• Starbucks Domicillo By Kryselle

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    Tagaytay is known for its cool climate and beautiful sceneries. A typical tourist can try the famous Bulalo or go restaurant-hopping and take photos with its instagrammable décor, but if you prefer some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you can grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks Domicillo. Strategically located with a breathtaking view of the Taal Volcano, this could be Starbucks’ most attractive branch yet.   Enjoy a meaningful conversation with friends or simply relax and read a book at the al fresco area. The modern interior fused with wooden décor can make anyone easily feel at home. Choose from an array of their signature coffee, cakes and pastries and savor quality time with friends or just simply enjoy the company of your own thoughts.

  • Where to Study by Joana

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    Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for every one of us especially for the students. You will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, culture and activities. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in English because there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.   If you’re thinking about studying abroad, you might consider Philippines. This country has the third largest group of English speakers in the world. Because of its English-friendly society, this country is also an attractive tourist destination.   Tagaytay City is an example. It is one of the most prominent tourist spots in the country. It has been a favorite destination of the people from Manila and other people from neighboring town. With a beautiful overlooking view of the Taal Lake and a cool temperature. That’s why this place is known as the …

  • Just Around the Corner By Donna

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    Why choose Tagaytay? Simply because everything is just around the corner. Especially, if you love to try different kinds of food, here is the best place that you should visit. From fancy restaurants to street foods, we’ve got it all for you! You won’t feel hungry or bored. There are many places to go to. Transportation is accessible. If you want to have more adventure, just walk along the highway, for more excitement and sight-seeing. People are so approachable; you won’t hesitate to ask.   You’d better book now a flight to the Philippines and see you soon!  

  • Mondays at The Coffee Bean By Amber

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    Drinking coffee is a very common past time here in the Philippines. Having been blessed with rich lands suitable for farming coffee, this bitter but oh so energizing drink has been a staple since the pre-Hispanic era. In modern times, coffee has been commercialized by the arrival of multinational companies, lead by Nestle. There are different types of coffee beans and various ways that they are brewed in several regions of the country. There has also been an abundance of coffee shops in the cities and major tourist destinations. Having said that, Tagaytay is one of the cities with the greatest number of cafes, both foreign and local. Starbucks and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) are the biggest coffee franchises in the country. Tagaytay has numerous branches of both companies but let’s focus on CBTL.   It has been a trend in recent years to drink iced coffee …

  • Sari- Sari Store By Aia

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      A sari-sari store, or neighborhood sundry store, is a convenience store found in the Philippines. The word sari-sari is Tagalog meaning “variety” or “sundry”. Sari-sari, by the way means all kinds or various. The store sells all kinds of everyday essential goods in miniature packets, or as a single item, which is commonly referred as “tingi”. An individual can purchase a small amount of cooking oil or a piece of egg according to your budget. Even a cigarette can be bought by the stick.   In Tagaytay, the sari-sari store could also be a good place to hang-out. Commonly found outside the stores are wooden benches for customers to consume their purchases like snacks and their favorite drink.     One distinctive thing about the store is that the customer is outside the store. The customer must pinpoint the goods he wants to purchase and the goods are transferred …

  • Learning English Language Strategies for Culturally Diverse Learners By Belle

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    English is becoming the world’s universal language and we have to admit that English is everywhere. It is the language of everything. Since English is taking over, what should we do then as a newbie in the said language? It is quite hard for others to least have a better understanding of it, and what more to speak of it? A lot of diverse learners are finding it more difficult to learn English language, to the fact that English grammatical structure is totally different from their mother tongue’s language. Speaking English or even understanding it is mostly considered as a struggle to someone who has diverse culture.  Here are the few ways then on how a newbie can encourage himself to learn, improve and be confident when using English.   A)  Always keep in mind that it may take quite longer time to improve oneself because learning such language is …

  • Exploring Taal Volcano … By Riki

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    Do you Love outdoors like Hiking? Trekking? mountains? lake? swimming in a hot-spring?  Horseback riding? Taal Volcano is Perfect! If you are heading to Tagaytay, one of the things that you definitely can’t miss is hiking Taal Volocano and enjoying the views from the top or explore beyond than that. Taal Volcano is the second most active volcano in the Philippines. And Tagaytay is a very popular destination in the Philippines because of the good weather.   The weather in Tagaytay is warm during the day but not so warm like in you’re in Manila. And at night the temperature goes down, but it’s refreshing without the feeling of it being too cold. So yes — Absolutely! perfect weather. We had so much fun with great outdoor activities, and had an amazing time in Tagaytay. If you have been thinking of which places to visit then hang-out with me here. …


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    Language Skill #1: LISTENING Listening is the first language skill we get in our native language. It requires us to use our ears and brains to understand language as it is being spoken to us. Listening can be complicated when you are learning English. Different accents, new vocabulary words, and people speaking quickly can all leave you confused. But don’t worry! Face to Face Language School has tips to help you train your English listening skills. 1. Listen to new story every Monday. 2. Listen to audio news reports in English. 3. Listen to some classic pieces of English texts. 4. Listen to easy and fun English songs with subtitles. 5. Listen and learn English rhythm, rhyme and pronunciation. Listening skills are essential for interpersonal communication. It involves focus and concentrated effort, both mental and sometimes physical as well. If you want the full knowledge of learning a language, then …

  • The Coco Nut Nut is a Giant Nut… and I Love it so Much! By Abie

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    Tagaytay is of one of the coconut producers in the Philippines. In the Philippines,”buko” means young coconut and buko is always used for many foods ingredients. You can easily find coconut trees here. Students are usually surprised when they hear or see coconut desserts here in Tagaytay. What can we do with coconut flesh and water? I’ll tell you what we can do. 1. Buko pie Buko pie is a Filipino-style coconut pie made of fresh, young coconut meat combined with a creamy filling and enclosed in a flaky pie crust. The pie is a favorite pasalubong item mostly bought from the area of Tagaytay and Laguna. Stores such as Colette’s, Amira’s and Rowena’s have become iconic destinations for this scrumptious pastry. 2. Buko Juice/Shake Buko juice is very popular in the Philippines and most Filipinos love to drink it, aside from being a refreshing drink it contains health benefits. …