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.
|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.|