“We are blessed to bless others.” This is something that I firmly believe in. If we have an abundance of finances, talent, and time, it would be worthwhile to reach out to those in need. Reaching out to others and sharing what we have gives them hope and creates a strong impact into their lives and that of their loved ones.
We are so blessed to spend the holiday last November 30 at Enchanted Kingdom and join OPPO F5‘s celebration of National Selfie Day! We get to enjoy the whole event as a family (plus my niece). The OPPO and SparkIT teams got everything covered – an all-access pass to EK’s rides; a short program; and even a mini-concert for everyone to enjoy. With all of these, everyone definitely got selfie-worthy pics!
When I became a mom, I make it a point to make fun-filled and pleasant memories for my family. What better way to immortalize our day at the magical and well-loved theme park here in the South than to take plenty of photos, especially selfies so that each one of us is in every picture. It was my firstborn’s third time at the park, and now that he’s four years old, he was able to enjoy more of the rides. My husband, being more on the adventurous side, wanted to take our boy for a ride on the Jungle Log Jam. I vehemently opposed as there is a great possibility that our little boy will get scared mid-ride and cause him great distress. Very unsafe! Anyway, EK would be around for some time and he will get to try out such thrill-filled rides when he’s old enough.
Since our baby girl is too young (she’s only two months old) to partake in the park’s attractions, she and I spent most of the time inside the Eldar’s Tent, which served as a holding area for the event’s participants. But I still had the chance to jump in the Bump ‘N Splash with my son and my niece and had fun driving in circles and squirting water on strangers. Thanks to my hubs for taking care of our baby for a while. Back at the tent, I was able to get a closer look at the sleek, red, OPPO F5 6GB and prayed hard to be one of the 10 winners of that day’s giveaway. Sadly, I wasn’t. Check out the press release below to get a glimpse of the National Selfie Day’s highlights and for OPPO F5’s specs – to find out why I was heartbroken that I didn’t win that night. But, I’m okay now. I have already moved on 😀
OPPO Celebrates National Selfie Day at Enchanted Kingdom
Celebration continues with more than 100 smartphones to be given away this holiday season
Manila, Philippines (December 1, 2017) – OPPO, the Selfie Expert, believes that the Philippines, being named as the “selfie capital of the world” is a title that calls for a celebration. Because of this, OPPO has come up with a National Selfie Day last November 30 by treating its loyal fans to a magical day at Enchanted Kingdom and announcing the National Selfie Day online contest with more than 100 phones to be given away this Christmas Season.
Hundreds of OPPO supporters from all over Metro Manila have gathered for this special occasion. They were highly encouraged to bring their family and friends for a truly memorable experience. Everyone enjoyed the day with unlimited access to the park’s attractions and a variety of food choices around each park zone.
With various picturesque and selfie-worthy spots around Enchanted Kingdom, fans made sure to capture each moment using their OPPO F5 phones with its 20MP A.I. Front Camera and 16MP Rear Camera.
“National Selfie Day is both a celebration and a reward to our fans for their undying loyalty and support to the brand. And what better way to celebrate this day than to share this with people that matter to them the most, their family and friends,” said Eason de Guzman, OPPO Philippines’ Public Relations Manager.
Capping off the day is a culminating concert where they officially announced the limited edition OPPO F5 6GB as the newest addition to the F5 line-up. OPPO also shared the news of its partnership with Miss Possibilities, a beauty pageant for young women with special needs. Both organizations believe in redefining beauty and thus, are one in their cause in capturing the real you in every person. The night ended with a magical fireworks display that left a smile to everyone’s faces.
National Selfie Day Continues
National Selfie Day doesn’t stop there as it is also an online contest wherein fans would stand a chance to win their own OPPO smartphone as they will be giving away 100 phones in 6 weeks from Nov 30 to January 10, 2018. Participants will simply upload their selfies at http://bit.ly/OPPONSD and follow the mechanics to qualify, a total of 18 winners will be announced weekly.
Also announced as well is the flagship limited edition red OPPO F5 6GB that will be exclusively available at OPPO concept stores nationwide starting December 9, 2017 for Php21,990. Every purchase comes with a free Olike Bluetooth speaker worth Php2,990.
For more exciting updates, stay tuned to OPPO Philippines’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/.
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Eason de Guzman Jr
Public Relations Manager
PR Account Manager
Social Media Channels
For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of selfie beautification and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras. OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO’s Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a selfie trend in the smartphone industry.
In 2016, OPPO was ranked as the number 4 smartphone brand globally, according to IDC. And today, OPPO provides excellent smartphone photography experience to over 100 million young people around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html
My husband and I initially planned to leave early but we end up staying until evening as he, our son, and my niece enjoy EK’s attractions as much as they can. During that time, our baby and I got comfy at the tent while watching the concert from afar and waiting for the announcement of winners.
We were all tired that day but happy that we got to have an awesome time at the Enchanted Kingdom for OPPO’s National Selfie Day! Many thanks again, OPPO 🙂
Want to have this limited edition of OPPO F5 for Christmas? Go and check out the stores tomorrow, December 9, and see for yourself how OPPO, the Selfie Expert, can capture the real you!
Chef Gordon Ramsay has been famous for a long time already but I have only got to see his cooking videos late last year. I see him as an excellent chef in that he makes whipping up sumptuous dishes as if anybody can do that in their own homes. He also shares useful kitchen hacks that will make food preparation easier and enjoyable for anyone.
Chef Gordon is best known for his undeniably strong presence in the US Master Chef. This long-running televised cooking competition is now on its 8th season and will soon be aired on Philippine television in partnership of Doña Elena Olive Oil. Learn more about it on the press release below.
Doña Elena Olive Oil brings Philippine airing of US Master Chef Season 8 on Star World
Chefs, home cooks, and foodies now have something more to look forward to as the all-new season of US Master Chef surprises viewers with a feast of flavors that are both inspiring and entertaining.
Over the course of its newest season that premieres on June 8 at 8 PM on Star World, US Master Chef Season 8 promises to showcase hilariously yummy dishes, and a mix of new breed of personalities who can potentially change the culinary scene, one recipe at a time. To intensify the excitement, James Beard award winner and Mexican-American Chef Aaron Sanchez joins acclaimed pastry chef Christina Tosi, and main host and celebrity-chef Gordon Ramsay as judges.
“I haven’t wanted something professionally this bad in a long time,” says Sanchez while also sharing that this project is a dream come true.
As the season’s major sponsor, Doña Elena Olive Oil will be airing great-tasting healthy recipe ideas in between commercial gaps. From dipping, sautéing, to frying, Doña Elena Olive Oil unearths all-new feast of healthy meal ideas that any foodie will love.
The consistent no. 1 olive oil brand in the Philippines, Doña Elena Olive Oil contains 80 percent monounsaturated oleic acids better known as good fats and is naturally rich in A, K, and E vitamins that help lower bad cholesterol. Olive oil does not only provide health benefits but also elevates the taste of any dish to a whole new level.
Don’t miss Master Chef’s latest season and be an expert in your own kitchen with Doña Elena Olive Oil tips in the show. The Mediterranean inspiration that’s evident in each bottle of Doña Elena Olive Oil depicts exceptional quality and premium taste, an assurance that it won’t fail you and your taste buds in your everyday cooking!
Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.
Doña Elena Olive Oil is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation in the Philippines. It is the consistent no. 1 Olive Oil brand according to A.C. Nielsen. Available in three (3) variants, extra virgin, pure and pomace which comes in 250 ml, 500 ml, 1 L glass bottles and 5L PET bottle sizes. For more tips, recipes, and promos visit @donaelenacuisineraclub on Facebook and Instagram.
MANILA, Philippines – Be ready to #EnterTheScienceCircus!
Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the 5th traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum, supported in part by Mastercard, Limkaco Industries, Uratex, and Thompson Hardware and Lighting Center.
The Science Circus: Step Right Up! showcases the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everyday experiences, in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind.
While the nearly 250-year history of the circus abounds with awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical skill – such as high-flying aerial artists, to death-defying daredevils – the Science Circus challenges our traditional notions of a circus by focusing on the mind’s “acrobatic” perceptual tricks.
As the guests enter the exhibition, they are welcomed by a festive, colorful façade which sets the tone for the sights and sounds they are about to experience. These interactive exhibits are displayed simultaneously in three adjacent Rings. Guests can go in any of the Rings in the order they please.
Ring One, or Deception Perception is a menagerie of exhibits that will prompt you to question whether to see is to believe. Can you always trust your senses? Is what you see as real as it seems? Can your brain produce motion where there is none? Your first venture into the Circus will unveil the “blindness” of your mind’s eye.
Ring Two highlights Pieces of Incredible Engineering, where guests can engage their minds in puzzles and relish how math and art come together. This central area is animated by simple machines, and engages guests in activities that evoke their inner engineer.
Last but not least, Ring Three is Encounters with the Masters, where guests can interact with and learn the secrets of the Masters of Illusion. They can take on the challenges posed by each Master, and discover how our brains can be ensnared by smoke and mirrors.
Visit the Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition right now for another wonderful ride through the world of Science! To make it even more enticing, a special treat awaits!
Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only.
The Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition vividly illustrates how our everyday experiences are full of delightful secrets that we can uncover, to discover more about ourselves and the world around us. Let’s all have fun together! See you there!
*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Science Circus will be on display in the Museum for a limited run, until January 31, 2017 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public.
Science Circus* only
P200 / head Adults or Child
The Mind Museum (3-hour tour) + Science Circus
P650 Child/Student (up to college)
Kids below two feet are Free.
*Enjoy Science Circus exhibition for 90 minutes choosing from these timeslots:
9am-1030am | 1030am-12nn | 12nn-130pm | 130pm-3pm | 3pm-430pm | 430pm-6pm
Limited capacity. Guests are welcomed on a first come, first served basis.
Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only.
The Mind Museum Operating Hours
9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.
CLOSED on Mondays.
For more information or for interested parties who would want to host this exhibition, please contact:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram: themindmuseum
The kitchen used to be a scary place for young people and cooking was a daunting task reserved for mothers and household helps. But technology played a role in guiding people around the kitchen. Nowadays, new cooks search online for cooking videos or check out “food hacks” to be able to produce any dish they want that they can, in turn, show off on social media.
Young celebrities Kathryn Bernardo and Liza Soberano also enjoy cooking for their loved ones. They are the newest tandem to endorse AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning. Apart from what can be found in the Internet, Kathryn and Liza became more confident cooks because they can rely on a brand of seasoning to make delicious home-cooked dishes by bringing out the natural goodness of food. Experienced cooks or kitchen newbies can make AJI-NO-MOTO® their best friend in the kitchen – an ally in serving nourishing and enjoyable dishes for the whole family.
The new AJI-NO-MOTO® TV Commercial features three (3) dishes to show the versatility of the product in making all kinds of dishes delicious. Among the dishes are the Omurice, a Japanese-inspired meal composed of rice and omelet, Kathryn’s Adobong Puti recipe, a different take on the classic adobo without soy sauce and the all-time favorite comfort food Beef Nilaga.
AJI-NO-MOTO® can be widely used in a variety of dishes because it has no smell or specific flavor of its own and can therefore be used to enhance the original flavor of food. This is a safe and quality product that is made from natural crops like sugar cane, corn or cassava and manufactured through the natural process of fermentation. AJI-NO-MOTO® enhances taste of food by providing umami taste. Umami is the fifth basic taste also described as rich, savory and ‘malinamnam’ derived from food rich in glutamate like tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, ham and seafood.
Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, AJI-SINIGANG® Cube, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® SEASONED CRUMBS®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.
1½ tbsps vegetable oil
¼ cup garlic, peeled, minced
¼ cup onions, peeled, minced
½ cup ground pork
½ cup frozen carrots
¼ tsp ground black pepper
2 cups cooked rice, short grain
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 pieces eggs, small, beaten
1/8 teaspoon pulverized black pepper
1/2 teaspoon AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
1/8 teaspoon iodized salt
- Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic and onions for one (1) minute over low heat.
- Add ground pork and cook until brown.
- Add carrots and black pepper.
- Add rice and stir-fry for another minute over medium heat.
- Add soy sauce, mix well.
- Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and mix well.
- Remove from fire, mound the rice on plate then set aside.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs until the whites and yolks are well combined.
- Add pulverized black pepper.
- Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, mix well.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the egg mixture.
- Remove fried eggs out of the pan and mold it well on top of the rice.
- Serve with catsup.
Makes 2-4 servings
Nutrition Information: Calories 457 Carbohydrates 44g Protein 14g Fats 25g
½ kilo chicken, adobo cut
½ cup vinegar
1/3 cup garlic, peeled, crushed
1 piece bayleaf, crushed
¼ teaspoon peppercorn, cracked
½ cup water
½ cup cooking oil for deep frying
1 teaspoon AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
1 tablespoon refined sugar
1 teaspoon iodized salt
- Combine chicken, vinegar, garlic, bayleaf, peppercorn and water in a pot.
- Let boil and lower heat. Simmer until tender.
- Drain the chicken pieces from the broth.
- Heat oil in another pan and deep fry chicken pieces. Return to the broth.
5 .Simmer until liquid has been reduced to half.
- Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami seasoning and sugar. Simmer for one (1) minute.
- Add salt and mix well.
- Serve hot.
Makes 4-5 servings
Nutrition Information: Calories 461 Carbohydrates 5g Protein 18g Fats 41g
2 ½ liters water
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 pieces onion, medium-size, chopped
½ kilo beef shank, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces corn, cut into five per piece of corn
2 pieces potatoes, medium-sized, peeled, quartered
½ piece small cabbage, quartered
1 ½ teaspoons AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
1 tablespoon iodized salt
- In a casserole, put 2½ liters of water; add peppercorns, onions and beef.
- Boil beef until tender.
- Add corn and potatoes; boil for 2-3 minutes.
- Add cabbage, mix well.
- Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add salt and mix well.
- Serve hot.
Makes 4-5 servings
Nutrition Information: Calories 195 Carbohydrates 21g Protein 21g Fats 3g
Top brands and amazing deals for your Christmas shopping
November 3, 2016, Taguig City, Philippines – The biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia kicks off on November 11, 2016 with the participation of more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants. This month-long shopping event is Lazada’s fifth Online Revolution since its launch in 2012.
This year’s theme is ‘Brands for All,’ putting customers’ favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items.
These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015.
Lazada will offer everything customers love – from huge discounts to flash sales and exclusive bundles. P11 peso deals featuring a Virtual Reality Box, LED light bulb rotating lamp and a Genius gaming mouse among many others, are up for grabs. Limited-time flash deals on a 32” Slim LED TV for Php 5,499, a Fujidenzo 20L microwave oven for Php 1,999, a Star Mobile 4.5” smart phone for Php 999, an HP desk jet printer for Php 888, and a L’Oreal lip and cheek palette set for P399 are only some of the many highlights during this mega shopping day. Perfect value indeed for all the Christmas gift-seekers out there.
The deals extend to over 17 product categories including Fashion, Health & Beauty, Home & Living, and Electronics. Lazada is focusing deep into its customers’ interests with weekly specials- a curation of items for beauty fans, supermoms and families, techies and fashionistas.
As if these weren’t enough, Lazada will also launch games to make Christmas online shopping more fun. Follow Lazada’s social media channels to get free shopping vouchers, brand giveaways from Samsung, MamyPoko, Unilever, JBL, Lenovo, and more.
“Online Revolution was launched in 2012 so more consumers could experience the ease and benefits of online shopping. Since then, Online Revolution has become the biggest shopping event in Southeast Asia, where consumers can find amazing deals from the most popular brands conveniently from their smartphones or laptops,” said CEO Inanc Balci. “This year, we have secured commitments from big brand partners for more than one million deals to make Christmas shopping more exciting and effortless for Filipinos. The best of the world is truly at everyone’s fingertips now, more than ever.”
Lazada has also partnered with top brands to make shopping more rewarding. Use your MasterCard to get an additional 12% off on top of already discounted prices. And if you’re feeling lucky, Isuzu Philippines is giving away a brand new pick-up for more out of town road trips, and Turkish Airways is raffling off air tickets to fly you off to your dream vacation.
Ever tried making a wish whenever you see 11.11 on your watch or clock? No need to be on the constant lookout because Lazada’s Online Revolution is guaranteed to make your Christmas shopping wishes and dreams come true with an awesome plethora of deals and steals. Visit www.lazada.com.ph or download the Lazada mobile app for free to join the biggest online shopping event of the year. Sale runs from November 11 to December 12.
About Lazada Online Revolution
The Lazada Online Revolution is the biggest online shopping and selling event in Southeast Asia bringing brands and retailers, and consumers together in six countries.
Lazada started the Online Revolution on 12 December 2012 (12.12) to educate consumers on online shopping and its conveniences. The one-day sale sparked a shopping frenzy that grew it into an annual month-long event.
Since then, Lazada Online Revolution has proven itself to be Southeast Asia’s busiest online retail event. In 2015, US$40 million in Gross Merchandize Value was recorded in its three-day finale.
Lazada Online Revolution 2016 will see big retail and marketing brands participate to create an unmatched assortment of popular, quality products, and the best deals for Southeast Asian consumers.
About Lazada Group
Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).
Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.
Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.
CHRISTINA MILA Z. JIMENEZ
Offline Marketing Head
Nov. 3, 2016 – In preparation for Lazada’s upcoming Online Revolution Sale kicking off on Nov. 11, the Lazada Affiliate Marketing team went on a roadshow tapping some of the Philippines’ key cities namely Manila, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod. During the 4-day roadshow, the cities’ top bloggers and influencers were given an introduction to Affiliate Marketing in order for them to earn while promoting Lazada.
With the Online Revolution fast approaching, the attendees of the roadshow were also given the privilege of knowing in advance some of the deals which will be released on Nov. 11. Some of the deals which caught the attention of many include the Starmobile Play Click smartphone which will be sold for P999 on 11.11, the inflatable sofa for P469 and L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks which will be priced down to P199. In order to know more about the deals which will be released during the 11.11 Online Revolution, make sure to follow Lazada’s Affiliate bloggers and influencers.
Lazada Box of Joy
With Lazada’s ever-growing assortment, attendees of the Affiliate Roadshows were given the Box of Joy. Each Box of Joy contains a variety of products such as shampoo, toothpaste, facial cream and lotion all sponsored by Lazada’s brand partners. It is a proof that Lazada is not only just an online store for electronics but also a destination for shoppers interested in buying lifestyle items and groceries.
55” ACE LED TV Raffle
It was also during the event that the affiliate-exclusive raffle mechanics for the Online Revolution was announced. Affiliate bloggers only need to come up with 5 blog posts until Dec. 12 in order to qualify for the raffle. Social media promoters also qualify in the raffle with a minimum of 3 social media posts about the Online Revolution per week. In addition to the winner of the 55” ACE LED TV and a Creative SBS 120 speakers, there will also be 3 weekly winners of special prizes such as camera drones, hoverboards, headphones, LED TVs and many more!
Lazada Online Revolution
Lazada’s Online Revolution, started in 2012, is now the biggest online sale in Southeast Asia which is a month-long celebration of great deals across 17 product categories. Following the mega day on Nov. 11, Lazada will hold its weekly campaigns namely Beauty Fanatic Week (Nov. 14-19), Family Week (Nov 20-24), Techies Week (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2) and Trendsetters Week (Dec. 3-6). Also, a highlight of the Online Revolution would be its Pinoy Cyber Sale running from Nov. 25 to 28. This sale will be similar to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale yearly held in the US. This event is organized together with other e-players with the goal of increasing e-commerce penetration in the country. Finally, Lazada will conclude Online Revolution through a 6-day Mega Sale starting on Dec. 7 until Dec. 12. Stay tuned through this channel for the next installment of deals which will be available on Nov. 11.
Lazada’s Affiliate Marketing Program provides an opportunity for bloggers and influencers to earn extra income while promoting Lazada and its products. To know more about the Lazada Affiliate Program, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/lazada-affiliate-program/ .
The Lazada Box of Joy is supported by the following brands and sellers: Colgate, Palmolive, L’Oreal, Creamsilk, Durex, ACE, Veet, Creative, Pond’s, Vaseline, Tender Care, Scholl, Sandisk, JBL, Gard, LuckyHR, D&D, Maybelline, Axion, and Equal.
It was our second time to join the Mommy Bloggers Philippines’ (MBP) annual trick or treating event. For this year, The Mind Museum, the Philippines’ first interactive science museum, graciously hosted the venue for our blogging community. My family and I have been to the Mind Museum three times already but we have yet to fully explore its scientific wonders. By the way, the Museum has seasonal special exhibits, the most recent one was Dino Play (which ended last September 30 and we had tons of fun in that exhibit!) and it has an upcoming Science Circus which opens on October 28.
Going back to our MBP party… I actually liked this year’s celebration better than last year in terms of proximity and type of venue. This year was more private as we had the Special Exhibit Hall all to ourselves and our loved ones. Mommy bloggers had more time to fellowship with one another and our kids were able to play with each other. We still had to chase our little ones around but I was fine with it because the area was closed and there was a guard on standby so I didn’t worry that my son would go farther away from me. I just got a bit confused as there were too many boys who chose to be Spiderman that day – the costume that my son chose over the little engineer outfit that I planned for him to wear.
Lani of Tweenselmom.com hosted a simple program for us. She made the kids wearing costumes go up the stage in batches so us moms could check out and vote the ones with the most creative outfits. We do have the Mad Hatter / Alice in Wonderland theme this year but Lani, Joy of Joybites.com and Louisa of ArtofBeingAMom.com, the power ladies behind MBP, have given the attendees a heads up that our kids could come as they want to be. A great decision, in my opinion, as most kids, especially the younger ones like mine, are not too fond of wearing elaborate costumes. Case in point: My son who chose to slip on his ultra comfy Spiderman long sleeved shirt rather than put on a helmet, wear a more dapper shirt.
My son and I had fun in this party. I like that it was more laidback, good for me since I am still recovering from lower back pain. I appreciated the sponsors who generously sent goodies for all the mommies and our kids as well as the suppliers who participated that day. To know more about them, please read the MBP Press Release below and check out their websites and social media pages. Their products and services are seriously worth being part of your next event 🙂 Some of the photos were taken by our sweet and friendly photographer, R. Vercide Photography.
Mommy Bloggers Philippines Mad Hatter Party was made possible by generous sponsors and a team of mommies who love this blogging community.
Thank you to The Mind Museum who not only provided us with a venue but also made sure we had a great time by providing all day passes and tickets to their soon to come Science Circus exhibit.
Our generous sponsors, Mekeni Picnic Hotdog, R Verdice Photography, Okasyon Filipinas, Peekabooth, Nido 3+, Selecta Milk, Selecta Moo, Sunkist Juice, Aqua Best, Stuffink, LemonSquare Whattatops, Tupperware, Sweet Art, Glass of Sweets: Desserts and Treats, Recipe Co, Work of Love Sweet Treats, Jack n Jill Calbee Chips, Richprime: Hot Wheels, Monster High, Thomas and Friends, for their support, giving us giveaways, prizes, and raffle items.
Mekeni Picnic Hotdog
Baby Care Plus and Kids Plus
Nido 3+ (1.2kg milk, Baon pals lunch boxes, Backpack Hoodies)
FB (Monster High): https://www.facebook.com/Monster.High.PH.Official/
FB (Hotwheels): https://www.facebook.com/makeitepicph/?fref=ts
R Verdice Photography
Okasyon Filipinas (Balloon décor)
Stuffink (MBP keychains)
Sweet Art (Personalized Candy Bars)
For reference to product: https://www.facebook.com/sweetart01/videos/1101976053243742/
Glass of Sweets Desserts and Treats (dessert table)
For reference to product: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.536708119860730.1073741830.491797014351841&type=3
Recipe Co (themed cake and cupcakes by stage)
Work of Love (demented cupcakes in dome containers)
We have waited for so long to have the chance to watch the amazing Disney on Ice! A big thanks to GOD for sending us a blessing – my family and I will soon witness the magical performance of our favorite Disney characters at Big Dome 🙂
This will be the perfect gift for your family, especially for the kids. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming show.
The touring show that enchanted audiences from across the globe is back with yet again another exciting run of Disney On Ice at the Big Dome.
Starting December 25 until January 3, Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival will feature magical moments from across the kingdom with a superstar lineup of Disney royalty.
See your favorite Disney characters from The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and for the first time ever – the Academy Award® winning and number one animated film of all time Frozen.
“This year’s Disney On Ice is truly magical with Disney properties that are packed with heart and personality. We have princesses that are exuberant and strong-willed, but we’ve also expanded the roles of spirited supporting characters, so that they’re more prominent in the show,” says Producer Nicole Feld.
Expect a spectacular production filled with adventurous and comical segments shared by well-loved Disney princesses Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and never-before-seen characters Anna and Elsa!
“We are taking a fresh new spin on how we’re presenting the Disney stories. We are weaving together the four worlds of royal sisters Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel as they each embark on their own epic journey,” says Producer Juliette Feld.
Sing and dance to popular Disney tunes with interactive and playful segments for kids to be led by Disney superstars Mickey and Minnie.
Also join Anna as she fearlessly sets off on an epic journey, together with Kristoff and reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in perpetual winter.
Dazzling costume designs, spectacular set elements, and jaw-dropping stunts are also what make this year’s show even more exhilarating.
In Beauty and the Beast’s “Be Our Guest,” the theatrical elements of the glitzy napkins and silverware costumes will astound audiences. “The costumes are designed to emphasize the overwhelming amount of table décor that appears in the movie. The napkins unfold to increase their size and the forks tower over the heads of the performers. This is a big moment for Belle; the costumes need to reflect that,” says Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom.
Moreover, lighting plays a crucial role in giving the overall production a truly magical feel.
“The colors really pull you into the different worlds of the princesses, but it’s how the lights are arranged that command your attention when the characters are performing their acts. For example, when the Daughters of Triton are introduced, the lighting individually highlights each of them. Your eyes follow the spotlights,” says Lighting Designer Sam Doty.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival features an astounding display of creativity and talent, with spellbinding Disney stories we have all come to enjoy and love! Buy your tickets early and visit TicketNet website or call 911-5555 for more details.
Photos were grabbed from the Mommy Bloggers Philippines website.
With all the Christmas gatherings that each of us go to, it is really hard to say no to second helpings! Hosts make an effort to prepare extra special dishes for their guests to savor and enjoy. Most of us are letting go of counting our calorie intake so we can enjoy the celebration of the holidays with our loved ones and people whom we care about. It’s a good thing that RedoXfat is here to help us out. Read the press release below to find out how.
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