Posted in demented thoughts, Me, Myself & I, sports, travel, tagged aurora province, baler, beach, dream, sabang beach, sports, surfers paradise, surfing, wish on March 2, 2017|
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How many times do a person need to play a sport before he or she considers that game as his/he sport? Does it have to be a daily playing of the sport? Once a week? Once a month? Do a player needs to receive a prize or a medal for winning the game before he or she considers that sport his/her sport? Or do you have to enlist yourself to legit and recognized sport organization so that you can call that sport your sport?
Or do you simply need to know the mechanics of the sport, be a knowledgeable on who are the legends and superstars of that sport and you just have to simply have to be an avid fan of such a sport before you can consider that sport your sport?
If the basis for having a sport is the last question, without any shoes or any gear, then my sport would be tennis. But for other basis or criteria of having a sport, then I can easily say that I don’t have one.
Maybe playing a sport is not in my genes and bloodstream. In the past, every time a soul would ask me what’s my sport, without butting an eyelash and feeling sedimentary, I would simply say “none” then start justifying that sports are only for people who needs to exhibit hatred, vent out ones boastfulness and dispense their sadistic pleasures.
But this is until recently when for the third consecutive year of visiting the bucolic municipality of Baler, I guess I can consider myself of finally having a sport. That would be SURFING! No not windsurfing or kite surfing or internet surfing. Its beach surfing! Yeah! This is my third time on three consecutive years to surf the soft-sanded Sabang Beach of Baler. Would this count?
a short re-briefing…
as usual someone needs to carry my surf board for me. hahaha!
i heart baler
surf is up! hahaha!
I have yet to know technical terms of the sport like tubing, windswell, crumbly and pearling, but I’m definitely stoked every time I got to surf. It may only be my third time but I already feel like I’m a Kahuna! Kahuna by the way according to surfers are the wizards and magicians of surfing! Hahaha!
Now ask me. What’s my sport?
You, what’s your sport?
‘Yun nga lang… nakaka-hingal!
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Posted in nengkoy, travel, tagged a little thing called love, aurora province, baler, beach, it's more fun in the philippines, modern family, nature, nengkoy, philippines, pinoy, sabang beach, travel, tree, waterfall on February 10, 2016|
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One measure to prove that a traveler is so fascinated by a holiday destination is when he experienced the wanderlust to come back. It is the strong desire and the itching feeling of wanting to return and re-experience the stunning sights and striking sounds of such captivating destination.
I have done a lot of returning and re-experiencing of various spellbinding tourist destinations myself both locally and internationally. And one destination that has recently been added up to this beautiful list is Baler. In less than a year I am back visiting this countrified town of Aurora Province here in the Philippines.
What I particularly loved about Baler is that there are so much to see, do and explore. And that every spot is so overwhelmingly beautiful. Add to that are the surprisingly affordable restaurants and food establishments that offers fresh, delicious and hearty meals.
To further substantiate that I am truly captivated by this place, I returned back with Nengkoy and my family for them to see and experience for themselves how much fun I had the first time I visited. And true enough, Baler for the second time around did not fail to amaze the traveler in me.
A very long rickety yet enjoyable Hanging Bridge
enjoying the sea breeze at the baywalk
me & nengkoy posing at lukso-lukso beach & islets
the millenium tree! one of the largest trees in asia..
the surf is up at Sabang Beach!
magnificent Mother Falls!
the view up the lighthouse hill…
And what is even further amazing about this return is that members of family were equally amazed by the beauty, warmth and hospitality of this gorgeous province. I wont be surprised if I will again be back in this province and say “Haler… Baler…”
Babalik-babalik pa mor…
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Posted in travel, tagged adventure, aurora province, baler, beach, first bite, philippines, sabang beach, summer, surfing, travel on October 7, 2015|
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Not in my wildest dreams that I would be one with the waves. The thrilling waves of Sabang Beach in Baler, Aurora Province is the site where I first learned and experience gliding on water.
While learning the basics on how to position my body and the technique on how to stand on top of the surfboard, I pity my tutor because he will have to squander tons of patience, immeasurable strength and lots of miserable time before I can finally learn to stand and ride a thrilling wave.
trip to baler is incomplete if without surfing…
move over Mick Fanning… the future surfer of the year is here…
At my present age, in which my body is two steps behind my brain, I know that being a beginner sucks! And I have always accepted the fact that the whole Pacific Ocean would first have to dry up before I’d be able to learn how to surf.
And while acting out the necessary moves being taught to me by my tutor, I was also thinking that since it would be impossible for me to attain balance and be able to stand on a moving surf, I might as well enjoy the thrill and the feeling of my body crashing and splashing down the ocean!
But lo and behold, after just few attempts and immeasurable metric tons of salty water that I drank everytime I fell off the moving surf, I was already standing atop a gliding surfboard! I was like floating on air!
ryan, my tutor was also my “taga-buhat”
I can say that the experience was indeed pure fun! It’s the ultimate feeling of joy out from accomplishing something that you never dreamed of in the first place.
I was so ecstatic, I even hugged my instructor when he approached me telling me “Good job!” It’s that happy feeling of accomplishment that gives me a reason to visit back this thrilling side of the Pacific Ocean.
Parang gusto ko na tuloy bumili ng tatlong piraso ng Surp Bord!
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