Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vintage Collection

I bet my uncle, who is a musician and whom all of us look up to, would be happy to know that there is still a custom release of rosewood tele guitar. My uncle is so good in playing any musical instruments but he he is into guitar more. My brothers and other cousins idolized him because he is really so good. Too bad I did not get this talent from him.

Anyway, if you are also interested to own this 2007 limited release, why not order it now?! This guitar is classic and would be a great addition to your vintage collection.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Back To School Again!

I can't believe my kids' summer vacation is almost over. A week from now, they will be back in their regular classes. I will be missing the noise and arguments with my kids especially with my eldest, hehe. But I guess I'll make use of the time when they are at school. Well, I dunno...

Anyway, here's a photo of my youngest daughter doing her jump-shot during our summer outing with the family. I so love this photo so I'm sharing it with you here. This will remind me the beauty of summer in 2015 ;-)
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Woodwind and Brasswind Stand

If you are a musician, I bet you have several musical instruments at home. It's easier to practice at home before performing live on the stage. However, make sure to put these instruments to its proper place to avoid untoward accidents. Even with your Woodwinds & Brasswinds, try to buy a holder or stand to keep them safe. I have read online that the 5-leg Trumpet Stand base is highly recommended, the one that features a black plastic peg with felt pads to protect the instrument. This can be ordered online on a very low price so why not try to check them out now?!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Galileo Enrichment Learning Program is Finally Here in CDO!

Education is the most important thing we can give to our children. In fact, education starts at home and we, parents, are our children's first teachers. But when children grow older, we usually send them to school where they would have enhanced learning experiences. However, we should understand that each child is unique and thus learning varies from one child to another. Each child has different strengths and weaknesses, hence we need to help them develop in areas where they are usually weak.

These days, kids are fortunate because there are a lot of tutorial and enrichment centers which cater to children's learning needs. These establishment are there to help the kids improve in areas in which they are weak and help them gain confidence and get good grades in school. Here in Cagayan de Oro City, a lot of kids are being enrolled in tutorial centers offering Math and English and the results are that these kids would really improve in their grades at school!

As a mommy blogger, I was glad to have been invited by Ms. Marissa Ancheta (wife of Galileo Franchise Admistrator in CDO Mr. Rommel Ancheta) to grace the event of the newly-opened Galileo Enrichment Learning Program last May 9, 2015 located at L/G Knightsbridge building, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City.
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Mommy Bloggers with Ms. Rowie (C), Franchise Admins: Mr. Uriel Ancheta & Mr. Rommel Ancheta
(photo credit: Marissa Ancheta)
Having 2 kids ages 4 and 11, I was more than eager to attend the event and to know what it is they had to offer. They even urged us parents to bring along our children so that they could be given free assessment on Math and English proficiency.
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The kids were busy answering their Math & English assessment tests 

One of the speakers that afternoon was Galileo's CEO, Ms. Ma. Rowena J. Matti. She oriented the parents about the learning program and their advocacy. She emphasized that kids should not be forced to learn because learning should not be a traumatic but a fun experience for them. Ms. Rowie believed that "through English and Math, children will be able to become better in all the other subjects and they will be able to study and learn more effectively and efficiently".
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From Top L: Grand opening announcement; Top R: Galileo offers Singaporean Math; Lower R: Ms. Rowie orienting the parents; Lower L: freebies for the guests.
Another speaker was Ms. Maribeth Lamis, Galileo's Operations and Training Head, conducted an interactive orientation on Singaporean Math to the parents which was fun and easy to learn.
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Ribbon cutting held earlier that day (photo credit: Marissa Ancheta)
Galileo was established in 2004 by a group of educators who saw the need to reinforce school-based learning in today's globally competitive environment. They came up with the program which caters to the different learning pace and style of each child and giving them a positive learning environment.

Galileo is a meaningful, exciting and fun Math and English enrichment program for children ages 3-12. They are also the first center here in CDO to offer Singaporean Math.

The program aims to give your child the following benefits:
  • Improve school grades
  • Become academically competitive
  • Develop a positive attitude towards studying by associating fun with learning
  • Nurture skills and talent
  • Gain lots of friends
Galileo's Program Framework has 3As:

ASSESSMENT (Diagnostic) - to determine the level of the learner
ADVANCEMENT (Summative) - to move the learner forward
ADAPTATION (Formative) - to provide tailor-fit activities for the learner

Here's a picture of my daughter enjoying her 2-week free trial at Galileo. I'm also showing you a glimpse of what's the set-up inside the center :-)
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Top L: Teacher Sheen handles English subj while T Fria handles Math; Top R: Galileo kit is given once the child is enrolled; Lower R: materials use by the kids; Lower L: Worksheets, announcements, trivia corner
If you wish to enroll your child, visit Galileo and avail their 3-5months promo rate. Their office is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 6pm.

For more information about the program, visit their website at www.galileoenrichment.com, FB: galileoenrichment and Twitter: galileoenrich.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Humbucker Pickup Covers for your Instrument

I love music and I know how to play the guitar but I don't know some terms and functions of some parts of the instrument. Fortunately, my husband loves to play the guitar and know the parts very well so he explained to me its purposes. Just like the humbucker pickup covers where he said that that gives a good sound to the string of the guitar. But if you need replacement, it's best if it really fits on your instrument especially the holes. You can check on the internet to look for a better recommendation before buying a new replacement.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Uratex Formally Opens New Plant & Showroom in Cagayan de Oro

Uratex formally launched its latest showroom and manufacturing plant in Cagayan de Oro City. Local firm RGC Group of Companies was the company behind the top foam brand. The CDOBloggers (where I am one of the members), and other members from the local medias, were invited to grace the event last April 11, 2015 at their showroom in Brgy. Gusa, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.

For more than four decades, Uratex is the Philippines' largest manufacturer of commercial and automotive polyurethane foam products and is considered as one of South East Asia's leading foam brands.

The opening of the CDO plant and showroom is also part of Uratex's plan to open production centers in key cities in the region after it opened similar facilities in Cebu and Davao City.

"Cagayan de Oro City has always been known as a melting pot because of its accessibility, which makes it an attractive base for businesses in Mindanao. It has always been considered to be one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. Establishing a manufacturing plant and showroom in CDO is part of our commitment to expand our business in Visayas and Mindanao and support the continued development in the region," says Mr. Eddie Gallor, Executive Vice President RGC Group of Companies.
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Mr. Eddie Gallor, Executive Vice President RGC Group of Companies
The Group's thriving foam business began in 1968 when Robert Cheng realized his dream of producing high-quality foam. He founded Polyfoam Chemical Corporation and, later on expanded into related businesses to address the growing needs of the automotive, furniture, bedding, footwear, textile, garment, and food industries.

Below are some of the Uratex foam, mattress products, furniture found at Cagayan de Oro showroom:
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Different type of beds found at Uratex Showroom in Cagayan de Oro
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Sofa, Furniture and More!
For more information about Uratex and its array of foam and mattress products, visit their site at www.uratex.com.ph.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Power Trouble

For over 4 years now, every summer in our country we experience rotating brownout. Actually, they gave us schedule as to what time it will happen during those dates and for how many times. However, the electric providers don't stick to the right schedule. They kept on moving it, changing it thus making the people, rather customers, furious. Although others asked for understanding, but they just cannot blame the people, too. Well, I often complain and I feel I have the right coz I pay my dues every month. And I've 2 young kids who complains a lot when there is power interruption. My youngest, who is 4 and 1/2 yrs old, experienced heat stroke yesterday and today I'm still giving her paracetamol. And then they wanted me to keep quiet? I just can't bring my kids anytime, anywhere in places where there are air-conditioners or fresh air. Because power interruption often happens when the kids are taking a nap. And as for my youngest, she needs rest as not to add insult to injury. What if she gets sick with other illness if I kept on bring her to malls or places when what she need is just rest? It would have been okay if she's almost the same age as my eldest who is 11 yrs old because it's easy for me to bring her anywhere.

Anyways, I just hope and pray that these rotating brownout schedule will only last until April 15 coz it disrupts a lot of work. In less than a couple of hours we'll be experiencing another brownout for 2.5 hrs and to think they schedule it ffrom 2am-4:30am, geeezzz. It's 12:55am right now so I guess I gotta go and try to sleep. Praying that everything's better when I wake up.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Shop at iprice now!

Shopping used to be quite stressful especially during the holidays. You had to get into long lines when paying. Or, you would have a hard time looking for the right sizes. Or worst, the item you promised yourself you would buy once you get back to the store would already be sold out or run out of stock! Unlike before, shopping nowadays is more convenient. This was made possible when online shops became accessible in almost all continents. You get to enjoy big discounts and get freebies simply by using coupon codes given online. I experienced this myself several times while shopping online and was even able to get the brand I so wanted to own with none of the hassle. The items were then delivered right into my doorstep all good and new.

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Shopping has become even more convenient with iprice, a website dedicated to being a helping hand in the online shopping jungle where there are thousands of different websites and millions of different products here in the Philippines. At iprice, you start getting amazing deals once you sign up. You can easily find your favorite electronics, top branded clothes and bags, watches, jewelries, toys and lots of other hard to find items through them and get even lower prices by using their coupon codes. And if you happen to be a fashionista, then the more reason that you are in the right place since the people at iprice know exactly what you need!

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