#GerifiedPH: The Making of the Greatest Filipino Generation, Raising Zentennials

They’re early starters. They’re entrepreneurial. They’re digital natives to the bone. They’re the children of Generation Z!

Last Saturday, September 9, 2017, Mommy Mundo & Our Awesome Planet brought to the Philippines the first ever conference that taught educators, marketers and parents the fundamental knowledge about dealing with the Zentennials more commonly known as the Gen Zs.

“The internet is not just platform – it’s a gateway to all possibilities and opportunities Gen Z kids would want to claim for themselves. They may get lost within it, but it is a place where they can inspire. It’s a place where they can grow and make a living out of it.” ~ Geia Lopez, Industry Analyst, Google Philippines talking about the Generation Z

Co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr, this very first conference of its kind was held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig wherein the country’s top experts, advocates and influencers from the digital, academe, business, and parenting spheres gathered up to share deeper understanding of Generation Z but also have the proper knowledge and skills to become successful content producers.

Nurturing Generation Z: Going Beyond Stereotypes and Misconceptions

Zentennials are children born year 2000 and up, so if your child is 17 and below, he/she belongs to the Generation Z.

21751615_1520972267946028_9003436679976207211_n.jpgDidi Manahan, Head and Co-Founder of Keys School Manila Inc. debunked the misconceptions when it comes to Zentennials. In her field of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, she distinguished the difference of Gen Z to other older generations, and the potential is high.

We are preparing our children for future we don’t know of.

Being the millennial mom that I am, I get the chance to know the world before the internet and I can tell you, it’s much easier back then. Playing meant sunburn skin, skinned knees and when you get super-hyper and missed a calculation, it’s a dip in a nearby open canal for sure.

Today, I’m raising two kids with eyes opened to the latest technology – the apps, the virtual world, the games. If you missed a calculation, it’s game over.

What characterizes Generation Z?

  • They use technology as a tool
  • Connectivity greatly impacts relationships
  • Self-education via online tutorials

Zentennials approach gadgets with ease, they are also known as the citizens of the world because internet makes the world much smaller and closer to each other. They are known for multi-tasking as you can see for several apps running all at the same time.

GENERATION Z or Zentennials  are the new generation, different even from millennials, baby boomers and Generation X. If millennials are into experiences, zentennials are creators – filming  from a phone, watching videos up to uploading Youtube contents.

The Gen Z Profiler: Understanding their Psyche, Building their Character and Connecting with the Zs

Chelet Tanjuatco, Senior Consultant, Acumen Brand Strategy

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I just nod my head whenever the speaker give a fun fact about the Zentennials. For one, my toddler is opinionated, they really are growing older faster and younger because of the open information they get in the world wide web. But in between the reality and cyberworld, we need to teach our children the power of prayer. Let’s teach them to pray, to be humble and hence, will give them security and peace of mind.

More wisdom nuggets from the conference and photos here. 

One of the realization I had after this conference is that, despite of the technology that sometimes seems to divide a family being busy in their own cyber world, family for Zentennials are one of the most important things to them. We are living in a difficult time, and with instant news flooding the internet about what is out there, including the bad – war, famine, etc,. Hence, it is a must to detox from time to time from the internet and gadgets to ponder on what’s really important – quality time with the family.

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SM Supermalls releases new “moments” video this Grandparents’ Day, moves Lolos and Lolas to tears

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Watch the video on Facebook (bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDayVideo) and on YouTube (bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDayYTVideo)

 

“SM Moments” did it again!

 

SM Supermalls’ made-for-digital Grandparents’ Day video titled “#SMmoments presents ‘Atat” has now reached 1.6 MILLION VIEWS and counting and has moved families on digital, most especially Lolos and Lolas, to “HAPPY TEARS” as they recalled their most memorable experiences together with their families and the indescribable joy when they learnt that they’re gonna be grandparents for the first time and the unending love that they have for their family.

 

“This is so touching. I remember my daughter gave us an envelope before as a Christmas gift and inside the envelope was the ultra sound picture of the baby and written “Merry Christmas Lolo and Lola,” shared by netizen Alfred Tatoy. “It was the happiest day of my life when i learn that i will be a lola already. It’s almost the same story. Good job, SM team!”

 

Like the grandparents, young couples can relate to the anticipation of the Lolo and Lola characters in the story.

 

“This made me cry but it’s ‘happy tears.’ A new baby is really one of the best news newly married couples give to their parents,” said Sheena Lazarus. “That’s why the first grandchild is usually the luckiest in the family because he or she was long waited for.”

 

There were also several netizens who expressed how much they miss their departed grandparents and the previous moments they had at their favorite SM malls.

 

For Lola Alma Ycong, she would miss her beloved this Grandparents’ Day, “I was teary-eyed while watching the video because I remember my husband who is now in Heaven. He was the smartest and most loving Lolo to my 2 apos. We always had a grand time in SM City Cebu especially during Sundays. I miss him dearly!”

 

As the video concluded, “Celebrate the gift of life – the old and the new.” This Grandparents’ Day, let’s make the hearts of Lolos and Lolas happy and truly appreciated. It’s time to spoil them back with more memorable moments for them to treasure so #DateWithLoloAndLolaAtSM this September 10! 

 

Check out full events schedules of SM malls nationwide here: http://bit.ly/SMGrandDates2017

 

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#GerifiedPH: Jollibee’s Chickenjoy is the #JoyOfTheNation!

Jollibee is always there to give it’s best. It is actually one of the famous Philippine’s export and one of their flagships – the crispylicious, juicylicious, gravylicious Chickenjoy!

The best fried chicken has unique characteristics that some might try to copy but couldn’t perfect. If you’re like me, whose into cooking but not an expert yet, or you’re just too busy to wait for the chicken meat to cook, head on over to Jollibee and join the #JoyoftheNation!

So what actually make a good fried chicken, the best? It is served hot, crispy and juicy!

And yes, Jollibee’s Chickenjoy always take a pride on that category.

Golden in color, fried to perfection. The smell of delight will surely make you salivate as you ready for a big bite! The crunch from the crispy breaded coating with just the right blend of seasonings down to the juicy succulent tender white meat, this delightful comfort will surely make every trip you make to Jollibee a bliss!

 

 

It’s latest marketing promotion, sending special treats delivered right to our footsteps – two buckets of it’s best-tasting fried chicken, Chickenjoy!

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Dabibot is enticed in devouring an entire piece – all to himself. And he yelled quite loud when I took the buckets away from him. Ha! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, the perfectly seasoned fried chicken definitely brought instant joy to my Dabibot!

Dabibot shared his bucket to his favorite playmate, cousin Jam.

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They shared Jollibee toys and eat Jollibee chickenjoy! They surely are Jollibee kids!

Thank you so much Jollibee for sending buckets of joy!

Take part as Jollibee celebrates the #joyofthenation with it’s best tasting chicken! And like Dabibot, share it with your friends and family!

Reshape the future today at THE FUTURE CITY: An Interactive Digital Park

An extraordinary learning experience awaits young and the young-at-heart at the Future City. Put your seatbelts on as we take off to the future and explore how we can help reshape your child’s future today through one-of-a-kind interactive installations that will put your eyes and minds in awe.

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Open for just one weekend, The Future Park together with NESTLÉ NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR,—a milk designed specifically for your child’s growth and development that helps secure your child’s healthy future through the power of Optimized Protein, launches FUTURE CITY: An Interactive Digital Park.

From September 9-10, this pioneering digital park opens its doors to guests as a way to educate and empower children and their parents about how their decisions today, can affect their future.

Future City uses technologies from all over the globe. The park contains 6 unique and engaging stations that will give guests the chance to participate in one-of-a-kind experiences that will surely nurture the minds of the kids and kids at heart.

The Future City visually illustrates how science has become the blueprint for brighter, safer future for our children. Guests can begin their exploration and discovery at the Future Dome where they will be given a glimpse of the technological advances that will soon define future cities—from towering smart skyscrapers, solar powered walls, interactive cityscapes, and autonomous vehicles.

Visitors of Future City will be given access to several stations that will surely broaden the mind. A Sketch Village where the patterns you color come to life, a Checkpoint where you can assess your future health, and interactive walls and floors featuring digital games.

After the guests go through these stations, seeing what the future can be and how it can be affected with the choices and lifestyle we make, from there, they will be ushered into a room that highlights an interactive wall demonstrating the evolution of science for nutrition and development, and how scientific advances have helped secure a child’s healthy future.

A big point of apprehension about the future, especially for parents, is their child’s health. Family history plays a big part in determining what diseases and conditions will be inherited by their kids and educating yourself about what can be done to prevent these from being passed on is the key to ensuring your child’s better future health. To that end, the Family Health Screener can help parents assess these possibilities, which will also be unveiled at the pop-up interactive digital park.

All in all, the Future City is a fitting fusion of interactive material and abstract concepts demonstrated in a visual and engaging way for kids and the kids at heart to appreciate and enjoy.

The interactive nature of The Future City is central to the entire exhibit’s message, not just in terms of technology and infrastructure, but for bigger and far more essential choices for your child’s health and development. Exploring the science behind the different elements that drive our lives—the environment we move in, the things we eat, the activities we do—it helps us understand just how relevant all these our to securing a brighter, safer, healthier future for generations to come.

Never settle for anything less especially when it comes to your child. Give your child optimum nutrition and reshape their future today.

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Future City: An Interactive Digital Park is an event by The Future Park, sponsored by Nestlé NANKID Optipro. Future City: An Interactive Digital Park will be open to public on September 9-10, 2017 (Saturday to Sunday), 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City.

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NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR is not a breastmilk substitute. It is a powdered milk drink suitable for healthy children above 3 years of age.

 

#GerifiedPH: The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World

Tyrannosaurus rexDabibot’s favorite dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex!

T-Rex!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I’m the best hunter!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
What’s gonna be my prey?
Look at my mighty teeth,
look at my mighty jaws.
Nothing can run away from me!
Roar!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I’m the best hunter!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
What’s gonna be my prey?
Look at my keen eyes,
look at my keen nose.
Nothing can hide from me!
Roar!

T stands for Toothy?
T-Rex!
T stands for Tall?
T-Rex!
T stands for Terrible?
T-Rex!

The boys and I became Mesozoic Journalists for a day and we traveled back to the land before time where dinosaurs still roam the Earth. We documented this special trip in the hope that the general public of the future will be informed about fascinating facts about these amazing but terrifying animals. Included in our journey were different location sites. Read on the see our Paleo Photography and Documentation of these fossil reptiles. Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World”

You Can’t Miss This Pop-Up Interactive Digital Park in Manila!

Prepare to take off and see what the future beholds at the Future City – open for one weekend only!

The uncertainty of the future can be an overwhelming prospect—especially for parents concerned about their child’s future.

For one weekend only, discover and explore how you can reshape the future today, at the Future City: An Interactive Digital Park. Primed to offer an experiential and immersive way of giving you a glimpse of the future with the latest creative media technologies and innovative artistic experiences from all over the globe!

To be held at the SMX Convention Center on September 9-10, 2017, this pioneering interactive educational experience offers enriching sights and activities that gives kids and kids-at-heart a glimpse of the world of tomorrow with its spectacular 7 unique and engaging stations— from a dome that will take you to the far future in an instant, a sketch village that will make your visions come to life, to interactive games, 3D wall art installations and so much more— all are dedicated to promote self-directed learning and explorations that will surely open the mind.

Witness and experience the future now and catch it before it’s gone.

Future City: An Interactive Digital Park is an event by The Future Park, sponsored by Nestlé NANKID Optipro. Future City: An Interactive Digital Park will be open to public on September 9-10, 2017 (Saturday to Sunday), 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City. To learn more about this exciting pop-up interactive park visit www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO. Limited slots available so hurry and pre-register online at FUTURE CITY PRE-REGISTRATION WEBSITE..

 

Solane community service initiatives

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Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, recently held its first basketball cup tournament at the Balabag basketball court in Boracay aptly named the Solane Boracay Cup. The event aimed to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship in a competitive and friendly game while encouraging a healthy lifestyle among its employees. The basketball tournament is also part of Solane’s corporate social responsibility program which seeks to help provide educational materials and school equipment to public schools. Winners in the tournament donated their prizes (which included audio visual equipment, school supplies package, and tables and chairs package) to schools within the community. Present during the event were (from left) Isla LPG Corporation or ILC account manager Kyle Yulo, ILC general manager for sales Tonito Gonzalez, Marianing and Sons president Marlon Julius Lao, ILC CEO Ruben Domingo, Marianing and Sons operations manager Jose Joaquin Mayor, ILC marketing manager Valeri Villano, and ILC regional sales manager for Visayas and Mindanao Rene Gamba.