Sorry for being MIA, mga mare.
Nastress kasi ako sa bleeding ko. Binabantayan ko talaga na mawala. I didn’t have the energy or the inspiration to write because I was worrying why I was still bleeding. Thank God, humupa na siya last Tuesday. Bigla lang siyang dumating ulit yesterday because I carried a sack of 10 kilo rice from the grocery to the car. Mali. Now, hupa na siya again. It’s so stressful grabe. Being a woman is stressful. A man cannot say that a woman is weak. Sasampalin ko magsabi nun. Let’s see if they can endure 9 months of pregnancy and then the childbirth. Or yung dinudugo ka every month? Or the emotional and physical strain of a miscarriage.
Naalala ko tuloy. I insisted on doing the ManCom presentation pa even though sobrang sakit na ng puson ko. Nagle-labor na pala ako while presenting our reports. I did a site walkthrough pa in 3 projects the day after and nakilamay pa ako sa patay nung gabi. Mantakin mo yan. Nobody can say I’m weak. Sa shopping siguro, yun, weakness ko talaga yun. Basta something that doesn’t have anything to do with EQ, strong ako diyan.
Anyway, that’s not my topic for today.
We went to Tagaytay for an overnight staycation to celebrate Wowa’s birthday.
She found this place called Esteraha Remils Tagaytay.
I’ll show you the place.
They have a common area where you can eat, sing videoke, watch TV or just lounge around. Dito kami nagdinner and breakfast. This is also where we did videoke and played that really funny game Toots made us play.
That yellowish structure was where Alvin, Anika, LT, Faye, Mooch, Lyn and I slept.
That is how it looked like inside. It has it’s own toilet and bath with hot shower.
The other cottage looked like that inside. I didn’t want to stay there because nakaka-suffocate sa loob with all the bunk beds na dikit dikit. This room also has a toilet and bath with hot water.
That is the view if you are standing on our room’s porch. I like the big, open space because Anika and Isabel was able to run around and play.
They had cabanas. Masarap siguro magpa-massage there. I attempted to have a nap kaso Anika kept on bothering me to play. Nakunsensya ako kaya hindi na ako nakapag-siesta. Ayoko mafeel ni Anika na pinagpalit ko siya sa tulog although nandun na ako sa point na okay lang siguro na isipin niya yung for just one time. Hahaha!
This was where Wowa and my cousins slept. There are 4 beds and 1 bunk bed. This cottage doesn’t have a bathroom. Yung structure sa tabi niya, yan yung CR nila. It doesn’t have a hot water though.
The place had a small pool. Sobrang lamig, nagnosebleed si Anika. Maybe okay mag swim dito during summer time. My concern is that, if full yung place, siksikan siguro sila sa pool.
I like the relaxing swinging chairs that they have scattered around the property. I caught Russ reading a book in one of those chairs. Ang comfy lang niya tingnan.
Here are my thoughts about the place:
- Mura siya. Wowa paid for Php 5,000 for 10 pax. Mura yun for me because of the amenities nung venue. May pool despite being small. May mga cute cabanas. Malalaki ang rooms.
- There is an additional charge if you want to use the airconditioning units. There are electric fans naman and malamig ang weather given that it’s in Tagaytay.
- They do not provide towels or toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo). They have a sari sari store though that sells them.
- They also sell a lot of things like coffee, paper plates, paper cups, de lata at kung ano ano pa.
- You can cook there pero common ang area. If hindi niyo solo ang place, madami kayong nakikiluto. Madami kayong makikigamit ng cooking utensils.
- Videoke is only until 10pm which was super bitin. Baranggay regulations daw nila.
- Liblib yung place where the venue is. I was a bit scared. Hindi ko masyadong bet ang security nila because hindi ako satisfied sa locks ng rooms and access.
- There’s massage. They can call the therapists for you.
- No food served there sa place. Either you go out to eat (mga 15-20 minutes drive to the restaurants) or cook.
These two are so cute. Thank you Faye for their matching rompers.
WOWA: Kakagising lang ba ni Anika?
ME: Tinatanong mo ba yan kasi mukhang nakapajamas siya?
WOWA: Hindi. Magulo kasi hair.
Ah. Yun naman pala.
This is Wowa’s birthday crew. My immediate family, you know them na. My cousins from my mother’s side. They’re the ones sitting at the top beside LT. Matatalino ang mga yan, like promise. I like talking to them because lagi akong may natutunan na something new. Wala akong masyadong contribution sa conversations namin except comic relief.
We ate at Green ATS for lunch bilang there are no meals being served dun sa resort.
I asked Alvin to take a nice photos of me.
ME: Babe, picturan mo ako. Yung maganda ha? Kita dapat yung Taal.
Sarap niyang sabunutan.
I asked Faye to take my photo instead.
Try niyo in Green ATS in Tagaytay. Okay din. Hindi masyadong mahal.
We wanted to eat Tawilis but apparently extinct na ata. They still haven’t removed them in the menu. If you order it, bibigyan kayo ng fish na hindi Tawilis pero kamukha niya.
We went back to the resort afterwards while Wowa and LT went to the market to buy ingredients for our dinner that night. Pictorial pa more ang peg namin sa resort.
Feeling ko ang taba talaga ng utak ko! I wasn’t able to order a nice big cake because I didn’t know how I would transport it from Manila to Tagaytay. These tin can cakes were perfect. And they look nice, don’t they?
I ordered in different flavors. Clockwise from the top: Cashew Sansrival, Dream Cake, Red velvet, Carrot Walnut and Mango Cheesecake.
Wowa took home the Cashew Sansrival because favorite niya yun. Anika took home the Mango Cheesecake kasi favorite niya. I was pleasantly surprised with the Carrot Walnut kasi ang sarap. The Dream Cake was talagang dream cake dapat ang tawag kasi oozing with chocolate inside and dream ko makain ko siya. I also recommend the Red Velvet. Yan talaga ang original choice of cake ko from them.
Mukha namang masaya yung Nanay ko =D
The next day, we just had breakfast and then we got ready na to go back to Manila. Check out was at 11am.
I’m cherishing these remaining moments when Anika is still happy we do twinning clothes. When she grows up and dumating na siya sa stage that she thinks sobrang baduy to have matching clothes with her mom, I hope she knows how happy and giddy I was whenever we did twinning when she was younger. Ang lakas maka-close and maka-happy talaga.
We did last minute pictorial again before left. That’s Toots by the way.
Happy 66th birthday, Wowa! I hope you had fun!!! Thank you for your weekend treat!