This past week Bani held its annual Mango Festival. I attended with a number of other “San Cristoballers”, but missed the mango eating competition on Sunday (6/10) to go to the beach with the Mama Tingo organization as part of a fundraiser for the group. We happened to pick a cloudy, rainy day to go to the beach. Thankfully, the hard rain held off long enough for us to enjoy the day and Blair (the volunteer living closest to me whose partner organization is Mama Tingo) and I took a walk to nearby Juan Dolio for Mexican food and Chinola Margaritas (and a bit of the Mets game which happened to be on TV).
Back from the beach, and having seen the annoying chicken that lives upstairs brought to the colmado to be weighed (now over 4lbs – hopefully a sign that he is to be eaten soon), I figured I would see how Tiguere is growing (2.5 lbs – up from .8lbs a little over a month ago). My zinc roof over my kitchen is now significantly indented from the chicken’s stompings.
6/19/12 My chicas group held a Movie Night fundraiser where we screened The Rock’s pec-pop-of-love-tastic work “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”. The movie choice ended up working out very well and thanks to Mama Tingo for lending us their projector and a local family lending us there giant speakers and outdoor area we turned their backyard into a decent movie venue.
Bonus Moto Pic: