Eat ○ Sleep ○ Wake ○ Board ○ CWC

Originally - Nina, Dyan and I planned to revisit the gorgeous beach in Calaguas. But since the weather was not cooperative and the waves are notorious (in the summer month of March?!) we decided to cancel the beach trip. (Dyan must have really been delighted, you have no idea how much energy we exerted just to convince her about the boat ride in that supposedly Calaguas trip Ü).

And so we ended up in CWC instead. Not bad, it's another new adventure for me to try! Been hearing a lot of this wakeboarding activity, now it's time for us to experience it!

Upon landing in Naga airport, we looked for CWC's shuttle. Yes, it's a free ride to the wakeboarding complex. How convenient! Anyone can ride this shuttle, whether you're a stay in guest or not.
welcome to CWC

The staffs welcomed and accommodated us. We told them we're not checking in. We're just there fora day trip. They immediately assigned a shuttle to drive us to the wakeboarding complex itself.

In the meantime, the girls were busy..

sige nga, turuan mo yan!

yare ka kay Ati pag wala kang natutunan! haha!

Moving on.. ^_^

We finally reached the place. It's indeed world class. No wonder, international competitions are being held here.

register and pay here

As per Mozilla's, it's ok to pay for just an hour use of the facilities and vest. Besides, you wont be charge for anything in excess of 1-hour! Super winner tip!

time for some briefing

For beginners, it's advisable to try knee-boarding first. and I wasn't surprised that the briefing only took 5 minutes. Haha

The equipment and the whole area look intimidating (and this activity looks scary too), no one wanted to be the 1st to go!

cable park
those fast cables will pull you

dare devils' delights
told you, it looks intimidating (at 1st)

But since Nina and I are insured, walang dapat ikatakot. Game na!

iba na ang may life insurance!

praying na sana di makalas yung maliliit kong buto..

But before I knew it, the cable already pulled me away!


surprisingly, this is fun!

It's not as easy as you think, but it's addicting! No wonder, we found ourselves doing it over and over again. Knee boarding is exciting. But actual wakeboarding (standing position) is even better for sure.

winch park
for beginner wakeboarders

The cable in Winch Park pulls slower than those in the main Cable Park. Perfect for beginners. Again, we were briefed for 5 mins, and we're good to go!

I admit I had several attempts first before I can actually stand up. Lunod moments sa slimy waters. Eekie! But finally...

my 1st wakeboarding experience

4th semplang of the day ^_^

We had fun, seriously. Pero ang sakit sa braso grabe. After 2.5 hours, my arms felt numb. It's time to stop and eat.

make your own pasta
the price is reasonable

Fettuccine Pesto with shrimps and chicken for me
the serving is generous. this dish is tasty. ♥

Pomodoro Pasta for Dyan
i enjoyed the sauce!

Aglio Oilo Pasta for Nina

Laing Pizza
soft, thin crust with moderate spiciness. the twist is remarkable!

After lunch, we headed to the pool. There's no extra charges for using this facility.

CWC's pool area

It's too hot, di keri ng balat ko ang tindi ng sikat ng araw so only Nina and Dyan managed to swim. FYI, im not a fan of swimming pools.

After a while, we spent our time watching the dare devils do some tricks. Impressive! =)


the expert's show

..and opcors, boy watching! ^_^

it's raining (bisig) men everywhere!

I admit I was hesitant about this CWC plan at first so I was surprised to see myself enjoying this whole experience.

colors of summer at CWC

We left CWC and proceeded to SM Naga. Dine at Bigg's of course!

Bigg's ribs never fail to satisfy me. Affordable pa!

Now, where did we sleep that day?
We'd like to thank Casa Ofelia for accommodating us for free. Take a look at this secluded resort.

Casa Ofelia Resort

Full Sized Swimming Pool with Slides

family room with 7 beds
di kita yung isang bed sa shot na to ^_^

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Why I Like Traveling with Dyan and Nina?

○ pare-pareho kaming makakalat!

at least walang nagrereklamo. haha!

○ pare-pareho ang body clock namin. tulog ng 4pm to 4am. then heavy meal right away!

sinigang ribs, menudo, rice, coke litro, cake @ 4am
keri mo yun? haha!

○ videoke at 5am, baby!

Green Day + Cranberries + Rico Blanco songs @ 5am!
pic stolen from Nina's FB

○ Hotdog Eating contest at 7am!

Chyng - 4 hotdogs | Nina - 5 hotdogs
and the winner is:
Dyan with 6 hotdogs!

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Why I Dont Like Traveling with Dyan and Nina?
amoy old age ang kwarto namin dahil sa Ginger Liniment at Salonpas! LOL

Doesnt wear make up or anything in the face! Ang bilis nya lagi mag-ayos!
Kakapressure! =)

Teh, you know i love you pero napakabagal mo talaga kumilos.
Partida ikaw na unang naligo pero ikaw pa din huling naging ready. haha!

stolen from Dyan's FB

There are many ways to get to CWC. We flew from Manila, but if you are visiting other cities such as Batangas, you will be able to make it a 4 hour road trip. As far as booking hotels in Batangas and CWC, Expedia always offers great deals.

I look forward to a lot more of our laugh trips slash travels together!
Thank you mga teh! Paaaak! ♥

Expenses | CWC 2011

super sulit!

Q and A Portion | Part 1

Chikahan Porsyon | Found in my Shoutbox

Eric: reposted ur Photo + Walk + Stories entry.. thanks for the approval.

Chyng: thank you sir! im flattered.

Annexia: with ur blog marami nkng mapupuntahan n lugar... suggestion pwede po bang mglagay ng budget for places atlis got the idea n pg iipunan ko. tnx..
Chyng: hi Annexia! my Pinatubo, Boracay, Calaguas, and Coron entries have detailed expenses / budget. Moving forward, lalagyan ko na lahat.

Mabel: chyng, saw your photowalk entry, cocomment ako.. kakanta na ba ako ng kanta ni april boy!?
Chyng: hindi kanta ni April Boy yung "muling ibalik ang tamis ng pag-ibig"! Kay Rey Valera yun! Haha Toinks!

Shelmi: hi, would you be interested in writing for a travel website?
Chyng: Hello Shelmi! Send me the details.

Lani: Hi I super love how detailed your blog is!Pro sana u put feedburner button para I can subscribe directly sa email...TY!
Chyng: Hi Lani! Request granted. I placed one in my sidebar. But I really do hope you still view this blog. Panget yung sa email lang. =)

Xian: hi Chyng. ask ko lang kung nagtake ka ba ng crash course sa photography. if so pashare nmn po kung saan, i'm dying to learn din kasi. thanks
Chyng: hi Xian. I didnt take any photography course. Kuripot ako sa ganyang bagay. Haha Shoot lang ng shoot. In no time, you'll be improved.

Inapotpot: Hi! I love your blog and I totally envy you. How can you afford all these travels? haha. I wish I could do the same.
Chyng: Hi! Im not into shopping like every girl does. Traveling is my craving. Dito nauubos ang pera ko. =)

Guest: hi! were u at omakase last feb 18?
Chyng: No. Ü

Liv: hi chyng. anu yung link daw na pede derecho na puntahan pag magbook sa cebu pac? tagal kasi website nila
Chyng: hi Liv! ang hirap ng tanong mo. LOL

Mabel: anong size mo sa swimwear? at ng paa mo.. pm mo na lang ko sa fb.
Chyng: swimwear small. shoes size 7. =)

Ralena: Hi Chyng! OMG! i saw u last saturday @ paseo sta.rosa with your bf :) i was kinda oh! it's chyng. was supposed to approach you though, nahiya nako.
Chyng: OMG back! Nakita mo kong maglaro ng parlor games! Haha Please approach me next time. And btw, im SINGLE! ;-)

Ralena: sorry chismosa lang! hahaha. familiar kasi un face nya :) can never be wrong he's the same man ur with in vivere :)
Chyng: yeah he is the same man. pero we're both SINGLE now. ;-)

Aleng: hi again Chyng! did you by any chance worked for Trend Micro before? i was just reading your profile and I also worked there for 5 years!
Chyng: yes I did! my blog name "No Spam, No Virus, No Kiddin'!" is inspired by Trend Micro.

Arlene: can't help but cry on mang arnel's kindness. indeed, there are still good people around. i just felt i need to blog about Mang Arnel. see here
Chyng: hi arlene! until now, I still get goosebumps whenever I read my Ilocos Hysteria entry. thank you so much for spreading the word. hope mang Arnel will get more customers. good karma for him!

Ivan: huwaw. ms. chyng idol... dahil dyan, i will make a blog post in the future: "Following the Footsteps of Chyng Reyes | Surviving Sagada Alone V2" galing!
Chyng: go Ivan! start young! travel now!

Carlacharisse: hi chyng.. I saw ur pic in Sports Unlimited last night for the "Adventure mo, Ikwento mo" segment... and if i may ask, u studied in Intramuros, which school? i graduated in one of the schools there too...
Chyng: cool! hindi ko napanood ang Sports Unlimited dahil nakikipag-lasingan ako with my friends that night. hihi (and oh, by now you already knew my alma mater)

I really appreciate everyone who's been leaving me comments, greetings, and sweet notes. Im so overwhelmed. Sadly I cant reply to everyone. But in return, I always do pay back a visit so never fail to leave your URL or email ad here.

Til the next Q and A portion!
Malay mo, next time tanong mo na ang featured! ^_^

Matapang ang may Life Insurance

Here are some of my memorable activities last 2010:

1. traveled Sagada alone (with cave connection)
2. explored and crossed the borders of Vietnam and Cambodia alone
3. climbed Mt.Pulag, the 3rd highest peak in Pinas (where the temp drops to zero degrees)
4. braved the waves just to reach Calaguas (with no lifevest)
5. experienced expert course rafting and the longest dual zipline
6. enjoyed parasailing and reefwalking
7. jumped into the 100 feet deep Barracuda Lake (with no lifevest)

Buwis buhay I know!
But what's life without taking chances? No one gets out of here alive anyway.
Might as well risk more and enjoy more! ^_^

Since I know I'll be doing more risky travels this year, I got myself another life insurance (aside from the one that my employer provides). This one's got a better coverage.

the blogger is insured ^_^

If I die (anywhere), my family gets P1,000,000 right away.
If I die by accident (anywhere), they get P1,500,000 right away.
If I acquired some critical illness, I'll get P500,000 right away.
(wala akong disability benefit kasi hindi naniniwala si ate Judith (Mama ko) na madidisable ako.. haha!)

Right after I enrolled myself, I..

1. explored Batad - where Julia Campbell was murdered. Not to mention I trekked the riskiest waterfall trail. whew!
2. scuba dive in Balicasag. very risky especially for someone like me who has a lung defect. I needed to lie just to be permitted to dive.

Im positive nothing would go wrong, but in case there might - insured ako. =)

But of course, I want to be the beneficiary myself. Gusto ko ako makinabang sa pera! Good thing, all the payments Ive made have fund values. So anytime I need the money, I can withdraw the interest + dividends that my money has earned. Lovely! This is a good investment and a good way to save up for a dream vacation in the future!

I choose Sunlife.

Sabi ni Mama, Sunlife is both an insurance and investment company. It has the highest stock market value among its competitors. The higher the stock value, the higher the earnings of your money. Check the daily broadsheets to compare.

Sensha na, Im no Business Admin graduate. Engineering Math lang ang alam ko. But all know is Im insured while my money is earning at the same time. Just exactly what I needed. ^_^

Just sharing. It's not a sponsored post. Wish ko lang! haha
btw, I got this life insurance together with Nina of we both look forward to our money's earnings (hello Antarctica in the future! Ü)

Photo + Walk + Stories

Photo + Walk + Stories
Literal na Photo Walk!

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I like dead end signs. I think they're kind.
They at least have the decency to let you know you're going nowhere.
- Bugs Bunny

thanks to my photowalk buddy for this candid shot. =)

*literal na photo+walk idea is not only mine but my photobuddy's as well
*colored shots not mine, obviously. ^_^

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