We left Sonya’s Garden with hungry tummies so as we’ve initially planned, we’ll indulge to the most famous dish in town. Yes to Bulalo (Beef Shanks or Bone Marrow Soup)! It’s a Filipino dish wherein beef shanks and marrow bones are boiled until the fat has melted into the clear broth or soup. Not healthy eh? Trying sinful food once in while won’t hurt. 😉
Again. We really didn’t have an idea where to get the best one so with the help of locals, we decided to check out Mahogany Market. At first, we considered trying Leslie’s since that’s a known place for trying out Bulalo in Tagaytay, but I’ve read blogs that it tends to be pricey and there were a lot of places where you could get the same taste for a much affordable price.
From Sonya’s we took a jeepney ride to Tagaytay’s Rotunda, only to find out that we should’ve taken the jeepneys taking left from Sky Ranch so it was like we have gone in circles. By the time we’ve found Mahogany Market, we were already famished. We’ve squeezed ourselves through the throng of people shopping and just plainly strolling around. Since it is literally a market, a lot of people were to be expected. The market was lined with stalls to try Bulalo, but I’m looking for a specific stall which I’ve read from a blog (reading blogs is so useful! 😊)
It is not your usual fine dining so don’t expect much. It is situated in front of a parking lot, tables and chairs were strategically placed in front of each stall so it is not on an air conditioned place. Good thing is, there were girls who attended to our needs when we were already seated.
This is just a continuation of our little birthday trip in Tagaytay. Our 2nd stop was the famous Sonya’s Garden. Were clueless on how to get there so we have sought help from security officers at the Sky Ranch. They’re so accommodating and there’s this certain security officer who have gone an extra mile and called their headquarters for directions. She was so nice! Too bad I didn’t get her name.
So, we took a jeepney ride bound to Nasugbu, Batangas from Sky Ranch to Sonya’s Garden. That was a long drive. I thought it was just nearby so I was little surprised. I think it took us fifteen minutes when the driver finally called our attention that we have arrived on our destination. He told us that we still need to take a tricycle and they would drop us off in front of the garden. It was Php30 fare for both us. We have noticed that only a few tricycle were passing by on that specific street so we settled to talk to the driver and have him pick us up after an hour.
We were a little curious as to why the parking lot was packed with awesome cars and there’s even a Ferrari parked nearby. A lot of people were engaged in conversation and it’s pretty obvious that everybody knows everyone. Then, I came to check the garden’s signage and there’s the answer to my puzzled thoughts. There’s a wedding that will be held inside later that afternoon. At first, we were reluctant to push through with exploring it, thinking that the entire place would be exclusively for the guests, but still decided to carry on with it. We found out that half of the place was restricted for all those who were not invited so there were limited spots to explore, but still we were thrilled.
I have ditched books for the meantime, geared in with my camera and explored the beautiful city of Tagaytay for our birthday. Yes, our birthday. Mint and I shares the same birth date so celebrating it every year makes it extra special. It’s like we were twins from different moms. Destiny huh? 😊 Anyway, our friends were supposed to come along with us, but due to recent unfortunate events they weren’t able to so only Mint and I prepared for our little adventure.
Since we haven’t been to Tagaytay, planning our itinerary is quite thrilling. I have searched blogs to have an effective one and really hoping we could make it possible. We only planned to spend an entire day so we would want to go as many places as we could. Luckily, I stumbled upon LakadPilipinas‘s blog and got myself an idea on where to go. We were so excited about the trip we only slept a couple of hours before we left home early in the morning avoiding rush hour. Took a bus from Coastal Mall to Tagaytay City’s proper and rode a jeepney to our first stop.
Our first stop: Sky Ranch 😊
Sky Ranch is a mini amusement park and like any other, they have rides like Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, Nessi Coaster, etc. They also have horseback riding and zip line to complete the adventure. It’s a five hectare property beside Taal Vista Hotel along Aguinaldo Highway in Tagaytay.
I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, woke up at two in the morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. Literally on walking dead mode, plus the fact that I need to be at work at eight sharp. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. Drag myself. Dragging myself. Dragged myself.
I’m not blonde, but that pretty much how I look like now minus the dirt of course.
I put on a dress, some blush on my cheeks and lip tint to hide the zombie aura that I’m rocking. Even had my hair on braids so it won’t stick up (Note: I’ve showered. Period.). I’ve fallen a sleep while I’m on my way. Really hoping that I’m not drooling while asleep and that my mouth didn’t hang open. That somehow there are no random guy who took my photo and posted it on his Instagram for fun. That would be epic and way embarrassing.
I may not be the sweetest kid and I’m not certain if you are aware of the little things I’ve done to make you happy, but I’m trying my best. Remember when I was a kid and you hired a tailor to make matching dresses for me and my siblings, how I threw a fit because I don’t want to wear it because it sucks, but I did just to make you happy (Though I have not smiled on any of our family pictures on that day because of that).
You may yell at me and say things that would make the Boss down there proud, but I know you’re just mad because I’m stubborn. Remember when you told me to stay at home and look after my little sister, how I’ve ran off and met my friends instead. I may have not apologized for it, but Mom I’m sorry. I may have disobeyed you in so many instances, but you still love me.
How you’ve disapproved of my previous boyfriend because you told me that he’s no good. I thought you are just trying to be a wet blanket and doesn’t want me to be happy, but now I realized he has just messed up my life and don’t deserve me.
You may have not liked most of my decisions because you know that it won’t do me any good, but I didn’t listen. How I’ve always thought that you are the villain of my life. I’ve gone through life on a blindfold and learned my lessons in a hard way, but you hugged me and told me I can do better next time. That there are rainbows after each storm and you’ll be there.
For all the things others may say about me because I’m a black sheep, you stand by me and proved to them that I can be a better person. I know raising a kid like me is not a walk in the park, your patience is unbelievable and I thank you for that. In fact, there are so many things to be grateful that I have you and I can’t thank you enough.
I love you Mom. I may have not told you most of the time, but I love you. Happy Mother’s day ❤
I haven’t blog about this ever, but I so love Hello Kitty like monkeys love bananas. Ironically, I can’t have cats for pets because I have asthma so Hello Kitty would be perfect for me. Cute and harmless 🙂 Before, I tried to collect Hello Kitty stuff but failed since I have a lot of things going on. I recall collecting The Little Mermaid goodies back in college because I’m so obsessed with being a princess/mermaid too. Lately, I have been trying to continue this hobby. I’ve just started so it’s not really huge unlike those Hello Kitty hoarders that I’m following on Instagram. I’m so jealous of their collection. Really huge and they even have pieces that so unique, you can’t just buy them anywhere. I think they have ordered it or it was auctioned somewhere.
It’s been a long time indeed. The last time I posted something on here was when I swore I’ll keep this updated but failed. Again. That was November of last year. I have drafts and deleted them cause I realized they have been out-dated. I even forgot what those are about because..
Haha! Kidding. In spite of being idle for a couple of months, my life has been productive I may say. I have read a lot of books that I can’t figure out what to talk about first. I’ve been to a few places, but have taken few photos to fit a blog so I’ll skip that. I’ve learned new things and met new friends too. I have been so busy with work as well that I can’t squeeze blogging on my spare time since spare time spells reading books, browsing my favorite blogs, etc. Okay. Reasons. I am just a slackass. I slept a lot. Haha!
Well, I am not promising anything, but I’m seriously thinking about actively blogging again. Goodluck with that! 🙂
I have recently acquired this obsession in doing nail arts. I used to wear my fingernails long, but it gets uneasy soon enough so I have to cut it short. I’m really fond of doing kikay stuff, but before, I’ve left it all to the manicurist do it for me ’cause I really don’t have an idea how it works. Just weeks ago, my friend Sheika brought her nail art kit at work and everybody’s gone gaga over it. I just can’t believe how easy it was for her do it. I bought my own kit for only P35 Php and it’s like a beginner’s kit. It’s not really like those fancy nail art kits that you could buy at department stores though, but it’s a good start especially for starters like me.
I know this is a bit tinny winny late, but I so missed blogging since I haven’t blog in a while. My last blog post is exactly two months ago, I believed. Nevertheless, I’m back! 🙂
I got so many ideas to post, but I will start from spending Halloween, I guess. I have not gone at a cemetery to visit relatives who passed away because I’m kind of feeling a bit under the weather, which is so lame since my three days off from work has been approved. So there, I’m stuck watching cartoons at home. Yeah, I know it’s not really normal that you watch cartoons while everybody’s watching horror stuff.
I. Don’t. Like. Watching. Horror. Stuff. Especially. If. It’s. Halloween. I couldn’t stress it more. LOL! Nightmares are the least that I want to have. Go KungFu Panda ♥ No Halloween parties this time too so out of pure boredom, I looked for something fun to do other than watching cartoons.
Three days ago marked the 2nd birthday of my blog! Well, this specific blog since I have a couple of other blogs from different websites before. It has been 2 years of memories and fun! Though my stats have fluctuated this past few months, that did not bother me at all since I consider this as my public journal and it’s not like a Facebook status where you expect a viewer to like it or comment on it. I have always kept my blog posts positive since I want this to be my memory keeper; those memories that I can back read and smile. I am so over those days that I had to keep them on a notebook! Thanks for technology!
I have gathered some photos from my previous blogs which commonly depict my personality and what mostly composed my blog.