The 4th Philippine Pyro Musical Competition – Spain

The 4th Philippine Pyro Musical Competition – Spain



February 24, 2013

And Now….the moment of Spain! by Brunchu Pyro Experience of Spain.

About Brunchu’s Pyro Family:

Godella, in the province of Valencia, back in 1889, emerged in the city called the “cradle of artists”, one of the most prestigious and well-known in the pyrotechnics families: the BRUNCHÚ’s.

Founded by Dn Luis Brunchú Sancho and his wife, Mrs. Eleonore Caballer Llorens, settle in the area of Valencian orchard, where begin to manufacture artifice, between their orange blossom fragrancy.

Soon, his son Dn Luis Brunchú Caballer, takes the reins of the business, and begins to manufacture new products, already not only to the sale to the retail, but the realization of firework. This gives you an estimable growth, obliging their children, Dn. Luis Brunchú Alonso and Dn. Juan José Brunchú Alonso, to learn the craft and to participate actively, each from his plot, the family business.

With commendable, long-suffering and tireless work of both, they manage to reach the first important goals at national and international levels, in the decades of the 1960s and 1970s, obtaining awards in such major cities as Knokke (Belgium), London, San Sebastián, Monaco and Cannes.

This helps them to enter the international market, and they get their first contracts to export to other pyrotechnics from around the world, such as France, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, etc. Thus, old facilities in Godella, founded in the 19th century, begin to stay small, so the installation of a large plant, more than 400.00 is projected square meters, in Castellon town of Soneja.

It is perhaps the golden decade of the family Brunchú, since, in addition to the substantial increase in sales both domestically and internationally, due to the quality and safety of its products, joins obtaining awards in cities such as Alicante, Vigo, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Brisbane (AUSTRALIA), Florence, etc., and the celebrations at the close of the EXPO-88 in Australia and the bicentennial of the French Revolution, in the city of Paris. It also participates in the tours of Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, within Spanish territory, for several years.

The BRUNCHU fireworks are already world renowned by its colour, quality, safety and variety.

Already installed in the new manufacturing plant, equipped with latest generation and machinery with the necessary security measures by the volume of purchased work, they join learning and be able to happen both, four sons (two of each), among them LUIS BRUNCHU MARTI.

With the new additions occur hits for the company in such important competitions such as Bilbao, L’Havre (France), Alicante, San Sebastián, Montreal, Hamburg, Pamplona, Stockholm, Macau, Blanes, Sakura (Japan), San Remo, Valladolid, Hanover, etc. In addition to these significant achievements, carried out large-scale shows in cities such as the delivery of the Nobel prizes in Stockholm, the inauguration of the Eurotunnel in Calais, the inauguration of the Arch of la Defense in Paris, the centenary of the University of Coimbra, the opening of the festivities of Lisbon, etc.

Already in the 21st century, in addition to great performances, especially in Brazil, the company is available to cease its activity, but not before leaving a legacy of experience and ability to later generations, until today, still latent in the art of pyrotechnics


My Review:

It’s classic pyro display with huge blast and monotonous colors. The sun colors of being gold and yellow is very prominent for Spain. I admire the wide blasts and the flowing glitters like stars, its a fantasy display and enchanting for the viewers. Its a classic royal kingdom fireworks display, multiple colors is minimally layered but its wide length and heights was amazingly beautifully synchronized. For a show of being enchanted by huge wide display, Spain will be a tough contender!

Check it out!


Pyromusical 2013 Spain


The 4th Philippine Pyro Musical Competition – Taiwan

The 4th Philippine Pyro Musical Competition - Taiwan


February 23, 2013

Presenting..Yung Feng Fireworks of Taiwan!

About Yung Feng Fireworks:

Yung-Feng company was established in 1969 in Taiwan. The company has a factory setted up in 2003 in Qinzhou, Guangxi, and a marketing department locating in Xiamen, Fujian.

Mr.Chen Zhisheng is the general manager of the Guangxi factory and he is very talented in design and develop special display shells. This factory introduced Japanese technology to produce shells, and insist to use the highest quality materials we could get to control the quality. All shells made in this factory are exported abroad, eg: USA, Italy, UK, Sweden, Russia, etc. Specializing in research, development and sales for more than 30 years, Yung-Feng is proud of its high reputation from customers for its excellent products and ability of innovation. We warmly welcome friends from all over the world to visit the factory.

Yung-Feng Marketing department is responsible for the promotion of display shells producted in Yung-Feng Guangxi factory. The department also service customers to purchase other kinds of fireworks, accessories and materials in China, to arrange the shipment or consolidation according to customers‘ instruction. The department aims to satisfy customers 100%.

Their slogan is “Perfect products, close services, limitless innovation”!

My Review:

From afar, the fireworks show is minimal and slow, it synchronize the flow of heights and the multiple blast of colors is spectacular. The display type is stylish yet not overlapping. I admire the multiple colors layering and the slow continuous flow. As my first view of this year pyro-olympics. Taiwan display is photogenic and my favorite so far in terms of how I capture its spectacular multi layered colors.

Take a look of how I capture this entry from Taiwan! Enjoy the view!


Pyromusical 2013 Taiwan


The 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013

The 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013


The most awaited light show in the sky in the Metropolis will be seen from February 9 to March 16, 2013 at SM MOA!

Be ready on your camera gear and gadgets in capturing this great show in the Sky on 2013!

The 4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013 will be at the SM Mall of Asia starting February 16. Watch as eleven (11) countries as they showcase their never-before-seen pyrotechnics extravaganzas. Aside from the international fireworks experts, you will get to see how our own country continues to improve the technology of pyrotechnics through the years.
Ticket Prices for the PyroMusical Competition 2013 would be P1,500/ P500/ P300/ P100. For ticket reservations, call TicketWorld at 02-891-9999, TicketNet 02-911-5555 or SM Tickets at 02-470-2222

The PyroMusical Competition 2013 schedule:

February 16:
Japan – Tamaya Kitahara
Finland – Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.

February 23
Taiwan – Yung Feng Fireworkds
Spain – Brunchu Pyro Experience

March 2
United Kingdom – Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.
South Korea – Hwarang Fireworks Inc.

March 9
Italy – Ipon Fireworks S.R.L
The Netherlands – Royal Fireworks

March 16
China – Liuyang New Year Fireworks Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Australia – Fireworkx Inc.

March 23
Canada – Fireworks Spectacular
Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

Battle of the Festival Queens

Battle of the Festival Queens


The parade of beauties is always a photographers haven for capturing the beautiful ladies and their stunning gowns and costumes. There are a thousand of beauty pageants worldwide either by local or international event where these all gorgeous woman competes for a “beauty title”. It was known as a battle of beauty, talent, brain and most of all being a stand out extra ordinaire.

But what is the most popular beauty pageant in the world anyway? Is it Miss Universe or Miss World? Probably, it will depends on a global scale of how many participates on these pageant, how long has it been running, and what are their best contribution to their world wide advocacies. What’s the most common judging criteria or scoring to declare a winner?

Here’s some list:

1.  Beauty – The facial beauty of the candidate, regardless if its surgically enhanced or born naturally. The judgement will be based on how this stunning woman will stand out from the other beautiful candidate. This is much challenging to international pageant and the perspective of a judge’s “definition of beauty”. The host country usually bags the semi finals list probably due to the “common” beauty faces and how it affects the judges perspective of beauty and their surroundings. However, this should not be given the most percentage since this is a physical aspect that everyone has their own opinion- by culture, color and spiritual affinity.

2.  Fitness – Being sexy and having all those curves each physique can develop. Their gorgeous waistline and the size of their breast and butts that perfectly matches each curves and overall physique, how they use products from to help enhance their breast in a natural way. These somehow became an ideal figure each woman has been wanting from the early age of teenagers to woman in their 60’s. But the prime age of attaining the full blown sexy physique of women is ranging from 16years to mid 20’s. So that is why there is a requirement for age and this is one of the criteria that is being given a higher percentage being its all about the “body and the curves” matters in the swimsuit competition.

3.  Talent – This is too diverse to have a huge point as a criteria since this is not a Singing or Dance Competition but an activity to showcase their hidden talent and for the purpose of activity and presentation of their individual competitiveness. Either they hit their high notes or flip like a cheer leader. It’s just an add-on I believe for the purpose of a pageant entertainment activity.

4.  Personality – An interpersonal skill of an individual on how they carry themselves totally. A huge point to someone who has the charm and beauty combined into one. Another major decision point for judges to see how they interact, socialize, and connect with the crowd. I will consider this as a definition of their character and how they exude their innermost beauty among others. A true brand and title carrier should have this criteria very naturally with no extra effort.

5.  Intelligence – As define, it is a capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc. The manifestation of a high mental capacity: She writes with intelligence and wit. It is the  the faculty of understanding, knowledge of an event, circumstance, etc., received or imparted; news; information. Most importantly, it is the gathering or distribution of information, especially secret information. The Question and Answer (Q&A) portion that usually is the decision point to identify the true winner.

6.  Audience Impact – The majority who physically in the pageant who wants to be entertain and witness the competition. They are the true judges who picks their common winner by clapping and shouting for their own bets. The usual home based supporters to make the judges aware “Hey it is Ours and your here!”

7.  Popularity Vote: Similar to the Audience Impact but this is the business value of local beauty pageant competition where cash and money is involved. The more text or phone votes wins the title, the higher the votes wherein the channels has a voting fee or tickets sold wins. It is a betting game similar to any of your favorite boxing game.

8.  Posture: Imagine how they should walk with elegance, the way they should stand in front of the crowd and combined all their skills, character and individuality. The physical fitness and personality combined factors that should stood up against all other contestants. Some will call this the X factor and the Over-all power of beauty.

Over-all, every candidates is really beautiful considering they represents their localities, country or any affiliations wherein they also underwent a series of criteria and selection process to be the official representative. But what is really the reason behind this competition? Is it really a battle of beauty of a game of chance? Is it a woman dream to be a title holder and be the epitome of their success? Totally, this is about what pleases the eyes and a good feel of attraction and admiration. A very dangerous aspect on how the children should understand the real meaning of a physical beauty is the highest form rather than their values and discipline. In  my personal opinion I would probably bet on online gaming rather than be involved in an entertainment that may cause frustrations if my country bet loses or my personal pick didn’t even rank even paying so much time and money doing on line and text voting.

Festival Queens entertainment of beauty is nice but there are so many political debates behind this pageant. This aspiring title holder is betting their name in this game of chance, I would probably suggest to them to play first online internet game to fully understand that it is a competition of a larger group perspective than their own battle of winning. It should be a showcase of beauty not a competition. Perhaps, it would be much realistic to bet your money on line with higher chance of winning million of dollars and be entertained by playing casino games like black jack and roulette. It is the real fun! and everyone should try and be entertain by playing online casino games like what offers. It is the Real Game! not ruled by a chance but your own self! As they were saying…Let the world play for REAL!

So A Real Game or the Beauty Pageant Events?

Let us highlights some of the different opinions about the Beauty Pageants from a Famous Human rights movement and organization about women – Object.

What about women’s right to take part in a beauty pageant?

We have nothing against women who choose to take part in beauty pageants. However, we would say that the issue is not as simple as one of individual choice.

The mainstreaming of beauty pageants has an impact on all women. The idea that it is okay to judge women on the basis of their appearance and that there is one objective beauty that women can be measured against, influences the way that all of us feel about ourselves as women and the way that men view and treat women.

Beauty pageants therefore become an issue for all women, not just those involved in the contest

Aren’t beauty pageants empowering?

We live in a society in which as women we are forever being told that being empowered is all about looking good and being attractive to men whether it be through beauty pageants or cosmetic surgery, or a new lipstick or becoming a lap dancer. But is that real empowerment?

When the positions of power in society are vastly dominated by men, does winning a beauty pageant or looking hot really make a difference to the power relations? Rather than being empowering, beauty pageants are in fact disempowering because they deny the full humanity of women and they reinforce the idea that women’s purpose is to look attractive or ‘be hot’.

Aren’t beauty pageants harmless fun?

Beauty pageants treat women as if we were objects that can be compared and judged. This dehumanises women and leads to the idea that it is acceptable to view women as a sum of body parts, not real people.

The first part of any oppression is to dehumanise the group that is oppressed. The more it becomes acceptable to view women as a sum of body parts, the easier it becomes to disrespect, to mistreat and even act out violence towards women as a group.

When we live in a society in which gender inequality is massive and violence against women is endemic, it becomes clear that any practice which promotes the objectification of women inevitably has an impact on the sexist attitudes which underpin mistreatment and that it is therefore clearly not harmless.

Aren’t beauty pageants about celebrating beauty?

There’s nothing wrong with celebrating beauty per se. But when it is always women who are judged on the basis of our appearance, and when the idea of beauty is based on sexist, racist, homophobic and able-bodied notions of what constitutes beauty, which excludes the vast majority of women;and when we are constantly bombarded with images and messages of what we are supposed to look like in order to be accepted as beautiful, which leads to the majority of us feeling terrible about ourselves – a contest is not a celebration of beauty, it is a manifestation of sexism.

To sum up:

The reintroduction of beauty pageants is another example of how sexist practices are becoming seen as a normal and mainstream part of our lives rather than as sexist and outdated.

Beauty pageants reinforce the idea that women are only of value according to their attractiveness and they reduce women to objects to be judged and compared on the basis of our appearance.

This erodes our human rights to be treated as equals and is therefore an issue for all women, not just those involved in the contest.

As women we have fought long and hard for the right to be treated and respected as thinking individuals, not as objects who exist in order to ‘look good’.

We want so much more for all women – object to sexist and outdated beauty contests!


There you go. Let us advocate rather RESPECT to WOMEN 🙂


The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition Winner is Canada!

March 18, 2012

The much long waited Pyromusical 2012 competition ends it colorful nights by announcing the winners of the event. Hear Ye Hear Ye! My bet won as the Champion! Congratulations to Fireworks International of Canada! Here are the list of winners for this year Pyromusical 2012 Competition:

The Winners

Champion: Canada’s Fireworks Spectaculars Canada



2nd Place: Finland’s Oy Pyroman and Australia’s Fireworx Inc.

Pyromusical 2012- Finland



3rd Place: Netherlands’ Royal Fireworks

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The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition: Italy and Philippines

March 17, 2012


This is the last day of the 3rd Philippine Pyromusical Competition and was hoping for a great presentation from the two countries, Italy and our very own The Philippines. As expected, it was a heavy traffic! and we are late for the first presentation of Italy. I apologize for my viewers for not completing the entire list of the competing countries. There’s a lot of surprises even on our secret venue where I shoot having a few cars 4 weeks ago to a plenty of cars and people lining up in the break water walls near the Philippine Senate Ground. I am thankful also to a former officemate (Domski) who gave us a ride from Makati to the venue, and we are all cramming since we are late to find our good spot to shoot.

We are actually not sure if its already the Philippines who is doing the show, since they said the first one was just very short and they assume its just for exhibition purposes only. So when we finally got a chance to set-up and take our shots, it suddenly stop without a finale of big explosions. Its pretty weird really and the crowd was shouting “Bitin” (too short). And after 15 minutes we notice there are only a few of us waiting for the next show (assuming there still is) and luckily there really was the last show!!

This is the Philippines with nothing much to expect hearing the song, synchronizations, and lots of higher spaces not utilized.

Philippines by Platinum Fireworks 

Philippines, The Finale
The Philippines
The Philippines


About the Competition

The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition opens at the SM Mall of Asia, the country’s top lifestyle mall by the scenic Manila Bay. This annual event will put on a never-before-seen spectacle of lights and colors where the night sky and sea meet as staged by the world’s leading pyrotechnic experts.This competition will not only paint the Manila sky with brilliant bursts of vivid color, but will also be the venue to showcase the emerging artistry and evolving sophistication of Filipino fireworks technology. The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition will be imbued with the awesome fanfare and delightful displays of the world’s leading pyrotechnic events, but done with that distinct Filipino flourish that will surely bring together eager audiences from all over the region.

Pyromusical 2012 Picture Gallery: The Philippines

2012 Pyromusical - Italy&Philippines

The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition: Australia and Canada

March 10, 21012


This is one of the best pyro display competition for this season. The two countries – Australia and Canada was able to make the Manila Bay so colorful and majestic and I am seeding for Canada to win the Title for this year!

I would say at this point my winning bets will be Canada, China, and Portugal. My scoring is based on how I was able to capture the displays, it’s timing and types of fireworks and colors they have used. I also consider the distance in heights and sequence which I particularly observed due to wind directions and most importantly, the color mix and new styles. Canada was able to introduce a majestic new style of fireworks and the timing was really perfect. The crowd just cant stop saying Wow and Amazing! Kudos to the Fireworks Spectacular!

Canada by Fireworks Spectacular:

Fireworks Spectaculars started in 2001, when a young Brad Dezotell started his own fireworks display company.  His vision and determination to bring fireworks to a new level attracted like-minded designers, supervisors and apprentices to grow the company into an industry leader.

Based in Calgary, they perform over 160 shows each year and have been invited to supply, choreograph and perform at some of the largest events in Canada, and now internationally.

They are committed to continuous learning and teaching, participating in training courses for new pyrotechnicians and helping them find their way in the industry, while always looking for the best practices, people, gear and product to keep them at the top.

The end result is a great, awe-inspiring show for the organizer or sponsor that enthralls their audience and keeps them coming back, no matter the size or budget show.

Fireworks Spectaculars Canada Ltd.

Mailing Address:

Box 188
Langdon, AB.
T0J 1X0


Tel: (403) 9364540; (403)9364546



Canada Picture Gallery:

2012 Pyromusical - Canada


Australia by Fireworx, Inc.

After an extensive career in the fireworks industry, Ian Riedel founded FireworX in 1988. Ian’s expertise, innovation and dedication to his craft allowed FIREWORX to quickly become one of the leading fireworks display providers in Australia and overseas. They have achieved this by pairing original displays with excellent service and placing a high priority on your safety.

The team is highly experienced. Some of their staff have worked for FIREWORX since its foundation. Their commitment is reflected in the long-term relationships they hold with many of their clients.




Australia PIcture Gallery:

2012 Pyromusical - Australia


About the Competition

The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition opens at the SM Mall of Asia, the country’s top lifestyle mall by the scenic Manila Bay. This annual event will put on a never-before-seen spectacle of lights and colors where the night sky and sea meet as staged by the world’s leading pyrotechnic experts.This competition will not only paint the Manila sky with brilliant bursts of vivid color, but will also be the venue to showcase the emerging artistry and evolving sophistication of Filipino fireworks technology. The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition will be imbued with the awesome fanfare and delightful displays of the worlds leading pyrotechnic events, but done with that distinct Filipino flourish that will surely bring together eager audiences from all over the region.


February 11, 2012: South Korea 7PM, Malta 8pm

February 18, 2012: United Kingdom 7pm, Spain 8pm

February 25, 2012: Finland 7pm, Portugal 8pm

March 3, 2012: China 7pm, The Netherlands 8pm

March 10, 2012: Australia 7pm, Canada 8pm

March 17, 2012: Italy 7pm, Philippines 8pm (Last Day)