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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Sign up here for a FREE Trial Class for kids at Smarter Robotics

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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