Well, it’s almost May. . .and we are honoring San Pascual Baylon de Guinarona with a Centennial Fiesta!

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To us, Guinarona Fiesta in the Philippines, is the event.   Not even Christmas comes close.  Although the fiesta is too much work, it’s a miracle that we go through the rigmarole with high spirits.  Having a huge house to clean up in preparation is no joke either.  Like two weeks before May 17, we would clear awnings, alcoves and exteriors with escuba–really a cluster of woody weeds bunched up like a broom, but with a long handle, the better to scour every nook and cranny.

And boy do we have to apply tons of red wax to the wooden floor, then polish it with a million strokes of the bunot.  But then what happens is that your floor becomes a sad spectacle with the fiesta traffic.  It’s like, why do we have to clean up, polish up with all the mess afterwards?  Aren’t fiestas crazy?

Then participating in…

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