Monday, April 2, 2012

Celebrating Earth Hour 2012 with a shot !

Earth Hour, one of the largest environmental events in the world which originated in Sydney Australia in 2007, took off last March 31, 2012 between 8:30 to 9:20 PM MNL time. I have also been a participant on this event for 2 years now and I took a chance to try something else this year.

Rather than staying home to turn off the lights for an hour, I decided to go to one of our malls here in Bacolod to celebrate the event. In line with my workplace's initiative to have a photography contest for Earth Hour 2012, I decided to join and grabbed my girlfriend's camera (yes, I still haven't bought mine..haha) and captured some shots from the Earth Hour activity that was held there and then. After a sumptuous dinner at Bob's, me and my girlfriend were lucky to see an ongoing lighting event which featured candles in shape of the Philippine Islands. I asked a SM personnel to allow me to climb a podium and on several clicks, I have found my entry for Teleperformance's Earth Hour 2012 contest.

The results just came in last night and I was lucky enough to grab the top prize. The Facebook likes were only 30% of the total judging and I garnered a total of 94.81% from the judges, out of 23 contenders from all over Teleperformance sites in the Philippines. I thank everyone for the support, especially in Facebook since I had the top photo via likes, which really helped a lot in the overall score. I'm wondering what would be the next contest at work, I might join again if time would permit.


  1. akala ko habang earth hour umiinum ka ng beer--shot ba.hahaha.natatawa ako dyan sa Earth hour na yan kasi nasa van kami that time with other bloggers and they were joking na dapat daw wag na tayong mag celebrate ng EARTH HOUR sa PILIPINAs kasi daily naman ang earth hour sa Mindanao. Thanks to energy shortage there and partly because of #NOYNOYING. hahaha

    1. haha oo nga..palaging Earth hour dun sa Mindanao.. well you gave me a new idea.. inuman next year hahaha