Pahiyas 2012

I've heard about this festival even when I was a kid.Houses covered in edible materials used to bring forth images of Cookie Monster roaming around and eating cookies off the wall or Hansel and Gretel walking around a village having a bite of the wall or roof.

This was the mental image I had of Pahiyas. Luckily, the real thing turned out much better.

FM and I went to the Pahiyas Festival last May 15. It was a spur of the moment thing. We saw a deal in one of those voucher sites and just decided to go for it. We booked the tickets and at 1am of May 15, we were off to meet some random strangers in a bus and take a day trip to the Pahiyas.

This is us while waiting for the others to arrive in McDonalds Alabang. We were too early I think since we were the first to get there. 


This is FM showing off his backpack which contains clothes and camera.


This is my favorite photo from the Pahiyas. Lovely background right?


Since it was a first for both of us, we roamed around and tried a lot of things. I tried the food since it was a first for me to eat organic fried mushrooms, habhab, and some other delicacies. FM was not as adventurous so he just took shots of the colorful houses.






FM laughed his ass off when I realized that there were no forks to be used because you're supposed to eat habhab straight from the banana leaf. I was surprised, flabbergasted, then excited. Unfortunately, my photo is still with FM waiting to be uploaded so we'll have to make do with his photo. Haha.

Frm where the bus stopped, we had to take a tryk to get us to the starting point of the festival. We could have walked but it would have been some serious walking.The tryk was small and so FM and I had to sit like this. LOL.


Here's some random photos that we took. First shot here was pretty funny. The entrance of the festival had this. LOL.




Super lovely hats. I wanted to buy all but one piece cost Php850.




Here I am trying out delicacies and native food. FM didn't want to try it because he said that the food was dirty. 





It was hot and sweaty but it was also so much fun. It was a first for me to go to a festival and I'm glad that I went with FM. It was truly a memorable day.

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22 comments:

  1. Wow! :) I haven't been to Pahiyas. :(

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  2. I actually saw the same deal on one of the group buying sites. I didn't have any extra money so I had to shrug it off.. although I really wanted to join the tour since I've never experienced the Pahiyas Festival before. Glad that you and FM enjoyed your day tour there. :) Food looked masarap! :)

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  3. Pahiyas does look really festive from your story and experiences shared by my friends too.

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  4. Never been there but it looks so fun! And the food.. I bet being with my boyfriend would be fun there :D

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  5. Wow! Gusto ko talagang gumala basta festivals :) Glad to read you had so much fun with your speacoal smelne.

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  6. I want to go there in Pahiyas next year, at least I need to stay 2 to 3 days at least I need to witness the actual festival.

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  7. I saw a feature about pahiyas in a tv program and become interested to witness it also. Now, your post has made me wish I can go there next pahiyas festival =)

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  8. Nice food and place. Both of you sure enjoyed the festival with those photos.

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  9. Such a great Fiesta. Bakit hindi tayo nagkita sa Alabang bus terminal? Doon din ako sumakay eh. Kidding aside, I was there too last May.

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  10. Sweet Couple, traveling is more fun with someone you love I guess.

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  11. Pahiyas is indeed a merry colourful festivity. One of a kind fiesta that showcases Filipino crafts and ingenuity. Hoping to visit one day when we came back to Philippines.

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  12. Pahiyas festival is a festival to be proud of! Lots of food to enjoy, and it's really colorful, well based on what I see in TV and in your blog post. Hehe..

    But, your childhood imagery of Pahiyas is not bad though. Hehe

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  13. When my family and I joined the Pahiyas we only paid P5.00 for a plate of pansit habhab. I guess inflation and popularity have its effect on the festival. Still, this food is something everyone should try during Pahiyas. I don't think a Pahiyas will be the same without habhab.

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  14. u two looks very cute together!! I hope i could visit this one day too! xx

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  15. I've already added Pahiyas to my bucket list. They say its really colorful there during those days.

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  16. It's my first time to visit Lucban to witness the Pahiyas Festival 2012. I enjoyed it and I will certainly go back next year, this time not alone. :D

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  17. Pahiyas is a very fun, exciting and colorful event. I am looking forward to witness the Pahiyas event maybe next year ..

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  18. Bonding time! The way I look at the photos, you both enjoyed Pahiyas festival to the max!

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  19. Hi! Did you book yours via Pahiyasfestival.com? Is it good and safe to book my trip with them? I'm looking for reviews kasi on their service. thank you!

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  20. Hi! Did you book your trip with pahiyasfestival.com? I'm looking for actual and credible reviews on their services before I book mine. Is it good? Thank you! :)

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    1. Hi Rejean! No I did not. It was through Ensogo e :) A deal we saw there.

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