Category Archives: Inspiration

Supporting our PH Front liners

From April 1 onwards, I will be using this space as a way to support my fellow Filipinos especially our health workers in their battle to contain the COVID-19 Virus. Some of the charities I personally support are the following :

KAYA NATIN! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership – bit.ly/forCOVID19frontliners

Philippine General Hospital –
What: Surgical masks, N95 masks, gloves, surgical gowns (alternative: Daiso raincoat), 60 to 80% Ethyl alcohol, hand sanitizers, goggles or face shields, surgical caps and shoe covers
How: Direct your donations to Dr. Mia Tabuñar, coordinator for resource generation. Trunk line (02) 8554 8400 Local 2004, cell contact (0919) 350 6917

Mental Health PH
What: Mental Health PH is providing Hugot Packs to healthcare workers. Each pack contains vitamins, coffee, power bars, energy drink, trail mix for snacks, hand sanitizer, personal hand soap, tissue, ecobags, small notes of appreciation and support.
How: Those who wish to participate in the call may send cash donations through its Go Fund Me account: https://gogetfunding.com/help4health/. Those who will provide in kind donations and letters of support may contact Dr. Denese De Guzman at +63-917-5191406 or via email at help4health@gmail.com.

As human beings, no matter where you are in the world, we are all inter-connected. Currently, there are so many Filipinos (even the world over) that are going through some very difficult times. Basic needs are not completely met, with ongoing threats of depression and a deadly virus that does not discriminate.

As of today April 1, PH Covid cases have jumped from 538 to 2,084 overnight.

Please reach out to the charities mentioned above. They can help protect the health and sanity of our medical workers who are now our front liners to help contain this disease.

I appreciate you took the time to read through. Be safe, stay healthy and follow the protocols given by your LGUs.

Paula

The breath taking Garden grounds of Château de Versailles

Though I took these photos while walking through the garden grounds of Château de Versailles, in the far corners of my mind, I am taken back to a place called ‘Plumfield’, a place where 10 year old Annie ‘Nan’ Harding grew up. From the beautiful blue sky, the foliage and the pathways, an image like this can only bring back nostalgic memories of your favorite books growing up.

Truly, to read is to travel, giving one the sense of ‘I’ve been here before…’. Beauty has a way of inspiring and bringing back memories. #chateauversailles Château de Versailles

Taylor, you’re not alone.

You know why the disgust is on a whole new level?

It’s close to pimping.

Taylor Swift’s masters are her whole career. Her ‘body’ of work.

Then there are these types of men.

They make money from it.

They pimp it.

They try to control you, by controlling ‘it’.

— All without having to do the ‘work’ themselves.

The industry varies, but these ‘types’ do exist.

Toxic masculinity exists and yes, it transcends the workplace.

As a creative and as a woman, I’ve had my share of encountering men such as these. Disgusted, yes. But no longer surprised.

Yet thankfully, not all men are like the ones we’ve met in our careers and in our personal lives. In fact, it was best that you met them early on. Hopefully, you’ll know the signs even before you make that professional or romantic commitment.

Just letting you know: I’ve been there, I hear you and I stand with you. #IstandwithTaylorSwift

Snapshots of OceanaGold’s Didipio Progress

Didipio Progress: A Mine Site Coverage

These are just a compilation of some photos taken during the mine site coverage of OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. at Brgy. Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya from 26 – 30 June 2017. More of this story will be discussed further by Paula Tolentino.

 

Didipio Progress: A glimpse of the Open Pit Mine at Brgy. Didipio Nueva Vizcaya

This video was shot right smack on the mouth of the open pit mine at Brgy. Didipio, the OceanaGold Mining Project. The scale and magnitude of what the human mind can achieve is awe-inspiring.

#ResponsibleMining #PhilippineMining #Mining

SPOOF: How to epicly fail in wearing your PPEs

During an underground mine tour, our group was required to wear PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment). I had to finally ask help with wearing mine. This epic fail from my end was embarrassing and hilarious 🙂

 

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50 years in the drilling business – QED’s Blackley opens up

Professional Driller Alan Blackley of Quest Exploration Drilling (QED) celebrates more than 50 years in the mining business. He shares his professional insights and life lessons with fellow industry practitioners at the Philippine Mining Luncheon over at the Manila Polo Club.

Get a glimpse of his talk in this video clip –

For his full interview about the Philippine Mining Industry, grab a copy of The Philippine Resources Journal (Issue 2 2017) by Maria Paula Tolentino. Make sure to send her a tweet @misstolentino22

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