Trumpets Playshop Offers Summer Workshops for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

School year is almost over!  Parents are now thinking of activities for their children so that their time away from school will be worthwhile and meaningful.  Summer activities can help children to build confidence and to discover new talents and skills.

Just like other parents, I also let Kib do some activities aside from doing his schoolwork during summer.  He did martial arts training, singing, dancing, and acting workshops, and swimming.  Kib has developed confidence and gained new friends from all of the summer activities that he did.

Trumpets Playshop is one of the well-respected theater groups in the country which offers annual summer workshop for kids.  Now on its 24th year, they are now open to accept registration for kids, teens and adults for their singing, acting, dancing, modeling, and hosting workshops.  This year's theme, #TheBestofMe, aims to bring out the best in every workshop attendees and to discover new talents and skills that they can use in their daily lives.

Check out their workshop offerings this year!

Children as young as 4 years old can join the dance and theater workshops.  Older children and teens can join the modeling, public speaking, theater, and street dance workshops.  The above-mentioned workshops are conducted by their powerhouse team of coaches and mentors.  Some of them are:

  • Mike Arda of A-Team (dance)
  • Sasa Cabalquinto of The Adlib Dance Crew (dance)
  • Dan Cabrera of Dance Royalties (dance)
  • Patty Betita (modeling)
  • Kata Inocencio (public speaking)
Singing workshops, on the other hand, will be conducted by Starpower.

Did I mention adult workshops?  Yes, Trumpets Playshop also designed curriculum for people ages 19 and up for theater, modeling, public speaking and hosting, and singing!  Don't be shy to learn and develop a new skill!  

Trumpets Playshop workshops are in 3 different locations: SM Aura, Podium, and Alabang Town Center.  Check out the workshop schedules on SM Aura and Alabang Town Center below:

Registration is now open!  Register online via:  Classes will start on April 17th.

Make your summer memorable by learning something new and further developing it!

Like and follow Trumpets Playshop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  You may also visit for full course descriptions and details.  Be also updated with Trumpets' promos, events and contests for this summer!  Trumpets Playshop can also be reached at 901-4364, 818-1111 loc. 235, or 0917-5864177.

Create New Dishes Using Ajinomoto Sarsaya Oyster Sauce

I have written in the past about me and my son's kitchen adventures (see post here).  While I have been trying to cook new dishes every now and then, I am still a bit insecure about my cooking skills.  I would admit that my son is a better cook than I, haha.  I can rely on him on preparing simple dishes for us during the times that I'm too consumed with my work or feeling emotional with something or just simply whenever I feel lazy, lol.

Last February 23, 2017, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation organized a press conference to announce the launch of its newest product, Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.  Coco Martin is the brand ambassador of this latest product.  Ajinomoto is known for manufacturing food seasonings to make our dishes palatable and appetizing.

Primetime King Coco Martin poses beside his print ad for Sarsaya Oyster Sauce

What makes Sarsaya Oyster Sauce different from the other oyster sauce brands is that it is made from real oysters, complete with seasonings to provide a delicious blend of savory, sweet, and salty taste to any dish.

Pen Alvina, Ajinomoto's Category Manager for Menu Seasonings, said that Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is a unique brand of oyster sauce that is created to suit Filipino taste and preference, making many Filipino dishes like ginisang kangkong and adobo more flavorful and delicious.

A live cooking demonstration and a cook-off were done during the press conference to showcase different dishes with Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.  Chef Mcrhyan Rodrigo cooked several dishes like Ginisarsayang Kangkong with Tokwa and Thai-style Stir Fried Chicken.  Two bloggers were also invited in front to participate in the cook-off.  It was a kilig moment for these two bloggers to cook while Coco Martin is watching and having him to taste their dishes.

Chef Mcrhyan Rodrigo cooks using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce

Bloggers Macy Santos and Tina Perez were invited for a cook-off using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce

It's now time for Coco Martin to give his verdict on these two dishes

Primetime King Coco Martin was chosen to be the endorser of Sarsaya Oyster Sauce because he is a big fan of his grandmother's cooking.  Aside from that, he also earned a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.  He said that Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is unique because you can really taste the oyster ('lasang oyster na oyster!').  Truly, Sarsaya Oyster Sauce can enhance the taste of the simple dishes that we cook at home!

Coco Martin answers questions from the press

Coco and bloggers for a photo op

Two mommy bloggers with their babies posing with Coco Martin

You can try these recipes using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce:

Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is available in both 30g and 156g pouches.  

Create new dishes now using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce!