I was thrilled! Most specially because I didn't get to see any lanterns over at Xavier Days '09.
I did not expect it at all, 'coz I had no idea. I was at Limketkai to get a haircut and on my way to the barbershop, right in the heart of the mall was, "Halad sa Pasko 2009 - Indigay sa Parol" (Offering for Christmas 2009 - Lantern Contest). This year, the contest is about using junk or indigenous materials in creating the lanterns.
After the winners had been named, they were pulled out and show-cased onto the stage for everyone to see.
I wanted the star-shaped yellow bells to win, or at least second, but oh well.
For sure people had their own bets of the entries they wanted to win. But in the grand scheme of things, all these deserved to win, just by the hardwork, patience and creativity the makers put into creating their magnificent work of art.
The mere fact that their love for the Christmas season enabled them to mold and create such beautiful work of artistry, made them winners in their hearts.
Happy holidays! =)