Sunday, June 19, 2016

Unboxing the Buribox Toddler

Curious what the box is all about + the “free thing” pushed me to sign up for a free Buribox that fellow blogger and owner of Mamanee’s Nest shared on the Mommy Bloggers Philippines FB Page two months back. 

There were two sets of Buribox to choose from, The Young Reader Buribox 6-8 year olds and The Toddler Buribox for 3-5 year olds. Since, I have a 2.6 year old toddler, I chose the latter. 

A few days later, with only P150.00 for the shipping cost, The Toddler Buribox landed on our doorsteps. Even though, husband was curious what the package was, he opted not to open it and waited for me to come home from the office. 

Created by Adarna House, The Buribox Toddler contains storybooks, preschool worksheets in English and Filipino, art materials and an envelope for Parents with a written guide on how to use the contents of the box. The books and the worksheets are all made of quality materials that will last long even with continuous used by kids. Oh, the box really looks cute. 

Overall, I found the box to be very useful and recommendable at a monthly subscription of P799 you’ll about 4-5 new preschool books + multiple activities and worksheets + useful art materials for our kids to enjoy. 

Thanks Buribox for these wonderful gifts for my little girl. And thanks sis Marie for sharing the love. :-)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Do you know what pedal refers in music?

As a non music person, I really do not know what it is until I read an article regarding it in a music magazine. Pedals or effect units are actually devices that change the sound of musical instruments or audio sounds. 

Musicians usually use this electronic device during live performances or studio recording to put color or dramatic effects in the sound.  This is often used with electronic or electric instruments such as the electric guitar, electric piano or electronic keyboard, etc. 

So if you see devices mounted on a pedal train, like those above, don’t be surprised to its complexity, they are called pedals for the musicians.

Monday, May 23, 2016

So Long Summer 2016!

Summer has finally ended, though it’s pretty much hot during the midday, rain usually comes around in the afternoon to neutralize the temperature. Considering also the forecasted El NiƱa, the rest of the year is expected to be wet and cold. Brrrrr…

Credits to the owner of the photo
Truthfully, I have no other reasons while I was slacking the past months, except because of my busy life in the corporate world. Plus the online store I opened up recently took much of my time. Hah! I really wonder if I can cope up with the online thing I have invested in. I hope so…

Anyway, now I allotted some of my time to write this much needed update, I just want to share how I spent summer this year. Like any other year, we didn’t schedule summer vacation. Going to the beach was what we wanted to do, but considering the very, very harsh heat of the sun, I opted to stay away from the beach, except for the one-hour White Island swim in Camiguin before the Holy Week with colleagues. 

The past 3 months, I have been to places because of work, like visiting some of the small generating plants in Bukidnon and stayed at one of the coolest resorts in the area in April. Travelled for 3 consecutive weeks in May to Davao City, to attend meetings with incoming generating plants and visited the new coal-fired power plant in Malita, Davao Occidental. Though we travelled by plane, still it was exhausting, yet fun to visit places and meet people in the same industry.

At home, my son attended the 2-weeks free summer Sped class at a new school. Yes, we decided to put him in another school, which we hope and pray can help him more (of course with our efforts at home too). 
We also enrolled him in swimming lesson, to an instructor that handles children with special needs. So far, he has a positive attitude to his swimming class, except for some whining at first but manageable. 

We also enrolled our little girl in a toddler class in a pre-school near our area. It was a 5-week playschool + lessons together with the nursery students (since only 3 students enrolled in the toddler level).  It was definitely a wise decision to put her in school, why, because she used to be an aloof girl, who cries every time she sees unfamiliar faces. But after her 5 week class, she’s not afraid to face people. Good job girl! 

We will be having 2 students in the house starting next week.

Oh, with the online thing, I opened up an online store that sells Preloved, Ukay and soon Brand new items for the babies and kids. So far, I already sold some of stuffs to local clients. I was able to sell some of my kids’ preloved items too. Oh di ba? Now I already have a fund for their school uniform.

So please dear friends, please like and visit my online shop Xye Xyrus Xhop

That’s my summer so far. The travel adventures will be posted in my travel blog very soon.

Have a Nice Day!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Looking for Guitar Parts

I have mentioned before that my niece and nephew are playing the guitars. They are actually learning it on their own and I’m impressed how they were able to catch up. Well, probably music is also in our blood, after all, our surname has produced a well known singer in the 60s or 70s, though I am not blessed to have the talent, at least the next generation is.  

My nephew’s guitar had a minor problem and is currently looking for ibanez guitar parts for replacement. I hope he’ll find it as soon as possible and start playing his guitar again.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Exposing Toddlers to Music

Toddlers enjoy music, they usually sing-along with nursery rhymes or enjoys hearing mom and dad sing even though they are out of tune. Music is part of a toddler’s life. My 2 year and 6 month old girl enjoys singing along with the nursery rhymes and keeps on demanding to sing to her the “twinkle-twinkle”, the ABC, the “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, etc. Music helps develop the child’s sensory development and can also help in teaching basics, like singing along the ABC. My toddler has learned the ABCs, not only memorize, but also recognize them all.

Our next step is introducing music instruments, like tapping the Orange County Drums to go along with the rhythm. I hope with these instruments, it will really spark the interest of my child.