Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone 21 Day Challenge – Part 2

Cheers to our 2nd week!!!

Day 8 – November 14, 2019 – Goal is 2 miles. Do 2 Miles from the 4 Mile Power Walk Workout

Day 9 – November 15, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do Fast Walk from the Tone Every Zone Workout

Day 10 – November 16, 2019 – Goal os 3 Miles. Do a 3 Mile Walk from the 5K with a Twist Workout – a 5K is 3.1 Miles.

Day 11 – November 17, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do Walk Off Fat Fast Workout.

Day 12 – November 18, 2019 – Goal is 4 Miles!!! Do 4 Miracle Miles!

Day 13 – November 19, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do 1 Mile Walk Party.

Day 14 – November 20, 2019 – Goal is 3 Miles! Do 3 Miles from the Walking Off the Pounds Workout.

1 more week to go and we have accomplished the 21 day challenge. Give yourself a pat in the back for doing so well.

Check out Part 1 of the Challenge.

Check out Part 3 of the Challenge.

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Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone 21 Day Challenge – Part 3

We are almost at the end of our challenge! Congratulations for working out straight for 2 weeks!

Day 15 – November 21, 2019 – Goal is 2 Miles. Do the Throwback Thursday 2 Mile Power Walk with Friends

Day 16 – November 22, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do 1 Mile from the Walk 15 Series.

Day 17 – November 23, 2019 – Goal today is 5 Miles!!! Do 5 Miles and Grab a Fitness Band.

Day 18 – November 24, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Do 1 Mile Walk Concert from Miracle Mile.

Day 19 – November 25, 2019 – Goal is 3 Miles. Do the Walk to the Hits Radio Remixes

Day 20 – November 26, 2019 – Goal is 2 Miles. Do the 2 Mile Walk from the Walk Off Fat Fast Workout.

Day 21 – November 27, 2019 – Goal is 1 Mile. Walk with Family.

Congratulations for finishing the 21 day challenge. I am sure you’re pretty proud of yourself too! Because I am proud of myself!

Check out Part 1 of the Challenge.

Check out Part 2 of the Challenge.

Keep on Walking!

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Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone 21 Day Challenge – Part 1

I decided to do the 21 day challenge of Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone. I have been doing her workouts for the past weeks and I am enjoying every minute of it.

For most working moms like me, finding the time to go to the gym and exercise / work out, is really hard. Time’s not even enough at home. But I am fortunate to have discovered Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone. Check her videos out. Even a 5 minute walking exercise will make you feel light.

So here it is, I attached all the corresponding videos per day, if not the actual work out. Just play and walk. You don’t even have to search anymore.

We could do it mommies! 😉

Day 1 – November 7, 2019 – Goal is 2 miles. Do the Fast Walking in 30 Minutes.

Day 2 – November 8, 2019 – Goal is 1 mile. Do the 1 Mile Walk from the Miracle Miles Series.

Day 3 – November 9, 2019 – Goal is 2 miles. Do the Belly Blasting Walk – 2 miles with belly slimming moves.

Day 4 – November 10, 2019 – Goal is 1 mile. Do Easy BEAT – 20 min 1 mile walk.

Day 5 – November 11, 2019 – Goal is 3 miles! Do 3 Big Miles – Advanced Cut 45 minutes.

Day 6 – November 12, 2019 – Goal is 2 miles. Do 2 Mile Walk from the Walk 15 series.

Day 7 – November 13, 2019 – Goal is 1 mile. Do 1 Mile from the 5 Mega Miles Workout.

Happy Walking!

Check out Part 2 of the Challenge.

Check out Part 3 of the Challenge.

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Menya Kokoro Ph

The long wait is almost over! Menya Kokoro Ph, the home of the brothless Ramen, the Mazesoba, will be opening its doors sooner than you thought!

The store is located in the 3rd Floor, Al Fresco Dining Area of Uptown Mall in BGC.

We got the chance to be one of the first people to try the Mazesoba and it is really worth the trip!

Here is their Open Kitchen where you could see the Chefs in action while preparing your Mazesoba!

On one wall, there’s a mural of the founder of Kokoro, Chef Takuma Ishikawa. Chef Takuma Ishikawa founded the Kokoro brand 2013 and has been awarded the best Mazesoba in 2014. His brand has expanded internationally to Singapore, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia and Spain, and now in the Philippines.

Cleanliness is top priority. All diners are served with this cute dry towel. It’s poured water so you could wipe your dirty little hands before eating. 😉

To start off our lunch, we ordered some appetizers.

Agedashi Tofu

Who doesn’t love Agedashi Tofu? Soft and creamy tofu.

Chashu

The Chashu is very juicy.

Takoyaki

I’m not much of a Takoyaki fan but this one I like. It’s crunchy on the outside then your usual soft filling inside.

So let’s talk about our main star – the Mazesoba. What is Mazesoba? It’s a brothless ramen. It’s dry ramen. It’s saucy ramen. It’s like yakisoba but it’s not. It has mostly these ingredients – nori (dried seaweed), minced garlic, soft boiled egg, green onions, chives, bamboo shoots, and spicy minced pork.

The bestseller and the original is the Tokyo Mazesoba.

Spicy Mazesoba

Zenbu Mazesoba

When your Mazesoba is served, it’s perfectly arranged. So how to eat it?

Break the egg.

Pour some vinegar to level the spiciness.

Mix everything.

Devour your ramen.

When you’re finished with your ramen and you still have sauce left, you will be given rice.

Mix the rice with your sauce and eat again.

Finish your bowl happy and full.

The mazesoba is really different from your usual ramen.  The overall taste is so good, the mix of all the ingredients makes it so satisfying to the palate!  It’s spiciness is tolerable and adds to the taste.

Menya Kokoro PH will be opening soon! Follow their Facebook page, Menya Kokoko PH, for updates!

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Rico’s Lechon

Tried this lechon place from Cebu, their largest branch in Manila is located in Tiendesitas Pasig City. Rico’s Lechon is Cebu’s Best Lechon! It was founded in 1997 and has been serving traditional Cebu Lechon for 22 years. Their lechon is roasted to perfection and mixed with garlic and leeks.

The branch in Tiendesitas has a tropical vibe. The branch can hold up to 300 seating capacity. It also has VIP rooms for events and meetings.

Photo from Rico’s Lechon Website

THE BEST Lechon I ever tasted. True to their hashtag, they are Da Best Gyud!

There are serving 2 kinds of lechon.

Regular Lechon

Spicy Lechon

I like their Spicy Lechon better than the Regular Lechon. It is tastier. But both lechon are very very tender and has crunchy balat!

The other items we ordered are just your regular Filipino dishes.

Pancit Canton

Regular and Spicy Longganisa

Pakbet

A cup of rice is served in a mini kaldero

My kids also enjoyed the Lechon. In fact, they vlogged about it!

Go visit and enjoy the best lechon ever!

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The First Starbucks Store Ever!

Had the opportunity to visit the first Starbucks store ever! This is located in Pike Place in Seattle, USA!

Take a look at the marker!

I’m not that much of a Starbucks collector but I figured I was already there in Pike Place and there might not be another chance so off I go to line up!  We had to fall in line for an hour or so just to get in!

This branch is small compared to the Starbucks branches opening up all over the world.

 

Once you are inside, it’s like any other regular Starbucks store, the barista will simply take your order of drink and your choice of exclusive merchandise.  AND they have a LOT of merchandise!!!

 

 

The merchandise ranges from as low as $9.95 (Php 520.00) to as high as $99.95 (Php 5,200.00).

 

 

 

 

There were also some memorabilia inside the packed store!

 

 

It’s actually hard to get some good shots inside the store as the place is packed.  Once you are done with your purchase and have stepped out the door, there’s no going back.  Unless, you want to fall in line again!

 

 

Too much stocks of merchandise actually makes the store look cramped and unorganized.  You could see boxes everywhere!  But come to think of it, this is why the people actually go there!  Aside from getting a drink, it’s buying the souvenir merchandise that is more important!

Oh!  This ceramic Pike Place tumbler is what I got!

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Menya Kokoro PH

A little birdie came by and told me a secret. There is a Global Ramen Chain coming soon here in Manila!

Menya Kokoro’s very young founder and Japanese Chef, Takuma Ishikawa, is busy cooking something for us!

What he is cooking, you are about to find it out here – NOW!

Tokyo’s Number 1 Mazesoba!

What is Mazesoba you ask?

I can’t wait any longer! I’ll be lining up to get a taste of this new ramen! This is probably going to be the newest craze to hit Manila!

It’s definitely coming soon so watch out!

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ShopBack – The Smarter Way

Have you heard about this new app? It’s what I have been using for the past few months – for travel needs, for food orders and even for online shopping!

Before going to sites like Foodpanda, Klook, Shopee, Lazada or Booking.com, click the ShopBack app first. This way, all your purchases will have corresponding rebates. Rebates that can get as high as 30%!

WOW right!

Read on ↓↓↓ to start getting rebates

1) Download the ShopBack app. Click this link and open the world of rebates. It’s available in Google Playstore and Apple Appstore.

2) Sign up and get ready to earn rebates!

3) Go to the app or site of your interest. The percentage of rebate varies. ShopBack has a lot of affiliates and tie ups. From hotels, to airlines, to beauty brands, to online shopping platforms, to food delivery platforms – you name it, they got it!

4) Once you are in your chosen website, browse normally and purchase as you would. You could also use voucher codes. I usually get mine from Globe Prepaid. For every Php400.00 purchase, I get Php200.00 off! But that’s another story!

5) ShopBack will notify you that your purchase / transaction has been tracked.

6) A month or 2 after your purchase, your rebate will be credited to your ShopBack account. You can see below that some of my purchases have already been confirmed.

7) Once you reach Php200.00 on your ShopBack account, you can redeem and credit it to your bank account, free of charge! I have already withdrawn Php700.00 to date! I still have a few purchases either pending or tracked and once they are confirmed, I could withdraw again!

You could register an E-wallet from Paypal or your bank account from BDO, Metrobank or BPI for your withdrawal. It takes about a few days to get credited on your account.

It’s that easy! Just remember to click that ShopBack logo first before booking anything.

Oh and just a few reminders from ShopBack.

The amount eligible for rebates is net of the service charge, delivery charge, taxes and fees. It is also net of the voucher codes used.

I hope ShopBack could be rewarding to you as it has been to me! It is so easy to use. All your activities / transactions are recorded for your monitoring convenience.

Enjoy shopping!

Enjoy ShopBack – The Smarter Way!

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