yes Christmas is fast approaching, i know, but before anything else just want to share some details of what had transpired during the celebration of National Rice Awareness Month last November.
first of all, i would like to recognize my dear blogger friends who showed support to this activity. in behalf of the Rice Awareness Committee of PhilRice, we would like to give you our heartfelt gratitude. this activity would not be complete without you guys, kaya thanks to rye (for being our model in our fansign), kuya tsi (first one to submit an entry to the fansign), papa dence (na talaga namang nagtopless pa), kuya eli, otep, lovely, ax, jason, lei, mr. nonsense, alvin, salbehe, kuya bon, alkapon, miss n, timangkey, pinkdiaries, and everyone who visited us at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia last November 23-26. (whew! did i miss someone?)
this is the grand prize winner of the fansign and to see other winners check it HERE. we received more than 70 entries to this contest kaya sobrang nagpapasalamat kami sa mga sumali.
to give you an idea what it was like in our four day exhibit/activity at SM MOA, here it is…
we had our ribbon cutting on the first day graced by DA-USEC Fondevilla, PhilRice ExecDir Beronio, GMA-Rice ProgDir Malabanan, and Brunei Delegates.
beside the photo booth were the freedom wall and fansign entries. this two booths were said to be the most visited booths. the freedom wall allowed the kids to express their love for rice through writing while the fansign entries which said to be very creative, drawn the attention of everyone.
there was also an area where they can create their own artwork out of rice grains. these kids were really imaginative and creative, with their little hands, you can’t barely imagine how they can create such an obra.
not just rice but other vegetables too can be seen such as eggplant, pepper, kangkong etc. this is to show the concept of Palayamanan, that one can be rich by integrating rice with other crops, poultry, aquatic resources etc.
pigmented rice were also showcased. this was to inform everyone that rice is not just white in color but there are also purple, black, and red rice. these are the traditional varieties that are usually planted in upland areas like Banaue.
The Ceremonial Harvesting and Boodle Fight at the Luneta Park was also a success. Thanks again to the people who joined the said event. Watch out for ABS-CBN Matanglawin’s episode about this event. Thanks ABS-CBN for the coverage.
also, kudos to my officemates who painstakingly organized the book launching of rice books at powerbooks at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
PhilRice also handed over a set of books to the Dynamic Teen Company, where Efren Penaflorida, the CNN Hero of the year, was known. we actually invited him but due to other committments his co-worker/teacher received the books.
More photos at the Rice Awareness Page in Facebook and Multiply.
so, to finally complete this entry, just want to share to you again my photos with encountered celebs. hehe… star complex pagbigyan niyo na… hehe…
oh and by the way, i attended a bday party of keira claire, my close friend’s baby to Paolo, yes to Paolo, don’t ask me how please… hehe!
Have a nice weekend! GodBless!