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Mathemagis' Singapore Math Summer Programs

Saturday, February 20, 2016

     Hello mommies! Summer will start weeks from now. Do you have plans for your little ones this summer? I have so many things in mind for Kenzo. I want him to engage in sports like basketball and swimming. I also want him learn how to play the guitar. There are a lot of things to do this summer and it's not only to train them physically but also mentally.

     Make your kids summer count! Nurture happy and confident Math achievers with Mathemagis' Singapore Math Summer programs.
Mathemagis' Singapore Math Summer Programs
     Preschoolers four to six years old get the “Best Start to be Smart” in Math through our fun and hands-on activities. Young kids develop a love and confidence for math which they will carry with them throughout.

     Grade school students struggling with Math word problems will get a boost with “Visual Thinking Math” where kids learn the fun and easy way to solve math word problems using Singapore’s proven effective bar model strategy.

     Keep you kids one step ahead of everyone through Mathemagis’ Singapore Math Program for gradeschoolers. This program teaches Math concepts and enhances analytical skills for all students.

Batch 1 -- April 4-15

Batch 2 -- April 18-29

Batch 3 -- May 1-13

Batch 4 -- May 16-27

     Kenzo is going to try their program this summer and I'm sure he'll enjoy while learning. I want him to learn Math in a fun and easy way. No no to Math phobia, if there's such a thing. So will I see you mommies in one of their branches this summer? 

    Visit any of their branches in Serendra(833.7374), Makati(556.5109), Katipunan(225.6330), Timog Avenue(261.1611) and SM Pasig(209.8128) You may also register online http://bit.ly/1VF2nmV.

To know more information about Mathemagis
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Jack ‘n Jill Chiz Mix to Satisfy Cheesy Cravings!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

     Can't decide which Jack 'n Jill cheese snacks to choose? Well, your cheese cravings are bound to be satisfied as Jack ‘n Jill launches the dream cheese trio – Chiz Mix. Jack ‘n Jill Chiz Mix combines three kinds of chips - Mr. Chips, Chiz Crispers and Cheese Hoops, and three of your favorite cheese flavors in one bag. You’ll definitely satisfy your cheesy craving.

Jack ‘n Jill Chiz Mix to Satisfy Cheesy Cravings!

     Available in 60g packs for only P15.50 SRP, Chiz Mix is the perfect go-to snack of cheese fanatics. Try Chiz Mix today and go crazy over this new CHIZ-y snack from Jack ‘n Jill. Jack ‘n Jill Chiz Mix is available in leading groceries, supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

Penshoppe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Launch

Monday, February 15, 2016

     Hello dearies! I'm sure that you've seen fashion bloggers flooded their Facebook timelines with updates of Penshoppe's Spring/Summer 2016 collection launch last week. I'm so lucky to get the first dibs on the collection together with invited media guests and the winners of the contests at the Palace Pool Club BGC.

     Aside from the launch of the collection, they also introduced the latest ambassador- modeling world’s new IT boy Lucky Blue Smith. Penshoppe just got lucky with Lucky! This already hit the major billboards of the metro and girls can't get enough of him. Highlights of Penshoppe's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection launch below :)
Penshoppe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Launch
Why Penshoppe had chosen Lucky Blue Smith to join TEAM PENSHOPPE?

  • He is currently one of the hottest and most-followed male models in the industry today.
  • He is an epitome of cool- cool guy perhaps!
  • His iconic platinum blonde hair, chiseled features, and icy baby blues 
  • 1.9 million followers on Instagram, to be exact - all around the globe. 
  • Recently, Lucky Blue was hailed by Models.com as the Male Model of the Year for 2015. 
  • With his chill, relaxed vibe and tasteful sense of personal style he is the embodiment of what the youth aspire to be today, making him one of the best in fashion to represent Penshoppe's latest collection.
Penshoppe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Launch
Lucky Blue Smith
     Lucky Blue Smith and the rest of TEAM PENSHOPPE will be seen wearing key pieces from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection that consist of the following features and styles:

  • New on-trend tropical prints.
  • Retro-inspired looks. 
  • An updated take on the fun and easy vibe of the season, key pieces are both stylish and relaxed, making it easy to look effortlessly cool anytime and anywhere. 
  • Oversized silhouettes.
  • Long-line tees, and street sporty key pieces that are perfect to mix and match with the cropped tops, sporty swimwear, and kimono tops. 
  • On-trend accessories such as bucket hats, mesh backpacks, sneakers, and sunnies from Sun/Dazed, Penshoppe’s collection of premium eyewear, will complete that ultimate, breezy summer look.
Penshoppe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Launch
     I'm so diggin most of the retro-inspired pieces from the collection. I'm also excited to pair the comfy and sporty dresses with white sneakers. These key pieces from the collection will surely make summer cool and so much fun! Dressing for summer will be exciting because of Penshoppe's Spring/Summer 2016 collection and I'm so sure that some of the pieces will be an essential to your outfit this summer season. 

To see more of Lucky Blue Smith and Penshoppe’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection
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UNIQLO T-Shirts for Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 13, 2016

     Hello dearies, sharing with you all a short announcement from UNIQLO. This valentine's day, make a statement with your loved ones wearing a couple shirt. Isn't it nice and exciting to go on a date wearing same shirt or a shirt that expresses your love for one another?

UNIQLO T-Shirts for Valentine's Day
   
     This Valentine’s weekend, show your love by gifting your special someone with UNIQLO UTs. Get two UNIQLO Pixar or Sesame UTs and get a free 135g Cadburry Chocolate for only P790. This offer is valid from February 12 – 14, 2016 only.

Takatack and PayMaya for the Best Valentine's Gift in Town

Friday, February 05, 2016

     With Valentine's Day just ten days away, Filipinos may still not be sure of what to get for or how to spend that red letter day with their loved ones. Luckily for them,Voyager Innovations and PayMaya Philippines, the digital innovations units of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), have the ultimate wingmen for them.

     Shopping discovery platform Takatack and digital payments mobile app PayMaya can help Filipinos ace the two most challenging parts of this special day - gifts and dates.
Takatack and PayMaya for the Best Valentine's Gift in Town
      Takatack has all the traditional gifts you may want to give your special someone, such as chocolates and sweets. And with over 400,000 products, the site should also be your go-to destination if you want to choose a more unique gift, such as a new camera for the budding photographer in your life or a baking set for your favorite chef.

      Rebecca Ricalde, Assistant Vice President for Digital Commerce at Voyager Innovations, believes that the wide range of products at Takatack makes it the best place to choose your Valentine’s Day gift.

     Once you find the right gift, you can have it delivered directly to your special someone for a one-of-a-kind, doorstep surprise, which Ricalde feels is a nice touch for the occasion.

     “Much of what makes Valentine’s Day exciting is anticipation. You look forward to February 14, knowing that you’ll be able to spend quality time with your special someone. Sending them a gift via Takatack communicates this excitement to them in a way that nothing else can. A gift says that you are thinking of them and are counting the hours until you can celebrate the holiday together,” she said.

     Takatack also feels that romance doesn’t need to be expensive. Beginning February 1st and ending on the day of Valentine’s itself on February 14th, Takatack will offer a selection of special gifts from partner merchants that come with a discount. As these have all been curated by Takatack, customers will find it easier to choose a great gift for their special someone. The categories in this curated selection include: For Him, For Her, and Love Wins.

     Takatack will also offer several other promos. From February 1 to 12, a coupon code will allow users to get 500 pesos off a minimum purchase of 2000 pesos, so long as the items are fulfilled by Takatack. From February 1 - 5 and again from February 8 to 14, a coupon code will be revealed at 2:14 each day and expire at 2:14 the next day that will give new users a one-time 15% off discount for items fulfilled by Takatack for a maximum discount of 2000 pesos.

     Once you’ve ordered the perfect gifts from Takatack, you still need to actually celebrate Valentine’s day on Sunday, February 14. Unfortunately, many of the one-of-a-kind experiences you would want to share with your special someone on that day may require a credit card, and fewer than 5% of Filipinos own one. What, then, is the hopeful lover supposed to do?

      For them, there is PayMaya. Launched late last year, PayMaya is a free digital payments mobile app that gives you a unique card number so that you can pay online without a credit card. 

      Getting PayMaya is easy, fast, and FREE. To get your online payment details, all you need to do is download the PayMaya app, which is available on both the App Store and Google Store, and sign up with your mobile number. You are then issued a Visa card number, its expiration date, and a security code. PayMaya functions like a prepaid card - you can load it up at any 7-Eleven, SM Business Center or Robinson’s Business Center and then shop online or sign up to subscriptions wherever VISA is accepted.

     In addition to serving as a free online payment app, PayMaya also offers a physical card that you can use to pay at brick-and-mortar stores wherever Visa is accepted. PayMaya is powered by VISA and is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to ensure all your transactions are secure.

     You could, for example, take your Valentine’s Day date to watch a concert that you booked on TicketWorld, before ending the evening at your home, ordering delivery from foodpanda and watching a romantic comedy on recent Philippine arrival, Netflix.

      Of course, you could splurge even further and choose to book seats on Philippine airlines and a stay at an exotic AirBNB in another city or country even, all courtesy of PayMaya. Now how’s that for a Valentine’s day to remember?

Penshoppe 2016 Spring/Summer Collection

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

     Hi dearies! One of the most love fashion brands here in our country will be unveiling their 2016 Spring/Summer Collection next week and everyone's excited to see the pieces that will be in this summer.

     Inspired by cool seaside vibes and the rustling palm trees, international fashion brand Penshoppe unveils their Spring/Summer 2016 collection by playing with beautiful tropical elements, fused with vibrant retro looks. Wanna score an exclusive invite to this event? Scroll down below :)
Penshoppe 2016 Spring/Summer Collection 

      This February 2, 2016, Tuesday, 3:00pm at The Palace Pool Club, guests can only expect the most fun and festive show to happen on this side of the metro. But the vibrant party doesn’t stop there. The fashion event will feature the great reveal of the next show-stopping name to be added to the roster of TEAM PENSHOPPE’s all-star cast which includes Asian pop sensation Sandara Park, It-girl and trend-setter Kendall Jenner, and supermodel Sean O’Pry.

     Penshoppe’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection features comfortable oversized silhouettes, high-street sporty pieces and swimwear, funky cropped pants, tops, and more. Each piece is designed to exude a relaxed and youthful cool style, perfect for mixing and matching this season.

     Get a chance to win TWO invites to witness this spectacular event and find out who the next member of TEAM PENSHOPPE is. All you have to do is:

Just log on to www.penshoppe.com/ss16-launch-party from January 26 to February 1, 2016 and use the official hashtag #PenshoppeSS16 when posting on social media. 

Good luck to all joining and see you there!

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New treat from Jack n' Jill: Fun-O Cococreme

Saturday, January 23, 2016

     Hi mommies! Sharing with you the latest snack offering from Jack n' Jill. We all know that the brand offers a lot of affordable and delicious snacks for children of all ages and admit it or not almost all of their products are for everyone! Now, here's the latest treat- Enjoy the delicious combination of sweet coconut and crunchy biscuit with Jack ‘n Jill’s newest product, Fun-O Cococreme.

     The Fun-O Cococreme sandwich cookie oozes with rich coconut filling, topped with coconut shavings, to give biscuit lovers more reasons to crave for this crunchy treat. This delightful, sweet surprise is the perfect everyday snack that kids and the young at heart will surely enjoy.
New treat from Jack n' Jill: Fun-O Cococreme
     Perfect as baon of the kids, meryenda with friends or midnight snack with the family, Fun-O Cococreme, along with Fun-O Chunks Chocolate and Fun-O Chunks Coconut, are delightful treats that can get one thrilled and hooked. 

     Fun-O Cococreme is available in packs of four, for only P5.40 (SRP). Grab this new biscuit from Jack ‘n Jill at leading supermarkets, groceries and convenience stores nationwide.

Taco Bell’s Cheesy Beefy Melt

Saturday, January 16, 2016

     Did I made your crave for something yummy this hour? There's a new food offering at Taco Bell! Cheese lovers can now rejoice as Taco Bell, the world’s leading taco food chain, introduces Cheesy Beefy Melt, a new delectable treat filled with 100% real cheese. 

    Indulge in the mouth-watering goodness of Cheesy Beefy Melt made with seasoned rice, seasoned beef, cool sour cream, and three (3) kinds of cheese-Monterey Jack, Mozzarella and Cheddar-all wrapped in a warm tortilla. 
Taco Bell’s Cheesy Beefy Melt
     Don’t miss out on this mouthwatering, cheesy delight from Taco Bell! Visit Taco Bell outlets at Gateway, Trinoma and Alabang Town Center. 

To know more about Taco Bell’s Cheesy Beefy Melt
visit their website http://www.tacobell.com.ph 
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Bambu’s New Year Sale

Saturday, January 09, 2016

     Hello dearies! It's End of Season Sale once again, have you shopped for your favorite essentials yet? Here's another great news from one of my favorite footwear brand. New Year Sale Alert: Step into the New Year with brand new footwear from Bambu and get up to 20% discount on regular items with Bambu’s New Year Sale
Bambu’s New Year Sale
     Shop for the latest footwear finds at participating Bambu brands including Ipanema, Grendha, Rider, and Zaxy and enjoy 20% discount on your favorite Bambu footwear products such as flip flops, sandals, ballet flats and more. 

     Bambu products are exclusively distributed by ELRO Retail Corporation. The company owns some of the famous Brazilian brands known for its style and high-quality including Ipanema, Grendha, Rider and Zaxy.
Bambu’s New Year Sale
     Enjoy Bambu’s New Year Sale from now until January 31, 2016! Don’t miss out on this amazing offer and visit the nearest Bambu Store near you! 

For more information on Bambu’s New Year Sale,
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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, January 01, 2016

     Happy New Year, dearies! To those who are planning to spend their new year in Hong Kong, you may want to check this news from Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Because they're celebrating their 10th anniversary, they have a lot of exciting and awesome news for you. The happiest place on earth- Hong Kong Disneyland is offering this until the end of January so plan and book your vacation now :)
     
     To celebrate the park’s 10th anniversary, Hong Kong Disneyland recently announced a series of exciting, spectacular line-ups for this important milestone. This sensational, all-park event features the largest-scale musical performed live by the greatest Disney characters and cast members, magical stage designs, extraordinary dance performances and many more heart-warming moments, and delivers Filipino families a truly “Happily Ever After” celebration this Christmas. In addition, the park has also invited media friends from the Philippines for an early Noche Buena to celebrate this special moment with cast members, who consider the world class entertainment stage at Hong Kong Disneyland as their home. 
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
Journey through a live magical book

     The much-awaited and large-scale production musical, "Mickey and the Wondrous Book," brings to life the greatest Disney stories of all time, where guests will be immersed in seven beloved Disney tales. With a mixture of modern and classic elements in the story, music, choreography, costume, and set design, the 28-minute new stage show opening at Disney’s Storybook Theater begins with Mickey Mouse and Goofy discovering that a wondrous book exists in a library.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
     “Mickey and the Wondrous Book,” performed by 70 local and international talents, features 23 original costume designs and 63 pieces of instruments culminating in the 10th anniversary theme song, “Happily Ever After.” After eight weeks of rehearsals, the entire crew of over 200 production team members from 10 different nationalities are committed in delivering a world-class performance and providing our guests a memorable experience,” said David Lightbody, Director, Entertainment & Costuming, Hong Kong Disneyland. “Our Filipino talents who are passionate in music and shows, are also playing important roles in this stage show and many of them joined us even before the Park was opened ten years ago,” added Lightbody.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
     "To be a part of the development of the music of "Mickey and the Wondrous Book" was quite a thrilling experience. The creative team worked closely with musical directors and arrangers from the U.S. and took all-time favorite Disney classics and gave them a contemporary twist for guests of all ages to enjoy. As Mickey Mouse travels from chapter to chapter, the music landscape changes too, from Bollywood to pop, Broadway style musical to hip hop and gospel to jazz. It's quite an exciting journey," said Rony Fortich, Musical Director of Hong Kong Disneyland, from the Philippines, who has been bringing magic to guests at Hong Kong Disneyland since 2005.

     “We are proud to have our talented Filipino cast members Gian Magdangal and Raki Vega singing the 10th anniversary theme song "Happily Ever After" in the park. We are also thrilled to have celebrity Janella Salvador singing the song, both in English and Tagalog for the Philippine market. The song and MV starring Janella will be on-air in the Philippines this December,” Fortich added.

Brilliant castle projection adds magic to fireworks show

     The exhilarating “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks is made even more breathtaking by sophisticated projection-mapping technology and every night Sleeping Beauty Castle is set aglow in the all-new moving light projection show. The Castle serves as a giant stage to present a new sterling cast of 49 beloved Disney friends, including 16 newly added characters from “Inside Out,” “Finding Nemo,” “Big Hero Six,” “Cars,” and the upcoming release, “Finding Dory.” The seamless choreography of stunning fireworks and Castle projection makes a perfect finale for a magical day at the park.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
Fairy Tale Forest-Presented by PANDORA – Picture-perfect forest recreates fairy tale scenes

     The enchanting Fairy Tale Forest, unveiling at Fantasyland on December 17, recreates the miniature iconic scenes of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled.” The music-box scenes come to life when activated to re-enact well-loved scenes from the classic Disney Princess stories. Disney’s most famous and magical fairy, Tinker Bell, will be here in Pixie Hollow, awaiting to meet visitors and sprinkle some magical pixie dust.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
     “We have spent over two years to build Fairy Tale Forest from its conceptual design. It is an intricately designed maze set in a beautiful garden setting, presenting spectacles of five cherished princesses at every corner! This attraction is bound to give guests more opportunities in creating snapshots of these classic Disney fairytales,” said Kelly Willis, Director of Creative Development and Show Quality, Walt Disney Imagineering.

Christmas comes early with “Frozen” Christmas tree lighting

     This season, thanks to the two sisters, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, Hong Kong Disneyland will glow and glimmer, in magical brilliance, like never before! Main Street, U.S.A. is majestically festive when Queen Elsa uses her magical power to light up the Christmas tree and the star on top, while both sides around it will show spectacular projections. 
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
More photo moments in character greeting

     Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay and all their friends are set to celebrate Hong Kong Disneyland’s milestone anniversary and create more cherished moments with guests at Main Street, U.S.A. and a special photo location – the “Happily Ever After” Storybook, in Fantasyland. More Disney friends are going to join this “Happily Ever After” celebration. Come and see Lotso at Toy Story Land from November 17, the Stormtroopers from “Star Wars” on December 17, Baymax from “Big Hero 6” in February 2016, and Princess Sofia from “Sofia the First” next Spring.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
Sought-after collectibles for mementoes and sumptuous feasts for the whole year

     The anniversary celebration is marked with special editions of 220 new gift assortments and 60 10th Anniversary and Christmas food and beverages that are available across the park and the two themed hotels for family to enjoy during their stay. Whether it is character dim sum at Crystal Lotus, breakfast with Disney characters at Enchanted Garden of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, there are plenty of choices to satisfy the guests’ taste bud. Hong Kong Disneyland was featured as one of the contest venue in the recent episode of MasterChef Asia. The park subsequently invited the show’s contestants to join the Masterful Culinary Workshop which best showcases dishes that are only available at Hong Kong Disneyland for families to enjoy. 
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Broadway+10th Anniversary Celebration
     A range of Star Wars themed merchandise and F&B items will also be available in the park for guests to enjoy and take home.

Early Noche Buena to celebrate with Filipino cast members and media 

     Organized especially for Filipino media and cast members, the Noche Buena provides an early Christmas celebration alongside the park’s 10th anniversary festivity. The media guests were able to interact with cast members who contribute to different roles of the latest shows and performances, get to know the making of this grand “Happily Ever After” celebration and enjoy a night with food and décor just like home in the Philippines! 

Limited-Time Special Offer – while it lasts! 

     The anniversary attractions are unveiled in full force this Christmas. Filipino guests may now enjoy the Limited-Time Room Offer which saves them up to 30% as they book any hotel room at the two Disney themed hotels, available from now until March 31, 2016. 
     
     In addition, the “Play & Dine offer” is now available for sale until January 31, 2016. The guests can enjoy a combo meal with a 1-day ticket package at HK$499 or a 2-day package at HK$680.

     Book your ticket immediately, and may all guests find their very own “Happily Ever After” moments at “A Happily Ever After Christmas” 10th Anniversary celebration. For more details, please visit Hongkongdisneyland.com/10th.

Newly launched Facebook page for Filipino guests

     Filipino guests can find out more about the Park’s 10th anniversary at the newly launched Hong Kong Disneyland Facebook page for the Philippines. Come visit https://www.facebook.com/hkdisneyland.pa/ and see how our Disney friends are preparing for this Happily Ever After celebration. 

Free WiFi coverage 

     Starting from November 17 this year, guests can instantly share their “Happily Ever After” moments online with the park’s free WiFi service. Use the network “Guest-Free-WiFi” and stay connected throughout the park with WiFi hotspots in all shops, restaurants, along the parade route, at the park entrance and all indoor Guest Services locations. No password is required to access the service

About Hong Kong Disneyland 
     Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers immersive, unique Disney experiences for all families, generations and ages to enjoy. Hong Kong is one of only five locations in the world that is home to a Disney themed park and the many Disney characters that are beloved the world over, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Since the Grand Opening in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has received more than 50 million guests from around the globe. Through the unique product offering and the world-class service provided by the 7,800-plus Cast at the theme park and the two hotels, the Resort has received outstanding guest satisfaction ratings and a range of awards from the hospitality and entertainment sectors. If you want to know more about us and want to enjoy a unique magical experience, visit us or click on to www.hongkongdisneyland.com for more information.

Shakey’s New Supercard Perks

Monday, December 28, 2015

     Before the year ends, here's another great news for all of you from Shakey's. It's better late than never so I will not miss this chance of telling everyone that you still have three days to get a FREE Basket of Mojos for every new SuperCard availed for the month of December! 

     Shakey’s celebrates its 40th year of good times and great memories as a favorite in the food industry for serving consistently delicious and memorable dishes, every time. With a longstanding and ever dependable menu, Shakey’s Guests continue returning to their home away from home to spend time with loved ones over their ultimate comfort food.
Shakey’s New Supercard Perks
     This festive month of December, Shakey’s Guests have more reason to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family with the new Shakey’s Supercard SuperPerks Promo. Guests who avail a brand new SuperCard from December 1 to 31, 2015 get a full Basket of Mojos added to their first transaction absolutely FREE.

     The Shakey’s SuperCard SuperPerks Promo is offered nationwide - available for dine-in, carry out, or delivery. Don’t waste any time! Visit a Shakey’s branch near you or call 77-777 and avail of the Shakey’s Supercard SuperPerks Promo and get that free entire Basket of Mojos added to your meal today.

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Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

     Pasko! Pasko! Pasko na namang muli. Tanging araw na ating pinakamimithi. Pasko! Pasko! Pasko na namang muli. Ang pag-ibig naghahari! It's Christmas already dearies! The Filipino Christmas tradition fills the air. The nine chilly mornings that come with each simbang gabi, the delightful smell and taste of puto bumbong andbibingka treats, the joyous singing of carols, the light that the iconic parol brings, and the warmth of sharing each moment with family and friends over Noche Buena—these are some traditions that make up the unique qualities of a Filipino Christmas.

     This holiday season, KidZania Manila is rekindling the magical experience that only a Filipino Christmas can bring with Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila. Homegrown traditions come alive right at the heart of the play city, enchanting children, and their families and friends. 
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
KidZania Manila is celebrating Paskong Kai Saya with a 15-foot Christmas tree at the play city’s main square where famillies can have their pictures taken.
     Igniting the spirit of Paskong Kai Saya is a Christmas tree standing in the middle of the main square, accented with capiz ornaments, and topped with a classic Filipino parol. It also serves as a festive backdrop for group photos. Misters and misses can even spread the love and share their positive Christmas messages to others by completing the sentence “Ang Pasko ay Kai Saya dahil…” on the message board near the Christmas tree. To commemorate the moment, developed pictures can be purchased at the PikZ station after the session.

     Adding to the merry atmosphere is a vintage ice cream cart from Magnolia, manned by friendly Mamang Sorbetero. Even Zupervisors, all ready to guide Christmas activity participants, sport the traditional Filipino garb of red scarves and distinctly local straw hats.
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
Making Christmas the sweetest time of the year at KidZania Manila is the Magnolia Ice Cream mamang sorbetero.
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
Zupervisors in their straw hats and red scarves say kai to a merry Filipino Christmas.
A very merry Pinoy Christmas

     Exciting activities that tie-in notable Filipino traditions with the important values that KidZania upholds—To Know, To Care, To Share, To Play, To Create, and To Be—are also in store for misters, misses, and their loved ones to enjoy. These interactive and hands-on activities are located at the play city’s main square.
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
Kids can get crafty this Christmas with KidZania Manila’s paper parol-making activity.
     Kids can celebrate the spirit of giving and share their blessings by being a part of KidZania para sa Bantay Bata. Misters and misses can purchase star-shaped Paskong Kai Saya capiz ornaments that they can hang on their tree at home. All proceeds from the sales of these trimmings can help send the kids of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata program to KidZania Manila to experience the marvels of the play city.
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
This season of sharing, the play city invites kids and kids-at-heart to give the gift of KidZania Manila and purchase these capiz ornaments for the benefit of Bantay Bata children.
     A feast for the senses awaits the kids as they learn the Filipino way of making delicious childhood favorites puto bumbong and bibingka, courtesy of Via Mare. They can also try their hand at making their own colorful paper lanterns at the Paper Parol-Making Station. 
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
KidZania Manila and Via Mare present a delicious learning activity for kids: making their favorite puto bumbongand bibingka.
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
   At the Acting Academy, kids can experience the simple joys of Christmas caroling with instruments made of recycled materials, including drums, coconut-shell maracas, and bottle-cap (or tansan) tambourines. They can also have their faces painted and their portraits drawn by Zupervisors. 

     Apart from these fun activities, families can go home with loot bags filled with special treats from participating Industry Partners: Mercury Drug, Green Cross, Champion, Nestle, McDonald's, Oishi, Universal Robina Corporation, Pioneer, Toy Kingdom, and Coca Cola.
Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila
     Celebrate the joy of a traditional Filipino Christmas and be a part of Paskong Kai Saya sa KidZania Manila! Christmas activities will run all the way up to January 15, 2016. To book tickets and for more information, visit manila.kidzania.com now.

About KidZania
     KidZania is an interactive kids’ city combining inspiration, fun, and learning through realistic role play for kids four to 14. Kids can independently explore a kid-sized city with over 100 exciting roles. Each experience is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves, and inspiration to be great global citizens. One of the world’s most inventive, most awarded and fastest-growing kid’s educational entertainment concepts, KidZania has 20 locations in 17 countries, including in the Philippines.
     KidZania, Inc., headquartered in Mexico, was founded in 1997, opened its first park in 1999, and is privately held. For more information about KidZania Manila, visit manila.kidzania.com.
     KidZania is locally franchised by Play Innovations, Inc., whose majority stakeholder is ABS-CBN Corporation.

Spotify Star Wars Match

Sunday, December 20, 2015

     Are you still on a high after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Boo me, I'm not a fan and can't remember if I had seen this movie years ago. 

     Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered around the world last Friday and Spotify is celebrating by giving music fans the chance to discover their Star Wars musical match. 
Spotify Star Wars Match
     Go to spotify-starwars.com and log on to your Spotify account to find which Star Wars character from the past, present and future matches most closely with your musical tastes. Pro-tip, if you listen to a lot of 80s hair metal then you will probably get Chewbacca. 

     Once you have your match, share your Star Wars character with the world across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. And remember, the force will be with you, always. 

Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila

Saturday, November 21, 2015

     Kenzo really enjoyed his stay at KidZania months ago. If time permits, we will stay there the whole day. There are so many things to do in KidZania, your kid's precious play time will be well spent if you know how to maximize your time during your visit. It's the most visited play city in Manila today, I've heard that you need to book ahead to reserve a slot. I promised Kenzo that we will go back to KidZania with his cousins. But for now, here are the tips to make the most out of your child's KidZania Manila experience.
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
L- Our KidZania boarding passes, R- KidZania Tags :)
     Kids looking for an awesome experience that lets them learn while having fun can head to KidZania Manila—the only interactive play city where kids can explore, discover, and learn how the real world works. 

     Built to scale for children, KidZania Manila has more than 70 establishments and features over 100 role-playing activities that kids aged four to 14 years can enjoy. These fun and immersive career activities have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for their age group.

     The play city has a wide range of activities to choose from, you’ll find a handy guide below on how kids can maximize the fun and have the best learning experience at KidZania Manila
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
KidZania activity infographic
Find the best career

     Upon arrival at KidZania Manila, kids are given a boarding pass and check for 50 kidZos. Once inside the play city, they can head over to the Bank to encash their check into KidZos—the official currency in KidZania. Here’s a not-so-secret tip: they can conveniently open a bank account with a minimum deposit of 20 kidZos—just make sure to check the schedule for the opening of accounts at the Bank. After opening an account, kids get their own personalized ATM card that they can use in the ATMs all around the play city. 
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
50 kidZos was given to Kenzo after we encashed the check upon our arrival at KidZania 
     Now, it’s time for them to choose where they want to go. Kids can check each establishment’s Census Plaque to help them determine which activity they can participate in. Reading these plaques is especially helpful because they indicate the age requirement and duration period of the activity, as well as how many visitors can join and whether the activity will require earning or spending kidZos.

     KidZania Manila also has an Employment Office which helps kids determine their preferred immersive activity. Here, visitors find out which jobs are best suited for them, giving them a better idea on which establishments to go to. 

     Once they decide which job to take, kids can easily find the establishment using an app on a mobile phone which they can rent at the ABS-CBN Mobile shop.

Earning kidZos

     Just like in the real world, kids can get a bachelor’s or master’s degree in various fields at the Centro Escolar University. They can sign up for any—or all!—of the four degrees at the University: Humanities and the Arts, Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, and Business Administration. This allows them to earn more or pay less kidZos in the professions related to the fields they have studied. 
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
Kenzo wanted to join the activity in all the establishments but we wasn't not able to maximize our time since we arrived an hour later and it's Saturday. 
     Fans and frequent visitors can even become citiZens of KidZania Manila through the B-KidZanian loyalty program. They can apply for their very own PaZZport at the PaZZport Office and earn stamps every time they role-play a career. The more activities kids complete, the more benefits they'll earn and the more fun they'll have on their very next visit. 

Bring home the KidZania experience

     If kids want to bring home a souvenir or two, the National Store is the place to go to. With two locations—one near PikZ station and the other just by the exit—they will surely find toys and collectibles that capture the fun they had at KidZania Manila. The National Store accepts payments in Philippine pesos, a foreign currency in the play city.
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
Kenzo's precious photo taken inside the Emergency/Medic Room and the photo was printed at the PikZ Station :) 
     Another important stop for kids and their parents alike is the PikZ Station, where they can get photos of the misters and misses’ unforgettable and precious on-the-job moments at the play city. 

Z-U next time! 

     After a fun and eventful day of “work” and play, kids can make a beeline for the Immigration Office, located between the Mobile Shop and the National Store. This is where security bracelets are removed and guests make their exit. 
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
Our last stop was the city tour bus. We enjoyed our tour before going home. Kenzo also bought something from his hard earned KidZos that day at the souvenir shop
     At KidZania Manila, kids can enjoy a fun learning experience that sparks their imagination, ignites their minds, nurtures creativity, and inspires real-world exploration. And with these tips, children can do even bigger things and make the most out of their role-playing experience. Bring your kids at KidZania, I swear that your trip will be oh so worth it! I'll make another blog post on Kenzo's experience at KidZania soon!:) 

Let your kids enjoy the KidZania Manila experience!
For more information, visit manila.kidzania.com
Like them on Facebook: KidZania Manila
Follow them on Twitter: @KidZaniaManila
Follow them on Instagram: @kidzaniamanila

Good Times!~


About KidZania
     KidZania is an interactive kids’ city combining inspiration, fun, and learning through realistic role-play for children four to 14. Kids can independently explore a kid-sized city with over 100 exciting roles. Each experience is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves, and inspiration to be great global citizens. One of the world’s most inventive, most awarded and fastest-growing kid’s educational entertainment concepts, KidZania has 20 locations in 17 countries, including in the Philippines. 
     KidZania, Inc., headquartered in Mexico, was founded in 1997, opened its first park in 1999, and is privately held. For more information about KidZania Manila, visit manila.kidzania.com.
     KidZania is locally franchised by Play Innovations, Inc., whose majority stakeholder is ABS-CBN Corporation.

Jollibee Peach Mango Sundae: a new twist to my favorite Peach Mango Pie!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

     Why there's always room for dessert? For a sweet tooth like me, there's always plenty of room for desserts! Anything sweet will always have a special place in my tummy! Hahaha! One of my favorite desserts is peach mango pie from Jollibee. I can't count how many times I've eaten this simple but filling item from Jollibee. It's my default order when I don't know what to get when my son craves for Jollibee and I need to bring him there for his snack.

     Nothing is as comforting as the warm sweet filling of mangoes and peaches wrapped in the crispy crust of the Peach Mango Pie or the sweet creamy texture of the classic Vanilla Sundae – both Filipino favorites that have always been part of every langhap-sarap Jollibee experience.
Jollibee Peach Mango Sundae: a new twist to my favorite Peach Mango Pie!
     Since its introduction, the peach mango pie has always been the top choice for Filipinos when it comes to desserts. The Vanilla Sundae, also a favorite among Filipinos, especially kids, has been paired with hot chocolate fudge and strawberry syrup, among others. 

     This time, Jollibee has decided to mix these two well-loved desserts, bringing a whole new flavor for everyone to experience – the Jollibee Peach Mango Sundae. The creamy texture of vanilla sundae topped with bits and pieces of peaches and mangoes brings out flavors that are both nostalgic and fresh.

     The Peach Mango Sundae is the ultimate dessert for Filipinos who can’t have enough of their sweet tooth fix with the peach mango filling and Jollibee’s classic sundae. It is best enjoyed with your favorite Jollibee meal.

     At only P29 each for ala carte and P20 as mini sundae add-on for value meals, the Peach Mango Sundae is now available at your favorite Jollibee store nationwide.

Press Release: Do the Hagod with Palmolive Naturals Conditioner

Thursday, November 05, 2015

     Starting from the crown of her head to the tips of her soft hair, the hagod is a signature move of the modern, independent woman. The hagod involves running her fingers through her hair – stroking it from the roots to the tips. Whether the hagod results in gathering locks to one side or letting hair naturally fall back into place, every modern woman knows that the hagod is only possible with hair that’s soft and manageable.
Press Release: Do the Hagod with Palmolive Naturals Conditioner
     The hagod expresses her hair’s softness that lasts through the day, just like her feminine confidence. The hagod signals that she is ready to let her hair down and face whatever is coming her way. Her hagod-soft hair is a source of confidence, allowing her to effortlessly own her day.
Press Release: Do the Hagod with Palmolive Naturals Conditioner
     As a fresh graduate stepping into a new career, she relies on her hair’s softness to impress her colleagues. As a night-shift worker in a fast-paced environment, she is assured of soft hair that lasts well into overtime. And as a hairstylist who can inspire confidence with a single cut, her hair embodies the softness that all her clients aspire for. 
Press Release: Do the Hagod with Palmolive Naturals Conditioner
     Palmolive Naturals Conditioner ensures her hair is always hagod-soft and hagod­-ready from day to night. 

  • Its formula, infused with 100% natural extracts and micro-moisturizers, penetrates deep into hair. 
  • With continued use, Palmolive Naturals Conditioner gives hair long-lasting softness, every woman will want to do the hagod from day to night. 
  • Plus, it has Palmolive’s signature, long-lasting fragrance, releasing an irresistible scent with every stroke.

Press Release: Do the Hagod with Palmolive Naturals Conditioner
     As in hagod-softness that helps a fresh grad ace her interview, hagod-softness that lasts a call center agent well into overtime, and hagod-softness that makes a hairstylist someone you’d trust with your hair – ikaw, ano ang hagod mo? Watch the tvc below :)
Share your Palmolive Hagod on www.facebook.com/PalmoliveNaturals and use the hashtags #ItoangHagodKo and #PalmoliveHagod. Have a great hair day!

Change Comes at Midnight: Beyond the Box’s iPhone 6s Midnight Launch

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

     Are you an Apple user? I presume you already have the motto "Once you experience MAC, you will never go back!" every time a friend ask you why you've chosen Apple gadgets. Prolly, those who haven't experienced the brand yet will not understand why this is always a hit. Maybe this announcement will make one or all of you a MAC convert. So without further ado, here's an exciting announcement from one of the Apple premium reseller here in the Philippines. 

     Be the first to experience the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and the big changes that come along with Apple’s latest iteration of their most coveted device!
Change Comes at Midnight: Beyond the Box’s iPhone 6s Midnight Launch

'Mas Creamy Sarap Polvoron' from Red Ribbon

Monday, November 02, 2015

     One of my favorite Filipino desserts comes in a small plastic packaging filled with milky yummy goodness. I'm a fan of that powdered milk sweet dessert that no doubt everyone loves. Everyone has that one special food item that brings memories of home. Arguably for Filipinos, this is the classic Polvoron. Here's great news from Red Ribbon, one of the biggest bakeshops in the Philippines, introduces its Classic Polvoron—a delightful treat that bursts a melt-in-your-mouth sweetness and creaminess, leaving an aftertaste that’s sure to make Filipinos grab for more.

     According to Zinnia Rivera, general manager of Red Ribbon, the Classic Polvoron offers just the right amount of sweetness, with more “creamy sarap” goodness. “The creamy taste of Polvoron has an empowering taste that brings Filipinos back to their childhood years,” Rivera said. “Since adults enjoy the rich, creamy taste of Polvoron, they now share their all-time favorite treat to their children. With Red Ribbon’s Classic Polvoron in place, children and adults alike will find our creamy variant more irresistible.” 
'Mas Creamy Sarap Polvoron' from Red Ribbon
     The Red Ribbon Classic Polvoron comes in singles, pack of eights (8s) and box of 16s. The price ranges for each pack is P10, P73 and P143, respectively.

     Rivera added, “What’s best about our Classic Polvoron is its sweet, creamy taste that’s perfect for mothers who want the best sweet treat for their kids’ recess or for the ates and kuyas out there who are looking for that sweet ending after a scrumptious meal.” 

     Aside from the Classic Polvoron, Red Ribbon also boasts its other Polvoron flavors. This includes the Pinipig Polvoron, which bursts with the same creamy goodness complemented by crunchy pinipig bits; and the Peanut Polvoron, which contains flavorful real peanut bits mixed with powdered milk and lightly toasted flour and butter. For families who want to taste all three flavours, they can opt to purchase the Assorted Polvoron Pack.

     Rivera said, “We’re making it easier for Filipino families to enjoy all our Polvoron flavors in one pack at an affordable price.”

     “Red Ribbon’s Polvoron products are popular delicacies that never fail to delight Filipino families,” Rivera added. “For its part, Red Ribbon Bakeshop will continue to innovate its products by improving the taste and design. We will continue to make great-tasting confections that are guaranteed to delight families regardless of the occasion.” 

     Now on its 36th year, Red Ribbon continues to make each celebration—whether small or grand—even more special. To date, the popular bakeshop chain now has over 300 stores nationwide.

Jack 'n Jill Calbee Invades the Metro for that #BestPotato Experience

Friday, October 16, 2015

     Make snack time fun and exciting. Watching a movie, playing board games with your friends, or simply hanging out with the barkada will be fun and exciting too when you have the #BestPotato beside you. I'm so sure that everyone loves potato chips. Raise your hands if you do because I'm raising too! Jack ‘n Jill Calbee delivers #BestoPotato experience around the Metro! I presume you've seen this product in grocery shelves and some of you have tried it already. 

     Get ready for exciting surprises as the Jack ‘n Jill Calbee pop-up store makes its way around various pit stops in the metro. Experience #BestoPotato in the mall, school, office, or even while refueling at the neighborhood gasoline station. 
Jack 'n Jill Calbee Invades the Metro for that #BestPotato Experience
Kenzo enjoying his Jack 'n Jill Calbee in Cheddar and Sour Cream Flavor
     Kicking-off in Greenhills Shopping Centre this November, the roving Jack ‘n Jill Calbee pop-up store will visit schools and malls while an interactive sampling booth will make the rounds of selected gasoline stations and offices for you to experience the goodness that only comes from the brand’s wide range of innovative potato snacks.
Jack 'n Jill Calbee Invades the Metro for that #BestPotato Experience
Jack 'n Jill Calbee Pop-Up Store in Greenhills
     Jack ‘n Jill Calbee uses only the best potatoes produced under the Japanese standards of quality, putting fun in every crunch. This includes their Potato Chips – thin and crunchy potato snack in Wasabi, Classic Salted, or Cheddar and Sour Cream flavors; Pizza Potato – pizza-flavored potato ridges with melted cheese on top; and Jagabee Potato Fries– crispy fries available in Classic Salted, Garlic, and Cheese flavors.
Jack 'n Jill Calbee Invades the Metro for that #BestPotato Experience
Jack n' Jill Calbee Cheddar and Sour Cream Flavor
     Following its successful launch in March, the Jack ‘n Jill Calbee pop-up store has previously made stops at the Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Bonifacio High Street, and in Eastwood City, among others.This time around, the pop-up store will visit several campuses to bring the #BestoPotato experience closer to everyone.

     “We want people to experience the besto potato goodness of Jack ‘n Jill Calbee” says Calbee-Universal Robina Corporation (CURC) Marketing Manager,Jenny Chang. “Through the pop-up stores, we want to bring the brand’s tasty offering closer to the market."

  Learn more about the latest from Jack 'n Jill Calbee 
Like them on Facebook:  JacknJillCalbee 
Follow them on Instagram: @jacknjillcalbee

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