For 19 years now, Fiesta in America is a Fil-Am annual event that has created its own tradition in the east coast of USA. Year on year, it's a summer magnet for Filipinos and Filipinos at heart in America who long for that community celebration of religious faith with its full traditional bundle of fun, food and prizes, the Pinoy way.
This year was no exception. Held last August 12 and 13 at the Meadowland Expo Center, in Secaucus, New Jersey, Fiesta in America 2017 attracted hundreds of nostalgia and fun yearning Pinoys.
Fiesta in America had all the ingredients of what a grand fun fiesta must have ---
- all the yummy Pinoy culinary treats,
- big attractive raffle draw prizes,
- the classic fiesta Santacruzan parade, where every parent's dream of having their beautiful children get the community limelight is fulfilled,
- and, the entertainment show with a cast of first rate celebrity entertainers featuring the great American singing group The Drifters, the American Idol Filipina sensation Jessica Sanchez, singing hit maker and composer Rey Valera, Tawag ng Tanghalan grand winner Noven Belleza, and the nostalgic VST & Co., plus Music & Magic.
The great part about this celebration: it was done in an air-conditioned indoor venue, away from the scorching heat of the summer sun in America.
This year, the grand Fiesta in America weekend celebration was made MXtraordinary by MX3. Fil-Am individuals and families were greeted at the venue entrance area by the festive and attention-getting MX3 booth and its team who came all the way from the Philippines, making it more endearing for those whole lot who miss the Philippines so much.
A pleasant surprise made them more exuberant as they discover the bubbly presence of MX3 Brand Ambassador Winnie Cordero, the popular program host of Umagang Kay Ganda, one of the longest-running and top-rating shows available at The Filipino Channel (TFC). These Fil-Ams just cannot resist the excitement of meeting Winnie as they shared with her how they fondly enjoy watching her on the TFC morning magazine show. Pleasantries and picture takings, or what we now know as groufies became a must.
What completed their exciting engagement was their other discovery where the full potentials and benefits of MX3 were unveiled before them -- in capsules, coffee and tea format.
While most of them are familiar with MX3 capsules, some were astonished to find out that MX3 is a potent food supplement that is high with alpha, beta, and gamma from G Mangostana, known to be powerful antioxidants to battle free radicals and strengthen the immune system. Parents and other grown ups took comfort of the fact that it is also proven to have anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce swelling in certain parts of the body.
A few were pleasantly surprised to find out that MX3 Coffee is alkaline based, unlike the regular coffee which is acidic in nature. And that its sweetener is diabetic friendly.
Another good revelation is that the MX3 Tea bag is good for up to a liter of water. This made them feel all the more assured that it is worth their every dollar spent.
It was heartwarming that while these fellow Pinoys in America patiently and excitedly listened to the mind opening details and benefits of taking MX3 from Winnie Cordero, Dr. Edwin Bien and the rest of the MX3 team, they were remarkably enthused in telling their own inspiring stories of hard work and health challenges gave their dynamic conditions and achievements in America.
Entrusting the MX3 team of their golden life accounts was such a privilege. Their life changing stories were noted down along with their contact information for a possible re-connection in the future and the opportunity to tell their MX3 tales of success and happiness.
They sometimes came in batches. It came to a point that the MX3 booth became a point of the congregation on its own, short of saying that it had its own happy Fiesta in America party corner, especially during that part of the day when the entertainment stage started its show of singing and dancing. The MX3 booth inadvertently became the meeting point of old friends rekindling and new ones created with the MX3 team. They were filled with utter satisfaction and bright hopes that better and healthier days will be coming with the help of MX3.
It is said that in the Philippines, it being a country of 7,100 islands, there is a fiesta being celebrated somewhere for every day of the year. The Fil-Ams in the east coast of USA may only experience it in two days in a year through Fiesta in America. But for most of them, they will go home experiencing a MXtraordinary day everyday, now with MX3.