The weekend I spent with my friends in Baguio City went well. We walked a lot, ate a lot, shivered in the cold together, boozed a lot (well, at least I did), and had lots of fun!
Baguio is a very special place for me. My family used to go there a lot when I was a kid. The last time I was there was in 1989; I went with a group of college friends. Quite a lot has changed, but so many other things have stayed the same. Kind of like the paradox of life, really--the only constant thing is change. Welcome changes, unwanted changes, unexpected changes...but all of which contribute to helping us deal with the twists and turns that we encounter in life. And what a bonus it turns out to be if we have someone to navigate those roads with, eh?
Life isn't a picnic all of the time. But what a blessing it is to have people around you whom you love and who love you in return. I enjoy my solitude, but simple experiences like just sitting with friends in a gorgeous setting, talking and laughing, drinking wine and coffee, these are priceless. These getaways become memories that I treasure because they're a welcome change from the routine of everyday life.
But I'm glad to be back. I did miss many aspects of my life here in Manila; I missed them terribly. Everyday life here is good for me as well, even though I may grumble sometimes. Until the next opportunity for a mini-vacation comes along, I'll continue with my mental getaways, one of my guilty pleasures.
If you want to see more pictures of street markets, food, scenery, and naked men jogging (okay, I made up the naked part) in Baguio City that we saw over the weekend, click here. I'll do some catching up on the blog posts that missed. Hope you all had a good weekend!
************Congratulations to Julia (more popularly known as The Thinker) whose blog is Bestest Blog of the Day today! She writes insightful entries over at Theory of Thought and she writes them extremely well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, you young thinker!
Thank you also to Dave, a blogger in Dallas, Texas. He mentions my blog in Blogs Apart, one of the sites he maintains along with Brownies for Breakfast, a blog that talks about the state of happiness. The pictures and posts there are very uplifting. Brownie, anyone?