LOOK: These Puto Bumbong and Bibingka Cheesecakes are Perfect for the Holidays

If I asked you to list down some Christmas dishes, chances are, you’d say puto bumbong and bibingka. These two kakanin are intrinsically Christmas that a whiff of them brings back memories of Simbang Gabi or your favorite holiday traditions. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy these classics, Max’s is here for you.

Max’s Corner Bakery recently launched cheesecake versions of these two Simbang Gabi classics. Check out the Puto Bumbong Cheesecake and the Bibingka Cheesecake:

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UnionBank Continues to Push Data Science and AI to Give VIP Service to Customers

When I think of artificial intelligence (AI), I think of the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, which starred a very young Haley Joel Osment (also the boy from The Sixth Sense). Back then, in 2001, the idea of AI in the form of a humanoid robot seemed farfetched, too futuristic. Nineteen years later and it’s already part of our everyday lives.

Side note, 19 years does sound like a long time, so I guess it makes sense that we would reach this age today.

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Experiencing “Pamamanhid” or “Pangangalay” When Doing Simple, Everyday Tasks?

Have you ever experienced pamamanhid when doing simple, everyday tasks? It’s that feeling of tingling, numbness, and tiredness when you stand for a prolonged period of time, walk long distances, or when you grab items. Chances are, you might have thought nothing of it when you experienced it. Filipinos, as early as 35 years old, have experienced these symptoms.

A recent survey shows that 53% of those who reported these symptoms do not know that what they were experiencing could be early signs of nerve damage or neuropathy. They unknowingly carry on with their everyday tasks without thinking about the long-term irreversible effects of this condition. Even worse, they tend to self-medicate without proper diagnosis.

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5 Ways to Make Protein Shakes Taste 10 Times Better

Protein shakes are great if you’re trying to build muscle – or even if you want a nutritious snack that also keeps you hydrated between meals. They’ve become very popular in the last few years but some people absolutely hate them. When made badly, protein shakes have a horrible taste that often makes you gag. So, you’re about to see some suggestions that will drastically improve the taste of your protein shakes!

Use a blender

Firstly, use a blender to mix the shake up. Loads of people hate protein shakes because the powder doesn’t mix properly and you get little clumps. This is what makes you gag and puts you off them for life. With a blender, everything is blitzed up without a problem.

Add coffee

Coffee is an excellent flavor to add to your protein shakes. Why? Because it’s overpowering! If you have coffee in a recipe, you best believe it will be the dominant flavor. Make a cup of coffee using your normal coffee machine, then pour it into your shake mixture. Blend it all up and you’ve got yourself a tasty shake that perks you up in the morning. For this reason, it’s probably best you saved this idea for morning protein shakes. If you want to have one later in the day, you could use decaffeinated coffee or try a different idea instead. 

Add peanut butter

Speaking of powerful flavors, peanut butter is brilliant in protein shakes. Again, it overpowers almost every other flavor, so it cancels out the bad protein taste. Or, as you can see on steelsupplements.com, you could buy peanut butter flavored protein. This saves you from adding it to the mixture and can prevent it from getting too thick. Either way, peanut butter is a flavoring you need to add.

Add fruit

Again, fruit is a fantastic addition to protein shakes. Not only does it boost the nutritional value of the drink, but it also adds more flavor. Banana is a strong flavor to add, as is raspberry. Or, you could add a mixture of fruits to blend some flavors and really disguise the protein taste!

Serve it cold

Finally, you need to serve your protein shakes cold. There are a couple of ways you can do this. Firstly, make the shake and put it in the fridge for an hour or so. Then, take it out and drink a cold shake. Secondly, you can add ice to the shake – either while it’s blending or after. The choice is yours but cold protein shakes taste so much nicer than lukewarm ones. It’s the same as any drink really; it’s a lot easier to drink and more enjoyable when it’s cold. 


So, these five changes can improve your protein shakes by some distance. They will taste a lot nicer and be far easier for you to stomach. The key thing for me is getting a good blender. If your shakes are lumpy, no amount of additions will save them! Once the consistency is smooth, then you can start adding flavors to improve the taste.

Get Cashbacks, Deals, and as Much as P1 Million When You PayMayaguinaldo!

Cashless is the way to go this year. I use PayMaya to settle bills, make transfers, and purchase goods and services. I love it because it’s convenient, contactless, and I get tons of cashbacks when I use it. This Christmas, PayMaya is offering more rewards as it launches PayMayaguinaldo, where users have a chance to win as much as P1 million in the grand raffle draw. There are also weekly raffle draws until January 10, 2021, where users get a chance to win up to P285,000 worth of prizes.

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