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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cebu celebrates Bon Odori Festival

The Summer Season for the Japanese people is something that they look forward to. Not because of the hot,humid and maybe favorable weather but because of the different summer festivals- Hanabi Festival also known as the firework festival and Bon Odori.

Bon Odori, or "Bon dance" is a style of dancing performed to welcome the spirits of the dead. The style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region. 

Cebu City, is one of the cities in Philippines with a good number of Japs. It hosted a two-day event to honour and celebrate the strong friendship between Philippines and Japan.

With only ten pesos as entrance fee, you can enter the venue and enjoy.

Twinning with my friend Gwen, who wore a pair of purple round sunnies while I wore a pair in pink. So John Lennon- ish! And as you can see in the background, the venue was jam-packed with people- Pinoys, Japs, Middle Eastern, Koreans, Americans.


Then Gwen and I started exploring the booths. There were clothes, dolls, toys and the most important sight to see- FOOD!~~~


This what I wore to yesterday's shindig. I really wanted to wear the complete set of Yukata which was given to me by my Gyaru mama as seen here. But I had to consider the BIPOLAR weather. So I skipped the dress and hopped on my jumpshorts and a pair of strappy brown flats. A lot of Japs complimented me for wearing this... Arigatou! :*


They showcased different dolls and these three are my faves.

One of the many signs you see whenever you check food booths out.

These ladies greeted us and offered us to buy their FUNDUE. I am not really a big fan of it but for their KAWAII sign, I gave in!

Not really worth my 40 pesos. But Oh well! 

Chili and Cheese CROQUETTES

My friend Gwen found love (in a hopeless place) at the CROQUETTE STATION.
It took a long time for them to had our food ready. So, to compensate, we took a picture. He is a CROQUETTE VENDOR. lol!

I forgot what these were called but it was soooooooo good! Enthusiastic guy vendors were selling this. 

Tequilla shots for 50 pesos. Why not? 
Kanpai!!! ^^

I really enjoyed my first Bon Odori experience despite the "RAIN - STOP" weather condition.

Keep posted for my PART II for more FOOD PORN! ^.^
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