It's good to be disconnected every once in a while

14 February 2011

... and just lie down with a good book, without a care in the world.
... and stare at the clouds for hours on end.
... and enjoy walking on the solitude of lovely paths.
... and have a nice breakfast of fried rice, sausage and eggs al fresco while sipping Hot Fudge-flavored coffee.
... and sit on the grass and feel nothing but gratitude.
... and celebrate birthdays with BIG servings of delicious chocolate cake.
... and be smitten with this pretty and charming girl.
... and be away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
... and stay the night on this picturesque hut.
... and smell the flowers, and fall in love with this place over and over again.
... and pose for postcard-worthy photos.
... and be with friends.
I spent the weekend feeling the cold breeze of Tagaytay with my friends Michelle and Jonas. We stayed at our friend Mitch's resthouse, Kampo Berde (The Green Camp).The last time we went there was two years ago and I was pleasantly surprised at the many developments in the place!

One anecdote in Pam Pastor's book Paper Cuts tells of how roughing it can make you realize how you've been taking the littlest things for granted. Whilst I can hardly say that my weekend away was "roughing it", I did make sure I limit the use of my mobile phone. Add to that the fact that I am a chronic email checker - but I did not check my email  the whole weekend!

So yeah, it's good to be disconnected every once in a while

... and JUST BE.
I am alive. I am happy. I am grateful.

*Special thanks to Michelle Villas and her family for their hospitality.
**Kampo Berde (The Green Camp) can also be rented as a venue for parties, weddings, teambuildings, and shoots. If you are interested just send me a message and I can hook you up with Mitch.

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