Ed Propst reading out the list of “don’ts” his wife wrote for him before coming on stage to introduce our first comedian. At the top of the list, “Don’t discuss our sex life.” Wonder if Daisy saw his last FB status. Hmmm…Ed?
Jay Sanchez had his own list of things no to do when you move off island. My favorite was “Don’t ask people who their parents are.” You have to be Chamorro to understand the significance of that question.
It was a sold out crowd. The entire ticket sales went to the CNMI Autism Society to help raise awareness of autism. Butch Sigua, owner of Naked Fish Saipan also donated 20% of all sales to the ASCNMI. Sponsors for this event include: Mar Pac, Naked Fish, Bison Relations and the ASCNMI. Supporters who helped promote the event include: KKMP Radio and KSPN News.
Chamorros are fun loving and funny people. My favorite memories of growing up were listening to my family go on and on teasing one another and laughing. It was a special treat to have local talent share the sometimes absurd, most of the time hilarious things we do.
Sharlene Crisostimo, or Mama Shar as she is affectionately called by her students, shared some of her other titles: Queen Of the World and my favorite, OGO (Oh Great One).
The night ended fabulously with the beautiful and funny Mona Concepcion who was back in the islands after 9 years of living in Seattle. I’m still laughing at Mona‘s depiction of her mother speaking Spanish to strangers in Seattle to demonstrate the similarities between our languages. “Slow down, Rosetta Stone!”
We totally have to do this again, CNMI!
- Mona. Live. Naked. Fish. (bondotmom.com)