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When I Committed Suislide

19 Apr

And I did it…yes, we did it!

Suisliding was my first ever extreme adventure! My husband and I successfully survived the 480 meter zipline called “Suislide”. At an altitude of 200meter, suislide they say is the highest and longest zipline in the Philippines. It is found in Danao Adventure Park, Bohol. Continue reading

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Sand and Water of Camiguin White Island, Philippines

11 Apr

White Island is the only area in Camiguin that has not been ruined by the volcanic eruption that killed thousands of people. Because White Island was spared, the beach’s sand remained white compared to other beach resorts in the area having black sands.

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White Island is a white sand bar which forms letter C or sometimes I depending on the wave movement.

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White Island takes refuge from Mt. Hibok-Hibok that stood still (at the background) as though the mounts were protecting the sea.

The sand granules of White Island are of purest white, hence the name.

And the waters are crystal clear. Very clean and is best for swimming and snorkeling, but not advisable for longer stays as there are no shades, cottages in the shore.

SO, what have I learned from this travel?

Just a thought about sand and water. I learned that sand and water are two purifying things. In marriage or any relationships, there are grains of sand in the form of personality differences, pride, and many others that cling to your skin and irritate it in ways that make you uncomfortable, but when the waves of love kiss the shore of your heart, the irritation, anger, and impatience will all be washed away. As the waters of forgiveness caress the shores of your heart and as the sands of devotion rub your pride away, you will be cleansed and purified and become a better, mature person 😉

Always making their places my stories,

Zill, xoxo

Yes! We Ate the Biggest Croc in the World.

10 Apr

We spent the holy week at the home of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity.

National Geographic Channel’s zoologist and crocodile expert Dr. Adam Britton measured Lolong (the name of the biggest crocodile) at 21 feet and three inches.

Lolong was captured in Agusan marsh after locals suspected the giant reptile was the one that ate a missing fisherman and several carabaos. Lolong is being housed in an eco-park in Bunawan town.

And I like how the town of Lolong maintained it’s freshness and novelty where the air is so fresh and the surroundings are clean.

As though I was brought back into the primitive.

Where greens are just but…ancient.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said, however, that Lolong should be returned to its natural habitat.

“This world is not my home…I’m just a passing through”.

A Taste of Yellow Summer

2 Apr

A Taste of Yellow Summer.

A Taste of Yellow Summer

2 Apr

Summer time has finally arrived in the Philippines! Image

And I bashed my first summer gig with yes, Y-E-L-L-O-W ✿Image

Because… yellow is sunshine ◕‿◕ and it’s fresh.Image

And it shines…with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness.Image

I chose yellow because it is:Image
joy, happiness, optimism, enthusiasm, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, laughter, cheerfulness, wisdom, learning, knowledge, clarity, creativity, self-esteem, curiosity, relaxation, health, motivation,concentration, perception, understanding, leadership, enlightenment, stimulating, bright, rich, gold, caution, confidence, and LIGHT.

“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven”. Matthew 6:33

SO, WHAT’S YOUR SUMMER COLOR?

Tasting Chocolate Hills and Smelling Tarsiers

17 Mar

Tasting Chocolate Hills and Smelling Tarsiers.

Tasting Chocolate Hills and Smelling Tarsiers

17 Mar

A day after our wedding, my husband and I went off right away to his hometown in Bohol, Philippines-the popular tourist destination for Chocolate Hills and Philippine Tarsier.

Tasting the chocolates.

The Chocolate Hills form a rolling terrain of haycock hills – mounds of a generally conical and almost symmetrical shape. Estimated to be from 1,268 to about 1,776 individual mounds, these cone-shaped or dome-shaped hills are actually made of grass-covered limestone. During the dry season, the grass-covered hills dry up and turn chocolate brown. This transforms the area into seemingly endless rows of “chocolate kisses”. The branded confection is the inspiration behind the name, Chocolate Hills.

Smelling the tarsiers.

The Philippine Tarsier is considered the second-smallest primate in the world. The small size makes it difficult to spot. Each eye is as large as the tarsier’s brain. The eyes can’t move, so a tarsier has to turn its head to look at things. Tarsiers have scent glands on their lips and abdomens. Urine, feces and fluids from their reproductive tracts also contain smelly chemicals that serve to mark a territory or communicate with other tarsiers in the same group. Tarsiers may group together to chase potential invaders away. Yes, they have an odor, but they’re delightful to the eye.

Now, here’s a piece to delight you! Check this out and discover the island of Bohol.

  • From exhaustion to amazement. Before I tasted the sweet view of the hills, I endured the climb of 214 steps of the view deck to the top. That was quite an effort-full of inhalation, but a good exercise though.
  • From nasal reaction to an eyeful collation.  Before I got the closest view of the species, I endured the stench. That was quite an awful smell, but the tarsiers are a thing of beauty, I forgot to breathe. LOL!

We live to endure. To persevere through whatever we are facing today. To push through whatever circumstance we are in. For once we succeeded, that’s where we’ll find meaning to everything.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 

Be delighted to endure!

Drop your comments and share your delights =)