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.
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.