Father’s Day 2020: Treats and beats for the man of the hour

MANILA, Philippines — Celebrating this 12 months’s Father’s Day won’t be the identical as a result of novel coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

However the pandemic shouldn’t be a hindrance to point out the pinnacle of the household the love and affection he deserves. Listed here are some methods to deal with dad on his big day.

Rejoice dad’s day with Spanish delicacies

Chef Robby Goco, Manny Torrejon and Raymund Magdaluyo come collectively to formally launch Cangrejos Locos – an modern restaurant idea that includes a enjoyable and vibrant tackle Spanish delicacies.

Cangrejos Locos, that means “loopy crabs”, is a contemporary full-service Spanish restaurant that differentiates itself from others within the Metro by providing fast, unpretentious meals at approachable worth factors.

“The thought is a Spanish restaurant that’s snug and accessible the place individuals can are available in, have an satisfying meal and dine with us regularly” mentioned Goco.

The restaurant has a colourful, informal and welcoming vibe. The design is impressed by Spanish street-side eateries complemented with fashionable paintings and accents. This stellar partnership of seasoned restaurateurs with their very own experience, is what makes a distinction within the delicacies served at Cangrejos Locos.

The paellas, developed by Chef Robby, are made Barcelona-style, with a layer of socarrat (or “tutong”) and wealthy flavors. An order takes lower than 12 minutes to prepare dinner, to make sure a seamless eating expertise. With Raymund Magdaluyo of The Pink Crab Group of Eating places on-board, solely the freshest crabs and seafood will probably be served; whereas Manny Torrejon of Manolo’s takes cost of the tapas.

Begin off your meal with basic tapas like Croquetas, Salpicao, Gambas al Ajillo, Gildas, and Boquerones. Pair them with a glass of wine from an all-Spanish wine record. The paellas, akin to Arroz a Banda and Mushroom and Asparagus are finest paired with carnes akin to Costillas de Cerdo and Roast Beef Stomach; whereas the Paella Mixta and Valenciana are finest paired with dishes like Fabada and Callos. End your meal with conventional Spanish desserts like Churros and Crema Catalana or get pleasure from Basque Cheesecake and different do-it-yourself desserts by Marlene Monfort.

Dad’s Day particular menu


From left: Rocky Highway Cake; Father’s Day menu

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For Father’s Day, Cravings unveiled a particular menu for 4 to 6 individuals. That is out there from June 21 to 22.  No Dad’s Day is full with out his favourite meat dish. The menu consists of Bourbon Glazed Child Again Ribs, in a single day rubbed pork ribs which is slow-baked and basted with bourbon honey glaze. Tangy and smoky, the particular rib is served with Candy Corn and Roasted Honey Butter Carrots, Potato Salad, Asian Slaw, and Bacon Shrimp Rice Pilaf.

There’s additionally the Almond Crusted Fish Fillet with Dill Mustard Sauce, a lighter fare but full of flavors and freshness. The sauce, a Cravings signature, elevates the dish to a basic degree. Then, select between 4 Cheese Lasagna or Baked Spaghetti, to make the Dad’s Day meal not solely memorable, but additionally a celebration and thanksgiving.

The restaurant additionally created a limited-time solely particular dessert – the Rocky Highway Cake, the restaurant’s tackle the favored dessert with layers of chocolate rice crispies and marshmallow crust, wealthy chocolate cake, and full of chocolate whipped cream, studded with salted peanuts and walnuts.

Sweets for candy dad


From left: Mirror glazed mousse desserts, chocolate bonbons

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KO Pâtissier launched a limited-edition Field of 16 and Field of 9 handcrafted chocolate bonbons to rejoice Father’s Day. Kevin Ong is the proficient pastry chef behind the intricately designed mirror glazed mousse desserts, French pastries and chocolate bonbons that the pattisier is thought for. Established in 2019, KO Pâtissier (KOPatissier@gmail.com) goals to curate delectable desserts and educate individuals on the wonderful artwork of French pastry and Filipino tradition mixed.

The flavors are Matutum Espresso (Espresso beans from Mount Matutum infused with darkish chocolate and crunchy flakes), Strawberry Ivoire (Strawberry gelee with Ivoire white chocolate), Earl Gray (Infused earl gray tea with milk chocolate), Hazelnut (Hazelnut Gianduja), Pistachio (Pistachio in white chocolate), Dulcey de Leche (Valrhona dulcey), Halo Halo (Filipino impressed made with banana, ube, pili and milk), Leche Flan (Gentle caramel with vanilla chocolate ganache), Orange Cointreau (Cointreau liquor infused with orange darkish chocolate), Yuzu (Citron Japanese lemon) and Gin Pomelo (ARC Gin infused white chocolate and pomelo ganache).

Cheers to dad and World Cucumber Day


In celebration of World Cucumber Day final June 14, the gin invitations one to weed out the dangerous vibes and reap positivity with its first-ever augmented actuality recreation, The Cucumber Horticulturist.

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On this age of “new regular”, it appears like we’re taking a take a look at that we’ve by no means studied for, in a language that we don’t communicate. After months of the world going off (and nonetheless going) on an sudden tangent, we’ve lastly come midway. And whereas clear blue skies may nonetheless be months away, Hendrick’s Gin is hoping to unfold some good cheer and uplift spirits this World Cucumber Day. 

In celebration of World Cucumber Day final June 14, the gin invitations one to weed out the dangerous vibes and reap positivity with its first-ever augmented actuality recreation, The Cucumber Horticulturist. Obtainable on worldcucumberday.asia from June 20, the sport lets you earn foreign money by cultivating cucumbers, from the consolation of your individual residence. Plant the seeds of pleasant peculiarity and get the possibility to win reductions off your subsequent gin buy. 

To win the sport, merely develop the cucumber plant by accumulating falling water droplets on the display. However steer away from the roses. A stray petal can convey the spherical to a thorny finish. With sufficient water gathered within the pot, you’ll have the ability to develop an imposing vine with fruits ripe for the selecting.

Upon proving your inexperienced thumb, you’ll obtain your cucumber foreign money over electronic mail, introduced as an e-ticket coupon for 15 off of Hendrick’s Gin, capped at a restricted variety of coupons. The low cost can then be redeemed at boozeshop.ph till July 31.  Word that you could solely win a coupon as soon as, though you’re inspired to play to your coronary heart’s content material. 

Charmaine Thio, Hendrick’s Southeast Asia ambassador, mentioned “There could be no Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic with out the cucumber, and we dedicate a day annually to rejoice its wondrous prospects. World Cucumber Day is a chance for us to showcase the flexibility of the noble fruit as actual foreign money that provides delight and whimsy to our lives particularly in these unfamiliar occasions.”

The cucumber performs a pivotal function in giving the gin its delectably uncommon flavour. The spirit’s distillation course of consists of infusions of rose and cucumber, which yields a very inviting gin that could be a uncommon union of lightness and complexity. The cucumber offers ample alternative for expressive experimentation that pleases each the attention and the palate. Its exceptional versatility is the very cause that Cucumber Day was invented in 2011 by English horticulturists, paving the way in which for the yearly celebration by the gin.

Pamper dad


From left: A startup native model goals to set the benchmark for inexperienced magnificence; Wellness guru Sara Black teaches energy respiratory, which will be carried out by turning one’s again towards the bathe for an invigorating bathtub time.

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In a world the place women and men lead busy lives and play completely different roles, a acutely aware effort for self-care issues greater than ever. From merely selecting to eat more healthy to reserving that therapeutic massage on the weekend, self-care is available in many alternative kinds that don’t must be grand. Dove believes that self-care is not only about one-off luxuries, additionally it is in regards to the small acts you do day by day—like having a shower, for one.

Most individuals assume that having a shower is simply one other cleaning routine. However now, you’ll be able to flip bathe time right into a second of self-care with Dove Physique Wash. It deeply moisturizes whereas gently cleaning the pores and skin and provides that further pampering expertise with its wealthy, creamy lather. The physique wash showers your pores and skin with the care that it deserves, making it really feel clear, easy and bouncy.

“Self-care is so necessary today and we at Dove imagine you don’t have to go extravagant distances to follow self-care,” mentioned Faye Raborar, Dove Pores and skin Cleaning Model Supervisor. “With the physique wash’s nourishing care and opulent lather, you’ll be able to actually really feel pampered for even simply 5 minutes a day.”

The physique wash vary has three variants: Deeply Nourishing, Light Exfoliating and Delicate. And all three clear like cleaning soap with its mild cleansers and moisturize like lotion with its skin-friendly NutriumMoisture, the model’s distinctive mix of moisturizers, making them appropriate for each day use.

Trying lovely remains to be related. Even in occasions of calamity or pandemic, women and men select to look dapper out and in of their properties. However beneath this consciousness to look good, everybody these days offers the identical emphasis on the significance of feeling good on the identical time, a realization that appeared to have led the trade to a steady transformation.
There isn’t any denying, a variety of customers are nonetheless swayed by the favored idea of magnificence – pouty lips, oozing butt, huge breasts, apparent cheekbones, fashionable hairstyles and whatnot- Hollywood has drilled of their psyche, numerous individuals are starting to ask if these merchandise endorsed by celebrities that assist them look interesting are protected, innocent, natural, and even moral.
This gave rise to inexperienced magnificence, a rising motion of individuals and industries who wish to be lovely and accountable on the identical time.
The time period inexperienced magnificence has no exact definition within the dictionary. The one who coined this time period will need to have drawn it from the conclusion of ascensional aesthetic (the idea that one ought to rise from decrease to increased types of magnificence), with rivalry that synthetic magnificence is satisfying.

To be clear about it, inexperienced magnificence is clear magnificence and usually refers to merchandise that are non-toxic and never dangerous whether or not they’re pure or not. One should take not that there isn’t any such factor as ‘chemical-free’ cosmetics since each ingredient utilized in creating a beauty product, man-made or natural is a chemical. What inexperienced magnificence tries to emphasise is the absence of harsh artificial components, that are poisonous and carcinogenic each client applies in his/her physique, and on the identical time don’t destroy the atmosphere.
This industrial ethos covers a large spectrum of ideas that advocates the usage of merchandise that aren’t dangerous to at least one’s well being and the planet. It comes with an consciousness that being ‘inexperienced’ additionally means being socially accountable and ethically conscious.
Within the Philippines, Diwatang Maria is setting the benchmark for inexperienced magnificence. It’s a native start-up model that blends science and fervour to offer Filipinos entry to efficient, achievable, and sustainable skincare.

“We provide high-quality and domestically made natural soaps that assist your pores and skin obtain that wholesome glow to which the diwatas are recognized for,” shared Ma. Concepcion Macalintal, founder and Chief Govt Officer.

The corporate was based in 2018 when she noticed the necessity to present magnificence merchandise that won’t solely assist customers attain the outcomes from the merchandise they’re utilizing, but additionally to embrace a enterprise ethic that gives customers ‘inexperienced magnificence’ merchandise which might be pure, natural, protected, free from dangerous and poisonous substances, and protected to the atmosphere.

Expressing why the model selected to be within the inexperienced magnificence market, Macalintal mentioned, “Individuals are beginning to understand the significance of pure or natural merchandise. This inexperienced magnificence motion is greater than a follow that was adopted only recently however quite a reticent motion, which began someday and is rising as customers are being empowered by the truth that there generally is a higher and safer alternative.”

She additionally added that her firm needed to advertise the usage of domestically made natural items and “collect assist as they promote eco-friendly merchandise and we wish to share that Filipino-made merchandise are on a par with worldwide manufacturers relating to producing premium high quality soaps.”

Obtainable in Lazada and Shopee, Diwatang Maria lately launched its three pilot merchandise, specifically Mariang Makiling, Mariang Sinukuan, Mariang Cacao. Maria Makiling, the sacred protector of Mt. Makiling offers you the harmonious mixture of Papaya Enzyme and Kojic Acid, which is an natural compound derived from fungi and malting of rice recognized to be efficient in enhancing the looks of melasma and hyperpigmentation. Maria Makiling cleaning soap additionally makes use of Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera that work finest to stop zits and blemishes. Its wealthy lather leaves the pores and skin wholesome and glowing.

In the meantime, Sinukuan comprises Oatmeal Kernel and Colloidal Oatmeal that assist your pores and skin free from irritation and itching. Made for delicate pores and skin, it combines the ability of Papaya Enzyme, Glutathione, and Kojic Acid to supply your pores and skin the antioxidants that maintain the pores and skin wholesome, clear and glowing. It additionally comprises coconut oil and aloe vera, along with oatmeal, they type a trio of antibacterial and anti inflammatory lather for wholesome and radiant pores and skin. Cacao, the chocolate-scented cleaning soap, nourishes the pores and skin by the skin-enhancing advantages from Oatmeal Kernel, Colloidal Oatmeal, and Shea Butter. The highly effective moisturizing impact of this trio helps the pores and skin to delay getting older and boosts the manufacturing of collagen. All variants are all-natural, paraben-free, and freed from different dangerous substances.

Defending dad, household from COVID-19


To assist shield residence and workplace from germs, Ambi Pur and Lysol lately launched new disinfecting merchandise.

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Given the brand new regular, stocking up on disinfectants that assist comprise and forestall the unfold of dangerous micro organism and viruses is a should. Most of the time, sanitizing materials can go unnoticed however what we don’t understand is that it’s as very important as washing the arms or utilizing aerosol sprays. Listed here are some information it is advisable to know:

? Consultants say that you’re at the moment sleeping with 1.5 million mud mites each night time.

? After only one week, the used sheets had amassed 5 million colony-forming items (CFU) of micro organism. That is greater than 24,000 occasions the quantity discovered on the typical rest room doorknob.

? Pillowcases washed every week in the past have over 17,000 occasions the variety of micro organism as a rest room seat!

? About 200,000 micro organism dwell in every sq. inch of carpet.

? The typical yoga mat comprises as much as 100,000 micro organism per cubic centimeter.

? Grocery carts have 316 occasions extra micro organism than your bathroom deal with.

Good factor there’s now a hassle-free method to maintain hard-to-wash materials degermed and smelling contemporary and clear with the brand new Ambi Pur Antibac Material Spray. The main antibac material spray within the US, Japan, and Korea is designed to successfully penetrate deep into material and take away 99.9% of germs and odor-causing micro organism in just a few sprays because of its antibacterial energetic which is a registered ingredient in america Environmental Safety Company.

To forestall COVID-19, the World Well being Group (WHO) strongly recommends frequent cleansing of arms with alcohol or correct washing of arms with cleaning soap and water.

Moreover, the European Centre for Illness Prevention and Management (ECDC) in addition to the Heart for Illness Management (CDC) each advocate environmental cleansing and the cleansing and disinfection of steadily touched objects and surfaces, using each a daily family cleansing spray and a disinfectant. For the latter, one which comprises Ethanol as the principle antimicrobial agent.

Amongst different measures, one of many best and most accessible methods to stop the contracting of COVID-19 is by preserving your property and workplace atmosphere clear and disinfected. Particularly, the CDC emphasizes the routine cleansing and subsequent disinfection amongst family and group members of surfaces akin to tables, desks, doorknobs, gentle switches, bogs, taps and sinks. And through the cleansing course of, the CDC additionally recommends that soiled surfaces ought to first be cleaned utilizing detergent or cleaning soap and water previous to disinfection. Using disposable gloves can be advisable whereas cleansing and disinfecting. Or, have devoted gloves for this objective if utilizing reusables.

So, maintain be aware: all the time be sure that steadily touched surfaces are continually saved clear and disinfected. And the following time you head to the grocery store, don’t neglect to purchase the precise cleansing brokers akin to disinfectant sprays and multi-purpose cleaners and all the time verify the label if applicable to be used.

Easing funds for dad

Celebrating Father’s Day underneath the New Regular entails that we’ve to be extra conscious about bodily distancing, together with staying at residence as a lot as potential. So in the event you’re on the lookout for methods to honor Dad this coming Sunday, having a pleasant household lunch or dinner with nice meals from his favourite eating places is a superb concept.

Seize lately launched the GrabPay Card within the Philippines, a digital-first pay as you go card powered by Mastercard that extends the model’s attain globally with unparalleled card safety, hassle-free on-line funds and expanded rewards ecosystem to convey the comfort of cashless funds to extra Filipinos.

In a survey carried out by Mastercard within the Philippines in April 2020, 40% of Filipino customers are actually utilizing contactless funds extra usually in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The introduction of the GrabPay Card within the Philippines helps Seize’s path to advertise safer funds by doubling down on cashless companies that assist curb the unfold of the virus.

The cardboard is a digital model that provides the consumer full management through the app. “As cities slowly get again on their ft after months of lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, digital funds change into the vital enabler to embrace this new actuality,” mentioned Jonny Bates, Head of GrabPay Philippines.

You may simply arrange Father’s Day celebrations from the consolation of your individual residence as most eating places at present already settle for on-line transactions. And with PayMaya, pay to your meals utilizing solely the cell quantity registered to your account for an added layer of comfort and safety. With this fee possibility, you not must enter your card particulars on the web site which makes paying a lot faster and simpler. By paying on-line, you additionally keep away from the danger attributable to money dealing with. You may even get pleasure from 1%, 10%, or 100% BalikBayad in your order. 

Say goodbye to ‘dad bod’ 

Residence health and do-It-yourself (DIY) endeavors are two of one of the best types of actions fathers and their households to do collectively throughout this quarantine interval. These actions not solely assist individuals to remain bodily energetic and enhance their immunity but additionally add enjoyable and pleasure to life at residence.

“Taiwan is a shining instance of the way to efficiently comprise COVID-19. Such success is undoubtedly attributed to the cooperation of all residents and industries, and the efficient execution of stay-at-home self-isolation measures. We’re more than pleased to share how Taiwan implements stay-at-home self-isolation finest practices to the remainder of the world and have interaction in any worldwide cooperation that may profit different nations,” mentioned Taiwan’s Bureau of International Commerce, Ministry of Financial Affairs (MOEA) Deputy Director Basic Guann-Jyh Lee.

Throughout a digital press convention with the media held lately, Taiwan Exterior Commerce Growth Council (TAITRA) Govt Vice President Simon Wang additionally famous that they broke spatial limitations through the press convention.

Taiwan Excellence has chosen three award-winning corporations, Energy Grasp, Victory, and the Arofly, to show the newest residence train traits when it comes to cardiopulmonary, muscle power, and intelligence advantages.

The cardiopulmonary perform is key to good well being. Energy Grasp’s cycle boxer has a whole set of built-in interactive boxing video games that may concurrently prepare mind response and enhance cardiopulmonary perform.

Victory, alternatively, invited 2008 Olympics Weightlifting silver medal winner Ying-Chi Lu to do weight coaching on Victory’s shock-absorbing mat. This mat considerably reduces 37% of the vibration and 26% of the noise whereas lifting barbells.

The Arofly used sensible expertise to maneuver biking into the house. Energy evaluation is used to show cadence, pace, and coronary heart price in order that anybody can prepare on their bike well at residence and likewise burn fats successfully.

To battle boredom, residence health isn’t the one possibility. Therapeutic craftwork and parent-child interplay are additionally trending upwards. In line with home e-commerce distributors, the worldwide pandemic has elevated the gross sales of residence dwelling merchandise by about 20%.

Doing DIY actions collectively can convey dad and mom and children nearer to one another in addition to making the house a happier and brighter place and Taiwan Excellence has many corporations match for this objective.

For instance, suction cup hooks in colourful macaroon colours from FECA, a patented vacuum expertise made in Taiwan, can safely and simply change the look of the kitchen or rest room, even moods, with out the usage of drills or nails. Additionally, train kids the significance of storage by utilizing the VAGO vacuum compressor to reduce the dimensions of all winter clothes.

For rocker dads

Grunge-inspired native rock band Gin Rum and Fact, a staple within the forefront of Pinoy Rock and Roll, and makers of the track “Goddamn Man,” which topped Jam 88.3’s 2017 Yr-Finish Countdown, launched a well timed track titled “Kalayaan” final June 12, 2020, Araw ng Kalayaan, and it is going to be part of the band’s official album underneath Warner Music Philippines.

Consisting of a handful of shut pals, Gin Rum and Fact is made up of Yok Tano on vocals, Snide on lead guitars,  Alquin Eledana on rhythm guitars, Mey Reyes on bass, and Inigo Mortel on drums. Noting the timeliness of freedom, Gin Rum and Fact seeked to ship Kalayaan as, according to the band’s portrayal of the track, “a journey in the direction of a spot free from limits, limitations, and fears – a spot of promising occasions the place we’re free to be with the individuals we love.”

For Yok, “Kalayaan,” now out there on Spotify, is about bridging divides and higher days, “There’s a lot hate on the earth these days, a lot division. It’s irritating, as a result of you recognize deep inside, in your intestine, that there’s actually one thing unsuitable with the world, with us. Right here’s hoping that sometime quickly there will probably be higher days, and a greater place the place we’re free from hate, judgement, and divisions.”

Mey and Snide each relate to the wanting of regular, freer occasions, “[Ang Kalayaan ay] inspirasyon na makamit natin muli ang regular na buhay.” “Kalayaan sa mga badtrip na nangyayari,” mentioned Mey.

Whereas for lead guitarist Snide, the track is about, “Self- expression.” 

For drummer Inigo Mortel, the track is, “Bukod sa kalayaan, [it is a song about] frustration and hope. Ang tao kasi, nagkukunwari to an extent, kasi kailangan” He observes that people are inclined to compromise, ultimately, to correctly perform in society or conditions that they’re continually positioned in, and Kalayaan voices the frustration behind the need to change into an individual who may be very a lot in contrast to one’s self. 

When requested in regards to the track’s significance Alquin places it as, “Kailangan natin magtiwala sa sarili, kung wala kang tiwala sa sarili mo, who will imagine in you?” 

The band created Kalayaan by melding completely different concepts collectively.

“Nag ambagan ng mga concepts para sa kanta.” says Snide. “Kami ni Yok, Snide and pareng Jeff (a buddy of the band),”mentioned Mey.  

“Snide and Jeff have been jamming on guitars. Kami ni Yok ang naglapat ng lyrics,” he added. — Video by Erwin Cagadas Jr.

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