Monday, April 30, 2012

Get Ready for The 4th PHIL SME EXPO at PICC

Are you one those people who wants to try their luck in  business or may have their own business already but wants to expand then this event is for you. TRADECON will hold the 4th Phil SME Expo at PICC on May 11-13, 2012.

This 3-day event will showcase various products and stakeholders in the SME sector. It is organized by Trade Advertising Exhibitions & Conventions International Inc.(TRADECON). The three day expoi hopes to serve as a venue for product exposure in the domestic and international markets and a link among industry players.

Aside from product showcase what can the attendees look forward in this 3-day event?There will be idea exchange thorough product demos done simultaneously in the event. There will also be free services, workshops and seminars, classes and new product launches will also be highlighted during the expo as it promises to be right avenue to increase the exposure of SME products in domestic and foreign markets, and to improve the distribution of SME products between local manufacturing and trade sectors as well as within each sector.

Attending expo and trade event like this will make more budding entrepreneurs know what's the latest trend in business and even meet prospects and contacts.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blended Fruit Cocktail Saved my Day!

I have been her at home all day, with my my laptop on and absorbing the unnecessary radiation and not to mention that temperature's rising too!

I feel so dehydrated! And that's when a thought struck me. Since it's kinda hot, I decided to make my citrus shake.

I canned first my kitchen cabinets and I found Del Monte Fruit Cocktail. And since I don't want sugar and I want it very natural , I just took my new blender-cum-food processor.

and this what it ended up after I blended it.

Just imagine how refreshing, ayt? Well I got to made a liter of these so what I did is stock some of it in the ref so when heat strikes again, I just have to get it from our ref.

Watch the Live Screening for The Cotto and Mayweather Fight on May 6, 2012

Boxing has made great waves here in the Philippines with the help of our very own homegrown talents like MANNY PACQUIAO. Boxing as a sport here in our country is one of the sports that has gained a big following.

And now here's another fight that is worth watching on May 6, 2011.The bout will be about Miguel Cotto vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. But first let's get to know the background of these two fighters.


Miguel Cotto
Real name :    Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez
Nickname(s) :    Junito
Rated at:     Light Welterweight
Light Middleweight
Height:     5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality:     Puerto Rican
Born:     October 29, 1980 (age 31)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Stance     Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights     39
Wins     37
Wins by KO     30
Losses     2
Draws     0
No contests     0

Miguel Cotto is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. Cotto is the reigning WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion. He is the younger brother of contender Jose Miguel Cotto and cousin of Abner Cotto. He is a four-time world champion in three weight divisions (light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight).

 Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Real name:     Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr.
Nickname(s):    Pretty Boy
Rated at     Super Featherweight
Light Welterweight
Light Middleweight
Height:     5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Reach:     72 in (183 cm)
Nationality:     American
Born:     February 24, 1977 (age 35)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Stance     Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights     42
Wins     42
Wins by KO     26
Losses     0
Draws     0
No contests

Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxer.[1] He is a five-division world champion, where he has won seven world titles, as well as the lineal championship in three different weight classes.[2] He is a two-time The Ring "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 1998 and 2007[3] and also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) "Fighter of the Year" award in 2007.[4] He is undefeated as a professional boxer.

Currently, Mayweather is the WBC Welterweight Champion.[5] He is also rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports and

Mayweather was suppose to have a bout with Pound- per- Pound Manny Pacquaio but his camp chose not to.

But even if we can't fly for USA to watch, because of the largest chain in terms of Cinemas, SM Cinema will have scheduled live screenings.

There's live screenings on May 6, 2012 at 9am at the following SM CINEMA branches:
  • SM Pampanga                                                           
  • SM Megamall
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM North Edsa
  • SM Marikina
  • SM Manila
  • SM Baguio
  • SM Clark
Don't fret because prices are pretty much the same as last year, Tickets are sold at Php450 at SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia. While in other SM Cinema branches SM Marikina, SM Manila, SM Baguio, SM CLARK, SM Tarlac tickets are at Php400.

Or if you want a hassle-free ticket-buying, you may log on to and 

Do you have your bets as early as now? Mark your calendars for the much-awaited bout on MAY 6, 2012.


Credits about Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is courtesy of

Saturday, April 28, 2012


I love dressing up even now I’m a mom. And I usually like to buy my clothes whatever that catches my attention. People may not know it but I usually buy accessories with a certain color in mind, which reminds me I recently bought 5 items all in red color. I will share that to you guys soon.

 Sexy Celebrity Mom Regine Tolentino hosted the launch.

And as much I love that me my kids has matching outfits, I just have the two boys have matching outfits themselves. That’s simply because my kids are both boys. As much as I want to have girl for a daughter so that we can have matching outfits I just feel that I have to be contented since I can buy matching outfits for them at the SM KIDS FASHION Department.

 These are the top 2 shirts that my little boy wanted to add in his shirt collection. I love SM kid's Fashion color schemes, So "SUMMER-ish"

And this summer to keep up with the raving heat, SM KIDS FASHION launched last April 21, 2012 their CRAZY FOR COLORS campaign in all SM DEPARTMENT STORES nationwide. This summer there’ll be no excuse for our kids to sulk themselves at home because The SM KIDS FOR FASHION CAMPAIGN  with its very own brands, JusTees and Zapped has exciting activities for all the kids through this new campaign , CRAZY for COLORS.

Just what is the CRAZY for COLORS campaign is all about? The CRAZY for COLORS campaign is having a “SUMMER DANCE PARTY” just like what happened on its launch at SM MOA Music Hall. The summer Dance Party is an all out dance celebration featuring various professional dance groups and a live dance tutorial of its very own CRAZY for COLORS “SHAKEYEBODY” dance craze with the dancing diva Ms. Regine Tolentino. And the best thing about this is if you missed its grand launched or your kidscan’t get enough of the fun activities, you can also visit their other small pocket events in the other SM  MALLS.

If you like to join their other CRAZY for COLORS pocket mall events, here are the schedules:

  • May 12 SM Sta. Rosa/ SM Pampanga
  • May 19 SM MARILAO/SM Dasmarinas
  • May 26 SM DAVAO/ SM Taytay

And to join these pocket events at the above mentioned SM MALLS, Here’s how!

  1. Get your stamp card and 1st stamp for a minimum purchase of Php 300  from any regular priced SM EXCLUSIVES  participating brands: JUSTEES, ZAPPED, BOYS GOT STYLE, BRADLEY, DUDE, LITTLLE MISS, LIZZIE, GIRLS EDITION, BLUSH and CRIB COUTURE.
  2.  Get your next stamps for every Php300 peso purchase thereafter.
  3. Collect two (2) stamps and get a CRAZY for COLORS BALLER ID which will serve as your pass to the DANCE PARTY.
  4.  On the fifth stamp, claim your Php100 discount coupon from SM KID’S FASHION and use it to purchase any item from the children’s and infant’s Wear department.
Promo Period to collect 5 stamps is from April 1- June 30, 2012 at all SM DEPARTMENT STORES nationwide.

Wow , I’m sure all the kids and moms who love to shop for their clothes at SM Department stores will be happy since it like hitting two birds with one stone. Imagine you get to buy cool outfits for your kids for a reasonable price and yet your kids get to enjoy the dance tutorials. An added plus for the kids is that in the pocket events there will fun activities like the Wii Dance Challenge, Get Spotted, Photo Booth and My Own Music Booth.


Wait, there’s more, the kids get to enjoy dancing at home because you can download the “SHAKEYEBODY” dance instructional dance video at .
Sharing you guys photos at the SM KID’S FASHION Crazy forCOLORS LAUNCH.


Welcome to the reunion of the Class of 1999 from East Great Falls High.  In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago return for their high-school reunion.  In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship.

It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity.  In the years that have passed, Jim (JASON BIGGS) and Michelle (ALYSON HANNIGAN) married while Kevin (THOMAS IAN NICHOLAS) and Vicky (TARA REID) said goodbye. Oz (CHRIS KLEIN) and Heather (MENA SUVARI) grew apart, but Finch (EDDIE KAY THOMAS) still longs for Stifler’s Mom (JENNIFER COOLIDGE).  And Stifler (SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT) remains the same as he ever was.  Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens they were.

Completing the core group returning for the long-awaited American Reunion are comedy legend EUGENE LEVY as Jim’s Dad, NATASHA LYONNE as the sexually-wise Jessica, JOHN CHO and JUSTIN ISFELD as the world’s biggest MILF enthusiasts, CHRIS OWEN as The Shermanator and SHANNON ELIZABETH as Jim’s first on-screen tryst, Nadia.

They are joined by a supporting group of actors new to the series: DANIA RAMIREZ as Selena, the East Great Falls ugly duckling whom no one thought would become so gorgeous; KATRINA BOWDEN as Mia, Oz’s vapid model girlfriend; CHAD OCHOCINCO as himself, playing Oz’s on-air co-host; JAY HARRINGTON as Dr. Ron, Heather’s pompous cardiologist boyfriend; ALI COBRIN as Kara, Jim’s sexy next-door neighbor; and CHUCK HITTINGER as AJ, Kara’s idiot boyfriend.

“Amerian Pie: Reunion” is a Universal Pictures Presentation directed by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg and is distributed locally by  United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation. Showing at your favorite theaters on May 2.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kusina Master Chef Boy Logro now on its 2nd Season with its guest CARLA ABELLANA

I love cooking so much that I’ve said these many times here in my blog. And sometimes no matter how you love what you are doing, there are times usually that you get tired of the old dishes that we cook for your family. 

I have a lot of cook books. I must admit I am pressured with the wonderful food photos that come with it. But hey! Don’t you wish sometimes that “cookbooks” can actually speak and demonstrate to us how the dishes are cooked? But no, cookbooks cannot do that. So as a resort I watch cooking shows .

Cooking shows are more interactive and more “real” plus the fact they actually cook on tv makes you visualize more on how that particular dish would look and taste.   

So for a cooking show I always watch KUSINA MASTER by CHEF BOY LOGRO. Chef Boy Logro’s funny antics helped in making the televiewers glued to their seats. Just like me, I enjoy how he cooks in the show because he makes gourmet cooking easy with his easy –to-follow steps on how to cook a certain dish.
And another thing I like watching Kusina Master is that they have different guests artists daily to add spice

 Kapuso star Carla Abellana enjoys putting pepper with this very huge peppermill!

 Kusina Master by Chef Boy Logro is definitely one of the cooking shows I try to watch once in while since I can't just sit and watch T.V all day . A dose of watching KUSINA MASTER by CHEF BOY LOGRO makes me want to try and make my own "version" of his dishes.

 YUM! YUM! Don't they look and actually taste yummier if you will try to this one at home?

So for those who want to try their luck and maybe unleash their prowess in cooking, let KUSINA MASTER by CHEF BOY LOGRO help you by watching their show now with their new timeslot as well   at 11:30 am, and now most especially that they are on their 2nd season. So many "Kapuso" stars will be gusting in this show so don't forget to watch out for it.

KUSINA MASTER by CHEF BOY LOGRO on FACEBOOK and you can also get his recipes here in this Facebook account. And also if you like to see more photos of the upcoming photos of this episode with Carla Abellana please check my fan page here.

Monday, April 23, 2012

SUSY and GENO Finally Back!

After weeks of anticipation, Susy and Geno’s long-awaited reunion finally took place on March 11, Sunday, at a mall in Taguig, where the two met up not only with each other, but with their loyal and very enthusiastic supporters. It was the first public appearance in many years for the faces of Sustagen milk in the 80s and 90s, who disappeared from the public eye, only to re-emerge two decades later, starting with Susy’s return last February. Only then would we find out that she and Geno had actually lost touch through the years.
For weeks, Susy spearheaded a massive search for her missing friend, until Geno himself turns up on Susy’s Facebook fanpage, to set a time and place for their get-together. Some of their fans, seeing the details of the agreed meet-up, trooped to the site to see their idols in person. The more fanatical ones even attended as a group, waving banners and placards expressing their unwavering support. Meanwhile, Susy and Geno’s friends from Sustagen also did their part, providing free milk for all those who turned up to accompany Susy as she waited for the elusive Geno to appear.
Susy arrived first, toting an album she made for Geno containing photos posted by her fans on her fanpage. She was easily spotted by the Market! Market! crowd, though, and was swarmed by well-wishers wherever she would go. A good number of media people were also on hand to cover the momentous event. In fact, it was during one reporter’s interview with Susy that Geno made his grand entrance.
Geno did not disappoint, showing up at the activity center looking dashing as ever and clutching a fresh bouquet for Susy. And after long years of waiting, the two best friends shared a long and warm embrace. Minutes later, they would prove that their chemistry was as strong as ever, giving the people the dance number they were requesting for. This sent the boisterous crowd into even more frenzied celebrations. Afterwards, the pair would even stay on to mingle and take pictures with their most ardent fans.
It was a day that left many misty-eyed with countless happy memories revived—all thanks to Susy, who initially just wanted to see her friend Geno again. But as Susy said in her Facebook post, this is only the beginning of bigger things ahead. So if you want to see where their story leads next, then keep on following Susy and Geno on their fanpage: Be among the first to know about the exciting adventures that lie ahead for the outstanding tandem.

MAX'S 4 SHARING MEALS Creates Memorable Experience for its Diners + Plus Win an iPHONE 4s!

Last April 12, 2012, Max's Chicken Launched it new promo, The "4 Sharing Meals". The 4 sharing Meals is
Max’s new campaign seeks to create unique and memorable experiences for diners, regardless of their age, gender and lifestyle.

It is an innate Filipino trait that we love to bond over our favorite food and with lots of "kwentuhan". So this new Max's campaign more and more Filipinos will be bring back good , old memories over their fave Filipino food. 

The MAX 4 SHARING MEALS is consist of 4 plain rice, 4 glasses of Ice tea, 1whole Max's Chicken and Sinigang (good for 4 person and a choice of any sinigang variant:( Sinigang na Baboy, Sinigang na Tyan ng Bangus, Sinigang na Hipon, and Sinigang na Tyan at Ulo ng Salmon.)

If there's one thing that our family loves to eat together as a family, that would be SINIGANG na BABOY so I think on our next visit at MAX'S, my family will definitely enjoy the MAX 4 SHARING MEALS.

 My new iPhone4s and named her MAXENE, THANK YOU MAX'S RESTAURANT!
Click here for more photos of the launch.

The MAX'S 4 Sharing Meal is reasonably priced at 799 and just by dining and availing of these new promo will actually entitle you to win an iPhone 4s. Want to know how?

A Campaign to Rave About
Taking the excitement level one notch higher, Max’s has cooked up the biggest surprise for its young, hip and technologically-savvy customer base. Max’s leveraged on its official website, as a platform to launch its 4Sharing Meals. The hottest iPhone 4S units will be up for grabs, with 4 weekly online raffle winners, for a period of 8 weeks! 

That's not bad for an offer, you get to eat heartwarming meals at Max's and a chance to win an iPhone 4s , just like I did. I attended the launch and I didn't know I was that lucky!
Max’s 4Sharing Group Meal offering will be available for delivery and take-out, from April 15 to June 10, 2012 in all of Max’s branches nationwide.  It’s time to make the beeline once again to Max’s Restaurant!

Learn more about Max’s 4Sharing Meals by logging on to Visit and be the first to know about the coolest offerings from the Filipino’s most loved brand.


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 thethree 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

AQUA : The Biggest Pool Party!!!

What's so great about a heat wave? It's the perfect excuse to come up with a summer pool party! On April 28, dress up in your best summer fashion and have a fantastic time at Manila Ocean Park. We are bringing out all the elements to make AQUA – the coolest event by the bay area. Swim and groove the night away as the sun sets at 5pm onwards. See pumped-up performance from top local bands Silent Sanctuary, Tanya Markova, Moonstar 88 and more. Have some refreshing drinks at Liquid Pool Bar and Lounge and listen to the pulsating beats of house music and club DJ. Be part of the grand launch of Brand magazine - the newest hip publication in town. 

Check out over 5,000 breathtaking marine life species at the Oceanarium and marvel as you see live penguins for the first time in Trails to Antarctica. Meet adorable South American sealions in the Sealion Show and be mesmerized with graceful dancing fairies of the sea in Jellies Exhibit. At nighttime, a fusion of laser lights, water screens and other special effects are the highlights of the spectacular AQUA Musical Fountain Show.

AQUA is an event you can't miss since this is the introduction of the latest technology to make Manila Ocean Park the first high-tech theme park in the country. The park has recently launched instant information download through mobile phone and other digital enhancements for guests' ease of access and convenience. Avail of an e-wrist tag that lets you access Facebook and Twitter in real time. You can post status updates and share to your friends while having fun in different attractions.

Ticket price is P300 inclusive of entrance to AQUA, 2 drinks and e-wrist tag and will be sold at Manila Ocean Park. For details, visit or call 567-7777 loc. 151 and 155.

AQUA is presented by Ensogo Philippines, Flawless, Brand Magazine, Hotel H2o, Liquid Pool & Lounge, Zenyu Eco Spa, Makan Makan Asian Food Village and Quix!

ULTRA SCREEN MD: A New Brand of Sunblock for the Budget-Friendly Lass.

Summer is officially here so matter where or what you do, the sun’s scorching heat will really be something we should deal with BIGTIME. 

I have dark-skinned that's why I don't like going out with putting on some sunblock on my skin. Before I don’t really use sun blocks. I used to think that sunblocks are just a waste of money. But now with the extremely changing and extreme hot temperature, I think I should have given it a second thought.

While browsing my favorite WATSON’S branch at GATEWAY MALL, my eye caught a new brand of sunblock which is ULTRA SCREEN MD.

ULTRA SCREEN MD is also available in 40, 60 and 90ml bottles in easy-to-carry designs with a prize ranging from Php 149-285 each.

ULTRA SCREEN MD has an SPF of 60. So what does SPF mean? SPF stands for SUN’S PROTECTION FACTOR.

What’s good about it is that it is in gel form.It can also be used for the face and body. There’s no need to put a different sunblock for your face. The best thing about it is it’s in gel form. Once you apply it on your skin, you will instantly feel its cooling effect. And it has an SPF of 60.

 It has whitish liquid and with a cooling effect.

Here’s a tip. The best way to apply it is 15 mins. before your actual exposure to the sun. Actually you can also use this when swimming , just don’t forget to apply it again once your going to bask in the sun again.

 I even used it for my son but I will observe if he is "hiyang".

So there no need to rush because it is readily available at all WATSON's branches nationwide. And here's the deal, in time for the summer , here's some awesome deal for those who will buy it:

Catch their promos at  WATSON'S SM MEGAMALL from April29- May 2, 2012

Oishi "O,Wow" Campaign with hot young star ELMO MAGALONA

Oishi, the brand that has been bringing fun snacks to Pinoys of all ages for more than three decades, reminds us of how we love their wide array of products via a new catchy campaign together with one of the country’s most promising TV personalities.

The Oishi ‘O, Wow’ campaign is calling the youth to “open up to everyday surprises”—to have an open attitude that embraces life’s surprises, from the simplest to the grandest. A chance encounter, a great idea, some exciting news, a beautiful smile, or simply being deceived by vegetarian chicharon. Oishi is about delightful, unexpected moments that make you go, “O, Wow”And what better way for Oishi to share this message than with the young and talented Elmo Magalona.

“We are very excited to have Elmo as the ambassador of the Oishi O, Wow ]campaign,” said Shera Tiu, Liwayway vice-president for marketing. “Elmo is young, creative, and he loves what he’s doing. Just like the brand and the people behind it. We admire his positive attitude and that he’s very close to his family.

Elmo, a self-confessed Oishi muncher since he was a kid, is more than excited to have been singled out as the new Oishi brand endorser. “I’m really happy to be part of the Oishi family. I’ve been enjoying their products since I was a kid. And now I’m looking forward to all the work that I will be doing with them,” Elmo enthused.

“It’s one of those wonderful moments when you are just going about your usual day to day activities and all of a sudden, out of nowhere or for no particular reason, something just gives you a pleasant surprise,” said Elmo about his own take of an ‘O, Wow!’ moment. “This surprise can be a thing, an incident, or even a person.”

Elmo’s presence in Oishi’s latest campaign will surely bring Oishi to a higher plane and connect to a younger and more adventurous generation. Over the years, Oishi has evolved to become a force to reckon with in the fun snack category. Oishi always surprises with products that create new categories and blur boundaries – such as super-sized individually-wrapped wafer sticks (Wafu), gourmet-flavored potato chips cooked in sunflower oil (Gourmet Picks), and vegetarian chicharon made out of green peas (Marty’s), and now real chicharon made with lean pork rind that’s baked and not fried (Baked Porky Popps)!

 Oishi is known for its creative approach to product development that makes you go “O, Wow” Though this is only the beginning, Oishi will bring smiles on people’s faces with another surprise concert at the Trinoma Activity Center with three of the biggest names in entertainment, Pinoy rock band Callalily, Singer actress Julie Anne San Jose and Oishi’s O Wow! Campaign endorser Elmo Magalona.

With Elmo at the forefront of the ‘O, Wow!’ movement, more and more people will surely get into the Oishi bandwagon and experience a different kind of high with every pouch of high quality Oishi products.
Share us your O Wow! Moments on Twitter using the Oishi O Wow! Hashtag #OWow #Oishi  and like us on facebook.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

KAMIKAZEE: Releases their "NEW" album "ROMANTICO"

Kamikazee, with their signature onstage antics and witty songs, has established itself to be one of the hottest rock bands of this generation, yielding numerous hits like Narda, Tsinelas, Chicksilog, First day High, among others. I remember my nephew loves to sing that even he was 2 years old then. We would watch him sing and in fact he doesn’t know how to read and yet he can finish the song till the end. It goes to show how kamikaze can make a recall even to the younger generation.

Now Kamikazee fresh from winning an award at the recent MYX MUSIC AWARDS with a new album that is close to their personal love experiences.
Frontman Jay Contreras adds,"Para siyang kwento ng mga taong, umibig, umiibig iniwan, nasaktan, at umibig ulit.

The band added that usually the songs come first before they think of an album concept, but for  their new album “Romantico”, it is clear to them that they want to tackle love as its central theme.

The album’s first single “HALIK” talks about love grown tired, expressed in kamikazee’s signature sound.
Other standout tracks are “TNT”, “Tamis”, “tagpuan”,”Sana”, “Sobrang Lungkot”, “Kislap”, “Wo-Oh”, “If You’re Not Here”, “Paano”, and “Huling Sayaw”.

 The official video of  KAMIKAZEE'S song "HALIK"

KAMIKAZEE has come along way since it was formed in 2000 but they are still complete along with band members like: Jomal Linao on guitars, Led Tuyay on guitars, Puto Astete on Bass and Bords Burdeos.

The album "ROMANTICO" is released under UNIVERSAL RECORDS, Go and grab a copy! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

PAREF WOODROSE students gets their "REAL" dose of fun at CAMP TRAILBLAZER

Learning is very essential to all parents. Any parent would agree with me that giving your kids the best education is quite a big investment. As what I’ve been brought up by my parents, they always inculcate in our minds that education is the only gift they could leave us behind. And now that I am a parent myself, I also want to instill that with my kids.

My parents are not the typical ones. They work hard to send me to the best school possible. During elementary, I was supposed to study in an exclusive all-girls school but since I wasn’t 7 years old then (which they require kids to enter elementary if they are already 7 years old), my parents sent me to another private school. For me I was very thankful to them for having sent me to that school because even though the school is very expensive at that time they worked hard so that I could finish school.

This weekend I visited a school’s outside activity. This school is PAREF WOODROSE. 
 PAREF WOODROSE was established in 1977 by the PARENTS for EDUCATION FOUNDATION (PAREF), which is a group of parents who wanted to be fully involved in providing  an integral education for their children.

 PAREF WOODROSE is an exclusive school for girls. The school values GOOD CHARCTER as the key on attaining success in one’s studies and personal life. It is unique because its “Tutors” or mentors (mentoring) also act as personal life coaches and mentors their students in academic and personal excellence.

 This is an i.d. of a junior counselor from Camp Trailblazer. And printed at the back is their daily schedule.

PAREF WOODROSE sent the girls to CAMP TRAILBLAZERS. Since school is out for the summer break, PAREF WOODROSE students were sent to CAMP TRAILBLAZERS. This camp started 3 years ago and the camp’s main cliches' is to have meaningful experience through leadership seminars held inside the camp, help the girls gain self-confidence, discovery of their selves, and a means to interact with other people. The camp also teaches mentoring in which the junior counselors here are once students first from PAREF WOODROSE . And what keeps them apart from other schools is that they mentor the girls through "one-on-one" system.

When we visited the CAMP TRAILBLAZER held at CAMP ALLEN in San Pablo, Laguna, it was their fifth day. We arrived around 9am and the activity for that day is in full swing already.
The Camp TrailBlazers is compose of counselors, ollder campers and younger campers. The campers here are those who are incoming Grade 6 students to incoming 2nd year students.

 And the kids from Paref Woodrose also learned this Camp Code.

Camp Trailblazers has 3F’s as their philosophy while in the camp. The 3 F’s stands for Faith, Friends and Fun. The camp’s population for this year is 120 campers and 60% are from PAREF WOODROSE.
Through my observation the girls had fun in the camp since they are the ones who choose which activities they would like to join. I’m sure the girls had a hard time to choose among the many activities that they can do at CAMP TRAILBLAZER. Below are some of the activities the girls can sign up to:

  • RUNNING/Brisk-walk
  • Indoor Games
  • Palarong Pinoy
  • Swimming
  • Dodge Ball
  • Frisbee
  • High Ropes
The girls from Paref Woodrose also learned to do bead-making aside from the many values they all learn from the other activities that Camp Trailblazer is incorporating with the core
values (like the 4 F's I've mentioned a while ago).

THEATER/Arts and Crafts and etc
  • Singing/Dancing
  • Jewelry-making
  • Photography
  • Guitar
  • Creative Writing
  • Snack Preparation
Music is also one of the many activities that the girls can learn from CAMP TRAILBLAZER.
This group of girls are practicing for their group performance for their last night of stay at the camp. More photos about how worthwhile and engaging its is to be in CAMP TRAILBLAZER here.

And that is just some of the many things they can do while on camp. Yes! They do have bonfire nights while singing camp fire songs too and AMAZING RACE. Hearing these makes me wish I was the same age as they were. PAREF WOODROSE sure knows how to cool-up the summer heat by having their students register for CAMP TRAIL BLAZER.
The camp is sure full of activities that I’m sure they’re always up on their feet. And from the looks of it they’ll have a lot of things to share about their experiences when they’re back at the comforts of their homes. How do they enroll in CAMP TRAIL BLAZERS? Parents just have to call the CAMP DIRECTRESS office. And good thing here is the fee for the 6-day camp at CAMP TRAIL BLAZERS is only Php7,000. That is a lot cheaper considering that girls had 6 full days at camp and their stay proved to be worthwhile with everything they have learned physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.

Oh! I got kind of excited too as I observed the girls because they are fortunate to have been exposed to this kind of interaction and experience. Unlike me, we don't have those kind of camping activities way back in high school.

Parents will be comforted to know that their kids are doing just fine even they won’t be able to communicate with them because the CAMP has its own FACEBOOK page where the parents can browse pictures of the activities were uploaded. How cool is that, right!

If ever I’ll have a daughter I would like her to experience the same experience as what the girls have experienced at CAMP TRAILBLAZERS. It does not only teach discipline but also femininity and how to be of service to other people.

And if you think your "princess or daughter" deserves a school that is at par with your expectations, here are the steps on how to apply her for ADMISSIONS at PAREF WOODROSE:

The Admission Procedure

1. Submission of all required documents
  • Accomplished Parents' Information Sheet
  • NSO Certified Parents' Marriage Contract *
  • NSO Certified Student's Birth Certificate *
  • Original and photocopy of Student's Baptismal Certificate
  • Report Card
  • 2 x 2 pictures (2 copies)
  • Recommendation form accomplished by the Guidance and Testing Office of the previous school
  • Recommendation form accomplished by the Class Adviser and Registrar of the previous school
* For foreign documents, Original and Photocopy of the Marriage Contract of the Parents / Original and Photocopy of the Student’s Birth Certificate. Original Documents will be returned to the Parents.
2. Parental Attendance at the Orientation for Parents
3. Interviews and Testing
  • Parents are interviewed by a PAREF representative
  • Student takes an assessment test
  • Student is interviewed by the Level Coordinator
4. It is following this procedure that a Letter of Notice is prepared and mailed to the parents
The application process will commence once all documents have been submitted.
For more information, please contact the School Registrar, Mrs. Rose Dumlao at 850-6380 to 83 local 111.

I'm not wishing to have a daughter now (lol, my hands are already full because of my boys...)  but if God will allow and will be blessed with a daughter of my own , I would like her to experience the  kind of education that PAREF WOODROSE is offering. Now that they are the first and foremost "school" that offers a curriculum with "mentoring" as an addition, I think it will all be worth our money and efforts to send our "precious" one, with a school like PAREF WOODROSE.