Last year, I did a Filipino dance with my co-workers for Asian Pacific Heritage Month. This year, I volunteered to organize the dance which involved finding a choreographer, dancers and scheduling practices. This was not an easy feat. Our choreographer from last year graciously volunteered to teach us a dance again. As far as dancers, I really had to beg people to participate. I was starting to think that the dance wouldn't happen after I solicited all the Filipinos at my workplace. Luckily we were able to find six people of all different ethnicities to learn the dance which was pretty cool!
The name of the dance we did is called "Aray," which translated in Tagalog means, "Ouch!" It is a Maria Clara (Spanish-influenced/feminine) dance which makes me wonder why the dance was called that.
Anyway, here is our performance in all its glory. Excuse the vertical view, this was the only copy of the performance that I have. If you can't spot me, I'm the one in the green :)
On another note, this is my 100th blog post! Can you believe that after nearly two years I was able to speak on 100 different things? Crazy, huh? Thank you all for your support in reading my blog (and giving me things to blog about ;). I appreciate the opportunity to share some of my life with you and I hope that I'll have 100+ more things to say in the years to come!