Tuesday, November 30, 2004

You grew up in Baguio City if..

you bought your school supplies from CID Educational Supplies
you bought your fabrics from Tiong San Bazaar
you bought your imported ingredients from D & S Fine Foods
you went to Tea House for coffee and siopao
you went to see movies at Pines Theatre
you went to Gold Mine Disco at Hyatt Terraces for night outs
you think that the best chinese restaurant in town is Rosebowl Restaurant
the only grocery store you remember is Sunshine Grocery
you had your photos developed at Pines Studio
you remember where the politicians meet for coffee
and you know where to buy the best Sans Rival

did I forget anything???


Blogger watson said...

Where the politicians meet for Coffee? Star Cafe!

Where to buy the best Sans Rival? Hmmm... not sure of that.

What about this ... where do you buy the best ube?
Where do you buy the nicest woven decors and clothes?

Additional ...
You buy your potted plants at Orchidarium.
You know what cooking oil looks like if not in bottles.
While people in Manila call this "Tasty", you call it "loaf bread", and they do not believe that that is what it is really called.
You call the "peryahan" "karnabal"
You call the pineapple-milkshake conconction sold in Burnham "Snow Cream" while in Manila, there's something similar called "Scrambol"

4:02 AM  
Blogger metal said...

oh, hi...

remember one of those hangouts?...it was 168 Resto
and those nightouts?...it was Sombrero
i can't remember the politicians den but what i recall was the adjacent 456 Resto...

do you have your fave canteen?...i do...it was at the back of the otto hahn building...

i remember all those places you've just mentioned..."because i grew up in bagiuo"...


5:23 PM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Haha Watson, you got the politicians' den right..for the San Rival, di ba sa Sizzling plate? Ube, hmmm..sa Sablan ba o sa Hangar Market (hehe)

6:53 PM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

metal, good girl ako noon eh so sa Diego Silang canteen lang ako pero alam ko yung sinasabi mo..yun bang canteen ng kapatid ni Sharon Cuneta?

Watson, sa Easter School ba yung sinasabi mo or sa Narda's? Ako tuloy ang nabuko.

6:55 PM  
Blogger metal said...

yes, ms ting...yung canteen na yun. pang good girl ba yung san diego canteen? hindi yata, hehehe...

7:14 PM  
Blogger JMom said...

You forgot Sunday's at Burnham Park. That was a ritual for us, after church, we went to the park and rode the boats or ride the bikes. I forgot the name of the restaurant in the park, we used to go have merienda there, do you remember?

I took my first piano lesson at the Yamaha place, forgot the name now too, but it's off of Session Road, just below the Cathedral.

How about Manila Cafe on Abanao St? That's my pop's hangout. Only cause my lolo hanged out at Star cafe and he didn't want to bump into him. Yep, papa was a rebel :)

You sure brought back lots of memories. I dis all the things you mentioned. I used to love Sunshine Grocery! I was just telling my girls, I used to go there and buy cheeze curls and those juices that come in fruit shapes, orange for orange flavor, apple, grape, etc. Oh, and banana bread, shaped like bananas!
Hard to trigger names from my ol' brain :)

8:01 AM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Of course, Burnham Park on Sundays with the dirsty ice cream in mind..haha..are you referring to Solibao? or Ganza?

First piano lessons at Musar? That is Musni-Arevalo. Yes, they first had it near Session Theatre and eventually moved to Maharlika Building. They stayed at Maharlika for quite sometime and then moved close to Pines Theatre and are now at SM.

Manila Cafe..oo nga..owned by the Ordens if I am not mistaken..

11:25 PM  
Blogger JMom said...

My gosh, how do you remember all those names! You must have a photographic memory! :)

2:30 PM  
Blogger The Nashman said...

You grew up in Baguio if..
- you had your milk supplied in milk bottles from the baguio dairy farm
- you don't have an inclination to eat at mcdo/jollibee/dunkin donuts which came to baguio only in the middle 90s
- you always prepare vegetable salad in any handaan
- you speak straight and clear english without an annoying colegiala accent
- you are not awestruck at the sight of an artista or celebrity
- you do not wear the baguio city hat (only tourists wear them)
- your idea of a good weekend is a picnic at burnham or john hay or swimming at asin hot springs
- you generally do not like malls and think that sm is a poor excuse for cutting down trees
- you know what is good coffee

2:41 PM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Napaghahalata ang laking Baguio.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Jano said...

manila cafe was owned by the lansangs.
and maybe the hangout out of baguio politicians were one of two places: session cafe or star cafe. i'd kill for a plate of star cafe's pancit lomi or pancit canton right now. ummm, yum!

ting-a-ling, here are other places that may stir fragments of the past:

cozy nook
notre dame
vendome at the dominican hill
faculty frolics
vision link

and see if you can tell me something about this place: san carlos heights.

i love the way you reminisce about that special place up in the mountains. i miss the fog... and the scent of pine trees.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi! i'm really not from baguio but since it seems that all of you grew up in baguio, then i'm sure you can help me w/ my problem. i'm actually looking for flower shops in baguio that actually deliver flowers. my boyfriend is in baguio right now and i'm here in manila. it's our anniversary this thurs, april 21, and i'm planning to have flowers sent to his hotel room. Can you guys help me? please.. thanks! =)

12:09 AM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Hi anonymous. Try Mom & Pop. I think their head office is in Manila. Hope this helps.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manila Cafe was owned by the Lansangs and the Rose Bowl was owned by the Ordens. I went to school at Holy Family elementary school with their kids. You guys remember Tesoros Bakery just below Girls' High?

10:53 PM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Oh of course, now I remember Malou Lansang, Manny Orden.

Tesoro's and the cupcakes. I do remember

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to add John Hay to the mix. Mile High and the 19th Tee were my favorite places for hamburgers. We always had family picnics at the park just inside the second gate (next to the Baguio Country club).
I also miss my old jogging route through leonard wood road ending in mines view park.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loaf bread ... jack's bakery. Baguio's chichacorn - others call it cornik. you grew up in Baguio if ... you know Fun House
along harrison road

8:28 AM  
Blogger mildtoo said...

loaf bread ... jack's bakery. Baguio's chichacorn - others call it cornik. you grew up in Baguio if ... you know Fun House
along harrison road

8:33 AM  
Anonymous vangie said...

yes, the best ube is I think the nun's convent in Mines View. they also have the best peanut brittle and lengua.

the restaurant near burnham park....Solibao.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You grew up in baguio if you have slipped at session road in the middle of a typhoon.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You grew up in Baguio if you graduated from Holy Family Academy.
You know where Easter School is.
You remember when it was not crowded. Session Road Like belonged to you.
Baguio had lots and lots of green trees and the smell of Pine.
In John Hay, you could still pay in dolloars and have good food to eat in the restaurants.
Jeep rides were only 10 centavos, if you stood then the ride was free.
There were vegetables and rice farms.
You knew you are from Baguio, if you went to the movie in Aurora Theater and there was a bowling alley there too.

5:01 PM  
Blogger sisibusiyassi said...

grew up in baguio and graduated in 1972 bchs . we hang out at jacks news stand and mercury drug store.just want to make contact with the class of 72. IV - 6 and to my best friend jose de vera.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you grew up in Baguio if you cant count the trees around. ngayon unti unti nang nagiging concrete jungle kasi.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you watch movie at Aurora theater or for tripple show at Garden Cinema and have your lunch at Sagada lunch.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talking about theaters - first cinema's double showing ... also at plaza cinema or empire cinema ... I thought I read a blog about that bake shop beside U-need yep that's Holsum bakery ... Who still remembers Assandas' where scouting(girls', cub, boys') were sold ?

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! You typed in one of your blogs that Rose Bowl is owned by the Orden Family. While they are my first cousins, Rose Bowl was started by my grandfather Nang Kong(last name Nang). It was named Rice Bowl then. When my father took over, it was renamed Rose Bowl and has been going strong for 36 years now. You can e-mail me and verify my identity and whatnot at lennyphl@yahoo.com or just call Rose Bowl Restaurant at (074) 442-4213

8:13 PM  
Blogger greys said...

I thought it was at "Dainty's" that politicians meet for cups of aromatic brewed coffee.

Ayuyang was the place for folk song lovers...

Marosans was the place for fulfilling lunches...

you attended at least one "hop" in your entire school life...

2:32 AM  
Blogger greys said...

I thought where the old folks including the politicians meet for cups of aromatic brewed coffee was at "Dainty's"...

...you're from Baguio if you've been to upper Session road before (the same spot where SM now lies) and you had your picnic/ review sessions there with your barkada...

...you know where Ayuyang is...
...you have eaten Pinikpikan at least once in your life.

2:36 AM  
Anonymous Alvin said...

-Who can forget Sagada Lunch?
How about Cafe Amapola?
-Where can you find the best American ice cream and cotton candy along Session Rd?
-Where can you watch cheap triple showing movies?

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the who's who (the politico's and the oldies) met at "dainty's.

the american ice cream parlor at session rd was at "coney island's"

you grew up in baguio if....

you bought your school shoes at "gregg's"

you shopped at "bombay bazaar"

you bought your levi's jeans at "country mart"

you bought the best ube at "good shepherd's convent"

you had lunch at "cathy's" in diego silang

you went to "gemini's" for your haircut

8:19 AM  
Anonymous California said...

My generation...
...studied at St. Theresa's
...remembers the streamline cake at Dainty
...drove the cars powered by lawn mower engines at Burnham Park
...remembers when the Chinese Temple was built
...used the Camp John Hay library for recreational reading
...played mini golf on the base
...stopped at 6 pm for the Angelus
...attended school at Maryknoll
...ate banana bread and pina bread
...bought strawberry jam at the Good Shepherd Convent store
...and probably wouldn't recognize Baguio today. I've been out of the country since 1982.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous california said...

More memories --
...watching the Carino's dig for gold around their house
...seeing City Camp flood during a typhoon
...Baguio's first pizza at DiMark's
...walking down the wide staircase from the Cathedral to Session Road
...Rotary Club lunches at the Vallejo Hotel
...Baguio's first casino at the Pines Hotel
...Halloween at Brent School
...Benediction at the Pink Sisters Convent
...Mario's on Session Road
...horses for rent
...the A-frame house (Javellana's?) beside the airport runway.
...Balatoc and Acupan mines
...the aroma of pinewood fires and Benguet coffee
...rebuilding the public market after the fire
...fresh pine Christmas trees
...riding to school in a "service" jeepney
...counting the checkpoints on Kennon Road
...landing at the Baguio airport in a PAL DC-3
...wondering why the priests built such a steep driveway to what was then the new St. Louis High School
...working with Fr. Reuter, SJ as a voice talent for his radio plays, recorded at the St. Louis radio studio

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW.... I went to John Hay in August 1967... Fell in love with Baguio.. ALL THE PLACES MENTIONED... and fell in love with and married a girl from Baguio... Hope to Retire there soon...

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all,

I was just reading your posts and I am very impressed reminiscing the good old days.

Does anybody know and Disco boomer in the late '70s till it burned down?

I'm looking for a few frieds.

I played music for both Disco's


Excellent site.


12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...isn't Rose Bowl owned by the Nang's? They're good friends of my tita.

Anyway, good american ice cream and cotton candy? That would be at Coney Island...my grand dad always treats me there when I get good grades.

Do you remember when Spirit's was a disco and the first e-heads concert was held at Albert's.

Eh...I still also remember that there is a competition between the "lab" and "center" students...hehe

Hannah/Sessionroad still sings at LeFondue along Session Road.

Then there was this restaurant that had Star Wars memorabilia along session road...but it caught fire...

I still remember when Pines Hotel also caught fire and I saw a couple of foreigners running out of the hotel with no clothes on...

...when my grand dad tagged me along at Hyatt Hotel just to watch a Tyson boxing match since they had a widescreen TV

...when we had my cousin's debut at Nevada Hotel fronting the origiinal entrance of Camp John Hay

...when students fought to keep the trees in John Hay and keep the casino out

...when there was a conduminium along session road

...when we buy imported goods at a grocery at Patria de Baguio

...when the only thrift shop we know off is the one near the Baguio City Jail

...when you can watch the latest (two months ago) foreign movie at Session Road Cinema

...when you can watch the latest (two months ago) tagalog movie at Pines Cinema

...when you have a photographer take your picture at Burnham in the morning and then claim it in the afternoon

...when Sunday means going to Pines Hill for bumper cars which closed down after a few months then you will have to go to the ground floor of Maharlika for bumper cars

...when Igorot Garden was swarming with dama/checkers players (is it still?)

...when Tiong San is a department store across the Public Market

...when Crystal Cave still had "crystals" in them...


8:59 PM  
Anonymous t.a. boys said...

politician's in star cafe and DAINTY...we used to wash cars in pines hotel...become tourguides in summer...hahaha...sell old tires in trinidad...swim in parapad( now paradiso resort) and amsing hehehe

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iam a graduate of holy family academy and suki ng dainty...just wondering why ala na cila nagun. and yes manila cafe i remember thats where my used to have his office with the lansangs... sarap ng coffe nila jan ha...

8:57 PM  
Blogger francis_tala said...

Baguio politicians used to meet at DAINTY, now Session Delights...

and the best Sans Rival?
at Sizzling Plate, of course!!

The best ube? idiay market ah!

5:41 PM  
Anonymous pinoynoir said...

I remember...

D'Basement, first club I'd been to.
the guy who sold tickets at Session Theatre, and the lady at Pines Theatre, The 3 Indian Bazaars and their crazy but quaint radio ads: "Go to Pohumulls department store where you can stretch your peso more...", U Need market, La Patria, you bought the song hits at Magsaysay Ave., the smell of burning pine needles, during Holy Week, you can easily spot the tourists or 'lowlanders' by their outlandish clothes, the occasional noisy carnival that would jam up Burnham Park, the stock broker place at Harrison, Ber's electronics, Blanco pharmacy, the old Star Cafe, the smell of the fresh produce in the open market... I need to go back soon!!!

11:38 AM  
Anonymous carmie said...

wow, i really love to bring back the past, strolling along session road, playing volleyball in the school playground, anyway i was batch 87 at st louis girls high the original location along session. Went also to Maharlika bldg walking with friends like Stephanie Hamada and Grace May Ilagan. Having teachers like Mr Calderon, Ms Aldava, I forgot my Math teacher but a adore him.

4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carmie, we're batch mates.:) I remember Stephanie Hamada as classmate back from St. Louis Girls High. I remember St. Louis Center and Boys High being separated by a see through cyclone wire,

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, just a few addition from the new generation of Baguio:

you have at least one Kiangan Joke.
You know what country music is before coming to the U.S.
If you know what "Panagbenga" means.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone!
I went to Holy Family Academy up to grade 6 and remember mass and confession days in the church! I so miss Baguio! Its early morning bibingka-yumm! Or the puto bumbong. I remember spending 'nursery' sa gym- the classrooms for nursery kids were at the back end of the gym.
I remember trying to wear out my old pair of school shoes to be able to buy new ones at Gregg Shoes in Session Road.
How about fresh pandesal sa Harlem Bakery.
Bought Histacort for pantals or Betnovate at Mercury Drugs.
What joy to exchange my hard earned Bazooka Joe comic wrappers
for items by the Chinese restaurant next to the bazaar I think in Abanao St.?
Does Agrix grocery place still exist?
Chinese garter was one of my favorite games we played during lunch and after school next to Holy Family Church.
Coney Island ice cream anyone? I loved the New York New York flavor one.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:44 PM  
OpenID biyang said...

of course those hangouts..cympre laking baguio aq and hangout q..don't 4get SPIRits and d Lugawan sa tapat during those wee hours after a night out..also sillhoutte..and Saka ang mantika po!! laking baguio if u can buy a nakabareta na mantika..lolz!!!

2:09 AM  
Blogger Clarise said...

i just want to commend you guys for coming up with all these points to ponder over Baguio. yep, i spent my entire elementary to high school years at St. Louis Center and Girl's High, respectively.

It feels so good to have people to connect with. I know Stephanie Hamada and the gang, a batch ahead of me.

I miss my classmates, the old Baguio, skating rink and Sunday brunches at John Hay, and Happy Feet along Session Rd. beside Coney Island, Auroara Hill (Bayan and Modern), Rimando Rd. Trancoville, Ms. Cordero, our school principal, Inn Rocio (where my bestfriend lived), Musar (where my dad taught classical guitar), 3-Pagsisikap class of SLGHS,

thank you for bringing back all these wonderful memories.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeahh nobody knows baguio more than those who were born and raised there. im from baguio..now working here in manila..parang may force na humihila sa akin to go back there...im a graduate of st louis center, now i'm planning to enrol my daughter in the same school..to add sa blog..you grew up in baguio if.....
~magaganda mga jacket mo...porma mo.jacket mo..
~you know where to buy the cheapest ukay ukay in town...
~who would believe na esprit jacket mo is only 150 sa hiltop..
~saka lam mo masarap ang fishball at day old...

4:23 PM  
OpenID craigjem said...

here's some more to add to this great post!

-i just always refer to it as easter school
-there was inihaw na corn, sayote, peanut brittle, sizzling plate, and yes, ice cream treats at burnham park on sunday afternoons
-it was still 25 cents or 50 cents when i caught the jeep into town then!

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Rosebelle said...

omg!!! it's sooo good to reminisce all these bout good ol'baguio... i remember tesoro's.. yung cupcakes nila na super sarap ng icing...
then sa coney island cotton candy...
TOASTED SIOPAO ng handaan!!!
SANS rival ng sizzling...
at ang mga cake sa SUNSHINE.. (nananawagan pala ako kung sino ang may alam ng recipe ng cakes nila)
mag-grocery sa VICTORIA's
and the smell of pine trees!!! how i miss home..
i'm in Australia now but Baguio will always be my home!!!
salamat sa nag-umpisa d2 sa blogs na ito... all those memories came flashing back, it really made me smile...

4:45 AM  
Anonymous louramos80 said...

how interesting your comments are. and i suddenly became melancholy. i miss baguio too. i studied at holy fam from kinder to 4th year. lived in ferguson road and walked to school everyday. had to climb the steep stairs to school.

may i know who owns this blog. thanks!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Jerome said...

Yes, this is true to us in the 70S and early 80s... I'm from Baguio.... Baguio Boy through-and -through... Boy's High '78... e-mail me at jrm_perez1001@yahoo.com


1:32 PM  
Blogger Ronald said...

Sarap talaga lumaki sa baguio. you know you are from baguio if....
...naabutan mo na walang dividing line yung center at lab, and alam mo rin kung bakit nilagyan ng boundary fence.
...alam mo na frozen cake ang san rival, unlike yung mga tinitinda dito sa manila, merengue
... master hopia, the best hopia. 2.50 lang, dami na.
... uwi ka ng lunch break galing SLU Lab, daan ka sa college, dun sa may giant sa malpit sa rizal buiding, baba ng library.
... alam mo kung saan ang honeymoon rd.
Saan na yung mga kabatch ko sa SLU LaB Elem School. batch 83 paramdam naman kayo, wala pa ako matandaan na reunion na nagyari ha. ronaldlaguisma@gmail.com

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The baguio cemetery is just a few yards from my house.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baguio was the best place ever to grow up in...am from the City of Pines myself and graduated from Holy Family, and SLU. How great it is to just sit here and read through all your comments...brings back the good ol' days

You grew up from baguio if...
-know who the Vergara's are
-know the best buttered chicken at Cathy's
-Marosan's was a good feed when your allowance is limited and you want to eat a good hearty meal
-you know the Bombay store and Bheromull's...when you walk along these stores you can smell the incense...
-you remember the Swagman inn along Abanao...
-you remember the apple pie, fruit pie and egg pie from Tea House, and of course the siopao, too
-oooppps! almost forgot the cinnamon they sell there too.
-remember Saint Vincent Parish with green paint, tall steeples and always rang the church bells at 6pm for the Angelus. Remember when: the altar was made of wood?
-you're a Louisian you know who Fr. Luke Cola is...such gorgeous eyes!!!
-you actually pronounce words ending with "BLE" as "bl" and not "bol"
-you think fresh vegetables were just ordinary and can be found in the market
-you remember "Gimbals", CAfe Amapola, Rumours, Gold Mine...and then have a late night snack ogf pancit at 456 Resto
-you know Pines Theatre was preferred over the Session theatre.
-you remember Empire Theatre along Abanao...
-you've gone ghost hunting at Dominican Hill and teacher's camp
-you remember when Carabao mountain actually looked like a mountain and not a mound of houses.
-you remember that there was rivalry between Girl's high and Holy family...and that Boy's high thinks its because of them (yeah right!)
-you know that Sunny's in the market was a branch of Sunshine grocery
-you received roses often from "manliligaws" because roses are quite cheap compared to the lowlands
-you remember that there was a fountain in front of BGH
-you know how streamline cake tastes like...(oh how I miss this)
-you remember "Bon Chic" as the expensive designer/couturierin Baguio

I can go on and on here...
but for those who haven't gone home recently...don't be surprised to see a very differenta nd unrecognizable Baguio...sadly, it isn't like how we remember it to be...

The baguio we know, though, will always be in our hearts...

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


you grew up in baguio if...

You are afraid of Aling bebang

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You grew up in Baguio if .....

- you remember that Burnham Lake's waters were recycled/cleaned each night & you'd have your socks & shoes soaking in water when going down the lake's few cemented steps;

- remember that the 6:00 PM siren signalled the Angelus & stopped everyone - motorists and people alike, in their tracks each night;

- remember that SLU Boys' High School used to be housed at Diego Silang;

- remember hopping off the terraces at Girls' High just so you can buy your favourite cupcakes & cinnamon bread at Tesoro's (nagtatago sa mga madre)

- the Saint Louis Mission Center used to be known as the Saint Louis Grade School Center;

- remember the summer regatta, where performances were done on a stage in the middle of Burnham Lake....

Barang SLGHS70

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooh....memories!!! i graduated from slghs. Remember our teachers? Ms. Aldava, Ms. Encarnancion, Ms Cordero-Querimit, Ms. Mendoza, and of course Mr. Kaloy Medina- who would forget him.

I remember the places we would hang out on Friday nights... Goldmine Disco at Hyatt Hotel, Fireplace, Cafe Amapola, Gimbals.

I miss Baguio!!!!

11:12 PM  
Anonymous mhabes said...

Generally speaking here's the summary of those people who grew up in Baguio..dpat maawatan u amin ti kayat na sauwen hehe!

1. taga-baguio laeng iti makaammu iti original nga kulay ti pader iti maharlika ken marbay.... nu dayu, kuna da nga napinturan iti nalabbaga....hehehe… handa ammu ma-ma gayam...
2. paboritong expression "wen ya!!!"
3. mahilig iti polo nga stripes and checked (long sleeve pay) uray aglingling-it ket madi da nga ikkaten...
4. uray pangkis iti medyas...ayos latta
5. haan ka nga taga-baguio nu haan mu nga ammu diay infamous nga "nova lodge".
6. haan ka nga taga-baguio nu haan mu nga ammu nga adda iti outbreak...
7. wash and wear style
8. naangseg iti burnham... kasatnu pagisbuan iti nababartek.. ..nu malpas ket pag-iddaan pay iti turista..hehehe
9. hindi ka taga-baguio kung nawala cellphone mo...
10. lastly, sa mga taga baguio na hindi pa nakakaalam na ang session road ay napalitan na ng pangalan, ang bagong pangalan ay "muslim road"
11. haan ka nga tigadtoy nu han mu nga malagip ti "labus angels" or " labo's angels" idyay pinagtakderan iti concrete x-mas tree idyay session
12. basta naka "leather jacket, friends forever!" ya!
13. nu malpas ti shot ket awan ti pagtaxi ibaga da intayo ag-ghost hunting .. gayam magmagna agawid...
14. awanin ti session theatre! santo haan nga inaldaw ti panag digus.. nyahaha! naglammingamin!
15. taga-baguio ka nu nabilib ka ket ibagam nga "ay-yu ya! dayta ah!! gemays!!!" hehehe…
16. nu mangmangan ka strawberries. ....haan ka taga ditoy…. ta haan mo ammu nagtubuan na ken ayna nangalaan da ti pinag-sibug da ijay.. wehehehe… ---balili creek! toinks toinks
17. han ka taga baguio nu han mu ammu ti batawa nyahahahahaha. intako mandance-dance id sidi ya!!!!! –ijay dance floor paylang ket nateng ti topic yo enya hehee
18. haan ka nga taga-baguio nu han mu ammu iti tawag da idyay ayan ti sm tatta... hehehe... intako agkibin- kibin idyay nasipnget nga parti...
19. haan ka nga taga-baguio nu han mu ammu nga kadwan dagiti jeep nga apan trinidad ken apan jay north nga ada terminal o nu sardengen tuy baguio ket country, ken ti no.1 bars ditoy ket jay bokawkan han nga ijay legarda. ken ti no.1 fm station ditoy baguio ket 99.9
20. kaaduan nga taga-baguio ket chow da ti dogie.. intako man chow ed comiles… hehehehe… naimas den pulutan da isdi…
21. paboritong expression "wen ya!!!"... "aw adi"… y nas d"
22. han ka nga taga-baguio nu han mu ammu jay tam-awan village... balay ti tam-awan u..hehehe
23. han ka nga taga-baguio nu sobra ka nga ag-ayat ti artista... uray samet agpapansin ti artista ditoy ket deadma da latta...
24. han ka nga taga baguio nu han mo ammo daytoy.... uray butbot pantalon ko bastalevi's...
25. han ka nga taga baguio nu han mo amu nga jay dati nga nagtatakderan jay centermall ita ket dati nga 'burn area'…
26. ti taga-baguio kaaduwan nga nagapwan ti taraki nga badu da ket wag-wag nga selection.
27. han ka nga taga-baguio nu ti amum ket kayo ti pagbungaan ti sayote..
28. haan ka nga taga-baguio nu apan ka diyay burnham tapno agpapicture dagidyay photographers idyay... gusto mong magpakuha? may digicam na ngayon uy!
29. han ka nga taga-baguio nu madim amo ti usar na ti side a ken side b ti underwear. ayu ket nagbagyo garud!
30. han ka nga taga-baguio nu agpara ka ket ibagam "ma, dyan lang sa tabi". weirdo, ket apay in-nam data driver?
31. han ka nga taga-baguio nu naka shorts ka ken nagpuskol ti jacket mo ken nakabonnet ka iti baguio city. ayu data a!
32. han kan nga taga-baguio nu ibagam nga "kawawa naman" iti pinikpikan nga manok. naimas ti sabaw nga kadwa iti shot! hwahahaha...kawawa nga?!!!
33. haan ka taga-baguio nu madim amu nga ti number 1 nga in-inumin ti aartek ditoy ket gin latta ah ken 4x4 pay laeng..inggana maibusan..santu sigarilyo ket hope nu saan ket winston..haan kadi?
34. haan ka taga-baguio nu han mo nga amu nu ayan na idi jay chapparal…. malagep mo pay jay “sabon ken batya”…. ken ti makitam iti kab-cabaret ket mga bhd inspektor nayunam pay ti pupulis… wheehehee
35. han ka nga taga-baguio nu haan mo nga amo nga ti number 1 tambayan idi ti high school students ket jay assumption road ta ada pay idi jay frb building, fire’s place ken girl’s high idi idjay…
36. han nga taga-baguio nu han mo nga ammo ti benedict’s place, nasukatanen ti jet bookstore idjay session…. idjay ti naimas nga aginum idi, adan ti chicks ada pay ti gulo… tatta ket jay nevada’s square aminen, gulo ken chicks, hehehe…
37. han ka nga taga-baguio nu haan mo nga ammo ti hokkee ti paginuman ti medical students nga artek… di ba doc? le fondue ti paginuman ti artist kuno ken nahilig ti acoustic… ken ayuyang ti paginuman ti nahilig ti reggae… tapos nu nabarbartek ka ket agpamawmaw ka jay 456 (lomi adi) ken jay terminal (goto to the max!)
38. han ka taga-baguio nu haan mo nga ammo nga ti sayote ket maka-high blood…. inya, sayote manen ti sida tayo!!!! inyametten!!! aahhhh!!!
39. han ka nga taga-baguio nu han mo nga ammo ti number 1 nga sports ket bilyar ken tong-its…. pustaan pay ket gin manen
hahahaha (i did it right??) heyah... yuhooooo!!! --han ka nga taga-baguio nu han mo nga i-repost daytoy....

12:26 PM  
Anonymous mhabes said...

iyan mga namiss kong parte when i was in Baguio.iba na ngayon ang buhay.7 hours away lang ako from my home (Baguio) but because of so many tasks ala na time huhuhu...pano marami na rin nabago at mga friends halos overseas workers na sila..my kanya kanya ng buhay!!! kaya all we have now is memories....memories....memories...

12:37 PM  
Anonymous rbsumineg said...

You really grew up in baguio city if you had a chance to attend mass at PINK SISTER'S CONVENT on that road going to BRENT SCHOOL. I forgot the name of the road though! :)

10:37 PM  
Anonymous rbsumineg said...

-you grew up in Baguio if you know BEST BAKERY located about two to three establishments before KOKEN's Barber Shop going to Harrison Rd.

-you grew up in...... if you had CMT (Citizen's Military Training) parade-in-review at MELVIN JONES or at the ATHLETIC BOWL. "PUTIK" halos mag-collapse sa tindi ng init during summers.

11:55 PM  
Anonymous rbsumineg said...

-if you were a Louisian, you would have tasted the best "MIKI-BIHON" pansit at MAROSAN Restaurant located a few meters from the front gate of SLU along Magsaysay Rd. While you're there you might as well enjoy a few "tagays" of 2X2with some pulutan. :)

-you grew up in......if you were able to experience a night of drinking and easy listening to live jazz music at SONGS located along Session Rd. near the Post Office. Also you would have listened to jazz tapes (cassette tapes pa noon, i even remember when I brought my EARL KLUGH "Finger Painting" tape with me and they played it on their cassette tape player)and had a drink or two at RUMOURS with chicken wings and french fries as pulutan.

-if you were a Louisian, you would recall that the very famous Dean Tuason (Dean of the College of Eng'g and Architecture) is the conductor of the SLU Band (i forgot the real name of the band). I stand corrected in this claim though - can somebody out there confirm or correct this claim? TY

-you grew up in......if you had a drink at COZY NOOK located a few meters from DWHB station and fronting the SLU Boy's High School wall.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i grew up in Baguio,i miss the smell of pinetree while approching kennon road or marcos highway during the night you can see me hills with lights like christmas tree.im miss the early morning jog at burnham park where u can see people wering sandals and tsinelas jogging i miss the athletes doing there exercise and the dance lesson or taebo at the park. after the jogging is the best to have lugaw/congee and pandesal at DAnes bakery or Sunshine.I miss hanging out at Maharlika Livelihood Center, lunch and dinner at GoodTaste resto at the back of Baguio centermall is awesome.busy hour at sizzling plate is smoky...the blind man begging between session theater and benguet hotel is he still there?

8:56 AM  
Blogger xtel said...

you say wagwagan and not ukay-ukay.

of course you know where the real cheap wagwagans are.... at Kayang St.

3:10 AM  
Anonymous upeng said...

the politician's used to meet at Dainty's and had addictive barako coffee, the rumored secret ingredient was a pair of mang akong's socks...
best san's rival - sizzling plate
best cinnamon bread - baguio country club followed by star cafe
best siopao - master hopia's toasted siopao
best "meat" - comiles eatery, of course there is that small "restaurant" near the baguio country club that serves the same

still remember jughead's corner?
what about cathy's rice?

People who grew up in Baguio City do not shriek or act silly when actors/actresses come around (usually, those who react to their presence are taga-baba, heheheh)

The canteen beside the Athletic Bowl -Angelita's used to sell the largest and sourest sampaloc

best ube JAM - good sheperd
nicest woven decors and clothes - Narda's

5 cents up is the other fabric store (which is still alive today)

the wagwagan used to sell clothes from the US only (i used to wear a lot of oshkosh and gymborees when i was a child)

Remember watching FEN? one of the things i have missed when the US bases pulled out. Paying in dollars when we wanted to eat ice cream in john hay. being given a ticket whenever we'd ride the shuttle bus.

Coney Island at session road...

kidlat tahimik and the baguio arts festival during the summer months

burnham used to have sailboats

there used to be a bridge near the bayanihan hotel

stopping every time it was 12 noon or 6 pm for the angelus

you could smell the pine trees, see the moss that grows in their needles, really thick morning fog and dew on the grass, edible mushrooms by the mountain sides, sliding down the mountain on a pad of pine needles, frogs smaller than a child's thumb...

up baguio used to have a high school department

you could park near brent school the whole day and no dust would land on your car

AND, the most important of all, you could leave your baggage (and children - YES CHILDREN) anywhere and do your shopping and be sure that when you're done and ready to pick them up they'd still be there... (I used to be left a lot of times in front of sunshine grocery store while my mom went to the wet market. i'd just play cat's cradle with the other kids)

12:34 AM  
Anonymous dharnita said...

and yes, the blind man along session road is still there

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

color yellow yung mga taxi

kahit tagalog yung gamit mo nahahaluan pa rin ng ilokano words like NGARUD at NGAY

1:38 AM  
Blogger Ronald said...

Dati sa burnham lake pag naghagis ka ng bread, may mga lilitaw na mga fish. koi ata yung mga fish na yun.
How about New Baguio and Oro theaters? hehehe

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:44 AM  
Anonymous prima donna said...

like some of you, i too am a full blooded baguio theresian, attended hops,strolled up and down session road, seen movies at pines theater, roller skated at burnham park's skating rink, those sunday boat rides at burnham lake, star cafe, dainty, D&S, abellera's drugstore, bombay bazar and so on and so on......i have been away for over 35 years now and once visited a couple of years ago. what a culture shock, baguio is no longer the baguio i've known, the baguio i grew up with,it was a great dismay. but then again, the mere mention of baguio gives me goose bumps. the chilly air shortly before, during and after christmas, the peak of sun and fun at easter or summer, the smell of pine.... i am proud to have been born and have grown up in the pine city. but times have changed and a tinge of "nostalgia" creeps through my back the memories of the last time i visited a place once called home, entirely different, greeneries have been replaced by skyrises...sad, really sad.but the sweet childhood memories makes me smile, really smile.unforgettable, unreplaceable good old times!

12:46 PM  
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3:57 AM  
Anonymous Jing said...

I was born and raised in Baguio City.I used to live by Europa Condominiums idiay Legarda Rd. Hangka nga taga baguio nu haan ka nga nagtambay idiay Burnham bangkaan,Pantranco,idiay likod ti Plaza ,Hilltop, Hanger Market ,Cozy Nook, Fireplace, 168,Country Tavern,Chaparral Mezzanine,Orange Julios ,456,Maharlika ,Hot Stuff, Tahanang Pilipino(TP) idiay session. Mothers restaurant by John Hay.I went to High School at Holy Family . I went to school with Emiline Orden, anak ni Ninang ko Christina from Baguio General Hospital and Ninong Atty. Amado Orden who owns Rose Bowl in Abanao and was later moved to Harrison Rd. Around the corner from Fun House. I used to hang out with Gene Sajonas,William Ogena, Openg, Robert San Pedro , Pina Cardenas,Jaybee ,Jong Abaya, Jonathan Reyes, Edgar Banta, Edgar Padua,Vangie Tuvera, Dan Mallare, Ricky Pangilinan, Christine Blancas, Jasmine (Jac) Calderon,Terry Bosley.Last time I went to visit Baguio was in 2007.The city was a mess! Very dirty and you can no longer smell the scent of pine trees. It wasn't the same city anymore. It was the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Now it looks like crap.Full of street vendors all over the place. And the climate is warmer than it used to be.I was very disappointed .Anyways, I hope that some of my friends will read this and try to get a hold of me. I am currently living in Colorado and would love to hear from people I grew up with.

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you know any of the Alabanza's - you grew up in Baguio!

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i grew up in baguio kasi doon lang meron red na malalaki na budubudu.went to school at holy family academy and graduate there with lorlei crisologo, aveline borja, estrella peralta joanne muller ,jessica carino...if you know father paul bollen,and girls high was the rivalry of hfa and in fad before ang rallies. if you know the acosta, sorianos etc.and go to the top of the grotto the jesuit convent, the dominican hill and watch sunset

12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for this walk down memory lane. i truly am homesick for baguio and you make me want to "come home".

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love growing up in baguio.. the times when we would go camping and hiking with this group we call "chiro" our leaders are mostly college students every sunday we meet in slu center play games and at times we camp and hike.. life was so simple then.. no malls.. no gadgets just simple nature... love everything about the 80's living in baguio.. when i will hang outside our house and see the artistas passing by to go to church in cathedral... my dad treats us ice cream in coney island after our field demostration in center..go to sky world..where shakeys then had a band..cid educational was the national bookstore then...

12:08 AM  
Blogger Caloy said...

To Ms Aveline Borja who graduated in HFA, will really appreciate if you can send an email to your friend from Camp Allen. Please email to carl_jag@yahoo.com
Thanks & Regards.

6:09 AM  
Blogger gcollins08 said...

Looking for Holy Family Academy 1972 graduates. contact me gloria.collins08@yahoo.com or through facebook - gloria collins

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chez Riviere, near Burnham park is another dining place that I remember. Wonder if it is still around? I remember the walks going up and down Session Road, just hanging out with friends and killing time. The scent of Pine trees and the coolness of the night..brrrrr.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Leather Jackets said...

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1:48 PM  
Blogger igoyontherun said...

i've been going thru your comments and enjoying it. i'd like to ask you guys to join me, if you haven't yet, at Baguio Nasa Puso Kita, a group i started in facebook. so far there's been only 1 name here that's familiar to me.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haan ka nga taga Baguio no di mo ammo
ti lapu-lapu st. "tondo" ti Baguio. Inuman ti dies-dies Ken pulutan nga azucena. Kinnamat Ken bugbugan a rinabii
Ngem haan nga taga ditoy no di ket taga dayo nga magugulo.
Haan ka nga taga baguio no dimo ammo a basaen iti
"take side"..
Haan ka nga taga Baguio no di mo ammo ti ayan iti dangwa station.
Haan ka nga taga Baguio no di ka iminom ti beguet coffee.
Haan ka nga taga bagio nodika nagsida ti haldinat Ken
Haan ka taga Baguio no dike nagsida ti lubias Ken giniling.
Haan ka nga taga Baguio no di ka nagsida ti lubias Ken ginning
Haan ka nga taga Baguio no dike nagsida ti lubias Ken ginning.

6:51 PM  
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11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:25 AM  
Anonymous Bagiw Boy said...

Uray no magmagna akon agawid idyay Camp 8 basta lakitdi maigatang ko diyay kinse sentimos ko ti lumpia uray no umbok laeng ti karga na. Ammo yo pay latta ti Bag Iw? "Take Side" is pronounced " Takki Sidi" if you grew up in Baguio.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Julius Calimlim said...

saan ka nga taga Baguio no saan ka pay nakalangoy dyay Hydro , Camp 6 Tuba ,Benguet ken saan ka nangan ti Pinikpikan

1:25 AM  
Blogger Julius Calimlim said...

I remember the moments na kasama ko ang mga Chiro mates ko noon sa Home Sweet Home at sa Sangkabalayan Hall malapit sa Boy's high School, Saint Louis at Baguio Cathedral,hello to my fellow aspirants noon Joe Aguila, James Valdez,Joepet De Guzman,Philip Valdez,raffy Nigos , Edna Tangalin and others sana may Reunion naman tayo.

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tic Tac Toe disco wasn't mentioned. I learned to appreciate music there. With the DJ box up against the ceiling with no apparent way to get up there.
Sadiwan taught me how to appreciate sound systems @ how to socialize with strangers.
Amapola taught me jazz and versatility of the piano. Who was that long-haired pianist with one a cataract in one eye?
At Orange Julius I learned to be a "real" person. Where one was accepted as they were.
Alabanzas, Legardas, Hamada's & Kiers, everybody knew at least one of them. Oh don't forget the Bradys. Amazing how you hear someone behind u speaking in fluent Ilocano & when they pass, they aren't Asian at all.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that is what I call growing up in Baguio! And from your description, I believe you grew up during the 60's. I can relate very much to your places. John Hay had to be the " Halfway House" where one went either for a burger or "slots". Yes, I do remember Aurora Theater and the bowling alley. My friends use to hang out at the office of Archt. George Salvan. We were all Architecture students.Another hangout place was the Long Distance office (Dimacali's) just at the bottom of the Cathedral steps along Session Rd. At least it was for my "barkadas", Reyes,Jaramillo, Dimacali, etc. My era.
But most specially, as you describe above, growing up in Baguio means the scent of lots of Pine Tress. Sadly it is now only in memory. Thank you for filling the blanks. People nowadays in Baguio don't have an inkling on how beautiful it was once. Remember the fog rolling in every afternoon. It would blanket the whole city is a shroud of mist and mystery.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spent all my summer since I was born in BAGUIO..loved Greenwich it had the best pizzas and lasagnas before it was bought by Jolibee.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read all the comments and I remember most of the places and names mentioned but nobody mentioned New Baguio Theater. I watched "The Ten Commandments" there when i was about 5 or 6 years old in 1960-63. I think it was the first cinema and was located along T. Alonzo Street (near Health Center). In later years I was brought along by adult relatives to watch movies in other theaters: Aurora, Plaza, Pines,
Session, Garden, Maresciel, etc.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read all the comments and I remember most of the names and places but nobody mentioned New Baguio Theater. I watched "The Ten Commandments" there when i was about 5 or 6 years old in 1960-63. I think it was the first cinema and was located along T. Alonzo Street (near Health Center). In later years I was brought along by adult relatives to watch movies in other theaters: Aurora, Plaza, Pines,
Session, Garden, Maresciel, etc.

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction: Baguio Theater was indeed the first, but Pines Theater survived the war, the oldest i the city. The New Baguio Theater was built in the 1960's coming in fourth after Session (1947) and Aurora (1950's)theaters.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Vile Vermin said...

The 70's baby boomer disco was tic tac toe along bonifacio rd. You grew up in Baguio if you know Bellian's Beauty Parlor beside the original Tiong San. Bought fishooks and fishing lines to catch the carp & koi in burnham lake @ Panghoi (couldn't remember the spelling) where the best chicken empanada can be bought. I'm a Baguio boy to the core. My grandmother owned a dry goods store @ the public market, my mom & dad worked for the city engr's ofc. I syudied @UCCP (nursery) Grade school @ HFA, H.S. @UB Sci Hi batch 82 & College @ SLU & BCF. Worked for a while @ DWHB & Spirit's. Thanks for the walk down memory lane c/o this blog

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we loved mother's chicken, we were members of college boy band named pencil pushers, had some concerts in the mid 80's. i loved the pinball machines in pines hotel.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember "fried ice cream" sold at greenwhich upper session road.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite drama was "dagiti sar-sarita ni uncle pete"
There was also a bar along upper mabini, it was called "pit-stop" & "cab web"
We called the big red budubudu "samrid or samsamrid"

12:52 AM  
Blogger Victoria Mees said...

Hello! I grew up in Baguio and then moved to the US in 1988 (I was 10 then). Many, many moons later, I have this burning desire to rekindle my childhood in this magnificent city. I haven't been back since 1994/1995 and I heard the city has changed quite a bit. I often lay in bed and retrace what little memory I have of Baguio. I used to love that hopia place near UB and St. Louis schools (I went to elementary at St. Louis Center), I don't remember the street it's on. I took piano lessons at this music school at St. Louis Girls' High campus: do any of you know the name? Is it still there? I truly miss my original hometown. I hope to go back someday, with my husband and son.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Rommel Santos said...

Lets Barhop for a bottle of Pale Pilsen from Heike Jade, Songs, Le fondue, Benedicts, Rumors to sillhouette. Then finally shake the beer off at spirits or drink more at Camouflage. Finally wrap up the night with goto and pandesal at Otek.

By the way, can anyone remember that famous PX store at Mabini with the friendly owner who calls everyone "Men"?

6:12 PM  
Blogger lily said...

English speaking..
Taglish also
Knows dipasupil meatstore
The pleatshop & drycleaning shop along diego silang
Fr paul bollen, fr.joe
Chiro meetings every sunday @ 2pm below st vincent parish ofc
Piano lessons with sister regis
Ms thelma salazar, my piano teacher in elementary
Spirits discothèque
PMA hops
Listening to manang nena's tia dely
Manang nena teaching me the song "i don't know why" by timi yuro in prep for "know your brood" new year program in baguio tech
Later again. See u..

3:06 AM  
Blogger lily said...

The masonic temple near baguio central school where we use to hide to wait for our "boy enemies" then call out their names when they pass by
The small jeeps along naguilian road where we ride going to baguio central school in the morning
Funeraria ilagan & baguio funeraria
Pot o gold near hfa
School fairs in hfa where i had a crush on the guest drummer from angeles, pampanga

3:22 AM  
Blogger lily said...

Lambino's tailoring SHop in Session Road
Used to cross just infront of the original tiongsan bazaar
Used to pass through plaza theater, U-need to get through session road
Used to cross the street fronting bon chic (now) to go to session rd
Bought meds from Parungao Pharmacy near maharlika bldg (now)
Used to take dangwa (ordinary) bus (no aircon) to go to manila and come to baguio during sem breaks
Its true, burned area nga where baguio center mall now stands
The famous sunflower now used during Panagbenga, we called it"marapait".. And when held leaves a bitter taste on the hand

9:42 AM  
Blogger lily said...

I know D&S. Used to buy there.
Beside it is a high bldg with long stairs where ms edna mendoza, a girl scout leader lives
Patria de baguio.below it is a restaurant, above ms Aquino, a teacher in baguio tech rents a room with a small balcony facing session rd, here my dad brings us to watch parades in session rd.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those cute and pilya girls of hfa and go stroll to the burnham park and the carnival. Call several boys like me by a different name and pretend that they knew just for them to know your real name then the episode continues until.....

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The famous cozy nook beside the olympian bowling lane where the boys and girls of saint louis bh and gh were dating and order their yummy cinnamon bread. Missed those memorable days.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Caloy said...

Baguio in the 60's &'70's was the best place in the philippines. Almost Everything is a walking distance even if it is 1-5 kms away. the climate was very nice and not polluted. Fetched my first gf and just walked from their house up to the cozy nook thru burnham park on our first date.

9:04 PM  
Blogger lily said...

Watched "igorota" in PInes Theater during a premiere night,where we saw ms charito solis in person
Watched in session theatre, Soylent Green, also in the nighttime.
Watched in PLaza theatre tagalog films of susan roces
Yah, i know about the double/triple films showing in Maresciel,new baguio theatre but folks in house say don't go there, "addu nabartek idiay.."

2:48 PM  
Blogger lily said...

Ate in camp john hays' mile hi and 19thtee, usually in the porch area while watching the men play golf
Yes, we paid in $ sometimes in peso
Also went to the recreational area or library (?)to watch tv
Also rode in their blue bus
Also tried riding in the PMA bus for the hops
Also did commissary in john hay when my usn brod comes to baguio, bringing home lots of goodies
Had my wedding reception in the ..forgot the namein john hay
Also stayedin their white houses after the wedding

5:48 AM  
Blogger lily said...

The long stairs at the back of city hall, just facing the main gate of baguio central school,now replaced with another building attached to the main city hall
Skyworld before the earthquake
The icecream store in session road owned by mr blanco, they say, the father of jackie blanco, and once upon a time, husband of pilita corrales, now,it is where
Greenwich pizza stands
Yes i remember bombay bazaar assandas,& bheroomuls and their 2nd floors

6:56 AM  
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6:36 AM  
Blogger lily said...

Tabanda's in La Trinidad. As far as i can remember, i think we bought our beetle car there.model 1968, if i am not mistaken.
After many years, i was asked to learn driving. My teachers, Mr. Abubo,who was waiting infront of melvin jones with his jeep, about 2-3months,(normally, 2weeks only)to make sure that i really could drive like an expert. Mr. Cachero, our neighbor, also taught me to be more confident.
Baguio street, at that time was safe for driving, even if i didn't know how to "bitin", i wasjust using the handbrake or pull on the side,particularly, beside the fire dept along kayang st. Just before reaching the city hall.,(we live along naguilian road, campo filipino) when i could sense " na mabitin nakon" when there are many vehicles along that elevated area.

6:36 AM  
Blogger lily said...

I remember sunshine grocery where the frozen goods like butter, was located at the very back where the buyer had to talk with the seller behind the glass long oval-shaped freezer.
At the right side from the main entrance, was a counter, where our mother buys the hanged "Archie" comics.

7:24 AM  
Blogger lily said...

The midland courier ofc & printing shop in kisad road. Just beside it lives, lilibeth & antonette hamada above it lives genny hamada,my classmate in grade 6 in baguio central school
Had a piano duet with genny in a piano recital in hfa. Played "the black hawk waltz i playd secondo part, genny played primo part.we were both under the tutelage of sister regis,a kind belgian piano teacher.

3:59 PM  
Blogger lily said...

I remember hfa piano room, that dirty white separated house-like bldg on a hill where i had to climb a stair
Way to go to the piano room. There was another room there with a piano, used by mam coloma for voice lessons and mam maniquiz for piano lessons.
I remember sister donata,that big nun with a big voice,whom i was so scared of.she stays above the piano rooms with her girls.

4:31 PM  
Blogger lily said...

This blog makes me laugh hard,especially those parts about the "samsamrid" the latest movies shown in pines theatre but 2 months late met, the radio program "dagiti sarsarita ni uncle pete(though idon't know that)
That budubudu i think is a mestizo\mestiza caterpillar...

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who remembers ABWE(Association of Baptist World Evangelists) which I came to know what it means years after it was closed.

I'm not sure it it's along Lower Carino or Lower Bokawkan Road but I remember there was a shortcut from ABWE going down to the Bureau of Plant Industry. On our way to the house of James Muller, I remember we pass by the house of Frank Yamane which was near a protestant seminary school.

Who remembers the many tunnel caves after the "Crystal Cave" which is beside the St Francis Xavier Minor Seminary when I studied only for a year (1967-68).

Who remembers Rose Bowl along Harrison where it became the tambayan of Baguio chess addicts like Judge Macaranas, Atty Pineda who owned a furniture shop, Atty Salonga, sometimes Ramon Lapid was there. :)

Who would forget Joey Carino III theatrics at the St. Louis Boy's HS graduation ceremony lol or Ramon Chua being a finalist at the Tawag ng Tanghalan ? For those who studied at Boy's High, Mr. Lamug, the biology teacher was as well known as Lola Basyang. :)

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about palayok, music box, and all the drunk people riding the Jeepney with you? I was also a newspaper boy back then. Rudy's news stand was my boss.

11:17 PM  
Blogger ice cube said...

you did not grow up in Baguio if you do not know where handaan is.
you did not grow up in Baguio if you do not get coffee at dainty along session with thier famous stream line cake..
you did not grow up in Baguio the ever famous chaparral hehehehehe...
you did not grow up in Baguio you do not listen to DWHB specially if the dj is james dean jr.
you did not grow up in Baguio if you have not skated in the indoor skating rink of John hay, and camping at johnhay if you were a boyscout or girlscout,,
you did not grow up in Baguio if you do not know sagada eatery where they served asocena...
you did not grow up in Baguio if you have not ridden a pantranco bus down to manila
you did not grow up in Baguio if you have never gone ghost hunting at loakan and southdrive

i grew up here in Baguio, and i miss alot of places and thigs here in baguio like "sport" at cathedral grounds.. baguio boys would know what i mean. i miss the old marosans, mothers at the entrance of gate 1 johnhay, bhermouls where you buy your scouting gear, kokens where you have a 2x4 haircut,gregs shoes where you buy black shoes for school, benedic's where you meet up with your friends and girls from girl's high after school in the afternoon,go disco at spirits, gold bar i forgot the name of the disco here at europa, haaay memory lane

6:46 AM  
Blogger icecube said...

anonymous i remember fun house if i am correct it was operated by the family of joyce lising..

8:07 AM  
Blogger icecube said...

ay i forgot aside from coney island there was magnolia icecream house at skyworld right beside that toy store, oh i remember fil indian as well when RC's were the uso that was the only sport shop way back then.... @ Rommel Santos i remember the store at gp shopping arcade selling PX goods willords where the shop owner calls everybody "men"

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you bought shoes from Greg's and ice cream from Coney Island along Session Road and food court in Maharlika and the ever first McDonald's at Session Road now Jollibee. And jeepneys were still allowed along Session road. And afternoon Discos at Spirit's... And 20php per platter of Spaghetti at Sizzling Plate Session.

3:14 AM  
Blogger Arcee Cariño said...

... you do not go out and watch the Panagbenga parade...
... nakabuya ka ti sine idiay marisciel, empire, aurora, plaza, pines, cinestar, ken session theater... garden pay gayam nga triple show...
... napadasam nga nangan jay mido inn...
... nakakita ken nakaiggem ka ti ataru (caterpillar foun din gabi leaves)
... ken ammum nga agsau ti ilokano nga baguio accent...

7:32 PM  
Blogger Arcee Cariño said...

... taga baguio ka nu ti ammun ket UB is for the cordillerans only...
... taga baguio ka nu nakasida ka ti pinuneg...
... taga baguio ka nu nakakita ka ti passenger jeep nga six seaters... going to irisan and camdas...
... taga baguio ka nu ti naggatangam ti sapatos mu ket jay parungao and the adjacent shoe stores...
... taga baguio ka nu mahilig ka nga agkanta ken agdengeg ti country songs...
... taga baguio ka nu ti jeep nga nalugluganam ket francisco motors...

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You eat dog meat at magsaysay avenue
You eat pancit at pata tim at...nakalimutan ko yung resto sa likod ng Center mall

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kakamiss noon 90s.. uso pa ang bandang metal noon... at syempre ung ngiisang rock station ng baguio 97.5 city rock.... nasaan na kya mga tropa noon... then pati na dn mga dj...

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mocha torte at Sizzling Plate; Brandy coffee at Star cafe; Mother's Fried chicken Loakan Rd; Happy hour at 19th Tee John Hay; Live band disco at Main Club John Hay; drunken stupor at half way house, John hay; pedal boat rides at Burnham; Ice cream cups at Sunshine Grocery; baseball, tennis and movie Sundays John Hay; bonfire bbq's Hyatt terraces, buttered charcoal grilled corn-on-the-cob street vendors session roa; Saturday mass Pink Sisters; Simbang gabi cathedral; strawberries-palengke or trinidad; poolside parties-Pines Hotel....

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked in Baguio for 4 years as a medrep. Though Manila born, my roots are from Bacnotan, La Union but we have relatives in Baguio because I am a Dacanay. In the late 80's, there was this girl who sung in a band sa Songs. She was a student nurse at Baguio Gen Hospital i frequently visit her there and gave her our giveaway promo items. I think she had a crush on me because when my girlfriend from Manila visited me in Baguio, she asked me to bring her to Songs sabi ko sa Spirit na lang hahahhaha kasi mabubuko ako but she prevailed. So nung andun na, she requested the song Through the Fire from that girl. At that time uso yung song na yun and I always request her to sing that everytime I drop by Songs. So when my GF requested that song, the singer said, I will only sing that song if that special someone request for it. Wow, na shock yung group ng GF ko sa tarush na statement na yun. Of course ang haba ng hair ko that night. Then week after that, lumindol. I was reassigned in Laguna and Quezon. Sigh. For that special girl, if you read this, I miss you so much.

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taga Baguio ka kung nanood ka ng slalom race sa harap ng Baguio Convention Center or sa mga nag ddrag race sa Laokan Airport.

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taga Baguio ka kung pupunta ka lng sa Mines Viewpark para kumain lng ng fishballs at hindi tumingin sa Minesview kasi alam mong wala naman nakikita dun kundi bubong ng mga bahay. Hahahah

3:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best restaurants are in the Slaughter House area. Sarap ng papaitan, ginbaliktad, igado, dinakdakan, inabraw at inihaw na baboy!

3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would spend summers at my grandparents house Villa Teresa aka Spirits with a few other families just off Burnham Park. I remember catching Walking Sticks at the park finding them on trees. Dined on Italian fare at Mario's on Session Road. Got to hangout with the son of owner of Jade Restaurant. Spent countless hours at the country club playing bowling n riding horses both there and this famous riding are at the bottom of these large stairs leading to a mansion atop the hill. Back then they had the motorized cars we would circle over n over at Burnham. 60s to 70s era.

2:39 PM  
Blogger JohnE said...

Memory lane in Baguio, I lived there for 3 years, between 76 and 79..
Lets see, I played soccer at the Park with the restaurant in the corner. Shakey's Pizza with a guy playing banjo. The Chicken house, the Fire Place restaurant bar, while a dude played Guitar on the top of the fire place... Pines Hotel, with the casino and a night club at that time. My goodness, the piano school by the Cathedral (her father was my landlord). The Gingerbread man bar by SLU in sharp corner of the street. The ice making factory with the view of SLU. Reminder, there were NO absolutely NO fast food joints, no cat walk for pedestrian over the session rd, no foreign markets nor businesses in Baguio... I loved Baguio

5:18 PM  

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