Sagada Survived 8lien Invasion
26 December 2007
We we’re supposed to leave for Sagada. It was planned as if no planning was needed. And so, we weren’t able to leave as planned. There were clients left and right. And a new 8lien (to be announced) was given a verdict. Welcome welcome new 8lien! Your name may sound a bit vulgar but to us, you’re a name to reckon with!
27 December 2007
We slept in the office the night before. And I woke up feeling battered. Who wouldn’t? I guess Chox really hated me that he kicked me thrice when I’s about to nudge myself to sleep. Haha.
The 8liens made the most of the morning moving things here and there. Oh, yes, I forgot. We just moved into a new office.
By the afternoon, Chox (anxious to meet his “baby”) with Yvette went ahead to Baguio. Pangkal and Henyo (with their “babies”), eager to rendezvous followed hours later. Meric, Deng and Roz were doing a client call. Nilda and I were there. Just there. Haha.
28 December 2007
By 2:00 am, the five of us drove to Baguio. We arrived there past 7:00 am. By 9:00 am, we were at Dangwa Terminal boarding a bus to Bontoc.
The 7-hour Baguio-Bontoc bus ride was the longest one I had but i won’t mind taking it forever. The view from inside looking out was a “cooling” experience.
The jeep ride from Bontoc to Sagada took 45 bumpy minutes.
Dinner was a delight. Deng cooked adobong pusit and chicken afritada. What happened after that, I didn’t know, because as soon as I got stuffed, I was already halfway to bed… then snoring.
29 December 2007
The adventure began late in the morning. We walked our way to the Sumaging Cave. And it was a real blast! It would have been blastier if Chinkee and Ehriel were there to enjoy it, and not just waiting at the mouth of the cave. Hmmm.
Next stop, Yoghurt House. Good thing they’re serving delights of gargantuan servings. One order is good for 2-3 persons. Tsarap! We enjoyed the food too much that we didn’t know we didn’t have enough time to venture away to Bomod-ok Falls.
So, we whiled away the time exploring the town, the Parish Church, the “place where it’s most peaceful”, and the Echo Valley.
Again, Deng cooked pancit for all of us for the nightcap. I didn’t eat much as I was still full from the meal I ordered at YH.
30 December 2007
Meric and Deng left at 7:00 am. What’s new, client meeting! But they were nice enough to let us stay and still enjoy what’s left of our time in Sagada–to buy souvenirs!
The plan was to take the 1:00 pm bus to Baguio but it left earlier so the group has to take a jeep ride to Bontoc and from there, take the bus ride to Baguio.
Well, I may not know what transpired after the group left Sagada. Because I (and later joined by Roz) opted to stay for two more days… Yep, to experience a Sagada New Year. I hope the gongs can cast the bad spirits away from me. Haha.
Special thanks pala sa pinagnakawan ko ng mga pix — kay Tatay Einstein at Pangk Einstein. Kung wala silang dalang camera, wala akong ibidinsya ng Sagad-Ah! =)