3rd Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK Europe (ICBE) Consultation
5-8 May 2005
by Caridad Fiar-od
Dear Lolit, Juerg and All Others,
How are all of you? I miss all of you. I just sent my report to Yvonne after so many attempts to do so because I cant understand computers in French which are used in internet cafes here in Geneve. Finally, right within the junction where my cousin Nancy Cretinnand and family live, here is an Indian gentleman who is patient enough to explain so I was able to send my report. It was unedited. Anyway, I gave Yvonne the blanket authority to edit such report. I know very well that documenting, editing, summarizing, moderating and all other good 'ings' is Yvonne's forte.
Aaaaaaay apo, ICBE, WOW, Ay apo, HOW HAPI! When will there be another ICBE? Everything exciting. Included in my report is my personal impression of the ICBE and a brief article on the Gala Night as a cultural integration per se. Lolit, do include me in your ICBE network so I get updated through my email.
My experiences in that ICBE will always be remembered as long as I live. Thank you to all of you for the many excellent things extended to us in terms of your time, treasure and talent. Even if I am sleeping, I keep imagining the Alps, the train, bus rides, the good people, the refreshing environment, the cheese esp. the raclet, the chocolates, the swiss knife, etc. Of course, I will not forget your support in buying my books. Kabunyan is Great!
I am still here in Geneva and will be going back to the Philippines on May 30 and then to Guam May 31 to June 6, 2005. Just yesterday we came from Zumikon to attend the wedding shower party for the loving newly-wed Frederic and Daniela. Another added enriching experience. Another amusing experience and a real exposure to social integration of culture between the Igorots and Swiss cultural practices.
More next time. God bless all of us.