Writer + Masskara in Bacolod

Apologetically, my blog has not been updated for 2 weeks. Where in the lazy world have I been?

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Last week (exactly seven days ago), I went to watch “Electric Masskara” for the first time – FIRST time! And I am a local.

So I went to work early (so I can log out early) and see the most raved and controversial* parade myself (Masskara always meant watching the street dance competition on TV). Electric masskara is something I only saw in blogs and photos.

This year, I decided to drag my family out into the streets to see the “glowing parade” and hear the latin drum beats for ourselves.

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Not minding the crowd (some are almost nuts due to street congestion), I enjoyed looking at the colorful floats and of course the colorful and lit masks and costumes.

The floats looked really good. If I was disappointed, it was only because the number of “barangays” participating was not enough for my eyes to feast on.

 

And it being a local festival, it felt nice to actually socialize with my fellow locals who are enjoying the parade as much as I am. A great cure for cabin fever.

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Sorry for the not so good quality of photos, since I did not bring our camera as it was too crowded and I don’t exactly want to flash pricey** things. These photos were taken using my sister’s N8.

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What’s the connection of the word “writer” in this post anyway? I’m actually blogging through Windows Live’s Writer. I find it easier since I do not have to log in to WordPress . I can just launch the program from my desktop and blog from there. How-To post for “writer” up next!

*electric Masskara is considered controversial because another festival in another town is actually a glowing street dance event. I prefer to not have a stand in this issue.

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