melaikick

Archive for April 2015

GEDC2029

headed over to bencab museum on our last afternoon in baguio, had to stop myself from spazzing… hey, i like museums and ogling things.

GEDC2032

found this watch err… clock by the entrance, interesting…

GEDC2055
GEDC2063
GEDC2053

they have a gallery dedicated to bags woven by the natives… while i’m not exactly a bag person, this was particularly interesting for me because i like backpacks, and most of the stuff in the gallery are…

GEDC2038
GEDC2048
GEDC2073
GEDC2075
GEDC2076
GEDC2080

there’s a garden, greenhouse, a sort of plantation, and a huge forest at the back of the museum, all pretty and all owned by bencab. why teh ozumness is you, kind sir.

GEDC2091
GEDC2092
GEDC2094

some of my favorite paintings… they also have an erotic section, and i have a favorite one over there but… haha.

GEDC2099
GEDC2104
GEDC2102
GEDC2101
GEDC2109

after looking around at so much art, we ate at cafe sabel, in the museum of course. it was very colorful and was decorated with lots of paintings.

GEDC2110
GEDC2112

ending all these baguio posts with cafe sabel’s homemade longganisa and lemongrass iced tea, my all time favorite, hehe. noms. looking to go back soon to check out the cafes and shops that i missed.

yun lang.

♥ melai

Advertisements

GEDC1999
GEDC2001
GEDC2004
GEDC2005

i’ve been to baguio several times but haven’t been to the strawberry farm yet so i was extremely excited to see the place… however, it was sort of a tourist trap. they’d charge too much just for you to pick strawberries, when i could have bought a few kilos of strawberries for the same price. also, it wasn’t the farm i’d imagined, which was one with plump fruit and user friendly pathways…

GEDC2008
GEDC2011
GEDC2012

there are also vendors nearby, i bought an overpriced sagada orange… because there were no other buyers. people just kept on taking the free samples and were moving along, huhu. on a side note, my boss’ kid got some strawberry ice cream, wasn’t able to take a pixxor though.

GEDC2014
GEDC2016
GEDC2027
GEDC2028

there’s a big market just beside the farm where you can wallow in souvenirs. if you can lug them around, there are also brooms, hats and baskets, the handmade native stuff are always better than the flimsy t-shirts that they sell in bulk. i got one of those small rainbow brooms because they’re too cute…

yun lang muna.

♥ melai

IMG_3460

we headed over to baguio country club’s christmas village… where all dreams come true, haha. it’s where you fall in line and pay to watch fake elsa and anna and frolic in uh… fake snow. that sounded bad but it was actually fun…

GOPR0401
GOPR0409

christmas trees were everywhere, haha. (alam ko, april na teh!) but they were nicely decorated.

GOPR0406

olaf and wait… there are more of him? haha.

GOPR0425
GOPR0416

wise men and santa’s elves, on lunch break, charot.

GOPR0424
GOPR0447

fake snow and fake elsa, the kids loved them, and the parents were all frantically whipping out their phones and cameras, and crying ‘pose lang, anak, pose!’ oh yes.

we went to the ketchup food community next, we walked 90% from the bcc to there because it was hard to get a cab. we did get a cab, but we learned that we were several meters away from ketchup, lolz.

IMG_3462
IMG_3470

we had dinner at rancho norte, which serves filipino food. they were in festive mode at the time, with pretty wreaths all over.

IMG_3468
IMG_3480
IMG_3478
IMG_3486

we ordered bagnet and chopsuey with bagnet. the softest ones i’ve ever had, i could eat them all week and not get sawa. and then we had ube for dessert, which happens to be one of my favorites.

IMG_3475
IMG_3484

best thing about ketchup is that the place has lots of stray cats around, i even found one in the restroom. they all look clean though and not surprisingly… fat. this one cuddled around me. so cute, heehee. good food, fake snow, and a kitteh, that was a nice night.

yun lang muna.

♥ melai

IMG_3438
IMG_3439
IMG_3440

went to hillstation next but didn’t really order anything, instead i went to their mt. cloud bookshop. you should see it immediately to the left of the restaurant. it looks kind of old with the faded signs and paper decor but…

IMG_3442
IMG_3443
IMG_3444
IMG_3445
IMG_3446
IMG_3447
IMG_3448

inside, it’s kind of warm and cozy. they sell all the stuff in there, at least according to the lady at the counter, when i inquired about a pair of piggy book ends. bought several stationery because… weakness, haha!

IMG_3449
IMG_3450
IMG_3452
IMG_3453
IMG_3455
IMG_3456

they also have a second floor, which is filled with more knickknacks and books. you can lounge around here or on the stairs. you also get a nice view of the first floor and you get to see the cute things displayed on the top shelves. so eun, would have stayed longer but had to hurry back to our hotel since we were going to the bcc that evening, will come back next time though.

yun lang muna.

♥ melai


Tweet Tweet

Notice

currently rebuilding my blog... because multiply is gone forever and most of the pixxors are still linked there. fight-o!

i've coded and recoded and recoded again... but everything looks like a mess with internet explorer. grrrrr. oh guys, let's just use firefox. lollerz. ^.^Y

enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 18 other followers

Frequently Asked Questions

1. i can't understand some of the words or sentences...
...this blog is written in what we filipinos call taglish. a combination of filipino (tagalog) and english. my language teachers back in college and high school would hate me. nyahaha. there are times when i rant in korean (hangugo) too...

2. you don't look filipino...
...ehm?! no i am not egyptian or arabian. grabe naman!...

3. you focus a lot on noobcakes. what are they?
...they are actually people. my bestfriends. they are what makes life, with all the hurdles and strains, easier and happy. i'm sure you have your own "noobcakes"too...

4. what's a miming?
...hahaha! it's a code name actually for one of my noobcakes. it means 'cat' or 'kitty'...
4.1 kung meh rabbit at miming, ano ka?
...eh di pet owner! lolz...

5. what's "yun lang..."?
...it means "that's all..." in filipino...

6. cindermelai?
...it's cinderella plus melai. i kind of have a penchant for shoes tapos i feel like her when doing house chores. lol...

7. need something designed?
...you can email me at caramelai.apple@gmail.com...