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I'm in  Moalboal, sardine diving anyone? Email me. -- TheLoneRider

Kian Loyd Delos Santos, the Last Straw Breaking Duterte's Back politics

Kian Loyd Delos Santos, the Last Straw Breaking Duterte's Back

(Aug 21, 2017) For love of country, I supported Duterte despite his atrocious imperfections. I maintained that as flawed as he is, he is still the only one with political will to reform society the way he did in Davao. But the national campaign against the drug problem morphed into a ruthless genocide with no end in sight - 7000+ deaths and counting. Duterte's cure is killing the country faster than the drug problem itself. With the unconscionable killing of a 17-year old student who begged for mercy to catch a school exam, the last straw has finally broken the camel's back. Now, an entire country is outraged by the lawless impunity of those who have sworn to uphold it....more »»

Fitness on the Jetty fitness

Fitness on the Jetty

(Aug 18, 2017) If not for anything else, Moalboal Poblacion's endearing feature is its jetty where I go like clockwork every morning to do my 2-hour fitness routine. Combining asana, calisthenics, cardio, pranayama, eye therapy and meditation, I stay the course to see what transformation happens within the 30 days I have to work with...more »»

Freediving Pescador Island with Seaquest Dive Center skin

Freediving Pescador Island with Seaquest Dive Center

(Aug 13, 2017) Pescador Island is practically a pencil-shaped island sticking out of the ocean floor going down beyond 40m. It has a vivid coral reef in the shallows for snorkelers, a vertical plunge into the deep blue for freedivers and its walls offer a visual parade to scuba divers. You can't get enough of Pescador Island, just a stone's throw from the main Moalboal peninsula.....more »»

Life in Moalboal traveling

Life in Moalboal

(Aug 7, 2017) Life hums leisurely in Moalboal in its unhurried pace with highlights along the way - visiting friends from Cebu City, meeting new friends in the freediving community, etc. With a bicycle to use, I extend my geographic reach that leaves me sweaty, but fit....more »»

Pranayama in Moalboal yoga

Pranayama in Moalboal

(Aug 3, 2017) What baffles me is how could something so powerful (breath regulation) be free and available on-demand? And how could it be so ignored? People would rather spend an arm-and-a-leg on hyped-up supplements and risk side-effects or outright fraud! From my humble experience, pranayama is the fountain of youth, the giver of strength and the unfathomable source of energy - and it's all free for the taking!...more »»

Settling-in at Moalboal Poblacion traveling

Settling-in at Moalboal Poblacion

(July 23, 2017) After 2 weeks in Panagsama Beach (Moalboal), it was time to move on. I didn't want to leave Moalboal just yet, so I tried looking for a cheap room at the town center. The best one was a room with a fan, sheets, table, cross-wind ventilation and it's right in the heart of Moalboal town center. Now, I begin another 30-day chapter.....more »»

Freediving Moalboal skin

Freediving Moalboal

(July 10-18, 2017) With its dive wall reaching depths of 300m just meters from the beach, Moalboal is an ideal place for freediving. On my own, sometimes with a buddy, I was gung-ho to see how I do freediving within safe limits with no rope, no instructor and no support.....more »»

Scuba Diving through the  Sardine Bowl scuba diving

Scuba Diving through the Sardine Bowl

(July 17, 2017) I've been through the sardine bowl many times with my freediving, so I thought scuba diving in the shallows to do a photoshoot is the same old thing. I was dead wrong. It went beyond amazing!....more »»

Bitcoin Transaction at 7 Sins Bar, Moalboal sliceoflife

Bitcoin Transaction at 7 Sins Bar, Moalboal

(July 12, 2017) Since I've opened a Bitcoin account in Bali last year, I haven't made any transaction yet. I couldn't find any establishment in the Philippines accepting Bitcoin until now. Here at 7 Sins Bar in Moalboal, I was able to pay for my P100 pineapple juice in Bitcoin.....more »»

Scuba Diving Tongo Point with SeaQuest Dive Center scuba

Scuba Diving Tongo Point with SeaQuest Dive Center

(July 10, 2017) Tongo Point is one of the more popular dive spots in Moalboal. With depths going down 60m, we stayed at 18m traversing the wall for a 45min dive. With Rudy, a 20-year dive master veteran of Seaquest, he knew where to point us for interesting finds.....more »»

Revisiting Moalboal traveling

Revisiting Moalboal

(July 10-16, 2017) Moalboal is a special place for many reasons. It's only 3 hours away from Cebu City, it's not as densely crowded as Boracay, fine white sand beach, abysmal depths to 300m, intense coral reef, tourist hub where it's easy to find resorts, restos and bars, and its signature feature - the sardine bowl...more »»

Life Coaching for a Competition Dancer meditation

Life Coaching for a Competition Dancer

(July 5, 2017) A competition dancer in Cebu asked around the yoga community who could help her meditate to develop stillness of the mind to gain competitive advantage in the upcoming major dance contest in Manila. My name popped-up 3 times from different sources. I received a message from her when I was in Bohol asking me to come to Cebu to hold that space for her. I said yes.....more »»

A Life of Suffering? I Disagree lucid

A Life of Suffering? I Disagree

(Apr 24, 2017) Buddha claims that all life is suffering caused by craving and aversion. Christianity claims that we are born into suffering with Original Sin from Adam and Eve. Islam says suffering is built into the fabric of existence so that Allah may see who is truly righteous. In Judaism, suffering was thought to be the ultimate form of divine purification leading to unio mystica. I ponder. Why should life default to suffering? I have a limited mind, limited thinking and a limited life experience - but I disagree.....more »»


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