The next morning, we unzipped the tent to this spectacular view that made a somewhat uncomfortable sleep on mats that were, on the one hand, small and easy to carry but also just a bit too thin, entirely worth it.
With a little over two weeks remaining in Sydney, I've decided that I'd like to pick the brains of a couple of interesting locals for the inside scoop of everything from live music and the martial arts scene to permaculture and proactivism before I leave. For one, I've gathered lots of interesting snippets about pro and amateur… Continue reading Sydney through its Locals
No martial arts gym I've been to has given me a full of as valuable an experience as Darkside Gym in Sydney.
Summer is slipping away here in Sydney and I realized that I’d been here since December and had yet to have an Aussie surf.
I'm on my third trip to Australia in a year's time and, finally, I've experienced some genuine wild-wild-east, sun-blazed-and-blistering, cattle-trading outback vibes. I ended up on a long-train-ride journey out of Sydney to a somewhat random town in cow country, NSW. Fine, it wasn't random. What is that to you, anonymous reader? The cover photo of… Continue reading Wild Wild East
The MMA training was great. Right off the bat, we jumped into sparring drills with mouth guard and shin pads.
February has come. I have been to Manila and back and am now settling into a new neighborhood and place of work for the next two months or so. On what is now my third trip to Sydney, in addition to having such visitor essentials as using an Opal card and going to the beach… Continue reading Snapshots of Sydney Street Art
You won't even find the word "and" in the title because, from a minimalist point of view, it's entirely unnecessary. How mindful of you to notice, in any case. I have a few things on the agenda for this post. First of all, I'm following up on my 24-day yoga challenge, which ends today. Other… Continue reading 2018: Mindfulness, Minimalism
When I was training at Bulldog Muay Thai, what probably impressed me the most was the almost unnatural flexibility of these great big bulky fellows. I can also say that the fighters at Team Lakay back in the Philippines, were extremely flexible: most of the guys I trained with could take their splits a whole… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 14: Yoga Challenge
Now that I’m in Sydney for a few months enjoying the summer and holiday season with family, I’ve been looking for ways to keep up with my training and fitness.