Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good riddance 2k11

I'm just glad the year is over. The only bright spots were my Macbook and Iphone scores. I am now a complete Apple zombie. On the blog front --- 17/18 followers, 1560 posts, 49224 page views and counting. NOT BAD AT ALL.

unsubcultured life lesson...

Never ever drink with friends who do what Scarface did. They never ever stop. I fucking want to go home and they're still talking their asses off.

Friday, December 30, 2011

i love the words "photo dump," it justifies this blog entry...

pam-postcard picture tripping sa ham burns park

biznez + entrepreneur sub cult

I was in Baguio for one night to pick up my mom. Just to make the trip worthwhile, I walked around Burnham Park to take a few pics.  

That's when I came across this creative, unique business. A man was selling different kinds of insta-coffee in his moving cart. I've seen of stuff being sold on streets but this I haven't seen yet. 

So I got my cam and snapped away. He was good natured enough to pose to, after he had sold some coffee to a few customers. I also got coffee from him and started a conversation. 

His name is Carlito and his business name is HOT KOFI. Yep, he plans to have brewed coffee soon. 

He originally was from Laguna but came to Baguio years ago to work in Hyatt. So I asked him what he was doing the day of the great earthquake. Luckily, it was his day off. 

He married a Baguio native and even after the Earthquake, made Baguio his home. He even knows my brother and his friend. 

I'm glad I made that solo trip to Baguio to pick up my mom. It's chance encounters like this, no matter how "insignificant," that makes life golden.

baguio + session road + palengke sub cult

Whenever I'm in Baguio [which is getting rare lately], I make it a point to walk from the top of Session Road all the way to the market. That's my Baguio experience --- more than John Hay, PMA, Wright Park, Ukay-ukay or those art museums. Walking down that path, IMHO is the only way for me to feel the vibe of the city.

Getting ready for another day at the office

My homey greets me in front of one of his mountain city cribs

The walk trip is "in Session" [pun intended]

Time to go shopping in this street boutique

Baguio trying hard to be like Manila, traffic wise

The hottest Baguio hotspot... the market

Flowers give this vendor buying powers
Signs, signs, everywhere signs, fucking up the scenery, breaking my mind
If I was on LSD, Baguio would probably look like this
Boat shoes in the mountains?
This is Baguio's lokal brew

It didn't use to be this way... but that was a looooong time ago

This sums up my Saturday morning walk...