Friday, November 21, 2008

Night Activity in Khartoum

Thursday is like a Saturday night to the Khartoum working folks. Where could we go? Our project secretary who is a Filipino lady herself invited us to their Filipino community gathering at a basketball arena.

There were people selling foodstuff in the basketball arena. We were recommended to a well known Philippines dessert called Halo Halo. It was selling at 5 Sudanese Pound (US$2.50). Nothing's cheap in Sudan.

It could comprise blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk and shaved ice. There are various ways of making this dessert and you could add any type of ingredients according to your taste if you do it at home.

We sat near the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) team as our project secretary's friends are in the team.

Was bitten by mosquitoes while watching the game that consist of four quarters of ten minutes each.

Hopefully those were not malaria infested mosquitoes. Will know in a few days' time.

The UNMIS team won this game by 107 to 62, if remembered correctly. It's a best of three games and they will play again on Friday night.

Filipinos were seated around the basketball court and there was a centrestage set up for a commentator and game officials, very professional.

At the end of the game, I noticed I was the tallest fella standing amongst the UNMIS players ..... but the project secretary said the competition was opened to Filipinos only ............ sigh
Tags: Filipino, Philippines, Halo-Halo Dessert, Basketball, Khartoum Nightlife, United Nations Mission In Sudan, UNMIS



Blogger foongpc said...

Tallest but no chance to play? Haha! I'm sure the mosquitoes are not malaria infested, but if I don't see any updates on this blog in the next few days, I'll be a bit worried...LOL!

21 November, 2008 23:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of Filipinos there hor! Lots more than in Malaysia or Singapore...all flocking to St FX Church (and talking away during the service! Duh!!!), PJ or Lucky Plaza on Sundays.

22 November, 2008 09:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have let their counterparts to participate! You're so disappointed only to watch them play, aren't you?...

22 November, 2008 11:35  
Blogger Nazril Nordin said...

dude it's UNMIS (United Nations Mission in Sudan)


22 November, 2008 21:20  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

foong - i'm not a filipino, that's why ......... i'm still ard to respond to yr comment as of today

suituapui - was that a complain? haha

dora - counterpart? u mean me? i'm of the 2 malaysians there that night

nazril - really? must be the lack of light that made me partly blind

23 November, 2008 03:42  

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