Bonfire Night – Carpe Diem #846 Chichibu Night Festival

colorful flowers
enlighten the autumn night
almost winter

© Chèvrefeuille


“Remember, remember,
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why
Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!”
– words to Guy Fawkes rhyme

penny for the guy
children chant as they prepare
for the bonfire night

Guy Fawkes and his mates
failed secret plot and treason
fifth of November

fireworks display
big bonfires all over town
on cold autumn night

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: Carpe Diem #846

Miss Saigon – FFfAW-Week of 10-06-2015

This week's photo prompt is provided by Etol Bagam. Thank you Etol!

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Etol Bagam. Thank you Etol!

It must have been more than twenty years ago when we saw “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. I was with my sister and Him Indoors. That time we were still living in Nottingham so we spent the weekend in London to see the show. We didn’t have tickets so we queued before the show, hoping for some returned tickets. While we were on the queue, Jonathan Pryce got out of his car and entered the theatre. We were so happy to see him. The show was amazing. Most of the casts were from the Philippines, which made us proud, especially when there was a standing ovation after the show. Lea Salonga, the lead actor, was brilliant and so were the rest of the cast. We saw them after the show. I was in tears when we left. Made me proud to be a Filipina.

For: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers