Getting kids to love biking

Strider Bikes

A good way to reduce our carbon footprint is teach kids to love biking. At Bonifacio High Street, caught the first ever R.O.X. Outdoor Festival’s cool ways to develop bike skills for every age, particularly the Strider Bikes kiddie bike race (no-pedal Strider bike is intended to build a child’s confidence on a bike); and the chance to experience an urban pump track, which requires highly specialized skills, core strength and stamina ‘coz it’s a kind of biking that can be really harsh on the upper body and arms. Brandon guessed his once downhill biking instructor Bans Mendoza will be there, so we dropped by the festival area to say hi.


Aren’t they just adorable?

Kiddie StrideUrban Pump TrackUrban Pump TrackUntitledBrandonThere goes Brandon.Pump Track
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Slice of Pia Cayetano’s

Slice Cafe cupcakes and muffins

The other side of the outdoorsy, eco-defending senadora Pia Cayetano is revealing. Slice cafe/bakery in Bonifacio High St. Central in Taguig is a slice of her creativity and enthusiasm for healthful living.

According to Slice’s Facebook page, “Slice is where breakfast is served all day, dessert is at the top of the menu and healthy alternatives are always recommended.”

After going out of town over the weekend, Ericke came home with boxes of Slice muffins and cupcakes. She handed me my yema cupcake, Slice’s bestseller. The size is modest. The yema (candied egg yolk) matched the beautiful, fairly thin texture of the chocolate cupcake, all in all tasting much like a Toffifee sans a hazelnut. Love the idea of prettifying a cupcake with dainty swirl roses.

Sticking to Slice’s eco-friendly attitude, the boxes came in a reusable bag. Clever packaging is important to punch up an otherwise hard-to-embrace cause and culture besides attracting people to wonderful options. More power to Slice!

Yema Cupcake from Slice Cafe
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