Directions: Showcase your home country in a 3 x 8 table.
Mabuhay! Welcome to the
7,101 islands 1 table of the Philippines!
The International Fellows from the US Army War College hosted the ‘Know Your World’ event, wherein every international military officer should showcase their respective country in their designated booth. Around 400 international and American officers with their families were invited. Of course, as Filipinos, we proudly presented the ‘Pearl of the Orient Seas’, the Philippines.
Preparing the food is kinda tiring since cooking Filipino food requires a lot of work – a lot of chopping, mixing, slicing, and everything. Haha! Here they are:
Lumpiang Shanghai is a Filipino style spring rolls.
Pancit is the Filipino style noodles.
Turon is a Filipino dessert made of banana and jackfruit, wrapped in an eggroll wrapper
Balut is a boiled, fertilized egg that is commonly sold as a streetfood. Wondering what’s inside?
Tadaaa! Here you go! It is a $50,00- challenge in Fear Factor.
Cassava cake is a Filipino desert made using grated cassava, coconut milk and cheese.
Biko is a sweet sticky rice cake in the Philippines.
This how we displayed the Balut.
Sago’t Gulaman is a popular refreshment in the Philippines.
“I have already been to other booths. Just so you know, you’ve got the best drink and best dumpling,” said one guy. :> The drink that he was referring to is the ‘Sago’t Gulaman’ while the dumpling is the ‘Lumpiang Shanghai.’
The Booth Design
We have lots of tarpaulins showcasing the beauty of the Philippines.
There, you see Bela! 🙂
We made the visitors pick from our trivia bowl, which contains interesting facts about the Philippines.
My father is teaching his classmate, Uncle Ryder, how to eat Balut. Haha!
He has the courage to eat it. If he was in Fear Factor, he would have won $50,000!
Here are more people who took the ‘Balut Challenge.’
My Bangladeshi friend also ate ‘Balut.’ I saw the terror on his face when he saw the undeveloped duck’s head. :))
Another photo of a foreigner eating balut.
I am always on that side because I was the Sago’t Gulaman server. 🙂
It was a a tiring but fun day.
Here are some of the Filipinos who helped us in any way they could in making the Philippines booth. This just shows the true bayanihan spirit that lives among us Filipinos anywhere in the world.
Here is our family photo.
Mabuhay from the Philippines! *just insert my little sister, Vica*