Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Introducing: The Musical Playroom

Looking for a center that could look after your child while you are working or doing an errand?
Want to prepare your child before he/she enters the preschool?
The Musical Playroom is here for you!

Musical Playroom is a drop-in child care facility located at Bronze St. SSS Village that offers high-quality, reliable, safe, and fun-learning activities for your child while you are out for work or attending some important matters.

It caters three specialities: a playroom as a drop-in child care center; academic tutorial for preschool and grade school; and a musical workshop in voice, piano, violin, drums, flute, and guitar.

It also has a recorder for those who want to do some recordings.

Started last March, the Musical Playroom was able to accommodate 25 students whose age ranges from 4 to 23 years old last summer. As the school days approaches, it currently serves 15 students.

What sets the Musical Playroom apart?

It offers formal training of music through the reading of musical notes. The teachers are graduates of conservatory of music; they desire to hone the children’s musicality at an early age.

For the drop-in child care center, they offer learning activities which can improve your child’s socialization skills, indoor games, arts and crafts, and a lot of non-toxic toys. They also have a movie area and allot sleep time for children who are being left for an entire day.

For the academic tutorials for preschool and grade school, it is being rendered by schedule. They offer guidance is all subject areas, advanced lessons, and homework assistance.

The attendants at the Musical Playroom are teachers and are BLS/CPR and First-Aid certified; surely, your child is at the best hands.

Here are their rates:

Musical Workshop

Voice – 350 per session
Piano – 380 per session
Guitar – 350 per session
Drums – 380 per session
Violin – 350 per session
Flute – 350 per session

Playroom Rates

30 minutes – 50 pesos
1 Hour – 90 pesos
2 Hours – 170 pesos
Unlimited/Day – 230 pesos

Academic Tutorial (by schedule) – 200 pesos per hour

For inquiries:

09399321203 – Smart
09263767590 – Globe
543 – 9449 – Landline


22 Bronze St. SSS Village Marikina City

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Friday, June 5, 2015

My Two Cents at (500) Days of Summer

My mom, I and her secretary went out to process the papers for my dad's project. I was resting in my room when my younger sister called my attention. She told me that 500 Days of Summer was showing at Star Movies. Since I want to watch the movie for quite some time, I went out of my room and stayed in front of our TV.

One thing that I have realized in this movie:

At one point in your life, you will meet this special one who might seem to be the missing piece of your jigsaw puzzle heart. T'was like when your gaze had set upon him/her, he/she became the focal point of your eyes.

He or she complements you. You could always be yourself at his/her company. Both of you had already accepted your idiosyncrasies. You become too familiar and attached with each other's presence.

Walls were guard down, pasts were laid bare. A glimpse for the future was slowly unfading.

However, when one of you started to think to move at the next level and test the waters, the comfort bubble of attachment suddenly pops. You see, you are more than friends; but, less than lovers because someone is not sure if he/she can commit in a real relationship.

Because the relationship escalated at intimacy without even affirming the importance of commitment, separation was inevitable.

It is so hard to be engaged in the so called "friend zone" because of the instability of relationship.

You will always end up hurting each other.

In a "friend zone" relationship, if you are the person who longs to be reciprocated at his/her feelings; you will always feel that you are left hanging on. A lot of questions remain unanswered. Every day is filled with uncertainty because you do not really know where you stand. Who wishes to be unrequited? We humans are relational in nature no matter how independent or people-oriented we are.

If you are the other end who cannot give back what was being offered, you will feel guilty. As much as you enjoy the company and whatever it was happening between the two of you, you will always feel the guilt because for some reasons that only you can understand, you cannot pledge your commitment.

Eventually, because of the irreconcilable differences, both of you will decide to part ways.

Sometimes, it was your choice to be trapped as somebody else's option. Real and true love is founded in commitment; it is not just about the sparks or spur of the moment. Love is a package deal with sacrifices and choices. You have to take risks and stick with your decisions. It is not just about you; it is about you and your partner. You have to work and fight together to enjoy and treasure the intimacy which is the reward of commitment.

So if you are trapped at the "friend zone" relationship, please remember that you are too precious to remain as somebody else's option. Move on. Give yourself a chance to be happy, to love and be loved back wholeheartedly and devotedly. You are a gem; a rare find.

In the right time and perfect timing, you will meet that someone who would treasure you just like how a gem is being taken care of.

Preserve yourself. Pick up that shattered pieces of your heart and let the God - the Great Author of Love Stories, handle your heart.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

My Teacher Rocks!

I can still remember that scene. 

Way back in my junior year in high school, I slipped at the center stairs of our school while I was going down stairs for the flag raising ceremony. It was a hard one. When I tried to get up, I was limping. Even if it was quite painful, I tried to walk as normal as I could. Luckily, I was able to reach our line.

Then, something that I didn't expect happened. My adviser who happened to be my Advanced Biology teacher told our class that I slipped while I was going down stairs. She did not see me. Her best friend, our chemistry teacher, told her about the incident. She asked me if I wanted to go to the clinic. I said that I’m okay and thanked her. She asked me to stand up and walk towards her. Because I can still feel the pain, I had a hard time in standing and was still limping when I walked. She laughed at me. She asked me again if I’m really okay. The class was already giggling. I nod and told her again that I’m okay. She asked me to take a sit. While I was walking towards my sit, she made a remark about my weight. “Ang laki mo kasi.”(it was like an implicature that I slipped because I am fat.) I felt ashamed about myself. I was longing to build a relationship with my teachers but sadly, that incident made me feel that I had to shield myself from the people around me. Although, there was an initiative in my part to be friendly to my classmates and schoolmates and I slowly began to build relationships with some of my teachers, a part of me remained guarded. I was a wallflower until I finished my high school. Introversion was my escape. I was afraid to be made fun again because of my figure.

Before I entered college, there were nights that I was crying while I was embracing my pillow tightly. I was really praying. “Lord, please bring me to a course where I shall bloom. I want to grow as a person. Bring me to a course where I could hone my skills and pursue excellence. Please give me kind professors and classmates whom I could treat as brothers and sisters. I don’t want to be alone anymore. I don’t want to be lonely and desolate again.”

I knew God heard my prayers and remembered my tears.

ABE came as a blessing to me. I was blessed to have my Mama Ces and my ABE IV-1 siblings. We have been together for almost three years. We have shared a lot of things together. My siblings taught me how to slowly guard down my shield. They made me feel that I can be a human. I don’t need to create those walls anymore. They loved me and accepted me for who I am. Because of their treatment and attitude, I learned how to open up and express myself. From being an introvert, I am now an ambivert. We saw one another in our strong points and weak points. We shared a lot of tears, laughter, pressured moments, “petiks modes”, trials (loss of family members for some of our blockmates), the execution of our hidden talents, and some “kulitan” moments to name a few.

Our Mama Ces is an amazing woman. She is an epitome of beauty, grace, and passion. She always guides us and never fails to let us feel how much she loves us. She is always there to give a hug and a pat on our shoulder whenever we are sad. She is our stern critic but our great ally. She would point out our mistakes and help us to correct it. Because she does not want us to be brats, she would reprimand us in a spank-like manner to remind us that she will not tolerate our wronging. We sometimes hurt one another but she does not keep records of wrongs. She always reminds us to choose to give an act of kindness to those who are mean and unfair. She really become our second mother. She is a dedicated teacher who does not care if she looks like a stand-up comedienne inside her classroom. She passionately discusses each lesson so that we shall not forget it. She talks like her lessons were carved in her heart. You will be amazed when you see her facial expressions and reactions as she retell her mythology stories. You would adore her how she speaks in her Hermione-like accent in front of the class while she discusses the different kinds of paragraphs, the grammar rules, the theories behind tree diagramming, and the different kinds of public communication. Your brain will be wrecked if you’ll see how she parses different kinds of sentences in tree diagrams. You would be curious why she is crying while listening to your classmates during their speeches. You would laugh out loud when you heard her recount her clumsy stories like how the tricycle drivers reacted when she slipped at the stairs of her condo. You would be inspired if you would listen at her experiences and stories as a teacher.

I want to thank this lady. She has a big heart that radiates an immense amount of love. I never thought that I could meet someone like her – a mentor and a professor who would help you to bring out the best in you. Once upon a time, a teacher made me feel inferior and ugly; today, a teacher made me realized my worth and value as a young woman in training. Thank you Ma’am Ces for making me feel that I should not be afraid to pursue my dreams, for making me realized that I should not be too hard at myself, for assuring me that it’s okay to make mistakes because what matters the most is how you bounce back from those mistakes, for showing me that real love is not a keeper of wrong, and lastly, for being an example that it takes perseverance, passion, dedication, humility, acceptance, and patience to become a real mentor and teacher.

Because today is the last day of the National Teachers’ Month, I just want to tell the world how blessed we are to have you dearest Ma’am Ces. J

Happy Teachers’ Day! This one is for you.

I love you.


Ma'am Ces and I while we were checking the papers. :-) Courtesy of Ma'am Joy Anne (Oneechan)

I, Ma'am Ces, and Gaths at the Community and Extension Services office. :-) ( Ma'am Ces took this groupie.)