MADAME NILOU, WIFE OF THE ITALIAN AMBASSADOR TO MALAYSIA HIS EXCELLENCY MR FOLCO DE LUCA GABRIELLI GRACIOUSLY LENT THEIR RESIDENCE IN AMPANG HILIR AS THE VENUE FOR THE SPOUSES OF HEADS OF MISSIONS MALAYSIA (SOHOM) CHARITY BAZAAR ON 5 MAY 2012, JUST 1 DAY AFTER THE ITALIAN NATIONAL DAY PARTY AT RENAISSANCE BALLROOM.
Around 500 friends and supporters like Princess Dr Becky Leogardo and myself went to Jalan Penggawa Ampang Hilir to buy deliciously baked cakes, cookies, biscuits, toys, crafts, original paintings, jewellery and food and more food.
There were around 20 booths form the various embassies stocked with all sorts of goodies and crafts from their countries so it was a very authentic bazaar. Not as grand as the one in Istanbul but very pleasant.
All money raised has gone towards the good works carried out by the Spouses of Heads of Missions Malaysia or SOHOM for short.
Her Excellency Madame Nilou, wife of the Italian Ambassador, Princess Dr Becky Leogardo, Kee Hua Chee and the Italian Ambassador His Excellency Mr Folco de Luca Gabrielli
The Italian Ambassador HE Folco de Luca Gabrielli and his wife HE Madame Nilou
HE Madame Nilou, Madame Nilou's mother Princess Soraya from Iran and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
The Italian ambassador HE Folco de Luca Gabrielli and the former Spanish ambassador Mr Jose Baranano
Princess Arunrasmy, Cambodian ambassador and Princess Dr Becky Loeogardo of Philippines
Her Excellency Mrs Gail Featherstone, wife of the British High Commissioner HE Mr Simon Featherstone
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo with the spouse of the Palestinian ambassador
The Ambassador of Ecuador, the wife of the Pakistani ambassador (she is Korean and her name is Sonia) and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo from Manila but based in KL for 18 years
Shirley Lentz, wife of the Swiss ambassador and chairperson of SOHOM, Dr Yulduz Emiloglu from Ministry of Tourism
and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
Miss Malaysia Universe and Miss Malaysia World Deborah Henry
Guests at the SOHOM Charity Bazaar
HE Madame Shirley Lentz, wife of the Swiss Ambassador and Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
Princess Dr Becky Leogardo bought this unusual silk scarf for RM 850 from Madame Nilou, wife of Italian Ambassador
The ladies showing how to wrap and unwrap with flourish
The red one is nice too
Tasty cupcakes baked in the kitchen of the American Embassy
Datin Catherine Jones, wife of the USA ambassador HE Mr PAul Jones packing the goodies purchased by Princess Dr Becky Leogardo
This lovely Fijian lass in her national costume with her mother