Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vettel Wins the Singapore 2011 Grand Prix!

Sebastian Vettel wins his 9th Grand Prix of the season and is only one point shy of being back-to-back World Champion. Only Button stands a slim chance of stealing the championship from Vettel and that is if Jenson wins all the remaining five races with Seb not getting a single point.

Singapore GP 2011 podium finishers: Vettel, Button, Webber

Congratulations, Seb!

Sebastian Vettel Singapore 2011 Grand Prix
Photo from

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Red Bull 1-2 in Singapore F1 2011 Qualifying!

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber take the front row for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix. Too bad I'm not there to witness it. Now back to sulking. 

Nice job guys! Let's got for three trophies tomorrow!

Friday, September 23, 2011

I'm happy it's Friday but definitely devastated that I'm not going to Singapore for the F1 Grand Prix this weekend.

So I'm not going to the GP, where my driver Vettel, can possibly seal his 2nd consecutive World Championship title.

Been checking for flights up until last night but even if I finally agree to spend twice the usual amount for tickets to SG, I still wouldn't be able to get in the track as tickets are sold out. Boo. Another GP that I'll be watching only on TV.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anti-Planking Act of 2011

Winston Castello, a Quezon City Congressman, is set to file a bill called the Anti-Planking Act of 2011 or House Bill 5316.

While only students are prohibited from planking during certain situations, it's still an insanely ridiculous bill.  

Seriously. Can't you come up with a bill that's focused on more pressing matters? This is such a waste of time and taxpayers' money. 

Planking on a Keg

Planking on the Field

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wandering Flipflops Recommends: Panglao Island, Bohol PART 2

On Day 3 of our Bohol trip, my friends and I went on a sea tour. Our bangka (boat) picked us up from the resort at 6am. Apparently, the dolphins are out only until 8am so the earlier you head out, the better your chances are of spotting them. It was a bit of a long ride out to the dolphin spot. According to our boatman, Vito, you have to be lucky to be able to spot the dolphins since they aren't always there. I was ecstatic to see the dolphins, however, I was also a bit frustrated by the way some boatmen chased them just so their passengers can have a closer look. Good thing Vito had more respect for the animals and always kept a safe distance.

Panglao Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching in Bohol

After this, we were off to the Balicasag Marine Sanctuary which is known for its diverse and exotic marine life. Bring some bread or biscuits so you can experience feeding the wild fishes from your hand. 

Balicasag Island Bohol
Just off the boat and waiting for a smaller
boat to take us out to the spot. 

Balicasag Island Snorkeling
Too bad we didn't have an underwater cam.
Photo from here

Last stop of the sea tour is Virgin Island. As you approach it, you'd see a sandbar which my friends and I call a "runway". It's an uninhabited island with an awesome stretch of powdery white sand beach. Going around the island takes less than 20 minutes. The best part of this stop was the fresh uni. Locals dive for sea urchins and sell it at P50 for 3 pieces.

Virgin Island Bohol Sandbar
The sandbar leading to the island. 
Freshly-caught sea urchins
Freshly-caught sea urchins.
Playing with a sea urchin
Me playing with the sea urchin Fear Factor-style. 
Yummy Uni
Fresh uni with a drop of vinegar. Yum!

We finished with the tour a little before lunch time. Since we were hungry and wanted to hang out somewhere else, we decided to head over to Bohol Beach Club which is a much nicer resort compared to ours. If not a guest, you have to pay P500 for using their facilities, however,  P350 of this is consumable at the restaurant so I think it's worth it.

Relaxing on a hammock at Bohol Beach Club
Spent an hour napping on this comfy hammock. 
Bohol Beach Club Path
More hammocks lining up the path.
The beach of Bohol Beach Club
BBC's beach. 

I think heading over to BBC was a great idea. The food was good and we had a chance to relax by the beach (except during a wedding party's photo session!) since most of the other tourists opted to stay in the pool area.  

I would definitely love to go back to Panglao Island. Maybe next time, I'd stay on Alona Beach which is the livelier (read: noisier) part of the island just so I have more options when it comes to where to dine.