Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Midea brings work-life balance essential for homemakers

One of the most time-consuming activities in the household is doing the laundry. There are still homemakers that choose to hand wash their clothes while a good majority find the wash, rinse, and dry cycle exhausting.

“This is where quality home appliances enter the scene. By choosing the right home appliances, everyone can lighten the demands of their household chores,” says Mr. Joeben Gamatero, Concepcion Midea's Marketing Director.

One touch convenience
What if you could finish your laundry with just a touch of a button? Global brand Midea has made this possible by stepping up with its Fully Automatic One Touch Washing Machine. Equipped with a One Touch feature, this washing machine can wash, rinse, and dry with just a push of a button.

This function does not only lessen the time and effort usually involved in washing clothes, it also minimizes the common confusion of homemakers with the many buttons and dials of washing machines. More importantly, it lessens the period they spend on this chore and gives them more time to do other things.

Mr. Gamatero suggests, “Homeowners should always look for user-friendly, efficient appliances. Half of their work is already done once they do.”

Efficiency is key
“The term efficiency is multidimensional when it comes to appliances. Other than being easy to use, home partners should also be friendly to the pocket and equipped with good features,” continues Mr. Gamatero.

Another feature of the Midea One Touch Washing Machine is the Quick Wash function that lessens washing time by as much as 50% versus other washing machines. With this feature, washing a full load takes as fast as 19 minutes so homemakers can have more free time on their hands.

Additionally, this washing machine comes with two other features that both save on electricity and water usage. The Piso Wash does a complete wash and dry cycle all for 1php of electricity cost per load while Smart Sensors automatically set the right time and amount of water based on the laundry load. The latter helps save water by as much as 37%.

Time is a very valuable resource for homemakers. Though they are leading very active lifestyles now, they are still expected to be hands-on in managing their homes. While their packed schedules may limit their capacity to keep up with this responsibility, one way they can do to remain on top of things is to choose the right appliances.

Mr. Gamatero concludes, “Homemakers deserve a good work-life balance. By having the right home partners, they can continue doing their many roles effectively while still having ample time to enjoy other things they love.”

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sharp: Managing Asthma and Allergies

Asthma is such a common disease that you probably know someone who had it as a child or still has it as an adult. You probably even have it. In the Philippines, three out of ten children and one out of ten adults suffer from asthma. Asthma episodes may vary among kids – some outgrow it, while some retain it to adulthood. There are even those whose asthma symptoms become dormant and then reappear later in life. While most parents would think that their children will outgrow their asthma, it is always better not to take chances.

As a mother who have asthmatic kids, I would really want to have products that can help eliminate or lessen the chances of getting attacks specially when it is hot/summer season.

Modern advances may have made asthma easier to manage, but it is always a good measure to look for better ways to prevent asthma attacks caused by common triggers found in the house such as dust, pollen, dust mites, molds, and pet dander. Don’t let allergy triggers at home be the cause of your child’s (or your own) asthmatic episode. Make sure that the air you and your family breathe at home is clean and safe and free from airborne allergens with the unique Plasmacluster Ion Technology from Sharp.

Plasmacluster Ion (PCI) Technology is a one-of-a-kind air purifying innovation that releases positive and negative ions that effectively deactivate the effects of airborne allergens and other threats by up to 99%, make the air odor-free in a chemical-free method, remove static electricity which makes dust stick and gather, and provide better skin moisture.

Sharp has PCI Air Purifiers with Humidifying Function, which releases high-density Plasmacluster Ions and provides a well-balanced humidity in the air. Its air purifying power is doubled with its triple filters that collect airborne dust and odor particles. This is great for families that commonly experience dry eyes and dry throat, which act up normally when one wakes up. The Sharp PCI Air Purifier with Dehumidifying Function, on the other, provides air purification while also reducing the level of humidity indoors. This is perfect for households that retain too much moisture. Plasmacluster Ion Generators, meanwhile, are also good for use in work stations and industries such as restaurants, hotels, food processing factories and textile factories. Whichever air purifier or ion generator you choose, you will be able to keep airborne allergens at bay – making your indoor space friendly and safe for anyone suffering from asthma.

All Plasmacluster products are designed to deliver comfort to any room by creating an atmosphere filled with clean and safe air inspired by nature. Plasmacluster Ion Technology is engineered to provide superior Sharp experience, each made with the vision of providing comfort and convenience to each Filipino home. This is a commitment pushed by Sharp through its “Our Brand, Our Pride” philosophy, a pledge to uplift the quality of Filipinos’ lives through outstanding products.

For more about Plasmacluster Ion Technology, and other exceptional products of Sharp (Philippines) Corporation, visit www.sharp.ph or join us on www.facebook.com/SharpPhilippines.

Monday, June 22, 2015

McVitie’s: The sweet biscuit with staying power

With more than 120 years of history and still counting, and after other digestive biscuits have come and gone, everyone can count on McVitie’s to stay and serve your favorite digestives. Its success definitely didn’t happen overnight, but thanks to Robert McVitie and his father William, we are now all enjoying a century- old recipe that has been trusted by millions of people around the world including the royals of United Kingdom.

The father-and-son tandem opened a bake shop in Rose Street, Edinburgh, which in time gave Robert all the honed skills and a reputation as one of the better bakers in the city. With that he was able to open more shops and expanded their business. From that point, he passed his family legacy to his sons and sent them to school to study bakery.

Robert McVitie Jr. continued with the family business and focused more on developing biscuits because it was more in demand during that era which was characterized by maritime explorations. It was also during that time that Charles Price joined the business, making the partnership McVitie & Price a household name in Edinburgh.

Not long after, Alexander Grant entered the picture and produced the first and original “Digestive” biscuit, the same original recipe that is still enjoyed today. The rest is as they say, is history.

Aside from being the United Kingdom’s favorite tea time snack, McVitie’s received the royal seal of approval in 1893 when the company was commissioned to bake the wedding cake of Queen Mary and King George V. From then on, McVitie’s has been part of British royal tradition by baking cakes and other sweets for their national festivities. And just recently, McVitie’s added another feather to its cap when it was commissioned to make Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s chocolate biscuit bridegroom’s cake.

The health benefit in McVitiie’s Original Digestives must have been also a big factor in its becoming a long time trusted household brand in many countries. Proper digestion and fiber rich food that flushes out toxins really do a lot of wonders to most people, keeping away sickness.

Other variants such as McVitie’s Wholewheat  Digestives offer a healthier option with more fiber which is mostly favored by health buffs and those who are in a fitness program. Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Digestives are made for those with a sweet tooth in mind and let them enjoy the benefits of a healthy and sumptuous snack.

And compared to other biscuit snacks, McVitie’s has fewer calories and contains less fructose corn syrup. It was made even healthier without all the artificial ingredients, cholesterol, and transfats.  Each bite is packed with fiber which is very much needed to gain better health.

Now, with a variant for the young ones, McVitie’s Kids which has the biscuits shaped in their favorite cartoon characters, the digestive formula that has been enjoyed by many for centuries can now be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what age.

With all the rich history and rich goodness in every yummy bite from McVitie’s Digestives, what else is there to look for from a snack? Simple – just look for the name “McVitie’s” on the label and you can’t go wrong.

For more about McVitie’s Digestives, visit www.mcvities.com, or click “Like” on its Facebook Page www.facebook.com/mcvitiesdigestives.

Monday, June 15, 2015

It's shopping time at TC Shopping Plaza at Tutuban Center

A new shopping haven has opened at Tutuban Center and promises to be another great destination for bargain hunters and people who likes to save money while looking for amazing deals.

It was a memorable day during the opening of TC Shopping Plaza. During the event, (in photo, L-R) Tutuban Center officials Christopher Sioson, Building Administration Manager; Christopher De Leon, AVP for Construction & Engineering Management; Sylvia Tecson, VP for Sales & Marketing and Teodocio Mosquito, AVP for Security & Safety Compliance formally open the new TC Shopping Plaza at Tutuban Center on Independence Day. 

With over 170 operating from 9AM to 7PM, the plaza serves as an exciting daytime complement to Tutuban Center’s thriving night market scene. According to Sylvia Tecson, VP-Leasing and Marketing of Tutuban Center, aside from catering to Tutuban Center’s shoppers, the TC Shopping Plaza also aims to give its existing and potential tenants plenty of business opportunities, thanks to heavy foot traffic in the area.Located near Bonifacio Plaza (in front of Prime Block and Centermall), the TC Shopping Plaza provides convenient access to shoppers and tenants coming from Mayhaligue (PNR Riders), Recto (LRT and north), from Tondo, and from Ilaya and Tabora in Divisoria.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Midea’s Inverter refrigerator: Perfect for a hot summer day

There’s nothing like having a cold drink on a hot day, whether it’s just a tall glass of ice-cold water or a can of soda straight from the chiller. However, enjoying your drink might not be that easy if your refrigerator is not up to par. If you open it quite often, chances are it will not have the chance to chill your drinks as quickly as it should.

Now, you can have a refrigerator that provides cold drinks any time of the day with Concepcion Midea’s side-by-side inverter refrigerator with home bar and dispenser. The convenience of the home bar allows you to get drinks from the fridge without having to open its doors.

The Side by Side Inverter Refrigerator has a modern design that would make it fit into any home, while providing the convenience many homemakers expect from high-quality appliances.

The secret to this refrigerator lies in the inverter technology, which automatically adjusts the temperature inside the fridge depending on the ambient temperature in your kitchen. It delivers full-on energy to cool your fridge during busy times of the day, while it decreases power consumption to a minimum at night when you use it less. This helps keep the inside of the fridge at an even cooling temperature, while helping you save on power usage.

You get to experience the power-saving features of a high-end refrigerator at an affordable price, making it a welcome investment for newlyweds and young professionals who are just starting on their own.

Concepcion Midea’s Side-by-Side inverter refrigerator is equipped with an automatic icemaker that dispenses your choice of crushed ice or cube ice and cold water without having to open the fridge. Likewise, it has a home bar feature that allows you to reach in for your favorite drink without having to open its doors.

The French door refrigerator has a no-frost feature, reducing the hassle of having to clean it often. It has spill-proof shelves that prevent liquid and moisture from seeping throughout the fridge.

More than that, the French Door has super cool and super freeze modes that brings in the right amount of chill when you need it. With its Keep Fresh technology, maintain optimum humidity levels keep food fresh for a longer period of time. A touch-screen LCD display panel on the refrigerator door lets you monitor how cold your fridge is, and allows you to control it and make adjustments from outside.

If ever you will be away from home for a couple of days, you no longer need to unplug your fridge to save on energy. This refrigerator is equipped with a vacation mode that keeps the freezer on and the refrigerator off.

And to keep your kids from playing with its doors, it comes with a child lock mode.

Concepcion Midea’s inverter refrigerators lets you experience the same quality of high-end refrigerators but at a reasonable price.

Indeed, live different, choose different.


About Midea

Midea is one of the world's largest producers of consumer appliances. Established in 1968, Midea has consistently strived to make the lives of its consumers easier with their line of innovative products. On 2014, Midea Global partnered with Concepcion Industrial Corporation to bring the brand closer to Filipinos. For more information on Midea, please call +632-850-9888 or visit www.midea.com.ph.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sccoter for all from Honda

It's back to school again and as much as we want to be excited for our kids, the end of summer time in the Philippines would also mean the "usual" traffic scenario in Metro Manila is here once more. Why not try using a scooter to go to places to avoid traffic jams everywhere. The good news is, Honda just release  the
New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series as the ‘Scooter for All.’

The New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series has been especially developed for the Philippine and Indonesian markets in 2015 and serves as the latest iteration to the BeAT scooters currently doing well in both countries. The new scooter is actually a giant leap to a whole new level from features of the groundbreaking BeAT Carb in the Philippines and the best-selling BeAT PGM-Fi in Indonesia.

The ‘Scooter for All’ is a small brother yet compact and sporty version of the very successful and the class-leading Honda Click125i which Honda Philippines launched in February 2015 and referred to as the ‘Premium Scooter.’

Equipped with the exclusive and industry-revolutionizing feature called the Honda Smart Technology, which the company first introduced to the Honda Click125i, the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series becomes the ‘Scooter for All’ primarily because of its excellent engine performance, stylish and sporty design, groundbreaking features, plus affordability that enables it to cater to a wider market base among Filipino scooter enthusiasts.

At a retail price of PhP66,900 for its standard model and PhP69,900 for the variant that highlights the idling stop system (ISS) and the combi-brake system (CBS), the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series is quite affordable enough among scooter enthusiasts including the young generation of today’s riders as well as the young at heart who are very much willing to let their beat out given the perfect opportunity to do so.

In terms of design, the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series is just the right size for the young generation of Filipinos today. It is compact and makes its rider agile and flashy. It exudes a sporty exterior appeal, accentuated further by its trendy colors and speedy stripe, making it the scooter for everyone among today’s generation of scooter enthusiasts.

It also comes with other new design elements including an aerodynamic steering cover, an aggressive headlight form, a very informative meter panel, a sporty tail light, a sporty muffler protector, a stylish fan cover, a new design crankcase cover,  sporty rear suspension with plastic cover, and a stylish side mirror.

The New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series is also high on groundbreaking elements and features that are practically typical in most of the scooters in the market today. It comes with customer-friendly features that provide riders more convenience and utility including a larger utility box, bigger tire size, comfortable triangle riding position, unique battery position and cover, and very accessible position of the air cleaner.

In terms of utility space, the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series has a larger utility box that is capable of accommodating 11.2 liters worth of personal items or safety equipment.

The Honda Smart Technology is actually what’s powering the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series to its very remarkable on-road performance punctuated no less by its class-leading fuel efficiency which is 63 kilometers per liter for its CBS/ISS variant and 58.5 kilometers per liter for the standard model based on the ECER40 test method.

Honda has also maintained its trend-setting safety and security features in the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series including a secure key shutter, a side stand switch, park brake lock, automatic headlight on (AHO), and the combi-brake system.

With the key secure key shutter, the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series comes with a magnetic locking system that can be closed manually, which reduces the risk of theft apart from being more practical and comfortable.

It also comes with a side stand switch equipped with an electric circuit breaker. Majority of motorcycle and scooter accidents happen because riders forget to lift the side stand as they drive. It won’t happen with the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series as the scooter engine would not start if the side stand is in the down position thereby eliminating the risk of possible accident and ensuring safety for the rider.

The park brake lock is meant to prevent the motor current to jump start the engine and jerk the scooter, and also avoid the risk of unwanted accident for the rider. It is very easy to operate by hand since all the rider needs to do is to pull back the left brake lever and the park brake lock is released.

Having the automatic headlight on whenever a rider is driving greatly ensures his visibility to other motorists. And that is the reason why it is also a form of safety feature of the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series.

And finally the combi-brake system is the safety feature that delivers controllability, convenience, and the sense of confidence for the rider because the technology in the scooter gives it the optimum braking power while reducing nosedive, which is very common in many scooters and motorcycles. Because the technology enables the application of the right amount of brake power on both wheels of the scooter, shortest stopping distance when braking can be achieved.

With all these new features, there is no doubt that the New Generation BeAT-FI eSP Series is the ‘Scooter of All’ and to everyone who are willing to let their beat out at every chance they can get.