Showbiz Time For Happy Mommy Bloggers

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While the rest of Philippine Blogosphere is rocking, let’s tune in to my dear friends , Cathy, Annamanila and myself. When I told Annamanila that we were invited for a MomWorks Special at the Lifestyle Channel (in Sky Cable) she balked. “Was this your idea?”

“Of course not!”, I answered back. I never got to ask the producers how they chose Cathy, Annamanila and myself. Cathy doesn’t know either so yes, Annamanila, it wasn’t a conspiracy.

I convinced her . “Treat it as an adventure, it’s something fun to do . Do something you’ve never done. Let’s inspire mommies to blog”.

Good thing Annamanila relented.

I don’t relish the idea of appearing in television. For starters, I look as if I gained 10 pounds. But this was no ordinary TV shoot. The fact that two of my positive uplifting friends were shooting with me seemed such an exciting fun thing to do.

Oh let me count the ways:

1. Prettifying our faces. Oh the power of makeup on my 50 year old face! Those eyebags turned invisible.
2. Checking each other’s telegenic profile before the shoot. We look out for each other’s best view making sure that double chin doesn’t show.
3. A real live conversation and surfing, oblivious to the cameraman.
4. Sharing the fun of blogging and comparing notes.
5. Pigging out on yummy desserts while sipping coffee or tea.
6. Figuring out how Windows Vista wi-fi works.

A half a day of fun it was and I recall the love and the friendship of my two dear friends. So you think it was a coincidence we were all together for this show? You have to watch them affirm the good and the real meaning of friendship.

Mark your calendars. Watch the Segment 3 of Moms Work Special on the Lifestyle Channel (on your cable TV) to be shown on August 17 at 10:00 PM to be replayed August 18 at 10:00 AM and August 19 at 6:30 PM. The special is hosted by Chiqui Roa Puno.

Also read Annamanila’s Experience

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1388 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • please somebody record this for YouTube. I would love to watch this. you all look great btw 🙂

  • Oh, I agree with the 1st commenter above me… I too would love to see that on YouTube. Someone record it!

  • Noems, we got picked because they found the Mother Bloggers article that I wrote for PDI. Apparently that article generated a lot of media mileage and has gotten a lot of moms a’ blogging away!
    Yes, I had a wonderful time shooting with you and Myrna. It was good to be around you two, sharing mommy stories and gaining insights from two, happy and wise women 🙂 looking forward to more collaborations with you ladies!

  • @dexie- lifestyle will give us a copy. But not right away I suppose

    @fruityoaty- sure you will see soon

    @cathy- ooh the Mother Blogger Articles. Thanks for that.

  • of course i’ll watch! woohoo!! gonna buy some popcorn!

  • I think there was something wrong with my connection kanina. I posted a comment but it didn’t come out.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t miss this for the world. Hehehe 🙂

  • @ladycess- oh you might appear on TV too. I gave a photo of that PMN meet last May because they wanted a photo of me with bloggers. What better way than to show that photo!

    @Kongkong62- Yup Don’t miss us.

  • I don’t have that channel as we’re on another cable provider huhuhu 🙁 . Agree with dexie. SOmebody please record and upload on youtube.

  • @chateau- aww and if they use our Tong Yang Photos, Dine and you will be there!!!

  • What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks for sharing the photos. I’m afraid we don’t have that channel on our cable network. I agree with Dexie and the others. I guess I just have to be patient.

  • Cathy is one of my favorite Filipino bloggers, one of the very first that I discovered. I enjoy her writing and the inspiration that I receive, not only from her writing, but on the activities that she pursues.

  • oooooh, i was there when you were shooting scenes (i was at starbucks hehe)! i thought cathy (if i’m correct) was hilda koronel – i even twittered it here and here.

    katuwa naman 😀

  • Ay sayang wala kaming channel na yan dito. Good idea upload na lang para mapanood naman namin! 😉

  • Hmmm … and I don’t have cable TV. Sige, just let me know how ghastly i look.

    Seriously, kailan ang next show natin nila Cathy? Nawili eh. 🙂

    Will blog about it too before the show … and will use that fluke of a shot you took of me while being interviewed. Chance!!

  • Pa-autograph! Hehehe.

  • @rach-, Mitch I hope to get my CD very soon.

    @Nick- That’s good you found Cathy’s blog. She’s an inspiration to me.

    @missyosigirl- wow that’s a coincidence. The coffee shop we stayed had very weak wi-fi. Haha. Hilda Koronel. I have to tell this to Cathy. Maybe the Hilda Coronel 10 years ago

    @annamanila- Abangan. Coming Soon.

    @aileen- sure…*signs and gives back paper*. teehee

  • Riz

    Yay! I’ll watch this! Then i’ll brag about having met 2 out of 3 of those moms. Judging from how I’ve known you and Miss Cathy, I’m sure Miss Annamanila is very deep and really fun to talk with as well. 🙂

  • Whoah.. I didn’t know you can gain that much weight on tv! I’ll be watching the segment on thursday 🙂

  • Whoopsies.. aug 17 is friday pala 😛

  • That’s so great for you guys! Cheers to all mommy bloggers! 🙂

  • I soooo love your new look! Ang neat and cool!

  • Hi there! I love your new theme, especially the banner. Galing!

  • @Mitch and Chateau- I am not done yet with the theme. I have to fix the sidebars. hehe

  • i love the new look, too.

    and i am one with youtube group — please, please — i want to see this, too.

  • I am watching it right now! Cool! 🙂

  • @applesH- yes. i caught it just in time. Tomorrow replay a t 10 am and sunday at 6:30 PM

  • gild0r

    I was able to watch this last night!

  • Karen Borbon

    Hi Noemi!
    Thanks so much for sharing your story with us!

    Watch the video here.