It was last March when I blogged about P&G partnering with the International Olympic Committee as it supports the Philippines’ bet to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Last week, we had the privilege to have an afternoon tea party with Momsky and Papsky Barriga, the parents of our country’s very own, Mark Anthony Barriga, the first qualified athlete competing in light flyweight boxing to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The send off channeled an English tea party, which got a few of us really giddy as we donned ourselves with pretty fascinators as English women would.
Proctor & Gamble, together with a few members of the online media, celebrated with Momsky Melita Barriga on the same day that Mark Anthony Barriga marched through the Isles of Wonder Opening bearing the Philippine flag in his uniform for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
To get Momsky and Popsky Barriga ready for London, Mike Cabigon of the British Council took the floor and did a short brief on what to expect in London. From the weather to what they should wear, the general culture of the English people.
Mike Cabigon shows us where the London Olympics are to be held.
A few of London’s Tourist Attractions
I honestly got really thrilled for Momsky and Popsky Barriga. I felt like flying to London myself right there and then. My bestfriend is in London and I haven’t seen her in forever! I kind of missed her all the more seeing the place where she lives.
British vs. American Words
More British vs. American Words
Some of the words Mike Cabigon shared for Momsky and Popsky to prepare for as they communicate with the people of London. Pretty interesting pieces of information. Towards the end of the afternoon tea party. Proctor & Gamble presented the Barriga folks with their passports, UK Visa, shopping bags and pocket money, et. al. I’m sure this support from P&G and our government made all the difference since all documents, visas, travel insurance were taken cared of for them.
Thanks to Proctor & Gamble, Momsky and Popsky Barriga were able to fly to London last Sunday to not just support their son in spirit and prayers. But to be right with him, as their son strives towards the goal of bringing home that ever so elusive first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines.