Finally, the GLBT FlorEZ de Mayo came & went. I was very happy last Sunday, 2 May 2010 because the girls came out in full force to join our first ever Flores de Mayo santacruzan or sagala (parade) as a group (see pic above).
I emceed the program after the parade last Sunday and I was more than happy to join the festivities by donning a royal blue Filipiniana gown (see pic above). People said I was looking positively Imeldific, an effect that I was not going for. When I look at some of my pictures from that night's affair, however, I do have angles that match those of the notorious former First Lady and I cringe a little at the thought.
After the parade, there was an awarding ceremony for the Queen, Princess and Duchess of the santacruzan.
The night was sweltering and the participants could have fainted in the heat or drowned in their own sweat. But happily, everyone survived.
I am glad that the first GLBT FlorEZ de Mayo was a great success.