I was invited to a banquet to have dinner with Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. She is in Washington DC to meet with Barack Obama tomorrow morning. President Arroyo just got off the flight from the Philippines and she is a trooper for having to meet with everyone at the party. It was nice to also see old family friends from the Zambalenos and also meet the current president of that organization. I also reunited with my former “mother” (my old best friend's mom) who was Miss Philippines when I was young. Interesting night and well worth it. Thank you to my Uncle Henry for the invite. I truly enjoyed it.