40 Things I Saw in Japan That I Wish I Can Bring in Philippines

I was prettty impressed of efficiency and practicality of Japanese. Maybe this is what I really wanted to see, that’s why I really dreamed of going to Japan (than US, Europe). What makes the diffrence are advanced technology, efficient process and … Continue reading

Bali: Surfing 101

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Bali, particularly Kuta is Asia’s surfing capital. So I didn’t missed the opportunity to fulfill one of my bucket list “Learn Surfing” here. Though, we have it in Seminyak, a few kilometers away from Kuta. We asked the locals about Basic Surfing lessons, and they told us, enrolling in legit surfing schools like Pro Surf, Rip Curl School of Surf, Surf Spots, etc will be costly. They introduce us to professional surfers, who also offers basic surfing lessons at half the price.

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We met our surf instructor Eddie, he is a Balinese and learned surfing during his years residing at Seminyak. He introduce us to Surf Boards 🙂 lol

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 The lesson begin with how to swim in the surf board. Easy!

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Step 2, how to stand, from plank position, maintain standing position and how to jump out from the surf board. Arghh, it’s getting complicated now. Image

And after few minutes, we’re ready to surf?! This is it!Image

Bilang ako ang nag-push sa surfing, syempre competitive ako… Ako ang naunang nakatayo sa Surf Board 🙂

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Then Happy and Rosanne comes next!

I enjoyed my first surfing experience, and I would love to do it again. Pwede din maging hobby, Phillippines has great surfing spots like La Union, Baler, Siargao. Soon, I will play with the Philippines waves too!

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One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surf-board, and a wave.

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Honda Bay Photo Tricks

All Honda Bay boatmen were trained to this  photo tricks. I am really impressed of the talent creativity of this simple locals of Puerto Princesa. Filipinos are really talented. It’s not just the island who attracts tourists, but even the kindness, hospitality, passion and talent of Pinoys! I’m so proud to be Pinoy.

Heto na ang mga bonggang-bonggang camera tricks, na pilit man naming gayahin on our own, di namin keri…

Photo Op wi, at Starfish Island. Mabigat sis, nakakalaki ng muscle…

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 Si mother dear, pakitang gilas, isang finger lang, kering-keri ang starfish!

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 At syempre ang mag-jowa, nagtutulukan… Di ko magets promise, SJ and Ap-ap? Anong drama nyo dito?

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David and Goliath “the lovestory”, Lovers SJ as Goliath and Ap-ap as David.

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 David and Goliath “Family Matters”, Joy as Goliath and Jell as David.

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May galit sa Coke? Si Princess, pwede pa, since nagwork sa Pepsi ang Papa nya, pero si Eillor ano ang moda?

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 At walang awa, pinagtulungan pa…

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Syempre may witch effect din, with flying broom ang lovers na si Ap-ap and SJ.Image

 At ang bagong pina-uso namin ni sister, tadan… “My Havaianas and I”, push!

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 Of course, ang aking travel buddy na si Pink Flashy Havs goes to Cowrie Island!

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At si siter, gumagaya… lol

First Solo Chic Movie Watching

I’ve finally got the chance to watch first movie in 2013 – “Les Miserables”. I’ve got the courage to watch a movie alone while I’m on a business trip in Surabaya, Indonesia. Ciputra World’s XXI The Premiere Cinema is huge, they have 10 movie houses, showing international and local movies.

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Les Miserables literally means the “The Miserable Ones.” It is a French Historical Novel by Victor Hugo published in 1862. Finally in 2012, the movie was shown under the direction of Tom Hooper. It’s an all start cast Huge Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. I haven’t read the book nor watched it in a play, but after seeing this movie I’ve got deeper appreciation for novels, musical plays and films which culminates history and somehow imbibe a love story, where most of viewers can easily relate with.

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The film revolves around the story of Jean Valjean, he is an ex-convict who eventually became a Mayor of a town in France.

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Jean met the dying Fantine, a poor miserable mother who has an illegitimate daughter named Cosette. He was entrusted by Fantine to take care of  her daughter Cosette.

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But as fugitive, because of envy and unforgiving heart, a police inspector, Javert was determined to capture him and send him back to prison.

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As the film caption says Les Miserables is a story of FIGHT. DREAM. HOPE. LOVE. As for me Les Miserables, is a story of unconditional love of a mother to her children (Fantine to Cosette), staying faithful to a promise (Jean to Fantine to Cosette), love at first sight which can lead to real true love (Marius to Cosette), Loving someone so dear even he’s not loving you back (Eponine to Marius) and patriotism and heroism (Gavroche, Colonel Georges Pontmercy, Enjolras, Petit-Gervais and Fauchelevent to France)

As the movie ends, I want to stand up and give the whole cast a big hand of applausde and told myself, I must watch this live in a play.

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Body & Mind Renewed at Zen Sai Spa

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One of the reward I give to myself is a monthly spa treatment, whether its a body massage, body scrub or foot spa, I always go to a spa to renew my body & mind. My mom, sister and me tried Zen Sai Spa in BF Homes, Paranaque City, Metro Manila. I bought this Body Massage & Salt Srcub package from http://www.metrodeal.com.

Zen Sai Spa is a Japanese themed Spa. “Zen” is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese character “chan,” which is in turn the Chinese translation from the Indian Sanskrit term “dhyana,” which means meditation. While “Sai” means weapon. So this means that a “Meditation” can be our weapon.Image

Inside the spa are 6 traditional Japanese houses which can accommodate 2 persons for a massage/scrub treatment. Massage beds are in the floor, equipped with air-conditioned and speakers playing spa music.

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Before the massage starts we have to wear this cute pink Japanese Kimono.

Body massage is soothing and calming. Though my neck got stiffed because the bed is not the ideal massage bed.