Archives for November 2014

Holly Days at Summit Ridge: New Year Blast

Welcome 2015 with a blast!  Spend December 31 to January 1 at Summit Ridge Tagaytay and usher a bright and blissful New Year with these wonderful room inclusions:

Festive New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner

What better way to end the year than with a festive buffet dinner from C2 Classic Cuisine. Succulent Lechon and delectable Chicken Galantina take the spotlight at the Carving Station.  Feast on them and the rest of the delightful spread as you are serenaded with live entertainment.

Breads and Pastries, Salad Station (with ranch, asian, vinaigrette, honey mustard dresing), Creamy Chicken with Asparagus and Bacon Bits

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Cheesy Hungarian Meatballs

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Roasted Spring Chicken

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Crab Stuffed Fish Fillet

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Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs

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Paella Valenciana

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Don’t fill your tummies just yet.  You want to save some space for these luscious desserts.

Pastillas Panna Cotta Shots, Fruits in Season, Mini Black Forest Cake

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Cocktails Before the Countdown

After dinner, let the kids have some fun at the activity stations while you enjoy some cocktails with your spouse and other guests.  Free-flowing cocktail drinks, exquisite wine, and good beer will be served along with tasty cocktail food.

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Fun Activities and Fireworks Show

Take your last pics for 2014 at the fun Photobooth then head off to the Arts & Crafts Corner and the Cupcake Decorating Station to keep kids busy while waiting for the fireworks show.  Need some time to relax?  Watch a movie on the big screen set up in one of the function rooms. There’s an Unlimited Sweets Corner to get some sugary treats to enjoy while watching the movie. Make sure you don’t doze off lest you miss the countdown and the amazing Fireworks Display.

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Kids will absolutely love decorating cupcakes and cookies!

Delectable New Year’s Breakfast Buffet

Start the year right with a hefty breakfast. There’s a wide assortment of freshly-baked breads and pastries including Native Bibingkas and Cheesy Ensaymadas. Have a li’l bit of everything at the Salad Station, Congee Station, Omelet Station, and Pancake Station. Let the kids have their fill of corn flakes, rice krispies, and koko krunch Don’t leave the buffet without trying the gourmet pandesals.

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Get a taste of home with these warm dishes: Filipino-style spaghetti, pancit ban-i guisado, cheesedog, pork tocino, beef tapa, classic fried chicken, tawilis, fried dilis, and mixed vegetable ensaladas.  Sweet-toothed ones will love the spread of traditional assorted kakanin, puto bumbong, bibingka, honey dipped donuts and fruits in season.

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Book a Room Now

Room rates on December 24 and December 31 range from P10,988 to P17,988 inclusive of all the treats mentioned above. Regular room rates for the rest of the holidays range from P7,250 to P15,000Book a room now at and welcome the New Year with a blast!


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Holly Days at Summit Ridge: Christmas Festivities

A scrumptious dinner buffet, pre-dinner cocktails, fun activities for the kids, a delightful breakfast buffet, unlimited coffee and cakes – enjoy all these and more when you book a room at Summit Ridge Tagaytay on December 24.

Unlimited Coffee and Cake at C2 Classic Cuisine

Right after checking in, you can start enjoying unlimited coffee and cakes at C2. Christmas is the perfect excuse to binge so do indulge on these rich cakes from Cravings. They all go perfectly with Di Bella coffee. 🙂

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Meet New Friends Over Cocktails

While the kids are busy having fun in the activity stations, mingle with other guests over cocktails.  Enjoy some mojito, cosmopolitan, or beer while savoring delish hors d’oeuvres.  Sip some wine as you chat with new friends.

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Scrumptious Christmas Buffet Dinner

Live entertainment fills the air with music as you savor the scrumptious Christmas buffet dinner from C2 Classic Cuisine.

Bread and Pastries (soft rolls, baguettes, white or wheat bread, gourmet pandesal, assorted Danish pastries), Clam Chowder Soup, and Salad

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Fresh and crisp salad greens, carrots, cucumber, tomato, jicama, mushrooms, bell pepper, corn, onion, ham, chicken and boiled egg with thousand island, ranch, and balsamic vinaigrette

Soft Spring Roll Imperial

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Crispy Chicken with Prawn Crackers

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Roast Pork Loin with Prune Apple Stuffing

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Assorted Buttered Vegetables

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Cravings Chow Mein

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Nasi Goreng

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Grilled Salmon with Teriyaki Sauce

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Aside from all these mouth-watering dishes, there will also be a Carving Station for succulent Lechon and holiday Glazed Ham.  The dishes are all yummy but leave some space for these desserts:

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Merry Christmas-Themed Activities

Fun activities are in store for everyone! Head on to the Photobooth to capture memories for posterity.  Kids and kids-at-heart can unleash their creativity in the Arts & Crafts Corner.  After all the fun, wind down with a movie or two as you watch on the big screen set up inside the function hall. That’s not all, you also get to meet the jolly ol’ soul. It’s Christmas Eve but Santa Claus has time to spare to meet and greet your little ones.

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That’s not the real Santa, and the jolly ol’ fellow on the sleigh is my hubby, But come Christmas Eve, the real Santa will spread some cheer. 😀


Christmas Breakfast Buffet

The best thing (at least for me!) about spending Christmas Eve in Summit Ridge is that you wake up the next day with no dishes to wash, no mess to clean up, AND no breakfast to cook.  When you wake up on Christmas morn, a sumptuous breakfast buffet awaits you at C2!

Enjoy a wide assortment of freshly-baked breads and delectable pastries. Have omelet just the way you like it. Let your kids have all the pancakes they can eat or binge on a variety of cereals. It’s Christmas, so let them have all the Koko Krunch and Rice Crispies they want! 😀

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Warm your tummies with champorado or congee served in a station complete with all the condiments. Fill up with more hot dishes including honey glazed ham, beef tapa, smoked bangus, tawilis, chicken nuggets, pork hotdog, buttered corn and carrots, and rellenong talong. All best eaten with warm plain or fiesta rice. Not a rice eater in the morning, there’s also pansit malabon and pasta carbonara for you.

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Of course, Christmas morn won’t be complete without our traditional Pinoy Christmas fares – Champorado, Native Bibingka with Red Egg, and Puto Bumbong.

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Book a Room Now

Room rates on December 24 and December 31 range from P10,988 to P17,988 inclusive of all the treats mentioned above. Regular room rates for the rest of the holidays range from P7,250 to P15,000Book a room now at and give your family a Christmas to remember.



Click here for Summit Ridge Hotel’s New Year offerings.


To know the latest offerings and promotions of Summit Ridge Tagaytay, follow them on these social networking sites:



P.S. from Aeropostale Comes To Town

Someone came to town before Santa Claus!  They’ve also brought plenty of treats for everyone.  Cool and trendy kids from our side of the Metro won’t be pouting this season as P.S. from Aéropostale is now available at the UP Town Center.  And what better way to spread the news than to throw a Kids’ Fair!

Held at the Amphitheatre of UP Town Center last November 22, the P.S. from Aéropostale Kids’ Fair was definitely a fair to remember. 😉

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Food was everywhere! Servers were going around with trays of sliders, lemonades, cupcakes, etcetera, etcetera.  There was unlimited Sabrett, FIC, Buy-the-Bucket nachos, and churros for everyone too.  Pardon the lack of decent pictures; my hands were holding different assortment of food most of the time. 😛

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A fair wouldn’t be complete without games and activities and though what they had were not the usual game booths in fairs, the kids still had loads of fun. Not particularly surprising, they loved playing foosball and painting on the wall the most.

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The highlight of the fair is, of course, a fashion show featuring the latest from P.S. from Aéropostale.  Rain poured just as the show started but the kid and teen models still delighted the crowd as they walked the runway wearing must-have pieces this season.  Two little boys wowed the crowd with their MJ moves!

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The movie screening of How To Train A Dragon 2, which my little ones were looking forward to, was canceled as the rain wouldn’t let up.  Fortunately, they were able to enjoy the food and games before it rained. 😀

Missed the fair? Here’s something you shouldn’t miss – BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Get 50% off everything except fragrances and watches.

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This sale is just for tomorrow, November 28, so make sure you spare some time to go shopping. Aéropostale’s Black Friday Sale will be at UP Town Center, Robinsons Midtown, SM Megamall, and Central Square Bonifacio High Street. Like PSfromAeroPH on Facebook so you won’t miss out on any promos and events like the Kids’ Fair.

Straight A’s #GetHappy Treats at Pancake House

Woo-hoo! I was finally able to take the kids to Pancake House for their #GetHappy treats! Promo started a couple of months ago but our sched’s been swamped and there just wasn’t any time to swing by PH. Since they were given their Honors Certificates for the Second Quarter last Thursday, we brought those along yesterday.

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Upon ordering, I found out that they were supposed to sign the back of the certificate or test paper.  Our server though was nice enough not to write anything on their certificates since both were printed on parchment paper.   He was also nice enough to tell me that even just quiz papers or test papers with perfect scores could earn the little ones free small soldiers.

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What are you waiting for?  Head on over to your fave Pancake House branch to get your little ones their #GetHappy treats!  Make sure you bring their honors certificates, report cards, aced quizzes/tests, and whatever other awards or recognition they have received in school.  It’s time to Get Happy!



Full promo mechanics taken from the Pancake House Facebook Page:

1. Present any of the following with school emblem or logo:
– Quiz, Test Paper/ Worksheet/ Report cards with excellent grades.
– Recognition, certificate or awards for academic, behavioral, sports and other extracurricular activities.

2. Kids aged 13 and below are qualified for the promo

3. Promo period is until December 31, 2014

4. Child must be accompanied by a paying adult.

5. One FREE item per student/ transaction.

6. Child to present a valid school ID or any proof to validate eligibility.

7. Available in all outlets nationwide. Mondays to Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00PM

Off the Bookshelf: The Magic School Bus

Last Friday was report card day and I couldn’t help noticing that the little girl’s grades in Science has consistently been the highest among all her other subjects. Back in preschool, she also received the Discovery Smart award twice. The little boy doesn’t have a Science subject yet, but like his sister, he also has an innate curiosity and a penchant for discovering how and why things work. It’s no wonder indeed that both of them LOVE the Magic School Bus!

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These Magic School Bus books have been read many times over.  Don’t ask me how many times coz I’ve lost count already.  I’ve also lost count of the many questions the kids have asked wanting to know more about Australia, or what animals eat, or the monarch butterfly, and so on and so forth.  They’ve read the books so many times that it seems they know most of the stories and characters by heart. Ask them what The Friz’s first name is and they’ll tell you in a second. They are also familiar with the kids in the Friz’s class and can describe them as if they were their real classmates.

Aside from the making scientific facts easier to understand by integrating them into humorous stories, I also love how each book shares “reports” or assignments written by Ms. Frizzle’s students.  These notes help encourage my little ones to write on their journals too.

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Since it was first published in the late 1980s, The Magic School Bus has since been adapted into a television series and published with early readers and chapter books versions.

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Aside from reading the books, the kids also love watching the TV series. It’s not shown on television anymore but we were blessed to have been given by Tita Gen three VCDs from the Magic School Bus TV series.

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The Magic School Bus is highly recommended for school age children. My kids started reading them at 4 years old and still get very excited whenever they are given a new title. This book and television series is indeed a great way to foster children’s love for Science.