I’ve been bloghopping over to Baguio Insider and surfing several other Baguio websites.
I yearn for my dear City.
I yearn to go see the annual Panagbenga Flower Festival.
I yearn to join my sisters as they prepare for the opening of our first business venture.
I yearn for Benguet coffee sipped with kamote bread at Cafe by the Ruins, or the lovely hot chocolate and mountain view at the Forest House terrace.
Heck, I yearn for Yellow Cab (or Don Henrico’s) pizza eaten al fresco on the verandah of SM!
I yearn to
go watch the kids horseback-riding in John Hay or chasing butterflies in Burnham Park.
I yearn for pine trees with the bluest-blue Baguio sky as backdrop.
The fact that I’m sweating as I write this doesn’t help.Two weeks ago, Manila, along with the rest of the country, experienced some cool weather brought about by cold winds blowing from the North Pole. The cold spell was forecasted to last two weeks. Could you imagine my joy?
But short-lived was my joy. True enough, Manila heat has become sweltering two weeks later. According to Weather.com, it’s 31 degrees Celsius this afternoon, but feels like 36! Oh yes, summer is officially here. The heat is expected to intensify even more due to the El Nino Phenomenon.
Up in my highland home, it is probably more than 10 degrees cooler. During summer, it does get hot, but still way cooler than in the lowlands.
Thank goodness, school will be out early for my kids this year. That means our annual Baguio summer vacation is barely four weeks away. Can’t wait!