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Teranga: Torbay’s Cultural and Diversity Festival

August 24, 2009

After a long, 12 hours of night duty, i went home, got myself cleaned and dressed and waited for my friend to pick me up. Ican’t wait for this so called cultural festival where Filipinos are participating in the events. I haven’t been to one yet, so uber excited and lola nyo!

Finally after waiting for a couple of hours, my friend and her family finally arrived. We picked up another friend (aking nanay-nanayan) for she’s coming as well. Torbay in the other side of the river, literally! So we boarded on a ferry and off we go. Inside the car, ofcourse chika chika chika na walang katapusan (ingles pa rin kami ng ingles kc yong asawa ng kaibigan nmin di intindi tagalog e) So after 30 to 45 minutes, we finally arived. So many people! Walang parking. So we have to be dropped off and my friend can look for a parking space while we can go ahead and see what’s happening.


The Venue: Oldway Mansion, Paignton

statwa sa entrancegardengarden pagarden 4garden 3garden2garden1garden pa ringardentennis court behind gardend mansioninside the mansion

 And here are some of what happened,belly dancingsi lola dancing in tune of hips don't lieplaytime!

painting sessionpeek at what's happeningpaint your face inside!me pulis din! giving away toys and balloonsgraffity areahe gave me a balloon too!daster ka mahal! tseh! (marquee outside the mansion)BBQ!kid's work in pottery



Actually I’m uber sa galit sa partner kong camera bigla ba namang nadedo and battery nang sasayaw na ang mga Pinay! Litsi! Litsi! Litsi! talaga! At marami rin akong na miss piktyuran dahil simultaneous ang mga happennings! Kung di ka naman maloka! Other than these there were other cultural dances (Thai, Indian etc…etc…), Samba Jam, Egyptian Drumming, Classical Music, Singing, Salsa Dancing, Music jamming session, Arts and Crafts, Pottery, Hair Braiding, Face Painting, Hand Painting and Graffiti workshops. There are traditional story tellings, model making, mask making, head massaging, reiki demo, etc…etc…. and the most important of all, THERE ARE LOTS OF FOOD! Filipino, Thai, Indian, Polish, Carribean, Spanish, Morrocan etc…etc…

And what about the Filipinos? Where are they?

Eto po kami…este mga kasamAhan ko pala kasi allergic ako sa picture kaya sila ang napagtripan kong kunan ng litraks! hahaha! (SHY KUNYARI!)

filipino dishes! yum!filipino stall in the marquee Inside the mansion)naka costume pa! and look! ang mga husbandry ng mga pinay in barong!K and Ryan spinning platesrawr!

And whats the nicest thing about this lakwatsa is it’s FREE! Except for the food ofcourse. You can play, sing, dance, jam, whatever! All the materials are provided and all you have to do is join the fun! Ako enjoy siempre, i played, tried juggling, graffitti, painted, ate, shop, ate again, sang, danced, ate again, jammed with the egyptian drummers (as in! marunong pala ako mag drums!), ate again…. I thoroughly enjoyed the day with my friends.

There you go folks, till the next lakwatsa….

Photo Credits: MOI and MY CAMERA 🙂



2 Comments leave one →
  1. jojo permalink
    September 6, 2009 6:11 pm

    buti naman nakakapasyal ka… hintayin kita dito pasyal kita …ms you so much..

    • mabulaklaknadila permalink
      September 8, 2009 9:42 pm

      yey! pasyal pasyal! 🙂

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