Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:43 AM August 10, 2016
The excitement and competitive spirit of the Olympic Games inspires the KidZania Games 2016, ongoing until the Aug. 20 championship at KidZania Manila, Bonifacio Global City.
All events aim to train kids in the ways of champions and developing in them the right form, discipline and heart for victory.
Athletes in the making who complete all four rounds will proceed to the Main Square to earn a stamp on their PaZZport, to experience exciting features of this kid-sized metropolis. They also get the chance to capture their moment of victory in a photo holding up a finisher’s placard.
Aspiring athletes can also draw inspiration from making their personalized badge in the Arts & Crafts establishment. They can paint country flags or sports-themed artwork on their faces, or color sketches of their favorite RightZKeepers in athletic gear at Art & Design Academy.
Meanwhile, dads and moms who are hoping to cover an event of this size someday can practice their broadcasting skills at the ABS-CBN TV Studio or radio station.
KidZania Manila is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-8 p.m, Saturday-Sunday. Visit manila.kidzania.com.
Robinsons Galleria sale
The Red Hot Sale is ongoing until Aug. 31 at Robinsons Galleria. Sale items include clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and sporting goods to home and fixtures. A Fashion Mob theme will be staged on Aug. 12, 12 noon-5 p.m.
Manila Int’l Book Fair
The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) returns Sept. 14-18 at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
Now on its 37th year, MIBF is the country’s biggest and longest-running book fair with the most varied collection of literature for leisure and academic reading, including bestselling novels, textbooks, graphic novels, religious publications, school supplies.
MIBF also remains a prestigious venue for book launches, signings, contests, dialogues with readers and other literary events, as well for the exchange of ideas among players in publishing and the academe.
MIBF will also host Best of Animé 2016 on Sept. 17-18 and the Philippine International Conference on Teacher Education on Sept. 13-15.
Pacsafe, a travel gear brand, opened its first flagship store at Glorietta 5, Makati City.
Founded by Australian travelers Rob Schlipper and Magnus McGlashan, Pacsafe goes by the tagline “world’s most secure anti-theft travel gear.”
The new boutique carries adventure backpacks; women’s bags; photography bags; luggage; travel accessories such as straps, cables and locks. These are made with eXomesh and RFIDsafe technologies that make the bags extra safe. It is distributed in the Philippines by Limsun International Trading Corp.
At the Glorietta branch opening, Pacsafe also gave a kick-off fund donation of P235,000 to the Bantay Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan, through the Bataan Tourism Council represented by Vicky and Isabel Garcia.
The event was attended by Pacsafe executives Magnus McGlashan, Phil Hayes and Marion Charreyre; and United Limsun executives Dustin Lim, Roshiela Sun, Irish Sun-Lim and Eros Enriquez.