All posts tagged: Parasailing

Family, a Wedding, Tigers, Zip Lines and Parasails

It has been a while since my last update. Suffice it to say that it has been a busy time, but I am glad to be writing here again. I recently took a trip back home to the Philippines for my cousin’s wedding — it was a special occasion, as she’s very dear to me. In addition, all our cousins who now work and live in different countries as well as different parts of the Philippines went home to be a part of it. The wedding itself was beautiful, a traditional ceremony between two individuals radiating in love, witnessed by family and friends. It doesn’t get any more special than that, really. Since everyone was home and it’s a rarity these days, we took advantage and went on a family trip a day after the festivities. We headed off to Subic (it was only a few hours drive from our home town and wouldn’t take that much of a toll on everyone having come from travel and the occasion the day before). Zoobic Safari There were two standouts …

Parasailing (aka the day I felt I was Flying)

One of my most memorable experiences was parasailing at Belmar Beach in New Jersey. It was just a coworker and I, the sky above and the blue water below. You get started by the boat and you get lifted up slowly. You then find yourself looking down onto the ocean, feeling the wind on your face, very high above the boat where you started. At some points, they start dunking you back and forth onto the water which is also a fun part. Mankind is, for some reason, always fascinated with the sky and gazing at its infinite blue beauty; or the dark canvas lit only with its stars. So we always try to reach up, imagine and dream to fly as high as the clouds. Parasailing was as close to the feeling of flying I have been able to experience so far. Being able to spend time high above and with our view from up there, it made me learn to appreciate the beauty of the sky and the ocean more than I did …