Mindanao Tarantula and Scorpion Society Meet

Monday, May 19, 2008 0 Comments A+ a-

Hobbyists, arachnid lovers, tarantula and scorpion keepers, arachnofreaks, arachnoholics, whatever you call us, we are different people who share the same passion. And for the 3rd time we made a successful gathering, shared our experiences, knowledge, and of course, what would the meet be without our dear arachnids.

Zipline at Extreme Samal Adventure

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 0 Comments A+ a-

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, the sun was high, the boys were having their usual RH drinking spree sessions (take note, under the scorching sun), then an american guy approached us and said "You should be doing this."

He showed us a picture of a high cliff (about 130 feet? if I got it right), with a rope connected to the sea. I really don't have any idea what the hell was that, all I know is that it'll be another adventure that's about to take place one lazy afternoon.

It was a ZIPLINE! the moment we saw the photo, everyone agreed to try it without any hesitations, without second thoughts. :)

We paid 100 pesos for 2 slides instead of the regular rates which is 150 pesos.

The money is all worth it. :)

Daphne, Jonah, and me

Beach Escapade with my Second Family

Monday, May 12, 2008 0 Comments A+ a-

Beach, booze and good laughs. Nothing beats spending the whole weekend with your barkada. :)

Fear Factor

Friday, May 9, 2008 0 Comments A+ a-

 It's all about my creepy crawly tarantulas again. Well I've been into this hobby for a long time and to tell you honestly I've only handled quite a few of my pets - the ones with a docile temperament.

I never thought of handling my most aggressive spiders, fearing i might get bitten.. well, the bite i can take, but the potency of the venom makes me think twice about handling them... i've read a lot of stories of people being bitten by their tarantulas and the severity of the bite reported ranges from a mild stinging pain to a week of agonizing pain of muscle cramps (i've read this somewhere in arachnoboards.com)
My C. huahini up close

So one day, I went out of my wits and thought of handling 2 of my most aggressive spiders: