Laoag Lantern Parade kicks off Christmas festivities

Laoag Lantern Parade 2014

The lighted Laoag sign was “transported” to the Tobacco Monopoly Monument for the annual Lantern Parade.

Laoag Lantern Parade 2014

Getting the first whiff of Christmas, promenaders and selfie addicts gathered at the Aurora Park to appreciate the artistry and colorful harmony that radiate from the barangays. Icons in the city such as the Laoag Bell Tower, the calesa, and the symbolic sun were made focal point in the show of parols. Lanterns were noticeably made of recycled and indigenous materials.

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This year, the Laoag City Hall giant Christmas tree is covered in snowy white leaves and adorned in silvery trimmings.

Dec 8 update: Here’s a photo of the lighted Laoag Christmas tree in changing colors.

The Laoag Christmas Tree 2014
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The Loveliness book from Two Lovely People

Loveliness The Book

A package arrives. I open it. Loveliness. It’s Ace and Kit’s self-published book of beautiful photos that capture their very heart and art.

I browse through the pages. I see the first line from a post in this blog.

“A match made in heaven. I’m referring to husband and wife team Ace and Kit Mandac’s mutual artistry and propensity for fine taste.” (Full story here).

Happiness is when you see something and a tear rolls down. I’m happy for Ace and Kit. And Ava. The words in the line are the most accurate words for the couple. I’m not exactly close to them, but respect and admiration for what they are, what they do, and how they treat people in an utmost professional manner, whether clients or not, has brought them close to my heart. Their good taste is more than skin-deep… the loveliness in them both.

Loveliness is about Inspiration and Dedication. It’s also about the couple’s journey as artists.

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Visit Ava’s on Gen. Segundo Ave (Bacarra Road), if you need to order a copy.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2014