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We took advantage of the non-working holiday to take a day trip to Tagaytay and look at a small log cabin that’s for sale.
Jude and Jay came over at 10 AM and rode with me, Jer and the driver. I fell asleep along the way. I just love sleeping in a moving car while people are talking.

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Woke up just when the rain started to pour and we arrived at Antonio’s Grill, which is probably the best Filipino restaurant in the Philippines.
That’s what I said in the car, so funny and exagg. After the meal, everyone agreed it is probably the best.
It’s nice to go there in a group and order a ton of food. Today they didn’t have chicken and bulalo (their bestseller) so we settled for pork sinigang, pork sisig, grilled liempo, lechon kawali, mixed veggies, sauteed shrimp, three cans of Coke, hot tea, and five cups of rice.
There was no rhyme or reason to our order—it was just really all about pork and being Filipino.

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Piping hot sinigang is necessary when it’s cold and raining

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The best liempo in the world

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We didn’t finish this because the shrimps had black veins (innards) though the sauce is really good

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The rain started to pour seriously and I missed my jacket. I wanted to cuddle with Jer pero bawal PDA.
On the other side of the restaurant was a long table of geriatric nuns having a feast. It looked like they had the last two servings of sizzling bulalo, which we must come back for.

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They ordered all the heart stoppers. Looks like serious business. Jude was so amused. He said they had the appetite of pahinantes (construction workers, apparently)

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Jay wanted dessert. We were talking about Mochiko over lunch, so I suggested we drive over the Cliffhouse for sweets.
Jay had black sesame, Jude loved his caramel, Jeroen had chocolate, I had vanilla.

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Then we met the lovely owners of the log cabin that is for sale. I liked it a lot.

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We looked at another place I didn’t like at all and drove back. Got home by 5 PM.

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Tinfoils

Oh, I see my Cat &Mouse painting from the Secret Fresh exhibit in the first photo. Thank you for supporting the works of emerging artists 🙂

-Tin F Garcia

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CVS Reply:

OMG!! I’m a fan!!! please email me more of your work 😉
chuvaness@me.com

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Medx

i saw Sr. Heidi..

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Bakit bawal kainin ang shrimp? 

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CVS Reply:

may uu

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Try This:
Buy Liempo cut, season with salt and pepper, squeeze calamansi then grill.
While grilling, baste it with Claude Tayag’s inasal oil. It’s tastes like Antonio’s…

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CVS Reply:

oh yes!!

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docgelo

naaliw ako sa appetite ng geriatric nuns described as pang pahinante (porters, not construction workers; pero pwede din!, haha!) 
nakakatakam ang liempo!

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The log cabin looks like a log cabin in Karuizawa

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SO… the question is… was the first one sold to Y-O-U? (just read the comments and you said NO) Kekekeke….. Let’s wait for further updates on her quest to find that perfect lil spot in Tagaytay! :)) Reality TV episode number 1

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i think they have perfect liempo. i could marry it..LOL!

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Anonymous

Im dying for Liempo right about now. DYING. I can almost taste it.

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the photo of the sinigang is so making me hungry!

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i was with my family in tagaytay this weekend and it is cold in highlands. sayang, if you wanted bulalo, i could bring you to the golf club or sa midlands for bulalo.

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🙂

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Ang mga sisters, parang Pasko ng Pagkbuhay ang pag pista! 🙂 Seeing those nuns in the picture reminds me of my late mom, who used to belong to the Third Order of Carmelites. Since they were mostly senior citizens and most had geriatric ailments so they missed meetings often, we called them the Out of Order. 🙂

Looking at that liempo at 9 in the morning is a BAD idea!!! 🙂

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Guest Reply:

They are celebrating the birthday of Sr. Carmen, siya yong nakatalikod na madre. Yung nasa gitna Cancer survivor. Patient namin sila sa physical rehabilitation. 

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They are celebrating the birthday of Sr. Carmen, siya yong nakatalikod na madre. Yung nasa gitna Cancer survivor. Patient namin sila sa physical rehabilitation. 

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Atrevi

Ms. C.  good luck rest-house hunting.  May the Lord bring the right one to you.

P.S.  Bakit may plastic pa mga white chairs mo?

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regalo 🙂

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LOL!  Those look like Daughters of Charity sisters having a feast!  My aunt is part of that order!  I recognize the blue habit and dress!

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Ml_sob

Is the log cabin sold after your trip? 🙂

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no 😉

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Jasondy6191990

Ms C! San nyo po nabili ung Coco Rocha portratit ni Danny Roberts? 😀

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from Danny Roberts, etsy.com

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f1andf2

why bawal pda? you two look sooo cute together!

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CVS Reply:

lol

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Zarah Hernaez Reply:

i was going to ask the same question..:)

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jan Reply:

bec kaharap nila mga sisters , hihihi

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i was going to ask the same question..:)

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jan

bec kaharap nila mga sisters , hihihi

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