Buwan ng Wika
Posted August 29, 2008on:
To celebrate the last school day for the Buwan ng Wika (month of the Filipino language), Jake wore Barong Tagalog (national costume for men) to school this morning. My crazy imagination gave me a visual of how my boy would look like in about 20-25 years, when he decides to wear the same type of outfit for his wedding. Eep… Erase! Erase!
There may be a high percentage of non-Filipino students in his school, but, to the delight of parents, that didn’t stop them from singing Filipino songs and dancing to Filipino music. 🙂 They even re-enacted the “bayanihan” spirit where an assigned group of high school students jointly carried on their shoulders a hut made of nipa around the gym.
It was a short affair that lasted for about 2 hours max, just enough time for me to get back to work right after. To cap the morning session, Jake’s class had a feast of all-Filipino food that the parents were requested to bring. We contributed pansit palabok, heheh… Is that even Filipino? On our way home, just like the rest of the mommies, I managed to bring pieces of budbud and bibingka that I wasn’t able to finish.