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More Reasons Why Baguio

June 15, 2017

Because come on, where else can you wear an outfit like this in our country on a really sunny day?😜

I’ve lived in Baguio City all my life, it’s the only city I’ve ever lived in and although I’ve stayed in places like Bataan and Manila during my younger years for summers, Christmas seasons, and other holidays alternately, while growing up because my Mom and Dad separated when I was very little, Baguio has always been my home. I wouldn’t trade it for any other beautiful place in the world.

Why?

There’s so much to love about Baguio. The people, the places, the culture, the food and the climate among many things, are just a few of the things at the top of my head that I can think of.

Family ANEcestry

My family, from my maternal side, moved to Baguio City from Pangasinan back in the late 1930’s. My great grandfather got a job to be an Engineer of the city and he decided this was where he wanted to settle down and raise his 4 children then. They had more children after that, like they had 8.

My Dad was sent here to Baguio to attend SLU for college. That’s where he met my mom. My dad happened to be a basketball player and my mom was a cheerleader, they got together, had me and my sister and then… That’s a story for another time.
The PeopleBaguio City is a small city, and unlike Belle, who wanted to get out of her little town full of little people 😁, I love people in Baguio City.❀ It’s so little, literally everyone knows everyone, everyone is connected and knows each other one way or another, especially those who’ve been born and raised here.

I love that you can find yourself in the most obscure place in Baguio City and run into someone you know anyway.😁 Skipping to put on your make up or dress up before going out is literally not an option because when you do, you’ll run into someone you know for sure.😁 And even though you don’t know the person by name, for sure you know each other by face cause you literally see each other all the time, that you start acknowledging each other and then you find out you have a common friend and boom, you know each other for real now.

Although we do have a lot of tourists and students who come here and stay for a little while and perhaps some who decide to live here too, it’s such a small place that you don’t stay an outsider for long. I mean sure, we all have our own circles and I’m not saying everyone belongs to just one social circle, I’m just saying everyone knows everyone, even if they’re not super duper like best friends, the point is, they know each other.😁

The Places and Culture

Baguio City may be a small city but there are a lot of places to see and it literally has such a rich culture, a mixture of different cultures that it’s become it’s own in a unique way, I hope that makes sense.😜

 

The Food

There’s literally so many good places to eat at in Baguio City, it’s one of the reasons why I got into food blogging back in late 2010, when it wasn’t a fad yet, haha.😁 I have a couple of food posts written on this blog and then I decided food deserved a blog on its own and not just a label, so I startedΒ my food blogΒ and now, “O” and I have EatsOA.😊

The Climate

There is nothing like the climate here in Baguio City. I’ve been to Tagaytay once and although the climate is cooler there than in Manila and the surrounding area, it won’t get as close as amazing as the climate here in Baguio City. For me, the weather here is just the best. Where else in the country can you go to where the sun is so high up in the sky, it’s hot but you don’t really break into a sweat because at the same time it’s breezy and cool. I just love it.❀

Many More Reasons Why

I’m sure there are more reasons why Baguio City is such an amazing place to live in. I know I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world, except for here. This will always be my home.

I was born and raised here, so did “O”, so I’m lucky to already have a home here, but if you’re not born and bred here, but would like to live here one day to retire or to maybe have a summer house or whatever, you can own a place here courtesy of Moldex Residences.

Why Moldex Residences?

Aside from the European Alps inspired buildings they have going on, the view that they have is supposed to be to die for! Unfortunately, because they are still under going construction, we weren’t able to see the actual to-die-for view, but this is Baguio City, and with their location, I’m sure their view is beautiful, even more so than one can expect.Β  Definitely one of the things most people look for when looking for a place to stay in Baguio City, is of course the view.

They aren’t done with the entire Moldex Community here yet but we’ve been told that there are 5 other buildings that need to be built and along with it are 5 proposed parks, flower gardens, a dog park and a community park where you can enjoy picnics and just chill with friends and family or just by yourself with a good book, sounds so divine.😌

On top of that, they will also have a spa/gym combo going on in their community club house. That’s just amaze-balls.😁

So, if you’re thinking about looking into investing on a home in Baguio City, I hope this post ANEticesΒ (see what I did there?πŸ˜‚ #wordplay) you enough to take a look at Moldex Residences and what they have to offer.

Hit me baby, one more time!

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  1. The first time I visited Baguio, it was a camping trip in GSP compound, second time was a YMCA conference and we stayed in Teacher's Camp. Nabighani ako sa bango niya. Sabi ko someday titira ako dito. Kaya lang the 3rd time we went there ang traffic. Christmas season din kasi, pero stress drillon ang traffic niya. Pero bumalik pa rin kami after that, biglaang lakad for the new year this 2017. Babalik pa ulit kami to explore other areas of Baguio. Kapag yayamanin na ako, lilipat ako diyan. οΏ½οΏ½

    1. Gene! The traffic does get really bad now especially during tourist season, but we locals have a way of going around without running into most of the tourists, haha, we stay in the back parts and pass through roads tourists wouldn't normally know about, haha! πŸ˜›

      If you retire here, we'd have a blast! Bonfire party every month! πŸ˜›

  2. I've been to Baguio almost every year of my life because that's where we spend the Feast of Tabernacles (sometime in September to October). That would be 10 days normally. We've been eyeing Baguio for retirement, or even earlier. We love the climate and everything else. However, we're thinking of just a small house, Baguio style. Even if just along the outskirts only. Somewhere relatively cheaper than the main thoroughfares of the city.

    By the way, where in Baguio will the condos be? Parang nakakatakot kasi pag lumindol… for sure madami may gusto nyan…dadami din agad ang population…iinit lalo, traffic lalo, mapapalitan ng smog ang fog…wag naman sana… I still love the Baguio I've known when I was a kid.

    1. Hello po! πŸ™‚ It's along Ben Palispis Hi-way, formerly Marcos Hi-way, it's safe naman po from Earthquakes as it's not on top of any major fault lines, although, for sure, I can understand the worry. πŸ™‚ It's fairly away from the CBD so it's not going to worsen the pollution in the CBD and perhaps once tapos na sila, people won't find the need to go to town because everything they need is there inside their community hehe πŸ˜›

  3. The first time I visited Baguio was in 1989. I was sent as one of the representatives for Region 7 for a national writing gathering/tilt for high school students πŸ™‚ So I’m that old na πŸ™‚ The last time I visited was in 1994 for a youth summer camp. I would like to see Baguio again some time and perhaps get to meet you. Found your blog through the comment exchange of Filipina Bloggers FB group. I continued to read some of your posts as I find your writing refreshing, witty, funny πŸ™‚ Have a good day!

    1. thanks so much for dropping by! πŸ™‚ I’d love to meet you too, give me a shout out whenever you find yourself in the Summer Capital of the Philippines! πŸ™‚

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