Henry's Mom Blogs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bianca Gonzalez launches Paano Ba To?!

Before she surprised us with her destination wedding, celebrity endorser, TV host, magazine editor, columnist, blogger, UN advocate and now, wife, Bianca Gonzalez, added book author to her resumé. I had the opportunity to meet the multi-hyphenated super girl when she recently launched her first book, "Paano Ba 'To? How to Survive Growing Up."

I have always admired how Bianca carried herself on TV and voiced out her opinions. I'm an avid reader of her blog too. This is why I didn't pass up the chance to meet her in person and get my hands on her book. (Thanks to Sky for the invite.) 

I rushed to National Bookstore in Glorietta and it looked like I wasn't the only one excited to meet her as the place was already jam-packed when I got there. Standing room only na lang. 

Bianca arrived dressed like her "doodle-self" on her book cover. 

Bianca said that writing a book was one of her dreams and dedicated this new accomplishment to her mommy Ofel. She talked about how she got the idea of writing the book when her young followers started asking for advice.

Bianca gives out advice based on her personal experiences in life, love, friendship, career, fashion and passion in this new book. Not claiming to know everything, Bianca had the help of experts and celebrity friends like, Anne Curtis, Luis Mazano, Atom Araullo and many more to share pieces of their mind as well. Girls in their tweens and teens may find this book very helpful for them while growing up in this crazy world of ours. I got two copies, one for me and the other for my little sister.

Bianca was so pretty up close and was very sweet when she signed the books.

I can't wait to give this book to my little sister when I see her.
Now you know what you're getting for Christmas, little sis. 

Paano Ba To? How to Survive Growing Up by Bianca Gonzalez is available at all National Bookstore nationwide.  

You can follow the super girl, Bianca Gonzalez on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

P.S. Congratulations on your wedding, B! (Yes! Feeling close na ako.) :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Brick Adventure at Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle

Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle, the 2000-square meter zoo and private facility inside the Manila Zoo has just launched a new attraction last  November 30, 2014. 

Our family of three was there when they opened Brick Adventure. Here they showcased their collection of Lego animal sculptures. Some of them were huge, standing 4-6 feet tall. They sure were a sight to see.

They also had an area for kids to build their own Lego sculptures. Here's the little boy trying his hands on some of them colourful bricks. 

Of course aside from these, Kinder Zoo also has 58 different species of animals. They have seven Hyacinth macaws just like Blu from the movie Rio. 

You can not only look at the animals, you can also interact with them. Some birds are flying freely and a boar was also roaming around the place when we were there. 

The little boy enjoyed playing with Gabbie the baby gibbon.

We had a really great day! I think that this would be a great place to take any kid. 

For more information, you can find Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle on Facebook and Twitter

Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle is at Manila Zoo, Adriatico Street, Malate,Manila

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mom, Santa Claus isn't real

At this age, I can say that I’m still a kid at heart. I’m like a 10-year old trapped in a 20-something year old’s body. I still love all things magical and I still wish that fairytales can happen in real life. This is why I want to preserve Henry’s childhood as much as possible. I want him to believe in magical things, that the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy and Santa Claus are all true because they give him something to look forward to.

However, just last week, he went home from school and said to me, “Mom, Santa Claus isn’t real, my classmate said so.” He believed it which crushed my heart a little. I couldn’t convince him that Santa really do existed.

But one day, at the mall. This happened.

Yup, Santa was standing in a corner. Henry was like, “Mommy, he’s here. what is he doing here? He’s real after all.” And just like that, he believed again. Hopefully, he’ll do anything to stay on Santa’s nice list.

Does your child still believe in Santa Claus?


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