12 Mar 2011: The 2nd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition (Australia and the Philippines)
Last Saturday, 12 Mar 2011, my wish came true: I joined luminaries in the local blogging community (Trip@dora, Pinay Solo Backpacker, Journeying James, Lakwatsera de Primera and Chyng Reyes, among others) in witnessing the magic on the final week of the 2nd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at the SM Mall of Asia.
This time, we immersed ourselves in the crowd because the balcony where we shot from last 26 Feb 2011 was fully occupied by VIPs.
Australia was the last competitor to present its entry.
The winners of the competition were announced after Australia’s presentation. The 2nd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition champion was China with the United Kingdom and Japan as first and second runners-up respectively.
The presentation by our very own Platinum Fireworks, Inc. was an exhibition entry (i.e. not included in the judging). The host country’s presentation utilized all areas of the venue to showcase maximum firepower and it really lit up the sky.
It was a truly magical evening and I look forward to next year’s competition.
Again, I extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this extraordinary experience possible the second time around: the management and staff of SM Mall of Asia, Melo Villareal and Engrs. Ross & Ann.