Beach life

Beach life

Sundays are White Beach day; we bring a variable number of people to the beach, have lunch and play around in the sea and then go home. The good old times used to be Chili Bar ‘Gulp Sunday’; eat as much bbq and drink as much beer as you could for 300 peso each. It […]

Blood sacrifice

Blood sacrifice

Warning! This post contains references to both animal and human blood, and hairless testicles! We’re now getting to the end of the first week of building our house. I’m amazed at each days progress and we’ve come to realise that some god or other must be smiling down on us since we have a plain […]

A house with a view

A house with a view

My fiancee (wahey!) and myself can’t be stopped right now, we’re on a monster-roll; after shocking pretty much every part of the whole extended family by pale-faced falling on my knees and completely forgetting my rehearsed speech we have now decided to take our first step on the property ladder together. After looking around for […]

Filipino DIY

Filipino DIY

I grew up on a farm, and even though I did my best to move away from said dwelling as soon as I could I still lived there for almost twenty years. So I’ve certainly done my fair share of farm-related work, or at least been an unhappy bystander to all things that can (and […]

Dark, deep and dangerous

Dark, deep and dangerous

We’re 42 meters below a no longer visible surface, having followed the shot line through the murky water and about to enter a 66 year old wreck through the propeller shaft; a meter square clearance surrounded by jagged rusty metal. My heart is racing but I’m willing myself to relax to slow down my air […]

Sunday breakfast

Sunday breakfast

We usually try to go out to have breakfast on Sundays and have so far been trying out different places in search for the best bread in the area. We still haven’t found a perfect place but the one we went to yesterday came pretty close. There was just the slight issue with the dead […]

A New Hope

A New Hope

I’m now back in Moalboal, nicely settling into a life that could easily become routine. When I left the area last year I really didn’t think I would be coming back here this soon, or possibly at all; I was planning to travel around Asia and dive everyplace I could find. How foolish of me […]

Balik balik!

Balik balik!

I’m back in Moalboal, back working a few days in Kasai before I start my next mini-adventure; I’m going to stay with my friend Jussi in Hong Kong for three months! He’s been living there for a while now and has a spare bedroom, I needed somewhere to stay with a good internet connection to […]

Mashed

Mashed

Life is slow here in Siargao, way slower than it ever was in Moalboal, the obvious difference is of course that I was working in Moalboal, but still, the pace of life here is just not the same. I also find it very hard to get anything done! I had all these plans on organizing […]

Paperwork

Paperwork

I’m now back in Siargao to hopefully get a little bit less sucky at surfing. But I tell you, it’s a hard task when you’ve have ten-yearolds handing you your ass back after you’ve completely wiped out AGAIN… And we’ve not even started talking about the teenagers and older, it truly is a humbling sensation. […]

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