Friday, June 24, 2011

Follow Friday 6/24/2011

Friday is upon us again, and here in another edition of Follow Friday by Parajunkee's Views is a pretty interesting question that we all need to answer. This week's question is:

Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae? 

I've already talked about ten of my favorite fairy tales, but my most favorite?  The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen.  I just loved that story, and I found an animated film version of that and I just watched it again and again.

As for stories about fairies, my favorite would have to be Peter Pan, of course!

Hello there again!  This is another hop that I have decided to participate in.  This is my first time on TGIF!  Yay!  Since I am always looking out for the weekend, it only follows that I should do this to really kick off the weekend fun. 

This Friday's Question:

Summer Love: Where is your ideal place to take a 
summer vacation & get lost in a book?

This is a very easy question.  I have a favorite place here in the Philippines, it's near Tagaytay and it's called Balay Indang Red Ginger Farm.  It's a garden retreat place that a friend of my mom owns and she often invites us to come over.  I loved lounging around the different houses and cottages there, and there were even beds outside under the trees!  I once brought a book there and it was such a great experience.  And the food is awesome, too :D

Here are some pictures:
The Watch Tower.  This is my preferred place to hang out and read.  You can go inside and find a really comfy bed and a rocking chair, as if asking you to take your pick.

The Main House

The Dining Area

The Stairs to the Dining Area

How it all looks from afar.

Another cottage where you can find some bean bags to sit or lie on.
Would you believe that this is part of a toilet and washroom?  I'm standing next to the toilet, of course.
For other pictures (not taken by me), you can check out Balay Indang (The Red Ginger Farm and Garden) on Flickr.

So that's it, I hope you all have a great weekend, and happy reading to everyone!


  1. Wow! That looks wonderful. Looks like a perfect place for reading....

  2. I know! A great place to just lean back and read, also to unwind :D

  3. Wow! That's looks like an amazing place for reading! Not just reading, it's beautiful!

  4. holy moly, i wouldn't mind reading in any of your spots! oh, and your shelves from borders *jealous ----> me*

    :) have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Peter Pan is an old favorite of mine, too. Thank you for following my blog, I am following back!

  6. Great answers and beautiful pictures! Happy Hopping Nina ^-^

  7. Hopping through. The Watch Tower is incredible looking. I haven't seen Peter Pan since I was really little but I love the movie Hook.
    My Hop

  8. your blog is awesomeness!

    thanks for the follow...i'm following back :)

    if i'm ever in the phillipines i am going to have to bring a book and check out balay indang!


  9. Wow that's so cool! I could only imagine finding a place that amazing to read books in... you're so lucky! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :)

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm following you now.

    LLM - ABookGeek

  11. I haven't actually read Peter Pan. I need to. I need to read all the actual fairy tales. I've never read any of them.

  12. Hey I found your blog via Follow Friday, and I'm your newest follower!

    If you get a moment, head over to Teen Fiction Centre, and take a look around!

  13. Hi Nina! Thanks for hopping by... following you back now!

  14. Wowza! Lovely!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend! :]

    NoraBell, The Bookery


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