Talisay City Booth, Panaad Park : Travel Back in Time


Talisay City Booth, Panaad Park : Travel Back in Time

Talisay City Booth: With yours truly in a digitally edited photo

Disclaimer: The old photographs have been digitally edited to simulate the bygone era, with the author placed within Talisay City Booth as the backdrop.

Exploring Talisay City Booth: A Journey Through Time

As a blogger, I’ve long been fascinated by the rich history and culture of places, including Negros Occidental. Sadly, many young people today are not fully aware of the province’s past due to a lack of reading materials. However, during the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival, this narrative changes. The festival becomes a platform where municipalities and cities from all over the province converge to showcase their unique heritage and traditions. One of the festival’s most captivating aspects is the array of booths that line the park, each offering a glimpse into the identity and essence of its respective locality.

Talisay City Booth, Panaad Park : Travel Back in Time

These booths are like chapters in a living history book, telling stories through their displays and presentations. They offer interactive experiences that engage all the senses, allowing visitors to taste local cuisine, listen to traditional music, and even participate in cultural activities. Through these immersive experiences, the younger generation can learn about the past in a fun and interactive way, bridging the gap between history and the present.

The Allure of Talisay City Booth

Among the many booths we visited, one that stood out was the booth of Talisay City. Nestled among the bustling festival grounds, the booth was a 2-story building that resembled one of the oldest houses in the city. Its architectural design immediately caught my attention, as it exuded a sense of nostalgia and history. As I entered the booth, I felt like I was stepping back in time, as if the walls themselves were whispering stories of the past. The ground floor of the booth was a vibrant display of local art, showcasing the talent and creativity of Talisay City’s artistic community. Mannequins dressed in intricate festival attire adorned the space, giving visitors a taste of the colorful Minuluan Festival, a celebration unique to Talisay City.

Venturing to the second level, I found myself in a different era altogether. The display of old and antique furniture was like a portal to the bygone days of the city. Hardwood furniture, old telephones, mirrors, dining tables, and sala sets were meticulously arranged, creating a vivid image of a living space from the past. Each piece seemed to have a story to tell, a glimpse into the lives of the people who once inhabited these grand homes. It was a captivating experience, and I found myself lingering longer at this part of the booth, marveling at the craftsmanship and elegance of a time long gone.


Ms. Kristine Posa of the Talisay Tourism Office ( in blue) with the members of the Negrense Blogging Society

Immersing in the Past | Talisay City Booth

Immersed in the past at Talisay City’s booth, we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the captivating display. It offered more than a mere glimpse into history; it provided a deep, meaningful connection to a bygone era of elegance and sophistication. As bloggers, we couldn’t resist capturing the moment. Thanks to Miss Kristine Posa, the Tourism Officer in charge and my former MBA student, we had a mini photoshoot to document our experience. The booth wasn’t just a static display; it was a living testament to the city’s rich heritage, inviting us to step back in time.

However, one element seemed missing: the attire of the person in charge. Imagining Miss Kristine Posa in her old Filipiniana outfit would have added a touch of magic to the space. Had I known about the second floor’s setting, I would have brought my barong tagalog for a photograph, further enhancing the sense of stepping back into the past.

Talisay City Booth, Panaad Park : Travel Back in Time

Members of the  Negrense Blogging Society with Eduardo Joven from Bacolod Lifestyle, Dhadha Gracia from The Blue Ink, Sigrid Lo from Sigrid Says, Dennis Lo from Marriage Markers, Sunshine Dacudao from Sunny Encounters, and yours truly from Fabulous Asian Lifestyle.

Conclusion: A Treasure Trove of Memories  

Our visit to Talisay City’s booth was truly memorable, leaving us with a deeper appreciation for the history and culture of Negros Occidental. It was a reminder that amidst the modernity of today, there are still treasures from the past waiting to be discovered and cherished. I encourage everyone to visit the booth of Talisay City at the Panaad sa Negros Festival and embark on their journey through time.


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