Unboxing Our November #BuriBox

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Fueling the little one’s passion for reading and learning is something this mum is committed to. But with his penchant for the telly and his gadget and games, especially during weekends, I need to work overtime to distract him away from them and quick! That is why I am always on the look out for any materials that would pique his interest and any book that would encourage him to read even more.

I have read a lot about curated subscription boxes for children that include books, worksheets, and other educational materials but most of them are not available here. How I wish someone will come up with a local version so mums here can easily subscribe and have them delivered straight to our doorsteps!

I think you can very well imagine how excited I was when I discovered the all-new BuriBox.  I was even more delighted when I found out about their introductory promo. Can you imagine getting a box filled with books, arts and crafts supplies and activity sheets and I only had to pay for the shipping! I wasted no time and subscribed to the little man’s very first BuriBox!

BuriBox in a nutshell

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The BuriBox is especially-designed by Adarna House for the Filipino family to build a library of stories and a treasure trove of educational activities at home.

The box comes in 2 types:

  • Toddler Boxwith 4-5 kid-tested preschool books and multiple activities and worksheets for children aged 3-5
  • Young Reader Boxfilled with 5 award-winning books and multiple activities and worksheets for the beginning readers 6-8 years of age

I opted for the latter as it is more suited for my young bookworm. Each box is priced at Php799/month, inclusive of free delivery around Metro Manila! Initially, they only accept orders from Metro Manila, but I know you’d be interested to know that they know deliver to anywhere in the Philippine! I paid Php150 for  provincial shipping. When I subscribed, they were only accepting Paypal payments but I do hope they can include other modes of payment as not most people have a Paypal account.

Subscription to BuriBox is easy as pie using their website. You can also unsubscribe anytime you like, in case you opted not to get a box every month. I might just do the same since I also purchase books for the little man from different sources from time to time and scour the world wide web for printables, activities and worksheets that fit Jared’s current interests and inclination.

Unboxing the November BuriBox

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5 Great Christmas Gift Ideas For Our Loved Ones

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Can you believe it is just a few weeks before Christmas? Our most favorite time of the year is finally here and yes, unfortunately, it is also the busiest, and for some, the most stressful. But do not let all the excitement and the many lists of things-to-do, not to mention the horrendous traffic everywhere, dampen your excitement about the merriest season of all.

Here are a few thoughtful Christmas gift ideas to get you started with your Christmas shopping:

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  1. Health Kit ~ most people, especially mums, will appreciate this thoughtful gift as the Christmas season is also the time of cough, colds, and other weather-related illnesses. You can simply get a clear box and fill it up with vitamins and medicines from your trusted brands like Unilab {just like the ones in the photo}. I recommend Biogesic and Solmux, as they can come handy this time of year. You can be as extravagant as filling the kit to the brim, or you can also opt to just include a couple of items the receiver will most definitely use. Christmas gift ideas, tips and tricks, Christmas, Unilab, Scholastic, ASUS
  2. Power Bank ~ who will not be delighted to receive a power bank? Everybody needs one to stay connected to their loved ones or social media on their mobile devices, or keep up with all their online games even while on the go without worrying about their batteries going dead. I highly recommend the ASUS Credit Card Size 10050mAh Quick Charge Power Bank, as I totally love using it! It is very handy and can be easily stashed in your purses or bags while traveling. It is also quick-charging and can easily charge 2 gadgets with its 10050mAh capacity. Christmas gift ideas, tips and tricks, Christmas, Unilab, Scholastic, ASUS
  3. Books ~ anyone will appreciate a good book and I do not they will ever go out of style. It is a perfect gift for book lovers, as well as for children to encourage them to read. Mums will also appreciate them, as they sometimes do not have enough time to buy something off the bookstore shelf for themselves whenever they go there to shop for the children’s school stuff. And just a tip, if you are planning to give books to your inaanaks or your loved ones this year, there is no better way to get them than at the Scholastic’s The Big Christmas Blowout Warehouse Sale where you can get children’s books for as low as Php20! I have already been there over the weekend and I cannot wait to share my shopping haul with you. The sale will be up until 23 December, and they will be open from 9am-6pm. I shall include more details in another post, so watch out for it! 

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    the little man in our previous visit to Kidzania, where he cannot wait to go back
  4. Awesome Experience ~ gifts carefully wrapped under the tree are not the only thing you can give your loved ones and friends this Christmas. Great experiences, like outdoor adventures, amusement park visits, or travels are also awesome and thoughtful gifts to give. The Christmas break is the most perfect time to do these wonderful activities as everyone in the family is at home. It is a great time to bond with everyone and create beautiful memories that everyone will surely remember for years to come.

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    anyone would appreciate a lovely trip to the spa
  5. Relaxation ~ the whole year had been busy and bustling with activities, especially for those who keep a 9-5 job or for mums who has school-aged children, that they will surely appreciate the gift of relaxation. This can be in a form of a Gift Certificate to a favorite salon for some pampering and relaxation or a day of bonding at the spa for a whole body massage or foot spa.

We do not really have to shell out a ton of money to make our gifts for our loved ones this year unique and special. A little touch of creativity, a ton of thoughtfulness, and making sure the gift is tailor-made for the receiver and I am certain your Christmas gift will be a big hit! Enjoy spreading the holiday cheer! :-D

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Why Chicken Works You Ask?

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I have always believed that chicken is the healthier option among meat varieties and am really relieved that the little man has taken a liking to this poultry product much more than the other meat. Apart from the usual fare of friend chicken, one of his favorite dishes in the world is chicken tinola, so we have than dish every single week. I have no complaints, though as chicken does work. If you are still in doubt about chicken, here is an infographic of a number of reasons why you should be opting for it, too, if you haven’t already.

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Enjoy Free Samples Of Chowking Chunky Asado Sioplets On Selected Stores {28 November}

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To say that Chowking is the little man’s most favorite fast food joint is simply an understatement! We’d go there every week, sometimes even more, so the little one can eat his favorite Pancit Canton and Chicken meal. We’d visit the local branch very often that the staff and crew already recognizes us when we drop by!  :-D

If you are a huge Chowking fan just like my little boy, then I have good news for you! Drop by your local branch on 28 November to sample the Chowking Chunky Asado sioplets ~ mini siopaos with the same chunky and asadong-asado filling like our beloved Chowking Asado Siopao! Mark your calendars and take the #BuksanParaMalaman challenge.

Chowking’s #BuksanParaMalaman Challenge

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Thousands of excited customers lined up at sampling booths located in selected malls nationwide for Chowking’s #BuksanParaMalaman challenge, to try out the Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao. They tasted the hot and soft siopao and discovered just how chunky at asadong-asado it truly is.

To complement their delicious surprise, a trick art station was set up and customers were able to have their creative and interactive photos taken with the giant Chunky Asado Siopao photo wall.

Customers were delighted and satisfied with their Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao experience. A customer who sampled the siopao noted how it was, “siksik ang laman, malasa, at masarap.” Another one who lined up at one of the sampling stations said “talagang solved ka, kasi hindi tipid sa laman at malambot pa ‘yung bun,” while someone shared “lasang asado talaga, masarap at malaman kasi Chowking.”

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