April 16, 2018

4 Important Parenting Tips to Implement


It is well-known that giving birth to a child is not a tough task. The whole deal turns tough when it comes to bringing up your child. This is because a lot of efforts, commitments and sacrifices will be required to ensure that your children grow in the best way and with outstanding moral values. Needless to say, the behavior and character of a child is a clear reflection of their parents.

To begin with, parenting is something that has to be done using a defined criterion. This means that some parenting skills will be required. If you feel that you lack the skills, it is always a great idea to consult a professional or any other person who is more enlightened on parenting matters.

However, there are some fundamental strategies that any parent must use in raising their children.  Here are tips and strategies to use as your fundamental parenting aid:

Do Not Be a Friend to Your Child
A lot of parents tend to misinterpret this advice. It is important to note that you are not supposed to become your child's enemy simply because 'friendship' in parenting is ruled out. There is a way you can live with your child as a friend and at the same time watch their moves and rebuke every wrong act they do. Friendship with your child should only be within moral values and not beyond.

Drop Gender Biases
The problem with most parents is that they consider themselves the mother or the father to their children. Instead of viewing things from this perspective, you should consider yourself a parent and not a mother or father. Once you consider yourself a parent of a certain gender, it means that you will only focus on certain duties which rhyme with your masculinity or femininity. However, being just a parent will help you handle things in all aspects regardless any gender limitations.




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Communication Is Essential
It is so unfortunate that some parents operate under very tight schedule and lack time for their children. Consequently, communication between the parent and the child is broken. It is important to note that communication is of paramount essence especially for parents with growing children.

The importance of communicating with your child is to know exactly what they are going through. You will also be in a position to provide the best parent advice verbally. Not to mention, your children will feel the love that you have for them once you find time to interact and communicate with them. Important to note, communication between parents and children is not meant to be serious always. Cracking jokes and playing around with them is also part of the deal.


Never Feel Guilty
A parent is never guilty in the face of their children especially when everything is done for their benefit. The problem is that some parents feel guilty once they punish their children even when everything is justified. They even offer apologies to their children for punishing them. For your information, it is the child who should apologize to his/her parents and not the other way. You have the full right and reason to correct your child for the best.

About the Author:
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March 16, 2018

Children: Responsibility, Independence, Dream


Quotes, life, reflection


Quotes, life, reflection

Captured in Ocean Adventure, SBMA

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March 14, 2018

"Pandas" on IMAX®

Pandas are beloved in every culture and inspire a frenzy of adoration around the world. They are slightly clumsy, charming, and adorable.

Help us to celebrate these cherished animals and raise awareness for the conservation efforts being taken to keep the wild panda population thriving.  

Please join IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures in celebrating International Panda Day on Friday, March 16, in honor of the opening of the upcoming documentary adventure, “Pandas.”

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“Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family narrated by  Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” TV’s “The Good Place”).

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are taking the captive breeding program to the next level and preparing captive-born cubs for the wild.  This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian. The film, captured with IMAX® cameras, follows Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure into the mountains of Sichuan as she experiences nature for the first time and discovers her wild side. 

IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital, Jin Yi Culture Investment (HK) and Panda Productions, “Pandas.”  This film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theatres starting April 6, 2018.  The film is rated G.

You can check the two-minute trailer at  HERE.
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January 19, 2018

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 3): Sky Ranch Tagaytay


After the breezy stop at Tagaytay Highlands, we headed to Sky Ranch Tagaytay, a 5-hectare adventure park owned by SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

First ride we had is the train that tours around the entire place. This helps in familiarizing with the place and let you decide what ride to try.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay

I am afraid of heights but tried to conquer it again by riding the Sky Eye.

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Sky Eye
The Sky Eye is one of the biggest Ferris Wheel in the country. It lifts you 63 meters above the ground giving you a great view of Tagaytay, Taal Volcano and Lake, and the provinces nearby. The Sky Eye has 32 gondolas that took a full round for 10 minutes.

Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Sky Eye

After the Sky Eye, we took relax at the Grand Carousel
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Grand Carousel

This 2-storey Grand Carousel consist of 24 horses and 4 sleighs strategically located to get a 360-degree view of the entire Sky Ranch.

After the Grand Carousel, my interest was caught by another extreme ride, the Drop Tower.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Drop Tower

The Drop Tower is an extreme ride that lifts the passenger to the top of a vertical structure and bounces up and down. The 12 seats make a 360 rotation to give a perfect views of Taal Lake.

The ride was extreme. I was shouting to stop the ride as it falls freely and suddenly stop at the middle. Buti na lang ung rotation mode ay hindi pinagana during that time.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Drop Tower

After these rides, the rain falls. So we decided to take a rest and wait for the rain to stop. Unfortunately, the rain continues which made us decide to take our dinner and go back to the bus.

There are other rides at Sky Ranch but due to bad weather and for safety, it was not open to tourist.

By the way, before I forgot, here is a human robot mannequin that moves when you put money on the box in front of him.

These ends the 2017 Matthew's Educational Trip. I am looking forward for the next year's trip.

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December 22, 2017

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 2): Tagaytay Highlands


After having a short stop at Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the next destination is at Tagaytay Highlands.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


Along the way, the weather suddenly shifted and began to rain.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

We had a short snack at Summer Garden located in Highlands China Palace. Also, I framed some view in the area. Check other photos below.

Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

After the meal, we had another short stop at the Animal Farm located also in the area. Animal Farm is a "petting zoo and home to miniature animals from different parts of the world."

The track in the area is easy to follow that you can roam around even no tour guide assists.

There is a llama as soon as you enter the park.
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Matthew is afraid of touching animals. But look at him with the bunnies, are they having a secret conversation?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


There are also aquatic animals in the area.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


Meet Chino the Orangutan. He seems to behave but beware, he is just preparing to spit you. Silly one, right?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


There are also other animals in the park. Tiger, native pigs, snakes, guinea pigs, peacock, ducks, and civet cat are just a few of them.

Here are other views I framed during our stay at Highlands China Palace.

Can you spot the bird?
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

I think this one is the lodge and spa. View taken from the Highlands China Palace.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm


Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Next post is our experience at Tagaytay Sky Ranch.

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