Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Time in Marikina Riverbanks

Regardless how busy you think you are, there's always time for "Christmas Time". Yesterday was the first day of the work week yet the Marikina Riverbanks was crowded with families, couples, bystanders, and shoppers. Evident in some faces are sleeplessness and weariness from the day's activities, it was 7pm. Some were still wearing their work clothes just like me but still found time for Christmas leisure.

a good photo I was able to take.
We shall call this Christmas in the Philippines and a horse haha :)

So what's in Riverbanks? Every year, there is a Christmas bazaar, the whole river side is filled with mini shops selling clothes and shoes, Marikina's main product. At the farther end of the river banks are baranggay or town exhibits. This was my first time to go here and see the displays, Filipinos are really creative. Each town featured a mini theater made out of tents, paper mache, and twigs. Each theatre has a theme like Spiderman, Shrek, and Lastikman. People who come here are free to enter and watch these movies for free. The idea feels good it reminds me of the towns sketched in text books where everyone are friends and all that sense of community.

The air was nice to breathe in and even though I was still 2 hours away from home at 11pm when I have to wake up at 5am, I am grateful for the leg exercise. There were kalesas or horse carriages, bamboos swinging and making noise, carabaos, and lots of town folks.

11 PM. Marikina Riverbanks.

Christmas is here. Bring your family while this lasts, I recommend dining at Okavango and going at night to view the robot exhibits and baranggay displays. Totally free of cost.


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