Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Birds in Flight

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day, mechanical birds from the second World War paraded the skies of the Washington DC Metro Area on Friday, May 8th. 

Good thing it was a Friday: I was off from work. I really planned to see the planes on that day. I thought I was able to make it to DC in time, not realizing that this event would turn into a Fourth-of-July-like festivity.

At 11am, an hour before the flyover, I decided to take Juancho to our go-to park in McLean, Clemyjontri Park. At 11:45am, I decided to leave the park to get to DC in time for the flyover. Alas, upon reaching GW Parkway, it was already a slow flow. Cars have already pulled over on the side of the highway. After a few miles of slow movement, I decided to follow the car in front of me and pulled over on the side of the highway and just waited there. I didn't risk going to DC anymore.

And there they came... fleet by fleet, they started to swarm the clear blue sky of the District. We were lucky that GW Parkway was in the birds' flight path. We saw each and every one of them. 

Then I was happy. :) 

Thus, my photo of the day: WWII Birds in Flight

WWII Birds in Flight


When you take US 29 south you will see a lot of scenes similar to my next photo of the day. This was taken in Warrenton, Virginia.

It's good to see cows near the place I live. It sort of makes me comfortable and confident that the milk we drink everyday is fresh and new... Even if I don't know if these cows actually do produce milk!


Ted's Bulletin

Finally I was able to dine at one of the famous all-day breakfast places in Washington, DC. Ted's Bulletin boasts its diner-style fare, complete with the delightfully sweet milkshakes and desserts. I loved their chocolate milkshake and fried steak.


Embassy Open House

For the second year in a row, the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC participated in the Embassy Open House called "Passport DC." Along with the Philippines, at least 50 more embassies opened their doors on May 2nd, Saturday, to showcase their offices, their talents, their good food and their culture. Visitors from within and outside the DC metro area had the opportunity to go around the world just by walking through the Embassy Row along Massachusetts Avenue.

The Philippine Embassy showcased talent in dancing, music and martial arts, at the same time offered sumptuous Filipino cuisine like lumpiang shanghai, pancit and lechon. At the same time, the Embassy launched its week-long exhibit of proudly pinoy industrial designs of Kenneth Cobonpue.

Photo is of the famous Filipino dance tinikling as it is being tried by visitors.



We went to one of the many Philippine festivals here in Virginia. This time, we traveled 110 miles to be with our Kababayans in Richmond, Virginia to celebrate their own Philippine festival. Filipinos displayed their talents in the main stage, while others were stationed in their respective provincial booths.