It’s Mid-Autumn Festival today, according to the 2017 Chinese calendar, it falls on the 15th day of the 8th month so that is today and it’s a moon cake celebration for us. It is a tradition for my family to enjoy the sweetness of moon cakes served on the table, we got 6 different kinds of moon cake with different fillings, each flavor was perfectly good. Here’s the first one,the ”Delicate Present Moon cake”given by our friends from Taiwan. Thank you guys out there! What a special festive gift, the tastes was really great however, other moon cakes has their own unique flavors too.
Christmas countdown 2017 – 87 Days more to go,Christmas is fast approaching
I just want to show you the different faces of Giant Christmas trees, no matter if its natural or artificial, no matter what they are made-off but still appeared to be attractive and fascinating. The good assortment of Christmas decoration makes you feel and smell that a holiday is coming very soon.These giant Christmas trees is a reminder to everyone that Christmas is fast approaching and the spirit of Christmas is now in our hearts…
20 Photos of Giant Christmas trees
Highly appreciated springtime favorite Cherry Blossoms of Korea blooming in spring. This is the best time to visit Korea, the Cherry Blossom Festival of Korea is fast approaching and it’s too early to confirm the date, I’m sure, it fall on the 1st week or 2nd week of April.
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. 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.
Street Photography of the Panagbenga Festival floats, all photos done as early as 5 a.m. just before the parade, I 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 are the best attractions made by the people of Baguio, all beautiful flowers seems to bloom on the float. Thank you so much for that. Let’s get started !
33 Pictures of Panagbenga Festival Floats 2016
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 appeared artfully creative. 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
Venue: Session road to Melvin Jones Grounds Baguio city
As photo shows, brilliant mass of flowers with striking color combinations
Distinctive graceful pattern of blooming flowers with gorgeous walls and elegant borders.
A field of flowers on top, just like humans too, being beautiful is an advantage.
Seemingly endless variety of combinations.
Folk traditions are very much alive with the traditional colorful costumes, this scene showing ethnic influences which is expressed in folk traditions.
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…
Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree
The shining example of beautiful chocolate theme Christmas tree. It’s for public viewing and photos taken at Robinson’s Galleria Supermarket before New Year.What a gracious expression of Christmas decoration. It’s incredibly beautiful! Ferrero Rocher chocolates are stunning partners for a Christmas garland. I don’t know how many pieces were attached but it seems around 5 yards of garland, good enough to cover the whole Christmas tree. The gold color of Ferrero Rocher is equally elegant and splendid, the lavish and expensive effect of decorating tradition of chocolates, color and theme features a good blitz.
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.
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.
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 Eusebio. Here 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.
This model is one of its kind.
High school students wearing carnival costumes to match with the float animated theme.
The Star Wars Float
The float dramatically illustrates the war in the universe. Scene appeared to be dynamic and alive.
The Jedi Knights
Main Characters, Darth Vader and com.
The Queen Amidala costume.
The Dragon Ball Float
The Fantastic Four Float
The Lord of the Rings Float
The One Piece Float
The Sponge Bob Float
The Pokémon float
Impressive! What a beautiful make-up.The shading of different tones is very artistic. Thanks to the make-up artist,you deserve a recognition.
She volunteered for a single snapshot! Awesome! Looks like a real glittering fairy flapping and spreading her wings like a butterfly.
The Minions Float
The Avengers Float
The Scooby Doo Float
The Gurimon Float
The transformers float
Most picturesque movie themed float. Transformers float is the best loved by the kids around.
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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!
Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Parade 2014 is a beautiful
exhibition of electronic floats sponsored by participating institutions and schools.
What an extraordinary works of art regarding the tertiary colors of their choice was even more emphasized. It was just the right time to be there because images will show details that it’s worth it! Right? It was completely beautiful, you can view all the real colors of floats at daytime.
All floats are dazzling but what an effort! it was a long daylight exposure for me battling the intense heat from the sun. Paskotitap parade was scheduled at 6:00 pm, I went to check all the floats 3 hours earlier and this is my first time to cover it at daytime. I was just curious to see the accurate colors of all floats and the real images of the movie characters. It was more easier for me because there’s no rushing to snap unlike at night that you move to catch the speed that sometimes it shows blurry images.
You can already distinguished the difference to view all floats at day, if you can see the real colors at daytime, nigh photography shows good special effects, you usually see the bright neon colors are brilliant and vibrant because the light.
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Here ‘s to present all amazing floats of the year 2014, all photos taken before sundown definitely, it’s a daytime photography
Mickey Mouse Float
A beautiful old church with an architectural masterpiece during the Spanish era, carefully preserved and restored up to the present. If you look from the distance, the exterior and interior design was great. The interior design, it’s truly a work of art. As far as I can remember, it was Holy Week when I took these photos, it was Maundy Thursday.
With so much energy to carry the heavy load of the Lion and Dragon’s head, it was the perfect space to showcase their scream fest performance. The Lion and Dragon dance performed at Pioneer Center during Chinese New Year, February 19,2015. It’s the ”Year of the Wooden Sheep”
Note: More Dragon dance and Lion dance Photos next posts…