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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Swimming Lessons @ Twenty-Six

Is it too late to post this as summer is already over? Nah. Just like how it is NOT too late for me to learn how to swim at age 26. 

Ever since I dated my man who grew up on an island and who jumps off cliffs unto the water with no hesitations, I realized that I am discounting my life with real experiences just because I don't know how to swim. Later on, I tried surfing and even enrolled in intense surfing lessons for six weekends but still not took myself to swimming lessons. I can't even back float. Sucks.

So to do myself a favor and not fool my body-loving water, I enrolled in  Bert Lozada Swim School (BLSS) end of May this year. It was good news that they hold lessons in a college near by my house in Lipa City.

The BLSS site in Lipa City Colleges

Monday, June 22, 2015

[Music] True Colors | Zedd

I've been anticipating the second studio album of Zedd for a while now. Ever since I heard his work on the "Divergent" movie soundtrack (ugggh, "Find You"), I have been so amazed by him.

Fast forward to this year, there was a rumor that Selena Gomez (my queen, hehe!) and Zedd were dating and they are to release a collab which turned out to be "I Want You To Know" (IWYTK) which I played like everyday. You know, it's my jam! 

I Want You To Know ft. Selena Gomez

Monday, June 1, 2015

[Episode Thoughts] Game of Thrones | S05, E08

True to my words on the blog description, I am now writing this blog posts to over discuss Game of Thrones' latest episode - Season 05, Episode 08. Spoilers Ahead!

Where The White Walkers At?

When I first saw GoT, I was actually discouraged a bit 'cause the opening scene was like for a horror story. There were zombie like creatures that killed off some humans in the first scene. Except that those zombie look-a-likes has blue eyes, crystal blue ones. I later learned that they are called White Walkers.

White Walker from the S01, E01
"In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders big as hounds."

Given this early and dramatic appearance, I was expecting that the GoT scenes will always include them. So, I was wrong. Five seasons later, I've seen White Walkers only a few times in the series. But you will never forget about them as you watch as they are always felt specially when a Stark or someone will quote a Stark and say "Winter is Coming". I knew they are referring to this race mentioned in ancient legends and stories from the original human inhabitants of Westeros.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"The Boom" and "The Pop" (Coloud)

As I have mentioned on my previous post here,  I don't have the music talent but I love, love listening to music. A lot of it.

I have a couple of music gadgets and now I am to share my review of Coloud headphones - I have a purple "The Boom" and an orange "The Pop".

The Functionality

Why do I have two sets? For long travel purposes and use at home when listening to music and watching tv series, I use the "The Boom" which covers my entire ear. With this model, I can feel/hear the bass evidently. I like "The Boom" because it is lightweight and tight. Outside noise stays out thanks to the Boom’s closed construction, while minimal parts mean less weight on your head (know more about it here).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GoPro for Starters

In September 2015, my love gifted me with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition (BE) and ever since I can't stop raving about it. I wanted to have one 'cause I developed a love for surfing and there's no way I can capture my water action using regular cameras.

I've owned it close to a year now but I can still say that I am a newbie. This action camera is so versatile, I keep on discovering new things I can do with it. And as a newbie once (still), I aim to share my experience with the hopes of you learning a thing or two.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Simara Island Escape

As my last post indicated, I've been gone beaching. And now, I am back! I have a few travel posts to share (i.e. Puerto Galera, South Korea, Quezon Province, etc.) but I would skip those for now and fast forward to sharing my most recent trip to Simara Island in Romblon, Philippines. Better make it fresh!

How To Get There

Simara Island, Municipality of Corcuera was named after the Spanish governor-general Sebasti├ín Hurtado de Corcuera who ruled the Philippines from 1635 to 1644. Actually, the island is shaped like a hook thus it's name, Simara which was derived from the local word sima, meaning "hook".

Source: Google Maps
There are a couple of ways to reach Simara Island but I recommend the one I took which is via Odiongan. Here's the complete list of ways to get there:
Source: Tourism Corcuera
Fish Port of Calatrava
Port of Simara Island (AM)
Port of Simara Island (PM)
Byaheng Simara, Byaheng Masaya!

Corcuera local government is promoting tourism in the island and they have the tagline Byaheng Simara, Byaheng Masaya! I've been to Simara Island many times before because my fiance was born and raised there, however it's my first time to go there alone. And for this latest visit of mine, I've learned that there a lot of new places to visit.

Here are the sites I've visited this May 2015. (Note: There will be a lot of pictures on this post.)
Poblacion Beach Area  
I was not able to go to the more secluded beaches of the island such as Guinrang-an, Colong-Colong and Mahaba Beach. I've been to those beaches in my previous visits and I love them both. They are beautiful. 
However, this trip of mine is not short of beach swimming as I stayed in Poblacion area which is literally walking distance from the more open access beach of the island. No entrance fee, no cottage needed. Just your self and sunblock for your skin.
I've stayed in the island for a week and almost everyday I had an after-breakfast swim.
Water is so clear, I was able to use my GoPro dome to take a lot of shots