Jump Yard Fun

The birthday fun ain’t over yet. Ninang Rissey and Tito Vic took Coco out for some jumping fun at Jump Yard. It’s our first time here so Coco is so excited. We’ve been passing by the area for the longest time and he has been wanting to go here.


We came in at 3 in the afternoon so we had to wait till the session before us is over. The good thing with Jump Yard is that even though we came in super late in the afternoon, you can still come in with a toddler because they have a toddler area, unlike in Trampoline Park. It also has mats stretched from corner to corner, wall to wall.




Unlike the other one, they have segregated the different areas and enclosed them in a closed netted wall. You can jump as high as you can, jump into foam pits, play Dodgeball, dunk basket balls, wall climb, run wild, and more!



We registered at the front desk first, and had a waiver signed. Since I am with Coco, and we were staying at the toddler area, they told me I can’t jump inside. In Trampoline Park, we don’t have to wear grip socks, but here in Jump Yard we have to wear one. We have to buy 1 each for P100. The good thing is they have kids size, and I like the socks’ quality, it was not the cheap type. They will give you wrist bands after. A few minutes before your session starts, they will have you watch the safety video and do some pre-jumping work out in the briefing area. The cubicles are also at the briefing area, so keep you valuables together.


There are lots of Jump Yard marshals around the whole vicinity to look out for every guests. Make sure you jump properly so that no accidents would happen. While Coco could only stay at the Toddler Area, the marshal on duty allowed him to play at the dodge ball area since there are no other guests playing in that area.


Anyway, the birthday boy has so much fun, much fun that he actually ended up crying because he also wants to jump with his fave people at the olympic trampolines. It was an exercise sesh for both me and Coco – him having a super high-energy, as it was just a few hours since we woke up and me for running around following him, as well as the good half an hour that I was also able to jump around.

*Don’t forget to bring water and change of clothes!

Regular rates:
Php250 per jump hour – Monday to Thursday
Php350 per jump hour – Friday to Sunday and Holidays
* YES! same rate for both kids and adults)
Non-jumper but will be going inside the yard: Php100 /person

Tip: Check Metrodeal or other group buying sites, we got a 50% rate for a weekend today.

JUMP YARD
Frontera Verde Complex, Ortigas Avenue Corner C5, Pasig City
http://www.jumpyard.ph
Like and follow @jumpyardPH on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram
Call (632) 544-0703
Mobile: 0908 472 0031

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CocoFourtastic Birthday

I wanted a small celebration with only the family and Coco’s best friends. Good thing, I thought of reserving the function room of Ristorante Bigoli, it has the best location for all the people I invited because we all live around the area.





Coco has been asking me to have a PJ Mask Party and a PJ Mask Cake. I didn’t plan of anything fancy. But I ordered a personalized cake for him, instead of something both from a bake shop like last year.


To complete his PJ Mask party, I got him a PJ Mask costume, via Amazon last December pa. I’ve been keeping it for the last 3 months. I’ve been tempted to show it to him but thank God, I was able to stop myself. When he was about to blow his candle, that’s when I dressed him up. He was surprised and was really in awe. He went back inside the function room with pride.

Coco’s best friends, Robert and Alonzo came and that’s one of his wishes. Robert has been present since 1st birthday, that’s why I really wanted them to be present as well.

Watch this short clip of Coco’s celeb made by my cousin, Claudean. Thank you ate Dodin for this video!

Suppliers:
Ristorante Bigoli (Citywalk, Eastwood City) – Thank you very much for accommodating us. They actually gave us the function room without the 10k worth of orders, as long as we don’t use it exclusively. There was another table inside with us of another group of guests. But what we did was, we set up the food in buffet style.

Hello Sugar! – I ordered from someone near to us this time, as they were located in Cainta, so as to save a little. It didn’t disappoint me. The cake was so delicious, almost the same as the cake that we always order for Coco’s celebs.

Oh, before I forget! We had brunch at Coco’s favorite, Pancake House with Rissey and Vic because they wouldn’t be able to join us for dinner. Coco played at Tom’s World after.


Thank you to everyone who joined us, and for the gifts as well. We’re so happy to spend Coco’s special day with all of you.

Dear Anak,
I hope you had a fun fun day today, in a few weeks time, your 3rd birthday wish will come true. We love you so much!
Mommy

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2017 Fun Summer Activities

Summer has officially arrived! School Year 2016-2017 has officially ended!

I’m quite curious on what other moms has in store for their kids this summer. My Coco is turning 4 years old in a few days, I think he can now join in some classes that may be available. BUT he will be taking Summer Class in the school where he will be enrolled this coming school year, so I think we will be skipping the summer fun this year.

Still I am able to gather classes and workshops (aside from the usuals: ballet, jazz, singing, swimming, taekwondo, soccer, etc) so might as well share it here.

1. Jollibee Mini Manager Camp
Learn the values of service and leadership that make the best managers! Inquire now in participating Jollibee stores! Visit this link for more information.

Age: 4-12 years old
Fee: P600

Tip: If your child is already a Jolly Kiddie Club member, you just have to pay for the workshop fee. If not, you have to pay for the membership as well.

2. McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop
Let your little one practice discipline and try out new things as a kiddie crew. Visit the McDonald’s website for more information.

Age: 6-12 years old
Fee: P650

Tip: If you have a child younger than 6 years old and you think he/she can follow, you can visit the branch where you want to register and talk to the manager in charge. My friend was able to enlist his son who’s turning 4 this May.

3. Goldilocks Junior Crew
Visit the Goldilocks’ Facebook Page for more details.

Age: 6-12 years old
Fee: P650

4. Yoshi Kido
Visit Yoshinoya Facebook Page for more details and inquiries.
Age: 4-12 years old
Fee: P600

5. Power Mac Center Summer Workshop
Now is the time to take your skills to the next level. Whether its crafting a digital comic or making your own movie, our Apple Authorized Trainers will help you maximize your devices with apps for productivity and creativity.

Here are the courses that the kids can choose from:Game Design and Development, 3D Architecture Design, Graphic Design and Photo Editing, Cartooning and Animation, and Stop Motion Animation and Digital Storytelling. The non-digital courses are Kiddie Cooking Class, and Drawing and Painting.

Age: 9-13 years old
Fee: P4,500 per course
Location: Trinoma & Greenbelt

For more info call: (632) 553 4211 / (632) 5536399 / +63 908 885 6277

6. Ready, Set, Yoga! A Parent & Child Yoga Adventure
45 minute parent-child storytelling yoga class with “Amazing Me Yoga for Kids” Author Nica Hechanova and “Today Tala’s Adventure Begins” Author Dr. Raissa Paje-Bayawa

Age: 3-8 years old
Schedule: April 7, 2017, 2-4 PM
Location: Urban Ashram Yoga at Active Fun Building, Bonifacio Global City
Rate: P1,500 per parent and child

You can reserve a slot here.

For more info call: 0919-9112421
Email: hello@pumplepie.com

7. Young Brick Builders Summer 2017 Workshop
BUILD, PLAY & LEARN how to design different kinds of brick models.

Age: 3-13 years old
Fee: 3-5 years old: P350
6-13 years old: P500
Date: April 22, 2017 – 2:00 – 5:00 PM
April 23, 2017 – 8:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: Carlmig Homes Emilia Street Palanan, Makati City (beside Cash and Carry Mall

For more information: JOIN MOMMY BRICKS PHILIPPINES GROUP – I am part of this group because my son is one young brick builder. This group aims to promote play through building with toy bricks such as Lego, campaigning against kids being engrossed with playing with gadgets. Here’s the Mommy Bricks Facebook Page as well.

8. Toy Kingdom Kiddie Crew

Age: 7-10 years old
Fee: Free

For more information visit this link.

9. Kids Camp at Gawak Kalinga Enchanted Farm
Inspire the entrepreneur and nature-lover in your kids. Let them try farming, feeding animals, fishing, creating their own social enterprise products like stuffed toys and peanut butter, and making new camp buddies!

Age: 3-12 years old
Schedule: 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on April 15 & 29, May 13 & 27
Venue: GK Enchanted Farm, Angat, Bulacan
Rates: P2,200/ child and P1,600/adult

Call: 0917-7138607
Email: info@madtravel.org
Website here.

10. Summer Painting Workshop by Sip and Gogh

Visit the website for more details.

Workshop Fee: P5,500 (Basic)
P6,500 (Intermediate & Advanced)

11. Trumpets Playshop
Children theater, musical theater, hiphop and streetdance

Age: 4-6 years old, 7 and up
Workshop Fee: P4,500- P7,500

Check the Trumpets Playshop website for schedule and fees.

12. Repertory Philippines
Learn everything from stage presence, voice projection, basic staging, basic character analysis, and a whole lot more, all while having so much fun as you sing, dance and act all the way to the Workshop Showcases wherein each class will be putting up a full production at the end of the workshop complete with costumes, sets, lights, props, and what have you.

Age: 5-8 years old, 9-12 years old, 13-16 years old and 17 up
Fee: P10,000
Location: Active Fun, BGC
Classes starts on April 17, 2017

For more information please call: (+632) 843-3570 / (+632) 584-8458 or visit their Facebook Page.

13. PETA Workshop Express
Experience Philippine theater at its finest, enroll at PETA.


For more information please call: +63 905 369 6003 / +632 410 0821 / (+632) 584-8458 or visit their website.

14. Star Magic Workshops







Visit: Star Magic Workshops Facebook page for more info.

Hope you and your kids will have a fun-filled summer! As for my little boy, we’re off to school in 3 weeks time!

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Let’s Celebrate World Sleep Day with Uratex


Athletes like The Captain Alvin Patrimonio himself, know best that we all need regular sound sleep to nurture life. In celebration of World Sleep Day, join Uratex in raising awareness on the value of good sleep despite our busy lifestyle.

As the country’s Sleep Specialist, Uratex brings premium and technology rich products that can equip the comfort that you desire.

So come join Uratex and celebrate the value of good sleep. #SleepSoundlyWithUratex

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Welcome to the Bride Side! A Pop Color Jeans Event by Old Navy PH

It was such an awesome experience to be invited in an Old Navy event as we have always been an Old Navy aficionado. Coco wears Old Navy a lot!

It was a big closet raid. We can wear any item (We includes ME!, but I didn’t hihi) from the store and have our photo taken at the official photographer’s photobooth at the ground level. Pictures here are only the Boy sections.


The kids section is at the second floor. So I let Coco choose his outfit first (with my guidance, of course). We got two sets first. Then we had his photo taken, went up again for another 2 sets.

Here are Coco’s sets – solo plus 1 with Ella and Cobie


Behind the scene:



It was like a reunion of some sorts. I haven’t seen Len and Cobie since 2014 (when Coco and Cobie were just a year old) and Camille and Ella since 2015 (the last Hi-5 mall show in Manila) and then meeting all the other mini fashionistas and their mommas of Instagram world.


Old Navy just release their new range of colors for everyone’s favorite denim styles across the family at Old Navy, Bonifacio High Street in march 8, 2017. By highlighting display looks with new color offerings, Old Navy inspires customers to add a pop of spring as they transition out of Holiday outfitting.

Neo Nautical Spring kicks off with a mariner theme that is seen through stripes, prints, colors and detailing. Time-honored hues of red, white, and blue become more dimensional through shades of ochre, coral, and teal.

For sprint, our classic Rock star comes in a sunny range of soft-wash colors with touches of fray and perfectly imperfect destruction. Her figure-flattering favorite comes in spring-soft colors and full-ankle-length inseams. They’re the perfect counterpart to a soft fleece pullover or chic striped top.

For guys, conversational fleece hoodies and Flex-Max denim in soft neutrals are versatile wardrobe staple. Our 5-pocket pants deliver an unbeatable hand feel, plus Built-un Flex. And introducing Built-In Flex Max: double stretch technology for the ultimate in comfort.

Visit facebook.com/oldnavyPH or follow @oldnavyph on Instagram for more information.

Thank you Old Navy PH for having us and for making it like a great momma meet up! We had loads of fun!

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Gardenia: A Pocket Full of Cheers

It only took a pocket full of cheers to brighten up my little boy’s sad face. The new Gardenia Chocolate Pocket Sandwich simply made Coco’s day. What with its rich chocolatey filling that is totally delicious! This a big help for moms of picky eaters like this boy. Everyday merienda is solved!

Gardenia Chocolate Pocket Sandwich is made with soft and creamy White Bread with rich chocolate filling and sealed to lock in its goodness. Baked fresh everyday so you can enjoy your favorite sandwich anytime and anywhere.
High in iron, folate, vitamin B1 and source of vitamin A. This pocket sandwich is high in folate which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 which helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates; it is also a source of Vitamin A which is essential for the function of the eyes.

Also available in Peanut Butter flavor
Suggested Retail Price: P15
Availability: In leading supermarkets

For more about the Gardenia visit http://www.gardenia.com.ph. or drop by the Gardenia Facebook Page, Twitter or Instagram.

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Bike Day

For the last few years, I’ve known that MMDA closes an area of Ortigas (F. Ortigas Jr Road or formerly, Emerald Ave.) to the public to encourage Carless Sundays. I never knew what was going on on that area at those times, since I was never in that area. In fact, they also close Flood way every Sunday too for the same purpose. As far as I remember, I never saw the purpose nor appreciated it at all. I was even pissed one time because we had to do a detour, which was a longer way going to a certain destination one time that we went out and happen to pass by the area.

But today was different. My mom told me that she was taking my son out today for bike day. I thought it was in The Ayala Mall 30th because she was also talking about it that time. She mentioned that there were bicycles for rent. So, I didn’t bother to bring Coco’s bike. I just though it was one of the kid’s recreation amenities inside the mall.

Then, we were dropped off at the corner of Garnet and F. Ortigas. From there, I can see a closer view of what was in store for my little boy.

Kids were riding their bike, scooter and go-cart. Teens were skating, some were riding their hover board. Adults were riding around in their bike as well. I was worried, we didn’t have our bike. Lucky us! They have bike, side car, go-cart for all ages for rent – Php 100 / hour only!


I told my mom that she should have told me, we could have brought Coco’s own bike. But I think it’s all good, he was able to experience driving a side car. Some were even playing badminton and volleyball.

It was an hour of biking for my little boy, and he got super tired after driving from start to end of F. Ortigas. He totally passed out afterwards.

Bring your kids and their bikes to F. Ortigas Jr. Every Sundays – 6AM to 6PM for some FUN Family time – cheap at that! Hooray for Pasig!

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It’s Showtime Experience!

Around a decade ago, I was always in ABS-CBN. Either I’m with Kuya (Carlo Aquino) or Rox (Roxanne Guinoo). I walk around the halls of the studios, the area between the Talent Center Building and the cafeteria or The Dolphy Theater. Hanging out at the Gram’s Diner for hours and hours.

It’s been a long time since I entered the ABS-CBN compound. It was very nostalgic. Especially when we went in the Audience Entrance. I remember assisting all the other fans as they enter the Dolphy Theater every Qpids Heartbreak Night. So many memories to remember.

Actually, I have never watched any noontime show, live, well except for one Wowowee episode, since my kuya Dominic has passes. I think it was the only time I did. I was able to have a picture with Dolphy that time! I came with Kuya when he was ASAP (or any other variety/noontime show) guesting. But that’s just it, I just go inside the studio when it’s his turn, then leave right after his prod.


A lot has changed in the last decade. Gram’s Diner is now Grub and ABS-CBN Mobile store. You can’t easily come inside the ELJ Building because there’s a security upon the entrance – even if you just want to go to Starbucks. The audience who watch during live shows no longer stay and wait outside for a chance to be able to watch. Imagine the heat and how tiring it can be waiting there outside. There is now a very comfortable Kapamilya Audience Lounge – all air-coned, comfortable seats and rest room. The marshals and security were very accommodating and pleasant. Hindi sila masungit like dati haha! There’s WIFI but I couldn’t connect anymore. Hehe!

Tita Maila (Gumila – Clarita of The Better Half) hooked us up for passes. My Grand Aunt from California wants to watch It’s Showtime live. We were at the ABS-CBN compound a little past 9AM. They let us in the Audience Entrance, stayed at the lounge and waited for us to be assisted going to the studio at a little past 11Am.

Today was a special day, because it’s my ultimate idol, Anne Curtis’ birthday. Although it was her birthday, her birthday prod wasn’t until the weekend. Parang now lang ulit ako nakanood ng It’s Showtime from top to bottom. I didn’t know na aside from the opening prod, they only have 2 segments – Nagmahal, Nasaktan, Nagsayaw and Tawag ng Tanghalan. The hosts has limited time na pala on stage and they don’t interact with the audience that much anymore unlike before.

But it was a super fun show. Walang kupas ang pagpapatawa ni Vice Ganda plus all the other hosts. We definitely enjoyed, add the fact that I got to say “Hi!” to Anne Curtis and Liza Soberano was their to judge! Both girls are just the prettiest of them all. Happy to see both my favorite girls!

Thank you Tita Maila and Tita Lydia!

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Feb-ibig 2017

“Love isn’t about ridiculous little words. Love is about grand gestures. Love is about airplanes with love banners over stadiums and giant proposing words in the sky. Love is about going an extra mile even if it hurts. Letting it all hang out there. Love is about finding courage inside of you that you didn’t even know was there”
— Little Manhattan

Here’s my yearly tradition of DIY shoot for my little Valentino.


Spread La-La-La-Love. Happy Day of Love to everyone!

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Sa Wakas, A Pinoy Rock Musical

Yung masakit: Pag yung taong mahal mo ay hindi na yung taong minahal mo. BOOM!
Despite the fact that I wasn’t able to watch around 15 minutes of the play, MEMA pa rin ako.

Simple lang. Ang feels, ang lala. Ang hugot, ang lalim.

Lahat ng emosyon damang dama ko eh, saya at lungkot, tawa at luha, pighati at mura, sakit at selos, lahat na. Lahat lahat na. Mixed emotions. Eh papano pa yung kaakibat nitong lahat ay ang pag-awit nila ng mga Sugarfree songs, which is the main reason naman talaga ng play na ito.

Vic, played Topper, the lead, the two-timer hahahaha! First time I saw Vic like that. *speechless* But He did great, super galing, emotions x awit. Malala. Literally, parang alternate ni Ebe.
Cara(Lexi) and Maronne (Gabbi).. their roles were perfect for them, parang they were made for them. They actually complemented Vic’s Topper.

Need not go into details of the story anymore…

anyway.

Kung ikaw ay nagmahal, nagmamahal, magmamahal, nasaktan, nasasaktan, masasaktan, nagkamali, hugotera/o or fan lang talaga ng Sugarfree – pasok kayo dito. Kaso, last day na bukas, at sold out na ito. Pagdasal na lang nating merong 3rd run, para masimulan ko din naman. Diba?

PS. Yung akala ko namalik-rinig lang ako nun pinasok sa lyrics ng Wala si James Reid at Nadine Lustre (Oh, My JaDine Heart) at higit sa lahat, naisingit pa nila yung 2-piece Chicken Joy with Pineapple upgrade ng Jollibee sa eksena. Kaloks!

PSS. Sa Wakas – Vic & Cara (Topper and Lexi) gave a whole new meaning to Huwag Ka ng Umiyak (My Coco’s favorite song). Move over Cardo!

PSSS. Gusto ko ding makita ang Makati Skyline from the top of the building pag nag light up ito ng 6:30 PM.

Kung puso ko ay imamapa, ikaw ang dulo, gitna at simula. (Bawat Daan)

PERO

Nagsisising gigising sa katotohanan ‘di ka naman talaga akin

Magsimula tayo Sa Wakas.

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