Monday, August 20, 2007

Cotton Candy and Peanuts


Before hitting the streets first thing Friday morning I saw a green butterfly fluttering over a flower in our garden and a good thing I had my camera. A good omen for starting the day? Hehe.


One good thing about the Kadayawan Festival is that you have a variety of choices on how you want to spend the day.

What to do? What to do?



  • FOOD: If you are into food, you can eat fruits that are on season like mangosteen, durian, lansones and rambutan which can be seen everywhere and they come in very cheap. You can also choose from a variety of street foods downtown - kwek2x, cotton candy, popcorn, fishball, cheese sticks and more. If you want FOOD as in heavy meals.... restaurants have promos and you can see streamers everywhere screaming "Kadayawan Promo" this and that. You wouldn't starve I tell you. There are also Food Fiestas and fairs in different places.
  • SHOP: This is the time to SHOP! ALL malls are ON SALE. 10-70% off! Not just malls, even small boutiques and stores are on SALE. Everything's on SALE, I tell you.... even GUESS and other prominent flashy brands.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Various artists have schedules to perform in different malls. Be it free or with pay. But mostly it's Free, just take your pick! There are cultural presentations and music festivals. Of course, we have the Indak Indak sa Kadalanan(Saturday) and the Floral Float Parade(Sunday) if you happen to wake up early in the morning. Bring your umbrellas with you.... or just a cap will do. If you don't like crowds.... then I think the street dancing is not for you. (did it just rhyme?)
  • PARTY - night street parties are offered everywhere. Everyone's out the night after Indak Indak (Street Dancing) usually scheduled Saturdays. Roads are often closed for the open street discos.
  • CONTESTS - if you are a person who loves to win a prize, there are various competitions you can join or just watch. From sports(sepak takraw), photography to dancing and even just joining raffle prizes in different malls.
  • TRADE FAIRS - of course trade fairs are always present. Plants, furniture and food. Best day to buy is the last day of the trade fair because you get it cheap....but not a lot of choices. :)



Friday
: The first day we just walked and strolled the streets. We just surveyed the streets... (as if we are not from Davao and we can't get enough.. hehe).

The unfinished renovated park that used to be called "P.T.A. Park" was temporarily opened for viewing. It was just a few blocks away from our office and we could have dropped by to check the park out but everyone was so tired from walking, we did not get the chance to preview the unfinished park.




Saturday: Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. You'd hear the tribal music filling the air and a series of shouts. Some roads were closed and most jeepneys would re-route for the day. Be aware of that. Everyone can be seen walking, so you might as well join others. It's best to have someone with you around, someone who can walk tirelessly with the heat and the crowd to enjoy the moment. Just have fun and laugh when you bump into each other. Be in a good mood. :)

Finally, we got around to eating durian after the seemingly endless walking.... with me was Ate Jireh, fellow blogger... a newfound friend. :) Hello Ate!!! :)

I think the open disco was cancelled due to the rain that started out by 10P.M. (I'm not sure). They could've transferred it indoors. Hehe.


Sunday: It was drizzling when we set out for today's "walk-a-thon". I call it that because it seems like we've been walking since Friday. We did not watch the Float Parade because everyone slept through it. We just watched it on T.V. instead. Most of my business partners are "dance enthusiasts" so we decided to meet up at a Mall where there is a dance contest which will be judged by the Streetboys. But, oh boy... the crowd is just too much.

*See the crowd behind?*

The day ended with us eating street foods, cotton candy and peanuts. Which kind of summed up the three days we spent walking around. The bonding moments was sweet like a cotton candy....the heat of the sun hot as a peanut. :)


37 comments:

katia said...

wow! that is soo fun! ang galing naman! namimiss ko na tuloy yung mga piyesta dyan sa Pinas.. dito kasi wala naman ganun..

i love cotton candy.. miss it! and also i love your pictures.. and galing ang daming artists na nagperform. =]

ninong said...

ako'y nagbabalik...

waw. saya naman dyan. inggit ako.

magandang araw.

dimaks said...

now i miss durian jam :)

Richmond said...

Gusto ko talagang mabisita ang Davao.

iskoo said...

yan ang pinaka masarap sa lahat ang magsama sama ang magkakaibigan, kwetuhan, kainan, sayawan...

CM said...

now that was fun! :)

Krisha said...

Hiya! Wow! Ang daming pumunta sa kadayawan ah! Haix,. sabi ko nga sa iba soon makakapunta din ako diyan haha! Kapag may pera na akong papunta! Glad you enjoyed there! :) Ingats lagi!! :)

L.A said...

hay hindi na ako masyadong nakakpunta sa mga piyesta d2 samin. i miss the the fun and excitement waaaah i miss i was at any fiesta now!

ychel said...

hey yah!!! im back.hehe! tnx for the greetings. :)

wow..i miss cotton candies and street foods. seems like inspite of the hectic sched theres always time to enjoy and have fun. nice..nice.me too..just been in unexpected weekend vacation.had fun and met another family member.and been to another new place.

i just miss phils! lalo na dyan sa davao..parang ang sarap mgstay.. :)

take care tina...gonna post a new one. have a good week ahead.mwahugs.

PogiChinoy said...

Oh, please post more pictures of food!

^_^

Mari said...

That was a good shot of the butterfly, Tina. And that durian! I haven't had that for a long, long time. Makes me crave for it...and those street food, as well. Thanks for making me hungry. LOL

You take care.

Sidney said...

I hope to visit your place someday and cover this fiesta. Sounds like a great party.

pam said...

yey! XD naalala ko tuloy ang katumbas niyan dito sa baguio= panagbenga. hehehe. take care!

oh.

the butterfly's cute. ^^

lazarus said...

uy, kadayawan festival pala last weekend.

hope you enjoyed the festival.

Ferdz said...

I missed kadayawan this time around. But hopefully next time I could cover this event as well.

aCey said...

ohmigosh, tina, your durian looks so sweet and soft and mmmm-mmmmh! i want 1 now. huhu.

arnel said...

now i'm drooling. LOL. nice pics, by the way. enjoy na naman. :)

*off topic - is it just me, or bumabagal na talaga magload ang site mo?

gerome! said...

Waw! That's all I can say! :D

Donya Quixote said...

matagal na akong hindi pumupunta sa mga festivals... hay.

marie said...

uy miss of dyan durian candies. ang saya naman!

marie said...

hehe I mean miss ko dyan

Nicole said...

wow.. kumakain ka pala ate ng durian.. ako nung maliit ako kumakain ako.. pero ngaun d ko na matake ang amoy ewan ko ba.. hahaha..

ingats ka lagi ate..

ang gnda ng pic ng buterfly.. galing mo naman kumuha.. photographer ha.. hehe

mousey said...

enjoyable nga yan!

may tag ako sa iyo

happy weekend!

Gladys said...

waaaaaaaaaaaa :(, miss ko na davao :(. ang saya kapag kadayawan..

Uwi kami ng asawa ko sa susunod during kadayawan :).

len said...

npanuod ko yan sa tv ate hehe kadayawan festivals sabi ko nga eh sikat pala yun?? hihi ala kc ako mxadong alam pagdating sa mga festival sa atin ang dami kc prang lahat ng pribinsya meron eheh rpo yun pinakita nga yung mga celebrities na nagpunta jan ^-^ ansaya nman anu kaya feeling kung taga jan ka tas super fiesta?? msarap ba ate?? enjoy?? hehe ayus un walkaton para makikita nyu lahat ^-^ hehe miss ko na cotton candy sa pinas huhu ingat plagi ate mwuah!

joanna said...

ang saya naman dyan!!! wish na may ganyan din dito.. kakainggit!! lahat ng shops sale.. OMG!!

OMGsunshine said...

hello! it sounded fun! oh and yes, i'm back! lol

sherma said...

durian... am I pathetic or what? kasi hindi pa ako nakakakita ng durian!!! waaaaa!!!! =)

Beejing said...

Been a long time... haven't heard from you for a long time. hehe! How are you doing?

janettetoral.com said...

I never got the chance to attend Kadayawan and I miss lansones. =(

Will you be attending the Mindanao Bloggers Summit?

dodongflores said...

I wasn't able to make it at Kadayawan Festival but a few friends brought as a lot of mangosteen and pomelo as pasalubong...

I see you enjoyed a lot in your Kadayawan visit :)

dodongflores said...

I should have written, "brought us a lot..."

Vicki said...

tina, gatulo akong laway sa durian uy.....sus ka lamia ana bya....pag magkakita ta diha somewhere in davao, i treat mo ko ani ha?...lol

kanindot sa butterfly, nindot nimo paka shot....nindot gyd pagka kuha nimo.....

bitaw ang street foods, di gyd nako malimtan ni, sa diha pa ko, labi na sa school days pa, di man maka afford ug restaurant, taman ra mi sa turo-.turo, pero busog mi kaayo ug lami pa.....

thanks for sharing ha?....have a nice day there,,,,,,,tc n regards

tina said...

Janette: Yup.. will be there!! :) hehe

quincy john said...

grabe!

i believe you really had fun.

sorry if m kinda late here. hehe

quincy john said...

if you have time, try to check out our not-so-famous festival. hehe

http://quinkoytawops.blogspot.com/2007/06/pasalamat-festival-07-no-less-than.html

tutubi said...

been in Davao 2x already, the first one, i didn't know was the kadayawan 2004. love the place, safe and clean

love the photo of the butterfly