Wednesday, July 31, 2013

accidentally in cheonggyecheon stream, seoul

Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul

let me rewind five months and x number days ago when i was trying to keep the shivers at bay due to the persistent negative degree celsius weather in seoul. x is for the exact number of days and i prefer not to accurately count because i already did some effort to count the number of months with my fingers. i'm particularly lazy like that. :p

the past few days have been uncomfortably humid and dry that i believe i'm now forgetting how it was to feel the numbing cold. i doubt though, if my hands are keen with the idea of remembering. them hands that suffered the most because the stubborn me refused to wear gloves.

anyway, so where shall i stop in this trail of thoughts? oh yeah, the mesmerizing stream in the photo above.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

under the rain in mines view park

Mines View Park, Baguio

while we basked under the glowing sun in the philippine military academy, we drenched ourselves with rain showers in the mines view park. and these two happened only in one day. come noontime, baguio was all covered with foreboding dark rain clouds that i reckoned, were considerably nearer to the land than what i am used to. baguio's elevation is after all, 1,610 meters.

did the rain totally spoil our mood? uhm, not really...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

philippine military academy, baguio

Philippine Military Academy
PMA Cadets

with our vigor regained the next morning and sufficiently fueled by a chaotic breakfast buffet, my family was all set for our official first day in baguio. i had already made a confession in this post that there was never a planned itinerary for this trip. quite a risk i must say because my parents are already of age and the last thing that i want is for them to be uncomfortable, worse be dragged into some exhausting adventure. let's leave that to the juveniles.

but to my surprise, my parents were up to the challenge! i should have given them more credit than what i had initially thought of.

since for a change, i seemed to be the one leading our pack of five, i declared that we would be going to the philippine military academy on our first day. i never heard complains and they all willingly strutted behind me, while i figured out on how exactly we would go to the academy in the first place!