Mr. Kimchi Tagaytay offers unlimited samgyeopsalamat and other Korean meals with a great view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.

Mr. Kimchi Tagaytay Offers an Indulgent Treat for the Senses

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary last week. And this meant that, apart from the obvious, we had a good reason to stuff our faces. Although eating out is the one luxury we frequently allow ourselves to give in to, we go easy on buffets and other unlimited-food offerings because we find them excessive, …

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How to Get a Marriage License in the Philippines

If you’ve ever had to file a document, secure a license or register anything with the government, chances are you’re under the impression that applying for a marriage license in the Philippines will leave you feeling more exhausted than is necessary. And that’s understandable, what with the long queues and the dreaded red tape that …

lime and basil thai restaurant near tagaytay city

Ample Delights at Lime and Basil, a Thai Restaurant Near Tagaytay

Our daughter recently turned six, and because Tagaytay is becoming a favorite place of ours, we celebrated her birthday there. With such busy schedules, we got around to looking for a place for the simple celebration at the last minute. Luckily, we picked a good one: Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant. Where is Lime and …

Jeon Ju Bab's specialty bibimbap

Jeonju Bab Is a Must-Try Korean Restaurant in Tagaytay’s Fora Mall

Recently, in one of our little family’s semi-frequent visits to Tagaytay, we discovered this new, unassuming Korean restaurant called Jeonju Bab. I say “discovered” because even though it’s located in Fora, the chilly city’s new and fairly big and easily accessible mall, it’s at the back portion of the commercial complex, an area you wouldn’t …

Samgyupsalamat Tagaytay: Korean BBQ Goodness and a Nice View

Last month, we celebrated my wife’s birthday at Samgyupsalamat in Tagaytay. We’d planned to spend the day at the beach, as is usual for us when there is a family occasion (the planning to go to the beach, that is, and not the actual going to the beach), but her sister suggested we try the …

The facade of Purple Beetle Cafe Lipa

Getting in the Purple Beetle (Cafe) and Liking It

After eight months of living in Lipa, we finally got to try Purple Beetle Café this week. This wouldn’t be much of an event if not for the fact that it’s one of the food establishments that we live very close to, and we’ve already tried most of them. We may not have admitted it, …

The entrance of Montemaria shrine

Montemaria Is a Scenic Pilgrimage Destination in Batangas City

A pilgrimage is an event of great significance in a religious life. Consisting of a devotional journey to an important shrine or other such locations, a pilgrimage is one of the momentous occasions in most of the world’s major religions. Those who can would even travel overseas, like the Muslims living in different parts of the world …

Kapusod

Kapusod Gives You the Retreat You Thought You Didn’t Need

My wife and I initially planned to celebrate our seventh anniversary at Anahaw Beach Resort, our go-to beach resort in Calatagan, but we kept our options open just in case we suddenly felt like experiencing something different and new. This was weeks before the occasion, and the closer we got to the date, the less …