These days, Raviv would always wear a grin every time the Cinderella trailer is shown on Disney Junior. That’s because it always reminds him of the fun time we had last Sunday when we were among those who were invited by PLDT to watch the block screening of Cinderella at Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
A day or two before the event, I was told to dress Raviv up in a prince costume. I didn’t know where to look for a prince costume! So I thought I’ll just buy at Megamall hours before the event. Buuuuut!!! Even after I almost rounded up the whole of SM Megamall, nada! So what does a mom do? But of course, I had to be creative and think outside the box! I spotted a Vampire costume and I thought to myself, hmmm, pwede! Then when I saw that Raviv was wearing his blue and orange rubber shoes, palpak! Good thing I brought with us his pirate costume, whose pants had its own “boots”.
Now all that’s missing is a crown! But if I thought looking for a prince or king or any crown that doesn’t have frou-frou was easy, I was sooo wrong! Inikot ko ang Megamall, and nada! So I thought I should just make Raviv’s crown. One hour before the event I hurried to National Bookstore to buy cardboard and some beads. Then I called the owner of Gymboree Megamall and asked if I could use their Arts Room to create Raviv’s crown. Time check: 30 minutes to go! After 10 minutes, voila!
DIY Prince Crown made in less than five minutes!
Are you excited to see how eveything turned out?!? Here’s my little prince:
He’s dashing, I know!
I must say, my Amorcito looked every inch like a prince. Who would have thought that 1/3 vampire costume + 1/3 pirate costume + 1/3 DIY crown is equal to a dashing prince? A dashing prince who even bagged the 3rd Place Best in Costume! Partida, makeshift lang ‘yang costume na ‘yan!
When we arrived at Cravings for the pre-movie press conference, people gushed at Raviv’s costume…probably because while princesses abound, there was a dearth of princes. LOL!
Raviv had so much fun posing with Princess Kat and other princesses
While Raviv was having fun outside, I too was really excited for him as I listened intently to PLDT’s announcement at the Press Conference: Disney is now on PLDT Telpad!!!
Leading telecommunications and multimedia provider PLDT has expanded its multi-year, multi-platform partnership with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, through its digital entertainment arm Disney Interactive, to bring the broadest offering of exciting Disney content to the PLDT Group’s over 75 million mobile and broadband subscribers nationwide!
Princess Kath with PLDT HOME Vice President and HOME Marketing Head Gary Dujali
Princess Kath and PLDT Vice President and HOME Voice Solutions Head Patrick Tang
This means that PLDT HOME subscribers like us can access over 300 online games through the Disney Portal, which will be hosted in the PLDT HOME website www.pldthome.com! In addition, PLDT HOME Telpad subscribers will be able to download hundreds of Disney games and e-books by just clicking the Disney widget on their Telpads. We also get a PLDT Home DSL speed boost when we subscribe to the Disney package. And to jazz up our PLDT Telpads, we can purchase limited edition skins that change every month or everytime there’s a new Disney movie! Cinderella, Avengers, Mickey Mouse—you name it and Disney on Telpad has got it!
Isn’t that great? So many people have said that the advent of technology has broken the bond of families. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Remember that the strongest connections are at home! As PLDT’s cute commercials have shown us, technology can actually bond families together (I love the Fam Cam—imagine feeling being so close to your kids even when you’re far). Like for our family. In the times that Raviv will be using the Telpad, it doesn’t mean that Randy and I will be allowing him to use it just so we could sneak away from him. No. What excite me are activities and games we can do together. Pretty much like when we do mazes and dot-to-dot on books—he’ll ask me to help him or at least watch him (and expect oooohs-and-aaaahhs and “Wow my amorcito is so smart!” from me). Same goes for the Telpad. I imagine that Raviv and I will get overwhelmed with the myriad of Disney games and activities, and excitedly try them together! I’m especially excited for Raviv because I’m confident that Disney games are not just “safe” but are also educational! And I’m also psyched with the e-books! I’m a bibliophile, and even though Raviv can’t read yet, he is bound to be a bibliophile as well! Raviv always, always asks us to read him stories all through the day (and night!), and with these downloadable e-books, we won’t run out of stories for him!
Since PLDT has been doing so many innovations lately, I suggest that you guys also follow them on their social media accounts so we will always be in the loop of the what’s latest (bonus: they also give ideas how to use technology to strengthen family bonds!)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PLDTHome
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