Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I am thankful to Doc Susan Co Dela Fuente, for granting me the honor of hosting their Grand 30th Anniversary and Thanksgiving Party amid the sea of beautiful and talented celebrities who are also their endorsers. It was a night I will never forget as I was the Master of Ceremony at the hottest event in Solaire resort and casino, brimming with people who are beautiful inside and out, and who all came together to celebrate the success of PRETTYLOOKS for the past 30 years!  

As a guest of honor, we had the timeless beauty, Ms. Cory Quirino, inspire us all on how to look good and feel even better! 

Everywhere I look, I see PRETTY: Some of the gorgeous endorsers of the aesthetic center, include Ms. Minnie Aguilar, Princess Snell, Sheree (former Viva Hot Babes) and Ms. Lindsay Custodio. 

It may have been one star-studded affair, but for me, the real Stars, or the Pearls, of the evening were no less than Ms. Susan Dela Fuente, and her lovely daughter, Ms. Steffi Blair Ong. This party was not just about giving thanks for the 30 fruitful years and success in PRETTY-fying people, but it was also the turnover of the business to Ms. Steffi Blair, who promised to continue her mom's legacy, if not, take it up higher! 

The 30th year is said to be the PEARL Anniversary. I love pearls! I wear them everyday to add elegance to my simple office outfits. But I admire and appreciate Pearls more, when I am reminded of these amazing trivia, which I would like to share: 

1. Pearls are the ONLY gemstones made by living animals, specifically the mollusks (oysters) which produce these pearls within its shells. Once pearls are harvested, the mollusk can re-implant and produce again.

2. Pearls actually take the colors of the inside of the oyster shells within which they grow. These may range from white, gold, purple to black. 

3. Each pearl is unique; no two are alike and each comes with imperfections on its shape. 

4. The formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign matter slips in between the oyster shell valves and irritates the mantle, the organ responsible for forming the shell. It's like getting a splinter, and naturally it reacts by defensively covering up that irritant with the same material that its shell is made of. After a while, this becomes the precious Pearl. 

I can think of so many insights at the majesty of pearls, but let me save that for another post! 

BELOW: Blair and I were so busy that night, but below, I managed to snag a selfie with the new boss of PRETTYLOOKS, looking so majestic in her pink ball gown! Excuse my giddy expression please! 

Another selfie with Ms. Lindsay Custodio, who did not even change one bit since I was watching her on TV, during her Ang TV Days! Testament to the brilliance of PRETTYLOOKS in making your beauty last forever... 

Gone are the days when being beautiful or working hard at it was something vain or shallow. Nowadays, physical qualities which bring out confidence, have been correlated with the chance of success. Of course, beauty is just one element in the formula of success, but it wouldn't hurt to take good care of yourself, because feeling good can start with looking good! 

But be sure to not just entrust yourself - especially your skin and faces to anyone. Learn what PRETTYLOOKS can do for you! Age is just a number, just as PRETTYLOOKS may be 30 years old, but their expertise is as strong and in-demand as ever! Check out  www.prettylooks.com.ph on how you can start enhancing your God-given beauty and empowering your life today. 

Gratitude in Retrospect: My first gigs with Philips AVENT

I have been happily hosting events for Philips AVENT Philippines for the past 5 years and pray that I will always get to do so! I will never forget how they generously gifted my son and I with an amazing set of newborn-must haves, which includes the Philips AVENT Toddler feeding set, Classic feeding bottles, the legendary manual breast pump, the sturdy electric sterilizer which I still use now, four years after, and even a nice bag to go with it. Motherhood for me, has been one extraordinarily amazing and empowering journey, with Philips AVENT by my side, like they have been helping moms all over the world for years! 

I take so much pride in being part of the Philips AVENT family (distributed exclusively by the LJS Group) and I will pepper my new blog with the many events we've had! But for this very first blog post about Philips AVENT, it has to be about the first two events I have had with them. 

Just a request: please excuse my super low-res, fuzzy amateur photos! I had my Yaya , or was it my little boy, snap these. Just please feel the vibe of love and pride that emanate from these happy memories.  

Wow, Doc Chris Soriano and I (photo below) go way back! I just recently interviewed him for another Philips AVENT segment during the Baby Company Grand Baby Fair 2014! 

Happy smiles everywhere! These memories are truly special. Above was the very first time I got to work with Philips AVENT. And below was the second event i emceed for, at the Greenbelt mall, in partnership with Mothercare... 

Starting him young... I cannot remember when my passion for hosting events sparked! But i certainly will remember this very moment when my son became so fascinated at the microphone as he enjoyed drinking from his AVENT milk bottle! Or perhaps he was thinking if he can also drink from the mic, since he has seen me put it close to my lips! 

Right after, I let my hair down and we visited the bazaar which my family and I participated at. I always enjoy being with my son, my Greatest Blessing! 

To cap this tribute, I would like to zoom in on the bottle that gave me worry and fuss-free nights, that allowed me to pursue my other passions on top of being a mom. I will also talk about their recently unveiled product lines, but for now, I would like to thank Philips for introducing this world-class feeding bottle.

Learn more by visiting http://avent.philips.com and follow Philips AVENT on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Philips AVENT Philippines.