Every year, on a Sunday afternoon in September, Filipino families flock to Bedford, MA, for the first time to commence the school year at IP (Iskwelahang Pilipino). Last week was the first Sunday of the IP year, and we all delighted in once again seeing old friends, and welcoming new faces to the community. There was excitement and anticipation (of merienda) in the air, as everyone mingled together as a community for the first time since the Lowell Folk Fest. We had some fun ice breakers, during which we all had a laugh and got to know one another a little better. We left having had lots of good food and laughs. I can't wait to see what experiences we'll have this year. Here's to another great year at IP!