GPS Watch for Kids

The safety of our kids is of utmost importance. That is why it is imperative for parents like me to try whatever is available in the market to ensure the safety of my kids.

With today’s technology, a simple watch can turn into a very protective gadget for our kids.

I knew about this GPS watch which a friend gave to our daughter, and it has so many features. Thank you!

A very simple looking watch that can do so much!

The interface tells the time, the date, the number of hearts you sent your child, the signal and the battery percentage.

On the right side of the watch are 3 buttons.

The middle is the SOS button, press these more than 3 seconds and it will automatically send you an SOS message. You could either call your child or send a message.

The rightmost button is the one your child presses to answer your call.

The leftmost button is the one your child presses to record and send a message.

The left side of the watch contains the slots for the SIM Card and the USB for charging.

To recap, here are some of its more important features:

✩Voice – You can call and talk to your child as if it’s a mobile phone. Your child can also call you.

✩Message – You could send messages to your child. You could also send β€πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ to show your love.

✩Location – It has GPS so you could track your child’s whereabouts.

✩SOS Button – If your child feels he/she is in danger, they could easily press the SOS Button. Or if your child is too small to learn how to message you. You could teach him/her to just press the SOS button if they want you to call them.

✩Foot Step – You could also track your child’s footsteps.

✩Low Battery Alarm – The parent could see the percentage of battery in the app.

Put a sim that has a data plan to be able to do the most important features of this watch. Make sure that it has load.

The parents need to download an App and also have data plan to be able to communicate with their kids.

Once that is out of the way, you are good to go.

We used this on my daughter’s recent field trip and it made me feel relieved to know where she was during the day.

There are so many GPS watches available out there. Why don’t you try it?

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D-I-Y Car Garage

My daughters love cars and they are all over the floor. So we decided to have a fun time and make a car garage out of a shoebox!

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Materials needed:

Toilet Rolls

Shoebox (large size)

Glue Gun

Paper

Decorative Materials

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Collect Toilet Paper Empty Rolls

Cover Shoebox with plain paper or some decorative paper. Gift wrapper will also do.

These are the cars before the garage!

Just glue the rolls according to size. Stick them one by one on a side of the box. Since the kids have bigger sized cars, we didn’t fill the whole box with rolls. The space on top of the rolls will serve as their parking.

For the fun part, just shoot the small cars inside the rolls.


My little girls are proud of their DIY project!

So there! A fun project you could have the kids do with the littlest of effort. And this took time off their IPad time! πŸ˜‹

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Thanks Traveloka!

I am not sure if I have announced here that I won at one of Traveloka’s Facebook hashtag games a few months ago!

I am an avid fan of Traveloka as I almost always book our hotels and airline tickets through it! Not only is it convenient and hassle free, it’s also cheaper than most travel booking companies. They always have these promos which slashes the prices by a few hundreds.

So back to my winning, since I booked my Taiwan hotel and airfare through Traveloka and they have this advertisement about a couple dealing with everyday life stress and a break, or a vacation rather, is all they need, I immediately thought of what me and hubby just went through. The Taiwan vacation we had is a breather for both of us.

I posted what I felt and that it also happened to us and my answer got picked by Traveloka and it was featured on their page.

This was my comment!

And then, I got picked!

This was the feature Traveloka made. Just like us, you may also want a breather too!

Traveloka gave me Php3000.00 Travel Voucher for my #TravelokaBestTripEver entry! Amazing right? Traveloka is the B.E.S.T!

See more of our staycation in the next few days! ❀

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„

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All 4 U Unlimited Grill & Shabu Shabu

Celebrated my loved ones’ birthdays at All 4 U Unlimited Grill and Shabu Shabu and it’s so good! Everyone enjoyed!

They have a promo now at Php 599 per person. But if it’s your birthday, or you are a Senior, a PWD or a kid aged 8, you will only be charged Php 350.00! Ain’t that a good deal? Also, kids below 8 years are free!

They don’t have much choices for the meat unlike other Samgyupsal restaurants, but they do offer shrimps, lots of them!

And they have both shabu shabu for soup lovers and grill for bbq lovers.

Chose bulgogi flavored soup as our soup base. They also have organic shabu shabu or kimchi soup. This soup base has actual bulgogi beef marinated mixed in this bowl of veggies. It makes the soup very tasty.

They have these for your side dish. Your usual sesame oil, soy sauce and kimchi sauce. Of course, the actual kimchi won’t be missed, then they have corn and fruit cocktail.

They also offer Kimchi Ramen for each table. These ramen’s so good. The texture’s different from local instant ramens.

If you want some more, they have more! You just need to pay extra.

All 4 U also has unlimited Iced Tea and the usual cold water!

Their lettuce – big and really crunchy!

For first serving, they will give you a set of beef brisket, chicken, some fish cakes and shrimps

Staring off with this!

Our Kuya server also suggested this Bulgogi Beef. Not on the menu! But be clear to say Bulgogi Beef – Marinated Beef, they might think you are asking for the Bulgogi Soup!

This is to die for, so tasty and so yummy!

Here in All 4 U, you have a choice, eat as is, cooked from the pot or wrapped in lettuce from the grill.

And of course, the main event and star of the night, the different stages of our shrimps! Our family so loves them!

What’s great about All 4 U, even if we already ordered so much, they still gave our orders promptly and with a smile. Unlike some that will delay the orders coming out!

They even have a small birthday cake for my handsome hubby and they sang and played a happy birthday song too!

We also have free melona ice cream! So refreshing!

Hats off to all the Kuyas who served us! Thank you for your outstanding service!

Here’s our family so happy and contented with All 4 U SM Sta Mesa! Here at All 4 U, it’s really all for you! 😍

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Sunday Parkday

On an unexpected Sunday, all family members woke up and went out to JOG and EXERCISE!!!

Groggy and hungry, we drove to Makati and found ourselves in the midst of Washington Sycip Park and Legaspi Active Park.

These 2 parks are just across each other. Not that big of a park but definitely a nice place to be.

Washington Sycip Park

There’s an artwork dedicated to Washington Sycip, it’s called “The Mangrove-nature Embrace.” Like these trees, our purpose is to strike balance in our planet.

Another nice thing about the park is that they put labels on the trees so one will know what kind of trees they are and what their uses are.

Tamarind Tree
Tamarind is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon. The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that contains an edible pulp used in cuisines around the world. Other uses of the pulp include traditional medicine and metal polish.

*Wikipedia

Fire Tree

Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name royal poinciana or flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as “flame tree“.

*Wikipedia

Palm Tree
The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial plants. Their growth form can be climbers, shrubs, trees and stemless plants, all commonly known as palms. Those having a tree form are colloquially called palm trees.

*Wikipedia

Bagras Tree

I love the natural color of the trunk of this tree. It’s Bagras Tree and this is from our very own Mindanao.

Eucalyptus Deglupta is also known as the Mindanao gum tree, named after the island of Mindanao in the Philippines of which the tree is native to. Gum trees are a group of eucalyptus trees that are characterized by their smooth bark that periodically sheds. E. deglupta are commonly planted as ornamental trees in frost-free climates such as Hawaii, Southern California, Texas, and Louisiana.

*Wikipedia

Narra Tree
It is somewhat astonishing that the Narra-Tree (Pterocarpus indicus / Red Sandalwood tree), belongs to the national-symbols of the Philippines, especially because in the past the tree could be found in most deeper and middle regions of South East Asia and because nowadays the Philippines have only small, scattered and endangered remainders of the tree.

*Insights Philippines

Mahogany Tree
Mahogany is a kind of woodβ€”the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas and part of the pantropical chinaberry family, Meliaceae.

*Wikipedia

Balete Tree
Balete tree are several species of the trees in the Philippines from the genus Ficus that are broadly referred to as balete in the local language. A number of these are known as strangler figs wherein they start upon other trees, later entrapping them entirely and finally killing the host tree.

*Wikipedia

Quiet spots around the park

They have gazebos where you can sit and rest, or do taichi, arnis or zumba.

Legaspi Active Park

They have 2 play area for kids. One under the shade of trees and one under the sun.

It has also a jogging path with start to finish lines. It also has markings of 50m, 100m, 150m, 200m and 240m on the path so you could monitor how much you have jogged.

Kids enjoyed jogging for a while then played in the playground. Nice to bond with the family over something healthy. We might do this regularly and the kids are now planning to bring badminton rackets the next time around.

To add, street parking is free around the area of the parks.

Plenty of sun, greens and fun with family makes my heart healthy and full. ❀

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Aquaria Water Park and Beach Resort

Our last beach outing before we went back to school! Taking this trip with friends who turned into families made it more worth the while.

This was just an overnight beach trip but we really felt the bond with nature. Why wouldn’t we when our houses were located in front of the beach! The beach wasn’t that perfect but the fact that it was just a few steps away from where we stayed took all the stress away. I love how I was woken up by the sound of the waves crashing to the shore.

Aquaria Water Park is located in Calatagan, Batangas. It is just an hour and a half drive from Tagaytay.

Accommodations:

We booked our beachfront villa through one of the hotel sites. One side is all glass (with curtains for privacy) so you could hear and see the beach a few steps away from you!

I could stay on this swing all day! What can beat fresh and windy air.

Sofa Bed is available for use.

You can choose to have a queen bed and a double deck or 2 double decks!

The shower and toilet area’s just the right size.

Amenities:

Beach – a long stretch of fine sandy beach can be enjoyed.

There is a bar by the beach and instead of the usual bar chairs, you have swings!

Kids washing their sandy feet with the ‘banga’ (huge jar filled with water) outside our beachfront villa.

The kids and adults enjoyed the beach!

I personally was at a high just taking these wonderful pictures of the beach. I could just stare and immense myself in the beauty of God’s gift.

Pools:

The whole resort has about 5 pools everyone can enjoy. They also have a lot of cottages / spaces where you can lounge and chill while the kids swim.

Enjoyed this slide pool! It’s just tiring to go up with the inflatables, but so fun to go down!

Restaurants:

Taza Coffee – they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner plus coffee, shakes and liquors

Some of our breakfast…

The Sands – this is the main restaurant.

Some of our food for lunch and dinner.

Service

The service personnel were all very accommodating, nice and friendly. Not even the strong wind and rain at nighttime can hinder them from servicing us and our needs. 2 thumbs up for them!

Best of all, there’s not much people around when we were there. It’s like us and nature only. I would definitely like to be back and just chill.

Our beachfront villas are booked through Crusoe Cabins, you may book directly through their website by clicking the picture below!

You may also check their Facebook page, Crusoe Cabins.

Life’s a beach!πŸ–πŸπŸ–

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Kids Happy Time Playground

Report cards are out and the kids did well. They deserve a treat! What more can a kid ask for? Playtime! Afraid of the huge influx of people in the usual malls, hubby decided to find a place where there will likely be lesser kids.

He found Kids Happy Time Playground which is located in Venice Grand Canal Mall!

And the best thing about it? Metrodeal is selling a voucher for it! Upon checking the availability of slots for weekend playtime, we purchased coupons to use.

For Php 249 instead of Php 399 for 3 hours, a kid and an adult companion will be allowed to enter the play area.

The kids had a super fun time doing obstacle courses, sliding, racing and whatever they could think of!

Upon entering, you will be directed to your locker space and this is also where you will leave your shoes. Bring socks so you don’t have to buy from them anymore!

The whole area is Under The Sea Themed, with touches of Pirates of the Carribean.

There is a ball pit!

Some bridges!

For the littler ones.

A racetrack!

A Merry Go Around!

Ball Swings and a trampoline!

Mini Houses.

Building Blocks area.

Some slides and a ball pit!

They also have a Sand Pit but with plastic seeds instead of real sand.

Aside from the play area, a child can have different creative activities too! But with fees!

It’s nice for kids 8 yrs old below. The space is big enough. I like it because it’s not crowded. The place is padded too!

A fun way to let the kids be themselves, run around and be free!

Be sure to check Metrodeal first before heading there and to also call first to ask for Metrodeal Voucher schedule.

Our kids deserve to have fun and it shouldn’t be expensive! πŸ‘Œ

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Edu Blocks PH

For us parents, it is very important for our children to have the best of everything. We put them in good schools to have the best education. But it is only not inside the classroom that they could learn. At home, we could give them toys that will make them learn while having fun!

Edu.Play, a brand from Korea, brings Edu Blocks to the Philippines and it is fast becoming a hit to daddies, mommies and of course, the children.

Edu Blocks are huge building blocks which can let our kids’ imaginations run wild! With these blocks, they can build or create anything from their vivid imagination! Nothing is impossible with these colorful blocks!

There are 3 sets to choose from!

SET A – BUILD PLAY

It has 48 pieces of huge building blocks in assorted colors that the kids can use to build anything they could imagine!

Like this very colorful big dog!

SET B – GYM PLAY

This set has 29 pieces of blocks that we can form us balancing beams or obstacle courses. Mommies can also make use of these colorful blocks to build a display rack or a shelf to put our kids’ toys!

For intimate kiddie parties at home, Set B can be pretty useful.

SET C – ROLLING PLAY

This set consists of 29 pieces of blocks to build different modes of transportation!

They can roll away with whatever they will build!

If you buy all 3 sets, it will be so much fun as you could mix and match everything together!

What are you waiting for? Check out Edu Blocks PH at their Instagram page @edublocksph to know more about these blocks. You could also see the blocks in person as they go around Baby / Mommy Fairs so more people can benefit from this cool toy!

I also think that schools need to have these kind of blocks to enhance and nurture creativity of kids.

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