The end of every year is supposed to be a time for reflections and making resolutions for the next year (that we will probably never keep). But instead, we look back on the year mostly tired. Scrolling through my Twitter and Facebook feeds in the past month, showed me just how much 2016 sucked for everyone.
2016 you may have been the year where I felt the greatest discomfort. I’ve lost some people but I’ve gained some friends also. The pain you’ve caused propelled me to grow immensely. I’ve learned lessons that could help me too, so TY!
I have nothing else to say to you but thank you for being such a great, difficult, tough and hectic year for me; for making me live so many adventures and for giving me so many great memories.
The trip was over three weeks ago, so I thought it was about time I write about it.
One of my officemates have never been to Baguio, so about two months before this weekend, Mike, the boss, sent an email invite for a weekend in Baguio. 🙂 2 days, 3 provinces, and one of the best road trips I had in my life.
The first stop after NLEx was Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan. Mike decided to have his car finally blessed. We almost got lost going there but we eventually found our way around. We also had to buy P300 worth of candles for getting assistance from a guy. HAHAHA!
Arriving at the hotel an hour earlier than check-in time, we decided to eat lunch at Yumi, which was right outside the hotel. The food was outrageous and very disappointing. DO NOT EAT HERE. I REPEAT, IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY!
After settling in, the gang went to Bencab Museum. The drive going there was crazy sketchy, but it was worth it. The view was breathtaking, the museum was perched on the side of the road, overlooking a garden. There were four levels going down, making up the exhibit, so you have to go down (the stairs) to explore. The best part was when the clouds started to cover the entire building.
We immediately went to the lowest level, bought coffee at Cafe Sabel and enjoyed the view on the terrace overlooking the garden and took photos.
With the Bulol
Tried out their local coffee
Outside Cafe Sabel
We then went to the Burnham Park. Take note that I am with the Media Team, on an Independence Day weekend, therefore, ads must be boosted sooner or later.😂 This was one of those moments when they needed to boost something.
We had dinner at Pizza Volante on Session Road, stopped by 711 to get beer and chips, and then went back to the hotel where we would drink and play cards all night. This wasn’t my usual MO which was drinking till the sun goes up, getting real hammered, or whichever comes first.
The next day we left before lunch, dropping by the Public Market to pick up pasalubong and headed to Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Gerona, Tarlac to meet up with Mike’s friend.
The whole trip we were listening to Kanye and singing our lungs out. I couldn’t put into words how this trip was the best for me, I guess it would be the fact that we’ve all been, except for one, in Baguio, so there was no rush to do things, we were chill and we had no one to please but ourselves . :))
"My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don't see the lightning, but you hear the echoes."