Meeting of the Originals for the First Time

The originals have finally met. This time, at the home of their greatest ancestor named Bangka, where his Remains is laid, at Tikey, Bokod.

Yes. The first BANGKA CLAN reunion was successfully conducted today. And here are some of its highlights.

The affair started with the traditional tayao representation for Bangka and Tongkok, followed by their children Kowena, then Solen.

After their tayaw, the first offering was delivered.

The next batch who danced the tayaw, for representation, was Sehna and her children. Albas, Salona, Salero, Saljamey, Dabonay, Maning and Cosna-ey.

Same was done using the second offering after their Tayaw.

When all was set, presentation of clan members commenced. Everyone was presented.

My heart was joyful as they were introduced. Aside from Uncles and Kaanakans, mostly here are all my third degree cousins. I hope they were happy as I am.

Much to my delight, the cassava is overflowing and tasty here, in different styles, especially with original home brewed Benguet Coffee on a Bamboo cup!

At the end of the day, after stories, is socials time. Games for children and Senior Citizens were the favorites, such as trip to jerusalem, stop dance, baloon popping, needle hole threading, tissue paper transfers, etc.

The Live band took over for some great music for social dancing, afterwhich, dinner was served.

The actual event is much more enjoyable to attend. We look forward to celebrating it again next time with you. Experience the hardwork of the e-Tikeys in the physical preparations and the food. Salamat aakhi. (etikey a, not entikey) ✌

Thank you also to all our cash and in-kind donors, including those who rendered their services free of charge for the success of this meeting of the originals. I will publish your names soon after the list is finalized and released.

Diteng e isubalit apo bangka sun ckatajon emin!

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