Life/Parenting Lessons: Why I Enrolled My Daughter in Kumon Philippines

The Battle for My Daughter to Take Up Kumon Lessons Up Head —  A few days ago, my naughty husband sent the following photo to my mother, who is a doting grandmother to my 5-year old daughter, Aeva: On the photo, Aeva fell fast asleep on top of her Kumon worksheets. Apparently, she was doing […]

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Mommy Hacks: 8 Reasons Why Home Schooling and Online Learning is Not for Us

Trumpets Playshop texted me today about the possibility of enrolling into an online workshop. The workshop fee would be lowered and there will be no additional fees for recital, costumes and script. The price will be around 2/3 of the regular price. Classes will be available live via an online app. I texted them that […]

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World Marketing Summit 2020: 5 Things to Focus on to be a Global Brand Success

Last February 22, I was at the World Marketing Summit that was held at The Tent at Solaire. Ticket cost ₱6,000 and despite the 8am start of call time, event proper started promptly at 9am. Laura Ries: Positioning in the 21st Century The first speaker is Ms. Laura Ries whose father, Al Ries, wrote Positioning: […]

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Why I Highly Recommend The Mother Goose Nursery as a Kindergarten for Metro Manila Kids

My 3.5 year old daughter will start school as a Junior Nursery Student at The Mother Goose Playschool this Wednesday. This is the third time I am enrolling her. So much is my confidence in the school that I have paid for an entire year. The Tuition Fee The tuition fee is average to its […]

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Highly Recommended: Eight Educational Apps for Toddler (2.5 to 4 Year Olds)

We allow our 3-year old daughter to use the iPad several times a day. And while I am not in favor of letting kids use Youtube to randomly view videos, I do credit a handful of apps for helping her improve her vocabulary, math skills, Chinese and general knowledge. Technology does help in educating our […]

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Summer is Here! And so are Summer Classes!

Pre-school just ended this week, and summer has just begun. Apparently, my daughter has 3.5 months of summer break to enjoy before she resumes her regular classes. Fortunately, so many people are offering a broad variety of summer classes. That’s why, I’m swamped with deciding which activity I am to enroll her. Yipee!!! While money […]

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Life Tip: Get a smaller house

When I was 22, I lived on my own in Taipei. I rented out a small studio unit close the the University that had its own bathroom for NTD 10,000. It was a few streets away from school. I shared the unit with a few other rooms lined up in a dark narrow corridor. I […]

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“Your Child is ‘Matigas ng Ulo’ (Hardheaded)”

My daughter’s teacher has been complaining about our 19-month old child. She said that our kid is strong-willed and hard headed. The teacher also said that she has a tendency to hurt herself when she is frustrated. According to the teacher, our baby goes dabog dabog (pull a tantrum) when she doesn’t get her way, […]

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My kid is starting school next month

  A recent study reveals that a child’s intelligence is inherited from the mother. That means, if the mother is smart, usually the kid is also. And while I don’t believe in it fully — there’s so much that genetics can do — I see evidence of this whenever I look around. For example, my cousin-in-law’s two children are […]

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