We attended my brother’s birthday at their home in Oakhurst last Sunday. It was a day before his actual birthday which fall on Monday – 03 March 2008. As usual the guests include me ang my family, my counsin Gloria and her family, my brother Manny and his friend Alan, the brother of my sister-in-law Emy – and his family, Emy’s uncles and aunts, my brother’s kumares and kumpadres.
Having a party is one way of reuniting families and acquaintances. By grouping together, the gap between the last party and today’s is closed.
Isa rin itong paraan upang pansamantala ay malimutan ang mga suliranin na kinahaharap ng mga Australyano-Filipino – ang walang katapusang pagtatrabaho upang mabayaran ang utang sa bahay, kotse at mga kasangkapan, at ang pantustos sa pag-aaral ng mga bata.