My Panagbenga 2017 experience
Panagbenga experience: Separation anxiety at its best
It has been four years since I last paraded for Panagbenga. When I graduated from College in 2013, the separation anxiety was real as I was not ready in letting my Panagbenga 2017 experience go. Panagbenga has been part of my life since my elementary days when I first paraded way back in 2002.
This year (2017), I was lucky enough to have a “Hobbyist” pass to cover the main events of Panagbenga – the Street Dance and Floral Float parades.
I am probably one of the few bloggers who does not have a DSLR of his own. Yup, you don’t need an expensive camera to cover an event! I often use my smartphone when covering events but I think that’s not just enough!
Luckily, Supremo Philippines provided me with a free action camera for me to use during the Panagbenga! The experience was so great in the end! (Product review soon on Supremo 4K Action Cam soon!)
Well, as I have borrowed a DSLR camera from a good photographer friend, I also bought with me my best friends – my cell phone and my action camera (without a monopod at that!) It is my first time to experience such struggle wherein you just get to use a smartphone and an action camera to post something on your social media accounts real-time (and when your DSLR camera suddenly just does not cooperate.)
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Enjoying #Panagbenga2017 with these kids! Oh, how I miss performing on the streets, too! Celebrate with us until March 5, 2017 here in Baguio City! 🌻🌻🌻 www.turistaboy.com #TuristaBoy #WhenInBaguio #ChoosePhilippines . . . . . . . #sinopinas #yabangpinoy #biyaheroes #hellotourist #goexplorewander #wtnadventures #outsidersph #travel2next #itoangtripko #pinoytravillennial #borderfreetravels #travelmindset #choosepilipinas #yourlocalocals #pinasmuna
It is also my first time to experience a Panagbenga event where I get to cover the parades without me performing in it (talk about separation anxiety at its best!)
Let’s blog this thing!
Fortunately, I have the best blogger and photographer friends around and the ride was just as smooth. We shared the same interests and yeah, we take each others’ photos for that Instagram-perfect shot!
Panagbenga 2017 made my experience a lot of firsts for my fourth year outside of the SLU Marching Band where I used to play and perform in front of the crowd. It is also my first time to shoot performers up-close and get to know topnotch photographers in the field of media and photography.
As a neophyte travel blogger, I get to see how it feels like whenever you cover a major event such as Panagbenga. You get to capture happy moments, tired moments, and even confused or angry moments. You will get to see (almost) everything under the sun.
These experiences made me realize that every event has a story of its own. We just have to be in it and live it.
Panagbenga 2017 pictures!
Grand Street Parade
Grand Floral Float Parade
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