Having a monthly budget helps you pay your bills on time and keeps you organized. However, real-life doesn't always go as smoothly as it does on paper. Emergencies happen and sometimes you need money fast and a small loan can help. Here are four circumstances when a quick loan can help you out of a bind.

Dental Work

If you suddenly have a dental infection or emergency, work has to be done swiftly. Unfortunately, the necessary dental procedures can be very expensive. If you need to come up with money stat, short term loans Mississippi can be a great solution to have your teeth repaired now.

Airline Tickets

Though people usually save for a vacation, there are instances when you have no choice but to travel by air. This could be for a funeral, for business, or perhaps a wedding you can't miss. If you need several hundred dollars that aren't in your budget, a small loan can help.

Car Breakdown

Your car is necessary to get you to work, the grocery store, and everywhere else. A breakdown can bring your entire life to an instant standstill. If you need your vehicle repaired now and don't have money, a short-term loan can get you back on the road pronto.

The Holidays

However you look at it, the holidays are expensive and come around every year. Even when you try to keep it small, there are still people you need to buy for. Instead of stressing, taking out a small loan to get you through the season can help you feel a little jollier.

A QuickSolution

As hard as you try to stick to your budget, life can throw you a curveball. These situations happen to everybody and are totally out of your control. If you need money immediately, a short-term loan is a quick and easy solution.

Sharp Corporation, one of the world’s leading Technological Innovator, is celebrating its 108th year anniversary in the industry. For more than a century, the brand has been continuously offering innovative and efficient products that cater to the ever-changing demands of the market. This 2020, in line with their mission in bringing convenience, protection, and lifestyle evolution to everyone, Sharp’s now gears towards to be the best partner of every household.

Currently, Sharp has been providing changes and innovation with its 8K+5G and AIoT technology. The brand is firm in its mission in upholding sustainable growth for the next 100 years through continuous Technological innovations. 

Now, more than ever, Sharp is committed to its mission in bringing innovative products that will cater to the new lifestyle. ‘Stay Home, Stay Sharp’ campaign was redesigned to its products to adjust to the new normal. One of the key technology that will help consumers to adapt to this new normal is Sharp’s Plasmacluster Ion Technology which is incorporated into its air purifiers, refrigerators, and air conditioners. This Technology promotes cleaner and safer air.

“This time, families spend more time in their homes as the pandemic spread. We started with healthy food preparation and made it more convenient. We made sure to provide a clean and comfortable home environment,Sharp Philippines President, Mr. Kazuo Kito said in his speech.



Stay Home, Stay Sharp had an online product launch hosted by JV Cruz and DJ Raqi Terra on September 15, 2020. The said launch introduced their newest products — Dynabook Lap Top Computers, Android LCD TV, Side-by-Side Inverter Refrigerator, 4 Door Refrigerator, Cyclone Technology Vacuum Cleaners, and the Healsio Line Up.


Dynabook Lap Top Computers


One of the biggest effects of the pandemic to the business and education sectors is the shift from the traditional office setting to the work-from-home and online learning setup. Thus, Sharp introduced the Dynabook Sattelite Pro L40 laptop to help employees and students in their specific activities.  This versatile laptop is perfect for personal and everyday use.  Boasting with its dual storage support and fast and powerful performance. It is equipped with the 10th Generation of Intel Core i3, i5, and i7.




Android LCD TV

For Entertainment, Filipino’s have more time to bond with families at home. Watching TV is one of the most enjoyable family bonding moments. Of course, Sharp wants to be part of this important time in every household by offering a high standard viewing experience. Their Android TVs, 4T-C50BK1X, 4T-C60BK1X, and 4T-C60CK1X, with built-in Netflix, they can enjoy a high-standard viewing experience with their loved ones through its Ultra HD AQUOS 4K Technology.




Refrigerator

Due to the viciousness of the virus, people make fewer trips to the grocery to avoid getting sick. Hence large food compartment and safe storage become essential. With Sharp’s newest 16cu.ft. 4 Door Refrigerator (SJ-FLG16AVP-BK) with Plasmacluster Ion Technology not only provides large storage space but will also keep the food fresher and safer for a longer time. On the other hand, 20cu.ft Side-by-Side Refrigerator (SJ-BL20AVP-SL) provides huge storage both for the freezer and fresh food compartments, it makes organizing food easier. Both models are equipped with Inverter Technology that reduces energy consumption. 




Healsio Line Up

In this time of the pandemic, maintaining a healthy body and strong immune system is the most important thing in the mind of every Filipino. The Healsio line up is the best partner to provide a healthy and easy way of cooking food. Hotcook (KN-H24FA), a multi-purpose electric cooker, uses a steam circulation system, which cooks food by using its own moisture that retains more nutrients and natural flavor. 



Making healthy juices is easy with Sharp’s Vacuum Blender. The EM-VB2F-RD removes 80% of the air inside the jug before blending. This vacuuming process prevents oxidation, retains nutrients such as vitamins and dietary fiber, and keeps the juice original flavor without changes over time.



The Healsio Oven (AX-1700F-R) uses superheated steam to cook food instead of conventional heat. This superheated steam, which is 8-times hotter than the normal hot air, melts unwanted fats and oil and reduces salt content in food but keeps moisture to preserve nutrients. 



Cyclone Technology Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum cleaner has become quite common in homes, offices, and even cars as they make the cleaning job easier and efficient. In this new normal, it is essential to maintain cleanliness at a different level, and Sharp knows how to exceed expectations. Cyclone Technology Vacuum (EC-EB18P-R) boasts a dynamic and high powered suction that effectively separates collected dust and allergen particles from the air. Compared to ordinary vacuum, this product can collect small particles (10 micrometers in diameter) and ensures trapped dust and allergens are not released back into the atmosphere.


True to its commitment, Sharp will continue to serve its customer and give products that will make their lives comfortable, safe, and efficient for another 100 years and this is their way of saying ‘thank you.’





My entire family loves bonding over food. If there is one thing that I could tirelessly do for my family, it is to cook delicious meals for them. One consideration in my meal planning is that I need to make sure that everyone at home enjoys and loves what I cook. Everyone in the family eats vegetables except my eldest and the only vegetable he eats is potatoes. So I really have to include potatoes in my meals more often.

 

WHY INCLUDE POTATOES IN YOUR DIET

 

I believe it is still best to get proper nutrition from whole food sources. Potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C (30% of DV) and a good source of Potassium (15%), nutrients we need to keep us healthy, energized, and strong. What’s more, potatoes have zero fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

 

HOW TO PICK FRESH POTATOES

 

In order for you to prepare your best potato recipes, you need to make sure you pick fresh potatoes that are clean, smooth, firm-textured, with no cuts, bruises, or discoloration.

 

PROPER STORAGE

 

Potatoes are a staple in my pantry. Aside from having longer shelf life compared to most veggies, they are also so versatile that they can be included in most of my recipes. They are also readily available and affordable.

 

 But how should we store potatoes? Here are some tips:

 

     Do not wash potatoes prior to storage. Store them in a well-ventilated part of your pantry or kitchen. Wash potatoes only when you’re ready to cook them.

     Do not place potatoes inside the fridge as this converts the starch into sugar and causes discoloration.

    Do not place potatoes in areas where there is high temperature or direct sunlight. This might cause them to easily develop sprouts. Not to worry, just cut out the sprouts when you’re ready to cook the potatoes.



POTATO FORMS

 

Storage isn’t a problem, though, if you use dehydrated potatoes. Yes, you read it right, dehydrated. It’s the same nutrient-rich potatoes, with just the water removed. Potatoes USA makes products like potato flakes, granules, and flour available in the Philippines. Dehydrated potatoes take versatility to another level. You can use them in your main dishes, appetizers, snacks, and soups. They can also be ingredients in desserts, bread, and pastries.

 

Other potato forms that Potatoes USA promotes locally are frozen potatoes and, of course, fresh or table-stock potatoes that you can find in groceries nationwide. However, if you are interested in dehydrated potatoes, you can check out baking supply stores or reach out to Potatoes USA Philippines via their Facebook and Instagram.

 

EASY POTATO RECIPE

 

Because potatoes are very versatile and easy to cook, I would like to share with you this Baked Cheesy Potato recipe that you can try at home.  Trust me when I say it’s easy. I have three children and four dogs to tend to but still managed to make this yummy treat. You can also find ingredients in your nearest store.


BAKED CHEESY POTATO




 


Ingredients:


 

Potatoes, washed properly

White onion, ⅛-¼ cup, minced

Bacon, cooked and cut into small strips (optional)

Unsalted butter, ⅛-¼ cup, melted

Cheddar cheese, ⅛-¼ cup, grated

Dried basil leaves

Salt

Pepper

Vegetable oil






Procedure:


  • Pick fresh potatoes and wash them properly. Make sure, there are no soil and other impurities on its skin.
  • Prepare the ingredients.
  • Bake the clean potatoes in the preheated oven with temperature 200c for 30-45 minutes until tender. Let it cool.
  • Cut the potatoes in half and remove the portion of potato flesh leaving about ⅛ inch of shell and flesh. Mash the potato flesh in a separate bowl.


  • Saute white onion in vegetable oil and bacon strips and set it aside.
  • Mix the mashed potato flesh and white onion mixture in the bowl and add in melted unsalted butter and grated cheddar cheese.

  • Scoop in the mixture into the potatoes and garnish with dried basil leaves.

  • Bake it in the preheated oven with a temperature of 200c for another 30 minutes until cheese and crust start to brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!

 

What is your go-to favorite potato recipe? If you would like to try them out, I will be having a giveaway for all of you.

 

Make sure to follow the mechanics below to be able to qualify for the giveaway.

 

  1. Comment here in the blog your favorite potato recipe.
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Goodluck!

 

 · The next-gen digital collaboration platform flips email on its head and redefines business communications

·Lark continues to deliver innovative collaboration features such as Magic Share, a new video editing feature that allows everyone on a video call to edit content together

Lark, a next-generation digital collaboration suite, has launched its latest product offering, Lark Mail, which redefines the email experience for enterprises in the Philippines. Breaking down the barrier of information silos by providing more transparent and collaborative communications, Lark Mail will now be seamlessly integrated with Lark’s suite of collaboration tools including Messenger, Video Calling, Docs and Sheets, Cloud Storage, and Calendar.

As one of the most important business tools, email continues to be a siloed form of communication that keeps information away from teams who primarily communicate using digital collaboration platforms. Lark Mail has finally connected email to the  other essential tools used in today’s workplace, allowing users to:

 

· Email a Chat Group:

In the recipients field, users can input the names of not just individual colleagues, but also chat groups to send team emails to.

· Keep Email Organized with Smart Inbox:

Lark Mail automatically surfaces "Priority" emails first so users can see what's important at a glance.

· Provide Quick Permissions:

When sending a Lark Doc in an email, users can see clearly whether the recipients have access to it or not, and give them the permission to read or edit the Lark Doc with one click.

· Out of Office Reply:

Create a personalized out of office reply to automatically respond to emails you receive when on a business trip or leave.

· Gmail Integration:

Instead of logging into Gmail each day, users can link their Gmail accounts to Lark to enjoy seamless integration between email, messenger and drive.

 

 

“Email remains a core component to the workflow of many organizations, but its separation from other collaborative tools such as messenger creates bottlenecks in productivity and makes it hard to stay on the same page," said Joey Lim, Lark VP of Commercial, Asia. "We strongly believe Lark Mail's integration of email with Messenger, Video Calling, Docs, Cloud Storage and Calendar will break down these barriers and transform the way email is used within our customers' organizations.”

 

 

In addition to Lark Mail, the company also recently introduced a new feature called Magic Share, which allows participants to edit content within the video call window, and view content being presented at their own pace. Magic Share eliminates the need to have multiple tabs open when working with colleagues on a collaborative document during a video call, and means users no longer have to worry about keeping up with a presenter that goes too fast or too slow. Once a document is shared, teammates can view it at their own pace and co-edit directly from within the video call window, effectively breaking down the wall between visual and written communication. Latecomers to a meeting can now scroll up to see material previously presented without interrupting the flow of the presenter, while presenters no longer have to worry about issues common to traditional screen sharing such as clients or internal stakeholders seeing inappropriate tabs on their computer or irritating notifications.

 

Lark Mail, along with the rest of Lark’s suite of collaboration tools consisting of 200GB cloud storage, 500GB email storage and unlimited video call minutes, are available free for businesses in the Philippines. Simply visit www.larksuite.com to switch over to Lark Mail from any email services. 

 

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About Lark

Lark is the next-generation collaboration suite that enables teams to do their best work together. The suite primarily consists of Lark Messenger, Lark Docs, Lark Calendar, Lark Video Conferencing, as well as Lark Workplace which integrates third-party applications. All functionalities are deeply integrated into a single app, which is available on Mac, PC, iOS, and Android. 


The National Nutrition Council (NNC) sets the theme “Batang Pinoy, Sana Tall. Iwas Stunting, Sana All” for this year’s nutrition month. Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) joins the nation in celebrating the National Nutrition Month this July to bring to light the ill effects of stunting and how to prevent a child’s healthy growth from being stunted.

 

According to the 8th National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), 3 out of 10 Filipino Children (5 and below) are stunted. Stunting or “pagkabansot” in our native tongue is a manifestation of long term occurrence of malnutrition. It is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) “as impaired growth and development that children experience frompoor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation”.




How Stunting is Stunted

Growth failure can start from the womb and progress after birth. The effects of stunting, if not immediately and properly addressed, can be permanent and irreversible. There is a window of opportunity to reverse or prevent stunting through effective interventions for children 5 years old and below. Unfortunately, there is no cure to stunting, so prevention is critical for young children to have healthy growth and development.

 

It is imperative for parents to track their child’s growth. The National Nutrition Council provided a simplified and more understandable Child Growth Standard Table based on WHO’s Child Growth Standards (WHO-CGS) 2004 and WHO’s Reference Data, 2006. These information can be access through https://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/blog/how-to-track-child-growth/.

 

Importance of Proper Nutrition to avoid Stunting

 

Women of child-bearing age and expectant mothers must have adequate nutrition to prepare their bodies to a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a well-nourished baby. It is also highly important that breastfeeding mothers get adequate nutrition in order to supply the needs of their babies throughout the 6 months exclusive breastfeeding journey. Exclusive breastfeeding from 0-6 months is recommended for babies to gain optimum nutrients perfect for their age. To prevent your child from having growth failure, it is important to address poor diet, inadequate calorie intake, poor quality of meal intake, and insufficient supply of macro nutrients like protein and micro nutrients like calcium specific for growth and development.

 

The Culinary Nutrition Team of Ajinomoto puts together a treat for kids to enjoy and for homemakers to conveniently prepare and serve. Try to make these 4 calcium-rich recipes using 4 ingredients done in 4 easy steps made with AJI SAVOR™ on Rice Topping Mix and 4 protein-rich recipes using 4 ingredients done in 4 easy steps made with Prottie® Soymilk Drink Mix.

 

AJI SAVOR™ Rice Topping Mix Chicken/Beef is available in leading supermarkets. Prottie® Soymilk Drink Mix is available on LazMart, an online store on LazMall. For more healthy and delicious recipes, visit http://www.ajinomoto.com.ph and https://www.facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH/.

 

 



The entire world has been struck by this pandemic that made is crippled economically. The effects have already brought thousands of bankruptcies and unemployed individuals. Other business owners and small businesses find it hard to thrive in these trying times, especially if their business is not a prime commodity. Let us take in this case some artists who used to sell their artworks through art exhibitions wherein they require the presence of people.

With exhibitions and galleries still under severe restrictions, artists are among those who were heavily burdened by the circumstances brought about by COVID-19. Responding to their call for help, ArtisteSpace, Inc., together with Arth Art International in India, launches Art CARES to raise funds and support the artists’ communities.


A collaboration of artists from India, Malaysia, Philippines, and the United States, Art CARES gallery provides a platform for emerging and distinguished artists to showcase their art pieces online. While they continue to inspire and shed hope through art, these artists also hope to sustain their livelihood and provide help to those who are most vulnerable.

The funds raised through Art CARES will not only provide support to the artists but also benefit Ekta Charitable Trust in India and two (2) selected non-profit organizations in the Philippines -- LINK Center for the Deaf and ASPROFIL Philippines -- to help fund the medical supplies and protective equipment for frontline health workers, and relief for families in need.





Running until September 30, 2020, this charitable exhibition features select paintings and works of distinguished artists such as Philipp Badon, Loriel “Yel Cast” Castillo, Joe Datuin, Fil Delacruz, Juno Galang, Raul Isidro, Badz Magsumbol, Nemi Miranda, Al Perez, August Santiago, Bing Siochi, Bing Famoso Tac-an, and Boysie Villavicencio.

Some of the participating artists’ groups include Art Lovers, Arte Bauan, Bastedor Art Project, Bikol Expression, Earth Art, Esprekik, Grupo Kwadro, Grupo Sining Angono, Grupong Batangueno, Quezon Artists Guild, Philippine Botanical Art Society (PhilBAS), Philippine Fauna Art Society (PhilFAS), Singdeo Art Group, Society of Philippine Sculptors, The Filipino Institute for the Advancement of Arts and Culture, Inc. (FilArts), UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Association, YelCast Visual Poetry; International Creative Art Centre, and Nav Siddhartha Art Group in India.

To complement the exhibit, ArtisteSpace and Arth Art are also hosting the Art CARES weekly webinar series dubbed International Artists’ Cultural Arts Exchange. every Tuesday, 12:30pm, via Zoom Video Communications.
Besides the charitable exhibition, Art CARES also creates an opportunity for everyone to contribute and be part of the effort in fighting the ill effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by accepting donations through its digital payment partners, Ticket2Me and GCASH.

Art CARES is created in partnership with Global Artists’ Creative Collaboration for Empowerment, USA and KL City Art Gallery in Malaysia. The gallery can be viewed online at www.artcaresph.com and www.arthart.in.


The COVID-19 Pandemic intensifies the Philippine’s battle against Double Burden of Malnutrition. Double Burden of Malnutrition is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related noncommunicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.”


The limited distribution and access to food supplies aggravate the plight of poor and low-income Filipino households to sustain each person’s required nutrients through healthy meals. On the other hand, home confinement due to the mandated community quarantine may cause more people to not only restrict their physical activities but also to overeat and/or consume more food with empty calories as part of coping with stress and/or boredom.

Given the importance of maintaining healthy diets to sustain our health and immunity against viruses and bacteria, we should turn to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® as a viable safeguard to protect our family from diseases.

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) introduced “Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day Menu Challenge” as a way to encourage homemakers to serve variety of balanced meals to their families. Homemakers could access the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-day menu plan at www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH. This is part of the company’s “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well.” campaign to provide Filipino families with practical tips on proper nutrition, recipe, menu, and fitness activities to cope, stay well, and enjoy life despite the current COVID-19 situation.

Ajinomoto’s 7-day menu plan is composed of complete meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal provides recipe suggestions for Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes that are easy-to-do and affordable. These recipes are simple, solutions to serve enjoyable Pinggang Pinoy® meals.  Homemakers could make use of their extra time to purchase widely available and inexpensive vegetables and fruits to complement the rice beyond the usual supply of canned goods. Ajinomoto’s recipes make common ingredients more palatable like tofu sisig, meaty pechay picadillo, pork tapa and tomatoes, ensaladang talbos ng kamote, sweet and sour galunggong and many more. Here are three (3) recipe samplers done in three (3) easy steps:

Meaty Pechay Picadillo: 

1) SAUTÉ onion, garlic and ground pork and mix in carrots, green peas and pechay. 
2) SEASON with pepper, soy sauce and AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix. 3) COOK for 1 minute more.

Tofu Sisig: 

1) FRY tofu until golden brown and set aside. 
2) SAUTÉ ginger, onion, and garlic, add the fried tofu and liver spread and mix well. 
3) SEASON with sugar and PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning mix and add chilli peppers.

Pork tapa with tomatoes: 

1) MARINATE pork in water, sugar, soy sauce, pepper, and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce for an hour or overnight. 
2) SAUTÉ onion, garlic, and pork. 
3) BOIL. Pour the marinade mixture and boil until the mixture is thick.               

For full recipes and for more information about Ajinomoto and its products, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

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