MANILA, Philippines ? The dazzling star of the night was my gorgeous goddaughter, that young Miss with the 4 Bs, Stephanie Zubiri, when Modern Epicurean Kitchen was launched at Greenbelt 2, dahlings. Her tapa creations were delectable and cocktail concoctions superb.
It all started with Steph?s food and travel blog, which slowly transformed into a cooking school and now, she hopes, a movement. Philosopher Epicurus? words, ?Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance,? summarize the young brilliant lady?s objectives in setting up Modern Epicurean Kitchen.
Proud parents Joe and Vicky Zubiri were on hand, entertaining their pals Liza Marcos, Iñigo Zobel, Mike Toledo, architect Anton Mendoza, Pepper Teehankee and Nuvo?s Louie Ysmael, another proud godfather to Stephanie.
Loads of close pals came to enjoy the finger food and booze and meet new friends.
The Modern Epicurean Kitchen (firstname.lastname@example.org) is not just a cooking school or catering business but the beginning of an institution which promotes ?the fine art of living,? as chef Stephanie explained to us.
The impressive event was made possible with the support of Freixenet and Ybarra Olive Oil.
It?s called women?s power and knowledge when brilliant business magnate shaker and mover Joey Concepcion, no less, palanggas, formally launched the super ?55 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs? at National Book Store, Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center, Makati.
?In many cases now, women are more empowered, as they also generate income sources for the family or become the sole breadwinner. Such is the strong role of women in our society that our country has already produced two women presidents,? said Joey, who gladly thanked President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for attending the launch.
The 55 leading women entrepreneurs represent various fields and industries, palanggas.
A few days after the launch, the first and biggest women entrepreneurship event of the year, Go Negosyo: Babae Yaman Ka ng Bayan, was held.
Michelle Asence, owner of Zen Zest, dahlings, said at the close of the celebration: ?Given the fact that we are women, the people had just witnessed our journey to success through this summit. And if we?re able to put up a business and succeed in life, other women can definitely do it, too.? Amen, palanggas.
GE golf challenge
World-renowned GE (General Electric) hosted the super successful third GE Invitational Golf Challenge 2009 at the chi-chi fairways of Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club. It is GE?s way of saying ?thank you? to all their business partners.
Heading the cast of 100 was Colin Low, hotshot GE president for Philippines, Singapore and Cambodia-regional executive for Growth Initiatives, Asean, no less, dahlings. Hotshot GE pals included associates from Philippine Airlines, Fortune Tobacco Corp., Shakey?s International, Team Energy Corp., Atlas Fertilizer Corp., Desco, Health Solution, Technomed and Kaleb Industries.
The GE Sportsmanship Award went to GE Energy-Asia?s New Oon Ngee, who jetted into the country for this fun happening, palanggas.
GE Healthcare-Clinical Systems country manager and SEA business manager Hermie Limbo, meanwhile, was the grand champion in the GE executive division.
In the Invitational Division, proclaimed winners were Class C champion Ralph Ante (president, Health Division); Class B champion Cesar Chiong (senior VP, PAL); Class A champion Augie Palisoc Jr. (director, PLDT); and Overall Low Gross champion Lorenzo Guerrero (director, Shakey?s International).
?It?s always good to see our customers happy and enjoying a game of golf,? said a pleased Colin.
Raffle winners went home with GE stainless refrigerators, dahlings, and PAL?s business-class tickets.