Yesterday, I woke up early than my usual Sunday morning I would normally turn the TV on and watch again the same show I watched the previous night pretty tiring but that is what you get when you subscribed with the cheapest plan. As early as 6:30 AM I was already bored and decided to switch on the iPad and wondered how my friends from facebook are ranting about on their wall. The cousin whose passion and her way to releive her stress from the ardous demands of her work had somehow made another remarkable entry full of wit that was never boring to read. She just made a story about her hubby feeding their dogs some left-over from the fridge and then saw her prediction for 2017 that “she’ll be hotter” for the coming year. Well, she is definitely hot as always and doesn’t need any application to remind her that.
Few exchanges of hellos we ended up planning to meet but not the usual mall since 90% of the people from the city would probably flocked to end the weekend by doing nothing to hundreds of malls popping like popcorns in every corners of the city – I too was guilty of being a mall rat. But this time is a different story she wanted to be out of the city I suggested hoping that she won’t buy it to go to Tagaytay – The Highlands were the traffic from the city has ascended to a higher level literally. Though I prefer to be in the city the thought of getting out from it was an awesome idea.
Hours later I was already on a cab at the gateway to the south “Shell Magallanes”. While waiting for her I decided to hangout at the gas station’s convenient store. I don’t get it why they call it convenient when the prices are 20% higher. While waiting i was mesmerized knowing that I was a peak away at a posh village nearby, made me wonder if I had just been transported to a different dimension as everyone else was talking a different language. A South African visitor once mentioned to me while hanging out at a coffee shop in Glorietta relented if English was our primary language and that we hate our own dialect “tagalog”. I was back in the Philippines when I was cut from my temporary limbo upon receiving text that the cousin was already 30 minutes away explaining that were little traffic they were caught with and to remind me not to have a anything big as we are about to have lunch together. I decided to transfer to the nemesis of Mc Donalds to grab a sandwhich even if am not hungry just to get out of that place.
Minutes later were braving the expressway to our destination I was greeted from a selection of good music apparently a gift from her boss which by the way the best selection of music I’ve heard lately. Which made me realized how come I am no longer interested in music is something wrong with me?
The trip was exciting as I always enjoyed road trip most of the time feeling dissappointed whenever I would reach the destination reminding me that my journey was about to end. We had a great lunch though it wasn’t her first choice but at least I saw her face lit-up whenever we have this kind of time together be it with a group or just the two of us.
Next stop is to check out famous cafe “Bag of Beans” to get the famous Raisin Bread the reason why she decided to visit the place. It was cold when we got out of the that felt so good and entered a cozy little bakeshop with pastries that aren’t familiar to us except for one thing the raising bread – sadly the last batch was already sold. We checkout the place and noticed I noticed the adjacent little coffee shop with limited tables and with guests having their late afternoon coffee. One guest though caught my attention she was pretty and was talking to someone from her headset not obvious that she had it on. She’s acting as if she was sitting on a nice French coffee shop in the bitter cold of winter as her scarf was neatly tied on her neck. I wondered if that was necessary as I feel bits of the heat emanating from the bakery – but maybe shes not really a fan of the cold weather unlike me. I decided to keep my thoughts to myself and just leave her alone and not criticize her of her fashion statement —- after all who am I to judge.
I thought our day would end there but not with my favorite Ate as she instructed her chaffeur to take us to Taal Vista I thought were just going to view the Taal Volcano but it was a fancy hotel were we have a nice coffee. We sat at the lobby and ordered coffees and cakes but the service was lacking some essentials like cream or milk for our hot brewed coffee, she was in a good mood that day and didn’t let the bad service ruin her day while waiting for her favorite “Lava Cake” if am not mistaken did I mention how delicious the Blue Berry Cheesecake was? Too bad I forgot my instagram moment and failed to capture it.
Before we left my cousin was in shocked to learn that it was actually my first time to go there – she the told me that we have to go out and take some pictures. It was awesome we had a great time doing our first selfie together. Let me remind you she’s my Ate but it looked like much older she’s so pretty and fresh. The highlands wasn’t a bad idea at all reconnecting with her was once again a happy time.
I really need to share this it was an awesome date on cold a Sunday time with my loving Ate. Thank you for taking me here.