Our Mystery Manila Experience

A few weeks back, we went to Mystery Manila in Ayala Malls the 30th.

It was our first time to try Mystery Manila. The first room we went to was Rebel Resistance. Since my children loves Star Wars, we were hoping to be able to solve the mystery and come out of the room in 1 hour. Sadly, we were not successful in decoding the morse code and fixing the map!

So we tried another room, this time, we tried the Mr. Moriarity room. It is a Sherlock Holmes type of mystery and we were so excited to be able to solve this mystery in less than one hour! Thankfully, we were successful this time.

Our overall experience was ok as the staff in Mystery Manila was quite helpful throughout the time we were there.

It is fun to do these kind of activities with the kids once in awhile as it allows them to use their brains and figure out problems in real world scenarios. Truly, learning takes place even while having fun.

Lego Stop Motion Movies

My son loves Lego. He started to collect last year and he makes stop motion movies using his collection. I allow my son to do these videos as they take patience, time and creativity.

Hopefully, as the years go by, he will continue to be diligent and creative.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend. How do you celebrate this day?

For our family, since it is a Sunday, we are all up early and we spend the entire day at church. For the past 7 years, we have been spending our Sundays in the church where my husband serves as the pastor. We attend worship service together as a family and eat together and wait for one another as each one does his or her ministry in the church.

When my children were smaller, they would usually create crafts or art works and give them to my husband. Though very simple, it is something that is important as I see that the children need to be able to write or draw how they are thankful for having a dad who provides for them, loves them and cares for them.  Through the years, we have seen how gracious God has been as He works in my husband’s life. We are grateful as a family to be walking alongside each other.

Now that our children are in the pre-teen and teen years, we celebrate father’s day by giving gifts. Gifts can be something unique for dad, an overnight stay in a hotel, coffee, clothes or accessories. We also make sure that we dine together and pray for him as we celebrate on this very special day. I know that being a parent is hard, and I am grateful to have my husband as my partner in raising our children together. For that, I am truly grateful and blessed!

This weekend, if you don’t know where to buy your husband or your father a gift, be sure to check out Gifts Less Ordinary and order something unique for him!

Kyla’s Art Exhibit 2017

Over the summer, my daughter has joined 6 sessions of art program under the mentorship of Ms. Lerma Julian. She did several art mediums including  sketching, oil pastel and soft pastel and acrylic paintings. This is actually her very first art classes after joining Global Art Alabang many years back.

At the end of the 6 sessions, she had an art exhibit along with the other students in Vista Mall Sta Rosa.

We were amazed by the art works she was able to accomplish and very happy to see that indeed, God has given her a talent in the visual arts.


I am looking forward to all the other artworks that she will be able to create in the coming months and years. May God be glorified through her passion for the arts!

My Daughter’s Music Journey

My daughter is into music. She first learned about music theory from me at first grade. Then she learned from a neighbor who taught her the basics and through a music software we installed and then eventually through YouTube. She has been learning to play songs on the keyboard by herself as she watches tutorials from the internet. And these songs are not easy to play – mind you.

She told me that after she learns how to play chords in the keyboards, she would like to learn how to play the guitar. We have heard guitars like the gibson sg standard available at Musicians Friend and it sounds fantastic! I firmly believe that given time and the right equipment, she will be able to play the guitar well too.