Summer Getaway at Pinamuntugan Island

Pinamuntugan Island has very light sand, though it's not white. But the water is bluish-green. When we were swimming the current was quite strong in some parts that we were being tossed in the water like dolls.

The Breathtaking Aguirangan Island

It took my breath away! Its 1.5-hectare formation with white beach and crystal clear waters was so beautiful!

Jelly Fish: The Rarely Seen Beauty Under the Sea

Have you ever seen a jellyfish up close? I have. I think it's one of the most beautiful creatures of the sea.

September 25, 2011

My Blog's New Strade Template!

Presenting my blog's new look!
After looking so hard for a new template, I was finally able to settle on one design. It's a huge change from my previous template styles. I was aiming for a more readable blog template that's why I chose the Strade Blogger Template. It's a modified wordpress template by Lasantha and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. 

This template has a white background with gray accents. I especially like the presentation because it displays my important links more prominently. I also like the way the Share buttons are displayed on the first sidebar. It's easily viewable so any viewer who wants to share my content can easily do so! My blog's popular posts are on awesome display as well. 

However, I had to tweak some of the elements of this template since some of them don't suit my blog's content. One of the biggest changes is the header. I removed the elements next to Home since I don't need them. Well, I was planning to replace them with something else but I couldn't make them work so I just removed the code for now. 

I also placed the look of the original Strade Blogger Template for you to see the changes.  
Orginal Strade Blogger Template
The template still needs some work to be the way I want it to be, but for now I do hope you like this new look! 

Do you like my blog's new look or not?  

September 21, 2011

Needing a New Look for My Blog

You know what? I really envy those new blogs out there. They all just look sooo good! Compared to them this blog is so drab to look at. No don't deny it, I know you think that way too. I haven't changed this blog's look for a very long time. Although I changed the background color a few months ago, the layout remains the same. 

You see, this layout was originally a 2-column one. Back then there wasn't many great choices of 3-column template with dark background and that was what I wanted! So, what I did was get a dark-themed 2 column template and tweaked some of its codes.
My blog's present look, drab isn't it?
I did not do it by myself; if it were i wouldn't know where to start! I remember asking my friend Dexter to help me out in altering some of the codes. He was a bit of an expert in these things already then and even more so now, so he helped me change it from 2-column to a 3-column template. A lot of codes needed to be changed actually that if you ask me to remember what they were I would not be able to remember anymore! So please don't ask me. 

Anyway, I've been thinking about replacing my blog's template. I want it to look new and dynamic with all the new sharing widgets included. I also want a template that will optimize my adsense. I'll try to look for a great new template for my blog. But is there a great blogger template you could recommend to me? I want t 3-column template with neutral color. I would appreciate your help a lot! 

September 5, 2011

Write My Name in the Sand

I came across this very nice quote and I thought of the way I wrote my name in the sand whenever we go to a beach. So I thought why not share it here?

By the way, the quote goes like this:

"I wrote your name in the sand , but the waves washed it away. I worte your name on my hand , but I washed it the next day. I wrote your name on a piece of paper but I accidentally threw it away. I wrote your name in my heart and forever it will stay."

My name written in the sand of Subic Beach Matnog

I still have to find other photos of my name written in the sand of some beach we went to. This just gave me a great idea! I'm going to make a habit of writing my name in the sand every time we go to a beach! 

Nice idea eh?