been neglecting my blog no thanks to the overwhelming amount of work that i have been drowning in since i started OP.
but last saturday, i made some time to join my mum at the NDP preview. we got a pair of free tickets to watch because my brother is performing in the artillery 21 (?) gunshots segment.
it’s been 10 years since i’ve watched my last NDP and it’s even harder to believe that the last time i was part of the NDP, i was actually performing in it. and i’m still cringing at the thought of wearing those god ugly costumes and dancing very intensely with those cui flower garlands.
my mum went earlier at 2pm to watch them at their practice session. the good thing about it is that you get to see it up close. i only saw it at the parade itself; the guns were placed on some combat engineered MKG thingy that floats on the water, in sight but at a safe distance away from the floating platform (for obvious reasons). couldn’t really see much because of the smoke that engulfs them after each shot.
quite amazed at how well this shot is taken, despite my mum operating Ritz independently at that time and only knowing how to press the shutter button on the DSLR LOL.
really enjoyed it even though at times, i found it awfully cliche and cheesy. nonetheless, it’s not every year that you get to be at NDP and see unobstructed view of fireworks. for years i’ve been camping at various locations around july or aug to watch fireworks. but nothing beats seeing it so clearly from the floating platform itself.