Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mabuhay and G'day Mate!

An Australian classmate of mine, Andrew, from the University of Queensland visited the Philippines this month to do some research for his thesis in Master of Development Practice. After 3 weeks in Palawan, he returned to Manila for a week before his flight back to Brisbane. Together with another Filipino classmate, we got to meet him last week to catch up on things. He brought along his Japanese partner, whose name had now escaped my memory.

Anyway, we had dinner at the Glorietta foodcourt and he was game enough to try a native delicacy: the balut. It is a fertilized duck egg which is boiled and eaten with a pinch of salt. Andrew and his partner tried it. My Filipino friend declined to have one.

Andrew said that if he returns to Manila, we wants to visit the northern Philippines to visit the Banaue rice terraces and I told him he might wanna try to wear the G-string worn by our native brothers.

Hope to see you back in the Philippines soon, Andrew. Mabuhay!!!

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