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Small but Terrible

No one who could imagine, that this little volcano in Philippines would erupt after how many years of sleeping.

One of tourist spot in our country is Tagaytay because of the picturesque view of Taal Volcano and the cold breeze of the place. Tagaytay is the second highest sea level.

I remember last year, we were about to go to Tagaytay to pick-up some things from my best friend who are staying in Wind Residences. We were stuck in the middle of the traffic jam at South Luzon Express Way then we decided to stop at Evia Lifestyle Centre in Las Pinas to took our lunch. When we were about to finish, some of the people were talking about the ash fall on their windscreen. I checked my facebook account and saw all over my feeds that Taal had a big eruption. We cancelled our trip but I tried to contact my best friend if they were affected of the eruptions, luckily they were on the way back to Manila.

Taal Volcano is a large caldera, which was formed by prehistoric eruptions and filled by Taal lake located in the province of Batangas. It is the most second active volcano in the Philippines.

There were 43 recorded eruptions from 1572 to 2020. Some of them are as follows:

a. 1572 – recorded as 1st eruption

b. 1591 – mild eruption took place, featuring great masses of smoke from the crater

c. 1605 to 1611 – displayed such great activity that Father Tomas de Abreu had a huge cross erected in the brink of the crater

d. 1707 to 1731 – the volcanic activity shifted from the main crater to other parts of the volcano island.

e. 1707 & 1715 – eruptions occurred accompanied with thunder and lighting in Binintiang Malaki (giant leg) crater where as the most of the pictures from Tagaytay view.

f. 1709 & 1729 – minor eruptions occurred on western tip of the island of Binintiang Malaki

g. 1716 – a more destructive eruption happened last September 24, 1716, when the whole southeastern portion of the crater where opposite of Mt Maculot was blown out.

h. 1731 – eruption of Pira-piraso or the eastern tip of the island created a new island

i. 1749 – volcanic activity returned to the Main Crater on August 11, 1749 and it lasts till 1753.

j. 1754 – then came the great 200-day eruption which lasted from May 15 to Dec 12. This time, the Pansipit river was blocked causing the water level in the lake to rise and nothing was left except the walls of the church and convent in Taal province. Everything was buried beneath a layer of stones, muds and ashes.

k. 1790 – after 54 years it was erupted again.

l. 1808 – another big eruption occurred, the immediate vicinity was covered with ashes and brought great changes in the interior of the crater.

m. 1874 – on July 19, 1874, an eruption of gases and ashes killed all the livestock on the island.

n. 1878 – ashes ejected by the volcano covered the entire island

o. 1904 – when erupted a new outlet in the southeastern wall of the principal crater.

p. 1911 – last eruption from the main crater which creating the present taal lake. It was one of the devastating eruptions occurred in January 27 to 30, 1911.

q. 1965 – a huge explosion separated a huge part of the island, Mount Tabaro a new eruption centre.

r. 1966 – it reactivated on July 5, 1966 with another eruption from Mt Tabaro

s. 1967 – and followed similar eruption on August 16, 1967.

t. 1968 – 1st historical lava fountaining eruption

u. 1969 – another strombolian eruptions (with lava)

v. 1976 – had phreatic eruptions (explosion of steam water, ash, rock and volcanic bombs)

w. 1977 – another phreatic eruptions

x. 1991 to 2020 – it had shown signs of unrest with strong seismic activity and ground fracturing and with an alert level 1 to alert level 2 depends on the activity recorded.

y. 2020 – latest eruption that spewed ashes to Calabarzon, Metro Manila and some parts of Central Luzon and Pangasinan. Ashfalls and volcanic thunderstorms were reported and forced evacuations were made.

Taal volcano is located in the province of Batangas which consist of towns such as Talisay, San Nicolas, Tanuan, Lipa, Laurel, Agoncillo, Santa Teresita, Alitagtag, Cuenca, Balete and Mataas na Kahoy.

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Tagaytay Day Tour Getaway Package

DAY TOUR TAGAYTAY GET-AWAY  –

Php6,500 for 8-hours tour package (peak season cost) – for 4pax

Inclusions:

* with roundtrip service vehicle, pick-up from preferred Tagaytay accommodation/hotel to the tourist spots and back (8-hours)

* tour guide

* bottled water

* tourist spots as below but the entrance fees stated here is not included in the tour package cost.

TOURTAGAYTAY TOURIST SPOTSADULTSENIOR CHILD 4 TO 7 YRS OLDREMARKS
 MORNING TOUR (CHOICES OF 2 )    
1PUZZLEMANSION     100.00 14 YRS BELOW NOT ALLOWED
2PARADIZOO 
3YOKI’S FARM     300.00     240.00210.00Β NO AGE LIMIT
4RESIDENCE INN MINI ZOO 
5REPTILAND     100.00                                 120.00 FOR KIDS WITH PLAY AREA AND TRAMPAULINE
6GINGERBREAD HOUSE     100.00                                     80.00 KIDS ARE ALLOWED
 AFTERNOON TOUR    
7MUSEO ORLINA     130.00 
8PICNIC GROVE        50.00 
9PEOPLE’S PARK IN THE SKY        50.00 
10CHRISTMAS VILLAGE @ CROSSWINDS   

Exclusions:

* Meals & Transportations not stated above

* Entrance Fees

* And other incidental expenses

Itinerary:

DAYTOUR
DAY 19:00PICK-UP AT WIND RESIDENCES
10:00CHOICES OF 2 TOURIST SPOTS FOR TOUR 1 TO 6
11:00
12:00LUNCH TIME
13:00
14:00CHECK-IN TIME
15:00MUSEO ORLINA
16:00PICNIC GROVE / PEOPLES PARK IN THE SKY
17:00CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
18:00

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A Glassy Artistic Sculpture

When I travel in one place, I normally look for a museum that would tell me everything about the place or about the people or person.

I’ve been in Tagaytay for quite sometime and I just try to check this Museo Orlina. I am amaze on the artwork, the glass sculpture of Architect Ramon Orlina.

Glass sculpture is a creative but dangerous way to express oneself. You will need a protective gear and equipments because of the process with a certain degrees of heat to form that glass on what design you want. Some they do molds from clay. Most of the process in glass sculpture are Glass blowing, Hot Sculpting and Cold Working. The artist will do a variety of techniques to create a masterpiece.

How to go to Museum Orlina? If you come from Sta Rosa Exit going to Tagaytay Flower Market, It’s near Econo Hotel and a small street going down, you can see a Signage at the corner. But if you come from Olivarez, you can ride a jeepney going to People’s Park and tell the driver to drop you off at Museo Orlina.

There is an entrance fee for general admission it will cost P130 and for the PWD, Student and Senior Citizen will be P100. You can check the link below for more info/details.

https://www.museo-orlina.org/museo-orlina.html

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Christmas is for Kids and Young at Hearts

Year 2020 is really a big challenge for everyone. And it makes history that will never forget in our world. But there is really something that to look forward to and being positive in our thoughts.

It’s the true meaning of Christmas. Give love and adore the baby Jesus in our hearts. As they said, Christmas is for kids to enjoy and seeing their big smiles on the gifts that they will receive. But Christmas is for young at hearts too. Do not forget that we are once a child and having childish traits to relax and pause a while.

One of the nearest place to spend this Christmas Season is in Tagaytay. They have this Christmas Village at Crosswinds Tagaytay that you can spend quality time with your family and friends. Taking selfie’s and groupie’s to the Christmas decor as well as to feel the breeze of the season.

There is no entrance fee but still observe the social distancing and safety precautions of wearing face masks and face shields. It will be open from day time till 7pm.

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Tagaytay’s Putobumbong at Bibingka

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I am craving for Putobumbong then I saw this in foodpanda, booked and bought together with Bibingka Macapuno Flavor plus Turon.  It's a common Filipino snack in this season.  The delivery timing is earlier than expected and the food still hot.  

I love their putobumbong because it's really the original recipe of glutinous rice, sticky but i'm looking for more butter/margarine. It might be good if they put some flavour like cheese in this one. As im a cheesy person πŸ™‚

Their bibingka reminds me of the "pasalubong" of one of my housemates before when I was living in Singapore. It's not the typical bibingka that we can buy but it's the delicacy of those people in Northern Luzon or Ilocano. It is made of rice and not that so sweet, I like their toppings of macapuno but for sure the other flavor they serve is also good to try.

Their turon is not the typical turon, it's a fusion of nutty chocolate and the original ingredients of saba and langka. It's quite unique for me. I like the taste of it as I remember eating a chocnut with turon. I love to see another flavor for this with peanutbutter as we all know that banana and peanut butter is really one good match for breakfast or snack.

And they are environmental friendly too, i like their wooden "spork"
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A Piece of a Puzzle

You cannot see the whole picture in a piece of a puzzle unless you finish putting it all together.

I never know that this is one of the places that “must-go” in Tagaytay until my best friend and her daughter introduce it to me.

Tagaytay Puzzle Mansion has been recognized by Guinness as the biggest collection of jigsaw puzzle in the world. Ms. Georginal Gil – Lacuna is the puzzle collector. It’s all started when she bought a “Mickey Mouse” 5,000 pieces jigsaw puzzle for her son Gino. From there on they collected and finished around 1,000 plus puzzles and put it in a museum.

Jigsaw puzzle is one of the educational toys for kids or even adults. It will give you a creativity and patience on putting the pieces one by one. Once you finish it will give you happiness that you already see your masterpiece. Yes, it is a time consuming game but you will learn a lot in playing this.

How to go there? From Olivarez, we ride a jeep going to Mendez and ask the Driver that we need to alight to Brgy Asasin the drop off point for the Tagaytay Puzzle Mansion. Then there’s a line of tricycles that going through the Cuadra Street. The street going to the place is quite steep but you can also walk going down. There is an entrance fee of Php100.

The next time you are going to Tagaytay do not forget to see this museum.

And if you are looking for some puzzle challenges they are selling also and you can check their fb page, below is the link.

https://www.facebook.com/PuzzleMansion