Monday, June 22

Yoki Farm

Before I resigned from my previous job, I love having my rest days during the weekdays because of the many possibilities. I hate having to spend my rest days over the weekends because most people would be at the mall and I hate crowds. Other than that, you can still finish some government related appointments if your days off falls on a weekday. During one of our usual chats, the Gala Gang decided to head out to Yoki Farm. I was planning to watch Pitch Perfect but that would have to wait.
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I was utterly excited to head out to Yoki Farm as I was told that this is one of the few places one must go when in Tagaytay. This 15 hectare lot houses a vast collection of antiques, a hydroponics farm and a mini zoo!

First stop: The Hydroponics Garden
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Interesting enough, there were tons of Mulberry trees nearby and we just picked some to try it. It's amazing how tangy and sweet and sour it tastes like. Warning: Do not eat too much as it somewhat stains the teeth and lips like how plum does.
Next: Mini Zoo
Check out the Blue and Gold Parrot named Jake. He is always camera ready. He was barely out in the front area until I stood by his cage. He came swooping in and was somehow waiting for his close up.
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This golden parakeet was a sight to see as well.
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Next stop: Antiques
Check out this Japanese Ancient Samurai Mask, still intact after the passing of time.
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How about this cabinet full of typewriter, a TV and even a PC with 2 floppy disk drives?
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Check out this Jade Boat, how intricate and how crazy heavy this must have been.
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The collection is endless and worldwide. Makes you wonder how they managed to bring everything here right?
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If you plan to break the usual trips to coffeeshops and mall hopping without truly buying anything, spend an afternoon at Yoki Farm.
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Yoki Farm
Tabluan Road, San Isidro, Palocpoc I, Mendez, Cavite
Please contact them before heading over at: 0923-801-4220 and 0999-994-9603

Tuesday, June 16

Peoples Park in the Sky


I'd like to buy a consonant please! I wonder why they could not get the letters replaced when people would come by and visit the place. Surely, they have money to do that or maybe not.

During our first week here in Cavite, our ever accommodating host was able to take us to places we ought to visit. First was Peoples Park in the Sky and the other the Puzzle Museum. Located just a few meters away from the CBTL in Crosswinds, is this dilapidated piece of project. 
The Shrine of Our Lady, mother of Fair Love was formally inaugurated on February 14, 2003 blessed by His Excellence Most Rev. Luis Antonio Tagle Bishop of Imus, Cavite 

This project was made possible through the support of the Tagyatay City Council, the Department of Tourism, the Development Academy of the Philippines, Don Bosco Caritas, and the generosity of many who offered their time, talents and finacial resources to venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
It is a bit sad seeing how everything is slowly rotting away by rust and by time. Algae has taken over the building walls and how the money used for this project is somehow wasted.
The place is so vast that if this have been completed, it would be the most majestic mansion ever made. For reasons far beyond me, I just hope that this would be the last of the many resources our government ever do.
Aside from the rust, algae and benches the place also offers a small tiangge out in the back for your souvenirs of course. Didn't buy into that capitalism ploy.
They have horseback riding for your photo op sessions at Php20 a pop. Nothing beats a photo on the highest peak of Tagaytay whilst riding a horse.
What got me totally excited is seeing the Doppler Radar Station of PAGASA. I am a meteorologic buff and an aspiring astronomer. Seeing this in person made me believe that one day I will be able to see storms as it happens.
Peoples Park in the Sky
Mt. Sungay, Brgy. Dapdap East, Tagaytay City
Entrance Fee: Php30