These days, particularly early mornings, McDonald’s in Baguio City are full and it’s not because of it’s burgers or chicken, but rather for it’s brewed coffee, breakfast meals, and free reading of the day’s paper. And it’s thanks to the City’s senior citizens. The fastfood outlet,  where the fresh coffee (PhP25 for small, PhP35 for…

Spring in the City

It’s flower festival – Panagbenga – month again. With it is the anticipated closure of Session Road to accommodate the usual stalls– what different food is on sale this year?  Accordingly, the theme is Across 20 Years of Blossoming Together. If I’m to interpret ‘blossoming together’ it would mean harmony of people + nature /…

Scale models on display

Chanced upon the exhibits of the International Plastic Modelers Society of the Philippines (IPMS) at ‎SM Baguio. On display are model ‘copters, jets, tanks, robots, cars, and guns. My fave, which is to say, where I spent the longest, are the aircraft. One can also view the modelers put it all together. The exhibit runs‬ from February 2…

4 PM light

I love Baguio City even more when the weather’s stable, that is, sky’s clear blue the entire day. On such days, at around four in the afternoon, the sun casts it’s magical warm light.  This happens rarely so when it does… time to capture the moment!

Baguio in images

The wizened Ibaloi women are still there.  If this generation of Filipino tourists would like to know first hand the oral history of the natives of Benguet, they can learn it if only for a few minutes from these old folks.  The younger natives, the children and grandchildren of these old folks, may not be…

Out for a break

I headed out to Baguio City Market – nicer and cleaner today – to buy two of my needs.  Flowers.  Coffee.  When I’m up to my neck meeting clients’ deadlines and issues like poverty wearies the brain, I need diversion.  Looking at something pretty and alive relaxes.  I picked up these lovely fresh asters from…