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Ms Rika Koreeda has just sent me the photos of the sun bear tote bag sale event at Sunshine NOHO, New York on November 18.
This event was a truly inspiring story of how can you help sun bear and help BSBCC by doing what you do best. Ms. Rika and her company, Spoon + Folk, a New York based boutique, designed the sun bear tote bag to help us fund raising and raise awareness for sun bear. These photos were from the one day’s “Save the sun bear” tote bag sale in her office.
Thank you Rika and your team to make this event possible. It is no doubt a wonderful event that I for sure feel very touched with the efforts and the time spent by everyone who made this event possible. Although Rika thought that the number of tote bags sold on that day was not great, I still think this was a great event regardless of the sale.
Let the photos speak for themselves. I think the event was so nicely done and will marked history for BSBCC and for sun bear conservation. What do you think?
A huge THANK YOU Rika and your team to make this event possible.
Domo arigado gozaimashita!
Text and Photos by Billy Dunn
When Ian asked me to write a piece for the blog about my first experiences living and working in Sabah, Borneo, I initially thought of the obvious cultural differences; food, drink, climate, wildlife etc. These of course are all very interesting and important…
…but in order to give my own unique view so far on Sabah that would provide something a bit light-hearted to think about, I have decided to write about a topic I experience everyday…builders.
It is interesting to make you aware that this is in fact my first experience of working on a building site. During my working year out from studying Architecture back in the UK I never left the office so my first encounter with working alongside builders has occurred here in Sepilok! Whether this is a good or bad introduction to the daily life of a construction site remains to be seen!
To paint the picture I’m going to compare the general rules and stereotypical habits of builders in the UK to the builders here, who in fact originate from the Philippines.
Great News! You can order the Sun bear Tote bag by email!
he creator of Save the Sun Bear Tote bag, Ms Rika Koreeda, agrees to take purchase order of the sun bear tote bag. Each tote bag is $15 + sale tax and shipping fee.
If you would like to purchase one, please email Rika at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order information and the shipping address. She will contact you with the total amount due once she shipped out the bag. You then send her a check with the correct amount.
Rika is doing this voluntarily to help save sun bear and help us fund raising. All proceed of the bag will be donate to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah to help sun bear. Please remember to thank her for doing so when you email her!
During the fund raising event in New York last summer, Caroline in the audience asked me how could anyone do to help sun bear. “Anyone can help sun bear with whatever they do best.” I replied. “if you are rich, you can donate fund to us; if you are a writer, please write about sun bear and our work; if you are a film maker, please make a film about sun bear and tell the world about their story and their plights; if you are a student or biologist, please study sun bear; if you have spare time, you can be a volunteer to help us; if you are an artist, you can create artwork on sun bear…” and the list go on