Sunday, March 20, 2011

Philippine International 2nd Pyromusical Competition in SM Mall of Asia March 12, 2011 - Australia and Philippines


My friends from QCPC asked if anybody wanted to go to the 2nd Pyromusical Competition at SM Mall of Asia last March 12, 2011.  There are lots of participating countries but I think most of them wanted to support Philippines (Hep hep hooray! Support our own!)  which is scheduled on that day back to back with Australia.  I couldn't resist the chance of watching fireworks so I jumped in.  First plan was to buy tickets for the VIP area, but sir Jonathan suggested to try a different spot. 


For those who haven't heard about it, Philippines is the host of the most-awaited fireworks display at SM Mall of Asia at Pasay City. There are 10 countries to show off  (South Korea, Spain, Portugal, U.K., China, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, Philippines) so this is really fun and exciting.  Just too bad,  I wasn't able to watch every country's entry. 

The Location

Unusual it is, we were located a bit far from the exact location of the pyro display.  We were at the reclamation area beside Senate of the Philippines building.  It is along Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, right side of Mall of Asia facing Manila Bay.  It maybe far from the exact venue, but the good side here is we will be coming from another point of view.  We arrived here at 5pm, and because it's not your usual place to sit in, relax and dine while waiting for the fireworks, be prepared that there's no lights here once it gets dark. 

kuya rael smile hehe

The pyro's supposed scheduled at 7pm for Australia and 8pm for the Philippines, but there were some delays that's why Australia started way past the scheduled time.  We weren't able to hear the music for the fireworks but was able to hear that China won in this year's competition.  How I wish I saw it. :)

Each country lasted for 15-20minutes which is totally awesome.  The only trouble I'm thinking while we're waiting is the air pollution it will create...environmentalist eh?!

Here's my shot during the pyro for Australia and Philippines.  For me Philippines' fireworks display is way better than Australia, but being the emcee and residence of the competition, Philippines is not a participant in the proper pyro contest. 



32 comments:

Red Gonzales said...

nice pics. ang galing.

Ed said...

sayang talaga, wasn't able to witness this one when we visited Manila in two different instances (trip to Zambales and Sagada). Would've wanted to practice shooting fireworks.
Anyway, very nice ng shots. linis! :D

lakwatsera de primera said...

Ang galing nakuhanan mo yung smiley :)

Leave the Cube said...

ang ganda ng spot na nakuha nyo for picture taking =) sayang di kmi nakanood nyan.

Anonymous said...

the best tlga mga pics mo cee eypot:))

Chyng said...

good spot, mejo malayo lang.
next time sama ka samin. masaya din magkaron ng all access pass =)

Ian said...

nice spot... me dramatic effect ang mga photos dahil sa location, sayang wala ako ni-isang napanood dahil sa duty...

adventurousfeet said...

@red
thanks friend :)

adventurousfeet said...

@ed
thanks ed.. maybe next year :)

adventurousfeet said...

@lakwatsera de primera
naswertehan ko lang hihihi

adventurousfeet said...

@leave the cube
ok na din sakin ang spot kasi kami lang ang tao.

adventurousfeet said...

@chyng
thanks! sige ba why not di ko pa din naexperience yun hehe. :)

adventurousfeet said...

@ian

don't feel bad.. i think every year naman dito sa 'pinas ang pyro

adventurousfeet said...

@anonymous
thanks helenpot!

lakwatserong tatay said...

ang galing ng shots...panalo...sana makapunta ulit ako sa event na yan...matagal tagal na nung huli ako nakapanood nyan eh...2007 pa yata...^_^

backpacking philippines said...

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Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Galing ng shots! Great spot to take photos.

tina said...

mouth drool sa photos :D

Ada said...

Ganda ng pwesto, kahit malayo, kitang kita ang ganda ng Manila Bay and Fireworks!

adventurousfeet said...

@backpacking
thanks!

adventurousfeet said...

@pinaytraveljunkie

yup! ok ang spot, couldn't agree more

adventurousfeet said...

@tina

thanks for dropping by :)

adventurousfeet said...

@ada

true!

adventurousfeet said...

@lakwatserong tatay
yup! kita kita tayo next year ha!

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

sayang d ka namen ksama. madame PTB that time. pero ganada pa din pwesto mu. and this post reminds me na gawin ko na din ang entry ko. haha thnx for sharing!
nice sunset pic by the way! :)

adventurousfeet said...

Actually di pa yata talaga ko PTB that time.. onga want to meet you all, idol ko kaya kayo :)

JeffZ said...

nice move.. coming in from a different perspective!.. at may reflection pa ng fireworks sa water.. i like those kind of shots.. :D

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Ayos location nyo ah! Pasama naman jan next time hehe

adventurousfeet said...

thanks jeffz

adventurousfeet said...

@christian,

i was just lucky, but sure :)

Mee-i said...

ganda ng pics kahit mejo malayo kayo sa venue!
sana pag meron ulit next year sipagin ako pumunta ngayon na meron na kong maaya. ehehe nice meeting u!

(adventurousfeet andito nako!) .^_^.

Davao Hotels said...

I really like your shots! Especially the fireworks.. ano po settings nyo? Very nice talaga!

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