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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Amazing Space
I've always known I was a geek, but I recently discovered that I am the worst kind -- the sappy geek.

Rein and I decided to check out the SM Discovery Science Center at the Mall of Asia the other day, and stood first in line at the Planetarium. While I could hear my dear husband gently snoozing beside me during the 30-minute NASA production entitled "The Search For Life: Are We Alone?", I stared up at the 180-degree dome screen and allowed myself to get lost in the wondrous tale of the universe, with its trillion suns, stars, planets, and even the possibility of finding life in some galaxy nearby, or far, far away.

As the camera moved fluidly from the depths of the earth and up into the starry, infinite vastness of space, tears suddenly sprang from my eyes unbidden! Surrounded by noisy, fidgety grade-schoolers on a field trip, my silent little bubble of emotion was a bit embarrassing. But there you have it -- outer space (and all its hidden realms and secrets) simply amazes me and leaves me speechless and overwhelmed, even when it's just experienced in a dark, 158-seat theater. I'm a sappy geek, what can you do?

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
24-Hour Daycare in BF Homes, Parañaque!
As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. When a community comes together to address its own concerns, good things are bound to happen. Rein and I recently got involved in a dynamic, non-stock, non-profit community-based organization that provides solutions to very real issues. This is one of them. I am not yet a parent, but if I were, this would be something I would wholeheartedly support. And I do.

LIFELINE Parental Assistance Programme 24-Hour Daycare Center

To busy working parents: have you ever dreamed someone like Mary Poppins or Nanny McFee would appear at your doorstep offering their heaven-sent child-rearing services?

With the impossible schedules most working parents face today (particularly those working in call centers), resorting to leaving children at home in the yaya's care is inevitable. But reliable help in the form of nannies who will genuinely and properly care for your child are rare finds nowadays.

As parents, we want our children to grow up being influenced by properly trained people in a healthy, stimulating environment. How sure are we that our children are well taken care of? What kind of conversations do they have, or what kind of TV shows do they watch while at home with yaya? Is your child being treated well while you are gone? Are they being educated and encouraged to learn at an age-appropriate pace? These are valid concerns that we understand.

On March 15, Lifeline Foundation will open its doors to all parents interested in enrolling their children aged 0-9 in our Lifeline Parental Assistance Programme 24-hour Daycare Centre. Daycare services are divided into 12-hour shifts in which your child can join in programs and activities that are right for their age.

The daycare is headed by mothers who fully understand the need for having a safe, reliable and accessible daycare where parents can be assured that their children are in the best hands whenever they're away at work. With its safety-centered approach, professionally trained staff of educators, nutritionists and nannies, LPAP will provide round-the-clock daycare and support. Sounds expensive? You might be pleasantly surprised!

The following are features of the Parental Assistance 24-Hour Daycare:

  • Child-proofed home environment
  • All materials are safety-tested and routinely disinfected
  • Professionally trained and English-speaking nannies
  • Regularly scheduled enrichment activities (art, music, English, etc)
  • Physical activities (movement, coordination, dance, games, etc)
  • Nanny cams throughout the whole place, with access through Yahoo! Messenger so parents can check in on their child while at work
  • 2 healthy snacks per day
  • 24-hour daycare facility with 12-hour blocks
  • Manager and Security Guards on-duty
Finally, good, reliable, and AFFORDABLE childcare is finally in the neighborhood! Interested? Give me a call (0921-3501579) or PM me for details. You can also visit the Lifeline website at

*Text updated from the Lifeline Foundation brochure and blogsite.

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