Baler on a Budget

Baler on a Budget

My huling hirit for the year turned out to be a trip to one of the best surf places in the Philippines:  Baler.  What started as a series of can’t go’s with Anna finally came into fruition last weekend.  She is an amateur surfer but a professional spur-of-the-moment traveller which…

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Smash That IV Badminton Tournament

Badminton Tournament Winner

Yes, another goal was crossed out from the list:  Win a trophy from a badminton tournament. The Smash That Badminton Tournament was held last September 22 and 29 at The Zone.  On the first Saturday, all the doubles games were played.  There were four categories:  The Men’s Doubles Beginners, Women’s…

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My First Half-Marathon

next stop: 42km by Chasing Jayce

It started as a goal I made at the beginning of the year: Run more than 10km. I first met this goal last May when I ran 15km at the Run for Integrity 2012 and again last month when I did 16km at the Regent Fun Run. And due partly…

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Revisiting Ilocos Norte ♥

Revisiting Ilocos Norte Bangui Bay Windmills

June 11-13, 2012 – Ilocos Norte, cradle of natural and man-made treasures way up north, was our destination last week. Together with two friends and Moche, I went back to Pagudpud, Laoag, Batac and Paoay to revisit places that I have already seen but will never grow tired of. Getting Ready…

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My First 15km Run

Today I met one of my 2012 goals of running for more than 10km. I had my first 15km run early this morning, despite an emotional hurdle and utter lack of preparation. What training I had was not enough to prepare me for this endeavor, having only had four 5km runs at…

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Just Keep Swimming

Makati Aquatic Sports Arena MASA

Now that my swimming lessons are over, I would like to rave a bit about it.  It might sound too dramatic for others who were fortunate enough to learn how to swim at an early age, but for one who had always been bereft of opportunities, this is a big…

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Sports Enthusiast

I have always wanted to be sporty.  I have these disproportionately huge calves, care of my Mom, and they might as well had been my first conscious thought: wow, my calves are big!  And because of this, I pestered my mother to let me take gymnastics.  But she told me…

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