Last week, my boss asked me to go up to Baguio to check out one of our projects there because it’s nearing na its Ready For Occupancy date.
My psychiatrist tapered off na my meds to half tablet 2x a day two weeks ago. The withdrawal symptoms are manageable so feeling ko, keri ko na bumiyahe without Alvin and Anika. However, when we passed the restaurant we ate at the foot of Kenon Road, I had a mini anxiety attack. Trauma malamang yun because that place reminded me of that time in October last year when we went to Baguio tapos Anika had pneumonia. That started my anxiety disorder eh. Good thing I was able to control it. Self awareness is very, very important talaga. Know the signs and then know how to handle it so it will not go into a full blown panic attack.
Our trip was fast. TPLEX pala is until Pozzorubio already so derederecho talaga. I love it.
We had a walkthrough of the entire building first and then we had lunch at one of the Eat All You Can Korean Restaurants. After that, we had another walkthrough again, this time with the specialty contractor na sinadya ko talaga dun. The building is almost done.
It was cold in Baguio. 19 degrees in the evening. It rained kasi in the afternoon and I wished I wasn’t wearing a very light jacket. I finished working around 530 pm. I went to Vizco’s to have a Strawberry Shortcake while I blogged.
Ang sarap ng weather in Baguio despite being cold. Exage ang iniwan (at binalikan) kong init in Metro Manila! The coldness was a very nice break from all that heat despite overnight lang ako.
As expected, even with the meds, I wasn’t able to sleep straight through the night. Hindi talaga ako sanay. I kept on waking up every hour and by 5am, I finally gave up. I took a bath and went to church.
My meeting and walkthrough wasn’t until 8am so I walked and walked to look for a taho vendor. Gustong gusto ko magtaho. Ang layo ng nalakad ko. I even climbed that stairs to the Mansion.
I had to take a photo of this horse because it reminded me of Tanza, the first horse that Anika road when we were in Baguio. She was 1 year old then.
I thought there was taho at Wright Park. Wala. I went all the way to The Mansion, wala pa din. I went back na lang to our barracks. Ayun pala si Manong mangtataho. Kung san san pa ako nakapunta, dun lang pala sa kanto ng staff house namin kami magtatagpo.
I tried the strawberry taho for the first time and it was soooo good!
After that, I went to Starbucks to buy my breakfast and the lunch that I will make baon in the bus on my way back to Manila. I waited for an hour because 7:30 am nagbubukas ang Starbucks in Baguio. Unlike here in Manila, before 630am, open na sila.
I went back to our project site to do another walkthrough. Ang ganda the view of the upper units. The unit has a wrap around balcony! Pwede magparty ng “tsug! tsug! tsug!” at the balcony! Hahahaha!
After the meeting and a lot of bilins, I asked our driver to bring me to the bus station.
When they bought me the bus ticket, the only seats that are vacant are those at the back. I cannot sit at the back of the bus. I will die of hilo. Nakakahiya magsuka dun. If you want to transfer seats, you can naman pala. You just have to wait until the last minute until everyone with tickets have boarded. If may libreng seat pa, you can choose from those seats. I was happy because I was able to get a single chair at the 3rd row. Not bad na.
I like the first class bus. My ticket costs around Php 700 plus but I was super comfortable. The seats were wide. They had footrest. The back of the chair can be reclined ng malayo. There’s an outlet beside the seat for phone charges. There were free bottled water and snacks (Lemon Square cupcake and peanuts). The only challenge was going to the toilet. It was difficult to pee while squatting while the bus was moving. Parang airplane lang din.
I left Baguio at 11am and was at the Pasay terminal by 5pm. It was traffic kasi at EDSA given that it was a Friday.
Alvin and Anika picked me up at the bus station and I was home =)
Best to go to Baguio now because of the heat. Best to go to Baguio during weekdays because hindi traffic.
Gorabelles, mga bakla. There are a lot of long weekend coming!