Wednesday, February 20, 2019

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer

What are your kids up to this summer? For the past years, our family's way of spending the summer vacay is Travelling. I am an adventurer and  I like going to places I've never been, trying out new activities and even delicacies. That's why when summertime is near we are all excited about where we are going as a family and what activities we are up to next. But as a mom, I need to consider some things, especially when traveling with kids in tow. So, I made a list of things we love to do as a family this summer and this is already #TeamBorneaKids approved.


5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer

 5 Things To Do This Summer

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
No. 1. Beach Getaway & Waterpark Adventure

A trip to the Beach is what I think the top favorite among us, Filipinos. Beach getaways going to Batangas, Bataan, Zambales, Romblon, Iloilo, and Guimaras - #TeamBornea Checked! 

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer

Aside from swimming, we love island hopping, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, and banana boating too. We love waterfalls, rivers, and waterparks as well. 

Tip: Extra precaution is a must. Don't leave your kids unattended especially around the pool and beach area. And you have to be minded of sun protection, insect bites, jellyfishes and safety gears.

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
No.2 City Tour
Visiting Historical Landmarks, Parks, Museums, and my personal favorite - Old Catholic Churches brings as much joy too. A trip to memory lane while learning is such a great experience for parents and kids. You can also include going to Zoo's, Botanical Gardens and Farms. 

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer

Tip: Be  Alert at All Times. Keep both eyes on your kids and never let them out of your sight especially on super crowded places. Also, it's a good thing if they know what to do if ever they got lost. As for my kids, I told them to never wander alone and stay where they are and don't talk to strangers.

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
No. 3 
Food Trip
Our FamBam loves to eat! So when summer comes we hunt for "what's new" and  "must try's" restos, kiosk, food trucks, and food bazaars in the city or wherever our cravings lead us.  

Tip: Check the food and utensils yourself first. I'm so nosy -charot! But seriously I scan the food, sniff the food and taste the food. And there are countless times that I spotted a near to spoiling carbonara, funky smelling soups, and odd tasting desserts. And yes check and smell the utensils too. Some are amoy ipis!!! yuck!

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer

No. 4 Staycation
Staycationing is a not so new idea anymore but still, it is a nice experience. Ideal for us busy parents who want to unwind for a while. If the Hotel has great amenities it's a super win for me, because we don't have to go out and look for things to do.  

5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer
5 Things My Kids Are Excited About This Summer

Actually, this option is our frequent choice for the holidays, birthdays, and other celebrations. Just make sure the place has kid-friendly amenities, and an awesome lighted pool is a must.

Tip: Before booking a Staycation Check the hotel first for amenities, and promo offers. And also be minded of the windows, balcony, railings, and even the stuff at the bathroom. As for me, I refrain from booking a room with a balcony not that because I'm afraid of heights pero parang ganun na din + safety precautions.


Daddy O and I have decided to include something new to our usual plans for the summer. It's not a beach destination, nor a waterpark to go to but it's something that my kiddos went wild after hearing the about the news. It is that we both said Yes and we're up to support their interest in exploring their chosen crafts this summer. May it be a fascination to artsy-fartsy crafting,  a certain interest in a school subject, getting into sports maybe, or to even enroll at a talent camp that they want to be in. 

Last but definitely not the least, and something new on our list is...
 joining Summer Camps.

Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp 7,

No.5 Summer Camps
Actually, even when they were still small, we already noticed what our kids' talents and interest are. It just shows on their work and they were even more vocal to what they hope they might be when they grow up.  For Example My eldest Charles, he shows interest in Science, like astronomy and chemistry and also he's into Arts and Crafting plus Origami. He dreams of becoming a Pilot or an Astronaut. As for Ricci, she is onto Arts, Music, and Modelling. She likes Ballet too and Yes, she wants to be a Ballerina someday. While for Chloe, she's into Hip-Hop and Modern Dancing and she also likes Fashion shows. But she likes to be an Artista, G-Force crew, or Momoland member daw. Oh! divahh? Way to go my baby bunso!

So when I was invited to the media launch of the Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp 7, I said yes right away and came with my  10-year-old daughter Ricci. Too bad that my little Chloe was not feeling well that day, she was looking forward to meeting GForce pa naman. Buti na lang I was able to record the G-Force segment for her to see when we arrived at home.

During the media launch, Ricci is on a non-stop Q & A if it's ok that she'll join the camps. CAMPS with an 'S' for she likes to join Arts, Theater and Ballet daw. Ay Wow!!! Multi-Talented and ate girl ko?

So, this year, we are about to Nurture the Gifts of our kiddos.
We want to try something new, something that can help boost their confidence too.
Also allowing them to engage in activities that will further hone their talents and personalities. 

I think it's about time for us to support their dreams and honestly, I'm hoping that it's not yet too late for that gesture.


But for now, let's make a Balik-Tanaw

The Promil i-Shine Talent Camp is now on its 7th year. But has anyone of you wonder like I do to what's up with the previous i-Shiners? How are they now? or do they still shine in their chosen careers? Read more to find out.

Curious about the life happenings for some of the past i-Shiners?
Lookie here!

Season 1 Sean Samonte 
 Drummer of Square One -  1st Kids Rock Band of the Country 
Drummer of ReUnited -  MCA Music Recording Artist

Season 2 Yesha Camile
Cast at Hawak Kamay | Host at Team Yey! | Star Magic Talent

Season 2 Lucas Magallano

Lucas Magallano at the Little Prince Musical Presscon

Grand Winner from Cebu | Actor at Our Mighty Yaya 
 Host at Team Yey! | Lead Actor at The Little Prince Musical

Season 3 Esang De Torres

Telesa Marie Castillejo De Torres or much known as Esang de Torres
Esang de Torres 2014 i-Shine Talent Camp Grand Winner.

Telesa Marie Castillejo De Torres or much known as Esang de Torres was the 2014 i-Shine Talent Camp Grand Winner. The following year, Esang joined The Voice Kids Philippines season 2 and won 3rd place. But that doesn't stop her, TV guesting came after and she even had her own Birthday Concert titled "Ako any Kakanta". 2016 She auditioned for Les Misérables and that when she debuted in Musical Theater when she made it to casting as Little Cosette. A year after, Her first Broadway Musical lead role in Matilda the Musical. In the year 2018, she continues to be seen on TV as she joins Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Edition on ABS-CBN.

Worth Lodriga is hailed as the Little Picasso of the Philippines.

Worthington "Worth" Lodriga is hailed as the Little Picasso of the Philippines7-Star Artist Awardee - Junior Picasso 2016 & 2018.

Worth Lodriga is hailed as the Little Picasso of the Philippines.
Shaira Luna Promil Four iShine Alumni
Shaira Luna | Fashion & Advertising Photographer | Promil Alumni

Shaira Ana Teresiana Luna aka Shaira Luna is I think the first ever face of for Promil's "gifted child"  TVC that was seen way back 1995. Shaira blossomed to be a beautiful lady and now making her own mark as a Fashion & Advertising Photographer.

Isn't that amazing?! 
The i-Shiners still shines in their chosen craft. 

Kaya Momshies, Popshies, Make sure to include the Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp 7 on your plans for the summer and let's all make this a "Summer-to-Remember" that is sure to be filled with tons of fun, new learnings, and will be an awesome experience not just for the kids but even to us parents as we are nurturing their gifts.

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  1. This nice miss aci mag summer vacation na need na ng vacation plan para sa kiddos

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    1. True, kaya planuhin na ang summer para mas masulit maige!

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  2. Yesss..ang saya tlaga pag summer kasi andami nyong pwedeng gawin family...lalo na pag weekend, andun ung mag swimming,foodtrip at kung my budget..staycation din😊 iba tlaga ang saya pag family ung kasama..The best & unforgettable moment ever👍

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    1. True and ilang summers lang naten makakasama ang mga bagets kayta need sulitin dahil pag naging teens na baka di na sumama sa atin huhu

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    2. Korek..iba na priority ng mga yan..kaya now pa lang sulitin na talaga

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  3. slamat momsh sa reminder 👏 City tour is what i am looking forward this summer. Note ko yan nasa list mo. We just came back from Bohol and enjoyed beaches and we travelled to Cebu too earlier . Masaya ako na traveling wd kids kasi un gusto ko maka explore sila. If given naay budget sa summer camp push ko talga pero i guess pass muna at mag summer class si daughter ko din. Maganda yang summer camp na yan to hone talents. Am excited sa mga joiners😘

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  4. Staycation at foodtrip kami dito!��
    Itong dalawa talaga ang paborito naming magpartner kaya eto 85kgs at 75kgs na ang weight namin, Hahaha. Sa summer madami nanamang mauuso na food kaya goodluck samin ni partner.

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  5. Super love ng kids ko ang water kaya no. 1 din yan sa list namin.

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  6. Dami choices na pagpipilian summer para sa mga kids at ito talaga ang time pinaka iintay pati natin mga mamshie dahil bonding bonding at masaya ang mga kiddos pahinga sa stress..

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