11 Filipino students bring home awards at ALOHA International Mental Arithmetic Competition


ALOHA Philippines, the premiere mental arithmetic program in the country, triumphantly announced that 11 of their trainees brought home top awards from the recently concluded ALOHA Mental Arithmetic International Competition held at the Marco Polo in Guangzhou, China last July 20, 2019. Every year, thousands of students from more than 40 countries all around the world, including Philippines, China, Russia, Spain, Bangladesh, India and Mexico, are invited to participate in this prestigious Math event. This year, Colegio de Santa Philomena, Bulacan student Desiree Ann Quebada, a trainee of ALOHA Greenhills, bested all other participants and was declared champion of the […]

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Toy Kingdom is now at Kidzania Manila

This is such exciting news. Toy Kingdom is one of my kids’ favorite places in the world, and we frequent the one in SM Aura if only for them to check out new toys they’re selling, see if the toys they’ve been saving up for are there and playing with some of them. Did you know they allow kids to do that? My kids go around the place in scooters, shoot hoops and even do hula hoops. And what better way to teach kids about business than giving them a taste at the store they love so much? Anyway, Toy […]

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Building a Better World with Kidzania Congrezz

It wasn’t my first time to hear about Kidzania Congrezz. I actually came across the search for the new batch of Congrezz a few months back and even contemplated on having my children send in their applications. (We didn’t push through) Kids who will be chosen for the Congrezz will take part in discussions on trends, exchange ideas and opinions, be invited to grace events, take part in outreaches, meet Kidzania Congrezz from other countries, and contribute to the city in building a better world. Kidzania, as I now completely understand, is a kingdom on its own and the kids […]

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Learning Filipino at The Learning Library this Summer

Our previous experience with The Learning Library is nothing short of memorable. It was the first time we sought help in teaching our kids Filipino, and was also the first time I crossed EDSA on public transport all by myself with just the three of them. They were so much younger. Pablo was around 10 years old and Lukas was 6. Pablo joined their Wika’y Saya class, while Lukas was recommended to attend the Talas – Salitaan class. Judah, then, was too young, but he came along and hung out with me at the nearby Circle K while we waited […]

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Review: The 2-Week maxCEEmum effect

I’ve been interested in skin care products since I turned 40. If you’re in your 40’s, I’m pretty sure you understand that skin health is no longer something we can put aside. Not unless, of course, if we make it an option to just let skin trouble happen to us. I’ve been told more than once in my youth that my skin was my biggest asset. But when I turned 40, I started experiencing skin problems, not just on my face, but on other parts of my body, like eczema, skin tags, dry skin, age spots and for crying out […]

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