Hi. I'm Nenette -- or NenetteAM to the Internets. I married my university sweetheart. I am a mom to two beautiful babies. I was a software design engineer, mom blogger, and polynesian dance teacher. But I don't do any of that anymore.
These days, I am a wellness coach. I write. I dance hula and hip hop. I eat paleo. I cleanse. I zumba. I live the sweet life.
My family and I live on the Canadian Prairies with our cat Mittens, who has emotional problems. We like to gather on the couch in our pajamas to watch Doctor Who. We vacation in yurts. We leave the city and drive to small towns for ice cream. And we laugh. A lot.
I write about special things. I write about life improvement. And I write about my family as proof that I haven't eaten my children or left my husband for my pretend boyfriend Gerard Butler.
I adore bacon, chocolate, comments and emails, so please send them to me at nenetteam @ lifecandy . net and I'll love you forever... in a non-creepy way. Unless otherwise specified.
Where are you from?
I'm Filipina-born and Canadian-raised. So, The Philippines. We moved to Canada when I was almost 4. And I still know how to speak fluent Tagalog. In fact, I learned how to read Tagalog AFTER moving here. It's all phonetics really. Like Hawaiian. Wait, what was your question again?
How long have you been doing this blogging thing?
I started Life Candy in 2007, but I started blogging in 2005. It's been a wild ride!
The 'life' part is about my wanting to talk about my life. I know, shocking, eh? The 'candy' bit is because my life is really truly sweet. And I love to talk about life's sweet things... you know, life candy.
Also, my childhood nickname is 'Candy'. It's a Filipino thing. Everyone had to have a nickname. I'm just thankful I wasn't called 'Bong-Bong', 'Jhet-Jhet', or 'Wheng-Wheng'... which are actual nicknames of my cousins.
Is this a mom blog or a fitness blog?
You're in your 40s but you look like you're in your 20s. What's your secret to looking so young?
I think it's a combination of things: healthy living with Isagenix, the 'Asian gene' thing, and laughing a lot and enjoying life.
Who designed your blog?
I did. I took this original template and went to town on it. I needed to do it myself because I'm a control freak about how I want my blog to look, I like to change things up often, and I enjoy playing around with CSS. Besides, that software engineering degree's gotta be good for something.
Can you design my blog?
Sorry, I'm insanely expensive. Only rockstars can afford me. Seriously though, I wish I could, but my time is tight right now, and I can't take on any new projects.
Can we exchange links?
No, I'm sorry. I don't do link exchanges. Neither should you.
What's your blogging platform? Who hosts your domain?
I blog on Blogger, and my domain name service is handled by EasyDNS.
Gerard Butler? Really?
What? You don't think he's cute?! Okay, so Lainey calls him "Spittle" and claims he doesn't know how to wear pants, but he's so funny, and he's cute, and he looks kinda like my husband.
GRAB MY BUTT.
THE FINE PRINT.
I write a lot about my health and fitness journey. I also do A LOT of research. The things I share are purely informational. So, please be sure to see your health care professional before you try anything I'm trying for myself.
I also apologize for any overuse of the word "totally".