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Art and Passion at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Passionfest

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My favorite city in the Philippines is helping you guys discover how special it really is!

BGC is already one of my favorite places to hang out at. It’s safe, clean, fun and now, filled with awesome artworks and lights to make the holidays more festive.

Come to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) this holiday season for their “Passionfest Holidays” and truly see what this emerging community is all about!

I want to thank the BGC team for showing me around their side of town. You too can experience this free guided tour! It’s the BGC Fun Tour!

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The BGC Fun Tour lets YOU experience the season through Bonifacio Global City’s art pieces and holiday installations with onboard entertainment by The Spit (Silly People’s Improv Theater) Group.

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You’ll get some fun on board entertainment while also learning a little bit about Bonifacio Global City and the art around BGC.

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SPIT is sort of like that TV show called “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” where you have these impromptu comedians who make skits, songs and jokes on the spot based on their interaction and suggestions of the crows. So anything goes and every performance is definitely one of a kind!

All you have to do is get your FREE tickets from the Bonifacio High Street Concierge or be at Bonifacio High Street 30 minutes before the departure of the bus, at B8, near Coffee Bean on Dec 18-19, every hour from 6pm-9pm.

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Here’s some of the cool sites I got to see on the BGC Fun Tour:

All the trellises in Bonifacio High Street are adorned with colorful LED lights that flickers to the tune of Christmas carols. Add a sentence here which lets the reader know what you thought of the lights or how it made you feel.

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The theme of the Christmas installations around the BGC is “Parol,” which is an ornamental star-like lantern popular in Philippine culture. They were traditionally made out of native materials and used by farmers to light their way as they went to the night masses (simbang gabi) which is another tradition in the Philippines for the Christmas season.

There are many different “Parols” scattered around the city. The installations featured not the usual parols but a more contemporary and artsy rendition.

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BGC’s 60-foot Christmas Tree at the corner of 26th St. and 5th Ave. Along with the other artistic renditions of the “Parol.”

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Along the corner of 32nd Street and 5th Avenue stands a very majestic piece that illuminates the busy street corner. It’s multi colored lighting and cascading water again reminds you that the artistic talents of Filipinos are definitely world class! The three pillars of this piece, said to represent the three major island groups of the Philippines, can really inspire viewers to feel the possibilities that we too can achieve.

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Anyway, to find out more about the cool events happening this Holiday Season at BGC, check out this flyer with info on the BGC events.

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· The BGC Fun Tour – Experience the season through the city’s art pieces and holiday installations with onboard entertainment from SPIT.

· The Symphony BGC – A musical fusion led by the Manila Symphony Orchestra, with Robert Sena and DJ Siverfilter.

· Walkway: The Gift of Christmas – Christmas art installations which will make families congregate and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas starting Dec 15

· The Gumball Challenge – a fair to raise awareness on microfinance and social entrepreneurship.

· Anticipated Simbang Gabi

· And more!

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Art and Passion at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Passionfest


Life in the Fast Lane

Life is too fast, you'll miss it if you don't slow down once in a while

Finally got to ride my skateboards again! It’s a great release for me that calms me down and allows me to have fun. We each have our own refuges, our own little worlds that make us feel alive and safe. For me, it has always been surfing and skateboarding. The funny thing is that I love it so much, that I actually enjoy it even more when I get to share it with friends. I have three surfboards and two skateboards. I get extra ones so I can take friends out… lol. Yes, I’m a big geek like that.

Anyway, this Motivated Monkey took out a pretty Flair Candy for my first skate session in the Philippines. Cool pics ensued…..

P.S. – Yes…. I have very EMO titles for the pics…. lol

Vince the Motivated Monkey from WhenInManila.com Longboard Skateboarding at Boni High Street with Hannah the Flair Candy

Hannah of Flaircandy.com The world revolves

Shaking feeling Passing through life

Ghosts of the past and future haunt our present states This is SPARTA!

P.P.S. I definitely recommend doing this When In Manila… *wink

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