8 Resolutions to Help Kick Off Your Team Building Strategies In the New Year

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Does your team need a little help becoming a more cohesive, cooperative unit? Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help, from scheduling a boat charter San Diego to implementing an employee perks program. Here are eight resolutions to help kick off your team building strategies in the New Year.

1. Eat With Different Colleagues

It’s normal to get into a groove at work, especially when it comes to who you eat with every day. But you can facilitate positive interaction between different team members by making it a goal to share a meal with someone new on your team at least once every week.

2. Schedule Team Building Activities

Though they may be considered overrated in some circles, team building activities are highly effective at helping colleagues get to know each other. Try to schedule at least one per quarter, if possible.

3. Schedule a Large Annual Team Building Event

In addition to your monthly or quarterly team building activities, you should schedule one major team building event once each year. This event should be well thought-out and planned in advance. For best results and participation, you may want to hold it off-site. Some businesses choose to do fun things like schedule San Diego sailing tours to help build their teams and reward them for the hard work they’ve already done. Schedule your boat charter San Diego event well in advance for best results.

4. Identify and Utilize One New Collaboration Tool Every Month

There are many tools out there designed specifically to enhance and encourage collaboration. Make a list of such tools and try to incorporate at least one new tool every month. If that is likely to overwhelm your team, consider implementing one new collaboration tool every quarter. Examples include virtual project management tools, internal chat programs, employee engagement platforms and shared calendars.

5. Reward Efforts Even if They Don’t Pan Out

It’s natural to fall into the habit of only rewarding team members if their efforts culminate in quantifiable results. But every honest effort deserves a reward. Consider taking turns treating different departments to team building outings on occasion. You can easily find good ideas in your vicinity by searching for “team building outing near me.”

6. Make Sure Everyone Understands Their Roles in Detail

People can’t do their jobs well if they don’t understand their roles. Twice per year (once at the beginning and once at the end), it’s wise to clarify everyone’s roles in detail so there is no confusion about who should be doing what.

7. Implement a Green Workplace Challenge

It can be hard to help your team feel united, especially if your team members come from many different backgrounds. However, practically everyone feels strongly about protecting the environment, so creating a “green workplace” challenge is a great way to bring people together.

8. Offer Perks To Boost Productivity

Verbal recognition can boost morale significantly, but nothing seems to boost productivity quite like perks. The perks you choose for your team are up to you, but may include things like gym memberships or health competitions.

These eight resolutions are varied, but they all have one thing in common: they get results. To encourage team cohesiveness and cooperation this year, consider implementing a few.

Wadough's Food Tasting Experience

by 1:17:00 AM
Last October 17, Wadough's announced that they are looking for 10 Food Tasters. We tried our luck to be part of that circle and got the spot!

And so, last November 9, we went to Wadough's at 154 Maginhawa Street, Diliman Quezon City.

Wadough's serves pastries, grilled sandwich, all day breakfast, and beverages. Wadough's started as an online venture and Chef Wado's hobby and outlet to relieve anxiety.

Chef Wado let us savored their Holiday Treats which includes cakes, cupcakes, pasta, grilled sandwich and beverages.

Wadough's Holiday Treats










Chef Wado also introduce the fusion of Amarena Cherries on some of Wadough's Holiday Treats and using milk as one of the main ingredient of milk tea instead of cream, which is the usual ingredient in making the former.

Our top favorites for Wadough's Holiday Treats were Booky Dough Cheesecake and Black Bottom Amarena.

The activity showed that each member of the group has different preferences in terms of the texture, consistency and flavor of the dishes; and also the amount of ingredients that was used, but, what we love the most about the activity is that we were able to provide those collaborated suggestions and recomendation to Chef Wado so that they can either infuse or make some changes on the Holiday Treats that they served us. As the saying goes "Feedback is the breakfast of champions!"

Aftermath of Wadough's Food Tasting Event

It was a totally different experience and we would prefer doing Food Tasting instead of Food Review, where in, yes, we critize the food that we eat but there are times that it ends there. With food tasting we have other foodies along with the owner of the restaurant who collaborate and discuss the flavors, texture, consistency and amount of ingredients of every dishes and the owner consider every suggestion and recommendations that we make.

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Cookies 'n Cream Sundae Twirl is Now Available at Jollibee

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Jollibee, Filipino's favorite and the country's number one fast food restaurant, recently launched their newest dessert, Cookies 'n Cream Sundae Twirl last Monday, November 4, 2019.

Jollibee added a new twist with Cookies 'n Cream Sundae Twirl by providing ice cream lovers thicker and cremier vanilla soft-served topped with white chocolate coating, crushed Oreo cookies and a whole Oreo cookie!

Cookies 'n Cream Sundae Twirl is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru at all Jollibee stores nationwide for Php 39.00!

So what are you waiting for? Go to the nearest Jollibee store and savor the thick and creamy Cookies 'n Cream Sundae Twirl with crushed 
Oroe cookies!

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Savor Delectable JoyRide! Bowls at Mercato Centrale BGC, Taguig

by 10:36:00 AM

NutriAsia recently relaunched JoyRide!, a mobile food venture in a form of pop-up booth at Mercato, Centrale, BGC, Taguig. JoyRide! was launched last 2017 as a mobile food truck that visited favorite foodie destinations in Metro Manila. With  the relaunch that kicked off last September 4, NutriAsia want to continue its commitment in providing foodies a “Masarap Masaya” moments while letting foodies enjoy savory, convenient and innovative dishes in a bowl.

NutriAsia collaborated with Chef Jonvic Mangibin, co-owner of Fresh Fuel, a company that customizes and delivers meals for people with active lifestyles. Chef Mangibin is also the CEO of the MV Group, which specializes in food and beverage consultation, operation and management.

JoyRide! pop-up booth at Mercanto Centrale BGC
With the new JoyRide! Chef Mangibin and NutriAsia introduced new set of complete meals in a bowl. Each meal is composed of Main Dish, Starch, Veggies and Sauce that were made more savory and flavorful with NutriAsia products such as Datu Puti, UFC, Golden Fiesta, Jufran, Mang Tomas and Big Crunch.

JoyRide! Location

 Mercato, Centrale, BGC, Taguig

How to get there


• Ride a Jeepney with Gate 3 - Guadalupe route. Fare costs P10.50
• Alight at Mckinley Parkway
• Walk towards 25th Street/ Mercato Centrale

From SM Aura Premier

• Ride a Jeepney with Forbes Park- Pasay Road route. Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Mckinley Parkway
• Walk towards 25th Street/ Mercato Centrale

Via BGC Bus (Lower West Express Route)

• Alight at Mckinley Parkway
• Walk towards Mercato Centrale.
• Fare costs Php 13.00.
• Bus Schedule:
Monday to Sunday 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Night Route 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM

JoyRide! Bowls

• Creamy Tofu Sisig with Roasted Veggies and Bahay Kubo Rice, Php 150

If you are craving for a healthy type of Sisig, Creamy Tofu Sisig will definitely satisfy your palate. The tofu is cooked perfectly and seasoned well to taste like sisig. The vegetables on the other hand are al dente .

• Pork Tonkatsu with Baked Sweet Potato and Coleslaw, Php 190

The pork tonkatsu is well marinated and has a savory breading. The coleslaw on the other hand is creamy and the baked sweet potato is cooked perfectly.

• Crispy Fried Chicken with Buttered Corn and Carrots and Steamed Rice, Php 150

Like the pork tonkatsu, the crispy fried chicken is well marinated, has a flavorful and crispy breading while the buttered corn and carrots provides additional flavors to the dish.

• Steak and Greens with Garlic Aldai, Php 260

A Must Try! Steaks and Greens has perfectly cooked, tender and juicy steak and the garlic aldai perfectly match the latter. 

• Fish and Chips with Fresh Salad, Php 150

Fish and Chips on the other hand has a flavorful crispy breading with juicy fish and perfectly cooked sweet potatoes with refreshing salad.


JoyRide! offers Build Your Own Bowl. Wherein you can start your food venture by following 4 easy steps:

1. Choose Your Mains - consist of grilled, fried or sisig style meat and veggies. 

2. Choose Your Starch- includes baked or fried sweet potato, rice and aldai.

3. Choose Your Veggie - compose of corn and carrot, fresh salad, roasted veggies, wilted greens and coleslaw

4. Choose Your Sauce - finish your meal by adding your favorite sauce like UFC Banana Catsup, Mang Tomas, gravy, sriracha aioli, garlic aioli, kare kare, teriyaki, sweet and sour, ceasar dressing, red egg salsa and honey mustard.

JoyRide! Bowl's p
rice starts at Php 150.00.

JoyRide! is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM. This coming Mid-October, foodies can also savor JoyRide! bowls at Mercato Centrale Glorietta every Thursday and Friday 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

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Beauty Fades, But Memories Last Forever: Reliving Memories With A Photobook

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Everyone has fond memories of those
simple feel-good days with a special
participation of photo albums

Precious memories and stories through photo book. (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

Those moments when we're all curled
up around our grandmother (or grandfather
or anyone with the title of grand in the
family) with the family's ancient-looking
photo album on her lap. You know a wave
of nostalgia's about to hit you in the heart
once the rich tales of your family start
rolling in from your grandma's lips. 

Or perhaps you want to share with
your family or friends the mementos of
your first overseas travel.
You want them to feel the same
euphoria you felt when you saw those
places you've only seen in
dreams and books for the first time.
Or share with them how you mingled with
the locals and even your funny encounters
with fellow travelers. So you pull your travel
photo book and start the storytelling.

Memories kept on a photo book that is best shared with family, relatives and friends.  (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

We could go and list every memory
we had with photo books, but one
thing's for sure: it has built the
way for tales to be parted, for
relationships to be built, and for
memories to be shared. These are
things that modern technology will never
beat, no matter how advanced they
grow in time.

It's unfortunate to think that these
kinds of memory will continue as
a memory alone and not as some sort
of tradition. When you ask
people what a photo album is
nowadays, all they'll give you is a
confused look at first, then an "Ah, you mean
a Facebook album?" response.

It's also kind of sad how smartphones
and technology had kicked out the magic
of reliving these memories as compared
to printed photos.

Captured memories are still best rekindle through photo books instead of browsing it on Facebook Albums or smart phones.  (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

Sure, you can store a bountiful of photos
on your phone and still not run out of spaces
for future memories. But if I ask you
today if you've revisited your photos on
your phone's gallery and do nothing else
but view pictures, would you be able to
answer yes?

Let's face it. Smartphones are made to
make our lives easier, but they distract
us from the little things in life that give
us joy. Even when you find the desire to
revisit your photos on your phone, there's
a 95% chance you'd click on the first FB or
IG notification that pops on your phone. 

Then, later on, you end up deep on
Facebook, laughing at memes, or watching
YouTube videos. You end up forgetting the
main reason you picked up your phone - to
reflect on some memories with your photos.

But that's not the only thing you're missing
out. With modern devices today, the only
thing your hands get to feel is the cold
screen of your phone, or the lifeless mouse
of your computer when browsing through
your photos. The shower of emotions that
your photos should evoke doesn't come to you. 

It's like a frustrated painter trying to touch
a blank canvas in hopes of inspiration
coming through like a eureka moment. 

But when we see these photos in their
physical forms, we're immediately transported
back to that moment. 

Physical photos can provide different emotions rather than those stored on mobile phones or on social media.  (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

It's the same feeling we crave when we
prefer our books to tell us stories we like
to read instead of the eBooks stored on
your Kindle. Or when you prefer to give your
old vinyl a spin instead of blasting music from
your Spotify playlist on your speakers. 

Photo books are the closest physical
version we can get to traveling back
in time and reliving those memories.
We can't turn back time in the real
world (unless you're Hermione with a
time turner), but at least we can in
our minds and hearts. 

Photo books have brought us a
wave of joy, nostalgia, and even hope.
Don't deprive yourself of the opportunity
to go back in time and find inspiration and
bliss from the best parts of your life. It's
just photos, but it still makes a difference,
no matter how small that is. 

We all crave for even a pint of happiness
today, so why not treat yourself to a book
full of your best memories? You'll always
appreciate a good moment of reminiscing
the old times, whether with friends or family. 

Go ahead. Collect your best photos and
turn them into a photo book. There's plenty
of photo book vendors online like
MILK Books. It all falls down to the kind
of memories and stories you want to tell. 

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