(Note: This is a throwback entry for a 3-day Baguio trip in 2012.)
I never knew that preparing an omelette in Baguio can be complicated. This is specially true on a foggy morning. Heat is not distributed to the entire pan. The only heated part of the pan is the one that is touched by fire. The other areas is as cold as ice. As I struggle with my omelette, thoughts of endings and goodbyes is flooding my mind. Next minute I exclaimed, “I give up, will just do scrambled eggs instead.”
In a matter of hours we will be saying good bye to Baguio, to the comfrot of the cool weather but I am happy. Good byes are not always sad. Some goodbyes even leads to better and more exciting things. In fact, someone may say “Hello, Love!” after this trip.
I’ll cherish the girly heart talk on love and waiting. Love can be compared to a princess waiting for the perfect partner to come, ask for permission to take her by the hand and dance forever. Love requires waiting. Waiting requires patience. What to do while waiting? Learn to dance. Or in other words, learn to cook, learn to do household chores, learn to serve, learn to live. When our perfect partner comes, we are expecting him to lead us in the dance of love, in the dance of life. But we also have a part, we are to assist him.
Wahaha, too much drama. Brekkie is ready.
Around 10 we start to load our stuff in the van. Bath time is now faster. Our driver found out that the gauge valve of the water leading to the house is not fully opened. If only we learned about that earlier.
The whereabout? To buy more pasalubong.
Good Shepherd Convent
Famous for it’s yummy UBE JAM and other pasalubong items. It’s holiday, flocks of buyers are expected. When we arrived, a long queue of patrons winds around the pavement in front the shop. Members of our group immediately joined the line. I had already bough enough pasalubong so I joined the other members of the group explore the area. There is a garden across the convent. I believe it’s a prayer garden. If you feel hungry, there is also a bakery that offers freshly baked bread and stall that sells ice cream.
Price of pasalubong items sold here are bit more expensive than those offered outside the convent. When you buy a product from them, you are actually helping some Cordillera youth finish college. It’s charity! The quality and the taste can also compensate for the higher price.
Good Shepherd Convent is located at Gibraltar Rd, Baguio 2600 close to Mine’s View Park.
By lunchtime, rain started to pour. What could be a better lunch than a bowl of Bulalo? Our hungry tummy lead us to Mamita’s located at Leonard Road. I can’t complain about there bulalo. Mamita’s is near the 50’s Diner. I’m too hungry to take pictures.
Our group is seated at the covered roof deck. Polycarbonate roofing allows natural light to pass through so it feels sunny even on a rainy day.
Philippine Military Academy (Fort Gen. Gregorio H. Del Pilar)
First-timer? Present! We were given a tag that must be worn all the time while inside the premises. The tag lists down a few instructions to follow. You can not enter the premises in sandos and slippers. Good thing I brought a pair of sneakers.
I believe a graduation rites has just concluded. Men in uniform were loading there bags in one of the academy’s shuttle bus, I assume getting ready for their holidays.
Thanks to this (random) gentleman who gladly allowed us to take a photo with him. In one condition: no smile for him. We started to wonder how PMA cadets make ligaw if the can not show other emotions aside from the usual poker face.
Ahihi. Could it be like this?
Some snapshots in Fort del Pilar.
The 3-day trip is simply refreshing. We will be going back to work with a renewed point of view, recharged energy and new memories to look back.
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