halo-halo at the hotel restaurant and listening to a "Filipino Mariachi-like band" sing songs in Tagalog and English. I have forgotten how much I enjoyed live music. I will have to start going again in San Diego! I used to go to Seau's The Restaurant for Island Reggae night. Ever since it closed, I haven't experienced live music. It has been a while since I've enjoyed it.
Just being able to witness the breath-taking scenery in Tagaytay reminded me that life is precious. We can't control what happens to us, but we can control how we react. There are three options when facing adversity. You can:
- dive – succumb to the disease/adversity
- survive – weather the storm of an intimidating diagnosis/news
- thrive – become proactive in the fight against this disease/step up to the challenge
Anyways, we got some great photos from Tagaytay. Check them out here:
Pictures from Tagaytay
When we got back from Tagaytay, I took my daily siesta and met up with my cousin and nephew for dinner at a modern Filipino restaurant on Bonifacio High Street. It was old school Filipino cuisine with a modern flare. The place was packed! Damian went off on his own adventure that evening in Makati so I didn't get to meet up with him until I got to the hotel later in the evening after dinner. Finally met up with Damian, but we were both too exhausted to go out and do anything...
The following day was our last full day in Manila. Stay tuned!