Time Is The Best Gift You Could Give Yourself or To Anyone

Wow, with a click of a mouse it’ll be another year of hope, love, and prosperity.

Things happen too fast that sometimes we forget to breathe, stop, and appreciate the things around us.

The Buddha represents tranquility and serenity, which is a powerful detail inside the stilts at Asian Village Tagaytay.

Haven’t you noticed that? That we’re constantly on the move, chasing, and running on the things we want? I don’t know about you, but it’s pretty tiring.

Sometimes, you just wish you could stare at the greens, listen to waves or birds chirping while sipping your favorite coffee blends.

And when we get physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially drained, most often than not, we lose our minds. We thought that the last resort was to quit. It’s human nature to do things out of spike. We then lose the chances that might have been the moment we’ve been waiting for.

That well-deserved break we all need in this day and age. Asian Village is the epitome of serenity.

Friends, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. I know, as I’ve been there, done that, and still doing it!

But you know what I’ve realized lately? I realized that the three people you could rely on aside from your mom are you, yourself, and you again. As a parent of a blended family, chaos, is our middle name. And when it gets chaotic, the only way to glue us back together is when I take a break. I’ve proven it to myself that it’s beneficial when I give myself some time. Some time to heal and rejuvenate.

If you can’t stand the coldness of the pool, you can take a dip in their Jacuzzi and let your body benefit from it.

Thankfully, I found my sanctuary and it’s near my place. No, it’s not a coffee shop. It’s not a church, either. Okay, this place is called the Asian Village Tagaytay.

Asian Village is located along Tagaytay-Santa Rosa Road. Special thanks to Tata Motors Philippines for our ride that day.

It’s a fact that Tagaytay is one of the fastest places you can go to for a sweet escape. I’m thankful that we now live here. For creative minds like me, a change of scenery is pivotal.

Moreover, Asian Village Tagaytay is a perfect place if you want to steer your children away from gadgets.

With a quick chat with my newfound friend, Kyla Lapus, the General Manager of Asian Village Tagaytay, she happily shared that all the rooms don’t have Internet and cable TV. This is because they envisioned the place for everyone to bond, reconnect, and just master the art of being present with the family or friends.

All the rooms are Asian-interior inspired. Some of the rooms are Bali-inspired with the Buddha in it, while others have Filipino interior and a distinct Japanese design.

They have a mini-library for kids and kids-at-heart.

They also have a variety of board games, too! Our interns Jeanne, Eunick, Charisse, and my kids had a great time playing UNO!

Admittedly, life in Tagaytay is simple. If we don’t have Internet or electricity, we go back to the old school: we play outside or play board games!

Asian Village Tagaytay offers camping services too! And the best part is the hotdogs and mallows are free of charge! Although, you could bring your own food too.(Tip: BER months in Tagaytay means 18-20 degrees Celsius, so please bring proper clothing)

By the way, this Japanese-inspired function hall is open for events. Although it has limited seats, its ambiance is blockbuster, especially, during movie nights on weekends!

If you want to rekindle with your spouse, Asian Village Tagaytay got your back too.

The foods on their menu are all lip-smacking, especially, their Pork Sisig! Too bad we didn’t get the chance to take a picture of it because we’re having a great time!  Live in the tranquil surroundings and experience premier Asian hospitality at Asian Village Tagaytay.

All you need is time, your presence, and surround yourself with family and friends.

Gone are the days where people look for a view of Taal to maximize the place. There’s a lot to explore in Tagaytay. While it is ubiquitous for Taal and Bulalo, it’s also a place to redeem yourself. By the way, Asian Village doesn’t have published rates. They cater to their guest’s needs and budget. So, for further details, you may email them or send them a message on Facebook.

So, if you’ve been thinking of what to give yourself or your friends and family this Yuletide season, I suggest taking a quick break and visiting Asian Village Tagaytay would do.

Because time is all you have.

Asian Village Tagaytay


IG: @asianvillagetagaytay

Photography by #WIMterns Eunick Nobe and Jeanne Dizon

Graphics: Charisse Timtiman

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