Thursday, March 22, 2012
Fiesta Malaysia 2012
Just wanted to let you know about this fantastic event that's happening in Melbourne this weekend. Now to be honest, I didn't think I would actually find myself promoting an upcoming event specifically here on this blog, just cause it didn't seem like it was my thang. HOWEVER, this is actually an initiative that I fully support so I'm making an exception.
One of the reasons why I LOVE Food is how it brings people together from all different backgrounds. For example, seeing caucasians (or any person of different ethnicity) genuinely enjoying Dim Sum (or Yum Cha) at a Chinese restaurant never fails to bring a smile to my face. To me, serving one's food/cuisine to another is already a form of sharing one's culture to that person. Conversely, having that person enjoy the food that's completely foreign to them is already their way of accepting the culture and origins of the food, in one way or another. This exchange really is quite a beautiful, if you think about it. Which is why I'm completely behind the Vision of this event.
Fiesta Malaysia 2012 is a three-day food carnival held at Argyle Square (just beside Lygon Street) and their aim is to promote Malaysia's diverse, multi-racial culture and history here in Melbourne. It's going to be a fun-filled event because it will feature so many items such as stage performances, eating competitions, stand-up comedy, and many more. But the thing I'm MOST looking forward to is tasting all the Penang Hawker food stalls prepared by vendors that have been flown ALL THE WAY from Penang just for this event!! How insane is that?! WEE-HEEE~~~~
On top of that, I have been graciously invited to be part of a panel with some AMAZING Melbourne food bloggers that will be discussing our thoughts/knowledge on different ASEAN cuisines (each represented by a blogger of that heritage). Together with Adrian (of Food Rehab), Bryan (of Let's Get Fat Together), Anh (of A Food Lover' Journey) and Kat (of Spatula, Spoon and Saturday), I really hope that you can join us for this fun, Food conversation that we'll be having! We will be on from 2:00-2:30pm on Sunday =)
Organised by the Malaysian Student's Council of Australia, Victoria (MASCA Victoria) and sponsored by Tourism Malaysia, City of Melbourne and many more, this is one event that I'm really looking forward to this weekend. With an attendance of over 5,000 people a day last year, I'm sure that this year's event will be even bigger and better.
So, if you're not doing anything, I do hope that you'll stop by and say hello! Would love to meet and have a conversation with you guys. Have a good one, everybody! =)