Update: Naiblog na ang buong kwento ni Shakoleit! Basahin dito.
Day 2 which includes the Street Parade in the morning then PMA, Camp John Hay and Strawberry Farm in the afternoon was totally exhausting! Nagsusumigaw ang mga paa’t tuhod ko na umuwi na but for the sake of PICTURES, sige lang!.. I was completely satisfied with my shots 😛. Though we’re all tired from yesterday’s “endless trekking” adventure, we still woke up at 3:30 in the morning. Teka onting segway at kwento:
Mapanuri: “Anong oras kayo nakatulog kagabi? Kumain pa kayo diba?”
Whattaqueso: “Mga 9:30 siguro, pagkakain nakatulog na rin”
Chroky: “Ikaw anong oras ka nakatulog?” (kunwari curious magtanong.. ) 😛
Mapanuri: (Nag-isip sandali).. Parang naguusap pa tayo nun.. tas nagtalukbong lang ako ng kumot.. Yun na.. Zzzzzzzz…”
Ganun ako kapagod kagabi, sabayan pa ng lamig sa daling-araw = sino ba naman ang hindi mapapahilik nyan??? 😛
We arrived at Session road a few minutes past 6AM and as expected, there’s a lot of people already. Double the number of peeps same time yesterday – that’s around 6 digits I think. Some were having their breakfast on the gutters of the road while comfortably seated on their paper sheets. After a few meters of walking, we found our own space. The sun’s not up yet and it’s a little cloudy. Everyone’s getting ready and at the same time, excited.
All in all there were 22 floats to grace the road but I haven’t captured all of them. I found it difficult to take pictures if some people (especially elders) are getting in front of us. Nakakahiya naman silang paalisin kasi matatanda, nakakawalang galang naman.. Kaso mali rin naman yung sumisingit.. 🙂
They even decorated their instruments with colorful flowers. 🙂
Dances are still part of the parade which adds excitement and entertainment.
This little girl posed a smile for me as she saw me taking pictures. In return, she deserves a good click.
Cute little two front teeth! But guess if that float has sexy little bunnies at the back.. (I wish!.. :P)
Some of you might be asking if there were celebrities who joined the parade. There’s a few of them.
Girls cheered and screamed for him. Nagkanda-traffic traffic na dahil nagpuntahan na sa gitna ang mga tao. The crowd control didn’t control it.. 😛
Both JC and Danita together with Empoy were here to promote the Kapatid Network (TV 5). It’s the only TV station which had their float lined up for the parade.
It’s from Dunkin Donuts and later that I realized that the number “3” resembles a bite and the hole appears to be “0”. 30 years of Dunkin Donuts that is. Extraordinary feat indeed to stay that long in the business.
Unfortunately (for beer drinkers), they did not give away beers in cans. Oh wait, but I might have not noticed it. Am I that too busy taking pictures? 😛
I didn’t have a good shot of the float because people are already taking pictures of themselves around it. There were a group of other lovely ladies at the back as well.
As the parade comes to the last float, people are already everywhere. No good shots came out. The last float was inspired by the 2009 movie Avatar with the orange dragon (?) flipping its wings and a stone cave behind it where burst of flames come out. Surprisingly, a Sto. Nino came out of the cave and swinging over the dragon. I just find it weird. What’s up with that?
The floats will head to Burnham Park for the judging. It was a tiring 2 hours and I deserve a full good meal. Chowking Orange Chicken Lauriat!
P.S. May umaway pa kay Irman sa Chowking dahil akala nung mama (?) eh nakatambay lang kami. Hinihintay namin sila May at Fyle kaya may bakanteng upuan sa mesa namin. Wala kasing maupuan kaya biglang sumulpot ‘tong lalaking(?) ito na itago na lang natin sa pangalang, “Sha-koleit” (kamukha nya kasi si Chokoleit at Shalala). Tinanong nya kung kelan raw ba darating ung mga hinihintay namin? Wala pang isang segundo sya na rin ang sumagot! “Sa isang taon ba? bukas? mamaya? Anong oras?” Sabay bitaw ng linyang.. “I’ll be watching you!” sabay alis..
May attitude!.. Si Khanto na siguro ang bahalang magkwento ng buong detalye.. hehe 😀 basahin ang buong kwento dito.