Last Saturday morning is not an ordinary one, I wake up early to visit Nuvali with my other blogger friends. Yey! This is my first time to visit the place, so I'm very excited. I've always been wanted to drop by at Nuvali because of the Kois there :D
After I wake up, I feel dehydrated and I'm not feeling well, but I just think that the event will not demand much energy out of me so I'd still go plus the fact that, Jeman, will hate me for sure if I didn't attend this because I already confirmed that I'd show up :)
Coming from Valenzuela City, I rode a bus going to MRT North EDSA, we planned to meet up at a gasoline station near MRT Ayala. Along the way, I'm exchanging txt messages with another blogger, Jhong, I asked him if they're already complete. He answered he's still at Bacoor and just like me, he's stucked in traffic. The freezing cold on the bus worsen my situation, I feel like a wilting veggie. I called Jeman, and said to him that I'm still at SM North EDSA, he said that they will wait for me. That's a sigh of relief for me.
Finally I reached MRT, no seats available for me so I just stay on the warm area of the train. I can't stand for long so I just sit on the floor to reserve my energy. Exhausted, I finally reached the shuttle bus. I think I forgot to say sorry to all those who waited because of me, "I'm so sorry guys!"
The reason why we go to Nuvali is for the "I Love Earth" where we can celebrate and pay tribute to Planet Earth with art display activities, in commitment to environmental awareness and appreciation. This celebration started on May 14 and will run up to May 29, 2011 only at Nuvali!
Yes, Earth Day is done but that doesn't mean that we have no reason to celebrate the only planet we call home. That's why Nuvali, the Philippines' largest sustainable eco-community organized this event dubbed as "I Love Earth," a month-long event celebrating our planet. They put together thirty days of fun and learning, designed to boost environmental education, action, and understanding topics affecting the health and well-being of the world we live in; as well as foster the need to protect, preserve, and conserve our planet Earth.
Let my photos take you to a tour on what happen that morning:
If you want to see more photos, just check out the pictures on my Facebook account here and here. Below is the full schedule of I ♥ Earth celebrations at Nuvali.
Blooms and Landscapes
10:00 am to 11:00 am Bonsai Workshop (1st session)
11:00 am to 12:00 nn Flower Arranging (1st session) by Bluebarn Flowers
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Flower Arranging (2nd session) by Bluebarn Flowers
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Bonsai Workshop (2nd session)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tree-planting 101 by Dexter Burgos
Raymond Cordero from Philippine Bonsai Society
Aside from collecting and hunting Bonsai materials some of the group are also involved in Pinatubo rock sculpture, landscaping and horticulture. And some posses rare plants that are hard to find.
Flower Arranging instructor: Dino Mark Reyes from Bluebarn
Services include flowers for weddings, from the bridal bouquet, entourage, church, reception. They also provide flowers for parties and events or get us conceptualize, plan and execute any event you wish to throw – even a picnic proposal.
Other month-long activities
* Life-sized eco-art exhibit display
* Transform trash into art
* Live performances
There will be also a photo contest details is below:
I ♥ Earth Weekends at NUVALI is co-presented by: Santierra, Venare, Avida Estates NUVALI and Nivea with Major Sponsors Toyota Bicutan Paranaque, Enchanted Kingdom and Shilelagh. Media Partners: Manila Bulletin , etc, 2nd Avenue and Jacktv. In cooperation with Greenpeace.
To join or to know more about these activities, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0917-ASK.NUV (275.688). Thank you Nuvali, I had fun, 'till next time :D