Thursday, July 11, 2013

Little Souls Sisters Convent in Tagaytay

Tagaytay is home to chapels, convents and retreat houses of various religious congregations. In one of our visits to Tagaytay, my friend DAMGT suggested that we go to the Little Souls Sisters Convent where she would sometimes attend mass. I also welcomed the visit to the chapel since it was at that time when I would drop by churches and chapels in my travels and storm the heavens with prayers for my friend who had an ailment, in the hope that she will be cured or at the very least, be in remission.

Bag of Beans

When in Tagaytay, another must-visit is the Bag of Beans. So that's where we hied off after our heavy lunch at Buon Giorno where we had a taste of their coffee (house blend and white mocha) and hot chocolate as well as a loaf of raisin bread fresh from the oven. Just the perfect companions for the cold weather and the long conversations.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Buon Giorno, Tagaytay!

It was a sunny Sunday morning, a beautiful start for a reunion with friends who were celebrating their birthdays that month. Since one of them hails from Cavite, we all trooped to Tagaytay, a welcome break from the usual get-together in the metropolis and it has been eons since my last visit to this city. After several missed turns at the exit, grumbling tummies, quick grab of pan de sal prepared by Tita Vicky Gomez and a sudden downpour, we made it to the Cliffhouse, just in time for lunch at the Buon Giorno! Caffe and Bistro. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Our Singapore Spree (A Guest Post by Mommy on her Travel with her Barkada)

Underwater World in Singapore

What happens when five Senior Citizens (who are in their sixties and seventies and have been friends for more than four decades) plan to go on a vacation (with no family in tow) and have the time of their lives?

Here is Mommy's account of that Singapore holiday with a side trip to Batam Island in Indonesia on October 2-9, 2009 with some members of our family barkada (which I call the Red Dog, a name given to the card game which has its own rules set by them).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Parade of Lights: 2012 Sangyaw Festival in Tacloban City

Last weekend, the city of Tacloban was buzzing with gastronomic feasts and merrymaking as they celebrated the Feast of Santo NiƱo. Too bad, I wasn't around to join in the revelry. So instead, I am posting in this entry photos of last year's Sangyaw Festival Parade of Lights. I am not sure if they continued with the parade of lighted floats this year.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...