Monday, August 9, 2010

PPC Hosts Dinner for Father Luke on Parish Priest Day

Last Saturday, August 7, amidst the cold and wet evening of torrential rains from typhoon Ester, the PPC hosted dinner for Father Luke in celebration of Parish Priest Day. It was a novel dinner that warmed the hearts of everyone in attendance as the group ate at Mang Jimmy's, an offbeat eatery inside Balara's recreational park at the back of UP Diliman campus. According to word-of-mouth stories, the place serves delicious home-cooked food at very affordable prices and a regular hang-out of varsity basketball players, students, daily wage earners and the hoi polloi.

The group arrived at the venue almost 9pm already and dinner was served immediately, thanks to Ate Josie who went early that day and had the venue reserved. Food fare for the evening consisted of bulalo, grilled marlin (in butter sauce), inihaw na pusit, beefsteak, grilled pork chop, sauteed vegetables and leche flan for desert. But what was most enjoyable were the carefree and free-flowing conversations, stories, jokes and laughter about many topics that had nothing to do with parish work. One of the most hilarious discussions centered on a puzzle about beef and pork. The question was "Bakit ang sabaw ng bulalo ay mas masebo kaysa sa baboy na ang damo naman ang kinakain ng baka 'di gaya ng baboy na lahat kinakain?" The debate went on for a while with no definite conclusion. No one cared for the answer as long as each went home fully satiated.

The dinner ended with the group giving Father Luke a small token gift of a t-shirt, a paperweight and a small pillow.

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