Baguio Weekend Photo Diary

Bell Church

I lived in a suitcase for exactly a week. Forgetting about the date with Mr. H in Baguio, I traveled to Batangas with Chef Sandy Daza and the team for the last of the FoodPrints shoot for Season 1. Yehey, congrats to me for completing the self-imposed challenge! (The stories come next.) Soon after I arrived and forty winks, the hubby reminded the date with his high school friends and the wifeys. A very long week! Not complaining whatsoever. We had loads of fun regardless of an unforeseen glitch.

Eating like a horse for a straight one week is over the top. If you’ll notice, I gained a muffin top.

Big thanks go to dear friends.

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The Bell Church Buddhist temple in La Trinidad, Benguet.

Martial ArtsBell Church of La TrinidadLotusCafe by the Ruins

Baguio is not complete without visiting Cafe by the Ruins.

Basul Bread Roll

Basil bread bursting with freshness. Below is Thai beef salad designed to be paired with some tangy curry dressing.

Thai Beef SaladGado-Gado

The best and only kesong puti salad, mizzled with upland dressing, in town!


Baguio bagnet.

Cafe by the RuinsDuck Confit

Discovered a new fave at Cafe by the Ruins! A touch of France with duck confit, leg fantastically cooked in its own lard! Super, I’m still imagining the tasty sweetness!

BenCab Museum

The BenCab Museum once again.

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Read: Paul McCartney bought a BenCab for P70 in the ’60s.

Baguio Greens

The La Trinidad Baguio vegetables bagsakan daily grind.

Busy StreetLerttuceTiendaan ti NatengA LemonPNKY CafePNKY Cafe counter

Finally found time to check out Liana Garcia Joyce‘s Lomo photos at the PNKY Cafe.

Cups and SaucersCamera Strap

Chanced upon my best friend and her Nina with the same Punchdrunk Panda Seashore Sun Daze camera strap for her Canon. They were about to leave The Forest Lodge when we arrived.

The Forest LodgeWallFuchsia Zinnias (SOOC)

Morning walk to Choco-late de Batirol near the Camp John Hay exit, or is it the entrance? I got an iced chocolate drink laced with almond essence to wake me up.

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The boys’ breakfast.

Brothers Burger bagOnion Rings

Peeping into a bag of Brothers Burger. Between a burger and onion rings, I’d choose the latter. With cilantro cream and blue cheese please!


The way to cool.

Passion Fruit

The fruit of passion.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

Birds of a feather flock together

Birds of Tubbataha Poster

Opening on the 13th of October, a collaboration between two Filipino masters
— noted photographer Melvyn Calderon and celebrated painter and print artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera better known as BenCab.

The Exhibit runs ’til the 19th of December. BenCab Museum, Tuba, Metro Baguio, Philippines.

*Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines is world-renowned for its diverse ecosystems. Adjudged one of the top dive sites in the world, Tubbataha is also a bird sanctuary located in the Sulu Sea, about 12 hours by boat from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Specifically the tip of the South Atoll supports a huge number of masked red-foot boobies, terns, and frigate birds resting during their annual migrations. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in December 1993, the site that showcases natural heritage is under protective management by the Philippine Department of National Defense and under technical supervision by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. 

© Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

Baguio Photo Diary: BenCab Museum

Ginebra San Miguel

Thanks to the hubby for bringing me to the BenCab Museum to conclude unfinished business. Heavy fog enveloped the whole of  Tuba. If the museum’s contemporary structure were done in the complete opposite way, I would have had an utterly different story.

In the midst of aged statues, relevant cultural artifacts and esoteric art, there were no badgering eerie moments. Guzzled up the visual experience in its entirety… intense… even turning  sensual at a definitive point.

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Kulis foot massage chair
Las FilipinasWallBenCab MuseumUntitledSpace for eroticastars and stripesObjets d′artBenCab Museum Garden and Farm
The BenCab Museum’s garden and farm.
Cafe Sabel
Café Sabel
stars and stripes, too
Ben Cabrera, National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts.

BenCab Museum, Km 6 Asin Rd., Tuba, Benguet, Philippines Open daily except Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 9:00AM to 6:00PM (last entry at 5:30PM) Tel No.: (+6374) 442 7165

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012