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Glimpses of a Scottish Summer

The Anti-Midas Phobia: fear of doing something, lest turning gold nto lead.

I’ve been putting off making this video for months now. Yes, I was excited to share the clips I took during hikes, tours and walks around Scotland, but there was always the problem of finding the perfect song, concept, <insert-other-excuses-here>. Finally, the perfect song hit me during my morning jog, and you have to love it when things fall into place. It was a loooong labor of love, but it was well worth it.

Stunning landscapes. Killer hilltop views. Everything wonderfully Gaelic. Thanks Scotland, for just being you.

The good thing is the memoirs are already done — if you want to read about how Scotland bowled me over, the write-ups are over here: https://ishg.wordpress.com/tag/scotland/.

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Kaladkarin Rolls Away Laughing in Boracay

I remember always wanting to go to New Zealand to try out the zorb, but the good thing was I didn’t have to go all the way to NZ anymore! A lot has changed since I last went to Boracay — now they’re offering zorb rides as well. Call it a cliche, but Boracay is really THE island paradise — nothing but fun, smiles, good food and the glorious beach. I had to ask myself over and over — how could I NOT be from Boracay?! Here we were, literally having a ‘ball’ at their new attraction.

Kaladkarin Gets a Different Kind of High in Bali

paragliding@timbis beach, bali
28 august 2010
with alex, fed, monn, juric & jen

This is why I go through the painstaking process of editing/obsessing over video clips — so that I can relive breathtaking experiences such as this one. 🙂

Given that we were only there for the weekend, the 6 of us trooped over to Timbis Beach in Bali to try out paragliding. If you want to challenge your fear of heights, then you have to try this — you’ll literally feel the wind beneath your feet. My tandem instructor said that sometimes, it was even possible to touch the clouds (!). If you’re lucky, your instructor will even let you control the chute — I got a crash-course (no pun intended) in navigating the chute left and right, up and down — this is the type of high that stays with you. A definite must-try when in Bali.

Kaladkarin Goes For a Spin in Pagudpud

13 June 2010,  Bangui Windmills, Ilocos

With Ate Ting, Ikay, Ralph & Alex

This trip’s moral lesson: The quickest way to have a embarassing-stories-about-you marathon is to get your friends and your sister & niece together. Spell L-A-G-L-A-G.


Casualty Assessment:

  • Bus to Pagudpud/Laoag – Php 700 (1-way)
  • 1 bedroom at Punta Azul (for max 3 persons) – Php 3,500
  • Van tour of Pagudpud ( Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Bangui Windmills, Patapat Viaduct, Agua Grande, Paraiso ni Anton, Kabigan falls) – Php 2000
    * You can ask the resort to hook you up with a tour operator. There’s also an option for a tricycle tour, but in long distances, that might not be fun. =P)
  • Sandboarding & 4×4 ride at the Ilocos Sand Dunes (highly recommended!) – Php 2k-2,500.