DIY Star Wars Party


We recently celebrated the 7th birthday party of our young padawan with a DIY Star Wars Party in Chili’s Greenhills. For any DIY project, I always turn to Pinterest for inspiration.  Sharing with you my DIY Star Wars labor of love for my youngling.  Post includes supplier info in Manila.

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3 Days to Go Before CHRISTmas 2015!


And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What […]

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Christmas 2015 Starts in Joyful Note at SM Mall of Asia’s “Santa’s Very Merry Wonderland”


Everyone’s favorite season is on a roll and the kids and I welcomed it with a bang last November 7 at the Mall of Asia Christmas Launch!   It was truly a festive, joyful Christmas kick-off as Mall of Asia patrons were serenaded by the acapella-epic performance of TheFilharmonic. TheFilharmonic, a group of 6 Fil-Am boys […]

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Quick Guide to Manila’s Christmas Attractions and Activities 2015


Christmas is my favorite season (isn’t it everyone’s?:-) ) and one of the traditions of our family is to marvel at the beautiful Christmas displays all over Manila. I have already spotted some nice displays and I would be adding to the list as I see them. The list is numbered just to signify how many […]

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Stations of the Cross for Children


What are you guys doing this Holy Week? When I was younger,  my parents together with my 2 brothers would do the Visita Iglesia (visiting 7 churches) and do the Stations of the Cross.  It was a good Lenten experience and a good bonding experience for the whole brood.  My brothers and I of course […]

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Of Graduations (with Writing Composition Activity)


My son graduated from grade school last week.  True it was not as monumental as that of college graduation where graduates don a toga and toss up their grad hats in the air (do people really do that???),  but it was special nonetheless. He looked teenager-ish and handsome in his barong and stood up tall […]

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Bakasyon na 2014: Happy Summer


Woohoo!  Bakasyon na!!!  6am battles will be replaced with lazy mornings.  Evening homework rush will be replaced with long leisurely dinners.  The kids will be home.  Oh my gosh, the kids will be home!!! Funny but moms are so busy finding summer activities to keep the kids from home. In this age of technology when […]

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Basic Ways to Welcome and Celebrate the Chinese New Year


As a Filipina married to a Filipino-Chinese, I thought it is about time I take an effort to embrace the Chinese roots of my husband by preparing our house to welcome the Chinese New Year. In the past,  the most I would do is to buy a few round fruits and display it on the […]

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Halloween Food Label Ideas


Re-posting this blog from last year.  With Halloween food, those creative name labels can make a difference … It’s the time of the year again:-)  Last year,  my “Martha Stewartish” friend Jane dressed up her house and the food spread was amazing!  She didn’t go overboard preparing those brain jellos but she spiced it up […]

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Happy Father’s Day!


Happy Father’s Day to the first Hero of every son and the first love of every daughter! With you in this Happy Chaos called Parenting!

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Bakasyon Na 2013!!!


Bakasyon na kami!!!!!!!  Welcoming summer 2013 with relief, excitement and dread!  Relief.  At last no more waking up early in the morning with the kids.  No more tense moments of studying for tests.  Excitement.  Excited for the 3 beach trips and Japan trip our family is scheduled to have this summer.  Excited that my brother […]

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Halloween 2012


Halloween is in full swing for my kiddos, as they attended their 3rd trick or treat within the week.  The walk may be long before we hit a house in full Halloween production but tired feet along with sweat are forgotten so long as they walk with friends:-) Sharing with you highlights of their Halloween […]

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Sept 9 2012 is Grandparents Day


My kids adore their lolo and lola:-)  Lolo has a lot of stories while Lola has all the sweets!  Don’t forget, tomorrow is Grandparents Day:-) “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” by Joyce Allston. Quote from  

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