We all belong to completely different households as we undergo life. We begin off with the household we’re born into, our authentic household. This grows into numerous prolonged households as we marry after which begin our personal. Other household ties are added with faculty, then work, play and different social teams as we undergo life.
This week is all in regards to the various households I’m a part of. I’m a proud member of the Rufino clan that constructed the brand new De La Salle University (DLSU) Rufino Campus, which is house to the college’s College of Law. Located on the final piece of institutional actual property in Bonifacio Global City, DLSU Rufino Campus is a strategic website for innovation and collaborative efforts, in addition to a base for information era.
Honored on the current inauguration of the brand new campus had been the households of Ernesto Rufino Sr., Vicente Rufino, Ester Rufino Galvez, Rafael Rufino Sr., plus Macario Rufino, Nestor Tan, Caroline Tanchay, Wellington Tong, Ambrosio Padilla, Liberito Espiritu, George Barcelon, Edward Lee, lawyer Florentino Herrera III, Jacques Dupasquier, Maria Natividad de Leon Rufino, Maria Victoria Rufino, the late Rafael Rufino Jr. and, in fact, venture head Carlos Rufino. Also current had been visitors from Development Bank of the Philippines and Globe Telecom.
At the occasion, the third era Rufinos reconnected and realized that we really don’t know one another too nicely. Soon after, a mini reunion of the Ernesto, Vicente, Ester and Rafael (EVER) household tree was organized and held at Manila House, the latest hip personal membership on the town.
Among my dearest of households is my Inquirer household. I’ve been a columnist for almost 15 years and my weekly columns are all the time enjoyable to write down as I share all my adventures and journey expeditions. Every as soon as in a blue moon, my column provides me an opportunity to meet a few of my wildest goals, resembling after I acquired to be a mannequin at Inquirer’s Face-Off style present.
Lifestyle editor Thelma San Juan requested me to hitch “Face-Off: #OOTD” and be one of many muses of Red Charity Gala designer Cary Santiago. Cary’s intricate couture strategies and red-carpet designs had been showcased with the remainder of the grasp designers within the nation.
Even with my skyscraping Sinulog headpiece and six-inch heels, I used to be nonetheless a head shorter than fellow model-beauty queens Gwendolyn Ruais and Cassy Naidas, who had been sporting Converse sneakers!
Held at Shangri-La Plaza Mall’s East Atrium in Mandaluyong, “Face-Off: #OOTD” was offered by Converse, the long-lasting sneakers model, with assist from Fossil. This eighth version of Inquirer Lifestyle and LOOKbook’s banner occasion had trade veterans alongside millennial designers showcasing their most artistic designs.
Before my large runway strut, I chatted with Rhett Eala’s muse Maxine Medina, who was sporting a fringed robe impressed by the emerald costume he made her for the Miss Universe pageant. The towering stunner was nonetheless taller than me even with my headdress on!
Tropafrica is my touring household. It all began with our first Africa journey greater than 15 years in the past. Initially organized by cousin Leica Carpo, prime restaurateur Malu Gamboa has continued planning succeeding journeys of the group. We are extraordinarily completely happy for her as she was just lately engaged to her beau, Mon Lindo.
The two had been noticed on the current opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie (www.SugarFactory.com) at Shangri-La at The Fort, BGC. America’s favourite all-in-one restaurant, bar and sweet store is now in our nation, their first ever retailer in Asia.
Among the particular people invited had been visitors of honor Fernando and Kit Zobel de Ayala, Vice President Leni Robredo, magnificence skilled to the celebrities Vicki Belo and plenty of extra A-listers who walked down a novel pink carpet.
Sugar Factory has gained worldwide fame and success for its celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops, turning candy treats right into a designer accent. Britney Spears, Carmen Electra, Nicole Scherzinger and Eva Longoria have been noticed round having fun with the sparkly lollipops.
Aside from the decadent sweets, Filipinos can now lastly savor the consolation but indulgent meals Sugar Factory has been serving through the years. Its workforce of world-class cooks on the helm ensures everybody may have a one-of-a-kind eating expertise with a signature menu that lists all the pieces from pancakes to salads. Sugar Factory is actually a sugar fantasyland and gastronomic haven good for anybody and everybody.
I even have an inside design household. Contrary to what most suppose, inside design is my old flame, and never style. My Wilcon Depot household is in charge of my design wants with so many manufacturers that the one-stop constructing and residential décor division retailer carries.
Wilcon is likely one of the main sponsors of WORLDBEX 2017, which is going on this weekend on the World Trade Center, Philippine International Convention Center and SMX Mall of Asia. The development and design expo consists of an Interior Designers’ Gallery with eight fortunate vignettes from the icons of inside design.
Pido Villanueva of Ambiance by Pido created my indoor backyard vignette with lovely crops and rabbit décor. WORLDBEX 2017 is open till at the moment, March 19, 10 a.m.-Eight p.m.
Call 6569239 or go to www.worldbex.com.
And then there are our households. The US Alumni Golf Open will probably be held on March 30 at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. My hubby Dennis will probably be becoming a member of different alumni of US universities like Harvard, Wharton-University of Pennsylvania and Kellogg-Northwestern University at this annual occasion, which raises funds for the native alumni chapters of the colleges.
The US Alumni Golf Open is all the time an excellent sporting occasion, permitting all of the alums who at the moment are profession professionals or executives in all the massive companies to fulfill their colleagues from the completely different colleges. US alums to hitch ought to contact their native alumni chapters for particulars.
Let me finish by circling again to my authentic household, and provides a particular greeting to my sister, Sandy Romualdez, who celebrated her birthday yesterday. Welcome to the massive 5-Zero membership, sister expensive!
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