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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Feast of the Black Nazarene 2010 : Raon, Carriedo and Ronquillo st.

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After the mass, me and my sis decided to eat our brunch in Wah Sun restaurant, we have this some sort of celebrating the feast after the mass by filling our tummy with good food, almost every year we always eat there at Cho Nam food house and Lola Elys, but this time we decided to walk across Raon st. going to the other side of Avenida to eat our favorite resto since we are a kid with our family. Wah Sun was formerly known as Sun Wah during the 90's and it was funny and didn't know the reason why they switch the name and family name.

While ordering, I didn't know that Wah Sun is also owned by Ambos Mundos resto, the oldest restaurant in the Philippines established since the 1800's. Okay, since I'm already carrying my camera, I decided to take some pics while we walk to our lunch venue. Doing a photo walk is fun, but we need to be careful in being alert with the surroundings and be safe carrying our camera gears. I'm so glad that we arrived the Raon St. after some blowing firecrackers. Lots of lion and dragon dancers are visitng each stores, some of them got lucky to do a lion dance and receive good money for good luck from the tsinoy business owners.

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The only thing I will miss here is the street food. awwww. I carry a P500 bill and seems that the stalls dont have a change for it. I saw the lumpia gulay and lots of suman. I will horde some street foods next year.
(more pics below)

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entering Raon st.

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my sis watching some lion dance nearby

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lion dance. I also saw a mini lion dance that was performed by kids hahaha.. cute!

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rawr!

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street food! yay! sarap nitong mga kakanin

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marching band prepares..

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oh wow! they are from Bacoor, Cavite. Same town where I live today

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carrying out the main banner

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I call this the leaning tower of Raon st.

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marching band started to march and play music

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me and a fire truck

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at the other side of Avenida near Ongpin

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Jesus calendar for sale

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kid carries the head of thei lion costume

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heads of the marching band members

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senior leader is very serious

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the muse smiling each other while marching at the front of the band

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torotot

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more bands

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in Carriedo

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Nazarene devotee fix his pedicab to prepare for the procession

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look what I discover! the Pagcor club in Ronquillo st. Palito and his band perform here every Wednesday night.
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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