Archive for Baguio

My (not so) secret writing place

REVIEW : Bliss Homestay in Baguio City

Posted by Prime Sarmiento

I went on a personal writing retreat early this month in Baguio and thanks to its cool weather and right vibe, I managed to finish a couple of blog posts, the first draft of my graduate thesis proposal, and an analysis piece that I submitted to a news agency. Those five days were a time of productivity and creativity and this wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t stay in Bliss Homestay. (read more here)

My Writing corner in Bliss Homestay

 

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Writing is about finding time and space

Baguio is the perfect place for a writer's retreat

posted by Prime Sarmiento

A colleague asked me if I needed to go to Baguio just to write a thesis proposal for my graduate degree in anthropology.  She can’t understand why I need to go all the way to Baguio, travel by bus by around six hours or more, for something that I could have done in my own bedroom. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Baguio Botanical Garden

Resiliency

The word “resiliency”, second only to the term”recession” is perhaps the most used (and abused?) word that we use in writing business stories. I’m guilty of that. Whenever I write a story quoting officials declaring – for the thousandth time – that the Philippine economy is “resilient” that it can continue the grow despite the “global recession” thanks to remittances (oh yeah, I forgot, I also use the word “remittance” – a lot! I, after all, live in a country where going abroad to earn a living is a way of life, ) But it was in my recent vist (and being stranded) in Baguio that I actually learned what “resiliency” means. (read more here)

Stranded in the City (of Baguio): Some Lessons In Letting Go

posted by: gypsygal Prime

I’m stranded here in Baguio and loving it. (read more here)