Get up 70% off your fave devices with Power Mac Center’s “Hoppy Go Lucky” Campaign

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the best Apple experience! Apple Premium Reseller Power Mac Center (PMC) marks the beginning of the Year of the Water Rabbit with its “Hoppy Go Lucky” campaign, offering deals on select devices, accessories, repair, services, training, and an exciting raffle.

“As a continuation of our annual celebration of the Chinese New Year, we are ushering in luck and prosperity this Year of the Rabbit with lucky deals and promos for our loyal customers. We especially aim to support those who are looking to make their 2023 more productive and creative. To amp up the celebration, they can take advantage of special promos with up to 70% off so they welcome the new year with their favorite Apple devices,” said Joey Alvarez, Power Mac Center Director of Product Management and Marketing.

From January 18 to 31, Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, Mobile Care Service Centers, and official online stores (Web Store, Viber Store, The Loop by Power Mac Center on Lazada and Shopee, and SM Malls Online app) are hopping on board with fun promotions.

Manifest luck this year and bring home a double win! Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with savings of up to 70% discount on select RED products in participating stores. iPhone 13 cases, screen protectors, and camera lens protectors from partner premium brands are at up to 30% off when you purchase them with any iPhone 13 device.

It’s definitely ‘everybunny lucky’ when you treat yourselves or your loved ones with exciting deals on select Apple products. PMC slashes P1,500 off on AirPods (2nd gen), up to P7,500 off on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, P5,000 off on iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, and P6,500 off on iPhone 11 all throughout January.

Additionally, iPad (9th gen) is priced at up to P5,500 off the original price, while iPad Air (5th gen) is at up to P5,000 off on select stores from January 18-29.

If you’re looking to take training courses, it truly is your lucky year as they’re at a 20% discount if you enroll until January 31! Now you can learn macOS Fundamentals, Technical Troubleshooting, Apple Device Support, Apple Deployment and Management, iOS/iPadOS Fundamentals and Troubleshooting, Mac and Windows Integration Basics, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and App Development with Swift. Classes will be facilitated by Apple Certified Trainers from Basecamp — Power Mac Center’s official training arm.

All Mobile Care Service Centers are participating in the fun, too! Get 50% off on diagnostic and software fees on red devices from January 21 to 22.

Power Mac Center has one more special surprise! Three 1 Infinite Access members will win P2,023 1 Infinite Access points, which can be used to pay for purchases (1 point = P1). A single receipt with participating red Apple or non-Apple devices and accessories under the ‘Hoppy Go Lucky’ promo is equivalent to one entry. The raffle runs from January 20 to 31, 2023. Winners will be announced on February 7, 2023 on Power Mac Center’s official Facebook page.

Not a member yet? Sign up at https://bit.ly/PMC1InfiniteAccessCNY for free to start earning points and enjoy exclusive perks.

Terms and conditions apply. To read the full mechanics and other details, visit https://bit.ly/HoppyGoLucky2023PMC.

Power Mac Center has long been the go-to store for Apple products and other leading accessory brands among Filipinos for more than 20 years. It has been offering the entire Apple ecosystem, including training, education, and services. Just recently, Power Mac Center obtained the distinction of opening the first Apple Premium Partner store in the Philippines at Power Plant Mall in Makati City.

More information is available at powermaccenter.com. Be in the know of the latest updates by following Power Mac Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

Details provided in a recent press release.

The Jelly List: Top dishes from Asian restos for your Chinese New Year Feast

Kung hei fat choy, foodies!

This year, Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, falls on the first of February.

We can expect a lot of get-togethers, wishes for happiness and prosperity, and of course, lots and lots of food to celebrate the occasion.

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Luckily, we’ve got quite a plethora of delicious dishes for us to enjoy with family and friends, whether at our favorite Asian restaurants or at home right here in the metro as we welcome Chinese New Year. Some of my favorites are:

Modern Shanghai’s Birthday Noodles

Noodles are generally eaten on someone’s birthday as a way wishing them long life, so how about enjoying as a way of wishing each other a Happy New Year? Modern Shanghai’s Birthday Noodles include chopped meat, hard-boiled quail eggs and veggies tossed together in a wok to make a flavorful noodle dish.

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Drop by Modern Shanghai branches at Trinoma Mall in Quezon City, Shangri-la Mall in Mandaluyong City, Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City, Evia Lifestyle Center or Vista Mall Global South in Las Pinas City, S’Maison Conrad in Pasay City or Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa or order via the Bistro Delivers app.

More deets about Modern Shanghai here.

Yang Chow’s Yang Chow Fried Rice

Yang Chow Fried Rice is a staple in many a Chinese feast. And no wonder: pre-cooked rice stir-fried in a wok along with chopped char siu, scallions, veggies and scrambled egg make for a tasty companion to many Chinese dishes.

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Enjoy this dish at Yang Chow Industria in Libis, Quezon City or order via GrabFood.

More deets about Yang Chow here.

Eat Fresh Famous Hongkong Street Food’s Salt and Pepper Spareribs

One of my favorite Chinese dishes, this is made with pork spare ribs seasoned with salt, chili peppers and five spice powder, then deep fried until the outside is crispy to complement the tender meat inside.

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Enjoy it at Eat Fresh outlets along Jose Abad Santos Street in San Juan, Banawe Street and at The Popup in Katipunan in Quezon City, and along C. Raymundo Avenue in Pasig City. You may also order via GrabFood.

More deets on Eat Fresh here.

North Park’s Boneless Honey Lemon Chicken

This dish never fails to appeal to the entire family! From crispy and juicy pieces of battered and deep-fried chicken pieces to its tangy-sweet sauce, it is a welcome addition to any Chinese meal.

North Park via GrabFood Signatures
North Park via GrabFood Signatures

Enjoy it at North Park Noodle House branches in Muntinlupa (Alabang Town Center, SM Supercenter, Westgate), Quezon City (Banawe), Paranaque (Bicutan, Caltex Macapagal), Makati (Convergys, Glorietta 3, Osmena Highway, Salcedo Village, Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roces), Quezon City (Eton Centris, Fairview Terraces, Araneta, Cubao, Shell Mindanao Avenue, Tomas Morato), Mandaluyong (Greenfield), Taguig (FTI, Market! Market!), Pasay (Mall of Asia Annex), Pasig (Medical City), and Manila (Manila Ocean Park), San Juan (P. Guevarra). You may also order for delivery online or through its hotline +02 837373737.

More deets on North Park Noodle House here.

Wangfu Chinese Cafe’s Salted Egg Squid

This decadent viand made with breaded and deep-fried squid rings flavored with mashed salted egg yolks has become a family favorite!

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Enjoy it at Wangfu’s branches in Ayala Malls Vertis North, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Eastwood City, Serendra, Tomas Morato, SM Fairview or SM Marikina. You may also order for delivery via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

Lido Cocina Tsina’s Shrimp Foo-Yong

This is an exciting discovery that I never tire of recommending to friends: a saucy egg dish with a healthy serving of plump shrimp folded in which is chock-full of flavor.

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Discover it for yourself at Lido Cocina Tsina’s branches located in Quezon City (Banawe Toad, Commonwealth Avenue, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Mindanao Avenue and Visayas Avenue), Las Pinas (Alabang-Zapote Road), Makati (Chino Roces Avenue), Manila (UN Avenue), Paranaque (Dona Soledad Avenue, Dr. A. Santos Avenue) and Pasig (C. Raymundo Avenue). You may also order for delivery online or via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

More about Lido Cocina Tsina here.

Hainanese Delights’ Hainanese Chicken Rice

The dish is traditionally prepared by poaching a whole chicken at sub-boiling temperatures, with some of the resulting stock combined with ginger, garlic and other aromatics used to cook the accompanying rice, producing a yellowish, flavorful and oily rice. It is usually served with three dipping sauces: a spicy red chili sauce, a dark soy sauce, and freshly ground ginger.

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Enjoy it Hainanese Delights outlets at Robinsons Place Ermita, Robinsons Galleria Ortigas, SM Fairview and Waltermart Munoz. You may also order for delivery via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

More on Hainanese Delights here.

Bistro Charlemagne’s Drunken Lengua in Mushroom Sauce

This spectacular dish made with tender pan-seared ox tongue with mushrooms and asparagus in white wine sauce is a mainstay in many of my fam’s celebrations.

Chinese New Year Faves
Chinese New Year Faves

Enjoy it at Bistro Charlemagne branches located in Ayala Malls Feliz and Ayala Malls Manila Bay or order for delivery via GrabFood.

More on Bistro Charlemagne here.

With such options so readily available, you can definitely look forward to a delicious celebration of Chinese New Year!

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Grab your limited-edition Polland Special Tikoy from Shopee today!

With the Lunar New Year just a few days away, you may have hounded your Chinoy friends to send you some tikoy, am I right?

More widely known as Chinese New Year because most of the traditions surrounding it originated from China, the Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendars traditional in countries such as China, South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam.

It is a time when families get together to wish each other good fortune, happiness and health. Among the traditions that made its way to our country are wearing red clothes, the festive Dragon Dance, the much-anticipated gifting of ampao – red envelops containing money, and the exchange of Nian gao, which is more commonly known as tikoy.

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Nian gao translates to “sticky cake” but it also has a similar sound to the Chinese term for “higher year.” Eating some tikoy during the Lunar New Year therefore symbolizes raising oneself up in the new year. It is also produced in a circular shape, the same shape as money, which is said to attract wealth.

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

The term tikoy, on the other hand, is the Filipinization of the name tike in Hokkien which translates to “sweet pastry.”

Tikoy is traditionally made with glutinous rice flour, sugar and water. It can be sliced thinly and served as is, but we Pinoys love to dip the slices in egg then lightly fry them until the the outside is slightly crisp and caramelized while the inside is deliciously chewy.

Its lucky connotation and its appeal to the tastebuds make the tikoy a highly sought after delicacy especially at this time of the year.

The good news is that you won’t have to harass your Chinoy friends for some tikoy. Getting some for yourself is easy, thanks to Shopee!

Polland Hopia and Tikoy

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. With its wide product assortment supported by integrated payments and logistics, it makes it so easy for shoppers like us to find and get what we want and need.

Take our collective enthusiasm for tikoy, for example. By housing the online store of Polland Hopia, Shopee makes it so convenient for to buy our favorite tikoy but also discover new variants that appeal to Pinoy palate such as: White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Ube, Strawberry, Pineapple and Buko Pandan. These tikoy variants are priced at Php125 for small (600 grams) and Php200 for medium (1.2kg).

Polland Hopia and Tikoy

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

But don’t stop there! Polland also made limited-edition tikoy that will surely tickle our fancy such as:

Mini Lucky Tikoy (Php100). A 300g white sugar tikoy topped with an intricate strawberry detail for “HOK,” the Chinese character for luck.

Polland Hopia and Tikoy

Fish Tikoi (Php300). A 350g meticulously handpainted fish-shaped white sugar tikoy. Fish is traditionally served during Lunar New Year because the of how the Chinese word for fish rhymes with the Chinese term for “leftover”. Eating fish during Luna New Year is said to attract bounty such that you will have a lot leftover at the end of the year.

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Heart Tikoy (Php100). A 350g strawberry tikoy shaped into a heart. Everyone loves a good mash-up and this tikoy serves as an adequate segue from Lunar New Year on February 12 to Valentine’s Day on February 14.

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

The sheer variety of tikoy that you can have on your table is sure to add more color and life to your Lunar New Year celebrations.

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

How about adding more luck into the mix by including Polland’s claim to fame? Since the 1960s, Polland Hopia has been producing deliciously authentic flaky-crusted mung bean cakes, known here as hopia. Aside from the classic Mongo Special (made with yellow mung beans), Polland Hopia expended its hopia repertoire to include Black Mungo (made with black mung beans), Ube (made with purple yam) and Hopia Baboy (made with wintermelon chunks and pork). With their lucky round shape and snackable size, they make for a welcome addition to your Lunar New Year spread or snack stash.

Polland Hopia and Tikoy

Polland Hopia and Tikoy

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Here’s an idea: how about gifting your pals (especially your Chinoy friends) and wishing them fortune, health and happiness in the Year of the Ox with Polland Hopia products?

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Hopia and Tikoy

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Polland Tikoy and Hopia

Let me know how it goes!

Gong xi fa cai, foodies!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate this feature article.

Not yet done with shopping for your Valentine’s Day treat for the fam? Check out this post on Valentine’s Day gift ideas available on Shopee.