LYROPERA’s Magnificat The Musical (The New Staging)

I first heard about Magnificat The Musical from a friend of mine. From the title itself, I knew right then that the spotlight would be on Mary, the mother of Jesus. If you’re not yet familiar with the Bible, Magnificat is what Christians call Mary’s song of praise when God revealed to her that she had been chosen to give birth to Christ. Growing up, we used to sing this song in church. The Magnificat reflects Mary’s relationship with God. Her meekness and her humility to do His will no matter the consequences. Mary, the Mother The story of Mary […]

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PHC 2019: Homeschooling….For What Purpose?

I always look forward to the annual Philippine Homeschool Convention by Educating for Life team. I love listening to the speakers talk about their own experiences in homeschooling, and the methods and strategies they’ve used to accomplish their goals. And I always go home fired up and fueled, and ready to take on another year with my kids. This year, though, I was only able to siphon wisdom from the morning sessions because we couldn’t stay the whole day. We’ve been up to our necks with stuff the past few weeks and we badly needed to rest. Among the many […]

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My Thoughts on Homeschool Co-ops, Communities and Special Activities

When Pablo was 3 years old, I decided to put together a small play group for him. Fortunately for us, many of our friends from church gave birth to their kids around the same time Pablo came into our lives. Two of these kids – Jaden and Danae – remain constants in his life (thank God for technology!). And although seasons have changed and they no longer see each other as often as they used to, they still consider each other friends, support each other at every chance they get, and trust each other. Those play group days were a lot […]

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Theater Alert: AIYT’s Madagascar, A Musical Adventure

When Atlantis Theatrical announced the launch of Atlantis Imaginarium Young Theatre (AIYT), it was definitely news that was well-received in our home. One of the things we do is expose our children to the arts – including and especially theater, and having more options on shows that cater to their age level works very well for us. We had the opportunity to see AIYT’s first offering, Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, based on Dreamworks’ hit, Madagascar, at their opening night last August 2. Despite the heavy rains, audiences young and old alike, trooped to the theater to cheer, applaud, dance, and move it, […]

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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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