A trip and some thoughts in Tagaytay

A trip and some thoughts in Tagaytay

08/11/2013 Off By Bryan Ocampo

Aimee and I almost booked Sonya’s Garden for our wedding reception six years ago. We really enjoyed our visit especially their nice cottages. Loved the food too! It’s a good break from all the “healthy” stuff I’ve been eating in the city.

We weighed the pros and cons and ended up at Hacienda Isabella in Cavite but we loved the idea of staying overnight at Sonya’s Garden. Years passed and we finally decided to book one of their cottages, The Chamomile. There was no TV. It also had poor network signal, which was OK because the whole idea was to get away from all the distractions from the weird wired world.

Sonya's Bed & Breakfast cottages. Far from the busy life, a good place para mag-isip ng thought.

Sonya’s Bed & Breakfast cottages. Far from the busy life, a good place para mag-isip ng thought.

Even the door looks good. We arrived in the afternoon and got transferred to the Chamomile.

Even the door looks good from the inside. We arrived in the afternoon and got transferred to the Chamomile.

I took a nap and Aimee took snaps. You can check it out here.

I took a nap and Aimee took snaps. You can check them out here.

Our early dinner: daing na bangus, chicken and pork adobo, ensaladang mangga and fried rice.

Our early dinner: daing na bangus, chicken and pork adobo, ensaladang mangga and fried rice. All unlimited! I die.

After dinner. No alcohol but it's all good. We had a couple of hours to burn before having a massage.

No alcohol but it’s all good. We had a couple of hours to burn before having a massage.

Ang wagi. Congratulations, Garry. He used to be my co-worker. Not kidding :-)

Ang wagi. Congratulations, Garry! He used to be my co-worker. Not kidding :-)

Ang sawi. Naku, huwag naman sisihin ang kwarto. You failed, plain and simple.

Ang sawi. Naku, huwag naman sisihin ang lugar. No regrets! Move on, friend.

Walking around the garden of Sonya's Bed and Breakfast. Aimee just loves to take photos.

Walking around the garden of Sonya’s Bed and Breakfast. Aimee just loves to take photos.

There’s nothing much to do at Sonya’s Garden except to sleep, eat and relax. It just felt right. I wanted to spend time with my wife outside the city and in five years’ time, I can take her to places that she would surely enjoy (London’s top priority).

A lot of things were on my mind and I believe that if I wrote it and declare these goals, they will happen so I’m putting them here now:

  1. Be the best husband that I could be to Aimee.
  2. Stay fit and healthy beginning on 2014.
  3. Be the best tour guide that I could be.
  4. Set aside enough money before Aimee and I reach the age of 60.
  5. Have our own place by 2017 and a pet dog too.
  6. Take a trip to Europe (England, Italy, France and Spain) by 2019.

How? I’ll take the advice of my great grandfather by working more than I’m paid for and backing up my goals with concerted effort. I’ll work hard to make these happen because what do I have to lose anyway?

 

Tilaok

The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me