Monthly Archives: August 2013

filipino birthday party


Am invited, via a friend to a Filipino birthday party. There is a large Filipino community here in Biella and when they celebrate (which is quite often) they do it in style. There is more food than you can possibly imagine including pork made a million different ways…there are Chinese and Spanish influences due to previous colonial occupations and fruit is carved out in elaborate, decorative displays…

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Everyone is very generous and friendly, there is also a free bar which is largely ignored by all except us…

Karaoke is HUGE in the Philippines so it is ubiquitous at parties as is dancing and we see some rather marvellous formation dancing. For more about the karaoke phenomenon there see this previous post from a few years back.

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