Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Ethnic Experience

We were lucky to have the very accommodating host, Manang Carmelita Abnasan who took care and planned activities for us during our stay in Adams. Aside from watching the program and activities of the festival, we were able to go on nature tripping to the mountains, rivers, hanging bridges and the beautiful falls of a paradise called Adams.

One memorable experience we had was the donning and trying on the ethnic costumes. These are available at the tourism office and can be worn upon request. Yapayao and Igorot costumes were the ones available. I chose the Igorot costume since I have to only wear the G-string and a chaleco. Its actually my second time to wear it and I wore this for the first time during a program in Japan. The ladies then got intrigued if I wore underwear.

Manang Lita was the one responsible for borrowing the costumes for us and she even took us to the beautiful Inuwayan Falls for our pictorials. There was even a traditional Yapayao house built just beside the falls and we made use of it as our backdrop.

I went to this trip with Mai and Angelo of Redemptorist Missionaries in Baclaran, Dustine, Kevin, Rodolfo, and Herson of St Clement Seminary in Quezon City. We definitely had a great ethnic experience.

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