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Win a Free Boracay Package from WOW Philippines Travel Agency October 14, 2010

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Win a Free Boracay Package from WOW Philippines Travel Agency

WOW Philippines Travel Agency, Inc. is one of the most respected and trusted names in Philippines Travel, arranging short trips and family vacations to any of the 7,100 Philippines Islands. We have been specializing in all inclusive packages since 2005 to top destinations like, Boracay, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, Puerto Galera, Baguio, Tagaytay, and Manila as-well-as other island destinations.

WOW Philippines Travel Agency, Inc. is the 1st travel agency in the Philippines to offer FREE VACATION PACKAGES to BORACAY ISLAND, the number #1 Philippines Tourist Destination. Now everyone has a chance to WIN a FREE all expenses paid vacation to Boracay, and all you have to do is to enter the contest is to CREATE a BLOG and paste this info into it, that’s it, it’s just that easy.

Enter our Free Boracay Vacation Package Giveaway at –

3 Days / 2 Nights – Bamboo Boracay Beach Resort
Enjoy this beachfront resort in Boracay located in station 3, set just a few meter from the beautiful Boracay beach, where you will enjoy beautiful Boracay sunsets and music. The Bamboo Boracay Beach Resort specializing in pampering their guest with beautiful rooms, delicious food, and excellent service from their professional staff.

Flights to Boracay – Manila to Kalibo Airport via Philippine Airlines
No true vacation package is complete without having the air-fare included. WOW Philippines Travel Agency, Inc. will be including ROUNDTRIP AIR-FARE from Manila to Kalibo and back to Manila. Once you arrive at the Kalibo airport you will be greeted by SOUTHWEST Travel & Tours, and transported to Boracay Island via a tour bus.

Boracay Island Transfers – Kalibo Airport to Boracay (roundtrip)
SOUTHWEST Travel & Tours is the OFFICIAL transport company of WOW Philippines Travel Agency, Inc. SouthWest Travel & Tours has been in business for over 15 years, and is considered one of the safest carriers in the Philippines.

Daily Breakfast – Buffet Style
The winners to this Free Boracay Package will also have included a daily breakfast, a set breakfast will be served at the Bamboo Boracay Restaurant.

Boracay Activities – Island Hopping Tour
For one full day our winners will enjoy a tour around Boracay Island that includes snorkeling, as-well as visiting surrounding beaches. (does not include entrance fee into Crystal Cove)

To see more details, check out


Catsinmanila !!!!!!!!!!! July 18, 2010

I can’t believe I am actually watching this play. I bought the tickets (if I’m not mistaken) early this year. Still, I’m hoping I can earn two more from this blog so that I can treat my sibs to the most astounding play of the year.

Below is information on how you can be part of this historical play as well here in the Philippines.

This award winning musical will feature our very own Lea Salonga as Grizabella. The music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber which is based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot

Performances starting July 24 and “For a strictly limited season” only at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP

Ticket Prices:

SAT (3:00pm)
SUN (2:30pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 PhP1000

TUE, WED, THU (8:00pm)
SUN (7:30pm)
PhP6000 PhP4500 PhP3000 PhP1500 PhP750

FRI, SAT (8:00pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 Php1000

Ticket Prices are exclusive of Ticketworld fees.

SHOW DATES (as of April 2010)
SAT July 24 Matinee
SAT July 24 Evening
SUN July 25 Matinee
SUN July 25 Evening
TUE July 27 Evening
WED July 28 Evening
THU July 29 Evening
FRI July 30 Evening
SAT July 31 Matinee
SAT July 31 Evening
SUN August 1 Matinee
SUN August 1 Evening
TUE August 3 Evening
WED August 4 Evening
THU August 5 Evening
FRI August 6 Evening
SAT August 7 Matinee
SAT August 7 Evening
SUN August 8 Matinee
SUN August 8 Evening
TUE August 10 Evening
WED August 11 Evening
THU August 12 Evening
FRI August 13 Evening
SAT August 14 Matinee
SAT August 14 Evening
SUN August 15 Matinee
SUN August 15 Evening

You can see videos, photos and updates about the play at their FB page
or their Tumblr page

See you at the theater. Break a leg CATS!


Street Fuzion X:Deceade Vision Dance March 12, 2010 April 10, 2010

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I saw the poster of Street Fuzion 10 at the University of the Philippines, College of Education. Immediately I know that it will be a good source of inspiration for my son when he tries dance workshops this summer.

We reserved two P200 tickets through text message and picked it up on the day of the event. The tickets were being sold at P100 and P200. On the day itself, we arrived 30 minutes before the show to find already a winding snake of a line. After a few turns and corners we were able to find the end and waited for another hour or so before the doors of the theater opened. The show started 30 minutes late and my 9 year old has been asking me like donkey when is the show about to start. He entertained himself by running around in the field.

Nuggets: Bring something light to eat like a snack and drinks while waiting in line or you can buy from the roaming “kuyas” chips and ice-cold drinks.

This dance is presented by the UP Streetdance club together with The Crew, UP Streetdance Alumni and many more.

Finally we were able to get seats. We sat on the second row right facing the stage. The area, although not idea for your neck, was passable since my son and I want to see the action upclose. The show started with a performance from a solo artist and a DJ. After about 15 minutes of his rap, then came 10 different dances. I am no dance expert but from a layman’s point of view I can understand why its called Fuzion Dance. Some of the moves I can identify are: jazz, pop, ballet, ballroom, breakdance and street.

There were different kinds of moves that were presented as well. Overall I can say the performance was entertaining. It has its highs and lows. There are some parts that were dragging. I measure it by the amount of enthusiasm and attention my son gives. There were also some parts that made him sleep but there were other numbers that made him dance on his seat.

Nugget: You can use a camera to take pictures but please remove the flash. If you have a high-speed camera that will be really great. I have loads of “would have been an amazing photo” but it was blurry and unrecognizable because the subjects were moving.

After the performances, two of the hosts started a stand-up comedy where one of them impersonated “Krissy”. This was the most entertaining part of the show for me. I honestly think the tandem was appropriate and that the references to their sponsors were witty and hilarious. It was a good break from the performances. Luckily, I even won a Maldita GC for trying to give an answer. Anyway, thanks for not embarrassing me.

We weren’t able to finish the show since its past 10 pm already and we were just in the intermission. Just like the other shows I have attended in UP, sometimes the reason for the late ending is because of the late start as well. However, they really make it up for the level of performance.

If I were to grade this show based on UP-standards. I’d give it a “2” grade.

Till next year!


UP_SPED Free Seminar: Instructional Adaptations in Inclusive Classrooms March 4, 2010

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This is a repost taken from an e-mail sent to me by my former professor in the College of Education SPED Department:

Instructional Adaptations in Inclusive Classrooms

on March 13, 2010, Saturday from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Benitez
Theater, UP College of Education, Diliman, Quezon City.

Speaker: Dr. Jose W. Lalas
Visiting Professor, UP College of Education
Professor of Literacy and Teacher Education, University
of Redlands, USA

The Benitez Theater can only seat 250 persons. Guaranteed seats for
those who pre-register on or before March 10, 2010. Those who do not
pre-register by March 10, 2010 shall be accommodated on FIRST COME
FIRST SERVE BASIS. Please email the full name of the participant and
institutional affiliation to

More information about the speaker is provided below:

Short Bio:

Jose Lalas has been involved in teacher education for 21 years as a
faculty in both public and private universities (14 years at CSU
Dominguez Hills; currently, 7 years at University of Redlands). He
has served as an associate dean, director of teacher education, and
coordinator of credential program. Currently, he is Professor of
Literacy and director of the University of Redlands’ Institute for
Educational Justice, a forum that sponsors research efforts, policy
symposia, and critical awareness training on issues related to k-12
education and leadership for social justice. He is also an elected
school board member of the Corona-Norco Unified School District, a
seat that he held from 1990 to 2003 and from 2008 to the present. In
addition, Jose is very active in the California Council on Teacher
Education as a board of director member, chair of the SIG on
credential coordinators, and chair of the awards committee. He
participates in the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
institutional review teams for accreditation purposes. He co-authored
two recently published books: A Teaching and Learning Framework for
Social Justice (2006) and Instructional Adaptation as an Equity
Solution for English Learners and Special Needs Students (2007). His
research agenda includes critical literacy, authentic student voices,
teacher education, adaptation pedagogy, and second language


Waterball Fun at Manila Ocean Park February 20, 2010

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One thing my son is so crazy about every time we visit Manila Ocean Park is to play at the waterball. By paying a minimal fee of P50, your child can enjoy a ten-minute fun inside an inflated ball placed on a big pool just in front of Manila Ocean Park.

This activity is so fun that I heard kids refusing to enter the oceanarium without trying first the waterball. Parents had to promise to come back just so they can pass the pool without their kids throwing a tantrum.

Another thing I like about this activity is that kids can meet new friends from the encounter. Although, they can’t really talk to each other while inside the ball, for some natural instinct, the kids inside the pool play by bumping on each other or running after one another. I even saw my son trying to race with another boy to the other end of the pool.

Now, isn’t that worth your fifty bucks! To have your child exercise his social skills instead of letting him play quietly with electronic devices. Don’t get me wrong. I have a PSP myself but then our kids should know there is a bigger world out there compared to their small screens.

The waterball is open everday for kids only. The paying booth is just beside the pool. There is no need to go to the ticket booths to pay for your entrance for this. Please remember to fall in line and wait patiently for your child’s turn. 🙂

Have a happy bonding time!

Happy family bonding



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Hello friends,

I came about a post from Fully Booked that aspiring photographers should surely check-out. I, myself, would like to venture into this hobby but I have no idea where and how to start. So hopefully, this free class will answer those basic questions I have.

The site posts this information:

Basic Photography- Free!
with Brian Bravo
Date and Time: March 3 (Wednesday), 6:00- 8:00 PM

To register:
Email or
Call 858- 7000 or sign-up at the Customer Service Desk of Fully Booked Bonifacio High Stree


Scholastic Christmas Warehouse Sale upto 70% off December 14, 2009

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This just came in from our fax. Scholastic is having a warehouse sale from December 3 to 15 in their warehouse found at #70 C. Raymundo Avenue Rosario Pasig City. You can also call them at 9001537 and 6284487. If you are going to the event, please register your name under Bev and Juvy.

Scholastic offers books, references, teacher materials, educational toys, manipulatives, gift items and a lot more. Prices of their items can reach as low as P30 only.

On the other hand, my greatest interest is their buy one get one promo. For every purchase of a Harry Potter set in paperback, you will get the Twilight paperback set absolutely free.

This is perfect for book collectors and fans of these novels. It is surely an amazing book deal and perfect as a Christmas gift this season.


I am not in anyway connected to Scholastic Books nor am I asked to plug their promos. I am only doing this as part of my advocacy to promote reading for everybody.