A scene from one of my jeepney rides this last week of March, caught my attention: A young mother and her son in front of my seat on their way to a Prep graduation in Bulusan. The quiet scene of mother and child with a graduation toga at hand was so strong that I will let the photos do more of the speaking. It is better this way in as much as I am also caught in awe of the scene.
The isparago leaves neatly arrange as decorative foliage on the orchid corsage pinned ready on the white toga articulates clearly the special occasion of the day. No other plant is identified with graduation ceremonies in Bulusan other than the isparago plant. Its fine leaves are ideal for graduation corsage’s compact arrangement.
Read more about Bulusan graduation tradition here: http://pamughaton.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/sanig-sa-pingkit/
Photos: Alma P. Gamil
Bulusan, Sorsogon, Philippines