Rise Against Hunger Team Up with Foodpanda Philippines Fight Hunger

Rise Against Hunger team up with FoodPanda Philippines and Department of Health . The meal packing event started around 10:00am by Hershey chocolate volunteers and FoodPanda Philippines volunteer group past 2:30pm at the Department of Health compound, near the San Lazaro chapel held last July 20, 2017.

Hershey Chocolate volunteers

FoodPanda is the world’s leading online food ordering and delivery platform, a relevant mobile app for most of us today, while Rise Against Hunger helps a lot of countries fight hunger.

The Philippines have the highest prevalence of food inadequacy among Asia’s ” tiger club” economies’ from 2005 to 2012.

chicken arroz caldo meal packs

RAH Executive Director Jomar Fleras said that their personal mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

media, online writers and foodpanda philippines representative

The meal packaging program event is hosted by the Department of Health Manila Head Office and gathered almost 2,000 meal packs for the indigenous communities in Candelaria, Zambales and Porac, Pampanga provinces.

We are very happy to have been part of the meal packaging program and according to the project coordinator based from Candelaria, Zambales- We have help at least 50 pregnant mothers. They gained weight because of the schedule feeding program.

 

 

 

Bonsai Innovation Opening at Quezon Memorial Circle

Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Incorporated together with Quezon City , Quezon Memorial Circle , Del Monte , Philippines and affiliate plant organizations  held at around past 3:00pm near QCX Interactive Museum

international delegates, invited guests and members

There will be a 2 day seminar tomorrow from July 22 and 23 and July 29 and 30 ( with local and international speakers) bonsai exhibit, ikebana display and a trade fair bazaar at the Charito Plans garden which is just beside the famed QCX Museum near Commonwealth entrance.

Natural Stone Society Exhibit at Shangri-La Plaza

Natural Stone Society of the Philippines and Shangri-La Plaza Mall cordially invites everyone to visit the exhibit entitled  “SUISEKI : A Celebration of the Beauty of Natural Stones”.

members and invited guests

poster

The event started past 2:00pm, level 2 at the Grand Atrium , Shangri-La Plaza with members , guests and invited personalities officially opened the Japanese themed show.

Some of the Exhibits

Mother and Child -32x 24 x 58cm collected from Tanay, Rizal exhibited by Mr. Alfonso A. Apostol

Melting Lava -30 x 25 x25 cm from Nueva Ecija exhibited by Mr. Joe Kuan

Angel Fish – 38x 18 x42 cm from Tanay, Rizal exhibited by Mrs. Fely Gupit

White Stone Beach 20 x 12 x 10 cm from Tanay, Rizal exhibited by Ms. Lois Estrella

White Flower Stone 30 x 25 x 25 cm Central Luzon exhibited by : Mr. Joe Kuan

Multiple Craters 47 x 23 x 20 cm , Ilocos Sur province exhibited by : Ms. Fely S. Gupit

Green Hornet 17 x 12 x 23 cm , Gabaldon , Nueva Ecija exhibited by Ms. Meddy G. Rosales

Dikdik, 13x 4 x3 cm, Marinduque, exhibited by Mr. Bimbo Vergara 

exhibit area

The exhibit does not have any entrance fee.

Note: Special ” Thanks” to Ms. Norma K. Villanueva, Mr. Jun Balderrama ,Shangri-La Plaza Mall for the photos

Bonsai Innovation Schedule of Events

Bonsai and Suseiki Alliance of the Philippines will be having their ingress from July 19 and 20, 2017.

July 21 7:00am judging , 4:00pm Awarding Ceremony

July 22 to 23 Workshop and Lecture 8:30am to 3:00pm

July 22 to 30 Commercial Area

July 29 and 30 – 2P Workshop / Lecture 8:30am to 3:00pm

July 30 Appreciation Night -7:00pm

Tale of Tootsie Die Cast Toy Cars

It was a rainy afternoon yesterday when i decided to clean some of the boxes in our attic.

After unboxing some matchbox die cast toy cars, I was able to see again some tootsie die cast toys .

Fiat Red, Hot Road Roaster , Delivery Truck

The tootsie die car toys were made between late 1960’s to early 1970’s and was owned by my cousin before they were given to me in the late 1980’s. This used to be about  12 to 15 pieces which includes tank, trucks, military jeep and racing cars.

Some of the pieces got lost over the years, some were borrowed by playmates who never returned them.  Now, only 3 pieces of tootsie die car toys were left in our possession.

Toosie Toy had gradually evolve and now had changed ownership. The small die cast toys seems to be discontinued by the new owner. I think it would be more expensive to produce them now compared 40 or 50 years ago. Plus children wanted a more colorful die -cast toy cars.

Matchbox Die Cast Cars Found at the Attic

It was a cloudy and rainy day, when i decided to go to our attic and open a few untouched boxes that were stalked together gathering dust.

There were die cast toy cars , books ,school supplies and fashion accessories which are left untouched over several years or even decades!

While opening few boxes, I saw a plastic Matchbox carry case opened to reveal memories and nostalgia over these die-cast toy cars.

matchbox die-cast cars 1:60 

It was like unboxing of some sort which revealed some stories.  There were 27 die-cast cars – 21 were by matchbox manufactured between 1968 to 1972 and another 3 matchbox made between 1979 to 1984 from Macau, China.

Top- Volkswagen ( Matchbox circa 1972 ) Below -Volkswagen ( Marjortte circa 1970)

There is 1 Marjorette made from France ( Volkswagen) and 2 die cast cars by Playart made in Hong Kong . The doors of Volkswagen ( matchbox ) can opened.

Story

The matchbox die-cast cars haul was initially owned by my cousin, who probably have played with these die-cast cars when he was 3 or 5 years-old. The toys would have been kept over the years at their apartment unit somewhere in Nagtahan until i got a chance to play with some of the toys while spending my summer vacation. ( that was in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s).

iconic London double decker bus 

If i remembered it correctly, the matchbox die cast cars collection were probably far more, some of which might got lost over the years. They kept on moving to several apartment units from Nagtahan, Santa Mesa, San Miguel, Sampaloc and Quiapo over the the period of four decades ! I only got a chance to play with the die cast cars a couple of time since i prefer the plastic toy soldiers and animals.

I think the matchbox plastic container was among among the old pieces that were left in our house around 2008 when my aunt decided to moved-out of their Sampaloc apartment. One of the reason was termite infestation and periodic leaking of roofs which cause water seepage which destroyed a lot of medical books, encyclopedias, dress and even toys!

1969 (RW) Field Car

They moved into a smaller apartment unit somewhere in Quiapo and then they bought a house and lot somewhere in Marikina. Eventually some desk made from hardwood and some untouched boxes where left in our house ( given away).

Personal Favorites

My personal favorite would be the two volkswagen, double decker bus and the three matchbox car made in 1979 and two corvette.

My cousin is already a successful  anesthesiologist and practicing somewhere in the United States.

The toys may not be that expensive in today’s market value. All of the items are in worn- out condition. But it was the nostalgia and it was reminiscent of our shared childhood when hand me down toys are kept and treasured.

 

 

 

 

 

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