Capoeira Fundraiser Event At Vaquera Ranch
Yesterday was the Capoeira Batizado event on our ranch! The Batizado is the day when everyone in the martial art gets a little higher in the cord color. About half of the family goes to this Brazilian martial art, and, like in kung-fu, you get higher with belts. But in the case with Capoeira you get into a higher rank with cords. All the people from the Maculele group gather somewhere to get their cords. Now an event like that is pretty big. This year it’s in Texas.
All the really high Capoeira instructors come all the way from Brazil. To pay for the flights and the whole event, there’s always some fundraiser going around. This year the party came to our house. It was pretty fun. Everyone bought drinks and chips and there was even a D.J. He played lots of classical music. The main course was pork. Rudi was slaughtered just the other day, and everyone commented on how sweet he was.
There were pony rides, games, and face painting. Sabrina painted everyone, and I must say the cupcake on my face looked pretty good. At the end of the day we raised about $200. It could have been more, but a lot of people couldn’t make it, what with holidays and all.
And dinner today was leftover Rudi from yesterday, and if we hadn’t cooked most of it yesterday, he would’ve lasted us a couple of weeks.