Mothers Who Brunch x Uashmama

Over the Asean long weekend, I found myself back at the Viking Range Showroom for the Mothers Who Brunch x Uashmama Philippine launch.  Uashmama (pronounced “wash-mama”) is a line of washable paper bags and pouches that look and feel like real leather.

Designed and made in Italy, the paper products look and feel like leather, but washes with ease.  The bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather as the paper is stretched and tanned making it durable to withstand washing and daily use.  Uashmama washable paper is made using a virgin fiber through cultivation and not deforestation. Paper that washes like fabric holding it’s form so it can be used over and over again promoting sustainability perfect for catering and home wares. Countless and ever new, depending on taste and trends, which do not follow any fashion, only the inspiration of its creator: Marco Marconi.

At the event, we were divided into teams and tasked to style our own corner of the showroom with Uashmama products.  Meet my teammates: Char, Sheila, Lucien, and Market.  We were assigned the nook under the stairs.


And this is how we styled our space.  Not bad right?!  We didn’t win, but we had fun and we were happy with the outcome:)

After getting to know more about Uashmama, it was time for lunch!  And in true Mothers Who Brunch style, what a feast it was.

This gorgeous spread is a combination of catering by boutique caterer Yogi Brunch + food lovingly prepared by Mish and Sab, and even sous vide steak by Nino, Mish’s husband.  Earth Origins supplied the organic produce and ingredients.

I was so happy to finally meet Joy of Yogi Brunch.  I’m a big fan of her chana hummus and order from her regularly!  I loved everything Joy prepared for us at the Uashmama event, and it was my first time to try her cookies and they are THE BEST!!  Joy let me take home some of her extra cookie dough and we made more cookies at home.  My kids went crazy over them.  I need to order more of those soon, because they taste like Christmas.

Michelle of My Mom-Friday and Jackie of Go Jackie Go were my lunch seat mates, and it’s always a fun time hanging out with these mommas + Mish and Sab.

After partaking of the feast, we were treated to a raffle with  bongga prizes sponsored by Uashmama and Severin (I won a Capri backpack — see below), and we got to take home goodies from Uashmama, Earth Origins, Cusina, and Yogibrunch.

Thank you so much for having me, Mothers Who Brunch and Uashmama!

More blog posts about Mothers Who Brunch x Uashmama (I’ll be updating this list):

Cat Juan

At Home with Mrs C.


INEXPH Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Uashmama in the Philippines.  Follow Uashmama on Facebook at or on Instagram @uashmama_ph.

Perla, a Coconut Oil-Based Laundry Soap

Did you know that Perla is under new ownership?  Procter & Gamble has sold the brand to a local, family-owned corporation.  I got to meet Perla’s new owners, and I’m happy to report that they are passionate about rebuilding and growing the proudly homegrown brand.

Perla soap is a world-class product that deserves to be distributed internationally, but for now, it is only available in the Philippines.  Perla’s composition is 50% coconut oil + glycerin, a natural moisturizer, with no harsh chemicals added.  As a kid, I remember our helpers specifically requesting Perla to do the laundry, since it was (and still is) hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin.  And just recently, I learned that it’s so gentle, a lot of people even use it as a bath soap, or facial soap for pimple-prone skin!

  • Perla gently and effectively cleans the clothes you love
  • Acts as a natural fabric softener
  • Whitens whites and prevents color fading
  • Helps make your clothes last longer

And if you need more convincing, Perla also supports the livelihood of Filipino coconut farmers.  Coconut oil is a precious commodity that is always in high demand, which means it is also expensive.  But Perla’s new owners assure us that they have no plans to change the original, premium formation of the laundry bar, with 50% coconut oil.

I was over the moon to receive about a year’s worth of Perla, and although they don’t have this in detergent powder form yet, you can grate half a bar of Perla to do a full load with your washing machine, no fabric softener needed.  Tried and tested!

Perla is available at leading supermarkets nationwide.


Pinnacle Performance + Prohealth Physiotherapy

Over the summer, I was invited to the launch of Pinnacle Performance + Prohealth Physiotherapy, and got to check out their facilities. It’s a 2-in-1 center combining a one of a kind gym that specialises in training both amateur and pro athletes, and a physiotherapy clinic for managing pain or injury, and overall wellbeing.

Located on the 28th floor of Centuria Medica, a brand spanking new medical services building beside Century City Mall, clients are treated to a gorgeous and relaxing view while working out or having their treatment.

Whether you’re an athlete or fitness buff looking to level up your routine, or if you have back pain, spinal problems, or sports injuries, you should pay Pinnacle and Prohealth a visit. Full membership starts at P6,995 for adults and P4,995 for youth. The physiotherapy center is open to both members and non-members. For inquiries, email or call 793-8763.

*Photos by Sheila Catilo for Game Changer

PINNACLE PERFORMANCE + PROHEALTH, 28/F Centuria Medica, Century City, Makati



Our Family Tries Belo Baby

One thing I love about having a blog is that I get to try a lot of awesome new products.   Continue reading “Our Family Tries Belo Baby”

Have a Romantic Morning with Dentiste

I’ve seen Dentiste herbapeutic toothpaste at drug stores and convenience stores abroad, but I only got to try it recently, when Continue reading “Have a Romantic Morning with Dentiste”

Sweet Dreams with Elica

As a mom, I know how it feels when my kids have difficulty sleeping, whether it is due to a stuffy nose or eczema.  With eczema in particular, kids get so uncomfortable and irritable with the persistent itching. Continue reading “Sweet Dreams with Elica”

#Momazing: Making Moments and Milestones Amazing

Last May 9th, I attended an event hosted by Scott’s Vitamin C to launch their new #Momazing campaign.  Continue reading “#Momazing: Making Moments and Milestones Amazing”

Tempur Breeze #BestSleepEver

When you think of a luxurious bed, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s Tempur. Continue reading “Tempur Breeze #BestSleepEver”