Apocalypse A.K.A. Sinulog


Getting drunk and crazy? Nope, we did neither of those.

January 22, 2014

It’s a thing for people to go crazy during the annual Sinulog festival in Cebu. It’s like having a full moon. I even saw a “werewolf” (see proof below).

For the most part, I walked around the city snapping random interesting things. I mean, this was probably the only time I could do that without fear of getting robbed.

kids with masks
Discarded couch
Electrical chaos
People selling things on the streets
Hanging plants
People and trash don't go well together
Man playing music in the streets
Trash collector

You are being watched.

So you won't have to pee in the sidewalk. Please don't. Also, stop spitting in public. It's gross.

Children sitting on railings
A spiritual shift

For a brief second, I experienced a spiritual shift.

Children playing in the streets
Headless boy
Hat vendor

My friend Joan with her boyfriend and family selling sweets and treats.

Joan and family selling food
And then it turned dark

When it was dark, we began our hike to Ayala. Short distance, but the crowd was definitely a challenge. I think I might’ve stepped on a few humans, but I’m not 100% sure.

Meeting up with our friend Annie

Meeting up with Annie to watch fireworks.

The group

We ended our night with a spectacular fireworks display. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced something like it. It was breathtaking!


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