Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dream Bigger, Shine Brighter at SM Little Stars 2019

Young, aspiring kids come and join SM Little Stars 2019 talent search. 

Parents/guardians, this is the perfect time to let your kids shine the brightest as SM Super Malls SM Little Star launches a bigger and grander kiddie-talent search for kids 4-7 years old. With over P9.5 million worth of prizes to be given away. including 2 brand new Chevrolet Sail, trips for 2 to China, National University college scholarships, an exclusive contract with Regal Artist Management, and P100,000 worth of cash and SM GCs. 

SM Little Stars achievers and Judges

This year's SM Little Star 2019 is themed with more colorful kiddie elements to amplify the feel for the year. The kids will get the chance to be trained by celebrity mentors and entertainment gurus in a series of workshops to develop their talent, boost their confidence, and encourage them to make new friends with other participants. 

During the launch, SM Little Stars Achievers who are now making waves in showbiz were present and entertained the mall goers and members of the media. Lei, Nhikzy, Esang and Chun Sa. 

Watch this. 

Auditions start on April 6 in select SM Malls Nationwide. 

For more information, visit

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Philippine Bonsai Society partners with SM Supermalls nationwide

The Philippine Bonsai Society, Inc. (PBSI) and SM Supermalls partner in bringing fun and new activities for mallgoers.  Expect exhibits, shows, events, and workshops as local and international bonsai experts share their talent and passion in the bonsai art. 

More than bringing the green malling experience to the customers, the partnership also promotes PBSI and SM Supermalls' advocacy for the environment.  The collaboration also elevates the bonsai art to a wider audience as exhibits and shows across all SM malls in the country are scheduled in the coming months.  

To kick-start the partnership is the Sanib Pwersa launch at The Podium.  Select and premium collections by over 30 clubs and bonsai enthusiasts are on display much to the enjoyment of guests, expectators, and mallgoers.  
The merriment continues as The Block SM North Edsa celebrates the National Show from March 22 to 25.  More than the display of various bonsai arts, three Japanese art disciplines will also be featured at the event.  

PBSI is an internationally recognized association with close to 500 active members.  They also boost of a growing number of followers among provincial bonsai clubs.  Before than though, the group was just a mere informal gathering of enthusiasts that started in 1973.  Two years after, they became a non-stock, non-profit association. 

For more information about the the partnership and bonsai arts, visit

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Get your child into sports and enroll them in the MILO Summer Sports Clinics

Children today are faced with numerous barriers that hinder them from engaging into sports such as digital distractions, lack of safe play places, and fear of trying. MILO’s annual summer clinic seeks to address these challenges by highlighting sports as a means not only to get kids active, but also to teach valuable life lessons one can learn outside the classroom.

MILO Philippines and partners launch the 2019 Summer Sports Clinics (from L-R: Lester P. Castillo, MILO Sports Marketing Executive; Willy de Ocampo, Nestle Philippines Vice President; Usec. Tonisito Umali, Department of Education; Japoy Lizardo, MILO Champion and Taekwondo coach; Igor Mella, Parent Speaker and Taekwondo coach; Tourino Dilaga, Kidzania Manila COO; Luigi Pumaren, MILO Sports Executive; Robbie de Vera, MILO Consumer Marketing Manager)

MILO Summer Sports Clinics 2019 "Get Your Child Into Sports" campaign aims to reinforce the importance of sports in a child’s holistic development. Launched last Feb 7 at KidZania Manila, MILO’s yearly program continues to offer a wide array of sports activities that kids can participate in throughout the summer.

Young members of the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) showcase their martial arts skills to open the program.

For more than 35 years, MILO prides itself in partnering with a roster of esteemed organizations such as the BEST Center and Philippine Taekwondo Association among many others, that have been instrumental in maintaining the sports excellence that the Summer Sports Clinics is known for.

Parents and their kids will have 19 sports to choose from in this year's Summer Sports Clinics.

Expert coaches and instructors who have competed and won in local and international competitions such as the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the Olympics will handle the programs. These mentors use modern and scientific approaches that will help participants gain appreciation for the different sports, live a healthy and active lifestyle, and embody the morals of discipline, confidence, teamwork, perseverance, and hard work.

MILO Sports Marketing Executive Lester P. Castillo talks about the brand's vision to bring invaluable sports opportunities to more and more children around the country.

By centering on values in sports, MILO’s Summer Sports Clinics along with its other sports programs, have created outstanding personas in the sporting scene. 

MILO Champion and former national athlete Japoy Lizardo shares his inspiring journey into sports, as a product of the program himself, and how it has helped him now as a proud coach and father.

The roster of alumni includes BEST Center graduate Chris Tiu, Taekwondo clinic graduate and SEA Games medalist Japoy Lizardo, and Gymnastics clinic graduate and SEA Games gold medalist Kaitlyn De Guzman.

Nestle VP Willy de Ocampo shares the importance of getting kids into a healthy and active lifestyle.

This year, MILO makes the Summer Sports Clinics accessible to more aspiring young athletes as they continue their expansion in the Visayas and Mindanao region. The clinics will be available starting end-March, in over 700 venues to more than 30,000 children nationwide.

Arnis, Ultimate Frisbee, and Wushu are this year’s newest additions to the program’s sports offerings. Apart from those sports, the MILO Summer Sports Clinics will continue to provide training to different sports disciplines, namely Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Golf, Gymnastics, Karatedo, Lawn Tennis, Parkour, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Touch Rugby, and Volleyball.

To enhance the summer clinic experience of the participants, select clinic organizers will offer a MILO Welcome Kit that contains an exclusive Summer Sports Clinics drawstring bag and MILO to ensure the participants will get their Champion Energy Nutrients when they embark on their summer courses.

Get your child into sports and enroll them in the MILO Summer Sports Clinics!

DepEd Usec. Tonisito Umali takes pride in the longstanding, meaningful partnership with MILO in aiding youth development.

The 2019 MILO Summer Sports Clinics is endorsed by the Department of Education, Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Sportswriters Association and is in partnership with Chris Sports, SKLZ, Wilson, and Rain or Shine.

MILO Sports Marketing Executive Luigi Pumaren encourages parents to get their kids into sports this summer to learn values such as teamwork, discipline, and confidence.

For more information on the MILO Summer Sports Clinics and MILO Philippines, log on to the official website ( or the MILO Philippines Facebook page ( Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Come and Celebrate PLAY's 1st birthday at Okada Manila

Make February a month of joy, love and learning for kids at PLAY.

PLAY at Okada Manila, a pioneer in offering holistic child development is celebrating its 1st birthday. They have been the first that offers a full line of dedicated programs that combine fun,play and learning for their young guests.

PLAY is more than just an indoor playground - it's where kids can unleash their imagination,develop life skills, and enjoy the journey toward unlocking their future potential.

This hub of "Purposeful Learning and Activities for the Young" delivers educational entertaient for children aged 1-16 years old where thoughtful and joyful programs are available all year round. Young guests can immerse themselves in a whole range of educational yet playful facilities in a safe environment. Apart from interacting with fellow children and engaging in social activities in the eight different neighborhoods, youngsters and even guardians can enjoy a variety of hour-long learning sessions with certified teachers and trained, qualified coaches to enhance individual abilities and academics.

Don't miss out on this incredible birthday bash and bring all the kids to PLAY!

On February 10, 2019, PLAY is throwing its very first birthday party when guests can expect a magical day full of joy and laughter. From 2-6pm, the whole PLAY crew will host games and activities where participants can take home special prizes. 

Zumbastic Dance Contest

Giant Tic Tac Toe

Kids can dance their way to fitness in the Zumbastic Dance Contest, play competitive fun game of Giant Tic Tac Toe, and unleash their inner artists with a Birthday Card Making activity.

The Stage

The PLAY coaches will also gather everyone for an interactive storytelling session right at The Stage.

Valentine's day for the young ones

Okada Manila is celebrating Valentine's Day in full romantic style this year - but this doesn't mean that the kids should miss out on the fun!

PLAY's Kiddie Valentines will not only keep the kids out of your hair for the romantic date you've planned, but will also let the young ones enjoy this day of love in a unique, holistic way.

The PLAY Coaches will be hosting a Distortion Competition right at The Stage, guiding the kids through different poses designed to enhance onstage confidence. The Coaches will also take the kids through a Basic Theater workshop, which will be followed by a short skit for the budding theater stars to apply what they learned.

Kids can also join a Languages of Love Workshop, where they will be taught how to express their affections for their parents,siblings, and friends through different ways. And to cap it off, the Coaches will help the kids create special Valentine cards and origami flowers to gift to their loved ones.

For more information on PLAY Access and Passes, visit , like Okada Manila in Facebook, follow @okadamanila on Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lemon Orange Jelly: Benefits and Recipe

Nowadays people get flu and all sorts of virus, we have to make sure that our kids are protected. Make them strong and healthy. This is a wonderful alternative if your kids are not into vitamins and fruits. Make orange and lemons your healthy snack!

Last weekend, #PrincessY and I made  Lemon Orange Jelly. It is not only a jiggly snack for kids, nutritious and delicious  pa para sa lahat. Bakit mag be-benefit lahat?

Did you know?

*Gelatin stimulates your body to produce more collagen, thus improving skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles, loose and saggy skin, and the possibility of stretch marks. It has High protein content that helps build and repair tissues.Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

*Oranges contain vitamin C, fiber, potassium and choline, which are all good for your heart. Oranges also boost your immune system and improve your skin; they also aid with heart health, cholesterol levels and other issues. Oranges may additionally help reduce the risk of respiratory diseases, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers and kidney stones.

*Lemon is rich in vitamin C, lemon juice protects the body from Immune system deficiencies. With its powerful antibacterial properties, lemon juice helps fight infections. Acts as a detoxifying agent. Lemon’s anti-inflammatory properties help in fighting respiratory tract infections, sore throat and inflammation of tonsils.

Lemon Orange Jelly (Recipe) 

1 sachet of Mr. Hat Gulaman  (Orange flavor)
800 ml water
1/4 - 1/2 kg sugar (as desired)
4 tbsp. Lemon juice
6 pcs oranges (sliced in half)

1. Scoop orange flesh and set aside orange peels
2. Puree oranges and lemon juice until smooth
3. Mix jelly powder, sugar and puree in water before heating.
4. Pour mixture into hallowed orange peels.
5. Refrigerate and serve

How to cook:

Step 1. Prepare 6 cups or 1.5 liters of water (not warm or hot) in a casserole
  *** the lesser the water the firmer the jelly.

Step 2 Gradually sprinkle 1 sachet of Mr. Hat Gulaman in water and stir until dissolved.

Step 3 Heat while stirring constantly and wait until it boils
     *** add sugar and milk to sweeten

Step 4. Slowly pour mixture into mold and let it cool.

Enjoy!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Reduce stress and live a worry-free life

It is impossible to have a life without any problems. You can live at peace despite those worries. You just have to keep calm and be ready.

Here are 5 ways to reduce stress in our lives:

1. Live a simple life - Living on just your savings for a year is a way to go. Know yourself and do what is best for your soul.

2. Don't cling on to relationships - Be the best you can be and do not dwell about how others will react. Relax, accept that everyone fails to be at peace with some form of relationship at one time or another,  what you feel is normal and you might find peace.

3. Get an Insurance -Secure you and your family's future to keep you worry- free. By getting a life and a non-life insurance. Yes. Non-life insurance is important as well. I have a friend who's a victim of tropical storm Ondoy (2009) , her  house and car were submerged in flood water good thing she had a comprehensive home and car insurance. "Acts of nature". I know an insurance provider that can help you with this to live your life without worries - Ever ready. Ever ready Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services . Know more about Ever Ready Insurance Agency, Inc. here.

4. Embrace death - death is inevitable. Just live your life to the fullest. Never ever have anyone be so dependent on you. They will surely appreciate it when you are gone. The less you worry you might actually end up living longer.

5. Leave the rest up to God - place yourself in God’s Hand and accept His will over your own will

Benefits of owning a home

My family rented an apartment for almost 20 years. It was home. The community was great, everyone got along, our neighbors were like part of the family, it was a happy place. The sad part was when the day came that the owner sold that apartment. We had no choice but to look for another place. It was hard. It happened all of a sudden. We found some to be too costly, while the ones that were affordable are far from schools, hospitals, market, heck they were far from anywhere. We eventually got a new place, but it was just a room for rent. It was a house with two rooms, when the guys who rented the other room left, my parents decided to get it also which means we get to have the house for ourselves. That meant a bigger bill. Until they decided to get their own house. A good person (agent) helped them out to decide, and thanks to that person, we had a decent home in a decent community, more importantly, a place we can call our own. It also helped my Mommy with the budget. 

What are the benefits of owning a home?

1. Provide a nest egg for the future
2. Your costs are predictable and more stable than renting because they're ideally based on a fixed-rate mortgage. 
3. It increases in value as time goes by
4. Build equity
5. Greater privacy

For many people, owning a home is the fulfillment of a dream. Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your life. 

To help you decide, you might want to consider to ask Allwell Homes Realty. They will guide you every step of the way. You may call 0920 9466387.