Saturday, September 5, 2009
Horrendous traffic jam on Roxas, Pendatun, Osmena and Laurel Avenues. Tricycles (especially colorum ones) taking advantage of it by charging exorbitant fares.
Di-mahulugang-karayom crowds at the Oval Plaza, day and nite. Children getting lost. Sweaty people brushing elbows with one another. Several perfunctory frisking at entry points. SRO attendance at the ukay-ukay booths. Food and drinks overflow.
Even the smallest barbecue eateries are filled with diners. Rowdy teeners being served beers.
Tuna floats in silver and ocean colors. Mardi gras dancers in a frenzy.
Inauguration of the P34-million General Santos Park, with shiny people-shaped lamp posts, faux-bamboo bridges, seats to lounge in, perimeter fences around it. Wondering when vendors start invading it and the upkeep slackens like what happened to the Children's Playground across the BIR office.
Miss Gensan pageant, Fishdance and Bodyfest at Gaisano Mall are perennial fave must-watch events. Winning Ms. Gensan needs speech lessons (now na!).
Politicos in person and in their special GTX infomercials greeting the Generals on the 41st Charter anniversary.
Hotels and pension houses at all-time high occupancy rate!
Male foreigners with their Pinay girlfriends and families in tow.
People gathering at the KCC Rooftop parking entrance gate waiting for arrival of GMA7 stars.
Rock band concerts at the Oval Plaza. Foam and Splash parties at local hotels.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. mark culmination of GTX.