Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pyro Olympics 08 - Fellowship

As early as 5pm, Ferdz and I staked out at the breakwater near the restaurant row of SM Mall of Asia. There were already a lot of early eager beavers who came armed and ready with their portable chairs, snacks and refreshments for the finale of this year's edition of the World Pyro Olympics. It was a good time to see friends i haven't seen in quite a while like Red, my Roxas buddy, as well as meet new ones like Allan B (nice meeting you finally bai). The program started on time but imho, the fellowship performance paled in comparison to the awesome displays of the previous weeks, especially that of Venezuela and Italy. I guess the people expected a longer display, and rightfully so.A fter all, isn't this the Fellowship of Fire? I think it lasted for like 10 minutes and the crowd hankered for more.

Come 8.45, we were expecting the announcement of the winner but never heard it. Not that the crowd was noisy, it was just the fact that the announcements seem haphazardly planned. At 9pm, Team Philippine's performance commenced.I t was short and sweet, making a statement that we're not going to fall behind in terms of creativity, visual magic and audience impact.

Of course, grabbing something to eat somewhere after the event is a matter of Pyro Olympic proportions, it being a payday weekend as well. We repaired to David's Teahouse till the crowd dispersed and getting out of the SM MOA complex became more sane. 

TEAM ITALY WON! Thanks to Joanne, I got the news that our favorite, Team Italy, won the competition. We missed the first weekend when Teams China and Australia participated so it's hard to say if italy, indeed, can win.

7 comments:

Joanne G said...

hi oggie. Italy won! Sayang, hindi tayo nagkita. Sa kakahanap ko sa place where I was supposed to meet you, my husband & I were lead to the 350 entrance... libre 1 can of softdrinks & a chair hehe!
Hindi crowded kaya dun na kami pumunta. But it was nice talking to you. I hope to see you next time.

lagal[og] said...

hahaha, good for you. i'm sure the vantage point over where you are is also better. di bale, we'll see each other next time. patingin naman ng kuha mo :-)

the donG said...

thanks oggie for sharing. i believe panalo din ang mga photographers kasi dahil sa kanila na reretain ang kagandahan ng mga fireworks lalo na sa mga hindi nakapunta (tulad ko).

ganda rin kasi sinama mo ang mga tao sa photo.

lagal[og] said...

you're always welcome dom. naku, can't avoid the crowds kaya sinama ko na sa picture. grabe yung kapal ng mga tao nung sabado.

joanne g. said...

hi oggie.... have posted the pictures in flickr already ....
i also hope you can visit my multiply account one of these days.

lagal[og] said...

hi joanne, silipin ko tonight. i'm sure you shot keepers :-)

Millie said...

Wow Palm trees! ganda nito ogs! yun nga lang may mga extra. i could just imagine kung gaano kadami mga tao dun.. pic says it all :) buti mas mataas ang pwesto mo and u were able to capture those palm trees. hheheh tumalon ka ba?

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