A Home Foodie can be anyone who loves food, cooking and eating!

On its 5th season, the San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie Chefs Yen, Martin and John together with real life couple Drew Arellano and lya Villanla, continue to teach and entertain Home Foodies with resto-inspired and classics with twists but with new and level up ideas, easy-toprepare as well as budget-friendly recipes.

Among the new elements for this season is that Home Foodie went out of the kitchen for fresh ambience. Some of the cooking demos are done on location with a refreshing view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges as the kitchen backdrop.

Home Foodie also engages more with its Ka-Home Foodie community on recipe ideas, questions and needs that can be addressed by the show. Drew will roam around the city to personally talk to the viewers and netizens.

And so, the recipes are ka-Home Foodie approved, can be easily replicated by more households and are suited for every member of the family. Lucky Home Foodies are also invited to the remote kitchen to watch the cooking demos and try the featured dishes.

Join Drew and lya, as they cook various Madalicious and Affordalicious meals for their growing family, together with the San Miguel Culinary Center Celebrity Chefs Llena Tan-Arcenas, Martin Narisma and John Valley in Home Foodie Season 5.

Home Foodie season 5 will be aired on GMA 7, beginning June 10, 2019, from Monday to Friday, after Unang Hirit.

Home Foodie episodes can also be enjoyed online through their website at http://www.homefoodie.com, YouTube (Home Foodie), Facebook, lnstagram and Twitter accounts (Home Foodie ph).

Mommy Bloggers Philippines will Celebrate the Holidays in Style at ICON Hotel Timog

Mommy Blogger Philippines will Celebrate the Holidays in Style at ICON Hotel Timog

On it’s 5th year, Mommy Bloggers Philippines (MBP) will be celebrating their annual Christmas party at ICON Hotel Timog. In what seems like a pre-destined event, MBP will be at the movies for this year’s theme and there is no better venue to hold this themed party than at ICON Hotel Timog. With a hotel that highlights various icons from around the world, the chosen icon influences and the hotel’s elegant, yet affordability factor makes it most ideal for a celebration of holiday glamour.

Managed by experienced hoteliers, the hotel is a haven for many as it accommodates those traveling for business or pleasure in the perfectly situated area of the Quezon City district.

The carefully chosen icons grace the rooms and suites giving you your pick of who you’d like to stay with. Yes, that’s right. You can be lounging with Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali or practicing spells with Harry Potter. The calm surroundings in the Leonardo Da Vinci room will help you have a relaxing stay or if you’re looking for some fun you can stay with Michael Jackson, Madonna and even Charlie Chaplin.

ICON Hotel Timog’s function rooms are often fully booked holding entertainment press cons, conventions and celebrations from debuts to weddings and more. This hotel also has an all-day dining restaurant to satisfy your cravings.

To celebrate the holidays ICON Hotel Timog is offering Christmas Party Packages for your next holiday gathering. Their buffet restaurant has some Yuletide offerings specially prepared for the coming season.

Joining the Mommy Blogger Philippines Christmas celebration are Pampers, Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons, Ariel, Lilys Peanut Butter, NGP, Lemon Square, Welchs Sparkling Juice, Crystal Derm, Cheez Whiz, Kids Company, V&M Naturals, Joy Dishwashing, Goya, FWD, SkinWhite, McDonalds and Tipid Mommy.

Icon Hotel Timog Avenue

60 Timog Avenue Tomas cor. Tomas Morato

Quezon City, Philippines

For inquiries and reservations, call

Telephone: (02) 353 -6000

Mobile: (+63) 921-795-2170

Email: iconhoteltimog@yahoo.com








Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons





Lilys Peanut Butter







Lemon Square


Welchs Sparkling Juice



Crystal Derm



Cheez Whiz



Kids Company



V&M Naturals



Joy Dishwashing














Tipid Mommy



Little Heroes: First Aid Camp and Rescue for Kids 2018

This SUMMER, we are bringing you another workshop for your kids!

This workshop will teach your kids the Basic First Aid & Rescue. They will learn how to be aware when there is an emergency and how to give FIRST AID.

Manila Workshops and Early Intervention Management would like to invite you to our Basic First Aid & Rescue for Kids Workshop now on it’s second year!

We all know that one’s life is precious. Everyday we encounter accidents, while on the street, in malls, and even in our own homes. It is essential that everyone knows what to do when an accident occurs.
Here in the Philippines, not everyone is taught how and when to perform First Aid & Rescue. That is why we taught of bringing the workshop to you. Let us start by teaching our country’s new generation – our kids.


– Proper Handwashing w/ Demo and Return Demo
– Cleaning and Dressing w/ Demo and Return Demo
– Dressing
– Prevention
– Dogs and Cats
– Bees
– Jellyfish
– Sea Urchin
– Prevention
– Activity: Compression Bandage
– Activity: Basic Splinting
– Recognition
– What to do
– Prevention
– What to watch out for
– What to do
– CT Scan and X-ray
– Recognition
– Opening the Airway
– Calling for help
– Activity: Return Demo



**Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and snacks!**

For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

We only refund payments for those who give us an advise on or before two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the workshop.

In case of any back-outs, we advise you to notify us via this email: payments@manilaworkshops.com

If you are using Bank Deposit

We have 2 accounts you can use:

1. BPI (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: GPA Events Management Services
Account Number: BPI Peso Checking Account 1920-0279-77

2. Unionbank (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: Geraldine Anne Therese P. Arboleda
Account Number: 1094-510441-86

After paying via bank deposit, may we request that you email a scanned copy of the validated transaction/deposit slip to

veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com. Please indicate the training you signed up for and the name you used during registration.

Venue: Early Intervention Management Office


Unit 1407, Medical Plaza Makati, Makati City

Gardenia Bakeries (Phils) Inc. Presents a 1 of a kind Summerworkshop and Plant Tour Experience

Did you know that ‘Kidulting’ can be a parenting style?

Gone are the days when fun is reserved only for kids.

Guess what?! Adults are now trying to recapture their childhood experiences through playing console games or visiting their favorite kid theme park or having a spontaneous night of pajama party. This trend, known as kidulting, is a way to relive the best childhood memories, to temporarily escape adult activities, and to remember the good, old days of being carefree… because who does not want to, right?

But is kidulting for single adults only? Of course not! In fact, kidulting can also be a method of parenting where adults and kids bond together in activities they can both playfully participate. Isn’t it adorable to see a whole family infusing fun in their lifestyle just to create joyful memories for their kids, and at the same time, unleash the “kid-in-me” of the parents?

This summer, Gardenia invited Mommy Bloggers and their kids to have a one of a kind Gardenia Summerworkshop experience right inside their factory. How cool is that!

It has been years since I have visited this place. I think It was my son’s school field trip 7 years ago. But this time we got to visit Gardenia Phil. Factory for summerworkshop and the best part is.. that it is for Free!

I have seen alot of improvements when we arrived at the factory. My daughter, Ashley aka “Super Pinay Kid” is so happy to be here spending her day with her bestfriend Xenia.

And I also enjoy being here once again. And it was a dream come true that my daughter is a commercial model of Gardenia.

Youtube Link:

Gardenia Drama TVC

What’s inside Gardenia Factory and what kind of surprises awaits us?

I am so excited to know what we are going to do on Gardenia’s summerworkshop for moms and kids!

Here are some Gardenia’s kidulting ideas that are simple, accessible, and affordable but worth the try!

· Paint and Create

Creating name tags for each other. Be creative as you want!

Creating art together with your children is definitely a proven stress-buster while fueling the creativity of your kids. It’s hitting two birds in one stone! If you think simple patterns will bore you as an adult, try creating thematic artworks like an “under the sea” painting or a “secret garden” coloring.

· Play the Role

Seeing your kids play as a doctor or an engineer or a lawyer inspire you to work harder to give them a better future, right? But what if you join the fun? Try to pretend as the doctor’s patient or the engineer’s client or the lawyer’s colleague. You will see how promising your kids are with their witty reasoning. Plus, you can also guide them as early as now in choosing the career they want to have someday.

· Bake it free

Remember the times when you did “pretend play” with cooking or baking? You can actually play again with your kids or level up and teach them to bake and maybe you’ll discover the genius baker within them. You may choose recipes which your kids can also do easily and conveniently. It is also an avenue to teach them healthy-eating habits.

Bonus tips: While doing these activities, make sure you already prepared on-the-go snacks that you and your kids can munch anywhere. Of course, you don’t want to spoil the momentum of your bonding, in case your kids get hungry in the middle of your activity. So, bring Gardenia Pocket Sandwich for a pocket full of fun bonding moments! For only Php12, you are assured of an innovative, fresh and yummy goodness that is available in 4 flavors: chocolate, peanut butter, cheese, and strawberry pastillas, that your kids and kid-in-you will love!

Kidulting as a parenting style will enable your family to practice the sense of familial inclusivity for a home treasured by everybody. After all, family team work makes the dream work.


Gardenia opened its first ever Kiddie Workshop in 2017 to hundreds of kids who enjoyed an – ultimate bread journey workshop experience.

The workshop included fun-filled, educational learning activities such as storytelling, plant tour guiding, art session, proper hand washing and healthy eating habits lecture, cooking class, and mascot appearance.

This year, the workshop does not only aim to provide an enjoyable experience to the kids but also firsthand learning experiences for them. It will have a new set of exciting activities wherein kids will learn and have fun at the same time.


· kids ages 5-10 years old (accompanied by one parent or guardian)

Note: if kids are not in this age bracket but are already capable to participate in the activities, they are welcome to join.


1. Fill out the Gardenia Kiddie Workshop registration form here: https://goo.gl/m6hiXU or

download and fill out the form at Gardenia Plant Tour Facebook page (@GardeniaFactoryTour).

2. Send the accomplished form via Facebook PM or thru email at customer_relations@gardenia.com.ph

3. Bring empty packaging of the following Gardenia products on the day of the workshop:

a. 1 loaf packaging

b. 1 pandesal/bun packaging

c. 1 Creamroll packaging

d. 1 Pocket Sandwich packaging

e. 1 Twiggies packaging

4. Bring any ID that indicates the kid’s date of birth on the day of the workshop.


· Introduction to Bread Making, Story Telling, Plant Tour, Art Sessions, Bread Store Junior Crew, Baking Class, and a whole lot more exciting surprises!

Check out Super Pinay Kid’s Summerworkshop Experience and I hope you will visit Gardenia Philippines soon.

Facebook link:


Youtube Link:


· Trunk line: (02) 889-8990 | (049) 539-1136 to 40 local 258

· Mobile: 0917-894-2341 | 0920-911-4606

· E-mail: customer_relations@gardenia.com.ph

Manila To Experience #InstaGuam Fair in June 2018

(Monday, May 28, 2018 – Manila, Philippines) Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will host the first ever “#instaGuam Fair” in Manila to promote Guam as the closest U.S. destination for travelers from the Philippines. The three-day event will take place from June 1-3, 2018 at High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

The theme, #instaGuam, comes from GVB’s 2018 global marketing campaign that promotes Guam as the perfect instant vacation destination from major cities in the region, while encouraging local residents and visitors to create their own story-driven content through the power of social media.

Attendees will be able to experience Chamorro food and entertainment while having the opportunity to learn about the island’s various optional tours and sites. Interested travelers can also meet with travel agents and airlines at the fair. Additionally, U.S. Embassy representatives from the consular section will be present to answer any questions. Participating GVB members include Discover Guam, Micronesia Mall, PacTours, Bank of Guam, PhilGuam – USA Travel & Tours, Two Lovers Point, Pacific Island Holidays, Pacific Star Resort & Spa, and Hafaloha, with more pending.

“We’re looking forward to showcasing all that Guam has to offer at our upcoming #instaGuam Fair. This is a great opportunity for potential visitors to taste our cuisine, learn about our history and culture, and interact with experts in the travel industry that can help them make plans to visit our island paradise,” said GVB President and CEO Nathan Denight.

GVB has focused its efforts to promote Guam as a premium destination in the Philippines market. Visitors are drawn to Guam for its shopping, people, cultural similarities and close proximity as a U.S. destination. Last fiscal year, Guam welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors from the Philippines and seeks to attract more with the support of its travel trade partners and three main carriers servicing direct flights from the Philippines to Guam – United Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, and Philippine Airlines.

The Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) is also collaborating with GVB, using this event as a trade mission to expose the Made in Guam brand through the Guam Product Seal Program to potential Philippine visitors to Guam.

“There are business opportunities for our locally manufactured products through the Guam Product Seal Program that we support,” said GEDA Business Development Manager Ed Camacho. “Activities like this will help diversify Guam’s tourism industry and could lead to more investment in Guam as well. Our GEDA team will also be promoting business and investment opportunities for Filipino-based businesses from retailers to restaurants and developers.”
To know more about Guam, you may visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s PH Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/visitguamph, or you may follow the @visitguamph page on Instagram.

For more information:

Name: Marge Pateña

Tel.: +63 917 517 2282

E-mail: mpatena@visitguam.com.ph

Pilipinas MindGuru Specialist School Launches their Summer Programs

May 5, 2018- Pilippinas MindGuru Specialist Inc., a specialty center specializing in facilitating sensory enhancement workshops recently held an intimate Bloggers Day last May 5, 2018 in their office conveniently located at the3rd Floor of the AA Building in Scout Borromeo Street, Brgy. South Triangle, Q.C.

There were more than 30 Mom’s and Guests who attended their morning session as the Executives from their Company discussed how the concept of MindGuru came about and what their vision is in the coming future. Ms. Lot Nanong, Executive Director of MindGuru Inc. amiably welcomed the guests and briefed them about their Programs and Summer Offerings.

Their top programs and packages were the REP and SEP which was short for the Retention Enhancement Program and Sensory Enhancement Program respectively. It fosters and enhances further the mind’s natural ability to process and recall information as students who have gone thru the workshop demonstrate better performance at school and increased recall of the lessons they learned in the classroom. Their workshops can also be beneficial for adults who want to be calmer and more competitive in their upcoming board exams which they would be undertaking, as the workshops enhances the recall and improves the perception of their surroundings.

Guests were then treated to a sample workshop session to give them a general preview of how the classes were conducted and afterwards took part in a socialization session with the staff of Pilipinas MindGuru for them to be able to ask the staff questions regarding their programs and other product offerings.

To know more about Pilipinas MindGuru feel free to check out their newly launched Website at: http://mindguru.ph

Pilipinas MindGuru

Address : AA Building 3rd Floor #37 Scout Borromeo St.Brgy. South Triangle Q.C.

Mobile: 0917-8102895

Landline: 02-5348113

Sensory Enhancement with Pilipinas Mind Guru. Truly an Amazing Experience.

Today, we have been invited to attend a brain power activity at the Mind Guru. I have heard and saw their demonstration before at Smart Kids Asia 1 or 2 years ago. Where in a little girl who is about my daughter’s age wearing blind fold and and a young man a few meters away for her raising up a small flash card with a number and color on it. And as he raise a card, that little girl shouted what is written on it as well as the color of the card. Oh my goodness! What kind of sorcery is this?

It was so amazing! How can she do that? Is she a mind reader, a psychic, clairvoyance? I am so amaze and have been so curious since then.

Then this time comes and we will be attending their first blogger conference. My daughter and I are so excited and perhaps we will find an answer to this mystery.

It was early morning and we are almost there.

We are the first to arrived at venue…

And I feel a positive vibes already.

What is Pilipinas Mind Guru?

In line with its continuing thrust to develop more competent individuals by sharpening your memory and further honing your skills to be more perceptive outside the four walls of the classroom, Pilipinas MindGuru Specialist was conceptualized and born in 2016 under the name MindGuru Learning Solutions, Inc. until it was expanded in 2017 bearing now the name Pilipinas MindGuru Sensory Enhancement Specialist, Inc.

It is a Specialty Learning Center wherein their Guru’s and Specially Trained Teachers conduct and facilitate workshops which are module bound, adhering to the stringent quality that only MindGuru offers in line with its Mission and Vision.

Their modules are by products of the team’s constant trainings, planning, discussions and constant studies to keep abreast with the latest innovations and technologies in sensory enhancement and memory retention.

Among the many benefits of these workshops are the following:

  1. Enhanced Sensory Perception
  2. Improved Memory Recall
  3. Better Academic Standing
  4. Improved Focus
  5. Enhances the Creativity
  6. Improves one’s self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

According to one of Mind Guru’s teacher, Teacher Prime, it started from Singapore and the specialty school name is Brain Power.

Then the education system has been brought to the Philippine by Zander Nanong and his wife Lot Nanong. Where in Pilipinas MINDGURU, Sensory Enhancement Specialist, Inc. is a Filipino owned SEC registered company. It is an Academy of Awareness and Enlightenment.

This Sensory Enhancement program is best on what they called “the golden age” which means 6 years old to 16 years. Techniques designed to augment the input of sensory messages to the Central Nervous System.

What are these Sensory Enhancement Techniques?

-Aging simulation suits

-Augmented reality cycling glasses

-Perception heightening cycling glasses

-Vision Enchancing Electronic Eyewear

-Dream controlling masks

-Pain distraction games (burn victims)

-Vision corrected VR screens

-Visiob supplementing glasses (blind)


Ms. Lot Nanong, the Executive Director of Pilipinas MindGuru welcomes our Media Guests today and discusses the values that MindGuru stands for. Help your kids excel in life and in school by checking out their Workshops.

Then the Highlight of the Program is the PASIKLABAN. Which they are going to showcase awesome skills of the MG Stars “Nizze and Iyay”.

They will showcase their skills with their eyes blind folded. So they have barricaded their sense of sight but since their sensory has already enhanced this wont hinder them to perform. But instead put alot of excitement and credibility of what they have acquired through learning at Mind Guru.

Watch the video of MG Star Nizze as she answers correctly all the flash card of Mommy Blogger Lariza Garcia. No tricks or cheats but absolute truth about sensory enhancement.

Another MG Star Iyay showcase her skills in solving the rubix cube blind folded. (Too bad I haven’t recorded the first that she read my ATM card complete with card number at name)

Why are they are wearing blind folds? It is merely because adult viewers have already been influenced by alot of information around us. We tend to be skeptic at times and think logically about this not so ordinary circumtances. This blind fold is a medium to prove that even though an enhanced person lost one of his senses especially the ability to see that he can still use the other senses to identify things. Whether it is hidden inside a container or far away from the person. Some people believe in the saying…

“To see is to believe” plus this adds up to the excitement of the performance.

We also got to taste and experience some basic workshops that teach their students to enhance their sensory and memory retention.

(Sorry off cam for this segment because we need to be stress free so the teachers politely request us to disconnect us to the social media world for a while)

We did some physical and mental exercize. What I love most is the eye exercize the after image of the colors on the blank wall and the moving red ball.

They have showed us their classrooms for different sensory enhacement. And what I love mo is the Occipital Lobe were I can rest and listen to the music which they brought exclusively to the Mother Company in Singapore. This relaxes our mind and body and enhance our sense of hearing through sound technology.

Then our lunches is already. We had a great talk and they have answered all our queries.

At the Pilipinas Mind Guru sensory enhancement where in it is a systemic effort to unlock and tap into the unlimited power of the brain using sound to facilitate the enhancement of the senses.

Teach your kids beyond the four walls of the classroom, help them develop their other talents by enrolling them in the Workshops of MindGuru conveniently located at AA Bldg. 3rd Floor, #37 Scout Borromeo Street, Brgy. South Triangle Quezon City, Philippines.

Worried about the fees? Don’t be because they offer convenient and flexible payment arrangements. When it comes to ourselves and especially our children we only wanted the best. This is a lifetime skills that we wanted to unlock to help them achieve and have a better future.

Enrollment fees includes an amazing kit that made and customized with high grade material especially design for their students.

We will definitely coming back as I can see that the environment projects good aura and stress-free environment. Be proud of what you and your children will acquire after the enhancement program. After our session I can already feel the effect. I am happy and emotionally controlled.

Thank you Pilipinas Mind Guru for the great experience.

To know more about Mind Guru check out their website at


and Facebook page at


I am very impress so please do check this link as they were feature already in TV.

Thank you!

Ready To Homeschool – A Primer on Homeschooling

Beyond The Silver and The Gold, Condo Coach and The Event Detailer presents Ready To Homeschool – A Primer on Homeschooling by Michelle Padrelanan. Held at D’ Cup Coffee Republic on April 14, 2018 at 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., this learning event is for newbie homeschoolers and those who are exploring this educational option.

Homeschooling in the Philippines has slowly but surely gained popularity in the last 15 – 20 years. Previously seen as an educational method that was only available to young actors and actresses and the elite or rich, it is now a viable alternative to sending children to traditional schools. What is homeschooling and how is it done? Michelle Padrelanan plans to answer that and other questions pertaining to homeschooling that will give the attendee the confidence to homeschool their child.

Parents will also learn the pros and cons of homeschooling, how to start homeschooling, how to craft their family’s homeschool mission statement, how to handle major life events while homeschooling and where to enroll. As a bonus feature, attendees will receive a list of free homeschool resources that can be found online.

After the seminar, attendees will be Ready To Homeschool! They will have the confidence to embark on their family’s homeschool journey with a vision of the future of their homeschooled children.

Michelle Padrelanan has been homeschooling their children since 2002. She has successfully graduated their two older children who are now thriving in college. Her passion for homeschooling has lead her to create her blog in 2010, Beyond The Silver and The Gold, to encourage and inspire other families to homeschool. She firmly believes that the key to nation building is building up a strong family. Therefore, parenting needs to be intentional. She and her husband work together to build up their children’s faith in God, develop their character and strengthen their family values. She is well-known in the homeschool community as an influencer, blogger, speaker and a veteran homeschool mom.

Registration for Ready To Homeschool is ongoing at bit.ly/homeschoolmanda. Ticket price is P1,100.00.