December 11, 2020
Dec 21: They say Baguio is not what it used to be. Well, what place or person or anything is what it used to be? An old guy at my favorite diner sits beside me at the bar and tells me the same exact sentence: Baguio is not what it used to be. I'm in the mood to engage, so I ask, how do you mean? He says: "It used to be haughty, distant. These days it's actually comforting. Don't you think? Like an old friend." Wow. That was a nice surprise, wasn't it. I smile into my milk shake.