Reuse, Refill and Upcycle with NutriAsia’s B.Y.O.B

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NutriAsia, one of the leading producer and distributor of sauce, condiments and cooking oil in the Philippines, recently launched their sustainable environmental advocacy called B.Y.O.B or Bring Your Own Bottle.

B.Y.O.B encourages Filipinos to reuse bottles such as mineral bottles, juice or soft drinks bottles and used NutriAsia bottles by refilling the former with NutriAsia condiments such as Datu Puti Soy Sauce and Vinegar, UFC Banana Catsup and cooking oil, particularly, Golden Fiesta Soya, Corn, Canola and Palm Oil.


1. Check if the bottle is allowed for refilling.

  •        Containers and bottles that are allowed are:

o   Mineral Water Bottle
o   Juice and  soft drinks bottle
o Bottles used as container of same NutriAsia Products

  •         Containers and bottles should be:

o   Clean with lid or cap
o   Dry
o   Safe to be used for food products

2. Register.

3. Refill your desired product. Minimum refill is 200 grams while maximum is 2 KG.


  •      NutriAsia participating products are:

o   Datu Puti Soy Sauce
o   Datu Puti Vinegar
o   UFC Banana Catsup
o   Golden Fiesta Palm Oil
o   Golden Fiesta Soya Oil
o   Golden Fiesta Canola Oil
o   Golden Fiesta Corn Oil

4. Weigh your bottle and pay.

Aside from reusing bottles, NutriAsia also promote upcycling by persuading Filipinos to donate plastic material such as empty sachets and snack packs, plastic utensils and bottles. These plastic material will be transformed to bags and furniture such as tables, chairs, lamps and even chandelier.

All proceed and donations of NutriAsia’s B.Y.O.B will be given to GAT Andres Bonifacio High School in Taguig City. With this project they are eyeing to provide at least 300 chairs to said school.

NutriAsia set up a pop-up store outside The Mind Museum. The Mind Museum is located at J Y Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. NutriAsia’s pop-up store serves as the refilling station and drop-off point for plastic materials.

The pop-up store itself is eco-friendly. Most of the materials used to build the store is made out of eco-bricks. Eco-bricks are made from mixture of cement and shredded plastic. These bricks came from Arca South Hub, which is a project of Arca South, Green Antz and Ayala Land Inc.

NutriAsia’s B.Y.O.B pop-up store is available from July 30 to September 12, Monday to Sunday, 12NN to 8PM.

3 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Luxent Hotel

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Luxent Hotel is a  four (4) star hotel in Manila's business and entertainment district, Quezon City. Whether you are on a solo retreat, family staycation or business trip, one of the three (3) rooms of Luxent Hotel can suit your basic needs and necessities. Infinity pool, fitness area, spa, and multiple dining areas ensure utmost comfort and relaxation while staying at the hotel.


Luxent Hotel is situated at 51 Timog Avenue, Scout Triangle, Quezon City. The hotel's location is at the center of business and entertainment district of Manila, Quezon City.

Luxent Hotel is accessible to business offices, malls, parks, and entertainment establishments. Luxent Hotel's close proximity to public transportation enables its guests to have easy and convenient access around Metro Manila.


From Gateway Cubao

• Ride a jeepney with the route Cubao-Remedios. The fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Ave
• Ride another jeepney with the route Cubao- Fairview (via Arayat). Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Scout Ybardaloza/ Timog Avenue Intersection.
• From Timog Avenue, walk straight until you reach Luxent Hotel

From SM Mall of Asia

• From SM Mall of Asia North Terminal, ride a UV Express with the route SM Mall of Asia - Fairview. The fare costs Php 70.00
• Alight at Fisher Mall /Patranco
• Ride a Jeepney with the route Project 2-3/ Welcome Rotonda. Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Timog Ave/ Scout Tuason Intersection
• From Timog walk straight to Luxent Hotel


Luxent Hotel has three (3) rooms that can suit all types of travelers. The rooms are spacious with earth tone colors and comfortable furniture.

We had a chance to have our well deserve staycation at Luxent Hotel after months full of errands. We stayed at a Superior Queen Room for an overnight staycation. Our room is spacious and a family or group of 5 can fit on the former. It has minimalistic decor with earth tone colors and has two comfortable queen-sized bed in the middle.

In front of the queen-sized beds is a flat-screen LCD TV with cable channels and an executive working desk.

Our room also has a bath and toilet room with vanity mirror, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.

A minibar with snacks and beverage is readily available along with an electronic kettle where you can prepare your complimentary coffee and tea.

Aside from the room that we stayed, Luxent Hotel has Deluxe King and Executive Suite.

Deluxe King, unlike the Superior Queen, has a king-sized bed and is perfect for couples or solo travelers.

Unlike the Deluxe Rooms, the Executive Suite has a reception area or mini living room. The former has a comfy sofa and flat LCD TV. Executive Suite also has a bathtub where you can relax while reading your favorite book or magazine.


Located at the 6th Floor of Luxent Hotel is AquaTrim Fitness Center. The former is fully equipped with recreational facilities for the whole family. It has Luxent Hotel's Infinity Pool, kids pool which kids will surely enjoy and gym.

Another go-to place at Luxent Hotel is their spa. Their spa can surely calm your senses and rejuvenate your energy.

Business Center, on the other hand, is located at the 2nd Level of Luxent Hotel. It offers secretarial services, computer, internet, and other work-related services.


Garden Cafe serves delectable dishes from Japan to China and of course the Philippines in  buffet or a la carte. Our personal favorites during our stay were their pastries.

Lush Bar and Lounge, on the other hand, serve a la carte dishes while being serenaded by a band. We loved the dishes that we savored during our dinner at Lush Bar and Lounge! We rarely eat salad but the Sicilian Chicken Salad that we got is a game-changer, it is so flavorful and delicious! We also loved Al' Amatriciana. It has that Italian flavor of spaghetti that is a bit sour yet delectable.

Freshly baked and yummy pastries were also served at Luxent Hotel's Bread Indulgence.

To know more about Luxent Hotel you may visit the following social media accounts:



For booking, reservation, and promos you may visit or reach the Luxent Hotel at:

51 Timog Avenue, Scout Triangle, Quezon City
📞 (02) 836 7777

4 Reasons to Spend Your Staycation at Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La

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Before 2018 ended, we decided to escape our hectic schedule and spend some couple or Nanay-Tatay time together. Nanay-Tatay bonding means Netflix or movie night at home or hotel, food trips or exploring new and wonderful places in the metro and outskirts. This time we decided our Nanay-Tatay time to be intimate and relaxing, and choose Hotel Jen Manila as our haven for two (2) days. 

Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La is a 4-star hotel and Shangri-La Group's midrange priced hotel. The former is located at 3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City and is accessible to the business district and tourist destinations of Manila.

How To Get There

From Edsa Cubao

  • Ride a bus at Ramon Magsaysay Highschool, EDSA going to Malanday-NAIA via EDSA McArthur Buendia Ayala Fare costs Php 35.00
  • Get off to Senator Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay
  • Walk towards Senator Gil Puyat Avenue and walk right to Roxas Boulevard until you reach Hotel Jen Manila

From SM Mall of Asia
  • Walk towards Globe Rotunda
  • Ride a UV Express going to Sucat-Lucky Chinatown. Fare costs Php 55.
  • Get off to Quirino
  • Depart on Roxas Boulevard until you reach Hotel Jen Manila

We arrived at the hotel and were assisted by their friendly parking and room attendant. The check-in process is quick and hassle-free. We were greeted with sweet smiles and the staff is accommodating to our requests. One of them told us that one of their core value is to make sure that they provide their guest's requests and we deeply appreciate that gesture so much!

Aside from those heartwarming gestures here are some of the reasons why we loved our stay at Hotel Jen Manila:

Comfortable and Spacious Rooms

Our haven for two days at Hotel Jen Manila is an Executive Suite. The former has contemporary, minimalistic decor with the shade of earth tone colors. It has two spacious rooms, bedroom and living room, and a walk-in closet.

The living room area has a working and study area with a full-size executive writing desk, phone line with international direct dialing service and computer data port. 

Living Room area

Living Room and Work Station

From that area, we witness the magnificent beauty of Manila Bay and Roxas Boulevard. On the other hand, the living room has a toilet, comfortable sofas, 37-inch cable television with movie channels, entertainment system, minibar, tea and coffee station with complimentary coffee and tea, complimentary mineral water and refrigerator.

Living Room and Work Station

Complimentary coffee, water and tea

The bedroom has a kingsized bed, with cable television and living room where we usually sit back and enjoy the view of Roxas Boulevard, CCPand Manila Bay.

Mini living room 

King-sized bed

Living room and work area inside the bedroom

Beside the walk-in closet, is the bathroom area. The bathroom area has a smart en-suite
bathroom with bathtub and rainforest shower that has hot and cold water head.

Bed and dresser with mirror

Smart en-suite bathroom with bathtub and rainforest showerhead


Fast, Free WiFi
CD/ DVD Entertainment System
Movie Channels
37-inch cable television
Voice mail
220 VAC universal outlets
International direct dialing service
Full-size executive writing desk
Computer data port
Electronic safe
24-hour in-room Order-In
Tea Station
Complimentary brewed coffee via coffee machines
Mini Bar
Complimentary Mineral Water
Smart en-suite bathroom with bathtub and rainforest showerhead
Hair dryer


Hotel Jen Manila has a 24/7 Fitness Center to make sure that their guests can stay fit during their stay at the hotel and an Outdoor Swimming Pool for water lovers.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Outdoor Pool Furnitures

Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay

Staying in Executive Suite also gave the chance to experience Hotel Jen Manila's Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay.

Hotel Jen Manila's Club Lounge

The comfortable and homey ambiance at Club Lounge

Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay is located on the 19th Floor of the hotel. The former offers a wide selection of dishes, light bites, beverage, and wines.

Quick bites at Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay

We spend our last night at Hotel Jen enjoying the view of Manila while munching some snacks at Windows by the Bay. The former serves Hotel Jen's signature dishes and cocktails such as their Double Crispy Chicken Parmigiana Burger, NextGen Char Kway Teow, Beer Milkshake and Cheese and Berries. 

Cheese and Berries

Double Crispy Chicken Parmigiana Burger

Beer Milkshake

NextGen Char Kway Teow

What we love about Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay is the homey and relaxing ambiance, exclusivity,  and most of all the scenic view of Manila especially at night. 

Cultural Center of the Philippines at night

Windows by the Bay is open from Monday to Sunday 7:30PM

Dining Experience


Latitude provides Asian and International buffet along with Hotel Jen a la carte specialties. Latitude serves themed dinner buffet from Mondays to Saturday.







Variety of Seafoods

Variety of sweets and pastries


Make your own salad

Two kids below 6 years old and accompanied by paying adults can enjoy Latitude's mouthwatering dishes for FREE. On the other hand, kids who are 6 years old and above can get a 50% discount.

Coffee and Tea area

Pasta section



6am - 10.30am(Mon-Sun)


11.30am - 2.30pm(Mon - Sun)


6pm - 11pm(Mon - Sun)

Easy Access to Tourist Destinations in Manila

Another thing that we love about Hotel Jen Manila is its location. The former is accessible to tourists destinations such as Intramuros and Binondo, the National Museum, Cultural Center of the Philippines and Aliw Theater.

Hotel Jen is also a few kilometers from Embassy of United States, Manila City Hall and other government and private offices in Manila.

Going to Mall of Asia is also easy if you are staying at Hotel Jen Manila, they have a scheduled van transfer from the former to the latter.

To know more about Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La, you may visit the following website and social media accounts:







For room reservation and accommodation you may reach Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La at:

📱(02) 795 8888

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