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I will always LOVE you!!

 

MOA Eye, vinneve foto

I found this quote and somehow it is true for me.¬† “A HOME is not a place, it’s a feeling!” which is why I keep coming back to my birth Country, THE PHILIPPINES.

No matter where I go and lived, I keep coming back to my roots and of course, my old friends and remaining family and relatives are mostly living here.  This is where I experienced a very good childhood though we are not rich!  A childhood that was gadget-free but full of real knowledge about the world we lived in.  A warm welcome every time that I keep coming back for more!

Taal Volcano, Tagaytay, vinneve foto

Wind Residences, Tagaytay, vinneve foto

We spent our time in Tagaytay province in Southern Luzon.¬† Just 2 hours away from Manila depends on traffic.¬† It’s always my destination for relaxation and family bonding where my father can spend his time with his only grandchild.¬† Away from the hustle and bustle of the City.¬† Manila is BIG. Where I grew up PARA√ĎAQUE¬†(click the link to know more) also a big city that is part of Metro Manila.¬† Tagaytay weather is cooler than Manila.¬† Fewer people, less traffic.¬† I love the feeling of being in the provinces because of their laidback way of life.

Rhapsody Residences, Muntinlupa City, vinneve foto

After 10 months of temporarily living in Muntinlupa City (above and below photos), I felt connected with this City (South of Metro Manila).  So yes, obviously I came back here for the second time. I found new friends in 2017 that make it worthwhile to stay here.

Landmark/Festival mall Alabang, vinneve foto

“HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS…”

S Maison mall, beside MOA, vinneve foto

I recently discovered this mall which is very handy connecting to a Convention Center, Conrad Hotel and SM MOA (one of the biggest malls in the World).¬† It’s smaller compared to other malls but it is spacious and lots of branded products.¬† They are hosting 2 tourist attractions which are:¬† DESSERT MUSEUM and LAKBAY MUSEO (will post next time!)

SkyRanch, Tagaytay, vinneve foto

Aerial view of Manila, vinneve foto

I cannot understand why I feel sad that soon I am leaving again as this is only a quick vacation (with a purpose).¬† I guess I will always love this country no matter what.¬† I agree with our national hero JOSE RIZAL quote He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.”¬†¬†

So for all former FILIPINOS whether legally you are not entitled anymore, surely will agree with me… I will always love you, my Philippines!¬† We are happy and proud when we hear something good about you and sad when we hear bad words about you.¬† There is no perfect in this world.¬† Even to a place where I will come back to after this.

PAALAM, Adios!!

 

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Aesthetic beauty near Taal Volcano

This is in response to the Daily Post Challenge via Daily Prompt: Aesthetic.

“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.” ¬†by Alfred North Whitehead.

Before going up north as per my earlier post under this LINK, we head down to the South of Luzon.  TAGAYTAY is one of my favorite destination in the Philippines.  The second summer capital of the Country.  The beauty of nature speaks for itself.  

Can you see that?  It is the 2nd active volcano in the Philippines see Wikipedia. So many stories about this volcano that killed thousands of people as early as 1572.  Even my late mother told me a gruesome story of what she knows from the story passed from generation to generations.  A volcano inside the lake within a lake. Interesting.

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Taal Volcano, Tagaytay

We visited Museo Orlina¬†as I always love museums and have been to many Countries that are famous for their museums so finally I saw what this can offer. ¬†It is a simple one but it is enough for the¬†family even with kids to explore the grounds and it’s art inside and out.¬†

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Museo Orlina exterior facing the volcano, vinneve photo

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Museo Orlina garden, vinneve photo

These are just a few to show you. ¬†You better go and see it for yourself to really enjoy the beauty of ¬†Mr. Ramon Orlina¬†art, it is better to see¬†to appreciate it. There’s also some vintage cars in the garage and perhaps not many people know about it as it is hidden underground. ¬†Here you go!

Aesthetic and natural beauty indeed.