January 31, 2016

Iloilo's Dinagyang festival has grown to be one of the country's most spectacular cultural and religous festivals. Highlighting the thanksgiving celebration in honor of Senyor Santo NiƱo, which showcases not only the rich heritage of Iloilo but also shows the passionate devotion and the fun-loving spirit of the Ilonggos.

The Dinagyang festival is much awaited by many Filipinos. Aside from the locals, many would come and visit the city to experience the heart warming and festive aura of the celebration. It is widely known that during the 4th weekend of January, the city of Iloilo becomes more alive  with full of events and activities that people look forward to. The creative costumes and energetic performance of the tribes shows the colorful history of the town and of the people. Through the years I've seen how our culture and the festival itself was preserved, cultivated and nurtured to be the pride of the city. 

For the nineteen years of my existence, this is actually my first time to Dagyang (go out) and got really excited to brave the city of people, I mean Iloilo haha. Not because I didn't want to, but cause my grandparents prefer watching the performance of the tribes at home. and mostly likely cause they can't really handle the heat and not to mention the traffic conditions. This year I actually tried a lot, from the food festivals to walking in the city along with  a lot of people. It was hot but I actually didn't mind. Finally, I got to experience the Dinagyang vibe. And you know what? I'm happy to say that I had fun and I'm now looking forward for next year. Hopefully I'd get to have a new amazing experience. As an Illongga, I can't seem to put into words how proud I am for our city and I am very lucky to be able to witness this festivity annually. To the next Dinagyang experience, Hala bira, Iloilo!


January 29, 2016

"There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald | The Great Gatsby

As some of you may already know about this, last December 2015 we celebrated the annual National Architecture Week (NAW). Of course the most awaited event of the week was the Arki Night,which took place in Sarabia Manor Hotel and was themed from the roaring 20's, and was inspired from the movie adaptation of Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. 

To be honest, I still haven't finished watching the movie, but I did get a chance to read the amazing novel. And what got me interested the most was Mr. Gatsby and Daisy's thwarted love. Hopefully one of these days I'd be able to watch the whole movie and maybe someday I'd tell you my thoughts about it. Anyways back to the main thought of this post (haha peace!)  I'd like to share my Great Gatsby experience, which adds up on my list of awesome nights to remember.

One of the perks of the night is to be able to dress up like a super-glam flapper girl. The night I finally got a chance to wear a gold-glittered bodycon dress.1920's fashion was all about freedom, trying new things and having a whole lot of fun. I think I tried to pull a Daisy Buchanan look haha. And guess what guys! after a lot of careful research(lol) and youtube tutorials, I finally did my make up.  and Im proud to say I didn't turn into a clown.So I guess it was a success? haha! what do you think? 


January 24, 2016

It's never too late. haha This was supposed to be posted last year right after my "What's Up November" blog post, but for some reasons I didn't have time to compile and compose. Anyways, here's the "Squad Goal" Pictures I was talking about, including some BTS. haha 

Photos were taken at Sulu Garden, where we ate lunch. And we also stopped by somewhere near Tigbauan bridge. I can't exactly tell who took the pictures or whose phone was used, since we didn't have a dslr camera with us that time. That trip was spontaneous, as well as the so called squad goal photoshoot. lol So we just used whatever we got, enough to take some decent shots. Thanks to the iphone owners; Yang Fresco, Shin Claridad and Cjay Barruela, for sharing the photos. :)


January 17, 2016

It's not about being the best. It's about being better than you were yesterday.

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