Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Confession of A Guilty Gorger - A Soyami Snacking Without The Guilt Story

Dear Father Diet,

I can't remember when my last food confession was. Thinking about my predicament, it was a long time since I shared to you, and I believe this food confession is probably long overdue. Because of the drastic changes I am experiencing at the moment, I felt compelled to write to you right now.

Just a few years ago, I still considered myself health conscious. That time, I used to watch watch what and how much I eat. I also committed some of my time to my jogging routine, which is around three to four times a week. I never had any problems with my weight, and I don't easily get tired during work, play outdoors or go out dating with my special someone.

But alas, times have changed.

I got married, and after that I suddenly lost interest in watching you, Father Diet, and indulged on different kinds of yummy snacks. Healthy or not, I started not to care. I have completely forgotten that I was getting myself into the mortal "sins" of food cravings.

I know them as The Three Deadly S's, the mortal "sins" everyone should try to avoid. Too much of it will corrupt our health and overtime, silently kill us..

Too much Salt - Because I indulged in too much french fries, salted snacks and potato chips, I have exposed myself to bladder and kidney problems if this continues.

Too much Sugar - Because I indulged in too much softdrinks, cakes and pastries, chocolates, ice cream and overeating rice, I have exposed myself to the risk of getting diabetes in the future.

Too much Saturated fat - Because I indulged in too much hamburgers, potato chips, chicharon, pork chops and other meat products, dairy products like mayonnaise, butter and margarine, I have exposed myself to high blood tension, heart attack, stroke and other circulatory diseases.

I know most of these foods are not "unhealthy" Father Diet, but because of stress, and instant gratification for all the efforts I have given in the office and the numerous chores done at home, I tend to overeat and indulge on these comfort food.

And to make matters worse, I also lost the urge to go jogging because my house chores have taken more of my time and energy to do it.

Because of my change in lifestyle, the effects started to show on my body. I became heavier and got more tired easily. A bulge on my side started to show. It felt as if I was doomed to obesity.

I needed salvation Father Diet, so I tried hard to find a suitable snack packed with the good stuff and none of the bad stuff in it. And as I made my search on the internet for answers, I stumbled upon a healthy snack packed with all the essential vitamins and minerals, lots of protein and calcium, and most of all, NO MSG and 0% transfat. This healthy snack is none other than SOYAMI Soya Chips.

But what's so great about Soyami Soya Chips Father Diet is that this nutritious snack is made of REAL SOYA. Soya has loads of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals, and isoflavones. These nutrients help build bones and muscles, improves memory, and can actually reduce the risk of cancer!

Since there is no MSG (monosodium glutamate), and NO TRANSFAT, I won't need to worry about allergic reactions or dizziness, or stuff that can cause heart ailments or stroke. It also does not have high carbohydrate content that can cause obesity, and not too much sodium content that may harm my kidneys.

Soyami is already out in the market but then, I wondered where can I actually buy some? Fortunately, Soyami is available in leading supermarkets nationwide. I was able to buy some in Shopwise, Sucat so that I could try them out myself. I was curious enough to try out all three flavors - Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavor.

I loved the mild taste and texture of every variant, specially the Original flavor.

Soon after my first taste, I discovered how to enjoy this snack even more! I was able to put in Soyami Soya Chips into my vegetable salad.

Soyami Soya Chips doesn't have a high carb content (only 15 grams per serving) making it a great mix for vegetable salads and can help me lose weight. Still, exercise is needed so I can get back in shape.

And in the office, I used to snack on cookies and donuts, which I soon found out was high on sugar content that made me bulk up and bulge. After I discovered Soyami Soya Chips, I now eat this during my merienda break every now and then, or even while doing my work.

If only I had found out about Soyami earlier Father Diet, I wouldn't have been guilty from the start.

I hope that my sins be forgiven Father Diet. I wish to be redeemed from the sins of high sugar that can cause obesity and diabetes. Deliver me from the urge of too much salt and saturated fatty foods that leads to circulatory diseases and heart ailments. And with the help of Soyami Soya Chips, I am going to retake the healthy me I once lost. To make amends for my sins, I will start living healthy by eating less carbs, choosing the right foods, snack more with Soyami Soya Chips and find more time to exercise all in the name of Good Health.

And so that others will not fall into the trap of gorging too much the Three Mortal "sins", The Fatal S's we all know of, I am going to tell the world about this snack and why it can lead us to the salvation of our health.

I will tell the world and proclaim the good news by letting them know what Soyami Soya Chips is all about, what it tastes like, how we can enjoy it, and why we should choose Soyami above all other snack foods. I know this to be true because of the good effects this snack has given me to reduce weight and bring me back to an active lifestyle. I will also tell the world Soyami Soya Chips is high on protein, rich in calcium, and above all NO MSG and 0% transfat!

Here is how I can proclaim my love for Soyami through my simple video above...

I know there is only one Truth Father Diet, and that is Soyami Soya Chips is our healthier choice to snacking!


For more information about the healthy goodness of Soyami Soya Chips, like the Soyami Facebook fan page. You may also follow Soyami on twitter or visit their website at www.amsoyami.com.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pocari Sweat Dance Contest

Join the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest and your group can get a chance to win as much as 100,000 pesos cash! Runner-ups will also receive cash prizes.

This contest is open to Filipino male/female/mixed groups aged 16 to 25 years residing in NCR or CALABARZON area only.

To join:

Interested groups should be composed of a minimum of five (5) members up to a maximum of seven (7) members (all male/female or mixed, Filipino, 16 to 25 years of age, residing in NCR and CALABARZON Area) are qualified to join.

To participate in the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest, interested and qualified groups must comply with the following:

A. Accessing the Fan Page and Becoming a Fan:

A representative of the group should have a valid an existing account in Facebook, where they need to access the Pocari Sweat Fan Page (only one representative per group should register) via:

i. Typing in: www.facebook.com/pocarisweatphilippines on the URL or Pocari Sweat Dance Contest on the search bar, to visit the fan page.
ii. Once there, users should click the "LIKE" button to access the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest Facebook Page

iii. Make sure to read the full mechanics and register to join

iv. A representative of the group may only register a group once and submit the following via the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest Application Registration Page:
- Group Name
- Name of Group Representative(*the first person in the list of group members)
- Full name of group members
- Address of all group members
- Birthdates of all group members
- Contact number of all group members
- Valid e-mail address of all group members

B. Create a Video

Download the 1-minute Pocari Sweat jingle from the Pocari Sweat Facebook Fan Page.
Create your own choreography and show off your best dance moves. At the end of the dance, the video should show your group drinking Pocari Sweat for at least 10 seconds.

Upload the video

i. Participants should register on the Facebook Fan Page Application and click the Upload Video Tab. A representative from Otsuka Pharmaceuticals will screen the video first to prevent offensive and/or sexual content before uploading the video on the Facebook Dance Contest App. The following information must be submitted on the Facebook Dance Contest app registration page:

- Name of group
- Name of representative of group
- Address
- Representative's contact number(s) and email address
- The group's name should also be labeled, as a caption on the video page.

ii. Submission of videos will be from Friday 12:00PM to Friday 11:59AM of the following week (see attached table).

iii. Video file must be in .wav, .mov, .flv, .avi or .mp4 format.

iv. Share your post (video in the fan page) to your profile page by tagging your name. (e.g. @name) in the field before clicking "Share" so the entry is submitted. Entries not successfully posted to the fan page and shared with your name tagged are not qualified. Double check the fanpage and your profile page to make sure your entry has been posted in both pages. Likers will be directed to the voting section of the app to "like" for their chosen entry in order to prevent duplication of likes. Only the likes posted in each entry in the app shall be considered as valid votes.

v. Ask your friends to "like/vote" your video. However, that will not be the sole determinant of the contest. (See Criteria for Judging). Voting/"Liking" will be for a period of 1 week (Friday 12PM to Friday 11:59AM of the following week)(please refer to attached table). A screenshot will be captured for each video at 11:59AM to capture the number of "likes/votes" on the voting section of the app.

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Criteria for judging:

Choreography - Refers to the Creativity, Incorporation of Pocari Sweat Drinking portion (30%)
Over-All Impact - Refers to the Participant's Costume, Showmanship, Confidence, Freshness (20%)
Number of Facebook Likes/Votes - Refers to the total number of Facebook Fan Likes/Votes (30%)
Expression - Refers to Group interaction, Show of natural fun (20%)

TOTAL 100%

Contest prize:

Grand Prize Winner P100,000 cash
1st Runner-up Winner P50,000 cash
2nd Runner-up Winner P30,000 cash

One (1) Weekly Winner x 12 weeks- Pocari Sweat Items worth Php1,500.00 + P10,000 cash (3 cases of Pocari Sweat 350mL; 72 bottles x P22 = Php1,584.00)

* Every Friday, starting from August 12 to December 02, 2011, the group participant with the highest score, based on the criteria will be chosen as the Weekly Winner, and will instantly win a Pocari Sweat Items worth Php1,500 + P10,000 cash.

- if you can convert your video to .FLV format, uploading on Facebook or Youtube will be faster as compared to other video formats, based on my experience.
- last day to submit your entry is on December 2, 2011 but submit earlier so that you can get more votes. More votes = better chances of winning (30% of criteria).

For more information on this contest, head over to Pocari Sweat Philippines on Facebook. Check out the contest microsite too.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Solo Online Model Search 2011

Solo, a Philippine apparel brand is having their annual model search. 2 model winners will get a chance to win 20,000 pesos cash and 15,000 worth of GCs from Solo. Two Graphic Artists will also get a chance to win 10,000 pesos cash and 15,000 worth of GCs from solo (one for male and one for female model)

This contest is open to Philippine residents.

Contest is from September 1 – November 30, 2011. Submission of entries until November 30. Voting of entries ends on December 2, 2011

1. Visit the Contest Mechanics page at http://www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/
mechanics for the complete set of rules.

Register at http://www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/user/register.

2. After registration, an email will be sent to you with your username and password. Use these details to login the Contest site.

3. Once logged in, you may be able to download the Solo Design Pack (click the Download button below, or enter in url tab: http://www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/
Download time may vary depending on you your connection speed. Please be patient, we have provided you with a large selection of vectors to choose from.

4. Create your entry using any image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or GIMP.

5. When you're ready to submit, log in the Contest site and upload your entry via the Submit Tab, along with the name of your photo entry, model and photographer/graphic artist. Your entry will be screened by our moderators and will be uploaded on to the Gallery within 2 days upon submission.

6. Please make sure to read the guidelines for your submissions to avoid your entry from being disqualified. To see guidelines, go to www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/

7. Winners will be Best Male and Best Female Photo Entries. Winners will include:
- Model for Winning Male Photo Entry
- Graphic Artist/Photographer for Winning Male Photo Entry
- Model for Winning Female Photo Entry
- Graphic Artist/Photographer for Winning Female Photo Etry

Both Model winners will receive P20,000 in cash and P15,000 Solo Gift Certificates and both Graphic Artists/Photographers will receive P10,000 in cash and P15,000 Solo Gift Certificates. Should an individual entry wins, he/she will receive both prizes for winning model and winning graphic artist/photographer.

Both Model winners will receive P 20,000 in cash and P 15,000 Solo Gift Cerfticates each and both Graphic Artist/Photographer winners will receive P 10,000 cash and P 15,000 Solo Gift Cerfticates. Should an individual wins, he/she will receive both prizes for winning model and winning graphic artist/photographer.

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

30% Voter’s Choice and 70% Solo’sChoice
40% for Being Photogenic,
20% for Creativity and Styling and
10% Layout

for a total of 100%.

The highest scorers: 10 Male Photo Entries and 10 Female Photo Entries will be the finalists.(Date and Time of judging of entries and determination of winners, see Item No. 15)

Deadline of submission is extended to November 30, 2011.

You may also participate in the voting to get a chance to win Solo GCs in their raffle. Voting ends on December 2, 2011.

For more information about this contest, you may visit the Solo Online Model Search 2011 contest site, follow Solo Online on Twitter and on the Solo Facebook fan page.

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