It was during my job interview way back in 2011 in an agency somewhere in Makati when I first heard about Bonifacio Global City (BGC). The interviewer told me that he is referring me to a company located at the said area and asked me if I’m familiar with the location. Since I’m from the province, I answered “no”.
It was one Saturday afternoon when I decided to explore BGC with my money on budget. There are many ways to go here from EDSA. You can take the BGC bus or a jeepney near MRT Ayala Station. I chose riding the jeepney with Php8 fare to Market! Market!. You can check here for other ways on how to get there.
From Market! Market!, I walked through Serendra going to 11th street. I was going to Morning Mercato at 9th Avenue corner 30th Street. I had a hard time searching where 30th is and turning at a wrong corner (at 28th) led me to 9th avenue where my search for 30th Street sign started. Fortunately, I arrived at the desired location. I went around the weekend market and bought my food for lunch.
My high-cholesterol lunch.
When I was about to finish my lunch, my fellow blogger Ate Mei arrived from Makati Med but wasn’t able to get some food because the vendors were already packing up. So we just decided to take a walk under the burning sun. We passed by the Track 30th, a fitness park for meditation, exercise and jogging purposes.
One of the colorful trash bins scattered around BGC.
We walked along 30th street and took a right turn on 5th Avenue passing through HSBC building. Ate Mei wanted to have some sundae so we proceeded to McCafe across St.Luke’s Global. She asked me where The Mind Museum is and I suggested that I also want to check Burgos Circle which is just a block away from The Mind Museum. So from McCafe, we walked again through 5th Avenue and took a right turn at 28th Street passing through 3rd avenue and Mind Museum.
Nutty Brazo ordered by Ate Mei at McCafe.
We found ourselves having fun and taking pictures at Burgos Circle with the metal tree. Everytime I passed by Burgos Circle, I thought that it was a real one but “The Trees” is actually a steel sculpture created by Reynato Paz Contreras. The marker near the sculpture states “The three trunks signify stability while the branches and leaves that intertwine to create the circular effect symbolize the “circle of life”, the interrelationships in nature and the vital role that each one plays. May this sculptural piece remind everyone of the need to preserve the environment to sustain life and development not just today but for the future as well.”
“The Trees” by Reynato Paz Contreras
A shot under the tree.
Thanks Ate Mei (meinovenario.tumblr.com) for the nice shot!
At 4 o’clock, we departed from Burgos Circle to Market! Market!. Walking through Bonifacio High Street, a mini car turned into a masterpiece was parked at 7th avenue with people taking pictures. We also had our photo op with the magnificent work of art. A lego display were also set between B1 and B2 of the Bonifacio High Street having kids enjoying and creating their own crafts out of the lego pieces.
Walking around the area for about 2 hours made us exhausted so we dropped by at Happy Lemon to have some refreshments and finally went home with tired feet but with a smile on our faces.
Bonifacio Global City, also known as The Fort, is situated between EDSA and C5 roads, which emerged as a major destination for nightlife, shopping, and luxurious living with upscale condominiums. It is also where Filipino and multinational companies acquired properties to relocate their global, regional or local headquarters. (wikipedia.com)