Highlights of 2013

2013 is one interesting but very challenging year for me.  I’ve had lots of ups and downs, but looking back I can’t say that I have any regrets.  And if I had to pick just 10 as highlights of my year, this list would be it.  In no particular order, they are:

Strawberry Chronicles: Bliss Café

Bliss Café was the last vegetarian restaurant we visited during this trip but it was definitely not the least!  In fact, I consider one of their dishes one of the best I’ve ever tried!

Strawberry Chronicles: Oh My Gulay

Oh My Gulay (OMG) is one of the notable vegetarian restaurants in Baguio City and I’m so glad we got to try it finally during our recent trip.  But there’s more to this restaurant than vegetables.

Strawberry Chronicles: Glenn 50’s Diner

Glenn 50’s Diner had always been a favorite spot for me ever since I first tried it years ago.  I’ve never, ever failed to return whenever I’m in Baguio and this time I think it’s time for a full feature!

Strawberry Chronicles: City Center Hotel Review

City Center Hotel is one of the newest and most modern hotels in Baguio City.  It served as our home in the city for three days during our recent trip, and here are my thoughts on this hotel.

Strawberry Chronicles: Impromptu Trip to Baguio!

I have been going through a lot of stress lately.  It’s funny that I haven’t had this much stress when I was doing regular office work.  I guess real life is more stressful!  And because of that I just decided to have a quick getaway.  Two options were in my mind: the beach or the…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Post Race Hurrah (Part 5)

After a successful TNF100 campaign the next agenda on our list was to eat and freshen up!  Who needs rest after a hundred kilometers of trail? 😛 This is part of a series ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ What I love about Baguio City was that practically everywhere was just a ride away—a taxi ride…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Conclusion (Part 4)

Although I didn’t commit to the pact with Jonel and Ronald of staying together that night, I didn’t oppose it as well.  Deep down within me I wanted badly to complete this race.  I may not be in the best shape possible, but I would not give up so easily.  And I don’t want to…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: First Loop (Part 3)

This year’s TNF100 for me is walking, but is anything but a walk in the park.  This is definitely the most tiring race I’ve ever had.  I was merely walking uphill but it was so long and steep that even that makes me catch my breath (takes the word “breath-taking” to a whole new level). …

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Running in the Sky (Part 2)

With TNF’s introduction of a 50K leg (as a replacement to the venerable 100K relay) many runners were encouraged to do their first trail ultramarathon, and surprisingly with my circle of friends many of which were ladies!  Of course there were also a select few first timers (within my network at least) that braved the…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: The Adventure Begins (Part 1)

The North Face 100, the Philippines’ toughest ultramarathon race is back on its third year, this time on possibly its toughest leg, Baguio City.  TNF100 was always on a league on its own and with Baguio City as its stage it surely would be an adventure of a lifetime.