Bake Happy: Chocolate Crinkles

3:33 PM Nana Jover 6 Comments

No one can resist chocolates, they’re tempting, they’re luscious plus they are the perfect treat during nerve- racking days. Last Wednesday I had the urge to bake something sweet since I had a dire need to assuage my nerves and chocolate crinkles is my first option. I haven’t tried baking a chocolate crinkles before, I always have that perception that it’s difficult  to make.  That day, though I know I gotta try and I found out that it wasn’t that difficult to make and the best part is, it does taste like a real chocolate crinkles hahaha

Here in the Philippines, chocolate crinkles are one of the favorite snacks, especially among people with a sweet tooth and believe me that this soft. Fudgy like cookies is an indulgence you won't regret. And below is the recipe and hopefully I could also come up with new variations. 


4 large eggs
2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup Chocolate powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of salt
1 cup powder sugar 


1. Preheat oven to 375 F.  Grease cookie sheet with baking spray

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together Sugar, Chocolate Powder  and salt. Make a well  in the center and beat  eggs, one at a time, followed by vegetable oil, vanilla and stir 

3Pour in All purpose flour, and baking powder then mix. (You can cover your batter and chill for at least 3 hours to further enhance the flavor, but since I'm very impatient  I decided to bake mine immediately. The batter is still  sticky so I suggest you rub your hands with vegetable oil.

4. Scoop dough using a  half teaspoon measuring scoop, roll into a ball and coat it with powdered sugar.

5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes and to ensure moist and soft chocolate crinkles DO NOT over bake it.


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F&E Iloilo-BuenViaje Bridgestone

2:44 PM Nana Jover 1 Comments

April 11, 2016 F&E Iloilo-BuenViaje Bridgestone Family Channel opened with a total of 7 service bays on 7 days a week. 

Vehicle owners in Iloilo and motorists visiting Iloilo can now avail of automotive service everyday – even on weekends when they are usually free from work schedule. With this particular branch located near Iloilo’s major shopping, dining and entertainment centers, customers can actually leave their car in the care of our professional mechanics and go malling or do errands within reach. “Rest assured that we will baby your baby (vehicle).”, said one of the frontliners in the branch.

On top of the expanded, now 7 service bays and the 7 days a week schedule, the group also introduced exclusive brand new services through a set of brand new equipment. The first in the area 3D 360o Aligner is now rolling out at the store. See for yourself how all angles of your vehicle is covered with this mobile equipment moving from one bay to another.

The assurance of 100% Car Health is now made possible with the brand new All Brand Car Scanner. To cover more vehicles and location, this service will be available to all F&E Service Center branches by appointment.

“This innovation in service forms part of our mission to get going and never get idle in making our roads safer for both motorists and road users; that everyone will get to places and our home sweet home, safe and joyful”, Emmanuel S. Aguillon, F&E Group Senior Vice President and CFO said in his opening remarks. “Autocare in Iloilo will never be the same again with Bridgestone7on7”, he added.

F&E Iloilo-BuenViajeis one of the 12 automotive stores and service centers operated by F&E Family of Stores. The largest operator of branded concept service centers in this part of the country. F&E also distributes tires, lubricants, batteries, equipment and automotive ancillary products through its network of stores in 8 key areas of Visayas and Palawan. For more information about F&E’s products and services you may visit the F&E Autostore page on Facebook or call +63333360000 for live feedback. #Bridgestone7on7 #ChampionFamilyJoyrides

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Fashion Inspiration: Coachella 2016

4:09 PM Lala Granada 8 Comments

It’s the time of year again where loud Indie music and extreme fashion collides. I'm talking about  Coachella, the most awaited music festival in Palm Spring, CA. Sad though that I’m thousands of miles away and flying out just to witness the event for 2 weeks is way too impossible. But perhaps… maybe…someday.  

One of the anticipated moments in Coachella aside from the crowd gratifying  musical performances is the unforgettable fashion moments. You see Coachella isn't all about music, but it's also about fashion. Year after year you'll be enthused with different  takes on Boho and Rock out  styles and yes flower crown is a Coachella Style Staple
So while I'm daydreaming my Coachella dream here is my own version of my Coachella fashion. I recently purchase head pieces at  a professional manufacturer the produces various kinds of Beads, Rhinestone Jewelry,glass beads ,lamp work beads, pearl,gemstone, European jewelry etc. It's very affordable I got my Zinc alloy head chain for only $2.1/strand and the lace floral gothic headband for only $6.98.... I think they are perfect for your Indie/Boho inspired outfit.
 what do you think?

Chain Headband: HERE
Floral Lace Gothic Headband: HERE


Have A Happy Coachella Day Dreaming :D 

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Back Joy: Sit Smart And Say Goodbye to Back Pains

2:11 PM Nana Jover 7 Comments

My oh my! How I  miss blogging, as you've noticed I took a vacation from my blog, although my brain cells wanted to  push myself to accomplish what I've committed - to blog 3 times a week, unfortunately when you get so busy you end up losing the power to create ideas. When your body get’s tired, so is your mind. 

Today’s topic is pertinent to body pains – back pains to be exact. People like me who sits for extended periods of time, often develop back pains and I reckon I’ve mentioned in one of my prior posts  that I have an S –curve scoliosis hence prolonged sitting often gives me extreme back pains but given the nature of my work I’m often glued at my seat for hours. Recently however  I got invited to the launching of Backjoy wherein they also launch their Sit Smart Technology - a seat that promises  to ease the pressures and strains that worsen back pain. 
About BackJoy:
 BackJoy’s mission is to change the way the world sits, stands and sleeps. Leveraging what experts (and moms) across the globe have known for years – that better posture prevents back pain and promotes general health and wellbeing – the company creates and distributes innovative product solutions that improve consumers’ posture so they can achieve more from life. Founded in 2005, BackJoy was recognized as No. 51 on the Inc. 500 “Fastest-Growing Company” list in 2010 and was selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the No. 1 “Fastest-Growing Private Company for 2010.” Today, BackJoy is waging a revolution one healthy back at a time – change your posture, change your life. 

BackJoy owes its inception to a son’s passion to ease his father’s back pain and help him get back to fully enjoying life. In 1984, Preston Willingham embarked on a road trip with his father, Jim. What neither man expected was that the pain of sitting would force Jim to lie in the back seat long before the trip was over. Jim’s pain proved an inspiration to his son and ultimately resulted in the development of a product, which would help nearly 1 million people find relief from their own back pain.
Fast forward 20 years, and Hollywood screenwriter and producer Bing Howenstein was looking for an opportunity to translate his experience in movies into building a lasting brand to make a difference in consumers’ lives. Upon introduction to Willingham, Howenstein saw the potential in his product and founded BackJoy in 2005, growing the company 4,000 percent. Recognizing that the brand was entering a phase of growth he couldn’t navigate by himself, Howenstein recruited several former Crocs executives who brought with them expertise in the areas of manufacturing and distribution on a global scale, sales and marketing, operations, law, tax and finance. Over the next eight months, the company grew from one product in one distribution channel in one country to a product portfolio being sold across multiple distribution channels in 33 countries. 
BackJoy is committed to delivering on its promise to deliver more from life – one healthy back at a time. Simply put, the team at BackJoy believes there is a better, healthier way to sit, stand and sleep. The Company’s goal is to bring positive, life-changing results in these areas so consumers can get back to the joy of living. 

 Additional BackJoy product lines include:
 StandRight Flips, Bliss and Zen shoes
 SleepSound Standard, Travel and In-Flight pillows
 Posture Gear: Kneeler, StressRoller

Availability BackJoy products are available online at

SM Megamall Kiosk
SM Mall of Asia Kiosk
SM North Edsa Annex
SM City Cebu
SM Fairview
SM Aura Premier
SM City Marikina
SM Seaside Cebu
SM City Iloilo
Ayala Center Cebu
Ayala Solenad Nuvali 3
Robinsons Place Manila
Robinsons Place Magnolia
Eastwood Mall


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