Christmas 2019 at Wind Residences!

We spent our Christmas 2019 at Wind Residences, Tagaytay through AirBnb and it was such a great experience.

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Spending Christmas in the highlands was a last minute decision as we initially planned to just spend it at home since Dad and Gil are both away this year. So when Mama agreed that we just spend Christmas in Tagaytay, I immediately looked for hotel accommodations but grandly failed to book any because it’s peak season. Hence, I turned to the ever trustworthy AirBnb and lo and behold, I found a hotel-like listing at Wind Residences! 🙂

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This condo unit was listed at AirBnb as “SkyWind Tagaytay (Taal View, W/ Parking, Netflix)”. In sum, I super recommend this place if you’re staying in the highlands. Rio – the owner – was super quick in her responses to our queries. The unit was very well-maintained and according to its owners, it was actually designed like a hotel room so that their guests would feel like they’re actually checked-in to one.

We had such a lovely  stay here, and Mama and I even had our traditional ensaymada and hot chocolate on Christmas morning:

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We had a very simple Christmas this year. Met up with the rest of Mama’s side of the family later in the day for lunch in Nuvali, and headed home right after ‘coz Typhoon Ursula is at signal number 3 already! *Yikes* I can’t believe I was able to drive Mama and Celine home safely considering that it was my first time to drive to the highlands! Hehe. 

Hope you guys had a peaceful, meaningful and happy Christmas too! 🙂


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May 1, 2017: Marian Orchard +Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna + Tagaytay Highlands

So it was a long long wekeend for the people of Manila because the government declared Friday, April 28th, and Monday, May 1st, holidays; hence giving us full four days to unwind and rest our arses off. It was honestly a break I badly needed, and I couldn’t imagine another way of spending it other than with my super kulit family. After the huge celebration of my lola’s 80th birthday, we all decided to take some rest and go a little farther from home – Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Nuvali and Tagaytay Highlands.


It was such a long day, the details will surely bore you. But may favorite part would definitely be our visit to the Marian Orchard in Balete, Batangas. If you are looking for some peace of mind and some place to pray and meditate, this is a good place to go to. They have a little chapel there and lots of religious stops and stations for prayer. It was such a beautiful, peaceful place. Continue reading “May 1, 2017: Marian Orchard +Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna + Tagaytay Highlands”