Baguio Bliss 2013 (Part 1): PMA Alumni Homecoming 2013

Hello again, Manila! I just missed you a little.

We just came back from a 3-day vacation in Baguio City. We left last Friday at about 8:00 PM and arrived at the City of Pines past 2:00 AM of Saturday. It was a hassle-free drive–no traffic jam at all. Thank God for bringing my whole family safe to the place where the Threeminio story first started.

Our first day began by visiting theΒ Philippine Military Academy (PMA). For all those people who have already been to Baguio City, you would know that visiting this premiere institution is one of the highlights of your Baguio trip.

PMA was celebrating their Alumni Homecoming (PMAAHC) 2013 when we came to visit. The traffic situation was not as bad as I have expected. It was well-coordinated and orderly for all the visitors; but the security measures were properly observed.

If there’s one person who enjoyed this mini-family vacation, I’d say it’s my daughter. This is not her first time in Baguio or in her Daddy’s Alma Mater. N came here when she was only 5 months old because we attended her godparents wedding at the St. Ignatius Church which is located inside the PMA compound.

N and I were given seats at the Grandstand. The Grandstand is the designated area where people can seat while witnessing the activities that are happening in the Borromeo Field. My husband told me that civilians are not allowed to step on the hallowed grounds of the Borromeo Field when there is an ongoing activity and if you are not directly involved in any of it. This place is set apart and considered sacred for the institution.

After the PMAAHC 2013 rites, we were invited to a lunch hosted by my husband’s class. Shortly after the food and the socials, we headed back to our billeting for our most wanted sleep.

Hunger struck in the afternoon so I went to the market and bought food with my friend, Soldier Mom. In case you are wondering, Mommy Vee and my husband are classmates.

Mommy Vee of Soldier Mom’s Corner, Kristel, Baby N and Me πŸ™‚

Congratulations to the strong men and women of the Philippine Military Academy. Until this point, I still stand in amazement of your rich and wonderful culture. I’m glad that I was able to witness and support my husband at this momentous chapter of his life. I’m happy that we came together as a family and be reunited with some good old family and friends.

This is only the first part of our Baguio adventure. I will share with you what happened to our last 2 days in Baguio on my next post. Thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

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