01 March 2010
Another lax day for me on my third day of vacationing in La Union. It's back to me watching VCDs again (this time it's "Ocean's 13"), but come late in the afternoon, I went to San Fernando City again because Aunt Julie told me there's going to be an electric float parade come night time. I ate my late lunch/snacks/early dinner, and after which I went to stay by the plaza.
The parade - which was a way to present each of the candidates for the Mutya ng La Union - was supposed to start at 7PM, and as early as 6PM, the roads were starting to get filled with people. I am so hoping that the parade will start on time, but it was already past 7PM and there were still no signs of parade starting up. I originally stayed near the stage, but ushers asked us to stay in front of the stage. It was difficult to find a place to stay at since people fronting the stage were angry at us for blocking their view. I started to feel bad because I have been early at these celebrations yet I am always finding myself at the wrong place!
One thing that brought me some smiles was this woman next to me who found me really cute because I am fat. Hahaha. She kept pinching my arms and while waiting for the parade, we were able to talk about things. She told me I should find myself a husband because I am cute, but we both know the reality is that it was easier said than done. She and her daughter weren't able to wait for the parade, and at 9PM, they left the place.
Yes, it was that late. Aunt Julie was supposed to come and watch the parade, too, but glad she didn't push through because she will surely feel bad about it. Actually, I felt so bad already - my legs and feet were giving me a hard time - I am on my feet as early as 6PM! I jokingly said to her in my text message that this whole thing might start at 10PM, and indeed it really started at 10PM! Oh geez! I know it's always my choice to leave if I can't wait anymore, but then again I do hope the organizers of the event will not make people wait that long. If they plan to start the parade at 10PM, then they shouldn't put 7PM on the banners!
And since I was on the wrong place, I wasn't able to take good pictures again. I do know my camera cannot really handle low-lit situations, and because the floats didn't stop in a place where I could take pictures, most of the pictures I took headed straight to the recycle bin. But, thankful I was to have endured it. I am not sure if I will still watch the parade next year, but for now, I will say, "never again."
I got home 11PM. Good thing Aunt Julie was still awake when I got home. I ate a piece of bread, cleansed myself and rested.
*** Jenn ***