Category Archives: OC People

Celebrities, family and friends and their OC ways

My O.C. Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist Friend Effie Go

I met Effie Go in 2004 for a project we did at my last corporate job.  Effie did make-up for several models.  She was funny.  She was cool.  She was super easy to talk to.  And she made the models look naturally beautiful, without that overly made-up look. After a year, I got her to do make-up for my wedding … Continue reading

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What Kind of OC Mom Are You?

Because my name is OCMominManila, everyone expects everything about me to be perfect. (I guess that’s the peril of giving yourself such a name.)  Now that my face has suddenly been exposed in the digital world because of the Mommy Matters #Real Mom campaign, I’m worried that my neighbor will start snapping photos of my garage with a used walis … Continue reading

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My O.C. Friend Sheryl and Her Snuza

Sheryl Laudico has been my friend and intermittent client for the last 7 years.  Last year, she became a new mom again after several years and left corporate to become a work-at-home mom.  And like a lot of us moms, she went through the usual paranoia of making sure her new baby was safe. It’s so funny because as my … Continue reading

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Holiday Tip #3: Organize Gifts by Wrapper or Ribbon

My Twitter friend and OC Mom Trisha of PlaytimeBreak tweeted me a great holiday tip.  Since the holidays bring with it lots of parties, it’s best to group your gifts together according to the party where you’ll be bringing them.  Organize the groupings by using a different colored wrapper per group.  Or you can wrap all your gifts in a generic … Continue reading

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