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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Year of the Dragon at EDSA Shangri-la

Last January 23 was my rest day and I wanted to spend it in a manner that I'll be productive without expending to much cash and energy. I read online a few days before my well-deserved two consecutive restdays that there is an on-going 6th Spring Film Festival at EDSA Shangri-La Plaza for FREE!!!! Everytime there is an announcement pertaining to film festivals with free viewing I'd always love to to be the first one in line to experience it. This one in Shangri-la mall isn't my first time because a few years back I experienced viewing one for free also but I cannot place now what country or organization it represented. 

After queuing patiently to get two tickets for me and my best buddy, we decided to take a tour at one of our favorite malls in Ortigas. It has become our favorite place for hang-out because of its accessibility and we feel relaxed being inside the said mall as it is spacious, not crowded and upscale. While getting some snacks near the activity area of the mall, we happened to notice a new set of gaudy and wonderful displays for the Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival. How time flies. . .just about few weeks ago the displays are about Christmas and now these. . .

List of activities to start the Year of the Dragon right. 
 This mall never ran out of perfect ideas to suit timely celebration. Activities which  most of the  time are free   and open to public are their way to extend to the mall goers and shoppers. I find it really helpful and brilliant. Thanks Shangri-la mall for all these things. 
During that day there is an on-going Chinese Painting Exhibit open to anyone during mall hours. So for anyone who passes by near this mall you might want to drop by to see and feel the Chinese in terms of artwork. This is ongoing until January 28, 2012. Here are some samples included in the exhibit to look forward too. .

One of the Chinese lanterns that brightens the mall.

WATER DRAGON as the centerpiece hanging up above the mall's ceiling.

Of course there are myriads of Chinese lanterns too that surrounds the mall bringing to us the prosperity and good fortune of another  Chinese calendar year. 

What awed me are these life size  Chinese dolls. I really went gaga over taking pictures at these gigantic and super cool stuff. If only I could easily take them home that night :)
Female Chinese Doll

Male Chinese Doll

Made out of glazed porcelain, these China dolls became center of attention of every person that crossed the centre of the mall. Anybody can really get silly upon seeing these giant dolls. They are so lovely. Everybody wants pictures and unending shots with them. I hope that seeing them and having photo op with them will bring us good luck this very year. KUNG HEI FAT CHOI everyone!

Shangri-La Plaza Mall
EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong City