Join the LEGO Friends and be part of Heartlake City

My little boy, Raix is a LEGO lover. His fondness to it is just overwhelming. As young as 3 years old, he can build small lego sets by following the manual. Honestly, he is even better than me! Haha. When he knew that we got an invitation to a LEGO Friends event he got so excited! 🙂

The LEGO Friends event was held last June 30 at the Ayala Malls the 30th. The event was also a launch of the weekend LEGO Friends Weekend Activity.

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LEGO Friends

LEGO Friends is a product range of the Lego construction toy designed primarily for girls. Introduced in 2012, the theme introduced the “mini-doll” figures, which are about the same size as the traditional minifigures but are more detailed and realistic. The sets include pieces in pink and purple color schemes and depict scenes from suburban life set in the fictional town of Heartlake City. In the initial wave of sets, the larger sets include bricks that can build a veterinary clinic, a malt-style café, a beauty salon and a suburban house; smaller sets included a “cool convertible,” a design studio, an inventor’s workshop and a swimming pool.

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Meet the LEGO Friends Characters

LEGO Friendstheme center around five best friends, each with their own unique personality, who live in the beautiful Heartlake City, where there are lots of cute animals to take care of, shops to visit and houses to live in.

Get to know the five core characters—named Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephanie!
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Stephanie is a confident natural leader. She is very social, creative and organized. She loves planning events, parties, and soccer. She also enjoys talking to people, writing stories and dancing ballet as well. Her signature colors are white, magenta and light pink, and her favorite food is cupcakes.

Olivia is an environmentalist who enjoys science, nature, and history. She also enjoys inventing,hiking, taking pictures, school and drawing. She is also a caretaker of a newborn foal. Her signature colors are pink, purple, and white. She is very intelligent and focused, yet at times clumsy.

Emma is the fashionista of the group, Emma is a very stylish and trendy girl who loves style. As shown in the sets she appears in, she enjoys fashion design, making jewelry, interior design, makeovers, English horseback jumping and karate. Her signature colors are purple and pink. She is very fashionable, yet sometimes forgetful and unable to speak up for herself.

Mia is the animal lover of the group, Mia is also a vegetarian. She enjoys taking care of and spending time with animals. She also excels atsports, training animals and drumming, and enjoys riding horses, camping and magic tricks. Her signature colors are light blue, green, and purple. She is very caring and athletic, yet somewhat stubborn.

Andrea is the musician of the group. She is a talented singer and great at making up her own songs. She loves anything that pertains to music: singing, playing the piano, dancing, and drama/theater, and is also a great cook, as she works at a café, as well as a loving for bunnies. She is practical, yet at times overly dramatic. She is sometimes a little full of herself, but she normally learns her lesson.

Exciting Games and Prizes

The most exciting part during the LEGO Friends event launch was the games. One of which is the Lego Friends Speed Building Competition.

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I asked Raix what he want to build. He said he wanted to make a sword like from Star Wars. Here is his light saber. 😀

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He had an awesome time building this. Imagine building something with just 60 blocks! It was like show-and-tell, kids are asked what they built. I was so proud of Raix because he didn’t get shy when he was asked about his entry. 🙂

We were not able to win Major Prizes from the two games but we got lucky and was picked during the raffle! Yey!!!

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We also got a bag of LEGO goodies! Thank you so much Lego Philippines! Raix can’t wait to open it all! Watch out for our unboxing and toy review on Raix’ YouTube Channel

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Dads and moms if you are planning on a family activity this weekend this LEGO Friends Weekend Activity will surely be a big hit to your kids. Also a fun way to bond with them. 🙂 Head on over to Ayala Malls the 30th to win awesome LEGO items. Registration starts 11AM. I assure you that your family will have “blocks and blocks” of FUN!!!

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Our Vita Cubes 2 Good Vita Experience

Vita Cubes wasn’t new to our ears. We, – yes we, I am guilty – first had a taste of these cute cube-shaped jellies from another event as a FREEBIE. When I saw it from the loot bag, I got pretty curious and opened it. Upon seeing the jellies I was like – eewww, I don’t like this! yes mommies I don’t like jellies – BUT upon checking the label and saw that it is a vitamin, I said, REALLY? This might be good. So I took one and to my surprise, it isn’t bad after all! 🙂

My son who was fond of jellies saw it, took the package from me and tasted it! And he really LOVE it!

Last October 22, we were so lucky and got invited by Vita Cubes to attend their special event at BGC Active Fun. 🙂

Raix and I were soooo excited!!! I am excited to meet mommy bloggers while of course the little one was excited to play and have lots of FUN!!! As soon as we get there, here’s what we did! 🙂 PICTURE! PICTURE!

We were greeted by these. A CAKE BOOTH! 🙂 These were later on given to the kids to make and design the way they like it while mommies and daddies listened to a wonderful talk.

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Here is his decorated cake and he just can’t wait to taste it! 🙂

All around the place are samples and a candy buffet for the kids and kids at heart.

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Caught him taking some of the Candy Vitamins! Haha

There were also games, magic show, flip book photobooth and the food was superb! Our over-all experience was one of a kind! PLUS! We get to bring this loot home. Thank you Vita Cubes and Rebisco.

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Not only that, the kids were also given an hour of free play at Active Fun’s Indoor Playground. (Raix was so excited we didn’t had a picture inside.) 🙂

Once again THANK YOU Vita Cubes!!! 🙂

For mommies out there. Try VITA CUBES now. These are cube-shaped jelly candies that come in five different flavors — strawberry, apple, grape, orange, and mango.

Aside from having a delicious taste, Vita Cubes is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals that are important for growing children.

LYSINE — Contains 70% of the child’s RENI. Aids the body in proper growth and energy production. Also helps in calcium absorption.

ZINC — Contains 70% of the child’s Recommended Energy and Nutritional Intake (RENI). Zinc is known to help in proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, energy metabolism, and in increasing the rate of healing for wounds.

VIT. AContains 40% of the child’s RENI. Helps in increasing the body’s immunity to fight infections. Also plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development.

VIT. BSupplies 30-70% of the child’s RENI. Promotes growth and strength. Stimulates child’s memory in their formative years. Helps boost the oxygen circulation in the body, especially the brain, which in turn will improve concentration.

VIT. CSupplies 30% of the child’s RENI. Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones and tissues. Helps your child’s gums stay healthy. Strengthens your child’s blood vessels, minimizing bruising from falls and scrapes. Helps cuts and wounds heal, boosts the immune system, and keeps infections at bay. Helps the ody absorb iron from food sources.

VIT. ESupplies 40% of the child’s RENI. Boosts the immune system and helps the body fight germs. Keeps blood vessels open wide enough for blood to flow freely. Helps the cells of the body work together to perform many important functions.

WHERE TO BUY?

  • Vita Cubes is available at all Mercury Drug outlets, SM Supermarkets, Robinson’s Supermarkets, Waltermart, Landmark, Puregold, and other leading supermarkets and local grocery stores nationwide. It is also available in Mini Stop outlets.
  • May be bought per box (containing 10 pieces of 50g-pack) or per individual 50g pack.
  • Vita Cubes Singles (Php 1.00 per piece) may also be bought at sari-sari stores, supermarkets, and local grocery stores near you.

HOW MUCH?

  • Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for a 50g-pack is at Php12.00.

Grab yours now mommies. You will never have to force your kids to take their daily vitamins! 🙂

TMNT Out of the Shadows

Since I was in my elementary days I am an avid fan of four awesome green heroes who loves pizza. These ninjas were my idols ever since. From Leo’s leadership, Donnie’s intelligence, Mikey’s goofiness and of course Raph’s aggressiveness. The last time I was able to watch them in television was year 1996. When these green guys are back in screen by 2003 I introduced them to my girls, just like me they loved them! Luckily hubby also likes these half shell heroes. 🙂

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Logo of 1987 cartoon

The return of these turtles by 2012 in NICKELODEON was timely to me having a little boy. And yes, they are one of his favorite TV characters. He likes them all especially Raphael. When asked why, “Because he is strong!” Haha

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Last 2014, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures released a reboot movie entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The clip our family liked the most was when they were in the elevator and performed a short rap. 😀 My little boy even asked me to have it downloaded in his tablet. That movie was his favorite for almost 2 months!!!

This 2016, we got really excited as they released a sequel entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. We definitely wouldn’t miss watching it in the big screen.

Luckily for us, as we checked Nick-asia.com, they were giving away FREE tickets for 4, for the Premier Movie Screening. And yes, we WON!!! Woot! Woot! The kids were so excited and can’t hardly wait, oh well,  OK, I admit, I was MORE excited than they are! 😀  But then as we were still overwhelmed by winning the tickets, I got a word from Richprime Global Inc. that on that same day, they, together with Nickelodeon and Toy Kingdom will launch an unveiling of the Turtles. Who can get luckier than we did. 😉

On June 1, 2016, the Mall Atrium at the SM Mall of Asia was turned into GROUND ZERO NEW YORK. It was like you really are in New York. They set up a maze for the kids, and a small obstacle race track.

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 There was a short trivia game for the Ninja Turtle Fans. My little boy get to win a prize too. 🙂

 There are also merchandises up for grabs, shirts, action figures, even plushies! So cute!

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At the other side, they placed a mini-game for the kids. The Laser Lockdown Challenge. It was a dark room with lasers. Kids need not to touch or get hit by the lasers in order to get outside. I wasn’t able to get inside, – too many kids inside – and taking pictures inside with flash will ruin their playing experience. 🙂

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View outside of the Laser Lockdown Challenge.

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Safety gears and safety reminders.

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Kids need to wear these protective gears before playing.

Finally! The much awaited unveiling!

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BOLDER. BIGGER. BADDER.

It was like the real thing!!! They are really huge! People just can’t get enough and took their selfies & groufies with these life-size turtles.

After much excitement from the big reveal, next stop was the cinema. As we fall in line to claim our tickets, we were greeted by a bunch of ninjas. These ninjas are very friendly and talented. They danced, performed a few tricks and allowed kids to have their picture taken with them.

 The best part aside from the movie were the FREEBIES!!! Popcorn, candies, chocolates PLUS games for kids! It was so much fun! 🙂 The movie was GREAT! My little boy got hooked on it. I was amazed at how he got to understand the movie. Maybe it was just because these TURTLES really amazes him.

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Once again, thank you so much to Nickelodeon Asia for the movie ticket give-away and Richprime Global Inc and Toy Kingdom Ph for the activities during the TMNT Unveiling. Cowabunga!!!

Hot Wheels Epic Race THE FINALS 2016

Summer’s over but our family still can’t get enough of our little boy’s Epic Experience. Few weeks ago I posted about our epic racing experience, now it finally came to an end.

Our little boy, was one of the 20 qualifiers for the EPIC RACE FINALS, along with 40 more kids from the South and the North of Luzon. My kiddo and I were very excited and even counted our number of sleeps before the Big Day.

During the semi-finals, kids were given a time to warm-up their cars by participating in various activities: building tracks, jumping on loops and racing with their friendly competitors.

 

The area was jam-packed! Parents and kids alike are excited and thrilled to once again try their luck on the Gravity Racing Platform.

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Give it up for our 35 finalists! They are moving on to the FINAL Round.

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We made it once again to the final round!!! Woohoo! Finalists are to be back the following day for the last and final round.

On the day of the big event, Toy Kingdom had a few more competitions for our kids and dads. The competition, named as Track Wars, is inline with the Hot Wheels’ new product The Track Builder System.

 

 Winners from the mini competition.

The 35 kids gave their very best for the Final Round. All hopes were up as they release their cars as the host shout for GO! But there can only be 1 EPIC Record breaker. Congratulations Richmonde Borja! 🙂

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*Photo credits to Make It Epic PH-Hot Wheels FB Page*

As the competition ended kids still can’t get enough of the tracks and displays at the Main Mall Atrium of SM Mall of Asia. The fun continues.

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Of course, we didn’t go home empty handed. We got these cool stuff from Richwell Prime. Thanks much guys!

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 Moms and dads, you may want to check out their new cars! The Monster Jam Trucks!

 

Once again, thank you for this event. It was one summer I surely know kids enjoyed.

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With his prize from daddy! A Monster Jam Dragon!

Paw Patrol Fan

My little one is a fan of Nick Jr. TV shows. He’ll start to watch by 8 am till noon. This is a part of our morning routine everyday for over a year now. It’s what keeps him busy as I do my chores. His fave among the shows is Paw Patrol, and two of his most fave pups are Chase and Marshall. Last week, when I saw Toy Kingdom’s ads about the upcoming  paw Patrol Meet & Greet, I got excited and told my son about it. Raix was so excited that we even counted how many sleeps left before the event day. 🙂

Sharing with you mommies some photos taken during the event. It was a two day event held at SM MOA, Music Hall.

Just outside the event area Toy Kingdom has Paw Patrol Merchandises up for grabs.

Upon purchase of an item worth 500 Php and above one (1) kid and a parent can get inside the event area. Kids are a given a certificate, this certificate are to be presented at each activity for stamp completion. Once completed a small prize awaits the kids.

This is Rocky’s Don’t Lose it, Reuse it booth. A kid needs to get 5 recyclable items and put it in the recyclable bin.

Rubble’s  booth. To get a stamp, a kid needs to get hollow blocks and place it in the big crate.

Skye’s Salon. Face painting booth. Kids get to choose which pup/badge they want to be painted on their hand.

Zuma’s Pop Pop Boogie Booth. To get a stamp, just spin the roulette and do as it says! 🙂

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Lastly, Chase and Marshall’s Booth. Kids need to catch the three animals. And yes! you get a stamp!

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Rais got his 1st stamp! Yey!

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Raix’ certificate of completion.

Moms with their kids are greeted by these pups.

There is also a replica of the Paw Patrol’s Lookout and the pups’ cars. They allow kids to ride it and have their pics taken.

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The stage.

Kids also get to play fun games for awesome prizes from Oishi and Toy Kingdom.

They also played 2 episodes of Paw Patrol cartoons while kids are waiting for Chase and Marshall (unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture it).

Finally! The stars of the Meet & Greet!!!

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Of course! Photo with these pups!

The smile on every child’s face during this event is priceless. Thank you so much for this PAW-rrific opportunity Toy Kingdom, SM Mall of Asia, and Nickelodeon. Looking forward to more events from you.

Mommies were you at the event too? Comment below your pics and share your wonderful ecperience. 🙂

Hot Wheels EPIC RACE

This summer Hot Wheels and Toy Kingdom are holding the first ever EPIC RACE in the Philippines. They divided the race into three qualifying rounds – Central, South and North.

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Photo taken from FB Page of Make it Epic PH – HotWheels

As a mom of a little one who loooveessss Hot Wheels, we grabbed the chance to join this 1st ever EPIC RACE! Last April 10, we went to SM Megamall and joined the race. To join you need to buy 2 basic cars, then proceed to the registration area to get your racing number/tag. Once registered racers will be given a chance to warm up and try their cars on the gravity-driven track. Top 20 with the farthest racing cars get to qualify for the Final Race at SM Mall of Asia.

We brought with us his 2 CHAMPION CARS as we call it, because these 2 cars made him 1st runner-up from the Hot Wheels Convention 2015. 🙂

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My little one was very excited! Raix was racer #32!

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He obediently followed the game rules. He practiced and had his car warmed-up. He waited patiently in line. He even made friends. 🙂 The boys were talking about their toy cars as if it was a real car! Hahaha

After warming-up we also checked the diorama. A child’s room with the latest Hot Wheels Track Builders.

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By 3 pm the race had started. Kids are accompanied by their parent. A child is given two attempts. But if you buy more cars you get more chances to qualify. The farthest recorded travel of their car will be chosen.

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My baby boy with his daddy as they line up for their turn.

You may view his actual race HERE. His car made it to 200m.

After the race nobody was notified if they made it to the Finals, but we were asked to wait for the list of qualifiers on the official FB page of Make It Epic PH.

Thank you so much toy Kingdom SM Megamall and Make it Epic PH Hot Wheels for teaming up to give a wonderful summer adventure to our little ones. Me and my family definitely had fun. 13064072_1027115164036054_80813165_o

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To those out there, they still have 1 more qualifying round at SM San Lazaro on April 23-24. Go on and race and see you in the Final Race at SM Mall of Asia!!!