A Day at the Science Circus


The beauty of homeschooling is that we can go on field trips whenever and wherever we can. So, one fine Saturday, we traveled to Taguig to check out The Mind Museum’s fifth travelling exhibition, the Science Circus. It’s such a blessing that we all have All-Day Passes, which also gave us access to the exhibits inside The Mind Museum.

Science Circus - Entrance

The Science Circus is situated outside the main museum, in the middle of the J.Y. Campos Park. As soon as my son saw the entrance to the Circus, he squealed in delight and couldn’t wait to get inside. When we got in, I thought that there was not much to explore as the set-up was not as big as that of the previous Dino Play. I was wrong. Our little boy couldn’t get enough of the interactive exhibits. My husband and I also had fun tinkering at the elements inside the Science Circus. The elements may seem ordinary but it sure challenged us how to make them work and how everything fits in.

My son’s favorite is the Deception Perception. Check out our IG video below. He just kept on lining up again and again just so he could play inside the odd-shaped room and marvel at how the balls would roll through the trough and into the wire basket.

 

Science Circus - Inside the Odd Room
Our smiles barely hid our dizziness! It was really a challenge to keep our balance inside the Deception Perception room.

Science Circus - Colorful Foam Puzzles

Here’s another one of my son’s favorites. I actually loved this exhibit too for its cushioned floor gave comfort to my tired feet. My kid spent a lot of time in this exhibit. He wanted to build a fort so he kept on putting the pieces on top of each other then he would get on top and let himself fall down and roll on the floor. Silly little boy! This is also where he was able to find a playmate, another boy who looked like a child of an expat. He’s a bit older than my son and I admired that he played nice and was a bit patient knowing that he’s playing with a younger kid. Praying for more children like him :)

Science Circus - Tangrams

I have played with Tangrams before but I didn’t know that they are called until we visited the Science Circus. See, it pays to go on educational tours, because we not only learn a lot but it also reinforces what we think we already know.

Science Circus - Solving Tangrams

Science Circus - Automaton
The Automaton

Science Circus - Automaton 2

 

This exhibit is so fun! All you have to do is rearrange the discs and gears in each segment. Once you have figured out the correct set-up, the segment would move.

Below are more photos that we had from the time of our visit.
Science Circus - Floating Head

Science Circus - Floating Head

 

Science Circus - Silver Puzzle

Science Circus - Benhams Disk

Science Circus - Shape Sorter

Science Circus - Optical Illusion

Liked what you see and read from my post? Go ahead and take your whole family to The Mind Museum’s Science Circus! Your trip would all be worth it because you will not only learn a thing or two but you will have fun tinkering with the elements as well.

If you have extra money, please also consider donating to The Mind Museum. Being a non-profit organization, the museum would appreciate funding so they can keep on making the exhibits affordable to students and teachers, especially those in public schools.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, Science Circus has come to town!

PRESS RELEASE

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MANILA, Philippines – Be ready to #EnterTheScienceCircus!

Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the 5th traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum, supported in part by Mastercard, Limkaco Industries, Uratex, and Thompson Hardware and Lighting Center.

The Science Circus: Step Right Up! showcases the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everyday experiences, in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind.

While the nearly 250-year history of the circus abounds with awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical skill – such as high-flying aerial artists, to death-defying daredevils – the Science Circus challenges our traditional notions of a circus by focusing on the mind’s “acrobatic” perceptual tricks.

As the guests enter the exhibition, they are welcomed by a festive, colorful façade which sets the tone for the sights and sounds they are about to experience. These interactive exhibits are displayed simultaneously in three adjacent Rings. Guests can go in any of the Rings in the order they please.

Ring One, or Deception Perception is a menagerie of exhibits that will prompt you to question whether to see is to believe. Can you always trust your senses? Is what you see as real as it seems? Can your brain produce motion where there is none? Your first venture into the Circus will unveil the “blindness” of your mind’s eye.

Ring Two highlights Pieces of Incredible Engineering, where guests can engage their minds in puzzles and relish how math and art come together. This central area is animated by simple machines, and engages guests in activities that evoke their inner engineer.

Last but not least, Ring Three is Encounters with the Masters, where guests can interact with and learn the secrets of the Masters of Illusion. They can take on the challenges posed by each Master, and discover how our brains can be ensnared by smoke and mirrors.

Visit the Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition right now for another wonderful ride through the world of Science! To make it even more enticing, a special treat awaits!

Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only.

The Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition vividly illustrates how our everyday experiences are full of delightful secrets that we can uncover, to discover more about ourselves and the world around us. Let’s all have fun together! See you there!

#EnterTheScienceCircus
#TheMindMuseum

*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Science Circus will be on display in the Museum for a limited run, until January 31, 2017 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public.

Entrance Fees:
Science Circus* only
P200 / head Adults or Child

The Mind Museum (3-hour tour) + Science Circus
P750 Adults
P650 Child/Student (up to college)

Kids below two feet are Free.

*Enjoy Science Circus exhibition for 90 minutes choosing from these timeslots:
9am-1030am | 1030am-12nn | 12nn-130pm | 130pm-3pm | 3pm-430pm | 430pm-6pm
Limited capacity. Guests are welcomed on a first come, first served basis.

Limited Offer:
Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only.

The Mind Museum Operating Hours
9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.
CLOSED on Mondays.

For more information or for interested parties who would want to host this exhibition, please contact:
Email: inquiry@themindmuseum.org
Website: www.themindmuseum.org
Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram: themindmuseum

The St James Christmas Bazaar 2016 Starts Today!

I consider this as our annual tradition when my husband and our little one would come along. The first time that we went to the St James Christmas Bazaar as a family was when I was still babywearing. I strapped my son onto my chest to make it easier for us to navigate the Cuenca Community Center of Ayala Alabang Village. I thought that it would be cozy for my baby and safe at the same time. He was fine for a while but then I had to unstrap him when he got sweaty and uncomfortable. His Dad and I took turns carrying him around. That’s because hundreds of concessionaires and countless of shoppers going in and around the Center, it got a bit hot and in some sections, difficult to move around.

Despite the difficulties – parking, moving around, waiting for a vacant table for us to dine at – I keep coming back to this bazaar. Why? I always get the best bargains and great finds for my loved ones, for our home, and for myself :)

This year, the St James Christmas Bazaar would run from November 24 up to November 27 (Thursday to Sunday). Shoppers may come in as early as 9AM. The Center will close at 9PM. Entrance is FREE.

Things to keep in mind when going to the annual and biggest bazaar in the South:

  • If you can, come early to get better parking. The earliest that we’ve been there was an hour before lunch time. By that time, the center was already packed with shoppers and the streets leading to it were already full of cars. We ended up driving around and got a parking slot on a street that leads to Rustan’s Fresh. From there, we walked a few meters going to the center.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring an extra shirt and mini-fan. You are bound to get sweaty with all the walking!
  • Bring bottles of water to keep yourself and your companions hydrated and to save on drinks when you eat at the food shops.
  • Have a list of what you want to buy. There’s a wide variety of stuff that you can buy at this bazaar – clothes, trinkets, houseware, toys, decor plus a whole lot more. We even got our RFID card from the Petron booth last year. If you want to be within your budget, better have your list with you so you don’t get into impulsive buying.
  • Bring your own sturdy shopping bag.
  • Be mindful of your valuables, that includes your kids :) Don’t keep all of your shopping money in your wallet. When I go shopping on crowded places, I feel safe putting my money on different pockets.
  • The football field near the center is open to the public. Take a breather with all the shopping and take your kids there so they too can relax and have some fun :)

Can’t wait to go! See you there!

 

Kathryn and Liza’s Kitchen Best Friend

PRESS RELEASE

The kitchen used to be a scary place for young people and cooking was a daunting task reserved for mothers and household helps. But technology played a role in guiding people around the kitchen. Nowadays, new cooks search online for cooking videos or check out “food hacks” to be able to produce any dish they want that they can, in turn, show off on social media.

Liza and Kathryn

Young celebrities Kathryn Bernardo and Liza Soberano also enjoy cooking for their loved ones. They are the newest tandem to endorse AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning. Apart from what can be found in the Internet, Kathryn and Liza became more confident cooks because they can rely on a brand of seasoning to make delicious home-cooked dishes by bringing out the natural goodness of food. Experienced cooks or kitchen newbies can make AJI-NO-MOTO® their best friend in the kitchen – an ally in serving nourishing and enjoyable dishes for the whole family.

The new AJI-NO-MOTO® TV Commercial features three (3) dishes to show the versatility of the product in making all kinds of dishes delicious. Among the dishes are the Omurice, a Japanese-inspired meal composed of rice and omelet, Kathryn’s Adobong Puti recipe, a different take on the classic adobo without soy sauce and the all-time favorite comfort food Beef Nilaga.

AJI-NO-MOTO® can be widely used in a variety of dishes because it has no smell or specific flavor of its own and can therefore be used to enhance the original flavor of food. This is a safe and quality product that is made from natural crops like sugar cane, corn or cassava and manufactured through the natural process of fermentation. AJI-NO-MOTO® enhances taste of food by providing umami taste. Umami is the fifth basic taste also described as rich, savory and ‘malinamnam’ derived from food rich in glutamate like tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, ham and seafood.

 

About Ajinomoto 

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, AJI-SINIGANG® Cube, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® SEASONED CRUMBS®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Omurice

OMURICE

INGREDIENTS:

Rice Mixture:

1½ tbsps   vegetable oil

¼ cup      garlic, peeled, minced

¼ cup      onions, peeled, minced

½ cup      ground pork

½ cup      frozen carrots

¼ tsp      ground black pepper

2 cups     cooked rice, short grain

1 teaspoon  soy sauce

1 teaspoon   AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning

Egg Mixture:

1 tablespoon  vegetable oil

3 pieces      eggs, small, beaten

1/8 teaspoon  pulverized black pepper

1/2 teaspoon  AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning      

1/8 teaspoon  iodized salt

PROCEDURE:

Rice Mixture

  1. Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic and onions for one (1) minute over low heat.
  2. Add ground pork and cook until brown.
  3. Add carrots and black pepper.
  4. Add rice and stir-fry for another minute over medium heat.
  5. Add soy sauce, mix well.
  6. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and mix well.
  7. Remove from fire, mound the rice on plate then set aside.

Egg Mixture

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs until the whites and yolks are well combined.
  2. Add pulverized black pepper.
  3. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry the egg mixture.
  5. Remove fried eggs out of the pan and mold it well on top of the rice.
  6. Serve with catsup.

Makes 2-4 servings

Nutrition Information: Calories 457    Carbohydrates 44g    Protein 14g   Fats 25g

Adobong Puti

ADOBONG PUTI

INGREDIENTS:

½ kilo     chicken, adobo cut

½ cup      vinegar

1/3 cup    garlic, peeled, crushed

1 piece    bayleaf, crushed

¼ teaspoon  peppercorn, cracked

½ cup      water

½ cup      cooking oil for deep frying

1 teaspoon  AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning

1 tablespoon  refined sugar

1 teaspoon    iodized salt

 PROCEDURE:

  1. Combine chicken, vinegar, garlic, bayleaf, peppercorn and water in a pot.
  2. Let boil and lower heat. Simmer until tender.
  3. Drain the chicken pieces from the broth.
  4. Heat oil in another pan and deep fry chicken pieces. Return to the broth.

5 .Simmer until liquid has been reduced to half.

  1. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami seasoning and sugar. Simmer for one (1) minute.
  2. Add salt and mix well.
  3. Serve hot.

Makes 4-5 servings

Nutrition Information:      Calories 461   Carbohydrates 5g   Protein 18g     Fats 41g

 

Nilagang Baka

NILAGANG BAKA 

INGREDIENTS:

2 ½ liters    water

1 teaspoon    black peppercorns

2 pieces      onion, medium-size, chopped

½ kilo        beef shank, cut into serving pieces

2 pieces      corn, cut into five per piece of corn

2 pieces      potatoes, medium-sized, peeled, quartered

½ piece       small cabbage, quartered

1 ½ teaspoons    AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning

1 tablespoon   iodized salt

PROCEDURE:

  1. In a casserole, put 2½ liters of water; add peppercorns, onions and beef.
  2. Boil beef until tender.
  3. Add corn and potatoes; boil for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add cabbage, mix well.
  5. Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Add salt and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.

Makes 4-5 servings

Nutrition Information:  Calories 195    Carbohydrates 21g    Protein 21g    Fats 3g

 

Lazada launches 11.11 with more than 1M deals!

Top brands and amazing deals for your Christmas shopping

November 3, 2016, Taguig City, Philippines – The biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia kicks off on November 11, 2016 with the participation of more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants. This month-long shopping event is Lazada’s fifth Online Revolution since its launch in 2012.

Lazada Online Revolution

This year’s theme is ‘Brands for All,’ putting customers’ favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items.

These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015.

Lazada will offer everything customers love – from huge discounts to flash sales and exclusive bundles. P11 peso deals featuring a Virtual Reality Box, LED light bulb rotating lamp and a Genius gaming mouse among many others, are up for grabs.  Limited-time flash deals on a 32” Slim LED TV for Php 5,499, a Fujidenzo 20L microwave oven for Php 1,999, a Star Mobile 4.5” smart phone for Php 999, an HP desk jet printer for Php 888, and a L’Oreal lip and cheek palette set for P399 are only some of the many highlights during this mega shopping day. Perfect value indeed for all the Christmas gift-seekers out there.

The deals extend to over 17 product categories including Fashion, Health & Beauty, Home & Living, and Electronics. Lazada is focusing deep into its customers’ interests with weekly specials- a curation of items for beauty fans, supermoms and families, techies and fashionistas.

As if these weren’t enough, Lazada will also launch games to make Christmas online shopping more fun. Follow Lazada’s social media channels to get free shopping vouchers, brand giveaways from Samsung, MamyPoko, Unilever, JBL, Lenovo, and more.

“Online Revolution was launched in 2012 so more consumers could experience the ease and benefits of online shopping. Since then, Online Revolution has become the biggest shopping event in Southeast Asia, where consumers can find amazing deals from the most popular brands conveniently from their smartphones or laptops,” said CEO Inanc Balci. “This year, we have secured commitments from big brand partners for more than one million deals to make Christmas shopping more exciting and effortless for Filipinos. The best of the world is truly at everyone’s fingertips now, more than ever.”

Lazada has also partnered with top brands to make shopping more rewarding. Use your MasterCard to get an additional 12% off on top of already discounted prices. And if you’re feeling lucky, Isuzu Philippines is giving away a brand new pick-up for more out of town road trips, and Turkish Airways is raffling off air tickets to fly you off to your dream vacation.

Ever tried making a wish whenever you see 11.11 on your watch or clock? No need to be on the constant lookout because Lazada’s Online Revolution is guaranteed to make your Christmas shopping wishes and dreams come true with an awesome plethora of deals and steals. Visit www.lazada.com.ph or download the Lazada mobile app for free to join the biggest online shopping event of the year. Sale runs from November 11 to December 12.

About Lazada Online Revolution

The Lazada Online Revolution is the biggest online shopping and selling event in Southeast Asia bringing brands and retailers, and consumers together in six countries.

Lazada started the Online Revolution on 12 December 2012 (12.12) to educate consumers on online shopping and its conveniences. The one-day sale sparked a shopping frenzy that grew it into an annual month-long event.

Since then, Lazada Online Revolution has proven itself to be Southeast Asia’s busiest online retail event. In 2015, US$40 million in Gross Merchandize Value was recorded in its three-day finale.

Lazada Online Revolution 2016 will see big retail and marketing brands participate to create an unmatched assortment of popular, quality products, and the best deals for Southeast Asian consumers.

 

About Lazada Group

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.

 

PRESS CONTACT:
CHRISTINA MILA Z. JIMENEZ
Offline Marketing Head
Lazada Philippines
(E) c.jimenez@lazada.com.ph
(M) +639178969703
 

Lazada Affiliate Marketing Visits PH’s Key Cities for Online Revolution

Nov. 3, 2016 – In preparation for Lazada’s upcoming Online Revolution Sale kicking off on Nov. 11, the Lazada Affiliate Marketing team went on a roadshow tapping some of the Philippines’ key cities namely Manila, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod. During the 4-day roadshow, the cities’ top bloggers and influencers were given an introduction to Affiliate Marketing in order for them to earn while promoting Lazada.

Lazada Affiliate Marketing Team Roadshow

With the Online Revolution fast approaching, the attendees of the roadshow were also given the privilege of knowing in advance some of the deals which will be released on Nov. 11. Some of the deals which caught the attention of many include the Starmobile Play Click smartphone which will be sold for P999 on 11.11, the inflatable sofa for P469 and L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks which will be priced down to P199. In order to know more about the deals which will be released during the 11.11 Online Revolution, make sure to follow Lazada’s Affiliate bloggers and influencers.

Lazada Box of Joy

Lazada Box of Joy

With Lazada’s ever-growing assortment, attendees of the Affiliate Roadshows were given the Box of Joy. Each Box of Joy contains a variety of products such as shampoo, toothpaste, facial cream and lotion all sponsored by Lazada’s brand partners. It is a proof that Lazada is not only just an online store for electronics but also a destination for shoppers interested in buying lifestyle items and groceries.

55” ACE LED TV Raffle

It was also during the event that the affiliate-exclusive raffle mechanics for the Online Revolution was announced. Affiliate bloggers only need to come up with 5 blog posts until Dec. 12 in order to qualify for the raffle. Social media promoters also qualify in the raffle with a minimum of 3 social media posts about the Online Revolution per week. In addition to the winner of the 55” ACE LED TV and a Creative SBS 120 speakers, there will also be 3 weekly winners of special prizes such as camera drones, hoverboards, headphones, LED TVs and many more!

Lazada Online Revolution

Lazada’s Online Revolution, started in 2012, is now the biggest online sale in Southeast Asia which is a month-long celebration of great deals across 17 product categories. Following the mega day on Nov. 11, Lazada will hold its weekly campaigns namely Beauty Fanatic Week (Nov. 14-19), Family Week (Nov 20-24), Techies Week (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2) and Trendsetters Week (Dec. 3-6). Also, a highlight of the Online Revolution would be its Pinoy Cyber Sale running from Nov. 25 to 28. This sale will be similar to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale yearly held in the US. This event is organized together with other e-players with the goal of increasing e-commerce penetration in the country. Finally, Lazada will conclude Online Revolution through a 6-day Mega Sale starting on Dec. 7 until Dec. 12. Stay tuned through this channel for the next installment of deals which will be available on Nov. 11.

Lazada’s Affiliate Marketing Program provides an opportunity for bloggers and influencers to earn extra income while promoting Lazada and its products. To know more about the Lazada Affiliate Program, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/lazada-affiliate-program/ .

The Lazada Box of Joy is supported by the following brands and sellers: Colgate, Palmolive, L’Oreal, Creamsilk, Durex, ACE, Veet, Creative, Pond’s, Vaseline, Tender Care, Scholl, Sandisk, JBL, Gard, LuckyHR, D&D, Maybelline, Axion, and Equal.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Science Circus has come to town!

PRESS RELEASE

1. Science Circus entrance

MANILA, Philippines – Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the latest traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum, showcasing the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everyday experiences, in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind. Be ready to #EnterTheScienceCircus this coming October 28, 2016!

While the nearly 250-year history of the circus abounds with awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical skill – such as high-flying aerial artists, to death-defying daredevils – the Science Circus challenges our traditional notions of a circus by focusing on the mind’s “acrobatic” perceptual tricks.

2. Inside Science Circus

As the guests enter the exhibition, they are welcomed by a festive, colorful façade which sets the tone for the sights and sounds they are about to experience. These interactive exhibits are displayed simultaneously in three adjacent Rings. Guests can go in any of the Rings in the order they please.

Ring One, or Deception Perception is a menagerie of exhibits that will prompt you to question whether to see is to believe. Can you always trust your senses? Is what you see as real as it seems? Can your brain produce motion where there is none? Your first venture into the Circus will unveil the “blindness” of your mind’s eye.

3. Inside Science Circus

Ring Two highlights Pieces of Incredible Engineering, where guests can engage their minds in puzzles and relish how math and art come together. This central area is animated by simple machines, and engages guests in activities that evoke their inner engineer.

4. Automaton Circus performers_1

Last but not least, Ring Three is Encounters with the Masters, where guests can interact with and learn the secrets of the Masters of Illusion. They can take on the challenges posed by each Master, and discover how our brains can be ensnared by smoke and mirrors.

4. Automaton Circus performers_2

The Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition vividly illustrates how our everyday experiences are full of delightful secrets that we can uncover, to discover more about ourselves and the world around us.

#EnterTheScienceCircus
#TheMindMuseum

*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Science Circus will be on display in the Museum for a limited run, until January 31, 2017 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public.

Entrance Fees:
Science Circus* only The Mind Museum (3-hour tour) + Science Circus*
P200 / head Adults P750
-Adult or Child Child/Student (up to college) P650

Kids below two feet are Free.

*Enjoy Science Circus exhibition for 90 minutes choosing from these timeslots:
9am-1030am | 1030am-12nn | 12nn-130pm | 130pm-3pm | 3pm-430pm | 430pm-6pm
Limited capacity. Guests are welcomed on a first come, first served basis.

The Mind Museum Operating Hours
9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.
CLOSED on Mondays.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL TREAT!
From October 25-31, 2016, avail of The Mind Museum ALL DAY PASS + Science Circus* tickets
at P1,500 for 3 persons!
Purchase online at https://tickets.themindmuseum.org/,
or from The Mind Museum Ticket Booth.
Special priced tickets are valid for use October 28, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

The Mind Museum will be open on Oct. 31, Monday, and closed on Nov. 1, Tuesday
to give way to the holiday.

For more information or for interested parties who would want to host this exhibition, please contact:

Email: inquiry@themindmuseum.org
Website: www.themindmuseum.org
Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram: themindmuseum

The Mommy Bloggers Philippines Mad Hatter Party 2016

It was our second time to join the Mommy Bloggers Philippines’ (MBP) annual trick or treating event. For this year, The Mind Museum, the Philippines’ first interactive science museum, graciously hosted the venue for our blogging community. My family and I have been to the Mind Museum three times already but we have yet to fully explore its scientific wonders. By the way, the Museum has seasonal special exhibits, the most recent one was Dino Play (which ended last September 30 and we had tons of fun in that exhibit!) and it has an upcoming Science Circus which opens on October 28.

Going back to our MBP party… I actually liked this year’s celebration better than last year in terms of proximity and type of venue. This year was more private as we had the Special Exhibit Hall all to ourselves and our loved ones. Mommy bloggers had more time to fellowship with one another and our kids were able to play with each other. We still had to chase our little ones around but I was fine with it because the area was closed and there was a guard on standby so I didn’t worry that my son would go farther away from me. I just got a bit confused as there were too many boys who chose to be Spiderman that day – the costume that my son chose over the little engineer outfit that I planned for him to wear.

My Sweetheart in his no-fuss Spiderman outfit (R. Vercide Photography)
My Sweetheart in his no-fuss Spiderman outfit (R. Vercide Photography)

Lani of Tweenselmom.com hosted a simple program for us. She made the kids wearing costumes go up the stage in batches so us moms could check out and vote the ones with the most creative outfits. We do have the Mad Hatter / Alice in Wonderland theme this year but Lani, Joy of Joybites.com and Louisa of ArtofBeingAMom.com, the power ladies behind MBP, have given the attendees a heads up that our kids could come as they want to be. A great decision, in my opinion, as most kids, especially the younger ones like mine, are not too fond of wearing elaborate costumes. Case in point: My son who chose to slip on his ultra comfy Spiderman long sleeved shirt rather than put on a helmet, wear a more dapper shirt.

My son and I had fun in this party. I like that it was more laidback, good for me since I am still recovering from lower back pain. I appreciated the sponsors who generously sent goodies for all the mommies and our kids as well as the suppliers who participated that day. To know more about them, please read the MBP Press Release below and check out their websites and social media pages. Their products and services are seriously worth being part of your next event :) Some of the photos were taken by our sweet and friendly photographer, R. Vercide Photography.

PRESS RELEASE

Mommy Bloggers Philippines Mad Hatter Party was made possible by generous sponsors and a team of mommies who love this blogging community.

Thank you to The Mind Museum who not only provided us with a venue but also made sure we had a great time by providing all day passes and tickets to their soon to come Science Circus exhibit.

Our generous sponsors, Mekeni Picnic Hotdog, R Verdice Photography, Okasyon Filipinas, Peekabooth, Nido 3+, Selecta Milk, Selecta Moo, Sunkist Juice, Aqua Best, Stuffink, LemonSquare Whattatops, Tupperware, Sweet Art, Glass of Sweets: Desserts and Treats, Recipe Co, Work of Love Sweet Treats, Jack n Jill Calbee Chips, Richprime: Hot Wheels, Monster High, Thomas and Friends, for their support, giving us giveaways, prizes, and raffle items.

The Mind Museum
Website: https://www.themindmuseum.org/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/themindmuseum/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/themindmuseum/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/themindmuseum

Mekeni Picnic Hotdog
Photo by: R. Vercide Photography

Mekeni Picnic Hotdog
Website: http://www.mekeni.com/our-brands/picnic-products/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Mekeni-Picnic-Hotdog-1557893084527540/?fref=ts

Tupperware
Tupperware
Website: http://www.tupperwarebrands.ph/products/tupperware?sort=name_asc&page=1&layout=gridLarge&showNames=false&variantId=63&config=%2Fen%2Fproducts_search_filter_init_tupperware

Baby Care Plus Starter Pack

Baby Care Plus and Kids Plus
Website: http://www.tupperwarebrands.ph/products/baby-care-plus-und-kids-plus?sort=name_asc&page=0&layout=gridLarge&showNames=false&variantId=63&config=%2Fen%2Fproducts_search_filter_init_kinds
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tupperwarebrandsph/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/TupperwareBrandsph/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TupperBrandsph

Lemon Square Whatta Tops Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Lemon Square
Website: http://www.lemonsquare.com.ph/?s=whattaops
FB: https://www.facebook.com/LemonSquareCupcakes/

Sunkist Premium Orange and Selecta Milk
Photo by R. Vercide Photography

Selecta
FB (Selecta Milk): https://www.facebook.com/SelectaMilk/
FB (Sunkist Juice) https://www.facebook.com/SunkistJuicePH/

Aquabest
Website: http://www.aquabest.com.ph/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/aquabestpurewater/

Nestle Nido 3+
Photo by R. Vercide Photography

 

Nido 3+ (1.2kg milk, Baon pals lunch boxes, Backpack Hoodies)
Website: https://www.lakingamazing.ph/products
FB: https://www.facebook.com/nido3.nidofortigrowPH/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nidofortigrowph

Jack 'n Jill Calbee
Photo by R. Vercide Photography

Jack n Jill Calbee
Website: http://www.jacknjillcalbee.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/JacknJillCalbee.PH/

Richprime
Website: http://www.richprime.net/brands
FB (Monster High): https://www.facebook.com/Monster.High.PH.Official/
FB (Hotwheels): https://www.facebook.com/makeitepicph/?fref=ts

R Verdice Photography
FB: https://www.facebook.com/onevercide/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

Photo by R. Vercide Photography
Photo by R. Vercide Photography

Okasyon Filipinas (Balloon décor)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/okasyonfilipinas/?hc_ref=SEARCH

Peekabooth (Photobooth)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/peekaboothservices/

Stuffink (MBP keychains)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/mareelaiza

Photo by R. Vercide Photography
Photo by R. Vercide Photography

Sweet Art (Personalized Candy Bars)
For reference to product: https://www.facebook.com/sweetart01/videos/1101976053243742/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweetart01/

Photo by R. Vercide Photography
Photo by R. Vercide Photography

Glass of Sweets Desserts and Treats (dessert table)
For reference to product: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.536708119860730.1073741830.491797014351841&type=3
FB: https://www.facebook.com/glassofsweets/

Photo by R. Vercide Photography
Photo by R. Vercide Photography

Recipe Co (themed cake and cupcakes by stage)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Recipe-Co-1520078788275118/

I sooo love their strawberry flavored cupcakes!  (Photo by R. Vercide Photography)
I sooo love their strawberry flavored cupcakes! (Photo by R. Vercide Photography)

Work of Love (demented cupcakes in dome containers)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/workoflove1/?ref=br_rs&qsefr=1

Nourished and Pampered with Baby Care Plus and Kids Plus

This post was made in collaboration with Tupperware Brands. All opinions stated are mine.

Growing up, our family has been using Tupperware products for our meal preparations, condiments, baon, picnic effects as well as a catch-all for our various thingamajigs. Up until I was in high school, I have seen how the Tupperware products have evolved – how the serving dish, canisters and foodkeepers and their colors have changed and how the brand has innovated to keep up with the changing needs of its market.

In 2007, Tupperware Philippines merged with Sara Lee Direct Selling Philippines and then became Fullerlife Direct Selling Philippines. The company is now known as Tupperware Brands Philippines with product categories including dishware; cookware; cleaning aids; bath and skin care for babies, kids and moms; cosmetics; personal care, and fragrances.

When Baby Care Plus+ presented an opportunity to our blogging community to try out their products, I signed up and was blessed to be chosen as part of the project.

Tupperware Brands PH products

I’ve been using a particular brand for my son’s bath and skin care ever since he was a year old. They’re working just fine but I’m curious as to the wonders that Baby Care Plus+ can do for my little boy.

The Tupperware Brands was so generous that they did not only sent us a set of Baby Care Plus+ products but they also shipped Kids Plus+ and Mom Plus+ items as well! The delivery box smelled so good when my son opened it. It was a mix of powdery and fruity scents and I was glad that the scent of the products weren’t too strong – perfect for someone like me who has allergic rhinitis, whose nose gets easily irritated with strong odors. My son was so happy with our package that he wanted to open all of the bottles right away. He even prayed, “God, thank you for the gifts!”

I decided to try out the Kids Plus+ set first since it was specifically made for children his age. I want to find out if these products can truly rid my son’s hair of that sweaty smell that he got from constantly jumping in bed and running around the house with his Dad chasing him. So for his quick night time bath, I enlisted the help of Kids Plus+ Shampoo and Kids Plus+ Bath. Both are in the form of clear, medium thick liquids and has that sweet and fruity scent in them. I used a pea sized amount for my son’s hair and it lathers quickly. I poured that same amount of the Kids Plus+ Bath and observed how far it would go. It bubbled as quickly as the shampoo but I was amazed that I was able to use it for my boy’s entire upper body! I wasn’t scrimping on the body wash. His neck and torso were effectively lathered up. I squeezed another pea sized for his lower limbs. The Kids Plus+ Bath produces a rich lather, that for a second, I thought it would be difficult to rinse. It’s a good thing that I was able to wash it off easily. My boy’s skin felt soft and smooth after his bath. I couldn’t stop smelling him, too! As indicated in its label, the Kids Plus+ Bath may be used for the hair and skin. Perfect for when we are travelling with our little one – I can grab just one bottle and we’re good to go.

Bath time with Kids Plus
Bath time with Kids Plus+ Bath, Shampoo, Cologne, and Lotion

After bathing, I gave him the bottles of Kids Plus Cologne and Kids Plus Lotion so he could try them on himself. He was so giddy as he squeezed on the cute penguin-shaped yellow and orange bottle of lotion. He put on a fruity dollop on his arm and asked permission to pour some more. The lotion has the right consistency – not too thick nor too watery. He moved on to his cologne and I told him to put some on his shoulders and chest. His Dad loved that scent and made our little boy more irresistible to cuddles.

The next day, I took out the Baby Care Plus+ Baby Shampoo and Baby Care Plus+ Baby Bath. Being the active boy that he is, his morning was spent jumping on the bed, running around and playing with all of his toys and stuff at home that are not meant for playing. He did all of these at the hottest time of the day. Naturally, he was drenched in sweat and he has what we fondly call “asim-kilig” smell. He was too excited to go to the bathroom when he found out that we have something new for his favorite ritual. Pouring a pea sized amount of the shampoo on my palm and gradually massaging it on my son’s wet hair, the sweet smell of powder filled our bathroom. My son loved that his hair was filled with bubbles. I then took the Baby Bath and got the same amount for my son’s face, neck and back and he smelled like a newborn baby again! I was able to produce a rich lather even with the little amount that I used to wash his entire body. It easily rinses off. I actually liked the scent of Baby Care Plus+ Shampoo and its partner Baby Bath over the Kids Plus+ Shampoo and its Bath counterpart. I seriously loved the Baby Care Plus+ Baby Bath that I used it for my own bath!

Baby Care Plus+ Baby Cologne, Baby Bath and Baby Shampoo
Baby Care Plus+ Baby Cologne, Baby Bath and Baby Shampoo

I love applying the Baby Care Plus+ Lotion on my son’s skin after his shower. It helps maintain his healthy and smooth skin and makes him smell good for longer hours. And because the Baby Care Plus+ Cologne has that sweet, powdery scent, I dab some on myself when we went to a wedding and I smelled fresh all day long :)

It’s a good thing that Tupperware Brands have the moms in mind when they created a line of skin care products. Being a mom, I feel blessed to be chosen by GOD to take care of one of His greatest creations. I find joy in serving and taking care of my son and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. But, I also feel tired and don’t have much time to pamper myself. That’s why I love using products that will allow me to take care and pamper myself without the need to go out of the house. The Mom Plus Ultra Moisturizing Bar indulges me on my precious bath time as it gently cleanses and deeply moisturize my skin making it softer and smoother. This Moisturizing Bar is actually meant for the body only but I am also using it for my face. We’re in Singapore as I type this. Double duty products save on luggage space! I didn’t develop rashes or or irritations on my face so I just keep on using it. That’s how gentle it is!

Mom Plus+ Soothing Relief Balm

For our family vacation, I also brought with us the Mom Plus+ Soothing Relief Balm. My husband first used it for the insect bite that he had and thankfully, the Soothing Relief Balm was able to make that itch go away. I also used the balm when I experienced minor pain on my lower back and it was able to alleviate the pain.

Mom Plus+ Stretch Mark Cream

I have yet to see the effectivity of the Mom Plus+ Stretch Mark Cream because I was not able to use it on a regular basis. I don’t have stretch marks but unfortunately, cellulites are showing. This Stretch Mark Cream promises to lessen stretch marks and cellulites. I will start using it when we get home and hopefully, it will help me get rid of the unappealing sight on my legs.

So, are we considering the Baby Care Plus+, Kids Plus+, and Mom Plus+ products for our own bath and skin care needs? Of course! These products of Tupperware Brands PH are definitely competitive in terms of efficacy, quality and price. Would you like to try them for you and your family, too? Get in touch with Tupperware Brands PH from their official website and any of their social media accounts and place your order today!

Websitehttp://www.tupperwarebrands.ph/index

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Twitterhttps://mobile.twitter.com/TupperBrandsph

 

 

The Aila Comla Show on FB Live


When you’re stuck in traffic or enduring a long commute, let The Aila Comla Show on FB Live entertain you! It’s the first of its kind here in the Philippines and the brainchild of an events engineer and mom of two, Aila Comla. Acee, as she is fondly called by loved ones and friends, took advantage of Facebook’s Live feature and created a show of her own, with a format that’s a bit similar to a radio show. Each morning, after she and her husband have taken the kids to school, Acee would set up her smartphone and go on broadcast as her husband continues to drive on their way to a meeting or while running some errands. And just like that, she became the first female car jockey in the Philippines. 

The Aila Comla Show

Get to know more about The Aila Comla Show and the car jockey herself from our Q & A below.

Arge: When did The Aila Comla Show (ACS) began and what prompted you to set this up?

Acee: Actually, it  all started out of curiosity. I was like in the car and just looking on my FB account and just wandered about the FB live button and when I pressed it I begun talking about anything under the sun. And after that, I was shocked to see that it gone through 1k views already. I received private messages from friends saying that it was a nice show. You did it! Then I asked myself if I am ready for this. As we know, you cannot please everyone, there will be bashers anywhere, so If I continue doing this, I should be ready and be prepared for everything. It’s social media anyway, one of the most influential media,  I must say.

Arge: Aside from live greetings and trivia, what else can we expect in the re-launch of ACS?

Acee: Well, we will be having different segments aside from the “Greetings Galore” and trivia. On the re-launch, it’s kinda new thing because we shall be having a joy-ride guests, phone patch interviews, jamming, “What’s Happening?” (events to hook up), the usual traffic zone and weather updates since we are always on the road. And I want it to be as literally ALIVE show, that viewers can set aside their pressures from work and anything that bothers them. I want them to smile and be happy :)

Arge: What are the challenges that you encounter in running the ACS?

Acee: The challenges… WHEEW! It’s getting a better signal because we are moving. You know why? Sometimes when you’re really on your momentum and viewers are participating and then suddenly the signal becomes weak the viewers get to dropped.. Ugh! It is like you are going to start all over again.

Arge: What motivates you to keep up with ACS?

Acee: You won’t believe it, but it’s because of people like you who believes in this kind of show and the #ailanatics who wait the entire day, texting, pm-ing me asking what time will I start to be on FB live so that they can watch and stay tune. And most especially, the people who send their interest of sponsoring this show like giving me GC’s, discount cards and other freebies for the viewers. I’m very thankful for the following sponsors:

1. FXActionTeamPH
2. Bizpaye Philippines
3. Cygnal Travel and Tours Co.
4. Ascento Parfum
5. AP Simon Dental Clinic
6. Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies
7. JKA’s Catering and Events

Arge: What are your future plans for your show?

Acee: Speaking of future plans, I hope to make it a big show, have an activities like meet and greet with the people who view it, more cameras inside the car :) and invite big personalities as well. And as much as possible, a show not just to make people smile but to inspire and empower them :).

Acee’s career includes working as a radio artist for six years.  She was part of “Barkadahan Radyo-radyo”, a singing contest over radio with a skit drama. The show was then reformatted to a variety show called  ” Awit Tawanan” with Tito Joey Galvez and May Valle (now Ceniza). After a year, she also became part of the “Baranggay Showdown”  with Martin D and Tita Winnie Cordero. It’s a game show where they go to different baranggays via remote live show.

In between radio projects,  Acee had gigs dubbing for local TV shows (Firefly, a Koreanovela,  and Twins of St Claire, a Tagalized cartoon series) and some Pinoy movies up until she was five months pregnant with her firstborn. She also had a brief stints in teleseryes like Hiram and Sarah the Teen Princess. She stopped accepting dubbing projects when she became a mom. She couldn’t stay up late because she wants to be a hands-on mom, personally attending to her kids’ needs.

Say hello to Acee on social media and send your requests and comments:
Instagram: AilaComla
Twitter: EventCreate