An Afternoon of Mexican Music and Dances and Cosplay
We were supposed to go to Dasol, Pangasinan last weekend for some beach bumming. Unfortunately, a typhoon came and sucked the west monsoon causing heavy rains. Our hopes dashed, we cancelled the beach trip and instead went to Mall of Asia for a movie.
Eman and I arrived there early and we were able to watch a presentation by the Mexican Embassy entitled “Musica de mi Tierra” featuring a mariachi band and dancers.
The costumes are very colorful, the music is fast and happy and the dances feature a lot of footwork. The presentation also highlight the similarities between Mexican culture and Filipino culture – both countries having been colonies of Spain for hundreds of years.
On the exhibition hall of the mall complex are the Intertional Book Fair and a Cosplay event. We didn’t enter either but I managed to snap some photos of the cosplayers.
Seems like a fun event that I thought of joining one someday. However, I think I may be a little too old for these types of events.
We then had coffee, dinner and movie. We watch The Possession and I really like the cinematography of the movie. You can freeze some frames from the movie and get a wonderfully composed picture.
Eventhough a rainy afternoon in a mall is not the same as beach bumming, we did manage to have a good time.
(Note: First and fourth image shot by Eman and edited by me).