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Baguio’s Parks, Playgrounds, and Places to Eat

It's Tuesday morning: my companion wakes up early to build a dam at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm (post coming). Inevitably, our daughter wakes up early and what are her and I to do with our day? First, there's the laundry problem. La Trinidad has no water so this is a serious mission. We… Continue reading Baguio’s Parks, Playgrounds, and Places to Eat

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My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 5: Wrapping up my trial at B.A.M.F.

It is almost 5 pm; my bus should be leaving soon. I’m heading back up to Baguio after three eventful days in Manila. As you may have read in the first part of my MMA journey, I started my 30-day free trial at B.A.M.F. (that’s Bad A-word Mother F-word) back in July but only got… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 5: Wrapping up my trial at B.A.M.F.

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My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 4: Back to B.A.M.F.

Yesterday, after an excellent session with substitute-trainer JB at Lakay, I picked up my laundry, packed my backpack, and got on a bus to Manila. You may recall mention of our seven-hour bus ride up to Baguio. Even though the city is less than five hours away by highway, regular buses get off the highway about… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 4: Back to B.A.M.F.

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My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 3: Getting Serious

After getting quite literally crushed on Saturday, Sunday’s rest was much needed. It also gave me the chance to prepare for a demo class with an online English teaching company. You can read my evaluation of this and other such opportunities to earn an income from teaching online in my previous post.     I… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 3: Getting Serious