Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Growing Up in Baguio Part 2


We presented to you Growing Up in Baguio which was written by Pearl Aguirre in our egroup, Baguio Web International. Since then, fellow members contributed their own. Here are they:

YOU ARE FROM BAGUIO IF

104. You had these for toys: lastiko, cardboard boxes as sleds, softdrink crowns for toy soldiers, slingshot with quava branch as bow, milkcans for flashlights, sardine tins as trucks; jolens, campuso, tatching, shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatung, sikking
105. You had bananna cue or camote cue at Beltran’s store and also mango with alamang, salted peanuts with sili, or guavas, santol or karmay bought from sidewalk vendors;
106 You had long beer sessions at Cozy Nook, The Hangout, Fireplace, Gingerbreadman , TP or Manila Cafe;
107. You dip your hot pandesal with butter in barako
108. Or instead of creamer used condensed milk with your coffee
109. You don't like being seen riding on a pony at Wright Park (it's just for tourists!!!)
110. You enjoy Coney Island Ice Cream (where is it now?)
111. You know where to get the best halo-halo - somewhere at Hilltop
112. You know the names of all the folk singers
113. You remember seeing the seated Kiangans fronting the old Stone Building (where Maharlika Center now stands), and you see them paint the sidewalks RED with their "nganga" super spits
114. You bought your kids' uniforms, fake Levis, Wranglers, Lees, etc. at the Hangar Building (so called because it is shaped like a plane hangar)
115. You brought your visitors at mines view and you see them watch with horror all the little kids catching the tossed coins on the cliff defying gravity
116. You skipped class and spent the whole time reading your favorite comics at a comics store down Mabini Street.
117. You skipped class and spent the whole time biking at burnham park (when the biking area used to be the the entire road surrounding the lake).
118. You watched double showing movies in Aurora Theater (now gone, casualty of the 1990 earthquake) or Plaza Theater (still existing)...or at the Garden Theater (i don't know what it is now but the building is still there).
119. You used to have have a fistfight or watched one at St. Mary Hill (where SLU now stands).
120. Once in a while you still hanker for sauteed sayote and sardines!
121. You know about Mt. Santo Tomas but haven't been there? (because they see it
everyday naman from almost everywhere)
122. You know about Crystal cave but do not want to go there because they
say it is denuded and its for tourists!!
123. You did not hike the trails at john hay.....(duh, trails again?)
124. You do not know how to describe 'the pine scent' because, well its just
there and you just know it by heart (Avon Forest Interlude Perfume
or fragrance. As one Baguio person commented, Ah kasla met nga
pine tree...)
125. You do not know what sunflower is for, until the Panagbenga
126. You know what "kabite" is.
127. You are cool. No matter what. You are cool.

Thanks to Paul Q. Baquirin, Harold Lopez, Florence Delacruz, Nanette Stewart, Lionel Hamada, Rei Ann P. Cayetano, C. Ellaga, Deepak Punjabi, J. Dan Cabreira, Irene Masloff, Gids Omero, Brenda Fiagoy, Fedeliza Espiritu-Lopez, Louie Hamada and Khristine Carino.

1 Comments:

Blogger Gabriel L. Cardinoza said...

hi frank, didiay ngay everlasting? wasn't it ever a part of growing up in bagiuo?

10:40 AM  

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