Last Saturday August 25th, 2012 I co-hosted the first annual Balut Eating Contest sponsored by Maharlika Moderno Filipino at the Dekalb Market in Brooklyn! This was a historic moment for Brooklyn and Filipinos worldwide! And yes, it was Balut that brought these two forces together for a great event! There were hundreds of spectators and 10 contestants. It was a fun way to celebrate being Filipino in New York City. There was also a special Cebuano lechon roast filing the air and satisfying peoples stomachs that may have been longing for a reminder of home. I had a great time getting the crowd pumped up. It reminded me of my days hosting several festivals back in California. Thank you to Maharlika Moderno Filipino for allowing me to remember what I love to do!!!!