There’s this old Chinese proverb that goes like this: “He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” I’ve always believed that to be true, more so after Tagaytay Rendezvous. It was the very first time that the whole family, from my hubby’s side, went out of town en masse. Amid the laughter, non-stop stories and snacking, we discovered that “the family that has fun together truly stays together.” After all, it’s impossible not to enjoy Tagaytay. Its nippy weather, “frosty to the bones,” to be more precise, has made it the country’s second summer capital, next to Baguio City.
En route to the cool, breezy Tagaytay Highlands, our belly bellies started to growl. U suggested that we take our brunch at the popular Bag of Beans Coffee Shop & Bakery situated along Mendez Crossing West. The place oozed with effortless charm and exhibited another dimension of coolness, both literally and figuratively speaking. We dined on this long, time-old wooden table, while exchanging stories peppered with lots of laughter which gave new meaning to the term al fresco dining. Good food shared together by the whole family. What can be better than that?
Pink Sisters Convent along Brent Road is a famous stopover for devout Catholics. Although we were mostly evangelicals, what drew us to come inside this cul-de-sac was mainly our curiosity in its important role in Philippine politics. Although the nuns themselves have remained apolitical for years, the late President Cory Aquino took refuge in this place during the cathartic EDSA Revolution.