Monday, September 08, 2008

Raleigh International Festival

This past weekend Alex and I were able to experience the Raleigh International Festival.
Living in the South, it's easy to forget that you're not the only minorities in town! We don't get to experience many other races or cultures in Wake Forest, so it was nice to go to the festival and see people from all over the world. 

I'd say that Alex's favorite part of the day was finally being able to eat some Colombian food! There was no fritanga (boo) so I opted for some Filipino food. A lot of people think I'm Asian anyway. It was delicious. Also, I finally tried the bubble tea that seemed to be so popular in Miami. I was...disappointed. The drink was good, but those little tapioca balls were odd.

We were also able to see various typical dances from different countries, see displays of traditional clothes and instruments, have our last name written in Japanese, and I got some henna on my hand. 

The fair was a part of Raleigh Wide Open. Downtown Raleigh was basically closed down and they had all kinds of vendors and live music on the streets. We caught the end of one rock show that looked like it must have been a lot of fun! The singer was all over the place and the crowd was loving every minute of it. 

It was a great day. 

P.S. My mami's birthday was yesterday. She's the best and I love her. Happy birthday again, mami!


Lauren said...

cool....cant believe they couldnt wait to have the show in oct when I was coming up. Whats that about?

Brigitte said...

so cool!
looks like a lot of fun!
the drink with the balls looks really cool/creepy.
something that i'd want to hold, but maybe not drink. lol

Alex said...

Viva Colombia!

Anonymous said...

i've had that drink with the things in the bottom. it made me nervous!

Jescel said...

the bubble tea that Alex tried is also popular here in the Philippines. but we call them ZAGU! i'm glad you tried philippine foods and like 'em! :o)