Things I plan to do in Manila
My Mom introduced me to the Manaoag quickie trip in 1995 when I took the Bar Examinations. We would take a bus from the Dagupan terminal at midnight, find ourselves in Dagupan at around 6AM, take the jeep to Manaoag (which was a good half hour away only), be there for the 7AM (or was it 7:30 AM mass) and then double back and be home in Manila by 12NN.
The last time I visited was in Thanksgiving after the results came out. (I passed despite the fact that I wasn’t able to enter a formal review program except the pre-week reviews.) This time I’d like to visit again and do it the Sunday after I arrive since Alan won’t be around yet (he follows us the Thursday after since he can only stay 2 instead of the 3 weeks Angel and I will be there). Instead of going back to Manila, though, I want to visit Baguio City and shop for some knitwear, some goodies (postcards, strawberry jam, ube, vegetables, souvenirs?) and then head home to Manila that same evening — all in 24 hours!
Baguio holds a special place in my heart because I had spent many of my young summers there. I don’t even plan to go far — just walk down Session Road, maybe visit Mines’ View Park, Burnham Park, and save the market for last so that I won’t be lugging too many things around until just before we board the bus again.