Musical Pyrolympics 2010

Because this is part of my To-Do-List, I have to make a short entry of this one

I was almost home from Sagada when my father texted me:
"Chyng, andito na yung remote at lens."
Remote at lens?! All I ordered from my brother's friend was an RC-1 remote. I was delighted to see a 50mm f1.8 II prime lens in the house. I like that prime lens more than I want a telephoto lens. A cheap but good lens. I asked my brother about it and he said, pinabili ko na din. Hati tayo ha.

sus, kala ko libre

Joke. Of course Im happy my kuya Jongster purchased that one. I forgot to mention in my Sagada series that he drove me to EDSA because he found out I will be going on a solo trip. Haha Worried si loko! Ü

Musical Pyrolympics proper.

The excited me used that prime lens right away on our Binondo Food Trip with Doms and Doc Gelo, and other bloggers (see Doms and Doc Gelo's entries for reference). After that, I together with my friends met at MoA to see the much awaited Musical Pyrolympics. Note: It's not the World Musical Pyrolympics. This event is named 1st Philippine Pyromusical Competition.

Moving on, we arrived at about 6:30 due to the horrible traffic. I have never seen MoA that crowded. All the streets and possible entrance and exits which lead to the fireworks location are blocked. Seriously! Im amazed how the organizers dispersed all the people.

Another thing, all the restaurants that are fronting the bay are blocked too! You must avail a set meal to be able to enter the area. Ang talino! Set meals are priced depending on the location and food they serve. We saw a set meal as high as P1500 and as low as P300 (2 bottles of SMB set).

And since we have no tickets, patol kami sa offer! We settled at Seattle's Best Coffee which is located at the Ground Floor North Veranda Wing. Their set meal is priced at P400/head so pwede na. Patol!

3 drinks, 3 chips, 3 oatmeal cookies
plus 2 tables and 3 chairs and a good front view seat
all for P1,200

The view from where were seated:

sa gitna pero POSTE ang bida

I think sulit naman. I saw people with tickets and they dont even had a chair. Since I didnt bring my tripod, I just placed my camera in the table, and everything's set!
Let the competition begin! (showcasing my not so good shots)

in red

in purple

in gold

in green and red

the fireworks display at MoA

Alright, laugh out loud at the poste na present sa lahat ng shots ko. Haha Ang baba din kasi ng fireworks display. Bitin at putol din ang shots dahil nga Im using a 50mm lens that night. Wala man lang range. Oh well, very wrong but another lesson learned. Will do better next time.
Maybe I expected a lot on the display. I didn't like it that much. Ang gulo. Im no expert but I think a pyromusical should be really dramatic, playful, - fireworks and music shuold really go hand in hand.

full of BOKEH love
(made possible by placing a heart shape cut out in front of my lens)

Will I be watching another Pyromusical in the next sundays? Definitely not! Unless I have to work on a Sunday and watch the competition over our office window (para free!) Ü

SM Mall of Asia every Sunday til March 14, 2010
Ticket Prices are : P1500 (with dinner), P500, P300, P150, P100


Pyromusical 2011 ---> click here

Veranda / Bay Restaurants in MoA with view of the Fireworks
Rate varies from P400-P1,200 per person


Ground Floor: Bo's Coffee,Avenetto, Seattle's Best, Cafe Breton, Bed Scene, La Mesa Grill, Marina, Gweilos, David's Tea House, Gerry's Grill, Don Henrico's, TGIFriday's, Fish & Co., The Creamery, Racks, Yakimix, Mongolian Rice Bowls, Coffee Bean, Ebun, Cafe Mediterranean

Second Floor: Abe, Red Mango, Tajimaya, Cafe Adriatico, Gumbo, Hongkong Emperor, Jatujak, Pepper Lunch, Tanabe, Healthy Shabu-Shabu, Italliani's

Bay Area: Starbucks, Giligan's, Padi's Point, Vikings, Buffet 101, Icebergs

48 responses:

Chyng said...

Just so you know, naglakad kami papuntang HERITAGE para lang makauwi at past 12 na yun.

Oo alam ko, 6 hours akong nagCave Connection sa Sagada pero ang arte ko bigla sa paglakad pagdating sa Manila. Haha

jimbo said...

grabe mga business establishments talagang nakinabang ng sobra. parang nagbayad na din kayo ng entrance e. hehe

i like all the shots. tanggalin lang ung poste. hahaha

peace kiko. :P

rEm said...

wow! bakit parang gumaanda shots mo?

natalo mo ung style ko na gawing tripod ang sariling arms at wag gumalaw for 8secs.. wahahaha!


watch tau uli... last show? :P

rEm said...

nga pala...

tigilan ang pagrereklamo ng malayo ang gateway at eastwood... after solohin mo ang Sagada, wala ka na karapatan mag-artsy artsy!

wahahahaha!

The Gasoline Dude said...

Lumelevel up ka sa photography ah! Meron kaagad bagong lens. :)

kg said...

great shots chyng! what lens did you use for the shots? and what exactly is the 50-mm lens for? alam mo, ang tagal ng ng dslr ko sakin pero mangmang pa din ako sa photography! i'm actually using it as point and shoot! he! he!

Cza said...

wow.. nice pics!!! sexy lens :)

the donG said...

ang sipag kumuha ng fireworks shot. ganda ng effect ng heart shape papers na nilagay mo sa lens. astig!

wow! bumili ka ng remote para sa group shot at night firm shot.

Anonymous said...

chyng!!! the past pic is ♥♥♥!

-geek

gillboard said...

sosyalin naman ni chyng.. panalo yung poste... hehehe.. pero ayus naman yung mga pics.. parang pangprofessional lang.

princess_dyanie said...

chyng, dba kit lens is 18-55mm tapos u have 50mm? eh di mas short sya? nakow di na kasi gumagana utak ko sa photog eh haha :P

pusang kalye said...

ang taas ng standard ha---seriously---ito ba yung continuation nung sa the FORT dati? sayang yun. was messed up by the rain kasi. Mahal ng chips. 1200. okay naman mga shots mo e.....ang linaw---iba talaga pag dlsr. huhuhu.

Mga Epal said...

pasabay sa office window (para free din)

citybuoy said...

ang gaganda!!! (para akong batang first time dinala sa SM haha)

the bokeh love picture is really, really nice. galing! :D

@bi3L said...

Nice lens and nice choice of lens to buy.. since you are more into places and food... next eh... macro lens naman.

Planning to buy one.. as soon as I buy my first DSLR.. hehehe... :)

Kidding aside.. those are great pics and the heart bokeh.. hehehe...

galing mo nang kumuha ng mga pics.
Abiel Online
Love Thoughts Love Lines...

docgelo said...

wow, never mind the poste, ang astig ng shots mo chyng! love the photo with hearts, ang galing! =)

don't tell me you did all these after our binondo wok with dom? iba resistensya mo! belib ako.

Chyng said...

@kuya jimbo,
ang poste nga ang bida. :D

@c3,
ang mahal eh. meorn daw sa Racks, P500 at least mas sulit meals dun. san ba location ng racks? yung walang poste, hihi

malayo talaga eastwood!

@gasdude,
ayos level up! thanks!

@kg,
50mm is best for portrait shots. too bad yan ang dala ko nung fireworks night. hihi wala tuloy range.

@cza,
thanks! ♥

@doms,
i need remote para sa solo travels! Ü

@geek,
i ♥ that too!

@gilbert,
ayus, green na ang blog mo ha.

@dyanie,
yes, shorter. but it produces softer portrait shots.

@antonio,
taas no? hihi magkano ba ticket nyo noon sa the fort? yes, ito yung continuation - kasi tingin ko wala na uin

@epal,
sayang wala kang badge. Ü

@nyl,
yey, thanks! ♥

@abiel,
bili na, kayang kaya ng budget yan.

@doc gelo,
err yes! haha ikaw din naman nagfamily affair pa after ryt? Ü

Roninkotwo said...

Nakakabilib na mga kuha mo Chyng...Praktis ka naman mag photo ng events..binyag kaya..hahaha..Galing!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Getting a really fast prime lens is a must. Napaka-thoughtful naman ng brother mo. Look at those photos, ang ganda!

Brent a.k.a. yourkidatheart said...

That crowded?! Tell me about it! Feb 14 and I thought I was in divisoria just before Dec! Got out of the area in not more than 15 minutes after we just arrived, planning to watch the fireworks for that night.

So nice of you to post the pics! It made we go :D or more like ^____________^
I like the gold and green & red. I like the hearts! ang ku-cute!

Jongster said...

It was really a gift straight from the heart of your brother Jongster. Kunin ko kulang mo pang 1k maya ah, iinom kasi kame. lol May blogger pala ko nakakabit sa gmail ko ehehe.

Jepoy said...

Chyng Syempre di nanaman tayo nagkita nandun din ako nun LOL

Panalo ang Shots at may bago pang lens Panalo!

onealberto said...

wow!!! nice shots! pero ang mahal ng entrance fee.. :( gusto ko sana pumunta kaso mukhang kulang sa oras ko.

Manech said...

I found the picture peppered with hearts really beautiful.

I wish I can do things like that with my camera. Heh.

abenglaham said...

hi cyhng..grabe ang trapik.naabutan ko payan sa bus sa baclaran kami ni mam jaime..

gege said...

WAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!

yung kaklase ko umabsent ng OJT.. sabi nya importante daw!
yun pala nanuod sya nito!!!

di man lang nagyaya...

ANG GANDA!!!!!

haaaaaaaaaaaaayst.

pag nagsawa ka na sa cam mo ate chyng...

AKIN NA LANG!!!

hehe.

HELLO PO!!!

Godbless!!!

^ - ^

tim said...

wow, ang sarap ng pakiramdam makkita ng fireworks.. but anyway, i love the photos!

lechua said...

hey... a great new gadget to accompany Harvey!! i use the nikon version of it to take kids portrait shots. ur brother got it for you? is the pyrolympics a festival u have regularly - how many days does it last for? btw.. it's only Feb and u've done really well with your 2010 to-do list!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

ganda talaga ng mga fireworks..............

theLastJedi said...

' i wuz half laughing looking at your fireworks photos coz of the poste till you made a reference to it that made me let out a guffaw.. pero ang galeng ah, ganda ng kuha.. kinarir mo na talaga.. =)

Chyng said...

@sir lloyd,
thanks sir! pero mahirap ang events, baka madisappoint ang celebrants sa shots ko pag pangit. haha

@nomadic,
yey thanks!

@brent,
jusko sobrang traffic! you didnt experience the hysteria? hihi lucky you!

@jongster,
naks naman nagbasa ng blog ko. panalo!

@jepoy,
really andun ka din? baka nasa VIP area ako, ako pang mahirap lang. hehe

@onealberto,
ubos oras papunta at pauwi! thanks anyway!

@manech,
hello! thanks for finding the last photo nice. ♥

Chyng said...

@abenglahan,
hhmm i ownder what's your name. dont tell me that day kayo nagpunta ng pinatubo ni jaime?

@gege,
haha ganun kaimportante ang fireworks sa buhay nya. winner kamo sya!

@tim,
thanks tim!

@lechua,
cool! that's why your portraitshots are great too. nikons lenses are more expensive right? the 50mm f1.8 II is made of plastic so it's cheap.
yes my brother purchsed this but he said i should pay half the price. haha
no, the pyrolympics is not an annual event or festival. the shows run every sunday until mar14.
you've noticed my list too! i might add some to it! Ü

@arvin,
happiness!

@lastjedi,
panalo ang poste no? tunay na bida!

dyosa said...

Fab lens & nice shots! :D

Sana makapanood next Sunday. Matutuloy pa kaya ang Pyro Olympics?

Allen said...

Padaan daan lang muna ako habang busy pa.

ang liwanag nung fireworks. You got the perfect camera! Go harvey!!!!!

K said...

what happened to the world pyromusical? was it cancelled?

thelostrays said...

NIce shots...nice blog!was also there at MOA but was not able to have acceptable shots...

abenglaham said...

haha uu pauwi na kami nun.at naabutan pa namin sa bus habang nagpupuno..

kikilabotz said...

ay buti n lng pala napadaan ako dito kundi magsasayang kmi ng money sa sunday. hehe.tnx sa info

Chyng said...

@dyosa,
the world pyro? im not sure.

@allen,
pabili ka na kay mommy!

@k,
i dont know. sorry.

@lostrays,
you have good shots too. parang pareho tayo ng lens! Ü

@abeng,
leave your name para alam ko itatawag ko sayo (para close di ba?)

@kikilaboz,
that's just my opinion ha. the competition is not that spectacular. kung free viewing malamang bigyan ko pa yan ng good review. hihi

RJ said...

Improving na ang mga kuha ni Harvey. Maganda! U

thelostrays said...

We have the same cam, but i'm using the kit lens.:) hav a nice day!

ahmer said...

wow congrats,, yung buy list ko, ni isa wala pa akong nabili hahahaha

Wil said...

wow nice!:) tagal ko na gusto matutunan kung pano gawin to..

XOXORSTEEN said...

ang cute ng hearts na bokeh! imma try it too inspired by you..hehe!

Chyng said...

@rj,
thank you!

@rommel right?
naiwan ko lang ang kitlens thatday. hihi

@ahmer,
ano update? may nabili kna?

@wil,
ikaw a kayang kaya nyo yan ni allen!

@xoxostreen,
go go! ♥

arze arce said...

grabeeeeh ang sacrifice pra makapanood lang ng pyromusical ng libre... third year of watching koh nah ata e2 xa, mah swerte lang at napadala meh sah manila for training, kaya naka libre.... hehehe :) superrrr dameh ng tao n tagal ng interval, pero everything was a great experience....

7a'faR said...

wonderful...
salamat..


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XOXORSTEEN said...

ate im planning to buy a new lens kasi..what would you recommend prime lens o telephoto? thanks!

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