Ang masayang bonding moments ng family ni Baeby Baste


Hindi madali na mapanatiling maayos at malapit ang relasyon ng isang pamilya. Importante ang quality time para maging matatag ang samahan ng mga magulang at mga anak. May mga pagkakataon na dapat talagang gumawa ng paraan o gimik ang mga magulang para maging masaya ang samahan.

Tulad  ni Mommy Sheila Granfon, ina ng child star na si Baeby Baste na napapanood sa “Eat Bulaga” sa GMA 7. Ayon sa kanya, hindi niya kinu-kompromiso ang oras sa pamilya para sa ibang bagay.

“Bilang mommy, lagi akong hands-on pagdating sa pag-aalaga ng mga bata at sa asawa ko. Sinisigurado ko palagi na meron kaming  quality time,” ayon kay Mommy Sheila.

Simple lang ang mga Granfons sa kanilang bonding moments dahil madalas ay nasa bahay lamang sila.

“Nagluluto kami o nanunood ng movies sa TV. Bahay-bahayan kami. Hindi nawawala ‘yun,” sabi ni Mommy Sheila.

Perowala na sigurong hihigit pa sa bonding moments nila kung saan sabay-sabay silang kumakain ng paborito nilang snack.

“Gustong-gusto ng mga anak ko ang spaghetti na may ka-partner na toasted bread. Ang spaghetti at NeuBake Super Slice ay  bagay na bagay.Minsan, nilalagyan ko ng butter yung bread,” ayun kay Mommy Sheila.

Pagdating naman sa pag-aaral, sinisigurado ni Mommy Sheila na nakatutok siya sa kanyang mga anak. Kahit  nasa showbiz na si Baste, sinisigurado niya na nakakapag-aral ito nang mabuti at pumapasok sa eskwela tulad ng ibang bata.

Ngayon ay uma-attend na si Baste ng one-on-one sessions sa isang school sa Quezon City. “Pumapasok siya sa eskuwelahan pagkatapos ng ‘Eat Bulaga’ at isang oras at kalahati siyadoon. Isang beses sa isang buwan, may recognition day sila at nakakasama ni Baste ang ibang bata sa school.

Ikinuwento ni Mommy Sheila ang mga unang araw ni Baste sa school. “Umiyak si Baste. Hindi pa siya sanay na mahiwalay sa amin. ‘Yung kuya niya si Sam, medyo independent. Sabi nga nung iba mag-home study na lang daw si Baste pero gusto kong maranasan niya ang tunay na school.”

Sa baon ni Baste, gustong-gusto niya ang egg sandwich. “Enjoy na enjoy siya sa tinapay ng NeuBake Super Slice na may kasamang egg at cheese. Minsan, gusto niya ‘yung  bread, medyo toasted o malutong.”

Ayon kay Mommy Sheila, ang NeuBake Super Slice ay mura at magaan sa budget. Sa umaga, kape at Neubake Super Slice lang ang simpleng almusal nilang mag-asawa.

“Minsan, kapag nagmamadali kami, nagdadala na lang ako sa sasakyan ng Neubake Super Slice at mga palaman,” ayon kay Mommy Sheila.

Pagdating naman sa gadget, natutunan na rin ni Baste ang mag-control sa pag-gamit nito, ayon kay Mommy Sheila. “May gadget si Baste pero responsible user siya. Pag sinabi kong oras na para matulog o magpahinga na siya, binibigay niya sa akin ‘yung gadget.”

Pero may ibang pananaw si Mommy Sheila para sa mga magulang tungkol sa pag gamit ng gadgets.

“Kung sa palagay nyo ay mas marami kayong oras para sa gadget tulad ng cellphones or tablets kesa sa pamilya nyo, siguro stop muna. Nawawala na ‘yung quality time nyo sa isa’t isa pag ganun. Dapat ang mga magulang ay maglaan lang ng konting oras sa paggamit ng gadget at mas maraming panahon para sa pamilya,” dagdag pa ni Mommy Sheila.


Snacking and Why it Should Be Incorporated on the Healthy Diet of Kids

Breaking down snacking myths and the benefits of giving the right food to your little ones

Omnibus shot of Pocket Sandwich variants - product photo“Actually, snacking is essential,” says Dr. Timothy Harlan, an American board-certified medical internist, professional chef, and author of well-known “Just Tell What To Eat” diet plan book.

According to him, people need to eat something when they’re hungry – as long as they are the right snacks. In order to do snacking the right way, people should develop healthy snacking habits at an early age.

That is why it is important for families, especially mothers, to incorporate healthy snacking habits to their kids. The Center for Science in the Public Interest of U.S.A. reports that right snacks actually encourage kids to develop lifelong healthful habits.

Still, many moms believe that certain snacking habits can be detrimental to their children’s nutrition. Here, we break down some myths about snacking once and for all.

Myth #1: Meals are better than snacks.

Children need to refuel throughout the day and maintain their energy level.  In fact, they may also need to fill in certain nutrient gaps left by meals through healthy snacking.

Snacks are especially crucial for children because they are still growing. Having healthy snacks at school can lead kids to better nutrition during foundational years and boost their energy and ability to focus.

Myth #2: Frequent snacks will make kids overweight.

No. Not necessarily.

In one study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, results showed that frequent snacking, as long as healthy and needed by the body,  is good.

In their research, 17 small healthy snacks a day are served to participants and found that in 2 weeks, the participants had lower cholesterol and insulin levels, decreasing not only risks of immense weight gain but also their risks of heart disease and diabetes.

Myth #3: Sugar-sweetened snacks are the reason for kids’ hyperactivity.

There’s a widespread belief that sugar-sweetened snacks cause hyperactivity among children. Numerous studies, however, such as of Yale University School of Medicine, confirmed that sugar does not cause hyperactivity.

In fact, a few drops of sugar water (a half teaspoon in an ounce of water) can calm an agitated baby. This is because when sugar enters the bloodstream and reaches the brain, it temporarily increases calming neurochemicals, such as serotonin.

That’s not to say that parents should allow their kids to get high-sugar foods as much as the kids want. The point is parents should make sure that their children eat something heartier along with the sweets.

Choosing the right snack for children

Aside from healthy and smart choice of snack ingredients, regulated and portioned snacks can help prevent children from developing habits of boredom eating and emotion-driven eating as adults.

Thankfully, there are now nutritious yet readily available snacks that even busy moms can easily pack for their kids. One example is the Pocket Sandwich by trusted bread brand Gardenia.

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is made with soft and creamy fresh-baked white bread sealed with rich peanut butter or chocolate filling.  Its Peanut Butter and Chocolate variants have vitamins A, B1, and B2, which are good for the eyes and contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin, respectively. They are also high in Iron, which helps the release of energy from proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

These new baons are also friendly to the pocket as well, retailing for only 15php per piece in leading supermarkets and convenience stores. Compared to easy access snacks like junk food which are so prolific on grocery shelves nowadays, healthier options like these can help fill children’s appetite, at the same time provide the nutrients they need.

Again, there is nothing wrong with snacking as long as it is done the healthy way. Start them young, and be more confident about them having healthier lifestyles as adults.

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Bounty Fresh Eggs presents World Egg Day to help increase awareness on health benefits of eating eggs

Bounty Fresh, the country’s biggest egg producer, is spearheading the celebration of the World Egg Day in the Philippines on October 12, an event that aims to educate the Filipinos about the health benefits of consuming eggs daily.


The event, which will mark the first time that a Philippine egg brand will initiate its celebration in the country, will be held at the Mall Atrium in Eastwood. A number of activities have been lined for that day including cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs using eggs as the main ingredients, talks by health experts to discuss the health benefits of eating eggs as part of a daily diet, singing contests, games, among others.

As the country’s top egg producer, hosting the one-day event is but fitting for Bounty Fresh, known for its Gold Standard when it comes to eggs because of the high quality of its products, and the utmost care given to the eggs starting from how the hens are raised on healthy feeds in state-of-the-art facilities.

Through the event, Bounty Fresh is hoping that more Filipinos will be encouraged to add eggs into their daily diet not only because they are a very good source of affordable, high quality protein, but also because they are rich in vitamins D, B2, B6 and B12. They are also a good source of minerals such as zinc, iron and copper, as well as choline.

Because of the vitamins and minerals found on eggs, consuming them will help strengthen muscles, boost the health of the brain, bolster energy production, promote a healthy immune system, as well as lower the risk of heart diseases mainly because of choline, which helps in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine that is associated with the development of heart diseases.

Eggs are also healthful for pregnancy as the nutrients help prevent congenital disabilities such as spina bifida. Moreover, eggs aid weight loss and maintenance, improve eyesight and promote healthier skin.

This year’s event will be the onset of Bounty Fresh Eggs’ yearly celebration of World Egg Day. Aside from the Philippines, the World Egg Day will also be celebrated in countries like Australia, The UK, USA, Brazil, France and neighboring Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, to name a few.


Thiocell Thanksgiving Party


At the recent Thanksgiving Party hosted by Thiocell. Attended by Beauty and lifestyle Bloggers celebrating the success of one of the most successful new Beauty products now available in the Market. From billboards to TV Ads, Thiocell is making its mark for women and men who trusts the results it has given. It is still considered the safest rather than Injectable Glutathione. 

As for me who uses this product for almost a year now, It is best option after IV Glutathione.  I was amazed with how my complexion gave me that pinkish glow and even after combining it with IV Glutathione It gave me an added confidence to show off my fare skin. With continuous use of thiocell, I can confidently say that It works plus add the right diet, exercise & sleep all these you can achieve beautiful and healthy skin. 

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Twin Princess Opens in Marriott West Wing

Marriott Hotel Manila is brimming brighter than ever as it opened Twin Princess Gems, a jewelry store located in its new West Wing. The hotel is on top of its game when it opened this year the 228-accommodation West Wing, which also includes fine dining selections and facilities, increasing their room count to 570. 
Owned by local merchants, Danny and Arsen Hernandez, this jewelry store is an added glimmer to the hotels travel brilliance and their way of showing support to local entrepreneurs. Twin Princess Gems offers a fine collection of hand-crafted jewelry from necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and pendants. They use a variety of gemstones like blue and yellow sapphires, amethyst, and clear and black diamonds.  Their gold pieces ranges from 14 to 18 karat and comes in colors of white, yellow and rose. Also included in their repertoire are South Sea pearls, the most rare and highest quality of its kind. They offer wide-variations on designs from classic styles to playful pieces for any occasion and personality. 

This new jewelry store is a new go-to place for those looking for last-minute sophisticated gift or perfect accessory when attending an event in the hotel.

Twin Princess Gems is located at the Ground Floor of West Wing, Marriott Hotel Manila and is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 7pm. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.


“Thiocell ~ ”Winner at the Watson’s Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards”

Because of its seemingly positive side-effect: whitening of the skin, Thiocell  Awarded at the Watsons Philippines in the health, wellness and beauty awards.
The rapidly growing of campaigns, ads that talks about the benefits of Glutathione has become the Asian beauty trend not just to women but to men as well. Since its first launch here in the Philippines, Thiocell has been making its name up until today and has given so many positive feed backs. I’ve been using this brand since its launch here in the Philippines in the year 2016.
Thiocell awarded in Watson’s HWB Awards” The Most Successful New Product” and available in all Watson’s Stores.
Thiocell HWB AWARD

Let’s get to know more of Glutathione and its benefits:

Glutathione is an antioxidant which is normally produced in our body. Amino acids like L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine when synthesized will produce certain levels of glutathione. It is also recognized for its health benefits for the skin, by lightening it from the inside out and by giving you evenly toned and lighter skin.


Been using THIOCELL ever since its 1st launch. Delivering GSH directly to the cells is the fastest and yes safest and proven effective way to decrese melanin production and increase whitening effects.

The only Glutathione in LOZENGE form that works!

In my experience of using Thiocell happy to say that my skin lightens as early as 2 weeks. What I love about the brand It’s like a candy and it taste like candy. Thiocell’s unique lozenge form allows for oral cavity absorption, which results in faster and more effective absorption of glutathione in the body. Thiocell Ingredients: L-Glutathione 500mg, Vitamin C 100mg,Grapeseed Extract 25 mg,Vitamin D 150, Vitamin E – 25 IU and Selenium – 100mg.

How to take Thiocell:


The recommended dosage is 1 lozenge a day, to be taken in the morning, before or after breakfast. The lozenge needs to be dissolved inside the mouth.

Thiocell is Available at all Watson’s Stores, Lazada, Mercury Drug, PCX, Metro Pharmacy and Rx Pharmacy. #WAKEUPTOANEWWAYOFWHITENING




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.