Career Guidance Week 2014

Grade 3 Career Guidance Week 2014 at LSGH was held last Thursday. The original schedule didn’t push through because classes were suspended that day due to typhoon Mario.

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We bought this race car driver costume from a toy store in a mall near us. That’s actually the only costume left with a size that would fit my son. If you’d ask me, I think the costume suits my son’s personality well because he loves car racing games, and like a true-blue race car driver, he is somewhat of a risk-taker, too. This costume came with a belt, but we decided against wearing it as it restricts my son’s movement. Besides, the costume already looks good without it.

What costumes did your kids wear in school for their Career Guidance Week?

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Review of Mondes Professional Morocco Argan Keratin Protein Shampoo

I first saw this product at Watsons last July. Mondes Professional Morocco Argan Keratin Protein Shampoo comes in a brown, sturdy plastic bottle with a black and white pump.

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Mondes Professional Morocco Argan Keratin Protein Shampoo (350ml), Php259.00

I became interested in it after checking the product label. I also think the price of Php259.00 is quite reasonable for a 350-ml bottle of keratin protein shampoo with argan oil. I’ve been using this shampoo for almost two months now, and the bottle is still half-full.

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What I Like about This Product
• It is paraben-free, sulfate-free and mineral oil-free.
• It has Vitamin E and essential oils which leave hair shiny, manageable and full of body.
• Because my hair is easy to manage, I don’t need a conditioner anymore.
• It has antiseptic properties that treat oily and flaky scalp.
• It eliminates frizzy hair and split ends.
• It is economical. I only need a small amount to create a rich lather.
• I love its glorious scent, too!

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What I Don’t Like about This Product
• Practically nothing.

I’m very satisfied with this product, and I suggest you try it, too.

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Join Pensive Thoughts’ Pampers Active Baby Giveaway!

For moms like us, our kids’ comfort is our foremost concern. Babies especially need the gentlest care. They need products formulated specifically for their delicate skin. Pampers knows this all too well. That’s why it came up with Pampers Active Baby diapers that offer the following benefits to our small bundles of joy:

12-Hour Dryness – has extra-locking layer that keeps baby’s skin dry for up to 12 hours
Comfortable Fit - has elastic sides that expand and contract, keeping it snug and comfy for baby
Soft Cottony Comfort – has soft, cotton-like outer cover with great breathability
Baby Lotion – has hypoallergenic lotion with aloe vera extract to help prevent diaper rash.

Now, here’s a bit of good news on this rainy weather! Pensive Thoughts is giving away 4 packs of Pampers Active Baby diapers (size XL, 16 diapers/pack) to one lucky winner.

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1 lucky reader will win 4 packs of Pampers Active Baby diapers (size XL, 16 diapers/pack) worth more than Php1,000!

Giveaway Mechanics:
• This is open to Metro Manila residents only.
• Winner has to meet up with me in Ortigas to claim her prize.
• This giveaway begins today and ends on October 3, 2014, 12:00am, Eastern Time.
• All entries will be verified after the giveaway has ended.
• Winner will be notified via email.

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We Were Finally Able to Watch “Rak of Aegis”!

That is a fitting title for this blog post because our first attempt to watch the rock/comedy musical “Rak of Aegis” last August was unsuccessful. We already bought three VIP tickets online last month, but the very heavy traffic in the Metro on August 15 prevented us from getting a cab to go to PETA Theater. It’s a good thing that the show was extended until September and that we were able to secure 3 Orchestra tickets from Justin’s drum teacher, Pepe Herrera, who portrays the character of Tolits in the musical. He was also one of the main reasons why we really wanted to watch “Rak of Aegis.”

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The title “Rak of Aegis” is a pun on the Tony-nominated rock musical “Rock of Ages.” This Pinoy rock/comedy musical features the songs of Aegis, a Filipino novelty rock band which became popular in the 90s with their “Halik,” “Luha,” “Mary Jane,” and “Basang-Basa sa Ulan,” among others.

“Rak of Aegis” Synopsis
The musical is set in Barangay Venezia, a low-income neighborhood, often beset with floods. The community’s perennial flooding problems have turned the lives of its residents upside down. People lose their jobs, while others get sick. Aileen (Aicelle Santos), the kind-hearted daughter of Kil (Robert Seña) and Mercy (Neomi Gonzales) hopes to get noticed by Ellen Degeneres by posting a music video of herself to YouTube. She believes that by doing that, she will be able to save her family from poverty. Aileen’s dream finally came true with the help of his suitor Tolits (Pepe Herrera). The realization of her dream has saved the entire community from utter desolation.

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“Rak of Aegis” showcases Pinoy’s resilience at its best. It conveys the message that no matter what happens, Filipinos will overcome the greatest obstacles. “Rak of Aegis” is written by Liza Magtoto and directed by PETA’s artistic director Maribel Legarda.”

What We Like about “Rak of Aegis”

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The set design is noteworthy with flood water, garbage, and boat to show the community’s flooded surroundings. The plot is unique in that it was able to address various social issues. The cast were spectacular, especially Aicelle Santos with her remarkable vocal prowess and Pepe Herrera whose funny antics brought the house down. “Rak of Aegis” is truly entertaining! We (hubby, son and I) enjoyed watching the show.


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There was a meet-and-greet after the 8pm show where the audience could have their pictures taken with the cast of “Rak of Aegis.” We also saw celebrities like Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Gary Valenciano beelining outside the theater to congratulate the

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“Rak of Aegis” will have a re-run in December, so you still have time to watch it.

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First Swimming Lesson

Because Justin learned how to swim on his own during our stay at One Tagaytay Placelast weekend, he’s been requesting for a one-hour dip in our condo pool for several days last week after arriving home from school. That prompted his Dad and me to enrol him in swimming class in his big school. We missed the first session because I wasn’t aware of when the Batch 2 Swimming Class officially started.

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Last Saturday was Justin’s first time to meet his swimming coach, Coach Chris. He also made friends with five other boys from different grade levels who were also under Coach Chris’s Beginners Class.

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On his first day, Justin learned how to do the Turtle Float, Starfish Float, Superman Float, Doggy Paddle Float and Freestyle Stroke.

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Because they missed the Beginners Class’s first session, Justin and another boy were asked to stay behind for a few more minutes to learn more of what was taught the other boys the previous week. He actually didn’t want to leave the pool yet because he was having so much fun. He now eagerly looks forward to another exciting and fun-filled session with his swimming buddies this Saturday.
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