Friday, June 15, 2007



posted by Señor Enrique at 6:40 AM


Blogger carlotta said...

i just love that last picture. =)

June 15, 2007 8:50 AM  

Blogger MM Del Rosario said...

These are great pictures Eric, wish I was there, I like the Philippine Flag waving proudly at the background.

June 15, 2007 2:23 PM  

Anonymous SexyMom said...

i always like seeing the Filipino flag "beaming with pride".

seeing the pictures keeps me awed--what more if i see them in person doing their parades and all. thanks for sharing

June 15, 2007 4:34 PM  

Anonymous tutubi said...

photo field day again

wish i was there

June 15, 2007 6:09 PM  

Anonymous rhodora said...

Wow! Naku, Eric, you are continually amazing your readers with shots like these. Ganda ng top photo, with the flag in the background...Galing galing talaga!

June 15, 2007 6:29 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

great pics. the last pic showed that not only do they practice the piece, they also took time to add choreography to it. very impressive.

June 15, 2007 9:43 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

They also, for entertainment, did the otso-otso dance routine, Carla. It was hysterical, but I was to busy laughing to take pictures. Besides, such provocative poses my be deemed unbecoming of an officer ... hehehe!

June 16, 2007 6:03 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks, MM! Not too many people were there because of the switched holiday day off. You would've enjoyed it!

June 16, 2007 6:04 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Your welcome, Dine! It was nice to see a military parade once again.

June 16, 2007 6:05 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

You should have been there, Tito, not too many photographers around :)

June 16, 2007 6:06 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Rhoda! Chamba lang yan :)

June 16, 2007 6:06 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

It must be tough, Photo Cache to be playing an instrument and also keeping in lockstep to choreographed moves. Bravo for these guys!

June 16, 2007 6:08 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

I've seen them perform a lot of times since my uncle was a Philippine Marine and in some occasions on Military shows and band performance, I'm not sure if they still play their trademark tune - part of the Marlboro commercial music. And the one knee sit-up position while playing their tune is one of their famous tricks. Pag natumba, tumba sila lahat -- hahaha. Nice Photo Journal, Eric *okay*

June 17, 2007 12:35 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes, Reyd, they played it! It is actually the soundtrack for the movie, "Magnificent Seven." Their overall repertoise was rather impressive and they played each one impressively while doing all those choreographed maneuvers, too.

Yes, they performed that trick, as well as many others. I chose not to elaborate so as not to take the element of surprise away for those who haven't seen this admirable band perform live.

A salute to your uncle, Reyd!

June 17, 2007 7:26 AM  

Anonymous Ferdz said...

Natuwa ako sa last picture. I could just hear them now there well chorographed and all. Would have been intereting to actually hear them. Must be intense.

June 17, 2007 8:33 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

They were actually pretty good, Ferdz! I've grown up with my father playing big band music (including recordings by some brass bands playing Souza marching music, especially on fiestas and holidays), so, I had a good time listening to the marine band's performance.

June 18, 2007 6:04 AM  

Anonymous lino said...

ayos to ah, i love the whole set... great capture eric!

June 18, 2007 5:12 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Lino. Mabuhay!

June 18, 2007 7:25 PM  

Blogger Aura said...

Thanks for sharing your Independence Day brought me back to yesteryears..its been so long since i last saw our independence day parade in Rizal park and i enjoyed most the photos of the band doing their eyes was glued to those photos when my hubby arrived & asked me what am i doing, have to show him & explain how we celebrate our independence day in Phils.he was also delighted w/it
Regards from Lisbon!

June 19, 2007 6:26 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

And many thanks also, Aura, for leaving such a warm note. This kind of response such as this mainly fuels my desire to go out there and keep taking more pictures so as to share with "kababayans" who are away from Manila.

Mabuhay to you and your hubby!

June 19, 2007 7:42 PM  

Blogger dave (",) said...

Ah yes the Marines band is a joy to watch, says my pilot-brother.

Speaking of cigarette commercial jingles, did you know that the composer of the Hope jingle is a Pinoy? Apparently there's a non-disclosure agreement so I think this is more than enough information for everyone ;)

June 21, 2007 12:32 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I didn't know that, Dave. Why wouldn't he want this fact to be made public? A shy composer? Hehehe!
This Marines band was truly delightful to watch!

June 21, 2007 6:26 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

Hahaha!"Magnificent Seven." nga pala yun!, Marlboro yosi ko kasi when I used to smoke. About those marching bands in Pinas, the FEU Boy Scout band used to be one of the best marching bands. They were good when I taught there for a while. I wonder how many schools there have their own band for competitions. Here in the US, grabe naman, although I enjoyed all of them especially the college bands, there is really something special on any military bands when you hear them play.
On this last Independence day celeb., My friend who went home there said, it was pathetic, there seems to lack some excitement daw.
Wala daw Fly-by of any PAF planes.
(I said) baka grounded lahat ng planes. :D

June 21, 2007 12:26 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wala ngang mga jet, Reyd! Only those PAF parachutists or gliders.

What really created a less than festive mood is the lack of a huge crowd to appreciate these shows.

FEU, huh? Have I got something in store for you :)

June 21, 2007 12:39 PM  

Blogger allen said...

hey eric! allen here:) hehehe..i love these photos!! perfect exposure on both your subject and background! i love the clouds!! hehehe..i see youve been busy lately eh? hehehe..goodluck to you! bring me along next time! hehehe

June 21, 2007 4:58 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hey, Allen! How are you? These were mostly shoots from days which you guys have to be at work. But I will definitely contact you if any during the off days occur.

Thank you!

June 21, 2007 5:55 PM  

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