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My friends and I planned to take this trip to Baler for one common thing, surfing. Most of us are beginners and some are first-timers. I started to learn how to surf 3 years ago at the Philippine Surfing Academy on a wave pool at Club Manila East.

Surfing 101: Philippine Surfing Academy @ CME in June 2011
(sorry for the low resolution pic, this was taken by my friend  using a 4MP digicam i think)

So moving back to 2014, me and my friends decided not to drive and just take the bus to and from Baler. And we chose to ride the JoyBus, executive coach line of Genesis Transport Service, Inc. It’s like flying first class on a luxury plane. It's the most comfortable way to commute. It has a bus steward/stewardess, free snacks and bottled water, clean blanket, an on-board comfort room and has no stopovers which means you'll reach Baler faster than most provincial buses. You need to book in advance though, especially during peak season, if you wanna make sure you don't miss your trip to Baler. 

Our bus left Manila at 1:30am and arrived at the Baler terminal at around 6 in morning. 

Touchdown Baler!

From the bus terminal we rode a 3-minute tricycle ride to Aliya Surf Camp & Resort

Aliya Surf Camp & Resort

Some early morning shots upon arrival at Aliya Surf Camp & Resort

As soon as we arrived at the resort, and after taking some pictures and selfies, we quickly head off to the beach to grab something to eat, we're starving!

Morning walk by the beach (Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora)

Hungry Surfer by Bay's Inn

We had a hefty buffet breakfast at the Hungry Surfer. The place was really nice, the food is good and affordable. Once we were fully replenished, we didn't waste any time and head back to our hotel to get ready for our first Baler surfing sesh. 

Some snapshots of my Baler surfing experience...

♫ Music: Every Chance We Get We Run [David Guetta & Alesso feat Tegan & Sara]

#stoked #surf #baler #love #summer #beach #longboard #surfing

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Paisley Love

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SNAG THIS LOOK: Paisley button down, Red pants, Ray-ban Clubmaster


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SNAG THIS LOOK: Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Supreme pullover, Brett shorts from People are People

Sennheiser MOMENTUM: Premium Sound On-the-Go

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What Hi-Fi's 2013 Best Portable Headphones 
(at £200-£300)
"Smooth, punchy, refined all-rounders – and great-looking too."

This is the Sennheiser Momentum, What Hi-Fi's 2013 Best portable headphones at £200-£300 price range. This is a closed full-size circumaural headphones designed to isolate against ambient noise. 

For those of you who are not familiar with the classification, circumaural sits around your ears and not on it, so it gives you a more solid output (especially on the bass side) compared to the on-ear version. 

I've been using this for a couple of months now listening mostly to electronic dance music, rock, rnb, pop and classical, in both lossless (FLAC format) and lossy (MP3 @ 320kbps) audio formats, I must say it doesn't disappoint me one bit. The sound is really smooth and balanced from top to bottom. It offers full-bodied bass, clear mid-range and sparkling treble.

With a price tag of PHP 19,300 here in the Philippines, this is a headphone for the on-the-go lovers of sound who are willing to pay for premium sound coming from a fine piece of equipment. Sennheiser really did a great job on the Momentums. Everything about it screams PREMIUM.

The ear pads are made from the finest soft supple leather and because of that it doesn't give me that wet and sweaty feeling around my ears when I use it for long hours. They're very soft and comfortable to wear.

It has a metal-constructed earcup slider for maximum durability and custom fit. The head cushion is soft and is also wrapped with real leather for that consistent premium Sennheiser feel.

It comes with 2 detachable cables. Embedded within the cable lies MOMENTUM’s sleek in-line control unit: providing complete control over your music and calls with a tilting plug. Crafted of fine metal to fit naturally within your fingertips. Specially designed to support Apple devices. 

What's really cool about the Momentum's carrying case is that little cable compartment right in the middle of the case for easy storage.

Over-all I'm pretty much satisfied with this pair of cans. A bit pricey, but with that premium balanced sound, punchy bass but not over done, very stylish, light-weight, plus that comfortable and luxurious feel of the materials used in this headphones, I'd say it's worth every penny.

How to download your Facebook LOOKBACK Video

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Facebook turned 10 today and they gave each of their 1.23 billion members a simple but pretty cool treat, the Lookback video! It displays some of the highlights on your Facebook profile since you joined the said networking site.

Anyway, here's a little trick you can do to download your own Facebook Lookback video and save it on your computer. This works best on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Open the link
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + J on your keyboard to open the console.
  3. Copy the whole code from the following link: and paste it into console, then hit Enter.
  4. It will give you the video link for download, which looks like this "" Click on the link. It will lead you to your video.
  5. Right click on the video and choose "Save target as" to download and save it.
  6. Upload or post it on your desired social media... Facebook, Youtube, Blogger/Blogspot, etc.
  7. Enjoy!

Holiday Break Hangover

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SNAG THIS LOOK: Pullover by Uniqlo, Shorts by Solo, Vans Surf Siders, Ray-Ban Clubmaster

NYE 2013: Clubmaster

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SNAG THIS LOOK:  Ray-ban Clubmaster, Leather-Suede Bomber Jacket, high-top sneakers