Dr. Buensalido: ‘Yes, the Philippines is ready to tackle coronavirus’

Dr. Buensalido: ‘Yes, the Philippines is ready to tackle coronavirus’

MANILA, Philippines — The whole world is at war and the dreaded enemy is called 2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus). Even as global leaders in innovative vaccines are in a frantic race to develop a vaccine against nCoV, the death toll continues to rise and confirmed cases continue to grow in alarming numbers around the world.The virus has reportedly spread to 25 countries, apart from China (where it originated), including the Philippines which recently reported its first fatality.In the Philippines, people are hoarding masks while drugstores and supermarkets are fast running out of rubbing alcohol a… (more…)

‘Not a death sentence’: DOH says 98% of nCoV patients get better

‘Not a death sentence’: DOH says 98% of nCoV patients get better

‘Not a death sentence’: DOH says 98% of nCoV patients get better(Philstar.com) – February 6, 2020 – 11:16amMANILA, Philippines — Most of the people infected with the novel coronavirus will recover from the disease, the Department of Health said Thursday.Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said 98% of the individuals affected by the illness that has killed 560 people in China will recover.“The infectious disease doctors are willing to admit these patients and treat them because 98% of these patients will get better,” Domingo said in an interview on the ABS-CBN News Channel.He added: “It’s not a … (more…)

Air Selangor encourages employees to stay active, fit and healthy

Air Selangor encourages employees to stay active, fit and healthy

In a move to encourage its employees to lead a healthy lifestyle, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) in collaboration with one of the world’s top insurance companies, kicked-off the programme within the organisation.

The keep-healthy-and-stay-fit programme was launched by Air Selangor Chief Executive Officer, Suhaimi Kamaralzaman recently, in a fitness themed event held at Bangsar South.

The programme is aimed at helping employees live healthier, longer, better lives and at the same time rewarding employees for their efforts to stay healthy. The programme empowers employees with the knowledge, tools and motivation to achieve their health goals revolving around their main pillars which are all about knowing your health, improving your health and enjoying the rewards.

Moving beyond just promoting and inculcating a healthy lifestyle for employees, Air Selangor hopes that with this structured health awareness programme, the organisation can help boost engagement between management and employees, reduce the medical costs as well reward employees with benefits and discounts for taking sustainable steps, however small, to improve their health and wellbeing.

A total of 400 employees participated in the launch of the programme and more activities have been planned to cascade the message to its 4,500 employees. At the event, Suhaimi also presented 224 FitBit watches to Air Selangor employees who had never taken medical leave throughout 2018 as a token of appreciation.

Participants at the programme were also briefed about how the programme works as well as the rewards that come with it, as it has collaborated with 12 partners to offers members discounts and rewards for gym membership, wearable fitness devices, fitness apparel, healthy food, health screenings and fitness assessments, hotels, airlines and movies.

In addition to that, those who engage in the programme will get between 15% and 50% through its partners, namely AirAsia, Berjaya Hotels and Resorts, BP Healthcare, Fitbit, Fitness First, Garmin, Guardian, Marriott, Medklinn, Reebok and Mongoose Publishing’s Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines.

This programme is also integrated with a variety of mobile applications and wearable fitness devices, making it easy for the members to track their goals and record their activities to earn points.

Those present at the launch also took part in a Zumba session led by a professional trainer to start their fitness regime rolling.

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The wonders of oats

The wonders of oats

No, I’m not about to preach about the benefits of oats and its nutritional facts because:

  1. Most, if not all of us are already aware of how good they are for our bodies
  2. There are plenty of articles out there on that; here, here and here!
  3. I’m not an expert in the “science of oats”

So instead I’ll share about how we can turn these healthful, nutritious, and wholesome oats into amazing, delicious meals. As per usual, my recipes are so easy and under 10 minutes to prep. No excuse for not having your oats guys… 😆 To any oat haters out there, I get you because I used to feel the same; that they are bland and tasteless. Little did I know there’s a secret to it and it’s all in its pairing ingredients and cooking methods.

You can cook oats in different methods to achieve different textures. You may not be a fan of one, but may be crazy over another. I’ll share with you 3 methods (and recipes) that’ll give you different versions of oats; I would like to call them the hot, the cold and the crunchy. 😄


Overnight Oats (The “Cold”)

This method involves no cooking, short prep time, but a longer waiting period (overnight or at least 4 hours). This is great for those of you who are always on the go, and in a rush in the morning. Grab the jar from your fridge and off you go! 

Coconut-Choc Overnight Oats Recipe


40gm Rolled Oats | 1 Tbsp Gula Melaka | 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa | 2 Tbsp Chopped Almonds | 150ml Milk (Optional: *Homemade Cashew Mylk)


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a jar.
  2. Pour in milk, and leave overnight in the refrigerator (or at least 4 hours) to soak.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

*Homemade Cashew Mylk Recipe

Ingredients: 100gm Cashews | 500ml Water | Pinch of Salt
Directions: Blend, strain and serve.

Note: Can keep for 1 week, refrigerated.


Cooked Oats (The “Hot”)

This method involves cooking over a hot stove, but requires the shortest cooking time. Ready in under 5 minutes! This is perfect for those of you who want a quick fix and you’re just too hungry to wait for longer than 5 minutes…

Almond-Choc Oat Porridge Recipe


½ Cup Rolled Oats | 1 Cup Water | ½ Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa | Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt | 1 Tbsp Almond Cinnamon Butter | Drizzle of Raw Honey 


  1. Add oats, water, cocoa, and salt into a saucepan. Cook for 5 mins or till your desired consistency.
  2. Take the saucepan off the heat, stir in almond butter.
  3. Serve in a bowl, with drizzles of honey and your favourite toppings.


Baked Oats (The “Crunchy”)

This method takes the longest time but they can also keep the longest compared to the other recipes. This is great for those of you who like to meal prep beforehand and always have something handy to use. I love them in my smoothie bowls and on my nut butter toast

Cinnamon Granola Oats Recipe


1 Cup Rolled Oats | ½ Cup Mixed Nuts and Seeds | 1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil | 1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar | ¼ Cup Coconut Flakes


  1. Pre-heat oven at 180C.
  2. Add oats, nuts and seeds, and olive oil into a baking tray. Mix well.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Add coconut sugar and coconut flakes, mix well.
  5. Bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

You can be creative with your ingredients and switch up the ones given in the recipes above, and make your own favourite bowl of oat MEALS 😉 For more meal inspirations, oat recipes or other easy recipes, you can head over to The Pantry by Erina. Hope you’ll find more recipes there that you’d like to try.

I hope this inspires you to try something new or food that you may think you’re not a fan of. And if any of these recipes convert you to a fan of oats, it’ll be so amazing to get to hear from y’all personally 😆

Have an amazing week ahead loves and remember to take a moment to stop, live, breathe, love and share moments with people around you. Be that light to someone who needs it 😘 Life’s too precious for us to live for ourselves.

Much love, Erina