Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pretty in pink for breast cancer at the Peninsula Manila




Tonight I joined people from all walks of life for a party at the Conservatory of the Peninsula Manila to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

As always, it was a very tasteful event with everything so pretty in pink. 

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As I passed in front of the hotel, I noticed that the fountains were turned on pink.

And the foo dogs at the hotel entrance (if that is what they are called) even had large pink ribbons on them.

PINK CHAMPAGNE AND EVERYTHING NICE



Inisde the Conservatory, there was my favorite pink champagne, of course. 

And there were delicious pink cocktails, all kinds of pink food, and even a lovely ribboned pink box of pink chocolates as a giveaway at the end.



CLOSE TO  1 MILLION PESOS IN 1 NIGHT

The highlights of the evening were a silent auction and a live auction featuring lovely prizes for purchase including stays at Amanpulo and very expensive and luxurious skin products.



By the time I left the party tonight, Peninsula Manila general manager Sonja Vodusek, with the help of Tim Yap and the people behind Estée Lauder Philippines, had raised close to 1 million pesos from that evening alone.

SWEET REUNION

At the party, and also in the lobby, I saw lots of friends I hadn't seen in a long time since I'd been away for months on an extended and never–endingly eventful Travelife.



Many people said: "You've just come back, haven't you? And where are you off to next?"

NEXT STOP TANZANIA


I said with a smile, "Tanzania, soon."

Yes, we have our tickets, bookings and visas done.

I've even finally come to terms with traveling with a duffel bag and an iPad mini. 

I've also sorted out my two–week wardrobe on the 15 kilo–limit of those small charter flights to the ends of the earth.


WE'RE BOTH LAUGHING NOW

The Travel Companion and I have done nothing but trade jokes about our upcoming trip, and I really wish I could blog about these pretty hilarious conversations.  

We've traveled together before on safari, and it's very comfortable and fun.

The last time we did two weeks together, there was never a dull moment or a stressful one.

I like to take credit for this...



THE STRANGEST SITUATION IN THE WORLD

Anyway, our exchanges would make a really great novel about two people in a very strange situation I can't even try to explain, who both like the very best of everything and who consider the world their backyard

We both have a really wicked and quick sense of humor, as well.

One day over the weekend, for instance, I think we indulged in about five hours of rapid back and forth messages between two countries

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SAME COUNTRY, SAME TIME TIME ZONE.
AND SANE HUMOR. 

And this week, we were finally in the same country, but the ribbing didn't stop.

Unfortunately I'm on a strict gag order about our trip and our conversations, until I agree to his very interesting conditions. In fact, I've studiously avoided writing about him for most of this year, except for cameo roles here and there.

More on this when I decide to agree. It'll certainly make for a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.  




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