Watch This Internationally-Acclaimed Puppet Show At The PETA Theater Center

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Puppets fascinate not only the kids but also the kids-at-heart, and if you are looking for something new and exciting to do with the kids this summer then read on to know more about PETA’s Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones puppetry performance!

For its annual family event, the PETA Theater Center transforms into a children’s play house. It is the perfect place to take your kids for a fun, extraordinary and memorable bonding experience. This year is extra special because PETA partners with Bunk Puppets to bring to Manila the internationally awarded shadow puppetry performance Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones all the way from Melbourne, Australia!

A creative family bonding experience comes to the PETA Theater Center all the way from Australia!

Sneaky chickens, flying ninjas, brain surgery and an unforgettable horse race! Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones takes the audience into a surreal world of puppets and adventure.

Using household objects and bits of rubbish, Bunk Puppets transforms simple objects into hilarious silhouette stories. In each scene, the puppetry is performed in front of the shadow screen, so that the audience gets a close look at the visual trickery. Old toys, brooms, boxes and discarded clothing are deftly stitched together to create shadow puppet stories and characters.

Delighting audiences in dozens of countries, Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a hilarious fusion of shadow puppetry and physical theatre. It’s a visual feast for the imagination! Come, experience one man’s playful vision of wonder and nonsense. Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a 50-minute non-verbal puppet comedy show for all ages. Some bits are a wee bit scary for under 6 years old, so we highly recommend that they are accompanied by their parents.

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Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones comes to the Philippines this May! Shows are scheduled at May 3 {2pm}, 4 {2pm}, 5 {2pm}, 6 {1:30pm, 4pm} and 7 {1:30pm, 4pm}. To complete this rare experience, there will also be a series of puppetry workshops for kids and adults alike facilitated by the founders of Bunk Puppets on May 4 and 5, 6pm {Advanced Puppetry Workshop for Adults} and May 6 and 7, 10am, {Parent-Child Puppetry Workshop}.

Tickets to the show starts at Php800/pax or Php700/pax for a family of 3.  You may book your tickets to the show as well as workshop slots through Ticketworld or by texting 0917.807.3069. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to bond with your little ones over a show that will surely amaze audience of any age!

For more information about the show, visit and

All show images are by Andrew Wuttke.

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5 Ways to Bond With Your Kids Before Summer Ends

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Summer is about to close as the month of June drums nearer. We have had our little ones at home for almost two months, but have we really made most of our time with them? With the many things that we need to do at home and in the workplace, we often sacrifice time spent with our children. Now is the best opportunity to start creating wonderful memories that they can look back to once the school starts. Whether you want to make up for the days you were too busy or simply cap off the summer on a good note, there’s still activities available for you and your kids to enjoy. Break free from the usual trips to the mall and try these five activities instead.

Watch a theater show

In a world of video streaming and smartphones, it is rare to see children not glued to their gadgets. Introduce them to other forms of entertainment like live theater. Just make sure that you choose a show that is child-friendly. Look for youthful and energetic productions that also teach golden values through the story. A good example of this is PETA’s MgaKuwento Ni Lola Basyang! The play is like a fairytale book that has come to life as Lola Basyang shares stories of magical spells, kings and their kingdoms. Without a doubt, you’ll enjoy it too!

Join a workshop

Make your bonding activity an educational one too! There are plenty of workshops available these days but pick ones that you can do together as parent and child. This way, it’s not only you or your kid that gets to enjoy the activity. Rather, you get a chance to do it together. Afterwards, you can laugh at the little errors that you made, share the learning that you earned and even display your output at home!

Create and tell your own stories

How about exploring the art of words with your little one? Filipinos naturally love storytelling. Our rich folklore is a testimony to that. There are also many ways that you can create and tell your own story. This is a chance to let loose and be kid yourself too as you and your child learn how to tell a story in the most animated way possible!

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Join The 1st TropicalSwells SurfCamp!

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Summer is finally here and if you’ve ran out of exciting and fun activities for the little ones to try this year, then you are in the right place as I share all about surfing and TropicalSwells! Surfing is something I absolutely want for the little man and myself to try {now I really have to work on my swimming skills!}, so I truly find it exciting that someone is now offering a surf camp up north. Read on to know more about them and be ready for an awesome summer experience with your family!

Surf’s Up with TropicalSwells

TropicalSwells, a Philippine surf school that offers a fun and safe surf experience for beginners, avid enthusiasts and all interested members of your family, is holding an intensive SurfCamp that starts at a wave pool in Subic and graduates you on the open. The intensive SurfCamp will be a 3-days, 2-nights surf trip on April 29, 2016 to May 1, 2016, teaching you the basics of surfing while arming you with courage and confidence, allowing you to experience being and feeling stoked, and preparing you for surfing ocean waves. At the end of the intensive SurfCamp, each participant will receive a certification of completion from TropicalSwells.

The 1st TropicalSwells SurfCamp will accommodate 15 registrants. The package costs PhP 12,000.00 per participant, and this includes six surf sessions (with the use of surf boards, rashguards and other surf equipment required for each surf session), transportation, accommodation and food. All you need to bring is yourself and your backpack of clothes! Interested participants as young as 4 years old can register for the intensive SurfCamp via

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For those who would like to try out surfing first, we recommend joining TropicalSwells’ IntroSurf. It’s a day-trip on April 24, 2016 that costs only PhP 3,000.00 per person. The IntroSurf package includes 1 surf session (with the use of surf boards, rashguards and other surf equipment required for each surf session), transportation, resort entrance and use of specified resort facilities. We are accommodating only 15 registrants for April 2016’s IntroSurf. Interested participants as young as 4 years old can register for the IntroSurf via

TropicalSwells holds private surf trips for groups of 15 members for both IntroSurf and SurfCamp as well. For inquiries, please email

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