Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Born on the 4th of July

The United States of America was born on the Fourth of July in 1776 after a bitter War of Independence (a.k.a. The American Revolution) with “mighty” Great Britain.

She is now celebrating her 231st Year of Independence…

I am celebrating the birthday of my adopted country in the comforts of the living room with an ice- cold Bud in hand and broiled Tuna dipped in a mixture of soy sauce, sliced tomatoes and onions for “pulutan” made just like the way it is back home while waiting for the Macy’s Fireworks Show on NBC to start.

Come to think of it, July 4 is also Filipino- American Friendship Day in the Philippines. I’ll leave the politics aside (there’s time for that and in another post probably) and instead focus more on the positive side of the holiday (at least, for now) and that doesn‘t make me less of a Pinoy for doing that, I hope.

Many former "friends" from the good old days may disagree with me but and it‘s always a big but?

And the debate on that will also come at a later time and in another forum.

The NBC Special will also include live soundtrack from the New York Pops and a tribute to American songwriter Stephen Foster. Pre- recorded songs by Oscar nominee Anika Noni Rose and Tony- Awardee and Broadway star Lea Salonga among others will be heard amid the fireworks' glitters and spectacle.

I’ll try to blog about the show later meanwhile I’ll just relax, get drunk and enjoy the show…


Here’s the fireworks at the The Henry Ford- Greenfield Village’s Salute to America featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing in the background amid the spectacle.


Note: Click my "Short Cuts" videos for more Fireworks!


snglguy said...

Hope you're having a swell Independence Day. Inom mo na lang ako ng Bud, huwag yung light ha? :-D

Gina said...

Happy Birthday to good ol' USA!
And Belated Happy Filipino-American Friendship Day.
What better way to watch a fireworks show than in the cozy comfort of one's living room with a bottle of ice cold beer,di ba?

vernaloo said...

I'm late hehe but belated Happy 4th of July pa rin! hehe

Anika Noni Rose is one of the Dreamgirls right?

mitsuru said...


padi, ngayon lang naka- recover fronm the hangover. he-he.


you got it right!:)


tnx and yes she was one of the dream girls.:)

sugahmamma said...

Just a pinoy trivia guys...The Dreamgirl who replaced Effie (Jennifer Hudson) in that movie is half-Pinoy Sharon Leal. Born to a Pinay mom and African-American Dad.

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