Friday, July 22, 2016

Movies for Kids


Maybe what came into your mind on what movies to show your kid are mostly Disney movies, am I right? Well yeah, I too am a fan of Disney movies! Who isn't anyway? My personal favorite is The Lion King, I remember having a copy of this in VHS. Lol I feel so old saying that. But there are other movies that are not from Disney that are also great for our little ones! I know that we know these movies, but we didn't know that these movies aren't actually from Disney. Here you go!

This movie would teach your little ones to love books. And to stand up for what's right and not be afraid of it, and be a strong person. I just love this movie even though Miss Trunchbull really scared the shake out of me!
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I remember watching this movie with my younger sister. I loved it! It shows you to believe in yourself even if there are only a few people who does, or even if there's none, because else will. And also, to respect everyone else around us. As what Dr. Seuss said in the movie, "A person's a person no matter how small".
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My husband's niece and nephew's fave when they were younger! It teaches us to respect our surroundings, the nature. I personally think this is a must-see for the kids today, because they would surely learn a lot! Especially giving importance to our trees.
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Another favorite, which I yearly watch whenever Christmas is coming! It simply reminds you to love your family, be a good boy/girl, but no matter what your family is always, always there for you.
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My brother let me watch this one. I love Johnny Depp but not much a fan of this before I watched it because Depp doesn't look that cute! Lol! But when I saw it, I loved it! It's a nice reminder for us to be contented with what we have.
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Honestly it took me ages to finally finish this movie! I mean I've watched it before but I never got the chance to finish it. Hehe! I didn't think it was interesting enough. But, when I got the chance to watch it again just this month (hihi), I think it was a really great movie. Even though it's kind of a love story, I think kids would still enjoy and would also learn a lesson or two, specifically on not doing what others want you to do. I'm not saying that kids should not be obedient, but just be what you want to be because you want it not because you're told to be. And of course, because of Hugh Dancy <3. Hehe
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Ah the movie that made me cry when I was younger because E.T.'s going back to space! Yes, I cried to this movie. For me, this movie taught me that we can be friends with anyone. That someone could love us even if we're different from each other which I truly believe in.
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Another movie I used to watch during Christmas. Though this one, I don't really watch yearly. I think I already forgot how this movie goes, so I watched it again. I love it still. There are different lessons from each of the character and it would be too long if I'd write it here. So I really suggest you watch this with your little one, my little girl loved it!
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Who doesn't like this movie?! Get out! Lol kidding! This is such a fun movie to watch with the kids, and the kids in this movie are sooo cute! And I remember my childhood, when my friends and I used to have our own 'club'.
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My little girl love this movie! I think mostly because of the colors, and the singing. This movie is really colorful and the kids would surely love it. I've shown this to my little girl when she wasn't a year old yet, and from then on she loved it. I do, too!
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At first I actually thought this wasn't good. But it surprisingly was! Just like The Lorax, it would teach the kids to respect nature. And it also teaches that it doesn't matter if you're small or big, or just different as long as you believe in yourself that you could do it, then everything else just follows.
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I love this movie because of Jesse Eisenberg (hehe), and my little girl loves it because of birds. Lol! But it's more than that. This movie shows what really is happening to the exotic animals around the world that are being sold illegally. And it also shows to not be afraid, and believe in yourself.
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I honestly thought this was a Disney movie. But it's not. And I love it! It was really funny and teaches us about the life in the earlier times.
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Well, this gotta be the last but it definitely is not the least. Hehe! Where my husband got my little girl's name, from Neil Gaiman's book that turned into this movie, Coraline. I honestly think this is pretty dark for kids 7 years of age and below. But there are lessons you could learn from this like being contented with what you have, loving your parents, and so on. And plus, the animation on this one is reaaaallyy great!
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There you go! There are actually a lot more movies to show your kids that are not just from Disney and are great, but here are some of it. ;) I've watched all of it and they are all great. If you're going to let your little one watch these movies, it's best to be with them when watching so that you could explain it to them, and there are definitely gonna be a lot of questions through out the movie! Haha!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Our Breastfeeding Journey

My little munchkin at 5 months! <3
When I was still pregnant with my little girl, I told myself that I will breastfeed her until 6 months at least. But now, we're 19 months already and still going strong! :)

Actually when I gave birth to her, I didn't have much milk. That's why the resident doctor at the hospital I gave birth at told me to give her formula milk in which I totally do not agree with because I wanted to breastfeed her. But then, the doctor said my little girl would be dehydrated so we bought a little can of milk. I tell you we didn't bring a bottle because I thought my milk would be ready by then. It was so frustrating! Good thing the hospital have this little bottle with a dropper. That's what we used to feed her. The lactation department were also so supportive of the mothers' breastfeeding journey. How we used the dropper was I drop the formula to my nipple and that's how my little munchkin was able to drink it when she's latching. That's how the woman from the lactation department told me to feed my little munchkin so there would be no nipple confusion in the future.

Anyway, even though I've had her mixed fed for I think a month or two, we stopped with the formula when I realized my milk was too much already. My breasts engorge in just a couple of hours! It was crazy and it hurts! So I said I would stop with formula, and since I was not working at the time, it was just perfect to breastfeed my little munchkin! Mas tipid pa! 

And yes, until now at 19 months we're still breastfeeding! And I am just so happy! It is my little girl and I's bonding time! I would talk to her about anything and everything whenever she's latching on me. And sometimes she would think her momma's cray with the way she looks at me like she really understands what I'm talking about. Lol! Though yes sometimes it's hard especially when I need to do something important and my little girl would want to have milk. But it works, so it's fine. ;)

I am just so happy that we've gone this far!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

WebGeek DevCup Hackathon 2016 Registration Starts July 18th

 
For the fifth consecutive year, WebGeek will host its annual hackathon, DevCup, on August 20-21, 2016 at the Meralco Multi-purpose Hall in Ortigas.

DevCup aims to bring together amazing developers, designers, and technology professionals to create innovative apps and showcase the Philippine developer talent. Participants are provided with a theme in which they must develop their app and they are given two days to complete their app to be presented to the judges.



Last 2015, 70 teams battled it out for the DevCup championship title. Out of the 70 registered teams, 60 apps were presented at the end of the event for the judges to select. The winning team of Jose Marco Padillo, Giovanni Angelo Balaguer and Micah Andrew Bule of Cynder,  presented their app First Response which provides crowdsourced notifications for information dissemination during a disaster or calamity . On second place are Jezer Crespo, Marc Levinson B. Suarez, Reynaldo Del Rosario Jr  of Xudoer with Xonar and CodeBuddy was third place with Connectify, with members Patrick Ofilada and Rommel David.

Early bird registration opens on July 18 until the 20. You can sign up as an individual, or up to a maximum of three as a team. Last year, tickets were sold out in just 2 days. Better to register early, as the event only have limited slots.

This year’s DevCup is expected to be as exciting as the previous years’ hackathons with the participation and support of Philippine developers as well as its esteemed sponsors. With your support we can make it a collaborative and fun experience for everyone. 

For those who are interested to sponsor, shoot them an email at events@webgeek.ph.

For registration details and updates, you may follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and visit http://devcup.net.


Next Generation Delivery Services : Etobee

If you're a mompreneur like myself, or most likely if you have an online shop you most probably know how courier goes. 


A short sidenote: When I was in college, my friends and I tried to have an online shop of accessories but that didn't work outwell because we weren't that much knowledgeable of how courier goes. We only know one, and it costs freakin' high. So our only mode of giving our 'clients' their accessories was by meeting up with them. And all of us were really busy with our school, so that didn't work out as we hoped for.

Good thing today, we have lots, and one of them is...


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Monday, July 4, 2016

Using Kids Strap : What Do You Think?


A week ago I went to BGC to meet up with my sister since she has some pasalubongs for Maco when she went to Bangkok, Thailand. I told her to just go here so she'd see Maco, but the South Girl that she is isn't familiar here. Not even in BGC. And so I went there without Maco. I would like to bring Maco with me but it would be such a hassle and I would just be riding a jeepney that time and the heat was just unbearable.

As I was walking at Serendra after I met up with my sister, I saw this woman having this 'leash' wrapped around her hand and the little girl wearing it as a backpack. I was in a hurry that time because I'm afraid to be caught in a jeepney at 12noon (but still did). And even though I was in a hurry I still noticed it because they were walking to my direction. I saw that the little girl was trying to hold her momma's hands but the woman actually pushed the little girl's hands and decided to hold her phone instead of her daughter's hands. Wow! I said "Oh my God" aloud to my surprise on what I just witnessed. I looked at her with 'What's up' look and then she just have this annoyed look and continued to use her phone. I don't want to make a scene and have a video of me on facebook (lol), so I just continued walking. Well, I should have said something "inspiring" to her at the time like "Girl, the little girl's tryna hold your hands, why not put your phone inside your bag and hold her hands".


Anyway, in case you're not familiar with it, here is what I'm talking about - Kids Leash.

This is really called Kids Leash? Or I just made that one up? Lol
When I typed it on google though, a lot of images of this came up! 

She was not hurting the little girl okay. I just got heartbroken when the little girl was actually reaching her hands but she pushed it away. Man, that was really sad. Oh I just hope whatever it is that she's so busy with her phone was really important. Or maybe she was just really in a bad mood that time. Sorry for the judgment, teh.

Well, I feel sorry on how I felt about the mother. I was being judgmental. And besides, it's still up to us, the parents, on how we would want our children to be whenever we're out. If we'd want this, then fine. :)

But me, obviously - no, I don't want it for my child. Ever since I saw this kids leash on the internet and on some instagram shops, I already felt uncomfortable just by looking at it. Maybe it's just me but I don't like my child to be wearing this.

How about you? 
What do you think about this one?