Friday, December 3, 2010
The Christmas Spirit at the Ayala Triangle Gardens
My Mom and I firmly believe that the Philippines is THE Christmas capital of Asia, if not the whole world. We Filipinos start Christmas preparations as early as when the BER months start and we start the countdown at 100 days before the Big Day. You probably live in a burrow or have a heart as cold as stone, if you don’t feel the Christmas Spirit in our country.
And to heighten the Yuletide feel, the Ayala Triangle Gardens put up a lights and sounds show. Heard about this from my Mom, and while stuck in traffic along Ayala Avenue one night, I saw the dancing lights and I knew that was it.
So one Sunday, Mom and I went to see it for ourselves, and it was just hands-down BEAUTIFUL! On a Sunday night, there was traffic build-up along Paseo de Roxas because of the hundreds of families wanting to see it.
I immediately set up DSLR and took as much pictures as I could as we were kind of late. We barely even made it to the last show! And thank God we got there in the nick of time, it was just so amazing! The lights danced along with the Christmas music, and people were just in awe, and so were we!
Of course it’s an opportunity for Mom and I to take pictures with the lights. :)
Created by light designer Voltaire de Jesus and sound designer Jethro Joaquin, the lights and sound show started last November 20 and will run until December 24 everyday from 6pm to 8pm. Every 30 minutes the gardens will be showcasing 10-minute shows.
So don’t wait until the last minute, let the kids and the kids-at-heart enjoy this beautiful show! I’m sure all of you will enjoy it!
After the show Mom and I were famished. But since there was a multitude of people, the restaurants in the area were packed with families having their Sunday night dinner. I felt disappointed because I really wanted to try Chef Rolando Laudico’s BFast All Day Breakfast Café, after reading Anton Diaz’s blog about it!
There are restaurants to choose from like Banapple and Bon Chon. I suggest you guys get there EARLY to get seats; otherwise, your patience will really be put to the test.
Mom said we’d go back, and hopefully this time, we get to see the show at length and get to eat at any of the restaurants there. :)