Pyromusical 2011 | UK and Philippines

All roads lead to Mall of Asia whenever the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition takes place. So along with Harvey (my Canon 500D + kitlens) and my cheap-stake tripod (which I havent used since my Sagada trip a yr ago), and my Remote Control - I braved the terrible traffic and luckily arrived in MoA on time!

For the 2nd time, I witnessed it again, but this year with a better seat in the house! ^_^

I still had a hard time looking for a good spot because of that little tree which arises in the center of the stage. Well, it didn't matter much as long as I can view the presentations, be amazed along with the big crowd of spectators, and feel the vibe of the competition.


Pyromusical 2011 | Portugal and UK

Portugal may have fired a lot, but United Kingdom simply showcased why they are hailed as champions last year. I like the haunting song, followed by the mellow melody, then a fireworks display with the tune of Katy Perry's Firework. The sky shone the brightest for UK's finale. Everyone was in awe!





see the heart?


fireworks shots settings:
manual focus, F16, 15", ISO 100, AWB

○ sorry na, hindi ko alam mag-magic para mawala yung puno sa gitna ○


Waking up at 3pm on a Saturday is a torture for me, but for free VIP tickets on a fireworks show, I wouldn't mind sacrificing a little!

Media eh?!
I would love to have this VIP access again in 1 of Rico Blanco's concerts,
or in 1 of Derek Ramsey's fashion shoots! ^_^


Why not catch the remaining performances?


for more details: http://www.pyrophilippines.com/
for restaurant listing and reservations: http://www.pyrophilippines.com/restaurant-reservation/

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

So what's the restaurant with the best view?
Last year, I settled at Seattle's Best. Unfortunately, there's an annoying obstruction! Isang poste!
This year, I had a good seat in the center of the stage but obviously the obstruction is the tree.
So I supposed the best views are the restaurants on the other side of Mall of Asia - Coffee Bean, Yakimix, etc. Or why not try the 2nd floor restaurants?


See more here:
http://outoftownblog.com/united-kingdom-vs-portugal-philippine-international-pyromusical-competition-2011

52 responses:

Chyng said...

sa mga friends ko:

oh yes, naligo ako bago pumunta!
mga TSE kayo!!! ^_^

jimbo said...

wow nice shots chyng. talagang humuhusay ka na sa paggamit k Harvey ha! :)

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

andun ka pala? sayang! hahabol sana ako kase cancelled lahat ng trips ko, kaso ayun nilaganat at sinipon naman ako. ang akala ko kse nxt week pa yung UK. yun tlga inaabangan ko. sayang!

docgelo said...

parang last year lang nabasa ko din post mo about pyrolympics; yung napilitan ka pang kumain sa isang resto/coffee shop?

more than those gorgeous fireworks, this post reveals a lot of you.
...maka-rico blanco/derek ramsay ka pala ha! *teasing*

Cedric said...

Wow! Ang gaganda shots, ganda din ng mga kulay nung fireworks nila. Mas makulay kesa nung last week. :D

Chyng said...

@kuya,
o diba, parang totoo yung shots ko. hehe sayang lang panira kasi yung puno.


@gael,
trust me gael, gulatan ito!
saturday ko lang nalaman na pupunta ko(o diba sinisi ko pa si Melo) joke!

@doc,
good memory doc!
mas maganda this year kasi di na ko naka-50mm =)

@cedric,
mas bongga yan kung gamit yung UWA mo. see you sa 12!

empi said...

wow... ang ganda naman!

makapananood nga.

Markyramone said...

kita kita sa March 12 Chyng.

Mr. Chan said...

wow bravo! :)

lakwatsera de primera said...

bongga ang mga shots!, punta ka ulit sa last Saturday :)

Chyng said...

@empi,
you should! enjoy the show lang kahit wag na magpicture!

@marky,
kita kits!

@mr.chan,
salamats!

@claire,
sure yan claire! gising ulit ako maaga!

gillboard said...

napapanood ko siya from the comfort of our rooftop. hehehe

Mrs. Kolca said...

Very entertaining display of fireworks! How I wish I can also brave the traffic and the crowd just to witness that one.

Hi sis! Visiting you here from GT. Hope you visit me back. I also want to invite you to join my monthly giveaway over at Pink.MagaLine.com

Thanks! :)

Dani said...

Hi! Wow grabe, nacapture mo talaga yung colors! Astiiig. Mas malaking harang yung sa amin, booth ng Tanduay. Haha.

I agree, kitang kita yung pagka-defending champion ng UK. :)

Mich said...

ganda ng shots mo chyng, tatandaan ko yung settings na sinabi mo. havent tried it yet. go pafa derek! :D hihihi!

Chyng said...

@gilbert,
yobong! ;-)

@mrs kolca,
yun lang. traffic papunta. more traffic pauwe. hehe

@dani,
you have a good location inferness. I agree, addicting tong pyro. kung hindi lang talaga super traffic, gawin kong hobby to!

@mich,
cheers for Derek! ♥

marxtermind said...

ikaw na ang media! nice shots!

rob said...

.. meron pa sa march 12! check ko kung makapunta ko kung di maextend sa work. :)

Sidney said...

This are one of the best pictures I saw so far !
Congrats !
And you are now part of the media !

Sidney said...

If you want some additional info about Project Pearls just email me.
Those kids can use all help they can get.

danda said...

ang ganda! :)

khantotantra said...

ganda chyng. At medyo blocking ng magandang shots yung puno.. ehehehe.

Ang sayang pagmasdan ng fireworks, makulay at maliwanag.

btw. pa-update ng blogroll. Delete mo yung nasa blogroll mo tapos lagay mo ulit, gagana na sya ngayon :D

tc

Rizalenio said...

Wow...Astig ang mga shots. I like all the photos esp the last one. Parang premiere night ang dating. Glamoooooor kung glamour ang arrive. :)

Cedric said...

If you're worried about the traffic, it would be good to just hang around first, have coffee, chat, etc. Like Trish, Angel, Marky, Gael and I did. Hehe.

pusang kalye said...

late ko nang narealize the former champion UK nga last Sat. busy akong nagtatampisaw sa tubig nung mga panahong ito? ilang kayong bloggers? bat si Estan at james lang nakita ko sa fb at super blurredness pa. hahaha. I will watch naman sa Sat. hope China is magaling parin . hahaha

Sheng said...

nice shots sis, i love the colors. we were supposed to go but decided not to at the last minute. now, i know what we missed. sayang, sana pala we went na lang.

kg said...

wow chyng! ganda ng shots mo! i can only imagine the music that came with it!

bongga ang photographer! pwede maging model! woot!

Chew On This said...

so sad, I missed UK's grand entry :( Your photos is enough to let me know I missed a lot. Ahahah! I love trees so I don't mind the little tree in your photos :)

Madz said...

Yay, kahit di ako pupunta (yata) at least I have an idea how awesome it would be!

In other news, I really like your top! What brand Chyng? :P

poot said...

Oh wow, gusto ko ding makapanood nito. Maybe next year. Hahaha.

Ang gondo gondo ng shots. Kaya lang dyahe yung puno sa gitna. Panira ng moment. XD

nina said...

Nasabi ko ba sayo na katabi namin si Derek Ramsey gumawa ng bahay sa Bloggers Build ng Habitat for Humanity? ;)

JeffZ said...

sumasabog ang liwanag ng fireworks sa shots! :)

Hope to have a good seat in the coming weeks!..

sana eh makasuot rin ng MEDIA na ID!.. haha :)

Dyanie said...

Tigilan na ang pag cocomputer! Kaya naman pala nagkakasakit eh. :D

Karla said...

Wow! ang ganda ng shots mo. Ang linaw! ^_^

Ang galing naman na you had VIP tickets. Media talaga nakalagay sa ID mo. :) I hope makapanood din ako ng pyromusical competition.

Btw, nakakaaliw naman na ginamit yung song na firework, hehe.

tina said...

nice shots :)

dong ho said...

nice shots chyng! ayun malamang may mga gustong sumama sa next gig.

parang wala akong mapupuntahan na pyrolympics this year. pero baka biglang may mabakanteng weekend. text kita.

Manila Girl said...

We went on the first day - Spain and Korea. I'm very easy to please so I couldn't tell which was better, hehehe.

THRIFTY FASHIONISTA said...

ganda! i love fireworks! ;] id definitely enjoy shows like this!! nice shots chyng!

Dylan said...

Ang galing mong kumuha ng firework shots Chyng! Sobrang ganda. :)

adventurousfeet said...

love the shots! not sure if i can have the chance to see the pyro this year, envy much!

Diamond R said...

ang ganda ng mga kuha.galing

Charade said...

Hello Chyng ;p how are you? Nice kaboom shots ;p husay ;)

witsandnuts said...

Wow, thumbs up sa shots mo!

mylovelylife88 said...

Amazing shots Chyng! Ang galing :-) Sayang malayo ako sa Manila so I won't have the chance to watch this. Pero mukhang ang ganda ganda. Thanks for sharing this! :-)

The Lunch Break Blogger said...

Awesome shots using Canon 500D! Chyng

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

wow may vip id ka!

nag seatle's best kami nung first week, may nakaharang ng puno, cafe breton naman second week, may nakaharang na tanduay beer baloons.

Bukas try ko sa breakwater lang. =)

bang said...

huwaw! ang ganda!

Hindi pa kami nakakapunta until now :-(

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Uy I finally got a media pass din. Been looking around nga baka makita kita kahapon, papa autograph sana ako =)

Meedge said...

ang ganda! sa pictures pa lang, amazing na!

Meedge said...

ang ganda! sa pictures pa lang, amazing na!

Miles said...

Nice snaps!!

Ivan said...

wow.. naalala ko na naman.. ganda tlga.

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