Just to let you all know, Pretoria is the capital of South Africa. It's around 30-45 minutes away from Johannesburg, where we live. Johannesburg is known as the financial capital because this is where all the money is!
Anyways the vice president--he had so much security it must've taken the whole of the Pretoria Police Station to guard him! I saw so many Filipinos (such as myself--I am part-Filipino, part-Spanish, part-British, and part-Greek)! I never knew there were so many in Gauteng! I heard that some people even came from as far as Swaziland, which is at least two hours away.
When we got there my sister was completely shy, but I kept on hoping that I would make new friends...and so I did! I made two very awesome friends called Kumi and Abbie. These people were so lucky that one girl got the vice president's autograph on her iPod!
But the food. My goodness there was so much food I couldn't believe it!!! But there was nothing to compare dat baie lekker (that means very yummy) chicharon, which is pork crackling. It was so good and noisy, that when the vice president was making his speech all you could hear was the crunch from me eating!
After that it was a long drive home, because of the traffic and eventually when we got home I thought I'm proud to be Filipino.
And speaking of food--here is a photo of our Christmas holiday table. We love to eat! This photo was taken at my grandmother's house in the Philippines.
Over 70 people came to share the holiday!