Happy Breakfast Jar!

Monday, September 25, 2017

I received a LOT of feedback when I posted my #QuakerOvernightBreakfastClub.  I was asked by so many friends where I got the jar.  Since sharing is caring, well - a good friend and I have decided to sell the jars!  YEP, you read that right, we have decided to sell the jars with the pre-set lines!

Introducing - Happy Breakfast Jars!

Ever since trying out the overnight oats - I have become obsessed and doing it everyday.  Yes, everyday!!  I love making them the night before and having them fro breakfast the next day.  It's something I really look forward to doing before I turn in and right after I get home from bringing Kailee to school.  Oatmeal has never been the same for me ever again.

And I want to share that joy to you guys as well.  I would like to encourage having oatmeal for breakfast as it has a LOT of benefits to us.  One of them is having that extra fiber in our system.  It's also proven to lower cholesterol in our bodies.  

There are different methods to make oatmeal - and I have just discovered this overnight oats method and honestly - there is no going back for me.  Seriously, I am obsessed with overnight oats!  

What's great about these jars is that come with pre-set lines to help you measure out the ingredients.  You'll just need to follow the lines and voila, you have your own overnight oats!  Easy peasy, right?

We are selling them in two shapes - one is Square - and the other one is round.  Please head on to our Instagram account and Facebook page - Happy Breakfast Jar if you'd like to get a jar or two.

I hope you can let us be part of your healthy journey.  I can't wait to hear from you stories and wonderful recipes that you have made.  Please tag us at @HappyBreakfastJar and use the hashtag #HappyBreakfastJar

Excited to hear from you!

PayMaya & Facebook Messenger

Sunday, September 24, 2017

One of the most convenient payment facilities I learned this year is PayMaya.  I am happy to share that PayMaya and Facebook have launched a partnership beneficial to us all!!

Click the link to watch the video:

PayMaya and Facebook Launch Payment Tools in Messenger

MANILA — September 22, 2017 — PayMaya, a pioneer and leader in mobile money and digital financial services in the country, in partnership with Facebook, is excited to announce a safe and effective new way for people in the Philippines to send money to friends, pay bills, and buy mobile load and data using Messenger.

PayMaya is a leader in transforming the mobile phone into a virtual wallet and is continually looking for ways to expand its services. PayMaya recognizes that Facebook Messenger's community offers a unique opportunity to make PayMaya services available and accessible to even more users.

“This integration with Messenger represents an exciting new way to reach the unserved and underserved people and communities in the country by making payments available via social,” said Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer of PayMaya Philippines. “Our mission is to make cashless payments available for all and this new channel via Messenger will help us enable more people.”

“We’re excited to work with PayMaya to give people in the Philippines new tools to access their money using Messenger,” said Facebook Product Manager Ginger Baker. “Our goal is to amplify the reach and impact of providers like PayMaya by enabling tools that allow them to connect people with the services and friends they care about.”

Consumers in the Philippines regularly connect with friends and family to send money and pay bills. However, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, 86% of Filipino households don't have a deposit account. As one of the most popular messaging apps in the Philippines, Messenger offers a much easier way for people to create a new account for daily financial transactions.

Through PayMaya's partnership with Facebook, Filipinos will have an easier option for sending money and paying bills on Messenger, whether they have a bank or a mobile money mobile account or not.

Using PayMaya in Messenger is simple. A customer just needs to search for @PayMayaOfficial on Messenger on an Android device to start a transaction. The chatbot will guide the user on the available menu options. New PayMaya users can create their account using Messenger while those who already have the PayMaya app installed on their Android phones can link their wallet to Messenger.

Once in Messenger, they can inquire about their PayMaya wallet balance, pay bills and send money to other Messenger users, regardless if they are already on PayMaya or not. People can also buy mobile load on their phone with a substantial discount anytime, anywhere, directly in Messenger.

Aside from accessing PayMaya in Messenger, PayMaya also comes with a physical card that can be linked to the mobile wallet.  This physical card can be ordered through www.paymaya.com/shop free of delivery charges and can be used at any Bancnet ATM nationwide, and anywhere VISA and Mastercard are accepted. PayMaya users can link up to three PayMaya physical cards to their app.

PayMaya holds the largest network of reloading touchpoints with over 15,000 top up stations nationwide, which include SM Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, 7-Eleven with Cliqq Kiosks, Petron stations along NLEX and Ministop outlets with Touchpay Kiosks, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Smart Padala centers, Palawan Pawnshop branches, UnionBank ATMs, Gaisano Malls, and online banking via BDO and UnionBank.

PayMaya is both an app-first and a card-first prepaid payment service. Users can opt to have the card first and connect it to their app later on for a shared wallet experience, and vice versa. PayMaya is telco-agnostic which makes it easy for anyone to create an account regardless of the network provider.

PayMaya is a regulated e-Money Issuer by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.


About PayMaya
PayMaya Philippines, Inc. is the pioneer in mobile money and digital payments with established brands such as PayMaya, the first prepaid online payment app that enables the financially underserved to pay online without a credit card; PayMaya Business, the company’s system solutions provider that allows businesses to receive online and card payments anytime, anywhere; Smart Money, the world’s first e-wallet linked to a mobile phone; and Smart Padala, the leading remittance network in the Philippines with over 15,000 agents across the country. PayMaya Philippines is the digital financial services arm of PLDT and Smart’s digital innovation unit Voyager Innovations.

PayMaya has been leading the digital transformation of cities, schools, organizations, and communities in the country by enabling them with PayMaya cards and other digital financial services to disburse funds and other applicable benefits. Some of the LGUs that have stepped towards the cashless economies are the cities of Malolos, Muntinlupa, Balanga, and Catbalogan. PayMaya has transformed schools with the PayMaya School IDs--the first in the country--that enable students with IDs that work as a prepaid payment card at the same time. PayMaya recently enabled the acceptance of Mastercard contactless cards, RFID, and beep payments at NLEX, CAVITEX and SCTEX tollways.

For more information about PayMaya, visit www.paymaya.com. Engage with us on social media at: facebook.com/PayMayaOfficial,twitter.com/paymayaofficial, and
instagram.com/paymayaofficial.  Get support at @PayMayaCares.

Nestle Boost

Friday, September 22, 2017

I never thought my mom would actually take Nestle Boost, but then about a month ago, she suffered severe pains from her sciatica injury thus limiting her movements.  I was so glad that despite having lost her appetite, Nestle Boost came to the rescue!  It wasn't very hard for us to keep her *healthy* despite her injury.

We let her drink Nestle Boost to supplement to suffice for whatever is lacking in her diet.  She liked the taste, it wasn't too sweet.  She loved how easy it was to make.  For those times that pain was unbearable and eating was becoming a chore, I think somehow Nestle Boost helped maintain her health. Crossing our fingers for her total recovery!

Thank you Nestle Boost!

Live Your Best Possible Life With Boost!

Many associate those in their 50s and above to be slowing down in life. This mindset hinders them from doing the many things they still can achieve--exploring a new country? Learning a new hobby or sport? When it comes to experiencing firsts,” millennials and their adventurous spirit usually comes to mind. But what these parents of millennials may not realize at first is that with the age of wisdom comes new possibilities that will encourage one to never stop exploring.

Boost, a nutritional powdered supplement drink from Nestle Health Science is specially formulated for adults 50 and up to address their nutritional needs as they age in order to get the most out of life - to live up and be their best. We believe we have the responsibility to provide nutritional therapies that change the way we approach health, and ultimately help create a better quality of life for our consumers”, says Paul Bruhn, Regional Head of Nestle Health Science AOA. We recognize the increase in ageing consumers who now live longer, and we aim to empower them to take action to manage the age-related changes they experience and help them stay healthy”, he added.

Research shows that special nutrition may help to manage the normal changes our bodies go through during life. It is important to consider that nutritional needs tend to evolve with time and gradual changes in lifestyle, dietary habits, and metabolism often develop. That is why Nestle Health Science developed the Boost range. It takes into consideration what nutrition may be lacking in the diets of adults 50 and up, and these oral nutritional supplements can positively impact their nutritional intake to help them stay healthy and active.

Boost recently brought together a few of the country’s personalities and their children to show us how baby boomers and millennials are more alike than we think.

I realized that age is never an excuse to stop yourself from trying new things,” shares Ramon Jacinto. I see it in my kids and if I want to be youthful like them, all I need to do is believe that I can still do as much as they can!”

Ramon’s son, RJ Jacinto, agrees saying, I notice that dad has been more daring. Ayaw magpatalo sa millennial!

There is so much to discover and experience. I’m slowly trying to accomplish more and more things in my bucket list!” shares Tessa Prieto-Valdes.

“It’s refreshing hitting new milestones at this age. And I think I can go on doing just that till I hit 70!” shares Quinito Henson

When asked about a surprising ‘first’ she saw her mother accomplish, Coco Quizon, daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla shares, I remember when my mom and I tried to learn how to drive together a few years ago. We pretty much quit soon after because we were hitting every curb!”

I was usually so scared of driving; there’s so many different things to worry about,” Zsa Zsa adds, ”But then one day, I surprised her by picking her up for dinner.”

I still don’t drive or have a license, so good job for her!” Coco says.

It is recommended to drink Boost 1-2 times a day, as part of a balanced diet. "It has been proven that we should eat 5 small meals a day and not let ourselves go hungry because then, the body will start to store fat to have some energy on reserve. Eating one big meal for lunch or dinner is not wise because we pack all the calories in one go. Hence, Boost is perfect for my in-between meals. I can put it in my shaker and just add water”, says Ruby Gan.
Nobody understands healthy ageing like Nestle Health Science. By incorporating Boost into your lifestyle, you will better understand that your life shouldn’t slow down--and neither should you. By making your own healthy choices in the way that these personalities do, you can take charge of your own life.

Live the best you possibly can and discover more of life’s #possibilitieswithBOOST.

For more information, you may visit Boost’s Facebook Page @NestleBoostPH

Boost is currently available in Mercury Drug Stores and comes in three variants: Optimum 800g Php 1,560 and 400g Php 797, Energis 480g Php 595, and Mobilis 405g Php 595. For the convenience of having your products delivered right at your doorstep, you may contact nestlehomecare@rbc-mdc.com

Quaker Overnight Oats

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

I never liked oatmeal - ever.  It was only after giving birth that I tried it and realized, it was not so bad.  I think it was because a yummy tablea was put together with the oatmeal. I then, would always always put chocolate something on my oatmeal.  What can I say, I'm a creature of habit!

I have been very curious on the overnight oats.  I have been seeing on my feed that friends have been doing it left and right.  Fact is - I always cook my oats, I always buy those *Quick Cook* ones instead of the instant.  It was my sister in law Sasa who told me to get the quick cook ones, instead of the instant - and she's very particular with food and so I believed her.  Hehehe.  

When I received a Quaker Whole Grain Rolled Oats kit, I was so happy to see that it was a *quick cook* varian.  Yey!  Seeing the plastic canisters - well, I had no reason not to try the overnight oats anymore.  Delaying is O-V-E-R!

I was so happy to receive the kit as it had instructions on the glass canister!  It was easy peasy!  Woohooo!!

No need to guess how much oat and liquid to put!  I'm glad there's a line I can follow.  The kids saw me do this and they want to do it themselves next time.

Here's me trying my best!  Haha..

I found Chia Seeds, so I put them in too..

Now, it's ready to be stored overnight in the ref....  Excited for the result!

I was so excited to see and taste the overnight oats.  This is fresh from the ref:

The verdict?  Well, I won't ever go back to cooking my oatmeal again!  I have decided that these overnight oats taste so much better and the texture is perfect for me too!  Glad to have been part of this activity!  I'll try and scout some fresh fruits to go with this.

I never knew it was this easy.

Want to try this at home ?