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January 2018 Blogs

Ride to the Landslide with Jeffrey mtb

Ride to the Landslide with Jeffrey

(Jan 31, 2018) In our first mountain bike ride to reach the landslide section of a mountain from the earthquake of 2014, we got lost in the brushy trail. Now, we made another attempt taking a different route. All we wanted was to step by the edge and look down at the abyss....more »»

Farm Tour with Mr. Raymond Cal traveling

Farm Tour with Mr. Raymond Cal

(Jan 29, 2018) Given the 240-hectare expanse of the private farm land that was marked by cacao, bananas and other fruit trees, the veggie farm itself seemed modest at barely the size of 4 basketball courts on a flat land cupped by surrounding hills. Trellis were lined-up for various vegetables. It was more of a getaway in a peaceful place where no karaoke sound or motorized vehicles disturb the soundscape.....more »»

Cacao Drum Roasting chocolate

Cacao Drum Roasting

(Jan 27, 2018) In pursuit of my cacao fixation of late, I came upon a cacao grower who wanted to try-out his innovative cacao drum roaster for the first time. With 17 kilos to roast on the first batch, I rolled-up my sleeve to lend a hand.....more »»

5 Weeks at the Fox and Firefly Cottages traveling

5 Weeks at the Fox and Firefly Cottages

(Dec 13, 2017 - Jan 23, 2018) At the surface, it seemed like a life of leisure - acting supervisor to a riverside resort to ensure operations run smoothly during the owners' yuletide vacation - compli-lodging, compli-meal/day, compli-laundry, free access to all SUP and mountain biking tours, kitchen-access, etc. It was all that. On the other side of the coin was the responsibility - one I played perhaps too seriously.....more »»

In-House Yoga Teacher at the Fox and Firefly Cottages yoga

In-House Yoga Teacher at the Fox and Firefly Cottages

(Jan 22-Mar 14, 2018) Aside from supervising for Fox and Firefly Cottages, I also conducted yoga classes for its guests and walk-ins. I meet people in the process, deepen my practice in so doing and impart whatever I know to those willing to learn....more »»

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