Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On a Monster Jam HIGH!

We are so blessed to have a mom who is very supportive of our interests. In this case, her "favorite" apo wanted to see Monster Jam for the second time, so she gave me, the hubby plus our two boys tickets to see the show live! This time around, she also included a Pit Pass (for my 6 year old and his dad), so they can get up close to those huge and loud monster trucks plus their amazing drivers! It was the best way to celebrate Father's Day!

According to her, she got all 4 tickets for around P4,300 plus 2 Pit Passes! I think that was 30-50% off the original price!

TIP: best to buy tickets months before the actual show coz they give big discounts!

Life-sized Hot Wheels Monster Truck!! 

 Just "hangin'" around!(:

My little boy was really happy and excited as he got to see the trucks up close and have his shirt signed by the drivers. It was indeed a dream come true for him! So the Pit Pass was really sulit!

 Awesome experience!

Puppy POWER!!


 Look how pretty Scooby's driver is!

4X4 Riders!

Amazing stunts by these riders!! 

HUGE! I tell you!

The show was REALLY loud. We brought our 2 year old son and he cried every time the trucks "roar!" Haha!(: Best to watch this if you can really handle the noise.

The arena was a bit small, but we still had a grand time watching all the stunts and hearing the noisy trucks! I personally like the bikes that went flying into the air!


You should experience watching the show atleast once in your life! I was screaming almost the entire time, cheering (eventhough I don't know any of them! Haha) (:

It was indeed a fun and memorable day for our family. We hope to catch it again next year! Hopefully in Las Vegas?(: Wa! Who knows?(:

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On a Monster Jam HIGH!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Coffee Project: Something New Down South

Whether you are a coffee lover or not, some cafes give you that relaxing, homey feeling. It's like entering a new dimension and leaving a chaotic world behind. Well, that's what I felt when I first entered Coffee Project here at Vista Mall, Sta.Rosa Laguna.

The place screams HIPSTER all over! And yes, one can't help but take (instagram) photos of every corner of this cafe!

 I love every corner!

When we went to Coffee Project, the place was so calm and quite. Most of the people were reading and some were working on their computers. SUPER PLUS for those working "online", they have fast internet connection and plugs/sockets all over!


This is the perfect place to just sit, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy a chit chat with a friend or simply just get lost doing some of your hobbies (watercolor perhaps?). And you can hangout as early as 7AM and as late as 11PM!

 Lovely isn't it?

 Take your pick!

Coffee price starts at P100 per cup and they have pasta, rice meals and desserts too! Price range around P150-250! Not bad! And the serving is a bit huge too! 

 One of my favorite spots

 Banana Muffin

 Sardine Pasta

If you know me by heart, then you'll know that I am Ms.Sardine Pasta! Haha!(: I can't control my craving whenever I see Sardine + Pasta on the menu! This one passed my taste buds! A bit sweet but really tasty!

 Coffee ofcourse!

Very satisfied customers!(:

So whether you're a coffee addict or not (like me!), I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay and experience at Coffee Project!

Coffee Project: Something New Down South

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fun at Playschool!

We all want what's best for our kids. May it be the food they eat, the clothes they wear or even the toys they play. For me, I've always believed that good education is the best investment and gift we can give them. They may not know it right now but the effects and results of gaining good (learning) experiences will help them better in life.

That's why when I was looking for a Playschool for my 2 year old, I made sure he was experiencing one thing: having FUN! Believe me, we've tried it all, from Gymboree to Kindermusik to some "preschools" here in our city, but I feel that he's not happy or gaining anything at all. I am not saying that these schools are not effective, no, no! It's just that kids are all different. One may enjoy here, the other may not. It's just a matter of finding the right place for them.

So one evening as I was walking around Commercenter I saw this little Playschool called 4C Early Learning Station. It was really late at night and the station was already closed so I just got their number and texted them the next day. They were super accommodating and they answered all of my questions right away. You see, I have this habit of asking all my questions through text so that my time won't be wasted when I get to the place. I mean, hello! Traveling means gas, food, etc.! Why not ask and answer all inquiries through text or call, right? But of course, I am aware that there are some things they can discuss only at the school.

My Happy Baby (:

Before you enroll your child at 4CELS, they would recommend a "play appointment" (if I remember it correctly it will cost P400-600). The Station Crew will assess your child if he is ready to attend any of their classes. They accept babies as young as 1.6-8 years old. They are grouped according to age and they also have a mixed age group.

Look here!(:

My little boy is currently enrolled at their Art Class which is once a week. The class runs for an hour. And I tell you, super sulit! For my son who is "scared" of being around people, he is slowly engaging with other kids and the friendly Station Crew. Their Art Class cost around P400-500 per session which already includes "guided" play. I can really see how the crew interacts with the child and teaches him a thing or two as he plays.

By the way, there is also a one time payment of P800 (membership fee) which is already good for a year! And if you are a member, you get a discount too if you enroll at any of their classes.

Playing with his favorite set of toys

I honestly thought that his Art Class will just last 15-20 mins. per visit. Knowing Miro he doesn't have the patience (yet) to sit still and do activities. I was surprised that he gets to play, do some singing/dancing, some TV time and more! Again, super sulit for 1 hr.

He loves the slide so much!

Yes, we also got him a uniform (shirt) which cost around P400-500. Coz yes, I am OC like that. I am not the "fashionista" type of mom, I don't have the patience to think of their outfits haha!(: Plus, kids look cute in uniform!

And then there's art... (Photo from 4C's website)

One parent is still allowed inside if the kid is not yet comfortable being left behind. But I trust and see the care that each crew has for the children. They see to it that they really enjoy their stay and benefit from the program.

See more of their programs here:
2nd flr., Commercenter, Alabang

Fun at Playschool!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Bonding with my sons is one of my top priorities, making memories with them makes it even better. So whenever I see an opportunity for us to spend some time together, I grab it!

Last week, we had an opportunity to experience Brotzeit Junior Chef at @ Work at their Shangri La Plaza branch. It was a bright, sunny afternoon when the Mommy Bloggers together with their cute little ones gathered for an afternoon of fun and cooking (or should I say baking?)!

I shared about this workshop here. It will run all Saturdays of May, so you better save one weekend for this one!

A Mommy Bloggers event!

The place is really spacious. You can watch, relax and eat as your kids start their session. 

 Spacious and relaxing

My Little Chef wearing his own apron! Adorable! He was so excited to get his hands dirty!

 All set!(:

Each kid will get his own set of ingredients, recipe and tools. Yes, this is very hands on! Today, the kids were able to exercise their tiny little hands because they are going to make their own Pretzels!

 My little boy and his set of ingredients + a mixing bowl!
 So fun to spend an afternoon with my co-Mommy Bloggers!

Kids 5 years old and above can register for this workshop, I think moms will also enjoy the activity.

It was really organized and each kid was given equal attention and assistance from Chef and from his associates. The place is also really clean and well-kept.

 The kids with Ms.Malou

Our recipe for today

Chef Ivan briefly explained to the kids what they are about to do that day. The instructions and ingredients are really simple so the kids had an easy time following the steps.

 Chef Ivan giving some instructions
Mix! Mig!(:

Checking to see if the ingredients were all mixed

Chef Ivan made sure that each kid was able to follow his instructions. He made sure that they get the correct consistency for their dough.
 Chef Ivan was really helpful and patient with each kid!(:

 Knead, knead, knead!

 Excited to turn them into Pretzels!

The pretzels were sent into the oven and we had to wait a few minutes before we can taste and see our creations! I love that each of them gets to have their own pan with their names on it, so you can be sure you'll get your own pretzels!

SIDE NOTE: We had to leave early so we were not able to see our baked creation. :( 

 Raiden's Pretzels

Aside from the fun experience, the kids were also able to take home some goodies!!(: Thank you Toy Kingdom for the generous loot!

 Thank you Toy Kingdom for the fun loot!(:

All in all it was a fun learning experience! I've always been an advocate of learning while having fun. This activity taught my kid how to be patient and to follow instructions.

My Little Chef was so proud of his accomplishment! 

Check out:

Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Junior Chef @ Work at Brotzeit

Still looking for the perfect summer bonding with your little one? Wanna try something you will BOTH enjoy?(: Then join one of Brotzeit's Junior Chef @ Work! Every Saturday this month of May, Kids ages 5-10 years old can have a productive and fun afternoon with either their mom or dad as they create treats and build happy memories together!

Check out the poster below for more details!

Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Can't wait to spend a yummy afternoon with my pre-schooler! Remember to sign up one week before the class and you may also contact Malou Gonzalez at malou@brotzeitphil.com for schedule and registration.

For MORE details check out:

Junior Chef @ Work at Brotzeit