“Nose bleed” is a term we use when we’re stressed out about something. The influx of call center companies in the Philippines propelled the word “nose bleed” to refer to the stress when speaking in a foreign tongue (specifically English) 24/7. 😀
So yesterday, in the company of Filipino friends, we had a nose bleed-free day. We were able to relax those jaws and enjoy each others company chatting in our mother tongue. O kay saya!
Actually this group has been at it for some time holding regular Saturday morning sports activities at the Saigon South International School in Phu My Hung. As you know, Vietnam’s favorite sport is football but for us Pinoys, it has always been basketball. So play they did. It’s actually difficult to find a good basketball court in HCMC.
Our kids were there too. I couldn’t actually play a whole lot because I was taking care of the little guy. But he kept me on my feet so I hope that I might have lost a few pounds there (wishful thinking).
The Marasigans hosted the party in Hello Kids Centre in The Crescent (in PMH). The kids loved the place with the indoor play area and that they can actually write on the walls and no adult will punish them.
And best of all, Hello Kids Centre allow bringing in of food. For us far from home, the default party food each time is Filipino dishes. And boy, what a feast!