Wednesday, October 12, 2011


On Sunday, this little guy was baptized.

A's nephew
Gael was baptized by the Cardinal in the capital's Colonial Zone [one lucky baby].  It was my first time attending a Catholic baptism, and it was much more tranquil than the Greek Orthodox baptisms I've attended, where the priest completely drowns submerges the baby under water until they are flailing and screaming at the top of their lungs.  Gael didn't even shed a tear!

After the ceremony, there was a lovely outdoor reception where we ate Dominican hors d'oeuvres like kipe (fried meatballs), pastelitos (small puff pastries filled with chicken) and repollo (boiled cabbage filled with rice and meat).  The night was finished off with a gigantic blue cake - it was the perfect way to end the weekend.

{serious, "Just Baptized" face}


  1. I love taking part in these types of traditions. it really gives you such a special view into your new culture!