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Chasing A Dream

A super delayed post about my trip to KL last July 2009. I wanted to write about it as it's one of the best, surreal experiences in my life. :)

Manchester United Asia Tour 2009. Only five words on a web page and it was enough to make me hyperventilate with excitement. As part of their Asian Tour, Manchester United will be making a stop in Kuala Lumpur for an exhibition game against a selection team from Malaysia on July 18, 2009. 

As I consider football as my one great love, I had to go. It was my dream to watch a live match of a professional football club from Europe, where the formalities of the sport originated.

The pre-selling of the match tickets started May 22 in Malaysia. I was already feeling edgy that it might ran out and I didn't know anyone I could ask to get me one. I had to wait for the online public selling on June 1. I purchased my ticket through Ticketpro Malaysia. There must have been a surge of online transactions as my e-ticket didn't arrive immediat…

Paragliding in the Philippines - Carmona's Happy Spot

I must admit that Carmona is not the destination that comes to mind when I think of  nature. It’s a municipality of Cavite with numerous developed communities and more popular for its racing circuit. Amidst all these progress however exists a special spot surrounded by a multitude of trees, where winds are abundant and the grasses are tall. Commonly known as Carmona Ridge, this place serves as a playground for Filipino paragliders and kiters who converge on days when the wind condition is favorable.
It is located inside a private property less than an hour drive from Manila. A 4WD is the ideal mode of transport to get directly towards the fly site but hiking enthusiasts such as myself can start from a jump-off in an open field with tall grasses. This will take a sweaty uphill trek that will take 30-45 minutes through plantations and a very small community. The trail is easy but on a rainy day, the muddy terrain will have you clinging on plants. Though the hike is short, its proximity f…