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Food Decor/Christmas Tree

December24

Oh Gosh! A sweet treat using a simplified version of food art, Donuts hanging on Christmas tree outlined the Christmas tree branches. This one is unique! A festive food fashion is something new to look at, I was able to spare few minutes from SM Mega Mall, I was surprised to see these accents. 

Panagbenga Festival 2016

March2

Panagbenga Flower Festival 2016 draws big crowd in Baguio city. The crowd bursting into spontaneous cheers filled the areas in front of Convention Center and thousands lined the streets of Session road as early as 3 a.m. to see the flower float parade. Others endured the long hours of waiting and sleeping on both roadside spaces and sidewalks. Motorist and commuters having a hard time to get out from this point because of road closures nearby.

Panagbenga Festival is a popular festival in the Philippines, the most attended parade that includes parade of flower floats, street dancing, Philippine folk dance,ethnic dance, marchers, band music performed in traditional costumes. Some t v personalities and movie stars attended this event.

I was around as early as 5 am to take snapshots of this event to feature it here. Of course I want a hassle free photography with no interruptions and distractions. I don’t want to experience different factors. I already organized everything for myself beforehand.  Street photography is quite hard to be with big crowd but anywhere around, it’s fun to hear enjoyable shouting and screaming of the crowd. We Filipinos are happy even when we are facing different crisis, we are hospitable to welcome our guests especially during feast. This event surely preserves the customs of particular race.

 

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Street Photography of the Panagbenga Festival floats, all photos done as early as 5 a.m. just before the parade.I’ve started following the parade route stretching from the Convention center, Session road to SM

Street dancing has certainly been an important part of the festival, a form of entertainment, tradition and history.Bringing up the symbol of the festival.What a festive feeling to smell the fragrant flowers throughout the street.The flower floats is as much as an attraction made beautiful by the people of Baguio, all beautiful flowers seems to bloom on the float.Thank you so much for that. Let’s get started !

Pictures of Panagbenga Festival Floats

Truly breathtaking to bring the flowers from the garden to decorate all the floats. Range of colors and the arrangement of flowers according to the float theme appealed artfully to the eye. One can just imagine,a day before to gather all the right flowers to form in style, shaping and mixing patterns of colors, adding elegant highlights to emphasized the whole outline.

Baguio city, the city of the cold sun have benefited from their cold location that some unique variety of flowers mostly originated there.

Event: Panagbenga Flower Festival 2016

February 28,2016

Venue: Session road  to Melvin Jones Grounds

Baguio city

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As photo shows

Brilliant mass of flowers with striking color combinations.

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Distinctive graceful pattern of blooming flowers with gorgeous walls and elegant borders.

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A field of flowers on top, just like humans too, being beautiful is an advantage.

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Seemingly endless variety of combinations.

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Folk traditions are very much alive!

Traditional colorful costumes, this scene showing ethnic influences which is expressed in folk traditions.

 

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I will not end up here for next next would be another blog for the next Panagbenga Flower Festival 2017.

 I would like to thank all the Panagbenga Flower Festival organizers for allowing me to take pictures before the parade. Thank you to all float sponsors. Looking forward to meet you again soon…

Paskotitap Float Festival 2015

December16

One of the most awaited event is the Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sound Parade or Paskotitap Festival. It is an annual parade held every December in the city of Pasig. Paskotitap is a beautiful exhibition of electronic floats  sponsored by participating institutions and schools.The event will also showcased all beautiful designed floats and performances of dance troupes from each school. It was a project of the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig and Ortigas group of Companies with the help of Participating schools, Barangay and City officials.

It was truly was a beautiful Christmas evening last Sunday (December 13,2015). It was a magical night! This year’s Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds presented 14 popular animated themed floats from action, epic, fantasy and adventure movies. Superp floats to represent reastically all the 14 movie-themed concept in distinctive characters; Dragon Ball, Sponge Bob,Pokemon,One Piece, Minion, Star Wars, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Jurassic World, Lord of the Rings, Scoobie Doo, Doraemon and Transformers. It was fun- filled excitement to see all floats colorful decorations, set up with eccentric lights, beautiful music that goes well with the float theme and participating students with elegant and ravishing outfits.

The float designs and artistry is quiet astonishing. A friend behind said, It’s spectacular! People beside me keeps on roaring, cheering and dancing. This parade attracted thousands of people  and visitors around Pasig eventually rising to more this year.

This is already my 5th consecutive year of covering the Paskotitap.I had published the 4 other coverage in the past. I started way back –year 2011 during the Power Puff Girls, Kitty, and Avatar time. For the first 3 years, I’ve published only the evening coverage and all images done by night photography but last year 2014 and up the present, I’ve made double effort to photograph all details ahead of time, that was done at midday and be back again in the evening for my night details. It was a double pressure to do it twice but indeed with pleasure as well. At midday, the colorful features of the float will come out but not as vivid during the night. That’s the difference.

Initially, the event due to start at 6:oo pm but this year, it was delayed to some issues, a float generator is not working and there’s a quick rush to catch up the limited time for installation.

As originally planned to follow the parade directly all the way to Pasig City Hall for the performances and awarding of winners for Group dance contest, Best float and costume design but as expected, traffic has exploded out of proportion, I was caught in a traffic jam for hours because major roads are fully congested.

You can see here all the themed floats creative design and decorations have been brought together in almost perfect coordination possible. I’m here to share the excitement.

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Mayor Maribel Eusebio of Pasig with Mark Sambrano

The parade started after the live interview of GMA-7 and ABS CBN with Mayor Maribel Eusebio.

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No amount of happiness can compensate for documenting this Paskotitap event so i can share it with you. My particular thanks to all Paskotitap organizers, float creators, designers, participating students, Schools, All sponsors, Rotary Club of Pasig and to Mayor Maribel EusebioHere are some photos taken last Sunday- Paskotitap 2015

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The Jurassic World Float

It represents the spirit of Jurassic dinosaurs in the Mesozoic era. As you approach to see the images, it will change your mood and transformed everything bringing you back in time.

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This model is one of its kind.

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High school students wearing carnival costumes to match with the float animated theme.

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The Star Wars Float

The float dramatically illustrates the war in the universe. Scene appeared to be dynamic and alive.

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The Jedi Knights

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Main Characters, Darth Vader and com.

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The Queen Amidala costume.

 

The Dragon Ball Float

 

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The Fantastic Four Float

 

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The Lord of the Rings Float

 

 

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The One Piece Float

 

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The Sponge Bob Float

 

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The Pokémon float

 

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Impressive! What a beautiful make-up.The shading of different tones is very artistic. Thanks to the make-up artist,you deserve a recognition.

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She volunteered for a single snapshot! Awesome! Looks like a real glittering fairy flapping and spreading her wings like a butterfly.

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The Minions Float

 

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The Avengers Float

 

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The Scooby Doo Float

 

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The Gurimon Float

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The transformers float

Most picturesque movie themed float. Transformers float is the best loved by the kids around.

 

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MineCraft Float

By: Alba Works

 

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Thank you to the good record and service projects. Thank you, thank you Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig. Ang babait ninyo!

 

DOG FASHION AND STYLE GENERATION

December9

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Fashionable dog wearing blue glasses and shoes. What a smart breed!

Last Sunday, while I was walking around the corridors of  Tiendesitas Shopping Mall, this cute dog,  has stollen my attention. I was very happy to have another opportunity to photograph it, it was done with consent from the owner anyway. Just like humans, the charming dog looks like a star! It looks  fashionable with the vibrant and sparkling colors of her silky cotton-like coat, wearing shoes with matching blue glasses. The silky hair looks like it was also straightened. May I know who is the hairstylist? The color combination and pattern looks perfect too. I guess it’s tough to color this dog hair but the dog looks smart and well-behaved.

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Charming dog, Star of the Day  (Click on image to view larger)

Wow! This is the best way to bring out the best looks in dogs. Definitely, She got the best impression and great mood for the day. I heard what people says around that it was very funny to see dog walking wearing shoes. I’m curious, I haven’t seen one yet perhaps, a bit adjustment to trim their toenails first. I missed to ask the dog’s name from the owner, hoping to catch them around at the same place soon.

HALLOWEEN SPECIALS

October30

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How do you celebrate Halloween?

We celebrated it with horrible costumes, night and day Halloween parties, Jack-O-Lanterns, even our own foods like fruits, candies, biscuits was formed into spooky stuffs, strange forms and figures. We also decorated our garden with some horrible props.Of course, the treat or trick practice, it was all a kid’s fun.

However, if you want to make your Halloween an extra creepy and memorable experience to count on, Don’t sleep and spend all night  in cemeteries and haunted house waiting for something strange to come out. Call yourself a ghost hunter,anyway, it’s nice to be good at something. Just wondering, how in this world you would get rid of ghosts and bad spirits?

HALLOWEEN,2014

October29

My Halloween Presentation for this year,2014

You can’t find what’s in unless you go out and see what’s new. In my case, I don’t have to look very far to find some spooky and horrible stuffs to show off, they are just around the corner and everywhere. Lately, I took some bone-chilling photographs during my hunt for strange things and figures for my ”Halloween Special”  Some photographs is something closer to shocked! I took these photos while walking around Eastwood city.

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The Gingerbread House

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A kiddie ride park  was set up on the other corner and Halloween superheroes show.

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The ”Red Crab”, Alimango house

Along the corridors is a ”Red Crab” an Alimango house, serves the best crab in the city, they got the best theme and Halloween costume.

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Very beautiful Halloween theme.

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The most feared but I admired you guys for having the guts to do this freaky thing, I know it’s a part of your job, isn’t it? You look like a friendly zombie!  Do you think this one is cute and cuddly? then, this one is for you.

In front of a restaurant where customers would enter and be greeted by a zombie, a dead man walking covered with blood and taken his hands off while the other hand is holding it.

Trick or treat?

If you choose treat then these photos for sharing but, if you pick trick then these guys are your besties.

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Bloodied zombie with a frontal stab, it looks like a morgue. A living dead sleeping? I think, zombies never sleep.

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The lower half body of ”manananggal” You can see the internal organs. The most scared but admired. Take a sharp glance and click on images to view larger.

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Caught on camera, the zombie was smiling to perform his real halloween move! Other restaurant crews wearing their Halloween costume. Other costumes like the Werewolf, Demon, Hunchback  of Notre Dame and many more..

Other pictures taken around Eastwood Mall. This is an amusement park for kids. I think, it was intended just for this Sunday event.

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The Rubber Slide for kids.

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For the kids to enjoy, this is the best place.

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Full of people all around.

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Front view of Rubber Slide.

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It looks like an early Halloween celebration last Sunday.

TEDDY BEAR COLLECTION

September26

All my favorite stuffs, it’s Teddy Bear Fashion trends!

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SOMETHING APPROPRIATE

April16

Continuation  of….VALENTINE’S DAY: WHERE TO GO? WHAT TO WEAR? WHAT TO GIVE?

What to wear?

It depends on places you want to go to. You can wear anything but it’s good to wear something appropriate. Buying is not important, you can make yourself presentable without spending a single buck. You can make yourself extra special from head to toe using your own effort, that will make you look different if you know how to mix and match your old clothes.

It’s fun to make your own style and trendy look, you can wear attractive blouses or tight jeans to pair with or colorful dress would also be good. All you have to do is to check your closet, bring out all attractive items and accessories. I’m sure you’ll find something that fits you well. Focus to change everything like your hair style because your  hair is your crowning glory that will lighten up your face and the clothes you are going to wear will change the whole of you. You can pony your hair to look young and girly, wear attractive head bands or pretty hair clips. Soft and wavy hair is also good or, just a straight hair look.

Being beautiful and presentable is good to look at. I’m sure, you want to have a photo collection of the event and do the close-up selfie shot afterwards. I remember a friend of mine, She hates to repeat the same clothes that was already photographed earlier. It was an expensive set-up to change all the time.  Just enjoy the day with your escort, Make this day a day to remember.

VALENTINE’S DAY: WHERE TO GO? WHAT TO WEAR? WHAT TO GIVE?

March24

People buy gifts to any occasion like; Birthdays,Mother’s day,Father’s day, Christmas day and Valentine’s day was no exception although, it will only lasts for a day, it’s the time for boys especially the teenagers would choose a girl to pair up with. Following the hearty day with gift-giving of flowers, cute red bears, chocolates, exchanging love notes, sweet text messages, phone calls, and romantic dating. The day before, may be a whole day session of thinking and planning on where to go,Perhaps, you no longer needed to be coach, but, there are some suggestions you need to know just to ensure a wholesome Valentine’s day. It’s good to plan ahead of time.There might not be enough hours on that day that you’ll find yourself confused and rushing on where to go and what to give and what to wear. Whether you are single, loveless or married, whatever,t’s great to show your love on this day. Always remember that Love is…what you make it. Here are some tips on what to do before the occasion. This is applicable to any occasion not just Valentine’s day. Before anything else, Let me begin with few don’t’s.

What to avoid:

1.Set aside any problems first. Don’t discuss any problems from the past and present. Remember that this day is a special interests to both of you.

2. Avoid any embarrassing moments.

3. Skip tough conversation. However, if conflict arises, your partner might respond differently that may hurt your feelings. Stay cool and lower your tone to handle it safely. Learn to hug and make up a few words and tell him/her how you love him so much. Save the trouble, that’s a good sign of relief to make up before the day ends.

Where to go?

 For the Lovers: What thrill and excitement do you have in mind? If you are going with a special date that you may want something romantic? Treat your partner to a candle dinner for two, or a dinner in a restaurant with a romantic view of the sunset. This is the right setting wherein you may want to propose or you may want to bring out the feelings you’ve been keeping for a long time. Any place with beautiful scenery while eating is perfectly good. The location would simply make your day romantic and memorable.

Family Celebration: A restaurant with large serving wherein you can enjoy different kinds of foods. A buffet or eat –all- you- can restaurant is a good choice. It would be a good treat to surprise all family members.

For the Internet Explorers: Make it heard, first hour greetings is great. Give free electronic greeting cards, stickers and photos taken a day ahead. You can make personalized greetings in Photoshop editing, using your own photos, add meaningful captions and humble words. You can attach your emails and send it through application. You can also inbox beautiful messages with love songs attached, get it U-Tube. Revive your play lists and do the Facebook tags.

For Single and the Loveless:

 This is what you call a humble sacrifice if you don’t have a pair during Valentine’s day. Of course, it’s gonna be lonely without your love but, don’t waste your time inside your bedroom. Always remember that, your family is your true love. The good thing about being single; you are in the best situation to have a freedom to do everything, a complete full time for yourself. However, you can invite your bestfriend or group of friends to take a stroll on this day, it might be a night out to grove, that’s the best time to wear your dancing shoes or, you may want to sing, bringing our your golden voice that wasn’t heard for a long time. Karaoke bar with group of friends is fun! Choose a group more likely who have the same interests as you. A wholesome dinner with your family is surely appreciated too.

Note: To be continued…it was such a long blog! See you next post

MY HALLOWEEN IMAGE

November3

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Getting ready for a halloween party. My Halloween costume is a zombie. What a total transformation! The make-up applied on my face was temporary good for only for 3 hours, I’m prone to allergies and bit sensitive to wet make-up.Hence, they have used a hypo-allergenic one with no bad reaction afterwards.

However, I’m scared to see my own self.It looks like, I need a general surgery here.Creepy,isn’t it? LOL! I would like to thank my make-up artist for making me looks  like a horrible  zombie! Yikes! I want my face back!

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