I’ve been to Tagaytay several times before. But, it would always be about going to tourist spots with my family. It was only in October 2010, when I started seeing Tagaytay as a good enough substitute for Baguio, my go-to whenever I needed a pick-me-up. And, this change in perspective about the city was because of Moon Garden, a place of sanctuary in Tagaytay.
Our friendship goes way back. I’ve known them since we were in high school. Ever since, they’re my family outside my own. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs. We’ve witnessed each other’s triumphs and failures. They were the ones who never left my side when I realized that I didn’t know who I was anymore. They were the ones who encouraged me to ask for support because, according to this wise person, “It takes a strong one to acknowledge that she needs help.”
Because we didn’t have a fixed itinerary, I asked Flaj what would be a good place to spend a couple of days at. She was still in law school then and had to be in class and prepare for her exams so Tin and I had to be on our own for a while. She suggested Caramoan Islands, which, according to her, is more beautiful than Boracay. Hmmm… we have to go there.