On Young Love

Living with a thirteen year old is quite a tricky thing. He’s a teenager, but not quite old enough (or mature enough) to be let go completely. We do give our son, Pablo, a little more room to try to do things on his own. He can go to the mall with his friends, take himself to a couple of his trainings, and I no longer chaperone him to his parties. His dad and I are fully aware that he’s at that age when he wants a little more independence for himself. I read about it in my favorite book […]

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Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros

I’ve been wanting to take the kids to Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros eversince I’ve come across it on my news feed. We weren’t able to when we first toured Intramuros because it was closed on Mondays. Bahay Tsinoy can be found along Anda street in Intramuros. In some ways, it’s a lot like the Lights & Sounds Museum where there were life-sized figures that depicted our history, but this one is specifically dedicated to reminding us of how far back and how tight our affiliation go with our Chinese friends. I know it doesn’t seem that way right now, with […]

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Casa Manila in Intramuros

We dropped by Plaza San Luis in Intramuros after visiting the Bible Museum two weeks ago. The plan was to take new solo photos of the kids to update their artist set cards and portfolios. But when we got there, we realized that Casa Manila was open and it was an opportunity for us to see the place and learn something new. And we did! Thanks to the mighty Katipunero guarding the kitchen area of the beautiful Spanish house replica. Illustrados The house was fashioned after the houses of the Illustrados during the Spanish Era. The Illustrados were the wealthy […]

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Introduction to AI and Humanoid Robotics at Smarter Robotics

An interest in Robotics is something our eldest and youngest sons have in common. Pablo, our 13-year old, has already attended a Robotics class at The Study by Enderun, but our 8-year old Judah has yet to join a class. My children were invited to attend a trial class by Alex Ferrer of Smarter Robotics last January 19. The class was held at Mindchamp International Preschool at Shangri la mall in Edsa at 11 AM in the morning. They were joined by Lukas and Judah’s play group buddies, Samantha, Samuel, Ejay and John. The kids were divided into groups. In […]

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The Bible Museum in Manila

It’s National Bible Month! I didn’t really know we had this ”holiday” here in the Philippines, but it says so in a poster I saw on the The Filipino Homeschooler, along with the invitation to visit The Bible Museum during the month of January. The Bible Museum is located along United Nations Avenue in Manila, right across the National Police District. If you’re wondering if it’s near the Philippine Bible Society building, that’s exactly it. What to see at the Bible Museum The Bible Museum is a neat, but very small museum. Once you enter, you will be greeted by […]

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