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Team Beach-ing at Grand Beach was another successful summer activity of the UPAA-MB, Inc. More than 30 members, their families and friends enjoyed the fun-filled activity held last Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Grand Beach.
Organizers from the Membership Committee arrived at 7:30 a.m. to set up the event. Arriving early guaranteed ample space for picnic and the planned games and activities. The fun and the games started at 10:30 a.m. The group formed two teams through “Rock-paper-scissors” with the winners forming one team and the losers comprising the other team.
Three games were prepared by the organizers – “Agawang-panyo”, “Water Relay” and “Kastilyong Buhangin”. These are popular Filipino games and the teams had fun remembering the rules and playing the games they played when they were younger. As predicted by their team name, ”Team Winners” won both the “Agawang-panyo” and the “Water Relay” and was declared over-all champions. “Team Losers” won the “Kastilyong Buhangin”. Here are some pictures of the teams in action during the games.
Food was overflowing as with any Filipino event. Potluck food included grilled hotdogs, roasted chicken, spaghetti, veggie platters, siomai, empanada, rolls, pies, fruits and the all-time Filipino favourites: barbeque and grilled fish.
An excursion would not be complete if there are no pictures. Group picture-taking followed after the lunch as some members had to leave early due to prior commitments. Although a few went home early, most of the group stayed to swim, play scrabble and frisbee, stroll, enjoy the view and relax at the beach. They finally went home at around 8:00 p.m., ending another fun-filled summer activity of UPAA-MB, Inc.