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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bataan's 75th Araw ng Kagitingan Grandest Pyrotechnics at Pilar Bataan (Photo Blog)

This year is a special year for Bataan.  Not only is it special because it it the 75th Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), it is also the first time ever that it will have the Grandest Pyrotechnics.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
How fortunate of Bataan to have Japanese Kenji Mori sponsor a 25-minute long with75,000-shot of Dragon Fireworks into the night sky.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
I was steaed on the VIP section by the stage with a huge LED screen that practically blocked most of the fireworks view.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
For those lucky enough to watch the fireworks display entirely, there was a combination of fountains on the ground and more fireworks flew in the sky.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
It was amazing!

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
This is actually my first time to watch a pyrotechnics. 

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
I was so amazed!!! I can't believe that I could watch something as extravagant for free.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
I took the chance to try for the Firework Photography.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
Though I have to admit that for such a long firework display, you can't really capture everything by photographs alone. 

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
Most of the spectators caught the show on video. 

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
But some who were eager to join the photography contest like me, opted to take fun shots.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
I didn't win like my companions.  But, it was still tons of fun.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
It was so beautiful that you won't realize that you've been staring up for almost 25-minutes already.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
Congratulations Bataan for a well-executed event.

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
Although I think this can still be improved but for a first time and free event, not bad right?

bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics


bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics


bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics


bataan 75th araw ng kagitingan grandest pyrotechnics
Can't wait for next year!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Top 10 Tips on How to Conquer Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park (with video walk through)

There are currently two floating playgrounds in the Philippines.  Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park claims to be the biggest one.  I've previously shared my Top 12 Things to Do in Club Balai Isabel.  I'm now adding this on top of my list!

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Now, there are 2 types of duration you can have to enjoy Aqua Park depends on the type you choose.  For most guests it's 1 hour and for check-in guest, you can avail of the 4 hour pass at 1,250 php/head.

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We availed of the 1 hour pass for 990 php.  The price comes with a swimming pool use pass too.

aqua park club balai isabel
Now since you only have an hour, you have to strategic if you want to conquer all the obstacles.  And, I'm sharing with you the Top 10 Tips on How to Conquer Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park based on our experience.

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1. Come on a Week Day
It's best to come on a weekday to avoid more guests.  Even if you're fit and sleek, the slower ones can cause bottlenecks on some obstacles.  I'm one of the slow ones so 1 hour was not enough to conquer even just half of the playground.



2. Plan Your Route
To maximize your time, plan your route ahead, you can go, left or right.  But, you'll eventually have to come back on some routes once you try the big slide.  So think ahead.

3. Wear Grip Socks or Aqua Shoes
We've seen the staffs purposely spraying water on the inflatables (perhaps to keep it cool).  The wet surface on the inflatables makes them quite slippery.  So be as smart as the lifeguards, wear grip socks and aqua shoes and I promise you, it will make a HUGE difference!

4. Know When to Walk Sideways
When it comes to curved surfaces, walk sideways.  If you feel tired and can't balance well, you can sit on your butt and try to move from there. 

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5. Bend Your Knees
Bend your knees for better balance.

aqua park club balai isabel
6. Avoid the Sun
As much as possible, avoid the scorching heat of the sun so you won't tired out faster.  It's best to go there early as they open by 8 am.  During weekdays, they also take a break at around lunch time for maintenance and so the staffs can take a bit of rest from the heat.

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7. Secure Your Camera
The lake is up to 60 feet deep.  If you don't want to lose your camera and gadgets, better secure it or make sure it floats.  Worrying about losing them will not make your experience fun.

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8. Use Your Survival Instinct
Just look at the water, the jungle of molds and sea ferns will definitely motivate you not to fall.

9. Crawl if you need to
This may look ridiculous but you may need to crawl if you need to.



10. Call the Lifeguards
You really need the lifeguards to lift you up once you fall on the water.  Don't bother wasting your time and energy to try to go up on your own.  It's best to save those for the obstacles.

Extra Tip
For your summer getaways, protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays with 3M™ Automative Tints.  Our visit to Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park as part of #BeatTheHeat: Automotive Tints Roadtrip Series by 3M made us realize how essential to a comfortable and safe rise tint were.  There are 3M™ Automotive Tints variants you can choose from: Crystalline (if you care about car aesthetics), Color Stable (if you value privacy), Black Chrome (if you want to be kept cool by its heat rejection feature), Scotchshield Security (if you need extra window protection and security).

Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park
Address Talisay-Tanuan Road (infront of Banga Elemetary School), Batangas City, Philippines
Budget Per Person 990 php-1,250 php Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours Monday to Sunday:
(even holidays)
8 am- 4 pm
Reservation Required No
Contact  (632)  897-0229