the latest addition to my necklace collection. hahaha. got this from Baguio for only P35.
after almost 2 years, we finally got to visit Baguio again!!! my aunt — out of nowhere — suddenly decided to go to Baguio right after visiting Mt. Samat. (we arrived in Teacher’s Camp at around 9 in the evening but i ain’t putting up photos from our ‘arrival’ anymore because there’s not much to see from ‘em anyway lol) didn’t get to go around that much, though. there were so many people i can’t even fehfdughdkfhdkg i kept having rage fits everywhere — the traffic was really bad, the parks we went to were really noisy and just… rageragerage. HAHAHA. still love Baguio, though.
woke up at around 6 in the morning to someone shouting “taho! strawberry-flavored taho!”. i ran out of bed because i love strawberry-flavored taho.
Teacher’s Camp is beautiful in the morning.
realization: my hair is naturally reddish woohoo. (no filters)
the only photo i got to take of Wright Park. -_____-“
went up the stairs of the OLL grotto for the 2nd time in my entire life. once we reached the top, we were already exhausted as fck.
after that, we finally went to Burnham Park!!!!
realization: the water’s depth was only about yay-high. for the many years that i have been visiting Baguio, i’ve always avoided the boat rides in Burnham Park because i thought the water was so deep that i’d drown when i fell off the boat.
we went biking after we finished with our boat ride. didn’t get to take pictures, tho lol. we went back “home” to watch Talentadong Pinoy since my aunt, Tita Tara, was one of the contestants on that particular day.
when the show ended, we decided to go out and buy food from 50’s Diner. good God i love that place.
^ sleeeeppyyyyyy (it was already around 11 pm or so at that time lol)
as you all know, i’m a sucker for war-related stuff so that makes Bataan one of my favorite places to visit in the Philippines. it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to visit Mt. Samat — the mountain where the famous “Dambana ng Kagitingan” (or “Shrine of Valour”) stands. The national shrine is dedicated to the fallen Filipino and American soldiers of World War II.
now, for some ~family pictures~ hahahahahahahahahaha
^ Jose Rizal’s face in there, tho.
and here’s a shitty photo of the 302-ft memorial shrine:
i remember our Hongkong-Macau trip last year.
i had nothing to eat on the plane but oreos.
…i love oreos.
Whenever we travel, the first thing we always think about is our budget — how do we get to enjoy without emptying our pockets? Whenever we go someplace, we try to look for the ‘best deals’, this includes the place we’d be sleeping in. We always settle for the simplest places since we’d be out and about all day and all we’d be needing the place for is the sleeping. We try not to go to hotels too often, if we have friends or relatives around the place, we’d simply ask them if we could stay there for a few nights and voila, we’ve already saved a few bucks.
The first place we visited was the lighthouse in Burgos. We had to go up this staircase to get to the lighthouse itself which was so fckng tiring.
The lighthouse kind of resembled Alcatraz in San Francisco (according to my aunt).
^dafuq kid lol
The view from atop the lighthouse. It reminded me so much of Iwo Jima hehe k
We had to eat our lunch under the rain lol talk about once in a lifetime experience
It was so fckng windy in Bangui. Guess that’s why they put the windmills there hehehe k
Before going home, we stopped by Vigan to buy some souvenirs and eat a more decent lunch.
Since it was Black Friday and we weren’t allowed to party or something similar to that, we decided to just spend the day at a river near the place we were staying in. Wish I could have stayed longer there though, the breeze was relaxing and the place was just so damn nice.
To get to the little hut-like place we were staying at, we had to cross a bridge made of two bamboo shoots that were tied (?) to each other. It was kind of unstable though…
My sister and I didn’t want to swim (lol) so this was all that we got to do.