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SM has just officially started the summer season with a big bang through their SM Cartoon Fest at SM Fairview on 12 April, 2013! It was our first time to visit this branch and I am excited as well! To add in more fun and color to the frenzy they invited a bunch of our well-loved cartoon characters to join the party! Imagine Spongebob, the Justice League superheroes led by my personal favorite Batman, the Angry Birds, Barbie, Garfield, the Sesame Street gang led by Elmo, Cookie Monster and best friends Ernie and Bert, Hello Kitty, Dora the Explorer, The Lorax, Robby Rabbit, the adorable Minions from Despicable Me, Tweety Bird and Bugs Bunny, the rambunctious duo of Tom and Jerry, the lovely ladies from Monster High, and EB from the film Hop. I know! It feels like Christmas came eight months earlier! Even my little man had the time of his life waiting for his favorites to come up the stage and enjoyed marveling at those characters he was actually seeing for the first time. Even mums thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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After the short program, children are given the chance to meet and greet with each of their favorite cartoon characters and have their photos taken, too. For a minimum purchase of P300 worth of related products, which are on exhibit and are on sale at the time {you can choose from a multitude of products ~ from toys, to children’s clothes to lovely collectible items, to school supplies}, mall patrons and their children are given free entrance to the event and enjoy the afternoon with the adorable mascots! Jared had fun hopping from one booth to another having his photos taken with the cartoon characters! I cannot help myself, in fact, I had to pose with him when it is time to have his picture taken with Batman and his gang of super heroes!  :-P It was a good thing that a good friend of mine, Rence, volunteered to be our photographer of the day when our camera went dead. You can check out more of those photos on Jared’s blog.

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the little man waiting for Spongebob and other characters to grace the stage, can you tell he’s excited? ^_^

Aside from the meet and greet, fun activities like face painting, coloring, scrapbook making as well as exciting raffles are also available for everyone to enjoy. And, of course, not to mention, the wide array of discounted toys and other character items available for mum and kids to purchase.

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I know the P is for Princess DVD looks amiss, but Jared enjoyed it nevertheless, since there is an episode where his favorite Elmo made an appearance! :)

Our Saturday afternoon was well-spent and the travel all the way to SM Fairview is very worthwhile. Jared even had these lovely Garfield and Sesame Street stuff as giveaway! Special shout outs to Mykel and Jesse of SM for inviting and accommodating me and the little man.  :-))

The SM Cartoon Fest is something both the kids and the kids-at-heart will enjoy and it sure is one perfect way to have a very memorable summer. Do check out when they will hit the SM branch nearest to you by visiting and following the SM Supermalls Fan Page on Facebook.

To see more photos of the event, do check out the Mumwrites Facebook Page.

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mumwrites

is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.