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RECIPE: Mega Sardines Con Pasta

Mega Sardines in Tomato Sauce

Do you love sardines but are hungry for new ways to have it? Your favorite canned food brand has some ideas for you.

TOMS Challenges Us To Imagine A Day #WithoutShoes

TOMS #withoutshoes - BGC

To raise awareness for children’s health, TOMS holds an annual campaign called “One Day Without Shoes”. The company challenges us to imagine what it’s like to have no shoes, in hopes that one day every child will no longer have to suffer diseases that could be prevented by something a lot of us take for granted.

Join the Jung Da Yeon Free Workout Party on April 11

Jung Da Yeon Workout Party

On April 11, 2015, South Korea’s Fitness Star Jung Da Yeon will be working out with Filipino fitness enthusiasts at the Activity Area of Market! Market! Bonifacio Global City. The event will be hosted by Ron Antonio, Celebrity Zumba Master at 5pm. It is an exciting event that has never been done before. What’s more, it’s free to the public!

Educational charity to benefit from the Etude House “Princess Run”

Etude House Princess Run

In celebration of mothers and families in May, Etude House Philippines is holding a fun run dubbed “Etude Princess Run.” It features 3K, 5K and 10K categories, and will happen on May 25, 2014, at 5 a.m. at the corner of 34th and 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Proceeds of Etude Princess Run 2014 will support the YesPinoy Foundation, an organization founded and headed by actor Dingdong Dantes, Jr. that rally all Filipinos, of all ages and from all sectors and background, to support diverse advocacies and programs. The foundation aims to empower Filipinos to help those in need and to contribute effectively and efficiently.

Dingdong Dantes, head and founder of the YesPinoy Foundation


“We encourage men, women, students, professionals, athletes, celebrities, health buffs and even, cosplayers to sign up and participate in the Etude House Princess Run. We want to bring together Filipino families for this fun event. We hope to see everyone enjoying with their loved ones on May 25,” said Etude House Philippines President Andrea Amado.


Registration for the Etude Princess Run is from March 15 to April 15. Entry fees are P600 for the 3k and 5k races and P800 for the 10k category, inclusive of a race kit with a singlet, race bib and race map.

Are you ready for fitness boot camp?

Photo from Medicard facebook page (facebook.com/MEDICard.Philippines)

While we’re always careful to avoid infections, the most common causes of death in the Philippines are actually life-style related: heart-disease, diabetes, etc. Why not make lifestyle change a priority resolution in 2014?

Westgate Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City is offering health hopefuls take the first step to fitness through fast, short, and fun exercises in Medicard Philippines “Metafit Fitness Boot Camp,” set at the Westgate Cul-de-Sac from Feb. 3-28, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 6:30 pm.

The 12-session boot camp of high-intensity workouts is a program to encourage Filipinos to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. Fitness experts such as Jim Saret, fitness coach of the ABS-CBN show “The Biggest Loser” and developer of the Metafit program and his wife Toni Saret, co-founder of the Metafit program, will guide participants and supervise them on their fitness journey.

Medicard Boot Camp Photo from

“The boot camp is a perfect venue for health and wellness advocates as we help provide them a comprehensive health and fitness package,” Saret said.

A holiday in Makati

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati

The new Holiday Inn and Suites in the Ayala Center in the Makati business district is a curious yet welcoming mix of business hotel and family vacation place. It’s located near enough to some of the most important business headquarters of Metro Manila, yet sits comfortably beside one of it’s most popular shopping destinations.

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati

The rooms are — well, not too large, but they’re rather roomier than similarly-priced hotel rooms in the area. But the bathrooms are simple, and all but the most expensive suites have only a shower, and no bathtub — how does one have a proper vacation without a tub in one’s hotel room? (The wonderfully scented bath products — ginger and lemon! — almost made up for it. Almost. But I do appreciate it when a hotel pays attention to small details like bath products, because most hotel soaps are boring. Yes, I’m looking at you Intercon.)

Singapore is gearing up to entice more Filipinos to visit

Singapore. See where the world is heading.

Pinoys can’t get enough of Singapore, it seems. With a fabulous array of shopping options, endless cuisines from different parts of the world, breathtaking sights, exciting activities and a multi-cultural population, the lion city is a favorite destination for Filipinos looking for a great holiday with friends and family.

Erwan Heussaff is #theCuriousTravellerJust as the Philippines is progressing as an emerging player in the world market, so are the Filipinos becoming more sophisticated travelers. As more of us have incorporated travel into our lifestyles, we have become more selective in our choice of holiday destinations. Because of this, the Singapore Tourism Board now works to spread awareness of Singapore as a tourist destination for Filipinos through in-market engagements with consumers and travel partners, and also to acquire a deeper understanding of the Filipino traveler’s tastes in order to serve it better.

Spacious, Green and Luxurious Living at the Heart of Ortigas

CDC Millenium Ortigas-Residential Apartment Lobby

CDC Millenium Ortigas-Infinity pool

In a crowded suburb like Manila, breathing space has become an luxury. Which is why Team MJ is excited about an urban haven that will rise within the Metro — the CDC Millennium Ortigas. The brainchild of Philippine property developer CDC Holdings, Incorporated, the 32-storey development will consist of serviced residences, residential apartments and commercial spaces.

The serviced residence Citadines suits the global lifestyle of independent business travelers. To be managed by The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, it combines the privacy and comforts of home and the convenience and services of a hotel.

CDC Millenium Ortigas-Roof deck sky garden

REVIEW: WD My Passport Air Portable Hard Drive

WD My Passport Air 500 GB

Everything’s mobile these days. And, increasingly, we’ve had to adapt and be mobile ourselves. And not just when it comes to being able to work anywhere, anytime — we have to think of how to work efficiently, and about the security of our data.

While flash drives are currently a favorite way of carrying around and transporting files, sometimes it just may not cut it. At least not if you prefer something you can copy files from and to fast enough. And when working with sensitive and/or confidential files, you’ll want something you can securely encrypt with a password.

WD My Passport Air 500 GB

Team MJ got to test the WD My Passport Air 500GB recently. First off, there’s none of that flimsy plastic — this one has an all-metal casing. At a light 160 grams and 3.27″ x 4.41″ x 0.43″ size, it won’t cramp your style even when you’re toting it around in your smallest purse.

Fasten your seatbelts for Bimmerfest X

Bimmerfest X

Ladies, let’s get on the road to enjoying the fabulous BMW lifestyle! BimmerFest X, an annual all-BMW car show by BMW Car Club of the Philippines is headed our way on May 4, Saturday, from 10 am to 9 pm at The Filinvest Tent, Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Edwin Reyes, President of the BMW Car Club of the Philippines excitedly talked about this year’s BimmerFest X being one of the largest BMW collections they ever had. “It’s a total BMW experience”, he added.

Bimmerfest X
Here are the reasons why you should gear up for BMW Bimmerfest X:

  1. Experience a stunning BMW lifestyle with fellow BMW Lovers! Bimmerfest X aims to gather around all BMW owners and enthusiasts. This event will be the best time for BMW lovers to showcase, share, appreciate, and experience the fun of BMW. And if that’s not enough, visitors attending this event will be able to test drive different BMW models for an unforgettable all-day-all-out BMW experience.
  2. Take pride in being one of the first to see and experience the sleekest, cutting-edge designs and technology of the latest BMW models.