Sunday, September 30, 2012

Up! Up and Away!

My cousin and I went parasailing in Boracay island. We hovered up in the air for approximately 15 minutes and made everybody look like ants. 
Up! Up and away!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Beach Hut

I always thought Beach Hut  is an imported brand. With its attractive logo and packaging paired with good quality awed me and made me a proud Pinoy.

Their tanning lotion is less greasy and smells good too. There's no reason to get unprotected and still get that perfect tan.

Beach Hut Bar Boracay

Friendly bartender

Mojito madness smoothie ! It's sweet that you won't feel the kick till you get up from your seat. It's one of the best mojito I've ever had. Plus you get an instant souvenir , this tall tumbler with a strap so you can hang it around your neck . It's like sipping mojito wherever you go. Cheers!

Beach Hut Bar Boracay
Station 1, Boracay
Malay, Aklan

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012


I can't hardly wait. I even have the chant as my ringtone. Though some will find it eerie but for me, the chant is moving that it draws out a lot of emotions.  

Fish Cannot Live With Bread Alone

Yes, I went helmet diving with my best travel buddy Eloise. In the course of our underwater walk, Eloise was wondering ...

Eloise : Ngano kaha nga ganahan ang mga isda ug pan nga wala man bakery sa dagat. (I wonder why fish like bread when there's no bakery underwater.)

Helmet Dive

Helmet dive is an underwater walk on the ocean floor approximately 12 feet deep. This is best for the non swimmers who still have a sense of adventure. We were guided in climbing down a ladder until the water is shoulder height. Once in such position, a helmet  was placed over our heads.Then we climbed down further until we reached the ocean floor.

The helmet weighs approximately 30 kilos above water but felt weightless when down under. I can't explain the science of it, but it is what it is. We can freely breathe inside the helmet since oxygen is pumped in through a hose connected to a tank above. Our heads remained dry and I can even slip my hands in to fix my bangs. Prior to the dive, a lecturer gave us the safety measures, hand signals and techniques to equalize underwater ear pressure as pressure increases the deeper we go.

Ways to equalize underwater ear pressure:
1. Pinching the nose and breathing gently against the pinched nose. One should hear a popping sound as the ears equalize.
2. Moving the jaw back and forth or sideways
3. Swallowing saliva.

 My head looks tiny inside the helmet. 

 Me and my cousin Eloise with our matching swimsuits enjoying the synchronized helmet dive.

My cousin and I with my fish head.

The underwater walk lasted for 20 minutes. We fed the fish with bread while the guide took a video. It was a whole lot of fun under the water, feeding the fish and feeling like a pro.