Day 4 marks our last day in Davao. It was also the tribes parade. It will be a lengthy one because I would like to share to you all the pictures though I know that it will be impossible because of the memory alotted in this blog. But I picked the beautiful ones. Enjoy!
We woke up early just to see the pride of Davao and we’re not disappointed by the presentation.
The costumes, dance routines and even the discipline of the participants and the tourists are well-organized. Watching it on TV and watching it in person is really different, from the excitement to the adrenaline. You will feel the contestants’ hard work. They might be tired because of endless practice and due to the temperature (since it was really hot that day) but you won’t see it on their eyes. It’s like they’re enjoying what they’re doing. (Which I’ve been missing these past few months, I might add.)
We asked some of them if we could take pictures with them and they shyly agreed. It was amazing how they smile in these pictures even though some of the tourists asked them the same favor.
I once participated in the Lakbayaw festival and it was not easy. From the distance to the costume. I remember that we wore a skirt and a crop top that looks like a chicken feathers. It was hard for me, imagine how it was hard for them.
I just wished we could stay longer so we could see the float parade but we will be back for sure. This visit ain’t going to be my last.
You might notice that I don’t have pictures with them. I guess that’s the prize of being their photographer ( which is a little bit harsh don’t you think?). I have pictures though but I saved it for later. Hehe.
So what do you think? Comments are love.