“The soul cannot
thrive in the absence of a garden.”
- Thomas Moore
Casa Rap salad
Suman sa lihiya
A garden to walk in, homegrown and organic food with few
flowers on my plate, shining stars to wish upon, what more could I ask for? Perhaps another tall glass of kasarap na halo-halo, and a merry
Christmas to each and everyone.
I put on the flippers.
I wear my heart on my sleeve. I let the fishes nibble on it. Today is all I
need to be happy.
Balinese-inspired Casita Ysabel isn’t only a place of peace
and relaxation. It also has a beautiful and vibrant coral garden just a stone’s
throw way from its rocky shoreline for guests to enjoy. A former private rest
house, the place was eventually developed by the owner Linda Reyes-Romualdez
during a time when she was rebuilding her life. I know it was borne of out of
love, as it was named after one of her greatest joys in life, her youngest daughter
San Teodoro, Mabini,
No.: 546-7083, 0917-6100005
In the vast space between the past and future are the new heights of luxury in a postcard-perfect club setting, beautiful cityscape at night, lonely clouds drifting in the morning, long scorching walk from the club to the gate, and a simple thought that new and beautiful things can grow in your life but only if you give it room and let go of the past.
When I was still in college, I used to sneak my compact point
and shoot camera inside Vargas Museum to clandestinely take photos of their
Amorsolo paintings hehe. Until now, they
still have that “no picture-taking” policy particularly in the upper floors,
where their permanent art collections are located. How KJ is that? Especially
now that you can’t just easily slip a bulky DSLR inside your trouser pocket.
One good consolation about this place is their Museum Café,
where one can at least enjoy the refreshing view of the trees while dining al
fresco. Anyway, trees are still art, only created by the hands of nature.
Zamboanga white alavar pasta
Oreo cheesecake - fluffy and yummy
I can now smell Christmas in the air. I so miss