October 2008

...Teacher Anna...

...Teacher Anna...

Pocketful of Kids , the very first toy village in the Philippines is opening on October 25, 2008. The toy store carries only top-of-the-line developmental toys from reputable American and European brands.

Learning Resources, Educational Insights (Hot Dots pens, Playfoam and GeoSafari), Alex, Tatiri,

Melissa & Doug (Number One in wooden educational toys in the US)

Pocketful of Kids allows children to try out and experience the featured branded toys; there are also books (from Fully Booked), health food section, and playground with a “Know It All Tree” (a lighted talking tree).

From 0 to 99 years old, from simple colorful blocks to complex puzzles, Pocketful of Kids would have something for you! Pocketful of Kids toys can enhance a child to be :

Word Smart , People Smart, Music Smart, Nature Smart, Picture Smart, Number Smart, Body Smart

POCKETFUL OF KIDS encourages children to wonder, discover and learn through play.
Visit 15th Floor Strata 2000, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas
Tel # (02) 634-7888 or (02) 634-2888.

Store Hours: 10:00 AM – 7 :00 pm
email : pocketfulofkids@yahoo.com

Notes on Play:

Play, often described as “ the work of children”… is any voluntary activity engaged in for the purpose of enjoyment… it is not something a child does when he or she has nothing else to do , it is something the child has to do.
-Adele Pillitteri, PhD, RN, PNP
Author of the Maternal and Child Health Nursing

From being an infant, toddler, preschooler and school-age children, play is as an integral part of their life. Even if one reached adulthood, we want to play, we always feel at ease after we play. How can one forget his or her first toy? I will always remember my first “walking doll” given to me by my “lola”. Up to this time I would always recall how I played with it, how I used to change her dresses, combed her curly hair etc.

Manila Outdoor Gallery Art Route

by Anna Katharina on October 19, 2008

in Blogging,Events,Travel

I enjoyed being a passenger in any automobile, it feels like a cradle at times, especially when the aircon is so cold and music is relaxing. When we were kids, my uncle would always tagged as along and have a have a “joy ride” in his car along Dewey Boulevard now Roxas Boulevard.

Nowadays, as I passenger, I’m a bit bored along the road . I passed the stretch of Edsa 4x a week from Edsa Extension to Monumento, either by MRT, taxi, or private car. To kill boredom, I used to memorize all the billboards along every intersection. 4 years ago, Kris Aquino was the Queen of EDSA, from Monumento to Magallanes, she used to have a billboard advertisement in every intersection. I do not know who are the queen and King of EDsa Billboards; it is a toss between Actress Judy Ann Santos , Dawn Zulueta and Actor Richard Gutierrez. However, nobody can beat Kris Aquino then.

I’m excited about the Manila Outdoor Gallery Art Route a project of the Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines (OAAP). It aims to display artworks from 10 of the most promising Filipino artists along key locations across the metro, in support of the ongoing international movement rallying for nature conservation. Painting and photographs depicting varied interest will be placed along South Luzon Expressway , North Luzon Expressway and EDSA.

Here’s a glimpse of the biggest outdoor gallery in Asia.

Manila Outdoor Gallery


by Anna Katharina on October 18, 2008

in Beauty,Events

Unending thanks to the people who organized the Pantene bloggers night at Taste Asia , SM Hypermart last night October 17, 2008.

It was a mixture of fun, entertainment and “showbiz flavor” for bloggers with Ms Judy Ann Santos as the very special celebrity guest. The event introduces Pantene 3 minute miracle treatment with actual demonstration of how it works in 3 minutes.

If only Pantene was there during my college days, which I really have split ends problems due to frequent cold wave procedure (“kulot”, the hair trend during the 80’s))done in parlors.

The rest of the night even got me hooked to watch the performance of Ministix band. Why? Because they sang songs with gusto and songs of the 80’s was sound of the night ( the likes of Earth Wind and Fire, Hotdog, VST and Co.).

MAKING HAIR Miracles Happen- Pantene’s 3- minute Miracle Treatment.
Experience it and reverse 3 months of damage in just 3 minutes

On Reading and National Bookstore

by Anna Katharina on October 14, 2008

in Family

I had a chance to watch an ABS CBN show “Walang Iwanan” which featured the rich and famous in Philippine business. One of those featured was Socorro C. Ramos, the woman behind the success of National Bookstore. Before the advent of Fully Booked and Powerbooks, National Bookstore was the in place for booklovers. I used to spend most of my free time in high school and college browsing books at National Bookstore Super branch in Cubao, Quezon City.

Pocket book bestsellers (usually Bantam books) would cost thirty-five pesos and I would read it for about three to five days. Nowadays I still go to National Bookstore for school supplies, which I think, have the most varied and complete resources for our school needs.

For now, National Bookstore, has formed its own foundation and the focus of their projects is to help build libraries for public schools. “Buklat Aklat” aims to promote literacy and readership among Filipino children. You can help by simply dropping coins in coin banks located in their cashier booth.

From the words of Mrs Socorro C. Ramos, Read more, Know more and Earn More.
Hard work and diligence …. KEY TO SUCCESS !

I love reading and my  dad did influence me a lot. The Philippine Readers Book Three is one of the first books that I have read. I have kept this copy for quite some time. This is a collection of short stories and one good feature of the book is a little dictionary at the back.