Masks, Anyone?

Bacolod Getaway Part 2:

Masks Galore!

I was absolutely amazed when we traveled to Bacolod during the Masskara Festival. Known as the City of Smiles, Bacolod boasts of its well-crafted masks, smiling masks. They come in different colors and sizes. The colors are so vibrant and the sizes range from small to giant-sized. I’m no mask fanatic. I only wore masks of my fave cartoon characters when I was a kid. But I’d say I appreciate seeing those masks in Masskara Festival. They were intricately designed. I can’t help but wonder how long it takes to make a mask.

Have you ever thought that Zorro’s mask was the best you’ve ever seen? Before you shout “yes”, lemme show you the masks that would outshine Zorro’s. So, now here are the masks! I’m sorry Zorro! Yours is quite old and obsolete! haha. You might try these masks. hehe. Bagay kaya mga to sayo? lols

(These pics were taken at Robinson’s Place Bacolod. Photos courtesy of Nash)

That was first time in Bacolod so I didn’t miss my chance to see those masks around. My officemates (Candice, Nash, Kat, & Pam) and I walked along the streets and see for ourselves the masks that we could only see in Bacolod. We even bought small masks as souvenir items. I bought mine for as low as P80 (may tawad na yun). But if you wanna grab bigger ones, you can choose more expensive masks ranging from P300 to about thousands.

It’s pretty amazing that these masks, which were once made to hide the mournful and gloomy faces of the people in Bacolod amid crisis and tragic events, made Bacolod a well-known city.

Lemme tell you one thing, though. Not only the masks, but also the people, make Bacolod worthy to be called the City of Smiles!

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14 Comments on “Masks, Anyone?”


  1. Baka magmukhang SHOWGIRL si Zorro kapag sinuot niya ‘yang mga masks na ‘yan. Nyahahaha! *LOLz*

    @gasoline dude: haha. oo nga eh. ini-imagine ko kung ano magiging itsura ni Zorro. lols

  2. FerBert Says:

    hindi ba nakakatuwa na pwede mong itago ang nararamdaman mo sa maskara. minsa para rin ako nakamask kunwari masaya pero ang totoo durog ang puso ko.. hahaha.. ang emo eh no.. dapat masaya ang comment ko kase masaya ang experience mo.. ikaw kase eh di mo ko pinasalubungan ng bebot na taga bacolod..

  3. dong ho Says:

    beautiful indeed! galing ng mga masks sa bacolod. makikita talaga ang galing ng pinoy sa ganyan.

    astig ang detalye ng paggawa. malamang ang tagal bago matapos ang isang mask. buti at nakabili ka din kahit maliit.

  4. ifoundme Says:

    this entry made me smile… thank you for saying such good words about bacolod and the bacolodnons…

    @ifoundme: hehe. nice to know i made you smile with this simple post. welcome! i’m just telling what i’ve observed there.

  5. ahrio Says:

    isang maskara lang ay nakikita na kung gaano kasipag, katyaga at kasinop ang mga pilipino lalo na ang mga bacolodnond..
    sana next year makapunta din ako sa bacolod…mag aya ka kasi parekoy hindi puro pang iingit..hehe

    @rio: tama ka dun. kaya naman sumikat ang bacolod dahil na rin sa sipag ng mga tao para iangat ang turismo sa kanila. sana makapunta ka nga next year. sige sabay na lang kaya tayo. hehe

  6. teresa Says:

    agree ako kay ate rio,mag aya ka kasi, lagi na lang kaming inggit eh,haha! 🙂

    @teresa: eh kung nag-aya ako sasam ba naman kayo? hehe

  7. popoy Says:

    now i know why Bacolod is the City of Smile. ahm lemme ask you, pede bang sumimangot dun?hihihi.

    bakit nakakatakot yung mga maskara? parang kalaban ni shaider hahaha.

    nasan na yung maskara namain. dapat naisip mong bigyan kami dito. we hate you Felix!!! grrrr. hahahaha

  8. Sidney Says:

    Yes… even without smiling masks the people of Bacolod offer the visitor their most beautiful smiles!
    I will always remember my stay there.

    @sidney: thanks for dropping by. same here. my experience in bacolod was awesome. i’m quite sure i’ll visit the place again.

  9. beero Says:

    @ferbert: takte ang emo ng comment mo FB. maging masaya ka na lang din dahil masaya experiences ko sa bacolod. saka di mo naman sinabi na bebot ang gusto mong pasalubong. lols

    @dong ho: astig nga yung pagkagawa kuya dong. nagtataka nga ako kung pano nila ginagawa mga yun eh. bumili ako para may souvenir. hehe

  10. beero Says:

    @popoy: indi ko alam ang sagot poy. baka habulin ka ng itak pag sumimangot ka dun. haha. naman! matakot ba sa maskara! ano ka bata? hehe. sus ka jefferson! eh di mo naman sinabing gusto mo eh. hehe

  11. Geisha Says:

    ang gaganda ng mask! sana naka mask na lang lahat ng tao the whole year round! 😀

    @geisha: haha. ok na siguro yung once a year lang.

  12. teresa Says:

    @teresa: eh kung nag-aya ako sasam ba naman kayo? hehe

    eh kung all expenses paid,bakit ang hindi? haha!

    @teresa: naman! muntik na nga akong makasama kasi ala akong pera nun tas magpapalibre ka pa. lols

  13. hisnameisdencios Says:

    wow!
    (applause! applause!)
    WALA nyan sa dubai
    =)

    @hisnameisdencios: thanks! onli in da pilipins lang talaga to pare. tenks sa pagdaan!

  14. jay Says:

    HI nice site… pls add the masskara site

    http://www.bacolodcity.gov.ph
    http://www.friendster.com/masskarafestival.com

    message nyu nlng me.. enjoy watching my friendster massakra acct


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