Friday, February 3, 2012

The Old Summer Capital


Hi, hello, how are you? Am still aliiive. :) The cold breeze tonight reminded me of the very cold nights in Baguio last summer. Although I may not have been very impressed, I still found the city very charming with its houses, pine trees, cheap taxi fares, strawberries, and very cold early mornings.  Our 2011 Baguio trip is documented here, here, here, and here.  And, speaking of Baguio, is it true that it is now called "The Old Summer Capital"? Why?  When I was a child, we learned through our books that Baguio was the summer capital of the country.  Growing up, I read and re-read a collection of short stories about life in Baguio and the Cordilleras.  I cannot remember each story but I can still recall the feeling they invoked in me. I recalled most stories involved the night, and walking a long, long, lonely, and cold road to home.  I also recalled dining scenes in most stories involved a kind of root crop.  What happened to the summer capital? They said it has now been replaced by Boracay because in recent years it has been the popular choice for summer vacation trips.  I have not been to Boracay, and I am not curious (weeh).

One of the souvenirs I bought from the Old Summer Capital of Baguio City is this green knitted cardigan am wearing in the pictures.

Am wearing:
floral dress - thrifted
green cardi - knitted from Baguio
gray belt - thrifted
nude pumps - thrifted staccato