Strawberry-filled Sunday


We got quite a scare after  a couple of short tremors were felt two days in a row here in Baguio a few days back. Of course, given the tragedy that had befallen this beautiful city in 1990 no one, i mean no one would dare take an intensity 4 earthquake ever so lightly again (hence the cancelled classes in many of the schools). There was still much talk about it for a couple of days with remnants of tragic memories touching the city's hearts so to lighten up a bit we decided to do something a little different this weekend. We headed for Strawberry Farm, a mere 20minute drive from downtown, for some strawberry-picking experience. We got a short heads up from the farm owner on the proper way of picking strawberries and we were off for a conquest! Little sonshine's friend tagged along and they had so much fun competing on who could get the biggest and prettiest strawberry of all. 
It's been a while since i last visited the place (the last was i believe when i did a feature report for a local paper...a decade or so ago...have i mentioned that in my former life i was a Journalism grad...lol) and the place had so far developed in terms of convenience with their wide parking space and well-paved road. There were also vendors who sell, you've guessed it.....strawberries and in all manner possible...(i.e. strawberry ice cream, strawberry taho, strawberry candy).  It was special in some way because we don't get to have this kind of experience anywhere else in the country. As i know, strawberries only grow here in the highlands since they require a certain degree of temperature to flourish.  


It is always nice to find one's way back to a place close to home and see it with a new eye ....it only proves that you need not go to a  far-flung place or burn a hole in your pocket just to have fun. As long as you're with the people that matters to you, everything else would just fall into place and that the littlest of things would leave a smile on your face as you drive your way home. 


Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!


                

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20 comments

  1. i love the pictures, especially the strawberry leaves! i think it captures the fresh and crisp air of Baguio :)prayed that nothing will ever happen cause Panagbenga is coming..

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  2. Your pictures on your blog are all so pretty!
    The post you and that guy in the woods is also very nice (:
    I'm deffinetely going to follow your blog. ;D Feel free to follow mine too ;)

    xxxx

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  3. pretty pictures Aileen! i wanna experience strawberry picking too! <3 Baguio is really beautiful.

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  4. oh wow this looks amazing! i love strawberries, yum :) your blog is beautiful.
    xxx

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  5. Hi! I saw your comment on my friend Len (lentechism.blogspot.com) I like your blog layout. can you teach me how to put a banner? Ang clean kasi eh. And super nice shots!

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  6. oh my... i suddenly feel much closer to you, i've been to baguio!! i was there when i was a student for university debating and i loved baguio's clean air and many strawberry product :) i tried strawberry wine and it was amazing! what a small world, hehe. lovely post and do have a great day :)

    love,M
    match.box.muse

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  7. Hoping you and your family are safe always, Aileen. I love this colourful post so much - one of the treats of having blogging friends abroad is the privilege of getting up close with their family, culture, geography. We went to a berry farm at Christmas :)
    PS I would so love to meet you one day too - thanks for your beautiful comment.

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  8. ps I just saw your shop opening update - YAY - can't wait!!

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  9. Thanks for your comment, would love to follow your blog. Im now a follower. Stay safe and well.
    Rianna xxxx

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  10. sa Trinidad ba ito Ms. Aiz? we've been there 5 yrs. ago ata. Baguio is really beautiful, you're so lucky lucky! as always, very beautiful pictures, wonderful family! kisses!
    PS
    what do u think of my pictures now? medyo ok na ba? heheh still learning, thanks for the help, you're my inspiration.

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  11. It looks like such a beautiful and restful weekend!! So sorry for the scare, sweetie. Glad to hear it was just slight tremors.

    Have a wonderful week :)

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  12. I remember that fateful day like it was yesterday. I remember it every day and I get scared everyday! (specially now living in an earthquake prone California! of all places). I think we all are somehow traumatized by what happened.
    I could definitely relate to the fear you feel. I am the same way whenever we get slight tremors and I just burst into tears. I hope you guys (and us here too) don't get any more this lifetime.

    I miss those sweet strawberries by the way. I've never had any that tasted as good.

    Thanks for these photos.

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  13. Aawh, now I'm jealous! xD I wish I lived in the tropics! Noo.. that's not true, I wish I could live everywhere! Everday some place else. ;D
    Cause it just got a bit warmer here in the netherlands, and last weekend it was suddenly snowing again!
    Our weather is very confusing xD
    And thankyou very much for following back (:
    xxxx

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  14. i adore the candid moment upon those strawberry fields.

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  15. Love the pictures! It looks beautiful in Baguio!
    xoxo

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  16. you have such a beautiful family! excited for some cold weather in baguio. :) thanks for the tips! and hey who knows i might bump into you in baguio! :)

    http://dredreveries.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your pictures!! Thanks for sharing :)
    xo
    Giovanna
    Boho Market Blog

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  19. I really do envy you, Kim. For living in Baguio and growing up there! My Joey (my soulmate,lol) lives and works there (long distance relationship acccckkkk). That's why I always visit, sometimes every month. You might know him. They are one of the old families there. :) And we shall coffee ourselves when I visit. I'm there on March! :)

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  20. this looks so fun! it's so making me long for warmer days here, soon, soon...

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