Comfy walking with Skechers GOwalk

Feel the bounce and grab your own pair of Skechers GOwalk.

Ralph's in a High School Band

Ralph is singing for Halcyon, his high school band.

So What Just Happened To The 24-Hour Mommy

You might be wondering what has happened to me and my blog these past months that I've been quiet.

How To Remove Pet Odor

There are many people who are dealing with the issue of how to remove pet odor from their home.

Getting Ready For Your New Arrival

Getting everything ready for a new baby is no small task. The job is made even tougher if it is your first baby.

Wednesday, October 29

A Tale of Style: Tim Yap on Preventing Hair Fall, the Natural Way

I started using NOVUHAIR® herbal shampoo and topical scalp lotion a year ago and I'm happy to say that I loved the results. It helped me grow back my hair especially after my last rebonding session. If you're going to take a close look at my top, you'd see short, two-inch hair strands popping out, LOL! Well. it's alright. I can live with that rather than be bald for the rest of my life!

As it turns out, more and more people (and celebrities) are trusting NOVUHAIR® as a solution for their thinning hair problem. Such is TV host and socialite, Tim Yap, who is the newest ambassador of NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss.



An influential figure in both Manila’s showbiz industry and elite social circles, Tim has donned an eclectic range of hairstyles throughout his career, from long and short cuts to straight and wavy fares, to dyed looks and fringed bangs. Unfortunately, going the extra mile in looks and style comes at a cost.

Eventually, Tim’s natural hair took a hit. Slowly but surely, all the styling took a toll on his mane, leading to one fateful morning when his pillow and shower drain gathered more hair than was usual. It didn’t help that members of Tim’s own family, including his dad and brother, suffered naturally from hair loss. At such a point in his career, Tim couldn’t possibly go the route of losing more hair.

The introduction to NOVUHAIR® came during a jog with good friend Kim ‘Kuya Kim’ Atienza, who managed to convince the skeptical Tim to give the product a try. Within just 14 days of continued use, the results were enough to change a mind. NOVUHAIR®, Tim knew, was working as promised. Soon he was waking up to less fallen hair on the pillow. Drainage flowed better in the shower. In the mirror, not only did it appear that his scalp is growing more hair – it all looked like thicker and fuller, as well.

Tim knows he has found the real deal when it comes to addressing hair loss. “My hair is my statement,” he says. “My style is bold, but never bald.” For Tim, living fully means living with a full head of hair - the crowning glory that is evident of one’s healthily cared-for scalp.

NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner, are all made with herbal ingredients that collectively combat hair fall. These ingredients - which include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the essential oils of rosemary, lavender and peppermint - help increase nutrition and enhance blood circulation to the scalp, reducing the rate of hair fall whilst spurring hair growth.

NOVUHAIR® is available as a Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo, and Conditioner. Purchase the Scalp Lotion individually, or any one of the following combo packs from Mercury Drug Stores and all leading drug stores nationwide: a NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion & Herbal Shampoo set; a 3-in-1 Pack inclusive of NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner; and a 2-in-1 Plus One Pack inclusive of two bottles of one bottle of Topical Scalp Lotion and two bottles of NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo.

For more information, visit www.novuhair.com, Like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official and follow @NovuhairNatural on Twitter. You may also call the following hotlines: 413-6570 and 0922-883-0575.

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Monday, October 27

Comfy walking with Skechers GOwalk

In one conversation I had with my husband, I told him how I love walking in and around downtown Naga City. Given a choice between jogging and walking, I'd go for the latter. Walking clears my mind  off things while jogging doesn't because I always end up gasping for air, LOL! No, seriously, walking is the most relaxing sport for me.

So when Skechers Philippines sent me this pair last weekend, I almost made double somersaults due to pure joy and excitement! It's about time I get a new pair of walking shoes!



The Skechers GOwalk shoes arrived right in time for our Palarong Pinoy at The FEAST Taytay. The shoes were really comfy and my feet did not feel sore even when I wore it the whole day. I was standing up almost the whole day because I was the over-all in-charge of the games. It's lightweight and it felt like walking on a pair of cushions.



Wednesday, October 15

Ralph's in a high school band!

The years we spent in sending Ralph to the Center for Pop Music and his one-on-one piano lessons with Teacher Pauline has finally paid off! Wohoo! My boy finally found the courage to unleash his inner rockstar!
Special thanks to Leo Orpilla for these awesome photos!

Monday, October 13

A New Village For Christmas

My husband and I bought our first Christmas village on our second Christmas as husband and wife. We use the same set and just bought a new piece or two each year. As the years passed, we were able to grow our Christmas village to include small figurines of people, Christmas wagons, a Christmas tree, and a Santa.




Monday, October 6

To my teenager


I write this with a bit of sadness. It's almost midnight and I'm alone because you are already in your dorm and Daddy's at work. It's during times like this that I get melancholic and think about the times that have gone by.

Last year, when you turned thirteen and started living away from us during the school days, I struggled with identity crisis. I felt that I did not know myself anymore. It's hard to accept that you need less of me because you've grown up. It's hard to adjust because I was used to caring for you and Daddy. You were my bosses. I served and cared for you both ever since fate willed us to become a family. So, I guess, it was natural to feel lost.

I did not blog for a long time. I felt I wasn't the right fit for the blog anymore. How can I be the 24-hour mommy I knew I once was when I'm not caring for a child anymore? What's there to write when you're so far away? What's there to share when I have more alone time now. Funny, when you were little and always tagging along, I would pray to the heavens to give me at least 5 minutes of alone time. Now, I'll take all those prayers back and wish for at least 5 minutes of hugs from you.