Surfing Baby Waves in Baler

surfing baby waves in Baler

A virtually flat sea is not welcoming sight.  Particularly when you’re arriving in Baler with surfing in mind.  So I was really disappointed to see teeny tiny waves lapping against the Sabang Beach and I thought to myself, “Oh no, I will be surfing baby waves in Baler yet again.”…

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Singapore Trip 2013 (Part 1)

Singapore Trip 2013

It was already my third time to visit Singapore, my first Singapore trip was with my older sister, way back in 2009 while the second was with Moche in 2010.   Despite that, I still managed to experience several “firsts” during this trip. Foremost was that it was my first…

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Montero Diaries: Nuvali

montero diaries: nuvali

Today, I drove my mother, sisters, niece, nephew and boyfriend to Nuvali and I experienced a number of firsts, namely: navigating our narrow and tricycle-laden streets (drove up the curb as I was turning down a blind corner, too) highway driving (maximum speed ever at 80kph) and almost hitting a…

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Montero Diaries: Prologue

Monter Diaries: Prologue

Truth is, I never imagined myself buying a car.  Much less, driving a car.  I promised myself that I would only buy a car once I could also afford to hire a personal driver.  So, I had to make a big adjustment when my parents finally decided to get a…

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Subic Day Tour Adventures

Subic Day Tour Adventures

Road trip!  It was Candy’s second to the last day in Manila and we decided to go on a Subic day tour, her last lakwacha in the Philippines before heading back to the Middle East.  So, we stormed Subic and crammed Ocean Adventure and Tree Top Adventure into one jam-packed Saturday. Ocean Adventure…

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Surfing and Touring Baler

Surfing and Touring Baler Chasing Jayce

I needed a birthday trip.  I had to go somewhere that’s not too far nor too near, but I had a very limited budget.  Since it had exactly been three months after I got face-boarded, I just had to go Baler!  But the agenda was not just to go surfing, but…

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Batanes Rocks! (Part 3)

Batanes

It was Day 3 of our Batanes trip and we were scheduled for the South Batan tour.  But while having coffee at Fundacion Pacita the previous day, our tour guide, Ryan Cardona (who looked a lot like Luis Manzano, sssh!), told us about a fishing ritual that was going to happen…

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Batanes Rocks! (Part 2)

Batanes Rocks

“Sabit lang ako.” This was the catchphrase I used whenever I would reveal this super secret destination for my long leave of absence from the office.  And I was that through and through.  I did nothing to prepare for this trip, save deposit the P10,200 payment for the North Sky…

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Batanes Rocks! (Part 1)

Basco Lighthouse Batanes

Batanes is not just a beautiful place. It is an experience that cannot be wholly captured in words or pictures alone. There were seven of us in the group, all were girls, and I only knew one person: Candy. She was my friend from way back in high school and…

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