Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ballet Manila Presents "Flight 1" and "Flight 2" on July 31 and August 1 at Star Theater

Ballet Manila enjoins dance enthusiasts all over the country to cheer for their world class performers in "Flight 1" on July 31, and "Flight 2" on August 1 at 8 pm at the Star Theater.

A preview of Ballet Manila's entry to Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition (AGP) slated in August at the Y-Theater, Hong Kong,

"Flight 1" and "Flight 2" are two different shows featuring the dance company's bestseller pieces by top choreographers Agnes Locsin, Augustus Damian III, Gerardo Francisco, and the late Tony Fabella.  The show also includes classical showstoppers "Don Quixote," "Sleeping Beauty," "Le Corsaire" and the "Black Swan Pas De Deux" from "Swan Lake". 

"Two nights, two completely different programs.  The back-to-back concert will showcase the best of Ballet Manila and highlight the skill and artistry of all the dancer-competitors.  Am truly proud of this year's competitors; keeping my fingers crossed that we do well this year.", says Lisa Macuja Elizalde, Ballet Manila Artistic Director and CEO.  

Established in 2011, the Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition (AGP) is an annual competition hosted by Youth Ballet of Asia and operated by Hong Kong Arts Development & Production Company Ltd. 

Now on its fifth year the competition aims to recognize the artistic excellence of local and international dancers by allowing participants to demonstrate their talent, explore their potential, and learn from their peers and dance professionals.

Outstanding dancers receive cash awards for career advancement in professional ballet companies. They can also receive training scholarships in renowned ballet schools.

When Ballet Manila first joined AGP in 2012 the dance company won Finalist certificates and top honors including the Bronze Medal in the Pas de Deux division and the Most Promising Male Danseur award. 

In 2013, Ballet Manila won Finalist certificates and the Silver Medal in Junior B division, the Bronze Medal in the Senior division, and the Silver and Bronze Medal in the Pas De Deux division. 

This year, 23 dancers from the Ballet Manila Company and School of Ballet Manila will compete in the Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Pre-Senior, Senior and Pas de Deux, categories. 

Join Ballet Manila Artistic Director Lisa Macula-Elizalde at the front seat of The Star Theater, as she sends off her most talented dancers to the international competition.

Tickets for "Flight 1' sand "Flight 2" are available at Ticketworld outlets,, or call 891 9999 and the Ballet Manila marketing hotline at 552 7502. Those who will purchase tickets for both shows will get a 20% discount. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: Lazada's Portable Folding Princess Castle Tent

Our Castle Tent has arrived 3 days after I placed an order. It comes with a product return slip, just in case we have any complaints or any negative issue on the item. Fortunately, there wasn't any... and we did enjoy our new addition to our play space. It comes with a hand carry bag and allows easy fold down storage for outdoor use. 

My little girl and her kuya enjoys playing at this little hide-out and serves as a perfect bonding play space. It was big enough, as I can also fit inside and we had  fun playing "bahay-bahayan" with our cooking play set and dolls.

Out of excitement, kuya requested to also have his own Blue Castle Tent as he feels awkward to be surrounded with pink girly stuff. But, I told him to be happy enough that his sister shares this  tent with him (ofcourse, not to double the gastos!).

I am quite satisfied with this purchase and would highly recommend this one for your little princess for more imaginative play time.
Fabric roll up/down door and two windows allows air flow and visibility

Overall rating? 4 stars out of 5 for its good quality yet affordable price.

The Off Price Show at Filinvest Tent on July 17-19, 2015

Save the date and get access to these premium brands: havaianas, gucci eyewear, pinhigh, tokyo laundry, divoom, victorinox, vnc, pacsafe, barbie and a whole lot more up to 80% OFF.

The Off Price Show happens on July 17 - 19, 2015 from 11am to 9pm at The Filinvest Tent, Alabang. 
  • Entrance Fee is PhP 50.
  • You can get  FREE tickets from Ensogo here.
  • FREE entrance if you are a Globe Subscriber, GCash Master cardholder, Eastwest Bank Cardholder, and The Off Price Show member.
All major credit cards accepted.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Krispy Kreme's one of a kind 78th Birthday Treat

As a thank you gift on its 78th Birthday, Krispy Kreme is sharing a Box of 6 of its World Famous Original Glazed doughnuts for only P78.

Offer is valid only on July 13, 2015 from 7am to 8pm in participating Krispy Kreme Stores in the Philippines.

Buy Half a Dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts for only P78 in participating Krispy Kreme Stores. It’s a one of a kind 78th Birthday Treat!

Click here for full mechanics.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Be The First to own the Complete Minions Happy Meal Toys

Here's your chance to collect all 10 Minions Happy Meal toys before everyone else! Pre-order the complete Minions from June 15 to 20, 2015 only.

  • Where: Available in all McDonald's Stores nationwide (except Boracay)
  • Price: Php 949.00 only
  • Inclusions:
  • Complete set of Minions Happy Meal Toys (10 pieces)
  • 4 Burger McDo with Regular Fries Happy Meals
  • 2 Chicken McDo Happy Meals
  • 2 McSpaghetti Happy Meals
  • 2 Burger McDo Happy Meals
How To Pre Order:
  • Go to any McDonald’s store from June 15 to 20, 2015.
  • Pre-order your complete set of Minions Happy Meal at the Front Counter.
  • You will be handed a claiming stub, which you must keep along with the original receipt of pre-order transaction.
  • Each person can only pre-order a maximum of 3 complete sets of Minions Happy Meal toys.
  • Applicable discount: 20% for People with Disability (PWD). No PWD, no discount. Senior Citizen Discount is not applicable.
  • Pre-Order is not available in Boracay stores.
How To Claim the Minions Happy Meal Toys:
  • Claiming starts on June 25 and ends on August 24, 2014. Beyond these dates, coupon may not be claimed anymore.
  • Go to the McDonald’s store where you purchased the pre-order.
  • Surrender the claiming stub and show the original receipt of the pre-order transaction.
  • You may claim your toys via Front Counter, Drive-Thru, and Take-out Counter of the McDonald’s store where you purchased the pre-order only (indicated on the front of the stub).
  • Subject to store’s open hours.
  • Claiming is not available via McDelivery or Desserts Centers.
  • Valid for one redemption only.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with other promos or offers.
  • Not exchangeable for cash and/or other McDonald’s products.
How to Claim the Happy Meals (food items)
  • Claiming period of the Happy Meal is from June 15 to August 19, 2015. Beyond these dates, coupon may not be claimed anymore.
  • Claiming of Happy Meals may be done all at once or at different times.
  • Subject to store’s open hours.
  • Surrender the stub and present together with original receipt of the pre-order transaction to redeem the offer.
  • Available from 10:30am to 4:00am only (subject to store’s open hours):
  • 2 McSpaghetti Happy Meals
  • 4 Burger McDo with Regular Fries Happy Meals
  • 2 Burger McDo Happy Meals
  • Available any time (subject to store’s open hours):
  • 2 Chicken McDo Happy Meals
  • No stub and original receipt, no redemption.
  • The Happy Meal stub can only be redeemed via Front Counter, Drive-Thru, and Take-out Counter of the McDonald’s store where you purchased the pre-order only (indicated on the front of the stub).
  • The Happy Meal stub does not include a Happy Meal toy.
  • Claiming is not available via McDelivery or Desserts Centers.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with other promos or offers.

 Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 8593, Series of 2015.  

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Raising a Musically Inclined Child

Music plays an important role in developing child's motor skills. Introducing them to music at an early age provides a numerous lifetime benefits. Studies shows that children who are expose to music are more likely to experience higher self-esteem, self-awareness, improves attention span and will be more likely to participate on physical activities.

The following are helpful suggestions for a Child's early and often introduction to music:

1. Sing to your child. 

Show how much you enjoy singing, and before you knew it, your child will actually sing along with you. Sing at the top of your lungs even though you don't have an "interesting" voice! It may sound a desperate screaming or shouting  as some of us admittedly  can't carry a tune, but who cares? your child still thinks you have a lovely voice and you will definitely inspire them.

2. Dance with your child.

Kids are attracted to the beat of the music and will definitely enjoy moving, swaying, or bouncing to their hearts' delight. It's not only fun and entertaining, but also provides a good exercise. You can joyfully watch their dance moves based on how the music makes them feel.

3. Introduce child-appropriate music.

To help engage your child in music, help him/her to  internalize and focus on basic music patterns and choose age-appropriate music to instill.

4. Consider enrolling in formal music lessons.

If your child seems interested playing musical instruments and making music, encourage him/her by enrolling at music lessons. Early exposure to singing, guitar, piano, and other types of music lessons shows more sophisticated brain responses to music. Keyboard is the best instrument to learn for great coordination.

Look for instructor who are trained to handle kids and offers a unique and powerful method, just like Music Institution at Northampton Massachusetts piano lessons

5. Build Memories with music.

Share your favorite song/s to your child and create life-time memories. Back home, we had 'Sunday's Best' where my parents plays beautiful  Oldies but Goodies music. The songs played from early morning till we had our lunch, we ended up having a lazy-cozy afternoon, a great family tradition that never fails to give a relaxing ambiance.

Overall, the simplicity and complexity of music contributes not only to a child's brain development but also improves physical and social skills, encourage creativity and other numerous  significant benefits.

So, starting with your child's musical development as early, or even before they were born is definitely a must!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mom Loves – a shopping extravaganza for all the moms

All the best shopping treats in one click!

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - May maybe coming to a close but Lazada Philippines – the country’s one-stop shopping destination has prepared something for the moms out there happening this May 26 until June 4 via

Mom Loves is a shopping event designed for every mothers out there. Whether you are social media savvy, on-the-go, urban lifestylista, or even the stay-at-home type of mom, Mom Loves has something in-store for every mom. From exciting flash sales coming from top brands, to hot discounts and exciting games, Mom Loves is packed with all the coolest deals that every mom could get to nurture her family.

Lazada carefully took into consideration a couple of fun mom facts into designing this year’s mom-focused shopping event:

60% of mothers visit social media sites such as Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram.

Mothers in emerging markets such as the Philippines consider a variety of other product information beyond quality, price, and convenience, such as branding and packaging;

8 out of 10 moms would buy frequently but of lesser basket size due to the  management of cash flow;

Top items bought by moms in Lazada would be the following:

Learning Toys

Home Appliances

Home and Living Items


Health and Beauty

About Lazada

Lazada is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

For more information, please visit For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect via Facebook.


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