Happy new year guys! Hope 2011 will be a better year for us
Just a few minutes before 12, HAPPY 2011 my readers! I’m here at work, so yeah.. haha!
I’m a sucker for Oil control facial cleansers, the clean and clear works fine actually, but then I saw a new line from garnier made specially for oily faced ladies like me and I couldn’t resist buying. I was actually happy when I saw sachets, so I could test it out first.
The sachets costs P6.25 (something like that).
It says: brightening oil control scrub, instant action on oil and dirt, for oily skin
The product is actually really creamy, it sort of smells like the heat mask of garnier, but just a subtle smell of it. I think you only need a little since it really foams up.
I don’t know but, the brightening promise did work upon the first wash. It does look brightened to me, hehe.
Will I repurchase? As soon as I finish my clean and clear, YES I will! I actually liked the brightening effect, so I’ll have to observe more on that.
Our lunch on our last day before heading back to Manila
Calamari again, it was that good and the sauce too. We asked our waiter Jomark if we could ask for more sauce and how much it would cost, he was nice enough to give us a bigger bowl of sauce with no charge. Mind you, they have service charge but I’m happy to pay them the service charge unlike other restaurants.
The hotel gave us free keychains for souveneirs
And here’s the goodies I brought home with me
Macapuno balls, pastillas de leche and turones de mani.
We took a bus ride and it only cost us P78 cheap! The terminal was at Pasay Rotonda.
So, this is my last post for my vacation with the BF, we had so much fun and everything about the trip was pleasant. He’s planning for another trip next year, this should be exciting.
For our dinner, here’s what we had…
The broth was good and the beef was soft, unfortunately we weren’t able to finish the pot. Price was reasonable, I just forgot the exact price –sorry.
The Cordon bleu came with gravy, the gravy was tasty and the Cordon itself was really soft. Price was reasonable too.
The only price that I remember is the blended ice tea, it costs P60 or P65 pesos, now I only wish they had bottomless ice tea. It was really good. On the side we also ordered their calamares, the dip that came with it was yummy too and it costs below P200 and had more pieces of calamri compared to Carlos pizza. Definitely a must order in my opinion.
We were actually surprised, the food was really good, we were the first customers that night and other customers came along. Buena mano? haha.
My Verdict: 5/5 spoons for the cordon bleu and calamari
It wasn’t extraordinary, but it was tasty and reasonably priced.
3.5/5 spoons for the Bulalo
5/5 for blended ice tea
Will we go back? Definitely! yes! now only if we have a car, hehe.
Continuation of our day 2 trip, as mentioned in my earlier posts, BF and I went to Halfway zoo and we rode a jeep going there, it’s a long the road so you won’t definitely miss it. I forgot how much the entrance fee costs, but it’s relatively cheap, but if you want to touch and have your photos taken with a tiger it’s a little bit pricey but worth it.
As soon as you enter the Zoo, you will be greeted with the new baby bengal tiger and Milky the white Lion who is so huge, gigantic enormous huge.
He “seems” friendly, but I’m pretty sure when I stick out my hand, he’d see it as food. Yes, these animals are cute, but when you think of it, you’d feel sorry for them. Cages are not their home but the wild life, then again, I hope they are all taken care of. I just hope those handlers weren’t so rough on these animals.
Here’s a video of Milky, rubbing himself on the cage.
* The voices behind are BF and Me
And here’s a video of me having my picture taken with Julio (looking silly)
The rest are pictures of other animals in the zoo, enjoy.
There were actually a lot of Bengal tigers
There weren’t much animals to see, but BF and I definitely enjoyed, specially with the tigers and lion. Right after, we headed back to Picnic grove to ride a horse. Too bad, we didn’t bring our camera’s, we dropped by our hotel to drop our goodies and bags first.
I was actually scared for my life when I rode the horse, the last time I rode one was when I was a kid, so you could imagine how long it has been. At first, I thought I’d fall off, but that was because I was slouching, I tried a technique by sitting straight, and it was much more easier. My horse trudis ran for a bit, and it was fun, I felt like a cowgirl! No perverted comments or thoughts please, haha!
We arrived at our hotel just in time before it gets dark. We walked to a nearby 711 to buy some soda for midnight snacks, then had dinner at the hotel which I will posting today.
Both the zoo and riding horses was a lot of fun and the weather was just right. It was truly a pleasant and unforgettable experience. Commuting was a breeze too, except for one incident with the local who was too lazy too pass our 50 pesos to the driver and our money flew out the jeep. It was really stupid, the BF ran and thankfully found the money. That girl couldn’t even look at me at the eyes.
I’m sure some of you have cars to drive to places, but if you don’t you can ride a jeep and a bus going to Halfway zoo, just make sure you go down before you reach Alfonso.
What do you like most about Tagaytay? or your favorite places? I’d like to know them.