Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Stay Home and Stock up on Your Essentials at the Shopee 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale

During these times when we should limit non-essential trips outside our homes, we need to turn to more convenient ways to stock up on everything we need. Online shopping, which is safer and easier, can help us keep our trips to a minimum and avoid long queues and waiting times at supermarkets and drugstores. 

Noawadays, you can quickly find everything you need online. At Shopee, for instance, you can buy a wide range of necessities and tick all items off your shopping list, including food and groceries, home care products, and work-from-home essentials.

Aside from the variety of products and risk-free shopping, you can also enjoy lots of perks when you shop for essentials on Shopee. Shopee's 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale offers discounts up to 90% off, free shipping, and cashback deals.

Shop these essentials for yourself and your loved ones this April 4:

Stay virus-free with hygiene must-haves

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Always keep a supply of masks, disinfectants, and antibacterial products at home to ensure you and your loved ones are protected from the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Wear a Cleanwell KF94 Mask every time you go out. It features a high efficiency ultra static HEFA filter and a comfy, breathable structure. Upon getting home, immediately take a shower using Safeguard Body Wash, which removes 99.9% of germs and shows down their regrowth. Don't forget to disinfect your can as well. Lysol Disinfecting Spray kills over 100 illness-causing germs, including cold and flu viruses.

Keep your kitchen well-stocked with your staples

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Make sure your home is well-stocked with canned goods and other pantry essentials in case of emergencies. Get the day off to a great start with Milo Choco Malt's yummy combo of malt, cocoa, and milk. Each glass provides essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium. For an easy but nourishing meal, stock up on the preservative-and-cholesterol-free Century Tuna Flakes in Oil which contains Omega 3 DHA to boost hear and brain health.

Have all you basic baby care needs on hand

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If you are a new parent, ensure that you have all the products that support your child's health and comfort. Try incorporating J&J Milk Bath Oats into your baby's bath routine. This body wash is formulated with milk proteins and oat extracts to gently cleanse, soothe, and moisturize your child's skin. Keep your new born dry and comfy throughout the day with Huggies Dry Diapers, which rapidly absorbs wetness and provides gentle protection for delicate skin.

Boost your productivity with work-from-home essentials

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Upgrading your work-from-home setup? Enjoy lag-free video calls and uninterrupted work with Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi, which also comes with free 10GB worth of data. Accessorize your rig with Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. With this combo, you can finally ditch tangled cords and work wherever you want. For your charging needs, invest in a Xiaomi Power Strip. Aside from organizing cables, it also protects your gadgets by automatically cutting off the power supply once the electric current exceeds the limit of 10A max.

Shop for your essentials safely from your home while enjoying big discounts at the Shopee 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale. Don't forget to tune in to All Out Sundays on GMA 7 and Shopee Live on April 4, 1:00 PM for a chance to win Php200,000. For more information, you can visit

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

As we approach the season of lent, we, Filipinos take time to reflect and come home to our families in the nearby provinces. This holy week, WalterMart continues to serve the community by opening its doors to shoppers for their home and essential needs.

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With the pandemic still at hand, WalterMart ensures the health and safety of its customers through its intensified 4s – Screening, Shield, Social Distancing and Sanitation in all of its 34 malls.

WalterMart also offers convenient and contactless shopping through its curbside pick up, take out and delivery options via its accredited delivery aggregators and through its own online grocery delivery platform –

For more information, follow WalterMart’s official facebook and viber pages or send a message to ChatWally thru facebook messenger!

Monday, March 29, 2021

If you haven’t invested in an air fryer yet, now is an excellent time to do so. Hanabishi, your trusted kapartner when it comes to quality appliances, has just rolled out two new air fryer models.

“We are giving our customers more options to choose from, from the features to the price points,” said Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President for Finance and Marketing at Hanabishi Appliances.

Fry, Bake, Grill, and Roast With Just One Device

The new air fryer models, the HAFRYER - 28 and HAFRYER - 38, both run on rapid hot air technology. You can fry, grill, and roast meat, seafood, and vegetables on them.

They require little to no cooking oil to make crispy fried food. They both come with a detachable non-stick frying basket (at 2.8-liter for the HAFRYER - 28 and 3.8-liter for the HAFRYER - 38).

Both air fryers have a baking feature as well. So, you need just one device for your frying, baking, grilling, and roasting needs.

Using and cleaning the new air fryers won’t take much of your time. They have easy-to-use dials with adjustable temperature control and a 30-minute timer. Their food drawer and basket are non-stick and dishwasher-safe.

“There are many air fryers available in the market right now. To choose the one that best fits your needs, take the time to study their features. Make sure that they’re really worth investing in,” said Ong-Chua.

You can learn more about theHAFRYER - 28 and HAFRYER - 38 when you visit Hanabishi products are available through their online store, , and their official flagship store on Lazada. You can also purchase their products at leading appliance stores in the country.

For their latest product offerings and promos, follow Hanabishi’s official accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, March 28, 2021


For the Catholic community, Lent is a time to reflect and focus on our spiritual well-being. During this season, people abstain from certain types of food like sweets and alcoholic beverages, but the most common food that practitioners avoid eating are meats such as pork, chicken, and beef. 

It may sound easier said than done, but skipping red and white meat during Holy Week is manageable. If you’re looking for meat-free meals that are delicious and healthy, Shopee and Unilever Foods has you covered. Below are some easy Lent-friendly meals you’ll want to make this Holy Week: 

Salted Egg Prawns 

Tickle your taste buds with this rich Singaporean dish that's crispy on the outside, but soft and warm on the inside.  

  • Prawn Preparation

    • Season the prawns with Knorr Rostip Chicken Seasoning Powder.

    • Add the egg white. Coat the prawns with rice flour.

    • Heat oil to 340F. Deep-fry the prawns until crisp and golden brown.

    • Set the cooked prawns aside over paper towels until ready to use.

  • Sauce Preparation

    • Heat oil in a small wok. Add margarine and stir until it melts.

    • Add the curry leaves and the finger chilies.

    • Add the fried prawns, gently tossing it with the sauce.

  • Presentation

    • Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.

Star Ingredients: Salted Egg and Chicken Seasoning

Find the Complete Recipe Here: 

Vego Rolls
Indulge in a refreshing and healthy dish from Vietnam. Wrapped in rice paper, you can fold in different types of vegetables or chopped seafood like shrimp and fish. 

  • Filling Preparation

    • Heat oil in a wok. Stir-fry the onion and garlic until fragrant.

    • Season shrimps with Knorr Chicken Powder and black pepper. Add to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute.

    • Add in carrots, green beans, and tofu. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with Knorr Chicken Powder.

    • Add the shredded cabbage.

    • Transfer to a strainer to remove excess liquid from the mixture.

    • Keep warm until ready to assemble.

  • Peanut Sauce Preparation

    • Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Puree until smooth.

    • Heat the mixture before serving. Add water if a thinner consistency is desired.

    • Taste and adjust seasoning.

  • Presentation

    • Fill a spray bottle with filtered water. Lightly spray rice paper with water. Place the wrapper on a chopping board or any sanitized surface.

    • Line one side of the rice paper with one whole lettuce leaf.

    • Place about 2 tablespoons of vegetable filling on top of the lettuce.

    • Top with minced garlic (optional).

    • Sprinkle with ground peanut sugar and finish with a sprig of coriander leaves.

    • Roll the rice paper, tucking the sides.

    • Cover the finished rolls with a damp clean towel to prevent it from drying up.

    • Once all rolls are done, slice each roll into two 1.5 inch segments (similar to sushi).

    • Arrange on a serving plate and sprinkle with additional peanut sugar.

    • Serve with warm peanut sauce.

Star Ingredient: Chicken Powder

Find the Complete Recipe Here: 

Tofu Mushroom Cauli Sisig 

Enjoy a plate of sizzling sisig without the guilt with this veggie-and-mushroom-filled variation of the classic Filipino dish.

  • Breading

    • In a bowl mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Set aside.

  • Tofu Preparation

    • In a bowl season tofu with Knorr Rostip and black pepper. Deep fry until golden brown and set aside.

  • Mushroom Preparation

    • Using the breading, dredge the mushroom and tap excess. Deep fry in the same frying oil used in tofu until golden brown, set aside.

  • Cauliflower

    • Using the breading, dredge the blanched cauliflower and tap excess. Deep fry in the same frying oil used in tofu until golden brown, set aside.

  • Eggplant Soy Dressing

    • In a bowl, combine all ingredients until well incorporated. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

  • Assembly

    • In a wok, heat margarine. Add onions and chilies and sautee until they are soft. Add in tofu, mushroom, and cauliflower. Saute for 3 minutes.

    • Season with Knorr Liquid Seasoning and turn off heat. Fold in Eggplant Soy dressing and mix until well combined.

    • Transfer to a sizzling plate and garnish with cherry tomatoes, leeks, and spring onions.

    • Serve with calamansi on the side.

Star Ingredient: Knorr Liquid Seasoning

Find the Complete Recipe Here: 

Fresh Ube Lumpia 

Give your regular lumpia a twist with a hint of sweetness from ube strips. With the combination of sweet, nutty, and salty, flavors, you’ll surely be in for a surprise.

  • Lumpia Filling

    • Add oil to the wok and apply medium heat.

    • Add onions and garlic and saute until soft. Then, add ube to the wok and saute.

    • Pour water and Knorr Shrimp powder and bring to boil.

    • Add the rest of the ingredients and toss lightly. Cover for 1 min, then apply high heat and remove cover. Toss and mix well until it's cooked.

    • Transfer to a colander to remove excess liquid. Set aside to cool.

  • Lumpia Sauce

    • Mix everything (except cornstarch and water) in a pot. Apply heat.

    • Bring to a boil and simmer for 1-3 minutes.

    • Add Slurry (cornstarch and water mixture) to thicken the sauce.

  • Ube Savory Crepe/Wrapper

    • In a bowl mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Rest the batter in the chiller for 30 minutes.

    • In a Teflon pan: add oil and cook 1/3 cup of the crepe batter.

  • Assembly

    • Add lettuce on top of the crepe, top the lettuce with filling, then fold. 

    • Drizzle with Lumpia Sauce and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Star Ingredient: Knorr Shrimp Powder

Find the Complete Recipe Here:

Commit to your Lenten practice with these timeless meatless recipes for you and your whole family. Find all the Unilever Food Solutions ingredients you need for these recipes and more at 

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

I work from home and so does most of us. Luckily, I still belong to the population of healthy uninfected Filipinos even if I have to go out these days for groceries, going to the laundromat and other important errands. That said, flip flops is all I ever wear on my feet and I can't remember the last time I wore shoes. They're comfy and easy to don and doff. The Havaianas pairs I got stood the test of time and they're a part of my work from home get up. In a tropical country like ours, the material used on these footwear is well-suited. Their designs, colors, and hues are wide-arrayed and multi-cultural.

After wearing them all day, you won't feel a thing since they're ultralight and their quality is topnotch. They're flip flops, and yet you can't seem to get enough of them.  They're worn literally by everybody at home and for me, they're even comfortable to use for driving. Havaianas offers various designs catering to any mood, personality, or occasion. 

Havaianas Top Filipinas Logo

Celebrate Pinoy pride with the Havaianas Filipinas collection. They teamed up with SinoPinas, a passionate group of travel photographers, that artfully capture the beauty of the Philippines through a unique lens. Top Manila features a dramatic nightscape of the old city of Manila and its classic structures. It is complemented with two other colors representing our nation’s colors, with stylized rubber trim on the strap.

Havaianas You Metallic Flip Flops

Truly, these flip flops can be worn for every occasion. Havaianas You Metallic sandals looks great whether you're dressed up or down. It features a bi-layer sole and thin straps in a rainbow of neutral and vibrant colors.

Havaianas Slim Flatform Flip Flops

Literally stand out with the the Slim Flatform Flip Flops with its straight, elevated sole.

In addition to giving you a few centimeters boost without sacrificing comfort, these flip flops will add a modern flair to any look.

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As part of the Havaianas empathy campaign, they want to recognize our frontliners. Let's put a smile on their faces. Donate a pair of Havaianas flip-flops when you purchase one pair at

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Friday, March 26, 2021


Rising producer/singer-songwriter raven teams up with indie pop artists Naila and somere on the new single “S.U.K.I.”—released today via Sony Music Philippines.

The lo-fi jam, which was produced by raven and Rico Blanco, takes into account the pain and longing of someone who gave his all, but failed miserably to mend what’s left of the romantic relationship. Collaborators Naila and somere, who also provided their lilting vocals to the insanely catchy bop, are also credited as songwriters for this special project featuring different generations of musicians.

Putting together the entire song is interesting from a production standpoint, as it started from a random challenge posted by alternative rock icon Rico Blanco on TikTok, where he played a piano while beatboxing for others to explore with either a rap verse or a vocal melody with lyrics.

Blanco’s captivating instrumental, which only lasted for a few seconds, has racked up over 2.8 million views on the platform since it was uploaded late last year.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer/rapper raven took the challenge seriously and wrote verses that sting with melancholic thoughts. The genre-bending artist shares in a statement, “S.U.K.I. was actually based from my own personal experience. I wrote it as a tribute to a young love that didn’t end up pretty well, despite trying everything to make it work.”

Up-and-coming singer-songwriters Naila and somere completed the musical narrative by writing and singing their own verse on the rap ballad, giving the material a refreshing perspective that complements raven’s bedroom pop treatment.

According to 15-year-old artist Naila, her verse was lifted from a poem she personally penned when she was in 8th grade. “It was when I finished reading a book about a couple with a very tragic love story, I was so attached to it to the point that I even made a poem using the female protagonist’s point of view. I was scanning my old notebooks that time and saw the poem that I wrote. I really wanted to make it into a song and then eventually, Sir Rico’s video showed on my timeline, which gave me an idea of duetting on his video and posting it in TikTok.”

It took 16-year-old artist somere days to think of the words to “S.U.K.I.,” but ended up with lyrics of her own that reflects an important phase in her life. “Things became unfortunate, I had a very bad mental breakdown and words of pain suddenly came out of my mouth. I decided to duet Sir Rico’s video, thinking that maybe someone out there may be going through the same thing, and maybe I can use my voice to give that person a nice warm virtual hug.”

The collaborative ideas led to the low-key gem that is “S.U.K.I.,” which brought an entirely confessional safe space for the artists to bask in their individual pain and come up with a song that could inspire others to move forward and be better.

Its music video, which was shot in a lush greenery somewhere in Tanay, Rizal, features raven enjoying his sweet time outside of the city.

raven’s “S.U.K.I.” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.

 Acclaimed producer Wovensound, rapper Ihasamic!, and alt-pop songstress Jeena have recently teamed up for a song about two lost souls crying for help as they struggle to find their place in a world that invalidates their feelings and actions.

Released under Umami Records, “Lonely Shores” comes from a place of emotional pain and confusion—a track written by Ihasamic! in his attempt to “reflect on times where we sometimes like to hold on to things that hurt us.”

Framed with cinematic production and ethereal calm, the collaborative effort from Singapore’s finest musicians tackles mental and emotional health with a level of sensitivity that is often unheard of in contemporary hip-hop/R&B releases—for most of its existence.

“I wrote it with the story in mind of someone who feels like he's drowning, trying so hard by himself to stay afloat, not knowing what's the payoff at the end,” the Singapore-based rapper shares. “I wrote it thinking I was writing a story unrelated. But upon revisiting the material when we were filming the music video for it, I realized that I may have been voicing out the situation I was going through within myself, unknown to me at the point of writing.”

Exploring the everyday struggles of someone dealing with uncertainty and issues in life, “Lonely Shore” lives up to its title: the sentiments flow and lead to uncharted paths, navigating loneliness as if it were a solitary conquest that sees no end and direction. On a production standpoint, Wovensound meticulously captures these feelings in his music: “This was a little instrumental I made while it was raining outside and the original demo actually had rain sounds throughout it,” the eclectic producer said. “It then evolved into the sounds of the shore when the concept behind the song became more concrete.”

“Lonely Shores” also features upcoming indie artist Jeena, whose ethereal singing style adds a layer of introspection to the track’s overall appeal.

Listen to “Lonely Shores” via Umami Records:


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