Of London, Rome and Paris

So we did a bit of traveling recently. First, we went to London to visit the queen. Okay, fine, we went there for the World Ultimate and Guts Championships. Carpet Head played for the Philippine Mixed Team and I was there for support. Yayyy.

To make a long story short, the Mixed Team retained their #7 seed out of 30+ teams. Not too bad really. I think the best thing about it was that Pilipinas Mixed did really well against Team USA, which was unquestionably the strongest team there – they basically owned all their matches and ended up champions. Anyhoo, I’m mighty proud of Carpet Head and the rest of Team Pilipinas. They were all awesome.

I don’t want to turn this into a really long post, so I’m going to try to keep the descriptions short and just barrage you with a few photos, yeah? I didn’t take a lot of good photos though so bear with me. Hah. I know, I suck. ;)

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Support Philippine Ultimate in the World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2016

Team Philippines Ultimate

Back in 2012, Team Philippines sent a Mixed (men and women) team and an Open (all men) team to compete in the World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) held in Sakai, Japan. The Mixed team finished 7th overall, a big jump from being #14 at the start of the tournament, while the Open team bagged the Spirit Award. Not bad, eh?

Last year, Team Philippines sent a Mixed team, Women’s team and Open team to the Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships in Hong Kong. All three teams were in the top 3 of their divisions with the Mixed team bagging the gold and the Women’s and Open teams bagging bronze. Cool, right?

This year, WUGC will be held in London and there will be three Philippine teams competing – a Mixed team, a Women’s team and a Men’s Masters team (33 years old and over). How awesome is that?

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Boracay Open 2015: Sun, sand, sea, and ultimate

Boracay White Beach

Every year since 2009, the Ultimate Warriors have joined the annual Boracay Open International Beach Ultimate Competition and, this year, for the third time in a row, we made it to the finals in Pool B. Woot.

The first time we made it to the finals, we lost to DUO, the club team from UP Diliman. Last year, we won against the Sexual Harassment Panda Experience, a team of players from different parts of the globe. This year, we were up against another Manila team, Pancakes. Unfortunately, we didn’t win this one, but, hey, this is our third year in the finals! Plus two of our players won individual awards! Carpet Head bagged a spot on the Mythical 4 for Pool B, while Ced (who plays for DUO which didn’t field a team this year) bagged the Finals MVP award for Pool B. YAYYYY.

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The Circle Hostel, La Union

This is a really late post. Last February, I got to visit La Union for the second time. The first time was with the Warriors back in 2007.  This time I went with a different bunch of my frisbee teammates to play ultimate and have some fun under the sun. Carpet Head had a thing during that weekend so that was actually the first time I went out of town for frisbee without him. Pretty exciting stuff. Hah. Actually, I wanted to go because the poster said a lot of pretty cool bands would be playing at the party. That turned out to be a faker because none of those bands showed up. Apparently, there was some sort of misunderstanding or what not and it was a different set of performers who went onstage. No biggie though, we still had fun.

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Rambling about the sun, sand, and sea

My team, the Ultimate Warriors, has joined the Boracay Open beach ultimate tournament each year since 2009. The first time we joined we were just deliriously happy to be part of the whole thing. Last year we finished second in pool B. This year we finally bagged the pool B championship. YAAYYYY.

Every time I’m in Boracay it’s a different experience, but it’s never NOT epic in some way or another. Loooved the sand, the places, and, of course, the company. The water was divine. There’s nothing like a dip in cool salt water after playing under the scorching sun. ;)

Aaaand I have no more words.

Oh hey, pictures! 

First, a confession. This year, at Boracay Open 2014, I first discovered the panorama mode on my iPhone. I’ve had my phone since November. I know. Hashtag BIGNOOBALERT. In my defense, I was a Nokia user for over ten years. That’s it. And we have my first panorama photo below. Yayyy. Why it looks like my new blog header photo! Whaddayaknow! #imsofunnyicoulddie

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Sun Soaked Beach Fest in Ilocos Sur

Last weekend was pretty awesome. We spent the Chinese New Year playing beach ultimate up north in Ilocos Sur. It was my first time there and I couldn’t believe how beautiful the place is.

I’m lazy so check out the photos I took with my iPhone. Hah. Yeah, I really should learn to take more photos when I’m out doing something fun. I try. :P

Aaaand we have photos.

Look, a coconut tree! We stayed in the shade under this tree during and in between games. Check out that blue sky. Love.

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Man, look at this beauty. The sand was fine and almost white.

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It’s a flying bear!

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Hubby had a thing for bagnet, a pork dish served with a tomato and onion salsa thing mixed with bagoong (fermented fish or shrimp and salt).

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A shot of the popular Calle Crisologo, a cobblestone street lined with Spanish Era buildings.

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We stopped at this coffee place at Calle Crisologo for dessert.

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In this one, I was trying to get a shot of the street lamp with all the flying things around it. Just because.

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Woohoo beach weekend! LOL. Haha I suck as a blogger.