Fiesta Ngayon was celebrated at Sacred Heart School in Alcantara as a way to teach the students how to not only eat a healthy diet, but how to:
When Rose and I entered the school, we were amazed with the presentations. I mean look at this food. It reminds me of being at a cruise ship buffet! I was informed by the students they could have made a grander presentation if they had more table space, but each class was limited to what they could use. Needless to say, we were impressed.
As you can see, Rose is excited to start tasting the variety of food.
(Sorry Hon, we need to wait for the mayor to arrive before you can taste anything).
Luckily for us, the mayor arrived at 11:50am and the feasting at the fiesta began with cheers of gastronomical excitement.
Lucky for us, we got to attend 2 different tastings: 1 in our daughter's classroom, and the other in my niece's classroom.
As our bellies filled beyond their normal limits, we learned that it was entertainment time. I smiled because I know that the Filipino culture usually has excellent forms of entertainment: Tinkling Dancing, Cultural Dancing, and Singing. Today it would be singing.
'Sir Greg, since you are the only foreigner here, can you demonstrate how to sing a song for us?'
Rose smiles, hands me the mic as she punches a few numbers into the foreboding karaoke machine. 'He's been practicing, so he'll sing Zombie by The Cranberries.'
I don't know if it was part of the hospitality training, but people gathered outside the classroom door, and the people began to clap and cheer... Then when I finished, my score appeared - 100! I was shocked.
Then Rose punches in more numbers, but this time it's her favorite duet - 'Bring Me to Life' by Evanescence. Obviously she sings the female part while I sing the male part. As we begin to sing, the growing crowd in the hallway starts overflowing into the classroom. More cheering... and another '100' score.
'Sing another!' the crowd chants. I look at Rose and suggest we better share the microphone. She agrees and we retreat while people are asking us to join them for quick selfies. Cordially we smile. Because we are learning too! We are learning about hospitality, good food and entertaining... even when we never expected to be the entertainment.
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