Sunday, November 19, 2006

Day 5 : Trip to Meycauayan, Plaridel and Obando

I went with Direk Arman to watch Mr & Ms Campus Idol 2006 in Meycauayan. I havent't really explored the place, but I noticed that it is quite a progressive place.
The pageant was quite an experience. More than 40 candidates competed for two titles : Mr Campus Idol 2006 and Ms Campus Idol 2006. With filmmakers and talent managers as the panel of judges, it looked like a talent scout for me. But seeing the respected filmmaker Maryo de los Reyes was also an experience. It was like up-close-and-personal with one of the respected filmmakers of the country.

On our way back, we passed by Plaridel to eat the famous bibingka and goto (yehey! my first time!). Interestingly, the bibingka was stuffed with red egg (back home we call it maalat), margarine etc. Taste good. I had my goto for the first time. I am very picky with foods, expecially with lamang loob. But yes! I like the goto with the tuwalya. Nice.

At around 7pm, I observed the rehearsals of Joya production of Barasoain Kalinangan. I am more interested in observing rehearsal process. Direk Arman formally introduced me to BK artists.

In the evening, we went to visit Obando. I met local people there, who all asked me to come back (in future) to witness the Obando fertility dance. They told me that even film stars came to dance during the May fiesta. But I will come back to the place on December 11 to watch a theater festival.