Antipolo City have recently spend there Town Fiesta.
Food is everywhere the fiesta has many visitors.
The Philippines is always in a festive mode, somewhere somehow the fiesta is a must task.
Bicol, for one, always have a fiesta. The puzzle thing is that bicol is also has the said poor communities. A house in a fiesta will always have food to serve to its visitors, even if that house is said to be coming from a poor family.
How did those families can have a fiesta even without money to spend?
One thing that most family does is to save for a coming fiesta.
Rice is saved in advance, one peso there, one peso here. It's said that a house bamboo post becomes an instant piggy bank; piglet one or two is feed and nurtured will become roast pig at the time of fiesta. But some family reportedly "loan" money to spend on fiesta. During fiesta, there's food to served lots of them, after fiesta its tuyo (dried salted fish) time.
It's a tradition they say whether your poor or rich tradition must be done.
Think about it:
If a poor family can do something just to follow age old tradition, why then those families can't do something for them selves and go out of poverty?
It's a mind set. One must push self to do something to achieve it.
On the lighter side:
What style of food serving do you see in a fiesta?
Buffet style? No… guess again.
Chinese style? No, not that one
American style? Close, but no.
Eat all you can.
But with a twist, food take out :)