TMNT Out of the Shadows

Since I was in my elementary days I am an avid fan of four awesome green heroes who loves pizza. These ninjas were my idols ever since. From Leo’s leadership, Donnie’s intelligence, Mikey’s goofiness and of course Raph’s aggressiveness. The last time I was able to watch them in television was year 1996. When these green guys are back in screen by 2003 I introduced them to my girls, just like me they loved them! Luckily hubby also likes these half shell heroes. 🙂
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Logo of 1987 cartoon

The return of these turtles by 2012 in NICKELODEON was timely to me having a little boy. And yes, they are one of his favorite TV characters. He likes them all especially Raphael. When asked why, “Because he is strong!” Haha

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Last 2014, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures released a reboot movie entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The clip our family liked the most was when they were in the elevator and performed a short rap. 😀 My little boy even asked me to have it downloaded in his tablet. That movie was his favorite for almost 2 months!!!

This 2016, we got really excited as they released a sequel entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. We definitely wouldn’t miss watching it in the big screen.

Luckily for us, as we checked Nick-asia.com, they were giving away FREE tickets for 4, for the Premier Movie Screening. And yes, we WON!!! Woot! Woot! The kids were so excited and can’t hardly wait, oh well,  OK, I admit, I was MORE excited than they are! 😀  But then as we were still overwhelmed by winning the tickets, I got a word from Richprime Global Inc. that on that same day, they, together with Nickelodeon and Toy Kingdom will launch an unveiling of the Turtles. Who can get luckier than we did. 😉

On June 1, 2016, the Mall Atrium at the SM Mall of Asia was turned into GROUND ZERO NEW YORK. It was like you really are in New York. They set up a maze for the kids, and a small obstacle race track.

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 There was a short trivia game for the Ninja Turtle Fans. My little boy get to win a prize too. 🙂

 There are also merchandises up for grabs, shirts, action figures, even plushies! So cute!

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At the other side, they placed a mini-game for the kids. The Laser Lockdown Challenge. It was a dark room with lasers. Kids need not to touch or get hit by the lasers in order to get outside. I wasn’t able to get inside, – too many kids inside – and taking pictures inside with flash will ruin their playing experience. 🙂
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View outside of the Laser Lockdown Challenge.

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Safety gears and safety reminders.

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Kids need to wear these protective gears before playing.

Finally! The much awaited unveiling!

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BOLDER. BIGGER. BADDER.

It was like the real thing!!! They are really huge! People just can’t get enough and took their selfies & groufies with these life-size turtles.

After much excitement from the big reveal, next stop was the cinema. As we fall in line to claim our tickets, we were greeted by a bunch of ninjas. These ninjas are very friendly and talented. They danced, performed a few tricks and allowed kids to have their picture taken with them.

 The best part aside from the movie were the FREEBIES!!! Popcorn, candies, chocolates PLUS games for kids! It was so much fun! 🙂 The movie was GREAT! My little boy got hooked on it. I was amazed at how he got to understand the movie. Maybe it was just because these TURTLES really amazes him.

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Once again, thank you so much to Nickelodeon Asia for the movie ticket give-away and Richprime Global Inc and Toy Kingdom Ph for the activities during the TMNT Unveiling. Cowabunga!!!

Hot Wheels Epic Race THE FINALS 2016

Summer’s over but our family still can’t get enough of our little boy’s Epic Experience. Few weeks ago I posted about our epic racing experience, now it finally came to an end.
Our little boy, was one of the 20 qualifiers for the EPIC RACE FINALS, along with 40 more kids from the South and the North of Luzon. My kiddo and I were very excited and even counted our number of sleeps before the Big Day.
During the semi-finals, kids were given a time to warm-up their cars by participating in various activities: building tracks, jumping on loops and racing with their friendly competitors.
 


The area was jam-packed! Parents and kids alike are excited and thrilled to once again try their luck on the Gravity Racing Platform.

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Give it up for our 35 finalists! They are moving on to the FINAL Round.

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We made it once again to the final round!!! Woohoo! Finalists are to be back the following day for the last and final round.

On the day of the big event, Toy Kingdom had a few more competitions for our kids and dads. The competition, named as Track Wars, is inline with the Hot Wheels’ new product The Track Builder System.

 

 Winners from the mini competition.

The 35 kids gave their very best for the Final Round. All hopes were up as they release their cars as the host shout for GO! But there can only be 1 EPIC Record breaker. Congratulations Richmonde Borja! 🙂

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*Photo credits to Make It Epic PH-Hot Wheels FB Page*

As the competition ended kids still can’t get enough of the tracks and displays at the Main Mall Atrium of SM Mall of Asia. The fun continues.

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Of course, we didn’t go home empty handed. We got these cool stuff from Richwell Prime. Thanks much guys!

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 Moms and dads, you may want to check out their new cars! The Monster Jam Trucks!

 

Once again, thank you for this event. It was one summer I surely know kids enjoyed.

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With his prize from daddy! A Monster Jam Dragon!

Bonbon Festival – Celebrate Art, Environment and Community!

Now on it’s second year, Bonbon Festival is back to celebrate Arts, Environment and Community in a one of a kind one-day event which will be participated by young professionals, students, different artists in Batangas Province, and invited guests from other places.
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Bonbon Festival is the first eco-green festival in the province which aims to support and sustain the environment by using arts and culture as one of the tools for preservation and development. The festival will be at Sitio Tagbakin, Brgy. Halang Lipa City, Batangas this coming May 21, 2016 from 6am onwards!
What to expect:
1. Gala at Pasyal sa Lawa/ Knowledge Tour
Know the story of the lake region and eruption history of Taal Volcano via boat ride from Sitio Tagbakin, Lipa City to San Nicolas to Volcano Island and back. Enjoy the horse ride and trek with local tour guide and the rest of the team.
2. Mananghalian/Lunch
Savor a sumptuous lunch of Batangas fusion cuisine and local refreshments.
3. Huntahan sa Lawa/ Talkback
Join a series of meaningful talkback and discussions about Art and Environment with interactive community workshops that culminates the afternoon activities.
4. Hapunan/ Dinner by the Lake, Art Installations and Performance Art
Experience Batangas Art and Culture through performances. Listen to the old time Kundiman music plus musical performances dedicated to Taal led by independent Batangueno musicians including LAC Music Department. Cocktails are available with a party capping the night with all-out-fun and dancing.
Participants may choose from 2 packages:
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For inquiries and ticket purchase you may contact:
Mr. Carlo Aguila at 043-740-7112 or 09178779144
Let’s end this summer season with a purpose. See you there!

Paw Patrol Fan

My little one is a fan of Nick Jr. TV shows. He’ll start to watch by 8 am till noon. This is a part of our morning routine everyday for over a year now. It’s what keeps him busy as I do my chores. His fave among the shows is Paw Patrol, and two of his most fave pups are Chase and Marshall. Last week, when I saw Toy Kingdom’s ads about the upcoming  paw Patrol Meet & Greet, I got excited and told my son about it. Raix was so excited that we even counted how many sleeps left before the event day. 🙂
Sharing with you mommies some photos taken during the event. It was a two day event held at SM MOA, Music Hall.

Just outside the event area Toy Kingdom has Paw Patrol Merchandises up for grabs.

Upon purchase of an item worth 500 Php and above one (1) kid and a parent can get inside the event area. Kids are a given a certificate, this certificate are to be presented at each activity for stamp completion. Once completed a small prize awaits the kids.


This is Rocky’s Don’t Lose it, Reuse it booth. A kid needs to get 5 recyclable items and put it in the recyclable bin.

Rubble’s  booth. To get a stamp, a kid needs to get hollow blocks and place it in the big crate.

Skye’s Salon. Face painting booth. Kids get to choose which pup/badge they want to be painted on their hand.

Zuma’s Pop Pop Boogie Booth. To get a stamp, just spin the roulette and do as it says! 🙂

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Lastly, Chase and Marshall’s Booth. Kids need to catch the three animals. And yes! you get a stamp!

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Rais got his 1st stamp! Yey!

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Raix’ certificate of completion.

Moms with their kids are greeted by these pups.

There is also a replica of the Paw Patrol’s Lookout and the pups’ cars. They allow kids to ride it and have their pics taken.

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The stage.

Kids also get to play fun games for awesome prizes from Oishi and Toy Kingdom.

They also played 2 episodes of Paw Patrol cartoons while kids are waiting for Chase and Marshall (unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture it).

Finally! The stars of the Meet & Greet!!!

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Of course! Photo with these pups!

The smile on every child’s face during this event is priceless. Thank you so much for this PAW-rrific opportunity Toy Kingdom, SM Mall of Asia, and Nickelodeon. Looking forward to more events from you.
Mommies were you at the event too? Comment below your pics and share your wonderful ecperience. 🙂

Hot Wheels EPIC RACE

This summer Hot Wheels and Toy Kingdom are holding the first ever EPIC RACE in the Philippines. They divided the race into three qualifying rounds – Central, South and North.
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Photo taken from FB Page of Make it Epic PH – HotWheels

As a mom of a little one who loooveessss Hot Wheels, we grabbed the chance to join this 1st ever EPIC RACE! Last April 10, we went to SM Megamall and joined the race. To join you need to buy 2 basic cars, then proceed to the registration area to get your racing number/tag. Once registered racers will be given a chance to warm up and try their cars on the gravity-driven track. Top 20 with the farthest racing cars get to qualify for the Final Race at SM Mall of Asia.
We brought with us his 2 CHAMPION CARS as we call it, because these 2 cars made him 1st runner-up from the Hot Wheels Convention 2015. 🙂
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My little one was very excited! Raix was racer #32!

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He obediently followed the game rules. He practiced and had his car warmed-up. He waited patiently in line. He even made friends. 🙂 The boys were talking about their toy cars as if it was a real car! Hahaha


After warming-up we also checked the diorama. A child’s room with the latest Hot Wheels Track Builders.
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By 3 pm the race had started. Kids are accompanied by their parent. A child is given two attempts. But if you buy more cars you get more chances to qualify. The farthest recorded travel of their car will be chosen.
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My baby boy with his daddy as they line up for their turn.

You may view his actual race HERE. His car made it to 200m.

After the race nobody was notified if they made it to the Finals, but we were asked to wait for the list of qualifiers on the official FB page of Make It Epic PH.

Thank you so much toy Kingdom SM Megamall and Make it Epic PH Hot Wheels for teaming up to give a wonderful summer adventure to our little ones. Me and my family definitely had fun. 13064072_1027115164036054_80813165_o

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To those out there, they still have 1 more qualifying round at SM San Lazaro on April 23-24. Go on and race and see you in the Final Race at SM Mall of Asia!!!

 

#thefeedgiveaway

Last month I joined an IG giveaway. It was a post-valentines giveaway from Mr. Adrian Benipayo, Love Desserts Triple Date Contest. It was a collaboration with McDonald’s Philippines. For the love of McDo I tried and joined the contest. Here is my entry:

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This post made it! I won!!! I was so excited that I replied as soon as I got their email. My original plan is to treat my 4 sissies and my mom for a post-valentine treat, but due to their busy schedules I get to bring with me my prettiest sissy –  Anni, (sorry girls! haha), my mom, my nephew, hubby, and my 2 kids.

I chose to claim my McDonald’s triple date at their Greenbelt Branch. When I arrived this is what greeted me.

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Isn’t it so sweet? The personalized greeting was so cute, I even brought it home. 20160302_140759

After awhile our food was served. Of course! With their latest #McDoLoveDesserts

  • Red Velvet McFloat
  • Strawberry Kiss Oreo
  • Choc Nut McDip

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My family surely enjoyed my post-valentines day treat! Definitely a #LoveKoTo Moment.


 

I would like to thank the persons who made this day possible:

To Mr. Adrian Benipayo@adrianbenipayo
To Miss Elise of EON @elisemaog
To Sir JM of McDonald’s Greenbelt
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How about you mommies, you got any #McDoLoveDesserts Moment? Comment down and share.