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Tuesday, April 04, 2006
dontcha wanna ride

lift me up
Originally uploaded by dezphaire.
The thing I love about Baguio is that it takes me back to my childhood. It's like this whole big park where you can just play all you want. And then there's this real live carousel! I never liked the carousel when I was a kid. But I did love horse-back riding. I was a one-year old sitting atop a horse with the guide, fast asleep. And when they tried to get me off it, I'd wake up and throw such a tantrum. So my parents would leave me there and I'd go back to sleep again.

So every summer, I'd look forward to that. Until I was able to ride by myself, learn how to make it run and all. Ahh it was such a thrill! It's such a surreal feeling - being on top of a huge, majestic animal. And at some weird point, it's like you're having a conversation with it. Like you understand each other. It's a wonder how it just works.

I revisited this during my trip over the weekend. If my vacation was longer and less haggard, I would've taken the usual 2-hour trail. I just took a 15-minute ride, remnants of my sister's time on the horse.

Exhilirating it was. And refreshed very much I am.

I got to be a kid again.
dezphaire strapped in @ 11:52 AM  

10 Comments:

  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger qroon said…

    horsie-horsie tigidig tigidig!

     
  • At 5:25 PM, Blogger Abaniko said…

    Tsk, tsk. Poor horse. :D

     
  • At 8:29 PM, Blogger she said…

    you know what i want to ride? yung toro ba yun? the mechanical one hehe

     
  • At 10:50 PM, Blogger dezphaire said…

    qroon: haha ganda :)

    abaniko: ganon!?? haha. but that horse is huge man. as in it's saddle height was about 5'3". and i'm 5'5". saddle height ah! may leeg at ulo pa yun!

    she: mechanical bull! that should be fun too!

     
  • At 1:26 AM, Anonymous K said…

    What a big pet you have. Do they still have those kalesa down in Chinatown area?

    Careful there.

     
  • At 3:49 AM, Blogger The Blue Sixteenth Note (the dark side...) said…

    she:there's one near North Park at Glorietta 4, just forgot the resto's name.

    I like riding horses, 'just that it's hurts THE TWINS...

     
  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger jk said…

    oi. ganda ung kabayo.

     
  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger sweetskittles said…

    riding a horse in Baguio makes me feel like a medieval royalty...

    -not

     
  • At 6:11 PM, Blogger dezphaire said…

    K: i think there are still kalesas. but i'd prefer riding on it. adds to the adrenaline rush.

    nio: ahhh too much sharing...

    jk: super ganda nyaaaa!! gusto ko sya iuwi.

    not: that's a good take on it :) and especially if people enviously stare at you and your fast horse hehehe.

     
  • At 9:30 PM, Anonymous jojo said…

    i am not much of a horse-riding person, kasi di kaya ng powers ko yung smell. but my hubby loves it, kaya on our last trip to Baguio, he took our daughter for a ride. and she enjoyed it. ako nag picture lang;)

     

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