5.082 Feta Skewers

Cycle 5 – Item 82

 28 (Fri) March 2014

Feta Skewers


at WHO WPRO Al Fresco

-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with meeting participants


Earlier that day for lunch, at Golden Fortune Restaurant, a Cantonese joint near the office, which I’ll discuss in a post someday soon, I had roast duck noodle soup, as per pre-flight SOP.

I am off to Korea tonight.


One of the biggest events of the year at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) is the annual week-long meeting of the WHO Representatives (WRs) and Country Liaison Officers (CLOs) from the country offices around the region.

It’s such a big deal that we have both welcome and farewell receptions.

Tonight was the farewell reception.

One of the healthier spreads that I’ve seen at such receptions.

The food wasn’t particularly noteworthy overall.  However, I did appreciate the presentation of the feta & olive skewers, each consisting of a toothpick with a black olive half + cube of cucumber + cherry tomato half + piece of feta cheese + green olive half + piece of basil, all stuck into a long cucumber cut lengthwise in half (kinda wasteful of the cucumber, though.  I might order this dish, as well as some of the others that I saw throughout the week at coffee breaks, for our Consultation on Overweight, Obesity, Diabetes, and Law.

I’m the last person to complain about free booze, but I do wonder if WHO functions should be serving alcohol (risk factor for NCDs) – this meeting was an internal one, so no problem here.



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