Feb 20, 2011 - March 20, 2011

Dear Family and Friends, Here is my latest update from Baguio City, Philippines:





I started taking out old photos from deteriorating family albums and sorting them. My nephew was able to scan all of them. Now I can take the electronic files with me and share them with my entire family! yey!!!







Our family name





One of the many old forgotten photos had found . This is my dad's family. He had 7 siblings. Except for my dad (the youngest), all of them gone now.





My dad as a child.





TV antenna





Inside a taxi cab in Baguio. Very heavy traffic jam.





Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines during the Panagbenga festival.





Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines during the Panagbenga festival.






Scooter: This is my major mode of transportation while in Baguio. It's cheaper on gas and easier for parking.






Finally, the coffee maker has a place in the house.












The Nievera Family Home, 2011






The Family Name






Our old Nievera Family home





Suman





Filipino Treats





Filipino Treats





Peanut Brittle





Filipino Treats





Filipino Treats






Suman









A local recording company.




Hair raising - haha





Patriotic Jacket. I like!






Taken in Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines






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Photo 1: Streams of people in Session Road during the Panagbenga festival.





Photo 2: Streams of people in Session Road during the Panagbenga festiva




Photo 3: Streams of people in Session Road during the Panagbenga festiva





Loraine, Elize & Antot






Paulo, Ghovs and Myself.






Loraine, Antot and Myself.






Good Friends.





Close friends hanging out. (Marvinn, Beth - wish you were here)





Qryz





Happy Panagbenga 2011!





With Raqs





Le Azul, Baguio City





Ghovs and Paulo





Good morning! I was a guest at my brother's house since I arrived in the Philippines. I slept on a double decker until my project got completed and I can move back into my old room in the Nievera family home.






Cafe Volante, Session Road, Baguio City





Faces





Ate Mei - one of my good friends and former colleage.






Binx & Mei, Cafe Volante, Session road during the Panagbenga 2011 festivities





Yummy!






Gin Blue!





Waiting for the fireworks at SM Mall, Baguio City, Philippines





SM balcony jam-packed with people waiting for the Panagbenga 2011 fireworks.







Photo 1: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines







Photo 2: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines






Photo 3: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines





Photo 4: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines





Photo 5: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines




Photo 6: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines





Photo 7: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines





Photo 8: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines







Photo 9: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines






Photo 10: Panagbenga 2011 Fireworks, SM Baguio, Philippines






Harrison Road is all lit up with busy traffic, Baguio City, Philippines






My poor old run down shoes - It has gone through so much and travelled quite a bit and walked so many places. It is so hard to let go of such comfortable shoes.






Coffee at the Nievera Family Home. I found an old coffee mug gift from an old friend. Just to let you know I still have it.







Morning at the Balcony.




This was my room as a child. The sunshine was always a great way to start the day. It is soo good to be back to my old Family Home.






A small get-together with family and friends.







Good Friends







Cheers to love, peace, happiness, good health, friendship and family!





Daddy blowing his 75th birthday cake!






Happy Birthday too Qryz! (sorry you only had one little red candle on your birthday cake)





March Birthdays! So many of them!






Joe and his 17th Birthday Cake! Yey!






Great Friends






Family Memories







Our Family Portrait circa 1978





Happy Bunch!






The March 2011 Birthday Celebrants.





The Birthday Bunch!






Daddy at 75 years old.





Ivan is 17 years old. Happy Birthday!






Joe is 17. Happy Birthday!





Happy Birthday Qryz!





Ivan and Joe







Loraine and Antot





Group shot (with flash)






Group shot (without flash)






Having coffee with Daddy - the next day.






I can relax now! Yey!





Daddy at home






The old house is now refreshed once again.







Waiting for breakfast one morning . haha.







Our old family home.






Baguio = Red Horse. That's why. hahahah




A typical morning while I sat at the balcony having coffee.






Accidental art - Miguel's Bar wit friends






With Paulo, Ghovs and Raqs






Qryz, Paulo, Ghov and Raqs







Miguel's Bar, Baguio City, Philippines 2011





A forgotten Coffee mug one morning.






Last payment - with Joel The project contractor. So glad my project is done.

6 comments:

  1. you look just like your dad! aren't vintage photos just wonderful? and someday, our own digital photos will be the vintage photos of tomorrow!

    how lucky of you to be home for panagbenga!

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  2. Thanks my friend! If I do look like my dad, at least I know what I will look like when I get to be 75 hahaha. I'm going to post 99 photos I took of Panagbenga next. Today is a wonderful free day for me and I'm just having a blast listening to music and blogging at my old family home. ((hugs))

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  3. great shots and great people...sayang i have not even a single pic w u guys...hehehe.always absent yata ako...luv the house.you did a great job..hope it will remain thru the years as you leave it again....--ate N.

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  4. Thanks ate N. Theres time pa naman e. hehehe.

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  5. these photos make me miss Baguio, a LOT.

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  6. Kayni, I'm glad I was able to connect with you this way. I'll try and Snap as many photos I can of Baguio for you. I know what it is like to have that longing for Baguio.

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