You know it’s Borongan Fiesta time (well, almost) when you can feel this buzz of excitement in the air. It ain’t Christmas yet but children already have these expectant expressions like something exciting is going to happen anytime soon.
This is no more evident than in that busy stretch of a scenic highway that Boronganons call Baybay Boulevard. It was a weekday when we went there and yet there were literally rows and rows of chairs and colorful beach umbrellas that you could barely see the beach.
I was momentarily distracted from taking in the gorgeous view of the City Port, the islands of Ando and Divinubo and a tranquil piece of the Pacific Ocean by these brightly colored bancas.
As I continued walking along, I saw several kids playing beach football and realized that we have some budding Azkal-wannabes in large supply here. I saw one who can, with a few more years of training, give the Younghusbands a run for their money.
The afternoon light soon gave way to dusk which was a signal for me to go to the other side of the boulevard which was far more crowded and rowdier – the peryahan. I think Boronganons will agree with me that there is no better reminder that their Town Fiesta /Padul-ong Festival is just around the corner than this.
This one cracked me up, just before we called it a night.