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La Union Escapade 2010 Day 2
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, October 30, 2010 - It was the second day of our couple's La Union adventure. Mr. Thomas Glenn and wife Julie is a very generous couple who invited me and my family to witness the La Union Surfing Break 5 held in Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union which is just very near to Tito Tom's house.
While my wife and I is used to wake up seven o'clock in the morning in Metro Manila caused by our work schedule, in La Union, it was very very sweet to wake up so early, much earlier even before the sun rises behind the mountains. Our baby Pam who was then 7-month old woke up so early too. As originally planned, we trod the trail behind Tito Tom's house leading to the sea. The sound of the surf feels so good. The sea breeze is so fresh. Even at a young age, our baby already enjoyed herself observing the movements of the water. It was her second day of seeing the sea (the first ocassion is here) but it was just like another new experience for her.
On Waking Up in the Morning
After we had our breakfast, everyone prepared to be going to the surfing event. Tito Tom's wife and daughters prepared the food that we can eat while watching the surfing event. Though the surfing event is just a walking distance away via the seashore, Tito Tom opted to transport us via his van and took the highway route instead. We also brought with us a few monobloc chairs that we could use in case we need those.
Scenes at the Surfing Break
Tito Tom get for us a rented cottage so we could stay at the whole event so comfortably. Luckily for us, it was the same cottage that we had during our first day of the event.
Photography enthusiasts like me and Tito Tom couldn't just sit down under the shade that the cottage comfortably offers. So we decided to brave the scorching heat of the sun and dangled our cameras behind us.
There were varieties of interests that waited for the right opportunity to be photographed.
I was able to use my 300mm telephoto lens to capture those action scenes from afar.
I've never been into surfing. I was wondering what would it be like to be playing with those giant waves!
Just the same, beautiful women in swim wears abound to add heat to the already sizzling noontime of the surfing event.
CF card disaster
After lunch, as I resumed taking photos of those who were into surfing, my CF card suddenly malfunctioned. I didn't bring any spare as I was using a 4GB compact flash card. I stopped taking photos right there and just enjoy myself looking at the sceneries with my naked eyes. Later in the evening, Tito Tom would give me a 2GB micro SD card so I could switch storage media and use the same CF card the following day.
La Union Sunset
The adventure didn't end up there as soon as we left the surfing event to go home. While there were more numbers for the event in the night time, we decided to call it finished and just enjoy the sunset from Tito Tom's abode. Tito Tom's veranda offers a great vantage point with an unobstructed view of watching the sun to settle down into the darkness of which is the China Sea. It is one of the natural occurencies you'll only find amazing and ponder about when you're comfortably seated on a rocking chair at Tito Tom's veranda.
We were totally exhausted for the day's event, nevertheless, we also enjoyed hotel-like accommodation.
Our Generous Hosts
Photos in this blog entry can also be accessed from this Facebook album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=248733&id=619219369&l=3702739ad5
Our first day of this La Union adventure series can be read from this link: http://travelogue.digitalrebel.ws/2010/11/la-union-escapade-2010-day-1.html.
My Blogroll is no longer working and I lost link to my friend's blog
I'd been using blogrolling.com's link service and enjoyed the free service somehow for quite a few years. Then, after six years, six months, and five days of enjoying the service, blogrolling.com shut down the service without a deliberate notice aside from the notification they've posted in their blog. I was caught off-guard and now my links are nowhere to be found. On October 6, 2010 Blogrolling announced they would cease operation on November 1, 2010 but didn't offer an export option to extract the links. A tedious copy and paste must be done to get the links of which, unfortunately, I didn't have that much time to do it. Here's the screen capture of Blogrolling status after it shut down.
It reads as follow:
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If your site is still using Blogrolling code you should see a blank space where your blogroll used to be. That is because rpc.blogrolling.com is currently serving up a blank file.
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After April 30th, 2011 rpc.blogrolling.com will no longer respond to requests. Please note that this could, and probably will, cause problems with your web site, so you’ll want to take all Blogrolling.com code off your site as soon as you can.
Clean Your Code
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Thanks again for your support these many years.
To my blog friends, I apologize for the mess. I'm gathering back my links so feel free to drop your links here in this post or the the link page of this site. Thank you very much.
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At 11:57 PM, April 08, 2011, bw said…
nice escapade and great pics ! Looks like you and the family had a great time :)
fyi.. your comments section seem not to work. I had luckily found the pop up link on your blog.
At 11:30 PM, April 09, 2011, dodong flores said…
Testing comment form.
At 11:31 PM, April 09, 2011, dodong flores said…
@ bw: Thanks for the visit and the comment. As for my comment form, it is unfortunately not working on some browsers. I don't know why :(
At 4:11 PM, April 10, 2011, watson said…
Oh wow... I was also using blogrolling before but then, some time back, they started inserting ads when you click on your links. I decided then to migrate my links to Google's native links widget. I was lucky :-)
Love your La Union photos. We had our beach outing there when we were in the Philippines last January. I love going to the beach in the Philippines. Malamig kasi tubig dito, kahit summer.
At 5:32 PM, April 25, 2011, office space for rent philippines said…
It's good that you were able to enjoy your summer there.
At 8:52 PM, April 29, 2011, writing jobs said…
it's so great!! great stuff
At 10:25 AM, May 18, 2011, said…
I thought I could see her beaver through her swimming suit.
At 6:44 PM, June 08, 2011, Nonoy said…
Very nice place and experience. I wish I can get to La Union one of these days. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
At 12:07 PM, June 13, 2011, rental mobil elf said…
Nice article, thanks for the information.
At 11:36 PM, October 17, 2011, tin-tin said…
miss ko mag-surfing. hehe
mukhang saya ng bakasyon nyo :)
At 11:36 AM, March 22, 2012, Kimberley Accommodation said…
Looks like you definitely scored a nice vacation there. You got accommodations with a great view, easy access to the beach, lots of amenities, and surfing. There's not much more any one could ask for.
At 8:36 PM, August 07, 2012, Dhemz said…
wow! how fun...made me miss the Philippines even more...great photos!
Thanks for dropping by!
At 1:02 AM, August 08, 2012, dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said…
Dhemz, it was fun really! Thank you very much...
At 1:15 AM, August 08, 2012, dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said…
Kimberley Accommodation: It was indeed a nice vacation! Thank you for dropping by...
At 1:20 AM, August 08, 2012, dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said…
Tin-tin, yes, super-saya ng bakasyon naming ito ;)
At 1:24 AM, August 08, 2012, dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said…
Nonoy, you're welcome ;)
At 1:50 PM, May 28, 2013, ayumi said…
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At 11:16 AM, May 29, 2013, lee shin said…
spot on with this write-up, i like the way you discuss the things. i'm impressed, i must say. i'll probably be back again to read more. thanks for sharing this with us.
At 10:19 AM, July 18, 2013, minuteinfonet said…
Nice! Actually I'm glad this is an option that we can implement. I've always wanted to have my comments stand out from others. Allows us to be much more creative.
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