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Jaz Got Home Tagaytay Staycation @ Wind Residences

Tower 4

Php2,800/night on weekdays
Php3,200/night on weekends (varies on Special Holidays)

For 2pax maximum of 4pax, in excess additional P500 payable to admin.

Check-in : 2:00pm or later
Check-out: 12:00 noon or earlier

28.52sqm edge unit high floor (3rd from the Top/Penthouse) with amenity and Amadeo/Cavite view:

1-BR fully furnished Condo unit
1 Double Sized Bed
1 Sofa Bed (Double)
3 Extra Matress (Single)
1 LED TV
1 Personal Refrigerator
1 Induction stove with Rangehood
1 Rice cooker
1 Electric Kettle
1 Toaster
1 Thermos
Kitchenwares and utensils (Cooking Allowed)
1 Shower Heater
Towels and toiletries
1 Air-freshening Humidifier
1 Room Temperature Heater
Complimentary water in a bottles
Indoor table games such as cards, UNO,
Rackets for badminton and Table Tennis

SMDC Clubhouse Amenities (some with extra charge applies payable to admin):
a. Olympic-size Indoor Lap Pool
b. Gazeebo Outdoor Swimming Pool
c. Basketball, Tennis and Badminton Courts
d. Darts
e. Football Table
f. Table Tennis
g. Children's Playground
h. Garden
i. Lounges
j. Tram

Others:
SMDC allows up to maximum of 4 persons

24 hour Security

Elevators/Lifts

Sky Lounge with Bar (360 degrees view of Taal Volcano, Tagaytay and Metro Manila) - located at the top of Tower 3 that can be arranged at the reception desk for access, please register the unit number and it's for FREE.) - not available at the moment, under renovation

Commercial Strip with 24-hr Convenience Store, Restaurants, Banks and Shops located in-front or along the highway (Pizza Hut, Coffee Shop, DQ Ice Cream, BDO, Ace Hardware, Thai Spa, 7-11, Nail Salon, Laundry Shop & LBC)

Guests can access the clubhouse facilities including indoor and outdoor pools for Php150 per person on regular days and P300 during holidays.

Basketball and tennis court are for Php200 per hour per session

Badminton court for Php300 per hour per session

There is a game room you can use for free.

Function rooms can be reserved and used for a fee to be arranged at the admin office.

Parking Fees:

Php100 overnight fee at Commercial Parking Space located behind the Clubhouse

Php150 for multiple entries

Tourists Attractions nearby:

Taal Volcano and Taal Lake

On the right side facing Taal:
Skyranch (15 minutes walk)
Olympic Track & Field with skateboard track and bike track (5 minutes walk)
Mahogany Market (15 minutes walk with a short cut via Cityhall Park)
The Praying Hands (in-front of Skyranch)
Robinson's Summitridge

One-Ride Away (going Mendez/Alfonso/Nasugbu):
Mushroom Burger Restaurant
Bag of Beans (main branch)
Twin Lakes
Calaruega Church
Boundary of Cavite - Batangas Arc
Gingerbread House
Puzzle Mansion
Paradizoo


On the left side facing Taal:
Primark
Balay Dako
Bag of Beans (other branches)
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Ayala Mall
Pamana / Tsokolateria
Fora Mall
Roundtable to Olivares

After the roundtable going to Tagaytay-Sta Rosa Road:

Museo Orlino
Picnic Grove
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Crosswinds (private property with commercial coffee shops & restaurants)
Tagaytay Highlands (private property)
Palace in the Sky


Inclusions:

* Roundtrip airfare (MNL-CATICLAN-MNL) via Airasia/Cebu Pacific/Philippine Airlines

* 3 Nights / 4 Days Accommodation with breakfast at 3* or 4* Hotel within Station 1 or 2 or 3 (i.e Fairways and Bluewater Boracay)

* Travel Insurance

Exclusions:

* Environmental Fee/Terminal Fee/Tourist Fee

* Ferry Fare & transportation not stated above (optional hotel pick-up services)

* Other meals not stated above

* Optional Island Activities

Itinerary

Day 1:  MNL – MPH ETA:  1100H & Check-in to the Hotel (Free & Easy)

 *ETD: MNL 0950H  ETA: MPH 1100H    

*TRIKE TO CATICLAN JETTY PORT MORE OR LESS P100 ONE WAY    

*YOU CAN TAKE YOUR LUNCH AT CATICLAN JETTY PORT THERE’S A MANG INASAL NEARBY OR OTHER RESTAURANTS

*THEN GO TO THE JETTY PORT AND PAY THE ENVIRONMENTAL/TERMINAL FEE OF MORE OR LESS P 300

*BUY FERRY TICKETS FROM CATICLAN TO BORACAY MORE OR LESS P100

*FROM BORACAY PORT, RIDE AN ETRIKE GOING TO THE HOTEL MORE OR LESS P200

*ALIGHT AT THE RESORT GATE OPPOSITE OF CITIMALL    

*THERE WILL BE A SHUTTLE AT THE GATE GOING TO MONTEREY LOBBY/BUILDING

*CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL  

*(RESTAURANTS, GYM, POOLS, PLAY AREA IS NEARBY THE MONTEREY BUILDING)

Day 2:  Free & Easy

*SCHEDULED FREE SHUTTLE GOING TO THE WILLY’S ROCK AREA, FROM THE MONTEREY LOBBY GOING TO THE BUDGET MART AT D’MALL (AROUND 7 MINUTES PROVIDED THERE WILL BE NO TRAFFIC JAM), SCHEDULE WILL BE 3X A DAY, 9AM, 3PM & 9PM ONLY, PLEASE APPROACH THE RECEPTION    

*SUGGEST GOING IN THE MORNING IF YOU WILL DO SOME ISLAND ACTIVITIES LIKE CRYSTAL KAYAK..     

*SUNRISE WATCHING WILL BE AT THE PRIVATE BEACH WHICH IS AROUND 3 MINUTES AWAY FROM MONTEREY BUILDING

*BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL THEN PROCEED TO THE LOBBY FOR THE SCHEDULED SHUTTLE TO D’MALL  

*FREE & EASY         

*LUNCH & DINNER YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM THE RESTAURANTS     

*SUNSET WATCHING WILL BE AT WILLY’S ROCK OR IN STATION 1, 2, & 3  

Day 3:  Free & Easy

*SUNRISE WATCHING WILL BE AT THE PRIVATE BEACH WHICH IS AROUND 3 MINUTES AWAY FROM MONTEREY BUILDING

*BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL SIGHTSEEING & PICTURE TAKING INSIDE THE RESORT WITH THEIR INFINITY POOLS AND BEACH ROCK FORMATIONS

*YOU CAN TRY TO EXPERIENCE HORSEBACK RIDING ON THEIR PRIVATE BEACH (WITH A FEE)

Day 4:  Free & Easy until Departure ETD at the hotel 0830H

Optional Tours/Island Activities:

Joiner Island Hopping (4-5hrs) – includes lunch, snorkelling gear, kawa bath. Tour highlights: Puka Beach, Snorkelling, Kawa Bath (optional: Snorkelling, Magic Island, Crystal Cove) 
15 mins. Banana boat (min. of 5 persons)
45mins.  Paraw Sailing (Joiner)
15-20mins. Helmet Diving – includes pictures & videos
15mins. Parasail (min. of 2persons)
15mins. UFO (min. of 3persons)
45mins. ATV 1 (Boracay area)
45mins. ATV 2 (Main land area)
15mins. Jetski
30mins. Jetski
1hr. Jetski
Scuba Diving – includes pictures & videos

For inquiries just drop a message on our fb page or email us


3N4D Boracay Getaway Tour

Posted in Advises & Inspirations, Recommendations

A Letter to the First Time Voter

I am writing this, for my nephews, nieces, godchildren, and grandchildren, especially those students who are emotionally affected by the results of the current election.

I can say that your generation is more vocal (or more bashers) than ours. I observe how you react, comment, post, and re-post on your Social Media accounts. And I am quite worried, maybe this is how my father felt when I started to exercise my right to vote. Because he knows that teenagers have the characteristics of being aggressive and adventurous.

Way back year 1998, I was in 3rd-year college and I am also like you, excited to do the right thing. The election day is always the second Monday of May as stated in our Constitution. And normally, it’s summertime or school break, so I choose to register in our province and join the PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council For Responsible Voting) to be a watcher. And it’s a national election with a President to vote and a lot of candidates/nominees such as (President) Joseph Estrada, Jose de Venecia, Raul Roco, Lito Osmena, Alfredo Lim, Renato de Villa, Mirriam Defensor Santiago, Juan Ponce Enrile, Santiago Dumlao, and Manuel Morato. So many political people really want to serve and be a leader of our country, it’s almost the same in the current election.

I accompanied my Auntie to line-up in Elementary School where our names has been listed. I took the sample ballot given by the people at the entrance of the school but we had our own list of candidates to vote for. Same as today, we wait for how many hours under the bright sun till our time to enter the respective precinct room to vote.

At 4pm we assemble in the church to check our designated area and timing to start to observe or watch the counting of votes where the teachers are doing it manually. Unlike today there are machines that will do it for them and consolidate. It took us overnight and that experience has a lot of realization for me as a teenager. To be responsible, not only for my vote but to watch and observe the environment in which I exist.

Everyone keeps on waiting for the result based on the people, friend, and neighbor together the other media like television and radio for the national candidates. Now, we can access it on Social Media and everybody within your friend list/friends can comment or discuss it over your timeline. Back then, we can discuss it with those who are watching tv with me, mostly my family or friends only. No violent reactions or unfollow or unfriend is happening, if we have a disagreement or opposite votes, we just tease and smile afterward. But now, it’s a big deal if someone bashes you or comments if you are in opposition and you really feel bad about it.

My father always told me, that if I will do any decision, I need to set aside my emotion. I need to think twice or thrice not to respond based on my emotion, especially on political topics. Yes, most activists people will open your emotion by way of provoking words so that you really feel how the world / or your environment is happening. Teenagers are like that, quite aggressive and uncontrollable sometimes, so we need to learn how to control our emotions and respond accordingly.

My mother is the one who sits down as a teacher and is in charge of one of the precincts or barangay in Tondo. I know the sacrifices they made every election day. She always told me not to be affected by the results, just be proud because I do the right thing. And it’s not the end of the world, just continue what you are doing. Maybe because she was a History Teacher and she knows that no matter what regime the Philippines will have, it really repeats its history but in a different scenario and people.

Hey kiddo, you are right, you need to express yourself and voice out. But remember in everything we do there are consequences and limitations even if we have a democracy or freedom of speech. Therefore do not be like an onionskin, accept others’ opinions and respect them. Do not be aggressive, set aside your emotion and think radically.

Posted in Bohol, Recommendations, Travel Blogs

4D3N Bohol Summer Getaway

Inclusions:

*Airfare Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila via Air Asia or equivalent with 7kg handcarry

*4D3N Hotel Accommodation in Dumaluan Beach Resort with daily breakfast

* Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers (8:00am-5:00pm)

* Bohol Countryside Tour + Mirror of the World w/ lunch: (8:00am pick-up time) includes local guide driver, entrance fees, lunch at Loboc River Cruise. Tour highlights: Tarsier Sanctuary, Bilar Manmade Forest, Chocolate Hills, Phyton Butterfly Habitat & Souvenir Shop, Mirror of the World

* Bohol Island Hopping : (6:00am pick-up time) Includes Entrance fees, environmental fee, boat fee, snorkeling gears, fish feeding guide & hotel pick-up/drop-off within Panglao & Tagbilaran area only – Tour Highlights: Dolphin watching, Balicasag Island, Virgin Island White Sand Bar

Exclusions:

* Meals & Transportation other than the above statement.

* Tips for the Tour Guides.

* Phillippines Travel and Airport Tax (if any)

* Travel Insurance and RTPCR Test if required

Itinerary:

Day 1: (Manila – Tagbilaran); meet by Tour Coordinator then Check-in to the Hotel at 2pm

Day 2: Bohol Countryside Tour + Mirror of the World (Whole Day)

Day 3:  Bohol Island Hopping (Whole Day)

Day 4:  Free  & Easy until Departure (Tagbilaran – Manila)

For inquiries of the costing/quotation please send me a message thanks

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Posted in Advises & Inspirations, Recommendations

Touch Me Not

I remember the famous novel of Jose Rizal, Noli Me Tangere. In high school, we studied that it’s all about the cancer of society, which is the most powerful person in the land have the advantage to do what he wants and the Indios trying to lift up their lifestyle, but still an Indio for the eyes of an Aristocrat.

I’m wondering what’s the cure for it. A lot of politicians still doing the same things in different persona and ways. And still unknown causes that make it exist in our society.

And I just realize, that kind of sickness is really hard to detect the causes, and it will surprise the people, environment & the society itself. Seeking for cure is really a great sacrifice for all and a miracle from the above. Why most ignorant people are the victim?

The victim per se will shout “touch me not.” By undergoing the pain, made by the illness as well as the pain from the treatment. It really feels irritated if somebody wants to ‘touch’ him, but what he really wanted is the ‘healing touch’ from the one that loves him.

This is not in what generation we are in. We all know that we don’t deserve this kind of pain & treatment. We can’t blame the factors creating it, even if it’s like a norm for the others. We only need to act, to move, and to be stronger to resist the bad system of society as well as the system of our body. Because not all that has been ‘used to’ is normal, as long as we know what is right and believe and have faith in our capabilities.

So ‘touch me not!’

(Disclaimer: Originally Published on my Facebook account last 27th January 2012, exactly 10years ago)

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