Weekend Escapade in Tagaytay

To say that my husband and I (and even my eldest daughter) are busy the past weeks or months is an understatement. It seems we have been running here and there trying to fulfill duties that keep piling up. Well, to sum it up we really need a break. So I browsed group buying sites to search for hotel deals. Luckily, I found this deal which seems to be perfect – an overnight stay for 2 at Tagaytay Country Hotel, free 45-minute body scrub or body massage, dinner, and breakfast. All for less than 3thou and I can even bring my two daughters along!

We originally planned the getaway in time for our 7th wedding anniversary. But alas, hubby needs to work the weekend of our anniv date so we just scheduled our getaway for March. The sched we got seems ideal too because it is the weekend after Sophie’s 3rd trimester exam and right after knowing that I got promoted at work. So it feels like a reward time for all of us.

Well on the day itself, we all woke up early and were out of the house by 7:30 am. Our first stop is Jollibee for a hearty breakfast.  After taming our grumbling tummies, we head on to Tagaytay. The weather was a bit hot but just right for a joyride. We reached Tagaytay proper a little past 10am. It’s still early so we decided to stop by Robinson’s Supermarket to buy snacks and drinks. After about an hour, we are ready for lunch. We want to eat at Eli’s since I read some pretty good reviews on the net but was disappointed to find it closed.
We had to find another resto that serves bulalo and found Diner's Cafe Original Bulalo. The place is not so crowded but I found the service a bit slow. I find the staff  helpful and friendly as well. Good thing, we had a perfect view of Taal Volcano from our spot on the second floor.

The hot bulalo tastes good but maybe they can add more veggies in it. We also ordered sisig but maybe we should have ordered a veggie or a fish dish because i found the bulalo too fatty. Good thing, they serve free coffee on the resto. 

After lunch, we are ready to go to the hotel.
What I think about the Tagaytay Country Hotel - to be continued

What Can I Do To Become A Healthier Person?

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1. Utilize Testing Kits To Identify Disease.

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2. Get Your Body Moving.

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2016 Philippine Holidays

This year has relatively fewer holidays than 2015. But hey, it still pays to be informed. So here is the official list of Philippine Holidays for 2016. Start planning your much-deserved vacation as early as now!

 (From the Official Gazette)

January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
January 2, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

February 8, 2016, Monday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
February 25, 2016, Thursday – EDSA People Power Revolution (Special non-working day by virtue of Proclamation No. 1071, s. 2015)

March 24, 2016 – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
March 25, 2016 – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
March 26, 2016 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)

April 9, 2016, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)

May 1, 2016, Sunday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)

June 12, 2016, Sunday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)

August 21, 2016, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
August 29, 2016, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)

October 31, 2016, Monday – Additional special non-working day

November 1, 2016, Tuesday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
November 30, 2016, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)

December 24, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day
December 25, 2016, Sunday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
December 30, 2016, Friday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
December 31, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which days the holidays shall respectively fall.

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