3rd Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK Europe (ICBE) Consultation
5-8 May 2005
by Fred Labfayong
I was not expecting that our meeting will really have that memorable end result. Especially during the gala night, taking into account that: we have very little time to prepare, we were still able to make that presentation I guess we are also a master of improvising. The participation of the Jodler group was indeed very professional.. I've heard comments, "That: it is a pity that the Swiss TV did not make any report on it.”
At the beginning of the organization of the 3rd ICBE, we from Switzerland are really much concerned about the question, "Can we fulfill the expectation of our future participants ? Also, we are not so much enthusiastic about the advertising of that event.. specially.. because of the high cost of the event.” but in the end I guess we were able to satisfy the expectation of our guests. We, ourselves have the same feeling of satisfaction. Proud that: The organization, the presentation, the decoration etc.. seems to have functioned professionally.
Just my opinion: I guess, one point where this meeting was different from the others is that: The Swiss mentality of perfection when it comes to organization, presentation, hospitality etc. Since our group is also a Swiss- Filipino, we are being influenced by those positive traits of perfectionism. It is indeed good to enrich our culture thru mixed marriage. A positive asset indeed.