Thursday, April 30, 2009

aliwan fiesta 2009 - part 7

Boling Boling Festival of Catanuan, Quezon

aliwan fiesta 2009 - part6

pardon for the blurry images, wasnt able able to capture these colorful dance from parang, maguindao, only managed to get a few shots because we we're walking to get to see as many float and contingets as we can since it was already dark last saturday and the rain was starting to fall

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

aliwan fiesta 2009 - part 5

still a series of aliwan fiesta parade series, this is the winning float from Laoag City, very beautiful and well crafted float.. .actually they also won 1st place last year
pamulinawen festival boys having a rest, its not easy to walk while dancing from the aliw theater to the quirino grandstand
the girls also look exhausted
but still cheerful no matter how tired, and i guess i've mentioned it before that filipinos love having their picture taken :) if there's a camera smiles are ready
the drummer boys having a longest pee contest LOL, i dunno if i will be mad at these boys for peeing at the manila bay, they all lined up and was a nice photo opps (at least i guess i am the only one who captured this scene hehehhe, and i must tell you there were tons of photographers at the place, all geared with their SLRs ... well anyways this is my lucky shot for you though still grainy) but still boys will be boys and i cant help but just shake my head while smiling...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

aliwan fiesta 2009 - part4

still from the aliwan fiesta 2009 parade - the Iloilo contingent - Dinagyang Festival

again sorry for the grainy and blurry images, wish you were there also to witness the parade in person, it was much colorful and fun seeing it live

Dinagyang Float
the beautiful dinagyang muse

the mascot
it seems that most festivals really revolve around the kid jesus - sto nino :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

aliwan fiesta 2009 - part3

the following photos still part of the aliwan fiesta 2009 parada and still a continuation of yesterday's post which showcases the Karatong Festival which is a contingent from Dulag, Leyte
Dulag, Leyte float
raise the roof
drummer boys
salakot at bilao
sto. nino

Sunday, April 26, 2009

aliwan fiesta 2009 - part2

Aliwan Fiesta is divided into three categories: Cultural Street Dance Competition (the main event), Float Parade, and Reyna ng Aliwan (Queen of Aliwan) beauty pageant. this 2009, winners of the streetdance competition will take home P1 million, while the float design category winner gets P500,000.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

aliwan fiesta 2009

a series of photos from the aliwan fiesta parade, please expect aliwan photos in the next few days, hopefully you dont get tired of seeing them, also sorry about the quality of the pictures, but still i want to share with you the colorful photos and the parade.

ALIWAN FIESTA is an annual event that gathers different cultural festivals of the Philippines in Star City Complex in Pasay City wherein contingents compete in dance parade and float competitions, as well as in a beauty pageant. Organized by Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) together with Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the cities of Manila and Pasay. Aliwan Fiesta, which began in 2003, aims to showcase the richness of different Filipino cultures and heritage not only to the people in Metro Manila but also to the rest of the world. The contingents, meanwhile, aim to promote their respective regions both economically and tourism-wise. It was originally organized as a visual extravaganza for the Christmas season, but it has since been held during the summer months of either April or May. Aliwan is a Tagalog word for "entertainment" or "amusement."

i'm just a bit disappointed that the parade started late and as what my fear was it was already evening and i know that i cant take good shots at night, and also the poor participants got soaked in the rain, but all in all it was fun and very colorful and it was my first time to attend the aliwan fiesta, and vowing that i will do so every year :) also, i wasnt able to finish or took pictures of all the participants because it was already late and it rained and i was worried about my nephew and niece whom i tagged along to watch the parade, but everything went well and they also enjoyed the show, chelsea didnt even want to go home :)

trees and buildings

Friday, April 24, 2009

makati skyline

the makati skyline as seen from my office window, yes this photo wasnt taken today as you know the metro has been experiencing raindy days for the past few days and no time to go out and take photos of manila but still i thought it's a nice cloud view to leave you this friday, have a good weekend ahead folks.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


i had a perfect sunset, well sunsets are always perfect specially at manila bay but i cant get a decent shot of the sinking sun, the sun was bloody red but somehow i couldnt get it right, the red began to smudge and instead of a perfect red ball of fire i got this, any ideas how can i correct it?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

layers 2


Monday, April 20, 2009


Sunday, April 19, 2009

leaning posts

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Friday, April 17, 2009


nilagang mani or boiled peanuts

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


summer is really here and as i have said before fruits aboutn when it is summertime, and its not only mangoes and turnips that is being sold per slice on the street, we also have pineapples and watermelons too

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

quaipo vendors part 2

Monday, April 13, 2009

quiapo vendors

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