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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Seems like everybody I know is going to Japan!

It is indeed one of the most popular travel destinations for the millennial Pinoys. Imagine soaking on all that Japanese culture, from their temples, to their amusement parks, to their mouth watering food. Imagine if you can go for free and experience all that? Continue reading

Mommy How To: Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies


I have a newbie baker confession: I’m intimidated when using butter with any recipes.

Others may argue that experienced bakers can eyeball ingredient measurements, but since I’m still basically a beginner, I’d like to approach it as an exact science (naks!) and measure everything to a T. And precisely measuring butter intimidates the hell out of me, lol. (but seriously, am I the only one on this??) Continue reading