DPP stands for Digital Photographer Philippines. It's the biggest camera website/forum in the country where they also happen to have a monthly published magazine. I just joined and posting on their forums this year 2012 and I'm excited to attend the anniversary for the first time! Today's also my dad's birthday where he had planned to treat us to Vikings in Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd in the evening.
The anniversary is a whole day event which you could tell from the photo above, 9AM to 12MN and is open for free to all photographers even those not members of their website. They can manage to do this for free because of huge sponsors they have for the event such as Sony, Canon, Nikon, Phottix, Olympus, Magnum Icecream, and etc. To be registered for the event, one has to have the recent issue of DPP Magazine. I was on the cheap and quite unfamiliar with the event, so I didn't registered and there was a long line of those trying to register.
It wasn't the best way to get there through public transport. I discovered that there's a Fort Bonifacio route air-conditioned bus near the Ayala MRT station. The bus only has a few seats but is very spacious for passengers to stand when there's no seats left.
I got to the event around 11AM and started shooting when I get there. These girls are from the sponsoring booth of Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera.
It's 11:30 AM in the month of May so imagine the heat we're under.
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The model is Cathy Fray.
I'm still enjoying my stay here and there's plenty of events for the evening but I have to leave for a family event which I could not easily say no or be late.
Got a ride of the Fort-Bonifacio to Ayala bus for just 12 pesos but I have to be standing which is no big deal.
If you're a commuter that pass by this area, you know that this notoriously known for noise and smoke pollution due to numerous buses trying to get their passengers.
This is obviously is not a place for selling any type of food and I'm saddened that a vendor is clueless for these things. He should have wondered why no one is trying to sell food in the area.
Please excuse me for the number of succeeding photos you will see as I can't help shooting and sharing it with you. Sunrises and sunsets are what landscape photographers call the Golden Hour where the light becomes more interesting and fast changing.
Before I got in and outside the restaurant, there's a photo shoot of a bride and groom. Once you step in, you'll be greeted immediately with plenty of staff and seemingly good with their jobs.
I think this looks to be a perfect place for guys in a food and beer drinking trip wherein we can get good value for the its cost.
Our gift to father and he's excluded from the restaurant bill. Birthday celebrant's are free as long there's at least six of you in a group and provide proper documents.
It seems the variety is enough for most of the dessert lovers out there.
Vikings would like to describe themselves as Luxury Buffet Restaurant but frankly, it's not. There's little difference of what they have to other buffet restaurants except that the staff seems more professional, the choices a bit larger, and the restaurant quite spacious
There's nothing extraordinary but it's worth a try as there's nothing to dislike. Vikings' facebook page here and the official website, here.