Saturday, July 11, 2015

This September, the City of Paris will play host to a different kind of Fashion Show - one that benefits the calamity stricken areas of the Philippines.  

Founder and Creator of Fashion Extreme Paris,  Suzette Riego, a makeup artist, describes Fashion Extreme Paris 2 as a one of a kind International Fashion series of shows that features a team of world-class professional HMUA's, Fashion Designers, International Models Photographers & Videographers showcasing their talents in freestyle makeup & modeling, mixing traditional and neoteric fashion designs, thereby making true our goal of promoting seasoned and fresh international artists who have all offered their valuable time to come & collaborate together for a charitable cause.  In helping to rebuild lives from the areas struck by calamity in the Philippines, Fashion Extreme Paris 2 endeavors to bring the best in design, make-up, and modeling to the ramp.

Suzette Riego

Fashion Extreme Paris 2 happens on :

September 6, 2015
15h00 - 20h00
34 rue Marbeuf 75008 Paris
Access : M1/9 Franklin Roosevelt

Fashion For A Cause : Fashion Extreme Paris 2

A few weeks ago I sent this shoutout:

Hi guys, hope you don't mind this shoutout. In 2007 whilst on a visit to the Philippines, I fell ill and was confined at the Makati Medical Center.  During that brief confinement, this is one of the nurses who looked after me. 

She is such a symbol of Filipino diligence and care.

Can you help locate her?  I wish to extend my thanks personally.

As you all know, I am campaigning right now about racism from the Daily Mail towards Pinoy nurses. Would be nice to know where this nurse is now, is she still with you or maybe she went abroad.

Salamat po,


Well, through social media, I found out who she was.  She is Katrina Manansala.  At the time I was admitted at Makati Medical Center, she was still fresh off from the Remedios Trindidad Romualdez Memorial Schools-MMC, now known as Makati Medical College. 

She moved to Singapore in 2010 and is now employed in a hospital where she is assigned in the Chronic Sickness Unit/Long Term Care, handling all bedbound and tracheostomy patients.  These are mostly elderly patients.  The same hospital has sent her for further studies at the Nanyang Polytechnic to further learn about Nursing Gerontology

I've been a recipient once of her care and surely, Katrina will also be a great blessing to the elderly patients she attends to.

Malcolm Conlan talks about why he wants to visit Negros Island in 2015.

Through Social Media, I Found The Filipino Nurse Who Tended For Me and Thanked Her

Friday, July 10, 2015

This evening, coming home from work, had this feeling inside which was hard to explain. A feeling of longing, wishing and hoping to visit my Philippines again. Last time I went back home was in April. However that visit was really quick, busy and somewhat emotional.

I miss Manila at night, with all its vibrancy,lights, traffic, excitement, its the city that never sleeps. You can always see people working late at night, security, road sweepers, street vendors, people on the streets, helping others, helping cars to park and then there's people in bars, coffee shops, clubs just having fun.

Miss the barangay life, the Perya, where people from the local village, gather together, playing bingo, roulette to win packs of crisps, foods and the occasional few pesos.

Missing my good friends in our Barangay in Pangasinan, always people to chat to, hang out with and share about life. Miss sitting on the bench at the local village school basketball court late at night, under the moon, watching the stars.

Miss hearing the Filipino accent, such lovely pronunciation, like soft, with some American tones, perfectly clear and somehow comforting. Even now, when I am feeling sad and missing home, missing the people I love and care for so much, as I think of home once again.

Philippines, you and your people are deep within my blood, Philippines, missing you so much. Can't wait until the day we can see each other once again!

Malcolm Conlan talks about why he wants to visit Negros Island in 2015.

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