A Stroll Along Legarda Road

If you have been staying here in Baguio for quite some time, you might have presumably heard about Legarda Road, a major road in Baguio City that is a few-minute walk from Session Road.

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Source: Google Map

Some students call it “Korea town” because of the road’s features swamped by foreigner students, mostly Koreans,  as they enjoy the neighboring establishments located along the area on a typical and care-free weekend. If you’re a newbie in this city and looking for a place to wander, these are some of the establishments along Legarda Road you might want to give a try:

  1. Restaurants

There are more or less 10 Korean restaurants, one Japanese restaurant, and cafes along this road that you can choose from. Red Station, Kubo Grill, Camping Date, Le Vein Bakeshop, Pearl Meat Shop, Uijeongbu, Chil Cheon Gak and Jijimi are just a few.

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Unlimited Samgyupsal at Kubo Grill

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Experience eating in a tent at Camping Date

 

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Red Station

  1. Grocery

seoul shopping center

Seoul Shopping Center is situated just beside Kubo Grill. Going there is like a taste of Korea as it is packed with Korean products – from ice cream, snacks, souvenirs, and soju to cooking ingredients such as dried sheets of sea weed, crab meat and some vegetables.

  1. KTV 
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Photo by Johnson

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Source: thepennut.wordpress.com

Everybody loves a good entertainment and going to karaoke is always on the list. Luckily, there’s a KTV called Apple located at The Zone Vill Condominium which has a song list that caters Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and English songs. Enjoy an hour of singing for only Php 400. You may also opt to buy beverage at the counter as well as snacks. Perfect for group hang out!

If you plan to explore Legarda Road, you can go there from Monol by taxi or jeepney and get off across Baguio City Hall. This area is ideal for Friday night, just be sure to come back at the academy before midnight!

Students Bag Awards for Winning the Photo Essay Contest

Monol International Education Institute – Six students, two from each level, were awarded for having had submitted exemplary photos and essays at the Photo Essay Contest organized for Group B students.

Hard work and a little pinch of creativity do pay-off. Although summer has finally ceased this month, the students’ were efficiently able to submit snaps and tales about what they love about Baguio City, their summer experience in the Philippines, and what motivates them to study English. Winners received cash and certificates at the said event held at the End-of-term party on June 9 this year.

Photo Essay Contest for Term A students will be held next month. Keep posted for more updates!

Click on the image below to view the winning entries.

PHOTO ESSAY WINNERS

 

The Best Place I Visited in the Philippines by Joey

The most unforgettable place which I have visited in the Philippines is Mt. Ulap.

Teacher Hazel invited me to go to Mt. Ulap. Before I went to Mt. Ulap, I had never experienced hiking. It was a great chance to experience something new so I accepted the invitation without a doubt. I especially looked forward to seeing the scenery at Mt. Ulap. Continue reading

Baguio: Educational Center for All Races

Baguio is referred to as the educational center of Northern Luzon because it is the closest city for students from the Ilocos and Cordillera region, usually, for tertiary education. Apart from offering bachelor degree courses, some universities are also providing masters and doctorate degrees, as well as courses in Law and Medicine, which students have always pursued in Manila in the past. A huge number of vocational short-term courses for specific technical skills have proliferated as well. Continue reading