Coming home for my birthday and city fiesta is one of the best things I had this year. Not only I have reunited with my family and friends but I also got to meet happy adventurous spirits to celebrate with through Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0. This year’s Diyandi festival was jam packed with month long activities. It has been a great and rewarding experience for me since I haven’t witnessed Pagkanaug ni Sr. San Miguel and Diyandi Festival in full for the past years. So, I hope I gave mercy to show it through these photos.
Indigay sa Iligan Letchon
Busy busy day for letchon lovers. I know you guys are taking picture of me. hmmm so where’s my copy?
Best combination: Letchon and puso!
Palamian Sa Bingka
For anyone who wanted to have a taste of these yummy bibingka, one should be on the waiting list or else, you’ll only die looking at them.
Drum and Bugle
I was too lucky that day that I woke up at 4 AM for the fun run, at the same time, witnessed the colorful drum and bugle. FYI, I was once a majorette but remembered myself complaining to my Mama to exchange my baton with a xylophone instead. She told me that I was too small to carry the instrument and I might ruin the whole performance. Oh mama! if I only knew, you rather believed in my kembot skills 😉
This event was rather unexpected. I was informed by my sister who was rushing from school and in a few minutes, I left home with just a camera, few peso bills and two assistants. Luckily, few cosplayers are still on the area who were too eager to pose for me (together with some troll face).
Tartanilya Express Ride
This colorful tartanilya a. k. a. Taxi Horse by monai or Kalesa, will show you around the city proper for 5 Pesos only. I suddenly remembered a classmate from grade school who was happy waving at us riding in a flowery, colorful and beautiful kalesa when she won that year’s pageant. What a lovely float.
Tartanilya Painting Contest
Kasadya Street Dancing
Ain’t she pretty?
Kasadya Street Dancing is the most awaited part of Diyandi Festival. With all eyes and camera on them, they give their best shot, hailed “Pit Senyor!” and dance to the beat. ’til next year’s Diyandi Festival!
This post is part of the Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0 series.
Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0 will not be possible without the support from the event sponsors: Tita Fannies, Red Planet / Calda Pizza, El Canto / Macki’s, Iligan City Government, UNILAB, NPC Natures Park, Third Team Media, TravelJams, PurpleSlipperz, and Pinay Travelista.