We live in a fast-paced world where we demand for almost everything that’s instant — instant coffee, instant noodles, and even instant gratification. We refuse to wait around because doing so could mean being left behind or missing out on opportunities. But there’s actually something good in slowing down, and that’s something I try to enjoy from time to time. Staying in bed a little longer when I wake up is something I savor; it actually puts me in a better mood. Walking at a slow pace when I make my way to the office allows me sometime to think things through, giving me a better perspective about projects that I work on. Instead of taking the MRT, I ride a bus and that somehow relaxes me. It affords me the time to look around me, the people outside and inside the bus, the buildings, and even the chance finish the book I’m reading. It’s enjoying the goodness of life.
I read somewhere that one should make an effort to take a slower pace; it helps in managing stress and improves general well-being. People are becoming health-conscious now-a-days. In Makati alone, I see people jog in the morning or early evening along the perimeters of the Ayala Triangle. A stark contrast to the stressful corporate walls in those towering buildings — it’s cool! The market is booming, and so are the products that promotes health. One of these is Hurom Slow Juicer from Korea — one of the products featured at the Philippine International Food and Beverage Expo (PIFBEX). I was fortunate to catch the demo of the product last March 4th when I visited the PICC Forum.
We’re all familiar with similar kitchen appliances as it comes in different forms, but they all promises to extract juices from fruits and vegetables. One common thing I noticed is that these equipment comes with blades to cut and eventually puree food. I don’t own a juicer per se, but I have a blender which somehow acts that way, although not totally. During the presentation at PIFBEX, Hurom Slow Juicer is used to create cocktail drinks with the help of Flair Bartender Mr. Jean Paul Ceron. He mixed fruits and vegetables using a piece of kitchen appliance. As he works on the juices, he chats with the audience and the host without being interrupted by the juicer.