Monday, November 24, 2008

Adivay 2008: Depap

When the son of Kabunian, Lumawig, was on the right age to marry, he has chosen a bride from the mountainous region of the Cordilleras. When the wedding was due, Lumawig carried logs of pine to the house of the bride but there weren’t enough food for the well wishers to partake. And so he called out to all the animals and the forest. The deer came running out but they weren’t good enough for Lumawig. He called once again to the animals and this time, pigs came running out of the forest. Lumawig called out to the men to catch the animals to be cooked for the wedding. All men ran after the pigs and started catching each one of them.

From such legend came the Benguet tradition “Depap” or “Chepap” when the men catch animals, usually pigs, to be butchered for a Caňao. On the 22nd of November, this tradition came to life during the Adivay celebration.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Young Rider

Five years old Jana May Ampal shows her riding skills during the Dongba ni Kabajo (horse race). This activity is part of the ongoing Adivay Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet.

The Oldest Caballero

He's 83 years old and still riding. Esteban Esco Sr. won this exhibition show during the "Dongba ni Kabajo" (horse racing) which was part of the ongoing Adivay Festival in Wangal, La Trinidad.

Session rd at night

I like this shot better. Wala yong mga ghosts. Parang napakatahimik ng Baguio. Parang ghost town. Ngek. Mali ata he he.

One of my September to remember shots taken last September 21.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baguio Cathedral Night Shot

Taken from Pines View Hotel, master Noli's Suite. Not as good as his S5's quality shots. This is canon's sensor.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Lonely End

Nor dread nor hope attend
A dying animal;
A man awaits his end
Dreading and hoping all;
Many times he died,
Many times rose again.
A great man in his pride
Confronting murderous men
Casts derision upon
Suppression of breath;
He knows death to the bone
Man has created death.