Thursday, November 1, 2012

Masskara Festival at Night

October 20, at night, we headed to the Lacson St., also known as the Tourism Strip during Masskara Festival every year. Since roads were closed, we got off the van somewhere near Lacson St. and walked our way 'til we find a good dining place. We decided to have dinner at Chicken Deli. Yes, it's two inasal dinners in a row!:)) But I just realized that our meals were really cheap like around Php120 or less per head.

Neon night!:)


Dinner at Chicken Deli



 free photo at the Merci (pasalubong) booth :)

After dinner, we explored more of the Tourism Strip. While waiting for the Inter-Barangay Electric Masskara parade, we had dessert at Calea. I just couldn't get enough of all those sumptuous cakes! I was too overwhelmed that I forgot how much we paid for all 5 cakes, which we shared among ourselves.


 fruity cheesecake, oreo cheesecake, apple pie, chocolate cakes


heaven!!!


After dessert, we looked for a spot where we can watch the parade. I noticed that the policemen there were very calm. You know, despite the fact that they're stopping people from crossing the human barricades to give way for the parading floats, some people just ignored them and totally disobeyed them, but they never got mad at those disobedient citizens. Anyway, another trouble at the parade was the lack of portalets. Imagine, I really needed to use the restroom but when I entered Chowking, there's a signage saying, "No Receipt, No CR." So were they saying that I have to eat siomai first before using the restroom? So I went out of Chowking, watched the parade for a bit, and headed to McDonald's. That night's event host was McDo. The stage was right in front of McDo so there were really huge crowds within that area. It was a struggle for me to get inside McDo. And when I got there, the line outside the restrooms were like a line for the fan sign of One Direction haha! But seriously, it took me around 20 minutes there.










the long line at McDo's Restroom

Then we headed to the Sun Cellular booth to see Kiefer and her mom. We stayed there for a couple of minutes, then we headed to L'Fischer. It's been a struggle going there due to lots of people walking! two of our friends headed back home 'cause they couldn't withstand the stressful environment. While three of us headed to L'Fischer Hotel where we met up with my friends from Vans. We got VIP stamps for the Neon Party of Globe Tattoo/Republiq/Opus. When we got to the rooftop, I was surprised to see such a huge roof deck filled with lots of people. A lot of my friends from Manila and Iloilo also happened to be there. Well I think, Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao people were all there!:))

while fans were having photo ops w/ Kiefer, we were goofing around:))

we invaded the Sun booth!

group pic with Kiefer

 Neon party!

 friends from Vans

 sisters

view from the VIP area. that looked like a fun mosh pit over there!:))

We left the party at around 2am and had a food trip along Lacson St. I had balut! haha! Our next stop was at Dugout, wherein a Smart-sponsored party was just about to end. We headed home around 3:15am riding a tricycle. We got lost on our way back because the place I pinned in Google Maps was inaccurate haha! When we finally found the house, we asked the driver how much we're supposed to pay. He said, just any amount will do. But just when I was about to hand him Php50, he asked for Php100. What?!? Seriously? Then the next day, I was informed that it's only worth Php70 if we went home by taxi. Uhm, ok, I just charged it to experience. haha!

Wait for my next post about Masskara Festival at Day. :)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Masskara Festival at Night

October 20, at night, we headed to the Lacson St., also known as the Tourism Strip during Masskara Festival every year. Since roads were closed, we got off the van somewhere near Lacson St. and walked our way 'til we find a good dining place. We decided to have dinner at Chicken Deli. Yes, it's two inasal dinners in a row!:)) But I just realized that our meals were really cheap like around Php120 or less per head.

Neon night!:)


Dinner at Chicken Deli



 free photo at the Merci (pasalubong) booth :)

After dinner, we explored more of the Tourism Strip. While waiting for the Inter-Barangay Electric Masskara parade, we had dessert at Calea. I just couldn't get enough of all those sumptuous cakes! I was too overwhelmed that I forgot how much we paid for all 5 cakes, which we shared among ourselves.


 fruity cheesecake, oreo cheesecake, apple pie, chocolate cakes


heaven!!!


After dessert, we looked for a spot where we can watch the parade. I noticed that the policemen there were very calm. You know, despite the fact that they're stopping people from crossing the human barricades to give way for the parading floats, some people just ignored them and totally disobeyed them, but they never got mad at those disobedient citizens. Anyway, another trouble at the parade was the lack of portalets. Imagine, I really needed to use the restroom but when I entered Chowking, there's a signage saying, "No Receipt, No CR." So were they saying that I have to eat siomai first before using the restroom? So I went out of Chowking, watched the parade for a bit, and headed to McDonald's. That night's event host was McDo. The stage was right in front of McDo so there were really huge crowds within that area. It was a struggle for me to get inside McDo. And when I got there, the line outside the restrooms were like a line for the fan sign of One Direction haha! But seriously, it took me around 20 minutes there.










the long line at McDo's Restroom

Then we headed to the Sun Cellular booth to see Kiefer and her mom. We stayed there for a couple of minutes, then we headed to L'Fischer. It's been a struggle going there due to lots of people walking! two of our friends headed back home 'cause they couldn't withstand the stressful environment. While three of us headed to L'Fischer Hotel where we met up with my friends from Vans. We got VIP stamps for the Neon Party of Globe Tattoo/Republiq/Opus. When we got to the rooftop, I was surprised to see such a huge roof deck filled with lots of people. A lot of my friends from Manila and Iloilo also happened to be there. Well I think, Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao people were all there!:))

while fans were having photo ops w/ Kiefer, we were goofing around:))

we invaded the Sun booth!

group pic with Kiefer

 Neon party!

 friends from Vans

 sisters

view from the VIP area. that looked like a fun mosh pit over there!:))

We left the party at around 2am and had a food trip along Lacson St. I had balut! haha! Our next stop was at Dugout, wherein a Smart-sponsored party was just about to end. We headed home around 3:15am riding a tricycle. We got lost on our way back because the place I pinned in Google Maps was inaccurate haha! When we finally found the house, we asked the driver how much we're supposed to pay. He said, just any amount will do. But just when I was about to hand him Php50, he asked for Php100. What?!? Seriously? Then the next day, I was informed that it's only worth Php70 if we went home by taxi. Uhm, ok, I just charged it to experience. haha!

Wait for my next post about Masskara Festival at Day. :)

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