After spending two days and one night in Baguio City, I went straight to Dagupan City via Victory Liner for a short visit at our new house there. To those who don’t really have an idea where I lived from 1994 to 2008, I actually lived inside the school campus. Yes, it is in the same campus where I studied for elementary, high school and college.
Early this year, my grandparents moved to another house near the school campus. Though my grandfather already retired from his job as a Medical Director in Pangasinan Medical Center, he is still an active Dean at the College of Medicine of Lyceum Northwestern-University. My lola is having a hard time climbing up the stairs (we used to stay at the 3rd floor of the Administration Bldg), they’ve decided to stay at the other house.
This house is big! I arrived late Thursday night and I was surprised upon seeing a big dog, who acts as the guard in the new home compound. The dog’s name is German and I am scared of dogs. I end up holding my father’s hands like a little girl whenever I go in and out of the compound 😛
I woke up late the next day and I was tasked by my grandfather to fix some of my old things. I fixed my old cabinet and separated my old clothes and things to give away. I also organized some of my pictures and originally planned to scan them and blog about it. I had a number of travel pictures when I was younger. There’s Laoag, Vigan, La Union, Quezon, Batangas, Subic, Zambales and Hongkong, where I was with Bugs Bunny, my imaginary friend 😛
I went to Pangasinan Medical Center to have my ears checked thru Dra. Sanchez. I was a bit surprised upon seeing the hospital lobby renovated. PMC was formerly owned by Cesar Duque and is now under the management of PHINMA. I am impressed with the renovations since the lobby looked like a hotel lobby. I can’t help but feel emotional though because I miss the old look of the hospital. The place is very dear to me because i practically grew up attending their Christmas parties and my mom used to work there too. Anyway, business is business. For as long as the new management can still provide quality service and more jobs for my kababayans, I will salute them (and I love Microtel! Hehehe). Thank God my ear infection is gone and i was given the go-signal to snorkel 😛
I went to Sugar Loop Cafe that afternoon and met up with Tita Rhoda. She introduced me to this new coffee shop which provides free wifi for everyone 😀 I am impressed with the look and the service. Got the chance to meet Josh Uy, a Pangasinan-based blogger. Too bad we weren’t able to talk much because of his work 🙁 Lolo picked me up at around 6pm for our dinner. My treat 😛
We ate at DagupeÃ‘a Restaurant, one of the establishments that you must dine at when you’re in Pangasinan. Lolo said that the Binagoongang Crispy Pata is really good. I want to try it so we ordered for it 😛
I am so happy because I ate a lot and didn’t spend much. We literally finished everything we ordered. As usual, we saw familiar faces eating there that night too 😛
I woke up late (again!) the next day to fix more things at home. I went to Nepomall after lunch to fix my mom’s post-paid line. I want the account to be transferred under my name and get the free Blackberry Curve. Unfortunately, they ran out of stock 🙁 I ended up shopping for clothes then 😛
I went to Cuison’s Family Hospital to visit Nel, my highschool and college buddy. I forced her to go with me after her duty because I know she deserves a break. She gone through a lot the past months and I’m happy that she went with me 😛
Sugar Loop Cafe is the place! We spent the rest of the afternoon at Sugar Loop catching up on our respective lives. Thanks to the tasty Carbonara and my mocha drink for making our meet-up a bit more ‘tasty’ LOL.
Since Lolo and Lola insisted that they must treat me too for dinner, we ended up eating at Rubi’s Restaurant that night. As usual, we ordered a lot and ended up eating a lot 😛 Nel concluded that I have cool grandparents because of our chat that night 😀
I went back to Sugar Loop Cafe (is this my new favorite place? LOL!) to meet up with CJ and Sheryl, two of my highschool friends. As expected, the conversation was filled with updates regarding our batchmates! Bitin, pero ok na rin. I would love to hangout with them again soon!
Lolo asked me to go home at 10PM sharp and so I did 😐 I packed my things and left home at 4AM. Again, I said goodbye to my hometown and the stressful city of Metro Manila welcomed me with pollution and traffic jams.
I will write more about DagupeÃ‘a Restaurant, Rubi’s Restaurant and Sugar Loop Cafe at Patay Gutom soon 😀