Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Enjoying the freezing clouds of Tagaytay

There's always a first time, right Clarita! 😊

Two Sundays ago, we revisited Tagaytay, our favorite city. Except for Krystal whose school held its recollection there last November, our family hasn't visited the place since 2014. I was still pregnant with Junífera Clarita at that time. And last year, on our way to Burot Beach, we just passed by the place. So technically, this is Junífera Clarita's first time in our country's second "summer capital".

We are always excited to go to Tagaytay even though we have visited it many times already. For those who do not know yet, my hubby Pepe loves cold places (he always changes the thermostat of our air conditioning to its highest, LOL!). He's the type who prefers the rainy season, including typhoons! He finds dark skies romantic, so don't wonder anymore if you see him very happy within a dark forest. 😊

A breathtaking view of  Tagaytay!!!! 

Misty flowers.

Whenever we want to enjoy a place for its cold weather, especially on the coldest month of the year, Tagaytay naturally comes to mind because it is the nearest to our place. Baguio takes several hours to reach, probably six or seven. Even the mountain town of Luisiana, a place which is also in the same province as ours, can take up to three hours, but reaching Tagaytay takes only two hours. One if the traffic is OK. We left our place after lunch and arrived in Tagaytay at mid-afternoon. We went straight to "People's Park In The Sky" or "Palace In The Sky". Anyway, the main reason why tourists go to Tagaytay is to enjoy its mild climate. So why not visit its coldest place?

My first time to taste strawberry taho. =)

At the entrance.

This used to be, PEOPLE'S PARK IN THE SKY. Now it's T F S. LOL!

Merienda time! =) =)

After paying for the entrance tickets (₱30.00), we bought strawberry-flavored tahô (silken tofu with sago pearls). It was my first time to taste it. It was delicious. Then we experience the clouds when we were already there on top and taking pictures and selfies. While the kids were playing within the mists covering the park, I was ordering our merienda: fish balls, chicken balls, kikiam, french fries, and hot noodles. After eating our snacks, the kids continued playing, experiencing the moment that is so soothing to the senses. They don't get to play that much in our place. The park is cold, romantic, and awesome! It was also drizzling from time to time as the cold clouds continued to envelop us. Most people say that the thick mist covering People's Park In The Sky is fog, but the truth is those are clouds because the park is on top of a mountain. Many people just don't realize it because there is already a road leading towards the park. There is really no more need to climb.

We stayed up there until it got dark. As usual, we were one of those who were last to descend, hehehe! Our kids have learned to love cold temperatures just like my hubby. Like father, like children. 😊 😊

My hubby is very happy up here. =)

Un gato blanco.

So if you want to experience clouds and a cold atmosphere, you better come and go to People's Park In The Sky. Who knows? We might even bump into each other up there. 😊

Real Selfies! =)

We ❤ Tagaytay!!!!!!!

Totally CLOUDY!!!!!!! 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

DID YOU KNOW? The highest point in Tagaytay is Mount Súñgay, the place which everybody calls as "People's Park In The Sky" or "Palace In The Sky".  Its peak, according to Google Earth, stands at 2,351 feet above sea level.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

¡Feliz 10º cumpleaños, Jefe!

Happy 10th Birthday, Jefe!!!

We are not complete today because your Ate Krystal is currently on a field trip in Baguio City. But she still did not forget to greet you through Facebook video. I am so touched (¡Gracias, hija!) So, at the end of the day, in our hearts and minds, it is already a complete birthday for you, my son. We had a simple early dinner celebration for your birthday, a surprise video from your Ate Krystal, and that's it. We may not have a "bonggacious" celebration, but the love and care that we have within our family is enough to complete it.

Video clip 
courtesy of Krystal's friend, Melizza.

Happy birthday again, Jefe. May you continue to stay kind and God-fearing. And may the love and concern you have for your brothers and sisters always remain. GOD bless you, and we love you so much!!!! =) =)

Mommy Yeyette

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Tres Reyes Magos 2017

During olden times, Filipinos exchanged gifts not on Christmas Day nor New Year's Day but on the day of the Three Kings which is celebrated every January 6. But in the Novus Ordo calendar, this feast day is celebrated on the first Sunday of January. But for us who still preserve the old ways, we still celebrate it every January 6. Our simple dinner must begin first before exchanging gifts.

On this day, my mother was with us to witness how we celebrate Three Kings Day. We celebrated it in the evening because we had to wait for our kids to come home from school. We prayed first before eating our simple dinner, giving thanks to GOD for all the blessings that we have on our table, and for all the blessings we have been receiving each day. 

Then it's gift-giving time! So far, it was the happiest Three Kings that I have ever experienced. Of course I am on my happiest whenever I'm with my family, but today was extra special because my mother was here. The more, the merrier. We even planned to celebrate Three Kings in her place in Bacoor, Cavite next year.

So next time, join us so we could celebrate Three Kings Day more, and enjoy more for the greater glory of GOD. Happy Three Kings to all. =) =) =)     

All photos courtesy of my mother, Teresa Perey. Thanks much, Mommy!!! ❤ =)

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

¡Feliz Año 2017!

Media Noche.

Mañana, con el padre de Yeyette.

Imagen del Niño Jesús.

Misa de Nuevo Año.

Un belén grande fuera de nuestra iglesia.

Let's have a happy, healthy, and meaningful 2017, everyone! ¡Qué Dios os bendiga todos los días!


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