July 11, 2014 | 2 Thoughts
The 4th of July came a day early here in the Philippines since we’re 15 hours ahead. Being in the Philippines made me forgot that the 4th of July is supposed to be a big deal. I forgot it was an American holiday. Come to think about it, what is the 4th of July really about? Gaining our independence from the British. But it’s turned into a day of eat all you can hot dogs and burgers and hours of fireworks blasting. I think a lot of us forget the real reason we’re shooting off fireworks and eating till we can’t eat no more.
So I forgot.
That is until I attended the U.S. Alumni Club’s 4th of July mixer event at the Manilla Polo Club on the night of the 4th.
As a Kaya fellow, I was able to get in for free and meet some of the U.S. university alumni that now reside in the Philippines (or are visiting). There was free food (and beer…yay to those free Apple San Miguels!). We even got these spiffy name tags with our names and universities.
Happy belated 4th of July to all my American readers!
Today’s Question: How was your 4th of July this year?Categories: Events, Food, Philippines 2014, Social Enterprise, Kaya Collaborative, Summer 2014
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