Barangay Fiesta is one of the few occasions I really look forward to when I was young. In our barangay, the fiesta falls on January 1 so we’re actually celebrating two occasions (fiesta and New Year that is). Me and my playmates would wait at the side street for the parade, music band or Musiko and Ati-Atihan. Those who love games participate in the palo-sebo and sack race. Fiesta organizers usually prepare cash and trophy cups for the winners. We also love to watch a program held at the plaza where fast and rising artists have been invited to perform. It’s been decades since I visited my hometown and haven’t experienced spending Fiesta with my relatives in a long time.