2020 up in flames: Watch Kenny Rogers Roaster’s fitting year-ender

No one will forget 2020—the year that brought about a volcanic eruption, super-typhoons, and a global pandemic which caused everyone to rethink how they should live their lives. Set aside some silver linings, 2020 has proven itself to be universally cruel to the world and has made everyone eager to move forward from it.

But before that, we had the opportunity to let out all our emotions and say our final words about 2020, no holds barred. Last December 29, Kenny Rogers Roasters Philippines took on a bold and crazy move once again by literally roasting 2020—skewering meat shaped like 2020 and setting it on fire—and documenting it on Facebook Live. Everyone figuratively and freely roasted 2020 through the comments.

“2020 was an extreme year, and we each have our own opinions on how it impacted our lives. We were locked down for months, and most of our plans had changed. Roasting 2020 was a platform for everyone to say anything they wanted and to unify the sentiments,” Kenny Rogers Roasters Philippines Marketing Director Lorent Adrias said.

On top of that, those who shared their feelings received a special treat from Kenny’s. “We know that the pandemic isn’t over but we wanted to end this year with a bang, and then move on. After roasting 2020 and all its negativity, we hope that our treat would somewhat help in signaling a better year in 2021,” he added.

Check the following hastags #Roast2020 #KennyRogersPH for posts, shares and stories and if you’ve missed it, watch the 2020 roast here: https://fb.watch/2GIFjt4S3Q/

Fun for the family: San Remo celebrates World Pasta Month with live cooking demos, limited time family bundles.

It’s that time of the year again when the world pays tribute to one of the most versatile staples in the dinner table—pastas! That’s right, October is World Pasta Month, where every day is pasta day. It is undoubtedly the most beloved food around the globe. 

Locally, pasta is an endearing favorite that has shaped how Filipinos bond. Whether it’s a birthday or a simple dinner, no celebration is complete without a plate of spaghetti on the table.

This year, San Remo is celebrating the family tradition of pastas and reminding us that though some of us may be apart, we are still together through the launch of its World Pasta Month E-Celebration.

Famously known for its variety of high quality durum wheat pastas and different pasta shapes, San Remo promises delectable fun for the family with promos and live cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, homecooks, and culinary aficionados. Check out recorded session at San Remo Philippines Facebook pageand Instagram account.

World Pasta Month Family Bundle

Continue the celebration at home when you grab a San Remo Family Pasta Pack, Bolognese Sauce, and Tomato and Basil sauce for only Php 299, and gain exclusive access to our online cooking demos. Promo runs from October 1 to November 30 only.

About San Remo

San Remo is a 100% Durum Wheat Semolina pasta brand which offers a wide variety of pasta shapes (20 shapes) and products that make your everyday pasta snacking extra special. They are also the pioneer in making multi-shaped pasta which ranges from long, short, gluten-free, wholemeal, and specialty pastas (Couscous and Risoni).

Mega Global Celebrates the Second National Sardines Day in the Philippines with Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko launch and Mega Manufacturing Plant groundbreaking.

Malasakit is at the heart of Mega Global’s National Sardines Day campaign as they roll-out a nationwide CSR initiative and break ground on their newest manufacturing plant

Manila, Philippines, November 2020 – There is no doubt that sardines is a Filipino staple that has graced millions of dining tables for decades. It is affordable, delicious and it’s good for the body as it’s packed with calcium, omega-3 and vitamin D. Leading sardine company Mega Global Corporation highlights the importance of the humble sardines through its National Sardines Day celebration which started in 2019. In its second year, Mega Global commemorates this day by launching the nationwide Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program.

Driven by a culture of malasakit, Mega Global has always strived to uplift the Filipino community by providing only the best products to their consumers and contributing to nation-building efforts. Led by the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation, Mega Global’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, the company has been giving back to the people and helping those that need it most through various initiatives and programs. This year alone, Mega Global has been taking part in different COVID-19 and disaster relief donation drives in partnership with LGUs, hospitals and other private organizations and has been consistently providing meals to frontliners and underprivileged communities.

Recognizing that malasakit is needed now more than ever, Mega Global decided to celebrate the 2nd National Sardines Day by launching the Mega Bigay Sustansya saPasko CSR program that aims to feed 100,000 nutritious meals to Filipino families and communities all over the country, and building their Mega Manufacturing Plant to help drive economic growth and create over 1,000 jobs.

“The culture of malasakit is deeply embedded in our company, and it is second nature for us to step in when and where we can,” says William Tiu Lim. “That’s why we wanted this year’s National Sardines Day to be more meaningful by scaling up our CSR program to reach more Filipinos and breaking ground on our newest manufacturing plant which will be fully operational by February 2022.”

Mega Global invested over PHP 1 billion to build its second manufacturing plant in order to meet the growing demand for its canned goods both in Luzon and abroad and to help boost the nation’s economy amidst the pandemic. Located in Sto. Tomas Batangas, this state-of-the-art, multi-line food manufacturing facility will implement Mega Global’s meticulous and sustainable practices in all its operations and will run on energy-efficient light source to minimize its carbon footprint. 

Improving Everyday Lives

As a company that not only provides Mega Sardines but other well-loved products like Mega Tuna, Mega Creations and Mega Prime, Mega Global has always been focused on health and nutrition. 

With every product it makes, they hope to provide the Filipino people with food that not only tastes good, but is also able to provide them with the nutrients they need everyday. 

The Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program is another step towards Mega Global’s goal of improving the health and nutrition of their fellow Filipinos. Led by their Mega Tiu Lim Foundation in partnership with Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP) and Nutrition Center of the Philippines, (NCP), this initiative is a 30-day meal planning and distribution program that aims to feed over 100,000 Filipino families nationwide before the year ends. Seeing how their Covid-19 response program last April was able to positively impact the lives of those they served, the company wanted to extend this to more communities in need and to make the holiday season special for everyone despite the pandemic.

Mega Pasko sa Puso ng Pilipino

For Mega Global, National Sardines Day has gone beyond simply appreciating sardines and its importance in our pantry and on our tables. National Sardines Day has become a way for them to continue their mission in uplifting the lives of the Filipinos and at the same time, pushing for the importance of proper nutrition for everyone.   

That is why Mega Global is inviting everyone to join the culmination of the 2nd National Sardines Day on November 24. They will be hosting an online celebration on their Facebook page so that everyone can celebrate and share their love for sardines together. Leading the event is Mega Sardines’ brand ambassador Piolo Pascual together with key personalities and influencers, who will talk about the importance of nutrition in the family and their love for this Filipino food staple. Everyone is welcome to join the fun!

An Invitation to Help

Mega Global is also encouraging Filipinos to take part in this year’s Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program. Through the participation of its consumers, Mega Global will be able to reach more people and to impact more lives. For every purchase of any National Sardines Day Bundle in the Mega Online Store, Official Mega Global Stores in Shopee and Lazada, 100 pesos will be donated to the ROFP beneficiaries. 

“We will always work hard to improve the lives of Filipinos, whether it’s through providing quality and nutritious canned goods, providing jobs, or through the company’s CSR initiatives. We believe that if we all work together, whether you’re working inside the company or just a regular consumer, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of those around us” shares Tiu Lim.

For more information on National Sardines Day and Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program, visit Mega Sardines’ social media page – https://www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines/

Aloe Vera, The Clean Beauty Holy Grail Reshaping Hair Care

As attractive as they look like in a pot, aloe vera plants have been hailed as a natural ingredient with many positive skin benefits for thousands of years. Aloe vera leaves are full of gel-like texture that are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids.

Aloe Vera also contains enzymes that repair dead skin cells, while moisturizing the skin. It is rich in vitamins C and E which are nutrients that improve the skin’s elasticity, for a firmer and youthful look.

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Back in 2018, the rise of aloe vera gel tubs have taken over the Philippine beauty community. Aloe vera’s ability to soothe and provide hydration to the skin, boosted its popularity in the ever-humid country. And now aloe vera is proving to be an effective ingredient not only for the skin care world, but also the hair care industry.

Clean Beauty Transparency in Every Bottle
Transparency and sustainability are at the core of Herbal Essences bio:renew. As a catalyst for clean beauty, Herbal Essences continues with its mission to provide safe and non-toxic hair care options. And with the continued commitment to ingredient transparency in every bottle, all the high-quality botanicals and REAL plant extracts used are harvested sustainably and responsibly through various partners from all over the world. So, when they put a plant on our bottle label, it means it’s truly in there. Plus, all other plant and mineral ingredients undergo limited processing, which ensures a minimal blow on the carbon footprint.

Experience Plant Powered Showers with the Benefits of Aloe Vera. In its raw form, aloe vera can be used as a mild cleansing agent that gets rid of dirt and product build-up, while leaving hair smooth and with more volume. But if you’re not into rubbing plant leaves on your hair, you can also experience #PlantPowerInEveryShower with Herbal Essences bio:renew blend shampoos that contain real aloe vera, kelp, and histidine. It hydrates each strand to provide frizz control, adds shine, and nourishes dry hair — making hair soft, manageable, and smelling great.
Herbal Essences bio:renew shampoos are crafted with an amino acid called histidine, which acts as superfood for the hair trapping and neutralizing the elements that can cause damage in the hair — such as pollution, sun exposure, and even shower water. With the power of aloe vera, and other plant based ingredients, Herbal Essences bio:renew shampoos are pH-balanced and free of parabens, silicone, and colorants which make it color-safe to use for color-treated hair to bring out it’s natural beauty.

It’s never too late to join the clean beauty community this holiday season. Treat your scalp and hair with the best of nature and science in a bottle.

Shop the Herbal Essences bio:renew range through Lazada or Shopee and experience #PlantPowerInEveryShower.

Sa TM, DOBLE ang moments na FUNPINOY!

Lubos na nabago ang aspeto ng ating buhay dahil sa quarantine na naganap noong Marso 2020. Lahat ay hindi nakalabas, natigil ang mga paaralan, at kanselado na ang mga gimik at lakad. #HealthIsWealth ika nga, kaya’t marami sa atin ang nag pasyang manatili sa loob ng bahay para na rin sa ating ika-bubuti.

Sa mga taong-bahay, hindi na ito bagong balita, sapagkat sanay na sila na ang tambayan ay ang #HomeSweetHome. Sa iba naman, lalo’t sa mga kabataan, medjo nahirapan mag-adjust nung una kaya’t pursigido ang karamihan na maghanap ng libangan sa kanilang sariling pamamaraan. Kasama natin dito ang TM at ang kanilang bagong produktong EASYSURF 50 DOBLE DATA. DAHIL DOBLE ANG DATA, DOBLE NA ANG FUN.

https://www.tmtambayan.ph/easyplan.html

Biruin mo, sa EASYSURF 50 DOBLE DATA, dinoble na ang 2GB na pang-internet, may dagdag pang 3GB or 1GB/Day na pwedeng gamitin sa mga FunPINOY Packs! P50 lang at valid for 3 days! Ang 1GB/day na FunPinoy packs ay may choices na sakto sa trip niyo!

Kung mahilig kang mag Facebook, ML, TikTok, WeSing, at Youtube, piliin ang FunALIW pack para sa iba’t ibang aliw kahit ‘di pa pwedeng tumambay nang magkakasama.

Para sa GV na chika chika, may FunKWENTUHAN para sa Google Meet, Zoom, Messenger, Instagram, at Facebook! Ihanda na ang mga best pambahay look mo dahil maya-maya may video call na kayo ng barkada or mga ka-opisina.

Maraming mga naka-sale ngayon, add to cart pa more ba, Ka-TM? O baka naman rumaraket ka na rin sa pandemic na ‘to? May FunRAKET, para hanep din sa hanepbuhay! Kasama ang mga paboritong online shopping apps gaya na Lazada, Shoppee, pati Facebook at GCash!

Para kwela sa eskwela, may FUNARAL pack din pang-Google Suite o YouTube Learning! Saktong-sakto sa e-learning and research needs ng mga students at hindi ka pa bitin sa data na pang surf ng web.

‘Yan ang doble power to the people promo ng TM! Register na to EasySurf50, ngayon DOBLE DATA na! Just dial *143# at hanapin ang EASYSURF, o i-download ang TM App!

A MUST: online grocery delivery made easy by Pushkart.Ph

i have always loved “the” actual grocery shopping and even amidst this pandemic, i brave it still ‘coz when you love what you, you go and find ways to make sure it’s done.

i know, it’s covid season and people prefer to stay at home no matter what and limit their exposure by making sure their offsite visits are kept to a min.

being introduced to a lot of online happenings, i wasnt really all roused up to do such, because i thought it takes away the thrill, the action.

well guess what, coming from a skeptic like me, i find it much convenient nowadays, most espcially my grocery purchases. i learned about pushkart.ph from friends and they vouched for its convenience. when word of mouth gets to you, you heed. hehe. turns out, it saved me about 50% of the time i spend in the actual store: parking and parking fee, the queue, the unecessary stalling, etc. all gone. love it!

though it was quite of a challenge for me doing it the first time ‘coz my current iOS wasnt synced w/ the app hence i utilized the website to procure my goods, image not available for some products, limited item variation and a lil’ bit of a clicking issue. still, to a great degree, this app/website is indeed convenient and i’d give it a 7/10 stars.

an incremental 120php as grocer’s fee will be charged to your bill as well as a minimum of (either) 120php or 180php for a next day or same day schedule of deliveries. not bad i’d say.

in the event that there are some items that are out of stock, a personnel from the grocer’s near your chosen destination will call you and advise you accordingly. you can choose to opt for a different variant or ask for a refund instead – as K-redits or back to the originating bank deets you provided when you purchased your goods.

honestly, the after sales part was much appreciated and worthy of immense praise. the personnel who called me was down to earth, patient and proactice while the personnel who couriered my produce was a people person, kind and patient too – he waited an extra 2mins for me as i put on my eyebrow makeup prior to me leaving my room. haha.

i encourage y’all to try https://pushkart.ph/ and check their SOCMEDS too IG: @pushkart.ph | FB: pushkartph then DL the app via the App Store or the Play Store.

CHOWCIAO: WAVE HELLO TO DELICIOUS PIZZA AND ADDICTIVE CHICKEN

Some things are better together- cookies and warm milk, peanut butter and jelly, ham and eggs.

Introducing … the latest match made in heaven! It’s called CHOWCIAO FRIED CHICKEN AND PIZZA, the new kid in The Bistro Group’s block.

And to celebrate its launch ChowCiao has a Buy One Get One promotion starting on August 14.  Buy a whole pizza and get half a chicken.  Choose from Truffle, Three Meat, Hawaiian, Prosciutto Pizzas and from these chicken flavors-   Original Chicken, Honey Miso, Barbecue, Buffalo and Chipotle. You get to try both of their specialties. How’s that for an opening treat?

Conceptualized by executive corporate chef Josh Boutwood, ChowCiao’s dishes are prepared with honest ingredients, made with heart, delivered with pride and to be consumed with vigor and appetite. 

“Chow symbolizes the act of eating and Ciao is the well-known Italian greeting for ‘hello.’ “Italian- Italian American cuisine has always been a favorite of the local market and I, myself, love this iconic combination,” Chef Josh said. 

On the menu

Foodies, yuppies, creative minds, families…rejoice! Delicious pizza and addictive chicken are coming your way to knock you off your feet. 

Imagine that giddy feeling as you open a box of stacked with savory chicken alongside lip-smacking pizza. That’s how you’ll feel with ChowCiao’s dishes. The Fried Chicken comes in five mouth-watering flavors- Original, the spicier Buffalo, the Japanese-inspired Honey Miso & Furikake, the Sweet BBQ and the smokey Chipotle & Queso Fresco.

Hang in there for the pizza flavors because ChowCiao has definitely a lot to offer. In the red corner, there’s the classic  Margherita (tomato, mozzarella, basil);  Spicy Pepperoni(tomato, chili, pepperoni, mozzarella, oregano);  Prosciutto (tomato, mozzarella, oregano, arugula, prosciutto ham); the chunky Three-meat (omato, mozzarella, smoked bacon, fennel sausage, pepperoni, oregano); the Napolitana (tomato, olive, garlic, cherry tomatoes, anchovy  and Hawaiian (tomato, mozzarella, pineapple, smoked ham). 

If you are partial to white pizzas, you will most probably prefer to sink your teeth into these flavors: the aromatic Truffle(black truffle, mushroom, mozzarella, oregano);  Agliata (marinated garlic, oregano, cherry tomatoes); the ever-popular Four Cheese (mozzarella, gorgonzola, asiago, pecorino, romanocheeses) and Campagna (spinach, fennel sausage, mozzarella, chili).

To go with your chicken and pizzas, ChowCiao also offers Seasoned Wedges (Naked and Loaded) and Macaroni N Cheese.

ChowCiao will be open for dine-in starting August 19 at The Plaza at Arya Residences, BGC (mobile  – 09668543367). Delivery and take-out orders are also available. Follow ChowCiao on @chowciao_mnl

​With this new chicken-and-pizza concept, The Bistro Group once again ups the ante when it comes to simple yet chef-driven good food. ChowCiao’s no-frills dishes are  comforting to eat and guaranteed to please.

What are you waiting for? Say Ciao! to your new favorite chow!

SM Hypermarket Makes Staying Home Complete

As the new normal continues to be everyone’s day-to-day reality, people have found new ways to appreciate their homes. And the more time spent at home, the more people get to notice the areas that need improvement and the kind of upgrade necessary to make staying home more comfortable. Some simply want to level up their cooking skills and are looking for easy recipes to prepare for the family; while there are those who indulge in their newfound love for baking or gardening.
Staying true to having everything needed all under one roof, SM Hypermarket joins forces with big grocery brands to help shoppers adapt to and carry on this new staying-in lifestyle with SM Hypermarket’s Complete Home. The event puts in the spotlight the things every shopper needs to have a complete home like best-selling ingredients, cookware, furniture, kitchen gizmos, appliances, and more.


What’s more, shoppers get to enjoy tons of promos, discounts and freebies when they shop for their favorites! Get up to 25x bonus points on Purefoods Nuggets, Joy Dishwashing liquid and Nestle All-purpose cream. Also, there’s free Dari Crème butter when you buy Tender Juicy Hotdogs, buy 3 get 1 for Nestle Strawberry Yogurt, buy 1 take 1 on Eden Cheese, tipid bundles of Joy dishwashing liquid. Save up to 57% off on pillows, water containers, lunchboxes, electric kettles, grillers, rice cookers, steamers, mattresses, air-conditioners, and more! And on top of it all, shoppers get P50 off on delivery with a minimum P1,000 purchase on shop.smmarkets.ph At SM Hypermarket’s Complete Home, one’s budget has more power to do amazing things for the home.
Of course, not everyone is well adept in home improvement. There are those who just started living independently, workaholics that barely had time to stay put at home before, and those who simply didn’t care much before but do now. SM Hypermarket Complete Home not only showcases merchandise and amazing promos and discounts but also shares tips, hacks, and recipes in making everyone’s home complete.
There’s a lot of things going on at home that people who used to spend more time outside did not notice before. But now that lifestyles have been changed drastically, it’s the perfect time to really master the art of living at home. The goal is to turn the dwelling into a place to relax in an organized living space, recharge with good and delicious food, and take refuge in a home that you completed yourself. SM Hypermarket’s Complete Home is your perfect partner in building your very own complete home that will feed you enough inspiration, energy, and positivity to face tomorrow with a smile.

Watch my vlog about my SM Market Complete Home experience on IG: https://www.instagram.com/alwaysthefunnygirl/ and FB: https://www.facebook.com/FoodDeliciousFood/ 😻

A New Way To Care For Dry Skin.

Billions of people all over the world suffer from dry skin, and with the Philippines’ humid weather conditions, Filipinos assume that they do not need to moisturize, thus making them prone to having dry skin. Frequent handwashing due to the pandemic has also contributed to the increase in number of people with dry skin. While there are many regular users of products specially made for dry skin, they are still on the constant lookout for the next, better product available. 

Some of the go-to products of people with dry skin are usually composed of up to 70% water. When a product with that much water content comes into contact with skin, it immediately evaporates. Bio-Oil®, the world’s number 1 scar and stretch mark product, has come up with a new product that is 100% committed to help solve dry skin. 

Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel is made up of 87% oil, butter, and waxes, 10% humectants, and 3% water— leaving your skin moisturized even with a small amount of product. With its oil content that seeps through your skin, you’ll say bye to heavy applications as a little amount goes a long way. Truly less is more with Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel.

Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel can be used on areas prone to rough skin like elbows, hands, knees, legs, neck and even cracked heels. No need to worry that your skin will be left oily, as you only need a pea size amount per area to achieve the results you need.  

Praise for Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel 

A two-week trial was conducted by Ayton Global Research UK on 102 participants with dry skin. 92% agreed that the product immediately leaves the skin moisturized, 94% agreed that it’s easy to apply, and 96% agreed that a little goes a long way. Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel is proven to be effective without the need to apply generously. 

Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel comes in three sizes, 200ml (P795), 100ml (P495), and 50ml (P290) and is now available at Mercury Drug, Watsons, and BeautyMNL.

Visit bio-oil.com for more info or like Bio-Oil® on Facebook @biooilPH and on Instagram @biooilphilippines. Please show your support by posting with the hashtag#BioOilDrySkinGel.