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The people at the Inn at Cliffhouse were kind enough to refund the room which had a conked out aircon.
They made sure the Carrier people came over yesterday to fix the problem, but it would take a few days, according to the technician.
Tagaytay is really amazing. Wish I had a place to stay.
God, are you there?

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I took the boy for some ice cream at Café Breton at the Cliffhouse

Christian, 3

We bought flowers to plant at home. What do you call these lovely things?

Bought this flower in Tagaytay

On our last night we had an amazing dinner at Antonio’s Grill, which comes from the group of Antonio’s Garden and Breakfast at Antonio’s.

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Photo: Aaron Abadilla

Inside looks carinderic, no aircon, and lots of giant flying insects which scared Markus—but I think they serve the best Filipino food ever.

inside antonio's grill

Everything we ordered was divine—from Marky’s pork sinigang

Sinigang na baboy at Antonio's Grill, Tagaytay

To my grilled liempo

Inihaw na liempo at Antonio's Grill, Tagaytay

I like that they just serve everything on white plates and bowls, without any frills like a side of vegetables or atchara.
I love this no-nonsense Filipino restaurant.
Spare me from fusion and all that. Just give me some rice and a cold glass of Coke.

Inasal Lunch at Antonio's Grill
Photo: Table For Three

It’s a good thing they’re not next door, otherwise, I’m in big trouble.
Ate there on a Monday night. I have a feeling I wouldn’t like it there on a weekend because I don’t like crowded places.

Antonio’s Grill is on Maharlika Highway, Silang Crossing, West Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
Tel. +63 (46) 413-4847

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the flowers are called “otot-otot” where im from (mindanao) because allegedly they smell like fart. however, this flower is actually quite effective in warding off ticks and fleas from dogs.  we have a big overgrown “lantana” plant at home near the dog cages and we never had problems with ticks.  also you can do a final rinse when bathing dogs with water infused with these flowers.  cheers!

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CVS Reply:

great info! thanks

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tawag din dun koronitas, damo sa mga bundok.hehe

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I miss Tagaytay too… One day, I’ll have a place there 😀 Either that or a beach house 🙂

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Lia

the flowers are called Lantana… that one is variegated lantana

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CVS Reply:

thank yew 🙂

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*wipes drool off his chin*

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That’s Lantana camara. It’s lovely, but considered invasive.

Wish I could landscape your house. 🙂

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costalescat

in ilonggo it’s called ‘baho-baho’…because of the smell but, LANTANA na lg…

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CVS Reply:

does it smell bad?

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costalescat Reply:

yes. 

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Mauricia Reply:

indeed, its called  ‘baho- baho’ in ilonggo but its not really that foul smelling. medyo pungent lang ng konti pag inamoy mo nang malapitan. love this flower!

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they have the best bulalo! 😀

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Ximenkou

Coke adds life. It really does.!

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CVS Reply:

i wish it weren’t so

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Ceemee

Love the first photo! Beautiful clouds!

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CVS Reply:

thank you!

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Oh kantutay pala tawag ng lantana sa tagalog…medyo samang pakinggan lol.

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your little boy is so cute. love the look of concentration on his face over the ice cream!

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LOL on my word for the week “carinderic”!

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Anonymous

tagaytay will be always a quick get away destination from the stressful life in Manila. Namimiss ko na pumunta dito.sana makapunta ako ulit paguwi ko sa ulit

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The boys should go out on nature trips just so that they could acquaint themselves with the crawlies. LOL. I had no problems with them when I was a kid because I see a lot of them whenever my dad takes us out of town. Salagubang, tuko, salaginto, praying mantis, bring it on! hehe. It’s ipis I can’t stand.

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CVS Reply:

oh but they do. it’s just that Tagaytay had bigger and more variety

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cuuuute boy! 🙂
still wishing I could dine at Antonio’s soon! 

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Those Lovely flowers are Kantutay or Lantana =^:^= [Reply]CVS Reply:June 7th, 2011 at 6:50 PMbastus! keke [Reply]Aris Reply:June 7th, 2011 at 7:20 PMkekeke.. Biology course ko nung college, bida to lagi sa classroom. We used to play with it when i was a kid. We  made cakes out of sand. Tapos kantutay ang palamuti. [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:June 7th, 2011 at 10:32 PMSa akin, ang kantutay ay kahanay ng kampupot. 😛 [Reply]cristinazafraarcucci Reply:June 9th, 2011 at 4:14 AMIs it the same with katuray? I heard meron din plant na katuray but dunno kung ano hitsura. cristinazafraarcucci Reply:June 9th, 2011 at 4:12 AMlantana… Read more »

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lantana nga kantutay pa kekeke! Miss C, your son looks gorgeous…I hope magkababy girl ako next time lol.

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Carbonell_z

Is it really called Kantutay in the Phils? Its called Lantana in the States. 

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Lantana–that’s it!

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The lovely flowers are called “KANTUTAY”.  [Reply]Badit Cuason Reply:June 8th, 2011 at 11:21 AMOr Lantana. It’s me and my sister’s favorite flower. We didn’t know then what it was called so we called it “Flu flu” na lang. It took us about 10 years to find out what it’s called. Sana may chuvaness na 10 years ago edi nalaman namin kung anong tawag. Favorite namin yan coz when we were little we’d go to Baguio’s hidden grotto, pickout a gazillion lantana flowers and clasp ’em in our hands tapos magcccount to 3 kami ng sabay and gagawin naming confetti yung… Read more »

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Or Lantana. It’s me and my sister’s favorite flower. We didn’t know then what it was called so we called it “Flu flu” na lang. It took us about 10 years to find out what it’s called. Sana may chuvaness na 10 years ago edi nalaman namin kung anong tawag. Favorite namin yan coz when we were little we’d go to Baguio’s hidden grotto, pickout a gazillion lantana flowers and clasp ’em in our hands tapos magcccount to 3 kami ng sabay and gagawin naming confetti yung lantana and shout “Yipee!!!!” ng sabay. =) I promised her that on her… Read more »

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I love the first picture. Kulang na lang sumilip si God sa likod ng ulap (“Bulaga!”). 🙂 And I also love those flowers! They’re like little flowers in a flower. I still don’t know its name up to now. Also love hydrangeas, those super fluffy flowers that look like pom-poms. But I don’t think Metro Manila weather suits their growth.

Other pictures I love: Christian (he’s so big na!), the food pictures lalo na yung liempo. Tumalon ang BP ko!

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Aiaiaibuhay Reply:

Bulaga! Hahaha!

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Bulaga! Hahaha!

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Kakagigil si Christian. 🙂

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