Friday, January 30, 2015

Elevation Map of the Philippines at 30 Meter Accuracy has been released

Macolod Corridor Topography SRTM 1-arcsecond processed - Schadow1 Expeditions

On December 30, 2014, NASA released their raw 30-meter (1 arc second) accuracy topographical data for the world which came from its Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The data provides stunning accuracy and detail for the Philippines. Schadow1 Expeditions has acquired the data and explains the importance of this data for the Filipino.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Traditional Food Tripping Pangasinan

Food Trip Pangasinan - Calasiao Puto - Schadow1 Expeditions

You've heard about pakbet, bangus, bagoong isda, kaleskesan, bagisen, binungey, pigar-pigar, tupig, Calasiao Puto at Kutsinta. Are some of the words sounds alien? No they aren't. They are dishes. These are the food I grew up with. My parents both originated from Pangasinan, although I live in Metro Manila and Pangalatok has never been my native tongue, my palate has always been with these Pangasinan dishes.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Patar Beach - The Sole Golden Beach of Pangasinan

Pangasinan is known for fine gray beaches spread across the Lingayen Gulf. Little would you know that further north of Pangasinan by the northernmost tip of its peninsula facing the West Philippine Sea lies a fine golden beach. Characterized by powerful waves coupled with rock formations, the only golden beach of Pangasinan is cuddling area for beach campers and water sports enthusiasts.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bolinao Falls - an unexpected waterfall along the plains of Pangasinan

Bolinao Falls - Schadow1 Expeditions
Bolinao, a town at the tip of Luzon's western peninsula is primarily a flat land lying below the plains just by the  hills of Bani, Pangasinan. Although primarily a farm land, there are small rivers coming from the elevated lands of Bani that are rushing down to the shores of Bolinao. One of quite unexpected wonder of this topography is the existence of a waterfall in the middle of plains.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dwarf Cloud Rat of Mount Pulag

Short-footed Luzon Tree Rat - Schadow1 Expeditions

First discovered at the end of the 19th century, the Dwarf Cloud Rat only exists in the mountains of the Cordilleras exceeding 2,300 meters above sea level. Believed to be already extinct by the 20th century, hopes have been renewed as researchers have re-discovered the species last 2008.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Casio G-Shock Rangeman Review

Since 1990's the Casio G-Shock series has been a watch of my choice. By its name these watches are expected to be durable by being shock-resistant, water resistant to 20BARs (200,000 hPa) or 200 times the normal atmospheric pressure at the earth's surface or approximately 200 meters below sea. In this article, we test the capability of Casio G-Shock's new creation, the Rangeman which is built for hikers and mountaineers.

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