Saturday, March 3, 2018

Travel Blog: Surfing the Tides of Sabang Beach in Baler Aurora

Looking back on the 3rd Day of my Baler Trip 2017, last Nov.14.  I never imagine myself surfing. Like the song, "surfing in the USA". Its so unexpected. I really don't have plans to go on surfing or even learning it. I'm curious but,I know it will be very difficult. Usually, men has more courage in doing extreme activities like sky diving, jet skiing & many more. But, for women, there are some whose brave enough. While, on my part, I need a lot of prayers to try one.

Sabang Beach Baler
It takes one hour just to convinced me, JM insisted, because he told me, "you haven't been here in Baler if you wouldn't try surfing." So, I prayed and got the courage from him.

Yes, we are definitely here in Sabang Beach, Aurora Baler, the famous place for surfing area in Luzon because it has continues and strong tidal waves, ideal for  people who loves to surf and learn new extreme water sports.

By the way, the name of my Surfing Instructor is Romuel, his a young local baler boy but his already expert in surfing. He teached me the sequence, the step by step on how I can stand & surf. I've practiced every instructions he told me. As we touched the waters. I've put a cross-sign on my forehead and prayed that i'll be fine. I'm so nervous. I'm afraid, I might drawn because I don't know how to swim. And, I'm too fearful of the waves that I might fell on the board. But, I need to conquer my fears. I need to try this activity called, "surfing" . As, Romuel assisted me to get on my board. I started to feel the strong tides. Ofcourse, I drink a lot of salt water because your lying down on the surf board while battling the waves. And, even how many times the waves continuously splashes into my board, into my face and body. We just patiently waited for the right wave to come on my path. Then, Romuel will push &  release me.

Meet my Surfing Instructor Romuel
Actually, I managed to surf 4x for almost an hour. I almost stand up. But, I just kneeled-down. Its too difficult for a beginner to stand especially if you have some weight issue like I do. But, hopefully, next time, i'll managed.

Time will heal all the pain.
All the scar will be healed and lessons are learned.

Even, if I'm wounded and my knee is filled with abrasions & blood because I fell  on the sand rocks. Yes, its a little painful but its worth it because I learned surfing, not bad for a beginner like me. It is quite a memorable experience. I can't believe, I was able to surf in Baler. One of my bucketlist, that I've achieved. Thanks to my partner JM for insisting and for completing my Baler Trip Adventure 2017. Thank you for coming into my life for letting me experience this kind of adventure for a lifetime. Even, if your no longer with me at this moment.

So, guys if you want to surf in PH. Visit Baler, the travel time is 5 to 6 hrs by Bus from Manila to Baler,if you take the night trip. Just sleep on the bus because the zigzag road as you passed by in Nueva Ecija is quite dizzy and long winding road.

Remember, to look for Romuel in Sabang Beach. So, you could help him on his school allowance.Just give him a little extra tip. His quite shy but his nice and patient kid. He will help and assist you by.

For my next travel adventure. Watch out this coming 2018 as I travel to another province in the Philippines. I hope,its on Visayas or Mindanao, perhaps.

Sabang Baler Video:

Till next time, lots of love and cool nature adventure..

#WhenInBaler #BalerTrip2017🌊🌊🌊

Natalie Regino Tugade
Author of Seraphimsnotes

#Seraphimsnotes #ItsAllAboutNatalie.Com

Sunday, February 25, 2018

My Chill Top Bar Roofdeck Experience!!! (Seeing Quezon City in a different view)

When life brings you a lot of heartaches and pain. And, you felt, you need to breathe-in and dissapear. Go to a different place you've never been. Chill and unwind. Visit a higher place, where you can find a relaxing view and drink some cold drinks. Listen with your favorite accoustic songs. Be lost for a minute and feel the rhythm of your heart. Enjoy and set your spirit free. Free from all the miseries, betrayal, disloyalty, dishonesty and lies that surrounds you. 

Visiting this place, brings back good and sad memories. But, I'd rather write good stories rather than to dwell on my past memories. Let's say, this place let's you realized that honesty and friendship can break all the boundaries. Some can freed themselves from guilt but other's is still trying to cope with the lost of trust and loyalty from a friend. But, time heals all wounds. Days will pass, all scar will be healed.

What makes me say, all those things. Your in a roof deck building. Your seeing all the City Lights, the dark skies and the full moon. You are free to feel all your senses. Your spirit is alive to burst out all your emotions and feelings. To chill and be alive, savor each moment and be Alive. 

My Mocha Frappe

Chill Top Bar is the most vibrant and cool place, i' ve ever been in Cubao, Quezon City. Aside from, the food is great. I love their Cold Drinks. I ordered one pitcher of mixed beverages of mojito,tequila and rum. And, it taste so good especially, the mocha frappe that I've ordered, its not too sweet, you'll love its mocha flavor.


Liempo with Rice

My Cocktail Pitcher of Tequila, Rum and Mojito

The View at the Roof Deck 😊

For 600 pesos, you can dine, unwind and eat delicious food here in Chill Top Bar Roof Deck Restaurant. 

Also, you can enjoy the view of Quezon City on their Roofdeck.  

Tokwat Baboy

Chill Top Bar Roofdeck has live Accoustic singers who can sing beautiful and hugot songs for you.While, your being sentimental of a recent heart break. 

Or, for a Barkada blow-out, there's an affordable Videoke Room for you to practice your vocal cords. Sing your heart out love.
Be a Ballader or Rockstar, inside the four corners of the Videoke Room. 

Visit this link for more info,

Thank you for reading my Chill Bar Roof deck Experience. 

Lots of Love,
Author of Seraphimsnotes
Natalie Regino Tugade
#Seraphimsnotes @Seraphimblue44

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Travel Blog: A Journey towards Regina Rica Shrine in Tanay Rizal!!!

(Paglalakbay patungo kay Regina Rica sa Tanay Rizal)

May isang tao sa mundo na makikilala mo at magiging gabay, meron ding iba na etetest ang iyong katapangan, kabaitan at ang iyong tiwala. May isang taong darating na magbibigay ng inspirasyon. Isang taong babaguhin ang iyong paniniwala tungkol sa totoong kahulugan ng buhay at pagmamahal.

Ngunit, di lahat ng istorya ay hapi ending, sa huli matuto kang maging matibay na harapin ang bawat sikat ng liwayway na mag-isa at manalig sa poong maykapal. #HugotNo1NiSeraphim

Sa mga post lang ng Facebook ng aking mga kaibigan nakikita ang malaking imahen ni Mama Mary. Simula't makita ko yun, dinasal o pinangarap ko ng makita ang mahal na ina. Imagine, sobrang ganda ng lugar at holy,makakapag nilay-nilay ka at makakatagpo ng katahimikan ng isip at puso.

Di ko akalain, makakarating ako duon nung 2017, isang buwan bago ang aking kaarawan. Nagagalak ako at ako'y nakatagpo ng katahimikan sa pook ng Regina Rica Shrine. Take note, isang scooter lang ang sinakyan ko.

Fascade of Regina

Salamat sa Diyos at ligtas kami nakarating at nakauwi sa Maynila. Naniniwala ako,sa sandaling yun. Ginagabayan niya kami. Pinapakita niya ang kabutihan at pagmamahal ng kanyang anak na si Jesus.

Mahaba ang lakarin. Iniwan namin ang scooter sa parking lot. Hinintay namin ang shuttle ngunit ito'y matagal kaya dahan-dahan na lang namin itong nilakad hanggang makarating s pitstop kung saan naghihintay ang shuttle paakyat.

Ito ang ating mahal na Inang Regina Rica, ang isa sa pinakamalaking replica ni Mama Mary sa bansang Pilipinas na matatagpuan sa Tanay Rizal. Malayo ang pagcommute namin, ngunit ang pagod at nerbyos ay napalitan ng katahimikan ng aking puso, isipan at espiritu. Excited ako makapasok, at kinakabahan. Bawal ang camera sapagkat holy ang lugar na ito. Sa pag-apak ko pa lang at unti-unti akong lumapit sa harapan at lumuhod. Naramdaman ko ang presence ni Papa Jesus at ni Mama Mary. Kaya, unti-unting pumatak ang aking mga luha. Humingi ako ng tawad sa lahat ng pagkukulang at sa paglimot ko sa kanya dahil sa busy kong mga schedules sa araw-araw. Ramdam ko ang kanyang pagmamahal kahit sa unting oras ng pagdalaw namin sa dambana ng Regina Rica.

Believe me, kailangan mong pumunta dito para ma-experience mo ang aking naramdaman. Ang pagpunta ko duon ay nakatatak na sa aking puso. Ito ang nagbibigay ng lakas sa akin upang harapin ang buhay sa mundo. Tama ka, mahirap at malungkot pero kailangan mong kayanin ang hamon ng buhay  di lahat ng tao na mabait sayo ay totoo. Di lahat ng nagpapakita ng affection sa'yo ay totoo kang minamahal. Minsan, kailangan mong matutunan na mahalin ang sarili muna at magtiwala sa poong maykapal na di ka niya pababayaan. Kaya kapit lang at magdasal palagi. Upang maging ganap na masaya.

Ito ang Photo Gallery ng aking paglalakbay patungo kay Regina Rica:

Ito ang ilalim ng dambana, pinagdadausan ng misa na pinalilibutan ng mga cherubing anghel.

Ang Harapan na Gate ng Regina Rica

Ang Tanawin mula sa itaas ng Dambana ni Regina Rica

Ang Pangalawang Kapilya sa Pook ng Regina Rica

Till my next inspirational blog travel stories. Finding spirituality and looking for joy at unexpected places. Realizing that life is a constant travel filled with heartaches, misery and loneliness. But, thru, prayers it can make wonders, for you to overcome any obstacles and broken heart. Believe and trust him with all your heart, mind and soul.

Be healed with Jesus Christ and pour your hearts to Mama Mary.

Lots of Love,
Author of Seraphimsnotes
Natalie Regino Tugade
#Seraphimsnotes @Seraphimblue44