BECI – Tanabata: Celebration of the Star-Crossed Lovers

Also known as the Star Festival, Lady Campus celebrated Tanabata, which has its origins in a Chinese festival and concerns the romantic legend between two literally star-crossed lovers, Princess Orihime the Weaver and Hikoboshi the Cowherd. The pair is represented by the stars Vega and Altair, separated by the Milky Way galaxy, and can only meet on this day once a year when a flock of sympathetic magpies forms a bridge for them across the river of heaven.

The line-up started with an informative introduction by Manager Moe (Japanese) and Manger Ivy (Chinese) followed by distributing colorful papers in which each student and teacher wrote their wishes. It is said that wishes were ought to come true during this day. After which, a sumptuous buffet style dinner was served to satisfy the students’ hunger and cravings for tropical fruits, chocolate fondue, snack bar items, mallows, and a lot more. They sated their appetite for food with a variety of dishes. And of course, Tanabata wouldn’t be complete without a proper Tanabata tree and paper lantern decors for you to hang your wishes on according to the ages-old Japanese custom.

It turns out that happiness and learning are tied very closely together; so later that evening, the students and teachers played Filipino team building games to generate good vibes among the teachers, managers and our students. Choosing something unique and slightly outside the comfort zones of everyone can encourage them to come together in new ways.