Monday, April 21

Cause am happy and you know it

i've always hated traveling with a big group of filipinos internationally.
because they always go on herds, 
are frequently noisy and nosy.
and it always seems like there is a big fiesta going on.
screaming with laughter and whatever.

i'd much rather be left alone with my book, my ipod and my computer.

today i have a 6hr lay over at Abu Dhabi airport in the middle of the night. 
i had no choice but sit around here with the rest of my kababayans.
and you know what i effin love it!

another sign that tells me why the filipino people are the happiest people on earth.

i was enroute to my gate i picked up or should i say "stole" my stash of airport magazines to be left in peace and of course am not surprised that a group of Filipinos are already there laughing their asses out and taking photos with a peace sign out.

uhhh. of course i got pissed but also laughed a little.
haa am like that.
i like taking photos with the peace sign and
if not being the most loud out of the group 
i am certainly the most colorful in terms of choice of clothing.

and it was really funny.
no wonder people call you Ni Hao even if your not chinese.

and musicians put some tunes on you.

after just 10minutes of sitting here at Gate 6 Terminal 1 Abu Dhabi,
i met two OFWs,
got offered chocolate and of course i said yes.
and got given another chocolate by one of the OFWs i met
(cause he saw me eating mine right away like an underfed kid)

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are the "beacon" of our society.
they bring home the bacon, to our tropical paradise 
usually in a day job or a house helper in a very cold place/dessert/wherever.
away from the warmth of their family and our awesome country.
and i tell you that ain't so fun!

it's cool to see that we do come together to help each other through this misery just 
by spending a few laughs, giving chocolate and taking selfies.
and the best thing about it is we do not really care what the group of white folks in suits staring us down from Gate # 8.
jeez. isn't that fun.

and remember that the best people are the ones that are having the most fun.
maybe it in riding or in any situation your in.

Recently i also got together with another Fun Kite Girl Hannah Whiteley 
also riding for BEST Kiteboarding, and oh boy didn't we have so much fun just being ourselves.
haha even during our little gym/pool session before we parted ways.

ok so i did not join that big group photo. 
not yet 
meybe next time.
for now am just stoked to see it from this perspective.

Happy Easter guys.
Konichiwa Bitchezzz *
5 hours and 30 minutes to go.
Peace Out!

Friday, April 11

Much Respect to the Girl Who Rides

Limp dready sun dried hair 
Flakey spotty dark skin Bruises, 
battle scars and caluses 
 Welcome to my life 

 It never really occurred to me how bad my overall physical condition is, if i use "normal" girl standards. I do understand why a lot of girls don't wanna ride because of the factors stated above which you will face in all eternity.

And of course i also do understand us a few ones who loves to ride and doesn't give a flying f*ck.

Am not gonna deny, i am vain. I love to dress up, paint my nails with glitter and definitely a plus to make an effort and look presentable. But sure aint easy, with the life i've chosen to be in. 

 I probably spend more hours outdoors than most of my guy friends and most definitely spend more time in the salon than most of my girl friends just to get that dreadlock out from constantly being in front of the wind avergaging at 15-20knots most days. It may look good in photos but windblown salty sun dried hair is not really easy to deal with I tell you! 

You better give much deserved respect to the girl who rides. 

 Growing up in a society that considers dark skin to be ugly it wasn't an easy choice for me and definitely not easy to get a guy i like to even look at me, that i really had to capitalize on being smart and funny. hehe

That's why every year i make an effort to take you, like me, a rad.girl who rides, out for a good time with other girls like you. 

 A platform to encourage and empower, that you are not alone and we are all in the same boat. I say this to you, dont give up and keep on shredding, show the world what it's all about. May it be on land, water or snow, on wheels or boards. Be clad in pink, Keep on riding and don't hold back! I give my respect back to you. 

You are a girl on fire! 
Do not let the norms of society take out your flame. My love goes with you! --- 

check out the Girls on Fire on Facebook

PS: Thank you to the undying support of ROXY, DC, The Headware, Tribu, Lazy Dog Boracay, Bahari Beach Resort, David Salon for the last four years.

and to Colleen and Dom for helping out the girls this year 

Love you!

That's a wrap

Wow! the season is ending.
after 2 KTA competitions, 2 out of 5 PKA stops.
am still alive! that was kite competition marathon since december.
but hey, its fun when you love what you do!

People ask me sometimes if i have a life
amidst work at kasbah and all these things in between.
and i say...

When you love what you do, you do not work a single day in your life.
and sharing it with people who share the same passion for adventure.

That's my goal for the time being!

Thank you universe!
stoked on my 2nd place at the PKA Puerto Princesa and also on the Tour!!!

i did 3 freestyle heats and 1 hang time heat which was a total disaster in 2 hours. proud of myself.

Til next year.
now am just happy cruising around a nearly empty kite spot at home.

here are some snippets from the PKA tour finals.

Thanks to Pierre Vogel for the fun photos. :)