With the holiday season comes the reappearance of all our groups of friends scheduling their respective get-togethers. Every time my friends and I converse online to plan a meet-up, I send this hashtag that drives the point all the way home: #MAKEITMAKATI!!! (No kidding, I’ve got receipts.) I’ve been a Makati girl for a good chunk of my life, and ever since I’ve moved, I honestly couldn’t imagine myself living anywhere else.
The great thing about Makati is that it’s constantly changing. There’s always something new to be explored, be it a new store, mall, or hole-in-the-wall shawarma stand. Sadly, when you’re a local you tend to dial down your inner Dora the Explorer and stick to the places you already frequent. So of course, given the opportunity by Ayala Land and MasterCard to take a little tour of my “homeland,” I pounced at it. Thus began my holiday-themed tour of Makati.