It’s times like this that I’m so happy that I have Filipino blood running through my veins.
“It’s more fun in the Philippines” is an understatement. Barrio Fiesta is a festival that will make you crave going to the Philippines so bad, you’ll be checking flight times on your phone whilst jamming to Sam Milby.
It just reminded me of my holiday to the Philippines, two years ago. How much fun I had, and how much food I ate, and how friendly Filipinos are. I’m planning to go back, next year. To be honest, I’m planning to go to a lot of places, next year. Isn’t that everybody’s plan?
10 minutes into Barrio Fiesta, and my mum, sister and I were already eating. I had dinuguan for the first time, which, for obvious reasons, always put me off when I was younger. I’m more appreciative of different dishes now, and it was actually so nice. I really want to try making it for myself. Lechon paksiw, pork menudo and lots and lots of rice filled my belly. Oh, and I can’t forget the delicious BBQ I had, as well.
Surprisingly, I didn’t have halo-halo and instead had bubble tea. Halo-halo is nice, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not a big fan of ube. And all the halo-halo I found had ube. I only like ube as an ice cream flavour. Just so you know.
It was scorching hot, so around midday I obviously fell asleep in the sun. Side note: I had to undo the button to my jeans
several times twice. The first teleserye from the Philippines I ever watched was My Girl, which featured Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson and Enchong Dee. Please believe that I died when Enchong Dee turned up, sang a boy band medley, and danced his cute butt off. I didn’t manage to film it, but I found this video on YouTube. Bae.
My other bae, Sam Milby, was just magical. Again, not my video.
Pokwang was also present, flirting with the security guard. Outrageous woman. She’s my spirit animal. I’m just extremely happy her last outfit was Darna’s.
(I’m so glad someone filmed everything)
When I go to Barrio Fiesta next year I’m definitely bringing a tent, so that I can chill. Also, Mutay is coming because even though she’s Nigerian, she’s basically Filipino as well.
It’s definitely more fun in the Philippines.