Just Juice Juicing with Juceria!

 

 

 

 

I have always been fascinated with Juicing for the longest time.  I remember when it was introduced to me, the idea of not eating anything for the entire day instead sip energy packed juices.  The though of it horrifies me, imagine a day without rice. What a nightmare.  I was even told that you will have frequent trips to the banyo! I can only do it when I’m home.  

 

Early this year my friend Karren posted this pic on her facebook account: 

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Oh the curiosity!  I messaged Karren asked her the deets and made a little research.

What is Juicing? 

Juicing involves a process where the natural liquids, vitamins, and minerals are extracted from raw fruits and vegetables, this process strips away any solid matter from the fruits and vegetables and you’re left with liquid only. 

Sounds innocent, then I typed what to expect when juicing.  Multiple websites have listed what are the most common after effects of juicing and I will list down the most popular ones.

  1. Hunger Pangs – What do you expect? Nothing solid comes in.
  2. Weakness – I think this is the no carbo no fuel premise.
  3. Bad Breath and Body Odor – I know people who eat a lot that reeks!
  4. Giddiness, Nausea – hmmm…. (I’m excited or i’m fainting?)
  5. Bloating – Shouldn’t that be the other way around?
  6. Frequency in bowel movement – this is the shocker!
  7. Aches and pains – OUCH! I need a hamburger oops i mean medicine!
  8. Something is missing? Where’s the “I can buy your friends part?”

These after effects list do have a disclaimer, it can happen or not which depends on your body’s reaction to the nutrition method. Instead of running for my dear life, I felt excited.  I texted the number Karren gave me and I was happy that the owner herself responds to messages.  Ms. Junlyn was very kind and comprehensive with her text response. She assured me that Juicing is not all that scary.  Even her kids drink their juices.  I placed in an order and convinced my sister to try it too (kailangang ng kasangga).  We got the three day program of 6 bottles, this program allows you to eat light breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Delivery is separate but its not too expensive to deliver to Pasig.  

We received our orders at 5:30pm the day before of the actual cleanse and placed them in the ref immediately.  

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Even if the bag is well insulated  with ice packs to ensure cool storage, it is important to store the fresh juices in a controlled temperature environment.  This bag is really sturdy.  Made out of Katya with insulated insides, though its not leak proof, I find it stylish, light to carry with a simplistic design.  I have three of this!  

Let me introduce you to my source of nourishment for those 3 days.

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Juice 1, The Green Optimizer (Banana, Cucumber, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potato Tops, Parsley, Lemon and Honey)

At 8AM I woke up that day feeling determined, grabbed the first juice labelled #1 and took a sip.  The more evident taste is the cucumber and parsley.  I opened my eyes and told my self not bad! not bad at all!  The instruction says, sip the juice rather than having it in one go.  I ate a banana for breakfast and felt full until 10 AM where its time for drink #2.

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Juice 2, Orange Regulator (Apple, Carrots & Lemon) 

This drink is surprising refreshing!  Its a sweetened Carrot Juice.

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Juice 3, The Yellow Flusher (Pineapple, Apple and Mint)

This is my favorite out of all the bunch!  I look forward to 12 noon so I can drink this! Mildly sweet and light.  

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Juice 4, Red Detoxifier.

I thought at first that I will be treated to the sweetness of berries but I was fooled.  I think this is the hardest drink I had to take out of all the 6 juices.  It comes with an “earthy” smell and taste and I think I can owe that to the beets. It was hard for me to take it in sips so I decided to just drink the whole bottle in one go.  My technique was not to breath while drinking.  It worked!

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Juice 5. Tangerine neutralizer (Apple, Carrot and Celery)

I think this is the most popular drink that can easily be reproduced.  The dominant taste is the Carrot with a hint of celery and sweetened by  apples.  YUM YUM YUM!!! My 6 o’clock habit!

 

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Lastly Juice 6, Lime Reductor (Cucumber, Celery, Lemon, Moringa and Honey)

It ends your day with a bit of bitter, I think that’s because of the Moringa. It is the only one I can say that taste strongly of leaves but smartly ends my day of health conscious sacrifice.  Kinda sealed the deal with “Yes, I am indeed juicing!”.

What did I experience?

  1. I was never hungry! Seriously, the juices of Juiceria are filled with fiber.  Its not all watery, as they say, they like their juices with texture.
  2. Day 1, I never felt anything weird with my bowel movement, but come Day 2, yes, it became more frequent.  It wasn’t the my tummy hurts I can’t take it any longer, i felt fine, your bowels are easier and my tummy was significantly softer and reduced.
  3. I felt a bit agitated, I guess I have to prepare a bit like slowly introducing a more liquid diet the days prior to juicing instead of the cold turkey move that I made.  I did get a bit more hot headed, but maybe its all psychological. (My head was screaming LIEMPO and BACON)
  4. No body odors! NONE!
  5. No bad breath, how I dealt with it? Drinking lots of water.  Drink up!
  6. Loosing 3kgs. Yes! I did! and its all in the tummy! My mid section looked less bloated- yes no bloating too.  I was happy standing in front of the mirror in the longest time. 
  7. Over all felt satisfied.

Will I recommend Juicing? YES! Thanks Karren for the inspiration!

It was a great experience and a great way to kick start your healthy diet plan.  It helps you lose that unwanted water retention and makes it easier for you to loose the extra poundage.

Juiceria Cleanse was the right choice for me to partner with.  Ms Junlyn was very helpful and informative.  The orders came in time and juices were so fresh!  So if you decide to try out the ” Fresh Juice” try Juiceria, they deliver to the whole of Metro Manila.

Have fun!

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Location : Multinational Avenue, Multinational Foodmart, Multinational Village 1708 Parañaque

Hours of Operation: 09:00 – 23:00

Phone Number: (02) 463 5629

Website: http://www.juiceriacleanse.com

Kyochon in Manila

Hi I’m Faye and I’m a chicken wing addict!

I read a post from a HS schoolmate of mine (Hi Pam!) about how her trip to NYC wouldn’t be complete without a stop-over at the famous Korean chicken place “Unidentified Flying Chicken”.  Sheila, my ex-seatmate from the same HS commented that Pam might also like “Kyochon Chicken” which they have in the West Coast. It’s like God answered my curiosity, a branch just opened  at Megamall!

My Hubby OJ was having cabin fever today and I took it as an opportunity to drag him to Kyochon.

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Located beside Krispy Kreme at Mega Mall Building B.  You won’t get lost, he will greet you! (matured na ang peg ni Fafi Lee Min Ho), Is it just me or there’s something funny with the sign he’s holding “a lot” hehehe…

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We ordered from this textured thick menu which was all about chicken.

We got the combo meal Php999:

Twenty (20) pieces chicken wings, half original and half spicy,

It comes with a bowl of fresh greens,

4 cups of rice and 4 drinks.

You think we’ll stop there? We ordered one kimchi fried rice Php99 and a butter garlic fried rice, I forgot how much it cost maybe around Php60.

This is the Salad with citrus dressing.  I was forced to finish this since i’m the only salad eater :) Even if I am not a sour food lover, i finished it! Cultured na ako! hahaha!

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My Kimchi Fried Rice! I so love this! Will not however recommend pairing this with the Red series wings! Unless, you want to get a 5 minute burn in your mouth, believe me…believe me…

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Kyochon Original and Red series Combo Platter, I can totally vouch for this one! I love the crispiness and the right amount of brushed coat for the original one. It is highly addicting.  I felt like 10 is not enough for me.  I just find the chicken wings really small, like really tiny wings.  Are these baby chickens? Still the taste is awesome.  I just have to tell you, the spiciness is lasting. I was only able to consume 3 spicy baby wings :P

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I am also digging the ambiance in the place! I so love KPOP, I mourned when I lost out Channel M, but its like destiny, they were playing my favorite group’s 2NE1′s Happy :) (Kalma Faye, may Youtube naman) We also sat beside Nice by accident.

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Here’s another view of the restaurant, I super like the clean minimalist feelof the restaurant.  The chairs were sturdy and tables neatly polished.  Flooring looked slip proof.

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 I support sustainable businesses, happy to know they at least practice using eco-friendly napkins. My napkin with my mantika lips.

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I totally recommend you to head over and try this new chicken wing place in town! Shumi approves!

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Location:

UG/F SM Megamall, Blsdg B, Julia Vargas Ave cor EDSA Wack Wack, Mandaluyong; (02) 997-3333

Happy Eating!

Olay! Ole! Ole! Ole! Lugi….

 

Disclaimer: This is not a paid blog. I woke up this morning and found out the truth about my favorite moisturizer.
ImageThis morning I opened the refrigerator (yes) to get my moisturizer (Olay).  I was pressing it but I figured I used all the contents inside.  Like most women, we would as much as possible use all the remaining contents of our lotion, make-up and the needed essentials to make it “sulit” (worth it).  Even though I have extra supply of Olay, I thought of opening it and scrapping what is left.

To my hearts disappointment this is what is inside an Olay bottle.

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Where is the moisturizing cream? This is it?

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I could not believe my eyes! I thought the the bottle was at least 3/4 filled with the heavenly cream. Aghast!  I was buying an 800 peso cream for such a little amount of product. Ang mahal ng packaging! 

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And I thought I was making a smashing good deal! Olay still is one of the best moisturizing creams out in the market. I just felt cheated. Well it did state 50 grams,but uhmm… such an ingenious marketing ploy! 

 

Lucid nightmares

image c/o: jhshoebridge.wordpress.com

image c/o: jhshoebridge.wordpress.com

**Edited, haha too much errors, tablet typing is haaarrddd!

I’m writing this fresh off my successful attempt of waking up, or have i woken up? Lucid dreams are awesome if its about being a super hero or winning the lottery, but mine was something out of a freakish movie plot.

At first I dreamt of being in the church with my friend Harriet. We were seated in the back row and was disappointed over the lack of clothing some of the church goers wore (pepe shorts and litaw tyan fitting tops). They were very noisy too and I was “shuushing” them like the other people in my dream. I even heard “katoliko ka ba?” to a girl by a guy who was obviously equally disappointed as I am. Then came this figure who stood beside me. I was sitting at the edge of the pew. It was a “she”, looked at her and saw she was already looking at me, her eyes were all black (parang demons sa supernatural) and she had this mischievous half smile on her face. She was morena with a short chin length hair. I was surprised when she suddenly sat on me, on my laps. In my dream I was holding my ipad, and it was squished by this thing, I even told Harriet “ang ipad koooo” then I “woke” up. I was back in our room but I can Still feeling her weight on me, but she wasn’t there. I couldn’t move I tried to shout but no words came out. Yes! typical bangungot.

I closed my eyes and prayed, when I opened them I was lying face down on a raining basement parking floor full of cars. I dont know where the water came from but its flooding the place. I was alone at first looking for the exit when a group of armed mafia looking men came out of nowhere. I sort of tiptoed away from them in the hopes of not seeing me, but they just passed by me, isip ko where they looking for something. What I saw next was truly horrifying, a gray looking thing that looks like a rotting dementor in a gray raincoat was limping after me. I was like bakit ako hinahabol nito eh merong mga ibang tao. I was running and found an exit, when i opened the door the stairs was blocked by a trashcan and my instincts said, oh no entry!

When I turned around, instead of the flooded basement I saw myself in front of a dimly lit small house hallway. Yes ibang level! I know at that point that everything was a dream was, I slowly walked and saw a lone woman sitting on a white ratan with blue foam sofa, it was night time, the house looked like a Mom and Tina’s restaurant with big sliding doors on both ends. I thought the lone woman was Bygo (friend from previous work), but when she turned she looked like my classmate Melaysee from high school. She smiled at me, it seems like she didn’t mind me there. Items I saw in the house were a wodden crib with a rubber duck inside, a wooden round dining table for four. Parang bahay ni Aunt Petnia of Harry Potter. Outside it was raining, much like a typhoon is coming, I looked at the garden-winds rustling the trees, the streets with orange light post (house is in a corner lot), there’s also a building across the house-kinda like a long wall similar to UST. What caught my attention was a street sign street, I tried to read it but the words were blurred up, the area is reminiscent of Manila. When I turned around I noticed a dark staircase was leading up the second floor, suddenly the girl spoke “oh she’s waiting for you upstairs”. Ano to? Oracle? Nope lady not going up!

I closed my eyes and told myself to wake up. I did find myself back inside our room, akala ko OK na, OJ and Shumi were still sleeping, it was dark outside. When i sat up thinking “hay salamat” OJ woke up and asked me what I was doing. I told him I was dreaming, then my attention caught these freakin mahjong blocks on our bed! Shhhhhh….. I was still in it! I covered myself in a blanket closed my eyes tight and when i opened them, still in the room, but OJ was already outside readying himself for work (he has Sat work). I slowly stood up, thinking if its a dream or not, when Bam! Still in a dream the unit looked different and OJ had Bobby Andrews hair circa TGIS. He looked at me and told me you’re still dreaming and it sounded like a mock, take note sumsayaw pa sya. I ran back to the room, covered myself in a blanket. I was already screaming praying-calling to the high heavens to wake me up. I even thought of jumping off the building to wake up, but was too scared. After praying to my guardian angel (yes I believe in them) I finally woke up. OJ’s first words were “tinatawag mo ba si Marra?” (another friend) because he said it sounded like i was calling her name.

I am so pagod. But I’m glad that I woke up from that dream. I am still sleepy since I was up at 3 nursing a sick child. The thing is, I am afraid to sleep now, what if I get trapped in my weird head again. The human brain is astonishingly creepy.

Calamansi Surprise!

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Thanks to Joy of http://www.misistagle.me for the yummy baked calamnsi muffins. It goes well with the never ending kwentuhan over home cooked bfast. Bitin ang 4 hours!

Seriously, she makes these baked goodies great. How about selling them out? Yummy! 10 fingers and 10 toes approval! I’d wag a tail if i had any!  I personally like the browned ones. I like the extra crunch.

‘Til then!

Head over to her website at http://www.misistagle.me for her day to day adventures. Fun read!

The K-Drama (Korean) Obsession

Back in 2005, when uso pa ang Deebeedee sa Quiapo, my hubby, then boyfie bought me a K-Drama series titled “Wonderful Life”.  It’s about a story of two people meeting each other in Singapore, spending the night drunk and getting the girl accidentally pregnant.  My Mom and I got hooked, we were laughing and crying in all of the 16 episodes, it gave a spell on how two different personalities can develop love in the most challenging times.

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Present time, in the Philippines K-Dramas shows are dubbed in tagalog and are terribly edited to prolong the air time.  Too much commercial.  Unable to watch, networks usually show these chopped up series  either in the mid afternoon or late after prime time. Until recently, I was off work, my friend posted a link on her FB account about a K-Drama hub where you can watch your Asian series, movies and media via streaming.

Welcome to www.gooddrama.net!  The place where I spend most mornings.

These are my series favorites?

1. The Master’s Sun

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Image Lifted from: http://asianwiki.com/The_Master’s_Sun

A quirky supernatural themed show about a girl who can see ghosts.  Somewhat kind of an Asian Ghost Whisperer but with a strong comedic approach.  It has its moment where you get dragged with the cluelessness of the main characters but the twists were good.  In the end, you’ll be clapping your hands with glee.  Love the OST too.

2. I Can Hear your Voice

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A courtroom drama with a twist of revenge and super hearing gifts.  I like how intellectual the show was, giving insight to the technicalities of justice and what the implications are for the affected ones of the court.  What bothered me was the young protagonist really looked .. well enhanced and his features were very feminine so it kind of distracted me while watching the show.  It also gives hope to those “Noona’s” looking for some boys… may pag-asa pa!

3. Queen In Hyun’s Man

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Image Lifted from: http://www.fanpop.com

This is my favorite so far.  A time traveler themed series of epic romance.  It tells a story about how love crosses time and you can’t fight destiny.  I love the acting of the female protagonist played by Yoo In-na.  She plays this love struck actress who easily swoons for this mysterious Joseon clothes wearing man that asks her where they were.  Its funny how circumstances are but you know the girl is patay na patay sa guy. I suggest you watch this if you like fairy tale endings. Update: I would like to point it out that according to my friend Hiyasmin (verified by Wiki) that the two main characters did end up together. The leading man Ji Hyum-woo is currently under military service.  It makes more kilig to know that those kisses PG-15 are somehow real making out sessions. LOLS!

Other series worth mentioning:

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Image lifted from: http://www.fanpop.com

The Rooftop Prince, another time traveling story. I only liked the first 2 and the last episode.  The rest are just fillers.  The parts that I like were the acting of the 3 minions of the Prince.  They were so cute! This series also had me craving for Omurice.  The series still left me with good spirits knowing that they tied up loose ends making it a feel good movie after all.

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The Heirs with Lee Min Ho casted as the lead. It was a disappointing show.  There was really no solid story, Lee Min Ho looked more like a college guy rather than a HS dude he’s portraying.  It centers on the lives of the upper 1% of the Korean society, the series had a good potential but did not execute the story line to be interesting enough for me.   It’s your typical poor girl got the attention of the troubled heir played by Min Ho (yes close kami).  Somehow they live in one house, since the Mom is the house help of the mudra of the rich family of Lee Min Ho.  By episode 17, it still felt like episode 5, I was looking for the big climax, but it didn’t come.  Saving the show is Lee Min Ho’s following, he is really cute. Ang cute talaga nya, specially when he cries.  It feels like you want to run and catch his tears. Hahaha! Ehem, 27 na ata sya.

I am currently watching

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Arang and the Magistrate, this is such a cute and funny story about a ghost and a person who can see ghosts.  It also shows the mythology of the Gods in the heavens and hell playing with the lives and events of men.  It also talks about the supernatural, the life of a magistrate in the Joseon era, how corrupt men existed even in the early times and how right always trumps the wrong.  This will be shown this year here in the Philippines by one of the networks entitled Tale of Arang.

Now if you don’t have time to wait for the next episode, or need assistance in understanding what happened during you favorite soaps head on to Drama Beans. A great detailed source of story lines and the writer’s personal comments on how they felt after watching the shows.

Enjoy K-Drama-ing!!! :)

For Future reference these are my line ups for the month of January all ongoing K-Drama shows:

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Sassy Girl is now a full grown woman. She looks so hot!

My Love from Another Star, an alien inspired series that will keep you laughing and asking for more. Based on the written historical documentation in the Joseon era about a circular flying object, I bet I’ll be glued to the screen for this one.

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The Prime Minister and I, Let’s see how politics and love plays around in the city of Seoul.

And least I forget, this is my favorite transformation show… Let Me In!  The Korean reality TV plastic/cosmetic surgery show.  You wont believe what these Koreans are capable of doing. Amazing, OK naiiyak ako sa ibang episodes kasi ang galing!

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Here are my favorite transformations:

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Truelala!!
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She was bullied and even went to the Philippines, still got bullied so she got on the show.

I can’t find the picture of that girl who was very masculine in features and was even very hairy like a man.  She was so feminine after the transformation.  She used to work hard labor lifting objects that’s why she became so masculine.  What touches me the most was how they get reunited with their family members. Aww.. the tears.  Parents would say sorry, but I wonder sorry for what? the genes they passed on?  Anyhoo, Skycable and Destiny Cable subscribers, its on Channel M every Wed at 11PM.

Enjoy K-Drama! =)