Saturday, November 25, 2005 the VFW 9892 Bauang,
La Union held their annual chili cook-off. It is a beautiful place
on the beach to have a chili cook-off. A good time was had by all.
As you look at these pictures you will notice the smallest chili
cooker and a very pretty one at that. I managed to get a picture
of the Miss chili pepper contestants prior to the start of the beauty
contest.They are the ones in the shade of a tree. I think they look
just fine with their street clothes.
Anyway back to the chili. The chili is judged by a panel of 8 to
10 judges, depends on who will volunteer to do so, and they judge
the chili on looks, body, smell and taste. Walking around the different
cook sites I sampled some damn good chili and some that, well, was
just not what I think would be chili. I have cooked chili here and
other places over the years and have won however, not at the annual
chili cook-off in La Union. The winners are:
First place VFW 9892
Second place Quality Garments (Subic Zambales)
Third place VFW 124 (Angeles City Pampanga)
The miss chili pepper contest is a four part event. They are judged
in every day street clothes, costumes, bathing suits and evening
gowns. It got too hot for me in the sun and I did not have someone
to run for cold beer to keep me refueled so I retired to the bar
for a cold one; and apologize for not getting the evening gown event.
Also I was not able to get the first names, but well what the heck.
They are indeed some beautiful ladies. The winners of the beauty
First place is the lady sponsored by Pup tent 7
Second place is the lady sponsored by Finnegan’s
Enjoy the pictures. They have a story of their own. Being a Shriner
I could not help taking pictures of any children I could. One of
the shots is of twins. I had a lot of fun with the kids there. When
the beauty contest started and the first girl past me I barked at
her like a dog. One of the little boys did also and I said “you
guys want to have some fun”? Of course they said yes. So I
told them on three we will all bark. So when the next and subsequent
ladies came by I would say one, two three and we all barked. More
and more kids even girls got in the game and the Filipinos went
wild. Never pass up a moment to enjoy with a child.
Director RAO Subic