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Work in Progress

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I received a special gift from my friend’s ( Dino @dinosantos1 and Rewa @rewalazatin ) son – Diego Santos. He wrote me a note and I am shocked at how time flies and how he has grown up and amazed at how conscientious he is to start a project to help Marawi. Diego and his friend Frankie Pangilinan sell shirts under WIP ( Work in Progress) @workinprogressphil and for every shirt you buy they give one to a child in Marawi!  I hope you will help Diego in his quest to help our fellowmen !  Contact him at 0917-5288444 #Marawi #h2hgivingback#h2hkids

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Hands On Manila Holiday Fund Raiser 2017

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For our holiday fund raiser this year, Hands on Manila is selling grow-your-own plant kits

Really cute, ready to give boxed sets that have everything you need to grow your own herbs and flowers. And all for a good cause as the proceeds go towards helping the communities served by Hands On Manila volunteers.

The single plant kit comes in BASIL or SUNFLOWER.

The garden kit is comes with 4 plant sets. The PIZZA garden kit has: basil, tomato, hot pepper and arugula. The FLOWER garden kit has: sunflower, zinnia, marigold and dwarf sunflower.

Everyone asks if the seeds will really sprout – yes they do! The box comes with easy to follow instructions to help bring out your inner green thumb. They work for condo dwellers too – just put the pots by a sunny window sill or a balcony, if you have one.

Hope you enjoy these! For orders call +63 917 855 8514 or 843 7044

Happy Holidays from all of us at Hands On Manila!

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Holiday Photo Cards for APEC Schools

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From my Fred Ina Calalang -Ayala

I’m helping Marco raise funds to help underprivileged teens secure scholarships through the sales of these Holiday Photo Cards.

Pls see samples and let me know if interested :-)
Thank you!
Ina
HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS
 
•5.5 inches X 7.5 inches
•Fold is on the long side
•Same card takes horizontal or vertical photos
•”Happy Holidays” text inside takes both horizontal & vertical orientation
•This is a flat card -affix your photo onto the front with glue or double-sided tape
•Back of card has fundraiser information 
PHP 350  / pack of 10 cards & 10 envelopes
 
Proceeds will fund scholarships for deserving teens to attend APEC Schools, a High School chain that offers affordable quality education geared towards helping its graduates achieve employability and career success
 

Classikids & Happy2Help

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 Thank you to all those who came to support Classikids and Happy2Help.

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How nice to see most especially the 3 young adults – Mandy, Arianna and Martina – who gave up their time to teach the kids ballet and art during their summer. See how they brought out the talents of the kids.  It’s also because they have good parents- Katty @kattyqua and Marivic ! Happy2Help are ofcourse always amazing !  Inspiring FIlipino youth to stay clean and stay in school requires literacy support, early exposure to the arts and counseling to see them through rough times. ?Happy2help and Classikids have addressed all three fronts with literacy classes (with daily feeding), workshops in ballet and classical art and peer counseling. #h2hgivingbackClassikids & Happy2Help (1) Classikids & Happy2Help (22) Classikids & Happy2Help (23) Classikids & Happy2Help (24) Classikids & Happy2Help (14)Classikids & Happy2Help (4) Classikids & Happy2Help (15) Classikids & Happy2Help (21)Classikids & Happy2Help (12)Classikids & Happy2Help (17)Classikids & Happy2Help (18)Classikids & Happy2Help (16)Classikids & Happy2Help (3)Classikids & Happy2Help (13) Classikids & Happy2Help (25) Classikids & Happy2Help (19)Classikids & Happy2Help (2) Classikids & Happy2Help (20)Classikids & Happy2Help (10) Classikids & Happy2Help (8) Classikids & Happy2Help (7) Classikids & Happy2Help (6)Classikids & Happy2Help (11)Classikids & Happy2Help (9) Classikids & Happy2Help (27)classikids happy2helphappy2help bags classikidshappy2help classikids

Style Cat

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 It’s finally here !! Style Cat  @shopstylecat by Famous millennial blogger Yuki Tansengco. @yukitansengco

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Each bag comes in a dust bag with cat’s ears made by the “nanays” of @plushandplay Last month we went together to visit the shop in GK Enchanted Farm @gkenchantedfarm and it’s so nice to see that she’s helping them out at the same time creating such a unique packaging for her beautiful bags

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 Style Cat (1)Style Cat “An eco-ethical line of locally made resort/wicker bags for equally adventurous curious cats. My first ever collection, Style Cat Resort: Take Me To Purradise is inspired and named after by MUST-SEE destinations: Aruba (southern Caribbean), Calaguas (in the Philippines), Santhiya (in Thailand), Port Douglas (in Australia) and Uluwatu (in Bali.) I love the idea of using locally sourced material (such as traffia, abaca, banukan) and seeing products made by our incredibly talented artisans. I wish everyone who sees the Style Cat bags already imagine their next adventure, their next travel goal – after all, its meow or never.”Style Cat (3) Style Cat (8) Style Cat (11) Style Cat (2) Style Cat (10) Style Cat (7) Style Cat (9) Style Cat (6) Style Cat (5) Style Cat (4) Style Cat (1)

Birthday Celebration at Caring Jesus Foundation

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Continuing Tita Dorothy’s 60th bday celebration this time with the kids of Caring Jesus Elementary School in Pandi Bulacan. She fed the kids KFC and gave them backpacks filled with food and other basic necessities. The school was founded by my Tito Eddie and cousin Dino Pineda They give free education to almost 70 children from Kinder to Grade 6 and after which the foundation funds the high school tuition of all the graduates Wow

#h2hcelebrations #h2hgivingback

Previous Entry:  Caring Jesus Educational Foundation Feb. 8, 2011

Caring Jesus Elementary School December 22, 2011

Happy Totes by Caring Jesus Foundation October 1, 2013
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Montblanc X Unicef

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Immerse in a luxurious universe and discover the true essence of a century old brand as Rustan’s unveils the new Montblanc store concept at Rustan’s Makati. The newly renovated layout boasts an elevated sense of elegance – embodying all which makes Montblanc truly iconic – with dynamic lines, handsome details and an ambiance of true luxury.

SSI President Anton Huang, Assistant officer of the Economic and Commercial Section at the Embassy of Germany in the Philippines Katharina Bandelow, Program Specialist for the United Nations Children’s Fund, Philippine Country Office Verity Rushton, Montblanc President for SEAMatthiew Dupont, Rustan’s Board of Director Maritess Tantoco Enriquez, Rustan’s Patriarch and Chairman Emeritus Amb. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., Rustan’s CEO and Chairman Zenaida Tantoco, and Rustan Commercial Corporation President Donnie TantocoMontblanc X Unicef“Rustan’s is constantly planning improvements for our stores, to make them even stronger luxury brand destinations. Montblanc Rustan’s Makati is the first concept boutique of the brand in the entire Southeast Asian region, and we’re proud to be its partners in realizing its new global vision,” shares Michael Huang, Vice President for Store Planning and Expansions.

From the original 78-sqm floor plan, Montblanc has grown its presence to an impressive 110-sqm luxury retail space. The larger store gives space to more choices for Montblanc customers, offering a bigger selection of leather goods, writing instruments, and of course, beautiful timepieces. “In this new, immersive environment, clients can more fully enjoy the Montblanc experience, which honors contemporary design and the traditions of craftsmanship” Michael adds.Montblanc X UnicefFor more than a century, Montblanc has impressed patrons with its pioneering spirit that honors tradition, excellence in craftsmanship and a passion for innovation. And as it pushes forth into a new decade, Montblanc wants its boutiques to embody that unique optimism and vision of the company.

Taking inspiration from the signature elements of Montblanc, the new concept boutique becomes an immersive retail environment that will encourage people to stay in. Designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance communicates that this will be a space that is pure and which boasts an uncluttered aesthetic.

A powerful palette of black, white and wood, and strong, refined lines build a fitting backdrop on which each Montblanc writing instrument, timepiece, jewelry and leather product can be highlighted and appreciated.

“Montblanc, as a leader and style purveyor, has built a name for itself, crafting pens and watches that are the epitome of quality and luxury. Since Montblanc entered the Philippine market years ago, it has garnered a strong following, endearing its clients with its highest standards of perfection. As Montblanc evolves, it is only expected that their retail presence also reflects that their new direction,” shares Anton Huang, President of The SSI Group Inc.

THE WRITE EXPRESSION

Each Montblanc piece strikes a balance between contemporary design and classic elegance, and reflects a pioneering spirit that continues to excite patrons today. This June 2017, Montblanc introduces its latest collection, Montblanc for Unicef.

Montblanc, in partnership with UNICEF, aims to improve learning conditions for over 5 million children around the world by providing quality learning materials and better teaching. For every piece in the “Montblanc for UNICEF Collection” sold from April 1 2017 to March 31 2018, Montblanc will donate 3% of the proceeds to support UNICEF and its literacy projects, with a minimum amount of $1.5 million being guaranteed by Montblanc.

In addition to this new collection, patrons can still enjoy the luxury collections of Montblanc such as the core classics-Meisterstuck collection, and a roster of special and limited editions, such as the Great Characters Miles Davis collection and the Writer’s Edition William Shakespeare Collection.

“Montblanc is more than just a heritage brand, it embodies a unique vision and aesthetic. It is the symbol of the highest standards of perfection. Over the decades, it has become a trusted and well-loved brand because of its openness to evolve through innovation. And as it grows, adapting to the times and changing markets, Montblanc can be assured to find a partner in Rustan’s in realizing its vision. We are very proud to present the new flagship-sized store. It is truly a wonderful place to experience the essence of the brand and interact with products of impeccable make,” shares Donnie Tantoco, President of the Rustan Commercial Corporation.

With Montblanc’s new concept boutique, rediscover the legacy of luxury and revel in the true Montblanc experience.

Visit the New Montblanc Boutique in Rustan’s Makati, first floor.

Montblanc is exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams Manila and Newport Mall, Resorts World. 

GK Enchanted Farm

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Since we were nearby we visited the GK Enchanted Farm
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Click below to go to their Facebook page

GK Enchanted Farm facebook page

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