IVATAN CUISINE: The Flavors of the Batanes Isles! - by Abigail Javellana Already captivated by the beauty of the northernmost tip of the Philippines, the magic of Batanes continues as we discover and experie...
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|This is it guys kabado inside!|
Tip # 1: Listen to your instructor. Proper position will help you stand up the first try. If the basic position is hard for first timers (like me), you can try 2 other positions, “popping up” may need a lot of strength and practice.I am relaxed with my instructor from the start but not on the surfing part. He gave me a detailed briefing and I listened carefully.
|Ang chubby cheeks ko lang dito, kainis... :p|
Tip # 2: Always look up; not on your feet. This will keep your balance and will help you concentrate.After several rides with lesser effort on my end, he teaches me how to paddle, OMG I am so excited as I guess I am on the next level, he do not push the surf board anymore and was now just giving me a go signal to paddle and stand up. I struggle at first but was able to do it.
Tip # 3: Learn to paddle; paddle as hard as needed, your instructor can let you know when to paddle, stop and when to get up as the timing to catch the waves needs more practice.
|Winning moment ni Rommel ng makapag paddle ako then stand up on my own.|
Tip # 4: When you’re about to fall off your board, try falling on the side of the board and not in front, try to fall not face down. Then falling means get back and try again.He invited me to go back to Baler for more. I’m sorry as I forgot to get his number. I do not have any phone with me that time and my over excited-ness just made me forgot all about it. However I guarantee you that he is so passionate on what he was doing and will surely make your Surf trip in Baler so “Sulit”, so look for Rommel on your Baler trip please!
|Nag- Apir pa kami ni Kuya (another instructor), a high-five for a good job! Yey Kilig!|
|Umay pics of me...|
|Good job kaming lahat! - Thanks to Rony for the great shots (buti nlng di siya nag-surf :p)|
|Just made my day! |
From humorous memes found in Rappler
Sharing a list from Yahoo on where and how to help our fellow Kababayans.
|TRUE - from Rappler|
|Sunset reminds me of life, my past and the time that flies fast in front of me.|
|Lunch first before the program|
|Then they showcase their talents|
|Some gifts to share|
"Learn from the people who have walked the path before you… respect them. Because someday – and sooner than you could ever imagine – you’re going to be old too."We Filipinos are used to living with our elders, we are not used to the culture of bringing elders to a nursing home like this, seeing them happy and contented makes me feel better, they are still being loved by the sister and by each other. At least they are being taken care of. But still I prefer having their last day spent to their love ones, but if you happen to know someone, living their own, no families to take care of them, on the streets, begging, no shelter and food. Maybe you can help bringing them to a nursing home like this. So they will find a family that will love them until their last breath.
|Thank you for the wonderful experience|
|Fly high in Dahilayan Adventure Park!|
|The Del Monte Landmark|
|Loooonnnggg ride you see?!|
|Cute houses we saw along... :)|
|Dahilayan Adventure Park Entrance|
|Ready for the Big - Zip!|
|Safety first :)|
|Drop off point - Bitin!|
|We realized the ride was longer that our stay in Dahilayan|
|One of a kind date! Worth the ride!|
|Wet and Wild in Cagayan De Oro!|
|We didn't thought our lecturer will be our guide that day :)|
|First rapid - easy!|
|And more rapids to come|
|Listening carefully - we are focus you know :p|
|A quick turn to get closer to the falls, fit to drink - yes!|
|And here we go again!|
|Tired yet asking for more - look at Kuya he's enjoying too!|
|Oh no! 5 forward paddle... 1...2...3|
|And when the rapids calm down, we can go down for a while for a quick dip|
|And after the calm river, here we go again...|
|Heavy paddle needed, full force!|
|A view from afar...|
|Another dip, yes...|
|Some more twist...|
|Another high five!|
|And last high five before we leave...|
|And so here we are in the finals...|
|Till we meet again our great rafters:) Thanks for the fun trip :)|