Our Favorite Place

We love parks. We love to spread mat on the grass and laze on it, watch the sky, the birds and the pines. We love to feel the cold wind brushing our face, breathe fresh air and to be away from the noisy busy streets of the Metro. We love fresh vegetables, strawberry jam and Good Shepherd’s halaya. In other words, we love Baguio City. The place that is close to our hearts. No, it’s not our hometown and I do not have relatives there. But this is the place where Rhonnel and I spent our first vacation together before we got married. It is also the mute witness to our honeymoon and it’s the place for RJ’s first out of town vacation. The place is relaxing, the foods are superb and the people are nice. Most of all, it’s the most accessible and affordable destination for a long “us time”.

Baguio City is our favorite place for vacations but of course we cannot go there every week. So if we want to unwind and breathe fresh air for a while we either go to Quezon Memorial Circle (the nearest park to our place) or U.P. (on Sundays only for the car-less oval). I just sprawl on the mat while watching Rhonnel and RJ play.

But we spend most of our free time in our small home, watching movies the whole day. That’s the best time I have with my family.


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Parks and Wildlife

We went to Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City last Sunday. We wanted to get away from the pollution and breathe fresh air and this is the nearest place we know. Nothing changed compared to the last time we went there four years ago, except for the trees are much taller now. Thanks to many street sweepers who are maintaining the grass and  keeping the grounds clean.
There are many empty cages in the mini zoo or rescue center where the wild animal are oftentimes surrendered. It may be a good or bad sign. A good sign for it may mean no harmed animals to be rescued. A bad sign for it may mean most wild animal are really endangered or worst extinct. Or may be both. What saddens us is the Aquatic House. It was well maintained and many fishes were there before but now this is how it looks like…deteriorating and no fishes at all.
I hope the government can do something to improve the place. Maybe they can increase the entrance fee a little so they could have enough funds for the maintenance. But over all, I must say the place is nice and we breathed the fresh air we were yearning.
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