As we follow the trail of the Chinese New Year parade that’s set for Quirino Grand Stand, we crossed the streets going to Luneta. It’s been a loooong while and this was the first time I saw it at night. A lot has noticeably changed and the lights added glow to Manila’s finest and most famous park – not to mention being the home of Dr. Jose Rizal’s historical monument. It’s a family park so I expect to see kids walking and playing with their parents, having a picnic and feeling the cold night. Students from different nearby colleges/universities were doing their homeworks, dance rehearsals, making group projects, jogging, horse playing, simple chit-chatting and texting. On the other hand, it’s also a place for lovers who find Luneta a perfect place to hold hands and kiss. It’s as if they don’t mind children seeing them doing their display of affection. Never mind them because the night belongs to the newly reopened dancing fountains which is the center of attraction in this spot of Manila.
Though I considered this day to be a wrong move for missing the dragon and lion dances on the eve of Chinese New Year, I think it wasn’t that bad at all. The fountain saved the day!