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Father’s Day 2020: Your Dad Deserves This Box

Father’s Day 2020: Your Dad Deserves This Box

Celebrate Father’s Day the right way at the comfort of your own home!

Anti-Terrorism Bill: What It Means To Us and What We Can Do

Anti-Terrorism Bill: What It Means To Us and What We Can Do

Let’s talk about dissent and the famous HB 6875 known as the “Anti-Terrorism Bill”. Know what this means and what you can do.

Welcome to the Free World: F&B Industry

Welcome to the Free World: F&B Industry

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of human mobility and socio-economic norms of people around the world It has rapidly changed daily behaviors.  For our Author’s Note for this commentary content: Adapt or die in the F&B sector. Let’s talk about shifts in consumer behavior, the pitfalls of resisting change, and why there’s still a silver lining despite everything.

The shift in consumer behavior

 

“It seems we are massively entering a quarantine of consumption where we will learn how to be happy just with a simple dress, rediscovering old favourites we own, reading a forgotten book and cooking up a storm to make life beautiful.” – Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort.

 

We’re putting non-essential consumer products off our list as we become more conscious about our spending. The shift in value over premium will heavily be present in most people’s mindsets.

 

 

Post-pandemic, consumers are going to be more discerning of how and what they consume. The need for a practical and pragmatic approach to entice their purchasing behavior is very important.  Not to mention these consumers buying power might be weakened due to downsizing of companies, people are holding tightly to their cash-on-hand to anticipate another global scare, and consuming or buying restaurant food is perceived as non-essential compared to grocery shopping.

 

The struggle in the F&B industry

 

The food industry has been turned upside down, that so obvious. They’ve coped by boxing their food for delivery.  We salute those who are keeping things afloat and are pushing very hard to keep their staffs employed

Ways to adapt

 

Now how do you transform? Re-visualize everything. This is a rousing time to grow and evolve.  Think first how to manage The Change” in both business and consumer climate. The money will come second to this. If you’re not able to do well with the first step, then you won’t be able to get gains.  Profit will be the consequence of how you act now.

 

 

Forget who you are as a restaurant. Let go of your notion to what you were before your hip dimly lit Philips bulbs, cozy interiors, and instagrammable food presentations.

 

Offerings

  • Interactive concepts will be a thing. Do-it-yourself home kits those are ready-to-cook. Food that gives a semblance of what a home-cooked meal should be.
  • Customizable meal kits for those re-heatable food packs that will not take away the integrity of your dish.

Channeling of payments

  • Go cashless. If you can practice cashless transactions please do so. This is for the sake of everyone. Less physical interaction with tangible elements the less hassle for everyone to disinfect.
  • Use pre-paid e-vouchers that can be easily be given as a gift

 

Food safety and cleanliness 

the top priority for many consumers will be maintaining health and minimizing the risk of illness. Looking at the long-term outlook, this awareness of hygiene and cleanliness will likely permeate consumers’ mindsets and brands can respond by becoming transparent about their safety procedures.

Margins and Price points

These are trying times. People will hold on to their hard-earned money more tightly than usual. We all know that we all have to maintain our own profit margins, but also do consider the buying capability of your target consumers. Find the right balance between giving value and profit.

Up your Online Presence

Now thinking about all the things that we need to take actions on – the question is how do you let your customer know these forefront initiatives? One key thing is having a solid Marketing Communication Plan. Consumers are looking for brands that share transparency to the product, as well as reflect their own personal values.

 

 

 

WHY IS DIGITAL MARKETING CRUCIAL?

 

Limitless opportunity

People in The Philippines spend an average of 10 hours a day on the internet and While a global average of almost seven hours of screen time a day. Ponder on that information for a while. Think about the vast amount of opportunity to have that conversation with your future customers. They are there and looking for a good narrative to watch or listen to.

Fair gameplay for everybody

Digital marketing is more affordable, flexible, and engaging than traditional marketing methods. Even small and mid-sized companies can create compelling campaigns, talk to the same market, and have thoughtful engagements. It is not anymore reserved for large corporations and bigger brands.

 

If you want to deep dive further into then read up on our  How to’s of the Digital Marketing Spectrum.

Welcome to the Free world

 

According to one of FGDO’s favorite HBO series, West World; “This is the new world, and in this world, you can be whoever the fuck you want.” —Maeve Millay,

For the micro-entrepreneurs, It is your time to expand your capabilities. Go beyond restaurant concepts. You are now not limited by your capability to shell out large capital to put up a shop. Spread your wings and fly into new heights. Be wary also, although you’re entering the free world remember that these bigger and established restaurants will battle you out for the market share. Do well with your food quality, taste, and channeling. We’re always rooting for the new entrants in the market!

For the tenure restaurant owners or if you have a brick & mortar shop, stop fixating at your price point. Expand and diversify your market segments. You already have that solid following your challenge now is how to retain and engage those patrons.

This pandemic has opened a lot of doors for everyone. Go digital or die.

With every problem, there’s always a solution. Seek opportunities not just to create money, but also provide value to your customers.

 


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Cutting Through The Digital Marketing Bullshit

Cutting Through The Digital Marketing Bullshit

harp insights and 15 years worth of recaps from Kotler’s practice of what Marketing stands for and how the change in technology and social landscape completely changed the game field.

A Side by Side Comparison of the Relief Goods in Metro Manila

A Side by Side Comparison of the Relief Goods in Metro Manila

Battle of Metro Manila’s Relief Goods! A side by side comparison reference comparison.

Shakshouka: A Unique One Pot Breakfast

Shakshouka: A Unique One Pot Breakfast

Shakshuka is a Nothern African and middle eastern dish that quite literally means to “mix it all up”, it’s composed of a hearty spiced tomato sauce with a poached egg and various garnishes of your choice. Served in one pan, it’s a great breakfast or brunch meal.  It’s typically eaten with a drizzle of honey top.

The FGDO team has created this very easy recipe to try at home.

 

Shakshuka

March 26, 2020
: 2-3
: Easy

This Nothern African dish is a perfect breakfast dish. Serve with pita or bread.

By:

Ingredients
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (Chopped)
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Can of whole or Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1/4 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tbsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • For Garnish(Optional)
  • Cilantro/Basil
  • Feta Cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Prepare a stainless steel pan on medium heat.
  • Step 2 Sautee the onions and bell peppers until fragrant.
  • Step 3 Add the garlic and the spices, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Step 4 Once all the ingredients are cooked, add the can of crushed or whole tomatoes. If you opted to add whole tomatoes, crush them and mix the sauce. Let it simmer for 15 minutes to let the flavors deepen.
  • Step 5 Once the sauce is ready, create space for the eggs by making a well and add the eggs on the pan and cover it for 7 minutes or until how you want the egg done.
  • Step 6 Once it’s ready, add the various garnishes that you have prepared and serve with bread or pita.

 

Any recipe requests? Let us know.

 


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Create your own Dalgona Coffee in less than 20 minutes!

Create your own Dalgona Coffee in less than 20 minutes!

People are coming up with creative ways to make even the most mundane tasks, like making their morning coffee, a little bit more exciting and enjoyable. A perfect cool-down coffee concoction for this summer. Here’s our version of the famous Dalgona Coffee. 

Gubat: A Kamayan Experience

Gubat: A Kamayan Experience

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Gubat”? It usually means a forest with damp soil and moss covering trees. It’s probably a faraway place from the city that you need to hike to get to. That’s probably what most of you are […]

10 Things You Can Do During the Metro Manila Lockdown

10 Things You Can Do During the Metro Manila Lockdown

It’s only been a few days that most of us are left to stay at home due to the Level 2 Alert due to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak that lead to Metro Manila being in “Community Quarantine” limiting movement within the city.

Our health is most important in this time of uncertainty, if possible to stay home during this time, do it.

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO

 

Family and friends have been constantly sending messages of items they do to pass the time and how they are all slowly getting bored and that’s why we’ve decided to round up 10 things you can do during the Metro Manila Lockdown:

1. CLEAN, CLEAN and CLEAN

 

10 Things You Can Do During the Metro Manila Lockdown

 

If you’ve been watching the news then you know that the number 1 deterrent for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is as simple as washing your hands with water and soap.

You know that we’ve been going out to get supplies and because we still go out there is a chance that we have brought home the virus, the best way to eliminate that is to do a general cleaning of your household.

Bring out the gloves, bleach, mops, and brushes. It’s time to get down to business and make your house COVID-19 free!

 

2. Declutter your home

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

While you’re ready at it and sanitizing your home, the next step is to actually DECLUTTER. 

Follow the proven method of Marie Kondo by simply asking yourself, “Does this spark joy?” when cleaning out your home.

You’ll be able to not only clean the clutter in your home but also organize it and make it more efficient.

 

3. Study Courses Online

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

Those of you that are forced to stay at home can be doing something productive to pass the time. In this time of uncertainty, you can choose to upgrade yourself by enrolling in online courses that will not only pass the time but help you in the long run.

We recommend enrolling on the following sites below:

 

4. Join a Free Livestream Meditation Class from Hongkong

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

Have you tried meditation?

FREE MEDITATION CLASSES
Freedom of Choice through Tantra – Become the Person You Want to Be with Gen Kelsang Tonglam
Tuesday 3, 17, 24 March @ 7:30pm (HK time)

  • ‪17/3 The Freedom of Emptiness ‬
  • ‪24/3 Self-transformation through Tantra‬

Gen Tonglam will introduce the meditations on Tantra which enable us to make real, sustained, and smooth changes from the inside out, and in the process, experience deeper and deeper levels of joy and fulfillment. Here’s the Facebook Page

 

5. Write a book, a blog, or a journal. 

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

At one point or another, you’ve probably thought “Maybe I should start a blog? or a journal? a book?” but you just never had the time.

If writing a book has always been in your bucket list, this is the perfect time to start!

First decide what you want to write about, and who you want to talk to.

Read some resources online to help you, or you can simply email us if you need help.

While the situation is not ideal, writing a book will keep you motivated. Wanting to write that fanfiction you’ve been thinking about? Or maybe writing poetry? This is the time. You never know who will be reading your work in the future.

 

6. Learn to play an instrument 

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

Did you know that learning to play an instrument reduces stress and gives your brain exercise? If it’s something you’ve always wanted to do, start now! You will have more time to focus on upgrading your skills from basic to advanced in a spam of a month.

7. Play video games

 

 

Any video games you have not finished yet? Time to log in those hours at the Playstation Online. We recommend playing these games that is sure to consume your time:

  • The Witcher III
  • Detroit
  • Last of Us
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  • Spiderman
  • Fortnite
  • Minecraft
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Star Wars Fallen Order
  • Death Stranding

 

8. Tour Virtual Museums from your couch 

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

 

Want to tour museums while sitting on your living couch? Check out the link below:

 

9. Read a Book 

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

Don’t have time to read books on your normal workday? For those lucky enough to work from home.

Time to get that ebook of the latest Haruki Murakami novel you’ve been wanting to dive into.

We recommend reading the following books:

  • Daily Stoic
  • The Alchemist
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Great Expectations

 

Also, you can download The New York Public Library’s 300K books for free! To gain access, NYPL’s free e-reader app, SimplyE, can be downloaded for iPhone or Android.

10. Binge watch on TV shows, FREE Films online, Broadway shows, and Live Opera. 

 

 

10 things you can do during the Metro Manila lockdown

 

Whether you have a Netflix, Amazon Prime, or HBO Go streaming account here are some shows you should binge-watch:

HBO GO 

  • Little Big Lies
  • Handmaids Tale
  • Chernobyl
  • Game of Thrones
  • Westworld
  • Entourage
  • Twilight Zone
  • Trueblood
  • Sopranos

Netflix

  • Kingdom
  • Crash Landing on You
  • The Witcher
  • Outlander
  • Lucifer
  • Billions
  • Breaking Bad
  • Homeland
  • Narcos
  • Orange is the new Black
  • Stranger Things
  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
  • Ugly Delicious
  • Vikings
  • Friends from College
  • Sabrina the teenage witch
  • Peaky Blinders

Amazon Prime 

  • Modern Love
  • Hunters
  • Romanovs
  • Good Omen
  • Parks and Recreation
  • American Gods
  • Carnival Row
  • Jack Ryan
  • This is Us
  • Tudors
  • Fear the Walking Dead

Metropolitan Opera offers free streaming of past “Met Live in HD” performances

  • Thursday, March 19 – Verdi’s La Traviata

Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey. Transmitted live on December 15, 2018.

  • Friday, March 20 – Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez. Transmitted live on April 26, 2008.

  • Saturday, March 21 – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Mariusz Kwiecien. Transmitted live on February 7, 2009.

  • Sunday, March 22 – Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Conducted by Valery Gergiev, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on February 24, 2007.

All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Go to the Metropolitan Opera House official website to watch.

Release the Cinephile in you

You can stream locally produced independent films through the TBA Studios Youtube channel here.

Better yet, do check out the  Fat Girls Day Out Curated Films Ed.  for you to binge on. Get our list HERE.

 

 

Stay Home, Stay Safe.

It’s going to be a long month with the Enhanced Community Quarantine lasting until April 13. What’s important is to always wash your hands and stay safe! If we help each other we will be able to overcome this outbreak. Be informed and be vigilant– we compiled all relevant pieces of information to battle out the Covid-19 Virus here.

Anything else you want to add to this list? Let us know!

 


Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Field trip, yes?

 

 

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Our Fight Against Covid-19: All You Need To Know

Our Fight Against Covid-19: All You Need To Know

The pandemic that is COVID-19 and how we can battle it using the right information and right call to action steps. A Fat Girls Day Out guide on #WhatToDO in time this Corona Virus.


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