A year in Dubai and I haven't seen/tried all of its famous landmarks/activities yet. One by one, I am trying to squeeze in a few touristy stuff into my erratic work schedule. One of which is what we did last Valentines Day - the ever famous, Desert Safari. The dune bashing activity was crazy and [...]
When you find yourself thousand miles away from home on a Thursday, why not throw in a little throwback? Char. Reminiscing those sunkissed days with awesome friends in one of my homeland's pristine, secluded beaches - Coron, Philippines. "Memories last forever, they simply never die. True friends stay together, they never say goodbye."
Not much photos but more than a dozen of unforgettable memories. Surf, sand, oh yes, rain and a bunch of good friends. One of those places that I would definitely go back to over and over - Siargao Island, Philippines. Circa 2011. "The cure for anything is saltwater - sweat, tears or the sea." Isak Dinesen
I think most of us heard about the Hiroshima bomb-equivalent earthquake that hit the Philippines last October 2013. The aftermath was unbearable. I felt sad when I learned that one of the places that were mainly damaged was Bohol. Historical churches crumbled into pieces and friendly Boholanos left terrified were heartbreaking. But, all of us [...]
Dear 2013, Whew. It has been a wonder-turvy journey where a lot of changes happened in my life. Some are good, others are - well, bad. I've moved out of the comforts of my home - away from the comfort of driving my own car, going home in a clean house with cooked food after [...]
Armed with tenacity and a bit of excitement, we stomped our way to Wild Wadi Waterpark for a weekend dose of adrenaline rush. I was ecstatic the moment I saw the enormous slides and loops the facility boasts of, even risked my ipod and the lover's flip video camera (stuffed inside a sandwich bag hoping fervently [...]
https://player.vimeo.com/video/72148833 eid longboarding weekend from chatterly on Vimeo. First Eid break in the sandpit and decided to spend it at the coolest place in the UAE. The place was packed when we got there and the activities were nearly fully booked so we had to make do with whatever was left open for us to [...]
2012 has been a great year for me. I've been to different places, surfed hard, got bitten by the love bug, moved to a different country and spent everyday with the most amazing people here on earth. Uhuh, uhuh. Ang swerte ko lang! I wouldn't be facing 2013 with this huge-abot-hanggang-tenga-smile on my face if [...]