MILO Opens 2015 Summer Sports Clinics

It’s summertime once again! Have you planned anything yet? Aside from going on vacations, this season is the best time to enhance one’s skill. And for your kids, summer is the perfect time to get into something physical — sports! For parents who are looking into enrolling their children to sports lessons, MILO is opening its Summer Sports Clinic for 2015.

MILO Summer Sports Clinic 2015

MILO Summer Sports Clinic 2015

The MILO Summer Sports Clinic is the most widely participated sports program in the Philippines. With its commitment to discovering and developing tomorrow’s champion athletes, MILO encourages school children to make the most of their summer vacation by learning sports and taking on new challenges.

From April to May this year, the program will offer immersive training in 14 sporting disciplines: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Karatedo, Ice Skating, Tennis, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Touch Rugby, Chess, Football, and Swimming. All these sports clinics will be handled by expert coaches and instructors who use the modern scientific approach, with character-forming lessons incorporated in the program.

Touch Rugby is the latest addition in MILO’s roster of sports this year, in partnership with the Philippine Rugby Union. This is in their efforts to introduce the sport and provide children an avenue for training with the hopes of serving as a springboard to the Youth Olympic Games, wherein Rugby 7s is a sport.

Enroll your children now to the MILO Summer Sports Clinic and give your children a meaningful summer as they not only learn champion moves but also develop champion values, such as determination, discipline, teamwork, perseverance, hard work, respect, and confidence, that will make them become winners on and off the court. Check out the schedules at http://www.milo.com.ph/ssc/schedules.html. Classes are offered in different regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to their official website, http://www.milo.com.ph/ or the MILO Philippines Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph. You can also follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

(PR content and photo from Andrea Alido of Strategic Edge)

The epic “May Powers Ka To Be #SuperEpic” — a book review

Let me say this disclaimer: to be honest, the last time I’ve done a book review was eons ago. Okay, so maybe it was more of a book report (so high school — now you have and idea). But today, I’ll be doing a book review, and hopefully you’ll find it worth reading.

May Powers Ka To Be #SuperEpic

Just read: May Powers Ka To Be #SuperEpic by Mighty Rasing

The book in focus is entitled May Powers Ka To Be #SuperEpic, written by Mighty Rasing and published via OMF Literature. The author is the blogger behind PinoyYuppie.com and MightyRasing.com, and producer of the Happy Yuppie Podcast. He co-hosts the radio program Family Matters aired at 702 DZAS. Mighty is also part of the youth ministry of the United Methodist Church and is committed to working with the youth. #SuperEpic is actually one of his avenues in connecting with today’s young generation, as the book is all about encouraging and empowering the youth in finding their purpose, passion, and vision as God’s children and eventually making their lives, well, super epic. :)

#SuperEpic is actually just a short book, some hundred pages long, with the text presented in conversational Taglish, making it easy to read even for the busy yuppies out there. What’s nice about this is that the topics are not hard to fathom, especially that Mighty makes analogies or references to DC and Marvel superheroes. In the book he uses these characters to explain his topics per chapter:

Chapter 1: Spiderman – how the youth can use their potentials and available resources responsibly

Chapter 2: Batman – getting committed to one’s intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social development

Chapter 3: Human Torch – discovering one’s passion without getting burned out

Chapter 4: Cyclops – having the vision how to pursue one’s passion while accepting the challenges that come with it

Chapter 5: Nick Fury – finding the people that can help achieve the vision

Chapter 6: The Hulk – dealing with conflicts and using them as an opportunity to grow

Chapter 7: Superman – acknowledging one’s weaknesses and knowing how to overcome them

Bible verses are also incorporated in each chapter, albeit presented in a way that’s not too preachy or in-your-face, if you know what I mean. Infusing catholic teachings in lessons in youth leadership and social transformation while speaking in a language that’s current and interesting — this is what makes #SuperEpic a powerful read.

I admit, I’m past the age of the demographic this book targets (I’m in my mid-30s). Yet #SuperEpic still resonates well within me. The book is like a reminder for myself — that however ordinary I may be, I can make a difference. I may not have superpowers, but I can use the talents I have to improve not just my life’s condition but other people’s lives as well.

I recommend May Powers Ka To Be #SuperEpic not just to the young ones out there but to everyone still seeking their purpose, passion, and vision. You won’t receive superpowers instantly after reading, but if you’ll allow, this book can and will stir in transformation in your life.

May Powers Ka To Be #SuperEpic is already out in the market. You can also purchase it online at omflit.com for only PHP 75. Also check out the book’s official website, http://besuperepic.com, for more info and some free downloadable resources.

Thank you, Mighty Rasing and OMF Literature, for this wonderful read. :)

Graduation Day

Nope, not mine, of course, but my daughter’s.

Last week was her graduation/moving up day. She’s finished Kinder 2. It’s time for grade school.

Kinder Graduation

Best in English and Honorable Mention. Way to go, Zee!

Yes, her toga’s pink. The boys are wearing blue togas.

Anyhoo… I’m so proud of my kid. Can’t imagine it’s been almost a year since hubby and I decided to have her accelerated from Nursery to Kinder 2 (we wanted her to meet the age requirement for Grade 1 under K to 12). Teaching her Sibika was, to say the least, petrifying (at least for me, haha!). There was too much memorization involved. At least I didn’t have problems with her in Math, which was quite a surprise for me (they have fractions in Kinder 2 already!).

She’s moving up to Grade 1, and in another school. A big school. She’s taken the test and passed, though unfortunately she has to be put under probation because of her behavior. She hasn’t gotten over the “standing and walking” phase that she’s had since Nursery. And (okay, I’ll be ranting about it now) I’m kinda worried how the transitioning phase would be, considering that she’ll also be with 40+ other students (as opposed to the 20-student-per-class population during her pre-elementary days) and the school is so damn big in terms of area. At the back of my mind, I want to pull her out, apply her to another school with a smaller population… but then hubby might not agree with me, saying that I’m shielding her too much or whatever.

I guess I wanted to enroll my daughter in the big school because I am also a product of a big school. I saw the advantages of entering her there… though I probably should have also considered if she would fit in there.

Or maybe I just have a lot of worries.

Okay, I’ll stop for now.

Congratulations, Zee. Don’t worry, Mommy will be right behind you as you conquer grade school.

Starbucks Philippines launches limited-edition Relief Mugs

Starbucks Philippines launches today the new limited-edition Relief Mugs. These are the latest addition to the Collector Series City Mugs.

The term “relief” comes from the Latin word “relevo”, a verb that means “to raise”. Relief is a sculptural technique wherein the shapes carved on the surface stands out from the background.

Starbucks Relief Mug - Manila

Starbucks Relief Mug – Manila

Starbucks Relief Mug - Cebu

Starbucks Relief Mug – Cebu

The new Relief Mugs feature Manila and Cebu. If you look closely at the design, you will see the famous landmarks of each city sculpted on these mugs.

These Starbucks Relief Mugs are available today, March 23, at all stores. Each is priced at PHP 550 (PHP625 at NAIA 1 branch). Take note that these are limited-edition, so grab these specially sculpted Relief Mugs ASAP!

Win a Dessert Package from Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe and Joei & Me

I’m a sucker for anything sweet, to be honest. My comfort food would always be something sweet: chocolate, cake, ice cream. That’s why when I read Joei & Me’s post about Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe, I was, like, salivating in front of the computer screen. No kidding.

Mrs. Graham’s concocts different macaron flavors, from the luscious to the unique. Imagine tasting a mint chocolate macaron then having bibingka and salted egg flavored one. Interesting, right?

I wanted to try some of those macarons, too. That’s why when Joei & Me announced her blog giveaway, I joined right away!

Joei & Me Giveaway

Joei & Me is giving away a dessert package for 2 from Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe!

Ten lucky readers get to win a dessert package for 2, which consists of half a dozen of assorted macarons, 2 cups of coffee (choice of Americano, Latte, or Cappuccino), and another dessert surprise.

My sweet tooth is screaming right now. Hahaha! I really want to win this (but anyways, if I don’t, I’ll still drag hubby there).

If you want to join the giveaway, too, head on to Joei & Me. There’s still time left to enter! :)