Caracol Festival - Makati
Monday, January 21, 2008
Yesterday, I went to Makati with Arian, Enrico and Raymond to witness Makati's Caracol Festival. It was my first time to hear about this festival, so when Enrico invited me to go there my initial reaction was "what's that?" but since I don't have anywhere to go, so I grab the chance for a photo op.

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Well, Caracol Festival was derived from a Spanish word means "Snail Shells" and it signifies the City being a shell of fun and merrymaking even at the time of hardship. The festivals theme is the preservation of Mother Earth and it was shown on the participants costumes. Participants from Elementary schools were mostly dressed in animal costumes like dogs, bees, cats and the most popular was the birds costume. While the High school and College students were dressed as fairies, butterflies, flowers, jellyfish, seahorses, Indians, squids, illegal loggers and a lot more. The participants also had a lot of props and special effects to emphasize their point.

Caracol Festival

I was a little disappointed with it 'coz I was expecting a street dance and a loud music or drum beats, instead they only walked the street from Makati Ave going to the judging area in front of Park Square1. It was a small place, so only a few people had a chance to witness the participants routine. It was a small festival unlike the Sinulog or Masskara but it has a potential to become a big one, if only the City government will fund and campaign for it. They should have advertise the festival so that more people where informed about Caracol Festival. Imagine, even people who resides in Makati for a long time haven't heard about it, what more to those who live outside Makati. And the host even said that the festival had started in the year 1986. Well, are they serious about that? It has been years people! I just hope next year the organizer will think of putting up sound system on the streets if not, they could hire a lot drummers for their parade so that participants could go street dancing. And a lot of people could witness the Caracol Festival.

Caracol Festival
For me, this is one of the best costume in the festival. Nice color combination and it has a lot of beads

Caracol Festival
Human Frog with a lonely eye

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Trinoma Blogger Food Tour
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Yesterday, 150 bloggers were invited to join the Trinoma Bloggers Food Tour which were organized by the said shopping mall and Yehey! The tour started around 2:30 for the registration at the Cinema Lobby and meeting fellow bloggers. They divided us into 5 color groups (consist of 20-30 bloggers) that represent which floor the bloggers will start the tour. Aside from that, they also handed us a give-aways which contains Hershey's Chocolates, Ayala Notepad, Yummy Magazine and a free cinema admission ticket.

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Well, it was an afternoon of fun and food. Just imagine going to 34 restaurants and eating all the food they prepared for us. It was an afternoon of pigging-out. To name a few of the 34 restaurants who confirmed for the tour were TGIF, Jack's Loft, Italianni's, Holy Cow Chop House, Fish & Co, CYMA, Bubba Gump, The Madison Grill, Hosseins Persian Kebab, La Maison, Crustasia, Cabalen, Terriyaki Boy, Super Bowl of China, Bacolod chicken Inasal, Conti's and Bread Talk. Isn't that wonderful? Well, we didn't get the chance to go to all 34 restaurant ''coz we were full after our 5th stop and of course we run out of time for being such a camwhore ;) The tour ended with a band performance by SOUND and raffles prizes were given away. Unfortunately, I didn't get any grr..

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Well, all in all it was a great and fun experience. There are food that are ok and there are those that are really sumptous. So here are some of my favorites from last night tour. I'll just let the pictures talk for themselves. Opps! Sorry! I don't have a photo of La Maison's sumptous Creamy Wine Mussels. But I asure you it's really very yummy.

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Holy Cow Cheesecake is the best cheesecake I ever tasted. It will satisfy everyones sweet tooth.

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Hosseins Persian Kebab has the best interior design. If you want an intimate dinner this is the place to be.

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More photos here.

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Bonifacio Shrine
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Bonifacio Shrine

Bonifacio Shrine, ever heard of it? I know, most of us Filipino know who Andres Bonifacio is, but we don't know where the heck is Bonifacio Shrine, right? Well, Bonifacio Shrine is located across Manila City Hall. It showcases the life of Andress Bonifacio as a revolutionary leader of the Philippines. He was one of the founder of the "Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan", also known as KKK, which aimed to gain independence from the Spanish colonial rule in the late 19th century.

Anyway, while we were at the shrine, we saw some people spitting and throwing their garbage there. It was really frustrating. I hope someone will take action on this. Hello! Calling the City Government! :)

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2008 World Pyro Olympics
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
New Years eve already passed by but still we want to see beautiful fireworks and be enthrallled by it. Well, don't fret 'coz once again the skies of Pasay will shine for the 3rd WOrld Pyro Olympics. This year Pyro Olympics competition will be held at the Manila Bay late February. It will showcase the craftmanship, creativity and artistry of the World's fireworks master. I assure you that this will be the best of the best when it comes to fireworks display. So, if I where you guys leave your calendar open on the following dates and witness this amazing event.

World Pyro Olympic Schedule
by La Mancha Pyro Productions

February 16 - China and Germany
February 23 - Japan and Australia
March 1 - Korea and Dubai
March 8 - Italy and Venezuela
March 15 - France and the Philippines.

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Happy New Year!

Just want to greet everyone a

PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
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