Category: Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

Book Review: The 48 Laws of Power

I had a quick read of the 1998 bestselling book written by Robert Greene and Joost Eiffers entitled “The 48 Laws of Power” and realized this is the very book I’ve been looking for.. very insightful, it goes a long way providing a perfect explanation of the principles by which

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My Little Singing Diva

I asked my daughter what gift she wants for her birthday, she immediately quips “I want a singing microphone!” Hahaha. And I thought without a doubt, looks like we have a making of s singing diva here. At 3 yr old, my Hunter has shown deep love for singing and

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Strummin’ My Favorite Guitar 

   Most people, myself included, feel that guitar just like alhambra guitars is the easiest instrument to learn, but one of the hardest to master.  But once you get the hang of it, you can play a lot of songs, mainly because most songs aren’t actually that hard to play – you

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Pinoy Singing Through the Years

Filipinos have that interesting crazed love for singing, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s with accompaniment or just plain acapella. It’s an understatement to just say that we Pinoys are karaoke¹ lovers… coz really, we are kings and queens when it comes to singing our hearts out. For one, I think

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Off to Where the Fun Rules

Three of the country’s coolest recreational centers just opened its newest branch at San Fernando, Pampanga. And for a mom of an active toddler (like me) who comes from the Central Luzon area, this is kind of a big deal! Why? Because most of us, probinsyanos, are simply sick and tired

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Music as Soul Food

No doubt about it.. listening to our favourite music can instantly put us in a good mood.  Scientists are now discovering that music can do more for us than just lift our spirits. Research is showing it has a variety of health benefits.  Researches has proven that listening to music

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Music Schools in Metro Manila

In training your children to hon their skills in music, choose a music school based on location. Consider the background of the teachers (example if they came from a Conservatory of Music School). I made a list of music schools in Metro Manila that offer music lessons: piano, voice, violin,

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Dreamplay: Upclose with Shrek, Fiona, Etc.

Our visits to Dreamplay has always been fun, entertaining and wonderful. Aside from my daughter being a die-hard fan of Shrek & Fiona, she’s started to appreciate Kungfu Panda’s Po as well. So our visits to this place are practically a dream come true for her to actually play with

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Ark Avilon Zoo: A Walk Inside Noah’s Ark

Ark Avilon Zoo is an interactive Wildlife Sanctuary which resembles the biblical Noah’s Ark. Located at the heart of Pasig, Ark Avilon Zoo is home to more than a hundred specimens of exotic and some friendly animals- from species of birds, mammals fish and invertebrates, reptiles, as well as some

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Music and My Mini Me

My three year old daughter Cassey is a certified music lover. She has developed the love for music from her early years, and I could tell it by the way she appreciates it whenever she hears music playing, and she reacts and dance to it however way she can. Ever since, she has

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Family Bonding at Kidzoona

    Whenever we are in Malolos, Bulacan, my daughter would always ask me to go to one of her happy places. A popular  Japanese children’s indoor playhouse called Kidzoona, has opened another branch at Robinsons Place Malolos, in Malolos Bulacan.     I have learned that the name Kidzoona is combination of the words

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Guitar 101: Teaching Your Child to Play

When it comes to teaching your child to play guitar, there are some important things to consider. First, recognize that it is not easy to teach, and on the other hand learn, so do everything you can to make the lessons simple. In most cases, it may be frustrating and dragging

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Easy D-I-Y Fondant Cake Recipe

I started trying to learn this ‘new skill’ after becoming a mother. Prior to motherhood, I was content of just buying ready-made, commercially available cakes, for the reason it is hassle free, convenient, and, well, yummy in the tummy. But having a baby, sort of raised my standards a bit, and

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Expose Your Child to Music

We all know that for a fact, Music is indeed the universal language, regardless what nationality you are, where you are from, where you were raised, a good music is something that everyone can enjoy and relate to. Exposing a child to music while he is young has proven to

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5 Kitchen Organizing Hacks Every Mommy Should Learn

I have always fantasized about a beautiful, neatly organized kitchen of my own. I have always loved to cook. And every member of my family as well as some of my closest friends love everything that has something to do with food, eating, cooking, baking and food preparations, that’s why

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Countdown to My Sister’s Wedding

Four months to go to the BIG event. The one my dear sister has been waiting for since the whole marriage proposal came about May of last year. Yes that’s right, my sister Jhoanna and her boyfriend Jonathan is getting hitched.  And it feels like I am the one having

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A Peek at Ongpin on Chinese New Year

It’s that time of the year again, the time when we join our Chinese and Chinoy Friends as they welcome the new lunar year. .. And this Chinese New Year (CNY) 2016, we are commemorating the Year of the Fire Monkey.   Having a deeply rooted Chinese heritage here in

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The Yey & Yay in Setting-Up an Event

I have been regretting something for months now, I admit. The excitement I felt in last year’s 2nd year birthday celebration of my dear Hunter has obviously faded, but a little flaw from the event preparation remained unforgettable in my mind. I cannot let it just pass without sharing to

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY — PART 2… Take 2!

The story on how mommy ‘struggled’ her way up to the end (like the Mockingjay) just to come up with a well-deserved review of this wonderful film…  I was invited by ModWorld through our group, the Mommy Bloggers Philippines, to watch the Premier showing of this much awaited final sequel

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Hello there, I'm Jennie!

A full-time mom to an adorable little girl named Cassey. An environmental enthusiast and an avid fan of beauty and the arts, always been a promoter of everything that is eco-friendly, tasteful and artistic.

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