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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Marikina City Comes Back To Life With Marikina Christmas Festival 2009

Well, this post might be too late but still I thought of sharing this with you.

Marikina Christmas Festival is an annual event in Marikina Cty during Christmas Season. The entire stretch of the Marikina River is lined up with stalls selling toys, bags, shoes, clothes, home accessories and a lot more at affordable prices.

I thought Marikina Christmas Festival will not push through because of the onslaught of “Typhoon Ondoy” last September but I was wrong, instead it's bigger than ever. In fact the main attraction on this year's festival is the Mechanical Display at Marikina City Hall, the same mechanical display we watched decades ago in COD (a popular Mall in Cubao during the 70's). The show features animated dolls that move in sync with the music or with the voice over. Though I haven't watch it yet, I know it would be enjoyable for me and others who knew this popular show and will likewise be enjoyed by today's children as well. The Mechanical display will last until January 15, 2009, see you there (I will watch it this weekend)


As usual, Marikina City ended 2009 with a big concert which is being held yearly at the Marikina Amphitheater. The concert ended with a 30 minute fireworks display. This year's concert featured Ms. Pop's Fernandez and some popular bands and was hosted by Vice Ganda (of the famous show, “Showtime”).

More photos and stories to follow, Have a blessed Year 2010.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

I'm Glad, I Found This Photo

If there is one thing that I really regret of not saving during Typhoon Ondoy is our photographs, it was destroyed by the flood. There's no way to restore it, more so to reprint it. (Thank God, now it's digital). I was sad knowing that I won't be seeing my dad's photographs (he died 14 years ago).


Photographs reminds us of significant events in our life and losing it is like losing a portion of our being (you could tell stories about it but it is better if there is a photo of that particular event to support your story).


Last week as I was browsing on my multiply site, I found this particular photo, I am glad I was able to scanned and uploaded it on my site a few years back. It made my feel better. We lost all but three (this one, my parent's wedding and the company ID which I still have on my wallet) of my dad's photographs (I hope there's still more, I am still digging on my files).

Me and My Dad after I graduated from high school


Dad will aways be in my heart and mind. No super typhoon could ever take it away from me.


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