cold air.. strawberries.. the original ukay.. these are the things that remind me so much of baguio. Now that its scorching hot here in manila (reaching 38 degrees celcius, you can fry eggs literally on the floor under the sun), my mind is toying with the idea to go and visit baguio again..
last may 2009, i got so burnt out with work, so i decided to hit the road (with a bunch of old airheads & my mom) & head to baguio just to cool down a bit, lessen my stress and spend some quality time with my mom.. and man, i did have a blast! i didn’t enjoy much of my company but what i did enjoy is the tour… =) we toured around the city – PMA, Burnham Park, Baguio’s local market, the original ukay market, good sheperd convent – the home of the incredibly delicious taro (ube in tagalog), we went to the chinese temple up in the northern part of Baguio, Benguet. I took the liberty to light some incense and pray to the gods so that bad luck and bad spirits will keep at bay. then we headed straight to La Trinidad, an area where they harvest fresh flowers, berries, and some veggies…
i normally wouldn’t want to spend time with the company of oldies but i couldn’t afford to let this trip pass… its been years since i set foot to baguio so going back feels great… =)
my patience was tested while trying to get a snapshot of “session road” signages… man, it was hard! out of 40 shots, i just managed to salvage this one… ='( try not to capture photos while riding a car and your driver drives like a maniac!! amf!!!
you’ll know your in Baguio when you see this – the famous lion head.. marcos, the former philippine president also had his head displayed at the entrance in Baguio..
i love this picture.. wish i could freeze mom exactly how she looked in this pic… aylovet! =) i like traveling with my mom, she’s very talkative & you wouldn’t get bored when you’re traveling with her. When I was a kid, I’m not much of a traveler coz easily get drowsy & nauseus up to the point that i vomit. but my mom is so persistent & wanted to get rid of my motion sickness, she took me to every travel she can book every summer or even months when i should be at school but instead, she’ll excuse me from my classes & will take me to only God-knows-where places.. at first i have to admit that i hate it when she’s forcing me to go but eventually it started my love affair with traveling… =)
after highschool, i so much wanted to enroll myself at Philippine Military Academy but when my mom & dad found out about my plans, they were furious so I ended up taking Mass Comm instead… =P
this was time when i discovered my love for photography, so i’m trying super hard to take some good shots out of my point-and-shoot camera.. and the subject is really cute, a couple praying at the pink church, its a given, I couldn’t help but get a snapshot of this… =)
On our last day in Baguio, we went to the Chinese temple there. I actually begged my mom to go there coz I really want to light some incense & pray to the chinese gods, hoping for a better and clearer future for me & family… not to mention that i have to get rid of some bad spirits lurking around the office… hehehehe…
here’s what i got from the chinese temple, its not much but i like it… i particularly love the picture of the lily i took just outside the Chinese temple… =)
my baguio escape was a one-week trip so we have like a day spent in the rest house, we just cooked, eat, stroll around the neighborhood, etc…
ah alas, i still miss baguio.. hopefully i can go back then maybe, just maybe, mom will allow me to head straight to sagada for another round of adventure (i smell spelunking & caving! ^_^)