Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Danica Sotto-Pingris will always “rice” to the occasion

Danica Sotto in her work-out attire with the healthy variety of rice of Mrs. Lam Rice. Even in her culinary uniform, Danica proudly pose with her trusted and favorite rice brand. 

There’s no doubt that actress and celebrity Mom Danica Sotto-Pingris will always put family as her number one priority in all her endeavours, even when it comes to products she endorses.

This explains why the moment she got the call regarding a possible chance to endorse Mrs. Lam’s Rice brand – a distributor of locally produced and imported rice varieties, she became ecstatic;  not  just for herself,  but for her loved ones as well.

Danica states that it is in fact her first time to endorse a rice brand and is quite knowledgeable about Mrs. Lam’s rice.  Being chosen to be in the very first ambassador for the said product, she is thrilled for she knows her family will benefit from the project since her family loves to eat rice. In addition, Danica also loves to cook; she says she can incorporate the rice brand into numerous recipes and dishes. “You can never go wrong with Mrs. Lam’s wide variety of rice. You can come up with many dishes like fried rice, baked rice, paella, arrozcaldo, sushi and many other gourmet dishes. With her glutinous rice you can make sticky rice with mangoes, champorado and many other desserts”, says Danica. Who has obtained a diploma in Culinary Arts and Technology Management from the center for Culinary Arts.

And pass-on knowledge became just as valuable for the other members of the Pingris household when Danica married a promising athlete and star basketball player, Marc Pingris. All knowledge and experiences she was able to acquire, she is now able to share to her house help and even her children.

When it comes to rice quality, Danica admits that she is indeed quite picky and meticulous since her situation is different now that she is a mom. For her, quality is of utmost importance. She also takes into consideration how choosing the right variety of rice for the family will benefit other moms. Her primary questions involve taste, freshness, cleanliness, consistency, quality, weight and value for money. Her preference for Mrs. Lam’s rice revolves around the fact that the brand offers freshly milled local variety rice. Since the rice is immediately delivered to the outlets 2 -5 days from the milling day, Mrs. Lam’s rice comes in a vast array of varieties, with a rice type suitable for any budget, depending on  the family’s needs whether it’s a budget lunch or a special gourmet dinner, Mrs. Lam has the for you. The most important thing, Danica says, is that moms can choose the best tasting freshly – milled rice using state-of-the-art laser sorters and mist polishers at par with international standards.

She is quite happy that Mrs. Lam's Rice is available at leading supermarkets not only as prepacked 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50kg but also sold on a per kg basis similar to that in the wet markets.  Initially she was surprised when she discovered Mrs Lam's rice have many varieties; locally milled rice from the fragrant Dinorado Special, Whole Grain Sinandomeng, Long Grain, Sinandomeng Special, Sinandomeng , Laon (old crop),  Organic Red, Organic Brown rice to the imported ones like Japanese and Thai Jasmine. Even the packaging was appetizing to look at. For everyday use, Danica suggests the fragrant Dinorado Speccial or Sinandomeng Rice; for special occasions or events with visitors that you want to impress, go for the Thai Jasmine rice or the short grain Japanese variety rice.

“At home, the favorite is fried rice, for my friends, their favorites are the paella and risotto. You can still make risotto even if you don’t use the Arborio type or any rice suitable for risotto using our local rice sinandomeng or Japanese variety short grain rice. It’s more on the technique and style of cooking,” Danica avers just like a professional chef giving tips to home cooks.

Danica Sotto with the owner and Mrs Lam herself, Evelyn Lam.
Danica is also quite impressed that Mrs. Lam Rice is available not just in many varieties but in varying weights as well, again depending on a specific family type’s needs. For a small family of four or for newly married couples, perhaps they can get the 5-10 kilo pack. Whereas for bigger families, the 25-50-kilo bags will better suit them. “That way, you don’t get the pressure or fear of rice being stocked too long.
Since Mrs. Lam's rice is freshly milled, you can keep for 1-2 months provided it is stored in a cool dry place with proper ventilation. It should also be noted that the rice bins or containers have to be properly emptied, cleaned and dried after each replenishment to avoid weevil growth. You can really plan or measure your rice consumption correctly by buying the rice bag that fits the family’s eating habits. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure it all out,” says Danica, who was also in the middle of an exciting photo shoot for the brand.

So now, being an endorser of a growing rice brand, Danica believes she made the right choice not just for herself and her family but more importantly, for the other Moms or would-be Moms out there and their families who will benefit from choosing the right type of rice brand. “For me, it’s Mrs. Lam Rice and for choosing Mrs. Lam Rice, Moms like me can now ‘rice’ to the occasion, so to speak,” she said with a slight chuckle. 

Mrs. Lam's Rice is distributed in the Philippines by ECT Enterprises based in Malaking Ambling, Magdalena, Laguna and is available in most major supermarkets and groceries. For details, call 0922-8388365 or email ectent@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Mercury Drug opens stores to FINE Japan’s Premium HyC150

Premium HyC150, the secret weapon every woman or man desires to keep looking young, physically fit and feeling good, continues to expand its reach to make it accessible to more Filipinos. This modern-day “fountain of youth” is now sold at selected Mercury Drug stores in Metro Manila.  As an exclusive offer, Premium HyC 150 comes with an additional one free sachet worth P 125 when you buy at selected Mercury Drug stores.

Made by FINE Japan Co. Ltd., one of Japan’s most trusted manufacturing firms, HyC150 is an award-winning food supplement that effectively combines Collagen with the hydrating power of Hyaluron for younger and healthier looking skin.  

Collagen is HyC150’s age-defying ingredient that helps keep the skin young looking, supple and smooth by slowing down the aging process and fights the negative effects of too much exposure to sunlight and pollution. Hyaluronic Acid, meanwhile, helps lubricate the bones, joints and eye tissues and maintains healthy gums. It also complements Collagen by nourishing and hydrating the skin, and even the scalp to promote healthy and glossy hair, plus regulates protein for faster wound healing.

HyC150 also contains other active ingredients such as Ubiquinol, Vitamin C, Biotin, Elastin and Pearl Coix.  These nutrients are needed by the body to complete HyC150’s youthful effects all over the body.  In clinical trials conducted in Japan, North America and Europe, about 93 percent of users of Premium HyC150 reported improved hair, nails and skin with continued use.

Aside from Premium HyC150, other products of FINE Japan Co. Ltd. include the revolutionary FINE Etiquette Rose, an oral perfume supplement that is very effective in removing body odor – whether for men or women.  It is more cost effective than buying expensive perfumes in the market and the effects of smelling good from within is longer.  Another FINE product is FINE Turmeric Extract that helps keep the liver healthy against cholesterol.  Turmeric is also widely known to help control blood sugar levels especially for people suffering from diabetes. 

FINE also boasts of its unique whitening food supplement that is 100% organic with FINE Organic Pearl Coix.  Purely made from Adlay seeds, also known as Job’s Tears, this product is the only one of its kind in the market today, used by many Japanese men and women for many years to keep skin fair, smooth, and luminous.  For teenagers, FINE Pearl Coix helps control acne for blemish-free skin.  For young adults, 100% Organic Pearl Coix has more health benefits aside from brightening the skin.  This food supplement also aids digestion and is known to help prevent cancer. 

Visit the HyC 150 website and go Ask A Doctor to know more about beauty and wellness from our medical experts. For more information, log on to www.HyC150.com; “Like” us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/HyC150; follow us on Twitter #HyC150 or Instagram @HyC150, or call (02)546-7297(02)861-6298, or 0917-7750779.  
Mahalagang Paalala: Ang HyC150 ay hindi gamot at hindi dapat gamiting panggamot sa anumang uri ng sakit.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Warm up during these cold weather months

Water from the tap gets colder as the cold weather of the “ber-months” start to close in. While most people are used to hitting the showers with cold water raining on them— some of them want it that way because it finishes the job of waking them up from drowsiness— there are some who just cannot handle the sharp chill on their skin. One of them are kids who need to wake up early for school. It seems to take forever to pull them out from their slumber in these cold months and they dread the cold water from the shower, making their mornings far less enjoyable— adversely affecting their mood.

As an old-school practice, it takes extra effort for those who wake up very early morning just to manually heat up water in the kitchen, or possibly worse, by using submersible water heater heads in their buckets, which puts users at risk of getting accidentally electrocuted. It takes extra time in mixing heated water with tap just to get the right comfortable temperature. Others may have their own water heater installed in their showers, but the risk of getting scalded is still a problem.

Midea, the world’s leading consumer appliances manufacturer, responds to these challenges with an array of water heaters that can suit everybody’s needs and budget. Their line-up of water heaters has the Quick Warm Heating Element that instantly heats water at a preferred temperature that gives instant comfort in seconds. This allows its users not to worry much about time, especially those who are always in a hurry in the morning to beat the rush hour.

All of Midea’s water heaters have Safety Sensors that ensure not only the comfort in taking a shower but also the safety in their use. It guarantees no overheating so that customers may enjoy their warm showers just the way they want them longer.   These sensors also take care of keeping water temperature in check, so that scalding hot water will not come out of the shower. It also has a built-in anti-shock device to keep everyone safe from harm.

While Midea offers different models of water heaters that may cater to people with a tight grip on their budget, they will also definitely enjoy its affordability not just on the price tag but also in its use. It only heats the water needed for a shower and for as low as Php 3.00, everyone can enjoy this tag on the electric bill for 10 minutes of warm soothing water trickling down the skin— more than enough time to soak, soap, and scrub then out to take on the day ahead.

A warm shower from Midea could also be enjoyed after having a tough day at work and coming home from the heavy traffic on the road. A soothing bath could take away a day’s worth of stress by loosening up muscles that are tight from all the work it had. This could also refresh and clear the mind so parents who work hard after a long day could definitely enjoy some quality time with their kids before bed time.

As the cold months come close, Midea offers warmth through its innovative products featuring home solutions that could make home life easier and more harmonious. Midea’s water heaters reflect the kind of warmth it has for the family and that soothing feeling of coming home to the people that matter the most.

For more information on Midea’s products, check out their website at http://midea.com.ph/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MideaPhilippines.