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Thursday, July 18, 2013

PAMPANGA: KUMON Philippines' Education & Parenting Seminar (KPEPS) 2013


PAMPANGA: KUMON Philippines' Education & Parenting Seminar (KPEPS) 2013

I know that you, like all parents, would want to equip your children with everything possible to secure a promising future for them. And education such as one through the help of the KUMON Method is the best means to do it. 
The Kumon Method

The Kumon Method is an after-school math and reading learning method. It is an individualized learning method through which students start at a level where they can attain a perfect score by studying on their own and continue to study at their own pace. Through daily study of the Kumon worksheets, the students develop strong self-learning academic abilities and gain confidence that will help them in the classroom and in life.

How the Kumon Method came about

Did you know that the Kumon Method was developed because of the love of a parent for his son?

The late Chairman Toru Kumon developed the prototype of the Kumon Method in 1954 while he was a high school mathematics teacher. At that time, Toru Kumon's wife, Teiko, asked him to take a look at his eldest son Takeshi's second-grade arithmetic studies because she was not satisfied with the results of a test he had taken.
I was really fascinated with Kumon presentation of how the method came about. 


They've even shown handwritten learning materials on loose-leaf A5-sized paper created by high school mathematics teacher Toru Kumon for his son Takeshi.

Toru Kumon's aim was to create a collection of original problems that Takeshi would be able to complete progressively, on his own, allowing him to develop his skills gradually. After much trial and error, he produced a series of handwritten learning materials on loose-leaf A5-sized paper.

Focus on developing strong calculation skills

Mastering calculation is the key to progress to high school mathematics according to the Kumon founder.

The primary feature of these materials was the focus on developing strong calculation skills, enabling Takeshi to advance as quickly as possible through to high school mathematics. Based on his experience as a high school mathematics teacher, Toru Kumon was convinced that mastering calculation was the key to enabling his son to later apply other mathematical concepts.

Takeshi reached 11th grade level differential and integral calculus while still in 6th grade!

Starting with addition problems and rapidly progressing to high school mathematics

In July 1954, Takeshi started studying his father's handmade materials while he was in second grade. He began with addition problems and then progressed rapidly until he reached 11th grade level differential and integral calculus while he was in 6th grade!

Kumon believes that all children possess boundless potential.


Kumon believes that it is the responsibility of educators to uncover children's hidden potential.

During that time, Toru Kumon continued to create these learning materials on a daily basis. Through this process, the philosophy behind the Kumon Method emerged. That is, the optimum development of each individual's ability, irrespective of age or grade—the pursuit of potential. Toru Kumon believed that what was possible for one child was possible for others. Thus, he set out to offer to as many children as possible the opportunity to study with this method.

Have you ever wondered why the Kumon Logo has that thinking face inside? It connotes the many faces of children who learn, think and grow within KUMON Centers.

The Kumon blue color, on the other hand, represents intelligence, honesty and the sky that far stretches around the world. Moreover, the word is also an acronym of the following:
K - indness movement
U - nderstanding the child
M - astery of the basic skills
O - n their own
N - o two children are alike

Dr. Love
Dr. Love hosted the event.
Tadashi Nakatsuka (Kumon Philippines, Inc. President)  in the middle
For more than 15 years, Kumon Philippines, Inc. (Kumon) has been working hand in hand with parents in discovering their children’s potentials toward becoming successful in life. Through its Math and Reading Programs, Kumon seeks to develop the skills of each child and bring out the best in them, so that they gain the confidence to face the challenges of the future and to achieve their goals and dreams.
There is no limit to age, grade level or even abilities and that is why Kumon welcomes all types of students, from one who learns differently to one who claims he is a genius.

Kumon Philippines' Education & Parenting Seminar (KPEPS) 2013 was held around 1:30 PM last July 13, 2013 at the Cinema 6 of SM City Pampanga. Read more HERE.

Another movie showing is scheduled on August 3, 2013 at the Cinema 6 of SM City Iloilo, at around 1:30 PM.

For inquiries & ticket reservations, kindly contact the following numbers:

0922.8268521
0923.7174891
0917.5804028

Kumon hopes to be in partnership with you as it equips Filipino children for a better tomorrow. 

Did I mention that you only have to pay Php1,800 per subject per month for elementary students and Php1,950 per subject per month for high school students? Very affordable indeed. So what are you waiting for?


Monday, July 15, 2013

BAKIT HINDI KA CRUSH NG CRUSH MO?


BAKIT HINDI KA CRUSH NG CRUSH MO?
All of us passed this stage one way or another. If you can't relate, ikaw na! Even hunks like Xian Lim and Kean Cipriano plus pretty Kim Chiu admitted that they all passed this stage, the so called unrequited love.
Bakit nga ba hindi ka crush ng crush mo? (Why is it that your crush does not have a crush on you?)

Here are several possible answers from the author of the book (from where the title of the movie was adopted):
  1. Pangit ka sa paningin niya. ( You're ugly in the other person's' eyes.)
  2. Bakla siya o Tomboy siya, sorry dude hindi kayo talo. ( He is either gay or a tomboy so it's not you. It's the other person who has a problem.)
  3. Wala kang kotse. ( You don't have a car.)
The three stars shared that time in their lives when they asked this very question to themselves. Bakit nga ba hindi ka crush ng crush mo? Here you go:
Kim Chiu told us that she used to play all kinds of sports just to be with her crush and she would join him everywhere, be it in school, gym or wherever he said he'll be going, only to find out he's no longer there. Like for example her crush told her he will be playing basketball at the gym, she would insist she join him and watch him play only to find out he's no longer at the gym, the location he indicated.
Xian Lim related also that he was a bit nervous whenever he saw his crush. One day he bumped into her and because he was nervous he unintentionally shouted hello to her but still the girl ignored him.
Kean Cipriano relates that when he was still a kid, he had a crush on his playmate/ neighbor in his village. He said they had a date at the seesaw playground (so he thought ). One day while playing, he asked for a time out to fix his shoe lace, then when he looked up the little girl throw the ball straight to his face. Ha ha ha! That is when he realized she doesn't like him one bit. 

#KimChiu #XianLim #KeanCipriano #Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo #KimXian #Callalily


Saturday, July 13, 2013

YENG CONSTANTINO: Happy With Her First Boyfriend


YENG CONSTANTINO: Happy With Her First Boyfriend 


Pop-rock singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino is on Cloud Nine nowadays. Why? Because she now has a boyfriend!

Last June 18, 2013, Yeng Constantino officially entered the world of romantic relationship for the first time. Yeng admitted being a late bloomer.

Yes, folks! It is Yeng's first ever love relationship. Unkown to many, Yeng never had a boyfriend. She actually shared with us last February that she is a member of NBSB Club. NBSB stands for No Boyfriend Since Birth. 
Yeng never lacked suitors though, in and outside showbiz. But she never gave in until recently and patiently waited for her GG! GG doesn't stand for Galunggong but God's Gift.

For some reason, Yan made Yeng feel so secure. Yeng decided to end her long wait for a boyfriend last June 18, 2013. Yes, that's the day she and her non-showbiz guy officially became a couple. 

“Hindi ito something na pwede kong i-pinpoint. Ang alam ko lang, ngayon lang ako hindi natakot mag-commit,” Yeng quips.

Love has inspired her all the more to give her best in everything.

Lucky Guy.
The lucky guy is no other than worship director and soon to be pastor Victor ‘Yan’ Asuncion. Yen met Yan through a mutual friend last 2012 and hit it off right away. They lost touch for a while and reconnect recently when they decided to hang out again.

It turns out Cupid’s arrow found its mark on them for the first time. Yeng is also Yan’s first girlfriend.

Yeng felt so blessed. She relates that she God had showered her with HIS 
Blessings galore

“Iba ang feeling. Ang daming binigay ni God na blessings sa ‘kin,” she gushes.

Now, Yeng has amazed even herself at how focused she can be on the relationship.

She wants Yan to text her now and then and feels bad the first time he failed to do so (he has learned his lesson since): “Communication ang language namin.”

Yeng goes to his office at Victory Christian Fellowship Greenhills and puts chocolates on his desk. She plans to write a love song for him in her next album.

The 28-year-old Yan, courted Yeng the traditional way – by visiting her at home. That means he met and courted 
Yeng’s parents. Yeng enthused “Ang haba ng red hair ko!”


Friday, July 12, 2013

CHARICE PEMPENGCO'S NEW LOOK:No More Maverick and Daniel Padilla Look


CHARICE PEMPENGCO'S NEW LOOK:No More Maverick and Daniel Padilla Look
This is the all new hairdo and image of Charice Pempengco. The former "Glee" star said her new hairstyle and her revamped wardrobe go with the feel of her new album. Her creative team even had to brainstorm what hairdo would best fit her new image, Pempengco said.

"Basically 'yung album shoot bukas, dun na nila makikita kung sino talaga si Charice -- the wardrobe, the hair, lahat, 'yung posing. Do'n nila makikita, 'Ito pala talaga 'yung gusto niya matagal na.' Doon na lalabas sa album ko."


"Ginawa namin lahat -- nag-fitting, itong hair, 'yung black fingernails. Kumbaga all set na, pero lahat 'yun dumaan sa akin, in-approve, lahat 'yun," she said.
While her album's look is finalized, Pempengco shared she remains hard at work to finish its content. She said she is set to record three more tracks to complete her new record in time for its September release.

The 21-year-old singer, whose admission of being a lesbian made international headlines last month, underwent numerous steps to finalize her "make-over" for the release of her newest album.

"There are a couple of reasons [for the new look] -- una kasi tomorrow magkakaroon ng photo shoot para sa album ko, and second of all, siyempre since marami ding lumabas na comments na nako-compare kay Daniel Padilla, nako-compare sa ibang artists and everything," she said.

Padilla earlier addressed the comparison, saying it's been blown out of proportion. He also said he shouldn't be compared with Pempengco, citing her achievements and international success.

Pempengco, for her part, clarified Wednesday that her decision to change her hairstyle was not because she was offended by the comparison.

She said she also never intended to imitate the teen actor's hairstyle.

"Hindi [ako na-offend], syempre Daniel Padilla 'yan. Bad boy ng Pilipinas 'yan, eh. Kumbaga, nung narinig ko 'yun, nung first na nakita ko yung [comparison picture], sinearch ko, hindi ko akalain na ganun din pala 'yung hairstyle niya," Pempengco said.

Pempengco will fly to the United States before the album's launch.

"Kasi I have to go to Los Angeles to do a lot of meetings, and I have to go to Chicago to sing the national anthem, and then photoshoot, and then Germany, and I have to go back here by September to launch the new album," she said.

The singer has also plotted her career move beyond her upcoming album's release, saying she is also preparing to on her first-ever nationwide concert tour. "First time ko gagawin regional shows. Hindi ko pa nagagawa 'yun, so first time to para sa akin, I can't wait. Iikutin ko ang Pilipinas!"

Source: abs cbn


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BANANA AND POTATO SONG: Happy Tune


BANANA AND POTATO SONG: Happy Tune

Banana and Potato Song by the Minions never fails to lift my spirit because of its funny lyrics and happy tune but I don't like the action of one of the minions when it knocked down another minion using a right hook. So, children, don't emulate the violent minion, okay?

Be happy!



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Nurse Licensure Examination Result


Nurse Licensure Examination Result

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced today that a total of 16,219 out of 37,887 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination held last June 2-3, 2013.

Beverly Anne Felicio Balagon a graduate of 
Velez College (Cebu City) topped the exam, receiving a score of 87 percent.

University of Santo Tomas (UST) graduate Jamila Jane Uy Borlagdan and West Visayas State University-La Paz graduate Mylene Grace Dacula Gonzaga shared the second spot with a score of 86.80 percent.

Sharing the third spot are Ma. Stefanie Palencia Reyes of the University of the Philippines-Manila, Lace Paulyn Tan Rosaroso of UST, and Aina Fe Roldan Salem of UP-Manila.

Three schools shared the top spot in the list of 10 performing schools in this year’s examination: 

  1.  West Visayas State University-La Paz,
  2.  Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College)
  3.  University of the Philippines-Manila.
 All three schools had a passing rate of 100 percent according to the PRC.

The rest of the top performing schools were the following:
  •  Chinese General Hospital Colleges
  •  Benguet State University-La Trinidad
  •  University of Santo Tomas
  •  Trinity University of Asia (Trinity-QC)
  •  Saint Paul University-Dumaguete
  •  Xavier University
  •  Velez College
  •  Cebu City Medical Center (CC Gen. Hosp.)
  •  Saint Paul University-Manila.
The examination was given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last month.

The members of the board are Carmencita M. Abaquin, Chairman; Leonila A. Faire, Betty F. Merritt, Perla G. Po, Marco Antonio C. Sto.Tomas, Yolanda C. Arugay and Amelia B. Rosales.

Click here for the Complete List of Nursing licensure exam results:


Monday, July 8, 2013

BLUEWATER DAY SPA: Baby Image Models Search


BLUEWATER DAY SPA: Baby Image Models Search

Blue Water Day Spa had launched an exciting promotion! The first-ever search for Blue Water Day Spa Image Models!


Attention: Mommy, Daddy, Ate, Kuya, Tita, Tito, lolo and Lola! Ninang, Ninong! Good news! Do you have a baby/ Babies aged 6 months to 4 years old? If your answer is YES, then read on!

M E C H A N I C S:
  • Duration of the contest will be from June 6 to August 6, 2013! 
  • Qualifications: 6 months to 4 years old.
  • any citizenship as long as you are in the Philippines.
  • Nationwide
  • There will be a total of 4 winners. One baby boy and baby girl aged 6 months to 2 years old, and again another baby boy and a baby girl aged 2 years old to 4 years old.
How to Join:
  1. Just email to marketing@bluewaterdayspa.ph the cutest, recent and creative photo of your baby with the following information:
  • Baby's full name
  • Baby's date of birth
  • Clear scanned copy of your baby's birth certificate ( to verify your baby's age)
  • Your contact number
  • and a brief description of your baby
Blue Water Day Spa will then upload your baby's photo on the Blue Water Day Spa Facebook page. You then have to visit the page and like and share the page for more chances of winning. Make sure your entry is complete otherwise it will not be qualified.

Note: Babies related to any Blue Water Day Spa employee/employees up to 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity will not be eligible to join.

Winners will be announced on their Facebook Page and twitter on August 8, 2013.

What are the prizes?
  • One (1) Birthday Kiddie Spa Party Package for a maximum of 28 persons at BWDS-Ortigas Spa Theatre worth P20,000.00 (Terms and Conditions apply)
  • Complimentary Ten (10) Baby Massage Treatments valid for one year worth P3500.00
  • Your baby will be featured in a BWDS Ad Campaign for Baby Massage (online, print, in-store ad collaterals) with photo shoot.
Criteria for Judging:
  • Number of likes- 25%
  • Creativity and Uniqueness of Photo- 25%
  • Management Decision- 50%

So there you go! You have until August 6, 2013 to send your entries so grab those cameras and snap away! Switch on your stage mommy mode and let your baby's star shine brightly! Good luck!

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Manny Pacquiao: Los Angeles Mansion


Manny Pacquiao: Los Angeles Mansion 

Avid readers of travelonshoestring.com know that I love Manny Pacquiao to the bones! He might have lost his last two fights but for me, I still have faith on this guy's boxing ability. I hereby declare that Manny can still win his future fights! Go, Manny! Be the Filipinos' pride once again!

Do you want to see Manny Pacquiao's Mansion in Los Angeles California? Then let's watch this video together and get to know more about Pacman's house in America.

From YouTube video posted by cyborggermaine


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