Currimao’s Pangil Beach turned “plastic beach”


Such a heart-wrenching story from home, I stumbled upon on social media, photos of Currimao’s Pangil Rock Formation in Ilocos Norte, posted by Jayson Lumbo Navarro —  a truth behind the unique coral rocks along the coast of Currimao, and mostly located along Pangil Beach.

The fishing town of Currimao, home to Ilocos’s best beach resorts, namely Sitio Remedios, Playa Tropical, and Pangil Beach Resort, is a popular tourist destination, with its nearly 3-kilometer unique coastline and ancient ruins an emerging tourist spot. Read more about Currimao’s Barangay Pangil, and “the defenses of Ilocos Norte”, by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero, on Rappler (here).


It is both agitating and depressing when elected officials are not fulfilling their duties to their localities, especially when it comes to public health and safety. Do they even have time to go around and check for themselves what is happening around their communities?

The amount of garbage around Pangil is scary, thinking that younglings thrive around the corals. Calling the attention of current Currimao Mayor Gladys Cue.

Screengrabs from Jayson Lumbo Navarro on Facebook


Adidas EQT vs Ultra Boost


A self-confessed sneaker addict, with more sneaks than any other shoe in this world, is in constant search for the most comfortable work shoes that look good with scrubs. Okay, that’s me, a simple sneaker-lover, who has experienced filling in a whole lot of shoes, from orthopedic to pro, yet fashion-forward enough to know “VIRGIL ABLOH”,  what is Fenty, and who is Fieg, and for a year thought Nike Air Max Zero was the most comfortable sports shoe ever. That year, also got Nike Theas just because I thought they looked cool ’til I discovered looks could kill after the first hour. Then at a Women’s Day Sale, I tried on Adidas EQT Racing ADV 91-17 and thought I was walking on clouds literally and figuratively.  The extra-wide flare, especially that my feet are supinated, was the first thing I noticed.  I got them cheap, but price doesn’t matter, really, when it comes to great-fitting shoes. And in truth, expensive doesn’t necessarily equate to perfect fit. EQT is equipped with OrthoLite insoles.

My son was egging me to try on Ultra Boost and I was not really sold on the aesthetics nor liked the colorways when I checked Adidas online earlier. Then when I visited Finish Line recently to check out 3-striped socks, I finally tried on a pair of Ultra Boost.  Snug and bouncy was my initial thought. Bought a pair right away.


Following two 12-hr shifts of walking and standing in Ultra Boost, I can publish my love for EQT for these reasons: (1) felt no pain whatsover even after long walks, but wished the tips were a tad wider ‘coz my 7 1/2 high-arched feet are kinda wide, (2) they offer exceptional support (my feet are underpronated) and never had accidents wearing them, and (3) who doesn’t love comfy shoes?

Checking out the EQT Boost 93-17 next .