It’s fun to have a girl for a firstborn. I seem to only replicate how my parents would dress me up as a young girl.
Even my husband loves prepping up our little one, especially for church. On Sundays, he would sometimes be the one to choose a dress for Aria.
I found out this apparel line for just what we needed for the next shopping trip: more pretty dresses!
Lemon Kiss is the hippest girls’ wear since it was launched in SM Department Stores in 2003. With its trendy styles in a reasonable price, you’d find just what you need, when you need them.
If I were to choose a dress for my little one, it would be this:
She will definitely like the burst of her favourite colours on this one.
So, whether it be for your tots or pre-teens, Lemon Kiss has designs and sizes that will fit them and suit their personality. Aside from dresses, they also carry blouses, pants, skirts, shorts, pedals, overalls, jackets, among others.
Lemon Kiss is available at most The SM Store outlets. Follow them on Facebook. They recently uploaded their Sweet Sun Kissed Fashion event, perfect outfits for the summer.
I realized I have been working at home since college. Teaching voice and piano at our home gave me that confidence to be a teacher (and that extra school baon, too!).
In the past years, I have dabbled in various work at home jobs: teaching music, writing, editing, social media management, choral arranging, blogging. Last year alone, I got short-lived gigs, big one-time gigs, and prestigious ones. I got published in a magazine and in Yahoo.com.ph, too! Amazing I get to do work in the comforts of my home, while looking after my preschooler. I got to squeeze this in between working out of home, as a voice professor in college.
Impossible? You can, too!
Know the ABCs of WAHMming through this power trio of speakers and veteran work at home professionals, Marge Aberasturi, Fitz Villafuerte, and Martine de Luna. Sign up here and don’t forget to input the Referral Code, TKEAWAHM2 so they would know you got the info from Touringkitty.
Good news! Anyone who is interested in working at home can attend. You read it right, you need not be a mom to attend this!
Start a career in the comforts of your home. You can do it!
Why so? Because the venue of their next production will be on the lush greens of Kasalikasan Garden in Bonifacion Global City. This would be the second time the production is using this venue, following its successful run of “Forbidden Broadway” last year. PCDA Board of Director, Upstart Managing Director and the production’s Vocal Coach Onyl Torres shares, “We’ve always loved the musical, so why not do it in the actual woods?”
Written by James Lapine (Sunday In The Park With George, Falsettos) and living legend Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd), Into The Woods intertwines the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and a host of other fairy tale characters into a lush, extravagant musical that, according to Time Magazine, “affords non-stop pleasure.”
Onyl also mentioned that while this is a fairy tale-based work, kids who will watch should be guided by the grown-ups.
The cast did a sampling of the musical’s Act I Finale, Ever After. Almost everyone remarked that the music was difficult to learn, but I’m pretty sure it will sound great given that it is a Sondheim masterpiece. One more notable thing on this production is that the music will only be provided by a piano. Dingdong Fiel, the production’s musical director, will carry out the arduous task of accompanying the ensemble on piano.
Have you seen the movie yet that’s showing on theaters now? Because I haven’t. Looking forward to see this as National Arts Month comes to a close. If you had a fairy tale-filled childhood, you should watch this.
INTO THE WOODS. February 21, 22, 28, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15. All shows start 6:00 PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld (891-9999).
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Come and catch a multi-cultural flare of Performing Arts at this one-day arts market.
Get to know and interact with the top performing groups in the Philippines and neighboring ASEAN countries – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia and Lao PDR at the 2nd CCP and ASEAN Arts Market which will be held on February 14, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
The event will offer opportunities for networking, showcasing of performance samplers and business matching of performances and other programs of arts organizations and agencies in the Philippines.
Show programmers, organizers and arts enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
I have attended several of their workshops in the past couple of years, and I don’t only learn in the workshops, they’re also a great way to build my network and look for possible job leads.
This semi work at home momma has partnered with them, so you’ll be reading some of their upcoming workshops over the blog and on Facebook. To start, here’s one workshop I think you should attend, too.
Four years ago, I wrote about investing in the stock market. It was a writing collaboration between my husband and I. We still maintain some stocks, though we’re not that keen on monitoring it lately. This upcoming series of workshops will be a good refresher.
Manila Workshops present Stock Smarts Workshop Series, a four-part workshop which encompasses the ins and outs of investing in the stock market. You may choose to attend one, or attend all!
Don’t forget to enter TKEASMWS1 in the Referral Code Box as you register so that we know you got info from Touringkitty.
Watch out for more information about upcoming workshops!
Last November, my daughter and I got a chance to visit Adventure Jungle. This day, the Brick Adventure at Adventure Jungle was also launched.
Adventure Jungle (formerly known as Kinder Zoo), is the 2000 square meter zoo and private facility inside Manila Zoo launched Brick Adventure to press people and bloggers last November 30.
The Brick Adventure is a place for young at heart to play this famous toy building brick (Original Lego Toys) The bricks can be assembled in different ways to breathe any object your mind desires. In adventure jungle, we created lots of different animals from Lego blocks, like a giraffe (6 feet high) or even the amazing seating lady taking care of them all named Andria, the exhibit truly is a site to see and not an ordinary brick construction because of the gigantic construction of the toys from the usual 3 to 4 inches miniatures.
A site to see and touch also among the 58 different species we have are our amazing 50 years old Mr. T (Tortoise), Blu (Hyacinth Macaw from the movie Rio) and Gabbie (Gibbon).
My daughter got to ride the horse for the first time!
And she got to feed Mali the elephant, with the help of Mr. John Chua, the volunteer elephant keeper. Read my story about him and a dedicated zookeeper, Neng, here.
Visit Brick Adventure inside Adventure Jungle, and enjoy the array of activities for the kids and kids at heart.
For more info, check Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle in Facebook, @Kinder_zoo on Twitter or send sms to Neng at +63 928 834 3476.
Address: Manila Zoo, Adriatico Street, Malate, Metro Manila.
Christmas is just around the corner, literally. Eight more days and we once again feast, celebrate, gather family and friends, and feel God’s abundant blessings.
Are you fond of making Christmas lists? If you haven’t yet, maybe you could include these five things that I hope would make Christmas more meaningful to you.
A meaningful Christmas is:
1. Thanking God for His gift to mankind. Have a few minutes of reflection at the start or end of the day, and recall how God’s love is manifested through the gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
2. Giving back. As you complete your Christmas list, don’t forget to set aside for your favourite charity.
Our church, the Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life near SM Mall of Asia, has an annual Christmas fundraising project for the Shrine’s maintenance and repairs. Last year, my children’s choir donated and we’re planning to do the same this year, hopefully with a higher amount. Your P1,000 donation will go a long way. Contact our Shrine Office from Tuesday to Sunday for details.
3. Serving others with gladness. Be it volunteering for an institution, visiting the poor and sick, or sharing your talents and skills for the church. Sharing is serving.
4. Doing good. In the simplest forms, like not littering, recycling, supporting local products, showing courtesy, following traffic rules. There are a thousand and one ways to do good anytime, anywhere.
And teach others to do good. MY daughter did her own share of doing good by donating to the SM Cares’ Bears of Joy. P200 for two bears, in which one is given to charity. She chose to give both.
5. Connecting with family and friends. Especially those whom you have not connected with for a long time, even enemies! Give love on Christmas Day may just be a song, but it holds the real essence of Christmas, which is God’s love for us.
And from the mall chain that has got it all for us, here’s how they make a very #MerrySMChristmas! Visit http://bit.ly/MerrySMChristmas for more details, and watch “How #MerrySMChristmas Begins.”
From the moment you walk through our door, you can expect a warm welcome, lively atmosphere and a burst of exquisite flavors. Take a look and you’ll find a host of authentic features, the freshest ingredients and mouth-watering delicacies that capture the very essence of all things Filipino in Tex Mex Style. Put all of these together and you’ve got a vibrant and laid-back fiesta feeling that Bierra has become famous for. So sit back, relax and enjoy as Bierra takes ordinary dining into an extraordinary experience.
Bierra’s extraordinary experience will take you to a good food experience that no other Paluto Restaurant can do. Bierra’s must try dishes are the following: Buttered Shrimp with Garlic is sumptuous and very buttery with a hint of garlic. Sinigang sa Misong Tanigue will surely make your day, the soup is not too sour and the fish is very delectable. And last but not the least for their must try food is Sizzling Gambas has a lot of flavor and spiciness that you will ask for it every time you go to Bierra.
The Bierra’s menu boasts a wide variety of delicacies of seafood, chicken and meat. To excite your appetite, here is a glimpse of what’s in store at Bierra:
Calamares, Buttered Shrimp with Garlic, Baked Tahong with Cheese, Sizzling Tanigue Steak, Prawn in Chili Sauce, Sinigang sa Miso, Halaan Soup and Ginataang Kuhol.
Sizzling Chicken, Tinolang Manok, Buttered Chicken and Fried Chicken
Meat (Beef / Pork):
Sinigang na Baboy, Pork Adobo and Ihaw Marinated BBQ.
Adobong KangKong, Chopsuey, Ensaladang Lato and Ensaladang Mangga.
Bierra’s décor is engaging and have earth hues, it has Mexican feel and ambiance, but truly Filipino in taste. They have a nice wooden glass door, 4 wall light fixtures. The dining room can seat 100 plus people and they accommodate Baptism, Company Christmas Party, Debut and other occasions.
They also have Live bands, Acoustic Nights, Stand Up Comedian, Videoke Nights and Rock Bands.
It’s all here waiting for you at Bierra Paluto Restaurant!
Bierra Paluto Restaurant is located at Unit 105 Seaside sa Ortigas, Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City is
open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Street parking and public lots are readily
available. Visit the restaurant on their Facebook Page, facebook.com/BierraPalutoRestaurant. For
It takes GUTZ to be a Gutierrez is a Channel E exclusive about the famous royal showbiz family in the Philippines. It’s a reality television series about the interesting and exciting life of the Gutierrezes headed by Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama.
On November 30, 2014 at 9PM, the show aired their experience when they went to Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite (Upper Tagaytay) and Residence Inn (Tagaytay proper), two of the famous theme parks under the Zoomanity Group, the leading theme park management in the Philippines under Robert Laurel Yupangco of Yupangco Group of Companies.
According to Leonardo Badon Jr. of Zoomanity Group, “Paradizoo Theme Farm was featured in “It takes GUTZ to be a Gutierrez”, the Best Reality Show at the concluded PMPC Star Awards ‘2014. A paradise in the south, Paradizoo Theme Farm is a farm for romantic people. a place for family, barkadas, friends and those who loves nature. The Gutierrez family went there to explore and experience a different farm lifestyle.”
The episode revolves when the family is having a photo shoot. The Gutz family gets prepped for a group photo shoot and when they check the pictures, they noticed that their mother Annabelle is gaining weight. So, Ruffa suggested that they should hire a personal trainer to help their mother lose weight by working out. Perspiration for inspiration to remove the fat, of course. In other words, with so many shots in between, they went to Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, not only to have a clean and fresh air but for Annabelle to have a chance to exercise in a different way, by walking on the farm.
Annabelle and Eddie bond with the grandkids. Richard with Sarah and Ruffa tried to milk the goats in the barn with the friendly and expert tour guide from Paradizoo. Super farm life only at Paradizoo.
One activity too in Paradizoo or more like an advocacy is to give education. During the tour, they learned about the process of making honey and what happens when the honey bees mate.
The handsome Richard and lovely Sarah got their time alone time together. They ride the cable car at Residence Inn, Tagaytay as they talk about planning their wedding and other future plans.
Paradizoo and Residence Inn are under the Zoomanity Group. Paradizoo is a 12 hectares farm while Residence Inn is a 2 hectare theme park with hotel inside overlooking the majestic Taal volcano.
Do you need to acquire a Birth or Marriage Certificate? How about a new or renewing your passport?
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Since 2000, Pilipinas Teleserv has been providing dynamic services to Filipinos with cutting-edge customer management solutions and innovative business process outsourcing services. Primary of these solutions is Citizen Services, an integrated customer service solution that has changed the way people transact with government agencies.
Citizen Services is comprised of essential people-oriented solutions in partnership with the National Statistics Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the POEA, Civil Service Commission, BIR, DTI, PhilHealth, NCC, DOH, the Government Service Insurance System, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the DPWH over the last decade.
With Citizen Services you can:
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Set your DFA Passport Appointment via hotline 737-1000 or www.passport.com.ph, appear on the appointment date on your chosen DFA Office or Satellite Branches, and either pick up your passport or deliver to your home. My last visit to DFA to renew my passport took less than an hour.
And I said they can do more, right? So, here’s more:
Your requirements from the Securities and Exchange Commission now can be processed and delivered online at www.secexpress.ph or over the phone at 737-8888.
From September 2012 until March 2014, Pilipinas Teleserv managed the Philippine Government’s ambitious Contact Center ng Bayan project, a national helpdesk that utilizes citizen vigilance to keep government offices and agents accountable for their actions. Concerned citizens can lodge complaints and request for information via the hotline, SMS, and email.
Aside from these government services, they have a very informative website:
Which features blogs, tips, and tricks regarding your government-issued documents.
Congratulations to Pilipinas Teleserv for initiating this service in service of the Filipino family.
Have you experienced the services of Pilipinas Teleserv? Do share with us!