Saturday, January 28, 2023

10 Things Every Home Office Needs to Have

Hey fellow moms! Are you currently working from home and struggling to set up a functional and comfortable home office? The struggle is real, especially when you have kids running around. But don't worry because I've got you covered. As a mom of two - a toddler and a teenager - I've learned something about setting up a home office that works for you and your little ones. So, without further ado, here are my top 10 must-have items for a home office in the Philippines:

A comfortable office chair: Trust me, you'll spend a lot of time sitting in it, so make sure it's comfortable and provides good back support.

A sturdy desk: A good quality desk will not only last you a long time, but it will also provide a stable surface for your computer and other office essentials.

A reliable computer: Whether you prefer a desktop or a laptop, ensure it's in good working condition and has all the necessary programs and software to help you stay productive.

A printer: For all your printing needs, whether for work or school.

Good lighting: Make sure your office is well-lit to help reduce eye strain and improve your overall productivity.

A whiteboard or a bulletin board: A whiteboard or a bulletin board can help you keep track of important tasks, deadlines, and appointments.

A storage solution: Keep your office organized with a file cabinet, drawer or shelves.

A power strip: With all the devices and electronics in your office, you'll need a power strip to keep everything charged and powered.

A headset: A good headset is essential for conference calls and online meetings.

A surge protector: Investing in a surge protector can help protect your electronics from power surges and voltage spikes.

With these 10 items, you'll have everything you need to set up a functional and comfortable home office. A little bit of organization can go a long way in helping you stay productive and on top of your work. And remember to take breaks and spend time with your family, too. Happy working!

Friday, January 27, 2023

How to Teach Kids to Be Financially Savvy

As a mom of two boys, one turning three and the other turning eighteen, I am constantly thinking about how I can teach them valuable life skills. Financial literacy is one of the most important skills I want to instill in my children.

Teaching kids about money can be tricky, but incorporating online video games can make it much more fun and engaging. For example, my older son and I enjoy playing games that simulate managing a virtual budget or investing in the stock market. It’s a great way for him to learn about money hands-on and understand the importance of budgeting and saving.

I also look for one that has a variety of interactive games that can help teach kids about different financial concepts such as compound interest, credit scores, and even mortgages. One of the games my eldest and I enjoy the most is Play LEGO City Adventure Build and Protect because we like building things. 

The first time we played this, I remember our donut shop ending up on fire. The second time, we encountered thieves. It was a good way to show my kid that these are the same things that could happen in real life and that these kinds of emergencies are what emergency funds are for. 

Aside from using online games, I have regular conversations with my eldest about money. I talk to him about saving, budgeting, and setting financial goals. I also encourage him to start earning his own money through allowances or small jobs so he can learn how to manage it independently. For my youngest, I've opened a savings account where I put a thousand a month in savings for him. 

I also set a good example by practicing good financial habits, like sticking to a budget and saving for the future. And lastly, I explain the value of money and how hard it is earned so they understand the importance of being responsible.

Teaching kids about money can be daunting, but with a little creativity and patience, it can be a fun and rewarding experience for you and your children. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Decluttering for Busy Moms

As a mom of two boys, one a 3-year-old and the other a 17-year-old teenager, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to keep a house clutter-free. With toys, clothes, and school supplies constantly coming in and out, it can feel like a never-ending battle to maintain a tidy home. However, with a little planning and organization, it is possible to keep your house clutter free and make your life as a mom easier.

  1. Set a regular cleaning schedule. Setting aside a specific time each day or week to declutter and clean allows you to stay on top of the mess before it gets out of hand.
  2. Create designated storage areas. Having a designated place for everything, such as a toy box for your 3-year-old's toys or a closet for your teenager's clothes, can help keep things organized and make it easier to clean up.
  3. Encourage your kids to clean up after themselves. Teaching your kids to take responsibility for their belongings and to put things away after they are finished using them can make a big difference in keeping the house clutter-free.
  4. Donate or sell items that are no longer needed. By regularly going through your belongings and getting rid of things that are no longer needed or wanted, you can keep the clutter to a minimum.
  5. Make use of vertical space. Utilizing vertical space, such as wall shelves or hanging organizers, can help make the most of your space and keep things off the floor.
  6. Use clear storage containers. Clear storage containers, such as plastic bins or clear bags, make it easy to see what is inside, helping you to keep things organized and easily accessible.
  7. Utilize multi-purpose furniture. Furniture such as ottomans with storage or a bed with drawers can help keep things out of sight while providing additional storage space.
  8. Take it one room at a time. Decluttering can feel overwhelming, so breaking it down into smaller tasks and focusing on one room at a time can make the process more manageable.

As a mom, time is precious, and we often find ourselves short on it. To hack some time, consider these:

  • Make use of a timer when cleaning. Set a timer for a specific amount of time, such as 15 minutes, and focus on decluttering and cleaning one area.
  • Use a laundry hamper or basket in each room to quickly gather items that need to be washed or put away.
  • Keep a basket or bag in the car for donations or items that need to be returned to the store.
  • Set a reminder on your phone or calendar to go through your kids' clothes, toys, and books regularly to eliminate anything that is no longer needed.

By following these tips and using these hacks, you can make the task of keeping your house clutter free a little bit easier, giving you more time to focus on what really matters – your family. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Foodpanda’s Foodie Resolutions for the New Year

If you’re one big foodie, a huge part of your everyday routine over the past year has probably been ordering from food delivery apps like foodpanda. This year should be the same, and you can make it better with a few New Year’s Resolutions that will take it to the next level. 

For the past few years, foodpanda has been one to thank for making eating more exciting and convenient for us. From their wide selection of food choices and groceries, we can't get enough of the joy it brings to our tummies. 

To make the most out of getting your orders from foodpanda, start considering these super simple but incredibly helpful online food delivery resolutions this 2023: 

Do small acts of kindness to Ka-pandas

Year in and year out, hardworking Ka-pandas all over the country have diligently delivered our orders safely to our doorsteps. And sometimes, little acts of kindness like thanking Kuya or Ate Ka-panda through tips can make a huge difference and put a smile on their faces. You can easily do it via the foodpanda app, and 100% of the tip goes to foodpanda’s delivery partners. 

In the same way, we can also practice kindness by helping in the crusade against prank orders and fake bookings, as it affects the time and effort of delivery partners. foodpanda has a ‘no abono’ policy to protect their Ka-pandas. However, we should still avoid doing this harmful practice or report cases you might encounter to foodpanda’s Help Center, available in-app. 

Remember, a little kindness goes a long way, and it’s nice to observe that as a new year starts again!

Be pandAware of how to make your orders secure.

Ordering your food and daily essentials should bring you a sense of confidence, knowing that your transactions are safe and protected. The security measures available in the foodpanda app, especially for cashless payments, will give you that peace of mind. 

But even with these safety features, we should still be vigilant and never let our guard down. With its pandaware campaign, foodpanda also gives you helpful tips and tricks to stay protected when transacting online. 

Explore new dishes and restaurants

As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. So for the new year, try out unique and more diverse food from thousands of restaurants on the foodpanda app. 

Start by taking a shot at vendors bearing the pink tag on the app, which features foodpanda’s Panda Local Heroes – their set of the best local and up-and-coming restaurants and stores nationwide. Discover new dishes to tickle your tastebuds while also supporting thriving start-ups. 

For more of their top picks, you can also check out pandapick and get access to restaurants and dishes and meals only available on foodpanda. 

Try out online grocery and shops.

Skip the long lines and save more time to do the things that matter most. Order your daily essentials from foodpanda’s online grocery, pandamart, for quality goods and fresh items and a wide assortment of brands and products for your beauty, electronics, health, and personal care needs. 

Save more by going pro 

Free delivery? Daily vouchers? Exclusive offers and discounts? Everything you need to save on your delivery and pick-up orders is available once you subscribe to pandapro. Plus, you get exclusive access to foodpanda’s dine-in service so you can enjoy eating out at your favorite restos. 

For even more savings, pandapay provides you with the convenience of paying for your orders through their in-app wallet with instant cashback for every top-up and use. The more orders you make via pandapay, you get more cashback and savings! 

With these simple goals, your 2023 will be filled with good food and unique new experiences.  

Coca-Cola Foundation and PHILSURIN Solidify Partnership for Sustainable Production

Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines and the Philippine Sugar Research Institute Foundation (PHILSURIN) entered into an agreement to help boost the productivity of small sugarcane farms and increase the income of sugarcane farmers in Negros. The partnership will support the research and development of high-yielding varieties and disease-free planting materials and the establishment of a breeding facility to sustain the development of these HYVs for distribution to farmers. 

Since 2018, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, the social investment arm of Coca-Cola in the Philippines, has been partnering with PHILSURIN. This non-profit organization aims to promote the development of the sugar industry by conducting research and development activities to improve the productivity, quality, and competitiveness of small sugarcane farms. The grant provided by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines in 2018 for its Adopt-a-Seed Project upgraded PHILSURIN’s DNA research equipment for Variety Fingerprinting and faster disease diagnosis, which then led to the production and distribution of disease-free and pure planting materials that can be harvested early and resulted to 50%-60% increase in the production of small sugarcane farms and consequently, the income of recipient farmers. 

The new agreement aims to establish a 10-hectare seed farm for PHILSURIN varieties and hybridization and ripening sheds, which will augment the production of more high-quality seed canes and allow access for small farmers to avail of clean and pure planting materials. Due to climate change and increased land conversion to commercial areas, sugarcane farmlands have been decreasing in size, so high-yielding seed canes would be critical to increase and sustain the productivity of existing ones. 

“A good crop starts from a good seed. At PHILSURIN, we believe that even if there is less land to plant sugarcane compared to previous years, as long as we can increase their productivity through high-quality seed canes and proper training on good farming practices, then we can help assure the continuing livelihood of our sugarcane farmers and support local sugar production which is important for our local economy and consumers in general,” said Maria Regina B. Martin, Director General of PHILSURIN “That is why I am grateful to partners like the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines for their support to this Project and for our enduring partnership that would make a significant impact on the lives of our farmers and their families and our local economy in Negros.” 

The two provinces of Negros are major sugar producers in the Philippines. Still, small sugarcane farmers in these areas are considered the most vulnerable stakeholders in the local sugar industry as they face challenges regarding resources, markets, and technology. Partnerships and linkages that support the development of the local sugar sector are critical to promoting the welfare of this vulnerable group.

“Coca-Cola is committed to partnering with PHILSURIN for the benefit of sugarcane farmers and their communities, consistent with our purpose of refreshing the world and making a difference for the communities we serve,” said Antonio del Rosario, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Chairman. “Like PHILSURIN, we believe in the important work of increasing productivity of small sugarcane farms through advanced research and technologies and improving the welfare of farmers and their families.” 

Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines also has programs and initiatives in Western Visayas that support the conservation of critical watersheds, water for agriculture, water access for sanitation and health, and sustainable waste management solutions for communities. 

BPI AIA announces Karen Custodia as new CEO

Top bancassurance firm BPI AIA today announced the appointment of Karen Custodia as the new Chief Executive Officer of BPI AIA, which took effect on January 9, 2023. At the helm, Custodia takes on the responsibility of overseeing BPI AIA’s growing Partnership Distribution Channel and managing its strategic relationship with BPI while providing leadership to support various initiatives.

“I am both proud and humbled to take on this new role at BPI AIA as we continue to provide Filipinos with the financial protection they need and encourage them to live longer, healthier, and better lives.  We understand our consumers’ changing needs, and we will continue to invest in innovations to fulfill our strong commitment to making insurance accessible, affordable, and personalized for every Filipino.,” said Karen Custodia, BPI AIA CEO.

Before her appointment, she held the role of Head of Partnership Distribution Sales Channels at BPI AIA since 2014. Bringing in more than a decade of rich experience in sales, Custodia has a proven track record of driving impactful change in the company. In her previous role, she led a team of over 1,500 employees from the In-Branch Corporate Sales, Direct Sales, Private Banking, and Telesales teams.

Under her leadership, BPI AIA successfully implemented a new distribution model aligned with BPI’s customer and channel strategy. This feat has strengthened partner engagement and consequently increased the sales force's productivity.

“Our partnership with BPI has grown stronger every year; we push on every day to protect our customers, letting them love the lives they live. We look forward to working alongside them towards our common goal of building a better Philippines, one family, one community at a time,” added Custodia.

Custodia previously led the distribution channels to shift from physical to hybrid interaction at the height of the pandemic. The shift helped curb the pandemic’s impact and achieve faster recovery while staying true to the BPI AIA mission of making insurance easy to get and have for every Filipino.

Custodia replaced Surendra Menon, who served six years as BPI AIA CEO and was recently appointed Director of Partnership Distribution of AIA Indonesia. Custodia will work closely with and directly report to Kelvin Ang, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Philippines.

“I am honored to pass on the chief executive role to Karen. She has demonstrated her expertise and knowledge throughout her career, which has been key to many of the organization’s innovations and developments. With her spearheading BPI AIA, I am certain that she will drive the company toward new heights of success,” said Surendra Menon, outgoing and former CEO of BPI AIA.

BPI AIA is a joint venture between two icons of the financial industry, AIA Philippines (formerly AIA Philam Life) and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). To learn more about the leading bancassurance company, visit

Jollibee Group Brands Named Among America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains

More wins for the Jollibee Group, as four of its brands made it to the list of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains for 2023. Newsweek, a premier news magazine and website, and global data firm Statista named Jollibee, Chowking, Smashburger, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) as among the best in their selected categories. 

“We are honored that our brands are included in this list of most favorite restaurant chains in the United States. We thank our customers for their continued support, resulting in this citation that inspires us even more in our mission of serving great-tasting food, bringing the joy of eating to everyone,” said Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Group President and CEO.  

The 2023 ranking was determined based on an independent survey among over 4,000 customers and employees of restaurant chains in the United States. The respondents were asked to indicate which restaurant chains they recommend among three ethnic cuisines and 13 dish categories. 

The three ethnic cuisines include Chinese, Italian, and Tex-Mex;. At the same time, the 13 dish categories consist of BBQ, burgers, chicken, coffee/tea/baked goods, ice cream/frozen yogurt, juice, and smoothies, noodles and ramen, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, soup, steak, and Sushi. 

Jollibee was cited in the chicken category, Smashburger for burgers, CBTL for tea and coffee, and Chowking for the Chinese cuisine category.

According to Statista, all ratings were transformed into a score value and aggregated toward a final score. The survey respondents rated their experience with the restaurant chains using these nine assessment criteria: taste, cleanliness, hygiene, and COVID-19 measures, transparency about ingredients, location, dealing with environmental issues, accessibility, service quality, and treatment of employees. 

To receive an award, a restaurant chain needed a minimum number of recommendations and an overall score of at least 7 out of 10. In addition, a restaurant chain was required to have at least three locations across different cities within at least two U.S. states. 

Get a delicious immunity boost with Tropicana Twister

There’s something special about oranges that lifts one’s mood. Oranges represent bursts of vitality to brighten one’s day, from the fruit’s vibrant color or its sweet-tart taste. 

Managing one’s exertion amidst significant weather changes increases the risk of catching a common cold and the flu. Medical professionals recommend making mindful lifestyle updates to boost immunity and prevent illness. Health journals also note the effect of adding oranges to the daily diet, as these fruits contain vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps lower the risk of cell damage and enhance the immune system. Oranges are also rich in B vitamins that help convert food to energy and regulate brain functions. 

Well-loved brands like Tropicana Twister makes getting one’s daily dose of vitamins easier. Available through Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI), the country's exclusive distributor of PepsiCo beverages, Tropicana Twister is made with real orange juice squeezed from fresh-picked oranges. 

“Tropicana Twister is the ideal of taste and nutrition. Every bottle is packed with vitamins for a healthy immune system. Tropicana Twister helps keep us refreshed and well, especially during the rainy season,” said Frederick Ong, PCPPI president, and chief executive officer. 

“Keeping ourselves healthy remains a responsibility we must uphold, especially with more people returning to their offices or attending in-person classes. It has become more crucial to nourish our bodies with vitamins to keep us strong. Adding orange juice to one’s diet is among the easiest ways to do this. With Tropicana Twister, we enjoin everyone to continue having the zest for life,” Ong added. Tropicana Twister is available in stores nationwide.  

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of Tropicana and other well-known beverage brands like Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Sting, Gatorade, Lipton, Aquafina, Premier, and Milkis. For more information about PCPPI and its products, please visit  

Face-to-face Dinagyang Exceeded Expectations

With thousands of domestic and foreign visitors packing various festival activities, Dinagyang’s return to the city’s streets exceeded expectations, according to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas.

A “complete success” was how he described the festival’s return to a face-to-face celebration after two years of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.

“Everyone wanted a strong comeback. It was a complete success, showing that Dinagyang and our Sto. Niño is beyond politics,” added Treñas.

Dinagyang Festival is known far and wide for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflect Ilonggo's ingenuity, craftsmanship, and artistry.

Treñas congratulated the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI), organizer of Dinagyang 2023, the participating tribes, and corporate sponsors, among others.

“I acknowledge all our sponsors from the private sector for their significant contributions to the success of Dinagyang. Of course, sa inyo tanan, mga pinalangga ko nga Ilonggo. Ang tanan nga ini bangud sa inyo kag para man sa inyo. Your strong support in all our activities played a meaningful role in the festival's overall success,” said Treñas.

The festival’s top sponsor was SM City Iloilo; it also served as a venue for many Dinagyang activities, including the first-ever Dinagyang Ilomination on Jan.21, Batchoy Festival, festival costumes exhibit, and concert of various performing artists, including Asia’s Pop Heartthrob Darren Espanto, among others.

The festivities were graced by no less than First Lady of the Philippines, Atty. Liza Araneta Marcos and some prominent government officials, including House Speaker Martin Romualdez, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Jinggoy Estrada, Mark Villar, Francis Tolentino, Bong Revilla, former senator Franklin Drilon, among others. YouTube sensation Small Laude, broadcast journalist Karen Davila, lifestyle columnist, philanthropist Tessa Prieto Valdez, and television presenter and entrepreneur Tim Yap were also there to join the festivities. They were warmly welcomed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas and SM Supermalls president Steven Tan. 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Upgrade your lifestyle this Chinese New Year through Home Credit

Gong Xi Fa Cai! As the new year unfolds, doors of opportunities open that bring forth new beginnings and chances for resolutions. In your journey to make a better and upgraded version of yourself, Home Credit has got your back with the latest tech, equipment, and appliance to support your dream lifestyle this 2023.

Home Credit Philippines, the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, offers shoppers a buena mano blowout this Chinese New Year. Product offerings such as gadgets, sports equipment, and home appliances are now made more accessible with the lowest interest rates with waived-off last month's installment for consistent on-time payers.

If you are looking for a sign to make that dream purchase, well, you just got lucky! Home Credit lists incredible items to help you upgrade your way of life. Cast your luck and check out these items below.

Start your fitness journey now.

Go active! Sports products are now a hit for fitness enthusiasts and even those venturing for healthier lifestyles. Start your fitness goals through Home Credit’s featured sports products. 

Burn those calories away with the new and upgraded Zeus Spinning Bike. This equipment has an advanced system that can scan time, speed, distance, and calorie count. This can also be a flexible exercise partner, which can be used in gyms and at home. It can be purchased at the nearest Metro Gaisano store in your area.

Want an all-in-one fitness machine? Better try Questor’s 3-ways Manual Treadmill. This equipment can be converted into a treadmill, figure twister, and stepper that can give you an intense workout session without the need to hit the gym. Add this to your fitness list and visit the KCC department store near you.

Never too late to grab the gadgets that you desire 

Consider this a fortune cookie note– learn to reward yourself from time to time. Now is a perfect time if you’ve been meaning to have a gadget upgrade for yourself or a loved one.

Check out the Apple iPhone 11 and Apple iPhone XR. These items are top-viewed phones in Home Credit’s Marketplace and stand as affordable models still at the peak of performance. 

The iPhone 11 comes with an ultra-wide camera, a night mode feature, plus a longer battery life, perfect for those who are always on the go. While the iPhone XR is ideal for photography enthusiasts and selfie lovers with its high-definition camera and wide-screen display. Experience the power of this iPhone series and get yours now at the nearest Aerophone and Silicon Valley stores.

No need to delete last year’s memories just to store new ones, the Vivo V25e has the right amount of storage and power for you! This phone comes with 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage giving users the right amount of space to store their best moments. You can grab this excellent phone at any Home Credit merchant. 

Calling the class of 2023! If you are looking for the best partner in accomplishing your schoolwork, the HP 15S is the right laptop for you. This device comes with 8GB RAM storage and 512GB SSD, the perfect space to store all your files and applications. Get that seamless work experience and grab your HP15s laptop through Home Credit by visiting New Ong To Express Mart.

Manifest the best vibes at home

Calling all titas and home buddies, have been wanting a new freezer or perhaps a washing machine? This is your sign of channeling positive vibes at home and choosing only efficient products for one’s essential household needs.

Make your laundry day as easy as 1,2,3 using a Panasonic washing machine. Its multi-stain removal feature and water bazooka component can make your laundry day convenient and faster—certainly Tita-friendly! Get your washing machine upgraded and check out this item at the SM Appliance stores in your area.

Looking for a multifunction freezer? The all-new Condura Freezer is ideal for you. This chest freezer is designed for those who would like to store their food and beverages in small spaces and rooms. This is also perfect for those who want to start a small sari-sari store business. Check out the product in any Abenson stores near you.

What are you waiting for? Pursue your lifestyle upgrade early, and home and self-betterment shall follow. Download and visit My Home Credit app and check out the retail stores near you to make your Chinese New Year’s resolutions come true.

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). To learn more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are encouraged to download the My Home Credit app on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what is new in the Marketplace. 

Greenwich is Blacklist International's official food partner as they win more games in 2023

The barkada is growing. Greenwich—the country's number one pizza and pasta chain—is teaming up with Blacklist International Mobile Legends team (#BlacklistMLBB) to bring an awesome bonding experience.

Entering the booming and competitive world of online gaming, also known as esports, the partnership highlights how the two brands champion bonding and creating connections in every possible way, targeting over 43 million active gamers in the Philippines. 

The collaboration between Greenwich and #BlacklistMLBB, is expected to make gaming more exciting with their fresh and engaging streaming and content collaborations. 

“Greenwich has always been a brand that champions the passions of the Filipino youth. And today, that includes gaming. With #BlacklistMLBB as the newest addition to our family, they best represent how we embrace all kinds of barkadahan. Together, we can’t wait to step up the pizza and pasta game in the Philippines by providing them with our best-tasting products as they journey into their competitions with their winning gameplay,” said Ali De Torres, Greenwich’s Head of Marketing.

This Southeast Asian esports organization under Tier One Entertainment includes Coach BON CHAN, Ohmyv33nus, Wise, Hadji, Oheb, Edward, DEX STAR, Master The Basics, Eson, and Kevier. 

With superstars Johnmar “Ohmyv33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario or popularly known as the VeeWise duo leading the team, #BlacklistMLBB was hailed champions of Season 7 and 8 of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines. Their biggest achievement was winning the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M3 World Championship in 2021.

“From day one, we have stayed true to our mission to strengthen the spirit of barkadahan over our great-tasting pizzas and pasta,” De Torres added.  

“For us, it’s always a treat whenever a household brand recognizes the power of esports and how it can now resonate with mainstream audiences. Greenwich is one of those brands, and we’re excited for this partnership to bring new things to the table for our fans,” said Blacklist International CEO and Co-Owner Tryke Gutierrez. 

You better take advantage of this awesome partnership! Best paired while playing ML, Greenwich bestsellers include Hawaiian Overload pizza, All-in Overload pizza, Overload Trio Deal, Dealicious Duo, and Lasagna Supreme.

As the official food partner of #BlacklistMLBB, Greenwich aims to level up their menu offerings to fuel more ultimate bonding experiences with the barkada. 

Taste this winning pizza and game, head over to the nearest Greenwich branch, and order for dine-in or take-out. You may also order through

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Hop your way to luck this 2023 at SM Supermalls!

This 2023, say goodbye to the roaring tiger and usher in the spirited rabbit as you celebrate Chinese New Year at your favorite SM malls nationwide!

From January 9 to 22, SM Supermalls has lined up exciting activities and events for a prosperous Year of the Water Rabbit festivities. If you are up for some hoppin’ fun adventures, here are exclusive CNY deals for you to enjoy.

Share good luck over good food at SM

Chinese New Year will always be about family dining and spending time together. This month, indulge in a delicious dine-in experience at SM with the whole family and enjoy sumptuous Lucky Feast deals from participating tenants. 

Have a stroll at the Lucky Park

Don’t miss out on the fun of strolling around SM Supermalls’ Lucky Park. Snap a photo with the whole family at the Bunny Family Photo Spot, or take selfies at the magnificent Money Trees and the lighted rabbits. You can also read through your luck this year with the Zodiac Forecast Panels or put your A-game on at the Lucky Finds Pop-Ups in the area to win CNY exclusive deals.

Witness a Lion and Dragon Dance

Who would want to miss a signature lion dance during the Chinese New Year? At SM, lion and dragon dance performers will go around the mall to get all the lucky hanging hong baos. Catch them perform live from January 13 to 22!

Usher in good fortune this year with tips from a Feng Shui expert!

Regarding Feng Shui, SM Supermalls knows how you can harness the positive energy that the new year brings. And with the help of Feng Shui expert Ms. Marites Allen, you’ll surely discover what 2023 has in store for you.

Just present a minimum SM receipt worth Php 1,000 to get a chance to talk to her in person in the following malls:

January 14, 2PM - SM City Olongapo Central

January 15, 2PM - SM City San Lazaro

January 19, 2PM - SM City Fairview

January 20, 2PM - SM City Dasmariñas

January 20, 5PM - SM City Sta. Rosa

January 2 1, 2PM - SM Megamall

January 21, 5PM - SM City North EDSA

January 22, 2PM - SM City Bacoor

January 22, 5PM - SM Mall of Asia

Scan and win amazing prizes in this AR hunt game

Test your luck at the Lucky Rabbit Hunt in SM malls! Join this AR hunt game by opening the app on your mobile device. Hunt for the triggers, scan the area and catch lucky rabbits around the mall with your family and friends.

As the Year of the Water Rabbit predicts hope this 2023, SM Supermalls wishes their shoppers longevity, peace, and prosperity this Chinese New Year. So, hop on luck and enjoy all these CNY-themed activities safely and conveniently at your favorite SM Mall!

For more updates, visit or follow @smsupermalls on social media.

Pet Lovers Centre Opens 10th Store at Rockwell, Powerplant

Pet Lovers, UNITE! 

Are you a pet lover looking for a one-stop shop for all your furry friend's needs? Look no further than Pet Lovers Centre's newest addition to their family of stores. Last January 12, 2023, Pet Lovers Centre opened its 10th store at Rockwell, Powerplant, a pet lover's paradise.

The store offers a wide selection of products that cater to all pets. Pet Lovers Center covers you whether you're looking for food, treats, accessories, or pet care. They even have chompers for your fur babies to keep them entertained and happy.

One of the store's unique features is its pet bakery. They offer ready-made cakes for your furry friend's special occasions and customize them according to your pet's dietary needs. Imagine your pet's birthday party with a cake specially made for them; it's a dream come true for any pet parent.

Pet Lovers Centre also carries Applaws pet food, burp treats, chomper toys, Trustie Wee Pads pet care, and Rogz accessories. These brands are known for their high-quality and natural ingredients, ensuring that your pet is getting the best.

But that's not all. Pet Lovers Centre has a special offer for their customers. Until February 23, 2023, customers can enjoy up to 50% off on selected items. That's right, 50% off! So, take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on your pet's essentials at a discounted price.

Pet Lovers Centre's new store at Rockwell, Powerplant, is perfect for pet parents to find everything they need for their furry friends. With a wide selection of products, a pet bakery, and special offers, it's a must-visit for any pet lover. So, head on over and treat your pet to something special today!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Ride Revolution Welcomes 2023 with an Intense Ride

Ride Revolution, the leading indoor cycling studio in Manila, ushers the new year with an intensified comeback.  

Started as a boutique studio for avid indoor cycling goers, Ride Revolution offers its customers a pay-as-you-train model where a no-commitment, no-contract scheme is observed. Customers can just purchase a class package and book a bike online. Each class is set to a playlist and routine that varies per instructor, making each one a unique experience that will engage the mind and push the body out of its comfort zone.   Since opening its Shangri-la doors in 2016, the studio has welcomed guests and considered the space a safe nook like a second home.  

Like any other business, Ride Revolution shifted its gears during the pandemic to become a digital-friendly space where guests can still attend classes virtually. Fast forward to 2023, and with much gusto, the innovative team of fitness professionals has finally decided to open its doors to guests excited to experience the full-ride revolution they’ve grown to love. 

“Staying true to one of our commitments of ‘Walk in strong, walk out stronger,’ at Ride Revolution, we are committed to providing a one-of-a-kind experience to our studio goers,” says Ms. Niqui Cui, Managing Partner of Ride Revolution. 

“We take pride in our claims that make us special compared to other studios: We made sure that our studios are strategically located around Metro Manila, bringing it closer to our riders; We are partners with top-notch instructors trained by experts in indoor cycling and; We have an increasing focus on digital space through our website and application as the first to offer indoor cycling zoom classes and video on demand,” Cui added in a statement. 

Operating at total capacity, avid Ride Revolution riders can expect no less from the upgraded Shangri La studio.  With its newly 29 upgraded state-of-the-art bike units, complemented by its improved sound system, the guests can experience an empowering workout matched with its full-throttle vibe.  

“The Ride Revolution experience is truly one of a kind. With a class set to music that depends entirely on each instructor, you can fully immerse and zone in on yourself.” Cui describes. “Throughout the program, you move to the beat of the music, all while executing a variety of choreographies and moves. The energy of the participants, the music, the lights, and the room's overall vibe will motivate you to push harder. You will barely notice that 45 minutes have passed by.,” she continues. 

The Ride Revolution team is here to reintroduce the Ride Revolution lifestyle that focuses on work-life balance, highlighting only an experience that focuses solely on long-term goals that break past weight or calories. They have included an upgrade in the studio by adding a co-working space where riders can easily use or stay while waiting for their ride. 

As if it weren’t enough, starting January 8, 2023, Ride Revolution is offering a special opening salvo bulk package sale which entitles the guest to an exclusive package for as low as 500 pesos which can be shared with a friend or two. This is the lowest and best deal in the market yet. The promo runs until January 31, 2023.  

“We are thrilled to welcome our guests here in our newly upgraded and re-opened studio in Shangri La. We have been waiting for this for a very long time. Welcome to a community that helps each other; We’re here to celebrate you and what your body and mind can do.” Mr. Hanz Go, Ride Revolution Managing Partner, shares in an interview. 

“As a community, we aim to achieve progress without losing one’s individuality. Unlike other gyms, Ride Revolution gives importance not only to the physical aspect of the ride but to the whole well-being of each individual. We want to deliver a workout that breaks past the usual mindset and past calories and more on one that strengthens the mind, body, and soul. We’re here to give you an empowering workout that encourages you to walk in strong and out stronger as a whole. So come for the ride and stay for the revolution.” Go closes during his speech.  

Sunday, January 15, 2023

How to Properly Budget in 2023

For me, 2023 is when everything is truly back to normal. People are out and about, and kids can now play freely without wearing masks. Finally, everything is back to normal except for our budget. This is the one thing that has changed since the pandemic. 

I've been budgeting my monthly finances since 2017. It hasn't been easy, but it has been very useful for me, especially when I need to check how much I still need to pay vs. how much I've earned and how much I can save. 

This 2023, I've needed to shift my budget allocation because my life goals have also changed. This year, I would like to buy healthier food alternatives rather than the cheap junk foods that I always buy. 

Fruits and vegetables are some things I want to become a staple of in my home. In fact, I even want to grow some in my urban garden because the price of things like onions is just crazy. 

I've added more fish and chicken to our menu, more grains and salads, less meat, and definitely less fried food. I'm finally going to use the air fryer, so I'll shift my budget from oil to a bit more electricity because the air fryer will be used more often. 

Since budgeting can be a hassle for many people, I'd recommend using sites that can help with financial planning and calculating how much money you can save or need to save. I used them, especially when I was new to budgeting, and it's a really good tool to utilize. 

The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but it was also a big eye-opener. Things can change instantly, so we all need to make sure that we are healthier, have a big nest egg to fall back on, and live more sustainably. 

This 2023, when you plan your budget, identify what matters most to you and allot the major part of your resource to this. For me, it'll be building a nest egg and becoming healthier. 

We don't need to make things complicated. We just need to know what matters to us, and then we shift our budget and finance to accommodate it. 

Things You Can do When You Need Money

I have written about ways to save money over and over again in the past. I shared my journey of saving money, spending it, needing it, finding ways to save more and spend less, and holding on to it in the middle of all the impulse spending. 

It can be frustrating, to be honest. After all, you work hard and yet find that money just seems to slip away and disappear instantly. Sometimes, you must be creative in making money or finding money ASAP.

1. Online Garage Sale 

These days, hosting an online garage sale is as easy as posting a picture on Instagram. I have a lot of friends who do this, and all they do is take a photo of the item they need to sell, use the proper hashtag, and write all the details and price of the item in the caption. 

Since e-wallets are now a thing, payments can be made quickly, which addresses the need to have money ASAP. This is one of the easiest ways for me, and it's hitting two birds with one stone: I get to declutter and save money simultaneously. Win-win. 

2. A Short-Term Loan

Getting a loan is a good thing especially when it's a short-term loan. This is necessary at times, especially when there are emergencies that need payment immediately. I like these kinds of loans because I can pay it soon as my next salary arrives. The other perk is that approvals for these loans are faster, so you can get the money ASAP.

However, I still recommend being wise about handling money so you can have a nest egg to fall on when unexpected expenses come up. One of the ways to do it is by budgeting. 

Budgeting is creating a plan for how I'll spend my money. I must have a budget to ensure I have enough money for the things I need, like rent, groceries, and bills, because I am a mother and a wife. I ensure that all our monthly bills are taken care of and paid for on time. 

One key thing that works for me is ensuring I clearly understand my income and expenses. This means knowing exactly how much money I make each month and how much I spend on rent, groceries, and bills. Once I clearly understand my income and expenses, I can start to create a budget that works for me. 

Another way to handle money is by setting a no-spend year. This year, I have chosen to do a no-spend year on a month-to-month basis. I am doing a no-spend for January on skincare, makeup, and headsets. I chose this because I have so much skincare, I rarely use makeup, and I have 6 headsets. I've realized this after doing a shop your stash

I also chose to do it month on month because it'll be easier for me to achieve than a year-long commitment which can be daunting. Making my financial goals more realistic and achievable helps me to not feel so overwhelmed. 

I hope that my tips have helped and that this 2023, you'll be able to handle your finances better. If not, there are always online garage sales and short-term loans to fall back on. 

Cheers to 2023. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

3 Easy Ways to Keep your Cats Happy and Healthy with Goodest

Cats make excellent companions and bring joy and laughter to your home.  That’s why it’s important to ensure they get that extra tender, love, and care so they stay healthy and strong and enjoy the best furry life.

From giving them nutritious and tasty food that they love to watch their health and lifestyle, here are easy and valuable tips from Goodest, an a-fur-dable wet cat food brand, to make sure you win your cat’s love and keep them in top shape:

Help your cat exercise more. Cats need to work out too. Regular playtime can help keep their weight on the right side of the scale and work off that extra energy. Exercise is also suitable for their mental well-being, so they don’t get depressed and bored. Play with your cat for 10 to 15 minutes and give them some new toys – perhaps a mouse-shaped toy or a pointer laser that can give your cat endless entertainment. Taking your kitty on a walk for a few minutes is also a great way to keep your feline friend active. Wear a soft harness, so your cat enjoys that exciting yet comfortable “catwalk.”

Keep up with your cat’s hygiene. Despite being known for their independent, self-sufficient ways, cats need a bit of help, especially when it comes to cleaning and grooming. Give your cat the occasional bath when its fur gets dirty, sticky, or smelly. Make sure to use lukewarm water. Don’t forget to trim the furbaby’s claws to prevent dirt from accumulating - and of course, for your and your kitty’s safety. It’s also important to regularly monitor your cat’s ears for debris, discharge, swelling, excess wax, odors, or pests such as ear mites. Clean your kitty’s litter box regularly to avoid risks brought by parasites and allergens.

Give them balanced and proper nutrition. Along with taking care of your cat’s active lifestyle and proper hygiene, giving your beloved cat the proper nutrition they need for every life stage is also the key to keeping them happy and healthy. Not only does give your cat proper nutrition help lessen the risks of them getting sick and having illnesses, but it can also save you from a trip to the vet that may often put a dent in your pocket. Good thing, Goodest Cat provides your cat the balanced and proper nutrition that they need with its a-fur-dable and 100% nutritious cat food that comes in 3 flavors – Tender Tuna, Chicken Chomp, and Meaty Mackerel!

This extra scrumptious and a-fur-dable meals-in-a-pouch is made with only the freshest ingredients that your cat will love – enriched with vitamins and minerals for complete nourishment. One pouch contains 85g of pure goodness available for as low as PHP 26.15 with a shelf-life of up to 24 months. What’s more, Goodest Cat is also fit for kittens, pregnant cats, and even adult and senior cats, ensuring that cats get all the nourishment they need as they mature!

Goodest Cat is also approved by experts and follows the standards of quality and safe pet food set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which establishes guidelines for ingredient definitions, product labels, feeding trials, and laboratory analyses of the nutrients that go into your cat’s food.

With the right care and love, your furbaby can stay healthy, happy, and totally cathletic for years to come!

Goodest is available online on Shopee ( and in leading pet stores and grocery stores nationwide.

For more information and updates, visit and follow Goodest on Facebook and Instagram @goodestpetfood. 

Kenny Rogers Roasters unveils larger-than-life products in 3D along the busiest street in the Philippines!

In many bustling cities worldwide, advertising has been transformed into a breathtaking experience with the advent of 3D LED billboards. Now, the same awesome experience awaits consumers passing through the busy street of EDSA-Mandaluyong as Kenny Rogers Roasters unveils what may yet be the 1st and the biggest 3D interactive billboard of roasted chicken in the country! 

As the brand that has consistently wowed its customers through its innovative and deliciously healthy menu, Kenny Rogers Roasters will once again amaze customers with an unveiling of its products in its 1st ever larger-than-life and hyper-realistic billboard in 3D located in EDSA Mandaluyong.

It will showcase four mouthwatering products in 3D effect, starting with its signature Kenny Rogers Roasters’ Roasted Chicken, where its classic roasted chicken is slowly cooked in a unique blend of herbs and spices in the rotisserie to achieve a flavorful taste from the oven. 

Next is the Baby Back Ribs on Brick Oven, which will show the famous baby back pork ribs marinated and slowly cooked with barbecue sauce and flavorful seasonings to enhance the smoky flavor. 

The restaurant chain also features its other classic offerings including its famous Signature Corn Muffins, as well as eight of its all-time favorite side dishes such as mac and cheese, steamed vegetables, fresh fruits, and its latest addition - the Spinach Mashed Potato, and more!

Don’t miss it! Go and feast your eyes and be wowed with the almost true-to-life delicious, irresistible offerings of Kenny Rogers Roasters in 3D along EDSA cor. Apo Street in Mandaluyong City.

And as if that's not exciting enough, Kenny Rogers Roasters will also be dressing up its own delivery truck with a 3D Roasted Chicken which will roam around the streets of Metro Manila. This way, more Filipinos can witness this spectacular 3D Experience!

After seeing this one-of-a-kind outdoor wonder, start enjoying Kenny Rogers Roasters’ signature offerings available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery through, hotline: 8-555-9000, or via Grab Food and Food Panda.

For more updates, follow Kenny Rogers Roasters’ official social media pages: @KennyRogersPH on Facebook, @kennyrogersph on Instagram and Tiktok, and Youtube ( 

Sunday, January 8, 2023

ASUS Republic of Gamers Unleashes an Arsenal of Maxed-Out Laptops at CES 2023

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is proud to announce its new 2023 laptop lineup, complete with new CPUs and GPUs from AMD, Intel®, and NVIDIA®, as well as significant improvements to the already outstanding Intelligent Cooling Technology. The 2023 Strix family featured new models with drastically improved cooling and enlarged 16- and 18-inch screens; the new Zephyrus M16 arrives with an AniMe Matrix™ display to take the thin-and-light world by storm. A redesigned Flow X13 and XG Mobile have been upgraded to take advantage of the latest hardware. 

All-new CPUs and GPUs max out horsepower 

For 2023, ROG has included the latest hardware from its partners on all of our models. Brand new 13th Gen processors from Intel feature a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores, new AMD Ryzen™ Zen 4 processors increase core counts to new heights, and the GeForce RTX™ 40 Series Laptop GPUs from NVIDIA offer incredible rasterization performance and a range of additional features like DLSS 3 and AV1 encoding. With the best gaming displays and an incredible cooling solution, ROG continues to push the bar for laptop gaming performance ever higher.  

Improved Nebula Displays and Intelligent cooling grace every series 

ROG knows that next-level graphics are nothing without beautiful displays. Instead of forcing gamers to wade through technical specifications, ROG created the Nebula badge in 2022, which denotes panels that meet a strict criteria of fast motion, bright backlights, and vivid colors. 

This year, ROG is bringing Nebula Displays to even more models, and in more form factors. From a compact 13-inch laptop all the way to an incredibly immersive 18-inch display, gamers won’t find Nebula Displays anywhere else. 

In addition, ROG has further refined its Intelligent Cooling technology, a complete solution that carefully balances cooling performance with acoustics. Efficient cooling is one of the unsung heroes of gaming laptops, as high-powered hardware with an insufficient cooling capacity means the components won’t boost as high or as long as they should. ROG has brought two key innovations to more laptops in 2023: a larger full-width heatsink and Tri-Fan Technology, both introduced last year on the Flow X16.  

The upgraded heatsink design now spans the entire rear of the chassis for select devices, drastically increasing surface area compared to traditional designs that only have half-sized fins near the half-sized exhaust vents. This heatsink has been added to this year’s redesigned Zephyrus M16, while the Strix 16-inch and 18-inch models have an extra-thick variant of the design, giving these gaming juggernauts even more headroom to push their hardware to the limit. As the name suggests, Tri-Fan Technology adds a third fan into the thermal design, providing critical airflow to internal components and helping the GPU to expel waste heat more efficiently. When paired with the new full-width heatsinks, this third fan pushes the performance of both ultraportable and esports-focused gaming machines to new heights without sacrificing acoustics.

ROG Strix continues to define gaming leadership

The Strix SCAR lineup has long stood as the performance flagship of ROG’s lineup, and 2023 is no different. The Strix SCAR 16 and 18 have been renamed thanks to a chassis redesign that accommodates the larger 16-inch and 18-inch 16:10 aspect-ratio screens. These 16- and 18-inch panels allow gamers to see the enemy more clearly than ever before, and the 16-inch model can even be equipped with ROG’s new QHD, 240Hz Nebula HDR display with Mini LED technology. 

ROG has also amped up the cooling performance of this new chassis, allowing more headroom for the CPU and GPU to boost for maximum framerates. Now equipped with an extra thick full-width heatsink and Tri-Fan Technology, the new Strix SCAR 16 and 18 allow for much more efficient waste heat removal.

The Strix SCAR 16 and 18 sport Intel’s top-of-the-line 13th Gen Intel Core™ processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series Laptop GPU at 175 W. Combined with Thermal Grizzly’s Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal and a higher thermal headroom, it allows the silicon to boost higher and longer than ever before. 

The 2023 upgrades don’t stop with the SCAR family. The new Strix G16 and Strix G18 are equipped with the same 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and can be configured with a powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series Laptop GPU for excellent esports performance. With up to an AMD’s Ryzen™ Zen 4 processor is an absolute beast for gaming and content creation, so the Strix G17 and Strix SCAR 17 have both been refreshed with this monster CPU. With NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 40-Series Laptop GPU in the top-tier models, the 2023 Strix lineup is ready to rain fire down on the competition. 

ROG Zephyrus melds power and portability 

The Zephyrus lineup is about exceptional performance in thin-and-light form factors that can easily travel anywhere. This year, the entire series has been elevated to new heights, starting with the Zephyrus M16. 

Built for gamers and creators alike, the ultra-sleek M16 has been redesigned from the ground up, retaining a thin-and-light design but boasting an improved cooling system featuring Tri-Fan Technology and our full-width heatsink. This allows the 2023 Zephyrus M16 to run 25 watts higher compared to last year’s model — providing even more power to the 13th Gen Intel Core™ i9 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series Laptop GPU with a MUX Switch and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus in this flagship machine. The Zephyrus M16 is also the first 16-inch device equipped with ROG’s iconic AniMe Matrix™, allowing gamers to show off their unique flair wherever they are. 

The Zephyrus M16’s display has also been upgraded to a 16-inch, QHD Nebula HDR Display with Mini-LED technology. With 1,024 dimming zones, double the amount of last year’s panel, stunningly deep blacks stand against 1100 nits of peak brightness for an HDR image that pops right off the screen. With a 240 Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3 coverage, gamers can rest assured that all of their content will look its absolute best with the Zephyrus M16. 

The other members of the Zephyrus family have also received upgrades for 2023. The Zephyrus G14 features brand new internals including up to an AMD Ryzen™ Zen 4 CPU and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series Laptop GPU with a MUX Switch and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Even more impressive, the G14 proudly introduces ROG’s first 14-inch Nebula HDR display, with 504 dimming zones, 600 nits of peak brightness and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space for vivid and immersive content.

Finally, the legendary Zephyrus Duo 16 continues to stand at the apex of our lineup. With a dual display setup comprising of a 16-inch 4K touchscreen Mini LED panel that slides to meet it automatically as the laptop is opened, the Duo 16 is a dream machine for gamers and content creators on the go. This year, the Duo 16 has been upgraded with even more power, featuring an AMD Ryzen Zen 4 processor with 16 cores and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series Laptop GPU with a MUX Switch. No matter how many tasks gamers juggle at once, the Zephyrus Duo has all the tools to maximize FPS and productivity. 

Ride the wave with ROG Flow

The 2023 Flow X13 now features up to an AMD Ryzen Zen 4 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU — a huge upgrade over its predecessor. A dedicated MUX Switch and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus for the highest performance in game, and the best battery life for everything else. The Flow X13 comes equipped with up to 32 GB of ultrafast LPDDR5 RAM, which in addition to boasting a 50% faster data rate while using 18% less power than LPDDR4, helping the X13 last all day.  

The 2023 Flow X13 chassis has also had a complete redesign, shrinking its footprint by 10 mm while maintaining the 15-inch keyboard layout and increasing battery capacity from 62 to 75 Wh. The hinge was reimagined, and now allows for more access to fresh air, in addition to adding a unique texture to the aluminum lid inspired by gravitational waves that adds grip for easy carrying. When combined with the Flow X13’s new touchscreen QHD, 165 Hz Nebula Display on a 360° hinge, this incredible convertible device is ready to game anywhere, anytime.  

The Flow Z13 is equally impressive. This year, the GPU was upgraded with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, with a TGP of up to 65 W — a 62% increase compared to the previous generation Z13. The Z13 also has a dedicated MUX Switch with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus support. Liquid metal and vapor chamber technology make this possible, and the incredible 13-inch QHD 165 Hz refresh rate Nebula Display will genuinely make gamers' favorite content shine.  

Finally, the ROG Flow X16 has gotten new internals, with up to a new Intel Core i9 13900H processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU with a MUX Switch and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Its Nebula HDR Mini LED touchscreen display has been improved, with 1100 nits of peak brightness and a blazing 240 Hz refresh rate, offering the best possible HDR experiences with an ultraportable machine. 

Of course, the 2023 Flow family is joined by a brand-new XG Mobile, this time with the incredible horsepower of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU with a maximum TGP of 175 W. Unlike other external graphics solutions, which are big and bulky, the compact XG Mobile provides loads of extra ports as well as a significant boost in graphical horsepower while being easily portable for travel and able to quickly dock and transform a Flow machine into a desktop-class experience anywhere. 

ASUS TUF Gaming F15/17 and A15/17 (FX507/707 and FA507/707): Powerful and resistant 

Jump right into the action with the ASUS TUF Gaming F15/17 and A15/17. The F15/17 comes with up to a 13th Gen Intel™ Core i9 processor, and the TUF Gaming A15/17 comes with an AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4 processor so gamers can stream and multitask with ease. Gameplay graphics are silky smooth with the latest GeForce RTX 40 series laptop GPU, which delivers high frame rates in plenty of modern games, even at 1440p. There is also a dedicated MUX switch and NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. With AI-powered technology like DLSS, supported titles will run at even higher frame rates for ultra-fluid motion. 

Users can leverage the full gaming performance of the GeForce RTX 40 series laptop GPU with a dedicated MUX Switch. When your game library gets full, an empty M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4x4 SSD slot makes upgrading storage capacity a breeze. 

High-performance hardware demands superior cooling. As part of the cooling system, dual Arc Flow Fans feature an 84-blade design, provide up to 13% more airflow than their predecessors, and are quieter than last year’s design. They also provide access to higher GPU power targets for even more performance. With its impressive cooling design, the TUF Gaming family will give gamers every advantage in 2023.