April 28, 2012

Homeschooling Conference to Take Place in May

The Homeschooling Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI) recently made announcements that the country's 4th Homeschooling Conference has been scheduled to happen on May 19, 2012. Set to take place at St. Francis Square Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong, the event will gather parents, academe, and homeschooling experts in one venue to promote awareness of the program, as well as provide guests with access to homeschool-related tools and services.


Homeschooling is a practice that, over the years, has rapidly gained popularity in the Philippines. Providing children with a familiar and relaxed learning environment that allows parents to tailor-fit certain aspects of their education based on their needs, remote education shatters the long-standing concept that prime education happens only within the confines of the classroom,  and is also proven to unlock certain hidden potentials of the student—presenting more room for growth and enhancement.

This year's Homeschooling Conference is themed “Laying a Strong Foundation.” It will feature lectures from esteemed homeschooling authorities both here and abroad including: noted inspirational speaker, best-selling author and homeschool parent, Bo Sanchez; and former high school and college educator and best-selling author of award-winning books like “Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling,” “Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens,” and “Ultimate Planners for Moms, Teens and Students,” Debra Bell. 

The event is supported by the 3,000-strong force of Filipino families, who are currently homeschooling by choice and discovering its priceless benefits.

About HAPI

The conference is organized by the Homeschooling Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI), an organization that has dedicated itself as a catalyst for nation-building by advancing home education and unifying home educators in the country.

April 27, 2012

Angeline Quinto's Dream Concert Tour

Star Power pop superstar Angeline Quinto brings the dream to the stage of University of St. La Salle Bacolod City on May 12, 2012 to sing her top tracks, "Patuloy ang Pangarap", "Kunin Mo Na Ang Lahat Sa Akin", "Mahiwaga", "Saan Darating Ang Umaga", "Hanggang" and more.



From last year's successful concert at The Sky Dome, the first Star Power Grand Champion was the voice behind different drama anthology OST of ABS-CBN's Primetime Drama including "100 Days To Heaven", "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin", "Way Back Home" and more.

ASAP Live's asset and Star Magic's music princess, Angeline Quinto's "Dream Concert Tour" in Bacolod City also features Enchong Dee, Ms. Elizabeth Ramsey, JM De Guzman, Bryan Termulo & Alex Castro) and will be directed by Dido Camara with musical director Marvin Querido. This once-in-a-lifetime event is produced by ASAP Live, Media Nation and That's N-tertainment. Grab your tickets now at University of St. La Salle, Robinsons Bacolod, ABS-CBN and Sky Cable Office.

For ticket inquiries, please contact Patty Ong at 09209528980 or Beth David at 09178546890.

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April 25, 2012

Because a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Give Mom a Caricature from Marriott Manila


If there’s one person that has a penchant for delicious, gourmet meal, that’s mom. For someone who cooks up a meticulous meal for the family, it’s no wonder why she has discerning taste buds. With this, there’s surely no other venue where she can indulge and celebrate her love for good food other than Marriott Café. Bring the whole family for Sunday Brunch, where it offers an upscale but a cozy venue to enjoy a promise of bigger, better, and heavier selections for brunch. And not to mention, everything gourmet!

With 17 stations including Cru Steakhouse and chocolate room for only P2, 500 net per head, Marriott Café got everything what a family would crave for from the healthiest greens, house-made pasta, savory steaks, to well-crafted cocktails.




To pay tribute to the woman that matters most, for every minimum of P12, 000 net worth of receipt is entitled to an instant free caricature for mom! Since we believe that whatever hat she wears, mom is always at her most beautiful. On Mother’s Day, we’re adding a dose of cuteness with an exclusive souvenir caricature of her on Sunday Brunch.


And if the whole gang is in the mood to celebrate the day for dinner, Marriott Café offers Ocean Surf exclusively for this Sunday of mother’s day for only P1850 net per head. We know how most moms enjoy getting their hands dirty on rock lobster, crabs, oysters, clams, and shrimps.  That’s why our spread is stocked up only with the freshest and tastiest selections, whether it’s enjoyed as is or have our chefs make an exciting twist from it.

What’s lovely about this buffet is that, it’s not only about shells and seafood. The spread is pumped up with big slabs of beef and lamb slices from the carving station and other delicious options from the rotisserie.  Swing by at the Chinese Station for authentic dim sums, pork barbeque, marinated chicken, and Beijing style duck. The dessert station decks out as well large array of choices both for sweet toothed and weight watchers.


While for some who plans to go in an intimate, classy venue serving decadent dishes, Cru Steakhouse is the first in mind when making dining decisions. It’s also a venue of choice if you want to be settled in fine dining style of ambience with hands on service and pleasant staffs, who are very much adept on wine pairing too. For mother’s day, sous chef Rej Casanova whips up a surefire hit four course menu: Baby rocket salad with pan fried scallops, mushroom consome, grilled grain fed Australian ribeye with sautéed baby carrots & potato dauphinoise and creamy mushroom sauce or duo of baked mahi mahi and grilled jumbo tiger prawns, capped off with poached cranberries fresh apples vanilla bean ice cream—all these at P4, 000 net per head.

Sitting between your loved one while enjoying a perfectly composed and polished meal is always a great thing; but if it’s added with a weekend break in a snazzy hotel, whose mom wouldn’t love the idea? With this in mind, on offer is the special Mother’s Day room package. Spend a leisurely overnight stay in the deluxe room for only P9, 888++ single/double, inclusive of Marriott Café breakfast buffet for two with P1,000 worth of credits at Quan Spa and Jessie Mendez salon.

Discover Marriott Manila’s exciting take in celebrating Mother’s Day. From the world-renowned service, dining, and accommodation, it’s no wonder why it’s a favorite spot of every fun-loving family.

For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.

April 24, 2012

Simply Ecological Earth Day Exhibit

Create an eco-beautiful style with a demonstration on green living at the "Simply Ecological Earth Day Exhibit" from April 22-29.

In partnership with The Philippine School of Interior Design, the exhibit will feature an Eco-board on how to shop with sustainability in mind, and showcase 18 ec-inspired displays from Our Home, Muebles Asia, Modufit, Dos Pueblos, Lazy Boy, Muebles de Abubot, Urban Concepts, Dimensione, Contempo Design, Space and Style and Linden Teak.


More and more people around the world are finally realizing the importance of conserving our natural resources and protecting Mother Earth. We know that we can do our part by following the three R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - but not a lot of people know that you can start right in your own home!

Come to Interior Zone at SM City North EDSA and find out how!

Exhibit runs from April 22-29

April 20, 2012

Krispy Kreme Celebrates 75 Fun-tastic Years with the Launch of Share the Gift of Joy Campaign

Celebrating 75 years of confectionery goodness, Krispy Kreme recently launched its 2012 campaign entitled Share the Gift of Joy.

 

Aimed at spreading love and putting smiles on the faces of more people, the Share the Gift of Joy Campaign allows everyone to celebrate 75 years of sharing with Krispy Kreme. With every purchase of the brand's specially-designed 75th birthday tin can, Krispy Kreme donates Php 20 to the campaign, whose total generated fund will help the brand's 12 partner charities. 

 Spearheaded by Krispy Kreme board members, Jim Fuentebella and Carlyn Trota, the intimate event, held at the brand's Bonifacio High Street branch, gathered representatives from all 12  charities in one room to celebrate the spirit of sharing.

April 19, 2012

Girbaud offers 50% discount exclusive to Le Jean members

While sales have become synonymous to long weekends, Marithe + Francois Girbaud shows that you don’t have to wait for the next long weekend just to get a great deal! Girbaud offers a 50% discount on its best-selling accessories and all basic jeans and knits for men and women, exclusive to the members of its loyalty program, Club Le Jean.


Make your Thursdays to Sundays count by visiting any Girbaud branch from April 19 to 22, and April 26 to 29, and simply present your Le Jean card and rewards booklet to avail of the discount.

Become a Club Le Jean member today and enjoy rewards on every purchase, moneyless shopping using your gift points and stamps, and the chance to swap your old pair of denims for a brand-new pair of M+FG jeans!

For more details, visit any Marithe + Francois Girbaud branch today. Girbaud is available in SM Supermalls, Robinsons Malls, Ali Mall, Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall, Festival Supermall, Gateway Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, NE Pacific Mall, Pavilion Mall, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, NAIA Terminal 3, and now in Robinsons Tacloban, KCC Mall General Santos, and Robinsons Calasiao.

April 17, 2012

A Summer Serenade at the Gardens



This Wednesday, April 18, experience the soul of the Makati Central Business District (MCBD) as acclaimed singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon serenades Makati folks at the Ayala Triangle Gardens—the urban oasis of the city—in a night of music and entertainment dubbed as Summer Serenades at the Garden. 

Be mesmerized with the captivating charm of the city that makes it happen, as Makati reinforces its claim of being not just a place for business and leisure, but a home for the most vibrant lifestyles and dynamic culture.

April 16, 2012

Krispy Kreme’s Flowery Treat for Moms


This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much you care by getting her a box of Krispy Kreme’s flower-shaped doughnuts.

 That’s right! On its 75th birthday, Krispy Kreme honors every mom by releasing its first-ever flower-shaped doughnuts.  Made especially for all mothers out there, these melt-in-your-mouth treats come in three fun and festive colors that are sure to bring a smile on everyone’s face—pink, yellow and white.

Krispy Kreme’s flower-shaped Mother’s Day doughnuts are only available from April 13 to May 31, 2012. So hurry and go to a store near you. Grab a bouquet before they wither away.

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Serving world-class doughnuts and coffees since 1937, Krispy Kreme made its way to the hearts of Filipinos when it opened its first branch in the country back in 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets on 27 different locations nationwide, with hotlight stores in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Festival Supermall Alabang, Bonifacio High Street and Cebu IT Park. Dubbed as the doughnut theater, Krispy Kreme’s hotlight stores serve everyone hot, freshly-made doughnuts straight from the fryer. To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may become a friend of Krispy Kreme by visiting www.krispykreme.com.ph or by liking Chloe at www.facebook.com/ChloeKrispyKremePH.

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Don Garcia Jr is the author of Don Garcia Photography and My Thoughts and the Act blogs. He is a graduate of Information Technology of Saint Mary's University. Currently working as an SEO/SEM and Social Marketing Specialist. A photography hobbyist, a frustrated dancer and singer.

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