Friday, February 28, 2014

Hungduan, Ifugao

From the town of Banaue, I took a motorbike to go to Hungduan which is another municipality of Ifugao.
There are public jeepneys but trips are only in the afternoon around 3pm to 5pm.
My motorbike ride was an hour and 30mins.
There are rough road areas.

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The breath taking view along the way.

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Looking at Uja, the last barangay of Banaue

On the left side is Banaue and the right side is Hungduan.

The bridge connecting Banaue to Hungduan.

Because it was cold, I stopped by at a canteen to drink coffee.

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A Tram used for things that they need to bring to the other side.
People are not allowed to be in it hehehe

Register first for PhP10 (rate as of 2013) at the Tourism office.

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Mostly foreigners visit this place.

This is the best message about reminding motorist to wear helmets.

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The Municipal Hall.

Since most of the road is rough road, a 4x4 truck is the most convenient vehicle to reach Hungduan.

Around the Municipal Hall.

The place where General Artemio Ricarte was burried.

General Artemio Ricarte

A little background of General Artemio "Vibora" Ricarte of where he was first buried which was in Hungduan and where his ashes went, after his body was taken away from Hungduan.

Near the municipal hall, I saw traditional houses.
I think you can stay in this place.

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Unfortunately, the place was closed so I did not get any information about it.

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I saw only two or three locals. So I just had a photo shoot with them.

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See that road? That's the road from Banaue to Hungduan.

The restaurant was closed also so we went to look for a store.
At the store....freezing.
It was raining and I was trying to make myself feel warm.

I met the daughter of the store owner.
She had a beautiful smile.

This is their instrument. 
I tried playing it. 
Watch my video.

This is the owner of the store.
He played the instrument beautifully.
Watch the video.

Watch my video on how I tried playing the instrument.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pyromusical 2014: Spain and United Kingdom

Second week of the exciting 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2014 at SM by the Bay, SM Mall Of Asia in Pasay City last February 22, 2014.

At the mall side, we were greeted by performers with their musical instruments making it more exciting.

 If you want to get a good spot, they are selling tickets at SM Ticket booth, Ticketnet and Ticketworld Outlets which are priced at PhP100 (Silver), PhP300 (Gold), PhP500 (VIP) and PhP1,500 (Patron inclusive of dinner)

Some of the sponsors.

I went here on my own since my buddy blogger wasn't available.
Selfie time!

You'll be amused with different characters around the park.
Caption: In Love, height does not matter hee hee

I don't know what his character is.

I liked this one.
Lady Guard on stilts!
Not sure if she really is a lady guard or one of the characters.
Can you imagine how she can view people and things from afar?
How funny it would be when you see her chasing a thief.

I guess she's a character since she poses for photos.

The VIP area.
Very spacious.

The Patron area where dinner is served.

This is our area.
Cameras and tripods all set up.

Random photos from Spain and United Kingdom.

Represented by Brunchu Pyro Experience. They are a veteran in the fireworks industry since 1889 and takes pride in being one of the most sought after in Spain.
Recent awards:
People's Choice Award in Calgary, Canada in 2012
Gold Trophy in 2011 and People's Choice Award in 2012 in Spain

Sapin was my favorite of the night. I got wowed with their fireworks. It was very interesting and partnered with cool and popular songs.
Their playlist:
Wake Me Up by Avicii
Just Give Me A Reason by Pink
Roar by Katy Perry
I Love It by Icona Pop
Don't You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia and John Martin
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall by Coldplay


UK is represented by Jubilee Fireworks. They have proven themselves not just in UK but also around the world.
A constant winner in this competition.
Champion in 2010
First Runner-Up in 2011
Champion in 2013

This was my pissed off moment.
Why? Not because of the show but because I saved a lot of memory space just for UK.
When the show started, it says I had only 4 minutes of video recording.
Bummer! Sorry! This is what I have only.

I met fellow bloggers from Pinoy Travel Bloggers

Next week: March 1 - France and Japan

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