This past long weekend I visited my family in Alberta. I was able to cross off a point on my bucket list by trying a Filipino tradition that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. My Tita(s) (aunties) prepared a Boodle Fight, which is food served on top of banana leaves on top of a long table; there are no utensils or plates. It is only hands/kamayan. The ‘fight’ is based off of the Philippine military; it symbolizes hungry men grabbing and eating as much as they can. It is usually served to hungry people, so it is important to eat fast!
On Thursday, May 26th, I hosted a Steak Night at Thomas the Cook in Warman. The meal was absolutely delicious, and it was a great, cozy venue. I’m grateful to my family who also helped me incredible amounts, I could never do an event like this by myself. Many guests came to support, and I am very thankful for that, also. Thank you everyone for all your kind words and encouragement as I prepare for the national pageant.
To end my week, I volunteered at the Capitol One Race for Kids. This event was hosted by the Saskatoon Boys and Girls Club. The race’s catchphrase is, “Grown-ups play. Kids win!” Personally, I think this is a smart way to raise funds for an important cause. By having a friendly competition it will generate a crowd who wants to get involved. I’m glad I was able to witness all the fun experienced at the race.
I will keep you posted on my next event, which is a Barbecue for Fort McMurray relief. Until next post!