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Battle of the Festival Queens

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.

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Aidan Jake Sy Nalus Christening

June 23, 2012 A Christening Day for Aidan Jake Sy Nalus. The baptismal was held at Sanctuario De San Antonio Parish located in Bgy Forbes Park, City of Makati. The reception follows at Peking Garden in Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, City of Makati. Congratulations to the proud parents of Aidan, Alexis and Jesseth! And it’s […]

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Laiya Beach Resorts, San Juan Batangas

Strategically located in the southern most part of the Province of Batangas, the Municipality of San Juan can be considered as the south Eastern Gateway of the Province of Batangas as it connects with Daang Maharlika of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Highway, the main land transport route of the country extending up north to Metro Manila and down South to the Mindanao Islands. The location of the municipality at the southern tip, with the picturesque view of long white sandy beaches, coves and marine life cradled at the foot of mountains and hills makes the area suitable for all levels of tourism development. In consideration of this natural resource

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The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition Winner is Canada!

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
http://www.pinoyphotoalbum.com/2012/03/the-3rd-philippine-international-pyromusical-competition-australia-and-canada

2nd Place: Finland’s Oy Pyroman and Australia’s Fireworx Inc.
http://www.pinoyphotoalbum.com/2012/02/the-3rd-philippine-international-pyromusical-competition-finland-and-portugal

http://www.pinoyphotoalbum.com/2012/03/the-3rd-philippine-international-pyromusical-competition-australia-and-canada

3rd Place: Netherlands’ Royal Fireworks
http://www.pinoyphotoalbum.com/2012/03/the-3rd-philippine-international-pyromusical-competition-china-and-the-netherlands

Congratulations!!

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The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition: Italy and Philippines

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.

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New Filipino Words under PNOY

NOYNOYING – taken from the Philippines President nick name which means, doing nothing, just bored, lingering around, not focused, being present but mind is not there, sleeping while at work, being lazy, not acting to important details, etc. The word simply labels a person who is doing nothing or walang ginagawa.

YELLOWTARDS – from the root words Yellow and Retardate. Refers to President Noy followers and believers
NOYNOYMONS – from the root words Noynoy and Jejemon. A name combined with a group who has their own languages and spellings who flocks together promoting the new ways of texting, speaking and even their fashion styles and hobbies.

WAH – from the root word Waaaah! an expression of crying due to surprise by depression and failure. Taken from a child whining situation. This popular term was used by Senator Miriam Santiago during an impeachment trial saying her speech of depression. After a fiery statement to the prosec panel (again. Doesn’t this lot just want to hide in shame?), Sen Miriam blurted a “waaah!”, an expression most of us would probably use either in surprise or frustration or anxiety.

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The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition: Australia and Canada

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.

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Festivals Fireworks Display

The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition: China and The Netherlands

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.

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Festivals Fireworks Display

The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition – Finland and Portugal

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.

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