Friday, December 07, 2007

Aloha Friday #10

Rules: Post any question on your blog on a Friday, share your answer and sign Kailani's Mr. Linky. Then have fun answering the questions of fellow participants by visiting their blogs.

* Kailani is going to have a laser treatment to her eyes today. May she have a safe and successful medical procedure.

Please share any random superstitious belief that you, your family or someone you know follows?

During a pamamanhikan
, a Filipino tradition where the man and his parents visit the woman's family to ask for the woman's hand in marriage. the man and his family (parents and some relatives) bring food to the house of the woman. It is also at this time that the wedding date is formally set, and the couple become engaged to get married.

Many Filipinos believe that it is important to serve food that is sweet and sticky during the pamamanhikan. Filipinos believe that the element of sweetness and stickiness of some dishes served during the event will make the couple's relationship smooth and long lasting.

Below is a photo of the food served during the pamamanhikan for my SIL. In keeping with the tradition, there were some sweet and sticky dishes served like biko or sinukmani, sumang magkayakap (main ingredients are
sweet glutinous rice and coconut milk) and bibingkang itlog.

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