Thursday, March 26, 2009

MAC Night

We attended Multicultural Awareness Night at one of the local highschools in the City last night.

It was our first time going even though its an annual event. Evey other year it seems we had something else going on that prevent us from going.

What a fun and interesting evening! First off we ate lots of different foods. I can even being to name the foods, but we ate Korean, Burmese, Indian, Trini (Trinidad), Medeterranian, and Greek to name a few. It was just a little too much for Squirts taste buds, and eventually she just stuck to the rice. She did enjoy her bakalava though.

One thing I discovered is how popular chick peas (garbanzo beans) are around the world. It's a good protein and makes a good staple besides rice and noodles. We eat a lot of chick peas around here too, but not necessarily as spicy as some of the dishes we had tonight.

Once our bellies were full, we headed into one of the gyms to watch the entertainment. The kids were enthralled!! There was belly dancing, highland dancing, Indian dances, a cultural fashion show, Irish singer, and Bub's favorite, an incredible young drummer. To quote Bub, "He's playing in thirty-two-eths!!!"

Here's a few pics from the evening. They are poor quality, as I did not want to use my flash and therefore upped the ISO ridiculously high. It also didn't help that I was a little far away and at a bad angle. I had lots of practice with several of my settings though!



The only in shape belly dancer.

Columbian dancing.

Indian dancing.

This little guy also did Indian dancing. He was so fun to watch.I even chatted with him after his performance.

Mom and little sister helping him remember his moves. His sister was totally into it too. She is absolutely adorable!!

The awesome drummer who played 32eths!

There was no Filipino food nor dancing. I know there is a large Filipino community in the City as the Engineer's work reference is Filipino. (For some reason, we always thought that she was Malaysian, but when she found out we were adopting from the Philippines, she told us otherwise). Her parents know virtually everyone in the Filipino community. Many are women and work here as nannies. We were excited to learn this because we want our little one to know as much about his/her culture as possible and we thought we would have to be driving a long distance in order to do this. Hopefully by the time our little one arrives, there will be Filipino parcipation in Mac Night as well!

5 comments:

  1. How exciting to hear about your adoption plans. Our World Vision child is from the Philippines, but I really don't know that much about that country. We'll get to learn more through you!

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  2. So the adoption process is moving forward? :o)

    This looks like a wonderful event. We don't have anything like that around here that I'm aware of, but there are some individual festivals (Greek, Indian) that we missed this year due to being out of town on field trips. Maybe next year...

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I love foods from other countries. One of my favourites is Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern. They just know how to make stuff taste good!

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  4. I thought I followed your blog fairly closely, but that I missed the adoption update. Looks like I'm not the only one. (Whew!) You tried to sneak it in - so exciting! Some very dear friends of ours were missionaries in the Philipinnes, so we get to hear heaps of stories about life there.

    Keeping my ears open for more news... :)

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  5. I love the photos you took! You did a great job! I've never been able to get a decent photo in that low of lighting. Great job!

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