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Family Day Out: Fish, Nuvali and Tagaytay, Cymplified!

Thank God for Rix who went with the flow of my whim to visit Nuvali, Laguna. I have long wanted to visit the place. My family of five plus two helpers trooped to the South and got some sun while we fed the perpetually hungry fish. We also rode the boat for a bit of adventure. They have a trail for bikers, too. I wish I had googled the things to do in Nuvali and visited the exhibit there. I have just been reading about feeding the koi fish and mainly enjoying the outdoors with children.

Then, Rix suddenly decided to head to Tagaytay. At first we went to People’s Park where it was crowded. We just went for a walk there, down and up the side of the mountain. Did you know that they’ve got a zipline? It has been many years since I last set foot there.

Curious about the tallest ferris wheel in the country, we drove towards Sky Ranch. A long line of people was at the ticket booth for the entrance, excluding the ride tickets. The other areas of the place were still under construction so I think it’s best to wait before visiting so one could fully enjoy the Sky Fun Park. The kids got to experience the carousel, where Cayla got scared when the ride started, and also the Sky Eye, which is the name of the ferris wheel.

Hot and hungry, we had our rest and lunch at Mushroomburger.

I have created an illustration and a little story for children, born from the idea of feeding the fish in Nuvali.

the little girl and the fish

What did you think of the drawing and the poem? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


  1. Sounds like you had such a lovely day! Love the cute story.

    1. Thanks Lexie!

  2. I hope that you enjoyed your trip. I love the poem that you wrote. It was a bit hard to read, but I love the background color and graphics. Very creative, thank you for sharing.
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  3. It sounds like a lovely way to spend the day1
    Your poem is very cheerful and bright.
    I like your illustration. Very colorful! It goes well with your poem.
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  4. Sharon

    I loved the poem, I really did πŸ™‚

  5. I love the poem and the illustration, Cym. Galing-galing! I do agree that the flower should have been placed somewhere else. Or pwede din behind the poem, but in a lighter color. Sayang naman ang ganda ng poem! πŸ˜€

    By the way, I also love your blog’s new look. Simpler and easier to eyes = posts that are easier to look for ! πŸ˜€
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  6. Kat

    i love the poem, it always reminds us to be responsible to Mother Nature. If we can’t take good care of the environment, who will do so? and what will happen in the coming years if we continue to abuse it.
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  7. I like the poem. You’re a whiz with the rhymes. I just wish that the flower was on the right side below the fish because it makes reading the words of the poem a little difficult.
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    1. Thanks! I will keep that in mind.

  8. i should visit nuvali when i’m in manila πŸ™‚
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  9. jellybelly

    I love Nuvali. It’s such a nice place to visit during the weekends. I love looking at the shops too.
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  10. Great poem! You got my interest in visiting Nuvali…looks like a great place!

  11. Such a lovely poem…would like to visit there someday
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  12. Tin

    lovely poem! i haven’t seen Nuvali yet, will keep it in mind and probably bring our bikes too! πŸ™‚
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    1. Yes, bringing bikes is a great idea!

  13. i like your poem and your drawing, you are an artist and a lover of nature ms cym!

  14. Meikah YbaΓ±ez-Delid

    Yes, Nuvali is a FUN place to go! Now I’m missing mushroom burger, too! πŸ˜€
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  15. kat

    The drawing is inspired buy the koi pond in nuvali, right?
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  16. Haven’t been to the biggest ferris wheel, perhaps one of this days will try to visit it. We also did experience feeding the koi fishes in Nuvali, they really swarms at you when you throw in the fish food.
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    1. Yes, like they’re always super hungry!

  17. I like your poem. Something that can be read to a toddler before putting to sleep. Lots of vivid imagination and color into it. πŸ™‚ I’ve never been to Nuvali but have always wanted to go there someday.
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  18. Great poem, Cym! You can use that and the pics that you took that day to create a photobook. It’s something that your children will treasure forever. πŸ™‚
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    1. Great idea, mommy Olga!

  19. Great poem and great illustration. You can adjust the text of it though to make it more readable. πŸ™‚
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  20. Mylene

    When we were still in Manila, I also want to visit Nuvali. I’ve heard so much beautiful things about the place. But I never had a chance to go there πŸ™

    You have a talent in poetry. I love the rhymes πŸ˜‰
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    1. Thank you. Next time you come back, visit Nuvali. πŸ™‚

  21. Melgie

    I never been to Nuvali, Laguna before, It seems like good place to visit and explore with my kiddies someday. Love the poem:)

    1. Thanks, kids will love exploring in Nuvali.

  22. wow, nice poem, sis. love the illustration, too! want to see the Sky Eye too!
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  23. Never been there. I’d been missing a lot of pasyals and gala in the Philippines. Most of the time, I am out of the country kasi and I love reading those out of town adventures from blogs. The poem is really cute. πŸ™‚

    1. Your pasyals are international levels. πŸ™‚

  24. Lovely poem.. really like the picture of the fish too.
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  25. That must have been a very fun day. Tagaytay is always on my mind and I would really love to go visit Nuvali again soon and check out more than just the shops. πŸ™‚ Good poem! I hope your daughter recites it someday to remind her of the fun family day she had πŸ™‚
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    1. I haven’t even visited the shops. With kids, they won’t be interested in shopping.

  26. max

    i like your poem and graphics of the fish
    my family also wanted to see that ferris wheel

  27. tet

    very nice poem. I haven’t been in Laguna eversince.

  28. Nice poem and drawing.
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  29. I like the poem and illustration sis! very nice!
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  30. Farida

    That seems to be an impromptu outing but worthwhile coz you’ve visited many places πŸ™‚ I’ve been hearing about Nuvali too and it seems to be a great place to explore!
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  31. Mys

    My kids love fish. We’ll keep that place in my growing list of places to visit.
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    1. Mys

      Plus I love the poem and the graphics. Very vivid.
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  32. The illustration and poem are both very nice! Sis pwede ka nang gumawa ng children’s book πŸ™‚
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    1. Aileen! I would love to be children’s book author and illustrator someday.

  33. Kat

    I havent been to Laguna but my relatives resides there, with your post – i kinda like to visit them and experience the skyranch:)
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  34. Very nice poem! I want to see the Sky Eye, was the view nice? I hope you could write about it soon. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! The view was great and not the usual point of view of Taal Volcano we see in photos. πŸ™‚

  35. The poem and the illustration is nice sis. Galing πŸ™‚

    Mommy Maye
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  36. nice poem. reminds us to take care of nature. πŸ™‚
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    1. Thanks, hope it’d be a good read for kids.

  37. I like the poem, It’s so Nuvali.hehe
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    1. Thanks, loving nature is the theme.

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