Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Costumes: Lady Gaga and Devil Jin

Devil Jin and Lady Gaga

Both my kids love preparing and dressing up in their Halloween costume. This year, my daughter came in a Lady Gaga inspired outfit, while my son became the Devil Jin - a character from the game, Tekken.


Every year, a Halloween parade is being held at school. This year, my son's Devil Jin costume won the Most Scariest Costume for Grades 1 to 3 in their school.

Most Scariest Costume

We also enjoy attending Halloween parties and joining the Trick or Treat activities. My daughter's Lady Gaga costume was awarded as the Best in Costume.

Best in Costume

They don't want to wear spooky costumes, so my husband and I let them choose characters that they would enjoy portraying. Most part of my kid's costumes is DIYs which are made up of rubber, aluminum, leather and old materials. We spent hours crafting their costumes. Seeing them enjoy Halloween activities in their costumes made everything worth it.


Here are more costumes.

My sister came as a walking Facebook page!


My niece, nephews and their cousins in their Naruto, Sakura, Casper, Flash, Clown and Michael Jackson costumes. They all look great in their get-ups!


What about your kids? What costumes did they choose this year?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Looking for Kansas City Dream Homes

During the recent United Nations school program, my daughter's grade level represented the United States of America. It's good the United Nations program broadens the student's cultural understanding. In year’s time, these students would graduate, work and build their future. They would also dream of having a house of their own too. Just like in their presentation, some dances about the "Red River Valley" while the others sway to the tune "take me home country road." It makes me curious as to who among those students or their families plan to buy Kansas City homes.

Owning a home is everyone's goal in life. It's the best and biggest real estate investment that someone can make for their families and kids. For some others, renting a place is a viable option especially for those who are moving to a new city. Renting can be a good option for people in transition like those who are getting married or have transferred to a new workplace.

Nowadays, finding a home is not too difficult. There are several houses, apartments, townhouses, condominium units for rent or for sale in the market. There are also real estate agents who can find a home that fits your needs, lifestyle and requirements. You can take time to browse local newspapers, bulletins and online advertisements for real estate property listings. Of course, asking around and seeking referrals from relatives and friends can help you as well.

It is important to ensure that you have the best deal before purchasing or moving to your dream home. There are several properties to choose from as well as things to keep in mind and consider when looking for a place to live. You always have to take into account your financial budget, the properties' accessibility and location safety. The right neighborhood also make a huge difference. So take time to drive around the area on weekdays and weekends, and research about the neighborhood and its surrounding area. Because financial budget takes an important role, you can start checking for places or states where home ownership affordability is at its lowest. Through this, finding the best home can be breeze.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Remax Mid-states, however, all the points and views are my own.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Parties and Events 2012

Most parents and kids are already preparing for their Halloween costumes. Several parties are about to happen in a few days and kids are getting excited to go trick or treating. Have your kids decided what they would wear this Halloween? What are your plans?

Here are some Halloween Parties and Events you can check out:

Fun Ranch BOO Time Halloween Party
October 20, 2012 at Ortigas Branch (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
October 27, 2012 at Alabang Branch (4:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Fee: Php 500/kids  Php 250/adults
FREE Trick or Treat on October 31, 2012 at Ortigas Branch (3:00 to 5:00 pm)
Visit Fun Ranch's Facebook Page or website for more details.

Active Fun's Spooktacular Masquerade Party
October 26, 2012 (3:00 pm)
Bonifacio High Street Branch
Fee: Php 500 (General)/ Php 450 (for Fun Club members)
Trick or Treat and Costume Contest for kids, snack and unlimited play.
Visit Active Fun Facebook page here.

Manila Ocean Park's Halloween Costume Contest
October 27, 2012 (1:00 - 5:00 pm)
Trick or Treat starts at 3:00 pm
More information, visit Manila Ocean Park's website.

Cartoon Network's Halloween Heroes Haunt
October 27,2012 (10:00 am - 6:00 pm)
SM Megamall Event Center
Spend a minimum of Php 500 (must include halloween and/or Cartoon Network item) at Toy Kingdom.
Redeem tickets at Toy Kingdom SM Megamall from Sept. 29 to  Oct. 27, 2012.
Visit Toy Kingdom website for more details.

Toys R' Us Monster High Ghoul Party
October 27, 2012 at Robinsons Place Manila (Activity Area) http://www.facebook.com/events/418093174906807/
October 28, 2012 at Robinsons Galleria (Activity Area) http://www.facebook.com/events/350750255017667/
Party Starts at 4:00 PM
Come dressed in your favorite ghoul costume. Single receipt purchase of any regular-priced Monster High item from participating Toys "R" Us stores (Oct 1-28) entitles(1) Monster High Ghoul Pass  (1 kid + 1 companion only)
Check event details here.

Shangri-La Plaza's Rockin' Halloween Party
October 28, Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium
Php 500/ child (only 250 slots available)
Visit Shangrila Plaza's website for more details.

ACE Water Spa Halloween Party
October 28, Sunday 2:00 PM
Php 599 inclusive of loot bag, magic and puppet show, kiddie spa ticket, food cart, photo souvenir,
food and drinks. 
Call (632) 404-9995 for inquiries and details.
Visit Facebook page here.

Wicked Halloween Carnival at Diamond Hotel
October 28, 2012 (11:00 to 3:00 pm)
Diamond Hotel Philippines, Roxas Blvd. Manila
Php 650 nett per person
For more information call (02) 719-8888 or e-mail fbds@discovery.com.ph
Visit Diamond Hotel's Facebook page here

Edsa Shangri-La Enchanted Halloween Party
October 28, 2012 (11 am - 3 pm)
Isla Grand Ballroom of Edsa Shangri-la Hotel, Ortigas
Fee: Php 1350 nett per person
Inclusive of kiddie lunch buffet and mocktails, magic tricks, face painting, Halloween-themed game-booths, arts and crafts activities and special loot bags.
Call 633-8888 or e-mail events.esl@shangri-la.com.
Click here for complete details. 

Fully Booked Halloween
October 28, 2012
Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street Atrium
Free activities: Trick or Treat ( 10am to 6pm)
Wonderland Halloween Storytelling (3pm)
Geronimo Stilton Halloween Meet-and-Greet (4:30pm)
For more information, visit Fully Booked Facebook Page here.

Discovery Suites Halloween Children's Party
October 31, 2012 (2 pm)
Columbus and Magellan Function Rooms of the Discovery Suites, Ortigas Pasig City
Fee: Php 600 nett per person
Inclusive of snack buffet, Trick or Treat loot bags, hosted games and access to "zombie gallery."
Visit Discovery Suites Facebook event page for more details.

Nickelodeon Fright Fest
October 31, 2012 3:00PM
SMX Convention Center (Halls 1 and 2)
SM Mall of Asia
Get two (2) FREE tickets for a minimum purchase of Php 1,000.00 of any toy (inclusive of halloween item/s) at Toy Kingdom and Toy Kingdom Express stores.

Win tickets to the ultimate festival of fun and fright! Click here.

Monster High, Freaky Just Got Fabulous
October 31, SM Makati
A single receipt purchase of any regular-priced Monster High item from any participating Toy Kingdom outlets from Oct  1- 31, 2012 entitles a customer to one (1) haunt pass (1pass = 1 kid +1 companion only) which entitles to register for the costume parade and win fang-tastic prizes.

The Monster House: A Fun Halloween Spookfest at Acacia
October 31, 2012 (3 pm)
Grand Acacia Ballroom of Acacia Hotel, Filinvest Corporate City
Fee: Php 950 nett per head
Includes Halloween-themed buffet, raffle prizes a haunted house, surprise performances, raffle prizes and trick or treat.
Visit Acacia Hotel Manila's Facebook event page here.

The Haunting at Dusit Thani Hotel
October 31, 2012  (2:00-4:00 p.m)
Grand Ballroom of Dusit Thani Hotel, Ayala Makati City
Fee: Php 850 nett per person
Inclusive of  activities, giveaways, and a merienda buffet.
Click here for more details.

The Haunted Village at Intercontinental Manila
October 31,2012 (10 am)
Grand Ballroom of Intercontinental Manila Hotel
Fee: Php999 nett per person.
Call 793-7000 for more details.
Click here for more details.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

JNA Dance and Fitness Center

We didn't get to watch the TV feature of JNA Dance and Fitness Center on Generation RX. The segment was aired last October 6, 2012 on Generation RX Studio 23.

Good thing, were able to watch the video on YouTube. Glad to see my daughter in the video too!

Having healthy bones help prevent Osteoporosis. Watch and learn about the benefits of fitness and dancing to our bones.

Take time to expose your kids to ballet, dance, martial arts and other sports. It would bring great benefits their health and overall well-being.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Belle de Jour Power Planner Fair 2012

The BDJ Fair is less than 2 weeks away! See you at the SM MOA Music Hall on October 14, from 10am to 10pm!

 Aside from their interesting line-up of guest speakers and fun activities, I’m super excited to check out the latest editions of the BDJ Power Planner, Navi: Your Lifestyle Navigator, and their newest babies – the everything is possible planner and newest edition of the BDJ FMN notebooks! The best part is: They will all be available at the fair for 20% off! :D

Belle de Jour Power Planner

The Belle de Jour (BDJ) Power Planner is especially made for the Pinay fashionista achiever. The term Belle de Jour (bel duh zhoor') is French fashion lingo for "It" girl, and we have redefined it to mean the modern day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life, makes a difference in her community, all while doing everything in great style.

All pages reflect the uniqueness of the BDJ Girl. The BDJ Power Planner includes time-management principles to help BDJ Girls manage their life better, articles and affirmatioc ns to inspire them to live life to the fullest and over Php20,000 worth of coupons - to remind them of work-life balance.

NAVI: Your Life Navigator

Who wouldn't want to see the world? Inspired by the traveler who embraces uncertainty, NAVI: Your Life Navigator, reminds us about the importance of going places and belonging in those places. On their fourth year, NAVI 2013 encourages us to ask the important questions and to be patient with getting answers, while still keeping our life goals in check. With its low-key travel-themed design, inspiring travel articles, and plenty of space for notes every week, NAVI 2013 is the must-have planner for men and women who want to keep moving forward in life.


Imagine what you would do every day if you tell yourself that everything is possible? everything is possible is about simplifying life by creating concrete goals and breaking them down into achievable steps. Pick from our inspiring quotes to use as your mantra, and maximize our much-loved time management-based layout to help you be mindful of anything, big or small, as a real possibility. With its minimalist clean design, everything is possible is the planner for anyone itching for a fresh start.


Our BDJ Forget-Me-Not line is the ultimate companion to the BDJ Planner. Purchase one or all of these handy pads separately, for the endless things you need to write down.

Take a moment to write things down and never let a brilliant idea go to waste. CREATE/INSPIRE is your perfect idea pad.
Start with a clear agenda, organize your thoughts and assign tasks easily with DARE/ACHIEVE, your go-to pad for meetings.

Keep your cash in control and be on top of your tasks with SAVE/DO, your dual-purpose pad for tracking cash and to-dos.

Check out the newest releases of the Belle de Jour team at the 2012 BDJ Fair: Limitless! at the SM MOA Music Hall on October 14 with their discounted Fair Prices! Are you Bellas excited? I sure am! :)

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