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Asian Festival 2013

Yesterday was a beautiful hot day.  Angel and I met at REI to do a little shopping, and after that we met up with Inge, Janeen, and Janine for this year's Asian Festival.  This is the second year in a row for me, and it's always a fun time.  There are booths representing the various nations of Asia, there's dance and martial art demonstrations, and interesting food to try.

After checking out the various food options, I decided on the Hawaiian BBQ.  Not very Asian I guess, but it must be the honorary Polynesian in me. And it was a good choice - kahlua pork, rice, and macaroni salad.  YUM!  I also tried a cream cheese wonton from Taiwan (delightful) and a squid ball from Japan (and I no longer have any interest in squid).

We sat with our Indonesian friends Charles and Handi and Wendy.  I also got to see my Filipino friend Joy and her sister.  There was a lot of dancing and other performing going on the stage, and our favorites were the Filipino one, that was a story about a princess, and the Japanese drumming.  We also got a picture in a dragon boat (not a real one, but one made for the kiddies).  A fun time was definitely had!


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