Acceptance is all you need, to find fulfilment within yourself.
Tomorrow, summer will be officially over in the Philippines but in some parts of the globe, they are all excited to soak under the sun and feel the sand on their feet. As part of my comeback, I have prepared a series of summer escapades I had with my family and friends and of course part of it is being happy and confident with my own body and skin. There’s been a wide spread concern about people who body shames another person, I myself is a victim. Sometimes we get too affected by what we see on TV or on the media, we sometimes thought of changing our appearances just to please other people. We sometimes feel the urge to seek validation from other people, when in fact we can give it to ourself. We sometimes hate our imperfections and loathe ourselves for being too ugly, too fat, too dark, too white or too damn skinny.
Self-timer works best with this kind of view. Right after eating my breakfast.
The last leg for my Solo Trip consists of me, waking up early in the morning since the call time was 6:30am. I ate my breakfast, enjoyed my morning coffee and view plus took a couple of photos of the place. Traveling to Taal Lake took about 20-30 minutes, I was then left with the boat man going to the island where the volcano was located. The boat ride was around 15 minutes only, it was one of the few trips that I’ve really enjoyed, I love being alone inside the boat, looking at the scenery and again enjoying my ME time. When I arrived at the shore of the island, I was then escorted towards the horses stalls. At first, I wanted to do a day hike, but my driver told me that the terrain was very tough and the weather was so hot.
The road going to the crater.
Fresh from my Manila-Tagaytay trip. All smiles and excited.
My second day for my solo trip was bound for Tagaytay. I woke up early to pack and prepare my bags for a two hour road trip going to Tagaytay. Checked my itinerary, and used Grab Taxi to get a cab from my hotel going to Starmall which is just near my area. When I arrived at Starmall it took me a couple of turns to get to the van station, I had to take my lunch at a nearby restaurant and waited for the van to arrive. The bummer was, you need to wait for the van to get full before departing for Tagaytay. I was patient enough for an hour but I was quite worried that I might miss the entire day just by waiting so I volunteered to pay for 6 persons all in all. Good thing the driver told me that he will drop me off right at my hotel. I arrived at my hotel around 2pm-ish just perfect for checking in. I will blog about my beautiful hotel in another blog post because Casa Alegria deserves a special post for their astounding scenery and their great service.
After taking a quick shower I then unpacked, prepared my stuff for a quick tour around the city, I planned to visit a few places but due to lack of time I decided to visit the places which I think I will enjoy the most.
Thank God for the person who invented self-timers. Hhahahaha!
First stop was the Picnic Grove, my trusted driver was very kind enough to accompany me and assisted me while I roamed around the area. I decided to try their zip line since it wasn’t as dangerous as compared to the zip lines in Cebu or even in Bukidnon, the only thrill was trying it on your own with nobody to cheer you up. I was even brave enough to carry my phone with me as I zip away, I was a bit scared that I might drop my phone but what is there left to lose right? After the zip line experience, I trekked and walked around, took a couple of photos and asks some passersby to take a photo of me. Trust me, I think I deserve a Miss Congeniality award for being so nice to everyone, not that I am naturally nice, hahahahha!
Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City
Denim Dress: Red Blue Jeans
Sneakers: Ezra from ZaloraPH
Bag: Gifted (LV)
Sunnies: Sunnies Studio