Can a place where you can mingle with friends and complete strangers, overlooking the Makati skyline at night help you in healing your broken heart? Very likely because it will remind you how it feels to socialize as a free, single, and carefree soul, complete with a romantic backdrop.
Looking at the city from a different angle can give you a different perspective. (Image: Z Hostel Facebook page)
itself is open 24 hours but the Z Hostel Roofdeck opens at 5:00 PM and closes at 2:00 AM. My friends and I are not really keen with clubbing or partying. We would rather sip wine or cocktails talking to each other (very much “titas of manila”). So this place came as a surprise to us as there were relatively just a few seats and almost all of them were already occupied when we arrived. Luckily, we found a picture-perfect spot with a Makati Skyline for a background and it came with a table to hold our drinks and food. At first we felt a little out of place, since most of the crowd were in their college years. But come nighttime, people older and near our age—the older “millenials”—have arrived. The place soon become crowded but not rowdy, as there were a lot of security and crowd control outside.
We paid only PhP350 which included entrance with food and drinks. The prices in their menu are affordable, and the food well, they were palatable enough. Their main offerings, nonetheless, which are their cocktail concoction and their different choices of beer
from both international and local brands, are worthy to be their main attractions. And definitely, the openness of the place and the breathtaking views of the city are what draw its guests to keep coming back.
After being broken, it’s time to widen your horizon. There are many places to recover and meet someone new under the big sky, but take it slow lest you trip and fall again for the wrong one!
The end of a relationship, does not signal the end of your life. As Lau Tzu once said, “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings,” so for people still mending and healing their broken heart take it slow, even if the Valentine’s season is all red and signaling you to go, go, go! Choose to continue living, one step at time–live for your family, friends, and for the people who love you. Continue to view life with optimism and with a grateful heart.
We only have one life, so let’s live it well. A broken heart will eventually heal and remember, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! So, dry your tears, get up, and let the metro’s dining and entertainment places be your first venues to moving on and enjoying life!