Friday, March 29, 2019

ZEN Rooms First Big Sale of the Year is Coming this April 04

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What Lessons Can We Learn From Minimalist Fashion?

 While there’s nothing wrong with loving clothes, in today’s day and age many of our fashion choices have far-reaching impacts. This includes impacts on the environment and society, especially as our climate begins changing more and more. In a world that’s all about consuming as much as you can, sometimes the biggest and best fashion statement is to keep it clean and simple.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Do you fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

The country has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both under nutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”

To address this problem, our government launched the PinggangPinoy® campaign in 2014. PinggangPinoy® is an easy-to-understand food guide showing proper food group portioning on a per-meal basis. This reflects the principles of MOderation, VAriety and BAlance (MOVABA) to promote healthier eating habits.

Solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition should be a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors as it is not an easy feat. With this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with government agencies to conduct education programs to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® in malnutrition hotspots, where incidences of Double Burden Malnutrition are high. This training was given to homemakers/mothers who have malnourished (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obese) school-aged children.

The pilot run resulted to improvements of the knowledge & attitudes of households related to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® within target areas. However,behavior changes towards healthier eating habits remains to be a challenge.The program uncovered a number #MalnutritionTraps that some Pinoy households easily fall into. The following #MalnutritionTrapsprovide a picture of how unhealthy eating habits may lead to Double Burden of Malnutrition:

1. Over consumption of carbohydrates: Voracious rice eaters can easily fill half of their plates with rice. Others have pandesal & noodles as regular meal deprived of other nutrients derived from a well-balanced meal. 
2. Under consumption of vegetables and/fruits: It is common for some to be content with rice & meat to satisfy their hunger and skip/take insufficient amount of vegetables/fruits.Fact is, the variety of colors found in Glow foods are important sources of vitamins & minerals to sustain our energy &keep us from getting sick.
3. Overconsumption of protein: Typical Filipino “SILOG” meals include double serving of proteins (e.g. Tapa+Itlog, Tocino+Itlog, Longanisa+Itlog, Bangus+Itlog). Eating different kinds of protein is fine for as long as they are taken in moderation.We must also avoid protein dishes served high in fat, cholesterol and sodium. 

More stories about #MalnutritionTrapscan be referenced from these documentary videos (please click the links):

“Puro Carbs”

“Breakfast Skipper”

To help Filipinos break free from #MalnutritionTraps, Ajinomoto’s Culinary Nutrition Team prepared Healthy & Delicious PinggangPinoy® Recipes, downloadable through Busy and budget-restricted homemakers will also find these PinggangPinoy® recipes useful because all areeasy-to-do and affordable (P250/day for family of 5). 

For updates about Mag-PinggangPinoy® Tayo!, visit and

Friday, March 15, 2019

Stop Tossing and Turning and Look to Some Comfortable Bedding for Your Semi Truck AmIowa

Drowsy driving occurs when a person who is driving a motor vehicle is too tired or sleepy to remain alert. As a result the driver may have slow reaction times, reduced vigilance and impaired thinking. In the worst case the driver may fall asleep behind the wheel. The result is often disastrous and fatal.

Accidents are most common late at night and early in the morning as it is the body’s natural sleep period, though it can happen at any time of the day. Older adults are more likely to have a drowsy-driving accident in the mid-afternoon.The best thing to do when you feel like you’re about to doze off or lose focus, pull over at a safe site to take a short nap of 15-20 minutes. If you drive a semi truck frequently, it’s advisable to get a couple of semi truck sleeper accessories stashed in your vehicle.  A truck mattress can bring great relief to road-weary muscles and joints while providing you with the much-needed power nap before you get back on track.

Don’t get the impression that if you are out on the road doesn't mean you can't be comfortable or take proper naps. provides a huge assortment of semi truck bedding, semi lug nut covers, truck accessories and parts which you can order online at your fingertips.

Severe drowsy driving accidents most often occur at high speeds on highways and other major roadways. Drowsy driving accidents can occur at slower speeds too. In many cases, drivers who are drowsy make no effort to brake or avoid an accident as he lacks the focus and presence of mind due to weariness. Oftentimes, at least one vehicle may veer off the road.

To prevent drowsy driving and accident while driving, get a full night of seven to eight hours of sleep before driving. Try to avoid driving late at night and driving alone. Get someone to drive with you. On long haul trips, share the driving with another passenger.  Pull over at a rest stop and take a nap. You can also use caffeine for a short-term boost. has everything you need to get a good night's rest even after a tough day. Shop for sleeper sheet sets, various size mattresses, travel pillows and chrome hubcaps for semi trucks to make your cab cozy for your long haul drive.

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