Tips + Tricks On Pursuing Your Passion Without Breaking The Bank

I strongly believe that we should not stop pursuing our passions even now that we are mums and have to take care of so many things {and people}, all at the same time. And because we have to look after so many concerns, all the more that we have to take much-needed breaks and pursue activities that are not only great for passing the time but also ideal in nurturing our inner child and our soul.

Sharing with you a few of my passions in life and some tips and tricks on how I manage to pursue them without spending too much moolah:

Yoga + Meditation

Some would spend too much and enroll themselves in the gym to practice yoga. Since the old yoga center I used to go to has closed down, I had no choice but to practice at home with my trusty yoga mat as my companion. For newbies, there are many educational videos on youtube you can watch to learn how to do yoga, or other form of exercises, in the safety of your home.

In the same manner, there are also many instructional materials online on meditation. Personally, I absolutely enjoy Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience¬†and have been doing this for a while now. What’s even better is that I do not need to spend a cent in enjoying this. I just registered on the site and wait for their free 21-Day Meditation Experience, which usually comes about 2-3 times in a year, and enjoy meditation when it is out! It even has an app version, so you can do your meditation practice with your mobile device. You can download the Meditation Experience app on Play Store here.


I am a total newbie in calligraphy and have been wanting to learn more since last year when I discovered all these awesome calligraphy accounts on Instagram. Most workshops are costly and this mum can spend the money on other necessities, so when I heard that they are offering free basic calligraphy workshop at the SM Stationery Art Festival last summer, I just knew I had to attend. A minimum purchase earned me a slot at the free workshop! What got me even more excited is that Meeya Cruz of Calligrafriends PH was teaching calligraphy that day. I love her work and I have been following her for awhile. I have also joined their Facebook group and am just in awe at the many calligraphy works members share there. I tagged along my sister and the little man to this event at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall and was even lucky to be chosen as one of the winners to get Faber-Castell freebies! ūüėÄ

We absolutely enjoyed our experience that we even joined their Journaling Workshop at the SM North Edsa run of the Art Festival, where we got to learn some journaling tips from Abbey Sy.

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Join The Brillante Ma Mendoza’s Film Workshop

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The Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 3 (BMFW) will be a 7-day intensive training happening from 28 March  to 03 April, 2016, at Center Stage Productions located at 947 Busilak St. Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong City.

Brillante Mendoza is one of the most-recognized film makers of this generation. He won as Best Director at the 2009¬†Cannes Film Festival and is the genius behind critically-acclaimed and internationally-recognized films such as Coco Martin’s Kinatay, and Nora Aunor’s Thy Womb and Taklub. To learn how to do film with this director is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.¬†

Those who will participate in the DIRECTING WORKSHOP must take note of the following: 

  • with introduction to Cinematography, Production Design, Editing
  • A¬†7-day intensive workshop from 9am-5pm, inclusive of lunch and afternoon snacks
  • participant is expected to create a short film at the end of the workshop
  • participant is expected to bring his/her own laptop for editing purposes

And those who are joining the ACTING WORKSHOP (FOUND ACTING) should take note of these: 

  • A 7-day intensive workshop from 9am-5pm, inclusive of lunch and afternoon snacks
  • participant is expected to act in the short film made by the directing workshopper at the¬†end of the workshop

There are limited slots to the Film Workshop, call the following to reserve yours now: 

  • Center Stage Productions, Inc ~ {02} 531.9831
  • Carlo Valenzona ~ 0917.805.3206 /¬†
  • Christine Florendo ~ 0927.817.7661 /
  • Raymund Gutierrez ~ 0916.643.7891 /
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