Attended last January 18, 2014 at Borough restaurant at The Podium Mall, a fun event together with my fellow Nuffies and mom bloggers. It was an activity-filled brunch hosted by PLDT Home Bro, as the brand introduced their latest affordable services to us. Before I go into details about Home Bro’s good news to everyone, I’m sharing some photos of what happened during our convivial brunch.
I so love the decors and the table setting prepared by the creative team of Nuffnang and PLDT Home Bro. So much so that I kid Thei (of Nuffnang) that maybe they can plan my kids’ birthdays next time. Heehee.
Of course a blogger event wouldn’t be complete without some social media interaction. Upon being seated, we were challenged to answer a contest question on Twitter, “How does technology make your home more fun?” And since we bloggers oftentime post photos of food prior to eating, it was just fitting that they came up with a contest for this too- the best food shot uploaded on Instagram.
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Shot
Waffle & Chicken for lil’ Ms. GJG
Borough’s famous Milk & Cookies
I love spending time with my princess and I love that she feels the same way.
Gabbie & I together with Fleur & Anika, Rochelle, Vivian & Baby A.
Frances, Michelle & Mika, Gabbie & yours truly with Monse Del Rosario, brand manager for PLDT Home Bro.
This time with Fleur & Anika, Vivan and Marianne of Nuffnang.
Seat mates Gabbie & Anika were so thrilled upon seeing the animal finger puppets, the gift they got from PLDT Home Bro.
After having our sumptuous brunch while catching up with the moms and kids, it was time for some fun activities. First up, we played Heads Up! Its like charades but we used a tablet to flash the words we needed to guess, I love technology! We played a best of 3 rounds between two groups of bloggers.
Here’s our team, acting out for our guesser- Fleur. Sobrang karir talaga kami because we’re competitive like that hahaha. All our efforts paid off because we won. Hooray!
After the energetic game of Heads Up! we proceeded to have some mom-child activity- Design A Frame Contest. We were given 20 minutes to design a blank picture frame however we want to. It’s a plus if we could incorporate ‘home’ and ‘family’ in our design.
These cute materials make it difficult to choose what to use!
Gabbie was in the zone as painting is one of her favourite things to do. Look at how she independently worked on our picture frame. My baby girl is all grown up!
Somebody’s serious. Competitive! I wonder where she got that? 😉
A little over 10 minutes and we’re done!
While waiting for our frames to dry up, the kids were seated at the arts and crafts area to do more activities and we, the moms learned more about PLDT Home Bro and how it plays a vital role to create moments that connect each members of the family.
Did you know that 64% of Filipinos living across the Philippines have no landline nor broadband connection? That’s about 5.9 million homes that need to be connected. Schools and students have been slowly shifting from textbook learning to online, but despite this transition, only 20% have computers. I’m actually surprised with these statistics as I know we Filipinos are Internet savvy and we love social media. Sad to know that not all families have access to the Internet and still there are many students who go to Internet cafes just to research, go online or update their Facebook. Well luckily, PLDT Home Bro is eager to help change these statistics, starting off with their Home Bro Family Bundle.
PLDT Home Bro has partnered with Hewlett Packard (HP) to provide an all-in-one-solution for the Filipino family.
For P60/day or P1799/month subscribers can now get an unlimited 2Mbps internet connection, with an HP Laptop & Printer. Similarly, for just P36/day or P1069/month subscribers can get the same Internet connection with an HP Printer. Everything a family needs for entertainment, enjoyment, and education all in one bundle!
What used to be PLDT myBro is now referred to as PLDT Home Bro. It is the newest member of the PLDT Home family- Home’s Fastest Wireless Broadband for Unlimited Family Fun. It offers high-speed wireless broadband, which delivers internet to a subscriber’s PC.
This is such an exciting offer from PLDT Home Bro. Families who have no Internet access now have the option to stay connected and use this connection to bond over learning or simply just enjoy going online. Dads can read the news and stay updated with the current events, moms can check out different recipes or learn some DIY through tutorial videos and children can surf the Internet to research about their school project or homework. A family can enjoyi watching live streaming of their favourite show or play online games together. You and your family can experience all these and so much more, right in the comfort of your own home.
With PLDT Home Bro Family Bundle, each member of the family can experience fast wireless unlimited Internet. Because one way to have light-hearted connections with your family is through meaningful interactions with each other and Home Bro enables families to do just that.
Just as exciting, PLDT Home Bro is hosting its Panalo Mall Tour this February 6-9 at SM North the Block! Tell all your friends about the spectacular mall event filled with fun family activities. On Feb. 9, watch Luiz Manzano host the Home Bro Panalo Gameshow from 3-5pm! Get great deals, join fun activities, and get a chance to win big raffle prizes – including a 1-minute grocery shopping spree! That’s what I like Home Bro, it gives families opportunities to bond, and enjoy together!
For those of you who won’t be able to catch the Home Bro Panalo Mall Tour this weekend, don’t worry the mall tour will have six more stops nationwide at the following dates and venues:
February 11-16 SM Bicutan, SM Dasmarinas
Febuary 18-23 SM Pampanga
March 3-9 SM Baguio
March 4-10 SM Cebu
March 17-23 SM Davao
Going back to the brunch, little did we know that while we were watching the presentation, the kids were being taught a couple of songs to sing and present to us moms. I was so surprised to see that my darling lil’ Ms. GJG being one of the two courageous little girls who represented all the kids. Anika (Fleur’s darling daughter sang M-O-M-M-Y to the tune of B-I-N-G-O while my darling daughter Gabbie sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It was such a heartwarming moment for me! Seeing her there singing not just for me but for all the moms and to everywhere there. I am one proud momma! 😀
Here’s a short video of Gabbie singing. I wasn’t able to capture the entire song as my phone battery died 🙁 boooo. But at least I got a souvenir of it!
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After our baby girls’ performance came the announcement of winners. Design A Frame Contest have 3 winners, Vivian Tan of thesoshalnetwork.com, Fleur Sombrero of mommyfleur.com and Ruth Floresca of mommywrites.blogspot.com. The Foodstagram contest winner was Michelle Lim of mymomfriday.com and for the Twitter contest, I won! Yay! 😀
Moms & kids with the PLDT Home Bro team.
Thank you so much for having us. My lil’ Ms. GJG couldn’t stop talking about how fun it was. She kept on proudly saying she sang for the mommies and painted a picture frame, which she gave to her dad & her baby brother Juro.
Truly nothing beats spending time with your family, in this day and age, its more possible to create bonding moments and stay connected thanks to technology and the Internet. We love using the Internet to incorporate fun in our everyday chores, which is my family’s way to bond. So thank you PLDT for making having an Internet connection possible and affordable for every Filipino.
To learn more about PLDT Home Bro or to apply, simply visit www.pldthome.com/homebro, call *1888 from your Smart mobile phone or (02) 672-7277 using any landline phone.
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