I come from a very big family. Most of which are now children below 17. I am halfway done with my lifetime. And what I have to say here, I want my kids to remember and learn from.

Throughout my travels, I was lucky enough to enjoy what EARTH has to offer such as the beautiful beaches in the Philippines, the alps in Switzerland, the canyons of Arizona and many more.

What this blog is all about is how I want the EARTH to still be alive and beautiful for all children to see and enjoy.

Al Gore's The Inconvenient Truth has opened up many realizations about how our planet is slowly dying. Facts and figures, statistics and studies have shown the rapid and destructive effects of global warming.

After I watched the film and the live talk of Al Gore here in Manila, I didn't want to go home and still do nothing.

Here's a journal of what I and other people close to me are doing to stop Global Warming. Please feel free to share your story thru this blog site.

Be GREENified!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Green Couture, The Guests.

All 300 seats were sold. We were surprised to see how many people came to support Green Couture. We were a bit apprehensive to do it on a Sunday since it's a weekend and meant to be spent with the family but it was a sight to see when mothers brought their kids to see the show. We were hoping for that and happy that we achieved this expectation.

Before I go on and show you what the other designers worked with and how they used recycled materials to make haute couture, allow me to show you the guests, family, friends who came to back us up on this project. A big THANK YOU to all of you for helping Manila Waldorf School.

To be continued.....

Making of Green Couture.

When I thought of producing a show entitled GREEN COUTURE, the first thing that came to my mind is how to make the Rigodon Ballroom as green as I can without having to spend oodles of money, after all, this is a fund-raising event.

I was very lucky to have gotten support from 11 designers to lend a gown made entirely of recycled materials and the least I can do is to give them a stage worth their creations.

I had a peg in mind and executing it was more difficult that I imagined it to be. Initially, I thought I could find a sponsor to take care of what I wanted but in the end, God wanted me to do it myself along with the help of my co-parents.

Two days before the event, I took a trip to Manila Seedling and the flower market to purchase the plants that I needed. Luckily, I have house staff that are used to these kinds of preparation, trained of course, by my Mumsy. She would have done this task easily. I miss her so much and every time I see plants and flowers, she's actually the first person that comes to my mind. How she loved to make flower arrangements and do gardening with my Daddy-O. Sigh....

Anyway, on the morning of Saturday, one day before the event, I had to put on my green thumb and work on the plants.

I made my little assitant, Lauren, check if the flowers were fragrant. She said, 'Yes! It smells yummy!."

Midnight of Sunday, I went to the empty ballroom and saw the work I had in front of me. Thank goodness I had Vector, Chat, Gerry and Cynthia to help me. We decided to call it a night, rather morning at 5am.

After Robby Carmona and I made a few changes, we were finally ready with the set up.

More to come...stay tuned.

Green Couture on MEGA.

Thank you to MEGA for featuring GREEN COUTURE on it's June issue.

Lifestyle Asia, Green Couture.

I was in the US when the June issue came out so when I got back, I had to get my copy of Lifestyle Asia, June issue.

I was so delighted to see a few pages that put a smile on my face!

Here's Ms. Lily O'Boyle wearing Jul B. Dizon Jewellery.

Dennis Lustico and I were discussing lengthily that this magazine has become an outstanding glossy that provides lots of useful luxurious information.

I was so happy to see a wonderful write up about GREEN COUTURE!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fashion Show at the Tree Planting.

It was THE question that I always got a few weeks before the tree planting event. "WHAT DO I WEAR???"

I wore a plain black shirt, black sweat pants and red and white Puma sneakers. I refuse to post a photo because I looked disgusting.

Here are some tree planting fashionistas that stole the show.

I asked for a cleavage pose and I got it! Love people who are not afraid to show off some skin.

Candifier's Tree Planting Event!

I can't express enough how grateful I am to those who came and supported the event. It was such a success because all the volunteers enjoyed and felt a great sense of accomplishment that we were able to plant 1000 Narra seedlings.

Here are photos of the tremendous force behind this success and although it looks tedious and back breaking, all of them are excited for the future tree planting exercise.

First, Zarah and Joel showed us on how to plant the seedlings properly.

After which, it was easy as pie, even to kids as young as 5 years old. What a great experience for all of us.

These are the seedlings that need to be planted. All 1000 of them.
My troops head on up the hill to the site.
Bamboo sticks mark where the holes have been pre-dug for easier planting.
Checking out what needs to be done....
And off we go...

After sandwiches and drinks and sweet goodies from my sponsors, we head on back the uber comfortable bus. Did I tell you that JAC Liner has free wifi on board?? WOOHOO!!!

Heading towards the bus to go home.

A big hug to all of you.