Survivor (shanbeyb) wrote in baguio,
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Baguio Story 1

Bf and I have just arrived from Baguio. Well, the weather there is not yet cold, contrary to my expectations. I'm gonna show you some pictures and behind each picture is a story. I chose this picture below of Session Road because Session Road is the most popular road in Baguio City.

Session Road Story:

I was a young girl of 11 when I first heard of Session Road. Charina Carlos (yes, the IBC-13 reporter), a classmate, used to tell me about her vacations in the City of Pines. There was a time when I nagged my mother to bring us to Baguio for our summer vacation. She promised us but that did not materialized. 

My first step on Baguio was on May, 1994. It was enrollment week in SLU. My mother got me a dorm along Mabini Street. I discovered Session Road by chance when I tried to explore the city. To tell you the truth, I was disappointed and disillusioned by Session Road! I was expecting something grand and modern just like the streets of Manhattan or Tokyo. What I saw were vendors selling therapeutic solution in a bottle, strange accessories and beads. The road was narrow and traffic was slow!

I never appreciated Session Road until homesickness attacked me. Why and how? Well, it was in Session where I could meet my classmates and friends in an instant.In my time, it was Session Road that used to be the favourite hang-out of students. The most famous pizza parlor in my time was Don Henrico's. Now that students have a lot to choose from a variety of pizza parlors; Don Hen has lost its appeal among the young crowd.

Who could ever forget that Session used to have two movie theaters: the Pines Cinema and the Session Cinema. I wonder why the owner of those cinemas did not bother to enhance them to make them look more appealing to the movie-going public. Now, you guys have SM Cinema to cater you. 

What else? Session Road is strategically located to the heart of the city and it's connected to the other major roads like Magsaysay Avenue, Mabini Street, Leonard Wood Road, Gen.Luna Road and others. 


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