McDonald’s Baguio Session Road: Of Memories and Comebacks
Where do I begin?
Taken over by feelings of nostalgia and excitement, I’m about to burst! All rightie, let me spill the beans.
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McDonald’s Baguio Session re-opening is nigh. Yes siree, you read that right: R-E-O-P-E-N-I-N-G. Didn’t I tell you, it wasn’t really goodbye when the first ever Baguio branch of this fast food brand closed in June 2014. \m/
Making memories at McDo Session will no longer be limited to us who have “leveled up in years”. *teehee Albeit moving to a new building (just beside the old space), locals and visitors of all ages have another cozy-convenient location to hangout at in Session’s McDo making a comeback … a new site for making more priceless memories with loved ones come September 1, 2016.
Origins – How McDo Session is A Part of My Memories
Oh, how this news takes me back. (Re-cue Love Story theme. Where do I begin … ♫♪ #feelingsenti )
- As a grade 6 kid, McDo Session was the meeting place on Saturdays so my friends and I could head out for Scout Hill CJH together and go picnicking. (We do pop in here for extra grub to add to our picnic spread.) You could say, this year was some sort of coming of age stage for me, since this was the first time I could go out beyond the backyard, beyond the neighborhood with pals without adult supervision. Ah, that distinct memory of waiting there at 7:00 a.m.; the clear sidewalks, the early morning chill, and the sun glaring as it seemed to rise up from upper Session. Always way too early for meet ups, I walked up and down the road a couple of times and just leaned my back on the wall of the fastfood store when I finally have a companion. ^^, (Shout out to Anne Ayat, Rogelio, Michael, Clarissa, Kitkat, Jaye, Achel, Michelle, Bernadette, Karina, Henry, George, Epoy, Amado, Wilmer and the whole 6-5 class!) I must’ve stood in front of this store for a total of a dozen hours meeting different people as I grew up; people that have at various times, become near and dear to my heart.
- First years of high school: While this was mainly a rendezvous spot for schoolmates (Girls’ High and Boys’ High divided by not only a wall in my time but with major distance *hihi), my memories consisted of McMusic nights happening at the McDonalds basement. I went with some of the college students who boarded at our house. We all sat at one of the tables sipping coffee/hot choco (that never failed to burn my tongue. Right-o, I’m still that impatient now) while watching each of them take the stage where they belted out old songs in their ethereal voices. (Shout out to Ate Puda, Ate Brenda, Ate Amie, Kuya Tong, Kuya Sonny and everyone who used to live in that unit.)
- Flash forward to the more recent past, my brother and I every now and then got a pass to leave work early since we got stuff done with an hour/30 minutes to spare. Walking down Session to the jeepney station, we’d come upon McDonald’s before they close for the day. The resto’s mostly the brightest thing in that part of the street and that warm glow of the lights streaming out of the wide windows always acts as a beacon, calling us in for a double cheeseburger meal. (“,) And if we have extra moolah, some sundaes, too. Caramel is my fave. We got all this to go and ate it while watching Austin Stevens‘ Most Dangerous on Animal Planet. I can’t tell you how many times we almost spilled our drinks (which I remember to be the thickest mix of Coke I’ve ever had), getting a jump scare by N.A.T.U.R.E as this herpetologist gives the snake’s tail a little poke just so he could get the best photo of the reptile standing, hood spread, mouth open, mid strike. Shyeew, kigtot my heart!
Of course, you can bet it’s going to be an eventful day on September 1, 2016. Stay tuned to the blog’s FB page for more details about the scrumptious giveaway set for the opening date. Hope you join the fun at McDonald’s Session on Baguio Day; make it the first of many #McDoSession Road moments, my foodie friends.
UPDATE 08/30/2016: Giveaway mechanics posted on the blog’s Facebook page now!
Uber happy and thrilled for the restaurant’s return, wee! Kita-kits sa McDo!
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