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The Sinulog Experience 2012

Never did I miss the Sinulog Parade for the last 5 years. Four of which I began taking pictures of the Grand Parade, and this was the only year that I was able to shoot legally with an ID/pass. As always, the parade never fails to surprise me. The Sinulog had been always my dose of color overload, imo, everything becomes cheerfully saturated. πŸ™‚

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I should say, it is indeed the grandest festival in the Philippines! I haven’t been to Dinagyang or Masskara but Sinulog will always be special for me. My yearly Sinulog participation became a devotion because just like how they do it in Obando, I am a prayed-for child and paying the Sto. Nino a visit on his feast day is our way of thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

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In front of the Sto. Nino Basilica after the Fluvial Parade which is held every Saturday of January. It is a tradition that unfortunately, I haven’t joined yet. πŸ™ Mahirap bumangon sa madaling araw.


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The sort of obligatory henna tattoo that I get every year. πŸ˜€ First time to have them floral but this turned out very nice. If only it wasn’t smudged because of the hustle bustle we had during the Drumbeat.

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Let the Grand Parade begin!

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Every participant’s costume is well thought off. And effort kung effort.

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Always been a fan of details and Sinulog gives me an overdose of it. A good kind of overdose.

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Thanks Juanes (my Sinulog Parade buddy)!

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Every participant’s dedication and devotion to perform is unbelievable. They practice all year round for this.

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Being a sea creature. It’s more fun in the Philippines!

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Festival Queens. *sigh* I have dreams of being one. Asa naman! Lol.

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Sinulog had always been the photographer’s delight. The number of photographers joining the parade every year increases.

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First time to enter Abellana Sports Complex to watch the performances. It was so much fun despite the haggardness.

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We were graced with a rainbow later that afternoon that made the heat + drizzle weather worth it.

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Next year again Sinulog! And who knows, someday I might be able to dance the beat in the streets. Wishful thinking. πŸ™‚

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