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Crossing The Island - A Kite Surfer's Home

Attraversiamo. Let's cross over.

I first heard of this word from one of my favorite books (Eat.Pray.Love.). For more than half a year of staying here in Boracay, I haven't cross the island yet. I guess I'm a little too drawn to staying in one place for so long - appreciating every single flaws and dent of something and discovering the hidden happiness in it is how I define adventure. While people here in the island come and go, I stayed. Not just because I love Boracay so much but I think, the people who are meant to stay here are those who had all fine prints of sand, sun, sea, and sky written in their hearts like a special tattoo. Or life. Maybe love. Whatever.

I will have to thank my job again for letting me discover hidden places - some hole in the wall. Traditional accommodation (with big names) has always been a status symbol but believe me, you can find better if you dig in. A few months ago I crossed the island and I found another home. Lies across Boracay is a small bay called Union in the town of Nabas. Ten to fifteen minutes from the Caticlan Jetty Port, I found myself taking photos of MangoRiders Beach Club.

Boracay Island Life - April and May Events

Ola again from the isla!

You might have been wondering what's going on in Boracay as you haven't seen any updates here. Summer is indeed a busy season in Boracay: a lot of events have happened which made me realize that my life is not just all about the online world (well, sometimes I need to check Facebook once in awhile to know who's in the island from my circle of trusts). We all need to go out, meet people and enjoy the outdoor activities. Any way, here's to share the highlights of my April and May events:

Hanging out with these girls somewhat made me love the outdoors more. Another advantage of being with them is I get to learn a li'l bit of their language. The first word that I learned - SAMOK.

 I'm actually thinking of studying a new sport which led me to this kite surfing shop:

Pinas Kite Surfing Center is offering kite boarding lessons at a very reasonable rate so if interested, you may contact them here. I'm torn between kite surfing and diving, really.

Island Wandering, As Always

Hola from the isla!

I'm thankful that on my free time, I get to explore the island as if I'm a tourist. Walking around and just talking pictures is what I do every weekend. I haven't tried anything exciting yet. Not just yet.

One of my favorite areas here in the island is the Bulabog beach. Hot men and women with sun-kissed skin and 6-packed abs, yes - there are a lot of them here. But other than that, I love watching how the wind plays with every big kite near the shore and how surfers manage to control them with their very strong force. I've seen them fly, double-flip through the air. I'm telling you they are all amazing. This is the sport I might want to try someday if not that I'm afraid of breaking my bones into pieces.

I go here to eat something healthy too. Green salad. There's something about balsamic vinegar that I'm starting to love. By the way, this salad is not expensive. It may seem pricey but it's not. As I've mentioned previously, living in Boracay is more expensive than living in the city.

Fire dancers are everywhere when the clock strikes seven. Another skills that I might want to try someday if not that I'm afraid of burning my hair to dust.

This is the raft Rica and I braved to swim at the Spider House. I, myself, am not a good swimmer - all I can do is paddle like a dog whenever I touch the salty water. So yes, I'm prone to drowning. But we made it, yeah. Like Thor. Lol.

Ohai there Rica! Congrats on your new achievement! By the way, where's Vicky?

There you are! I'm surely gonna miss sharing beds with you. We've only shared homes for a week but it seemed like a year. Pardon me for being jumpy and noisy all the time. I hope I was able to put a smile on your face a bit though, with my corny jokes. I miss you too, already! The island will surely miss you.

And of course, I met a couple of creatures too.

 These dogs are the sweetest! I've been trying to fill-up my instagram feeds with them. They are just way too cute!

More of my island life in the next posts. I miss you Manila, but life is better in Boracay. ;p

Joy with a C.