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Coffee time @TazaMia

The newest hotspot of Lipa City is the High5 building, which houses great restaurants,  an Anytime Fitness, and my personal favorite a 24hr coffee shop which just happens to be my favorite coffee chain! Taza Mia! Started in Lipa City the High5 Taza Mia is their newest branch offering high quality coffee beverages 24 hours a day 7 days a week! The environment is top notch with a home like comfort. It's that cozy coffee shop feel with a loft for additional seating for hanging with your friends, co-workers, or just a nice place to go sit with your own thoughts (BUT WATCH YOUR HEAD! It is a pretty low ceiling). Overall I would have to HIGHLY recommend stopping by, kick your feet back, and relax with one of their excellent hot, cold, or frozen beverages.

Gems of Lipa City - RamenHouse

Well this is a welcome addition to Lipa City. Nestled in the new High5 building on the first floor is an amazing little restaurant called Ramen House. Now I love a good bowl of ramen and typically I have to make a hike to ATC, BGC, or Manila to get a decent bowl. Well Ramen House has changed all that and has officially increased my food budget!

The Food

Amazingly no MSG is used in any of the food (as per the chef), organic vegetables, market fresh meats and seafoods! It shows in the flavors, I mean let's just say I have no need to pay toll fees to get a good bowl of ramen anymore. Here is a quick peek at the menu.

Overall Experience

So this is my 2nd time to Ramen House in less than a week (I like to try a place at least twice before I give a thumbs up or down). It's a small place which makes it a bit noisy and tight if it's crowded but also gives it that community feel like you're a part of a party, or gathering. Everything is wood finish from the walls, chairs, tables, to even the 2nd floor (WATCH YOUR HEAD it's a fairly low ceiling but fun) which reveals a traditional Japanese themed ramen joint! I say it's kid friendly in the sense you don't have to worry if your child is loud since it's a very casual restaurant. The staff is insanely friendly in a good way! And always provides service with a smile. The Chef himself will come in and check on you and see how you liked your food, honestly some of the nicest people I have met! I can keep yammering on but I will say this. It is HANDS DOWN the BEST RAMEN in Lipa City!

Verdict: MUST TRY! if you like ramen you will not be disappointed.

Below are some photos of my experience with my family.

 

 

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Floyd and Loridee are an amazing couple. We are honored to of been able to capture their wedding moments. A truly spectacular wedding filled with joy and a special guest the Mayor of Lipa City, Meynardo Sabili who did the honor of joining our couple in matrimony. The wedding was set at Valentino Resort and Spa as well as the reception. Bright and vibrant, this wedding was not only classy and elegant but truly a once in a lifetime event.

Wedding Highlights

Some Favorite Photos

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Engagement Highlights

Wedding Day Highlights

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I Heart Davao Season Finale SDE

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Same Day Edit Video

 

The photos

Of course no service would be complete without taking some photos!

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