The Mom paddles…
2012 is my 2rd year with PDRT (Phil. Dragonboat Rowing Team) Fireblades. If you think about it in school years I’m just in kinder 2. :P
Started dragon boat 2007 in Dubai. I was having lunch in a cafeteria one day with my colleague, Ben. We were chatting about sports and other stuff. He mentioned that he’s the captain of a dragon boat team and invited me to try it. The next day I showed up at the venue and so there begins my journey…
Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab - Where we train 4x a week. What a sight! photo by
The Noodle House Dragons - my first dragon boat team. Taken during my first and last race in Dubai :P
After 6 months of training I needed to stop because of my tight schedule at work. All I can do then was take photos on race events.
Phil - my husband (not Younghusband :P) started dragon boat paddling in Singapore with Safra before coming to Dubai.
Left - Phil’s Team, Dubai Flying Dragons; Right - Dubai Diggers (formerly Noodle House Dragons)
My NH teammates
Before returning to Manila, Phil began searching for a db team where he and I could join. He found PDRT Fireblades thru net.
2009 - still taking photos because of my baby bump :)
Three months after giving birth I started paddling again.
Starting weight: 68kg
First race - Womens 300m, MBC (After 2 months of training)
First gold medal - Mixed 300m MOP
First international race - 800m w/ standing, Padang Indonesia
First time as signal :D
Last PDBF Regatta
SAVA Sprints VI Singapore
MBC Sea Sports
Laguna Festival w/ Governor Jeorge ER Ejercito. photo by Anna Liza
Stretching while Inoue’s crying :P
Boat #3 - 1st time I paced for the Womens team.
With my eldest, Charlize
Bronze (Minor Finals) - 300m SAVA VII photo by Sherwin Borela
Legaspi - Champion :D
PDRT Womens Team - FEATI Dragon boat race
Current weight: 56kg - blame it on the holidays :P darn it!
Its going to be a great year ahead! Its the year of the dragon! A lot of races are already scheduled, local and international. Excited!!!! :D
To see more of my team check this out:
Thank you Shari, James Leetong and Edmer Balmeo for your photos :)