folkfest

I was still ill  (see related article ->sick & slow)  but it did not deter me to go to Folkfest with Roan yesterday. The Folkfest venue was just within the area but it took us 1.5 hours to reach the place due to heavy traffic. A lot of people decided to walk… either they left their car somewhere or they took a taxi and just got off few blocks away from the venue.

It’s really ironic because I don’t like going to such festivities when I was in the Philippines because I hate getting “mobbed” in a crowded place. Now, I’m doing it here in North America just to learn more about the other culture at the same time reminisce the Philippine tradition. And most of all, practice my limited skills in photography. Ha!

Below are the pavilions that we have visited:

Philippines Pavilion
I felt nostalgic while watching the Filipino traditional dances being performed. I used to dance this when I was in College.

caught the guy swaying!

“sayaw sa bangko”

“tinikling”

“Igorot dance”

Karpaty Ukranian Pavilion
I’m not sure on how they call their dance but they sure did bounce a lot! Whew! It certainly is a good workout routine.

Caribbean Pavilion
Their songs sound like reggae to me. It was cool and entertaining. Very modern, I must say. 🙂

steel band

fire eater

Brazilian Pavilion
Sexy eh? 😀

Chinese Pavilion
We missed the show because it was already 11 p.m. when we arrived in the pavilion. It turned out the performance was only until 10:30 p.m.. Argh! In any case, I just took random snapshots inside their pavilion.  Here you go:

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I love using the Canon DSLR camera! It’s not mine though. I just borrowed it from RJ (my nephew).  I’m slowly starting to convince myself in getting one. This will take a long time. 🙂
I definitely had fun at the folkfest! Hopefully next year, I will be able to visit all the pavilion with my new car and new camera. It’s free to dream! 😉 Until then! See yah!

P.S.
What do you think of my snapshots? Is it good for a budding photographer? 😉

photography

Photography has always been one of the things that I’m interested in. However, I  prefer using digital or phone camera in taking pictures over the expensive DSLR camera coupled with complicated lenses. DSLR camera and lenses are too expensive, complicated and extremely heavy for me. Most of all, I can’t take a self shot! In general, digital and phone camera are more convenient to use.

Anyhow, I was given an opportunity to hone my skill in photography during the Body Wrap Fit Clinic in Tangs, Singapore. The excitement made me too focused on what I was doing that I forgot to check the photos I’ve taken. As a result:

digital camera + no flash + dim light + newbie photographer = blurred photos

No, I was not upset about it. On the contrary, it motivated me to improve my not so great skill in photography using digital camera.  As they say, patience and practice are the key elements!

Hey, if you happen to have some tips in photography using digital camera you can send it to info.thecuriousme@gmail.com.

That would be a great help for newbies like me. Thanks a lot in advance. Until our next shot!