See You At The Rooftop Rendezvous Shopping Soiree!

Sharing, sharing. I know that it’s raining and all. And I honestly don’t know if this is pushing through or not. But just in case you will be at Century Mall tomorrow, then might as well drop by The Rooftop Rendezvous! :)

RR-Shopping-Soiree-IGHere’s a list of the participating merchants as well. :)

RR-Shopping-Soiree-IG-Merchants

Confession though: I haven’t been to the Century City Mall. :(

Note to self: MUST drop by one of these days. :)

 

Of Coffee and Coincidences

Hey guys! :)

It has been such a long time since I last wrote here. Well update from that time? My sister (Mommy Ginger) and Manila Workshops, had the UBER successful Homeschooling Conference. It never actually quite dawned on me that there are lot of people into homeschooling before that conference.

Of Coffee and Coincidences

Of Coffee and CoincidencesThat picture up there just shows Kori Kohi which is probably one of my favorite coffee concoctions from UCC. And probably a reminder to me that coincidences do occur.

If you probably know me, I’m one of those people who doesn’t really believe and coincidences. But in the past few weeks, there are just some things that strangely presents themselves to me and I’m a bit shaken. Well, shaken is not really the right term. Let’s just say, pleasantly surprised?

A coincidence (often stated as a mere coincidence) is a collection of two or more events or conditions, closely related by time, space, form, or other associations which appear unlikely to bear a relationship as either cause to effect or effects of a shared cause, within the observer’s or observers’ understanding of what cause can produce what effects. (according to Wikipedia)

As for me, I honestly don’t believe in coincidences. I do believe though that things happen when you make it happen. But sometimes, there are just some things that happen out of your control and this is what is confusing me… Because a part of me also believes that things happen for a reason and we just don’t know what the reason is for now but soon it will unfold before our very eyes.

Deepak Chopra and other proponents of ancient Vedic spiritual and other mystical teachings insist on the view that there is absolutely no coincidence in the world.[citation needed] Everything that occurs can be related to a prior cause or association, no matter how vast or how minute and trivial. All is affected by something related to it that is seen or unseen, cognized or unknowable.

And so, I am left to wonder what it is.

Coincidences Quote

Another dilemma though… I also don’t believe in signs. Well, it’s probably because whenever I ask for a sign, I don’t get it. So I don’t know how to read signs very well. :P

And recently, I encountered a person who were given signs and he got them. Kind of frustrating if you ask me. How come other people can read it clearly, see it loud and clear and me? I can’t even determine it! BOO! :| This is frustrating. But then again, maybe, just maybe, I really need to quiet my mind to realize things.

Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining AnonymousSince I can’t really answer anything right now. And I just have to wait. Then I will just really leave it all up to Faith. Wait and see what’s to come. :P

What about you… do you believe in coincidences? :)

 

 

Pastel Color Painting Workshop – October 18, 2014

Manila Workshops, together with Young Advocates, present Pastel Color Painting Workshop for kids. This session is open to kids ages 5 and above. This will take place on October 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Mothercare, 3/L The Podium Mall, 18 ADM Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

Pastel Color Painting Poster V4

Kids will learn the basics on Pastel Color Paiting such as preliminary line drawing, establishing dark tones, intensifying dark tones, establishing the light tones, introducing colors, building up the colors, balancing the tones and colors.

About the Teacher

Jennifer Villanueva is the founder of Young Advocates a non-profit environmental arts organization incorporated in the year 2000, and successfully conducted a series of art workshops and camp for kids five years and up. She is also a member of Bahaghari ng Malolos, and Lakn Sining, both an arts groups based in Bulacan. In the past she has worked as an Assistant Editor of Parents Magazine, under Belgosa Publishing and as a News Writer for RPN 9 News Watch & News Cap. She is currently working as a freelance copy writer and artist for corporate clients, while she takes care of her baby, Cassey Hunter.

Learning Fees:

  • Regular Rate: PHP 1,100 (starting October 11, 2014)
  • Early Bird Rate: PHP 1,000 (paid by October 10, 2014)
  • Group Rate: PHP 900 per participant (group of 3 or more participants)

*Rates include all of the materials needed for the workshop, food and drinks.

*Additional PHP 100 for guardians who wish to stay during the workshop for food and drinks.

For more information, you can email: rikka@manilaworkshops.com.

To register, please fill out the form below:

Sketching: An Art Lesson I Never Got

Do you remember this?

Sketching 1

Me, I do. And I failed terribly at this. I was not that bad in arts but for as for sketching, this was probably the most difficult one for me. BOOHOO. But I believe I still managed to pass that subject anyway. Obviously. :P

But nonetheless, it would have been soo much better if I was actually good at it. I do envy people who know how to draw. There are just soo many things that I would like to draw, but since I never really learned how to, I never did.

Because of this, and just with our luck, a sketching teacher approached us and asked us if we would like to hold Sketching Workshops for kids. And of course, we said yes! This is an opportunity for kids out there to learn, some may probably learn more and practice this skill.

Basic Sketching Poster V3

Check out the press release here:

Manila Workshops and Young Advocates is holding a Basic Sketching Workshop on October 11, 2014

Learn Lights and Shadow Techniques and Sketch like a PRO!

Manila Workshops, together with Young Advocates, announce that they will be holding a Basic Sketching Workshop on October 11, 2014 at Mothercare Podium Branch, Mothercare Podium Branch, 3/L The Podium Mall, 18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

Basic Sketching is a skill that can be taught to anyone for as long as the right techniques are used. And because of this, Manila Workshops is holding a Basic Sketching workshop that would teach kids specifically the light and shadow techniques. With the knowledge of these techniques, anyone would be able to know how to capture real life objects and interpret it unto paper.

Workshop fees are as follows:

  • Early Bird Rate: PHP 900 (paid by October 3, 2014);
  • Regular Rate: PHP 1,000 (starting October 4, 2014);
  • Group Rate: PHP 800 per participant (group of 3 or more participants).

*Fees include all of the materials for the workshop, food and drinks! For the guardians and companions who wish to stay during the workshop, there will be additional PHP 100 fee for food and drinks.

To register, please fill out the form found at the Memory Crafters Website:

http://memorycrafters.com.ph/basic-sketching-workshop-october-11-2014/

About Manila Workshops

Manila Workshops has been in the industry for almost two years already under the company name GPA Events Management Services. It was founded by mompreneur, Ginger Palma-Arboleda, who thought of a brand that could help people achieve their personal and professional goals in life. Since 2012, Manila Workshops has been actively creating lifestyle workshops and has been partnering with Corporate clients and home-based businesses with the same goal.

“For several years, we have been providing quality lifestyle workshops for individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals in life. We are continuously creating workshops that would help enhance knowledge in these different areas: creativity, business, and personal development,” says Ms. Arboleda.

Manila Workshops also provide support in terms of marketing and logistics for those “teachers” and “speakers” who are experts in their craft. We believe in sharing one’s talents and we will do the best we can to help an individual achieve this goal.

About Memory Crafters Workshop Series

Memory Crafters is Workshop Series of Manila Workshops (GPA Events Management Services). It is a set of fun and creative workshops offering arts and crafts workshops for both the young and the old. Whether an old-timer or a beginner in DIY (do-it-yourself) projects, Memory Crafters believe that there is a creative side in each one of us. They carefully and lovingly pick the workshop courses that the group would offer to provide an opportunity for each individual to explore the wonderful world of creativity.

So far, the workshops that manila Workshops and memory Crafters have successfully ran are the Loom Band Afternoon Party and the Bears for Haiyan: A DIY Stuffed Bear Workshop. All of these workshops aimed to develop the creative side of each attendee.

About the Teacher

Jennifer Villanueva is the founder of Young Advocates a non-profit environmental arts organization incorporated in the year 2000, and successfully conducted a series of art workshops and camp for kids five years and up. She is also a member of Bahaghari ng Malolos, and Lakan Sining, both an arts groups based in Bulacan. In the past she has worked as an Assistant Editor of Parents Magazine, under Belgosa Publishing and as a News Writer for RPN 9 News Watch & News Cap. She is currently working as a freelance publicist, copy writer and artist for corporate clients, while she takes care of her baby, Cassey Hunter.​

Contact:

To learn more about this workshop, please contact: rikka@manilaworkshops.com

Memory Crafters

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Hope to see you guys there!! :)

 

Shopping on Finance with Catalogues

Shopping on finance with catalogues online is not only the stress free way to shop, but it is also an affordable way to shop when you choose the right online catalogue. There are a variety of products you can order online; from new electronics, to clothing, or back to school supplies for the kids, you can find all of these, and many other items online, when shopping through online catalogues.

Keep Calm Go Shopping

Stress free shopping

Online catalogues allow you to skip the long lines, skip the high prices, and skip the crowds you would otherwise run in to when shopping in stores. You can sit in the comfort of your own home, choose from a variety of products, and top name brand merchandise, plus you can find great deals when you compare a few different catalogues before making the purchase. And, if one catalogue supplier doesn’t carry an item, you can find it with another.

I'm not a Shopaholic I'm helping the Economy

Affordable rates

You can also find affordable interest rates through buy now, pay later catalogues. Additionally, consumers who would otherwise not be able to purchase certain items because of a high price, will now be able to purchase the items they want to own, because they can pay off the purchase price over several months, rather than have to pay it all off up front in stores. For those with a poor credit history you may want to make use of a catalogues which has no credit checks.

Shopping through online (or print), catalogues, is a great way to find any item from clothing to new electronics or appliances, even when you can’t find them in stores. When you compare different catalogues, you will find great prices, special deals, specialty products, and of course you will be able to pay off the entire purchase price over an extended period of time, rather than having to pay the entire purchase price up front.

Ni-Qua’s Press Preview of their Holiday Collection 2014

Hey, Guys!

First and foremost, I just would like to greet everyone a very happy holiday! I hope everyone is having a grand time, wherever they are. As for me, I’m currently here, at my grandma’s house, watching my mom dance. Haha. Yes, they do have ballroom dancing every Monday. The long weekend was really a restful one for me. Since I couldn’t really move around because of my sprained ankle. Still not too happy about that. BOO. :(

But one thing that really made me happy was last Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Bunnie de Guzman of Ni-Qua, invited me to their Press Preview of their Holiday 2014 Collection. This was held at Nail Tropics in Eastwood at around 1:00 PM.

Nail Tropics

It was a Wednesday but I took the day off just to rest and refocus myself. Been soo tired recently and this was definitely a welcome break for me. :)

Upon arriving, I met Bunnie. She’s the woman behind Ni-Qua and I found out that they had been in the export business for a number of years already. But she also has a full-time job. Nice! I really am amazed at women like these who have a lot on their plate right at the same but they still can cope. Work, Business, Family. Cool, huh?

Bunnie and Manila Shopaholic

When we went inside Nail Tropics, they asked us to choose, which service we wanted. I chose the Mint-O-Feet to relax my feet. And relaxed it was!

Mint-O-Feet

This was actually kind of a date also with my sister.

Mommy Ginger

We were also treated to Detoxify Bar drinks and Starbucks sandwiches.

Detoxify Bar

I personally picked out the Minty Berry Detox because they said it was the best one. :)

Minty Berry Detox

Some of the items from their past collections were also on display. The Neon Collection which I absolutely love was there!

Ni-Qua Neon Collection

Manico Large Bag in Charcoal was there!

Manico Charcoal Bag

Costs PHP 2,775.00

Black Leather Bag with Animal Print Handle is definitely for the working woman!

Black Leather Bag with Animal Print Strap

On and they have it in red, too! :)

Red Leather Bag

These little bags can be for kids or for adults who prefer smaller bags!

Small Black Bag

We were also given this bag which I love soo much because it is lightweight and spacious!

Lightweight Bag

And for your night outs, these clutches are perfect!

Clutch Bag

Once again, thank you Ni-Qua for such a relaxing day! :)

For more information, visit Ni-Qua:

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