Slideshow of colors in the sky: Pyromusical Competition

The sky was like a canvas that has been painted with different hues. But the colors were not paint.

The colors resembled shooting stars that fell from the sky into the water. How I wish they were shooting stars so I can make a wish. But they weren’t. They’re just fireworks that brightened up the night and made thousands of people smile.

Australia and Canada competed on March 10 for the 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at the SM Mall of Asia. Here were the shots that I took from the Gold Area overlooking the Manila Bay.



The competition ends on March 17. The winners will also be announced on that day.

Sparks turn into fireworks at the Pyromusical Competition

“There’s no spark!”

That was a year ago. Who would have thought that I would eat my words? And yes, sparks can turn into fireworks. And everything becomes magical.

Watching the 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition was not just a visual treat but also a melody to the ears. Music made the difference.

China and Netherlands both showed their pyrotechnic expertise to a thousand spectators who flocked to the  SM Mall of Asia on March 3. China was last year’s champion. But can it defend its title?

Here are the photos that I took last Saturday.



Which of the two is better? Which country will win the championship this year? 

You can still catch the Pyromusical Competition on March 10 and March 17.


1. If you’re going to watch the fireworks, be early (around 4pm) at the venue to secure your place. It’s a first come first served basis. You may run out of seats too even if you’re at the VIP area.

2. Bring water and sky flakes or come to the area with a full stomach. Nonetheless, there are kiosks where you can buy food.

3. Be prepared for a huge number of crowd.

4. Transportation may be difficult especially after the show. If you’re commuting, prepare to walk from the SM Mall of Asia up to Hobbies of Asia where you can hail a ride to Buendia or wherever you’re going. If you have a vehicle, expect heavy traffic.

Celebrate with fireworks as Trip@dora turns 2

Trip@dora will celebrate another year of sharing her travel adventures and misadventures this coming March 4, 2012.

And as this site turns two, I’d like to thank my readers who appreciate the stories that I’ve written here. This birthday won’t be complete without gifts. But this time, I’d like to give back to my readers through a contest. Yes, this is the first time that I’ll be giving away something. It’s not a trip yet. But nonetheless, it’s magical.

Get a chance to win VIP Tickets to the 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at the SM Mall of Asia. How? Just follow these steps:

1. If you’re not a fan yet of my Facebook page, then click this link and click LIKE. 

2. Now, among the stories that you’ve read on my site, pick your favorite story. Post the link on my Facebook Page: and tell me why it was your favorite.

3. For your entry to be valid, have at least 3 Friends to like your entry.

THE WINNER (1): The most creative and compelling answer would win two (2) tickets to the Pyromusical competition this March 3, 2012 (Competing Countries: China & The Netherlands)

The Winner will be announced on February 29, 2012 at 12pm. The winner should be able to meet-up with me in Makati or Manila area to claim the prize on or before March 1, 2012.