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T-House Tagaytay

Carpet Head and I headed up to Tagaytay last Thursday to stay for one night at this place called T House. We just wanted to go away for at least a day for the Holy Week and wanted to stay at a nice place. We were choosing between T House and 8 Suites. What won us over was the food selection at T House. Hah. Show us the noms and we’re there!

The place is just along Calamba Road in Tagaytay City. Coming from Sta. Rosa Road, you turn left on Calamba Road. T House is on the left side so you don’t get a view of the lake and all that, but it doesn’t matter really. The place is really nice, even sans any stunning landscape view.

Can’t say any more so just check out the photos. Yayyyy.

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Here’s a shot of us in front of the reception area. Nice, eh? Look at my new curls. Hah. (More about the curls in another post.)

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The place is huge! The rooms are grouped into what they called clusters, which were really just small buildings with rooms. On the left side is the kitchen and the restaurant. You can see the hotel guy carrying our bags on the right. Our room was near the second big tree on the right. At the end of this little driveway is the spa. By the way, I think all the trees at this place are fruit-bearing trees – jackfruit (see the fruits?) and mango trees. Awesome.

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We were booked in the Earth Cluster and our room was the only one with a balcony, which you can see in the photo above. The door below it is not our door though. Our door is on the other side of this building. You go up the steps on the right-most, where that dark tree is. That tree on the left-most is a mango tree and little mangoes were just falling everywhere including the roof. Reminded me of home, actually. We have mangoes falling on our roof, too, at our parents’ house in my hometown.

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Look at our room! I think the staff were given a heads up that we were newlyweds because they sprinkled pretty rose petals all over the place. I thought that was nice. The French door on the right opens up to the balcony. The bathroom is on the right of those pretty French doors.

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Here’s a shot of the bath. Pretty spacious. The door to the bath is a sliding door in a similar design as the French doors.

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Aha, couple selfie! Here we are waiting for our breakfast the next morning. That’s the restaurant building in the background. We decided to have breakfast al fresco. The weather was just too nice.

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Ah this is me working on the balcony Thursday afternoon. Although it was technically a holiday, I still had work to do.

Overall, we were pretty happy with our stay. We were slightly disappointed that some of the food on the menu – specifically the ribs and the Wagyu – weren’t available, but the other stuff we ordered weren’t bad at all.

The T House is a great place to get away from the city and just relax. I also think it would be a pretty nice venue for small family gatherings or intimate parties. I wouldn’t mind going back there. :)

Ever been? What other nice places in Tagaytay do you recommend?

See more photos below. Moar photos moar!

 

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How to beat the heat while working at home

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DAMN it’s getting hot in here. And by that, I really mean, holy crap summer’s here to toast us all.

Maybe it’s because we went to Boracay island early in March that I feel like summer has been going on forever. I’ve forgotten that the season of beaches and bikinis only “officially” starts around this time. Luckily, the maddening heat reminded me that school’s out and it’s time to bask (or burn) in the scorching heat and revel in the “YAY no more school therefore there are less cars on the road YAY” traffic. I don’t drive, but, hey, I’m a passenger and sucky traffic gets to me, too.

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Things I’m thankful for and loving today

Because it’s Friday and I’m stalling before I need to get to work.

1. Kat Dennings and Eric Andre from 2 Broke Girls

Kat Dennings – I’ve had a girl crush on since I discovered her gorgeous blog header some years back. I know, I’m weird, but that header photo is gold. Plus she’s really funny on 2 Broke Girls. Eric Andre – I just discovered him on that show, too, and he is frickin’ hilarious. I’m loving them both right now.

Check out this clip from the show. A little background – SPOILER ALERT! – Deke (Eric Andre) is trying to win back Max (Kat Dennings) who doesn’t want to date him anymore because he turned out to be a rich dude.


Source: http://youtu.be/FFnC7p164UQ

So funny. I haven’t seen any of the episodes from this season.

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Rambling about the sun, sand, and sea

My team, the Ultimate Warriors, has joined the Boracay Open beach ultimate tournament each year since 2009. The first time we joined we were just deliriously happy to be part of the whole thing. Last year we finished second in pool B. This year we finally bagged the pool B championship. YAAYYYY.

Every time I’m in Boracay it’s a different experience, but it’s never NOT epic in some way or another. Loooved the sand, the places, and, of course, the company. The water was divine. There’s nothing like a dip in cool salt water after playing under the scorching sun. ;)

Aaaand I have no more words.

Oh hey, pictures! 

First, a confession. This year, at Boracay Open 2014, I first discovered the panorama mode on my iPhone. I’ve had my phone since November. I know. Hashtag BIGNOOBALERT. In my defense, I was a Nokia user for over ten years. That’s it. And we have my first panorama photo below. Yayyy. Why it looks like my new blog header photo! Whaddayaknow! #imsofunnyicoulddie

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Spotlight: Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith

I decided to join this book blast because this book reminded me of the movie Zombieland, which was pretty funny and cool. Wish I had the time to read and review the book for this post, but I guess the next best thing is to help spread the word. Checkitout, folks!

By the way, the author will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn host. Check out the other tour stops and leave a comment.

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