Why I am not much of an alcohol drinker? Beers, distilled spirits and the like are distasteful for me. I don't like its after-taste of bitterness in my mouth. They smell really bad and I don't like getting wasted. Drunk words are sober thoughts, and I don't want to offend anyone just because I got drunk.
Now back to what this post is really all about. As an avid part-goer during the Sinulog weekend, I have dedicated a small portion of my time to share my knowledge on what to bring or (on how to behave) during the said event. I have my own share of experiences that is why I maaaaaay be credible enough to give you a guide. I'm also quite frugal so my tips may be practical for you.
Things to bring:
1. A small bag
It's quite unnecessary to bring a bag when you're partying and jumping and thumping but where else can you put your water and snacks, right? I mean, you just have to make sure that your bag is light enough for you to go scrambling around the metro (or Mango Ave, for this matter).
Here's a frugal tip, just use "used" water bottles. I mean, would you really like to spend 20 bucks for a small amount of water? In this photo, I used our gatorade bottle because my mom doesn't stock plastic water bottles. She says it just consumes a lot of space in the fridge, and they're not good to use if stocked for long.
Okay, junk foods are not good, BUT I can't find another snacks around the house. This is just for the sake of getting this post done. Now back to business, I suggest you bring biscuits, cookies or other pastries. They are much much healthier. Also, don't forget to eat your dinner. Why dinner? Base on my experience, I usually go out on a Sunday afternoon and that would be until 12MN or 1AM, so by then I would have eaten my dinner already.
4. Enough Money
(not my actual money)
Of course, who would ever go out without money?
I mean, really, do I still have to state this one? Everybody brings their phones EVERY. FREAKIN'. SINGLE. DAY!
What to wear:
This is just my suggested ootd for the event. It's a common thought that you just have to wear white to party during Sinulog. The paint wars. The beer bath. The squirming crowd. You just have to wear something light and comfy. White shirts are highly suggested by most party-goers because whites doesn't really make you sweat a lot. Added tip: Last year, I saw one of my teacher's facebook post ranting how girls are wearing clothes that almost reveal everything they have to hide. So I also suggest tops that doesn't show off your brassieres. For your bottoms, wear comfy denims. Girls, not too short. I mean, no judging, but they don't really look good. Those just make you look like a freakin' stripper. You also don't want to let people see your undies, do you?
So how did I do? :)
I hope I have given you great tips for a great party night out during the Sinulog Weekend.