The construct of Time

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Time is the most precious commodity. It cannot be bought but we have full control of how it is spent. Time management has always been a challenge for me so it is a struggle to be on time. Attending several events in a day can be stressful but I make sure to show up even if I’m a couple of hours late!  

I must have been the last guest to arrive at the #RSVPLifestyleAsia luncheon at Pinot Restaurant. We were all there to support Lifestyle Asia August covergirl Charmaine Lagman. The delicious five-course menu was elegantly paired with Cloudy Bay wines.   

The beauty issue shares Charmaine’s youthful beauty secrets and her blissfully contented life. Charmaine’s inner glow comes from her authentic good heart and caring character. Plus, she always supports Red Charity Gala. Last year, she even won the auction bid of a Gorenje special edition Volkswagen Fridge and a Viking oven cooktop.  

With upcoming multiple trips to Europe, I am working overtime for this year’s Red Charity Gala. Now on its 11th year, RCG is constantly setting the bar in promoting Philippine fashion and generating charitable funds for Philippine Red Cross and Assumption HS 81 Foundation. 

Doris Jimenez, Sea Princess, Pia llamas ,Lester Codog, Kaye Tinga and Maggie Gineta

Presenting the past ten fashion designers, RCG will be held on October 12 at the Shangri-La at the Fort. Aside from our annual major sponsors like BENCH, Megaworld, Globe and Sunlife, to name a few, we are happy to announce our newest generous partner – IAM Worldwide.

IAM Worldwide is an up and coming networking company whose purpose is to bring real change in people’s total well-being, including health, prosperity and balance. Its objective is to enrich the lives by providing the best-in-market business opportunities, and to be at the forefront of bringing world-class quality products.  

Attending with them at the Gala is their newest brand ambassador, Heart Evangelista. She has agreed to give her stamp of approval to IAM WorldWide, convinced that the newly established company is destined to make a difference in the lives of people. IAM Worldwide executives led by VP Aika Lorraine Uy and President Allen Marvin Eder were at the signing event at Manila House to welcome Heart to the team. 

Days after signinginHeart, the IAM Worldwide team had another reason to celebrate with awards and citations they received from the Asian Networkers Convention and Expo (ANCE). Aika was named Business Leader of the Year 2019; while Allen received the Vision Excellence Award 2019. Joanna Mañego received the Best New Company Award 2019 on behalf of IAM Worldwide Corporation, while Precious Grace Capili and Hermelino Razon bagged the Best Leaders of the Year Award.   

For the second year in a row, Ultherapy has sponsored RCG hosting several treatment packages. The revolutionary anti-aging treatment that tightens and lifts the face using Microfocused Ultrasound with Visualization technology is quite effective especially for me. Last year, Dr. Issa Cellona of Skincell Advanced Aesthetic Clinics skillfully and lovingly did my Ultherapy treatment and I was so pleased. Yes, there was some pain, ladies, but it was very tolerable and for vanity, it was worth it! I am scheduled for another since Utherapy is a yearly treatment. It is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, and brow, and improving lines and wrinkles. 

This year, Merz, as the number one provider of Ultherapy in the Philippines, awarded the Belo Medical Group the Grand Champion award. It is given to the clinic with the highest number of Ultherapy treatments done from August 2018 to June 2019. Founder Dr. Vicki Belo came to personally receive the award and thank those who have contributed to the clinic’s success.  

Merz, a celebrated pioneer in the medical aesthetic industry for over 110 years, recently held their second annual Tala Awards at Shangri-La at the Fort. The ceremony honors Merz’ outstanding local partner clinics carrying their products. 

Belo endorsers Lucy Torres- Gomez and Richard Gomez were also launched as the latest faces of Ultherapy.  The two were launched as ambassadors for the Ultherapy for 2 campaign.  

Belo Medical Group invited the following celebrities and influencers, all of whom have undergone Belo Ulthera, to join us in celebration: Rhian Ramos, Camille Co, Arisse De Santos, Nicole Hernandez, Georgia Schultz, Xandra Rochaand Heaven Peralejo. The newest endorsers of Belo Ulthera for Men, Alden Richards and Albert Martinez, were in attendance as well.

Apart from RCG, I also support Ballet Philippines. Celebrating their 50thseason, BP is mounting the most highly anticipated “Swan Lake” performance in Manila, featuring an acclaimed all-star cast. Evgeny Ivanchenko, an Honoured Artist of Russia (2010) and principal dancer of Mariinsky Ballet (Kirov Ballet) joins first soloist Elena Evseeva. 

The superb pair, stars from the Mariinsky Ballet, will take on lead roles as Prince Siegfried (Ivanchenko), and the Swan Queen Odette and the evil Odile (Evseeva), during the gala night on August 30, 8PM and consecutive evening performance on August 31, 7PM at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 

After these first two evening performances, the Philippines’ very own Denise Parungao and Jemima Reyes will play Odette and Odile with partners Eugene Obille and Victor Maguad as Prince Siegfried, and Ronelson Yadao as Baron Von Rothbart.

Setting the stage for this production are celebrated designers from New York’s theater scene. Eduardo Sicangco, an early collaborator of Ballet Philippines returns as set designer after making a name for himself in Broadway, Hollywood, and the New York City Opera.Lighting goddess Jennifer Tipton will transform the stage with her lighting flair and talent. The internationally recognized designer has been bestowed the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 1977 and again in 1989. Through a grant from the Asian Cultural Council, Tipton will also be holding lighting design workshops.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will partner with Ballet Philippines for the first two evening performances. Ballet Philippines’ “Swan Lake” runs from August 30 to September 8 at the CCP Main Theater.              

This production is made beyond possible by Ballet Philippines’ 50 Years, 50 friends such as Okada Manila, Calma Properties, Inc., United Graphic Expression Corporation, Digital-Out-Of-Home, GRAB, Ayala Land, Bizu Catering Studio, NYXSYS Philippines, Intellicare, Globaltronics, Sanitary Care Products Asia Inc., SM Development Corporation, Century Pacific Food, Inc., United Neon, Bridges, Zonta Club of Alabang, Conrad Manila, and other esteemed partners.

Get your tickets exclusively at TicketWorld (891-9999), CCP Box Office (832-3704), or Ballet Philippines Box Office (551-1003). Enjoy 15% savings when you use your RCBC Credit Card to purchase tickets in any TicketWorld Outlet or CCP Box Office.


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