By Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo
June is the start of the first semester of Academic Year 2012-2013. The Department of Women and Development Studies has 12 new majors this semester. To welcome them and to welcome back returning WD majors, the Department had a TGIF event last night, June 22.
Food was potluck. Natsy brought goddess salad which was the night’s favorite. We had homemade banana cake cooked by Nikki Luna. There was fried lumpia from Lu Tangi. Shiot Pascual brought pan de coco. There was a new type of maruya, Red Ribbon goodies, tasty pancit canton and two cartoons of monster pizza. Sharon brought cooler filled with ice and fruit juice and she was accompanied by her middle child, Paolo. Waya, daughter of Lea Domingo and Athena, daughter of Agnes Ap-apid were the youngest party-goers.
Games were organized by Karen and Mayette and Dazzle, who donated the prizes (including females condoms) was an energetic game mistress. The newest clap she introduced was the Mommy Paquiao clap: 1-2-3, oki, oki and 1-2-3, let’s gu, let’s gu! We had Pinay Henyo and it appears that Natsy (chain), Frances (multiple burden) and myself (Nanay) are no geniuses as we were not able to guess the word assigned to us. Oh, well. Joey de la Cruz was the lone male student present and he was such a big help.
Inday was the goddess of the night as the Goddess Shiva with oh, so many hands. Titanne’s first day of class was the favourite of one of the new students. Guy could not make it because of a family emergency. And Mo Pagaduan and Malou Alcid joined us at the tail end of the party for our group picture and wacky poses.
We have two unconsumed bottles of wine which were set aside for the next party agreed upon by those who attended last night’s TGIF—it will be around November 25, International Women’s Day to End Violence Against Women.