2015 in review

Thank you to all that visited this site… now for 2016 please check out our new home http://www.mafaebelasco.com 

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Happy New Year!!!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

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PMAP Induction 2015….Professional Models Association of the Philippines!

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2013-15 PMAP President Angel Augustin, 2015 -2017 PMAP President Rafa Keifer and The Rene Salud being interviewed by the press.
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Mike, Ali, Martyn (Austen Morris Associates Regional Manager) myself, PMAP Board member Paulette Quinto and Matt (Austen Morris Associates )
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PMAP Family Affair – Hubby Nice, myself, Aunty Desiree (founder of PMAP) Cousin and current PMAP Secretary Aya and 1st President of PMAP Uncle Jb
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with the inspiring Jeff Bascon
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with my PMAP sisters Paulette and Marge
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my dear friend Mike and future beauty queen Ricci Jereza
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Mr PMAP President Rafa and my hubby Nic
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BUSA CEO Nic Belasco, Austen Morris Associates Matt & Martyn and Ali Peek

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Congratulations to the new members of the PMAP board.  Most especially my beautiful cousin Aya Abesamis and Mr President Rafa Kiefer.

PMAP is an association that was grouped together to protect and enhance the standards for fellow models in the fashion industry. This coming 2017 we will celebrate its 30th Anniversary, it will be an important stage for the new elected board to start planning the exciting event. Look out for their other special projects they have in store. Go see for potential PMAP models will be held end of November. Watch out for announcements to how and where you can join the prestigious association.

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Loving my Prada shades I won during the PMAP event

Enjoy watching the PMAP Induction 2015 on my YouTube channel Mafae Belasco #mafaesworld

Special thanks to –

Eric Delo Santos for my Dress

Angelo Justin for my Hair and Makeup

#LoveYourBones Pfizer Global Campaign on Bone Health

October 29th, 2015 I had the pleasure of attending Caltrate’s #LoveYourBones Event at Holiday Inn with Nico and Kharla. The event was held to create awareness for the silent disease, Osteoporosis. We need to make sure we prioritize our health, I learnt simple measures from our wonderful speakers at this event.  Eating healthy, exercising and having knowledge on how we can maintain a happy lifestyle for ourselves and our family.

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Kharla and I
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Waiting in line for my Measure Report with my Veloci watch and dress from my Ate Carla

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Kharla, myself, and BUSA mom Joy Mendiola
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Getting tested for my Measurement Report

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Host: Andi Manzano

This was her first hosting gig after giving birth. it was nice meeting you, Andi!

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Rhoda De Ocampo Senior product Manager of Caltrate

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Hope you enjoy watching my snippets of the fun event on my YouTube channel Mafae Belasco #mafaesworld =)

For more information on osteoporosis and World Osteoporosis Day 2015, visit http://www.worldosteoposisday.org, follow IOF on Instagram (@worldosteoporosisday) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/worldosteoporosisday), or subscribe to its YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/iofbonehealth).

Strollin’ With My Homies

On a rainy Saturday,  I took the kids to Kick Ass’ Strollin’ With My Homies event at Ayala Triangle.  Thinking that the event would be cancelled Game Changer Ph made the fun event go on no matter what.  Kids and I arrived at the event early and witnessed how amazing the people involved made the covered area of Ayala Triangle look funtastic. To the tables decorated with yummy treats, to the play area for the kids and the colorful strollers displayed ready for action.

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Nicci and I matching in our Strollin’ With My Homies shirts.

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Moses and I wearing our Under Armour shoes.

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With my awesome friends: Emm Sulit, Karl (in his BUSA jersey!) and Maricel Cua.

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Inspiring fellow prego mommy/ironwoman/coach Ani de Leon-Brown @anikarina

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20151017_161208I really enjoyed exercising with this stroller, really considering it for my new baby.  Strong and easy to use.

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Rissa Manaquil – Trillo and I enjoying the event
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Thank You!

Bravo to everyone involved, Noah (6 months baking) and the kids and I had so much fun.  You guys did not allow the weather to stop you from having us mommies enjoy the fun.

Do checkout these fab people who made the day an exciting one –

IG –  @gamechangerph , @kickassmanila

Web – http://www.gamechanger.ph

The Puletuas

So, fancy having friends who is living a similar life as your own family.  Well its possible and here I am sharing with you an inspiring family that we adore.

Jo is a long time childhood friend whom our grandmothers were even closer than we were. We lived in the same neighborhood and every gathering we had for our village she was always inspiring us with her talents. Not only could Jo sing, she also played the saxophone.

Jo continues to show girl power, she was the only girl in her family having three brothers and now mothering three of her own gorgeous boys Tyler, Kaden and Elijah. She tells us how she maintains her personal achievements and proves that “athlete wife” / “footy wife” terms are false judgements. She defines “a wife of a husband that works hard” is her statement. I most definitely agree with that.

Jo met Tony Puletua in high school, where it all began. Tony was pursuing a football career that lead them to traveling the world.  Check out the features on my Vlog as we discussed the fun and some not glamourous times of living a life with a family member who is a professional athlete.   

The Grand Launch of Learning Plus Bookstore

On Friday October 16th 2015, Learning Plus opened their doors to everyone in the Philippines. Learning Plus is a bookstore dedicated to making your homeschooling experience easier, supplying you with books to make sure that you #LearnBetter. You will also find great reads and guides for parents on passing on the knowledge to our little ones. My personal favorite is the Homeschool Diary, it has helped me organize my daily routines with my children.

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Ribbon cutting with US guests for the Philippine Homeschool Conference

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Owner and President of TMA (The Masters Academy), Edric Mendoza giving the opening remarks.

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Robby De Luzuriaga
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The reading area

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Kharla Ramos, blogger behind http://mommyfeels.com thinking ahead for her daughter, Kheira.

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Marilen Montenegro, writer behind http://marilen.ph with guests for the Philippine Homeschool Conference.
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Inspirational quotes on the wall of the reading area

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“We enable learners; we empower the dreamers—that is what we do in this store.”

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Be sure to stop by Learning Plus for all of your homeschooling needs! It’s located at the second level of Fun Ranch, across the The Masters Academy office.

Do follow social sites of TMA Homeschooling for updates –

Facebook – TMA Homeschooling

Instagram – @tmahomeschool

The Amazing Bubble Show

The other week I took the kids to RCBC to see the Amazing Bubble Man!

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He kept us entertained not only by blowing bubbles, but by telling jokes and keeping the audience (even the adults) laughing.

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After doing this he asked, “Did you see the air that I blew?”

And most children said no, but there were a couple of kids that said yes.

To that he said,”Really?!? Where I’m from there are people that see weird things too. Ever heard of Berkley?”

Berkley is a town not too far from where we used to live in the States, small world!

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All in all it was an awesome show. It was great seeing my kids in awe and laughing at his humorous jokes. Even I had a great time! Thanks for thinking of us Joy Mendiola!

JOYA at Alphaland Building Makati

Earlier this week, our eyes had the pleasure of seeing the wonderful masterpieces of artists Henry Curchod and Artu Nepomuceno as we attended the opening of JOYA: Julian Ongpin Young Artists Gallery.

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JM, Julian, and I

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Here are some of the beautiful pieces of work by Henry Curchod ‘Reductions’ 2015

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Artu Nepomuceno ‘Psychedelic’ 2015

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After viewing, we went upstairs to hear from Julian and a couple of his friends and family.

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Artu Nepomuceno

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Jon Joven serenades the crowd with a couple of songs

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IMG_8041Be sure to visit the Julian Ongpin Young Artists (JOYA) Gallery to see these amazing pieces yourself! The gallery is located at the second floor of  Alphaland Makati Place! Congratulations Julian!

Ready for the World!!! Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015

This week will be the most exciting event for Philippine Homeschooling at SM Aura. Whether you are homeschooling parents or wanting to know more about homeschooling.  This is a day you will regret to miss.

Exciting speakers will be gracing the day, the “Global Home Education Conference” (GHEC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2016, two well-respected homeschool advocates and speakers from the United States will be gracing the event as keynote speakers: Michael Donnelly, Director for Global Outreach of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Secretary of GHEC 2016, and Rachael Carman, mother of seven and best-selling author and publisher of popular homeschool curriculum Apologia. Rachael’s husband, Davis, the President of Apologia, will be speaking as well.

I am so excited to learn more about being a homeschool parent, I hope to see you all there! My favorite couple will be speaking also Edric and Joy Mendoza.

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The “SuperWoman” Kia Duras

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Kia drew Nic and I on my Nike Air Force Ones
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Kia pregnant to her fifth baby girl posing with her painting.

If there were a real superwoman it would be Kia Duras!

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Kia posing with her paintings at an Art Festival in Stockton California.
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(Kia with her daughters) Leesie, Kylie, Ayanna and Kylie
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One of my favs of Kias paintings. Mother and Daughters love.
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Kias IG page for her Skin Clinic

Now tell me who do you know that has done it all and still living life to the fullest with a smile.

Introducing my cousin in law 42 years old and not looking a day over 25.

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Kia 3 months post partum to her 5th child…super mama!
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Kias fab 5. #girlarmy (Ayanna, Kami, Leesie, Kylie and Makenna

I am proud of knowing this woman, my husband and Kia grew up together and was mostly mentored and guided by their strong willed grandmother ‘Mimi’.

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Nic (my hubby) & Kia at 4 years old.
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Cousins with Grandma ‘Mimi’ (RIP) Sabrina, Nic, Ben & Kia

‘Mimi’ was the original “SuperWoman” that took care of a 5 acre property that she turned into a farm. Mimi’s property was Kia and Nic’s playground throughout their childhood years. Having four daughters of her own Mimi still managed to live each day making sure her animals, property and family were all taken care of. Kia took after Mimi’s lead and now lives in the same property with her 5 girls.

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Kia , Kami & I during a family reunion at Stockton park.

This picture was taken during Kia’s cancer episode. Kia was recovering and going through chemo still and fell pregnant to her fourth child Ayanna. The doctor informed her that it would be dangerous for her to pursue the pregnancy, with her big heart she took the chance. Kia was then blessed with a healthy baby girl and is now free from cancer.

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This lady means alot to me and sharing her with you all is the least I can do. I hope Kia inspires you like she does to me each and everyday.

Love you cousin,

mafae xoxo