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Kaamulan Festival

Kaamulan Festival is the famous and one and only festival in my home town – Bukidnon. When we were home it was celebrated in March and the highlight of this festival is the Street Dancing.

“Kaamulan” is from the Binukid word “amul” which means “to gather”. It is a gathering of Bukidnon tribespeople for a purpose. It can mean a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these put together.

Showcasing the unique indigenous culture of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan is held annually in the province, particularly in Malaybalay City, the provincial capital, from the second half of February to March 10, which latter date marks the anniversary of the creation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. SOURCE.

As an ethnic festival, the Kaamulan celebrates the customs and traditions of the seven tribal groups that originally inhabited the Bukidnon region, namely, the Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon. Several tribal folks representing these seven hill tribes of Bukidnon gather in unity with the local dwellers in town, wearing their intricately woven costumes studded with trinkets, anklets, earrings, necklaces, leglets, headdresses and amulets. They dance together, chant, perform ancient rituals, and compete in indigenous sports. SOURCE.

Graced by cultural groups whose ways have remained unchanged throughout the centuries, the Kaamulan is characterized by the authentic rituals with real indigenous peoples. There is the Pangampo (general worship), the Tagulambong hu Datu (ritual for the installation of a Chieftain), the Panumanod (a spiriting ceremony), the Panlisig (rite to drive away evil spirits), and the Pamalas (sin atonement ritual) among others. SOURCE.

It is very interesting to watch this festival. Colorful costumes and floats were everywhere. I highly recommend that you watch it too.

Here are the details on how to get there:

By Air
airAlthough there are public & private air-strips in Bukidnon, there are no commercial flights going directly to the province. The nearest airport is the Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City, catering domestic flights from the cities of Manila, Cebu, and Davao. From Cagayan de Oro, a travel by land must be taken to reach Bukidnon.

By Land
busTaking the bus is one of the convenient ways to reach Bukidnon by land. About 104 kilometers road distance from Cagayan de Oro and that is approximately one hour and a half land travel straight to the capital city of Bukidnon, Malaybalay. The capital city could also be reached from Davao City via Salawagan Quezon Bukidnon and that is about 208 kilometers with an estimated time travel of three and a half hours.Other public transportation is also available, like public utility jeepneys and vans for hire.

By Sea
seaportSince Bukidnon is a landlocked province, sea transportation is generally through its closest port, the Port of Cagayan de Oro City then takes the transportation by land to reach the cities and municipalities in Bukidnon. Several ferry services are available connecting Cagayan de Oro City to seaports in the cities of Cebu, Manila, Bohol and other ports in Luzon and Visayas.

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Great Quality Supplies at ReidSupply

Hubby and I are always on the lookout for great quality supplies for our home renovation. You see, we are living in our current home for 6 years already but we haven’t really finished with the construction. The renovation is ongoing and I guess it will be in the next few years. That is why I was so happy I came across ReidSupply because they have the hard to find materials that we usually look for during the renovation. The prices are not too bad too since they are on sale every now and then. I guess this is our lucky day for finding ReidSupply online.

A Safe and Grand Fireplace would be Perfect for our Home

I am dreaming of a clean house and a livable house as of now since we lack one help to complete the household staff. But there is nothing wrong in dreaming more. So I look up for the top selling wall fireplaces and I’ve been drooling for the fireplaces ever since…

This fireplace features with a one piece stainless steel frame all around and three 1.5 liter burners set in a black powder coated setting. Constructed with high quality materials this modern fireplace is built to last.

This is going to be perfect for our living room. My kids will love it and so are our guests who visit every now and then. We just have to check the budget if we can pull this off. We’ll see.

Black Vanity – A Great Quality Bathroom Sink

When Hubby and I started our home project, we’ve been searching for the perfect sink that we will install in our bathroom. We’ve been living in our current house for 6 years now and we want to change our sink. We thought that the bathroom sink is the most used item in the house. Everyday we use it that’s why it is worth buying a new one that is greater and grander.

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Prioritizing Home Improvement This Year

After analyzing which one to prioritize for our family budget this year, aside from prioritizing the kids’ education, we came out with a plan of prioritizing home improvement. Since we’ve been living in our current home for almost 6 years now, I guess it’s time to give our house the time and budget.

One project that we need in the list is the waste disposal system. Hubby insisted that we separate the recyclable items to non-recycable. To do that we need those good quality pull out waste containers that are similar to the ones available in Ovis. The ones at Ovis Online look sturdy and I love that the mechanisms work perfectly. I hope I can order these and have it shipped to my Mom’s place.

We also need to prioritize curtains for our house. I hope we can find sturdy ones and of good quality so it would last for years. Because we plan on living in our house for years. We love the location and the size because it is perfect for our family.

There are many more items in our list, which I will discuss again in the next few days.

A Grand Restaurant with a Grand Kitchen

Every time I eat in a restaurant, I would always assume that if it is a grand restaurant it must have a grand kitchen with a grand restaurant kitchen equipment too, right?

This is the reason why I loooove to eat out because I would always want to try and experience the grand food prepared at the grand kitchen of a grand restaurant. Rapids Wholesale offers world class kitchen equipment that I’m eyeing to get for our kitchen. Nope, I don’t own a restaurant but I love eating restaurant made food so maybe I would be able to save when I buy these rather than eating in a restaurant everyday.

What do you think?

Loving Rustic Furniture these Days

I remember when I was younger, I didn’t like rustic furniture that much but when I am now older (and supposedly wiser), I’m starting to appreciate the beauty of having a rustic furniture. One reason is the quality. I’ve noticed that most modern furniture don’t last that long while the rustic furniture are tested and of really great quality. I guess because the materials used in building these type of furniture are of great quality too. I may not own a rustic furniture for now, but I’m thinking of getting a couple of rustic furniture in the future. I will have to save up for it first because, I tell you, it costs a LOT! This is what made this really grand!

Cute Garden Gnomes, Anyone?

Another project that Hubby and I are working on these days is our humble home. It’s been 5 years since we last transferred here and we want it to renovate with all the leaks and the problems that we’ve been encountering for the past year already. While I was browsing for materials for the renovation I came across these uber cute garden gnomes that I really want.

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Looking for Great Materials for Home Renovation

It’s been years now since we started our home renovation. Yes, we’re still on it trying to have a great home for the family. So now that we’ve exhausted and used up most of the materials that we bought, we’re thinking of getting more stuff for maintaining the house.

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