‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ this Sunday at National Book Store
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On July 30, 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—a new play by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne—will have its world premiere at London’s West End.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage

Harry Potter

On July 31, 2016, National Book Store and Scholastic Asia will join the worldwide launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) in a box opening ceremony at Glorietta 1 in Makati. The box opening ceremony starts at 7:01 AM (to coincide with the West End premiere) followed by games and activities by Hogwarts Philippines at 11 AM.

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Get 10% off when you pre-order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production at any National Book Store branch or online until July 30.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) is published by Scholastic and will be exclusively distributed by National Book Store.

Download the free Chuvaness app for Android!
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If you’re an Android user, you can now download the Chuvaness app for free at the Google Play store!

Chuvaness app

The app was made in Edinburgh, Scotland by my friend’s husband Kester Ford.
It is a simple app, which lists entries in one column. Scroll down for more entries, or use the search tool to find a topic you’re looking for.

Chuvaness app

Kester is still developing the Chuvaness app for IOS, so please watch out for that.
Will keep you posted.
Thank you Jiki and Kester Ford!!
Download it HERE.

Yellow boats of hope
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This heartwarming video needs to be shared, and my kids need to see this—my kids who love it when classes are suspended when it rains. But who am I to judge them? I also loved class suspensions, even though I felt some guilt for the people who suffer during typhoons.
My maids used to tell me stories how they used to walk for hours just to go to school.

The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation started in 2010 with a goal to help children in Brgy. Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City, who had to swim to get to school. Watch this:

Since the first boat was turned over in March 2011, more than 900 yellow boats have been built and donated to bring more children to school. Each boat has the name of the donor painted on the side.
Aside from the yellow boats, the foundation has built day care centers, classrooms, schools, dorms, provided scholarships, school bags and other school supplies, as well as conducted medical and dental missions in 40 communities around the Philippines.

To know more about the foundation, like them on Facebook or go to
For donation information, click HERE.

Streak of bad luck
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July 2016 is a horror story.
Sorry if this sounds like a haphazard post but I just came back from the hospital. I am exhausted.

1) It started when I experienced leg, lower back, hip, and buttock pains after training in the gym about 3 weeks ago. The pain wouldn’t go away. One week later I tested for UTI and got antibiotics. A week later my urine culture was clear but I still experienced pain.
I saw my OB-Gyne and had an ultrasound and Pap smear — both OK.
I saw a gastroenterologist and had my colonoscopy today. I’m OK!!
But I still have pain. Hoping it will go away soon. Do you think it is old age?

2) Last Sunday my phone “disappeared” at the Shangri-La Mall and I don’t know why. Places I visited were Belo clinic, National Bookstore, Marks & Spencer food section, and Zara. I think I may have lost it in Zara.

3) And now I get a call from a credit card company. Apparently somebody has been going on a shopping spree in the US with my credit card. I have never been to Panda Express, ever. I don’t have a Sprint phone. I have not been to a Walmart store since 2008.
I swear the caller and I even had a discussion about Walmart and Waltermart. He kept saying the card was used at Waltermart, and I said, OK that’s in Makati?? Yun pala it’s Walmart!! #confused #kainez

4) Oh, and last week, I got bullied by hundreds of Aldub fans, but I don’t want to discuss it. You can check my Instagram to get an idea.
It was so bad it even appeared in a tabloid. Luckily I am friends with the owners of Inquirer, so I was able to ask for a correction. The bullying stopped after that. Thank God.

Thank God July is almost over. I’m just grateful my medicals are OK. Hoping and praying my pains go away and my Eastwest dispute is settled cause that hacker, medyo garapal ha!! Shopping everyday. Greedy!!
Dear God, quota na ako this July. Please help and shield me from all evil.

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