After More Than 35 Years

@SIMPLYD (79716)
Philippines
September 5, 2016 12:35am CST
My husband’s auntie finally experienced attending a fiesta after more than 35 years living in the US . When she came home for a vacation 20 years ago , she still wasn’t able to attend one . So, now that she’s here for good , she was so happy to have attended our town fiesta I talked about in my previous post . They came on the day of the fiesta , because I went ahead of them and slept at my parents’ house the day before the fiesta. After eating at home and them having chats with my parents , we went to their cousin’s house who also had a feast prepared . But because we were so full , we only had desserts . So in addition to our take home foods from our house , we were also given take home foods from there . The backseat of our car was filled with take home foods when we went home . That’s how fiesta here is, when you are related to the owners of the house . Note: Photo of us , while waiting for the other guests
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@jstory07 (67081)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Sep 16
I would love to go to a fiesta and try all of your different foods.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
You will surely love the fiesta . And when you experienced going into one , you would always look forward to attending it every year.
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@vandana7 (64891)
• India
5 Sep 16
First and foremost, lovely family picture...and nice way to welcome a person. :)
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Thank you . She's actually living with us for good since April when she arrived from the US . She was excited weeks before the fiesta .
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@sunrisefan (17914)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
As usual, your husband is shy :)
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
And he seemed tired from driving . ha ha ha YEs, he is indeed a man of few words . Good thing , i am talkative , so i get to let him talk a lot when we are at home .
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@sunrisefan (17914)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD Hehehe! Perfect pair :)
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@sunrisefan Indeed , my friend .
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@ilocosboy (34315)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
it's fun in attending fiesta because lots of programs to watch not only the take out foods hahaha.but not only in fiesta had a takeout but also in birthday party and the padasal hahaha
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Correct ! Not only in fiestas do we , Filipinos , would have take out foods indeed .
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Oh, that's how I love fiestas, because of bring house foods hahaha,
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Yes. But that is if you are so related or close to the owners who invited you .
@TRBRocks420 (77572)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Sep 16
Great photo and, I love the furniture.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Thank you . Which one , the rocking chair or the table . They are already old furnitures , there already since we were still kids .
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@TRBRocks420 (77572)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD Just the whole set up.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@TRBRocks420 Oh i see . Thank you .
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@ridingbet (52953)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
i guess the picture was shot in the morning, am i right my lady? because if it was in high noon, then there should be other people around?!
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Actually that's about 11:30 in the morning . It's just that some occupied the closed eatery of my sister at the side of the lawn . Others are on the porch . And the two jeepneys of teachers came about 12:00 noon plus , after we have already eaten the feast . They ate and after a while , went back to school , because it's a working day , in the next town where my sister and her son teaches with them .
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@ridingbet (52953)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD oh, so they did the Filipino way of EAT AND RUN, right? just joking my lady
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
@ridingbet That's the truth . ha ha ha
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
5 Sep 16
Oh Yes. It's fun to have a fiesta because not only you will have a lot of food to eat, you will also see your relatives whom you have not seen for ages.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
Correct ! And for some , they take it as an opportunity for a reunion . Well, Filipinos are always having foods to partake whenever there's an occasion to celebrate .
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
6 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD yes, that's our custom. Even in Germany, We Filipinos are doing that.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
@thelme55 Well, eating foods gives us so much fun , that's why .
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
6 Sep 16
Lovely photo of "US" that is you all
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
Thank you . At that picture we aren't eating yet , but waiting for some more goods to arrive .
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@Inlemay (16541)
• South Africa
7 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD I love it that you took the photo while waiting , sometimes we miss the moment . . photos help us to flash back to a special time.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@Inlemay Yes, i took the opportunity to have our picture taken , while there are still less guests and we are waiting for the others to arrive . It is a nice souvenir of our Fiesta 2016 . Thanks for smartphones , because we have a ready camera always .
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
12 Sep 16
your Auntie must have enjoyed all the catching up with relatives .. What about her family? Are they all living in America?.. My sister who is living in America also want to experience a long vacation over there .. She even want to retire there.. But I don't think her children will let her..
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@Shiva49 (12983)
• Singapore
7 Sep 16
Sure looks you had a great time and happy that your auntie is getting back into the groove back home - siva
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
Yes, we are happy she's enjoying her staying for good here in the Philippines , specially eating the Filipino foods she missed while at the US .
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 16
Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the fiesta and with your family. I remember the excitement when I returned from the States and got to celebrate the local festivals with my family after a few years. I can imagine what it must be like for your husband's aunt after more than 30 years!
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
See, so you experienced missing something like this also . That is so true . A festivity like this enjoyed every year then suddenly you weren't able to experience it anymore because you moved to a far place , would make you miss it so much .
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Sep 16
Very nice photo of your family. I'm glad you had a good fiesta and your aunt was able to enjoy it with you for the first time in such a long time.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
We are happy to see her enjoying the fiesta with us . We have been longing for her to come home for good for the past years , but then , it's only now she got to go home finally .
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
5 Sep 16
It sounds like it was a lot of fun, and a lot of good food.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
Indeed it was lots of food and fun eating until you cannot take it anymore .
@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
The fiesta time sounds like a lot of fun.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
Yes, everybody eats until they can;'t take it anymore .
@LadyDuck (157404)
• Switzerland
5 Sep 16
It seems that in your country you know how to party and have fun.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
That is so true . Filipinos are so fond of having foods for any occasion they can celebrate .
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
I think it's fair to say that no-one went hungry! It must be fun to attend a fiesta.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Oh yes, no one gets hungry when they attend the fiesta. Some , like us would even have take home foods .
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@hereandthere (31038)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
i love the seat covers and take home food. no cooking, just reheat. furnitures made of hardwood are sturdy.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Thank you . They always put seat covers because when there are little cousins or grandkids they surely can just write over the leatherette covers of the seats . And those wooden furnitures are indeed sturdy and have been at the house for many long years . For those take home foods , yes we reheat them for meals through the microwave .
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• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Oh, my goodness after 35 years? that's a long long time wait. I hope it was worth the watch.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
She went with her American engineer husband to US after the Bataan nuclear plant closed . And she was so happy she experienced fiesta again , specially seeing her cousin whom she haven't seen more than those years also .
• United States
5 Sep 16
i'm glad that she got to 'xperience such 'n with such lovely folks :) i bet'cha did've quite a load 'f food to take home with ya - ought not 've the need to cook much fer a while, eh? lovely lookin' family, hon. big hugs!
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Yes, she was so happy to have attended the fiesta after many years . And you are right , we ate some of the take home for dinner , then the next day for lunch and dinner . Just reheat them over the microwave oven . Thank you .
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