Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rafflecopter: Nifty Tool for Blog Contests

What's one sure thing to perk you up amid those rv financing woes, list of people to shop Christmas gifts for and upcoming flue season? Blog contests made easy courtesy of Rafflecopter! :)

I just saw a friend using it for her blog contest. It allows you to offer a variety of ways for prospective joiners to join, and makes joining so useful because a script just runs from your page. All they really have to do is click, click, click and they're done liking FB pages, or tweeting about your contest or sharing it in Google+. It's so cool, I'm tempted to hold my own blog contest, just to be able to use it.

Next time you're generating contest participants, do try Rafflecopter and have a smoother time at it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Play Pilipinas Workshop Ensogo Deal

Interested parents, educators and school personnel have only one more day left to purchase the Play Pilipinas Workshop Ensogo Deal which will allow any buyer to attend one of the mini workshops at half price. From P1,000, it is now only P500 inclusive of entrance to the play festival.

Just to remind parents as well, there will be six playground installations at the Play Festival so bringing your child is a must. At least, this is one expo wherein you don't have to worry about them disturbing the Banner stand onstage or other displays because they're sure to get busy with the installations. Meanwhile, you can also shop to your heart's content without worrying if they're getting bored.

See you there!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Send a Sense of Home to Family Abroad

Christmas, they say, is the happiest time of the year in the Philippines. We even start on it early since Christmas decorations go up in malls on the first day of September.

It's also the season that loved ones living abroad miss the most. Some even make it a point that they spend Christmas here every year because Christmas in other countries just really do not compare.

Now, if you're like me who has relatives going abroad in time to spend Christmas there instead, how about remembering to send Christmas care packages?

Send true-blue cacao balls (tablea) for them to turn into hot cocoa, or sotanghon noodles for that Noche Buena soup. Send a Christmas lantern, even the cheap ones, and send Nativity scenes. You can also include recorded messages or pictures of old Christmases stored in memory cards as digital files.

Send dried fish too, if you want. I'm not sure how long puto bungbong lasts but suman (sticky rice) will hold well in long-haul flights. Just send something your family associates with Christmas. I am sure they will appreciate it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Raising a Healthy Generation with Bella and Jake Tan

Due to numerous requests, this seminar has been moved to a different date and venue to accommodate interested parents in the metro.

Understand the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the child in this 1.5 day seminar with Steiner early childhood education pioneers Bella and Jake Tan of Rudolf Steiner Education in the Philippines. Learn how the quality of nutrition, the type of education, medical interventions, the nature of habits, family issues, and other factors directly impact the health of the child, which in turn influence the health of the adult. Practical tips and suggestions will also be given to address current health and lifestyle issues.

Bella Tan is an early childhood educator, teacher/trainer and mentor for RStEP. She is a pioneer of Steiner/Waldorf education in the country, having introduced it here in 1992. Trained in Australia, Bella initiated the Parent-Toddlers Program in 1997. She also writes children’s books.
Joaquin (Jake) Tan is a natural health practitioner and teacher/trainer for RStEP. He is the author of Healing Ourselves: A Guide to Creative, Responsive, and Self-Reliant Medicine, and of the newly published Healing Ourselves from Medicine: How Anthroposophy can Save Your Life. .


Day One
9:00 Lecture: Childhood & Development Phases
10:30 Break
11:00 Lecture: The Incarnation Process
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Lecture: Re-forming the Inherited Body
(Fevering, Childhood Illnesses)
3:30 Break
4:00 Lecture: Nutrition & Health (Weaning Process, Food, Sleep,
Forming Good Habits)
5:00 End of Day One

Day Two
9:00 Lecture: Dreamy Consciousness of the Child
(Play & Toys, Imagination & Phantasy)
10:30 Break
11:00 Role of the Adult in Nurturing the Child
12:00 End

Who should attend

Parents, educators, health care practitioners, and anyone with a personal interest in their own health and healing!

Seminar fees

P3,650 (excluding meals)
Family discount!
Bring your spouse, co-parent, or one other person significant in your child’s upbringing and you get 50% off!
Other group discounts (not applicable if Family discount is used)
For groups of 3 to 5, 5% discount per participant
For groups of 6, 10% discount from the 6th participant onward

Organized by the Institute for Steiner's Ideas in Practice (ISIP) Philippines
6241 Palma cor Manalac Sts.
Bgy. Poblacion (near Rockwell and Ateneo Professional Schools)
Makati City

For more information, call (02) 899 4675, text 0947 448 5119, or email

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

15-Day Intensive Beginner's Course in Waldorf/Steiner Early Childhood Education 2012

just sharing these for possible interested educators and homeschoolers


(For teachers, parents & individuals interested in self-development)

January 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18.

9am - 5pm

1086 Del Monte Ave. Quezon City

15 individuals

FEES (non-refundable)
REGULAR COURSE FEE (paid after November 15) - P15,000

-Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy
(the philosophical/spiritual basis of Steiner Education)
-Overview of the Process of Childhood and the Waldorf Curriculum
-Understanding the Development of the Child from Conception to 7 years
-Preparing yourself and your kindergarten
-Biography Work
Introduction to...
-Group singing
-Pentatonic lyre playing
-Recorder playing
-Wet-on-wet painting
-Form drawing

- Visit
-Email us at
-Call Bella or Jake Tan 3715688; 09178386315
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