When I was a kid, Tagaytay was synonymous to Picnic Grove. Then I grew up learned that there are cooler things to do than just frolicking on the overcrowded grove.
Last weekend, my officemates and I finally pushed through our Tagaytay trip that caused more headache to plan than possible. To say that I had fun was an understatement because it was a nice escape from the stressful 9-hour desk job we have 5 days a week. It’s a nice escape from the sweltering Manila weather. It was a nice escape from reality.
It was the weekend of long car rides to Taal lake and longer bus rides to and from Tagaytay. It was the weekend of good food (crispy tawilis, pork chop and unlimited bulalo soup!) and loud laughter. We occupied almost the entire floor of the inn and pranced around like it was ours alone. We got creeped out by the fire exit door that opens by itself. We cuddled together because the thin white sheets did nothing to save us from the cold room.
The weekend was too short to do everything we planned. So Iris and I promise to comeback and try Bag of Beans and Mushroom Burger and pretty much everything else we missed this time.
If there’s one thing I’ll always be thankful for, it’s the friends I made in my first job. Not like I already have a second one. But it’s always a wonder to me how I managed to get chummy with people at work, when it took me almost four years in college to do that.
This is my first trip this year, and I’m glad that it’s a good one.