Davao City celebrated its 76th founding anniversary just this March with lots of fun, enjoyable activities – some were organized by the local government and some initiated by the private sectors.
Among the much-awaited events was the Sinugba Festival – perhaps greatly because it was the city’s first time to have such event (at least as big as this).
Sinugba is a local dialect that means grilled in English. So, Sinugba Festival can be roughly translated to Grilled Foods Festival” – an exciting occasion where local restaurants, food chains, grill houses come together in one place to showcase various foods to the public, and usually is staged in a huge open area.
So, because I had no experience going to such an event in the past, I thought it was a good idea not to miss it – and I did (yehey!) With friends and colleagues, we went there in the area – it was located within Juna Subdivision, near the Ateneo de Davao, Matina Campus and just around 500 meters away from the Matina Highway (sorry, I forgot the exact address).
When we got to the area, we were welcomed by a very festive atmosphere – foods, music, and people were in harmony! It seemed everybody was having a good time. And while we expected just grilled foods, we were surprised that the place offered more than that – from delicious foods (not just grilled) to memorabilia to clothing lines…and more collectible items – plus live bands! It was really a lot of fun – eating dinner with friends, zipping my now favorite buko shake, listening to live performances from local bands, roaming around to check what else was there – aah! What more can I say?
So, below are some frozen moments that I’d like to share, taken from that event (photo credit: Christine Carreon)
That’s all for now folks! Be back again in another blog post – soon…