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Easy meals, baked goodies, and more with Midea

Molten Chocolate Cake

When people think of microwave ovens, it is most often that they think about it as a way to reheat their meals. While it does very well in reheating food, only a few would dare to cook their food in a microwave oven. Most of them are afraid that they may put in the wrong setting and as a result, have burned food instead. A better understanding of the microwave settings would definitely take off the fear that bothers most people in cooking with a microwave oven and gain more confidence in cooking quick and easy meals.

Midea, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances, understands such challenges for those relying on the wonders of a microwave oven and those who are living a fast-paced lifestyle. Midea is all about surprising their customers with home solutions that are very easy to use and give them the confidence in using these products in their everyday life. With all the quick settings at a push of a button, cooking meals in a microwave oven has been made very easy— from their favorite bacon and eggs breakfast and a hearty mac n’ cheese meal. Not most people know though, that they could also bake with a microwave oven, and Midea has one simple baking recipe that everyone can do.

With the help of Midea’s Microwave Oven, people can now enjoy a chocolatey molten lava cake in just minutes, from preparation to cooking. All they have to do is to prepare the ingredients – Cake Base, 60g All Purpose Flour, 45g White Sugr, 45g Cocoa Powder, 1 pc Egg, 45ml Milk, 30ml Canola Oil, 15ml Melted Butter, 3 pieces of 20g Milk Chocolate balls, pinch of salt, and a 1.5L Vanilla Tub Ice Cream – and follow these instructions: (1) Sift the flour, salt, and cocoa powder, then mix it all together. (2) Separate the yolk from egg whites, then whip the egg whites to peak and cream the yolk with sugar. (3) Combine milk, oil, and butter into the egg whites, then slowly add the flour mix into the bowl, after which, fold the egg yolks within the mix until every ingredient is incorporated.

Ceramic mugs, or alternatively, silicone molds can be used, (4) just make sure that it is lined with butter before filling it in with the mix. (5) Fill half of the mold then put in a chocolate ball in the center, before filling it up again with the mix. (6) Make sure to gently tap the mold to let the mix set properly in the mold. (7) It only takes 1 minute and 10 seconds in the oven at medium heat. (8) Let it cool down for 1-2 minutes before serving it on a plate or straight from the mug— (9) best with a scoop of Selecta Vanilla Ice Cream on top.

They could do all these and many other microwave baking recipes they could find online. All they have to do is follow the recipe and they are on their way to a great time at home indulging their favorite desserts with their family or friends. This quick and easy way of preparing and cooking food will also come in handy when the unsuspected happens like surprise guests coming over for a visit, or, the need to replenish party food on the table, Midea Microwave Ovens are there to keep things going without breaking a sweat.

Creating meals fast is just one of the friendly solutions a Midea Microwave Oven offers, it’s also cost-efficient. For both manual and digital models, the microwave oven will only cost you Php 1.00 on electricity per 3 minutes of cooking. That is already enough for several food items being cooked in a flash. Since cooking in a microwave oven doesn’t need much oil, the food comes with 10% less fat compared to conventional frying in a pan. Meals cooked from the Midea Microwave becomes healthier too because food that is cooked fast retain more nutrients than those cooked through the conventional method.

Cooking in a microwave oven shouldn’t be something to be afraid of. Instead, it should be taken as a solution to the challenge of keeping up with the fast-paced lifestyle of the world. With Midea’s lineup of microwave ovens, everyone can easily learn how to cook in a flash easily with flair and finesse.

For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at http://midea.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MideaPhilippines.

About Midea

Midea, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines! Midea is also a part of Forbes Fortune 500 companies with a market cap of $31.5 Billion as of May 2017.

In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), Midea’s global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC’s Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world class brand a better understanding of the Filipino’s needs.

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MARRY ME AT MARRIOTT 5TH Year

WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT MARRY ME AT MARRIOTT IS STILL THE MOST COVETED BRIDAL SHOW 

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On July 24, there is one common talk of the town – #MarryMeAtMarriott by Manila Marriott Hotel. Prime movers in the wedding industry, most stylish influencers, media personalities across print and online, and soon-to-wed couples, have gathered in this phenomenal event and unapologetic of flooding social media timelines of what you might have missed out. Staged in the most coveted event address, Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marry Me at Marriott is earned its well-deserved trademark to be the country’s top bridal show – and more – for spectacles, sumptuous spread and surprises that continues to get bigger and better each year.

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One of the towering wedding cakes by Marriott displayed at the Skybridge that welcomed the guests to the Grand Ballroom. This 7-tier, 40-inch high cake with that signature miniature of a couple for that dramatic touch embodies classic extravagance. One of the intricately designed wedding cakes by Marriott called “Luck and Love” – 7 –tier fondant cake showcasing a balance between artistry and innovation.
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Executive Chef Meik Brammer showcased another astounding feast that left the thousands of guests satisfied and filled. 

THE WEDDING MUST-HAVE’S

On its 5th year, Manila Marriott Hotel proved once again its commitment in making grand weddings come to life. Just when you thought you have seen it all, the hotel left everyone in awe of the many tricks they were able to pull up their sleeves.

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The opening is already a showstopper: a chic Mercedes Benz SLC bridal car drove down the runway, portraying how every Marriott wedding could start with a grand entrance. Even the last to strut down is a sleek Mercedes Benz SLC convertible driven by the dapper Alden Richards. How they did it? These stylish cars accessed the Grand Ballroom through the two car lifts for a seamless choreography.

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In between the plethora of bridal collections, stellar performances exhibited how creative weddings at Marriott could be. First of which is an electrifying aerial dance, an acrobatics from a fabric hung on the Grand Ballroom’s 12-meter high ceiling. While the two dancers the work the fabrics, an 8-tier (height) wedding cake descended from the ceiling, leading to a symbolic slicing of the cake scene. The string ensemble by in-demand wedding instrumentalist, Bernie Pasamba, cued in the dreamy fall of rose petals while endearing little girls walk through it. Just like the first dance of the newlyweds, Manila’s top dance group, G-force, rocked the entire runway with a romantic-to-upbeat flash mob performance. After the finale collection, the trio group Groomsmen gave a hair-raising serenade. Now, those are incredible elements you can include in your Marriott wedding.

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Two silk aerialists in an electrifying acrobatics while an 8-tier wedding cake descended from the ceiling, for that symbolic slicing of the cake
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Most in-demand dance group, G-Force, sashayed on the runway for a flash mob choreography

RECEPTION TO IMPRESS

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A closer look on the sumptuous spread by their award winning culinary team that includes a variety of appetizers, savories and desserts.

Right before the show, guests already enjoyed a feast for their appetites at the spacious foyer of the Grand Ballroom. A long-stretch of appetizers, savories and desserts overflowed for the 1,000 invited guests. Entrees included a handful variations of California roll on an ice-carving, delish canapes, bourbon smoked pork leg, and organic vegetables. An extra cheese was added to the romantic event on a huge table of locally-sourced cheese paired with German bread, a recipe by their Executive Chef Meik Brammer.

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The plush dessert table alone has cakes, cupcakes, homemade marshmallows, macarons, fresh fruits chocolates and vegan bars. And, guests can’t resist swarming Manila’s biggest iron pan filled to the rim of beef stew. Complementing the sumptuous food are endless servings of sparkling, red and white wines.

AN EYE FOR DETAILS

The grand experience began right upon arrival. Guests were dropped off at the West Wing, their newest expansion development that adds 228 premium rooms and suites. Then, they were ushered to the Skybridge, the modern connection between the Main Hotel, West Wing and Marriott Grand Ballroom. Marriott wedding cakes lined up at the Skybridge; each made with fondant, delicately hand-painted and embellished with edible pastillage.

The fragrance of fresh flowers welcomed the guests at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Today’s top event stylists, Gideon Hermosa, Michael Ruiz and Teddy Manuel – or best known as the GMT, collaborated for the first time in Marry Me at Marriott. The incredible trio designed the opulent floral installations, chandeliers and drapes that accentuated the venue.

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The ballroom’s professional high steel platforms and catwalks made the heavy-duty design and lights of the show. All seats are prime with the 3ft by 8ft rise panels to create 8-row bleachers, to provide all 1,500 guests with an unobstructed view of the show.

MOST TALKED ABOUT BRIDAL PARADE

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Michael Leyva’s main muse, Anne Curtis

 

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Headlining the bridal show is the alluring mix of collections from famed local designers, Avel Bacudio, Hannah Kong and Happy Andrada and Michael Leyva. Each designer showcased unique style that any bride personality could associate with. Amongst the stunning and towering models were influential celebrities and personalities who walked as muses. Michael Leyva opened the show with young designer Patty Ang and closed it with a bang with Anne Curtis. Happy Andrada came next with her bridesmaids squad Lorin and Venice Gutierrez, and Janeena Chan. Most adorable flower girls opened for Hannah Kong, Kathleena Tan (daughter of Kevin Tan) and Aria Gutierrez (daughter of Gutierrez); ravishing ladies closed for her including Maricar Reyes-Poon, Tricia Gosingtian and Olympian Hidilyn Diaz. Avel Bacudio is the perfect finale with dashing grooms, Sam Wilson and Alden Richards.

MEMORIES FOR KEEPS

As if the entire night wasn’t a treat already, Manila Marriott Hotel partnered with luxury brands for special giveaways as a cherry-on-top to the guests. Four stunning ladies got a bundle of lipsticks from Bobbi Brown, 4 head-stunners received the newly launced perfume products of Jo Malone London, one stylish woman won a salon party from Extraordinail, huge bags of high-quality hair extensions were given by Tokyo Posh, two couples won premium timepieces from Skagen, and one lucky winner won a one-year membership in Club Marriott.

To end the night, four winners were had a “happily ever after” moment as they got the most coveted staycation in Marriott’s 261 sq.meter Chairman Suite at the new West Wing.

Manila Marriott Hotel holds this annual event to give a tease on how committed they are on making every wedding grand in every way. Now you can have yours too, all you need to ask is “Will you marry me at Marriott?
and call (02) 988-9999 or visit manilamarriott.com.

To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/Marriotthotelmanila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter, and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

 

 

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Super Sandwiches, Super Easy!

Nowadays, everyone is always busy and on the go. The kids are rushing to school and playdates. Dads and Moms are always in a hurry to meetings for work and at the same time also rushing to complete all the family activities needed within the day.

Because the family’s always in a rush, super Moms like you want to make sure you send them off with food that is satisfying and can be eaten on the go. And there’s no better food than a good and filling sandwich, especially one that’s made with NeuBake Super Slice.

But since you’re also pressed for time, you want sandwiches that are easy to prepare. That’s why NeuBake is giving you some ideas on how to prepare super yummy sandwiches filled with simple ingredients or even your leftovers.

TUNA PINEAPPLE SANDWICH

  • 1 can tuna
  • 115 g pineapple tidbits
  • 1 pc red onion, small
  • 10 slices of NeuBake Super Slice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Gather all the ingredients. Mix drained canned tuna, sliced pineapple tidbits and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Take one slice of Neubake Super Slice White Bread, fill with the tuna-pineapple mixture. Cover with another slice of Neubake.

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CHICKEN ADOBO FLAKES SANDWICH

  • 2 serving of left over adobo, shredded
  • ¼ cup cucumber
  • 5 tsp mayonnaise
  • 10 slices of NeuBake Super Slice

Gather all the ingredients. Shred the left over adobo. Take one slice of Neubake Super Slice White Bread, spread 1 tsp of mayonnaise then fill with shredded adobo, cucumber and lastly top with another slice of Neubake.

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TORTA GINILING SANDWICH

  • 1 serving of left over giniling
  • 3 pcs egg
  • 10 slices of NeuBake Super Slice

Mix left over giniling and whole eggs, beat until just blended and pan fry until golden brown. Take  one slice of Neubake Super Slice White Bread and fill in with torta giniling, spread ketchup on top. Cover with another slice of Neubake.

These are just some ways you can do to prepare quick and delicious sandwiches for the family. Whatever sandwich you make, it’s sure to be super filling because of NeuBake. And the great news is that NeuBake Super Slice comes in a Super Tipid pack. For only P29, you get 10 super slices of this delicious white bread that’s perfect for sandwiches. You can make up to five sandwiches that your family will surely enjoy.

NeuBake Super Slice is available in all leading supermarkets and stores nationwide. Just look for the unique Super Tipid pack. And if you’re looking for more sandwich ideas and recipes of NeuBake Super, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Neubakeph/.

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A Heritage of Health and Wellness in the Kitchen

Innovative tools make health revolution easier for Filipinos

Majority of Filipinos lead busy lifestyles that do not leave much time to make healthy food choices nowadays. However, recent data actually show that many individuals are inclined towards making healthier food choices despite the nature of their schedules. The study by Kantar Worldpanel, an international consumer knowledge company, supports that many Pinoys are now opting for ‘lighter’ and more nutritious food.

The shift towards healthier choices puts into the forefront the benefits of shifting to a “do-it-in-your-own-kitchen” type of lifestyle. Unlike the number of products available in stores that are processed and full of unhealthy ingredients, going the homemade route gives the consumer proper control over nutritional properties. Admittedly, doing this used to be tasking before, until innovative kitchen technology, fortunately, stepped up to provide even the most health conscious of individuals with tools to do it on their own.

MISSO

Case in point, the MISSO s2o Seed-to-Oil Wonder Extractor. Originating from Seoul, Korea, this innovative seed oil extractor came from the very same creators of equally well-known brand Matstone, which has carved its niche and secured its place in the healthy slow juicing category.

Seed oils offer a range of benefits, from health to beauty. For example, did you know that sesame oil can help reduce blood pressure, improve heart health, and improve hair and skin? Sesame oil, moreover, is also a good alternative to normal vegetable oil because it is healthier and provides distinct flavor to dishes as well.

Before the actual launch of Wonder Extractor, the oil extractor was first offered by Matstone as an optional attachment for their juicers.  The company finally decided to develop a separate extracting machine after realizing the demand for the product. Nowadays, MISSO is known as one of the leaders in kitchen tools specializing in all-natural health and beauty goodness.

With two decades of specializing and developing its slow juicing and extracting technology, MISSO promises the same efficacy and consumer-friendly design of its products. The Misso s2o Seed-to-oil Wonder Extractor can extract 100% natural oil from small seeds like black sesame, flax, chia, red chili, and perilla seeds, to name a few.

The product is designed to have a safe and durable design that can extract 100-120 ml of oil in 5 minutes or less. The model is also easy-to-clean to fit the on-the-go nature of busy household heads nowadays.

When using the MISSO s2o Seed-to-oil Wonder Extractor, it is suggested to use seeds that have already been warmed in the microwave for a minute. Using frozen or cold seeds may hinder proper oil extraction as well as feeding the extractor with large quantities of seeds.

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MISSO’s colorful history and link to Matstone establishes how the brand has given birth to a new paradigm of healthy lifestyle. Over the course of 20 years, the company has secured patents on some of the most advanced kitchen technologies like the oil extractor, which they have officially patented in 2000, and the multi-purpose juice extractor in 2002 which is a result of past juicing technology patents the years before. Nowadays, Matstone, the originator of MISSO, prides itself for the true multi-functionality of its products (from juicing, slicing, to grinding) and for providing health-buffs an easier time whipping healthier options in their own kitchens.

As for MISSO, its oil extractor is already well on its way of doing the same. It is currently named a 2017 Korea Superb Brand Awardee for giving every consumer a chance to pursue a healthy lifestyle without having to rely too much on store-bought options.

MISSO is currently being distributed in the Philippines by the IAJ Wellness Corporation (IAJWC). The leading promoter of wellness and healthy lifestyle brands are also handling other kitchen partners like Breville, an Australian brand specializing in culinary tools designed for the health-conscious.

MISSO® s2o Seed-to-Oil Wonder Extractor is exclusively distributed by IAJ Wellness Corporation.  IAJ Wellness Corporation is also the distributor of premium brands like Australian appliance brand, Breville, Matstone & Goodsphere, the air-revitalizer and is a proud member of the WOW Group. To know more about Misso s2O, visit www.misso.com.ph or find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @MissoPH.

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Explore a fresh-faced Hong Kong with Cebu Pacific Air

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Experience Hong Kong with fresh eyes, as the region hikes up treats, deals and discounts to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the former British territory’s handover to China. To mark two decades of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Cebu Pacific boosts the frequency of its Manila-Hong Kong route by 50%.

One of the most popular destinations in Asia, Hong Kong has been pulling all the stops to mark the historic milestone. Lavish decorations and banners are seen upon arriving at the Hong Kong airport and other entry points to the destination. Giant traditional lanterns are also displayed in Central to promote this vital part of the Chinese heritage. Special workshops for lantern-making are also scheduled until the end of July.

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The festivities kicked off with a “super fireworks wall,” a 23-minute pyrotechnic display will be multimedia extravaganza with components like LED screens and beam lights to go with synchronized music. Said to be the city’s most expensive fireworks event since 1997, it measures 1,250 meters long and 300 meters high is set to light up the Hong Kong skyline over the famous Victoria Harbour.  Accompanying beam lights were projected from Causeway Bay to adorn the fireworks and give a 3D effect to the whole performance.

Fun-loving travelers looking to be a part of the merrymaking are in for a treat, as Cebu Pacific will be sending off more of its fleet to Hong Kong starting this month. The airline is flying three times a day, or 21 flights weekly, between Manila and Hong Kong. Travelers coming in can enjoy more spacious seating and modern ambience as the airline trades up its A320 Hong Kong-bound fleet for the Airbus A330s.

“Bigger aircraft means more seats and lower fares for the Manila-Hong Kong route. We look forward to bringing everyJuan on a two-hour plane trip to experience the historic twenty-year milestone in Hong Kong’s history, or revisit the city with fresh eyes,” said Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution.

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Another guest also reappears to celebrate the 20th Handover Anniversary. Hong Kong’s online sensation, the Rubber Duck, is back after generating waves online. This time, the inflatable installation takes the limelight while in dry land, next to the anniversary’s equally adorable display, the longevity buns.

Around the city, eyes will wander to the open spaces beautified by designers and local artists. Select flights of stairs will be embellished with flower patters from the Hong Kong Museum of Art collection; and museums will carry special exhibits, including the on-going display of the 126 pieces sourced from Louvre, France.

Beyond the cityscape and the urban vibe of Hong Kong, visitors can enjoy attractions in the outlying islands. The remote Po Lin Monastery, hidden away by lush mountains on Lantau Island, is revered for its 111-foot Tian Tan Buddha statue, which faces north towards Mainland China. Hiking trails and outdoor adventures also offer a scenic way to discover Hong Kong’s storied past.

Fly and discover more of Hong Kong today.  Aside from Manila, CEB offers direct flights from its Clark hub to the destination and flies 10 times weekly using the 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. Iloilo flights to Hong Kong are scheduled three times weekly, while Cebu flights to the destination are scheduled daily.

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Exploring Japan on a Shoestring with Karaksa Hotel

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Every Pinoy traveler’s dream destination includes The Land of the Rising Sun. And why wouldn’t it be, the place is screaming with so much culture and life, and every attraction is bucket-list worthy: the gleaming temples and architectures, modern cityscapes a la sci-fi film, stunning parks in vibrant colors, heavenly hot springs—all begging to be explored. Its fusion of ancient traditions and modern technology makes it an endless discovery and a country that holds a lot of surprises. In fact, Japan is the fourth most-visited country in Asia last year according to the World Tourism Organization, so it’s no doubt that it’s on top of most people’s bucket lists.

Kyoto: A time-warp to old century Japan

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If Tokyo is the loud, beating heart of Japan, Kyoto is its more peaceful soul. This city is bursting with history and tradition, you’ll be amazed with how its century-old culture and architectures have remained intact up to this day.

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Walk through the green wonderland that is the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, pass by the historic castles dating from ancient eras, admire the aesthetic pathway of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and experience the Japanese way of life by trying the delectable cuisine like the Kyoto’s popular kaiseki meal. One of the city’s highlights is the Kinkaku-ji, also called the golden pavilion, which sits in a lush of greenery surrounded by water where you can be one with nature. A trip to Kyoto won’t be complete without visiting this renowned Buddhist temple, so don’t forget to take photos while you’re there!

The city is also home to lovely cherry blossom trees and colorful geisha culture. With its reflective spirit and calm vibe, Kyoto is an amazing experience that you won’t get enough of.

Where to stay

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Located at the heart of Kyoto lies Karaksa Hotel, a three-star leisure hotel that is a total bang for your buck. Think star-ranked hotels’ hospitality and facilities in a completely affordable price. It’s very accessible to the Arashiyama and is only 3 minutes away from Omiya station, so it’s a smart hotel option after a long day of exploration in the city.

The gastronomic adventure that is Osaka

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Osaka is a dynamic city. For instance, it’s the food capital of Japan, so it’s the ultimate go-to place for binge-eating. If you’re in quest for the yummiest authentic Japanese eats like takoyaki, horumon and okonomiyaki—just head to Dotonbori or Shinsekai. Name it, they have it. The city is also home to popular tourist attractions such as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Osaka Castle, and Universal Studios Japan.

For those who like to observe city skylines, Japan’s tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas, has an observation deck called Harukas 300 where you can admire the city’s sweeping views 300 meters high. While you’re there, you can visit the Kintetsu Department Store and Art Museum just a few floors below. The nightlife is also flourishing here, so be sure to be wide awake at night while exploring its happy streets.

Where to stay

 Kyoto Hollywood Twin

At the end of the day, have a good rest at the comfortable rooms of Karaksa Hotel, a leisure hotel just a few walks away from Osaka’s main shopping district, Shinsaibashi. Osaka Shinsaibashi I is located at 1-6-9 Bakuroumachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, just a 5-minute walk from Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station/Nagahoribashi Station.

Come home to Karaksa

Whether you went to get cultured at Kyoto or eat your heart out in Osaka, you can come home to the inviting comfort of Karaksa Hotel, especially designed for the smart Asian traveller.

Inside, there’s everything you need for a cozy stay. The rooms are fully-air conditioned and equipped with hot and cold shower, all of which contains the basic necessities like the latest flat screen TV, universal sockets with USB ports, bath towels, hair dryer, suitcase storage under the bed, Japanese-style bidet, mini refrigerator, toothbrush set,  shampoo, conditioner and face soap, pajamas, sanitized slippers. There’s also a mini desk area if you have an urgent work to check. The room sizes include double decker and Hollywood twin for 2 adults and their child, and connecting room for group of friends or bigger families. The average room size is 18 sqm.

Its interiors are charming—every corner is a minimalist’s haven. The hotel is an experience itself: their amenities include a smoking space, and prayer room for the Muslim guests. A high-speed Wi-Fi service is also installed in the whole building, so you won’t easily get bored. Guests can also assure their important belongings are safe with their safety deposit box

The overall vibe of the place feels like home–you can chance upon its Filipino receptionists, and there’s a TFC channel in your room television when you feel a little home sick. That’s because it has a touch of Pinoy: the hotel’s owner, Xymax Corporation, Japan’s premier asset property management company has teamed up with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the leading property developers in the Philippines. RLC is the official Sales and Marketing agent of Karaksa Hotel in the country.

The Osaka branch features a laundry area and a leisure space with massage chairs and a wide array of vendo machines for snacks, toys and souvenirs, plus dining sets for eating or chatting with your companions. The Kyoto branch, on the other hand, features only twin rooms: Bunk and High Floor for up to 2 persons and Hollywood for groups and families.

A trip to Japan most likely comes with a hefty price tag, especially since the country is screaming with lots of attractions to put in your itinerary. To maximize your experience, start by choosing an affordable hotel to stay in. Karaksa Hotel is a great value for money, complete with basic amenities and comfortable accommodation. It’s slightly cheaper compared to other hotels of the same kind in the city, but it offers a top-star hotel experience that won’t hurt your wallet.

Whether you grab a seat sale or impulsively book a tour to Japan, fret not! You can book at Karaksa Hotel easily through http://www.gohotels.ph/gohotels-now-in-japan/. By booking at any Go Hotels branch, you can get a chance to win a trip for two to Osaka. Click here for more details.

Karaksa Hotel, in partnership with Go Hotels, will open five more branches before the Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hokkaido, Sapporo, Tokyo Ginza, Shin-Osaka and Namba to cater more budget travelers. You can expect the Namba branch to open this November.

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Achieve a healthier lifestyle with the right kitchen partners

How innovation and technology can help fast-track your way to a healthier you

We, Filipinos, love food. From exploring new culinary spots to enjoying a good home-cooked dish, we have a reputation of knowing how to appreciate a good meal.

But how can you exactly pursue a healthy eating lifestyle in a culture where fast food are so accessible and ordering—instead of cooking—is so much easier? The answer: Get the right kitchen partners that are designed to be convenient on top of being health-friendly.

Upgrade your kitchen to fit your lifestyle

“Ready-to-eat meal options are friendlier to those who have hectic schedules. Often, homemakers prefer just paying because they feel stressed over the process of buying groceries, preparing their food, and cooking them,” says Cris Llamo, VP & General Manager, IAJ Wellness Corporation distributor of Breville products in the Philippines.

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The thing is, home cooking potentially plays an important role in the idea of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In fact, a study suggests that people who cook their meals eat healthier because they have more control on specifics like the calories they consume.

“The hurdle lies in the way people perceive cooking. They see it as a laborious task, especially since most homemakers lead hectic lifestyles now,” says Cris Llamo.

How the right kitchen partners can help change the way you eat

The right kitchen partners play a big role in the quality of the food we prepare. One way of reversing the general perception about home-cooking is to make it an experience, rather than a task.

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Breville, an Australian premier brand of kitchen products engineered in Australia and exclusively distributed in the Philippines by IAJ Wellness Corporation, believes in the concept by offering smartly-designed kitchen products equipped with the latest technology to help users create healthy food.

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What makes the line different is that its kitchen partners are designed to complement the different lifestyles of individuals. It merges the top concerns of anyone who wants to eat healthy by incorporating into their products features that match users’ food preparation behavior, type of lifestyle, and in general, health and wellness trends.

“We call it the Breville-lize your lifestyle campaign. It’s an approach where we help people change their lifestyle from the inside out. So our kitchen partners not only help make food and beverages taste better, they also make them more nutritious as well. On top of that, we turn the process of cooking much more pleasant,” says Cris Llamo.

Breville® is exclusively distributed by IAJ Wellness Corporation and available in all leading appliance and specialty stores nationwide. To know more about Breville products, visit www.breville.com.ph  or Facebook.com/brevillephilippines

Breville offers extensive kitchen solutions. There is the Juice & Blend, a line of juicers that offer both domestic and commercial functionality; the Coffee and Kettle line which encourages coffee and tea lovers to create their own (and therefore fresher and healthier brew); the Food Preparation collection which makes achieving well-prepared meals easier with its technology; and Hot Kitchen, a collection of kitchen items perfect for busy homemakers with its heat technology that makes cooking much more faster.

Llamo Cris closes, “Changing the way we eat is not just about altering our diet. It actually involves a process, starting from how we prepare it to when we finally cook our food. You won’t be inspired to eat well if you’re already dreading the food preparation process. Getting the right kitchen partners designed to fit your needs and lifestyle requirements is a good start.”

Breville® is exclusively distributed by IAJ Wellness Corporation and available in all leading appliance and specialty stores nationwide. To know more about Breville products, visit www.breville.com.ph  or Facebook.com/brevillephilippines