The cold weather, the warmth of Taal view, the best places to eat and a day without stress is something we prefer to sooth our mind and soul.
To celebrate our 6th month wedding bliss, we headed to Tagaytay to getaway from the urban jungle that is Manila. A week prior, we called Sonya’s Garden to reserve and use the free voucher we got from our wedding and yey, we’ll be gone for the weekend!
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost
This ought to be the best days of my life as I discovered something entirely different from what I’ve known all along about the Philippines. I guess my companions shall agree with me.
Ah, Sagada… how do I begin? There aren’t enough words to describe it. The positive energy just spreads all over town and whenever I reminisce about Sagada, I become speechless yet my mind starts wandering to this utterly beautiful place. I wonder how the charm of this quaint town brought about some peacefulness even to the most restless soul.
Sagada is located at the Mountain Province of North Luzon. It is a town of 10 municipalities, nestling in the middle of a valley at the upper end of Malitep Tributary of the Chico River, 1,500 meters above sea level. Its lofty little town, dirt-free air, and sights of towering pine trees, for every visitor, represents an ambiance of tranquility & peaceful life.
Being a country where 85% of of the population is Roman Catholic and the only Christian nation in Asia, Philippines has number of celebrated events that sprung out from Spanish Catholic Tradition. From Nazarene procession, to Misa De Gallo, to the solemn Holy Week tradition, it’s hard to ignore how these amazing events changes over the years.
Me and Mr. HavenHunter were privileged to attend the opening opening day of Asia’s Premier Gaming Event of the Year, Asia’s Gem 2010 (Asia’s Gaming & Entertainment plus Leisure Expo) at SMX Convention Center. Since he works with the gaming industry, this event is a prerequisite. I remember going there last year and was so amused with the high end display of gaming machines and the entertainment provided by those dressed up models, including a Marilyn Monroe act. Hoping to play some slots and get some freebies this year.
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