Chinoy Hao Bang Cosplay Coverage

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Gong Xi Fa Cai in Mandarin and Gong Hey Fat Choy in Cantonese!  Xtian Mack’s Cosplay and Anime Cafe welcomes the Year of the Water Snake with a big bang with our special coverage of Chinoy Hao Bang 2013 at SM by the Bay at the SM Mall of Asia. Touted as the biggest Chinese New Year Celebration in Manila, Chinoy TV and Filipino-Chinese businesses, schools and organizations brought the best of Chinese culture in a spectacular display for everyone in attendance to see and experience.

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The exhibition grounds were filled with booths from participating clubs, organizations and businesses wanting to wish everyone luck and prosperity, bringing  games, prizes and giveaways to all those present.  Early in the day there was a Chinese lantern-making contest with participants and their creations reflecting the Year of the Snake in their designs. The program proper started with a cultural show that saw amazing performances from talented Filipino-Chinese students in beautiful, colorful costumes.  They wowed the crowd in singing, dancing and acrobatics.

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There was also a cosplay competition for Chinese-themed characters. The cosplayers performed on stage to the delight of the crowd.  There was then a delightful dragon dance performance as it turned evening, providing a festive mood up to the end of the program. To cap it off, a wonderful fireworks display was set off and it was beautiful as it was by the bay, the lights reflecting and illuminating off the waters of historic Manila Bay.

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All in all, it was an amazing event that set a great start for the Chinese New Year.

 

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It was quite rare to have a cosplay event with a Chinese theme attached to it, yet there were brave souls with lots of imagination who rose to the challenge.

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And of course, there are those cosplayers like me who just wanted to cosplay and wish everyone well in the Year of the Water Snake.

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Catch us again next time.

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Author

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe: arkadymac.com, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.