Fontana Villa, Clark Pampanga
Renante MinaFriday, May 13, 2016 0 comments

“Sometimes you have to travel back to a place to bring the memories back when you were younger.”

     I can still remember when I was 7-years old, the first language I learned when I came to Manila was Kapampangan instead of Tagalog. My parents decided to leave our province and move to Pampanga where my father is working. As they said, it’s for us to have a better future. Imagine a mother hen having her seven chicks walking after her? Yes, we looked like that and thank God that they really worked hard. The first few Kapampangan words I was able to say was “keni ka”, “ali ku”, “nanu” until I was able to speak fluent Kapampangan. I can still recall those huge hot air balloons floating above us. Our playground back then was a sugarcane field. This is where I first learn how to play a bike. Yes, big bike for the big girls, enjoying her life as a young girl, playing here and there with her friends. Until a disaster marked the Philippine history, Mt. Pinatubo erupted. Yes, I was there. I’ve seen the thick smoke coming from the mountain’s mouth. We were not asked to evacuate but the surrounding looks terrible. There was ashes all over the place caused by the eruption and lahar filled some areas. Just so thankful to Almighty for keeping us safe.

Experience and Explore the Outdoors
Renante MinaFriday, April 15, 2016 1 comments

     Philippines is beyond beautiful and magical in its own way that you cannot deny to see, explore and experience yourself. It's summer time of this year and people are heading to different beaches, others exploring waterfall while some are fond of mountain hiking. Just like what I do and will always love to do.. for the rest of my life as long as I'm still fit to do it.

     I started my outdoor activities since I graduated college and started working in a corporate world. Anything you know in the field of I.T industry? To me it means a lot of mental strain that's why I make sure that every weekend or at least once a month I give myself a reward to go out and just relax in the beach and feel the beautiful scenery, or plunge in a very cold and clear water of waterfalls with peaceful surroundings. And, if I like to be an adventurous one and do a bit extreme, I do climb mountains to release and sweat out my stress and ofcourse to witness the wonderful view from the top.

     To me, doing outdoor activities is one way of knowing myself more, breathing out all the negative vibes and most of all reconnecting to our Creator.

Here Are Some Of My Most Memorable Adventures

A breathtaking view at Itogon Benguet

Unspoiled Paradise of  San Andres Quezon 


A mystical waterfalls of Sison Pangasinan

     For the outdoor enthusiast like me we need a better gears and apparel that fits to our interest and it is better to choose well-known brand because of its quality and durability and Columbia has a neat set of sports clothing and durable backpacks at ZALORA.

Live life and be comfortable. Life is short. Make the most out of it.

Anilao Scuba Diving Center, Mabini Batangas
Renante MinaMonday, April 11, 2016 1 comments

Bonding with her family

     Adventure is extraordinary when it is best shared not only with friends or special someone but most importantly when you enjoy it with family. Yes! I am with her family.

     Anilao is found in the Municipality of Mabini, Batangas. The water area is rich and amazing in the diversity of fishes and marine life that’s why this place is best known for diving and snorkeling. I got the chance to be here when we climbed Mt. Gulugod Baboy 3 years ago and stayed at Sumbrero Island but only had the chance exploring the beach area when I go with my partner’s family summer vacation.

ASDC - Anilao Scuba Dive Center