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DEVANT + Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Bring Greatness in One

lifestyle, products, Avengers: Age of Ultron, announcementI am sure you have all seen the latest Avengers installment. I, on the other hand, am still in the process of convincing the little one to go see the film with me. All my efforts were in vain, so far, as the little guy deemed the film too scary for his delicate eyes to see. It was a far cry from his all-too-excited mood last month when we saw the film’s trailer for the first time. It is rather a difficult task to convince a 5-year old to do something he was not up to so I guess I had to think of new plans to see this much talked-about movie.

Meanwhile, TV brand DEVANT partners with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to bring the DEVANT’s TV Collection. Read all about this exciting partnership in the press release below:

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Bring Back The EPASS Now!

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Can the Filipino commuters’ lives get even worse? You’d see many a number of disappointing and inconvenient news about the local public transport going awry. Just a few days ago, the MRT had another occurrence leaving many a number of people stranded and late for work. Several days before that, a PNR train was derailed off its tracks and left a few people injured. Yes, I agree taking the public transportation is not only downright inconvenient, it can also be life-threatening at some point.

Car owners may be spared from these misadventures, but they have their fair share of grievances, too. The inconveniently-scheduled road repairs that results to horrendous traffic and an assortment of other problems, the alarming increase of road-related crimes, and the list goes on and on. Truly, a Filipino’s daily commuting adventure is a feat nothing short of a scene from one of those action-packed films we enjoy watching.

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And, if you think it can never get worse, you might just have to think again. And you might also consider asking someone who lives in the south and has to pass SLEX on a daily basis. True, traffic there has greatly improved since the construction of new and improved roads, but about a year ago, they have stopped issuing new EPASS to commuters and have deprived the commuters from the south of all the convience this clever piece of technology can offer.

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Progress Pre-School GOLD’s #MultipleIntelligence Recognition Day

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I was privileged to be invited to Progress Pre-School Gold’s Multiple Intelligence Recognition Day held at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza recently. It was a great excuse to visit my old workplace and spend the afternoon celebrating and knowing more about Multiple Intelligence. It was also a lovely experience to witness the recognition of the Multiple Intelligence kids.

 

 

 

A sumptuous cocktail feast was prepared for all the guests prior to the event. And as we were ushered inside the auditorium before the Recognition Day started, we were each handed a gold-and-blue toga which we are suppose to wear especially for the occasion. Mums were giddy realizing it has been eons ago since we donned our College toga. The experience was both exciting and nostalgic.

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Kuya Kim Atienza giving the Commencement Speech

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Product Review: Casa de Lorenzo’s Coffee Dark + Lemongrass Manila Castile Soaps

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Coffee is one of my simple indulgences. The truth is, it feels like I am not fully awake until I have my mug of steaming hot coffee in the morning. This is the reason why I readily signed up to review the all new Casa de Lorenzo Coffee Dark and the Lemongrass Manila Castile Soaps. I am so excited to experience how my favorite pick-me-upper will do the same for my skin. I have tried other products from Casa de Lorenzo before {you may check out my review here} so I know that they have earth-friendly and good quality castile soaps and oils.

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Casa de Lorenzo sent me a bottle each of these variants for review purposes. These liquid soaps are in amber-colored bottles, which help protect the quality of the soaps they contain. Why castile soaps, you ask? The name is from the Castile region of Spain where these Olive Oil-based soaps originated from.

More intrigued with Casa de Lorenzo’s Coffee Dark Castile Soap, I tried it the next day after receiving my package. This natural soap variant is made from organic ingredients like Olive Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, and combined with local ground coffee beans. It’s coffee scent is reminiscent of the local kapeng barako and the invigorating aroma wafts into the bathroom as I pour a small amount onto my shower puff. Mind you, these castile soaps aren’t as soapy as regular soaps as they do not contain thickening agents so you might want to put more onto your shower puff for more lather, which is what I did exactly! As expected, this castile soap variant comes in a very dark brown shade, but surprisingly it does not leave even a hint of stain on my shower puff and the dark tint washed off immediately after rinsing. The soap does not leave a long-lasting coffee scent on the skin, either.

Casa de Lorenzo Coffee Dark Castile Soap is ideal for those once-a-week pampering, relaxing and luxurious baths that are sure to be a delight to the senses.

Why I love the Coffee Dark Castile Soap?

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On Raising A Multiple Intelligent Child + A Twitter Giveaway

Most mums will agree that there is nothing we want more than for our children to achieve their maximum potentials, make the most of their life and go further than what we have achieved in life. That is why it is a must that we raise them by honing their Multiple Intelligence.

Multiple Intelligence is divided into 3 different parts:

  • Body Smart
  • People Smart
  • Brain Smart

Know more about Multiple Intelligence by watching this video:

We are fortunate to live in this day and age when different options to hone our children’s multiple intelligence is readily available to us. Today we can easily enlist our children in different activities that will further enrich them to become Body Smart, Brain Smart, and People Smart.

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with Coach Joy, winning first place at last year’s friendly competition at the Modern Aquatic Swimming School

Since the little man is a tiny baby I aimed for him to be a well-rounded person as I have always believed that this will give him opportunities and avenues to be more successful later on in life. Since he was 2 he was already taking swimming lessons during summer. It is not only an enjoyable activity, but it also helped improve his asthma. I thought we were hitting 2 birds with one stone! Nag-enjoy na, healthy pa! It has been years since he last had an attack and little did I know that I started making him Body Smart by enrolling him to swimming class and allowing him to have a very ideal form of exercise.

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The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2015 Screening Party

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I was invited to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards {KCAs} 2015 Screening Party and I readily said yes because I am sure the little man will enjoy it. He loves a number of Nick characters, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ben10, and I am sure he will be thrilled to see them there

The KCAs 2015 Screening Party was held at the Resorts World Manila Cinema in Pasay City. We arrived early and had ample time to check out the booths set-up outside. I also managed to take a snap a photo of the little man with Tobot, another Nick character.

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They opened the doors to Cinema 2 and ushered the people in, not too long after. We were also handed swag bags that contained a Gundam Toy, an Origami set, a Nick tee, lanyards, and a set of colored pens.  Popcorn and bottled iced tea were also waiting for each attendees on their seats. We failed to have our photos taken at the photo booth outside so I was delighted to see the mobile photobooth roving around the cinema while we wait for the screening to start. I just wish the little man smiled even just a little in our photo!  :-))

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A short program was held before the Kids Choice Awards screening began. There were fun games for children and grown-ups to participate in, as well as exciting raffles and prizes. But what excited the little man the most was when 4 familiar green characters were called to perform ~ the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The pizza-loving dudes’ performance was followed by a song-and-dance number by Sponge Bob and Patrick Star and the little ones in the crowed cheered even more.

The screening of the annual Kids’ Choice Awards started shortly. This year’s KCAs was hosted by Nick Jonas and was held at the Forum in Inglewood, California and even when we were miles away, it is great to be let in on the fun and have a taste of this slimey-riffic party! Everyone was excited to find out who will take home the iconic orange blimp this time around. Local Teen King, Daniel Padilla, was also nominated and even though he failed to grab one of those orange blimps, he managed to win the Slime-A-Star Award, beating nominees from New Zealand, Brazil, and United Kingdom.

A star-studded occasion, this years KCAs was joined in by popular performers and celebrities, including Jennifer Hudson, Iggy Azalea and 5 Seconds of Summer. I am also glad to find out that some of our favorites won, including Emma Stone for The Amazing Spiderman and Angelina Jolie for Maleficent. I love both actresses’ performance in their respective films and I thought they are most deserving to win.

We may not have managed to stay until the credits because the little guy was already fidgety in his seat and asked for us to go home that we had no choice but give in, but we totally enjoyed our very first Kids’ Choice Awards Screening Party. Thanks for having us and until next year!

To find out who won the blimps this year, do visit the Kids’ Choice Awards 2015, www.kca.nick-asia.com.