The Netherlands: Boerensport (Activity)

Boerensport: Farmers Sport (in my own translation)

This actually happened around May 2016.

So what is this Boerensport I’m talking about?!! It was our team building day. The organizers did not tell us what are we going to do at that day.  All we knew was that we have to wear old clothes, shoes and be ready to be active.

We went to a place named Nieuw Vennep.  It is an almost an hour drive from our place. Upon arriving to the said location, all we saw was a farm land with no visibility of what we are going to do. It was not so hot that day, some of us wore jackets to keep us warm from the open field. Then we realized and saw on the welcome board that we are going to do Boerensport.

To be honest, I did not know what to expect or even do. I have never been or did mud sport. So I just accepted the fact that we have roll around, swim and test our agility and power on doing this very challenging game.

I never knew that it would be a funny and nice day for all of us!

So here’s to our action shots!

 

 

 

 

 

Hollandse Nieuwe Haring World Record

Woohoo! So, yes… We are now a record holder of the Hollandse Nieuwe Haring World Record! It is where 1500 people ate “Haring” raw fish at the same time.  This event was held last 19th of June 2015.

Haring Raw Fish with onions! Typical dutch food.

We are happy to be a part of it and we are proud to say that me and my husband holds a title of a world record! Relationship goal met!

This is the video of the countdown and of course the eating time!  🙂  

The Philippines: Antipolo (Holy Week)

It was Holy week at this time when we were in Antipolo. We like going there because we can see the skyline of Manila plus it is a bit cooler there than in the big city. We also visited one of our favorite church (like we always do) and this time it was special because we were there during holy week.

Since it is holy week, the church is really busy and there is a procession. Oh, the only thing we did not like is that we waited more than an hour in the car because we were stuck in the traffic.  We did not realize that the procession will be big and it will take a long time. We waited almost an hour before our car can move again.

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 18th of April 2014

 

The Philippines: Iba, Zambales

Our second day in Iba, Zambales.

The main reason why we were in this place is that because my grandma (the sister of my grandma) is now in the Philippines too and we must really meet her during our month vacation.  My grandma let’s us sleep in her wonderful home and gave us very nice food to eat.  We told our grandma that we would like to go swimming at the nearby beach. She can’t go though because she have visitors coming too at her home.

So we went to one of the beach resort in Iba, Zambales. I think the resort was named Herras. I must say that it was pretty decent for a day stay and we were glad that the beach was not crowded at all. We were the only people at the beach, it’s like our own private beach! Lucky!

What did we do?

Swimming and Boating

Swimming and Boating

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Playing with starfishes and got some sea urchins.

Playing with starfishes and got some sea urchins.

Picnic

Picnic

 

29th of March 2104

The Netherlands: Zaanse Schans (2nd visit)

Visiting Zaanse Schans for the second time.

I still find this place very nice. I find it amusing to be able to get near to the famous Dutch windmills and learn their history. From what I learned, every windmill have its own name. The dutchies are naming their mills according to the purpose or something that means a lot for them, which I think is cool.

Finally, we are now on time when visiting Zaanse Schans. We were early and we have the chance to roam around and see all of the attractions.

Weather at this time was kinda preferable, it’s still cold (like always) but at least no rain which is a win!

This is the time where we were able to see how the clogs were made. Its kinda cool how they made those wooden shoes.

We also went to the cheese store and tasted like all kinds of cheese that Holland can actually offer.

We also went inside a windmill and see how the mill works,  plus we can also buy the nice cinnamon candy and cookies like the speculaas.

 

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14th of February 2014