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Friday, May 24

Baby Company Spearheads the Buckle Up Your Babies Event Promoting RA 11229


For Moms and Dads, this is event of Baby Company is one great news. Not only that Child Safety is promoted, the good thing is that it is imposed through RA 11229, the Child Safety in Motor Vehicle Act. This is where parents should practice it for the safety of the children.

Baby Company, the Philippines leading baby store, launches Baby Company Buckle Up Baby, the biggest child car seat caravan in SM Mall of Asia campaigns the passing of the law and actually going through the caravan by sharing, supporting, promoting and informing the public about this law, the Republic Act. 11229, the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act.


The enacted law seeks to protect children whenever they are brought into a motor vehicle. It is in response to the increasing number of child fatalities due to vehicular accidents. The Department of Health, released its notes indicating that vehicular accidents are now the second leading cause of death among children ages 0 to 17 . This is really an alarming figures and an escalating situation with an increasing number of vehicles on the road.

The Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act clearly mandates two main thing
  • The mandatory use of appropriate child restraint system. 
  • No children under 12 years old should be placed in the front seat. 
It's great that this new law is being promote to raise awareness. Thanks to Baby Company for spearheading a campaign like this to educate parents and provide a venue to showcase a large number of child car seats. More options for parents to choose from and be safe at the same time.


“It is important that child car seats meet the safety standards and we have partnered with the world’s leading child car seat brands,” said, Cheryl Justiniano, Sr. AVP for Marketing. “Together with Baby Company, we have Aprica, Chicco, Graco, Joie, Maxi-Cosi, and Picolo to showcase their products, and importantly, lend their expertise in choosing and fitting the child car seats,” she added.




Sharing the message of safety to more parents, Baby Company Buckle Up Baby child car seat drive will be visiting other malls in the coming months. It will continue to showcase the importance of child passenger safety and provide parents that chance to choose and get the child car seat that is best for their child.

Cheryl Justiniano added, “Getting a child car seat is not a one-size-fits-all, the child car seat matches a specific age, weight, and length of a child, so it is important that parents have a venue to learn from the experts, even try out the seats before they decide to get one for their child”.


Child car seats follow an established standard to group child car seats to match a child’s age, weight, and length. Group 0 is from birth up to 4-6 years old and with a weight of 0-25kg. Group 1 is from birth up to 12 years old and with a weight up to 36kg. Group 2 is from 9 months to 12 years old and with a weight of 9 to 36kg. And finally, Group 3 is from 4 years old to 12 years old and from 15-36kg. There are child car seats that have combined groupings to allow more options.


Child welfare and safety is now everyone’s priority, especially in motor vehicles. It is the right time to visit Baby Company Buckle Up Baby to choose the right child seat for every child.

Wednesday, May 15

Gelo's Eightfull Giveaway


Hello guys! Moms, Dads and kids!

My son, Gelo, just turned 8 and we’re thankful for all the blessings! Gelo finally have his FB Page and YouTube Channel Playfull Gelo and we want to reach out for more people… Moms, Dads, and kids! The more the merrier, so help us reach 200 subscribers so we can start giving away prizes. To qualify for the giveaway raffle here are the things that you need to do.
  1. The very first and important one … click this link... this is to get into the rafflecopter form or you can check the form below.
  2. Make sure to fill the required fields in the form.
  3. Then, make sure to do all the tasks needed.
    • a. Subscribe to Playfull Gelo YouTube Channel.
    • b. Like and follow Playfull Gelo FB Page.
    • c. Subscribe to Kwento Ni Toto YouTube Channel.
    • d. Subscribe to Kids On The YouTube Channel.
    • e. Like and follow Kwento Ni Toto FB Page.
    • f. Like and follow Mommy’s MAG Life FB Page.
    • g. Birthday greetings and wish for #BebeGelo
    • h. Share the blog post and tag 3 of your friends or relatives.
  4. Once all is complete comment done.
So what are the prizes? Well there are 8 prizes to win, of course we will give chance for everyone to win some prizes. It’s going to be Php3,000+ worth of prizes. It’s a mix of Gift Certificates, Cellphone Load, and items.
  • Cellphone Load worth Php100
  • Gift Certificate from SM Baby Company worth Php300
  • Gift Certificate from Turks worth Php400
  • Gift Certificate from GoodAh!!! Php500
  • Gift Certificate from Wing Zone Php500
  • Cellphone Load worth Php100
  • Gift Certificate from Turks worth Php600
  • Coffee Press worth Php1,000 plus
Take note: This is important for those who will win from Metro Manila or nearby towns you will win the indicated prizes but for those who will win from provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao we will opt GC prizes with SM Gift Certificates.
a Rafflecopter giveaway




Sunday, May 5

Another Heartwarming Mother's Day Love in #KwentongJollibee


Hello Dads, Moms and kids! It's great when we're celebrating events, occasions, and celebrations. For this month of May what else we're going to celebrate none other but the Light of our Home, the Mothers! It's their day!

Jollibee, the Pinoy's pride in the food chain industry, brings an interesting story with their #KwentongJollibee series. This is to honor the strength of all Mother’s out there facing the difficulties in life. I just watched the video and it really made me drop a tear. They really showcased the strengths of moms in all circumstances in life.  Mothers are our strength and with their love for us makes us even more stronger in facing the obstacles of life. From our childhood to adulthood they are there beside us.

From the moment our mothers felt our heartbeat inside their womb, to the first time they see and hold us when we are born, they have made a promise to remain strong and shower us, their children with eternal love and support throughout our life.

Jollibee and their creative agency McCann World Group Philippines honor all loving moms as they release this special Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day special that will remind everyone of the power of a mother’s unwavering affection and nurturing love.

This series is directed by Sheron Dayoc, ‘Schoolboy’ follows the story of a young boy as he overcomes his insecurities in his new school and achieves his dream with the help of his mother’s care and encouraging words that gave him the confidence he needed.

“There are many types of love in this world - one we share with friends, relatives, and significant others. But we know that it is the love that we receive from our mothers that make us feel more confident to embrace ourselves,” said Francis Flores, Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head.

For a child, there is no greater gift in life than having a mother who is there by their side and cheer them on as they grow up. “This Mother’s Day, we want to showcase the unique bond that a mother and child have and how this encourages the child to love themselves and live their life with a purpose no matter their personal condition,” adds Flores.

As the guiding light of every Filipino household, mothers play an inspiring figure in the life of each member of the family. Last year, Jollibee touched the hearts of netizens with its successful Mother’s Day trilogy - Amor”, “Tess”, and “Helen” - which reached over 27 million views in Facebook and YouTube and touched hearts of over 65.8 million netizens, Jollibee once again celebrates the red-letter day with a new heartwarming Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day special.

This year, Jollibee aims to once again shine the spotlight on moms as a fitting tribute to the person who never fails to provide encouragement and support every step of the way. Watch the ‘Schoolboy’ Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day special on Jollibee’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines/videos/2382580938502113/ and YouTube channel: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UNDpEUCBYkk&feature=youtu.be.


In time for this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, everyone is invited to bring their beloved mother and the whole family for a langhap-sarap feast at Jollibee. From May 10 to 12, customers who purchase a 6-pc Chickenjoy Bucket will get a free sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti as a treat for the special day. Meanwhile, every purchase of an 8-pc Chickenjoy Bucket comes with two free Jolly Spaghetti. Promo is also available for take-out, drive-thru, and delivery.

Saturday, April 27

Daddy Day Care: Covering Events with the Kids, SM Fairview Parkway and Jollibee





Hello Dads and Moms! Well, like I mentioned in my yesterday's post I will try to write more topics here in Daddy Yashiro's Journal.

So, we will be doing again our Daddy Day Care portion, which we usually post on weekends. Since last year, after my official resignation from work, I have been doing freelance work, blogging and vlogging. It is really a struggle but me and my family have to work hard for it.

Now, we're working together to make a living from freelance works and blogging. To make our kids understand what is our work all about, well, we brought our kids with us. Me together with my eldest son, Maki, covers the Grand Opening of SM City Fairview Parkway while my wife and our youngest, Gelo went to Jollibee for the launch of their latest party theme.

Friday, April 26

Get Your TOYCON 2019 EPIC Pass


Great day Dads, Moms, and kids! Sorry that Daddy Yashiro has been out for quite a long time. It's been months (I think) already since our last post about our adventure in Climb Central. It was a tiring day for us back then but we all did enjoyed it very much.

This year will be interesting because there are lots of things that I want to share with you all. To start with is that I'll be sharing about TOYCON. Yes, we have been a frequent attendee in this event for the hobbyist, collectors and pop culture. We're hoping that this year we will be able to cover the whole TOYCON.

We're looking forward with this event because we will be for sure covering it. Specially now that we have created our YouTube Channels. Yes, for me, I do my vlogs in Kwento Ni Toto while for the kids they have Kids On The Go (I was able to share it before) and the latest is Playfull Gelo.

So, if you want to get an exclusive discount and deal with this year's TOYCON, which is by the way on June 28-30, 2019, get the EPIC discount deal. It already started last April 23 and until June 27. It's going to be E-P-I-C (Early-Purchase-Is-Cool)!

You may purchase your tickets online at SMTickets.com or any SM Ticket outlets nationwide. More details at https://smtickets.com/events/view/7778br />

Thursday, December 13

Climb Central Clears Our Kids of their Fear On Heights


For parents, one of the concerns are fears and perhaps height is the number one among the top list of the fears being experienced by kids. Well my kids, I kind of noticed that they do have lots of fears. As Dad I'm trying to figure out activities that will at least lessen those fears and of course make them have a little bit of confidence. One of their fears is the fear on heights. Of course we tried to have the activity as part of the bonding moment and for them to have the courage to try things without them  being forced to do it.

Climb Central is perhaps one way to enjoy an extreme activity. Since our youngest is into climbing and doing some parkour thing, we might as well all have a climbing activity. It was just a whole day pass that you and your family or friends can enjoy. So for us, we came there as a family.


This is actually our first time at Climb Central, though I have been to other wall climbing venues already and have tried it as well but this time it's quite different. Why it was different? Well, first there are no staff doing the belay. You and your partner will do the belaying, that is why they orient first the user of the facilities about the dos and don'ts inside the facility. If you're alone, well, don't worry because they have the automatic belaying equipment that you can use.  



So, like I mentioned I've already done some wall climbing before with the aide of a belayer. Since my wife is not much of sporty type and the fact that she couldn't do the belaying thing, I'm forced to enjoy the company of the automatic belayer. The good thing is that I won't have to worry that my wife may hurt herself but the downside is that they only got few slots that have this automatic belayer.

So, after I had my few moments of wall climbing and of course to show to my kids how it is done, it's time to be the belayer for them. My wife had her short span of time and low reach while the two kids did enjoy wall climbing, though they don't have much of a strength to go on higher. Still, they enjoyed it and had a great time. The most important of all, their fear of heights were cleared a bit. Perhaps it's a good therapy for them once a month.


So the good all Dap turned coach to them on how they can climb the wall. There were few times of shouting and of course more laughter as everyone did some few bloopers going up.





Our eldest son, Maki, loved and managed to reach 1/4 of the wall climbing area. It's a great achievement for someone who has a fear on heights. Gelo, the youngest, managed to reached higher area than his older brother.  Mommy, well... she did tried to climb unfortunately the rope got too scared of her (just kidding).


Both of my kids would loved to do it again. Of course it God permits then perhaps we will have a few activities every month. For continuity perhaps. This is definitely an activity to do with the kids to build their self esteem and of course their muscles.


So if you want to make your kids a little buff about wall climbing just visit Climb Central. Have your kids visit the gym, or any places in your area that provides the same activity. They also have other activities inside the facility.

You can also get your whole day pass through TravelBook.ph. Enjoy!



Tuesday, November 27

Manila Ocean Park's Four "Es" Experienced by Our Family


One of the best days for Dads are when they go out together with the family. It's tiring but it pays off with great memory to cherish. Our family have always been going out and experiencing different bonding moments and every moment is different.

It is always enjoyable, fun, and exciting, most especially when kids shows that genuine smile of amazement and their little gesture of saying thanks Dad.

Our Manila Ocean Park experience is different. They say that love is sweeter the second time around but for us the third is memorable. Yup it is indeed memorable because this time we're bigger and merrier. The more the merrier.

Also we did find Manila Ocean Park's four E's - Encounter, Explore, Experience, and Educate - very much fulfilling. We may not be able to attend all the activities and destinations inside the park but we did experience few of its major activities.

Maybe one of the main reasons why kids and parents, like me, are encouraged to visit theme parks, like Manila Ocean Park, is because we want to explore. We want to see things, we want to know things and we want to have first hand experience of things we want to know. And I think the first part of the park that have been known were their Oceanarium and Trails to Antartica which perhaps falls into the Explore category.

EXPLORE CATEGORY

The Oceanarium


The first time that we visit this part of the park, there were fewer people and you can really explore very well and know what kind of a fish is on that aquarium. Perhaps this part was the highlight that time, most especially the tunnel. Yes on that part, we were able to have more moment this time. We were able to have our video and photos together with the fish. What's more interesting is that it's the big fish, it is still there and the moment is priceless.







So to capture that moment we did a selfie/groupie with the fish and of course a video with it. As if the fish were really joining inside the frame. We were so happy.

Trails To Antartica with the Penguin Exhibit, Penguin Lairs and the Christmas Village

Well, this part of the park is a tricky one because we weren't able to locate the way on how to get there but good thing that there were signs and guards who directed us to the place. It is indeed like a trail to Antartica because of the penguin exhibits and the icy designs plus the feel of it. As if you're really in Antartica.


This is their first time to see penguins up close and their reactions are incomparable. Too bad we don't have much of the budget because we would for sure let them experience feeding those little cute penguins. Maybe next time.





The trail to Antartica not only let visitors enjoy the scene but also let them understand and know information about the penguins. Good thing because we don't have that kind of bird in our region.



Also inside the Trails to Antartica is the Christmas Village where every child knows that Santa Claus live on that place together with Mrs. Santa. It was October but you can really tell that Christmas is just around the corner. Aside from the houses and Snow Man, the kids also enjoyed the man-made snow. Though it was man-made kids love the cold and the ice. One place that they really hold their time out, the fireplace (replica only). Not sure why they stayed there.



EXPERIENCE CATEGORY

Birds Of Prey Kingdom

When we say kingdom it is a territorial thing and I'm not sure about the prey thing but when we got inside this portion of the theme park, well it's more of a predator rather than prey. Perhaps this is one of the most exciting experience of the kids.

At first we thought it was just a simple area where birds are freely flying around but when we got to the edge of the dock area, well, that's where the highlight happens. Without any hesitation and without us knowing that our youngest, Bebe Gelo, talked to the personnel in charge of the area. His brave indeed and willing to try and experience anything.

So when his turn, the personnel gave a gloves exclusively for holding birds on Gelo's arm and placed a piece of meat for the eagle. In one swoosh the eagle snatched the meat from Gelo's arm. Good thing the we assisted to capture the moment. After the swoosh Gelo was screaming both because of excitement and fear but then again it was one of his experience.

 




 




ENTERTAIN CATEGORY

All Star Bird Show

Who would not love to see different kinds of birds but this one is quite different because these birds are performing and giving entertainment plus education as well to their viewers. This is not the first time for our kids to see birds performing but seeing a lot of birds performed in one show and flies around made their awe a moment to capture.

Take note that the bird show is scheduled so if you wanted to catch the best seat, be sure to be there early. Unfortunately, we didn't get the best view but still it's worth the watch.



It is indeed entertaining and educating!

Sea Lion Show

Also of the must see show in Manila Ocean Park. Just like the All Star Birds Show this is also a scheduled show. To get the best seats better come early or you'll end up in the upper area and less exciting area.

This show also not just entertain but also gives education about the sea and how to protect it but the act of the sea lions together with their trainers. As one of the first, this is our first time to watch a sea lion show. The place is not our first time but the experience is.






The next time that we will visit Manila Ocean Park we will make sure to get the best seat for a clearer and up close view of the sea lions.

EDUCATE CATEGORY

Shark and Rays Encounter

Since we're almost running out of time to at least get half of what was supposed to be visited, we tried to get the closest activity and we believed we haven't tried - the Shark and Rays Encounter. It is rare that we go to the beach and even rarer that we touch creatures from the sea. Of course we didn't get our hands dipping in the water with the sharks but the Rays. We would love also to touch the sharks but I think its quite different. The kids, me and wifey had our truly first encounter with the rays and also educational that we get to feel their skins or rather scales or which ever it is.




Neon Rides

The Neon Rides, I'm not really sure which category it fells but one thing is for sure we were educated that it is really hard to pedal even though you are four doing it. It really needs coordination and cooperation in doing the task - which is making the ride runs.

The night has fallen already and we decided that we end our tour with this one and since it is better enjoyed during night time. It wouldn't be neon rides if it is run on day time.

The good about this is that we get to have a good picture together while posing before riding it. A good photo for our Facebook cover photo. Good thing that the only destination is just around Manila Ocean Park because if that goes more than that perhaps we will be in soaked wet with sweat.




Love this neon rides very much, it really give families, like us, few moments of bonding together. Plus a good exercise as well.

Out of the supposedly 14 activities listed to enjoy we only accomplished half of the it. Perhaps it is much better to be done earlier and perhaps to take your accommodation as well at the near hotel. This is to give your family a more ample time to experience the whole offering of Manila Ocean Park.

Of course an eventful day is better rewarded with a sumptuous meal and one of the best place in the area is Makanmakan. Near and accessible, a wide variety of dishes to choose from and of course accommodating crew. We did enjoy our dinner that time and thank you to Makanmakan for letting us experience the best of their selections.

So Dads and Moms, this holiday season one of the best gift that you can give to your love ones is to let them Encounter, Experience, Educate and be Entertained in the different attractions of Manila Ocean Park. And one way of getting an easy and hassle free tickets is by booking it via Travelbook.Ph.  One of the easiest and accommodating booking company when it comes to your getaways.

To know more about the schedules and fees in Manila Ocean Park kindly visit their website www.ManilaOcenPark.com, their facebook page www.facebook.com/manilaoceanparkofficial/.








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