Out + About: Visiting The National Museum of Natural History

We went to the National History of Natural Museum in Manila during our school field trip last month. This is my favorite of all the places we visited that time. The other attractions we went to are Car Museum at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, Lights and Sounds Museum in Intramuros, + Manila Ocean Park.

There are a lot of interesting displays and exhibits at the museum. I enjoy looking at the different bird species found in our country. I also love the Philippine physical map they have on display. It reminded me so much of those scenes in films and shows on the tellie that shows generals or leaders discussing their plan of attack to their men! ^_^

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8 Reasons Why Baguio Is The Ultimate City Of Dreams

Baguio is known for its exceptionally cold weather. But the weather alone is not enough to describe the mesmerizing beauty of the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

A boasting city enveloped in vast greeneries and lush mountains are dreamy as it can be. With its harmonious blend of convenience and tranquility, it’s hard to resist the urge to stay in Baguio City for good.

The Culture is So Alive

From the laid-back architecture to its cheerful vibe, the culture in Baguio is undoubtedly alive. Just last year, Baguio has been hailed as a “Creative City” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization {UNESCO} due to its unique crafts and artisanal finds.

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The rich culture in Baguio is celebrated in every part of the city. The Bencab Museum displaying indigenous art exhibits, and the Baguio Museum featuring the city’s history and cultural heritage. The restaurants are also teeming with the distinct Baguio charm. One of which is the Arcas Yard Cafe at Ambuklao which is a cafe, a mini-museum, and a library all at once. There’s also the Forest House Restaurant near Camp John Hay that serves the best steaks in the city, combined with a stunning ambiance of wooden interior and magnificent views.

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5 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Travel With Your Children

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Traveling with the children is always a good idea. No matter how old your little ones are, it is great to consider booking a trip with them. Whether you choose a local destination or pull out all the stops and book one of those Nassau vacation rentals, vacationing with the kids will always prove to be worthwhile and a very rewarding endeavor.

Although it is natural for most parents to be discouraged in planning trips with smaller children in tow, some brave souls will tell you that the bold move will be well worth it and something your smarter parent self in the future will thank you.

Here is a rundown of some of the reasons why you ought to plan your trip with your children soon:

It Is Good For Kids of Any Age 

It might be a lot trickier, not to mention a whole lot stressful, to take a trip with smaller children who may not be as cooperative as their older siblings.  They might easily give a fuss about missing their binky, or their favorite blankie, or about why the trip is taking too long and there might be more things that need to packed, including diapers, feeding bottles, and the likes, compared to when you are tagging along older children, but nothing beats careful planning, and being prepared for whatever circumstance, to solve this dilemma. Make sure to create a checklist of what items to bring for each child so you will miss out on anything. Packing a bigger bag and separating each child’s stuff into smaller containers or ziplocks will also prove to be helpful so you will be more organized in unpacking once at the hotel or resort or packing up again before heading back home. Items such as the children’s snack, vitamins and medicine, as well as books or toys to ward off boredom or tantrums away, must all be packed in mum’s big handbag so they are a lot easier to retrieve when needed. Packing up essentials, as well as enough amount of patience, will surely do the trick. Plus, there are also many resources online that offers nifty tips and tricks on how you can reduce stress while traveling with kids

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Move to Singapore with Kids. But, read this first…

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As the world is well-aware, Singapore is a good choice for immigrants who have kids to move to. With much-needed cleanliness and health care advancements, it boasts lots of activities that aren’t found in any other country. The immigration consultancy in Singapore One Visa states the country has top-notch public transport and has ranked Singapore as the best in life quality it offers. If you’re planning on such a move, read this article to know more about the subject matter…

Arranging Babysitters

Most of the expatriates in Singapore are found to be recruiting maids for aiding them with their household matters. We can see that it’s quite inexpensive to hire these people when compared to their recruitment in other parts. But, the issue here is that you won’t get them very easily, as part-time workers aren’t easily found, so it’s vital to find someone as early as possible; otherwise, you should look for some childcare centers in your neighborhood.

It’s Hot!

The most important thing to consider before getting a dependant pass for your family is the heat. As the place is just one degree North of the equator, sun rays are found to hit at their hardest. Unimaginably, the temperature will be twenty-five to thirty-three degrees and the humidity is above the nineties! This is something that is unbearable to most outsiders, especially those from the West; therefore, it’s wise to seek a house with a pool. Whenever you find a condo, be sure to check whether it has friendly amenities for your kids. Also, learn how to beat the heat by reading some expat articles and journals that are found online.

No Doubt about Fun

There are some water play areas in and around the city, which can be a good destination for the kids. There are also some stores specifically designed for kids inside shopping malls. Besides these, there are other destinations like ‘Gardens by the Bay’ where there is a huge playing area with lots of equipment. You can also take them kiting and bike riding at various places, and yes, there is a Botanic Gardens, theme parks, zoos, studios, and a lot more.

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Networking with Expat Parents

One of the best ways to learn about expat parenting is to network with other parents; they are the best people to share their experiences with. This applies to those who are first-time visitors and I’d ask you to take the right path and form a network of parents like you. You can even become a member of some clubs specific to your home country. This exposure will educate you a lot about life in Singapore.

Quality Education

If you’re the parent of an older child, education is a big concern. Here, you need not worry about quality education because it’s popular for offering top education all over the globe. Your child will be able to achieve a lot while, at the same time, being groomed up as a well-behaved human. But, the issue is about the competition. The popular schools are in huge demand and you should contact them as early as possible.

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Given the reasons cited above, I guess it is safe to assume that Singapore is, indeed, a good place to move to if you have children. Personally, I look forward to visiting the place one day with mum and dad, and see the zoo, the Botanic Gardens, the Flyer, and Universal Studios! 🙂

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