September 28, 2023

September has finally arrived. It’s the month when the spirit of Christmas is ushered in and felt. It’s the start of the brrr and grrr months. It is also the time when you hear Christmas carols and the time when you start thinking of gifts for the Yuletide season to be given to loved ones. Let’s pray there are no more super typhoons.
It’s also the anniversary of Baguio. A lot of activities are lined up to celebrate the full month. Remember the song of Gary Lewis and the Playboys? “I’ll see you in September when summer is gone. Have a good time but remember I’ll be waiting back home.”
Well, what is in store for us this September? Typhoons? Good news? Sad news? Notable events?
Sept. 1, 1909 was the day Baguio became a chartered city. We are now celebrating the 114th charter day anniversary of Baguio. Just go over the city’s calendar of activities and you will see the different activities prepared by the city.
Prior Sept. 1, last Aug. 31 was the celebration of the 247th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America hosted by the U.S. Ambassador H. E. Marykay Carlson at the Ambassador’s Residence at Camp John Hay.
Sept. 2 was the opening of Art Tibaldo’s “Trash to Treasures Creative Upcycling” exhibit at the Baguio Museum. This is in collaboration with other upcyclists: Dulthe Carlo Munar, Brenda Subido-Dacpano and Aurelio Castro III. You will have a chance to see this exhibit until the end of the month. Assembled crafts and artworks will be on display organized by the Cordillera News Agency and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Featured are upcycled scrap metals, discarded wood and plastic, broken household items, and other objects and workshop outputs of the students of the Baguio City National High School.
There will also be the first five-day “Baguio Museum Coffee Festival” starting Sept. 5 to Sept. 10 at the Baguio Museum grounds. Some participating coffee trucks and booths are: Bleu Carrot Food truck by Omeng Fallarme, Stay Grounded Coffee by Liezl Dunuan, Mokuha Food Truck by Sherwin Fanguingas, Fiesta Chills by Aulivia Ong, and the Baguio Museum Café.
Patricia de Guia-Eriksson’s wake will be from Sept. 5 to 11 at their house in Gen Lim. Her ashes and her family – husband Per, daughters Anna and Aina already arrived from Sweden. Her family and relatives will be there to greet those who would like to join us in these days of bereavement.
Welcome home Genie de Guia-Abiad.