Friday, September 30, 2016

SAY ALONZO: THE KIKAY MOM!

Hey dear readers....  so happy to tell you that I will be sharing with all of you the interesting mommy stories of some celebrities I was lucky to have worked with.  Hopefully I can share one celebrity per month  :)   This is oh so exciting, because I am sure we will all learn from their mommy journeys, yey!

For my opening salvo.... let's meet this month's KA-WISE MOM!

Its Pinoy Big Brother season again.  The reality show is now airing its 7th season.  In 2005, it kicked off its pilot season with 12 housemates.  I was part of that monumental first season... and as a Story Producer, we were tasked (huh! parang utos ni Kuya) to do an immersion with an assigned housemate.   

And that was the very first time I encountered Sherylle Ann Alonzo Yutadco.  Of course... Say Alonzo for short.  I still remembered that bubbly lady I visited in Paranaque.  She was so "maarte" and "kikay" but it was hard not to love her.  She is one positive soul.  Even as she shared with me her ups and downs in life -- she is not your usual housemate who is "paawa".  It is obvious that she is a fighter -- and a kikay charmer!


TRIVIA:  SHE DIDN'T LIKE HER "CURLY" HAIR IN THIS PIC  :)
Fast forward to 2016....

Say is now happily married to Ryan Tordesillas and they have a cute baby boy who just turned one year old, Asher.  






When Say got pregnant with Asher, she had to stop her taping and shooting.  To combat boredom, she started her own blog, www.heyitssay.com.  Now aside from hosting, she is a successful mommy, fashion and lifestyle blogger with a large number followers.  She remains "kikay" and she is your "go-to-mom" when you want to find out the latest in beauty and fashion.  


http://heyitssay.com/



MRSWISE:  If there is one thing I admire about you Say, it is your being a hands-on-mom.
SAY:  Yes, I am a super hands on mom to Asher. Well, I am in charge of Asher talaga. I still breastfeed him even if he is 1.10 months na. He doesn’t drink milk from a bottle or a cup/sippy cup. I also feed him his meals. I give him a bath and play with him. Super busy kami palagi with his activities. When I have work naman, sinasama ko siya with my assistant/yaya.  Like if I have hosting, kasama siya. Dun lang sila sa standby area.




MRSWISE:  What is so far the biggest challenge for you of being a mom?
SAY:  For me siguro yung pag kain niya kasi, mahina siya kumain e. Kailangan super good mood siya or minsan konting pilit para kumain. I am always worried about his eating habits kasi gusto ko tumaba siya. Challenging also pag may work ako, I make sure na okay yung place or standby area kasi palagi ko siyang kasama. Pag hindi naman siya pwedeng isama, tinatawagan ko yung mother in law ko na tumambay sa condo para may mag match over kay Asher and dun sa yaya.




MRSWISE:  Are you the strict type?
SAY:   I think si Ryan yung bad cop sa aming dalawa.  Ryan kasi mas strict sa akin. Okay lang naman para matuto din si Asher na hindi lahat okay gawin kahit toddler pa lang siya.

MRSWISE:  As a mom, you can be busy with blogging and managing the household. Any tips on how do you nourish yourself, little things that you do to keep you focused and happy.
SAY:  Siguro yung ME time ko, mga once a week, when I can blog or go to the salon. Pero most of the time, kasama ko talaga si Asher kahit sa salon at kasama friends ko.  Okay lang naman sa akin yun.  Pero may mga few times naman na bawal si Asher isama like sa movie house with sila Ara, ganyan or laktwatsa (isang beses ko palang nagawa yung lumabas sa gabi with my friends).  Three times pa lang kami nakakapag date ni Ryan. Kasi tinataon namin na pwede magbantay kay Asher yung mother in law ko. Hindi kasi namin iniiwan si Asher mag-isa sa yaya.




MRSWISE:  What do you think about blogging?  And what is your biggest learning as a mommy blogger?
SAY:  I think super okay to have a blog so you can have an outlet other than Facebook or Instagram.  A place where you can share your feelings to the world.  As a mommy blogger, maraming mga products ot there for the baby pero it is hard to choose the best one.  Dapat super research and compare ka.  For the mommies out there who want to blog, just choose a niche that you love para ganahan ka talaga

MRSWISE:  Is it a good idea for moms to go into full time blogging and leave their 9-5 jobs. I mean is it financially viable?
SAY:  I guess if you do it really well, siguro in the future, puwede mo siya pagkakitaan. pero dapat may day job ka pa rin or other raket kasi naman tayo magiging super blogger na madaming followers overnight. May if super dami na nang followers or views ng blog mo, dun ka lang pwede mag quit ng day job.


That's it for Kikay Mom Say Alonzo!!!  Thank you so much for the love  :)



In the coming months... Say has something very exciting for all her fans and followers, especially for the mommies.   Follow her on instagram @Sayalonzo to know more about this upcoming project  :)

Visit her blog -- http://heyitssay.com/