Thursday, June 01, 2006

Culinary Breakthrough of La Baraka and AFM!

SHRIM Demo Bar was the venue for the MOA signing today between DLS-CSB and Alliance Francaise for SY 2006-07. It was attended by Olivier Dintinger, Director and Louis Thevenin, Deputy Director of Alliance Francaise and from DLS-CSB, Dr. Rose Marie Clemena, Dr. Rizaldi Nocon, Dr. Cristina Saldivar, Ms. Remedios Lorica, Geronio Ulayao and yours truly.

After the signing, we had lunch with the dancers of “Compaignie La Baraka” at MPH (SHRIM hosted their lunch). The dancers will perform contemporary dance at the CCP Main Theater on June 2-3. This is in connection with the French Spring in Manila 06, a yearly project of the Embassy of France and Alliance Francaise to strengthen ties between France and the Philippines through cultural events.

Over lunch, the AF Directors mentioned several curriculum improvements that they are doing to better serve the students. If that’s the case, it is a welcome development not only for SHRIM but for SMS as well.

It was a nice experience hosting the lunch of the petite dancers from Paris and good looking Directors of AF. Light side of the story: We should have taught the French how to eat Filipino food! They enjoyed the taste of Halo-halo without milk but with a slice of watermelon, the sauce of the fresh lumpia on top of delicious jasmine rice, and fresh lumpia with grated coconut! They must certainly have enjoyed Filipino food and hospitality.


At 8:15 AM , Blogger Caths Deen said...

That's great to hear. Congratulations!


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