Tuesday, October 06, 2009


This month on Ruby Tuesday, I will post pictures taken from the 2009 Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City, Benguet. I was privileged to have witnessed it this year - it was my first. This flower festival is held every February in the summer capital of the Philippines.

Panagbenga Festival 2009

I intend to post just faces of people from the parade, but this picture was calling on to me... I don't know why, I guess the smiling faces painted on the basket was just too hard not to pass up. =) The striped cloth was the traditional Igorot cloth. The Igorots are the ethnic people native to this part of the country. But of course, as modernization comes, there are now many tourists, employees and students studying from different parts of the country now living there.

Let the face remind us to start each day with a smile. It only takes a few muscles to do. Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

*** Jenn ***


fickleinpink said...

that certainly made me smile!

come and visit my RubyTuesday if you have the time!

have a great day ahead!

Jama said...

It make me smile too!

Carolyn Ford said...

Those smiley faces on the red blanket are just too adorable! I love finding these kinds of scenes begging to be photographed! Great find!

Meikah said...

Yeah lovely choice for RT. I miss this year's Panagbenga again. Hope to see it next year. :) Happy RT!

Hootin' Anni said...

So bright and colorful!!!

I hope you add a little bit of history of this festival sometime!!

My R T is now posted. I do hope you can stop by sometime to visit with me....it's a little bony this week for me, but there IS ruby. LOL

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Arlene said...

I hope to witness this affair one year in my life, Jenn.

Your photos are fascinating. Happy RT!

maryt/theteach said...

Jenn, what a wonderful idea you have about posting particular pix for the month! This one is great and I'm sure the rest will be too! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)