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Juicing for Health

Juicing for Health | BayanMall

It’s true when they say that “You are what you eat.” And you’ve probably heard your family a million times after telling you to eat fruits and vegetables so you can grow strong and healthy. This is why most food authorities recommend a daily intake of at least 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables every day because they are packed with so many nutrients, minerals, anti-oxidants, vitamins. But when you eat them, you can only take in so much in their original form. This is where juicing comes into place.

Juicing is a form of extraction of natural liquids, vitamins and minerals from raw fruits and vegetables, stripping away solid matter. When you juice fruits and vegetables, you can pack as much fruit and vegetables into your drink, which means, more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and phytonutrients all in one easy to sip drinks.

Important things to remember when juicing:



Read about juicing and look for simple recipes you can try out, especially if you are a first time juicer. Some may like the taste, some may not. So we suggest to find what is suitable to your taste buds first and carefully transition your way into other juiced vegetables and fruits. Research about what you want to juice and what kind of juicer you need for these.

Juicing is a supplement

juicing supplement

When juicing, it is important to remember that your juice is not a full meal. It is a supplement to what you are already eating. So unless you are undergoing some special fasting or detoxification program, it is not wise to use juicing as a meal replacement and should be consumed with your meal or as a between meal snack.

Drink your juice immediately

Drink Juicing

Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables are meant to be consumed immediately after juicing because they are highly perishable. If you wish to store your juice, you should invest in a slow juicer and store the juice properly in air tight containers. But take note that you can only store juice up to 24 hours.

Start with fruits and light colored vegetables

juicing fuits & vegetables

Start by juicing fruits with light colored vegetables. Once your taste buds are used to the taste of the juice, you may then incorporate dark colored green leafy vegetables to your juices. Dark colored vegetables have a more bitter taste, but with the help of lemons or fruits, these flavors can be improved.

When you finally start juicing, you may see better changes in your body – you become more energized, you will have better eating habits, better digestion and a lot more.

Jumpstart your juicing journey today! Juice your way to health with our juicers – check out juicers at BayanMall. Happy juicing!

Juicing for Health | BayanMall

6 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Cake

6 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Cake | BayanMall

I know you can relate when I say that there’s just too many things to think about when getting married. You have to plan everything from the locations, to the outfits including the wedding dress, guests, invitations, giveaways, food, etc. Whew! Pretty tiring just thinking about it. But we’re here to help you cross one important thing out of your to do list – picking your wedding cake.


Here are 6 tips to help you choose the best wedding cake:

Style and Motif

The first thing you need to do is identify the cake style you want. Some couples want their cake to be in the color motif of the wedding, others want it to show their personality by putting designs that have meaning to them like travel themed designs or adding couple cake toppers, others want cakes that are both elegant and classy.  Search the internet or wedding magazines for cake pegs.

Bake for us, Baker!

wedding-cake baker

Bakers have different expertise when it comes to cakes and you must find the right baker that can make you the cake you want. Check the internet for trusted cake shops & bakers, look for reviews and recommendations, check photos of their work, visit their shop if they have one, inquire and don’t be afraid to ask.

Pocket Friendly Price

Always check your budget. Cakes today have different styles and prices. Additional toppings, designs, flavors, and layers mean more money. Find a bakeshop that can work with your set budget and still give you a fabulous looking and good tasting cake.

Ultimate Taste Test


Once you’ve chosen your baker, schedule for a taste test of their cakes because not only should your cake look pretty, it should taste delicious too!

The Weather and The Cake

Since we live in a tropical country, it can get really hot outside. So if you’re having an outdoor reception, you should probably consider getting a cake that doesn’t melt easily. Discuss your reception venue to your baker so he/she can suggest the best ingredients to use for your cake.

Wedding Cake Packages / Souvenir Cakes

Some cakes now offer you additional mini cakes that you can give to sponsors or guests. A mini cake for sponsors can also be a souvenir gift to them.

Product Delivery

Make sure that your cake will be delivered to you at the venue of your wedding reception.


Here are 3 Wedding Cake Packages you can check out: Promise Wedding Package, Romance Wedding Package and Vow Wedding Package. 3 cakes that fit your style, budget and taste – baked only by the best. From as low as Php 5,964 you can have a beautiful & delectable wedding cake that can be shared to guests and mini cakes that can be given to your ninongs and ninangs. We deliver these straight to your reception venue anywhere in the Philippines.

We wish you a happy and blissful wedding planning! Hoping to be part of your beautiful celebration soon!

6 Tips to Choose the Best Wedding Cake | BayanMall

How To Ease Homesickness This Christmas

How To Ease Homesickness This Christmas | BayanMall

We Filipinos are very connected to our families. In fact, the family is the reason why most Filipinos work abroad and become OFWs. We always want the best for our families and so we sacrifice ourselves and our happiness to provide for their needs.

filipino christmas

Christmas in the Philippines is one of the biggest celebrations, if not the biggest celebration, that we prepare for. Families gather together and prepare Noche Buena, exchange gifts, and spend time with each other. And this is probably the worst time for an OFW who cannot come home to celebrate with the family. These are the times when they get homesick because they miss the people, food, parties, reunions, and a whole lot more.

So how can we lessen our homesickness during this time? Here are 3 suggestions:

Keep yourself busy

Keep yourself busy so that you have less time to be depressed and homesick. Exercise regularly so your body can release endorphins to make you happy. Learn the language of the country you are in. Make new friends and go out with them. Do your hobbies. Attend classes you’re interested in. Enjoy, you deserve it.

Celebrate with friends

celebrate with friends

Since you are far away from family, you have to make friends where you are. Don’t celebrate Christmas alone. Spend it with close friends who live near your area. It also helps if you spend it with fellow Filipinos who celebrate the way we do in the Philippines. In a different country, these friends become your family.

Celebrate with the family

celebrate with family

Yes, you heard that right. Now how do you do this when you are miles away? Well, that’s why smartphones and laptops were created right? While they are celebrating Christmas in the Philippines, schedule a video call with them via Skype so you don’t miss the fun happenings during the celebration. You’ll feel like you are with them as well.

If the family doesn’t have a smartphone or laptop, you can always send them one as a surprise. The gadgets will be delivered door-to-door anywhere in the Philippines within 3-5 days. Check out Bayanmall’s awesome deals for the latest smartphones and laptops.


We salute you for the love and support you are giving your family, our dear OFWs. We know that you’ve sacrificed a lot just to provide for your family. So wherever you are Kabayan, we hope that you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

How To Ease Homesickness This Christmas | BayanMall

Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Member of the Family

Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Member of the Family | BayanMall

As Christmas approaches, we rush to finish our holiday shopping in busy & jam-packed malls and bazaars to buy gifts for our loved ones. We waste so much time getting stuck in traffic, searching for the best deals, wrapping gifts and delivering them one by one.

But why go through all those inconveniences when you can bring the shopping mall right in your very own home? Shop for your loved ones and have it delivered right at their doorstep! Yes, you heard that right! Here at Bayanmall, you can shop for gifts for your loved ones in your home, even when you’re just wearing your pajamas! Just go to our website www.bayanmall.com, create an account, start shopping, and we will take care of sending your gifts to family and friends anywhere in the Philippines just in time for Christmas eve!

To make your life, even easier, we have prepared a budget-friendly Christmas packages to suit the taste of every member of your family.

For the Whole Family

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Send these Christmas packages to your family and friends just in time for Noche Buena for as low as 738 pesos. You can make your presence felt as they gather around the table and eat their Christmas feast!  The packages include food that we Pinoys love to prepare during special occasions.

For the Men & Women



The men and women in your life also need some tender loving care! Send them the Men/Women’s Toiletry Set package which contains items that can pamper men and women of any age from head to toe!

For the Kids


Children are the ones who get the most presents during the holiday season. Surprise them with these toy packages suited for boys and girls 10 years old and below. They would surely love to receive not just 1, 2, or 3 gifts but a whole bundle of enjoyable and educational gifts that they can also share with their siblings and friends!

For the Figure Conscious / Health Buff


The Healthy Selections Package features healthy food and snacks that the health buff or figure conscious member in your family will surely enjoy. And take our word for it, we’re pretty sure the whole family would also appreciate these delicious, guilt-free goodies!

For the Potato Couch / Movie Fanatic


The Movie Munchies Package is the perfect gift for family members who love watching TV series’ and movies. This package features snacks that are easy to share and a movie that will surely entertain the whole family.

For the Sweet Tooth


There’s always someone in the family who cannot live without chocolates! Give them a sweetness overlaid with the Must Love Chocolates Christmas package. It contains different kinds and sizes of chocolates that will definitely satisfy their taste buds!

These are just some of the Christmas packages that Bayanmall.com has prepared for your family. View all our Christmas packages at our website (https://www.bayanmall.com/Christmas-Gifts) and finish your Christmas shopping the hassle-free way! Make your presence felt this Christmas season – Malayo ka man, kapiling pa rin!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Member of the Family | BayanMall

Laglag Bala Scheme and Precautions

Laglag Bala Scheme and Precautions | BayanMall

laglag bala scheme

As the issue of “laglag bala” (dropping of bullets in luggage) arise, many travelers began to be scared, especially the OFW. Others, offer help to those who will become victims of this evil tactic. While, known individuals make a threat to those responsible of this action. Honestly, I am glad to hear their voice so that this scheme will be prevented. I remember what Elie Wiesel declares. He expressed that: “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”.

whistleblower laglag bala

We should make this known to the whole world. I am proud of the whistleblower for having the courage to expose this incorrect way to gain money. Obviously, this is not good because it involves dishonesty. It only destroys the image of our country. I sympathize for the foreigners and our fellow innocent “kababayan” who suffered in this scam. Their honor and dignity has been harmed and could not be returned. What makes me sad is that this modus operandi had been done a long time ago and still not been given a solution.

plastic wrap luggage laglag bala

The “laglag bala” trick is also known as “tanim bala” (planting of bullets in luggage). If you are trapped in this scheme, here are the things you should do. Take the advice of Plazo to choose a hard-case luggage sealed with heavy-duty padlocks and use luggage without external pockets. In this way. You can know if your luggage have been altered. Dave de Castro announced that a new service to wrap travelers’ bags is now available at the airport terminals. So, avail with this product and don’t hesitate to add it to your luggage.

remain silent

The most important of all is take your time, even if there’s a claim that a bullet has been found in your bag. Remember what Plazo said, “you have the right to delay the opening of your bag until your lawyer, the airport official’s supervisor, or third-party witnesses arrive.” After that, let the airport official do the searching and opening of your bag. If they found something, then just remain silent. Don’t admit anything. Let us pray that this “laglag Bala” or “tanim Bala” will be over soon and people behind this will be caught.

Laglag Bala Scheme and Precautions | BayanMall

Halloween Celebration And It’s History

Halloween Celebration And It’s History | BayanMall


Halloween had just been celebrated by millions of people in different countries. I’m sure kids enjoy doing trick-or-treat activity. Somehow, it’s a good feeling to taste the juiciness or the sweetness of candies. It feels like being a kid again. For adults, they are busy dressing up costumes to be able to attend Halloween parties. If you are a parent, you are totally responsible in decorating and making a jack-o’-lanterns to make your house look creepy. If you consider yourself as a mischievous person, then it’s your day to make pranks and scared everyone. But don’t do it as much, you don’t want to kill a person through a heart attack. While others, observe this occasion by simply telling frightening stories and watching horror films.

celtic tribe

In spite of these activities, have you ask yourself what is Halloween? Where it came from? Most of all, why celebrate it? We all know that Halloween is celebrated on the evening of October 31st. Before, it was known as All Hallows’ Eve, Allhalloween, or All Saints’ Eve. When November 1 comes, all Christians honors all saints and martyrs. This started on Celtic tribe which Ireland, Britain and Northern Europe came from. The Celtic tribe commemorates the feast of Samhain, the lord of death. It is believed that Samhain assembles all the evil spirits who had died the previous year and allows them to return home to visit the living. To pacify the evil spirits, the living  offers food, nuts, or any treats so that they will not be tricked.

halloween costumes

We celebrate Halloween because it is fun to do so, especially for kids. Sometimes, it is good to dress up like monsters, zombies, vampires, witches, ghosts and creepy costume you imagined. It is also a good time to mingle with other people. Plus, it is a good way to show your generosity in giving treats. If you miss celebrating Halloween this year, then be prepared next time.

Halloween Celebration And It’s History | BayanMall

What People Say About Smart Surfmax

What People Say About Smart Surfmax | BayanMall

Stephen Hawking said that “we are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” I guess, he is totally right. Nowadays, people can’t live without internet connection. They loved to update their status on their social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They also want to constantly chat with their special someone. If not chat, they read and send email. Above all, they do an endless web search to look for more information, especially if they have researched, project, and assignments. To cater this need, many telecommunication networks offer promos to access unlimited internet surfing.

Smart Surfmax

The SMART Communication Company is one of the leading wireless network providers in the Philippines. On October 31, 2015, it is official that the SMART company announced to end their Smart Unlisurf Promo. They replaced it with their new promo which is called SurfMax. SurfMax is only available in the Philippines. The promo is until April 30, 2016. SurfMax costs 50 pesos up to 995 pesos that last for 1 day to 30 days, respectively. To use this promo, all you have to do is type the corresponding code and send to 9999.Here are the codes: SURFMAX50, SURFMAX85, SURFMAX100, SURFMAX200, SURFMAX250, SURFMAX500, and SURFMAX995. These product codes are good for: 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days, 15 days, and 30 days, respectively.

Smart Surfmax

Notwithstanding to its offer of all day unlimited enjoyment of internet connection, it is revealed that it has a limit of 800MB per day. According to SMART, this is to prevent the congestion in its network and after it is consumed, all day surfing services will still be active but connection quality may vary until 12 midnight. To this outcome, many users put a negative feedbacks to smart surfmax promo.

Smart Surfmax complaint

From Unknown, he said “This Sucks.. 800mb per day.. Can’t do any Live Streaming or Big Downloads.. Please remove the cap.. We want the old promos with no limit.. This was the difference between smart and globe anyway.. Why take it away?” Jason Alve also commented, “This Sucks.. Hindi na ako maka live stream o maka download ng malaking files.. Ito ang big difference nang smart at globe ehhh.. Ibalik ang old promos na walang capping..” (“This Sucks.. I can’t live stream or download huge files.. This is the big difference with smart and globe eh.. Restore the old promos without capping..”)

Smart Surfmax unfair

Lastly, from Anonymous, he said, “I tried Surfmax promo, but I cannot browse to Google and other Google services also is not working properly. Other sites aside from Google are working fine. I can’t even switch on my Clash Of Clans account using this Surfmax!” Hopefully, the SMART network can solve this complaint or better yet have a good offer next year.

What People Say About Smart Surfmax | BayanMall

Haze: It’s Cause And Why Tackle

Haze: It’s Cause And Why Tackle | BayanMall


Have you ever wondered why there is such a mist that last for how many days? It is because of the haze problem around the Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, it has been vividly seen on October 3, 17, & 23 in Cebu, Mindanao, and Metro Manila, respectively. Do not worry much because our neighboring countries suffer a lot with this haze crisis. Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, reportedly close their school and cancelled some flights and events. While others left their city and worst, the number of having respiratory issue has arisen.

haze indonesia

What causes this haze calamity? It has started in Indonesia since the month of June and continued several months. It has been revealed that forest fire was the reason. It has been said that a corporation and some farmer used the slash-and-burn practice to clear vegetation. This is to give way for palm oil, pulp, and paper plantations. Actually, it is an annual problem in Indonesia, especially in Sumatra and Kalimantan area.


Why does haze matter much to be discussed? It is because it is dangerous to our health. A Pollutants Standards Index (PSI) and Air Pollutants Index (API) was used to measure air quality. A reading that is above 100 is classified as unhealthy and anything above 300 is hazardous. Isn’t sound alarming? Haze can damage your lungs and create respiratory sickness. It can also irritate your eyes.

haze mask

What are we going to do if haze occurs? Simply, Close your windows and doors. If there is a leak, put some clothes or newspapers. Don’t hesitate to wear a surgical mask. Covering your nose is just not enough. Drink lots of water and spray water on your face. Why? Because haze cause dry weather. If possible, just stay indoors and enjoy your life by watching your favorite TV show or movies. To make it more fun, order food and let it be delivered.

Haze: It’s Cause And Why Tackle | BayanMall

Palawan, The Best Island In The World

Palawan, The Best Island In The World | BayanMall


The Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) conducted their 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. CNT is an award-winning US travel magazine. I’m certain that the Filipinos will be proud of the result. In their survey, Palawan earns the number one spot as the “Best Islands in the World”. Palawan gains a rating of 85.937. While Boracay and Cebu got the spot of fifteen and nineteen place with a rating of 80.856 and 80.404, respectively.


We all know that Palawan is the place where we can find the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. It is one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. It is also considered as one of the longest passable underground rivers in the world. Its length is 8.2 kilometers. There are boat guides that will tour you. As you go inside the cave, you will witness the stalactites and stalagmites formed. It is already a second time of Palawan to be on top among other islands.


Boracay is called the White Beach of the Philippines. It is well known for its  powdery white sand. Of course, the water is  ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The White Beach is composed of three stations. Station 1 has the best and most expensive resorts and hotels where you could stay. Whereas, Station 2 is the place where people would eat, shop, and party. Finally, Station 3 is the quiet area where you can think and meditate if you want.

Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines. It is the major crowded island in the Philippines. It is also famous for its beaches. Its city has lively bars, eateries and island-hopping opportunities. The place is good also for shopping. Cebu has white-sand beaches as well, which are good for diving. Beside that you can visit their Camotes Islands. What are you waiting for come and visit the Philippines and see it for yourself.

Palawan, The Best Island In The World | BayanMall

Vampire Diaries Season 7, Why Watch?

Vampire Diaries Season 7, Why Watch? | BayanMall

the vampire

We all know that “The Vampire Diaries” is an American supernatural-fantasy horror television series. The show is based on a book by L.J. Smith of the same name. It can be seen in The CW channel. Many are in love with the characters of Elena, Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Bonnie, Matt, and many more. Their villains are really hateable, who would forget how evil Kai is. I’m sure that just mentioning his name will make you curse and blame him of our dear Elena to sleep forever. Why should you continue to watch this show in their season 7?

elena gilbert sleeping

First, It’s because you are interested to find-out how the show will continue without the main character Elena Gilbert. I’m sure many are sad and cry to the farewell of Elena in the previous season. Truthfully, I could not accept it at first. I even ask myself, “why did they do that?”. It is not just and fair. If not for Elena, Damon and Stefan will not be back in Mystic Falls and others characters have a great bond with her. It’s just like they are all links to her. I know The Vampire Diaries season 7 will be okay without her. That’s why I am intrigued how this series will manage without a piece that connects all the characters.

vampire diaries loveteam

Second, It’s how they make their love team and love triangles mix up. First, we have Elena, Stefan, and Damon. Then, comes Katherine. Before, we have Caroline and Matt. The next thing, we have is Caroline and Tyler. Now, because Elena is gone, there is a possibility of (BaMon) Bonnie & Damon. I am still rooting for DElena (Damon & Elena). Well, obviously, SteLena (Stefan & Elena) is over and SteRoline (Stefan & Caroline) is rising up. Whatever couples, they form, our hearts melt and can’t keep smiling.

Vampire Diaries-Heretics

Lastly, It’s because of the hybrid concepts. Previously, we have a mixture of a vampire and a wolf, in person of Klaus Mikaelson. Currently, we have heretics, a witch and a vampire hybrid. These are Valerie, Nora, Mary Louise, Beau, and Malcolm. They are led by Lilian Salvatore with Enzo in their side. You’ll probably wonder how will Damon, Stefan, Bonnie, Caroline, and Matt defeat the heretics. They are so powerful. You should better watch them out. These are my reasons why you should watch the vampire diaries. How about you? What’s your reason?

Vampire Diaries Season 7, Why Watch? | BayanMall