ABFF 2013 in the Philippines

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Post  Guest on Thu May 30, 2013 3:16 am

Hi IBC.

The Philippine finest bonsai exhibited for 6 days!


The official opening Opening today of the biggest bonsai event in the country and Asia pacific.. ABFF- Asia-Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation.

There were delegates coming from other countries and some IBC members are coming too.

Three night of display area preparation, three nights non stop of bonsai delivery from all over the country, they come by plane, by ship, by truckloads and cars.


















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I am happy and proud to say that more than 90% percent of the trees on display were locally created from raw materials and just a few were bought as imported trees from outside of the country.

...more trees later.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Leo Schordje on Thu May 30, 2013 3:31 am

Wow, beautiful space for display, great looking trees. Very nice. Wish I could stroll through and take a closer look.

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Post  newzealandteatree on Thu May 30, 2013 5:06 am

Jun, congratulations to all who are involved. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

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Post  Cockroach on Thu May 30, 2013 6:56 am

Wow, not only are the trees beautifully but it looks so organized and neat. Love it.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu May 30, 2013 10:59 am

More Images please, please.
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Post  my nellie on Thu May 30, 2013 11:16 am

Congratulations my friend!
Yes, you should be proud for everything!
I wish some day I will be able to visit such kind of exhibitions...

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Post  yamasuri on Thu May 30, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks for sharing pictures. Looks great. I wish I could see it in real.

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Post  Brett Simon on Thu May 30, 2013 12:10 pm

Jun

Thanks for sharing. The display layout is excellent, i would be there all 6 days.
Such fantastic trees on display. Very well done to all involved.

Brett

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu May 30, 2013 12:46 pm




Good God, I think my head just exploded!

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Post  redbeard on Thu May 30, 2013 1:23 pm

WoW... Yes, more pictures, PLEASE! Shocked

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Post  mientrung on Thu May 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Thanks Jun,

waiting for more pics.

I saw a lot of pemphis, an ignorant question: is pemphis the major species for bonsai overthere?

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Post  Guest on Thu May 30, 2013 3:26 pm



Thank you people for the appreciations.
I wasn't able to take photos today of individual trees, i hope some fellow IBC members can post their photos, I met Some good friends today from the forum like Qui (Protonwira of Vietnam), Budi and some some other fellas. I post the other pictures tomorrow...please stand by.

BTW, there were about 300 trees, all were in the matured stage.


@ mientrung, Yes, Phempis is our main bonsai trees.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  fiona on Thu May 30, 2013 3:32 pm

Wow!

Just wow!

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Post  JimLewis on Thu May 30, 2013 4:08 pm

Marvelous exhibit. I wish we over here would learn to display trees at a more suitable viewing height -- but where did you find so many identical tables???

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Post  ogie on Thu May 30, 2013 6:52 pm

Hi Jun
Nice to see you there and got the chance to talk with you..

Jim..
The PBSI ( Phil. Bonsai Society Inc. ) provided the tables and stand for this event they had it manufactured and will be for keeps in future events... Wish you guys were here..we'll try to post most trees and also suiseki stones
To follow....
Regards,
Alex Smile


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Wow!

Post  lennard on Thu May 30, 2013 7:27 pm

Can not believe so many beautiful trees in one place!

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Post  JimLewis on Thu May 30, 2013 9:31 pm

Wish you guys were here..

Me too. I was last in the Philippines in 1953 when I was 14 or 15 years old. Doesn't look like I'm going to make it back there now.

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ABFF 2013 in the philippines

Post  moyogijohn on Thu May 30, 2013 10:51 pm

JUN,, Man what a beautiful show !!!!!! You really know how to set up a outstanding display.. i know it was great... have fun,,take care john

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Post  kauaibonsai on Fri May 31, 2013 1:36 am

awesome bantigues

best wishes, sam

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abff 2013

Post  john5555leonard on Fri May 31, 2013 2:32 am

fantastic jun keep the photos coming. regards john

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ABFF 2013-philippines-> Two thumbs up!

Post  bayan on Fri May 31, 2013 3:52 am

Hi Sir Jun thanks for Sharing.Wish I was there! More pictures please!

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Post  pjkatich on Fri May 31, 2013 2:46 pm

It looks like another great bonsai show Jun.

Thank you for taking the time to post these photos.

I even recognize a few of the trees. Like this one:



Having had the opportunity to see some of these trees in person, I can attest to their quality.

The Manila bonsai community has been very busy the past few months and judging from the photos, all your hard work has paid off.

Have a great day!

Cheers,
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Post  Guest on Fri May 31, 2013 4:01 pm

More trees for you guys!
First on the list below are all Phempis acidula, again some were trained for decades.

























more Phempis....Later


regards,
jun Smile



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Post  Guest on Fri May 31, 2013 4:08 pm

Again thank you guys and gals for the appreciations.

Paul,

Thank you for the photo.
most of the trees you saw including that one you posted belongs to the chairman of PBSI Mr. Bobby Gopiao. His trees were in display (I think) as non competing entries...to be fair with other participants.


Jim,
The tables were pre fabricated for this show, more than 350 pieces. Height is 1.00. Just perfect for eye level display without the bonsai stand/table. As most of the trees in display were huge and most of the time we focus on the tree and pot and not on the bonsai stand and accessories.


regards,
jun Smile


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Post  PROTONWIRA on Fri May 31, 2013 4:14 pm

Hi
Thank you for sharing the pictures Jun.
This is the first time I am in the Phillipines to admire the beautifull pemphis
I am very happy to meet you too
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