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Take A Break (Mountain Province Part III)

Day 2
05:30am Wake-up call. Breakfast (own account)
06:00am Proceed to Kiltepan for Sunrise Viewing. (Optional)

OPTIONAL! Kamuntikan na naming hindi masilayan ang pagsikat ng araw sa di maipaliwanag na di pagkakaintindihan.  Mabuti na lamang at hindi pa huli ang lahat! =)

Sagana ang alapaap na nagkalat/na parang cotton kending nagaabang ng batang kakagat.

Nagmistulang dagat/na binalot ang kabundukan nang nagliliparang bulaklak.

Sa isang kisapmata, lahat ay nagbabadyang maglaho/hihintaying mumunting pangarap ay gumuho.

Sa isang kurap, matatamasa/ang inaasam asam na marangyang tadhana.

Lumulutang na ang diwa.

Tambay na walang humpay sa pagsinghot sa mga bagay na pantawid buhay.

Napawi na ang alapaap na nagkalat/nauubos na ang mga batang naghahanap ng cotton kending makakagat.

Pakibalik naman sa akin ang aking diwa.

Pakibalik naman sa akin ang aking wika.

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Lackadaisical Life in a Nonchalant Way (Baguio City Expedition)

Baguio is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon island of the Philippines. The city has become the center of business and commerce as well as the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon thereby becoming the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region (C.A.R.). Baguio was designated by the Philippine Commission as the Summer Capital of the Philippines on June 1, 1903. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baguio

I have been to Baguio probably four to five times already.  What people crave for in this city is the frigid milieu brought by its altitude.  Regardless of how many times you’ve been here, there is still a lot to discover.  I highly believe that most Filipinos are eager to visit Baguio given that the country is situated 10 to 15 degrees above the equator.  So what do I mean by this?! We are living in a tropical country where it doesn’t snow and it is very hot!!!

Going back, photos posted herein were captured when I celebrated my 23rd birthday. We travelled by bus at around 10 in the evening and it took 6 hours the most to reach our destination. Check here the rates and schedules of Victory Liner buses: http://www.victoryliner.com/schedules/. I recommend that you reserve your slot/ purchase your tickets online via the site mentioned above.  Upon arrival at the terminal, we already bought our tickets back to Manila, which used to be our usual practice so as not to be hassle come departure day.  Then, we went to ‘Golden Pine Hotel’ to spend the remaining wee hours.

The sun finally arrived and the following photos blurted.

Tam-awan Village in Pinsao Proper, Baguio City uniquely blends indigenous aesthetics and exquisite Cordilleran craftsmanship with an artist’s concept for a village adapting to Baguio setting.  Read more … http://www.tam-awanvillage.com/

The Art of Capturing Art: Credit to the artists as captioned beside each picture.

DSC_5802 Artist: JC Jacinto/ Title: Resuscitate

DSC_5791 Artist: Joyce Mallari/ Title: Sorrow may last for a night

DSC_5795 Artist: JC Jacinto

DSC_5793 Artist: Cian Dayrit/ Title: Hermaphrodite Gossip

“It is not the people you’ve known the longest that matter, but the people who came and never left.” – – – I Looked at Them and I Knew by Nettie Solo.

A lifelong predicament that life is nothing but a trail of extraordinary encounters with the unknown. Those who know, do not understand; once understood, they choose to leave.