When I was very young I was absolutely certain that I knew more than my mother. How could I not, when I've read all these wonderful books and spent hours devouring all those wise-crackin' TV shows? Surely I understand the world better than she does. I'm smarter. I will do better, she'll see.
But now that I'm older all that hubris has faded away. I try to remember all the advice and little facts (from being sick to home-making) she's given me through the years, and what do you know - she was right all along. "What would my Mama do?" is a question I constantly ask myself these days. I don't spend time with her as much as I should but I think of her always.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I got to bond with her on a trip to Tagaytay. Remember the Project Vanity x Ford contest? We rode the All-New Ford Focus with the winners and had lunch at Marcia Adams. It was a great Saturday afternoon just chillin' and eating delicious home-cooked food. Here are the photos!
Leaving the city in style
...to find this secret garden tucked away in the borders of Tagaytay
A calm place
Rustic in every way (and fully-booked too!)
The lovely couples Tara and Darry - they are so sweet together! Proves that there's still a spark after marriage ;)
That's Kitty and Lawrence. They both actually sent entries to the contest - and they didn't know it! Crazy romantic.
Ahhh, the food. I like that the entrees already come with a soup and dessert. Most things are at P700 - fairy affordable considering it's a 3-course meal. Everything was delicious! I particularly like this bacon soup. It should be easy to recreate at home with some stock, cabbage, chunks of bacon, and potatoes.
I forgot the exact name of this dish but it's basically baked porkchop. Again, another basic but yummy dish.
My dessert - grilled orange and vanilla ice cream. It's a weird combination but it works! I love the ice cream, it's soo creamy and nutty.
My mom's dessert
Flowers from Ford! How cute!
All together now
My dream car - it can park by itself! I'm deathly afraid of parking!
Going back home.
And that's what happened. :) Thanks Ford for the lovely afternoon!