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Walk of Fame

December 3, 2014 mommy talk No Comments

Tony Ferrer A.K.A. X44 is a true Filipino Cult Icon during his time.  He is an 8th dan blackbelter who has accomplished 155 movies that include Asian and Hollywod films namely: The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967) with Christopher Lee, Cosa Nostra Asia (1974) with Chris Mitchum, Blind Rage (1978) with Fred Williamson, and Cover Girl Models (1975) with Pat Anderson for New World Pictures.

He turned 80 this year and received this special gift-

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We are so happy that our father has been given such a worthy honor to be included in this year’s roster of Walk of Fame awardees.

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Photo-op with my brother, Mark, myself, X44 and Mutya

 We are eternally grateful to Kuya Germs who is responsible for making the Walk of Fame possible so that the  stars may forever be remembered for their contribution in the entertainment industry.

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My sister Mutya and I actually started our showbiz careers via Kuya Germs’ That’s Entertainment and GMA Supershow so the event also served as a reunion for us three.

Here’s a sweet throwback photo I found from our days together in show business while sharing the limelight with our dad, Tony Falcon A.K.A Agent X44

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This December 2014’s roster of awardees include:

  • Daniel Padilla
  • Kathryn Bernardo
  • Allan K
  • Vice Ganda
  • Tony Ferrer
  • Chanda Romero
  • Willie Revillame
  • Lisa Macuja-Elizalde
  • Dante Rivero
  • Joel Lamangan
  • Tom Rodriguez

 

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  • Luis Gabriel Moreno
  • Jaya
  • Daisy Romualdez
  • Lito Legaspi
  • Angelito Nepomuceno
  • Cory Quirino
  • Aiko Melendez
  • Angel Aquino
  • Sylvia Sanchez
  • Carmi Martin
  • Jestoni Alarcon
  • Evangeline Pascual

 

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My dad was so excited that he walked too fast to see his star that we couldn’t  take a proper selfie !

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We couldn’t take a proper group shot either because of all the commotion and excitement of everyone but I just had to acknowledge the presence of my brother in law, Jinggoy Buensuceso, my Uncle Rico and Auntie Minia Laxa and family friend Amay Bisaya for celebrating such a special event in our dad’s life.

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After a while, we had to allow him to take center stage and  enjoy his ‘moment’

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#fulfilled.

Good night, sleep tight

November 14, 2014 my bulletin No Comments

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This is my continuing post on coping with eczema.  As I have shared in my previous entries, we have had the chance to rise above our challenges  with eczema through various ways.  The key is prevention more than anything and equipping ourselves with the proper knowledge about it really helps all the family members in supporting those who have eczema.  This condition is not infectious. Certain weather conditions may aggravate eczema in some people  It can definitely subside and managed properly by making sure their skin is properly  and Elica is applied early on to eczema rashes.

When daytime hydration is prioritised, this could very well mean a good night’s rest .  Moisturise all throughout the day so that itchiness is minimised.  I make sure that my kids have their emollients handy so that at any time of the day when they feel dry, they are able to moisturise right away.

Here are some ways you can set the tone for a restful sleep for your kids with eczema:

  • Make sure nails are kept short always.
  • A nice , cool bath with a generous amount of emollient applied on the skin right after bathing .  Pat to dry with towel.
  • Dress in cotton nightwear
  • Make sure they sleep in omfortable beddings that are light and preferably made of cotton in a cool room at around .
  • A happy disposition before bed paves way for beautiful dreams

A good night’s rest for my child means a good night’s rest for the rest of the family as well.

The homecoming 2014

October 31, 2014 fitness, my passion 1 Comment

We have capped our race year 2014 with our Team Pangilinan race at the 7th Anvaya Cove Invitational Triathlon organised by TRAP . Funny how we end right where we started.  Our Team Pangilinan was born in the same race exactly seven years ago (thanks to the prompting of our dear friend , Fernando Zobel de Ayala and his whole family) and we have not been the same ever since.  Every time we approach this expanse, we are in awe at how we have been woven together by this one sport that has made a huge difference in our lives..

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In the past, our children would race their own Super Tri Kids races( and when they started, they just borrowed the bikes and other gear that was readily available in the resort) while Anthony and I also did our own respective races for adults.  Times have changed through the years when the kids have to eventually graduate and take a rest to allow development of their bones and muscles, and delve into other sports .  This year proved to be a very special year.

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At the last minute, we decided to do a relay in Anvaya and have the kids take the lead.  Since they have specialised in their own sports, we allowed them to express that in a tri race.  It’s great to share this passion with friends as well like in this photo with celebrity tri couple Iya and Drew Arellano.

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It has been a long while since Hannah has competed in a race that starts with an ocean swim but she courageously dove into it to emerge as the first out of 20 relay participants out of the water!

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It was an amazing site to see her back so soon and we were kind of caught off guard and I fumbled with my camera but good thing that GM-Glen Fabricante (of Anvaya) caught this— My baby is a fish, haha!

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Hannah came out of the water in a jiffy and so that meant that Anthony will have to stay at a steady pace to keep the lead.  This proved to be a demanding task for Anthony who didn’t want to disappoint Donny who was just raring to begin his run.

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Donny told his daddy not to take his time in the gruelling Anvaya hills so he won’t have to wait too long before he is off.

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Anthony is not one who takes such declarations lightly and of course he wants to prove to his kids that he still has what it takes to take this race to the next level and boy, did he not disappoint!

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As soon as Anthony finished, Donny zoomed thru the  5 kilometer rolling hills route….

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When you have a natural runner traverse thru the majestic views the present itself, it just inspires and Donny has ran this course as a little boy, a tweener and then now as a teen and he was transported to a very familiar happy place….

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Little did we know though, that things weren’t so ideal as it seemed for halfway thru the course, Donny was actually in pain.  His stomach acted up and he was faced with two options: to head off to the nearest toilet or to bear it and finish pronto….

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He took the road less travelled,and the rest is as they say…history!

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We are Team Pangilinan – We TRI together!

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The best way to finish a well organised , super pumped up race is to indulge in a relaxing massage…that’s what I love about the Anvaya Invitational Triathlon- it’s a super family event that provides the best well organised course with the pamperings that come with the resort’s amazing amenities and most of all their beautiful set of people to cheer you on from beginning to end…

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…even the team supporters had a blast.  Ella, Benj, Solana and I may not have raced but we were happy to have worked behind the scenes and on the sidelines to make sure that this family race was a success.  The best part is that we get to have fun together.

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We are eternally grateful to our partners who have been with us from the very beginning: Timex, Rudy Project, Zoot Sports Philippines, Gatorade, Squadra and to TRAP, Quaker Oats Philippines, Sunlife Philippines and TSA-Havainas Philippines for making Anvaya happen for us.  Special thanks to Vantage Point Photography for most of the photos provided here.

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This victory is dedicated to all of you who have stood with us all the way.  Maraming salamat po!

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’till the next race!

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Mom-me time!

October 27, 2014 mommy talk 7 Comments

One of the most neglected people in the home is usually the mother.  Not because people deliberately don’t want to mind her but most often than not it’s because she normally does not want to draw attention to herself as she busies herself with caring for her home.

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Most mothers would rather put their families or others first not because they don’t love themselves but because seeing her family and others happy makes her happy too.  Normally when she sets out time to try to get something for herself or do something that would be solely for her, she ends up leaving a store or establishment with something for any one member of her household.

Does this mean that mothers don’t care for themselves?  I don’t think so.  Perhaps we are just wired to care and our being flourishes in seeing our surroundings bloom through our touches.

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It took many years for me to embrace the idea that I have to put myself first not because I should take a selfish stand but because so many people depend on me, I have to have enough to give from an overflow so that I don’t give what is left of me.  Rather, I shall give from a source that never runs dry.  Oftentimes, I have lost my cool and have expressed myself in demanding ways thinking it would fill me up.  It took several heart to heart sessions with my husband and also mentor Leah Darwin to make me realise, it is ok to love myself and when I do so, I become a blessing and not a burden to my family.  My husband believes that if I am happy, everybody is happy.

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That is the premise of this beautiful idea of Mom-me Time 2014 which came forth thru the joint forces of Janna Simpao of Baby and Breakfast and Rica Peralejo- Bonifacio of Wanders and Wonders.  They wanted a chance for mommies to gather, be pampered, be showered by delightful gifts while engaging in good company while feasting together in a fabulous setting to be inspired by ideas for better mommy-ing.

As Editor in Chief of Celebrity Mom magazine, these are the very things we want to highlight and that is to allow mommies to shine in their own respective homes as they are indeed the stars of their homes!  Thank you to Mom-me Time, we get to give away three 1 year subscriptions of the magazine

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It was an honour to have been tasked to share my insights on mommy hood.  I don’t claim to be an expert nor am I perfect and I honestly think of myself a work in progress so I am never too serious when I talk about my adventures as a mommy and how I am able to survive five children and one super active husband!

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Dimples Romana was my seat mate and we shared lots of laughter as well.  So nice to be refreshed by her presence and love that she wants to take her mommy role seriously as a young mom who is expecting her 2nd baby.

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I’m glad that my Kimberly Clark family hopped on board to give the mommies a hefty loot bag filled with useful stuff for the home….

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and diapers galore from Huggies for mommies who have babies still in diapers!

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Such a lovely afternoon with everything blooming thanks to Gideon Hermosa  (who graciously gave me tons of eucalyptus for my home)that was just perfect to unwind and recharge.  Thanks to Happy Folks Studio for these photos I can share :)

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The best seat in the house belonged to Daddy Ian Simpao who basked in the overwhelming presence of so much mommies so happy and giddy with excitement for a fine time together.  As what they say, a happy Mommy for sure makes Daddy happy!

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God is NOT Dead

October 25, 2014 mommy talk 3 Comments

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What would you do to defend your faith?  Find out how a college student takes a stand to prove God is not dead to his professor who tells them on the first day of school to declare God is dead.

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