Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ortigas Malls' Live Studio and Shop n' Wash

LiveStudio, Shop & Wash create a safer, the easier, and more convenient shopping experience for tenants and mall-goers

Malling is being redefined by Ortigas Malls, with a host of new innovations to ensure that Filipinos enjoy a safe, secure, and convenient trip to the mall. 

In an effort to support all tenants as they bounce back from the health crisis, Ortigas Malls is providing an avenue for them to maximize their online presence through the Live Studio  – a content creation hub located inside the mall for all tenants to showcase different products and explain their features in a live feed. A fun and interactive way to learn about what Greenhills, Tiendesitas and Estancia tenants have to offer. Each studio will be equipped with a complete camera and lighting setup for them to shoot their updates, latest deals, and newest products that consumers can watch safely at home. 

Going beyond the usual shopping experience, Ortigas Malls is enhancing its on-the-ground services to provide an added convenience to shoppers and to maximize their time in Greenhills Mall. With their Shop N Wash initiative, a new Car Wash service that is now available, lets you save precious time by getting a car wash while completing your shopping chores. Shoppers can request for the carwash service upon getting into the Greenhills parking ground.

Through these new malling innovations, Ortigas Malls is reinventing the malling experience for its consumers with safety, efficiency, and convenience as their top priority. For more information, you may check their official Facebook pages - Greenhills Mall, Estancia at Capitol Commons and Tiendesitas. Get quick and real-time updates by joining their Viber community at Join Ortigas Malls Ortigas Malls on Viber. 

Turn your Summer Vacation into a Relaxing Staycation with your Family

The kids are out of school, the weather is fantastic, and the days are longer—allowing optimal time to venture to new places, catch some sun and spend more time with our friends and families. For many, summertime is the time many plan their family vacations. I am one of those who are excited for the summer as always yet I fear the virus might get me and my family. While many have already been spending a lot more time with their families than they ever imagined during the coronavirus outbreak, whether you love it or have grown tired of it, you’ve likely run into problems of keeping your family entertained. Between, possibly working from home, managing your kid's schoolwork, and maintaining a functioning household, this time probably hasn’t felt much like a vacation.

With social distancing guidelines likely to remain in effect in many cities during the summer, activities and entertainment options, lodging, dining will be extremely limited. The truth is, you really don’t have to totally give up on enjoying the summer at home with your family. 

Here are some tips to make your local staycation feel exciting for the whole family.

Fit Focused Days 
  • Plan local hiking trips or long walks or bike rides close to home. Enjoy the local parks and embrace the architecture in the neighborhood. A quick Google search for interesting facts can help you to plan what you want to go and see. Being a tourist in your own city will help you have a greater appreciation for your hometown. If you have kids, try setting up a challenge for them to identify certain plants, landmarks, or wildlife when you’re out walking. It will make the walks more engaging. Having prizes ready for them helps with the motivation, too.  Additionally, backyard games are a blast—sprinklers, hula-hoops, and jump rope are things kids love. 

Embrace the farmers markets. 
  • Heading out for a trip to the local farmers market is such a treat, and also a great way to shop locally.  At this point, many of them have adopted social distancing guidelines, which means it’s also a safe bet for a family outing. The market usually has beautiful fresh, and seasonal options to explore, maybe there are some fascinating new fruits and vegetables you can’t find at your usual grocery store. Also, getting the kids involved in selecting ingredients for your meals may help spark their interest in healthier eating (an added bonus!).  Breaking your usual grocery shopping routine by browsing the stalls in beautiful weather will help spark that holiday vibe. 

Create your own at-home retreats.
  • With a little planning, you can make your own backyard or home feel like a perfect vacation spot. All you need to do is set a theme. For a spa weekend, buy or make your favorite products, and set up a time to relax and treat yourself. Turn off or put away all of your tech distractions, set up space outside, or in a quiet room for a peaceful setting. You can even make spa water but cutting up some cucumber or fruit to add some flavoring to your water. Want to create your own yoga retreat? Turn to your favorite online trainer, set up your mat in a designated space, light some candles or incense, and be sure to practice daily, with relaxing music. It’s all about being creative. 

Travel with your cooking.
  • With travel on the back burner, consider themed cooking nights to help transport your taste buds to any destination. It can be really fun to make drinks, shakes, and meals with ingredients from places that are on your future travel list. Enjoy a nice Italian wine with your pasta one night, try cooking a beautiful curry meal or ordering take-out from a restaurant you’ve never tried before. Take it a step further and print out some fun-facts online or rent a movie about the particular culture you’ll be indulging that night—the possibilities are endless and it’s a great opportunity to learn about other cultures through food.

Finally, take the time to plan out your staycation in the same way you would with a vacation. Having an itinerary of what you want to do helps to prevent the lazy, do-nothing blues from taking over. A vacation is about rest, relaxation, discovery and recreation-- all of those things can be accomplished right where you are. Studies have shown a positive correlation between associates taking vacation time and overall better wellbeing, so no matter what’s on your itinerary, make sure to thoroughly enjoy yourself!

About Samantha Clayton
Samantha Clayton is the vice president of Sports Performance and Fitness Education at Herbalife Nutrition. She has direct responsibility for all activities relating to exercise and fitness education for Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors and employees and leads a team that designs nutrition protocols for elite athletes.
Clayton is a certified personal trainer with specialty certifications in group fitness, youth fitness programming, senior fitness, and athletic conditioning. Through group training sessions, fitness educational tools and the Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored blogs I Am Herbalife Nutrition, Clayton ensures that consumers understand the vital role exercise plays in living a healthier and happier lifestyle.
She also helps create, organize and promote employee fitness programs and activities as an integral part of the Company’s corporate wellness program.
Having performed at the highest athletic level, Clayton represented Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in both the 200m and the 4x100m relay events. Before the Olympics, she won two medals in the Olympic AAA trials–a silver medal for the 200m and bronze for the 100m–as well as a silver medal in the 4x100m relay during the European Junior Championships in 1997.
Samantha Clayton is also a mother of four and lives in Los Angeles with her family.
For more information, please visit

About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global company that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a proven business opportunity for its independent members since 1980. The Company offers high-quality, science-backed products, sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial members who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s global campaign to eradicate hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world.

Herbalife Nutrition also encourages investors to visit its investor relations website at as financial and other information is updated and new information is posted.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Kitchen By Cherish Chua Work-From-Home Business

I am one of those homemakers whose looking for ways to earn income during this pandemic since my hubby was under "No Work, No Pay" situation from their company for almost 2 months but thank god He is back to work again. I had tried different ways to earn a little while at home during the lockdown, you don’t need to look farther than your kitchen to start a business. As you may have observed, many Filipinos have already started putting up their own little ventures by offering something that we all love—food.

From ube pandesal to baked sushi, to new twists to fries and cheesecakes, our enterprising kababayan have shown their resiliency and inventiveness through these food ventures.

If you’d like to start a home business from your kitchen, here are some tips that may help you in establishing one.

Ms. Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President for Finance and Marketing of Hanabishi Philippines, one of the leading appliance makers in the country, would like to share with everyone some tips in establishing a "home business" during these challenging times.

If you’d like to start a home business from your kitchen, here are some tips that may help you in establishing one.
  1. Think of the product you want to offer. Are you or someone in your family good at baking or cooking? Capitalize on your skill and passion in determining the product you want to offer.
  2. Know your target market. Ask yourself if the product you’d like to put out there has a market. Food, for one, can have an immediate market—your family, colleagues, and friends.
  3. Make your product worth your customers’ money. Of course, it goes without saying that you have to ensure that the items you sell should satisfy your customers. Offer products that they will like so that they can tell their other friends and relatives about it. This way, more people will be interested in your products.
  4. Invest in good equipment. If you’re going to pursue a business in food, make sure that you have quality equipment. At Hanabishi, we have a range of products that can help you with your cooking and baking needs. broilers, grillers, fryers, and electric cookers. For those who are into baking, we have our mixers, food processors, ovens, and more.
  5. Make it more convenient for customers to purchase your products. For example, most businesses have gone online these days and customers can easily buy the product of their choice and have it delivered safely and securely to their home. We have been running our e-commerce site for about two years now and with the new conditions dictated by the pandemic, we had to review its system and implement the necessary updates in its features to address the anticipated influx of online shoppers. Our customers can now easily place an order with just a few clicks and taps on their computers and mobile devices. Likewise, we are now offering them the option to have their products delivered or picked up from our warehouse.
  6. Set up a Facebook or Instagram account. Most Filipinos are social media users and are on FB and IG makes you more visible to them. In fact, according to a recent Nielsen Home panel Tack-on survey, 49 percent of Filipinos who shop groceries online prefer Facebook. In making your goods available through these social media apps, make sure that you take good photos. Food, most especially, need to look delicious and enticing to attract customers.
  7. Be forward-looking. Expect challenges to come your way and make sure you keep up with consumers’ changing behavior. It’s not easy, but with hard work and foresight, success will come your way.

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About Hanabishi:
Spanning more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products that last, which paved the way for its tagline “Kapartner from Start to Forever.” Hanabishi Home Appliances are available at leading appliance stores nationwide.