Whew! 102!!!

Happy 102nd birthday my beloved Baguio. You will always be my home <3. I hope the sun’s up and shining today. Let’s go and move forward to a better Baguio. Entako la manlinis! (Let’s go clean!)

* I was looking for the program of activities so that I can post it here but learned from several sites that due to Typhoon Mina, celebrations will just be simple and then a clean up drive will follow. Good move! I hope everyone participates. 😀

Strawberry Taho

 I’ve read in some blogs that one of the foods that shouldn’t be missed when in Baguio is the Strawberry taho (beancurd). I didn’t even know this existed until I read about it. Luckily, when we visited Burnham Park, a magtataho (seller of taho) passed by our table so we bought some to taste it. The syrup is actually strawberry preserve so it’s not just an artificial flavor. Yummy! I wonder how it would taste if it’s mixed with strawberry jam (with real strawberries).
the famous strawberry taho with a generous serving of strawberry preserve
the kids enjoying their share 🙂

Had Fun at Burnham Park

Went home last weekend of October to spend some time with my family. Together with me was my niece (brother’s daughter) from Tagaytay (their home). Since it was only her 2nd time to visit, we went out on Sunday to attend mass, and picnic at Burnham after.
Burnham Park is one of the tourist attractions in Baguio. There are different parts of the park depending on what you prefer to do. There’s the Children’s park, Biking area (separate for children and adults so it’s safe especially for kids), Burnham lake and the Rose Garden to name a few. You can find the perfect spot for your picnic in any of these areas. For photography enthusiasts, this is also a nice place to take lots of pictures.
For my family, it has always been the Children’s park so that the kids can just play around. After lunch, the kids went biking for an hour.  We rented just one with side-car where it was manuevered by my nephew and his passengers were my 2 nieces. The area was beside Burnham Lake so after their biking, they requested us to go boating wich I obliged because believe it or not, I haven’t tried that myself. :p
We had the option to paddle the boat ourselves or just have someone do it for us for an additional fee. Being the nervous aunt that I was that time (I was the only adult in the group :p), I opted for the later. Rowing back and fourth took about 20 minutes. I’m not very much familiar with the existing rate but I paid Php 230.00 for the 30-minute boat ride, and the fee for the boatman.
Here are some pictures of that day.

 @the Children’s park
 biking weeee!
 posing at the boat
my niece concentrating on the paddle. she had fun doing it!

If you’re visiting Baguio, you can’t miss the place because it’s located at the city proper.

Flowers Bloom

I’m getting excited with the idea of witnessing the 15th Panagbenga parade (Feb. 27-28, 2010) after more than 10 years of not attending any hehehe. The reason? There are just so many people and it’s always jam-packed that I’m discouraged to attend the previous celebrations. But now, I wanna give it another try :).
It will be Friends day that weekend. I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to go home because for sure, transportation will be a problem on my end. Bahala na wahahaha. No specific IT yet but I really want to watch the parade and street dancing, go to Bell Church and visit John Hay :). Yippee!

Hopefully, I’ll also be enlightened as to what direction to take. Tough state :(.

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