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Sunday, October 11, 2015

AjiPanda™: Your Best Friend in the Kitchen

Do you enjoy cooking? Well, even if you won't, for sure you will use some spices and other products that will add flavor to what you are cooking. 

 I can recall back when I was small that my mom has been using Ajinamoto for cooking and she is still using it until now. Since I had been helping her to cook, I know the difference of the taste when there is no Ajinamoto seasoning or not. 


Well, today, our best friend in the kitchen now has a new look with a cute panda icon. It comes with all new packaging.

In a press release, it says that the "AjiPanda™ is a cute panda icon that conveys someone shy, caring, happy and loyal. It personifies how a humble pack or bottle of AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning fills the role of “Your Best Friend in the Kitchen” by offering an ever-reliable way of bringing out the natural goodness of food."

Its campaign features teen queen Kathryn Bernardo, who plays the role of Ina Macaspac in "Pangako Sa'yo," wherein she works as a cook. Well, I can say that her character in the soap opera is a good fit for Ajinomoto’s new campaign. Bernardo presents  the benefits of AjiPanda™ to a new generation of cooks and food lovers.

So, you will know, "AJI-NO-MOTO® comes from sugar cane, corn or cassava and is manufactured through the natural process of fermentation. " Hence, you do not have to worry because the product is safe, convenient and effective in making food taste delicious.

You will feel more confident in using it since it is simply a free glutamate, which is the most common among amino acids (the building blocks of protein). It provides the taste of umami to food similar to how sugar adds sweet taste or salt adds salty taste to food.

Curious of what Umami is? According to AjiPanda™, "Umami, is the fifth basic taste alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. It is the savory, rich and full taste we often experience in meat, seafood, cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms."

Consider the delightful composition of chicken, green papaya and malunggay in tinola or the medley of cheese, ham, pepperoni, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers on top of a pizza. The combinations and layers of these glutamate-rich ingredients make dishes very delicious and enjoyable.

Well, for sure, whenever you plan to cook, you will remember that AjiPanda™ is your best friend in the kitchen and it will help work wonders in your cooking so that you can share many happy meals with your family. Visit for healthy and delicious recipes.


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Childhood Cancer: A Battle Worth Fighting For Our Little Angels

childhood cancer

Today, we have a guest post about something really heartbreaking that is experienced by some kids around the globe. Yes, this is out of our control but with a simple step and in a simple way, we can make cancer-stricken kids feel special and loved.

The least thing that we want our precious young ones to experience is to get hurt and so our hearts are crushed into pieces when we see them ailing. They don’t deserve the teeniest bit of pain as they are only about to see the world and live it.

But in as much as colds is common, cancer has been too and it’s sad to know that it is. It gives us goose bumps – the Valentine Wigs people in particular and I’m sure you as well. Imagine how vulnerable our little angels are and how much fun it is to enjoy youth. We stand to be ambassadors of hope because we know how much a struggle it is to have to go through so much pain. It isn’t just your child that suffers but you being the parents who only dreamed for the best future for your young one.

At first, we’ll feel betrayed. Who wouldn’t? The big question will always be “Why my child?” But the monstrous Big C knows no exemptions. It’s ruthless. The worst thing that it ever does at most is not giving signs at all. While our little angel disasters are busy chasing fun around, symptoms may be shrugged away by adults thinking that those are one of their “pettiness”. It may be normal for kids telling their mums and dads about a certain headache because they can always complain about anything but taking time to check what’s really going on will help big time. We don’t want any crippling surprise only to find out it’s already the Big C that hit your little love.

But while it’s inevitable, all we can do is be a little bit more sensitive to our children’s pleas. They may not say it all kids that they are but there’s sometimes more to a fever than just chilling, more to flu than just muscle or joint pain. It might already be the nightmare of a Big C.

It’s a battle that might be hard to fight for as you’d think you’re left empty handed after only being able to take your young one to the hospital for treatments and can do nothing to ease the pain in between. Yet it’s a battle worth fighting for. We can only be strong enough for them and inspire them more as much as they do to us.

Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care Set by Trusted Health Products Review

I honestly didn't know that there is such thing as facial oils. When I heard about it, I was curious on what it can do to my skin and how it can improve my look as well.

Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care Set Review

Then here goes Beautiful Oil AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer by Trusted Health Products. I was sent two bottles of their Beautiful Skin Care System to test and review. Only that I wasn't given notice that the items were already available at the post office which is the reason why I wasn't able to review the products at once.


Beautiful Oil AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer

I was surprised when I opened the package and saw my name on it. I was like, "Wow! That's my name!" It says, "Amazingly Beautiful Kareen" and there were two bottles, one for the morning use and the other for the evening use. With that label bearing my name, it reminds me that I can stay beautiful 24/7, both day and night! It comes in a glass dark bottle which is the recommended way to store 100% natural products. Both of the oils are in 15 ml / 0.5 oz bottles.

The AM Moisturizer has a white label while the PM Revitalizer has a blue label. Whenever you order the beauty set, you will get a personalized bottle. Isn't that sweet?


The smell seems therapeutic. I don't hate it and I don't love it as well. It is just okay especially that the scent really smells natural and you'd feel healthy and feel amazingly beautiful merely by smelling it.


Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care Set Ingredients

The AM oil is made from 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado and olive while the PM oil is made from 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, evening primrose and apricot.

All natural ingredients right?

Benefits of the Oil

Now, let us take a look at what the ingredients can give your skin.

Almond is high in vitamin E and also contains vitamins (A & B) that would delay the appearance of wrinkles. It would also moisturize the skin and it has a good anti-inflammatory effect.

Orange is known as an antioxidant which can help uplift your mood, emotions and mind especially in the morning. It can also be a big help for acne and cellular regeneration. Meanwhile, Olive helps to prevent the clogging of pores and it penetrates deep into the skin while giving a cleansing effect. It is also rich in vitamin E.

Lemon has antiseptic properties that could help fight tired-looking skin while Avocado is a good solution for dry and itchy skin since it can help in the increased production of collagen resulting into a healthy skin.

The PM revitalizer has Evening primrose that is rich in (omega-6) fatty acids that could maintain the balance of moisture and improve the skin's elasticity resulting into a glowing skin. It also has Vitamin E and A containing Apricot Oil which can be helpful to moisturize and nourish the skin since it would aid in firming and toning your skin.

And here are the overall benefits you can get from the facial oil set:

benefits of Amazingly Beautiful
How to Use 

Trusted Health Products

Of course, it is important that you follow instructions in order to see the results. Both the bottles have built in dropper that makes it easy to use. Each bottle would last for 2 months or more, depending on your usage. Yes, the bottles are small but it last that long!

According to directions, you can put 2-3 drops on your palms and rub on it the face and neck. But for new users, you would need more drops. In my case, I use 4-6 drops and I gently scatter it on my face and neck. If there are excess oils, use a tissue to absorb remaining oils. Let the rest of the oil absorb on your skin completely. When the oil is dry, you can apply makeup in the morning.

Do the same on the PM revitalizer after you wash your face and have removed the makeup.


Well, I have just used the oil for 5 days but I can feel the changes little by little. There is more glow on my skin and it has a luminous effect. I can feel like I'm being cleansed despite putting makeup during the day. The Beautiful Skin Care System is a good way to bring back the natural moisture and oils on your face.

When using it, you should expect to see a breakout on the skin for the first days of usage which is a good sign since it means that your skin is cleansed and removing excessive oil as well as toxins. Do not get discouraged on the cleansing period because the effect you will get after it will be very fulfilling for sure!

So, interested to try these facial oils? You can get it from the Trusted Health Products website at $24.97 each or $44.94 as a set. For sure, you will also experience a big change on your skin after weeks and months of usage!

Getting a younger looking skin isn't that hard after all! Plus, you will look very beautiful both day and night.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Involving Our Little Loves in the Kitchen

Our little loves are undeniably the greatest treasures we’ll ever have. But just the same, they can be a handful. You’ll probably see them in one room still watching television and the next thing you know, they’ve already conquered your room with all your clothes and make up shattered. But they are our little darlings and we’ve been little tornados too!

There are things that we want we want our kids to learn. One of them is how they can be a part of the kitchen. At first, it will seem way too impossible. Just the thought of allowing them into the kitchen will seem like a nightmare. But calm down mommy… Let’s make it possible. Because who else can be the rightful teacher to lead their way to the kitchen if not you? If it won’t be now, when do you think will be the right time?

kids in the kitchen

It’s fun if you take your little one shopping. It’s a way to get them used to where you go to purchase healthy food. You can talk about the names of the veggies and fruits, the colors… You’ll see how much their eyes will shine knowing that they’re learning new stuff. You may ask them to put some items in the cart or even carry a little shopping bag with them. They love attention. That’s what you’re going to give. Just in a little responsible way.

Bella has mastered her grocery shopping skills. As a matter of fact, she would get whatever she wants even if it is no longer important! Lol. But she knows what she needs, especially the food she wants to eat from biscuits to fruits. Once they get familiar with food and the ingredients you use for cooking, they would surely be excited to help in food preparation and cooking.

You may also start off by letting them in with their kitchen toys. Show them how it’s done with the food preparation. It’s the fun way of “learning by doing”. The next time they already can, you may already let your little love join in with measuring ingredients and show him how to keep it orderly in the kitchen. Don’t be frustrated if they can’t make it right away. We’ve gone through childhood. For sure we weren’t that easy on tasks. (*wink!) Just make sure that when you do this with your little angel, your time isn’t limited. That’s to keep the stress away.

kids help kitchen

Many times, Bella would watch me or my mom cook. I know she is interested in what we are doing because every time we prepare something, she would drag a chair and watch. She would even try to get involved. Well, you can give them tasks in the kitchen too. While making some munchkins, I let Bella roll them on candy sprinkles so that she will feel her involvement in making her fave treats.

Sometimes, I would even let her mix the pancake mixture. But with supervision of course. With this, they will be happy knowing that they were able to help and that they also exerted effort in preparing their favorite food.

So, don't be hesitant to let your kids join you in the kitchen. It would be so much fun. I swear. But of course, let them do the easy tasks. Start by merely letting them hand you the spoon or get some water or something like that. Then as they grow older, give them harder tasks. Nothing is impossible for out little loves.

kitchen kids

You’re a super mom. Believe that you are. It’s always a test in the beginning but the rewards when you see your little love learn his or her way to helping you out, it would definitely be priceless!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Video: Teaching Kids Through Experience

"Teach your children to fish so they can feed themselves." Yes, it is indeed true that experience is the best teacher. Let experience teach your kids to grow and learn and improve by themselves. This way, they will be able to succeed even with little aid from you. Of course, support from the parents is important. But you would feel successful as a parent if your child could stand on his or her own feet. This means that they weren't spoon-fed all the time and that the more important things in life were crystal clear in their own eyes and they were able to understand it.

teach kids video

Once kids learn by observing and through experience, they are not just "learning" or getting additional "knowledge." They are developing themselves. They are creating their own names and molding their own personalities and characters that they need in order to be successful in the near future. It would also be easier for them to overcome problems, troubles and face various issues in life. They will be stronger individuals and will never be labeled as "cry babies" or someone who couldn't do things without the parents.

I came across this video that will open our eyes about how to effectively teach the kids. Life isn't about ABCs and 123s. It is about reality and experience.

Teach your children to fish so that they can feed themselves. :)
Posted by OMG Social on Monday, April 13, 2015

So, what realizations did you make after watching this video? Share it on the comment section below.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

'My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games' Sneak Peak, Spoilers & Trailers

I love My Little Pony. Of course, Bella likes them too. But she didn't like them when they turned into Esquestria Girls,maybe because she is still young and she wanted to see them as JUST ponies. But then again, I was excited when I first watched their human version. Actually, Bella watched the movie too even if she wasn't very happy about the transformation. I could say, she enjoyed the movie. Guess she realized that her favorite ponies' human versions weren't that bad after all. Lol!

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

Excited for the upcoming 'My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games' animated movie? I know you are! If you liked the Equestria Girls and the Rainbow Rocks, for sure, you will love this movie too which will be released on October 13, 2015.

The synopsis of the upcoming movie says, "Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition – The Friendship Games. Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to avoid the appearance of impropriety while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic – this world’s TWILIGHT SPARKLE!"

SPOILERS AHEAD! If you want to know the spoilers, and then continue reading, if not, just pre-order your movie.

In this animated movie, Twilight Sparkle will make a necklace that turned her into a monster since it stole the powers of Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Pinkie Pie. Apparently, she is in big trouble and would need some help.

“She didn’t know it would turn her into a monster. But Sunset Shimmer stopped her. And the bad girls from the different school, Crystal Prep, just changed their minds,” according to Yahoo TV.

Crystal Prep Twilight Sparkle will look different here because she will still learn the Magic of Friendship, although she has the same personality as the Twilight we loved from MLP.

The movie is packed with new songs and new characters, as well as awesome new outfits, which will surely make you feel even more excited!

"My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games" premiere on Discovery Family at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 26. It will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and available for digital download on October 13.

Here is a short sizzle upload by ShoutKids on YouTube:

You can pre-order the movie here:

And if you haven't watched the other MLP: Equestria Girls movies, you can either rent the movies or buy them:

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Floral Favorites for All-Time Events from Dress PH

I'm a woman who's a fan of Floral designed clothing.  Well, I guess most of us love dresses and clothing with florals. These days, flower prints are a trend. But it doesn't need to be floral prints all the time. It could also be fabric flowers or lace or whatever that takes the shape and form of a flower.

Whenever I go shopping, floral prints, laces, or embellishments capture 100% of my attention. Why not? Clothes with this embellishments would always be a head turner from blouses to dresses. I have seen many clothes that will surely look lovely when worn. But not those that are overly designed and very flattering.

Since many of us ladies love clothes with floral designs, I am going to share to you some beautiful cocktail dresses that I came across online. Aside from the beautiful dresses they have, Dress PH also offer them in very affordable prices.

Hence, I am going to share to you some beautiful floral-inspired cocktail dresses that I have seen from their website. I have chosen two of my favorites as well as that of my girly friend.

White and Red Chiffon Off Shoulder Short Dress

white red cocktail dress

I always love anything that is red and white. This would be a gorgeous dress to wear to prom with the floral details on the upper part. Actually it isn't an off shoulder dress like the name suggests. Its a tube. But whatever it is, that red bow sure is stunning!

Pink Floral Chiffon Short Dress for Cocktail Party Casual

floral dress

A beautiful casual dress that is made from chiffon with beautiful floral prints. I like it that it has a collar like that. Its stripes is nice too. This surely looked perfect with a hat!

Lovely, right? And here are more too that my friend loves:

Pink Lace Floral Short Dress for Cocktail Party Bridesmaid Prom

cocktail dress

This short dress is Pink (almost Old Rose in color) and looks pretty amazing on the back due to its lace and V-cut on the skirt. I can imagine myself wearing it with a pair of ballerina shoes. What do you think?

Green Lace Chiffon Short Sleeves Short Dress for Cocktail Party Casual Evening

floral dress

Available in 4 sizes (S,M,L,XL) this chiffon floral dress has caught my simple taste. I love looking at the white printed designs that look ultra classic!

I can't get enough of these dresses! I'm sure that if you head over to their website, you will see more beautiful dresses for parties, weddings or even just for casual days. You can even wear some of their dresses to church or Sunday worship. actually has over a hundred new arrivals that will help you choose the right design for you on whatever occasions!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Everything is written by me and is not influenced by the sponsor.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Ultimate Guide in Choosing the Best Food for Babies (Infographics)

Of course, we always make sure that our babies would eat the right food at the right amount. What they eat while still babies could have a huge effect on them as they grow up. That is why we have to start early and make sure that they are eating healthy food while still young.

Choosing food for babies is a crucial thing for moms because we always want to make sure that they will acquire their much needed vitamins, minerals and nutrients from it. Food cooked in your kitchen would be best but if you do not have the luxury of time to cook (especially for working moms), then you can try some ready to eat or easy to prepare food for the babies.

baby eating

I can recall, that when Bella was still a baby, I would cook mashed potatoes for her and even mash some rice with some vegetable soup. She would also eat squash too. Aside from that, I also let her eat Gerber and Cerelac on various flavors like peaches, peas, banana, chicken and others. There are so many flavors to choose from, each one could provide various nutrients to the baby. I could say that because she got used eating vegetables and healthy food while still a baby, she still love to eat veggies up to this date and would steer away for anything that is too sweet like candies. I know. I know you are srrprised because most kids hate veggies and love candies. Luckily, Bella is the other way around.

Going back to the food for babies, I have found a very helpful infographic that tells us what kind of food we can get for the baby, what to avoid, what certain food are perfect for specific ages, and others. Scroll down and take a look at the important information from this infographic.


Want to check this infographic from time to time to guide you in choosing the best food for your baby? Bookmark this post and get back to it when you want to. Also, don't forget to share this to your friends who are expecting or have babies.

Infographic Source: New Born Baby Zone
Veggies Image Credit: Preachers Institute

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tips to Choose the Right Rubbish Removal Service

There is no reason to pay an arm and a leg to get rid of some trash.  Rubbish removal should be simple and affordable, and if you're not getting a fair shake in this regard, this article's for you.  Below are listed several tips to consider when looking for a rubbish removal service in Sydney.  There is obviously a variety of options throughout Sydney's metropolitan massiveness, so these indicators should serve to help separate the sheep from the goats.

garbage removal service

One thing to look for with a cost-effective rubbish removal service is environmental consciousness.  If you're saving tons of money on rubbish removal, but as a result, the environment becomes steadily more disgusting, then there will just be a future filled with more and greater rubbish.  Environmentally friendly options help clean not just your individual trash heap, but that of entire communities.  A cheap service that isn't environmentally friendly could end up poisoning air or water in a town or city.  So, be sure to find a service that won't harm the environment through its cost-effective services.

Why not find a service where you can make a booking and arrange to have your rubbish removed on your schedule?  The better rubbish removal agencies offer this very exigency, and if you see as much, take it as a sign they're worth your time.

Also, Sydney is a veritable metropolitan juggernaut, so look for rubbish removal services that cater to a wider area than just the proper city area.  Ideally, you're looking for a rubbish removal service that provides for Sydney and all the surrounding suburbs.  Considering the size of the city and its suburbs, a simple examination of mathematical variables will demonstrate the proficiency of the service.  If there are ten thousand customers, rather than one thousand, it will naturally require a true organisation to see to them all.  This organisation will thence have a variety of measures in place to ensure that the promises it makes are ably kept.  So, there will be good, personable customer service, flexible offerings, and well-rounded, easy to get along with personnel.

Next, you're looking for a free quote.  Always look for a free quote.  Any organisation that can't even offer a free quote probably doesn't have services worth quoting.  They know that you're not likely to acquire their services, so they force you to ensure this purchase by paying for a quote before anything is even done.  What shady, underhanded business charging for quotes can be!  So find a rubbish service that doesn't stoop so low.

Their service should be on-site, too.  Isn't that a given?  What person in their right mind packs up the back of a pickup every week with a hundred kilos of refuse?  It doesn't make any sense.  There should be no more difficulty involved than dragging the trashcan to the curb when the time is right.

Free quotes, on-site service, cost-effective service, and environmentally conscious operations are four important things to take into consideration when looking for a professional rubbish removal service.  On top of that is the area to which the service caters--it can't just be Sydney proper.  If it is, you're looking at an increased likelihood of sub-par service. 

Rubbish Removal Sydney, if the name isn't enough of an indicator, is a rubbish service that specifically works to remove all the trash around Sydney and its suburbs. With reasonable rates, personable personnel, and the ability to schedule removal on your own terms, it's easy to see why this service is at the top of the list for many local Sydney residents.