Saturday, June 21, 2014

"Making Things Happen" Anthem Lives On Even With The Culmination of The 2014 McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop!

Summer maybe officially over but the McDonald's Kiddie Crew Vision of "Making Things Happen" lives on!

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 
at the World Trade Center Manila

It was my son's first time to join the Kiddie Crew and attend the Grand Graduation as well. The culminating event was designed primarily to be a mini-fair of impressive proportions unequalled to this day, by rival fast food franchises.

Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

Upon entering the World Trade Center Manila, we saw several life-sized standees not only of our fave McDo characters but also an array of our beloved community helpers. At first, we were clueless about their presence but later during the programme itself, we understood the reason why.

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

To my son's surprise, I gave him a pop quiz about the standees' names in both English and Filipino. He  happily indulged his mother for a while before he ran to his fave, that of a soldier or "sundalo" in the vernacular.

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 
at the World Trade Center Manila

Though the obstacle course lasted for only a few seconds, clearly it was Tutapel's fave booth in the fair. (For better quality, please switch to 720 HD by clicking the gear button).


The fairlike quality of the Mcdo Kiddie Crew Graduation reminded me a lot of the EH Pink Fair organized by Korean cosmetic giant, Etude House, a few years back.

Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

For obvious reasons, McDonald's passed up the pink theme in favor of its signature red, yellow and orange colors. (Stars over you. Mama said, Papa said, I love you!) Smiling Smiley Face

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

As a typical six year-old boy overflowing with boundless energy, Tutapel had a blast with the inflatable bounce house!


 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

A number of companies were there to promote specific products geared towards school-aged kids.

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

When I heard that our fave book publisher Adarna House was also present at the event, my son and I searched high and low; but to no avail. Oh My Smiley

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

Several minutes before the programme, we seated ourselves near the entrance while hubby Bala and my nephew Chix exchanged our meal vouchers.


 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

A few minutes after, the room became pitch-black and the stage started glowing in hues of red and blue signalling the start of the programme. (For better quality, please switch to 720 HD by clicking the gear button).


Right after this Cirque de Soleil-Let It Go inspired production number, Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco gave an equally impressive performance alongside a plethora of talented dancers.

Still a few minutes later, Ms. Jackie introduced his co-host for the duration of the event, popular Broadcast Journalist, Atom Araullo.


 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

As a fitting development, Ronald McDonald went on stage and exchanged a cycle of friendly banter with the hosts as well as the rest of the McDo gang.


 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

Film/TV actress, Ms. Dimples Romana was also called in to share with the public how much her daughter enjoyed being part of the 2014 McDo Kiddie Crew Workshop. 

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

At one point, live acts of the community helpers took center stage so that they can share with the kids, about their specific job description.


 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

For instance, Madam Teacher gave a spelling lesson using some McDonald's products as reference.

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014
 at the World Trade Center Manila

Mr. Fireman on the other hand, explained the necessity of water, in putting out fires.

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 
at the World Trade Center Manila

Into the second hour, I felt that I needed to grab something refreshing, that's why I turned to McDo's Signature McFloat for the answer. Smiling Smiley Face The rest of the fam wanted the same sugar rush so I returned to the pop-up store to get a couple more drinks. 

 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

Aside from all the fun and excitement at the Grand Graduation, my son was also able to claim his free McDonald's Card which entitles him to some freebies and entrance passes to Quarterly Club Activities.  


 Kiddie Crew Grand Graduation 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila

My son's short stint at the McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop  exposed him to the values of TEAMWORK, RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINE, HARDWORK AND SHARING-all presented in a FUN way!

We can all agree that as the school year starts to unfold, our children need to apply these same principles all the more. And if SERVICE is at the heart of things, then "THEY CAN REALLY MAKE THINGS HAPPEN." Smiling Smiley Face Smiling Smiley Face Smiling Smiley Face


"As we gather here today 
We make our pledge 
To serve others, to be the best.

Let nothing bring us down
Always say we can!

Let the whole world know
We're gonna make things happen."

                                                                -"Make Things Happen"
                                                             McDonald's Kiddie Crew Anthem


McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop






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