I now work on Sundays and was wondering why there’s been traffic in the Macapagal Boulevard area in Pasay nearing nighttime. It turns out the culprit is the 1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition ongoing till March 14 at the Mall of Asia grounds. So last Sunday, the whole family decided to just bear with the traffic and watch the fireworks display itself.
VIP tickets with dinner cost P1500 and I presume those who bought these tickets get the best view and best seats. We just decided to hang out in one of the veranda restaurants which were also selling tickets. We were at TGI Friday’s, to be exact, which charged P750 per person of which P500 was consumable (and the garlic chicken primavera I ordered was godawfully unpalatable).
I found out that the spot was far from ideal because the table we were in was blocked by the foliage of trees and this really irritating giant replica bottle of Tanduay in the background. Still, I managed to get these shots using my trusted Lumix LX3 😉
The night was a battle between the pyrotechnics prowess of France and Japan. Japan’s fireworks was more impressive and had greater impact. They even managed to put up symbols in the sky, such as this smiley face ….
Next to compete are Singapore vs. Malaysia on March 7 while the Philippines will have a showdown with Australia for the closing exhibition on March 14. The fireworks show starts at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit the show’s official website.