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