happy and shiny


we’re turning 20 something and a weekend dive with our dive buddies is a great way to celebrate another year of diving adventures! (cathy, where art thou?) :-)

encho and poch! wasak!

encho and poch, in wasak state :-)


the prodigies with CD dencio :-)

off to saddle point

minutes before our super duper extreme adventure at saddle point :-)

down-draft…strong current…flooding and ebbing at the point…daisy chain…unfastened weight belt..2 divers got separated from the group…40ft drastic descend whilst drifting to east…wooohoo! we survived it all unscathed! what a way to start our weekend dive!!!

high sa saya!

stoked of our saddle point adventure :-)

ecstatic of the beatrice experience!

off to mainit school (115ft); first fun dive together with alter ego encho:-)



dive brief off to mainit school…



birthday dive wkend 010

from dawn till dusk

certified dive addicts! 7 dives including a night dive in two days ranging from 110 ft to 45ft depth…an hour to half an hour dive…super fun! I super lurve weekends like this!

and how else can we end this weekend but to explore the more popular dive point in anilao – beatrice point. it’s entirely a different world down there!!! burst of colors, shapes and textures. it’s sooo surreal! i have never seen such a beauty! i wish i can show that world to my family..to my friends and to all those whom i hold close to my heart…it was indeed a magical experience! i wish i can be ariel even for a day! encho, i know you won’t mind being flounder, yes? :-) i promise to take photos next time..(and i need to buy an underwater cam casing!)

and as if it’s not enough…my mentor shook my hand whilst i was cleaning my suit,

“ma’am, ngayon pa lang kino-congratulate na kita, i’m so proud of you!”

wooohoo! he didn’t know how hard to myself i was for the past weekends i’ve been diving religiously. underwater, i keep on reprimanding myself everytime i’d lose my rhythm in breathing, or each time my fin would touch the reef, or i’d hit a coral wall. for weeks i’ve been honing my hovering skill. i want to enjoy the beauty underwater without causing much effect on them, and buoyancy is the key. and him appreciating how fast i’ve learnt…him the legendary dencio…wooopee!

i know though i’m yet to perfect that skill, until i can hover a foot away from a marine life, like they do, i can never consider myself a true blue naui certified diver :-)

but for now, i’m humming an unknown song, and i know i’m haaaaappy just because:-)

ps: to all october celebrators, cheers to us! :-)


14 Responses to “happy and shiny”

  1. 1 Ben 16 October, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    bangge! tanda ka na ate! hehehehe :) kaya naman pala you’ve been having knee problems na. joke! hehehe

  2. 2 banggigay 16 October, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    tumigil ka! malaki inedad mo sa ‘kin! :-) and for the record, i don’t look my age naman e diba? :-)

  3. 3 sardonicnell 17 October, 2007 at 2:39 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANGGE!!! — may you have more years filled with laughter and cheers. God bless, mwaaaah!

  4. 4 Jon 17 October, 2007 at 4:36 am

    Maligayang kaarawan! Many more. :) The sunset picture is fantastic. :)

  5. 5 rick gaston 17 October, 2007 at 5:02 am

    Great pictures as usual. Happy Birthday. Maybe and underwater camera in your future:)?

  6. 6 banggigay 17 October, 2007 at 9:59 am

    nel, jon, rick thanks! not yet this week though..i just had an advance celeb :-) hahaha! or perhaps we’re just giving ourselves reason for another weekend dive for us ;-)

  7. 7 bullrunner 18 October, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Happy birthday Banggi! Don’t worry, people like you who know how to celebrate life never get old :)

    Kung may Divers’ birthday weekend ka, dapat may Runners’ birthday weekend din diba?

  8. 8 abbyG. 19 October, 2007 at 3:32 am

    sabi ko na nga ba’t next week pa diba? malapit na akong maguilty dahil di pa kita binabati, tama naman pala ako.

    mag-sorry ka! :D

  9. 9 banggigay 19 October, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    jaymie, im a tightwad :-) bahala na si batman sa h@ppy feet :-)

    abby, no worries, next week pa :-) excited lang ako maging 20something :-) hahaha!

  10. 10 hitme64 21 October, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    happy birthday vangie!

    much as i miss diving, am glad im not anymore doing that for personal and safety reasons…hehe

    anyway, i never knew you were still a teenager until today wahaha! thought you were even much “younger”…o di ba?

    pakape ka na lang…show you the iphone hehe

  11. 11 Joms 22 October, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Chickababes! Hope to see you running again soon.

    You were looking for a good book to read 3 posts ago, what genre are you into anyway? Try Tom Robbons for some radical comedy. Cheers!

  12. 12 renz 29 October, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    tagal naman nung runner’s birthday tipar na yan! tsk.. panay postponed.. :)

    sana matuloy na. apiberdeebangs!! sensya na late na ‘to.

  13. 13 Ron 24 December, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Hello Bangge,

    I found your blog through a link in Howie Severino’s Blog, Side Trip. I said, ey this girl looks familiar… Then I stumbled upon this blog entry… nice pics! Oh yeah… ofcourse… I took some of them! Hehehe.

    See you around…



  14. 14 banggigay 25 December, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    ei ron! welcome na welcome ka dito! i found your home too, im adding you in my roll! :) when tayo dive uli?? more than 2 mos na yun ah?! :)

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