Whenever carrying a camera (well one of the professional DSLR size) with me in SM Mall near main gate of Clark I have had security guards lecturing me about this “no photos – this is a private property” shit. It’s payback time. I no longer go and buy in SM anymore. I decided to punish them and go to Marquee Mall instead. Marquee Mall is next to a NLEX exit and has ample of parking. Whenever I walk around there with my camera and take pictures everybody smiles. Nobody complains. Even the girls riding escalators are friendly. They ask, kindly: “Sir, can you take my photo, please?” What a beautiful world. I was so surprised about this friendly attitude to ask about her phone number, email or Facebook account. Well, I will be back at Starbucks. Maybe she will read this post here on WordPress and remember me.
My taxi brought me from Manila airport back to Angeles City. It was an early morning on a Monday. The driver wanted to save 20 Piso on the way back off of NLEX highway fees. I was upset, but used the opportunity to snap up some streetlife scenes, like this shot of two people trying to cross the road on Batangas Street in Balibago. Pedestrians have a hard time in Philippine traffic. They are very scared of vehicles hitting them and even more scared of running into arguements. Sometimes, I am really upset about the drivers who squeeze their way forward without any excuse. Pedestrians should be armed with stones in their hand to become more powerful as most drivers are real cowards who are afraid of their precious cars to be damaged.
Angeles has always been known for it’s tremendous amount of beautiful women. It’s possibly the best spot for finding your Philippine girlfriend or spouse after local authorities outlawed barfines in Fields Avenue bars. Employees have to work full time these days and can not count on early work releases. They must get tired of work as dancing and bar tending full hours is a harder job than being a spouse of an retired officer in America. Think about it, Angeles is going the same route as Cuba and Saudi Arabia with fake relationship and short time marriages. Funny how Filipinos tend to copycat other countries instead of fixing their problems right away.
Just when venues open, many night workers rush to pick up barbeque chicken and hot dogs from street stalls. It’s cheaper than Jollybee fastfood and Kokomos restuarant next by.
Harvests are coming to an end in October, the month of pumkin heads: Time to buy scary costumes and celebrate Halloween on popular Fields Avenue in Angeles City, Pampanga. Halloween is the most fun time of tourist season apart from Christmas. Everybody is happy, photogenic and scared LOL. Filipina bargirls walking around streets with funny costumes to have fun and search for new customers that are even more scary.
One of the most famous night clubs on Fields Avenue: Golden Nile club. This neon-lit and glamourous dance hangout features Filipina bargirls who love to drink tequila, champagne or San Miguel Light beer. While it’s mostly designed for feirgners with lots of money in their deep pockets, local Filipino visitors who are well heeled can be spottet from time to time. Met two old girlfriends on the way up to third floor dance floor. We had a lot of fun and laughter about good old time when this club was still places above Blue Nile and called Blue Nile Executive.