Makati closes off Paseo de Roxas for a culinary Block Party

Mouth-watering gastronomic delights, a kiddie fun fair, and great entertainment await everyone at the Makati Block Party, which promises to delight everyone on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

Capitalizing on the distinct Makati vibe and community spirit, the business district’s iconic avenues will be transformed into a culinary street party that will feature some of the most well-loved vendors of the famed Salcedo weekend market, a revered Makati tradition, and benchmark of all weekend markets around the country. Over the years, Salcedo Market has become the melting pot of Makati residents and guests who come over each weekend to relax and come together as a community.

The Makati Block Party recreates this community spirit, and takes it several notches higher with the partial road closure of Paseo de Roxas, a major city thoroughfare, for this culinary street experience.  For one afternoon, the city’s pedestrian-friendly streets will come alive with friendly banter and the street vibe that is distinctly, uniquely Makati’s. With the party happening footsteps away from famous Ayala Avenue landmarks, people can simply walk to take part in the community festivities.

The Makati Block Party promises something for everybody, from 4PM until 10PM, Paseo de Roxas, the stretch between Ayala Avenue to Makati Avenue adjacent to the Ayala Triangle Gardens, will be transformed into a gastronomic festival centered on Salcedo Market, with lots of exciting activities synonymous to Makati’s hip lifestyle. A curated selection of Salcedo Market vendors will be on hand for a culinary street extravaganza as they serve up their signature offerings that people from all over Metro Manila come for every weekend – baked goods, artisanal delights, hometown favorites, and the most luscious concoctions whipped up by homegrown chefs and foodies.

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“We aim to create communal spaces where residents and friends can converge, so that we can bring the community closer together. Over the years, the Salcedo Market has served this purpose.  The Makati Block Party builds on this tradition and takes it to the streets, with the hope to get the Makati community to use the streets more for activities and things that they love to do,” said Shiella Aguilar, Project Development Manager of Makati.

Kids who tag along with their parents can look forward to fun-filled activities at Kids on the Block by Hunt & Gather. Let the kids discover their inner artist with art and crown-making sessions, or play to their heart’s content with interactive fun

For those who are just lounging around, musical performances by Vince Lahorra’s Quartet and Johnoy Danao will keep everyone entertained throughout the evening.  As an added treat, Snoopy and The Lorax will be ready to meet and greet all the kids and young at heart.

Wellness buffs and strained souls can find some relaxation with free yoga sessions at the Ayala Triangle Gardens with a Vinyasa Music Night Class by Urban Ashram Manila.

The Makati Block Party once again showcases Makati as the go-to destination for the best food, entertainment and lifestyle offerings as it imprints a great community vibe. It also captures the city’s efforts to increase walkability in the area by providing activities that encourage people to actively use its streets.

“The Makati Block Party gives residents and visitors something fun and relaxing to do, right in their own community, on a weekend. It’s our way of bringing activities and treats that residents love and enjoy, just a few steps away from where they live. We want people to discover that there’s lots to do and enjoy just by walking and exploring the streets of the city,” said Aguilar.

Participating food vendors are Down to Earth, Uncle George Gourmet, Plaza Ilocandia, Sabor. Bun Appetit, Dela Rosa’s Deli, La Cuisine, Real Girl Toy Kitchen, Connie’s Kitchen, al halabi, Jiro’s Lechon, Delicane, Authentic House of Curry, Mgourmet, Merry Moo, Johanna’s House Of Lumpia, All best Organic Juices, Gostoso Piri Piri, THC, Don Churro, Michelle’s homemade putong ube atbp.,Grace Pate, Rita’s Kitchen, Bersi Gyros Shawarma, Tuna Town seafood place, Stanford Shaw Brew, Cheryl’s Cuisine, Antipolo Delicacies, Bats Tilapia, MCV Trading, and Haici Food Services.

Kids On The Block activities by Hunt and Gather include Painting with Learning on the Gogh, Crown Making with Little Luli, Decoupage and Upcycling Activities with La Pomme Home, Free Play and Active Fun by Playworks ECC, and Science, Art and Music with Hedcen.

The Makati Block Party is supported by Alveo, Magnavision, Urban Ashram Manila, Hunt & Gather.

Admission to all Makati Block Party activities is FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. For more information about the city that makes it happen, visit http://www.makeitmakati.com or like and follow Make It Makati on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

My Little Kulit Grade One Scenario

I am now in the stage raising my Little kulit in grade school which is more complicated because he has 10 subjects, we don’t have any tutor because he does not want other people to teach him, ako lang daw.  He is so overwhelmed with his studies right now, ang tagal mag sink in sa kanya that he is now in the next stage of his schooling, not play time all the time. He is having a hard time in Filipino subjects, what we can do majority of his subject is in Filipino language, it’s a struggle for us every night to teach him in Filipino, if math and English walang ka problema turuan ako naman ang naloloka sa math, malay ko sa ba sa decomposed and composed number na iyan 🙂

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My grade one :-)

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Establishing a routine and choosing high quality products are keys to good personal hygiene

Our bodies are our temples. We are encouraged to take good care of it and treat it with utmost respect. Aside from eating healthy food and maintaining a good physique, keeping a good personal hygiene routine is also another factor to help us feel and look better.

Following a hygiene routine is effective in protecting ourselves from illnesses as well as beautification. It is recommended that we not only wash our faces twice a day, but also follow the basic skincare regimen of cleansing, toning and moisturizing to ensure that all dirt accumulated on our faces throughout the day are removed. Observing good oral hygiene is equally important, with dentists recommending that we brush and floss our teeth every after meal to prevent disease-causing plaque from forming.

Aside from following these routines, we also need high quality “support” products such as cotton and toothbrushes as choosing sub-par products may harm our bodies. This is why it’s important to scrutinize the products we use.

For 30 years, Cleene, the leading personal care brand, has been providing Filipinos with high-quality cotton, tissues, toothbrushes and rubbing alcohol. The range of Cleene personal care products under Philusa Corporation plays a huge role in cleansing and grooming our bodies that help us prevent infections.

“Philusa has maintained a strong commitment of providing Filipinos with a wide range of high quality yet affordable products. In the personal care category, we have the Cleene brand which is trusted for years,” Philusa President Neogin A. Evangelista said.

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Basta Kid Allergy Allerkid

I have an allergy with chicken and sea foods I also have a skin asthma that is why I have sensitive skin. When I gave birth our pedia prescribed Nan HW for my son because he might have an allergy also. He was 8 months old when we discovered that he is allergy with peanuts, we are in Baguio by that time after a small bite of food with peanuts bigla siya nagsuka and he had some rushes. From thereon, we become very conscious with the food he intake, his skin also sensitive and he has allergic rhinitis kaya mabilis mangati and if there is a dust around the corner or we have a general cleaning bigla na lang hatsing.

It’s been very hard for me to find a best medicine for him; he is so picky drinking medicine compare to his vitamins. That is why I am very thankful to Alelrkid  controls allergy in as fast as 20 minutes that lasts up to 24 hours, thus it can only be taken once a day. Kids will surely love the great grape taste of Allerkid because it uses TasteRite Technology which masks the bitter taste of medicines.

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My Little Kulit is now in Grade 1

Whoa! Time really flies he is now grade one; he is turning six this October. I keep on praying that please don’t grow up too fast but I have to accept the reality that few years from now he will be no longer my baby.

My first plan is to transfer him in big school, but after weighing the pros and cons we decided to let him stay in his old school until grade three. We also asked him if he wants to transfer na or stay for a while, for me kasi I value his opinion siya kasi ang magaaral and he choose to stay.

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Date Night @ Chef’s Barrel

It’s been a year since we have a couple date, we are always out with our little kulit or with the whole family. Sometimes we just have snacks together after our office but I always want to get home agad para akong hindi mapakali na wala si kulit side ako.

We are not perfect couple, there are times that we have a misundertstandings, tampuhan, and it’s late for us to realize that we are focus in raising our son, being good parents and we forget that we are a couple. Kaya siguro nauso ang “away” or “tampuhan” sa mag asawa to enlighten us na may kulang sa amin. From our latest tampuhan that really last long because we both have pride and wala gusto mauna na sumuyo we both realized na we must have serious talk and start all over agaim, parang tulad ng mag boyfriend/girlfriend kami. We forget to that one na kasi, parang nakasanayan na naming na we are husbands and wife. I’s our choice that we have to work on our relationship and we have to maintain the old days nung time na nagging happy kami, we both agreed at least once a week or twice a month we have to go on a date na kami lang, so we can talk more about everything under the sun.

Last Friday, we went out on a date at Chef’s Barrel after office hours, we had a buffet which is Php 399 per head, the food is just okay nothing extra ordinary.

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Productive Weekend

I had a productive weekend 🙂 even I am so tired I was able to divide my time for being a mom, wife, daughter, and a friend.

Last Friday, hubby and I had a couple date in Festival mall which we had a great time. And we both agreed we need to this more.

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Saturday morning is enrollment for my little kulit, went to human nature to get orders and lunch with my best girlfriends.  Little Kulit is supposed to be coming with me to meet his ninangs, but he invited his cousin to our house.

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Little Kulit at KidZania Manila

Our first trip in Kidzania is during his school field trip, he was not able to enjoy that much because  there are a lot of students from different school by that time, he was able to do two jobs only, I promised him during his summer break we will go back.

I got a discounted ticket during Mommy Mundo Expo Mom, we scheduled our trip last May 3. Our initial plan is to be there early since the gates opens at 8am, but the activity will start at 9am. But we are stuck in the traffic in C5 for more than 45 minutes so we arrive around 930 am.

Upon presenting our receipts in the counter, the staff gave us our RFID security bracelet, map and our boarding pass.

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Back to School Stuffs

Happy June first, few days from now our kids will be back to school. Most of us are busy and dealing with a lot of stress. But as a parent we will do anything for our kids. We want to give them the best education and the best thing in the world.

As a mom, I need to be wise in spending our money as much as possible I have to stick on our budget but I have to admit that there are times that I overspend our budget.  Now a days raising a school kid is not easy, tuition fees and books is so expensive. Imagine my Little Kulit books and notebooks cost Php 7000 it triples the price when he was in advance casa. What more the tuition fee, buti na lang no increase this year. But since he will be grade one, iba na uniform niya I need to order new set of uniforms for him with new set of PE uniform also.

To be able to budget his needs for this school year as early as March after his graduation I am saving na, and I took advantage mall sales to be able to score discounted items but in good quality.  And as a practical mom, every pay day I buy his stuffs na, I don’t buy isahan lang para it will not cost me too much. And as much as possible buy items that it has a good quality and will last long compare to buy cheap sales then after three months you will buy again.

First week of April, I was able to purchase his new black shoes and rubber shoes. CHICCO is his favorite brand this one really last long for years His lolo’s request is to buy the rubber sole since he is in the stage who loves to run, for his rubber he choose the TRANSFORMER brand his current favorite character.  He choose Bumblebee 🙂

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Php 899 with 10% doscount

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