Thursday, March 31, 2005

The End

I'm officially giving up on BatangBaler starting today. This is my last post. Something happened. I still want to live.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


For those waiting for Holy Week pictures, so sorry. I really took a break. In fact i'm still reeling from all the foods and alcohols I took last week. Check out the beach:

Good Friday Picnickers. The beach to the right.

The beach to the left.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


Just experimenting with the nighshot setting while waiting for the electric lines to be fixed. March 20 brownout at a Suklayin drinking session. It's just Donnel's hand covering a candle.


How about a live chat with fellow Balerians? Let's populate the new Batangbaler Chatroom. Just go to

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Holy Week Wallpaper

Batangbaler will be taking a break this Holy Week. We'll keep you updated about the Cuaresma period in Baler as well as more pictures from the Aurora Day Celebration starting on Monday. In the meantime, click on the image above to download a new wallpaper. It's an Olin picture of Digisit. enjoy.

Monday, March 21, 2005

9th Aurora Surfing Cup: Kidlat Pictures Pt. 2

More pictures from the competition:

Henna tatoo: new kiddie treat.

Classic surfers: classic judges

View from the tower.

Color coded surfers.


The Channel 13 cameraman really looks like kuya Dandan.

Mako doing his homework.

Real men, real tattoos.

The Mac.

Surf action.

Waiting for their turn.


The wooden certificates. "May lapida na tayu" said one winner.

The winners - surfing and May 2004 election.


Raising the cup.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Bite Back

Can't wait til tomorrow to post this. Here's a picture of nature biting back. Thanks to MSAG for this.

9th Aurora Surfing Cup: Kidlat Pictures Pt. 1

Before this website shuts down again for bandwidth exhaustion, here are my pics. I saved them for last because these are mostly people pics. Just a few water pictures because the camera i was using can't zoom enough to distinguish a surfer from a flying fish.

Baler's beach in primary colors.

The Siargao Team

New past time: skimboarding

Gov. Castillo giving a peptalk

The Angaras opening The Tower

Phot op. That's Lisa on blue rashies and Akaw boardshort.

one tower short of the Two Towers

Board meeting

BatangBaler's Pwera Katid shirt.

Lani and Lady modelling the pasirit shirts.

The beach bazaar.

Denden entertaining the Las Vegas dancers.

Flying fish.

The beach.

Another fish

View from the beach.

Friday, March 18, 2005

9th Aurora Surfing Cup: Lisa Quirke Shots

I never personally met Lisa Quirke (you will see her later in the next installment wearing an AKAW boardshort) but her shots were included in the CD of event pictures given to me by the event director, producer, organizer, etc.. etc.. - Jericho D. So enjoy white it's hot!