The forged relationship between the Philippines and Germany had taken heights even long before the Mabuhay Germany campaign launched in 2008. Now, this year marks the 60th year of friendship between the Philippines and Germany. To celebrate the six decades of diplomatic relations, the Germany community is holding a two-day festivities in Bonifacio High Street which hopes to bring a slice of Germany in Manila.
Mabuhay Germany is an annual program to introduce Germany closer to the hearts of Filipino people. This is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of German business, cooperation, and development efforts, education, culture, food and lifestyle all in a single location - 9th Ave. Bonifacio High Street, BGC.
Everyone is invited to join in the celebration starting today, February 22 until tomorrow, Feb. 23, 2014. The event highlights German gastronomic delights, Deutsche business, culture and fun-filled activities for all the members of the family.
I was there this morning and met some Germans who man the booths and explain how Germany is building strong bonds with our Philippine industry and market.
Before I was able to navigate my way around the event, I was invited to a sektfrühstück, German word for Champagne breakfast (in our case it was brunch) which was prepared by Brotzeit Philippines.
And of course how can I get away with an event without having German sausages and you can sample different types of them at different food stalls as well.
For gabelfryhstyck or simply lunch, I chose to Bavarian Smoky Bratwurst from Wursty Wursty. However, you can choose from among these grubs.
Every booth represented have fun games and thrills together with giving away prices and tokens for participating.
The event was rganized by German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (GPCCI) in cooperation with the German Embassy, GIZ & Goethe Institut Philippinen.
GPCCI is a German-Philippine service platform structured to connect partners and members widen their reach in the business and industry.
If you are planning to have a fun and insightful weekend with your friends and family, why don't you drop by here and learn a thing or two from our German friends.
Who knows you might even land in German soil with a hefty income!