Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I have been having a very stressful last quarter. My brother is getting married first week of December, and I have been tasked many duties and errands. I hope to be back on the blog soon. 

Excusez-moi s'il vous plait!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

McDonald's x KidZania!

If there is one thing my little family is looking forward to in 2015, it is the grand opening of KidZania Manila! Headquartered in Mexico and founded in 1997, KidZania opened its first park in 1999. Today, KidZania has 16 locations in 13 countries, as well as 12 new sites underway across the globe - one of which is in the Philippines, and it is set to open SOON!

If you haven't seen the boards surrounding its location in Bonifacio Global City, you should know that KidZania is going to be HUGE!

KidZania is an interactive kids' city combining inspiration, fun and learning through realistic role play for children 3-14. 

Imagine a kid-sized city with over 100 exciting careers to choose from and try out!

Each experience is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves, and inspiration to be great global citizens.

KidZania is locally franchised by Play Innovations, Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation.

If you aren't familiar with the KidZania concept, basically kids who enter can choose and role-play "real" jobs and actually earn KidZos, KidZania currency, which they can earn to buy things like food, gifts, etc within the city. One of the establishments where they can work at is the Burger Shop, which incidentally will be handled by McDonald's!

My son RL is most excited about this! He has had "work experience" at McDonald's, having joined their Kiddie Crew over the summer, so he is already telling us that he will work his way up to be a restaurant manager at KidZania. LOL!

KidZania Manila will feature McDonald's Burger Shop, where kids will learn the ingredients that go into every McDonald's Cheeseburger, and each step of the process in making it. The training that kids will undergo is the same standard procedure that ensures Quality, Service and Cleanliness delivered to every customer and each meal enjoyed in any McDonald's around the world.

"We are definitely excited about this partnership as it strongly adheres to our commitment to Filipino families especially kids. We have existing programs that are especially designed for our youngest customers such as Kiddie Crew... Now that McDonald's Burger Shop will open at KidZania Manila, it is yet another innovative way to have a fun activity for kids... at the same time teach them essential life skills and values," shares McDonald's Philippines President and CEO Kenneth S. Yang.

Recently, McDonald's Philippines and KidZania Manila signed an agreement to seal their partnership for this new venture!

Doing the Kai! (which means "Hi!" in KidZania-speak)
Welcome to Manila, KidZania! We are excited that McDonald's is partnering with you!

"Like KidZania, McDonald's is a brand that loves and is loved by kids around the world," said Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas, Governor of KidZania Manila and President and CEO of Play Innovations, Inc. "We're very excited to have them as an ally in giving children a truly realistic, immersive experience. Our goal is to empower kids in a fun way, by letting them experience how a community works, how to make and manage money, and how to cooperate and work with other people - all of which are necessary for success in the adult world."

Everyone doing the Kai!

Everyone doing the McDonald's M!

Kenneth S. Yang, Gabby Lopez (ABS-CBN) and Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas with Ronald McDonald!
Kenneth S. Yang (McDonald's) and Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas (KidZania) with Urbano, the head KidZania ambassador!

Watch out for the opening of McDonald's Burger Shop at KidZania Manila! Kids are going to have an awesome time for sure!

KidZania Manila opens in 2015! Stay tuned for more details!

| www.mcdonalds.com.ph
| www.KidZania.com

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