When Holy Week was fast approaching, I kind of felt pressured and panicked that we didn’t have anything planned for that long weekend. I remembered exactly how I used to spend my Holy Week with my family — watching 7th Heaven marathon in bed or squishing ourselves to fit in the couch, or crying over the religious movies that are really meant to make you reflect on the life you are living. Not to mention following the popular Pinoy traditions that my mom follows — hanging Palm Sunday palaspas on the door, fasting and abstinence from meat and lavish meals, not showering on Good Friday, visiting a number of churches or Visita Iglesia, doing Stations of the cross, watching Senakulo and witnessing the Salubong ritual.
Now that we’re a family of two, I wanted to create and inject new traditions that are both respectful to the old age traditions yet logical and practical for this modern world. We chose to spend it in a little corner of peace and quiet with modern minimalistic architecture that is T House Tagaytay, to have a reflection of our own away from the demands of our busy lives in the metro.
It always feels good to be surrounded by nature as it envelopes you with its tranquility and beauty. The cool weather and the smell of fresh air — precious!
At T House, you’ll definitely get the break you need to keep up with modern life.