Ann invited me and tita Amie to attend the party of the Filipino Community with tita Glo (Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo). The event was held in Mariner's Court Hotel in Tokyo last Friday night.
About 500 kababayan were invited to the event. It's nice to see some familiar faces from the Philippine Embassy, UTAWIT and ABS-CBN related staff. The attire was Filipiniana... kaya nakakatuwa namang tingnan ang mga kababayan natin including some Japanese visitors in our traditional attire! Sayang nga lang... we still face some lack of discipline to behave in certain formal events like this. That is one reasons kung bakit we can't properly organize everything... lalo na sa time... very loose talaga tayong Pinoy! Tatak na ba talaga natin yon!? 'yun lang nga we're all cheerful... masayahin at mga kalog. Even we don't know each other... pagnagkadikit-dikit na ang magkababayan at nagkabiruan... masaya at game ang lahat!
...with Finance Secretary M. Teves... Ann's uncle Gary!
Traditional performances by the Filipino Community in Tokyo and students from Tokyo University were presented. They're all great! Meron ding singer courtesy of ABS-CBN... he's Richard Poon and he really can sing! He's pure Chinese who grew up in the Philippines.
The President was featured at the last part of the event. She talked about her visit to Japan... her report of her performances and plans for the development of the Philippines... Well, to cut the story short, we need to develop our country and in order to do that we also need to continue borrowing money like here in Japan to sustain our "needs"! Sige na nga... heheheh!
Anyway... while listening to her speech... I'm pretty amazed with her! She's actually delivering her long speech without reading. Maybe she had her outlines but she talks good, straight and with charisma... very convincing lalo na kung wala kang alam, heheh! She's really bright... small but terrible! huh!
Pres. Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo on her speechI was taking some photos of tita Glo at the mid aisle... not knowing I was already in front of the stage... in front of tita Glo! I was pushed in there by the audiences at the back na gustong makipag-shake hands to tita Glo! Well I was already there so I also took the opportunity! hahahah! What a chance!!!
We'll ... that's my Friday night... another enjoyable rare experience! Di ba tita Amie?!
... and we owe Ann our heartful thanks... likewise Kuya Kuni, Morita san and Prince for the rides and everything! HONTOUNI MINASAN...OTSUKARESAMA DESHITA! DOMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASHITA!