High na High sa Tagaytay

This year our family is blessed to spend holidays and celebrate new year countdown in the highlands located south of Manila - Tagaytay. The city welcome us with a cold weather 20 degree Celsius mostly cloudy and little showers.

Arriving past noon in day one, we got ourselves a late lunch in Gerry's Grill and indulge ourselves with Filipino food in a breezy climate with the panoramic view of Taal volcano. That night we anxiously waited for the new year countdown to watch fireworks and feast in our media noche. In spite of the foggy and drizzling new year we are hopeful that the Mighty Sun will surface from the sky the next morning.

Long table at Gerry's Grill
Chilling(literally) with coffee with these lovely ladies
Can't wait for Media noche anymore. Haha attack! 
With the whole gang 😍 
Cheers to 2017!
Praise God for tomorrow is a brighter day, we were able to go as per our itinerary and visit Sky Ranch the next day. Our AirBnB accommodation(Winds Residences) is strategically located 500 meters away from Sky Ranch  which made it accessible for us to take cab or walk all the way.

Sky Ranch here we come!
Conquering our fear of heights in Sky Eye!
Giving them outlet to release their energy. They love the obstacles 😜
Happy feet together.
These two are the apple of my eye in Sky Eye!

During free time, the kids (my nephews and niece) were busy dipping the pool not minding the cold weather.

Before we left Tagaytay, we had our annual family photo shoot, because pictures are worth a thousand memories. Let's go Green Team, let's bolt in!

Mangalo, Castro and Munar kids
Jumping in style! Oh yeah!
Looove everyone in this pic for sure!
Me, Glaiza, Ramia, Raizelle, Tatay and Nanay (we miss you Gem!)
Mangalo Family
Castro Family

With the whole gang - Mangalo and Castro family!
On our way back to Manila trying to beat boredom in the road, we decided to have a sharing. Each one will share what is the best thing that happen to you in 2016, what is the worst thing and what did you learned from it. While everyone has story to tell, what strike me the most is how the kids remembered and sum up the year. My youngest nephew Ramiah, 8 years old shared that the greatest thing for him was everyone was there and that we were together. My oldest nephew, Godwin expressed that the best thing for him this 2016 is that I was able to go home, spend time with them and that he was able to talk to his father(my older brother). Their sweet stories melt my heart.

With their genuine and gentle heart they thought us(adult) what is true valuable in life, that more than anything in this world it is the time spent and your relationship with the ones dear to you matters the most.

Thank you 2016 for all the blessings and the gift of family! Welcoming 2017 with a grateful and expectant heart.


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