Friday, May 27, 2022

An online nutrition classes for nutritious, delicious and enjoyable meals- Sustansarap, Sustansaya by Ajinomoto!


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) recently launched Sustansarap, Sustansaya!, a series of online nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations, through a Facebook Live on Cookmunity by Ajinomoto page. The project aims to help Filipinos improve their nutrition knowledge and cooking skills with the help of food experts. It is set to run on a quarterly basis on the brand’s official Facebook page.  

“We, at Ajinomoto, believe that nutrition education is vital in taking care of our families’ health. However, for most, nutrition information can be intimidating and difficult to understand.  With day-to -day busy schedule of homemakers and budget limitation, we understand that nutrition usually takes a step back when preparing meals. Sustansarap, Sustansya! makes nutrition information fun, simple, accessible and proves that easy, affordable, nutritious, and delicious meals are possible, especially with the help of Ajinomoto products,” said Roann Co, Ajinomoto General Manager of Corporate Planning and Public Relations.

Class #1: BawAsin Natin! (Delicious Salt Reduction)

The livestream launch features the first Sustansarap, Sustansaya! online class titled “BawAsin Natin.” The pilot session focused on delicious salt reduction wherein health and nutrition experts Dr. Dex Macalintal and Bea Menorca, RND shed light on the adverse effect of excessive sodium intake in our health and why it is important to reduce salt intake.  They shared a practical tip that it is not difficult or costly to reduce sodium in daily meal preparation.  One easy way is lessen teaspoon salt and use monosodium glutamate (MSG).  MSG contains only 1/3 amount of sodium compared to table salt.  With MSG, sodium intake can be reduced by up to 40% while maintaining overall deliciousness of food.

“It is important to know that high blood pressure or hypertension can cause complications such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack, and kidney failure. Among the factors is the frequent consumption of foods high in sodium. According to the World Health Organization, the recommended sodium intake per day is below 2000 mg. But for Filipinos, the actual intake is more than twice this recommendation. One way to reduce sodium intake is reducing intake of salty foods.” shared Dr. Macalintal, Lifestyle Medicine Specialist. 

“To help and encourage Filipinos to clear their worries and struggle on practice of salt reduction, the BawAsin® campaign was started by APC. It aims to share how it is important to reduce sodium intake for our health and not sacrificing the taste and deliciousness of our meals,” said Menorca, APC Specialist - Science Communication. 

For more information, checkout BawAsin® section in APC’s official website. The site features 100 less sodium creative recipes that help individuals enjoy meals that contain less sodium yet enjoying same deliciousness.

After the lectures, Sofie Conejos, RND APC Manager – Culinary Nutrition demonstrated two Less Sodium Recipes: Upo Kalabasa and Sotanghon Soup and Chicken Eggplant Omelette, made delicious by  AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning. She reiterated that lessening sodium in diet is not difficult and does not mean sacrificing deliciousness of food.  For other easy-to-follow delicious less sodium recipes checkout

The Sustansarap, Sustansaya! Online Class is in line with the brand’s “Eat Well, Live Well” promise, that aims to propel meaningful initiatives that will improve the health and wellbeing of Filipino families. This project is also one of the actions made by Ajinomoto to fulfill its ultimate goal of extending the healthy life expectancy of 1 billion people.

“With Sustansarap, Sustansaya! online classes, we hope to educate, empower, and enable families to live a healthy and happy life, one nutritious and delicious meal at a time, ” said Co. “We have more classes and cooking demonstrations in store and we’re eager to encourage more people to learn about nutrition and apply them in their own kitchens.”

To catch the next Sustansarap, Sustansaya! online class, follow and stay tuned at Cookmunity by Ajinomoto facebook page. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Various Types of Pendant Lighting

Photo by Josh Hemsley on Unsplash

This pandemic has given us all of the possibilities we can think of! I haven't made any announcements on my social media accounts, particularly on my personal social media...I've been attempting to complete at least the most of the digital work...for our retirement home plan! Fortunately, there are many pages and websites where ideas abound...I occasionally take a U-turn and combine all of the themes we desired for our space. This will be our retirement home, so there are a lot of variables to consider. For the time being, I'll stop here and return to the checking items we can incorporate to the future house. One step at a time! 

In recent years, pendant lighting has grown in popularity. From kitchen islands to restaurants, pubs, and museums, pendants are used more than any other type of lighting these days. A single downward-facing light strung on a single thread, chain, or stem is both visually appealing and inviting. To bring a burst of color to a dull room or space, vibrant multi-hued glass designs are widely used. Among the many styles available are mini pendants, bowl pendants, lantern pendants, drum pendants, and multi-light pendants. 

I really like dome-shaped or drum-shaped light pendants since they provide the particular light needed in a specific area while using very little electricity. With so many different styles and designs to select from, anyone can include pendant lighting into their house. They are widely used in modern households and corporate settings. Drum pendants are a short cylinder-shaped "drum" that is usually covered in fabric or metal and strung from a stem or chain.

Bowl pendants are frequently utilized as the room's point of focus and can be used in place of a ceiling in dining and kitchen spaces, foyers, and other areas. Because the light is dispersed through the much bigger glass bowl, bowl pendant lighting is usually softer than other pendant styles. The bowl also provides up and down lighting because it is open on the top of the fixture. Bowl pendants, on the other hand, should always be hung higher than eye level to avoid looking directly into the open top. Because of this, they are not advised for areas near ladders and terraces. 

In a multi-light pendant, a string of individual little pendants is generally strung from a single mount. Because of their portability, I'm seeing a lot of this type of pendant lighting. You can always redesign a corner of the house with string pendants. When it comes to house design and fixtures, we prefer variety.

Any place that is being remodeled can benefit from pendant lighting to improve the look and feel. With so many styles, varieties, and finishes to choose from, you should have no trouble finding the ideal complement for your space!

I will be updating you guys with our retirement home project and I can't wait to start the physical decoration of the place. :)

Sunday, May 15, 2022

S&R is now available on the Shopee App


S&R Membership Shopping

S&R Membership Shopping is a warehouse club that retails premium quality imported products and services in the Philippines. 

S&R is your ticket to a huge selection of imported products all over the world. Delight to quality food, wines & liquor, furniture, appliances, health & beauty products, household items, and a whole lot more! 


You can get all of the essential items you require, as well as the most challenging product items that are not available in a typical grocery store.

  • Groceries from outside the country 
  • Premium freezer foods and the freshest choice cuts 
  • World-sourced home basics 
  • Big savings and offers!
I love going to the supermarket and grocery store to load up on food and other necessities for the house. When I have all of the things I need at home, it makes me happy. I consider grocery shopping to be an enjoyable time...who doesn't?

The nearest S&R branch in my area is two hours away by private vehicle and even longer by public transportation, and going there means having a little extra in the budget because literally "everything is available to buy!" So, when I discovered that S&R Membership Shopping is available on the Shopee App, I checked it out and added a few items to my cart. Despite the fact that the products and things in their Shopee virtual store are limited, I enjoyed exploring the pages!

Do you want to know what I bought on S&R with the Shopee App? Check out the video below; by the way, I did not pay anything for the stuff I received; I purchased with a Shopee certificate I won in an online I basically got the items for free and only had to pay for shipping! Don't you think that's double the fun?