table mountain

One Winter weekend in 2013, the VendAsta troupe embarked on another exciting trip to unwind and make the most of the weather. ūüôā The continuous banter and laughter kept our minds off the hour and a half drive to Table Mountain aboard our chartered bus.

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inside the bus…

Jack and Bella
Jack and Bella… my playmates…

Some opted to ski and… I decided to take snowboarding lessons with some of the other VendAsta peepz…¬†(click here to check out how the lessons went… it’s sooooo…. :p).

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Jeff & Violet… getting ready to ski!

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Scott & Dan want to snowboard!

Bella and Jack
Bella & Jack… on top of Table mountain… TheCuriousMe is soo jealous…

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Aussie Alan and TheCuriousMe… nervously waiting for our snowboarding lesson

After a very eventful day, all of us met up in the chalet for a chillaxin’ moment with the VendAsta bear before going back to Toon City. See below for the snapshots:

allan and bella kushal and rebecca
bear with tony bear with thecuriousme and jellybean
bear with scott and brent bear with jeff guy and dan

Until next adventure‚Ķ I’m lovin’ Winter! Woot! ūüėČ
(Except in -45 to -50 degrees Celsius weather… ūüė¶ )

snowboarding

Building a snowman, making a snow angel, tobogganing (a.k.a. sledding), skiing, skating (click here to read related blog entry regarding skating), and snowboarding are some of the activities that I’ve been looking forward to in this Winter Wonderland.

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building a snowman

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making a snow angel

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tobogganning a.k.a. sledding

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skiing

During the trip to Table Mountain, I enlisted for a snowboarding lesson together with the other VendAsta peepz.  There were more or less a dozen of us in the group and from the looks of it, I was the only one who had difficulty in getting things done the right way.

Hmmm… Either I was a slow learner, or not flexible enough, or a scaredy cat… or all of the above! Sigh‚Ķ It was sooo frustrating! ¬†Jellybean blames the boots… they wouldn’t stay tight and I guess that makes it hard to control the board?

Below are some of the snapshots of the trip:

Gearing up!

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prepping…

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gingerly trying the snowboard…

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Nathan pushing me with his snowboard…

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up the bunny hill where the action begins..

Snowboarding down from the bunny hill

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VendAsta bear: “Watch and learn”

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how I wish I can snowboard like this

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slowly going down the bunny hill…

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finally… down the bunny hill…

One last pose and… done!

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at last! after one million years…

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done for the day

After a long and tiring day… I was experiencing all kinds of aches and pains. Snowboarding is fun if you are “light” I guess… I felt like I was too heavy to even stand up with the snowboard on my feet. Or is it maybe because I was so bundled up with all the layers that I have on? Hmmm…

Nevertheless… I’ll be back! Skiing will be the next goal! Hell yeah!¬†Just like Nike’s famous tag line says, “Just do it!”. ¬†ūüėÄ

British Columbia

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British Columbia (B.C.), Canada is definitely my next target after enjoying the tourist spots of Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. I was planning to travel last June 2012 but for some reason, it got pushed back from my bucket list.

Later on, my cousin, Jaime (a.k.a. Chancee), informed me that he’s flying to Winnipeg for a study tour and asked me if it’s possible for us to meet up. We both agreed to see each other in Vancouver and stay in one of our relatives place whom I haven’t met.

TheCuriousme & Chancee

Chancee

I was so pumped! I’ll be hitting four birds with one stone! Err… it would also be cute to say, with one airfare. Well, it’s surely worth it. I’ll be able to:
*** Chat with my cousin
*** Meet & bond with my new-found relatives
*** Take a well-deserved holiday
*** ‚ÄúGet to know‚ÄĚ British Columbia

Indeed, God is good. Through His ‚Äúmagical hands‚ÄĚ, the wonderful trip took place and it certainly paved the way to connect some of the missing links of my life.

So, what happened during the trip? Hmmm… I’ll let you know in a bit. :p

barcamp

topics

I know this is an awfully late post but‚Ķ ¬†it‚Äôs better to be late than later! ¬†I ¬†want to commemorate the day when I tweeted like crazy and ‚Äúfreeze‚ÄĚ the divine moment when I‚Äôve mingled with such exceptional and groovy geeks!

It‚Äôs definitely a learning experience for me… It is quite similar to the Youth I.T. Congress in the Philippines but the barcamp is more intimate due to the limited number of participants. Thus, there‚Äôs a greater interaction between the participants and the speakers. And most of all, the registration was free ¬†as well as the food and drinks plus a souvenir shirt! Love it!:D

briefing with Ginger

registration

The topic that caught my attention the most was Chris Morix and Ryan Smith’s, How to Create an Award Winning Blog in 6-months. Yeah, I’m a blog fanatic.  Moreover, Chris and Ryan were really hilarious speakers and their chemistry was absolutely terrific!

award winning blog presentation

Ryan & Chrix

Anyhow, my twitter handle is @krungkrung4u (it means crazy for you).
If you are bold enough, follow me. Ha!

This was my most precious tweet:
@krungkrung4u I can’t believe it! This is the first time i’ve tweeted so much in my whole twitterlife! LOL I can’t stop blabbering about #barcampyxe @VendAsta.

And more snapshots:

with Phoenix & Mariatta

Andreas, Guy & Nathan R

Allan

with Jeff R

with Nathan R

with Nathan P

with Andreas

with Blair

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I can’t wait for the next Barcamp! Woot!