Every year one of the activities in Pasayahan sa Lucena is street and wall painting. This time instead of doing street and wall painting, the organizers of Pasayahan 2012 chose pintahan sa banga or jar painting. I learned there were almost 20 participants who participated in the elimination round but only 13 groups made it on the final round.
Jar painting contest started at around 10 am. Judges gave 6 hours allotted time to each group to finish their task. Contestants came from different schools in Lucena City which includes high school and college level.
This activity was actually for the benefit of the elderly in home for the aged. How this possible? After the participants painted each jar it will auction to the public. All the money will proceed to help elderly people in Lucena.
Anyway, it was started with this plain jar.
After 6 hours of painting the jar, finally the judges made a decision and chose entry #1 as the grand winner (photo below). The winning group received Php 10,000, second place received Php 7,000, third place received Php 5,000, fourth place received 3,000, fifth place got 2,000 and the rest got Php 1,000.
Who could tell that a plain jar will transfer to a colorful jar? Doing this kind of activity shows only that Lucenahin has an artistry talent.
Congrats to all the participants I wish my daughter has this kind of talent. I don’t wish it for myself because it’s already impossible, wink! Anyway, the 13 painted jars are available for auction at SM City Lucena and i think at Gaisano Mall.
Today is the fourth day celebration of Pasayahan sa Lucena 2012. For today’s activity Lucena had Flores de Mayo. According to them the event will start at around 3 pm, my daughter and I arrived in the place past 3 pm but I noticed Flores de Mayo hasn’t started yet. There are many Lucenahin and other people from nearby places came to witness the event. I heard others already complaining because of long wait, about two hours. Well what can we expect “Filipino time” is always Filipino time.
Gladly, I have a bottle of water, lollipops and peanut so my daughter munches it while waiting. Finally, after two hours standing I heard soldiers playing instruments meaning Flores de Mayo will be starting in a bit. Anyway, the long wait is over and the event started. Fashion designers in Quezon dressed beautiful and handsome Lucenahin. I will share some of the photos in my fashion blog very soon.
I heard other people shouted and I realized because there are celebrities who joined Flores de Mayo. As the celebrities go nearer in my place I saw GMA artist; Bianca King and her handsome partner. People from my back said the guy is from GMA as well. I am not Kapuso normally I watch shows in ABS-CBN so I know only few artists in GMA. Anyway, ten more partners passed by then other celebrities came out. People shouted and it is because of Bianca Manalo and Mateo Guidicelli. Wow, Mateo is really good-looking man but he is a bit darker, I know he is a mestizo, I guess because of too much exposure to the sun because its summer. Bianca Manalo is beautiful and sexy now I know why John Prats got in love with her.
Aside from them I saw TV host; Cory Quirino, she is really a mestiza walking with the Mayor of Lucena City and others. Rene Salud who is a fashion icon also joined this year’s Flores de Mayo. Overall, even though we waited for so long it’s worth it because we saw celebrities and the different gowns created by Quezon fashion designers are really beautiful and should be proud of.