today I ate in 4 different houses..

@Cutie18f (9563)
Philippines
November 25, 2012 7:30am CST
It is our town fiesta and I got invited by two neighbors and two friends. I have never done house-hopping before, but now I have decided to go to all four houses to which I got an invite. Actually when it is fiesta, there is no need for people to get invited. It is all right to enter a house which is having a celebration and eat all you can there. I don't do that of course, I need to be told to go to their houses. So today, I brought along two members of the family and we hopped from one house to another. LOL. It was fun because we get to eat anything and I secretly took home food which we were not able to finish so our pet dogs will also have their own fiesta. Have you ever done this before?
10 responses
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
WOW... it must be a very nice fiesta. Lots of foods... I bet what you ate is good until your dinner for the next day.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
All in my tummy--could last for a week. LOL
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
25 Nov 12
ohh my its too much .your tummy will not ask any food for a week then .
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
A week?? I doubt that. I tried eating at one eat-all-you-can restaurant and my tummy was so full. But the next morning (very early in the morning), I was so hungry again.
• United States
25 Nov 12
No I never done that but it sounds fun. I am not a great eater but to thanksgiving I grabbed some turkey for my dogs too lol
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
I always bring home something for my pets even if it is a bit embarrassing to the host, but I do it anyway.
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
25 Nov 12
now that's so good of you, you even bring food for your pets from there, its not at all embarrassing ,rather you and they should be happy about that.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
I too bring home foods for our neighbor's pet dog. Sometimes, when we go to a restaurant and have some left-overs, I will secretly put it in a tissue and bring it home for the dog. Our neighbor's dog is quite skinny and needs to eat more so I decided to do that.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
I like it when this season comes in our hometown. I visit relatives and friend's houses too- to have fun, not particularly with foods. This is one of the best time to meet relatives from far places who come and visit to attend the celebration.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
It is. It just happens once a year, Jaiho but you know already that in our country we have all sorts of feasts in a year.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
I haven't gone house hopping before. Reason being is that I don't have a province, nor do I know anyone who invites me over to their town province for a fiesta. My hubby has experienced this, and he says it's really fun. I for one, would love to try it out because it's like a town buffet. Also, I am curious with the way food is cooked from one province to another. The food actually describes who or what influenced the people who have been living there for so long. Our culture also shows that it's okay to bring home food (pabaon). In western cultures, this is seen as very wrong, but for us the home owners will sometimes ask you to take something home.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
Yes, if you are patient enough to wait until the party is over, you will go home with take-home foods.
• United States
25 Nov 12
Sounds like fun! What is this festival for? Have you had guests to your home in the past?
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
In celebration of the feast of the city's patron saint. I have never done this before because my parents also never did this for they had been hooked to the thinking that they came from another city and were not from this town. We sort of picked it up from them.
• Malaysia
25 Nov 12
Hi cutie, what is the fiesta called. Did you mean that everyone can just enter ones house and eat on that day? If it is so then that must be great. We do have such celebration here and it is called Open house, it is usually done by the Political parties and they will feast everyone using Publics Hall or the Govement own hall, the catering will be done by the political party but first you have to listen to their long speech
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
It is the feast of the patron saint of our city, so.
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
25 Nov 12
wow so nice ya, you would have had different varieties of dishes hmmm. Yes of course it will be fun just hopping from one house to another. i didn't get this opportunity from a long time
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
Roasted pig, prawns, chickens,fish and all sorts of pasta, cakes, etc. etc...food is overflowing during fiesta.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov 12
Wow that certainly sounds like fun, we have nothing of the sort here, is the fiesta some sort of tradition, how did it come about? If I do go out and have too much to eat, I will actually take home food for our cat!!! Well you have doggy bags why not catty bags. I like the sound of all the different food. Do you have the fiesta just once a year?
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
Hi Wolfie! Yes, our town fiesta is held once a year but you can practically attend fiestas every month because there are so many nearby towns with their own fiestas.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
that is true because i think it also happen to everyone during fiesta,because i also experienced it before when i was in province,we also have prepared foods but some of my friends invited me to go to their house to eat their prepared food too.
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
28 Nov 12
Now this does sound like a lot of fun, sampling different foods from different cooks all on the same day. It's almost like Christmas with your own family and your in-laws, but only you are not as obligated to stay as long..lol..Other than holidays with in-laws and family, I have never gone "house hopping" for meals before. I am sure your family members enjoyed this experience as well :)