GSW Gala Dinner 2014

June 6, 2014 Marriott Rive Gauche, Paris

The Korean delegates got photographed thousand times. Their national costume attracted women from 81 countries. They stood out from the rest of us.
I brought a Filipiniana dress but changed my mind. I didn’t wear it, ang sikip na kasi, mukha lang akong inipit. Sagwa!

Jaoanese Women, Global summit Paris June 06, 2014

They looked so elegant, so put together. They had matching shoes, bags, hair accessories, necklaces, kumpleta talaga.
Elegant Japanese Women summit Paris June 6, 2014

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Shiela Marie Castro, Sr. Admin Assistant III, and Lorna Villegas, Senior Agriculturist, both from the Department of Agriculture. There were more than 20 delegates from their group.
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No reserved table, unahan, kaya medyo chaotic. Other nationalities didn’t want to share table with others. The friendly ones are French, Americans, Japanese, etc.
French host committee
(Standing)— Joanne (she speaks Polish, German, Italian, English, French), she’s Polish, married to a French man.    Morgane Rollando, CFO of SYNERFIA,  Linna Morata  (,

Chloe Gonzalez (in yellow) is 27 years young, works for Renault as Retail Marketing Manager in France.

Global Summit Host Committee Paris June 6, 2014
Instead of wearing the Filipiniana, I wore this two year old simple lace cocktail dress from Amir Sali. Anyway I would just sit down lang naman.
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Chanel on the floor
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There were so many women removing their shoes. Either the shoes were new, hindi pa na-break-in or pang special occasion lang.
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This Chinese delegate is so pink. Her blazer, shoes and Hermes Kelly bag, terno sa chairs and carpet.
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Joanne, Farah, global Summit of Women  Paris June 6, 2014

The Gala Dinner was sponsored by Sungjoo Kim, Chairperson and Chief visionary Officer of MCM Holdings AG and Sungjoo Group (South Korea). Minor sponsors were Orange, Kering, TO DO TODAY and Swarovski.

Viviane Reding, European Commission’s Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, received the Global women’s Leadership Award

Nicole Notat, Former Secretary General, Union CFDT (France) and Founder and President of Vigeo was given the French women’s Leadership Award.

There’s a band playing in one corner of the ballroom. No one knew what their band’s name is. Tanung ako ng tanung, walang may alam. I asked the French women near me, they also didn’t know the name of the band. I saw the menu, merong VICTOR BERARD. Baka kako ito yung kumakanta. I asked the French lady beside me, if that’s the name of the band, she burst into laughter. Victor Berard, Cote du Rhone is the name of the wine that would be served to us. Malay ko namang ibang Victor yan.

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Shrimp appetizer
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One big slice of foie gras. I finished this kasi sayang. At two am, my stomach ached and the ending? Warkkkkkk.
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Gala dinner, Women summit Paris June 6, 2014

The most delicious pineapple I have ever eaten. so sweet, served so cold, sliced so thinly, ga papel sa nipis.
Pineapple carpaccio with coconut ice cream.
Chef Paul of Fire Lake Grill in Tagaytay also makes delicious pineapple carpaccio.

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Maga na ang gilagid ko sa tigas ng mga tinapay nila.
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