Thursday, February 12, 2009

all smiles - caracol festival makati

it was pass three in the afternoon, when i heard the drums beating from afar. i came from Antipolo that day and was quite excited to witness the Caracol Festival of Makati.colorful costumes filled the urban city of Makati on that day. this festival was formed to promote awareness in the importance of the environment.students from the different schools in Makati displayed the many colors which highlights the colorful world of nature.the parade begun by around four just in time that i was able to take shots while they were still at the assembly area.the Caracol festival like most of the other festivals in the Philippines, is a dance competition that interprets the hope to save our environment.it was not as intense as the popular festivals of Dinagyang and Sinulog, yet if we look back, all the festivals started this way. the groups didn't perform much during the parade, which made it difficult to capture the action.the main performance was conducted on a big platform yet less people having the chance to see it that clos. hopefully the organizers will improve it next year. this was taken last Janaury 18.[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the colorful costumes and the beautiful smiles of the performers.
[why i should go back] >>> to simply celebrate and enjoy the festival.

75 comments:

Photo Cache said...

galing. daming festival sa pi lately ah. pang tourism talaga.

Chyng said...

Hala, eto ba yung event nung January 18 kaya closed ang Ayala Buendia?

Ang ganda, so colorful event! sayang di ko alam.. (loser!)

Christian Bryan said...

I didn;t know na may ganito palang festival sa Makati! Ang galing ng mga shots. Isa ko siguro na dapat matutunan is yung wag mahiya pag nagpipicture ka! :)

Excited nako sa pinatubo Doms, nasabi na ba sayo ni Mel na may isasama akong 4 na tao?! grabe nga eh...

pasensya na kasi na-busy ako lately... ngayon lang ulit nakapasyal :)

see you soon!

gillboard said...

I was wondering why i never heard of this... hapon pala siya... oh well.. nice pics, i like that its very lively and colorful!!!

sheng said...

Dong, the pictures are very colorful, they have wickedly nice costumes...kalilangan festival na dito sa amin this feb 16-27...

paoruiz said...

may ganito pala sa makati? =) ayos ah. kala ko puro rally lang dun against the makati business club. =p

sendzki said...

wah ganda...tingin ko ang saya! duh, naalala ko tuloy ung binalbal festival dun samin ----pati mga engkanto winoworship pa tuwing new year haha

luna miranda said...

i watched this parade every year when i was working in makati. love the vibrant colors here and the energy of this festival.

Carver said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun. I love the colorful costume and the radiant smiles too. That's great that it was formed to promote awareness about the environment.

the donG said...

>photo cache, from january till february puno talaga ng festival ang pilipinas.

>hi chyng, yes ito nga yon. colorful din ito. sana makapunta ka next year.

>bryan, pansin ko din na hindi nila masyadong na-promote itong caracol. hahaha... bat ka naman mahihiya?

excited na rin ako na makasama kayo sa pinatubo. welcome din ang iba. just send me their complete name and i already gave mel my contact number.

no problem. bisita ka lang pag may time.

>gillboard, hindi siya masyadong prinomote kaya hindi din ganun ka dami ang pumunta. pero matutuwa ka nga sa mga kulay.

>hi sheng, wow! meron din pala this month dyan. pwede ba ako makahingi ng list ng mga festival dyan just in case matiming ko ang pagpunta ko dyan. thanks!

>pao, hahaha... meron ngang ganito sa makati. may street dancing din pag araw ng makati kaya lang weekday siya kaya hindi masyadong nakakapunta ang mga tao.

>sendzki, talaga? mahanap nga sa internet yan. interesado ako dun.

>hi luna, oo nga. medyo matagal na rin itong caracol. kaya hopefully maraming mga improvements na mangyayari every year.

>carver, yes. even before the global warming issue has become this big, there was already a festival like this.

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Borneo Falcon said...

Colourful and lots of pretty girls here

Hilda said...

Fantastic costumes and great shots! Kailang ba ang festival na ito? 'La akong nabalitaan! Sana makapunta ako next year.

Aris said...

ang ganda naman. so colorful and festive! and it happened in the most unlikely place -- makati. great pics. your coverage is the next best thing to being there. :)

Luke Wiley said...

Very interesting and colorful!

The Islander said...

kewl!

napaka makulay. buti nagga ganyan ang makati. kala ko mardi gra ng mga naka corporate attire. hehe

Tink *~*~* said...

Such brilliant color everywhere! I think I like the green people the best :)

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Napaboaniya said...

A parade that looks real colorful and fun to be part of :)
I'm sure you enjoyed it very much! How fun!!!

Theonoski said...

ganda ng kulay! astig!

Pietro said...

Very colorful, sparkling and interesting sequence of pictures!
It's amazing that many of these students posed for you!

Sidney said...

I went there a few years ago and enjoyed it very much.
They are just school children so we shouldn't expect too much about the dancing part but the costumes are great and all participants are full of enthusiasm.

cyndirellaz said...

ang saya naman dyan! naaalala ko tuloy ng ako ay nasa pre school nagdamit bulaklak din ako eh! well, it is to promote of course our environment! it's about time anyway!

the donG said...

>cebuimage, sure. ill add you up.

>borneo, filipinas are really beautiful!

>hi hilda, it was last january 18. i think it was not promoted well. i only knew it from some of my travel buddies.

>aris, salamat. makulay nga talaga ang caracol at masaya ang mga tao doon. pag araw ng makati may street dancing din.

>luke, thanks!

>the islander, hahaha... maybe at least twice a year nagpaparada doon. isa yung araw ng makati.

>tink, beautiful in the eyes.

>hi napaboaniya, you'll definitely enjoy it because of the smile that they give to the visitors.

>theonoski, ganda talaga. makulay ang buhay sa makati.

>pietro, maybe that's because of the filipino hospitality. smile is free here.

>sidney, i agree. the smiles alone makes it a happy festival. i just hope that they'll make a bigger or elevated stage to allow more people to watch it.

>cyndirellaz, hahaha... yan ang astig. uso nga ito sa mga field demonstrations.

>

kegler747 said...

I love the colors! It's hard to believe na meron ganito in the middle of the city at hindi lang sa provinces :)

Raft3r said...

wow
sa makati lang yan
galing, ah
ayos
akala ko bacolod

Earvin said...

Ang galing at sobrang makulay!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful colors.

Reena said...

Hey Dom.

Really? This was just in Makati? Very, very nice. And the costumes and masks all looked like expensive. :)

What does Caracol mean? Btw, fiestas are usually done to celebrate the "feasts" of the Sto. Nino, saints, etc. I wonder if there is a more politically correct term for these kinds of festivals. :)

Lawstude said...

ang ganda ng mga kuha dom. people from manila don't need to go to ilo-ilo or cebu or baguio to see beautiful costumes on parade. galing.

_ice_ said...

ganda... di ko alam yan ah..

puro kasi ako tekken

alicesg said...

Looked like a very fun festival. The costumes are all so bright and colourful and they all look so cheerful. I think I will go crazy running after them just to take a photo shot of them to post in my blog....lol

Vic said...

wow! wonderful colors and of course, the amazing costumes! :)
simply amazing! :)

at may ganyan pala sa makati! hehe! :)

mimi said...

ang ganda.. colorful masyado.. ^_^ di ko pa na witness ang ganito festival sa makati...

PUSANG-gala said...

meron palang ganitong festival sa Makati. Diko lam . Honestly.

Galing naman. Very colorful.....

Allen Yuarata said...

ang sosy naman ng makati!

dyosa said...

Bakit hindi ko ito alam??? Huhuhu.

Great photos! I like the vibrant colors! :-)

EastCoastLife said...

Such a colourful festival! I would love to watch this. Is it an annual event?

Helena de TrĂ³ia said...

Many colours to bright our sad winter time...:-))

kokoi said...

wonderful snapshots! u captured the fun! i love the pics!

Joy said...

Wow! How fresh. Very spring-like! Beautiful.

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Hi! I'm Grace said...

Very awesome photos, Dong. You're a wonder. :)

KRIS JASPER said...

Very colourful, Dong.

I thought it;s Masskara Fest of Bacolod.

Argh!!!!!

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aiLee920 said...

happy valentine's day!!!

xoxo

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Dong Ho!!!
wala lang, gusto ko lang isigaw name mo...

First of, Happy Heart's Day..

Very colorful shots.;)

cheers!

caryn said...

this was in makati? man, i never knew there was one! ;-)

BlogusVox said...

Bago lang ba itong festival, donG? Okay ah, very colorful at ang gagara ng costumes.

BTW, Happy Valentine sa you!

Nobe said...

wow! galing ng colors! parang ang sarap kaini ng mga pictures. hahahaha!

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Leoj said...

ang colorful!

happy valentine's to all! :)

uncleawang said...

Very.very interesting and colourfull.
Thanks for sharing.

stan said...

some swell costume and party going on there.

Skippyheart said...

A very colourful set of photos...ang ganda!

Btw, Happy Valentine's Day dong!--may your day be a colourful one as well ;)

chubskulit said...

ganda, galing talaga ng Pinoy noh!

Happy valentine's day!

misty said...

pabati lang sa araw ng mga puso

joops said...

this should be featured in international channel like national geography..

Ely said...

I didn't know, my festival pala na ganito sa Makati? Parang flower fest ng Baguio ah!

Eel Wind said...

wow. the theme is indeed very much nature-related. Caracol, ehm, i guess it must be some event similar to chingay parade in singapore :)

tikno said...

Their costumes are very beautiful.
Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Panaderos said...

Very colorful costumes! Boy, those ladies surely enjoyed posing for you. Hehehe

witsandnuts said...

Beautiful! Gawd, I didn't know a colorful fest like this happens in Makati. Thanks for the info.

Joshua said...

hmm colorfull talaga festival sa makati:D

theCHAOSPILOT said...

nakakainggit naman. ang ganda at ang kulay ng mga kuha. *i just hope kasing ganda nito ang Sumakah Fest dito sa Antipolo*

Winkii said...

wow! so colorful. i love colorful things. :))
please drop by my blog too. tnx. )

REDLAN said...

first time ba 'to? kala ko nga maskara. colorful costumes!

victor3678 said...

what a meaningful festival. i love they costumes! Colorful!

my gulch said...

nice coverage Dom! this is one of the city festivals i look forward to but haven't had the time to go (as always). naalala ko yung series ni Ferdz dito dati. ang galing talaga ng festival na ito. ;-)

Sandy B and Dick said...

WOW...beautiful hardly describes this wonderful display!

bw said...

wonderful and very, very colorful ! Nice shots :)

carlotta said...

ang gaganda ng mga costumes! napakacolorful! =)

ito ang isang festival na hindi ko naaabutan o naaalala man lang. next year na lang ulit! hehe! =)

katcarneo said...

Dang, where was I when this happened again? Oh, yeah, cooped up in my office just a block away. Darn I wish I had the work schedule of normal people.

The colors are so lovely, you captured them well. I also love the smiles of the young people here. They seem to be really happy and although that makes me feel a wee bit old, it's still so nice to look at them.

Bengbeng said...

some of the best shots i seen on yr blog in this post. well done

fortuitous faery said...

love the pandas! :)

Rio said...

sayang naman at hindi ko nakita ang kasayahang ito sa makati...
sana next time na magpa relieve ulit sa akin yung friend ko sana yung may ganitong kasayahan para naman sulit ang pagpunta ko ng makati...

sa kulay palang ay talagang masaya na...

belated happy V day dong=D

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, looks like a colorful and festive event. Amazing!

Josh of Arabia said...

hapi hearts week dong..

i never knew na may mga ganito kagandang event..not til i came back here en visit..good to see again ur masterpieces..

rgds,

MysLykeMeeh said...

Caracol festival? I just heard that from this blog! whoah---i haven't heard of it since!

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