Philippine Hot Air Balloon Event

Me and my friends attended this yearly event on Valentines day, Feb 14, 2009. Here are excerpts taken from Philippine Star (a local broadsheet)…

“MANILA, Philippines – Everyone’s eyes were turned towards the sky during the 14th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival held from Feb. 12-15 at the Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

Starting as a simple sporting event in 1994, then secretary of tourism Mina Gabor commissioned two balloon pilots from Korea and England for the event. Since then, the Hot Air Balloon Festival has become a full-blown spectacle.

As if last year’s 19 balloons were not enough, the 14th Hot Air Balloon Festival saw some 24 balloons soar through the sky. Among them were uniquely shaped balloons – a giant Coca-Cola bottle, Nescafe and DSV coffee mugs, a Kellogg’s balloon, a telephone booth, and even an elephant.”

THANKS for watching! =)

Music: Tequila (I forgot who composed it)

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