Poker for a Royal Cause by Tessa Prieto-Valdes

Solitaire and a game called “bluff” (in America, I think they call it “bullshit”… remember that film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey? yeah, that’s the one) are the only two card games that I know. My Swedish friend Niklas taught me another game when he visited me about two years ago. It’s been so long I can’t for the life of god remember what it was.

Speaking of card games, the ever so flamboyant Filipina socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes is hosting a charity poker event this weekend to benefit the Makati branch of the Philippine National Red Cross. I like Tessa. Even my ghetto ass mother is a big fan of Tessa after watching her on TV a few times. (Sorry ma but I have an event to plug! lol). I’ve met her once at the Marc by Marc Jacobs party earlier this year and she seems to be nice.

Tessa Prieto, Poker for a Royal Cause

For those of you Filipino celebrities (I know some of y’all are reading my blog) out there, celeb-spotters or basically, any random pundit with a thick wallet (everyone is welcome!!)… pop by the Metro Club this Saturday, August 9, 2008 for some good ol’ poker fun. It’s for a good cause. There are two events that day — The Queen of Hearts Tournament begins at 1PM and a Celebrity round at 6PM. Everyone is welcome

Metro Club
Metrowalk Commercial Center
Ortigas, Pasig
Phone: (0905) 254-5369 or (0917) 526-1811
http://filipinopokertour.wordpress.com/

All cash proceeds from the event will go to charity and over 50 prizes in kind (ie. Club Noah in Palawan, Discovery Shores, Boracay Tropics and Tides Resort in Boracay, Amorita Resort in Bohol, Pearl Farm in Davao) are to be given away to lucky participants and winners.