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When the dog stays at home alone / Пока никто не …:
No matter how crappy your day is. There is always a #happy face waiting for you to get home.🐶 #TakenLastMarch102014 (at Baskin and Robins Adven-Tzu)
A passer-by thought this was a pile of trash. Turned out he was a dog..a heartbreaking reality..):
It shouldn’t take a 7minute video to make us appreciate what our parents do for us.. But this short film is so powerful it will touch your heart and will make you reflect the relationship you have with your parents…
"Being rich is not about what you have..but how much you can give.."
I’ve been to Baler many times just to surf, but this time around, D and I explored one of the hidden wonders of this town. The Dicasalarin Cove. But before we go to the full details of how to go there and so on and so on. Let me share some photo story *feeling travel blogger* about our trip to Baler! Which is by the way, my best Baler side-trip ever!
We stayed at Aliya Surf Camp Resort, located exactly where surfers and feeling surfers alike can be seen. *aheem and I am the latter for sure..*
They’ve got clean bathroom, shower with hot water, a huge pail and a dipper, except for their ceiling, it’s kinda scary, reminds me of the movie The Ring or The Grudge?! Whatevs! It’s creepy that’s all.
Our room, more like a surfer’s den.
Here’s a sneak peek of Dicasalarin Cove.
It was one of the best rides of my life. Or might I say a one hella dare-devil ride I’ve ever had. That’s kuya Chris, our super kind tour-guide, tryk service and a skillful driver.
Sharing here our little joyride video.. breathtakingly stunning but damn! One wrong move and we’re surely a dead meat.
Dica isn’t for those who are looking for comfort and convenience. Driving to Dica was
quite risky, scratch that, it’s really dangerous. It was steep and one way only, but these miraculous panoramic views…. How could you not put this in your bucket list right?
Dica is for those who are looking for some adventure with a little perilous way just to see how God is freakin’ brilliant when it comes to his creations.
After what I called it as the longest ride of my life, about 30 minutes uphill and then downhill and then uphill again.. I guess, after seeing the one-way zigzag road, 30 minutes is not really that long after all. I even told our guide, *Don’t you dare crash us Kuya Chris ha.. You take your time.. Our sun-kissed skin is fine as long as we get there safe and in flesh.”
Finally we are here…
There you are… Swim or surf at your own risk!
Jumpshot! The first original before selfie!
See that little white thingy over there?… if Zambales has Capones Lighthouse and Ilocos got Cape Bojeador… Locals said, that’s Baler’s version of Lighthouse! And then my face went like "Seriously? That doesn’t even look like one."
It piqued our curiosity so we checked it out and climbed about 176 steps to get a little closer of that peculiar white structure!
Kuya Chris practicing his climbing skills.
The 360 degrees astoundingly spectacular view of Baler’s Lighthouse.
It’s like Hawaii PH version.
A lomography shot of Baler Lighthouse.
On our way back to the beach..
To avoid fainting, don’t forget to bring water, headwear and sweets coz the scorching heat of the sun may sucked out all your energy if you’re not really into trekking.
After exploring the beautiful Dicasalarin Cove, we went back to town proper and stop-by at our favorite tapsihan. *way better than Aliya’s Tapsilog*. For only 65-80php, you’re done for one meal of the day.
But wait there’s more.. We also went to Balete Tree located in Maria Aurora next to Baler, to take some awesome panoramic images.
Inside the majestic 600-year old Balete Tree, known as the oldest tree in Asia, towers more than five stories high. Locals said that it would take 60 people holding hands with arms outstretched to encircle it.
This is Kuya Christian Iglesia. He didn’t just offer us his service to be our tour guide, he gave us experience we will never forget. Especially the Habal-habal joyride! He’s not really after the money, it’s all about passion in what he’s doing to live. But he’s not for free ha. Also, did I mention that he’s really kind, trustworthy, a skillful and defensive driver? Thanks Kuya Chris for keeping us safe! See you next time! You may contact him here: 09066820356
How to get to Baler
If you’re just a backpacker and commuting is not really an issue, you can choose 2 kinds of Genesis Bus going to Baler @ Cubao Terminal:
Regular Aircon: P450/pax (6-8 hours if the driver takes a lot of bus stops)
Joy Bus: P750/pax (no bus stops, has a porta-let; 4-5 hours; with free snacks, a comfortable inclined seats; free use of clean blankets) Here’s their website http://www.genesistransport.com.ph/gtsi/schedules.html
Food: If you’re okay with cheaper food, you’ll survive if you have P300-400 for 2 days. But if you want to try the newest trend in Baler, the Costa Pacifica, prepare your wallet with their mouth-watering delish.
Tour guide fees: P300-700 (it depends on the places you want to visit) Don’t forget to contact Kuya Chris » 09066820356.
HotAc: If you’re on a budget constraint you can try Aliyah Surf Camp Resort (Overnight Triple sharing P2100) Go check out their website http://aliyasurfcamp.com or any other Hostels that will fit your budget.
But if you want to try something luxurious, well Costa Pacifica is perfect for you http://costapacificabaler.com/
Surfing Lessons: P300-350 per hour (inclusive of rash guard, surfboard and super bod instructors)
Surfboard Rentals: P200-250 per hour
You can check this website below for more details about Baler.
Thank you Baler, for another unforgettable adventure!
A Not So Ordinary Baler video!
I’m sorry that you had to see this pictures, but have you ever heard about the Surabaya Zoo? It’s the biggest zoo in Indonesia and it is, basically, a place for animals to die in the most horrible ways. They don’t have vets, they hardly ever clean the place, staff sells animal’s food, some of them are in really small cages…
You see the giraffe on the picture? It ate 20kg of plastic bags cause it was starving and all there was to eat was garbage. About 25 animals die per month.
The government doesn’t care about the zoo and ONGs have problems to release the animals cause most of them are not in healthy conditions to just go back to their true homes.
SIGN THE PETITION TO SHUT DOWN SURABAYA ZOO! Help to make a change. Reblog it. Post it on all your social medias. Invite your friends to join. Tell everyone you know about it.
Oh God!!! ): Breaks my heart. Horrible. Please spread and signed the petition! please…
What I Be Project, Steve Rosenfield
Photographer Steve Rosenfield recently asked subjects far and wide to complete the following statement: "I am not my ___ ". He prompted individuals to fill in the blank with their deepest and darkest insecurities, moving people to bring issues regarding body image, substance abuse, mental illness, race and sexuality to the forefront. The results of the social experiment of sorts is a photography series titled the What I Be Project, an intimate examination of the anxieties and inhibitions that plague men and women of all ages.
The “What I Be Project” is all about honesty.
In today’s society, we are told to look or act a certain way. If we differ from these “standards,” we are often judged, ridiculed, and sometimes even killed over them.
By stating “I am not my_____,” people are claiming that they do in fact struggle with these issues, but it does not define who they are as a person. It is not aimed for people to say “You’re not fat,” or “You don’t have love handles.” It is to spread awareness on what people go through due to society’s paved roads. These are serious issues that some of us can live with, but most battle on a day to day basis.
- I am not my shame.
- I am not my gender.
- I am not my image.
- I am not my turban.
- I am not my weakness.
- I am my amputation.
- I am not my bi-polar disorder.
- I am not my adoption.
- I am not my number.
- I am not my vision.