Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Meet Tagaytay's Pimped Up Trikes!

 So the other day was an awesome trip to Tagaytay. We got to visit the famous Caleruega Church, and was charmed by the Java Jazz cafĂ© and I'm very excited to blog about both. But while those blogposts are 'ongoing', what cannot wait is my amusement of my recent discovery - the pimped up trikes!

We're calling them 'pimped up trikes' because these are your usual tricycles built with a little more 'oomph' without getting too loud and jologs. (Have you seen those tricycles that have LED lights all over? I see some of those in Guadalupe omaygad those are just over the top I'll take photos of them when I get the chance.)

Anyway, we LOVE these pimped up trikes of Tagaytay because the interiors are made with a little extra love, just enough to make you feel very comfortable in your ride. For commuters, tricycles are the next most convenient way to get around because there aren't a lot of jeepneys and I haven't seen a taxi either. Just expect the price to be taxi-ish, because it's normally a special trip, meaning you're the only passenger and they take you exactly where you need to go, no stop overs. Thus, the term "taxi-cle". But that's not what I'm blogging about. :p

I couldn't hide the huge smile on my face as a black door swung open for us after a tricycle halted to pick us up. The 'door' was made of synthetic leather, and had a huge window. AND the driver gets to open and close it from the inside so it was reaaaally coool. At least for me heehee!

pimped up trikes

Monday, March 24, 2014

La Virginia Resort - A Summerrific Treat

Here comes the sun dudumdudum... (that beloved Beatle's song)

And that means it's time for some water lovin'! You're probably now scouring the internet for summer outing ideas for the family or your officemates. We got to visit La Virginia at Batangas and we'll tell you why it's like the 'SM' of resorts.

The La Virginia resort is an 8 hectare - yes 8 hectares it's damn huge - sprawling complex comprised of various theme parks each having a pool of it's own, 15 themed accomodations for all budget ranges, fun activities for the whole family, and a breath taking view as it is nestled on top of a large mountain facing the Taal Lake. And it's only 2 hours from Manila!

PS: Do click the photos below for a better look :)

It's so huge I don't even know where to start. But you know you're in for a treat when you get a view like this:
la virginia resort

And a breakfast like this:
la virginia resort
This is the liiiife!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

6 Things I Learned From the 6th Go Negosyo Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

March 7, 2014 marked the celebration of the Filipina entrepreneurial spirit, as over 130 schools and hundreds of entrepreneurs trooped over at the World Trade Center, for the 6th GoNegosyo Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. This is spearheaded by Joey Concepcion, founder of Go Negosyo, along with its industry partners.

The Go Negosyo booth

World Trade Center was packed!

I was never really the business-minded type, Tatay is the only one who really liked to do business in the family. Mama would have wanted to come but she had work to do, and she was the one who spotted this event at the Manila Bulletin. We came out of curiosity, and in addition to me trying to look for acrylic sheet suppliers for our technopreneurship class.

The booths were quite few, mostly limited to the sponsors. I didn't  find what I was looking for, but what I went home with was something even better - the chance to bond with Tatay and a truckload of inspiration.