Mommy Review: BeautyMNL: Mini Make-up & Skincare Haul

I was once asked to describe myself in one word.  And I answered: BUSY.

I try to juggle motherhood, wife duties, a full time workload and couple rakets on the side — on a daily basis. It’s a good kind of busy and most of the time, I’d feel I can do it all but sometimes I honestly don’t. That’s why I welcome anything that spells TIME-SAVING and CONVENIENT.



And that’s exactly what I discovered Beauty MNL to be.

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Mommy Review: Scents de Alegria

Our sense of smell is perhaps the most powerful of our five senses. A slight whiff of one’s perfume can instantly trigger feelings, emotions even fond or bittersweet memories. When you have a signature scent, people will immediately acquaint the smell with you, leaving with them a lasting impression.

And who wouldn’t want to be memorable, diba?


I was fortunate to have received a complete scent kit from Scents de Alegria and though it took a while (I know I seriously need to work on my back log 😦 ), I’m finally able to write a review of it now. Continue reading

Mommy How To: NBI Clearance Application/Renewal


I dreaded the idea of applying for an NBI Clearance when I learned that I needed a copy late last year.

Lining up in Quiapo-Carriedo for almost half of the day and going home with ink stained fingers clutching a piece of paper with my by then mukha-nang-may-criminal-record mug would always be my NBI Clearance memory.

I quickly asked around, “NBI Application is now online, right?”

And as it turned out, it is!

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Happy Mother’s Day: Novuhair’s Gift of Crowning Glory Fit for a Queen


CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanayinay‘naymama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives.  Continue reading

Fun Day at the Sta. Elena Fun Farm

Planning for a last summer hurrah for your restless kiddos? You might want to consider visiting the Fun Farm at Sta. Elena in Cabuyao, Laguna.

When I learned that my daughter’s school included Sta. Elena Fun Farm in their educational field trip itinerary, I immediately signed her up.

I wanted Cesca to breathe some fresh air and experience something different from our usual weekend mall outings. It’s always been a concern for me that children nowadays are glued to their tablets, not really mobile and active.

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