Grand Baby Fair 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


If there’s one event I want to go to this weekend, this would be it. But it turns out we have other plans and that shopping for Baby Boo is not yet the priority. So I will just share the information with you.

Here is the press release I got from Smart Parenting:

Baby Company, the Baby Specialist, invites you to the biggest, most exciting, and most-awaited mom and baby event of the year, the Baby Company Grand Baby Fair.

The Baby Company Grand Baby Fair Year 2 opened today at the Megatrade Halls 2 & 3 of SM Megamall. This 3-day event brings you the most trusted brands and specialists in maternity, parenting, and child care under one roof. Get up to 70% off on selected items and enjoy exclusive offers from over 100 exhibitors. Learn from the experts, meet and greet celebrities and win raffle prizes when you join fun learning activities. Get a Swag Bag with a P2,000 single-receipt purchase and enjoy exclusive perks for Mom Card members.

Here's the program schedule for Saturday and Sunday:
Day 2 - January 28, 2012, Saturday

10:00 AM – Fair opens
11:00 AM - 12:00 NN - Johnson's Baby: Skin Care Symposium with Lexi Schulze
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Chicco: Breastfeeding Women @ Work w/ Ms. Nona Andaya-Castillo and Shaan Bermudez Hizon
2:00 – 2:30 PM - Farlin: Bathing Do's and Don'ts with Dr. Rochelle Lee
2:30 - 3:30 PM - Kindermusik: Sing and Learn Activity
4:00- 5:00 PM - Avent: Pre Natal Care Symposiumwith Dr. Cristopher Soriano and Christine Jacob-Sandejas
5:30 - 6:30 PM - Gingersnaps, Ergo Baby & Safety First Fashion Show with Paolo Abrera
6:30 - 7:30PM - Yaya Symposium and Workshop with Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan
7:30 to - 8:30 PM - Canon: Workshop on Kids' Photography, Videography and Scrapbooking
Day 3 - January 29, 2012, Sunday
10:00 AM – Fair opens
11:00 AM - 12:00 NN - The Stork Studio: Talk on Taking pictures of Babies and Children by Sofia Genato
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Gymboree: Storytelling Activity & Parachute Activity
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Johnson's Baby: Skin Care Symposium with Chesca-Garcia Kramer
3:00- 3:30 PM - AINON: Maternity and Breastfeeding with Dr. Mylah Gonzales and Gladys Reyes
3:30- 4: 00 PM - AINON: Sing and Learn with Moppet Music, Mascot Appearance
4:00 -5:00 PM - Tender Luv: Infant Feeding Myths and Facts with Dr. Basco and Danica Sotto-Pingris
5: 00 - 6:00 PM - Chicco : Working Out with Strollers: Be fit and fab again! with Vince Hizon
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Avent: Toddler Feeding Cooking Demo with Chef Mitchie Sison, Toddler Coloring Contest and Games
7:00 - 7:30 PM - Pigeon: Post Natal Care with Ms. Abby Yabot
7:30 - 8:00 PM - Make Believe Productions: The Eric Carle Move and Groove: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
8:00 - 8:30 PM - Star Baby 2011 Awarding and Closing Ceremonies with Tessa Prieto-Valdes

Head to the biggest, most exciting, and most-awaited mom and baby event of the year! The Grand Baby Fair will run from January 27 to 29, 2012 and is open to the public.

Effective Communication between Doctors using Doximity

Friday, January 20, 2012

We were talking about Obstetricians this morning (my uncle’s wife was asking for referrals) and I remembered someone I know who had a falling out with her OB. She had to change doctors so near her EDD because her OB scheduled a trip around the time she was about to give birth. Her OB did not want to release her records so she could find another doctor. Maybe if Doximity was already available that time, the two doctors would have settled it between themselves?

What is Doximity? It is an application that is a private, secured and exclusive network between doctors. It is free available through the internet, iPhone and Android phones. Only Physicians are allowed to join and there is a 3-step credential verification process to make sure only doctors get into the network. Once a member, a doctor can just search for another doctor, say Binh Nguyen MD, then just send a private message and ask pertinent questions about the patient.

I  am sure the physicians will appreciate this application because it is easier plus real-time responses are possible.

Mind Museum

This is something that I would like to try: mind museum

It is said to be the first world-class science museum in the country. I am just not sure if K will already appreciate this kind of exhibit. Or maybe not yet because she is still too young? According to the website:

“The Mind Museum’s state of the art design will feature FIVE GALLERIES within its two levels:

  1. The Story of the Universe: Its Beginning and Majesty
  2. The Story of the Earth: Its Story Across the Breadth of Time
  3. The Story of Life: The Exuberant Varieties of Life
  4. The Story of the Atom: The Strange World of the Very Small
  5. The Story of Technology: The Showcase of Human Ingenuity”

I will just share this information with friends whose kids are a little older. I am sure the kids will have a blast going around the 3,560 sqm indoor exhibit area!

In the Hospital

I just received text messages from my mom who is now at the hospital. No she is not confined (neither is she there to visit someone nor observe each hospital cart that passes in front of her, hehe). She is just there for some routine tests and random checks with our doctors. See, her birthday is coming up and she promised herself to see the doctors every year to make sure everything is okay. So far she’s been to my ENT (with a funny anecdote to share, not to be shared here though LOL) and she’s now waiting for her turn at her OB’s clinic. Here’s praying that everything is indeed okay.

Three Simple Rules in Life

Sometimes you find all sorts of things in the internet just at the right moment. Like this one I stumbled upon and share also to my IG friends:


1. Go after what you want. Chase your dreams because your dreams won’t chase you.

2. Always ask! Unless the person you need to ask favor from is a mind-reader, he/she will never figure out what it is that you want/need.

3. Again, if you do not move to do anything, you’ll never get anything done and be stagnant forever.

Cancer from taking Actos

Cancer is an ailment that everyone wish to not have. Sometimes, patients are treated and go on remission. Others are not too lucky when they detect it too late. But what is more frustrating than finding out you can get cancer from taking medications that are supposedly prescribed to treat another illness? Take this example of a diabetic patient I read about. He developed bladder cancer from actos. Actos has been manufactured and sold since 1999 for the treatment of Type II Diabetes and is believed to cause increased risk in bladder cancer which the manufacturer failed to disclose. Scary isn’t it? I believe it is always best to be aware of prescribed medications, ask your doctors about it, and read up information before taking it.

Kim Kardiashian vs The Gap?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kim Kardashian

If Kim Kardashian had the guts to sue The Gap, the latter is ready to fight back. It all started when clothing line Old Navy (a Gap brand) ran a commercial starring a Kim doppelganger named Melissa Molinaro, an actress. Kardashian is suing the brand for $20M "creating confusion in the marketplace and violating her rights to her name and likeness." The retail giant is said to have started investigation if the commercial indeed sullied Kim’s reputation. This case just might take a year to resolve and Kim just might need to take the stand.