Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tagaytay_Family Trip

Date: November 23, 2013
Place: Tagaytay City, Cavite
Activity: Family Trip

This trip was planned by my sister Angela about a month ago. And not only arranged the trip but also she shouldered most and almost all the expenses. Its a big thanks to my sister.

She had two choices of destination. Either going to Enchanted Kindom or Tagaytay, and I suggested to better go to Tagaytay, at least there are more places in Tagaytay where we can enjoy the view and more space for the kids to play.

My sister and Dad coordinated the rented jeep for P3500 including gas and toll fees (a bit cheaper than others). Early in the morning, around 6:30am when the jeep pick us up at home then headed up to Tagaytay via South Super Highway.

Places Visited and Activities:

Poeple Park in the Sky:
This is located in the highest point of Tagaytay. This was originally called as Palace in the Sky when President Marcos prepared this as a palace for the visit of American President Ronald Reagan but unfortunately was not completed until it became a park and called People's Park in the Sky.

PAGASA Doppler Radar Station

Picnic Grove:
Lunch time when we headed to Picnic Grove where we had our lunch with our provisioned foods taken on the trip. In Picnic Grove, you need to pay P150 rental for the table located everywhere but we chose to eat inside the jeep to save  the peso. After meal and some rest, then we start strolling in the area.

Also tried the Horseback Riding with the kids:

Sky Ranch:
Next stop is the Sky Ranch where the Tallest Ferries Wheel in the Philippines is seated. The day will not be completed without trying this said tallest in the country.

More walks and picture takings in the area.

Mahogany Market:
Around 5PM, we went to Mahogany market for coffee and bought some pasalubong (something that is brought from the trip) before ending the day.
Also Mahogany Market is known as the main beef dealer in the region. You can also buy fish that are locally grown from Taal Lake and flowers that are mainly growing in cold places like Tagaytay.

Around 9PM when we arrived home due to heavy traffic encountered on the road. A great experience especially for the kids and a great week-end to spend with the family.

Until next time and thank you for viewing.......

Monday, December 2, 2013

Filinvest, Alabang_Verizon Fun Run

Date: November 16, Saturday
Place: Northgate, Filinvest, Alabang
Activity: Verizon Fun Run

This was supposed to be my activity last November 9 as per previous post. Since run was rescheduled with a bit short time to properly arrange my work schedule, it ended me up going to work Friday swing shift with only 3 hours sleep before the run.

Call time was 5:30am, moral is high and excited even with only 3hours sleep. Went to the organizers table to get my free running kit. I got this free because the first 100 registrants will get a free running kit while those beyond 100 will need to pay Php200 for their singlet. Still a good deal, in case I finish it last, I still got a free kit.

Proceed to change our running pace attire, had our stretching and warming-up routine and after few more minutes, before the sun totally risen up, 10k runners were released.

After 1 hour and 18minutes, it ended me up 3rd even with my worst 10k time, but I can feel that this is my best 10k pace. And somebody told me that by using his GPS and google map computation, he found that the route is actually 12k in distance. Still a good run for me to get my first podium in running.
picture courtesy of Julian Uy

picture courtesy of Julian Uy

After the awarding the group agreed in reloading before going home.

Hoping to continue the discipline in food and in training so I can continue improving my time on my next run.....