Sunday, May 17, 2009

Meet Kurt!

This is my cute nephew, Kurt. He's 1yr 2months old. He's been the joy of the family. Since he is the youngest everybody adores him, and boy oh boy, he know's it. He is so sweet and happy. He can make you smile just by looking at him. Kurt is just starting to speak and trying to walk without help. I can't wait till he can run so that we can bring him often when we go to the park or the mall. Well, left just wait and see.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tagaytay Overnight Vacation - (For the Girls)


We, that includes me of course, my 2 sisters, my mom, and my niece, all headed for Tagaytay last April 25, Saturday, to attend my cousins wedding. It took us about 3 hours to reach Tagaytay from Manila. Tagaytay is well known because it is the home of Taal Volcano. The is a Volcano in the middle of Taal Lake. The climate is cool and that is also one reason it is a favorite vacation spot for us.

It has been a long time since we were all able to get together like this and we were talking and joking with each other during the whole travel time. When we reached Tagaytay, the first thing we did was look for a place to stay in case we get help up in the wedding recetion and it';s too late and dangerous to travel back. Tagaytay is known for fog and true to it's nature,by 3pm, the fog was already starting to get thick we can take pictures outside anymore. We were able to pick a place called Sunview out of all the resthouse, Bed and Breafaest, inns etc, that we checked. The price is ok, the rooms are cozy and clean, they have 24 hour food service, swimming pool, and lucky for us a live bandfrom 8pm to 12 midnight.

When we got back after the wedding and reception, we were all tired to the bones, we talked for a while about what is happening to each of our lives and took pictures, lots of pictures. It was really nice because we got to bvond with each other again. We were all trying to sleep but we can't because we end up luaghing at something funny one oif us said or thought about. We started to go down memory lane and we ended up laughing harder. Last thing I remeber doing was smiling and thinking happy thoughts.

We woke up very late (11:30A.M.) Sunday, we were already in a hurry. We wanted to beat the traffic because lots of vacationers and overnighters will definitely be going home to Manila. We had brunch, and headed home, Along the way we bought lots of "pasalubong" or gift. I bought lot fruits for my kids and pies for my Husband. and other delicacies.
I t was really fun and we promised one another that we will go back to Tagaytay to do this again


Last April 25, my mom, sisters (Luanne and Monica), and niece (Heaven, went to Tagaytay to attend our cousin's (Pet & Yas) wedding. The wedding was so really beautiful, the reception was done in Sonya's Garden or should I say secret garden because it was far from the main road. The garden was really wonderful, it's seem like you are transported to a different place the moment you pass the main entrance. The place was really perfect for weddings and debut, or for just escaping from one's busy life and retreating to a place magical.
What fascinated me (and made me really hungry) was the food they served. The food was not only good but healthy as well. Most of it served came directly from the garden. It was the first wedding reception that I attended without me having to watch the calories I take in. I kept on asking the waiter what's the name of the dish they were serving.
The first serving was like a create-your-own-salad (fresh lettuce and other greens that you can top with fruits, veggies and their very own Secret Dressing), next came the freshly baked wheat bread that you can top with basil pesto (yummy), white cheese, anchovies, bruschetta tomato toppings. mushroom pate, black olive tapinade and fresh green peppercorn in olive oil (this on I don't like at all). Then came the pasta with two kinds of sauces (sun dried tomato and chicken cream with mango), and toppings (ratatouille, salmon belly, shitake mushrooms, black olives, capers and grated parmesan cheese, pepperoncini) and Roasted Chicken with herbs. I give 2 thumbs up for the chicken cream with mango. Lastly came the best part, Dessert. They served us Taragon Tea & Chocolate Cake that's so delicious I wanted to grab my sisters serving as well. All through out the meal we had Dalandan juice with mint leaves. It was really something out of the ordinary.
Sonya's Garden also offers Bed $ Breakfast. We were supposed to reserve a room but It was already fully booked. I was really looking forward to the free cooking lesson (with herbs) that they offer. Well, there's always next time.......