfaces.

With Electrolux appliances, you can simply Do More With Less at home this holiday season. Create a meaningful Christmas by having more time for the family and less time for the chores, more savings with less expenses, more wellness with less stress, and more care with less worry.

To know more about Electrolux, visit or follow @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Join the Electrolux Do More With Less this Holiday Season Blog Writing Contest!

Do you blog? Get those creative juices flowing and join this blogging contest! Your entry might just win you an air-conditioner or a vacuum cleaner!

Press Release:

Parties, reunions, vacations, bonuses and presents – the Holiday season is indeed a great time to be merry!  But with blessings and gifts coming in, it doesn’t mean we should now be in a spending spree!  We can always celebrate sans the excessive spending and unnecessary wastage on food, clothes and other items.  

Earlier this year, Electrolux embarked on the Do More With Less campaign to spread awareness about simplifying your life at home so you can have more time and resources for things that matter most. 

Doing More With Less never stops most especially this Holiday Season so let’s continue to be home smart and earth friendly!  

In this light, Electrolux is inviting all bloggers to join the Do More With Less this Holiday Season Blog Writing Contest.  

Here are the contest mechanics:
1. Blog about your Do More With Less experience, learnings and tips for the holiday season.  You can publish your blog post between December 17 to 31 2015.  
2. Share your blog post entry on your Facebook and Twitter accounts and use the hashtags #ElectroluxPH and #DoMoreWithLess.  Make sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are in public setting from December 2015 to January 2016.  
3. Register your entry by e-mailing your full name, e-mail address, contact number, birth date and the title and URL of your blog entry. Deadline of publishing of blog post and submission of entries is on December 31, 2015, 11:59 pm.  
4. Announcement of winners is on January 8, 2015.  
5. Criteria for judging:
a. 70% Creativity / Writing
b. 30% Use of Media (Photos, Videos, Artworks, Sound etc.)
6. The prizes will be:
a. Winner (1) & White-Westinghouse Window type Air-Conditioner
b. Runners-up (2) & Electrolux Ultra Silencer Vacuum Cleaner
7. This contest is open to all Filipino bloggers age 18 years old and above who reside in the Philippines.  Their blogs should be in existence for at least one year and have a minimum of 20 blog posts.
8. Winners will be notified on the claiming of prizes.  

With Electrolux appliances, you can simply Do More With Less at home this holiday season. Create a meaningful Christmas by having more time for the family and less time for the chores, more savings with less expenses, more wellness with less stress, and more care with less worry.

To know more about Electrolux, visit or follow @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Mondelēz International Celebrates the Season of Giving by Offering Delicious Gifts Within Reach

Need to find gifts, quick? Here are several yummy items that don't even need to be wrapped because they are ready to be given away!

Press Release:

These days, it seems harder to get around to complete shopping for Christmas gifts. Luckily, the world’s leading snacking company, Mondelēz International, has reinvented classic favorites and turned them into the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends. 

Limited Edition Oreo Selection
Enjoy four Oreo flavors - Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Ice Cream Blueberry in one special golden tin can! 

Limited Edition Toblerone 100g Bars
The classic Toblerone reinvented to give short yet catchy Christmas messages. You can personalize them too with the name of your loved one! Choose among four flavors of Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Crunchy Almond. 

Limited Edition Toblerone Boombox
Jingle Bell will rock with these chocolate sleeves that turn into a Toblerone Boombox! Just put a music-playing phone in the slot and it’s an instant party. Can be personalized too! 

Toblerone Holiday Gift Boxes
Ideal for whole families, these holiday gift boxes contain individually wrapped tiny versions of Toblerone Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate. 

Limited Edition Cadbury Dairy Milk
For millennials, the limited edition Cadbury Dairy Milk comes with witty messages like “I can’t think of anything else to give you,” perfectly describing the struggles of a Christmas shopper. 

Limited Edition Eden Christmas Pack 
The perfect ingredient for Mom’s creamy Christmas recipes like Buko Salad. Comes with a Star cut-out too that you can use as a parol! Mom would be so proud of your creativity and sweetness.  

These special Christmas offerings from Mondelēz come in elegant and entertaining packaging. You don’t even have to wrap them! Just head to the nearest supermarket or convenience store, grab some for gifts and rush to your party. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

“My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” Starring Vic, Ai-Ai, and Aldub: Guaranteed to Break Records at the 2015 MMFF

Read about other juicy details about Aldub as told by Alden Richards and Direk Joey Reyes in my other blog post, here.

Press Release:

What happens when the country’s comedy giants - the undisputed Philippine box-office king of comedy Vic Sotto and box-office queen Ai-Ai delas Alas, join forces with the newest record-breaking, phenomenal loveteam Aldub in one groundbreaking movie during the holiday season?

No doubt, “My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!,” starring Vic Sotto, Ai-Ai Delas Alas and the phenomenal loveteam Aldub of Alden Richards and Maine “Yayadub” Mendoza, is going to make a killing at the box-office and set higher heights in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) history.

Expect waves of high-spirited excitement, heartwarming romance, wholesome fun, and excellent Filipino values, to take the holiday season’s finest film festival by storm. Vic and Ai-Ai spearhead the fun topsy-turvy of characters as they are featured side by side Alden and Maine in the movie written by Jose Javier Reyes and Bibeth Orteza and directed by Jose Javier Reyes.

This early, festival observers are already predicting a surefire box-office reign for “My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” which is jointly-offered by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Television Productions, Inc., APT Entertainment, GMA Films, and Meda Production. While the country is being swept away by the record-breaking loveteam of Alden Richards and Maine “Yayadub” Mendoza, MMFF is poised to be another territory for conquest by the Aldub phenomenon. This is the duo’s most exciting film debut.

“My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” also features Joey de Leon, the “Eat Bulaga” lolas Paolo Ballesteros, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola, and Ryzza Mae Dizon, in special appearances.

Vic Sotto plays the role of Vito who finds himself at odds and in a bitter professional rivalry with Cora, played by Ai-Ai. The two are both in the business of mounting special events and productions and have both made a successful name in the same profession. The conflict happens when their respective wards – Anna (played by Maine) daughter of Vito, gets romantically entangled with Cora’s beloved nephew Dondi (played by Alden). As expected, the “parents” actively reject the budding romantic involvement between the star-crossed lovers and willingly struck an unexpected truce to prevent this romance from happening.

The plot thickens when the unexpected alliance of Vito and Cora starts blooming into something else. Now, it’s the turn of the youngsters to feel disconcerted with the idea of having their folks enter into a different relationship zone and Dondi and Anna have to react to the situation. They did not like the idea of his auntie and her father falling in love with each other thus, the younger generation vehemently reacted to this new romance.

So where will all this end? What are the possible solutions and resolutions to bring closure and new beginnings to these young, exciting lovers? Catch the excitement, the love, the fun and romance when “My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” starts showing on Christmas Day at the MMFF! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ju.D’s 40th Fruitcake Season

I love Ju.D's fruitcakes! You can read my review of her products here :) 

Press Release:

It was in 1975 when Ju.D Lao started selling fruitcakes. A two-pound loaf of fruitcake at the time was P50. The Philippine population was at 35 million. The average salary was maybe a bit more than a hundred pesos a day. Through the years, Ju.D’s business has endured the scarcity of imported ingredients, rotating brownouts, devaluation of the peso and all sorts of calamities. 

Her classic recipe, which took six months to develop was inspired by a trip to Switzerland where she was introduced to fruitcake that she enjoyed. “I never attended cooking classes, but I love to read cook books. I do a lot of experimentations on recipes that catch my fancy. And since I’m from a big family, we’re never short of guinea pigs or should I say, brave and curious souls,” explains Ju.D who has authored two Vegetarian cookbooks for the Tzu Chi Foundation which are available in the different Tzu Chi chapters all over the world. 

In the 1980s, Ju.D came out with fruitcake cookies which she has called the “Chewy Chewkies”. The kids of her customers loved them because they tasted like fruitcakes but without the brandy. In the 90s, Ju.D started becoming playful and worked on different flavors of fruitcakes giving birth to Ju.D Gold - which is a honey-based fruitcake; Ju.D Blue - Blue Mountain Coffee fruitcakes; Ginger Cranberries and Ginger Apricot Fruitcakes and even a Coffee flavored Prune Fruitcake.  Her box of mini fruitcakes offers a sampling of the different flavors. In 2009, she came out with assorted premium nougat in cookies and cream, espresso, cranberry-almond and cheese.

For orders and inquiries, you may call (02) 633-1188 or (02) 633-0260.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Say Bonjour! to a Friendlier, Improved Look for TOTAL Bonjour Stores

FYI, convenience store, TOTAL's Bonjour, has a chic new look that seamlessly combines French sophistication and Filipino warmth, designed especially for its customers …

Press Release:

Bonjour, which is French for “hello,” is TOTAL’s way of welcoming customers to total convenience, a wide variety of high-quality local and imported items, and warm, friendly service in TOTAL Service Stations all over the country. With over forty stores in different corners of the Philippines, Bonjour is and has always been a place to prepare, rest, and replenish for an unforgettable road trip. This year, Bonjour is saying hello to a new look!

TOTAL Sucat Cafe Bonjour 
Happy Sud, Happy Customers

The newly renovated stores—found in TOTAL Service Stations in Sucat, Newport City, and Alabang—feature a sophisticated combination of bright, warm colors, clean lines, and a young, fresh, and friendly vibe. At the Bonjour stores, un service de qualité pour des clients heureux – good quality service for happy customers – is the philosophy guiding TOTAL in its quest toward excellence and consistent customer satisfaction. 

Cafe Bonjour in Sucat
Bonjour is a place where road-weary drivers can replenish their affordable supplies and energy, for road-trip enthusiasts to equip themselves for a long journey ahead, for families and friends to gear up for their adventures and/or simply just to have enough while braving the traffic. In our new stores, we can offer warm, friendly service in a well-designed, colorful environment. It’s in this spirit of warmth and friendliness that the new Bonjour Store design came about. Inspired by French South Coast, the chic new look of Bonjour embodies the wonderful combination of culture in TOTAL Philippines: laidback French sophistication and the trademark warmth of Filipino hospitality. This design makeover is dubbed as Happy Sud.

Cafe Bonjour at night
The fresh Happy Sud look is another step toward bringing our total commitment to excellence closer to our customers, as well as their ever-changing needs and tastes. Our modern yet inviting Bonjour stores still offer an impressive assortment of retail products, car accessories, ATM terminals, and deliciously filling bites that can be enjoyed on the go. 

TOTAL Alabang
Café Bonjour, Soon at BGC!

Café Bonjour, on the other hand, is a French-styled café committed to providing value and freshness since 1998. With a scrumptious range of pastries, cakes, and signature sandwiches, customers can have their little slice of France while enjoying the café’s quaint ambiance or as they drive to their destination. Café Bonjour also boasts of espresso blended coffee, smoothies, and unique coffee beverages made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, KitKat, and Speculoos Cookie Butter

TOTAL Newport
Soon, Café Bonjour is opening a standalone location at the ground floor of the 11th Corporate Center, 11th Avenue corner Triangle Drive, Bonifacio Global City. This new location is the first Café Bonjour outside a TOTAL Service Station, and aims to reach loyal customers—and generate new fans of its affordable, delicious offerings—in one of the biggest business districts in the country.

Visit our new Bonjour Stores in Sucat, Newport City, West Service Road, SLT, and Alabang Service Stations to experience the fresher, friendlier Bonjour. 

About TOTAL 
TOTAL is the fourth largest integrated oil and gas company in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. Its close to 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies particularly solar industry, trading, and chemicals. With more than 15,500 Service Stations in 65 countries, over four million TOTAL customers are served every day all over the world. TOTAL is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow. 

About TOTAL in the Philippines
In the Philippines, TOTAL has built a strong presence since it entered the market in 1997. It is engaged in the importation, distribution and marketing of refined petroleum products – fuels, LPG and lubricants – and special fluids. The company owns and operates two oil terminals, and a fast-growing network of service stations. It also has investments in satellite fuel depots in strategic locations in the country and is a co-owner of SunPower, the second largest solar power company in the world.

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