Art, Music or Dance School Search for McKenzie: Lea De Castro Music Studio & Artist Center

McKenzie turned 2 last Monday, August 20, 2012.

She is displaying extreme interest to singing, dancing and art (color-ing! she would always say). This made us decide to check out the available music, art or dance schools in our area.

Last Sunday, we dropped by Lea De Castro Music Studio and Artist Center Inc in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite. It is approximately 15 minutes away from our place.


Unfortunately, music lessons are offered only to kids 6yo and older.

They offer Baby Ballet for 3-5 year old kids. The person at the front desk told me they could accept kids younger than 3yo provided she is ready to be left alone in the studio with the dance teacher and the other kids.The Dance Studio is at the 2nd floor and parents can only wait outside. Hmmmnnn, I am not very sure if McKenzie can handle that but she does stay in the middle seats during birthday parties, along with other kids.


I was told we could bring her over to sit in one time for 30 minutes. The dance teacher would provide an evaluation if she's ready or not.

That sounds promising, and we might as well do that soon. Hopefully we can enroll her Summer 2013.

I am not really expecting her to perform well in dance or music at her age, but I would like to get her into such classes for her social development.

For those who might be interested, here are the rates for Baby Ballet with Lea De Castro Music Studio and Artist Center Inc:
P3,600.00/ 12 lessons
1 hour per lesson
P150.00 registration fee
P1,400.00 complete ballet outfit

Final Salute to a Great Husband and Father: Jesse Robredo

Like Atty. Leni Robredo, I am also a wife and a mother.
Just like Aika, Trisha and Jillian, I am also a daughter.

I am so attached with the passing of Jesse Robredo not because of his political achievements, but because of how his family describes him as a husband and as a father.

These lines from Atty Leni Robredo's made me cry:

  • But Jess, just this one time, allow us to celebrate your life in the way we think you deserve to be honored.
  • If we could hear Jess speak, I know he would be saying "Sobra sobra na ito".
  • Maybe for him, it was a perfect end to a life well-lived.
  • He still decided to fly home, he just wanted to surprise us and make us happy.
  • He told me in the calmest voice that he would call me later, he said that he was just taking care of something. He never called me back.
  • That was Jess to his very core. He was always working so hard but at the same time, always rushing home to be with his family.
  • The weekend before that fateful crash, he fixed everything in the house: busted lights, broken doorbell, leaking faucets. He always looked forward to feeling like a regular man in the house. He said these simple tasks made him feel important to his family and strengthens him.
  • Much has been said about how great Jess was as a public servant, but to us, his family, we will remember him most as an exceptional husband and father. He died with nothing left unsaid. He constantly showered us with I love yous. He always told me he was lucky he married me. He constantly told my children he was proud of them.
  • He would drop everything for our girls. He wasn't there just for the big events but also for the small ones.

Pag ibig Housing Loan Billing Statement- Download it Online

It started with the bills coming in sooo late we are unable to pay it via payment centers at SM. Then they stopped arriving.

I had to figure out a way to get the billing statement so we can utilize the payment centers in SM Malls.

After researching online, I found out that we can dowload the billing statement a week before the due date.

Here's how:
  1. Go to
  2. Click on E-Members Services.
  3. Click on Housing Loan Payment Verification.
  4. Enter the following information in their respective fields:
  • HL Account No.
  • Last Name
  • First Name
Information Available

Account Information 
Contains information about the housing loan.
  • HL Account Number
  • Name of Borrower
  • Loan Value
  • Term in Years
  • Take Out Date
  • Outstanding Balance
  • Monthly Amortization
Contains details of last 12 payments

We can also View, Print and Download our Billing Statement.

First Woman CJ

The Supreme Court has a new Chief Justice.

The First Woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

President Benigno Aquino III appointed Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal-Sereno as the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

On the new Chief Justice of the Philippines

In the midst of this period of deep mourning for the loss of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, the President is cognizant of his constitutional duty to appoint the next Chief Justice of the Philippines. He has therefore decided to appoint Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal-Sereno as the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

The President is confident that Chief Justice Sereno will lead the judiciary in undertaking much-needed reforms. We believe the Judicial Branch of government has a historic opportunity to restore our people’s confidence in the judicial system.

Gift Gate Big Sale


What: Gift Gate Big Sale
August 25, 2012, 10am to 10pm
Where: The NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Other details:

  • Entrance Fee: P20.00
  • 2012 Sanrio Fans Club members and BDO cardholders can get in plus one friend for FREE!
  • Up to 80% Off
  • Additional 5% discount when you use your BDO Credit Card for your purchases

SM Kid’s Warehouse Sale


What: SM Kid’s Warehouse Sale: Fashion at Discount
August 30 to September 2, 2012
Where: SM Mega Trade Hall 2, at the 5th Level of SM Megamall B

Other details:

  • With 38 participating brands including Elle, Moose Gear, and Garfield
  • Enjoy up to 70% off on selected items
  • 0% interest on all major credit cards for a minimum purchase of PHP 3,000.00

3rd Kadabra Cup


3rd Kadabra Cup
When: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Where: Great Big Room of Fun Ranch, Ortigas

Mom & Baby, Talk & Learn Series


What: Mom & Baby, Talk & Learn Series
When: Saturday, August 24, 2012, 2:00 pm
SM City Cubao

MOMMY EVENT ALERT: Smart Parenting Baby Shower


What: Smart Parenting Baby Shower
When: September 1, 2012
Where: Columbus Room, Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

KANSIS Made, A Random Guy and Faith

Two weeks ago, my husband had to let go his fulltime job as a data analyst to be able to focus on KANSIS Made.