3 Foods That Cause Weight Gain

We often think that eating healthy food is enough—therefore we expect a tremendous result for our weight loss. However, there are healthy foods that when eaten in huge amounts will only cause weight gain. Here’s the top 3 list of foods to eat in moderation when you are on a weight loss program. 

Treated like a King: My Novotel Experience

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Photographed by John Louie Dela Vega

There are four things I love about Novotel Manila Araneta Center: The accommodating and friendly staff, the posh interior, the very comfy room, and the sumptuous breakfast buffet.

Upon entering the hotel, I was welcomed by the hotel staff bearing the sweetest smile. It was like the typical way Filipinos welcome their guests. The personnel were accommodating. I had to reach out to them several times for some concerns and they gladly assisted me without hesitation. They gave me immediate attention and acted on my requests without me having to say it a second time. Whenever they felt that I needed something, they would gladly approach me and ask me if I needed anything. Their customers indeed are treated like a royalties—well served and pampered. Who wouldn’t love to be treated like a king?

Lazada launches 11.11 with more than 1M deals!

Top brands and amazing deals for your Christmas shopping

The biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia kicks off on November 11, 2016 with the participation of more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants. This month-long shopping event is Lazada’s fifth Online Revolution since its launch in 2012.

This year’s theme is ‘Brands for All,’ putting customers’ favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items.

These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015.

Blogapalooza LVL 2.0: The domination begins

It was a fun- and excitement-filled Blogapalooza, as famous brands were present to connect with bloggers—the primary goal of the yearly event. This year’s Blogapalooza, though, is different from the previous ones, as it made history in the Philippine blogosphere.

Waxing Facts that will make you throw your Razor out

We live in a world where being hairless other than the ones on our head is beautiful. Society has given much ado on being hairless from nose down and being seen with a body full of hair gives the impression as unhygienic.

Gear up for School with CD-R King

Students are thrilled to go back to school especially with new stuff to add to their gear. Our children are so keen in keeping up with the Joneses and having the latest gadget gives them the drive to look forward to the school year 2016-2017

They anticipate to parade on the catwalks of their beloved school sporting the latest trend to match their new uniforms, shoes, bags, notebooks, etc.

Most of all its Parent’s funding season, the pinnacle of all. Allowance so to speak, where kids learn their first haggling in the world of finance.

Revisiting the Hundred Islands

Hundred Islands will always be one of my favorite destinations in Pangasinan. And I believe a lot of us have this same sentiment. Who won’t fall in love with this majestic gift of nature? With more than a hundred of islands with various shapes and sizes that offer different natural beauty, you'll definitely come back for sure.

It’s been a couple of years since I last visited Hundred Islands, and I was surprised with the improvement that was made. Lots of new activities and attractions were added to immerse the tourists to fun and thrilling adventures. Before, you can only go swimming and island hopping, but gone are those times. Hundred Islands is one place to come back to not only for relaxation but for recreational activities as well.

Safety Measures in owning an iRover

With great power comes with great responsibility – Ben Parker

 CD-R King Your one stop shop gives you an insightful iRover safety usage.

The stylish and frolicsome appeal of iRover maybe mistaken as a toy. It is apparent to many that your futuristic iRover/hoverboard is fun to play with, but it is far from being a toy.

No Valentines Date? JCI has prepared something for you!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Almost everyone is preparing for their Valentine’s date, thinking of gimmicks, shopping for outfits, and going to spas and salon for treatment. Unfortunately, there are people like I do who perceive this particular day as just normal for the only reason that I am single and probably, have no one to date during that special day. Good thing is, staying home to sleep or reading books the whole day will not be much of a bad idea...unless I stumble upon "pabebe" posts of couples online. That would suck, because then, I would get envious.

But I guess some of us have a solution to this. Three JCI Chapters here in Pangasinan have a special treat for singles like me. They will be organizing a Speed Dating and an after-party entitled “Love at First Sit”. This got me excited. Who knows, I might find my “forever” at this JCI event on February 12 at the Ciudad Elmina Fishing Village in Dagupan City. But this is not only for the singles; everyone is welcome! Even people within relationships who want a pre-valentine date, friends who just want to party and have fun, people who want to be able to forget and move on, and people who want to help out for a cause.

And since I am joining, I guess I need to prepare myself emotionally and well, physically because first impressions last, as they say. Also, time is key here (speed dating) so I have to have a sexy watch to back me up just in case I fail at starting conversations. But the problem is, I am too busy to go to the mall and buy one. Fortunately, online selling is legit. There are lots of online websites for me to shop at and search through their good product offerings. But one of my favorite and most trusted online shops/e-commerce services is Zalora. I just checked their items and I can now buy Timex watches online at ZALORA with a few clicks and simple instructions.

Going back to the event, you can contact Jayson (09369990924) or Juyjuy (09056675936) for more information and reservation. Love at First Sit was organized by JCI Lingayen Bagoong, JCI Dagupan Inc. and JCI Binmaley Sigay.


 Celebrating the season won’t be complete without giving and receiving gifts form loved ones and colleagues. Gifts without relying on the tag price are much appreciated especially if much thought have been given to the receiver.

Recipient appropriate gift

We must consider the preference of who we are giving gifts to. Someone who loves to cook should be given something that would complement her cooking skills. A sports buff would appreciate something he can use for his sports. Kids would definitely love toys and gaming gadgets.

Cd-r King, you’re one-stop media provider can give you more ideas as you visit their close to 400 stores nationwide. From Gadgets to home appliances and other personal stuffs, Cd-r King can give you a more affordable choice.

Knowlarity SuperReceptionist, a Powerful Cloud Telephony Service

Vinea Distributions Inc., recently launched a powerful cloud telephony service in the Philippines which is one of its kind in the country, Knowlarity SuperReceptionist.  Together with the people behind Knowlarity they offer a powerful solution that could revolutionize the way businesses conducts its communication process.

“There are massive number of SME in emerging markets but are under-served because of sales, marketing and distribution problems. We are solving this problem,” says Ambarish Gupta, Founder of Knowlarity  Knowlarity is the pioneer of Cloud Telephony products for SME in emerging markets and is invested by the famed venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

CDR-King’s advocates sustainable living thru California E-bike

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Disruptors are welcome, from an old school perspective to the most advanced technological breakthroughs in power supply, whichever era you may be, CHANGE is inevitable.