Monday, August 18, 2014

Java Jazz

Our trip to Tagaytay wouldn't have been possible had we not found the cheapest place to stay in the area.
Luckily, we found Java Jazz. They only charge 990Phph (if I'm not mistaken. It's closer to 1000Php though) per night for your stay. 

The room is big enough for two and it is quite clean. We chose a non-air conditioned room though because: 1.) We were on a tight budget and;
2.) It's Tagatay for crying out loud. There are Pine Trees in there for a good reason, because it's cold.
And our decision was just right. Boy, was I under a blanket the whole evening. They have an electric fan though to keep us cold in the night just in case.

Their bathroom is communal though. It is built inside and have doors opening to each respective room. Two rooms shares one bathroom. But it was unnoticeable because, if my hunch was correct, there was no one occupying on the other side. We got to have the bathroom for ourselves. Lucky us! :)

Aside from it being a lodging house, it is also a Coffee Shop. They serve the famous Tsokolate-Eh! and a lot of coffees and frappes. They also have meals for you to choose from.

Included in the 990Php is a breakfast. How sulit can it be? We had their Longsilog and Hotsilog. And eating outside early in the morning sets the mood just about right! 

After that cozy rest and that hearty meal, off we go for our day's adventure! 

After our sight seeing, we went back to Java Jazz and had a dose of their frappes before heading back to Manila. We couldn't miss it for the world, being able to taste what they have to offer. And yes, they were delicious. 

An additional note though, the rooms are situated right below the coffee shop. And the coffee shop's floor are made of wood. You know where I'm going with this. You can hear the stomping of the customers above in the room. They did put a sign in the shop asking the customers to walk slowly but I guess, you cannot control everyone.

On lighter note, the staffs are very friendly and courteous. They greeted us every time we passed by and aided us in the directions. Thumbs up to that. That right there made this place highly recommended. 

Java Jazz | Java Jazz FB Page | 442 Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Sungay West, Tagaytay City (You will pass it on your way to People's Park in the Sky. It is situated in the right. Just be sure to watch out for the Yellow building!) | Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am~9:00pm Sat 9:00am~10:30pm Sun 8:00am~9:00pm | +63468602699 ; 09174837399

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Lady in Red

Today is my nephew's 1st Birthday! Happy Birthday Michael Castiel Carpio! 
May you grow up to be obedient, dependable and a good boy. But please don't grow up so fast.  Stay the cute and cuddly little boy and allow us to enjoy that phase of you. We all you our little Castiel! :*

And to stay in the theme, allow me to show you what I wore during my own birthday 15days ago. Once again, thank you to everyone who remembered it. You all made my day extra special. And to my special someone, my Love, you know that the little things and the extra efforts are always appreciated. Thank you and I Love You! :*

Red Romper - MEPZ Bazaar | Cardigan - Thrifted | Wedges - Gibi Collection | Watch - Casio Vintage Watch | Bag - Secosana

P.S., It's been 15days and I still got me a birthday gift. THANK YOU! :)

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bag of Beans

When I was looking for "must-visit-places-in-Tagaytay"in the internet, one of the places that was always popping out was The Bag of Beans. A lot of reviews has been made that we just had to squeeze it in the itinerary.
Finally, the time came for us to visit the place. We struggled with Google Maps to find the location and battled the traffic that Holy Week has brought. Lo and behold, when we arrived at the place (as instructed to us by Google Maps), we found out that we were at the wrong branch. I noticed because the place didn't look the same as it did with the pictures. We even double checked if we were indeed at The Bag of Beans. Finally, we asked the security guard and he confirmed that there was another branch (the Main Branch) in I-don't-know-where and that we were in the "Pinoy Toppings" branch. It just wasn't the same ambiance that the Main Branch exuded in the photos that I've seen. But since we were already there, might as well give it a try.

Frozen Chocolate - 115Php
Nevertheless, we still enjoyed the Chocolate Mousse and the Frappes that we ordered. It was both delicious and affordable, enough to satisfy our sweet tooth.

Cookies and Cream - 145Php

Chocolate Mousse - 110Php

We ended up at the best seat with a nice view and fresh air of Tagaytay. At the end of the night, we did not regret going there. Though not the place that I've expected, I can still say that I've been to the Bag of Beans. It was the memory made that will matter eventually.

I'm curious though, were we that far off? 

The Bag of Beans | Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City (We came from Sky Ranch and was heading back to Mendez Plaza when we passed by the Bag of Beans) | +63464134356

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Science Discovery

For our last day of vacation, we procrastinated and stayed the entire morning in our hotel room. Special thanks to kuya of Crown Regency for letting us stay the extra hour. :)
But inevitably, we got kicked out so headed out the hotel and went to the Mall of Asia.
One cannot miss this when visiting Manila. But before you judge, we didn't do the usual shopping and strolling in the mall. Instead, we went to discover science in Science Discovery. #lame Sorry, I couldn't think of something else. Hehe

Grabbing lunch first. It is important to keep our tummies happy. :)

Hi there Mr. Armstrong! :)

For 360Php per person, you get to watch a show in the Planetarium and an unlimited access to the labs and museum. The Planetarium was, of course, the highlight and we picked the Journey to the Stars to watch. It was amazing. It was like watching in IMAX minus the sunglasses but add the feeling that you are moving. It is dome-shaped and you will not be seated in an upright position but rather you will be seated like you are laying down. And they will play the show right above your head. It was a good 23minute documentary of what the stars are made up and how they were formed.

Smile everyone! :)

On your next visit to the Mall of Asia, maybe you can discover science too! :) 

Science Discovery | SM Mall of Asia

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