Category: Out & About

Santa Claus is in Town!

Every child should experience that one magical moment sitting on Old Saint Nick’s lap, while whispering to him his or her Christmas wish. My daughter missed her chance last year, but this time around I made sure not to… We were first in line. Ha,ha! Although my one year old,

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Meeting America’s Next Top Model Allison Harvard

She’s sophisticated and she’s got character – lots of if. It was a pleasure meeting America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) Finalist, Allison Harvard as she represented a brand that has been in the beauty and wellness industry for the past 20 years… Bioessence. I used to just watch her on

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Kids on Basic Sketching

A Basic Sketching Workshop conducted by Manila Workshops, Memory Crafters and Young Advocates was recently concluded. It was short but nonetheless a fun experience for the young participants. Children in the age group of, as young as four (4) to eighteen (18) years took part in this event that was

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The Maya Kitchen’s New Gen Baker: Jennifer Villanueva

A copy paste from newgenbaker.com Please see link for full feature story: newgenbaker.com/blogs/jennifer-villanueva Meet our New Gen Baker, Jennifer Villanueva, 37, a proprietor and the owner of Big Ben Concepts Marketing Services, a duly recognized marketing and PR firm that specializes in events organization and public relations services. She is

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When Mommy Gets Her Me-Time

We’ve heard it all before, being a full-time mom can be the toughest job in the world. As a mom, we wear many hats and tackle many responsibilities for our family. Our hectic lifestyles sometimes leave us without even a single minute relaxing on our own. In some cases, this

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A Twist in My Regular Coffee Break

Nothing wakes me up in the morning and seals the deal the way a freshly brewed coffee does… It livens up my still snoozing blood cells ang helps me kick off the day with high energy and enthusiasm. But eversince I have become a 24/7 all-around mom, I began missing

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Art Workshop I: Working with the Little Masters of Arts

I had the pleasure of working again with the 5 and up age group today. I’ve always loved teaching arts to children. Although it was a challenge to keep their interest for the entire three hours session, the fun begins as I am actually able to do so. (Well, except

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Concluding Blogapalooza 2014

I had fun at Blogapalooza 2014, my very first Blogapalooza participation at that. I was quite impressed I must say. The general feel of the event is very good and everything was taken care of in brilliant fashion. I attended the event with my big ‘baby’ boss- Cassey Hunter, and

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Fondant Techniques by Pastry Chef Jojo Javier

Learn basic fondant cake baking and designing as Handcrafted Confections brings to you A Short Course on Fondant Techniques. In this one-day workshop, Pastry Chef Jojo Javier will prep you up with basic fondant knowledge and skills, this course aims to give participants confidence in handling simple to advanced level

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Dr. Kristine Molina-Doria: An Author-Biography

Synopsis Author Dr. Kristine Molina-Doria is one of the names behind the Philippine Literature Today Book which will be launching on October 18, 2014, Saturday at 8:30 am at the Tropical Garden of Quezon Memorial Circle, in Quezon City. In 2012, Doria launched her first published book on Humanities Today

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Craving Asian: A Gastronomic Adventure

This week, I got to visit 3 famous Asian restaurants for some leisurely and hearty dine-in experience with friends, family and of course my baby. I am sharing my views about Manila’s hot spots when it comes to Authentic- Chinese, Korean or Japanese, with a sidebar on an organic farm-to-table

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Polymer Clay Art Workshop for Beginners

Learn the basics of polymer clay art, hone a new skill and hobby and start your own handcrafting adventure. Join us in our KIDS CRAFT WORKSHOP: BASIC POLYMER CLAY ART this coming October 25, Saturday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Sulok, Tiendesitas, Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Ave.

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Interesting Facts About Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao

This article highlights some of the interesting facts about the best pound-for-pound boxer of our time, Manny Pacquiao. This will give you an idea of the life Manny Pacquiao went through from his early days of obscurity and hardship up to the present day of his triumph and glory. 1.

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Paint like a PRO!

Paint like a professional artist using that unique dry quality pastels that most of us use almost as much as we did use those regular crayons. There are different techniques wherein pastels can be used on their own, or combined, to produce a pastel painting. Using pastels allow artists to

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A Weekend Workshop

Learn Lights and Shadow Techniques and Sketch like a PRO! Manila Workshops, together with Young Advocates, announce that they will be holding a Basic Sketching Workshop on October 11, 2014 at Mothercare Podium Branch, Mothercare Podium Branch, 3/L The Podium Mall, 18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Basic Sketching

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A Cry in the Dark: A Movie Review

Writing a particular news story about Australia’s longest running ‘whodunnit’ case, my interest was steered. The sensitivity of the story made me so engrossed, that I couldn’t help but dig deeper and follow through the entire sequence of the event that divided a nation and for a long period in

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Mamma Mia: A Movie Review

Oh, my… Mamma Mia!… Loved this film. Its story plot is very typical yet it perfectly captures the joy of the free-lovin 70’s and the gorgeous Greek Isle’s that became the symbol of a generation devoted to freedom, beauty and love.  It’s the ultimate “feel-good” movie that I have ever seen

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We made it, Cassey!

I could have not enjoyed it as much as I did seeing it on film perhaps rather than on theatre, two “S” distinguished it from the stage… the perfect “setting” of the movie and “Streep” being on it. Investing a cliff-top rendition of The Winner Takes It All with far more solemnity than should be possible for such song, set on the captivating backdrop of the blue seas of Greece… such uplifting, a little tear-jerking but sure-fire stirring movie experience! It simply takes it all!

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Friends’ Central Perk: Set to Open in New York

Good news to the fans of the classic sitcom “FRIENDS,” as Warner Bros. Entertainment, the producer of the show is opening a real-life Central Perk coffee shop in New York City. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the comedy series that first went on the air in 1994, or about

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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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