Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Best Starts with Dad

photo downloaded from The Book of Best Starts FB page
Love this photo taken by Mead Johnson during their Best Starts With Dad Event at Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium.

Since we have few minutes to spare while waiting for my daughter's ballet class, my boys joined the activity. There's a free photoshoot, activities for kids and a candy buffet corner.

They got a souvenir photo magnet for free and an Enfakid milk sample.

thanks Mead Johnson Nutrition
It's great how Mead Johnson Nutrition recognizes every dads' role in giving the best starts for their kids. They've launched this The Book of Best Starts campaign just in time for Father's Day.

Celebrate your child's Best Starts with Dad!

Like the Best Starts with Dad Facebook page and upload your photo. You'll get a chance to win gadgets - MacBook Air, iPhone 5 and iPad Minis.

"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad."

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Swimming Lessons: Bert Lozada Swim School at Ace Water Spa

My son took his first swimming lessons at Bert Lozada, Ace Water Spa, Pasig branch. He was part of the first batch.


Off to the male locker.

Since my son is already 7-years-old, he's not allowed be inside the female locker room. That worried us since he'll be alone inside the male locker room! Grateful that Ace Water Spa and Bert Lozada's staff assisted him inside.

see you after class!
Parents and guardians are not allowed in specified places, especially in the pool area. There are attendants so you won't have to worry too much. Just keep a watchful eye on your kid.

I watched and took some photos from the 2nd floor window.

Stretching exercises before the lesson.


Getting ready.


Basic floating. Head under water. 

now, I'm floating!
Facing his fears and learning the basics are very important for me. They taught lessons fitted for my son and he was able to progress at his own rate.

I agree with their swimming method, "There are no shortcuts to achieve total independence or success in the water."

Glad that my son was able to enjoy his summer days. Though things had not started well on his first day, and we have to call on the school's attention, it ended well.

I know that the10 days swimming session is not enough since he's just starting with the basics. Until now, he's asking me to take more swimming lessons at Ace Water Spa.

His progress card.

Swim Jammer 1

Thanks to everyone at Ace Water Spa, for making Brent's summer lessons an enjoyable one! Special mention to Teacher Rojar (his swimming teacher) and Teacher Oliver (his locker room buddy).

If you're planning to enroll your kids at D' Ace Plaza, here are some reminders:
  • Be there 15 minutes before the class starts
  • Before every lesson, you need to go to Bert Lozada's office at the lower ground to give your ID in exchange of a swimmer's pass
  • Then, present the swimmer's pass at the reception area to get your stub and locker room key
  • Go inside the locker room and give your stub. They will keep your shoes, sandals or slippers
  • Then, take a shower a few minutes before the lesson starts
Proper swimming attire, goggles, kick board and swimming caps are required. But you can borrow caps for free if you don't have any.

What I love most about Ace Water Spa?
  • Swimming at their heated indoor pool without worrying about sunburn
  • Helpful and courteous staffs
  • Systematic procedures and safety rules for everyone's benefit
Summer isn't over yet. You and your kids still have time to take swimming lessons or other activities before school starts.

You can join the last batch of Bert Lozada's swimming lessons. Batch 5 runs from May 22 - June 1, 2013.

Bert Lozada Swim School at D' Ace Plaza
United St., cor. Brixton St. near Pioneer, Pasig City.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebrate Mother's Day at Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila

Make your Mom the happiest on her special day!

This Mother's Day, spend your day with your mom at Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila. Dine in and make a fashion statement by wearing coordinating outfit with your mom. Best dressed will have the chance to win luxurious Pevonia Botanica beauty products.

For the kids, they'll be having a Cupcake Corner where they can create their own unique designed cupcakes to give to mom.

This would surely be a day of filled with fun and delightful bonding moments with your mom!

Check out HHCM's offerings:

"Mom and Me" at Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila

On 12 May 2013, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila honours every Mom on Mother’s Day with gastronomic delights and a day of fun. Make a fashion statement by co-ordinating your outfit with your Mom for a chance to win luxurious Pevonia beauty products.

At Market CafĂ©, enjoy lunch or dinner buffet for only PHP 2,100 net per person inclusive of free-flowing soft drinks. Roll up your sleeves for unlimited servings of the sweet and spicy Singaporean Chili Crab, Roast Duck with Meat Dripping, Salmon in Buttery Brioche Crust, and the earthy goodness of Truffle Mashed Potatoes, to name a few. The freshly baked pastries, cakes and homemade ice cream from the dessert station are guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. While everyone toasts free flowing drinks in the midst of feasting, let the kids surprise Mom with lovingly designed cupcakes just to say how much she is loved.

At Li Li, Chef de Cuisine Andy Chan creates a nine-course set menu for only PHP 2, 500 net per person, featuring authentic Cantonese cuisine with an enhanced selections such as Crispy Skin Suckling Pig with Jelly Fish, Silky Japanese Conpoy Soup with Seafood and Abalone Shell, Wok-Fried Angus Beef Tenderloin with Scallops in XO Chili Sauce and Golden Crisp Deep-Fried Prawn with Shrimp Mousse and Crab Roe.

The popular Sunday Yum Cha is ideal to those who enjoy an endless array of delicious dim sums for brunch. For only PHP 1,950 net per person inclusive of free-flowing iced tea and soft drinks feast on wonderfully prepared dim sums like steamed shrimp dumpling or “Har Gaw”, Steamed Pork Dumplings “Shanghai” Style and Deep-Fried Bicho-Bicho Stuffed with Minced Meat and Wasabi Sauce. Selections include Glutinous Dumpling with Assorted Meat, Baked Imperial Peking Duck, Suckling Pig Sushi, and more. A dessert buffet of Western desserts such as Chocolate Fudge Cake, Rose Lamingtons and Banana FlambĂ© conclude the meal on a sweet note.

The Fireplace opens its door for lunch with a carefully crafted “sharing “menu for only PHP 2, 500 net per person, inclusive of free-flowing iced tea. Featuring favourite grilled dishes that are big in flavour, the menu includes Oysters, Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Tangy Cheese Straws, Pan-Fried Salmon Fillet, Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Chicken Fillet Burger, Tomato Penne Pasta with Scallops among others. Reserve early as seating is limited.

Make Mom the happiest on her special day, and let her sit back and indulge while you plan the most pleasurable celebration.

To make a booking, please call Room Reservations on +63 2 245 1234 ext. 7512/7513 or e-mail reservations.mn@hyatt.com. Alternatively visit www.manila.casino.hyatt.com.

For more information, please call the Food and Beverage Reservations Center on +63 2 247 8666 or make your booking online by visiting manila.casino.hyatt.com. Alternatively, e-mail cath.mn@hyatt.com.

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