San Pablo isn't know as the City of Seven Lakes without reason. Here's your guide to checking out the top two!
So, the van. Expect to fit less comfortably into this vehicle than "Antonio's" dubs into the song "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
After a few hectic weeks of increasing work demands and a moderately intense diet and training regimen to prepare for my first jiu-jitsu competition, I was nothing if not ready for a vacation. Last year, around this time, my companion and I had taken our daughter to Coco Beach for a wonderful family vacation and… Continue reading A Coco Family Vacation in Puerto Galera
If getting a tattoo isn't a thing to do while traveling, I don't know what is. I've been in the Philippines for some time now and will be leaving soon, so this seemed like the perfect time to finally get one done at the highly recommended Whiplash Tattoo parlor on Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes—my… Continue reading How Badly Does Getting a Tattoo Hurt?
In all honesty, I've been a bit slow in picking up my MMA journey since returning to Manila. Maybe I miss the training at Lakay or the fresh mountain air. Perhaps the inferior Manila diet is what's been leaving my body feeling drained, or perhaps it's purely emotional. A lot has happened in the past… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 8: Yaw-Yan, Jiu-Jitsu, and My New Gym
Oh, what the sweat, the tears, the blood on your cracked pavement, and all those years tearing through you and circumventing the grave meant.
It's an easy trike ride from anywhere inside BF Homes to "Toyota". The dealership is long gone but, by name, it still marks the intersection of Concha Cruz and Alabang Zapote Road, as well as the BF Homes gate. From there you can hop into a jeep and get off at Madrigal Avenue but my… Continue reading Silantro, Mojito, Molito
Last night, four champions defended their titles in stunning fashion at URCC XXX at the Araneta Coliseum. This was my first time attending a live MMA or fighting event of any kind, in fact, and I was not disappointed by the action. I arrived just in time to see the… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 7: URCC XXX
After creating a permaculture design and consulting with the owners, we're breaking ground with earthworks at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm.
Today I’m revisiting what I’ve learned at Team Lakay as I complete my final session and have a sit down with Coach Mark Sangiao to discuss the successes and secrets of his team.