Where are you headed this weekend?

This weekend seems to be packed with events that you’re spoilt for choice. Rather, make that overwhelmed with options that you wouldn’t know which one to attend!

I will be going to two: The Aliwan Fiesta with Mr. Byahilo.com, and a bunch of Couch Surfing Manila members. Afterwards, we’ll be headed to a CS Manila birthday bash. My first CS party!

The Aliwan Fiesta is a yearly event anticipated by the many. Organized by the media outfit Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), the Aliwan Festival aims to promote the rich, colorful and vibrant festivals of the Philippines. Through the Aliwan Fiesta, one does not need to hop from one island to another just to experience the non-stop streetdancing, and the loud drumbeating. No need to take a bus and roam all over Luzon and fly to Visayas or sail the high seas going to Mindanao. It’s all being carried here in the country’s capital, Manila. Get the chance to see Cebu City’s Sinulog Festival represented by the Lumad Basakanon perform their Dance ritual. See the Tribu Paghida-et of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival perform their dance routine. It’s also your chance to see other equally colorful and beautiful festivals like the General Santos’ Kalilangan Festival, Zamboanga City’s Hermosa festival, Baguio City’s Panagbenga Festival and Maguindanao’s Padang-padang Festival. Its seeing all the country’s best all in just one sitting.

Source: Byahilo.com

Since the the CS party would be held at the pool deck of one of the condominium buildings lining the Roxas boulevard, I was wondering if we’d be able to see the fireworks at the 3rd World Pyrolympics at the Mall of Asia?

May 3
7.30pm China’s The Glorious Group
9.00pm Germany’s Nico Lunig Event

May 10
7.30pm Canada’s Pyro Studios
9.00pm France’s Fetes et Feux

May 17
7.30pm Italy’s Parente Fireworks
9.00pm Venezuela’s Venefuegos Fireworks C.a.

May 24
7.30pm South Korea’s Hanwha Corporation
9.00pm Australia’s Explosive Productions Pty Ltd

May 31
7.30pm Fellowship of Fire – Collaboration of all Countries with Philippines
9.00pm Philippines! La Mancha Pyromusical Grand Finale

Source: Our Awesome Planet

On the otherhand, a lot of bloggers I know are headed to Greenhills this Saturday, for the Man Blog’s Banana Gangbang Rock Festival.

To the truckloads of fans of The Man-Blog (TMB), here’s your chance to see this awesometastic blog’s denizens do something other than entertain you with finely written dickery. TMB will be having a gig dubbed “The Banana Gangbang Rock Festival” happening on May 3, 2007 at Bela Bar in Greenhills, San Juan.

Marco Palinar, Mike Villar, Ade Magnaye, and Lauren Dado’s bands will be performing. BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM! You’re bound to eargasm four times right there and right then!

Source: Fritzified.com

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So, where are YOU going this weekend?

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 11 Comments
  1. PinayInTheUS says:

    i’m actually going to Sagada, Arizona this weekend, to hike and take pictures.

    Love your photos btw. keep it up! :)

  2. nina says:

    Sagada, Arizona? O_o Ahahaha, hiking. Have fun :D (don’t mind my demented laughing)

  3. Fritz says:

    Awww, salamat sa plug Nina! :D

  4. Krishna says:

    Woooow! It’s been a while since I took a look at your blog! It looks oh-so pretty now <3 There’s so many things going on this weekend @o@ But I’ll have to restrain myself from impulsive going out as I’m going to the Land of all things Kawaii next next week @o@

    But darn, that Banana Gangbang event sounds like a whole lotta fun~

  5. Anton Sheker says:

    I was with Eric of Byahilo.com today.. we started shooting the aliwan festival today.. you should have joined us!

  6. nina says:

    Fritz: Walang anuman!

    Krishna: Thanks! And have fun in Japan! *inggit* hahaha. Will you have time for some dollie shopping? ;)

    Anton: Eeh, too early lol. I was still finishing work then. I’ll see you tomorrow though :D

  7. estan says:

    i will also be at the aliwan!

  8. nina says:

    Estan: Yay! Hope to see/meet you tomorrow! :D

  9. Anna D. says:


    Nowhere special. Just the usual commercialized places. AhahHAAHahaa. -_-

  10. Krishna says:

    Heehee~ well, Tin and I bet so! I just don’t know about spare money for said dollie shopping XD

  11. Eddie says:

    Hi! happened to pass by and got hooked. when do you think the next Aliwan Festival?
    Hope to see u in one of CS Manila meet up.


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