Sunday, December 23, 2012

SHARElebrating with Nickelodeon

I can still recall the first time we attended a Nickelodeon Event.  It was way back 2008 at the Nickelodeon's Let's Just Play held at the Bonifacio Global City Open field.  My daughter had so much fun running and playing around with the kids.  Since then, she has been watching out for more Nickelodeon events and we have been attending a lot, though I only documented two.  (See here and here).

View of the stage

Last Saturday, December 16, 2012, we went to Nickelodeon's Sharelebration.  I called up my daughter and asked her to bring 4 not so old toys as our "ticket" to the event and meet me at the SM Mall of Asia.  The Toys gathered will be given to the kids of Gawad Kalinga.  I asked them to arrive a little early knowing that the lines are usually endless. 

The one in the middle is the Christmas tree with all the toys collected during the event.
Kids playing in one of the booths.

There were several booths of the sponsors with games and freebies for all the kiddos.  My daughter patiently waited for her turn in pretty much all of them.  She also signed up to join the games on stage.  I've never been so proud because she used to be really shy about participating. 

My daughter as the Christmas tree right in the middle. 

And their team WON!

Aside from the games on stage, they also have trivias for everyone.  They threw questions about the shows in Nickelodeon and whoever gives the correct answer wins a prize.  Easy, right?  Except everyone raises their hands every time. LOL! Talk about fanatics.

The kids enjoyed the dance number prepared by Diego and the amazing acrobatics that I prayed my son will not do at home. 

Go Diego! Go!

The best part was when the wishes of two kids who were cancer victims were realized as they were given Dora Dolls and other Dora the Explorer items.  The joy in their faces were priceless.  

Thanks to Nickolodeon for hosting these kinds of activities.  It creates opportunities for us to bond as a family and at the same time give back to the community.  

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

On Toothache and a Lesson in Life

Last weekend, I experienced an excruciating pain that emanated from my tooth.  No, the tooth was not impacted. I even recalled going to the dentist way back to have the dental carries removed and filled.  So, it was a surprise for me that I am all fours once the pain starts.  I couldn't sleep.  I couldn't eat. I couldn't work.  I was "useless."

Tagging the two kids along, we took a trip to the nearest dentist.  It was our first time at the AV Dental Alley at the Pasay City Mall but I was already at ease with the doctor which is a great sign.  My daughter had an oral prophylaxis and the doctor allowed my son to
watch the procedure (another great sign!).  I took the opportunity to introduce my son to the dentist and what she does.

Kudos to Ate for setting a great example.

Now it was my turn.  An x-ray was performed and revealed that my tooth could no longer be saved (booo!!!).  The dental carries are eating my tooth from the inside so it has to be extracted.

Remembering Mariel and Tina from the Homeschooling seminar, I took my tooth home.  I pulled my daughter aside and asked about what she observed when Mama had a toothache.  Showing her the tooth, we covered a lot of topic that revolve around dental carries, dental hygiene, our teeth and her experiences with the dentist. I hope I was able to drive my point home.

So yesterday I accomplished a LOT:

  • I had my tooth extracted.
  • My daughter had her teeth cleaned.
  • My son knows who the dentist is and what she does.
  • I used my extracted tooth as a visual aid in teaching my daughter on dental hygiene.
  • I learned that an anesthesia can be requested when the pain during
  • dental filling becomes unbearable.
  • I found a great dentist. (YAY!)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mommy Discovery: The Headware

When my daughter, niece and I attended Mommy Mundo's Moms on the Floor Event last September, we were introduced to this interesting, fashionable and functional accessory known as the Headware.  The first time I saw it, I didn't quite know what it's for.  I left it with my daughter while I took pictures of the event, and the next thing I saw is her using it like she owned one before.

The Headware with cool designs.

Headware is made of soft, stretchable and breathable fabric that is tubular in shape.  It comes in different colors and designs that you can use in 20 different ways.  It can be worn as a scarf (my daughter's favorite), a bandana, a tube top and even a skirt.  My daughter even requested that I buy her another Headware of the same design so she could have a tube dress.  Quite a great idea, don't you think?

Trying it on for the first time - a bandana
Used as a scarf when she sang at the party.

Headware is not just for the active folks.  It is such a versatile piece of accessory that you can wear pretty much everywhere and in any situation.  If you need something to spice up your officewear, use it as a scarf.  If you're cleaning the house, use it as a headband or a scrunchie.  Or if you're at the beach, you can wear it like a bandana.  Think Survivor!

Great to own and to give as gifts this Christmas.  The Headware is available online at Zalora or see the list of stores here.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Yes Mommy: How to Talk so your Child will Listen and Understand

I often wonder if there is a right or wrong way of talking to kids.  Why are there kids who just don't want to listen and why there are kids who you think are listening but actually they're not. 

Parents like me, this is for you. 

Yes Mommy: How to Talk so your Child will Listen and Understand

DETAILS Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012 Time: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Venue: COWO - Ground Floor, Suntree Tower, #27 Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City Rates: - Regular rate of Php 1,400 / participant - Early bird rate of Php 1,200 / participant (PAID before Dec. 1, 2012 or via until Dec. 10) - Group discount of Php 1,000 for 3 or more participants *Lunch and afternoon snack are included *Payment may be via or deposit to a UnionBank or BPI Account or via Paypal (Please add Php 50 for Paypal charges).

About the Yes Mommy Workshop At "Yes Mommy" we'll talk about practical tips and tools to build a foundation of good communication with our young children. Topics include:
  • Self Talk for Mommies: Why positive communication begins with you
  • How to understand your child’s personality
  • How to adjust your communication style based on your child’s personality
  • The Three Elements of Positive Communication: Crucial factors to encourage your children to listen and understand
  • How to say "no" by saying "yes"

"Yes Mommy" is called a workshop. But I'd rather call it a sharing session where we can connect with other moms, we can feel safe to share what we know and don't know, and we can have comfort knowing that we are not alone in this parenting journey. I cannot give you expert advice nor can I guarantee that you'll have perfect kids or you'll be a perfect mom after this workshop. But I do intend that you’ll pick up information, encouragement and even inspiration that will help make this lifetime commitment of mothering just a little bit easier for you. You'll gain:
  • Tools to start your day with calmness and intention
  • Patience in dealing with your children
  • Resources to communicate persuasively
  • A network of like minded moms who can give encouragement and support
When you find this helpful for you, do join us and sign up through this form. I look forward to meeting you and learning from you.

Much love,
Jayme Chief Inspiration Officer | Mom in training

About Jayme Jayme Gatbonton is the mom behind Optimommy, a blog about positive parenting and intentional motherhood. She is blessed to be called "Mommy" by two girls, 5 - year old Jamaine and 4 - year old Kalia. After working in TV production for 9 years, she gave up her dream to be a newscaster so she can devote more time to her lifetime career: being mom. She underwent training in Neuro Linguistic Programming and became a freelance workshop facilitator. She is now a Mass Communications teacher, blogger and part time work at home mom. Jayme is passionate about raising children with love, patience and positivity. Her "heart work" lies in encouraging and empowering moms to fulfill their life's passions while raising a loving family.

To my readers, use the discount code Optimommy Tyna and pay only Php 500 in the registration.  There is a box before the Payment method that allows you to type the Discount code.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Certified Stage Momma

My daughter's choir group. They placed 2ND! Yay!
I used to wonder why parents rush in front of the stage when it's their kids turn to perform.  I didn't understand that until I became a mother myself.  I can still remember the first time my daughter performed in kindergarten.  I felt the tears well up my eyes as I
watch her dance.  I don't know why but I was so proud to see her up there.  And of course my dear husband was so busy taking pictures.

Being a stagemother is probably one role that I will never outgrow regardless of how small or how big my kids' accomplishment are going to be.  I will forever brag about their milestones and their achievements.

So here I am again in my stagemother role. My daughter, being a member of the school choir, competed in the Choir Competition in Alphaland.

As for my son, he's got something going on for himself too.  I entered him as a Baby Ambassador for Tiny Buds.  If you can recall,Tiny Buds is one of the essentials in our Nappy Bag. Why did I join? Simply because I love their products.  I find it easier to speak about
the product if I have actually used and like it.  Plus it would be nice to win an overnight GC at Island Cove (if we win). I heard the place is good.

So this is me being a stage mom.  If you have 3-5 minutes of your time to help me out and get some votes/likes.  It's just two simple steps:

Step 1: Like the Tiny Buds Fan Page
Step 2: Click this Link.  This should direct you to my son's entry
then like the Picture.  (He's entry #4)

Deadline is on December 10. 

My Entry in the Tiny Buds Baby Ambassador.

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's All About Their Childhood

Last Saturday I attended an event on Preschool Homeschool at the Medela House in Quezon City.  Not many of you know, but Homeschooling is one of the options that I considered when my daughter was ready to go to school.  My husband and I didn't agree on it so we ended up enrolling her in a traditional school.

Now that my son is growing up fast, I want to be able to homeschool him in preparation for the big school.  I'm just saying this only because the discussion on whether we want to homeschool him or not when he's old enought to be in grade school hasn't come up yet.

So glad to have met moms who talk about their experiences homeschooling their kids.

Homeschooling (or home based learning) is when parents chose to educate or teach their children at home instead of sending them to private or public schools.  The discussion was focused more on homeschooling the pre-schoolers so that they are ready to move to a
higher level -- be it in a traditional school or if the parents chose to continue homeschooling their children.  Below are a few things that I learned when I was there:

  • The world is your classroom.  You can teach your kids at home, at the grocery, at the malls - ANYWHERE! Very convenient, huh?
  • You can treat regular tasks at home as a way of teaching them about life -- like cooking, baking or setting the table.
  • It is when they ask about things they observe that they are actually learning.
  • You can create your own curriculum or look for a homeschool provider to help you out with that.
  • Treat Google as your best friend. There are a LOT of homeschool activities/worksheets for your kids.
  • It's all about their childhood. It's all about play.  Because they are kids, try to incorporate learning while you are playing with them.

List of Activities I do with my son/daughter

When we registered at the start of the event, we were given a paper with a list of Activities.  We were instructed to check the ones that we have been doing with our kids.  I checked 19 out of the 28. It just feels great to know that I have been trying to homeschool my kids after all and that there are so much more things that I can do with them.  Yes, I picked up a lot of great ideas.

Books being sold at the venue.  (Lower right hand corner) That's Cookie's week. 
At the end of the event I went out to check some books from the Learning Library and picked up a book called - Cookie's Week. Why this book? It's because my son has a love-hate relationship with cats. Ha! Ha!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mommy Treats Peppermint "Tyna" Brownies

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Mommy Treats.  In fact I consider it as one of my "Breast Friends" in my breastfeeding journey.   One of the treats that I often order (and highly recommend) is the Mommy Treats Lactation Brownie.

The Lactation Brownie comes in a Batch of 12 individually wrapped foils.  What makes it so special is that it is all natural.  It’s always freshly baked and it doesn’t contain any preservatives.  If you are a lactating mom, these brownies contains galactagogues which will help increase your milk supply.  While there is a slight bitter aftertaste on the Lactation cookies and muffin bites, it is almost negligible when you eat the brownies.  For almost a year, I have been ordering these goodies and it is always baked into perfection.  It is soft, moist, chewy – just the way I want my brownie to be.

Brownie crumbs are what's left after my son devoured the Brownie.
He was less than a year old then.

How effective are these? Let me put it this way.  I order a batch everytime there is a scheduled Monthly or Quarterly Business Reviews and I didn’t notice any dip in my milk supply regardless of the amount of stress at work.  My milk looked creamier too.  I noticed that when I compared my expressed milk.

Love the notes from Mommy Paola

Not just for the Nursing Moms
Because the Brownie is all natural, kids can eat it too.  I am not the only fan of Mommy Treat’s brownies.  In fact, my son and daughter couldn’t get enough of it.  Even my sister-in-law who’s not lactating is ordering a batch for her daughter who’s constipated.  I found out that Fenugreek, one of the key ingredients in the Brownie, contains high levels of soluble fiber.  This probably explains why eating the brownie help my nephew with her “problem.”

New Exciting Brownies
Now Mommy Paola has “tweaked” the Brownies this Christmas season and I am soooooo lucky to get to try the first batch.  If you love mint in your chocolate just like I do, then this Peppermint Brownie is for YOU!

Heavenly Brownie for my Morning Snack. Yum!

The Peppermint Brownie still comes in a Batch of 12.  The best part is when you unwrap the foil and you can immediately smell peppermint.  My husband can attest to the number of times I said “Hmm....” to every bite.  The mint is just right and the brownie, heavenly.  The good news is I get to eat the Brownies all by myself.  The bad news is, I couldn’t share this with my son.  He doesn’t like mint.  But other than that, it’s perfect.

And how cool is this - she named the brownie after ME!  It's just one of those days that I shared with her that it would be nice to put peppermint on those yummy brownies and she did! You bet.  I am one HAPPY MOMMA!

Like Mommy Treats on Facebook or visit their website to order a Batch.  Then come back.  Let me know what you think about the Brownies.

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Day of Firsts + Giveaway

First times are always memorable – first kiss, first love, first time to travel alone, first baby, first paycheck, first pregnancy – I could probably go on forever. Believe me, I can still recall every single detail of it.

Today marks another first. It is the first Day of December and guess what? It’s my FIRST GIVEAWAY! 

Now many of you have read about our first AMO Christmas Party and how lucky we are to have the kind of support that we received from our AMO families and companies. So today I am sharing them with you.

There are two rafflecopters below. If you are an AMO member but failed to attend the Party, the first rafflecopter is for you. (Photo Courtesy of Moomy Musings)

AMO Loot 1 with Avent Sportster Cup
AMO Loot 2 with Dainty Ashley GC
Distant AMOs, Join here - a Rafflecopter giveaway

To the Distant AMOs who are joining the giveaway, please note that this is simultaneous to Moomy Musing's giveaway.  By joining, you are increasing your chance of winning the Loot.

For my dear readers, how can I forget about you? I got something for your too! You can win the Drypers loot, Sansflou toothpaste, a couple of issues of Smart Parenting and Real Living Magazine, Ygo's organic's apple cinnamon and Goody Gulp Drink.  All you got to do is follow the instructions on the Second Rafflecopter.

AMO Loot 3
Planet Mom Readers, Join here - a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone! Like I said, this is just a first. Stay tuned because there’s still more. After all, this is the gift giving month!

NOTE:  This is open to Philippine Residence only. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

AMO's Winter Wonderland Party

Our Mommy group just turned ONE last Saturday.  Sure we've had mini play dates before, a few mommy meetups and a lot of first birthdays attended but this is the first time that the entire group got together to celebrate one year of friendship.

Avenue for Mommies Online (AMO) started as a small group of mommies supporting each other in our journey through motherhood.  The only thing that changed is our size.  From a measly group of at least 20 members, we grew into a community of 70 mommies all over the Philippines.  We are a group of working moms, army wives, stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms, full time moms and bloggers.  So it is very exciting (and challenging) to bring everyone together.

The party that started with a brainstorming, a lot of support, a whole lotta love and a combination of all mommy powers materialized into one great event - the AMO Winter Wonderland Party.

Party Tarp courtesy of Mommy Ron.
See those snowflakes? Lovingly made by artists Mommy Mona, Mommy Desiree and Mommy Edel.
Registration Ladies - Mommies Sherrybe and Mommy Mae. 

Aside from the beautiful snowflakes suspended from the ceiling, one could not help but notice the Mommy Loots and the Raffle Prizes from our AMO moms and beloved Sponsors.

More Loots
Gorgeous and Yummy cake by Mommy Grace

Of course, no party would be exciting without the games. There were games prepared for the Mommies, Daddies and the Kids.

I-Shoot Mo baby!
The Kids playing Rabbit, Wall, Gun.
See the Sexy Party Host? That's Mommy Lolly.
Mommies...arrange yourselves according to....
Everyone went home with loots and prizes from the games and the raffle.  Our mommy group has been blessed with so many generous sponsors.

Proud Winners of Aprica Colan worth Php 7,000 - Mommy Liv and Mommy Angel
 with Ms. Rechelle, the Aprica, Avent and Good Representative
Winners of Smart Steps and Bite Block Goodies (with Hope, Smart Steps Brand Assisant)
Winners of Drypers loot

This party would not have been possible if not for the organizers who spend time in planning the activity.  And to our generous sponsors:

Philips Avent Philippines, Aprica Philippines, Goody Philippines, Smart Steps, Bite Block, Tiny Buds, Drypers, Chicco Philippines, Mustela Philippines, Goody Gulp, Sansflou, Unilab, Moms and Kids, Humming Bread, Bug & Kelly, Nutri-Del, Bulinggit Corner, Pumpkeen, The Fawn Shoppe, Cast and Craft Philippines, Dainty Ashley, Smart Parenting Magazine, Tip Tap Soft Soles, Mary Pauline Salon, Ygo's Organic and Moomy Musings.

A Big THANK YOU for your trust and your blessings.  We will continue to support your activities and your products because we believe in them. 

Slippers, slippers and more slippers for the children of Negros.

To my AMO family, Thank you for your gift of friendship.  We have a lot to look forward to in the future.  A lot of plans and more activities.  But for now, we will be sending off more than 30 dozen slippers to the Children of Negros.  After all, this is what the party is all about -- sharing.

Happy AMO moms and kids (thank you AMO daddies for taking our picture)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our Mommy Mundo Weekend

Last Sunday, my family and I went to the Mommy Mundo Bazaar.  We have been attending several of their activities and this is one Bazaar that I just couldn't miss.  Aside from the Christmas shopping that I want to finish before December, I was also looking forward to getting my first Mom Planner.  My Dear Husband surprised me by paying for my Mommy Mundo Passport Card before the 15th of November and with that I earned my free Planner and an entrance to ALL Mommy Mundo Events. (Isn't he sweet?)

Mine at Last! 

As expected, there were a lot, and I mean a LOT of great buys.  I also saw familiar booths like Mommy Treats, Tiny Buds, Cycles and Cradle and Bug & Kelly.

Look at these cool bracelets.  I love them.
Got another shirt for my son at Bug & Kelly.  That's Kelly right there. 
With Paola of Mommy Treats.  She made those yummy Chocolate Lactation spoons.

What I love about Mommy Mundo events is that they provide a breastfeeding area for the nursing moms.  When my toddler asked to be nursed, I thought this is the best time to check out the space.  The area was covered by curtains to create privacy and there were couches for the moms.  I just find it a little funny when me and my son entered the area and you see the babies nursing peacefully.  And then there I was with my noisy toddler in tow who's singing "Mommy Mommy Milk. Yummy Mommy milk" while waiting for me to settle down.

Bringing a toddler into these kinds of events can be a quite a challenge.  They run around.  They get cranky.  They get impatient.  Thanks to the play area provided by the organizers.  My son had a blast playing while I finish my shopping.

My son preoccupied with the games outside the tent.

Congratulations Mommy Mundo for another great event! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Touch and Feel 1-2-3 Book Review

My husband and I are working on teaching our son how to identify the numbers and how to count.  Unfortunately, the flashcards didn't work the same way it did with my daughter years ago.  We already bought three sets of flashcards but it somehow end up either torn or lost. Good thing we discovered the book published by Dorling Kindersley on one of our trips to Booksale.

Touch and Feel 1-2-3 is a tactile book that teaches counting and numbers, recommended for ages 1-5 years old.  It has vibrant picturesand colors will catch your children's eyes.  What makes it more interesting are the different textures that are introduced in the book.

I knew I found the right book when I saw the delight in my son's eyes.  Learning became more fun for him as we count the fishes and the cars and the snakes. He couldn't resist touching the "rough" sandcastles and the "sticky" cherries while counting them. We also used the same book to teach him about some of the colors.  Since we bought the book, he could easily identify numbers 1 to 10.  He is able to associate the texture to other things at home like the scotch tape.  He calls it "sticky."  Because this is a board book, I don't have to worry about it being torn.

Touch and Feel 1-2-3 is just one of the best-selling touch and feel series published by Dorling Kindersley.  Some of the books in the series are Touch and Feel ABC, Touch and Feel Shapes and Touch and Feel Animal Colors.  They are great books to introduce your toddlers to early-learning subjects like counting and the alphabets.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Peek Into Our Nappy Bag

One of the things that I love about breastfeeding is that I don't have to bring that much stuff when we leave the house.   So I invite you to take a peek at our diaper bag.

Bringing just the "essentials."
I only have less than 10 items in the bag:

Drypers Diapers (I only use Cloth diapers when we're at home.)
Baby Wipes
Tiny Buds Hand Sanitizer
Tiny Buds Baby Powder
Avent Straw Cup
Face Towel
Extra Shirt and Shorts

Even my 10-year old daughter can pack this, don't you think?  What about you? What's in your diaper bag?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Havaianas Design a Smile 2

Calling all artistically inclined kids from 5 - 12 years old.  Design a Smile is back on it's 2nd year! 

Who Can Join?

The contest is open to all Filipino citizens who are:
·         Five to twelve years old
·         Permanent residents of the Philippines
·         Contestants MUST have consent from their parent or guardian

How to Join?

A.    Submission of Entries

1.    Contestants must attend any of the Design a Smile events to enter the contest.

2.    Contestants must completely fill out the official entry form at the event location. The parent or guardian or present at that time must sign the consent section of the official entry form.          

3.    Contestants are highly encouraged to donate to Operation Smile. 100% of donations will be given to Operation Smile. The lack or amount of each contestant’s donation will in no way hinder their participation in the contest or influence the judging of their entry. 

4.    Contestants will be provided with scratch paper, art materials and their official entry form. Only one official entry form will be provided per contestant.

5.    Contestants must design the sole of a Havaianas flip-flop using the official entry form answering the question, “What will you do to make other people smile?”

6.    Contestants must provide a one sentence explanation of their design in the designated area in the official entry form.

7.    Contestants may only use the art materials provided at the event. Contestants may only use five colors in their design.

8.    Contestants will have thirty minutes to complete their entry.

9.    Contestants may not bring in pre-existing designs. Contestants may not trace or copy other artwork. Contestants may not include trademarked or copyrighted icons in their design, such as known cartoon characters or other brand names.

10.  Contestants must submit their official entry form to any official contest organizer after thirty minutes or they will be disqualified.

11.  Contestants may only submit one (1) official entry. Should the contestant submit another entry, only their first entry will be considered valid. The contest organizers will use the control number on each official entry form to determine which form was submitted first.

12.  Incomprehensible, illegible, incomplete and offensive entries may be rejected and deemed illegible at the sole discretion of the contest organizers.

13.  The contest organizers reserve the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these mechanics or submit copied or unoriginal designs at any time.

14.  By entering this competition, contestants agree to allow the organizers to publish their entry and the design, along with the contestant’s name on Havaianas websites (official website, microsite, or social networking sites), on the official Havaianas Stride Guide newsletter, in Havaianas PR materials, or at Havaianas retailers nationwide.

15.  By entering this competition, contestants agree to allow the organizers to utilize their design and any images and any other work generated which is included in the entry. Contestants agree to allow the promoters to distribute, communicate, broadcast, modify, edit, adapt, segment and otherwise use the drawings, diagrams, images and designs submitted in the official entry form. By entering the competition, contestants acknowledge that there is no payment or consideration payable by the organizers to use of the contestant’s drawings, diagrams, images and designs.

16.  From February 4 to 6, 2013 at the Terry S.A. head office, Terry S.A. marketing team members will shortlist ten (10) entries based on the following criteria:
a.     50% How well does the design answer the question, “What will you do to make other people smile?”
b.    20% Synergy with Brand
c.     20% Originality/ Creativity
d.    10% Technical Skill

17.  The ten (10) shortlisted entries a Smile will be posted online at . Customers can vote for the designs starting February 11 up to to March 29, 2013.

18.  Shortlisted finalists will be announced by April 2, 2013 at the campaign website. Winner will also be notified via their contact information (mobile, email and registered mail).
19.  The ten (10) finalists will be scored according to the following criteria:
·         Online votes: 70%
·         Score from a second panel of judges (based on the below criteria): 30%
a.     50% How well does the design answer the question, “What will you do to make other people smile?”
b.    20% Synergy with Brand
c.     20% Originality/ Creativity
d.    10% Technical Skill

20.  The entry with the highest score wins the contest.

21.  Winners will be announced at Terry S.A. office (2293 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., formerly Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City) on April 2, 2013 to be witnessed by a DTI representative.

22.  The contest judges and all employees of Terry S.A. Inc. and its sub-distributors and retailers, Leo Burnett, GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc., Creative Juice Communications Inc., and other promo partners/third party suppliers, including their relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity or affinity, are automatically disqualified from joining this contest. Persons reporting regularly to Terry S.A. Inc. and its sub-distributors and retailers, Leo Burnett, GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc., Creative Juice Communications Inc. under a contract or service and who, by the nature of the service they render may have a direct and personal knowledge of the promotion shall also be disqualified.

23.  The organizer’s decision relating to any aspect of the competition is final and binding on each person who enters with the concurrence of the DTI. No correspondence will be entered into.

24.  Any costs associated with entering this competition and/or accessing the website are the contestant’s responsibility.

25.  Winners shall have at least sixty (60) days from notification of winner, within which to claim their prizes from the Terry S.A. Head Office at 2293 Don Chino Roces Ave, Makati City.

26.  Winners must bring their birth certificate and the two (2) valid IDs from the parent or guardian who signed their official entry form as evidence of his/her identity and entry. Provincial winners can claim their prizes at the nearest Havaianas store/outlet.

27.  All unclaimed prizes after the said date shall be forfeited in favor of Terry S.A., Inc. with prior approval from DTI.

28.  The organizers shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for personal injury which is suffered or sustained, as a result of taking any of the prizes, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

29.  The 20% tax for prizes exceeding P10, 000.00 shall be shouldered by the winner.

30.   Prizes are not convertible to cash.

31.  By entering this competition, contestants agree to allow the organizers to utilize their design and any images and any other work generated which is included in the entry. Contestants agree to allow the promoters to distribute, communicate, broadcast, modify, edit, adapt, segment and otherwise use the drawings, top diagrams, images and designs submitted in the official entry form. By entering the competition, contestants acknowledge that there is no payment or consideration payable by the organizers to use of the contestant’s drawings, diagrams, images and designs.
32.  Any costs associated with claiming the prizes are the contestant’s responsibility.

33.  The entry with the highest total score will be featured as a limited edition print in a future Havaianas Collection, with a percentage of the sales going to Operation Smile. The design submitted by the winner may be altered or modified by the organizers for the purpose of creating a commercially acceptable design for the limited edition print. The contestant acknowledges that the limited edition print may feature part or all of the entrants design and the entrants design may be substantially modified to create the limited edition print.

For questions and more information, please e-mail or call 840.1788 local 119.

What are the Prizes?

Finalists will receive the following:
a.     Gift Pack from Havaianas
b.     Bobble Water Bottles
c.     Pininho, flip-flop accessories
d.    Gifts from Hobbes and Landes
e.    Gift Certificates from McDonald’s
The Grand Prize winner will receive the following in addition to the above:
a.     Production of design into an actual Smile Pair
b.    Plaque of recognition as Grand Prize Winner
c.     Special Gift from Sony