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Midea and Solane bringing in kitchen solutions at LPG Forum 2017

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Midea, the world’s leading manufacturer of consumer appliances, participated recently in an LPG forum that brought together stakeholders from the government, refineries, LPG plants, LPG distribution companies, technology providers, and investors in the industry. With Midea’s partnership with Solane, a household name that has provided Filipinos with quality LPG, the latter highlighted the different uses of LPG in a household which showcased Midea’s lineup of gas ranges.

Midea has been providing Filipino households with friendly home solutions, including new products to their lineup of kitchen appliances that could make any home a center for feasts and many other gatherings. They have 3 new models of gas range and oven that are meant to bring out the chef in every family member.

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Midea has a 50-centimeter gas range with 4 gas burners and a 58-liter oven, and the other has 3 gas burners, a hot plate, and a 58-liter oven. The last one is a 60-centimeter gas range with 4 gas burners and a 65-liter oven. Anyone in the family who enjoys cooking will surely have a treat with these gas ranges, as they are gas efficient, easy to use, and at the same time, has stylish and an elegant look— something that would definitely look good in the kitchen.

With Midea’s line of quality and durable gas ranges and Solane’s continuous service in providing quality LPG in households, their participation in the LPG forum may bring the industry forward and provide solutions for the future. 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!

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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Grand Videoke and TJ Media strengthens partnership

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Grand Videoke, the Philippines’ leading videoke brand, has renewed its partnership with TJ Media, a South Korean company that specializes in manufacturing karaoke systems. The two companies have been partners for more than a decade and they seek to strengthen their partnership in the years to come. (In photo L-R: EVP for Professional Division of AVSC, Mr. Michael T. Sanchez; Chairman, Andres V. Sanchez; TJ Media Managing Director, Mr. Narra Yoon; TJ Media Country Manager, Mr. Nick Jeong)

Filipinos are known for their love for signing, and it has always been present whenever there is a videoke machine. They would just sing their hearts out on every occasion, whether it is a party, just a simple get-together, or a night out in the city. Grand Videoke, the leading videoke brand in the Philippines, has been providing Filipinos quality videoke systems with better sound quality and constant update on their song list. All of these were possible with its more than 10 years long partnership with TJ Media.

TJ Media Co. Ltd. is a publicly listed South Korean company that specializes in manufacturing karaoke systems, as well as production and distribution of karaoke song contents. TJ Media has been Grand Videoke’s manufacturer since 2005 and this partnership has led to advancements in videoke entertainment here in the Philippines. One of which is the Dream Sound Module that produces high definition sound for over 6,000 high-quality built-in songs in their systems and most recently, Grand Videoke’s GeeVee™ Voice Command Technology that allows people to search, play, and reserve songs by speaking commands.

For more than a decade of partnership, the two companies have renewed their contract for another 5 years, as they seek to strengthen the market for videoke systems by constantly innovating their products depending on the needs of videoke-loving Filipinos. With Grand Videoke and TJ Media’s partnership getting stronger and with more new products coming in, consumers could only expect the best quality videoke systems, along with the best of times singing along in a party or any other celebrations.

Grand Videoke is available at SM Appliance, Gadgets Hub at The SM Store, Astroplus, Odyssey, Robinsons Appliance, and other leading appliance and music store nationwide. It could also be purchase online via Lazada (www.lazada.com) and The WOW Store (www.thewowstore.com.ph).

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​The Age of Instant Gratification

Instant gratification is defined as “the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment”. In other words, it’s the midset which dictates that if you want something, you must have it now. 

Undeniably, this approach is most often displayed among millennials. This manifests itself most palpably  on social media, with people posting their entire lives online and immediately receiving “likes” and comments. Sadly, this also bleeds into the youth’s spending habits. It is not uncommon to see young people spending big bucks on material things and consumable items. Whether it’s shopping the current designer fashion trends, hitting different bars and clubs every weekend, blowing every other paycheck to travel with their friends, or spending way too much at bi-weekly brunches for overpriced avocado toast, millennials are frequently very cavalier when it comes to spending.   

Some may argue that it is okay –  even admirable – to spend for irreplaceable experiences with friends or treating yourself to, say, a nice pair of shoes. After all, they worked hard for that money and should be able to do with it as they please. 

While it is perfectly okay to have fun with friends and treat yourself every so often, this mentality should be balanced out with some semblance of forethought and life planning. After all, your hard earned money should be going towards something bigger and more long-term than expensive brunches and spontaneous trips to Bali, right? 
If this short term spending mentality continues down the line, millennials are in for a rude awakening when it comes time to retire. I know it seems like too far-off a concept to be worrying about, especially for a generation that is more or less new to the working world. However, it is highly advisable and encouraged that people start investing in and planning for their future, including (and especially) retirement. For people to ensure a better and brighter future for themselves, it’s time to start taking financial planning more seriously.This starts with being smart with your money. 
Believe it or not, most people don’t know the first thing when it comes to financial literacy or planning. The public must be educated on the proper methods and techniques to handle their finances, since this would be very helpful to the generation of millennials who are just starting to make a dent in the work force. Small efforts now will pay off big time later. 
There are literally countless ways for millennials to learn more about financial planning, covering a variety of materials and resources. One of the most engaging and informative campaigns that is currently making a huge impact among young professionals is Philam Life’s “Live Ready” campaign. Unlike other efforts that are overwhelmingly technical or too textbook-like, Live Ready leverages on real life experiences, situations, and solutions delivered in digestible servings. From what I know, Philam Life has taken this campaign across key cities in the Philippines. 
The thing is, even the best campaigns will not have any effect unless the message is applied. As such, millennials should start by shifting their short-term mindset towards the long-term, and understand that today’s spending habits will have implications tomorrow. Moreover, always bear in mind that “instant gratification” usually leads to “prolonged perspiration”. Indeed, while it is true to say that you only live once, you’ll spend the rest of your life in the future 

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Take a Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

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In commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on May 22, the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB), together with the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will mount “Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism 2017”, a photo competition running from May 3 to May 15.

IDBD is an international event mandated by the United Nations as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of 1993, to create global awareness on biodiversity, its impact on the ecosystem, and why everyone should be involved in its protection.

With theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”, the photo contest will revolve around scenes showing efforts to sustain biodiversity and its connection  to sustainable tourism. Photos may highlight efforts in protecting biodiversity, action shots that showcase commitment by tourism groups to protect biodiversity, eco-tours, forest, water and wildlife protection and other topics related to the theme. Subjects must be on Philippine biodiversity and include unique plants and/or animals, whether on land, in fresh water, in the ocean, or special places (wildlife habitats, protected areas, caves, lakes, or rivers).

The contest is open to all photography lovers living in the Philippines, from 13 years old and above. Participants may enter through either Facebook or Instagram and must like the Biodiversity Challenge Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/biodiversitychallenge/ and Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/selfieforbiodiversity to join the contest.

Entries must include a short description with the subject of the photo (as a title); participants’ name, age and the hashtag #selfieforbiodiversity2017; and short narrative (about 100 words) on what biodiversity means to the person, how Filipinos can help conserve the Philippines’ rich biodiversity, how the action can inspire others, and a behind-the-scenes story on how the photo was taken.  Photos must be taken over the past year, or from the close of the Selfie for Biodiversity contest event in May 2016. Previous entries are disqualified. Submission of entries is from May 3, 2017 to noon of May 15, 2017 only.

The winner wins a round trip airfare and accommodation for two to any of the protected area or biodiversity area under the jurisdiction of the DENR-BMB or a project site of GIZ PAME Project, except the Islands of Batanes (For a complete list of protected areas and key biodiversity areas, click: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B27p-PoO0vdPQmlNN3NzOGktX0U).The winner who will be notified via direct message.

For a complete set of contest mechanics and other details about the contest, please visit the Selfie for Biodiversity’s official Facebook or Instagram page or contact 02-426 0239, 02-441 8440. You may also send an email to selfie.biodiversity.take2@gmail.com.

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Marriott Manila is Your New Vegan Go-To Place

Ever thought of shifting to vegan lifestyle? Just go for it! Don’t be scared of running out of ideas where to get your plant-based cravings because veganism has landed at Marriott Hotel Manila. Imagine your usual vegetables reinvented by their award-winning chefs. Vegan or not, it is a culinary treat to get your hands into – now!

Vegan Gone Fancy

3-course Vegan Menu at Cru Steakhouse

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Drop the “steak” on Cru Steakhouse, vegans can now do their date night or elegant dining in the metro’s top restaurant. Find a wholesome 3-course vegan menu for Php 1,300 only. It begins with a Mediterranean appetizer, Chickpea Falafel, made more flavorful with lemon-artichoke puree and grape relish.

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Main course is like a “walk in the forest” with Grilled Forest Mushroom and Leeks stuffed with fresh basil gremolata, garlic crushed baby potatoes and seasoned by tomato reduction.

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Cap the dinner off with Chocolate Mojito Ice Pops made by a fine mix of coconut, mojito, lemon and of course, chocolate cake on the side. By that, fine dining might just be a routine already.

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For something handy to-go, Vegan Bars takes on a spotlight at their Marriott Café Bakery. These are dark and white chocolate clusters with salted pumpkin seeds for Php 450 per 200g, perfect as takeaways or giveaways. Chocolates used are from international brand, Felchlin Switzerland. Felchlin’s corporate pastry chef Anil Rohira flew to Manila to team up with Marriott Manila’s Executive Pastry Chef Fil Afable to enhance their creations.

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If you can’t go all-vegan but striving to be health-conscious, there is no need to quit on your cakes. Marriott Manila created cakes that are low in sugar and highly recommended for those with diabetes. Here are your choices: Mango Almond Cake, a sponge cake with mango gelee and mousse; Chocolate Sensation, a sable Breton with hazelnut and dark chocolate ornaments; and Chocolate Brownie made of bourbon vanilla bean and filled with hazelnut and pecan nuts. These cakes are made to order at the Marriott Café Bakery and come in different sizes: 6-inch for Php 950, 8-inch for Php 1,800, and 10-inch for Php 2,200.

Going vegan doesn’t look so tough with Marriott Manila just right around the corner. Now you know where to get your nutrient-dense and healthy fix in high quality anytime.

Cru Steakhouse is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from 6pm to 10:30 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 6pm to 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. While, Marriott Café Bakery is located at the G/F and is open from 6am to 10:30pm. 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.

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EVERY MOTHER DESERVES THE BEST

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If love were personified, it would undoubtedly be in the form of a mother. Mothers are unfathomably strong, unconditionally loving, endlessly caring, deeply affectionate, and so much more. They sacrifice so much for their families and do the work of twenty people all by themselves, seeking nothing in return. Indeed, mothers are the epitome of love.

This Mother’s Day, it’s time to show you mom some appreciation for all the hard work and love she’s given throughout the years. Mother’s don’t only deserve something good – they deserve the very best. For the past 50 years, Goldilocks has been the go-to bakeshop for beautiful and delightful cakes, and is truly the best choice when it comes to expressing gratitude and affection. For this very special occasion, the country’s number one bakeshop would like to present mothers with a selection of special Mother’s Day Cakes fit for sharing the love.

Choose between three specially made cakes: a sweet Strawberry Delight cake topped with fresh Strawberries, a delicious Tres Leches Cake topped with white chocolate and icing, and for those who love the classics, the best-selling Black Forest Cake in the shape of a heart. Moms everywhere will surely love the deliciously sweet treats at Goldilocks, and will appreciate the equally sweet gesture.

For more information, visit www.Goldilocks.com.ph or join the conversation through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at backslash GoldilocksPH []