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Kung Hei Fat Choi! Welcome The Year Of The Fire Monkey At SkyRanch Tagaytay

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Filipinos are known for being a friendly and supportive community when it comes to commemorating iconic celebrations. Chinese New Year, among many, is one event that everyone warmly looks forward to. Such is the popularity of this annual festivity that Chinese customs and traditions are followed by almost everyone; no matter what heritage they have.

But did you know that there is more to this celebration than just wishing for peace and prosperity for the new lunar year? In China, the changing of the year is actually considered as a festival for the family!

This 2016, say goodbye to the Wood Sheep and welcome the rule of the Fire Monkey with your family at SkyRanch Tagaytay. The much-loved travel destination will hold a series of activities to commemorate the festivity with a bang.

Dragon and lion dancers as well as the Money Tree will also be present on February 6 and 7. Snap a shot with a Chinese Empress and Emperor for extra luck!

Will a Chinese celebration be complete without fireworks? Make sure you scare all the bad luck away by watching Fire in the Sky, a spectacular fireworks display which will be held on February 6 and 7 at 7pm. Feast your eyes at the wonderful lights display with your loved ones and experience SkyRanch’s rides afterwards.

SkyRanch Tagaytay is a 5.5-hectare development by SM Prime under Commercial Properties Group (CPG),the property holding firm of the SM Group of Companies. Apart from the property segment, the latter has also has major business interests in banking and retail sectors. Continue reading

Zoomanity Group Christmas Gift Giving 2014 at Zoobic Safari + Zoocobia

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Christmastime is one of the best time to travel with the family even in this kind of weather we’re experiencing right now, no thanks to Typhoon Ruby. The little one has been suggesting we go back to the zoo, to Zoobic Safari in particular as it has been sometime since we last went there, according to him. The zoo is one of the best places to visit with children and even I enjoy the experience every single time. I do hope we can go back to the zoo one day soon. Meanwhile, here is a press release shared by our friends from Zoomanity Group, just in case you and your family are heading to one of their zoos this December.

On December 13, 2014, Zoomanity Group, the leader in theme park & zoo management is inviting everyone to experience and visit once again the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines.

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Zoobic Safari is a 50 hectares zoo with different activities; Zip Line, 4D realto, Tiger and Lion encounter, crocodile feeding and a lot more.

New activities are coming too to be launched by the end of 2014 or early 2015 that will surely amaze the youngsters or any young at heart.

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“It takes Gutz to be a Guttierez” In Paradizoo Farm

It takes GUTZ to be a Guttierez is a Channel E exclusive about famous royal showbiz family in the Philippines. It’s a reality tv series about the interesting and exciting life of the Gutierrez headed by Eddie Guttierez and Annabel Rama.

On November 30, 2014 at 9PM, the show aired their experience when they went to Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite (Upper Tagaytay) and Residence Inn (Tagaytay proper), two of the famous theme parks under Zoomanity Group, the leading theme park management in the Philippines under Robert Laurel Yupangco of Yupangco Group of Companies.

According to Leonardo Badon Jr. of Zoomanity Group, “Paradizoo Theme Farm was featured in “It takes GUTZ to be a Gutierrez”, the Best Reality Show at the concluded PMPC Star Awards ‘2014. A paradise in the south, Paradizoo Theme Farm is a farm for romantic people. a place for family, barkadas, friends and those who loves nature. The Gutierrez family went there to explore and experience a different farm lifestyle.”

The episode revolves when family is having a photo shoot. The Gutz family gets prepped for a group photo shoot and after when they check the pictures they notice that their mother Annabelle is gaining weight. So, Ruffa suggested that they should hire a personal trainer to help their mother lose weight by working out. Perspiration for inspiration to remove the fat of course. In other words, with so many shots in between, they went to Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, not only to have a clean and fresh air but for Annabel to have a chance to exercise in a different way, walking in the farm.

Annabelle and Eddie bond with the grandkids, Richard with Sarah and Ruffa tried to milk the goats in the barn with the friendly and expert tour guide from Paradizoo. Super farm life only at Paradizoo.

One activity too in Paradizoo or more like an advocacy is to give education. During the tour, they learn about the process of making honey and what happens when the honey bees mate.

The handsome Richard and lovely Sarah got their time alone time together. They ride the cable car at Residence Inn, Tagaytay as they talk about planning their wedding and other future plans.

Paradizoo and Residence Inn are under Zoomanity Group. Paradizoo is a 12 hectares farm while Residence Inn is a 2 hectare theme park with hotel inside overlooking the majestic Taal Volcano.

If you want to experience Paradizoo Farm and the other Zoomanity Group attractions, you may contact them through any of the following:

  • Call {02} 899.-595 local 344, 899.9824/28
  • SMS 0928.808.5555 {Smart}, 0918.503.3399 {Smart}, 0917.835.1111 {Globe}
  • Fax {02} 899.9829
  • Email:,

You may also read about my Zoomanity Group post.

10 Great Christmas Gift Ideas From The Mind Museum

Christmas is in the air and I am sure everyone is excited to plan those holiday vacations and getaways, especially that we are expecting a very long holiday this year. Apart from that, I am sure many are also in a hurry to finish those Christmas shopping and to wrap those special gifts under the tree.

If you are hard up on interesting and clever gift ideas for kids, loved ones, and friends, here are 10 great gift ideas from one of our favorite destinations, The Mind Museum, that are sure to jump start your gift-buying plans:

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exclusive design shirts from The Mind Museum, Human Anatomy Notebook, Science Alphabet Notebook, and Puzzle Color Pencils, Sprout ‘n Grow Greenhouses

Considering that we celebrate an extended holiday season–starting from the ber months to late January—you would think people would have enough time to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts that are well thought out. That’s hardly ever the case, though.

Year after year, people rush to stores at the last minute, grabbing run-of-the-mill mugs, picture frames, toiletries, and what have you. Fun, right? Let’s face it; getting an ordinary gift doesn’t exactly usher in the spirit of the season. Why not wrap something remarkable? If your loved ones are that special, you’d think of giving them the stars—something they clearly deserve. You can’t exactly give them that, but a close alternative is made possible by The Mind Museum—along with other unique gifts that not only add a twist to your usual holiday flavor, they also inspire learning and further celebrate the season of giving. Continue reading