Monday, January 25, 2010

Battle of Brass Bands 2010

As Wesley So is making a sort of breakthrough in Corus B in the last three rounds (my apologies, we hardly noticed it), winning two straight games after five consecutive draw and a quite draw against Ni Hua of China, yours truly, being a member of Comite de Festejos or simply, a festival officer, was thoroughly occupied in helping co-organizing a major brass band competition in celebration of my hometown fiesta (festive) in Tanay, Rizal the Philippines. The event, which took place last January 24, 2010 in Tanay Park saw the participation of ten brass bands from all over Calabarzon Area, that is Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon provinces. The competition was won by the highly energetic and the crowd favorite, the BK 77 brass band from Dasmarinas, Cavite, just a town separated from where Wesley So was born, in Bacoor, Cavite. Second placer was Band 69 from Paete, Laguna (a place where you will find some of the finely crafted chess pieces and board in the country) and third place goes to band from Gen. E. Aguinaldo, also from the province of Cavite.

A bigger and better competition is set for next year, January 24. So if you're living just around the Metro Manila area and want to enjoy a truly entertaining festive and band competition, why don't you dropped by my home town, just an hour and half drive east of Manila.

I took some amateur photos here. Nonetheless hope everyone will like it :)



Lovely majorette from Carmona, Cavite. I think I'll have a majorette for a girlfriend...



Not so fast, though. Reasons why...



Young ladies from Paete, Laguna. Looking for some finely crafted chess pieces in the country? Go to Paete. The home of the master curvist in the country.



Brass Bass player from Dasmarinas, Cavite. From here, in 30 minutes drive, you'll reach Wesley' So's birth place of Bacoor.














I spotted this one. An aristocratic looking young man from Cavite. Cavite is home to many Filipino revolutionary heroes during the Filipino revolt against the Spanish rule in 1896.


But really. If you happen to know this lady, send this chess blogger a message and end my misery :)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Playboy ka man Des, hehehe!

Des Catolos said...

just going to the lighter sides of life once in a while :)

Anonymous said...

She's a Cavitena, that's for sure ;)

rusticbull said...

Yahoooo!!!! In love na si Desssssss!!!! Susunod na yan kay Jerson, ayosss!!

Gaganda ng photos bro! Paturo ako sayo ha!!

Des Catolos said...

the notes are just for fun. nothing serious here rustic ;)

chessph said...

Nothing serious? How could you say that?! The lady's a looker, go for it! :)

Des Catolos said...

toink. pulsar, they all left two days ago. But again, the notes are made just to compliment the photos.

Andrade said...

grow up will you? hahaha

rjsolcruz said...

des,

it's nice to know that paete participated and won honors. fyi, the chess sets used by our blind brothers in the rp para team were made in paete.

and it is their pista ng daagat on sunday, called salibanda.

we have organized a small chess event there to promote chess for kids. my 11 yr old son rhal, who has won a gold in prada last dec, who placed tied for 3-4th and was thus earned the best player of cainta in the tahanan walang hagdanan christmas kiddies cup, who obtained a draw w/ gm joey in the fund-raising simul for para last aug, and who is currently tied for 1st with 3 others w/ a perfect score of 3 pts in the on-going xavier meet, will play a 10 board simul vs paete's elementary students on jan25 sun 9am at brgy ibaba.

rjsolcruz said...

des,

i fogot to mention that my son rhal junior won over you and melchor pizarro of para n the para games last july.