Tuesday, February 17, 2009

bloom balloon - 14th hot air balloon fiesta

the sky was gloomy but 25 colorful balloons were there to set the fiesta mood of the event. around hundred thousand people were expected to witness it this year.it was my third time to attend the annual hot air balloon fiesta here in Clark Airfield in Pampanga. the last time i witnessed it was way back 2005 and 2006 but the crowd was not yet as big as it is this time.different countries has again participated to make the balloon flight as exciting bringing balloons of different forms and shapes.the hot air balloon according to wikipedia is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. its first manned flight was in France in 1783.though they offer people the chance of riding the balloon's gondola during the event it was still expensive but for sure the experience is priceless.i would like to acknowledge the people behind this year's event as i noticed that it was well planned and organized. the people enjoyed every moment.today, i believe that this annual balloon fest is already considered as one of the most popular event in the Philippines.[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the experience when the balloon starts to inflate and sets itself to fly as high in the sky.
[why i should go back] >>> to witness the glow at night balloons. though i already saw it in 2005, wtinessing it again will definitely be something worth seeing again.
trip rate:
fiesta mood: 3.5
event system: 4.5
balloon fest: 4.5

accessibility: 4.5

85 comments:

luna miranda said...

oh wow! these are amazing shots, dong! hat's off to you! galing...

kegler747 said...

Ang ganda! gusto ko sumakay dyan

Pietro said...

The Balloon Fiesta is joyful and interesting: even more because of the various fanciful shapes of the balloons. Very fine post, Dong.

cyndirellaz said...

ang ganda ng mga different shapes and sizes!! ^^ sana may heart and everything haha!! wonder kung meron pang ibang shapes bukod dito! wat a beautiful sight! ^^

MeL said...

Nakalapit ka dyan sa balloons? Kami kasi hanggang dun lang sa may harang. :(

-ellesig- said...

great shots! you should join this photo contest sa readers digest!

Eben said...

wow! ang ganda ng mga shots!

Theonoski said...

wow, you're so near the gondola. i thought it's prohibited to get near there..
nice shots! the sky went colorful eventhough the weather is gloomy.

the donG said...

>hi luna, thanks! pero tingin ko kahit anong kuha maganda talaga kasi makukulay ang mga baloons.

>kegler, ako din. kaya lang mahal sumakay. baka next year makaksakay na ako.

>pietro, thanks! joyful and exciting as you see them inflate and fly.

>hi cyndirellaz, oo nga. wala akong nakitang heart shaped na balloons doon. dmai pang ibang shapes. halos every year may bagong shape na sumasali.

>hi mel, nakalapit kami iba pa din talaga pag nasa loob. dami kasing tao pag sa labas lang.

>hi ellesig, thanks. i appreciate that but i believe my photos are not as good yet to compete in contests. maybe soon when i get a dslr.

>eben, salamat.

>theonoski, we had the chance to get inside and it was really fun.

Heart of Rachel said...

I witnessed it last year with my family. Sadly we weren't able to go this year because of conflict of schedule. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos.

The Islander said...

wow galing! galing nung mug...

seen some photos of the fiesta, but yours is outstanding.

acey said...

this must be a cool experience for you, ne? they're so colorful!

mimi said...

ang sarap maka panuod ng ganito... nakaka amaze.. colorful pa!

Vic said...

sayang.. kung maaga pala kami, nakita namin na pinalipad yung mga balloons! at hindi kami nakalapit eh.. but still, masaya pa rin ang trip na yon! :)

amazing photos as always! :)

Borneo Falcon said...

Wish there is one air balloon fiesta here also. Very colourful indeed

Hilda said...

Did you ask how much a ride was? When I finally get to attend, I'm definitely going to ride!

Fantastic colors in your photos!

beero said...

wow! ang gaganda ng pics mo kuya dong. this is one of the events i'd like to see. and hot air balloon is one thing i'd like to ride. hehe

JM said...

You've done a very nice working covering the 'Hot air baloon fiesta'! Fantastic shots!

~~m$. DoNNA~~ said...

Wow!!! Ang sarap sigurong sumakay dyan?
diko pa na try ever!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pards panibagong experience din sakin ang makita ang ganitong event sa pinas kahit na sa picture ko lang nakita..salamat sa eskapo 2.0.:)

MysLykeMeeh said...

wow! i wanna ride one of thesee....

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Nice shots!

Iba ka talaga Kuya Dong!


Hehe :) Nawala ako for almost a week... Balik na ulit ako....


Musta na?

Andy Briones said...

I like the coffeemug-shaped balloon! Awesome!

jhennypie said...

hey dong! nice photos!! kaka-inggit! sana someday ma-witness ko din yang hot air balloon na yan :)

thanks for always dropping by at my blog :)

and thanks for sharing these pics :)

PUSANG-gala said...

WERE THERE AS MANY PARTICIPANTS AS BEFOTE Dom?

aquamarine said...

amazing shots..sites/posts like this promotes tourism in our country,keep it up!

i always see TV ads promoting tourism in other Asian countries(Malaysia Truly Asia,Sparkling Korea,Incredible India,Amazing Thailand...)

i was wondering what happened to our "Wow Philippines"?

they should really see your posts Sir Dom,surely they get wowed!

vanny said...

hindi ako naiinggit.
hindi ako naiinggit.
hindi ako naiinggit.

ayan. uulit ulitin ko yan hanggang maniwala ako. hahaha

ganyan din sinasabi ko sa mga friends ko eh. iniinggit kc ako. :(

nasa davao kc ako nung mga time na yan eh.. haay. pero happy naman ako sa davao eh.

at nameet ko si olan kuya dong! :)
gala daw tayo sa kanila. treat daw nya tayo. haha :)

Sandy B and Dick said...

Ah, the magic of flight! Dick and I want to go to the big festival out in Arizona one of these days. Neither of us has ever been up in one, and both being pilots, we NEED to try this out! Great pics.

gillboard said...

Nagsisisi nako na di ako sumama last Sunday... Sayang!!! Di bale na, may next year pa naman...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful colours!

Lalaine said...

wow! ang ganda... gusto ko din yan maexperience at makita ng personal... lagi na lang sa tv or magazines ko nakikita ang mga hot air balloons...

magkanu pala sumakay sa hot air balloon? :D

Joy said...

How cute naman ng balloons! Karaminan ng balloons dito boring ang design, pero masaya pa rin pag nasa ere na :D

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Dennis Villegas said...

wow fantastic super clear pictures! i'm glad my initials DSV was printed in one of the balloons!

sheng said...

Galing galing dong, i love to ride in one of those...

Chyng said...

I like to experience those balloons too!

Cebu Pictures said...

The event is so exciting. I hope i could go there personally.

Aracir said...

wow the red cup is amazing!! nice shots!!

Allen Yuarata said...

ang ganda nung mug shaped balloon. haha.

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. These colors are wonderful. That coffee cup ballon makes me laugh.

alicesg said...

Oh those hot air ballons are a pretty sight. I like the one in the shape of a mug. Cool.

the donG said...

>hi rachel, i hope that youll be able to go there next year im sure itll be bigger as it has drawn a big crowd this year.

>the islander, salamat. kakatuwa nga ang cup.

>hi acey, yes it was really cool seeing those balloons fly.

>hi mimi, saya talaga kasi ang lalaki din ng mga yon lalo na pag nakalapit ka.

>hi vic, dapat talaga maaga dahil around mga 6am lumilipad ang mga balloons. going there by 530am will be good.

>borneo, or you can visit the philippines to witness it.

>hi hilda, it's $150 for a ride. im sure it's worth it if the balloon flies really high and not just limited vertical elevation.

>beero, salamat. tama hindi mo to dapat imiss pag nandito ka na.

>jm, thanks!

>hi ms donna, ako din hindi pa nakasakay. pero most likely next year talagang sasakay na ako.

>ever, iba pa rin pag nandun ka kasi nakaktuwang makita ang mga naglalakihang balloons. sana matimingan mo ang pag uwi mo dito next time.

>myslykemeh, let's do that next year!

>richard, salamat. ok lang ang importante nakabalik na.

>hi andy, i think a lot of people like that too.

>jhennypie, thanks a lot! sana nga makapunta ka next year. mura lang naman ang ticket at konting byaheng lang.

my pleasure to drop by your blog once in a while.

>pusang-gala, alam ko mas marami ngayon kaysa last year. 19 ata last year and 25 ngayon. abangan mo ang next post dahil sa mga yon ako natuwa.

>hi aquamarine, thanks a lot! we're planning to set a meeting with sec ace durano for us to be able to know how we can further help the philippine tourism thru blogging.

>hi vanny, hehehe... im sure hindi ka maiingit kasi ganda din naman talaga ang napuntahan mo.

astig nagkita pala kayo nina olan. nasa plano ko talaga ang davao this year kaya sana magkasama tayo nina lawstude.

>hi sandy, you really need to do it. im sure it'll be a fun experience.

>gillboard, sayang nga talaga. siguraduhin mo na makapunta next year kasi malaking event yon dahil 15th year na.

>phivos, yes they are.

>hi lalaine, isa to sa mga dapat hindi nyo palagpasin. $150 kung sasakay.

>hi joy, i wonder if you already tried riding one.

>dennis, thanks! hahaha... galing ah. hindi naman kaya ikaw ang nagsponsor nun?

>hi sheng, saya pag nandoon ka. ang lalaki kasi ng mga yon. ano na lang kung makakasakay pa.

>hi chyng, dont miss next year as itll be their 15th year. itll be big.

>cebuimage, this is something worth seeing.

>aracir, the red cup is a favorite.

>allen, paborito nga yata ng karamihan yon.

>hi sandy, a lot people played with it while taking photos.

>hi alicesg, now it's a hit. almost everyone says it's the coolest.

Justkyut said...

Sabi ko na nga ba eh! lawstud and you went at the balloon festival in Clark! Darn I should have went there and saw you and another fellow blogger. Sayang di tayo nagkita kuya, hay.. Very Nice photos po. The morning of Feb 14 is really traffic at the main gate of clark so that decided me not to go on inside. Until next trip kuya! Take Care!

Binx said...

Wow, ganda naman ng site mo sir! :) Newbie po ako so malamang, araw-araw akong bisita ng site mo.. hehehe!

Reena said...

once a year lang ba ito?
tnx for this. :) i'm loving the unusually-shaped balloons.

Luke Wiley said...

Wow! I love hot air balloons!

Lantaw said...

nice takes Dom!

REDLAN said...

Ganda ng mga balloons. Malalaki!

JayAshKal said...

Great shots... love the ones that are not traditional balloon shapes, esp the red cup and [was that] a beer can?

US$150.. ang mahal naman. Must be the high cost of LPG, which I believe they use to generate the hot air.

Hot air balooning is very popular in Australia, especially romantic proposals [captive propect]. I just don't know how much to ride in one...

Sidney said...

It is good that the shapes of some of those balloons are changing every year.
Great coverage of this event.

Nyl said...

wow!they're so nice to look at! the mug-shaped balloon looks also so unique. sana makasakay ako ng ganyan one day.:D


thanks for sharing dong.;)

Cza said...

Nice!!! Really.. mas marami na tao? The last time I went to this event was 2006 or 2007 pa ata. The balloons are getting more colorful and more creative every year ha. :D

^_edSie_^ said...

ang kulay! ang saya! :)

my gulch said...

malamang nagka-stiff neck ka dahil sa kakatingala. nakakatuwa naman ang mga balloons na ito. ;-)

dodong flores said...

Wow! These are colorful air gondolas...

Charles Stephenson Suarez said...

ganda ng kuha mo!
gusto ko yung mug. parang nakakatakam ng coffee

bw said...

wooo. very colorful pics and interesting baloon designs :)

I'm wondering why the event scored low on the fiesta mood department :)

Earvin said...

Pupunta sana ako dun kaso nakatulog ako.

Carver said...

Those are so beautiful. I love the variety of styles and designs. Colorful and fun.

Skippyheart said...

WOW! pang magazines talaga ang mga shots mo dong!

o mag-sing along ako ha he! he!

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away in my beautiful
My beautiful balloon


;)

KRIS JASPER said...

cool yung mug balloon ah?

sarap cgurong sumakay dun while drinking coffee.

Friendz said...

wow!!! simply great..
i love the ball0on festival..it is so joyful
have a nice day

karmi said...

wow. ulit. WOW.

ang gaganda ng kuha mo kuya. :) di pa ako nakakapanood ng air show eh.. mukhang masaya. :)

jeniffer said...

wow.. ngayon lang me nadaan sa site mo, pero na amaze agad ako sa mga kuha mo.. minsan naman treat mo kami nila arvin, karmi, yeye at ako.. jan.. para makapanood din kami :)

Toe said...

Spectacular shots Dong! Why is that event not so much publicized? It must be really awesome to watch all those balloons take flight.

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