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Update: Registration for free trial classes is closed. Please contact Smarter Robotics for inquiries. Yesterday, I chanced upon a clothes folding machine video on Facebook. I’ve seen it before, but I think that it was re-released because of the current Marie Kondo craze on Netflix when almost all wives are trying to get their homes in order. Or have you seen Sophia, the speaking robot? She’s a little creepy, but such a wonder to listen to, isn’t she? This is the direction the world is taking. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a first world country or in the third […]

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Enjoying Tagaytay with the Family on a Rainy Holiday

We didn’t have enough time to plan our Tagaytay trip. We were supposed to stay home over the holidays but nearing Christmas, we were dying to get out of Manila to breathe. That’s how toxic our year felt, haha! So we went looking for a place and after browsing for hours, found one with a wonderful view at SMDC Winds through AirBnB. Travel time was a killer! Jay frequents the roads through Tagaytay and anticipated about an hour or two of travel time. But because the holidays bring so much commuting woes (and because we took the bus), we had […]

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Zao Vietnamese Bistro

We can’t always take the kids to try different cuisines, but we try our best to introduce them when we have the chance to do so. Yesterday was one of those evenings when Jay and I found ourselves already hungry while waiting for Pablo to get back from what turned out to be a whole-day event with his former leader and Victory group (Bible Study group for pre-teens). We’ve been wanting to invite his former VG leader and one of his closest friends, Benj, to dinner with us for months anyway; and though it wasn’t at all planned, we found […]

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Useful Tips When Choosing Moving Companies for Long Distance Moves

If you’ve ever seen that movie Cheaper by the Dozen 1 with your kids, they can probably relate to how the Baker kids felt when their family had suddenly needed to leave their beloved Midland home for another city because their dad got a job offer that was too good to turn down. All of them protested against the move and even suggested that all family members express whether they are in favor of the decision or not through voting. While most of them are not in favor of leaving Midland, in the end, they all moved to another city […]

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5 Reasons why you should enroll your child at ALOHA Mental Arithmetic

Lukas has been progressing slowly but beautifully in ALOHA Mental Math. It’s been quite challenging to juggle our schedules lately, so we weren’t able to consistently bring him to his classes for the past three weeks. But when he does go, I can’t help but appreciate the process by which his Math skills are being developed. At his last session two weeks ago, he was introduced to the ”small friends, big friends” technique in calculating larger numbers, which was pretty cool. It’s like sight words in Math. For example, the friend of 4 is 1, and the friend of 2 […]

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