Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Party 2009

Last Sunday, 20 December 2009, we had our Christmas Party at the Patio of the offices of Isis International. Isis, a feminist NGO, recently gave us a gift check amounting to free use of any of their facilities for eight hours in exchange for our participation as respondents in a new research they are conducting on Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) women in Asia. We asked Isis if we could use their patio for our Christmas party and they said yes. The Isis patio is interesting because in one corner one will find a statue of the Virgin Mary. A few feet away from the Blessed Virgin is a fountain where another statue, this time of a naked woman sits. The first time I saw the statues I instantly thought, "The virgin and the vamp!"

I thought Virgin or Vamp would be a great theme for our Christmas part. The girls will come to the party as one or the other.

I chose to come as a vamp (see pic below):


I was overjoyed that many people showed up at the party with many new faces. The girls' pic follows below:

STRAP women

One of the heartwarming highlights of the party was the presence of some of the girls' friends, husbands, fiancees and boyfriends. Below is a picture of the couples present during the party:

STRAP Couples

Of course the party would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the officers below:

STRAP Officers

It was a great party. The food and drinks were overflowing and one of our members prepared games that everyone enjoyed. I am still on a high from the party actually and am sorely missing everyone who was there. I pray that this holiday season, they will all be safe and happy.


Dawn Selya said...

Merry Christmas Pau and to all fellow transpinays! Be fabulous!

PinayTG said...

Merry Christmas to you too Dawn! Wishing you, your family and loved ones a peaceful Christmas and a truly happy New year!