Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hound Haven Philippines

Hound Haven Philippines


I was browsing through the list of my favorite GMA documentaries when I came across an iWitness episode by Kara David on Dogs particularly on K9 dogs who served the military for the most part of their lives. My heart was torn into pieces upon learning the lives these dogs take on after retirement. Good thing Hound Haven is here to give them a temporary shelter and find them a new HOME...

Please watch and share!



I am sharing this with you all so as to create awareness that these furry friends need our care and to belong to a family who can provide shelter and love... They truly deserve more than what they are getting now...



Here is how we can help!


I believe they will soon find their new family. I am planning to visit this place one of these days... I know I can make a difference through small things, I hope you can visit them too!

See you! =)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Zark's Ultimate Day

Have you heard about the latest craze from Zark’s Burger? You might want to get your calendars and save the date! Please see details below for the promo mechanics!




On their 8th year anniversary (August 28, 2017), first 80 customers can avail their Zark's Ultimate Burger for only P8! 

PROMO Mechanics:

*Strictly for first 80 customers 
*Promo available in all branches
*One Zark's Ultimate Burger per customer
*No minimum purchase required
*Valid for dine-in only 
*First come, first served. Strictly no reservation.
*Valid for cash transactions only, not valid with other promotions and discounts

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Branches:
North:
SM North
SM North Annex
SM Pampanga
SM Marilao
SM Fairview
Eastwood
Cubao (Shopwise Arcade, Araneta Center)
MCU - EDSA
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Central:
Taft (in front of La Salle) 
SM Mall of Asia
SM Manila
SM San Lazaro
Morayta (University Belt) 
SM Sta. Mesa
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South:
SM Southmall
BF Paranaque
SM Dasmarinas
SM Bacoor
SM Lipa
Mckinley (Venice Piazza) 
SM Sta. Rosa
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East:
Katipunan (Loyola Heights) 
SM Taytay
SM San Mateo
SM Megamall
SM East Ortigas
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Visayas:
Cebu IT Park
SM IloIlo
SM City Cebu
SM City Bacolod
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See you there!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Intro To Freediving

I recently had the chance to spend a weekend conquering one of my fears… Exploring THE SEA… and to top it all, I learned the basics of freediving.



Before I start, let’s define what Freediving is… According to Wikipedia (which I suppose is the “go to” for such definitions. Lol!)  - Freediving, free-diving, free diving, breath-hold diving, or skin diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on divers' ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than on the use of a breathing apparatus such as scuba gear.


Upon arrival, we were asked to leave an ID for the rental of freediving gears (snorkel and a pair of fins).






Introducing Coach Roger and my new friend Audrie


My good friend Reymond Pante who introduced me to freediving...

Pictures below were taken during lecture. So, since the activity entails holding your breath, we started off by learning the techniques of how to properly do it.



















After this, we then proceeded to the site. Two options to go to the site, you can either walk (takes about 30 mins) or take a tricycle for 50php.

Pictures below were taken during the floating session before we headed off to the deeper part of the sea.































 























After checking on each of our swimming and floating skills, we then started to swim going to the diving site.

Below were our pictures during the diving activity. I didn't know that this event will change the way I look at deep seas (everything went good except from my few bouts with muscle spasms, lol!) Before I post our pictures, first off, let me thank the people behind this unforgettable experience. Freediving Coaches of Asia, you guys are the best. They are composed of people working on a common goal and that is to bring people closer to the sea... special shoutout to the Master Coach @Jeroen Elout who hails from another country yet chose to stay in our beautiful Philippines and spearheaded this freediving activity.

Free Diving Coaches of Asia aims to:
 1. To teach EVERYBODY on sea survival. To reduce non swimmer rate and the yearly drowning count. (Drowning is the no.1 cause of death among Thai youngsters aged 15 below, each year 3000 kids drown)

2. To teach freediving to everyone, because once people start to love the sea they can eventually help in taking care of it.

3. To train more coaches as thousands are needed if we seriously want to teach a nation how to survive at sea.

Photo op with the diving master...

Freediving Main event































Kudos to all our Coaches Coach Roger, Coach Anthony and everyone (sorry I forgot the names of the rest of them)! You guys are really awesome...

Guys, here is the most recent upcoming event posted by Free Diving Coaches of Asia. Kindly visit their site and like the page.



Lastly, Special thanks to my newfound friends... I hope we can all get together again for another set of Freediving activity. Thank you everyone for being the best! Ryan Eramis Apayat, Aubrey Rodriguez, Crissy FabelPadre, Jeff Belchez, Kenneth Domingo, Lawrence San Juan, Tiffany Delos Santos, Presa Prangko, Rap Paolo and Reymond Pante.

I highly recommend this activity as it will make you appreciate nature at its best. Hope you enjoyed my weekend escapade! 'Til my next adventure!