3 ways to let your kids enjoy while inside the malls

Shopping! Yes! But with kids pestering you around, I bet if you will enjoy your shopping time. It is quite mean going to malls alone while your kids don’t have the chance to enjoy. With this concern, there are already malls in the Philippines that let your kids enjoy while you go on a shopping.

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For parents and guardians, it is more convenient when they allow their kids to enjoy in these centers while they are busy having their shopping or groceries. They don’t have to worry when they leave their kids in these centers because they will learn while they are having fun.

These centers in malls have their way to let your kids enjoy. They are much willing to teach your kids while meeting and playing with other new kids. It is also one of the benefits they can get while they are in these centers.

Play areas/group

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Play areas have a lot of toys for kids to enjoy. It is an area or room where kids got to enjoy fellow kids. They usually enjoy sharing toys or playing tag with other kids in the room. And they don’t just enjoy the toys they played but they also learn out of it. They learn the colors, the shapes, and the textures of the toys they are touching. Play areas also have swings, slides, monkey bars and trampoline for kids to play and enjoy more.

Fret not when you leave your kids behind in these areas. There are stuffs or personnel that will assist your kids while playing. They will keep an eye on your kids. They also have sets of rules and regulations within their vicinity to ensure safety while playing.

Rides

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Malls nowadays already have an area where kids got to ride mini bikes, mini horses, mini trains and other kinds of mini transportation. Kids have the chance to drive it in their own. With the assistance of the personnel assigned on the rides, they can learn how to maneuver the wheel, how to turn it left and right and how to stop it.

Big boys will definitely have fun in playing this mini transportation in malls, especially when they have the chance to play and drive it together with other kids. These mini transportations have four wheels, so you don’t have to worry about balancing. And when your kid is new to that kind of mini transportation, there are personnel that will assist your kid on how to drive and ride on it.

Painting areas

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There are malls, if not all, have painting areas for kids. These centers let the kids do artworks like; paintings, drawings or sketches on their own. There are personnel that will assist and teach your kids on how to paint. They also have ready made sculptures for the kids to paint it with their own choice of color. These painting centers are more concern on their creativity. They help cultivate and encourage your kids to exercise more on their imaginations to enhance their skills to produce beautiful art works.

There are also some of these centers cater workshops for kids. They accept enrollees to join in their activities. There they will teach your kids on the basics of painting, drawing and sketching. Your kids will learn more on their workshops while they will have fun in doing what they like together with other kids.

Now you don’t have to freak out leaving your kids behind while you go on a shopping. These centers will make sure that your kids will be safe while having their time playing and learning. One way or another, it helps your kids be exposed to the outside world and have fun and enjoy.

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Palawan: Reasons why it is the best place for retirees

Paradise. Is a word that describes the resorts in Palawan. The country’s last ecological frontier as they may say. It is where we can find beauty of the nature’s wonders that surrounds it. The smell of the ocean breeze and the beautiful scenery are one of the things that you don’t want to miss.

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Knowing that Philippines is rich in natural resources, many Filipinos and Foreigners choose to make Philippines as their second home. Away from the noise of the busy city and a place where pollution is not an option, are the things they usually consider in choosing a place to live.

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Some of the retirees will make sure that the place where they want to stay is a place where they can call it a home. They usually check whether the place is worthy to live for retirement or not. Sometimes, they have this ‘qualifications’ in mind before they decide where to stay.

With qualifications in mind, Palawan has its own beauty where one can say it is a home away from home. It is a place where one can be satisfied in everything he does. Yet some of the retirees still can’t decide where and what place is suitable for their retirement. Giving you some reasons why Palawan is the best and suitable place for retirees might help you out.

  • Breathtaking scenery

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This is one of the reasons why Palawan is suitable place for retirees. The beautiful sunrise and sunset, the vast blue sea, and the fauna and flora can mesmerized you. Seeing these breathtaking sceneries, it can make you feel more relax and at ease. It is the best place especially people who are into nature.

  • Peaceful and clean environment

 

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Not like other provinces, Palawan is not overcrowded. They respect and live their lives peacefully. Not only living a peaceful and simple life, they also maintain clean and green policy where everyone abides in it. The people living in there are discipline when it comes to cleanliness with their surroundings. They are a nature lover which they give value into it.

  • Friendly

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Filipinos are known to be friendly and hospitable. A smile will welcome you whenever you run into them and greets you warmly. They also care for you, and willingly give you a helping hand whenever you need one. They will also let you feel that you are always welcome in the neighborhood. These are the traits of the Filipinos that foreign people loved the most.

  • Cheap

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Buying is not problem when it comes to goods, rentals and house and lot in the Philippines, since they are cheap. Especially buying it in wholesale prices, it can really let you save a lot. Discounts are also common when buying wholesale products. Though it may be cheap, the quality of the product is not compromised. Not just in buying something, services are also cheap. You can tip them with money or snacks, as long as it is heartily given.

These reasons may be simple but it can make an impact in your way of living. It helps you decide whether Palawan is worth the place or not. A place like Palawan, gives you the security of a home, pleasure and the satisfactory where individual dreams to have. It is a simple life to live yet it is full of great opportunities and memories to make.

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We all do know that being away from home is an adjustment to make. Especially deciding for a place to retire, it requires deep thought before you give in. The thought if it is worth the living, the adjustments and the sacrifices before moving may be hard. But when there is a place where you can fall in love with, it is worth it all.

7 Basic Reminders in Traveling

When going to a business trip or on vacation, there are a lot of things that runs to our mind. What to wear? What to pack? How will I get there? Is there a budget hotel in Manila where I can stay? Or am I really be ok to travel? These questions keep bugging us whenever we are about to go on a trip.

Sometimes having these questions in mind, or when we get too excited, we tend to forget important things that need to be done or bring. To not plan ahead means spoiling the fun, and of course, we don’t want that to happen. These are just few basic and simple reminders to help travelers on their trip.

Have a checklist

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Forgetting important things that needs to bring is a no-no on a trip. You don’t want to freak out knowing that you didn’t bring the most important thing. And you totally don’t what to ruin the trip. To avoid, jotting down the things you need to bring is always helpful. This is very useful especially to those people who are usually forgetful.

You can also let someone remind you that you have to bring that certain thing. At least one way or another, you will never forget what you should bring.

Do not overload yourself

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Going to a trip is no fun when you carry a lot of things. Bringing unnecessary things might bother you in enjoying the trip. You just have to bring what is important and useful for you. Don’t bring excess baggage and pack the things that are necessary.

When you pack, arrange your things neatly and orderly. It is one way to save up space on your traveling bag.

Place valuable things in a safe bag/pouch

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Being in a fast paced environment, it is advisable to place your valuables (Cellphones, wallets, passports, IDs) in a handy and safe bag or pouch where you can easily take it out in times when you need it. You don’t have to search your entire bag looking for the things that you need. Just make sure that it is placed safe away from the sight of the thieves. Doing so can make your trip more convenient.

Dress comfortably

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When going to a trip, you have to wear clothes that make you comfortable. You can wear rugged or casual in going for vacation, and a semi-formal will do in going for business trips/meetings. You can wear anything you want for as long as it is easy and comfortable for you to move.

The type and style of your clothes also matters but what really count is how comfortable you are in what you wear. Because wearing comfortable clothes gives you confidence in every move you make.

Full battery

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Always have your cellphones, laptops and other gadgets on a full battery. In case you get lost or an emergency, you can easily find and get help. These gadgets can help you connect to the people around you and without it; it would take time for you to get to your destination and finding people might not be easy.

Just ask

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The keyword in every trip, especially when going to a place for the first time is ‘ASK’. Ask whether what direction is headed to that particular place? Ask what means of transportation you need to ride in going there? Just ask. There is no wrong in asking questions to the people who lived there. They will be much willing to help and guide you in your way.

There is a caveat though, be careful who you ask. Just make sure that you ask the person who is reliable enough to guide you in your trip.

Eat

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This is a must. It is very important to eat especially when traveling. You cannot do things and think properly when you have an empty stomach. You might collapse in the middle of the trip due to hunger, God forbid. You must have at least a snack on your bag, anytime you can eat it whenever you are hungry.

These are simple and basic reminders yet it is the most important things that we need to do before going to a trip. Planning and organizing things ahead can make the trip more fun and exciting without any hindrances. Try it! It’s definitely useful.

The perks of being a traveler

Traveling is one of the most exciting factors in our lives. The feeling of excitement and anxiety mixing up, especially when going to a place where you totally have no idea where in the world you are. There are a lot of cities in the Philippines that you want to explore; Makati City can be one of those. A city where the word ‘ask’, is a necessity.

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Aside from traveling to a place where nature is abundant, traveling and exploring cities can be fun. Struggling from the jeepney ride, the place, the crowd and especially from the noise makes the travel more exciting, and exhausting you may say. But it’s worth it.

There will always be a good and a fun side in travelling. One way or another, travelling can expand the possibilities on how you perceive life in different aspects. Perceiving it positively, can create good vibes with good and satisfying outcomes.

 Opportunities

This is one of the things you don’t want to miss. Great opportunities right up ahead. Even though you are just traveling, exploring and you don’t intend to stay longer than you planned, there are a lot of simple things where it could be the start of a great opportunity for you. Being in the city means grasping what is ahead. Opportunity may come in different forms, be it materially, physically, spiritually, intellectually and emotionally. You can have those things just by travelling productively.

“Opportunity knocks only once.” Cliché as it may seem, yet it holds value to whoever seeks. It will come, if you let it.

Meeting new friends

Traveling from place to place gives you the chance to meet different people with different personalities. You can have the chance to know what interest them the most, the ins and outs of today and shares some insights that can make us inspire to do more in our lives.

You can also get to meet potential people who are willing to help you in your endeavors. Listening to their experiences might give you an idea what to do next. It is not bad though, having an idea out of their experiences might be one of the opportunities you are looking for. It is a great opportunity hanging out with them and learns something from them.

Understanding their way of living

In every particular place you go, they have a culture that they are used to. Staying some time in that place, you can observe different practices that are new to you. It may be awkward when you encounter these practices since you are not used in doing it. Asking them politely about their culture might help you understand deeper and better.

At the end of the day, you have to accept their practices for you to adapt in their environment. There is no harm though in adapting their culture and the way they live. Trying to do one of those practices might be fun after all. You will get used to it, eventually.

There is always fun in travelling

When you travel, be it for business meetings, outings or travelling alone, there will always be fun in it. You will be amused by the busy city day and night, the people who passes by the streets to and fro, and the way how you made up your day. Recalling the activities that you did at the end of the day, you will have at least one thing that makes you happy. And in every simple thing that can make us happy, it can make a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Who knows, you will write or share your enjoyable experiences to your families and friends, and they might decide to go to that particular place and experience the things you have been experiencing.

Top 5 most annoying acts when shopping

Shopping! Yes!

Everybody loves shopping. Who doesn’t?  Especially when shopping malls in the Philippines have thousands of things in store for you, you’ll definitely want to give in to those temptations. Well, giving into those things is not bad at all when you have the budget.

Shopping is fun when you have a companion. Sometimes, if not most of the times, companions can be useful when it comes to giving an opinion in choosing what’s in or not, what’s nice or not. But there are just times that you can’t avoid being annoyed with them. And I’m sure, you totally can relate to these annoying acts.

#5: Forgets that he/she have a companion

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When you enjoy choosing a thing to buy, you are so engross with it. Which one is nicer? What color will I choose? Is it really worth it? I like this one, but I like that one too. These questions preoccupy your mind forgetting you have someone besides you. And then when you decide to go to another stall or store, you immediately walk leaving your companion behind. And guess; your companion pitifully followed you and chasing you for in case you don’t mind having one.

Tip of advice: include him/her in your dilemmas, ask them. You don’t know, they might be the one who can answer your questions. Plus, you will never forget that you have a companion. It’s worth it.

#4: Constantly following you around (like a tail)

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Sometimes, it is awkward when someone is following you wherever you go. Especially when he/she is not quite helpful to you, being followed by them is quite nuisance. Of course, you would not say “you go wherever you want, just don’t follow me”, that’s totally rude. Well, you have to endure it until you go home.

Tip of advice: while he/she follows you around, try to start a conversation. Like what #5 does, ask them. They can be useful. Also, try to ask whether there is a place where they want to go, tell them it is fine and you’ll just meet in a certain place and time.

#3: Distant walking and prolonged standing time

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“Can we just stick to one store?” Well, think again when you want to ask this question, it is a no-no especially when you are with a girl. Girls would not be contented with only one store. They usually do store hoping to see if there is something better than the previous one. Most girls are meticulous in prices, designs and whatever they are looking for. When they don’t see the things that they are looking, expect to walk and walk from store to store. Enjoy!

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Long lines when paying for the bills or taking some order. Call it a patience test. Expect that to happen especially when you are buying when everybody does. Just don’t wear heals and you will be fine.

Tip of advice: patience is always a virtue. Just try to enjoy while you wait. It will be done eventually.

#2: Silence…

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Awkward, yes it is definitely awkward! Having a companion with little words can make the shopping day a boring day. It is not a total silence though, but the thought of having a companion that doesn’t talk a lot can make you feel bored. It is just the same when you shop alone. Why did you let him/her be your companion again?!

Tip of advice. When you encounter this situation, take the lead. Be the talker. Talk about what interests you both and stick to it. Sometimes, these people are shy. You just have to take a step for them to open up and start to talk.

Note: just don’t talk a lot; he/she might get annoyed with your noisy talks. Be moderate!

#1: SALE! NO BUDGET!!!

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Yes! Shout it out! You are not just annoyed, you are pissed! Ugh! Save it!

 

5 Signs of a food aficionado

We eat. That’s inevitable! Restaurants in the Philippines, caters mouth-watering foods that we Filipinos can’t resist. Especially it is now the season of Christmas; “to eat” is all in our minds. We can call it a “crime” when you reject a food that is served to you; it is a sign of disrespect. So for you not to offend someone, you have to eat what was offered. See? It’s inevitable!

Eating is one of the things Filipinos love to do. People eat not just because they are hungry, they eat because they may be depressed, to change their mood or simply for snacks. That is why we can see a lot of different restaurants because one way or another, eating is a therapy.

Be it at home, office or mall, we eat, every day. We usually tend to go different restaurants/cafes to try their specialties. They cater specific specialties for the people to eat, and for them to be recognized by food aficionados.

Unlike other people, food aficionado can be helpful when it comes to food matters. They can be expert when it comes to the tastes of a particular food or delicacies. You’ll know when you or someone is a food aficionado when you notice these signs.

  • Knows where and what restaurant is good

These people know what food specialties the particular restaurant has. They know what restaurant that is near to you and where it is located. They also know what restaurant is cheaper than the other. Food aficionado knows where to buy that particular food and they will guide and recommend you for a specific restaurant that suits your taste.

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  • Knows 24-hours restaurant/fast food chains/ cafe

Being hungry at the middle of the night is a pain. Knowing where and what food chains are open 24/7 is an advantage. They usually know their contact numbers for deliveries and know what packages they can avail when budget is on tight.

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  • Knows the delicacies of the specific provinces for pasalubong

One of the practices Filipinos always do is to bring pasalubong for their love ones. When ask what delicacies those particular provinces have, they can recommend you something to buy or eat. They can name every delicacy in towns and in provinces.

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  • Keeps coupons to avail discounts

Food aficionados are fun of having coupons. They usually have different coupons from different restaurants. It’s a savior for barkada treats and when you are on a budget saves. Coupons are their best friend.

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  • Likes it when it’s free

We Filipinos are known to be generous. We usually give something to someone. And admit it! We like it when someone will treat us, especially when it comes to eating.

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You don’t need to worry when you have these symptoms, it’s not contagious. You can even make a person happy out of it. Being a food aficionado has always its advantage, it can always satisfy our cravings and our stomach.

Filipinos are also known to be a good cook. We cook our food deliciously for us to appreciate the taste of the food. Food can never been this good when you are hungry. We also appreciate it when someone put their effort to cook especially just for us. And we can’t say ‘no’ to them.

We eat not just simply we want to eat. Sometimes, it’s also one way of making bond with your friends and families. There you can chat and laugh, and make a good memory out of it. It’s not all the time we can have a good time with our love ones, dining with them makes us feel like we belong. So go and have yourself a treat!