070212 The Urban Tracker (In Pampanga): Field Day In Fields Avenue

Billboards are eye-catchers in Malabanas main highway.
here's something about the air in Angeles pulling closer as if there are voices whispering particularly in Balibago district comparable to Pattaya of Thailand where angels are the bars' delight. 

Wondering how these angels looked like in a broad daylight? It all started today by ogling first with Kris Aquino's billboard that overshadowed a carnival Ferris wheel in Malabanas Rotonda.

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Dark skies threaten the busy Malabanas Rotonda 
From the Rotonda circle, my trek began with an intriguing thought about those bar joints where business goes, as usual, to cater with the regulars. Americans, I heard, are no longer the principal patrons here as they are exceeded by Koreans, Russians, and even Malaysians. So figuring out this multiethnicity going on that side,  I first had to cross the highway on busy Malabanas circle figuring out this Kapampangan battlecry that reads "AGYUTAMU".

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Arayat mountain view by Malabanas river
From across the Malabanas bridge, Mt. Arayat was skyscraping kissing the clouds from the distance over the view of Balibago river with neighborhoods dotting the banks. The winds were hissing as I gained ground of Malabanas premises with the sight of Robinson's Angeles along McArthur Highway. There's a sheer commercial atmosphere once you continued along then you realized, you're heading the district of noise, crowd, smoke with all its pacing and shifting.

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Smoky hot grill action in McArthur Highway
Passing by the convent church along the highway, The Immaculate Conception Parish was camouflaging a school and a dorm inside. The grilling action was rolling for the chicken lechon grill by the smoky sidewalk. By the time I reached the end before the entrance to Clark, where so many people crossing the streets and traffic enforcers charging vehicle flows, the angels were teeming among the crowd sashaying and you could tell it immediately what they were up to.

Local and foreign seekers, peddlers, mendicants make up the thrill that is Fields Avenue.
Fields Avenue is a street pulsing in the entertainment business. Stepping on, there were girls in striking makeup, highlighted lipsticks. Some look young to wear one. Some taking a road test with their sexy skimpy. Some balancing in their stilettos teeming with others disappearing among the doors. Guess there are Santas in black or white, with big bellies and mustached, brusque, burly, hunks or country chasers lurking among the corners in wait to pick on their passionfruit.

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Welcome aboard Koreans..they got a bar in Fields Avenue.
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This Buddha-inspired facade is what remains of a defunct club
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An old house transformed into a black-painted bar named Genesis.
These target hunters were all over this stretch of Fields Avenue either surveying, having a day, talking over a beer among the tainted mirrors. The streets literally a carnival with all these seekers joined by street peddlers, mendicants. There were also street flaggers luring a potential client by taking their prospect to a glimpse and some gimmicks like the buy 1, take 1; special offers just to keep customers flowing inside. Even what used to be an old house was magically transformed into clubs and obviously conceptualized by an expat mind.

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Clubs must take a fashion and motif like this one to attract attention and level competition.
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A cobra adds to the glamour and architecture of this club.
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Themed clubs like Tropix are delights fr Joes, Koreans, Malaysians who are usual folks here.
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The front receptionists are the first to hook up with probing customers by letting them a short glimpse of what's inside
Clubs here must take on a fashion spin and motif to get its niche on the competition. Themed clubs lured the likes of Malaysians, Koreans and mostly the Joes. The more a bar offered like a menu board of its featured belles, the more it would attract crowds all through the night. At all, this avenue is a hideaway for those who know and read the sign right: PICTURES ARE NOT ALLOWED HERE PLS. 

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A quaint European-styled Bed and Breakfast in full swing
Beds and Breakfast hotels are welcome additions to the sprouting structures around the area. Anyway, It's easy to get impressed with its designs and splendid architecture to make their clients feel in touch with art and home. And in between, there were struggling small stores that sell garments, fashion accessories and pawnshops, money changers, tattoo shops, mobile accessories, and even motor rentals.

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The beauty of Grand Central in Fields Avenue summarizes grandeur of design and architecture.
They all cropped up here to contribute to the glamor and hoopla of this area that compensates for its inner and unseen exploits even in broad daylight. What's more when darkness kicked in?  But one thankful thing being stuck in the sidewalk or in nearby bars here, check your Wi-Fi connections and they all come from the bars and joints from all around without passwords. Just make sure it's a smartphone you bring with you.