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Chasing Paris
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Pagoda. That’s how I felt today, and now at 12 midnight, I’m just glad to be home in my sweats and socks.
I was supposed to have a list of things to do today but all that changed because Paris Hilton is in town.
A press conference was scheduled at the Peninsula Manila’s Conservatory at 4 PM, with media registration at 3:30 PM.
On the way to the Pen, I was craving for Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream. I tweeted around to find out if the Peninsula served Häagen-Dazs, and was told they didn’t. Luckily when I got there, a Häagen-Dazs launch had just ended at Salon de Ning!
Spotted: Häagen-Dazs’ new endorser, Georgina Wilson

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I made pakapal and asked the PRs if there was any ice cream left. They had tons, but no coffee. So I had two of these strawberry cups (my 2nd favorite). I could not believe my luck. Now I can taste and eat my ice cream.

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After eating the ice cream I thought I saw Paris Hilton walking towards the Conservatory.

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Oops! It’s Bianca Valerio! #award

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Upstairs I saw my cousin Candy Dizon, who is blooming like Mich Dulce! #payat

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See, it’s supposed to start at 4.

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Around 4:30 we were informed that Paris would come down in another 30 minutes, so we had to kill some time.
RJ Ledesma was lucky he brought his Mac and could get some work done.

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I was still hungry so I went to the buffet table which was wiped out. I was lucky to grab these pineapple slices and thought, why do hotels have the monopoly on perfect fruits?

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More waiting. Take a look at the photographers waiting for Godot.

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Finally, Paris arrived at 5:40 PM with a ton of entourage. I have never seen or heard the sound of so many cameras clicking in the Philippines, simply because we have no celebrity like this in Manila.
Watch Paris work it.

She sat in between Robbie (L) and Jigger Antonio of Century Properties. She looks exactly like her photos and she looks like a live Barbie doll with Barbie hair.

Paris Hilton in Manila
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It was difficult to take pictures because the place was packed

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Paris arrived on Sunday night and seeing from their video presentation, she had a full agenda shooting a commercial and ad campaign for Azure Urban Resort Residences and meeting with Century Properties to design the resort.

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Last night she had dinner with Vicki Belo and Manny Pacquiao.
Today she had a press conference and tonight, a party in her honor at the Peninsula.
Tomorrow she will have a meet and greet at SM Megamall the Paris Hilton bag store at the SM Megamall Atrium before leaving the country

The cheesy part was when Paris’ supposedly “number one fan” was called to the stage. Some of us wondered how one gets the official title “number one fan”.
Apparently the girl Isha and Paris communicate on Twitter and was meeting here for the first time.
To be fair Paris was really sweet to her. They swapped presents.

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The cheesiest part was when the Facebook promo winners were called to the stage for a meet and greet.

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That was my cue to exit, but not before taking one last picture of Paris with the Antonio family.

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Was able to catch Paris leaving the press conference with a ton of entourage.

Left the Pen and had dinner with Harold at Sugi. We were starving.

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