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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bais City - Christmas Switch On Ceremony.

Almost every year, the city of Bais in Negros Oriental launches a ceremony to switch on their big Christmas Tree. Together with my friends, we witness how grandiose these lights are.


Pasko is a Filipino term for Christmas
A Lot of people coming from the nearby municipalities and cities just to visit the place and to witness the Swith-On ceremony of their big Christmas Tree. Bais City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It's the largest producer of raw sugar. They have two sugar mills - Central Azucarera de Bais and Universal Robina Sugar Milling Corporation.
I am so sorry for these blurry photos. I only have a P&S camera.
This is the Christmas Tree. Photo by AHrt Chua Rozalem.
I made sure I'd be able to stand near this Christmas Tree just to greet Archieviner. 
Take 1 - Sorry I forgot to put in the "ang gwapo mo Archieviner." wala ng space eh!
Take 2 - sorry din sa penmanship ko. super nagmamadali na kasi ako. after work pa yan at maiiwan na ako.
Finally! The people around me was annoyed with the camera's flash. I was also requesting some of them to give way. Merry Christmas, ARCHIEVINER!
If it wasn't for this blogger's request, I wouldn't be travelling for almost two hours to get in Bais City. He asked if his blogger friends could pose under a Christmas Tree/decor greeting him in a photo. I find this idea cute, so why not try. CLICK HERE to see how he came up with this request.

I really couldn't tell much about the place other than it's really crowded. We stayed for a couple of hours, and went home by midnight. Let me show you the rest of the Christmas decorations.
candy cane
Blurry pic. I really cannot keep my hands from shaking.
Details under the Christmas Tree.
I'm with Ysabelle, my friend's daughter. She's such a sweet girl.
That's a super big Santa Claus under a big Christmas Tree.
And of course, a real Santa Claus roaming around to give candies to children.
There are also big statues of the Three Kings in the area. But, I don't actually know who this is.
The Belen. I cannot get near this one, because it's so crowded. People are taking pictures and they don't mind blocking other people who are doing the same thing.
The place is more fun for children. There's this little train that circulates around the big Christmas Tree.
The train is safe for children and kids.
The city hall were all lit up with Christmas lights. It looks like a palace from a far.
 How I wish I have a DSLR cam with me. The place is really beautiful.
Presidencia de Bais 1937
This is Bais City hall during day time. Photo by Orville T. Apostol.

Jean, Ysabelle, Me, with Yaya Lenlen and Corby.
Posing at the bridge.
Midnight's approaching.
Pasko sa Bais City.
Thank you for visiting my page. I finally have an internet connection. I promise to catch up with your blog posts. Thank you.
Just me,
Phioxee

40 comments:

  1. Saw it on the news kagabi.. ganda naman!!! feel na feel na Christmas dyan sa place nyo.. :D

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  2. thanks so much for sharing this. the christmas decorations were so pretty. i love the candy canes and red/green christmas tree.
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  3. Wow and wow and wow. Spectacular. Thanks to you nakita ang kagandahan ng Pasko dyan sa Pinas. Namiss ko talaga ang ganyang tanawin sa Pasko. ANd I miss wearing shorts too, coz it is too cold in here:)

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  4. Great post! So christmasy! All the lights and that big tree are kind of magical!
    x
    Bel
    http://b-by-bel.blogspot.com/

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  5. Huwaw naman ang saya at ganda pala ng Pasko dyan sa inyo. Gusto ko yung Christmas Tree. Salamat sa iyong bonggang pic greet. Sobrang natuwa ako. hehe :P

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  6. Your Christmas looks really funny and different than ours, you have it all hot and lit up, we have snow and dark and random Christmas lites :3
    It would be nice to try to spend Christmas over there sometime ^^
    Happy Holidays!
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi

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    1. ;-) Philippines and Japan are not that far ;-), Lara. u can come over anytime

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  7. Wow, What a fabulous tree & celebration! Great Pics !

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  8. Huwowwww!!! Ngayon ko lang narinig ang Bais City. Galing galing ng Christmas tree nila jan lalo na pag gabi! At talagang pinush mo ang pag gawa ng Xmas Greeting kay sir Arvin! :)) Sweet! ^^

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    1. kasi sweet sya sa pagpapadala ng cards from NC ;-D at humingi din sya noh. lol

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  9. wow awesome place. I always like to go places like this and watch the holiday lights. What is the huge Christmas tree made of?

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  10. Only the Pinoys know the word "Merry Christmas". Sure we got lights and the cold air here in Europe, but they never give enough warmth in the hearts the way our "trees", our lights and our parols evoke the spirit of the season.

    Bonggacious ang tree ha! At si sir Archieviner na talaga ang Super Mr. Popular. May photo ka pa dedicated for him. How sweet! Good job phioxee! At least mapangiti mo naman si sir. Nasa malayong lugar din yan. Wala pang kayakap ngayong Disyembre. Let's cheer him up, shall we? Hehehehe!

    It's really a pity though that some of the photos were blurred. Hopefully regaluhan ka ni Santa ng bagong camera. Weh! ehehehe! Pero ok na rin.

    The Presidencia de Bais got me curious though. I wish you'd give us some info about the town's history. Perhaps, there's a sugar baron in the land, someone who knows about Mr. Sugar Daddy, the politician I talked about in my blog. Hehehe! Nag plug pa talaga ng sariling blog. Pero kidding aside, I'm quite curious about the town's history.

    And as for the penmanship. Humingi ka pa ng sorry ang ayos na nga. At least hindi yan katulad ng godforsaken penmanship ko. Parang nagdrawing ako ng cuneiform o hieroglyphs. Hahahaha!

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    1. Bais City is a beautiful one. maraming mga spanish looking people. magaganda at spanish din yung ugali ;-D haciendero at haciendera kasi halos. baka kilala mo si Derek Ramsey (philippine actor) taga dito gf niya. pinagpalit nya ke angelica dela cruz

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    2. kaya ba sila nagbreak dahil sa new gf na yan? haha chismosa lang..

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  11. Ang saya naman sa Bais... I hope to go there... Saan pa ba pwedeng mamasyal dyan? Can we have you as our official tour guide?

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  12. Maganda ang Bais. Pero mas maganda ka MIss Phioxee! Apir! :)

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  13. Une publication haute en lumière!!... Très jolies photos.

    « …Soyons plein de gratitude et de reconnaissance pour cette vie qui nous est offerte et qui nous montre qu’il est toujours possible de garder le sourire pour traverser les épreuves, de faire de sa vie un bel écrin d’amour… Que Noël soit chargé de sens et de douceur… »
    Avec de gros bisous,

    Martine Alison

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  14. Tiyak na masaya si Archie sa iyong ginawang pic greetings sa kanya :)) And antamis at ang liwanag ng Pasko diyan sa Bais. Love ng mata ko ang mga ilaw na kumukutitap at kumikislap :) Ilang feet yung Christmas Tree? Si Santa! :D Pwede din bang kamutin ang tyan ni Santa dyan? :D

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  15. great post, dear! your blog is really cute!
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know!!
    Have a nice day)

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  16. ayun oh paskong pasko ang blog mo

    buti ka pa may pic greetings na para kay Archieviner haha ako wala pa

    at wa pa din ako nakikita at napupuntahang madameng xmas decors aside sa simbahan haha

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  17. Ang ganda naman ng celebration nyo jan ng Pasko sa Negros. Dito kasi sa amin wala naman magarbong decors gaya nyan. Need mo pang magtravel sa kabilang city or bayan para makakita ka ng magagandang christmas decors. loved your shots miss phioxee!

    Waaah, inggit naman ako kay pareng Arvin sa Christmas greeting na parang fansign ang peg hehe!

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  18. lovely blog post! That christmas tree is adorable!!!

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  19. Merry Christmas indai aicy! I really need to do my homework...hahaha The lights are amazing...:) hopefully me and my family can visit Bais...:)


    xx!

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  20. nanlumo ako nang maalala kong marami pa pala akong nakakaligtaang puntahang mga interesting na mga lugar dito sa pinas.. kasama na 'tong Bais.. hopefully, one day, magkaroon ng chances na makapaglibot.. hehehe

    maraming salamat nga pala sa pagdalaw mo sa munti kong payag.. merry xmas senyo..

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  21. Ang ganda mo at ng Bais! Haha. Swerte ni pareng Arvin sa greeting! XD

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  22. Wow super ganda... natuwa naman ako sa babaeng naki post doon sa last greeting post mo para kay Arvin ...

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  23. Hi Phioxee!

    Naalala ko yung Giant Christmas tree ng Araneta Center, Cubao dyan sa pic mo. pero iba rin yan dahil sa pagkakagawa.

    Siguro naman tuwang-tuwa yung binati mo, three times na -post ang pagbati mo sa kanya. hehehe

    Mabuhay and advance Merry Christmas!

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  24. Oh my , great photos. I guess you all had great fun of course. I want nothing from there but a warm shake hand from the Santa. I still behave like a child in this matter :D

    Aree With Umbrella

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  25. Jealous of the weather there!!

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  26. ah yan pala ang Bais..ganda daw ng christmas tree sabi ni mudra..nakikitingin ng picture habang binabasa ko tong post mo hehe.. mganda naman talaga :)

    speaking of greetings wala pa pala akong pic greet kay archie hehehe...

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  27. now this is a cool tree - different than what i am used yo, but very nice - must have been fun

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  28. Amazing post!! :)
    Would you like to follow each other? :)

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    xoxo

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  29. Oh my goodness! Your pictures are so gorgeous:) Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  30. Ang ganda ng Christmas Tree! Very unique!

    Ang cute ng pic greet mo for Archieviner, I'm sure matutuwa yun :)

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  31. Ganda naman ng Bais. Makulay at mailaw! Parang kay saya pasyalan! Merry Christmas!

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  32. I miss spending Pasko sa lugar na naka shorts. :( The last time I did was in 1997 pa.

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  33. This place looks so pretty! Thank you for checking out my blog!xo

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