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Our #MYOH2017 Experience

Z and I had a fun time at our first Make Your Own Havaianas event! Havaianas has been a staple in my wardrobe, especially during college days when it was very cool to go to class with that just-got-out-of-bed look. It was just a great time to share a piece of my “childhood” with Z, as this year’s theme was all about the 90’s.

Happening until Sunday, May 14 at Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall.
Happening until Sunday, May 14 at Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall.


I let Z choose our pair, with the help of the spinning wheels. My gamer son immediately identified the game icon and chose it for his pair. We can go twinning with our commemorative pairs!


Sooooo happy with his glow in the dark Havaianas!
Sooooo happy with his glow in the dark Havaianas!
Z’s pair on the left: commemorative pair + glow in the dark straps + 1 regular pin = P945 My pair on the right: commemorative pair + rose gold metallic straps + 2 regular pin = P1245

The numerous choices were overwhelming so for first-timers like us, better to choose the commemorative pair since it is exclusive to the event. Can’t wait to wear ours on our upcoming beach trip!

You can still have your own pair customized as Make Your Own Havaianas is open the whole weekend (May 13-14) from 10 am to 10 pm at Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall. There are a lot of assemblers present so waiting time isn’t that long. Be sure to get a picture in the dark room!

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ExpoKid 2017 Discoveries

Summer’s fast approaching! That means it’s time for the kids to explore what’s beyond the four corners of the classroom. Here are a few discoveries we made when we visited ExpoKid last week that you might want to check out:


In this day and age, learning how to make a computer work is a must. In Young Coders, kids as young as 3 years old can learn the fundamentals of operating a computer. Of course, all classes are done in a fun and creative way. Classes start on April 3 and here’s their schedule:

Code and Play (3-4 years old) MWF 10 am – 12 pm

Code and Explore (5-7 years old) TThS 10 am – 12 pm

Code and Animate (8-10 years old) MWF 1 – 3 pm / TThS 3 – 5 pm

Code and Design (11-12 years old) TThS 1 – 3 pm

Code and Construct (13-15 years old) MWF 3 – 5 pm

A 6-session package costs P6,500 while a trial of one class costs P1,500.

Young Coders | Unit 10, G-square 212 Wilson St., Brgy Greenhills, San Juan City | 09564192869 | Facebook | Instagram


Z would love to join the Junior Astronaut Academy but he’s underage (minimum age is 7). But this is really cool! We’ve all been curious about what astronauts eat in space and how it feels like to walk on the moon. There will be two runs this summer and each costs P11,800 inclusive of: flight suit, cadet kit and astronaut snacks. Schedule is as follows:

April 17 – 21, 2017 | 9 am to 4 pm | Science Centrum, Riverbanks Center, Marikina City

April 24 – 28, 2017 | 9 am to 4 pm | Diliman Preparatory School, Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City

For more info about them, follow them on Facebook or call: 09183675006.


I’m sure your summer get-togethers are all lined up. Why not turn your party into a creative pursuit for the kids?! Kiddie Art Kart offers packages like painting on canvas, foam mosaic art and crown and hat making, which will give the children a few unplugged hours and a chance to create something with their hands.

Kiddie Art Kart | | Facebook | Instagram


Another coding class! Junior Academy for Coding Knowledge or JACK aims to provide a high-quality learning experience for children in a fun and engaging environment. I myself want to learn how to let a BB8 droid move or make my own Minecraft-inspired game! Children as young as 7 years old can enroll without any coding experience. Visit their website for the courses offered.

JACK | | | 09778410482 | Facebook


If you’d prefer to stay home to avoid the sweltering heat, Oli’s Boxship can provide hours of fun to your child! It’s a box delivered to your home which has 2-3 activities that centrals around a theme, like solar system or animals. This themed subscription box is designed for kids 4-9 years old and will help develop their intellectual and motor skills while honing their ability to express themselves. I think I’d try one out for Z and Y! A one time subscription costs P980 and it includes all the materials for the activity.

Oli’s Boxship | | Facebook | Instagram


Z and Y enjoyed their yoga session last October and I think it’s a must for kids today to learn yoga since this helps them be calm and focused. Up to now, we try to practice some of the poses, especially when were all agitated.

Kids Yoga Philippines | Facebook

I hope this list helped you plan out your spectacular 2017 summer!




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Staycation at Shangri La Fort

We welcomed 2017 with a much-needed respite at Shangri La Fort. Here’s a quick tour of our Deluxe King room priced at 10,000++.

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Honestly, I expected more given the price tag. I liked the bed and pillows of Discovery Primea more maybe because it felt softer, like I was sinking into the mattress. With Shangri La Fort’s bed, it felt normal, just like our bed at home.

The highlight of the kids’ stay was playing at Adventure Zone! The room included two whole-day passes (priced at P800 each). I appreciate how strict the staff were, even checking the temperatures of everyone going in. There was a separate play area for toddlers with a small slide, blocks and other manipulative objects. The big play area is famous for its 90-degree drop slide, which I was too chicken to try. Bry left Z to play with the other boys as going around the playground was really tiring. There was also a pretend play area but to our dismay, there wasn’t much to play pretend with.

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Buffet breakfast in the hotel’s High Street Cafe was included in the room package. It was an extensive array of food, but nothing out of the usual. I’m just sad I wasn’t able to try the Laksa everyone was raving about.

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The whole complex had everything – salon, shopping stores, lots of restaurants and the very posh Kerry Sports Manila. Bry and I even got a night out of drinking, because its location was accessible to BGC’s bars!

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Will we go back? Maybe for Adventure Zone or if they have really good (cheap!) deals.

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