22 June 2013

Fisher-Price Joy of Learning Workshop with the "Chief Mum" {Event}

The most awaited Fisher-Price Joy of Learning Workshop #FPJOL with Miss Carrie Lupoli, "Chief Mum" of the Mom Center was successfully conducted last 16 June 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila coinciding with the Fathers Day.

The Fisher-Price Joy of Learning Workshop Manila leg, is an initiative of the Richwell Trading which was also attended by Fisher-Price Philippines' Ambassador Miss Audrey Tan-Zubiri.


The choice of venue was perfect. Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila has been the home of various seminars, dialogue and forum. It is located in Ortigas commercial centre; just a few minutes away from Makati and most of all, strategically located near shopping centres and bus and train terminals.


The set date by the Richwell Trading for this event was perfectly timely as well, specifically for those looking for a different way to celebrate Fathers' Day.



The registration area was well organized. The lists of the names of the attendees were neatly categorized as well.

Activity Areas

It was a good thing that the event organizer was sensitive enough to place an activity area for the kids where they can play and interact with other children.

Likewise, aside from children's play area, Fisher-Price also save a portion for "Greetings Area" where we posted our letter to our respective husbands for the Fathers' Day. It was my first time to celebrate Fathers' Day alone due to the exigencies of our chosen profession.

The Speaker

Miss Carrie Lupoli is the Founder and Executive Director of Live and Learn, which is Southeast Asia's premier education consultancy and assessment firm focusing on diverse concepts. Likewise, she is the Editor for MumCentre Southeast Asia, renowned "Chief Mum" for Mum Centre Worldwide and the official spokesperson for Mattel Fisher Price Southeast Asia.

Prior her main lecture, Miss Carrie shared her experiences during her pregnancy with her child, Grace. According to her, as a couple, she and her husband were not able to have their own child during their first five years of being married. She even conceived Grace through IVF and had her labor for 67 hours just to end up undergoing Caesarian Section delivery...Such a strong woman!

The Host

Of course the event will not be possible without the efforts of these beautiful people. Thank you ma'am for initiating such event and we hope that this will not be the last.

15 June 2013

Happy Fathers Day Warriors! {Greetings}

June 16, 2013 gives me a bittersweet feeling as the whole world celebrates Fathers Day while I get restricted for a month due to the exigencies of my chosen profession. I have read this special poem written by Miss Karen Marshall dedicated to all daddies and military brats. 

"A Military Child"
by Karen Marshall

Away from the home of her childhood, she marched at her Daddy's side.
For her momma chose a wide and winding road when she became a bride.
And sometimes the road was a hard one, so different from what she had planned;
And sometimes she wept for the home she had left as she lay in a foreign land;
And sometimes her steps would grow weary as she followed the drum and the horn;
But she set about making the world her home because she was military born.

Mom learned to build a hearth for them wherever her dad was sent;
And she knelt to plant a garden every time he pitched their tent.
Yes she always planted a garden though she never saw it grow,
For she knew before the flowers came that she would have to go.
But she left each garden gladly though it made her heartbeat wild,
For she hoped it might bring comfort to another military child.

To the hardships in her young sweet life she learned one simple truth,
A promise that once was spoken in the ancient words of Ruth:
"Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Thy people shall be my people and thy God shall be my God."

She shared Dad's joys and sorrows as she lived where the military bid,
For she was proud Dad was a soldier
And she, a military kid.
To my dear husband who has always been there through thick and thin; who has always been patient despite two post partum scenarios I have gone through; who has been the duty diaper changer while I took some rest from the caesarian section operation and who has always been the son and son-in-law in one whom my parents dreamed of....HAPPY FATHERS DAY Tatay....

12 June 2013

Fisher Price "The Joy of Learning Wokshop" Tickets Give-Away Winners

Hi there SMCers! I know you have been waiting for this! So here are the lucky winners who will be able to have free tickets for the Joy of Learning Workshop to be held on June 16, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Manila.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

May I remind the winners to wait for my email and instructions on how to claim your prize. I would love to meet all you on the 16th! Congratulations!