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  1. Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming.
I did not have an idea what it is, all I am for, is to travel and explore! As explained to us by the guide, Mr. Choy, this is an extreme adventure sports. As defined by Wikipedia above, that is Canyoning or Canyoneering! I was excited!
The trip to Badian would be around 4-5 hours from Cebu South Terminal via bus. We stayed in Moalboal the night before so we will be able to get to Badian, earlier the following day. Badian will be about an hour trip from Moalboal. From Badian highway, we needed to ride "habal-habal" to get to the peak where we will start our Canyoning. 
As we arrived in the site, we were asked to get ready, and put on our vests and head gears. We were also advised to put all other things, specially non-water resistant gadgets on the dry bags we brought along! Thanks to my travel buddies, who were amazingly prepared with everything. So we were able to bring cellphones along the way. Although, we didn't use it. 
The first challenge is the 15-feet jump at the start. 
We needed to jump to start, so we don't actually have a choice. Everyone will be looking at you if you don't jump immediately. So, it helps that you are pressured, and you will be able to jump! haha thankfully though, we are a bunch of jumpers, we needed no pressures, we just love jumping. πŸ™‚
The scenic place with the blue-green colored water, with the rock formation on the side, and the green trees' view are just amazingly stunning! I couldn't help but swim with my head up high, watching the scenery.
The track is not easy to traverse, but all worth the pain and adrenaline rush! The above pictures are all actual footage of my friends' go-pro cameras. The track includes, jumping on a cliff, jumping from rock to rock, trekking, swimming/diving, walking. The activity, would really test your stamina. I was armed with only chocolates as boosters. And yeah I survived. 
The entire activity is around 4-5 hours. We started at around 9:30 in the morning and ended around 2:30 in the afternoon. When we reached the 30-ft jump (actually only around 25 to 27 ft), we had a break. Snack! Then I had my highest jump so far.
Was it exhausting? Yes! Very exhausting. In fact, while we were walking/trekking downstream, I can feel that my feet is hurting, but I have no choice, I needed to complete the activity. After around 9 jumps, and several hundreds of steps if not thousands, we went solid trekking for couple of minutes and no more jumping. As we approach Kawasan falls, we have seen people enjoying the waters. The waters we swam and jumped on earlier. 
I was enchanted with the nature's beauty found in the farthest top of Kawasan falls, where we started our Canyoning. And yes, it's a must-do for all adventurers! It was my best so far.
I was advised that we needed to pay 
P750 each person for the guide
P200 for both entrance (P100) and exit (P100)
P70 for the multicab from Moalboal to Badian
Things to bring and wear on a canyoning activity:
1. Dry bag - you'd definitely need this. You will be 200% going to get wet. So don't risk! Save your phones! And other non water-resistant items.
2. GoPro cameras (with monopods) - because they are waterproof, they are mostly good for documenting the entire activity! You might do it just for once, so better be ready for what you need.
3. Rash Guard - it's advisable because although it gets wet, it easily dries up. And well, it is relatively lighter to wear. I used mine, from Maui and Sons. 
4. Food - snack items are advised to be brought since the activity will take you around 4-5 hours, you'll have to stop and have a break. This would include bottled water.
5. Aqua Shoes -  it is advisable, since you will have all those swimming and jumping activities. Rubber shoes are good alternatives (although it's heavy to wear so choose the lightest one coz you're gonna be swimming remember?). I used however, not aqua shoes nor rubber shoes, I used rubber sandals of Sandugo. It is tied around so it does not easily loosen up when I swim or jump.
I think, Canyoning, got me. I've been looking for places to go next. I wanna do it again. I would love to do it again in Badian, but if there are still places to explore too, I'd love to do it there as well. 
My Canyoning experience, is the best so far! Thank you Brad R.A. for getting me to join you in this activity! I was overwhelmed, and fell in love with adventure once again!  
Below I am sharing with you more of the pictures we took. Enjoy watching! And hopefully you'll visit Badian, Cebu as well. πŸ™‚ Two Thumbs Up for Cebu's Canyoning!

If you want to try this one, Mr. Choy Daruca, is the guide to get. Contact him via facebook here
Some of the pictures of their Canyoneering are available on his timeline too. πŸ™‚

This was very interesting to me! I told my colleagues I won't do my own pizza as I am afraid I might get the worst combination of toppings. When it comes to food, I'd say, I am not that adventurous, specially when I don't really have the luxury of time to wait, as my tummy seems to be in command of my entire body. Still my friend insisted that I create my own version of Pizza. So, here it is! My first Pick+Mix Pizza, by yours truly.
This is a meat lover + hawaian + cheessy pizza! I asked them to stuff the top with bacon, ham, cheese, ground beef, tuna flakes, sausage, more cheese, more bacon, and ham and sausage! Yes, it's unlimited, you can ask them to put in some more! That's the exciting part, you can add as much toppings as you want. And hey, I asked them put some bell pepper, corn, chilli powder and of course, barbeque sauce. I asked some pineapple also be added on the other side of the dough, so the other side won't have it. Just in case the taste gets weird, the other half will be edible!haha 
How it's created? 
First, go to the Pizza assembly Start section!
Then move forward, to the Pick + Mix section. Just follow your instinct, whatever you want to eat. πŸ˜€
Of course, it has come to a final section! 
Here are the people behind my version of pizza!
The dough are freshly created here. You can see them work on it. It's great to see how a certain dough is created, you'd feel safe devouring it. πŸ™‚

There are a couple of them creating the dough to keep up with the speed of the demands. People are lining up to make their own version of pizza.

You can see their actions are coordinated to produce as much dough as needed by the customers lining up.

I guess they didn't get distracted when we took pictures. Focus eh? That's my great friend right there! πŸ™‚

That's me! Yeah, yours truly also took the liberty of posing like grabbing the dough! πŸ˜€

They know what they're doing and they don't mind you looking at it. 

I guess they don't even notice we're taking pictures, or they just ignored us being nosy on what they're doing. LOL!
#passion friend! πŸ™‚ She told me, I should make my own version of pizza!haha

The ladies on the toppings! They are very welcoming regardless of how much you want them to put in your own pizza! Fantastic warmth!
 Once done with the dough, and the sauce before the toppings, it's time to stuff it with the flavors of your choice. hmmmm here are the options...
And. . . it's time to eat!!! πŸ™‚
Those are my colleagues enjoying their pizza too. πŸ˜€
Other versions I've also devoured here:

So these pizzas sums up my night with my co-performers and colleagues in the profession! 
I am quite satisfied with the service, we didn't have to wait a long time to get our pizza done (or was it long, we just didn't notice because we were busy chatting with each other?), well, it's generally great! Something, I want to visit again when I get the chance to fly back to Cebu!
I made a mark too, for me to look for, if it's still there, when I get back. I wrote my initials. Do you do this? Making a mark? πŸ˜€
One fun, PIZZA REPUBLIC!
I wish to express my thanks to our sponsors, and our birthday man Mr. F.O.!

This is going to be my first review of food. I feel like doing this now, so I am going to share our experience while having lunch at Zubu Chon at The Walk, Cebu IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City.

These are the menu of Zubuchon so you will have an idea how much it would be. I took the liberty of taking pictures as they did not object to what I did. Zubuchon was our main course.

They also have some noodles (pancit) They offer very affordable food items.

They also have desserts. You can see they have several finishers for your meal. 

Drinks, they have unique and weird drinks like Kamias shake, Santol, etc. These are not so common in any restaurant.

Zubuchon is quite close to a Cebuano lechon, so that would be 4.5 out of 5. With 5 being the highest in terms of food taste.

I enjoyed devouring some slices of these stuffed squid with "sisig". It met my expectation of taste, and exceeded my expectation in the presentation. It's not an ordinary grilled/fried squid, it's stuffed with more delicious "sisig". 

My boss just can't eat without any vegetables, so she tried Zubuchon's "Kangkong".

And yeah, here we are for the lunch! We have to make the obligatory pose for lunch at Zubuchon. πŸ™‚
So, to sum it up. Zubuchon is one of the go-to places for food adventure so you can have a good taste of Cebuano food. Affordable for tourists, enjoyable food, good ambiance, and generally good service. So in a scale of 1.00 to 5.00 with 5.00 being the highest, I would give them these scores.
Food taste: 4.5
Service: 4.5
Location and Ambiance: 4.5
Presentation/Plating: 4.5