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?
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.