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Summer Fun

Temperature’s rising that’s why we know that summer is officially here. By this time, most students either have graduated or have started their summer vacation. Now, the question is, how do you make this year’s summer better than last year? How do you make it more fun and exciting? Well, allow to guide you and help you have the best summer of your life.

Here’s how:

• Save Mother Earth
First and foremost, do your share in creating a sustainable living in our planet. Join Earth Hour this Saturday, March 29. Together with hundreds of millions of people in 152 countries, turn your lights off for an hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm (local time). This global environmental movement started in Sydney, Australia 2007 to inform everyone and fight the effects of climate change. For more information, go to

• Put some music into your bones.
Aside from Christmas, summer has the most number of concerts and events in the country. The biggest of which is the Pulp Summer Slam, a gathering of all rock and metal band enthusiasts. This year is its 14th year and 7 international heavy metal bands will be performing on April 26 at Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City, Metro Manila. To know more about this longest running annual metal festival, visit

Well, there are also upcoming concerts in line next month. From local artist like Gary Valenciano’s 30th Anniversary concert to international artists like Lionel Ritchie and Jars of Clay. Check out for tickets and more information.

• Enhance yourself. Attend summer workshops and lessons.
From sports to arts, there’s something out there for you to improve yourself. It’s always good to learn something new because it adds up to our wellbeing and boosts our confidence. We’ve always known about the Milo sports clinics, Bert Lozada’s swimming lessons and CCP Ballet summer workshops. Why not take up a painting class, baking class, business writing workshop, or make-up application lessons? There’s so much to choose from! You only have to decide which one suits your lifestyle.

• Travel. Need we say more?
Summer equals the sun, blue skies, sea and sand. It’s all about exploring nature, sights and places you’ve never been before. Travelling enriches you as a person. When you are in a new place, all your 5 senses are on over drive and it recharges you. But before you jump into international shores, why not explore and dive in our own beautiful beaches? Backpacking Pilipinas has rounded off some lesser-known but equally pristine and not so commercialized beaches in our country. Check it out here:

• Enrich your spirituality.
Holy Week is coming soon. Have you prepared for His coming? There are more ways than one to do this. If you have an iPad or a tablet, why not download YouVersion’s Holy Bible and feed your soul with His words? Take this time as well to go on a spiritual retreat. Sometimes, we are caught up with the hustle and bustle of life that we tend to forget to enrich our soul. During holy week, attend the various services and masses that are being held by your local church. You can also do the “Visita Iglesia,” visit 7 or 14 different churches in your area and say the Stations of the Cross. Whatever spiritual activity you undertake, do it with your whole heart and soul. Rest assured that you’d come out revived, ready to take on life’s punches that will come your way.

• Do something for your community.
As they say, it’s always good to share your blessings. Therefore, make this summer more meaningful by joining outreach programs or becoming a volunteer or missionary. There are various organizations out there that have lots of outreach programs ongoing the likes of Philippine Red Cross, World Vision, Gawad Kalinga, Pearl Project, Haribon Foundation, etc. Simply consult Mr. Google and choose which organization is closer to home.

Have you decided which activity to do? Well, doing all of the above will guarantee you a more fun and more exciting summer this 2014.

Top 10 Things to Do and Places to Go to This Summer

Yes, we know that summer is the perfect time to hit the beach.  But hey!  There are a lot of things you can do and places to go to that are as equally fun as frolicking in the sand.  Read on to make your summer smokin’ fun!


1)  Trumpets Playshop


Kids and adults can enrol in this year’s Trumpets Playshop.  Enhance your talents and skills in singing, dancing, theatre, modelling and more.

Location:  The Podium, Alabang Town Centre, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Bonifacio Global City

Contact Numbers: 6362842, 6317252



2)  Ayala Museum’s Summer 2013 Art Workshops


Let your creativity run wild with this Summer Art Workshop brought to you by Ayala Museum.  Workshop will run from April 2 to May 25, 2013.

Location: Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue cor. Dela Rosa Street, Makati City

Contact: 7577117 to 21/



3)  The King and I, Resorts World Manila


See a theatrical production and go Broadway for a change.  Join the voyage to the dazzling land of Siam.  The show is extended until May 2013.

Location: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila

Contact Numbers:  908-8811 / 0917-8788811



4) Imperial Ice Bar


It’s hot, so it’s time to chill at the Ice Bar!  It’s the first and only Russian themed ice bar in the country.  Everything that you’ll see in the bar is carved from ice. Isn’t that cool?!

Location:  The Fort Strip, 1633 Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Contact Number:  0917-5428831

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5)  National Geographic Earth Day Run 2013


Do your part for Mother Earth while staying fit and healthy.  Join the NatGeo Earth Day Run on April 28, 2013!

Location: Bonifacio Global City



6) Cucina Andare


Why not start summer with a hearty feast?  Head over to Glorietta’s Cucina Andare and rev up your gastronomical quest.  The truck market is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 3am.

Location: Glorietta 3 Park, Makati City

Contact Numbers: 09178401152 or 8120102

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7) Vietura


Instead of a beach getaway, have a beauty and wellness retreat at Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Vietura.  It is the first and only total wellness institute in Manila.

Location: Sofitel Philippine Plaza, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

Contact Numbers: 551-5555 local 5000/5098



8)  Star City Snow World


Meet Snowman and experience snow without going out of the country.

Location: CCP Complex, Pasay City

Contact Numbers: 8323249, 8334484 and 5553495 to 96



9)  SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink


Go ice skating or learn to play hockey.  These are just two of the many cool things you can do this summer!

Location: SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Contact Numbers: 556-0469-71



10) Close-up Summer Solstice 2013


Known for bringing hot and sizzling events in the Metro, this April 27, Close-up is giving you a summer party you’ll never forget.  Party hard with Close-up Summer Solstice 2013, a 12-hour non-stop music festival.

Location: MOA Concert Grounds, Pasay City

Contact: Ticketworld 8919999 /