i wish to be a visibly smart mummy!

Intel Philippines

A few weeks back I was fortunate to be invited to this interesting seminar by Intel. This stimulating talk on how to be a visibly smart mum in this day + age is actually fun and educational at the same time.

Techie Mummy Jaye Bautista, who also happens to be a blogger, talks about the advantages of being a tech-savvy mum + how modern technologies help to get our jobs done.  Gadgets + gizmo allow mums to multi-task, either by doing several work at the same time with the aid of your reliable PC or laptop (think updating your blog whilst checking your mails or updating your social networking sites) or entertaining + educating your toddler with the aid of videos + movies in your computer (which I am such a big fan of :))

Ciey Luy, the First Academy of Computer Arts Administrator, had an interesting presentation about animation + how it can be a fun option for kids or kids-at-heart as a summer activity. Animation, nowadays, has also evolved from just being a mere hobby into a very lucrative job, with companies requiring animators and 3D designers in their ranks, + it will be a wise decision to expose kids into it earlier on.

Randy Kanapi, Marketing Manager of Intel Philippines, talked about the basics in computer (reminiscent of Comp 101 back when I was a College Freshman ;)) + about Intel’s latest offering, the 2nd generation Intel Core Processor family: Intel Core i3, i5 + i7, which is the first visibly smart micro architecture to combine visual + 3D graphic technology with performance-leading microprocessors in a single chip. In layman’s term: it has a better power management, greater efficiency + increased battery life. Believe it or not, I am still running on Pentium 4 +  I can really use that kind of power in my PC!

Here are some staggering facts I got from Randy’s presentation:

  • 1 Million PC’s are shipped everyday
  • There are 2 Billion worldwide internet users (that many, right? :))
  • 247,000,000,000 (yes one too many Zeros!) e-mails are sent each day + 8 out 10 of these are spam (that probably explains the bulk of spam this site is getting everyday, really crazy)!
  • 2.5 Billion images are uploaded to Facebook per month!
  • 12.2 Billion videos are viewed each month
  • 90% of all IP traffic will be video by the year 2013

Randy also noted that they are having this awesome contest where you can have a chance to bag a notebook powered by 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor, simply click on the image below for more details.

All in all, it was an afternoon of interesting conversations, good food + good company + I even get to meet quite a number of PMC mums there too, including Mummy Cherry + her charming daughter, MG, + sis Trish + Leira whom I both met for the very first time that day!

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brigada eskwela 2011

events, mum for a cause, Philippine Army, Brigada Eskwela 2011Brigada Eskwela is an annual community outreach program by our Philippine Army to help local public elementary schools in the country with cleaning the school grounds, fixing school desks, tending to the garden (as depicted in the photo above: a female reservist soldier leads pupils in cleaning the garden at Maharlika Elementary School – Taguig City) + other clean-up activities in preparation for the incoming school year. Both active + reservist soldiers lend their hand to make Brigada Eskwela 2011 activities nationwide a rousing success.

Hats off to you Philippine soldiers, you truly are the modern day heroes of our times 😉

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free entrance to the mommy diaries

If you don’t have anything to do this weekend, and if the weather permits you to go outside and enjoy, you might as well check out The Mommy Diaries: A Lifestyle & Wellness Expo!

  • WHEN: May 28-29, 2011
  • WHERE: The NBC Tent, BGC
  • TIME: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

What’s in store for mummies like me:

  • There are over 150 shops to check out that carries clothes, accessories, personal care products, children + baby items, housewares and food all in one roof! What more can you ask for really?
  • There will be talks on a great host of interesting mummy topics including: attachment parenting, cervical cancer, osteoporosis, breast cancer, how to be a healthy mum and a lot more!
  • Interesting demos on Yoga, Zumba, Circuit training + cooking are also on schedule
  • Mums can also avail of these free services: Bone density, sugar + cholesterol level
  • HPV vaccines + general check-up packages are also available for a fee
  • I would also like to get a chance to win any of these exciting items: Free passes to Gymboree Play + Music, 10-visit pass to 360 Fitness Club, 2-month membership to Curves + unlimited weekend passes to Yoga+

What’s in store for the kiddos:

  • The bouncing castle where they can play all day
  • They an also enjoy unlimited use of mini-me salon (for the little girlies), glitter tattoo + balloon creations

Tickets for this event are priced at P50 + you can get yours at the entrance.

If the weather clears up + I managed to convince one of my siblings to look after my Jared whilst mummy is away, there is no way I will be missing this event!

Clearing up your weekend schedule to go to this event? I hope I see you there mummies 🙂

Love + Light,

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