Intermission: Pondering “More Reasons Why Baguio” at Moldex Residences
A couple of weeks back, X+1 was invited to an event at Moldex Residences, the company’s newest project here in Baguio. The theme, “More Reasons Why Baguio” got the wheels in my head turning.
I know full well that I love this city … very much so (to the point that whenever I’m in a bus bound for somewhere and we meet a bus marked ‘Baguio’ along the way, even if we’re only at Marcos Highway, I find myself wishing I would be one of the people inside that bus bound for home =b). It occurred to me that I never really narrowed down the reasons why the City of Pines is so close to my heart.
I reflected on this for days and days and came up with three main reasons.
1.) “Walk Happy“
One can just walk to anywhere (mostly) and walk to anywhere we did. Since I was a kid, we’d let our feet take us places around Baguio A.LOT. We walked in to Camp John Hay, out of John Hay, walked home from church, walked home from school for lunch, walked home from wherever point we’re stuck in traffic jams on holidays and all that. (Briskly, I might add. Talk about cardio workouts … and the huge back leg muscles. *heehaha)
With our furry lovies, we went on walks, go on walks, and will keep on going on walks. Methinks, the ecotrail at CJH is now a well marked trail … so are the posts and tree trunks along South Drive. =)
2.) Baguio Rains
Cue Garbage’s song: “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”. *hihi Regardless if it’s an afternoon shower or if it starts well before midday, Baguio City, to me, has the most nostalgia inducing rains. A lot of it probably has to do with the cool weather and fogginess around these parts.
Once nature turns monochrome and the rain further cools the air around, I get all sentimental, thinking on days when I was younger, my grandma, rains ending skating weekends with batchmates, etc. If I happen to be out and about, it ain’t sticky here either. \m/ Combining reasons why Baguio one and two makes a powerhouse of fun for me. I ❤ walking in the rain. (Mostly, because I don’t like hanging out in waiting sheds, shivering-my-timbers waiting for rain to stop. Miss Impatient strikes again. =D)
3.) Simple Living
I always feel that living in the City of Baguio is easy and relaxed. Such contentment in the people who live in the Philippines’ summer capital, whether it’s sitting in a restaurant eating and having hushed conversations with friends, jogging and enjoying a family day in the park, and having quiet and restful … or chores packed … days at home. ^^, Like a toddler having a few giggles just watching a butterfly flit by, the little things are a source of great happiness to residents here. Baguio people have got laid back down to a T.
Made me feel warm and fuzzy inside thinking about #MoreReasonsWhyBaguio. Thanks, Moldex Residences, for that thought provoking theme. (“,)
As for you, dear reader, who’s not from the city, if you ever do want to experience these things too, you might like to consider looking at Moldex Realty’s project here in the City of Pines.
***Thank you also, Moldex for having X+1 take part in your event, for showing us around the property, and for the parting gifts. More power to all at #MoldexResidencesBaguio!