McDonald’s Happy Meal 2018: Pokemon

McDonald’s New Happy Meal Toys for November are super cute!!!

Our family’s lakwatsa last Sunday was very timely. Can you why? 😀 Yes! Raix asked for only 2, but I bought 4! They are so cute and is so hard to resist.

If you havent’t seen it yet watch our 1 minute video below.

Show in the comments below if you got your own Pokemon Happy Meal Collection. We hope we can do a review of this. We got a lot of these to review with and so little time since Raix is busy with school stuff. 🙂

So you on our next blog!

Ayala Land Celebrates it’s 30th Year by Partnering with Disney Philippines

Reimagine the Magic: Festival of Lights

Makati welcomes the most magical time of the year with Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights, an enchanting lights and sound spectacle that captures the spirit of the Yuletide season.

As Ayala Land celebrates its 30th anniversary and the festival marks its 10th year, the show turns even more magical with the company partnering with The Walt Disney Company Philippines for this year’s festivities. The result is a spectacular holiday experience, right at the heart of the country’s premier business district.

“Christmas is always special to Filipinos. It’s a time when families come together for heartfelt celebrations. The annual Festival of Lights is our way of sharing the joy of the season with the community who make our estates vibrant and full of life. On Ayala Land’s 30th anniversary, we made sure to give the show an extra special touch or shall we say ‘magic’ through the partnership with Disney,” said Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.

“It truly excites us at Disney Philippines to kick-off the Christmas celebrations in the country through this collaboration with Ayala Land. Being able to reimagine the annual Ayala Land Festival of Lights with Disney’s brand of world-class entertainment is truly a great experience,” shared by the Country Head of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, Veronica Cabalinan during the partnership’s launch last November. “By weaving our well-loved soundtracks to Ayala Land’s festivities, we hope to bring magical moments to families and Disney fans of all ages. This forms part of our commitment to build lasting memories and powerful connections with Filipinos.”

Imagine a wonderland ablaze with twinkling lights dancing rhythmically to the tune of well-loved Disney songs and Filipino Christmas carols. For a touch of Christmas nostalgia that is sure to delight the young and the young at heart, three medleys featuring Disney favorites will accompany the light display –from Disney Classics, Disney Princesses, and the film ‘Frozen’. Lighting master Voltaire de Jesus once again creates the spellbinding experience this time with music that was skillfully arranged by composer Rony Fortich, who previously worked in Hong Kong Disneyland.

To spread the magic, Ayala Land will bring Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights to six of its estates across the country. The spectacle will run daily every 30 minutes from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, on the following dates:

● Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati – November 9, 2018 to January 8, 2019
● Bonifacio Global City – November 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019
● Nuvali – November 24, 2018 to January 13, 2019
● Vertis North – November 29, 2018 to January 15, 2019
● Ayala Center Cebu – November 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019
● Centrio, Cagayan de Oro – November 9, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Imagine visions of Disney Princesses with the orchestral rendition of ‘Part of Your World’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘A Whole New World’, ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’, and ‘I See The Light’. Let the magic engulf you with the happy strains of Frozen’s ‘Do You Want To Build a Snowman’, ‘For the First Time in Forever’, ‘Love is An Open Door’, and ‘Let it Go’. Bring back your childhood with a modern and playful rendition of the Disney Classics such as the ‘Mickey Mouse March’, ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’, and ‘Steamboat Willie Whistle’. And to express the magic closer to home, well-loved Filipino Christmas songs will fill the air, such as ‘Pasko Na Naman’, ‘Kumukutikutitap’, ‘Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit’, and ‘Noche Buena’.

The Festival of Lights is presented by Ayala Land, in collaboration with Master Card, HSBC, SunLife, and Globe Telecom. It is the centerpiece of Makati’s magnificent Christmas wonderland – a playful and whimsical addition to the beautiful light installations, featuring the altars of the Philippines’ most iconic churches.

This beautiful yuletide tradition, started decades ago, has become an integral part of the Christmas celebrations of thousands of Filipinos. It aims to delight even the busiest of people, who look forward to memorable and delightful holiday festivities with families, colleagues and friends.

Visit Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens for a spectacular way to celebrate the Christmas season.

To know more about the Festival of Lights, visit the website of Ayala Land at www.ayalaland.com.ph or follow the Facebook accounts of Ayala Land and each of the estates (Make It Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Nuvali, Vertis North, Ayala Center Cebu, and Ayala Malls Centrio) for more updates.

Use the hashtag #ReimagineTheMagic to share your magical experiences on social media.

NANKID Scarlet Snow’s Swiss Discovery

Scarlet Snow Belo’s Swiss Discovery with Nestlé NANKID
See the world of science through the eyes of Philippines’ most famous child online.

Exploring new parts of the world is an extraordinary experience. Whether it’s a weekend trip to a beach, or heading off to another continent, there’s always something new to discover, experience and learn.

Imagine the excitement that Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, experienced when she recently went on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Nestle Headquarters in Switzerland. The sprawling center with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, is where world class products especially made for growing children are developed. Scarlet Snow excitedly explored the various rooms and instruments that were used in different scientific studies and discovered many new things in the headquarters.

Best of all, Scarlet Snow had the opportunity to meet the brilliant science experts and big bosses who work in the headquarters like Alex Keller, the Global Category Head of Nestle Infant and Growing Up Milks, and Marco Turini, Global Head for Scientific Affairs for Nestle. The experts, in turn, were happy to meet their little visitor, as they patiently explained their latest innovations to her, including how they engineered Scarlet Snow’s milk, Nestle NANKID.

They began with the milk formulation to explain why Nestle NANKID is adapted for kids. They showed how all the essential vitamins, minerals and DHA are present in the milk. They also taught her that there is no added sucrose (table sugar) to make sure it is a healthy choice for kids.

Scarlet Snow then learned that protein is one of the most important nutrients for a child’s growth and development, contributing to the building of brain, muscles, and body. The optimized protein found in Nestle NANKID is high quality, low quantity protein that is optimal for weight and development advantage.

But Nestle NANKID doesn’t stop at just providing the right vitamins and optimized proteins. As Scarlet Snow learned, Nestle NANKID also has probiotics! This keeps her digestive system strong and healthy as it fights the bad bacteria in her stomach.

Listening intently, Scarlet Snow discovered that all good things she gets from her favorite milk helps her grow up to be future ready. Childhood is all about learning, growing, and experiencing new things. Every experience contributes to a child’s

mental, emotional and over-all development. Along with proper nutrition, especially one that has optimized protein such as Nestle NANKID, growing children can achieve their fullest potentials. This is the message behind Scarlet Snow’s webisodes, which also emphasizes the role that parents play in reshaping the future of their growing children.

As parents, you possess the power to #ReShapetheFuture of your children. Watch the webisodes to see how Scarlet Snow, with the support of her parents and with NANKID, is well positioned to become the best that she can become in the future.

Discover Scarlet Snow’s Switzerland journey and catch all the episodes on Nankid’s Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO/ .

McDonald’s Happy Meal 2018: Building Blocks

It’s that time of the month again! McDonald’s launched another set of cool toys!

Moms and dads, enjoy your weekend with the whole family at the nearest McDonald’s place.

Check out Raix’ you tube channel and we might do a toy review of these cute building blocks. 🙂

It’s a red hot October at Ortigas lifestyle destinations

It’s a red hot October as Ortigas Malls lines up a host of activities at its malls around the metropolis, promising fun and excitement for people of all passions and persuasions. With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, Ortigas Malls is pulling all the stops to ensure that its lifestyle destinations — Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia — offer  not just the best shopping finds, but also offer activities that resonate with people’s lifestyles.

Get some advance Halloween fun for the whole family with The Great Halloween Show, which kicks off for afternoon shows on October 28, offering a spectacle of magic shows, acrobat exhibitions, and musical performers.

An exciting costume contest for kids will also be happening on October 28 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. To register, customers must present a minimum single or accumulated receipt worth P3,000 from all Ortigas Malls from October 25 – 28 to get one entry pass. Shop and enter your kids to get fun prizes from partner retailers for the spooky season!

Tiendesitas

What’s not to love about Pinoy tunes? Tiendesitas, Manila’s one-stop-shop for all and any local goods, recognizes this by holding the 13th annual OPM High every Saturday at the second level of the Food Village. Enjoy the Filipino complexity of music with Sandwich on October 20; and UDD on October 27, while feasting on the mouth-watering gastronomic delights offered by the many food concessionaires.

Estancia

Estancia has quickly become a prime lifestyle destination, transforming the southern boundary of the Ortigas with its shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings such as its indoor giant jenga, Xrink, and Connect4.

The Belle de Jour Power Planner will also having its 2019 launch with various activities attendees can do. Learn fun skills with Kenneth Amparo as he teaches Instagram photography, brush calligraphy with Leah Ang, making DIY beauty products with Zenutrients, as well as DIY stamps Sqooid. True to its mission to mobilize women in the modern world, goal-setting workshops and coaching will also be held such as Lego Serious Play by Life Builds and a Vision Board Party by Positivitrix.

Shopping, of course, is what Estancia offers best. Shop to your heart’s content at the Weekend Market, offering an astonishing selection of baked goods, artisanal items, knick knacks and other gift items from well-curated stalls. The Weekend Market will delight you every weekend till December.

 

Celebrate Your October Weekends at Tiendesitas

Reward yourself after this work week’s grind with Tiendesitas’ series of weekend events!

A staple in Pasig’s hub for Filipino culture are food stalls featuring the best filipino dishes alongside other native decors, furniture, and fashion. In line with Tiendesitas’ advocacy to support local flavors, top OPM acts will be performing at level 2 of the food villages with Freestyle on October 6, Ben & Ben on October 13, Sandwich on October 20, and Up Dharma Down on October 27.

What better way to kick start your week than with your furry friends! In celebration of World Animal Day on October 7 from 11am to 5pm, Tiendesitas will be holding a Pet Blessing and Dog Competition to excite pet owners and animal lovers alike!

Introducing Taxumo’s New Service: Taxumo Consult

TAXUMO would like to announce that they have a new ancillary service called Taxumo Consult.

Taxumo Consult is where current and aspiring business owners, professionals and freelancers can book calls with our resident business coaches (accounting and tax professionals). Each call is at $10 (or Php 550) that can be paid using PayPal.

For those without a PayPal account, they can email customercare@gmail.com and use subject “Taxumo Consult — their name” and ask about bank payments. Each call is at 30 minutes. For calls that will possibly take longer, client has to book 2 or more time slots.

They’ve noticed that this is a service that their users have been requesting for the longest time. We really hope that Taxumo Consult will help in educating the mass majority of business owners / entrepreneurs / professionals about taxation.

Also, if you know of any freelance accountants who want to join the Tax Consult program, please let them know that they can submit their CVs to ginger@taxumo.com . They are looking for BIR accredited CPAs.

Thank you! Please do let us know if you have any questions! 🙂
File away! #WorryLessAboutTaxes #TaxesPH

Workshop Alert: Engaging Brand Videos & Product Photography (A Business Starter Course)

We can almost smell the cool air of the upcoming Christmas Season. We can hear Christmas songs almost everywhere. Decorations filled the shopping malls and gift ideas are displayed neatly and inviting us to go and do our early Christmas shopping.

As we are on our last quarter of the year 2018, Manila Workshops thought of helping our entrepreneurs, from small business owners, online sellers & to huge ones. Others might not be knowledgeable in to how they can broaden their target market with the use of videos and instagramable photos. These workshops are originally under The Business Starter Course.

This October, Globe MyBusiness Academy & Unionbank GlobalLinker in partnership with Manila Workshops give you 2 workshops that will not only up your skill but also your sales.

*images by Miss Maciel Santos

To learn more about these workshops head on to our website through the following links: Engaging Brand Videos & Product Photography.

**Both workshops are inclusive of learning materials, certificate, snacks & coffee.**

You may contact VENI at: veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

 

 

2018 Halloween Activities & Trick or Treats in Metro Manila

Hey there moms and dads! It’s that time of year again where we are excited to dress up our kids and join them to the best Halloween Costume Party. 🙂 Last month, my son and I are already thinking of what he’ll be wearing this Halloween but as we are getting near the event and is seeing a lot of costumes in department stores, well guess what, he just can’t decide what he wants to be this year! OMG!

As you and your child think of what they wanted to be this year, (well, we all know it’s difficult to argue with them onto what they want) so I will make it easier for us – yes! including me – to check on where can we go and what would be the theme and of course get those pumpkins FULL of CANDIES!!!!

Check out this list and please bookmark this post for I will be updating this. 😉

2018 List of Halloween Activities or Trick or Treats in Metro Manila

FUN RANCH
Boo! Time Halloween Party 2018
WHEN: October 26, 27 or 28
WHAT: Halloween Costume Party where kids in costumes strut on the runway, while parents take a snapshot and cheer on the side.
FEE: Kids – P550
Adults – P275

ACTIVEFUN
Spooktacular Halloween Costume Party
WHEN: October 26
WHAT: Come in your best costume and you might be our Spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest winner for Spookiest, Cutest, Prince, Princess, and Super Kid.
FEE: General – P750
ActiveKids Club – P700
Adult – P250 (with snacks)

KIDZANIA MANILA
Back to Kidz: Once Upon a Halloween
WHEN: October 19 | 6pm – 11pm
WHAT: This Halloween, it’s time for #Kidults to experience #KidZaniaManila once again! Come as your favorite book character and step into the stories of princes and princesses, wizards and witches, tributes, and a lot more of your beloved characters.
FEE: Early Bird Rate – P750
Student Rate – P600

KIDZANIA MANILA
Once Upon A Halloweek
WHEN: October 27 – November 4
WHAT: Come as your favorite book characters & join the hunt for treasure in Kidzania’s Treasure Island!
FEE: Happy 3-Day PaZZ for only Php1,999 (1 kid & 1 Adult)

SOFITEL Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Wizard Run 2018
WHEN: October 29 | 3pm – 8pm
WHAT: Bring the whole family to a spellbinding afternoon featuring our costumed fun run around the CCP Complex with thrilling obstacle courses. The excitement continues at the Wizard’s Hall (Harbor Garden Tent) where special games and prizes are in store for kids and kids-at-heart.
FEE: Online registration: https://www.sofitelwizardrun.com/

CRIMSON HOTEL, FILINVEST
Halloween Monster Mash
WHEN: October 27 | 10am – 4pm
WHAT: Fly or creep on over to Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila as the werewolves howl, vampires bite and other spooky creatures of the night party with us.
FEE: P1100
Inclusions:
– Ticket to the Crimson Grand Ballroom Party
– Monsterrific Snack Buffet
– Monsters on Parade Costume Contest
– Photo and Glam Booths
– Monsterzilla Activities and Games
– Lootbag
For inquiries, please email cfcmevents@crimsonhotel.com.
Or register here: https://goo.gl/forms/1vaoqT72ve3tg4PT2

SHANGRI-LA PLAZA
Build City: Brick or Treat
WHEN: October 21 | 2 – 4pm
WHAT: Spooky Lego Build | Games | Lego Polybag | Prize for Best Dressed
FEE: P1,000 for a 2HR. Camp (4-12 yeaers old)

MIDAS HOTEL & CASINO
BOO-levard Heroes: Full Force Halloween Party
WHEN: October 27 | 3PM – 6PM
WHAT: BOO-levard Heroes: Full Force Halloween Party
FEE: P550 (1 kid + 1 guardian)
Inclusions:
Light snacks (for kids only)
Loot bags
Photo booth
Face-painting
Heroes entertainment show
Food and Beverage selling stations
Exciting games and special awards
FOR REGISTRATION, click this link: http://bit.ly/BOOlevardHeroesForm

LUXENT HOTEL
Dia De Los Muertos: A Halloween Party for kids
WHEN: October 28 | 11AM – 3PM
WHAT: Dia De Los Muertos: A Halloween Party for kids
FEE: P999 (October 1-15)
For inquiries and reservations, call us at 863 7777

RAMADA MANILA
Treats and more Treats: A Whimsical Halloween Parade and Party
WHEN: October 27 | 10AM – 2:30PM
WHAT: Treats and more Treats: A Whimsical Halloween Parade and Party
FEE: P1200 (1 kid + 1 adult)
Additional Adult – P800
Additional Kid – P500
Inclusions: Delectable lunch buffet, access to all kiddie stations, freebies and goodies for kids, photo souvenir.

Y CAFE & BAR
Anime Haroween Party
WHEN: October 27 | 4-9PM
WHAT: Anime Haroween Party
FEE: P500 *with food & drinks
*** Buy 5 tickets get 5% discount
*** Buy 10 tickets get 1 FREE

DIAMOND HOTEL PHILIPPINES
Once Upon A Time: A Diamond Hotel Halloween Event
WHEN: October 28 | 10AM – 2PM
WHAT: Get ready for a fairy tale adventure filled with magic and a whole lot of fun! Get a chance to win exciting prizes, including a LEGO GRAND SHOWCASE.
FEE: P1000 *inclusive of a take-home snack box

Kuya Kim, Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, and Other Celeb Moms Team Up Against Invisible Kulob Stains with new Ariel

Have you ever experienced wanting to wear a favorite shirt only to be overwhelmed by that nauseating kulob smell? With those occasional rainy days suddenly coming up, many people think that kulob smell is caused by indoor drying. In truth, kulob is caused by invisible stains on clothes.

Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, Say Alonzo, and Joy Sotto are just some of those people wishing for kulob smell to disappear. A new online video answers their wish, thanks to Kuya Kim Atienza laying down the facts behind the new Ariel, and how its latest formulation gives the
deepest clean that keeps clothes free from invisible kulob stains that cause the malodor.

Invisible kulob stains? How exactly can you see them? How can you get rid of them? Watch Kuya Kim, Mariel, Say, and Joy remove those invisible kulob stains in this video:http://bit.ly/ArielAgainstKulob #NoInvisibleStainNoKulob

Fast facts on Kulob

There are many myths behind that kulob stench that attaches on clothes. Good thing Kuya Kim shared his personal explanation for this, “Marami na akong mga naririnig na kuro-kuro tungkol sa amoy kulob sa damit, lalo na kapag maulan ang panahon. Alam mo ba na ang amoy kulob ay sanhi ng mga mantsang hindi nakikita ng ating mga mata? Maaari ring ito ay nagmula sa hindi sapat na paglalaba ng damit na siyang dahilan ng pagkakaroon ng mga mikro-organismong nagbibigay ng mabahong amoy ng kulob!”, explains Kuya Kim.

For the ever fashionable Mariel Rodriguez Padilla, the awful kulob smell can cut down her confidence even while wearing her best-looking outfits. In the past, the start of the rainy season meant putting up with kulob, a problem she has finally conquered with the help of Ariel’s innovative formula.

Kulob has also been an issue in Say Alonzo’s and Joy Sotto’s households before. Even with their children’s freshly-washed clothes looking clean, there’s still a tendency for that foul kulob smell to persist. They shared that this problem gets even worse during the rainy season, which deeply troubled meticulous moms like them. It’s a good thing they don’t have to worry anymore, since Ariel’s superior cleaning power can now effectively fight against those invisible kulob stains.

Myth-Busting with Ariel

In the video, Kuya Kim uses UV light to reveal that kulob are actually invisible stains. To the moms’ delight, these stains can now be efficiently cleaned by Ariel’s innovative formula that puts an end to all malodor problems.

Kulob smell on clothes is a problem for many Filipinos. Most people think this is caused by indoor drying, when it is actually due to invisible stains that harbor malodor-causing microorganisms. We hope that with Ariel’s innovative and superior formula, Filipinos will be able to enjoy fresh-smelling and deeply clean clothes all year long – rain or shine,” said Louie Morante, Regional Brand Communications for P&G Asia Fabric and Home Care.

Thanks to Ariel, anyone can have fresh-smelling clothes, no matter what the season. “With Ariel, siguradong wala nang invisible stains that can cause that amoy kulob on clothes. The new Ariel gives me the deepest clean that I need that I can be confident that my clothes will always be fresh,” concludes Mariel.

Experience the powerful deep-cleaning of Ariel’s improved formulation that fights those invisible kulob stains to keep your clothes smelling clean, fresh, and kulob-free all day everyday!