It was through an invitation by fellow travel bloggers Pinoy Adventurista and Byahilo that we decided to go on a roadtrip to Kawit, Cavite. It was also a perfect timing that another travel blogger friend of ours, Love Mindanao, is arriving in Manila from Butuan, and he decided to join us that afternoon in Kawit to watch the Christmas Lights & Sound Show at the Aguinaldo Shrine.
We drove from Pasig City to SM Mall of Asia to pick up Byahilo and Love Mindanao and continued the roadtrip to Kawit via the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). We arrived at around 2:30pm in Kawit and met up with Pinoy Adventurista at the Aguinaldo Shrine. We did a quick tour inside the shrine and visited the nearby St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church. It was already 6:00pm when we returned to the shrine.
The lights & sound show was scheduled to start at 7:00pm but as soon as it got dark at around 6:10pm, the shrine was already glowing bright with Christmas lights and LED spotlights. Like moths, visitors instantly converged in front of the shrine to admire its sparkling beauty.
The lights & sound show finally started at exactly 7:00pm. We sat on the road gutter facing the shrine as we got mesmerized by the flashing Christmas lights and LED spotlights, dancing in synchrony with Filipino and English Christmas songs playing at the background. The entire show lasted for about 40minutes. Below is a segment of the lights & sound show in the tune of the Tagalog Christmas song Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino (Filipinos Will Shine this Christmas).
Watching the lights & sound show made us feel like we were small kids again. I remember my childhood when I used to stare at the dancing lights of our Christmas tree for hours and not getting tired of it.
Thank you very much Pinoy Adventurista for inviting us to your town. We really had a great evening and we hope that this marks the beginning of a new Christmas tradition.
|(from left) Pinoy Adventurista, Ed, Love Mindanao, Byahilo & Ram|