Saturday, April 5, 2008

View From The Top

It’s a long weekend. So my friends and I decided to head over to Tagaytay.

It is a quick getaway for most urbanites. Tagaytay is just a short drive from Manila plus the weather is awesome. There are a lot of cool places to hang out, as well.

I have been going to Tagaytay for most of my adult life. It’s practically Raft3r’s second hometown. I even spent two straight New Year’s Eves there.

Probably one of the most memorable Tagaytay trips was when our group trooped to Caleruega a few years back. It's way past the city proper but definitely worth a visit. Caleruega has a great view overlooking hills and lush flora.

We ran into a bunch of high school girls. They were fun to be with and a few of them asked for my mobile number. Photos were taken and I thought that was it.

The following day, I was bombarded with SMS messages from these girls. Plus they forwarded my number to their other friends.

Apparently, Raft3r was a big hit with their group. That lasted for more than a month.

An ex once commented that my target markets are teenage girls and gay men. Hey, who am I to argue.

16 comments:

Wendy said...

I love Tagaytay too, especially the weather. Lapit sa Manila so when my friends and I need to unwind instantly, we go to Tagaytay. Last year we got a complimentary pass to Tagaytay Highlands and man, ang ganda dun.

Gorgeous Traveller said...

Long weekend ba sa Manila? Sorry am a bit out of touch with holidays there now...

I guess everyone in Manila loves Tags. But who doesnt? Glad you had a great weekend!

-Marie

bestfriend said...

Tagaytay!
My ex-boyfriend was a big fanatic of authentic bulalo so most of our weekends were spent at Tagaytay. There was this instance that he was craving for it and it was a weekday, he texted me if I was willing to take a leave from the office and hide off to Tagaytay. Of course I said yes. So if you saw someone wearing a bank uniform holding hands with a guy wearing a long sleeves strolling in Tagaytay during a weekend it must be us.

Salve said...

i suddenly miss tagaytay, raft3r! hmm, maybe i should put in my list of places to visit this summer.

i visited caleruega last year. a worthy place to see and it's very peaceful there.

Raft3R said...

wendy, Panalo ang Highlands. Sana lang makapangasawa ako ng mayaman. Hehe

gorgeous traveller, Yup. Heroes' Day. Yata. Hehe. I had a blast. Sarap!

bestfriend, Parang madalas nga kita makita don dati! Nyahaha

salve, Yeah. Tama ka. Serene don. Sobra.

tina @ angelblush said...

been there twice and I have to agree it's a great place to be, specially if you want a weekend getaway.

nice blog you have here.

Raft3R said...

tina@angelblush, Thanks 4 the compliment. You just made Raft3r blush. Hehe. Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

Sonnet's said...

Back in college, one of my girl friends got dumped by her bf so she asked me to ride with her as she drove around. I had no idea that she was heading to Tagaytay. After that incident, I never dared to go to Tagaytay again garbed in a pair of shorts and sando.

jella said...

Denoy, parang di mo pa sa akin nake-kwento ito? Ummm.... teen-age girls and gays? (,") Tagaytay is indeed a great place, enjoyed our trip there April of last year. Plus I would not forget our trip to Caleruega. You provided the comfort, and Caleruega, the serenity that I needed that time. (,") Thanks again, mwah!

Raft3R said...

sonnet's, Panalo attire mo sa Tagaytay. You're dressed 4 the weather. Hehe

jella, Tagal na non kaya. Alala mo pa? See you soon!

Big Eyed Gal said...

One word -- Pedophile!!! LOL!!! Joke!! Now, you can add one more place to hang out in Tagaytay... Ask Mamma Mia. :-D

Raft3R said...

big_eyed_gal, Hindi ako yun naghahabol, e. Hehe. Oo, yun ke Mama Mia!!! Kelan kaya tayo don? =)

big-eyed-gal said...

Naku di ko alam sa inyo. Kayo naman kasi laging busy-busyhan eh.. Hehe!

Raft3R said...

big_eyed_gal, Oo nga. =( Pero at least magkikita tayo sa despedida ni Tupas! Hehe

kengkay said...

hay, miss ko din ang tagaytay. kapag tatakas kasi sa trabaho sa tagaytay parati ang tambayan namin e. sa mga damo damo lang kami magpicnic o kaya sa taal vista, emote emote. may kaibigan akong may summer place dyan sa tagaytay, ninong ng panganay ko, sabi ko ipamana nya yung bahay sa anak ko. hindi naman ako demanding e, hahaha

Raft3r said...

kengkay, The best talaga dyan!