The Use of Inception to Influence Others

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Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist film written and directed by Christopher Nolan and starred by Leonardo DiCaprio. Nolan worked on the script for 10 years before it finally materialized into a movie that won 4 Academy Awards. Inception is based on the idea that a person could enter into another persons subconscious mind through his dreams. And through that dream, plant an idea. When that person wakes up, he will think that idea came from him when in fact it came from inception.

When I first watched Inception a few years back, I thought, how devious. Inception is a whole new way of manipulating people to bend to your will. I always thought inception was pure fiction. That it was just a movie. But after watching it for the second time, I realized, it is real. Every time we share our ideas and values to the people around us, we are performing inception.

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We live in a world that is highly connected. And I’m not only talking about technology. Almost none of the ideas that we have is purely an original. Every thought, each belief came from someone or something. It may have been from a book, a movie we watched, random thoughts of a friend or the intentional teachings of a parent. We may think an idea is our own, but actually, it’s not. With all the things around us that influence our thoughts, no idea is purely our own.

You are influenced by your environment and your environment is influenced by you.

In the movie, inception could happen only if you were able to successfully get inside the deepest recesses of your subjects subconscious. So your subject had to either open his mind to you or you could get in his safe place and plant the idea without his knowing it. In the same way, in life, you are influenced greatly by two things: the people that you care about most or the incidents that had strong emotional impact. Because we often don’t remember the facts but we remember how we felt in that moment. Emotion is a powerful memory enhancer.

Being able to perform inception, to influence a person to do something is powerful thing. And we each have that power. We each have a certain degree of influence and it is our choice how to use that influence. Through inception, we can either build people up or destroy them.

We can sometimes be careless with our words and actions. But we don’t know how much influence we wield. And how that can affect the life of another person in ways we cant imagine.

With great power comes great responsibility. You have the power to plant ideas into another persons mind. What kind of ideas will your plant? Will it be ideas about love, service and humility? Or will it be about selfishness, pride and greed?

An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.

-Cobb

The next time you share your ideas to the world, think for a moment, will this make the world a better place?

Go live a Truly Wealthy Life.

-Alex

 

How Alibaba founder Jack Ma opened sesame

 

Billionaire Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, speaks at the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Wasu Media Holding Co., the Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma, has held talks with Netflix Inc. as the broadcaster of "House of Cards" seeks to enter China's $5.9 billion online video market. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma

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In life, a lot of things don’t make sense. Just like the way an English teacher at a local university in China who earned $12 per month went on to becoming a multi-billionaire in just 7 years. When his company Alibaba went public in 2014, it was the largest IPO in history raising about 25 Billion dollars and valued now over 200 Billion. Alibaba was not only the leading ecommerce website in China, it was also wildly successful on a global scale with it’s entire value exceeding Amazon and eBay combined. On the eve of it’s IPO Jack Ma, a regular Chinese school teacher who knew nothing about coding, catapulted to being a multi-Billionaire. From it’s humble beginnings in his small apartment, Alibaba is no longer a David. It’s now a Goliath.

But first, what is Alibaba? In his book Alibaba’s World, Porter Erisman, former Vice-President of Alibaba describes it as a vast e-commerce conglomerate that connects buyers and sellers and allows them to do transactions across a wide range of products and services. It’s basically an online portal where you can either buy or sell. It connects buyers and sellers in more than 240 countries and 80% of online retail sales in China happen in Taobao.com – a company under the Alibaba Group.

One thing is for sure, this English teacher managed to “open sesame” and bring China and the rest of the world (or most of it) along with him.

But how did he do it? Was he just lucky? Was Jack Ma merely at the right place, at time?  Erisman writes that Jack Ma was the right person, at the right place, at the right time.

After teaching for 5 years, Jack Ma decided that it was time to test the waters and start a business. So he opened his first venture – Hangzhou Hope Translation Agency. He started the Agency to cater to the increasing number of local businesses engaged with foreign trade. Then one day, one client who was a local government official, asked him to fly to America to sort out a business transaction with a US partner. When he arrived in Los Angeles, instead of a warm welcome, he got flashed with gun and robbed by his supposed host. Eventually he was able to go to Seattle where he asked for help from his American friends. It was there that Jack got introduced to the internet. He discovered that the internet was an amazing tool were you could type a word or two and get information for free. But when he typed China, nothing came out. That was when he had the idea to connect Chinese businessmen (and there were a lot of them) to the rest of the world.

Jack flew back to China and set up China’s first internet company – China Pages. It had some success but in the end didn’t work out. Next, Jack tried working with the government of Beijing to promote ecommerce. But he felt too stifled by all the red tape. So he left to start another venture, where he hired 17 of his old students and made them founders – Alibaba.

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Alibaba was not always the successful business model it is today. When it first started, it was a free service. The company struggled for years to find a way to be profitable. In the first few years, it was bleeding money. It finally became profitable when, after 2 years, sellers started asking for a paid option to promote their products and be seen above their competitors. The rest is history. Alibaba went on to become the world’s largest ecommerce website and Jack Ma became a multi-billionaire.

If you don’t imagine it will happen, it will never happen.

-Jack Ma

What did I learn from Jack Ma?

One, dream big. Like Steve Jobs, Jack Ma was a visionary. He looked at the market, at what the users wanted and produced a product that could fulfill that. Alibaba.com was launched in a time when so little of China, due to government censorship, was online. But he saw the future of China and it’s businessmen and that future included doing business online. Ecommerce was on the rise. Most of the world was already online and China would be sure to catch up. Jack Ma would often set wildly high projections for Alibaba – double or triple the projections of his managers. And they often surpassed it. His vision has always been to connect buyers and sellers and make online transaction easy – on a global scale. He was not only a big dreamer but highly optimistic as well. Even when the company looked like it would topple down at any moment, he kept the faith and guided his team thru those tough times.

 A lot of young people don’t have dreams anymore. And we want to tell them, you have to keep your dreams.

-Jack Ma

Second, act on it. There are 1.3 Billion people in China. I’m sure a few other million had the same idea as Jack. The only difference was they didn’t do anything about it. When you have a great idea, act on it. If you don’t, you can be sure that someone else will. As Jack Ma said, “You can begin on nothing but an idea.” He certainly did.

Third, focus on the customer. Jack Ma was a salesman who focused on what the customer wanted. He didn’t know how to code and had no patience for algorithm talk but he knew how to sell. His focus was entirely on user experience. Whenever a new application or website tool was developed, he first tried it out. If he couldn’t understand it, that meant their customers probably wouldn’t either.

I’ve learned a lot from Jack Ma and how he took Alibaba from being a start up company to being the largest ecommerce website in the world. And if he tells me to keep my dreams, well, who am I to argue? Who knows, maybe Truly Wealthy Realty can also be an Alibaba someday.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

 

Trick or Dream Big?

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You’d think that Starbucks would be near empty on the 1st of November. But no. It was bustling full. Apparently people still wanted their Starbucks fix even on a Holiday. Which brings me to my next question – what do people do on the 1st of November?

I asked my friends about it and most of them hung out with family and visited their deceased in the cemetery. For others the day was merely an excuse to eat a lot and not work out as almost all the gyms were closed. Others still, took advantage of the long weekend and went on a vacation.

For me, aside from remembering my deceased loved ones, it was a day to relax and not think about work. I love my job but every girl needs a day off. It was a day to write. Which brings me to this article.

They say that if there is one thing you want to do well in life, then you’ll need to do it regularly, consistently, as often as you can. One of my goals this year was to write a book. But I didn’t quite know what to write about or where to start. So I have decided to start blogging again. Who knows? Maybe by posting daily on my blog, I’ll eventually find out what I want to write about. My goal for my book is to educate and inspire people to go after what they want. To dream big. I’ve always been a fan of big dreams. After all, you only live one life. You might as well live the life you want.

“Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.”

-Robert Greene, Mastery

Some people say, don’t dream big because you’ll just end up disappointed. And yes, that is a valid point. But what if you do get your dream? Think about the kind of life you can have living it everyday. Dreaming big is not a trick. It’s a treat. Because the more you think about your dreams and what you want, the more you’ll be able to find ways to make those dreams come true. As Brian Tracy said, one trait that successful people have is clarity. Successful people are clear about what they want.

Dig down deep inside you and unearth that long forgotten dream. Take out your treasure box and shake off the dust. Buried dreams will remain forever out of your reach if you don’t let them see the light of day.

What is it that you dream to do?

Other people are living their dreams. You have as much a right to live yours. You decide. Trick or dream big?

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

On Finding True Love

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Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it.

Before I met Christ, I used to think I was ok. I was basically a good girl who did well in school and only broke a few rules. Being a very goal oriented person, I tried to find fulfillment and happiness in achievement. But no matter what I did, there always seemed to be something missing. Coming from a Roman Catholic family, I’ve known about Jesus since I was young, but I’ve never really had a personal relationship with him. I felt like God was someone you praised and admired from afar.

Then a friend of mine invited me to a Christian church. I was still a college student in Silliman University then. That was when I first had an encounter with Christ. I was amazed by how happy they all seemed, how fulfilled.

Time is God’s paintbrush as he paints his masterpiece in the hearts of humanity.

-Ravi Zacharias

I had no idea then, but God was already painting his masterpiece in my heart. My personal relationship with God didn’t happen in an instant.

Like most relationships, it blossomed through time. My first impression of Christianity, was wow, they have nice music here. They had a full band and all the musicians from the drummer to the bassist to the singer were so good. I’ve always loved music and the excellent playing of that church’s music team was what kept me coming back. I became friends with band and eventually joined the music team. I guess you could say, music lead me to God. When I accepted Christ in my life as Lord and Savior, it was only then that I realized what I was missing. The joy I felt in having a relationship with Christ eclipsed everything else in my life.

After I graduated college, I was in a limbo as to what I really wanted to do with my life. I tried a lot of things. Eventually, God lead me to real estate and together with my partners, we founded Truly Wealthy Realty. At the time, I didn’t have a church here so without meaning to, I started to lose my way. I began to focus again on trying to achieve fulfillment thru worldly success: Through winning Toastmaster contests, closing deals and making money. And yes, I achieved these things. But the happiness was not only shallow, it was fleeting. I was like a dog running after its own tail – chasing dream after dream with no end in sight. No achievement, no matter how lofty, seemed to be enough to make me happy. Then a friend of mine, Eddie, invited me to CCF. It was here that I found the Lord again. I started attending Dgroup and eventually, with the encouragement of my Dgroup leader, I started to lead my own Dgroup.

I remember what Ate Mel Santos told me, “Lex, start leading. You’re ready. Trust me, leading your own Dgroup is more fulfilling than closing deals.”

You know what, she was wrong. It doesn’t even come close. Through being part of a Dgroup and leading my own dgroup, I regained my balance. I started to focus on what is truly important – Jesus Christ.

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it.

Being a Christian all these years has made me realize 3 things:

First, a Christian cannot be a lone ranger. We need each other to grow in Christ. Even super heroes have their own groups. Justice league, Fantastic 4, even Batman had Robin. Superman had Louis Lane. We need the intimacy, accountability and the emotional support of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. That is why it is crucial to be part of a Dgroup. When you’re part of a discipleship group, you can watch out for each other and help one another during tough times.

Second, we need to share the gospel and disciple others. As believers, we need to bring as many people to Christ as we possibly can. It is both our burden and privilege. It was only when I started discipling others that I became more committed to honoring and obeying God. A teacher must practice what he preaches. Being a discipler has allowed my faith to mature in ways I could never have thought possible. Many are content to accept Christ as savior but not as Lord. But God calls us not to be timid disciples but bold witnesses. That is the great commission. That is our mission.

Third, God + 0 = more than enough. Everything else is just a bonus. A great career, financial security, a Godly husband… These are all just bonuses. I’m not defined by what I achieve, the amount of wealth I own or in having the ideal husband, but in Christ Jesus alone. He is my rock and my salvation. And in Him, I will not be shaken.

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you find it.

I have found my identity in Christ-and never again am I letting go.

This is love, in the highest and truest form, in every sense of the word.

May you find Christ like I did and live a truly wealthy life.

-Alex

The Passion of Christ

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It’s hard to find absolutes in todays relativistic world. Most things now are relative, how can one be totally certain of something? Can one still find an idea or premise that’s completely, totally and absolutely true?

I was listening to a talk by Ravi Zacharias and he tackled this topic beautifully. According to Mr. Zaharias, there are 4 absolutes in todays relativistic world.

Justice. We are always talking about justice. What’s right. What should be done. What we deserve. It doesn’t matter what our religion or citizenship is. We all want justice for ourselves, for others.
To define real evil. Evil can take on many view points. What’s evil from where I’m standing may be different from yours. What is the true definition of evil?
Love. The most important thing in the world that knows no boundaries is love. We are all capable of it and we all want to give and receive it.
Forgiveness. We all need and are capable of giving forgiveness.

What struck me the most was when Mr. Zacharias emphasized that the one place in the world where these four converge is on a hill called Calvary on the cross of Christ.

I just finished watching the Passion of Christ with our Friday Dgroup. It was painful to watch the extent of the suffering our Lord had to go through to save us from our sins. At the same time, it was also humbling to know the extent of Christ’s love for us. Growing up I’ve known that my God died for me. But it’s different to really “know” that he died for me.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8

This is where the importance of having a bible study group comes in. At CCF we call it Discipleship Group or Dgroup. Having a group that I’m accountable to helps keep me on track. They help me build my spiritual muscle so that when it’s crunch time, then I am better able to stand against the weight of temptation. The devil knows where our weak points are. We need to equip ourselves and get all the help we can to stand strong.It’s easy to judge the Pharisees and the people who crucified Christ. But as Mr. Zacharias put it, “The human heart is capable of the most extreme things when untamed and ungoverned. The problem is not merely moral, it is spiritual.”

The centerpiece of the gospel is the cross of Christ. We need to remind ourselves daily of what Jesus had to go through to save us from our sins. The truth is God loves us, and it’s because of this love, that he died to set us free. But we cannot be set free, we won’t be saved, if we don’t accept Christ as our Lord and saviour. It’s a choice that each of us are given the privilege to make.

Free will, though it makes evil possible, is the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automa- of creatures that worked like machines-would hardly be worth creating. The happiness which God designs for his higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared to with which the most rapturous love between a man and woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they must be free. Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently he thought it worth the risk.

-C.S Lewis

What about you? How does the crucifixion of Christ affect you?

As for me, it humbled me for he died for me, a sinner. I’ve accepted Christ and by His grace, I’m now free.

Accepting Christ is your personal choice. I hope, for your sake, you make the right choice.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

Travel Diaries: Lake Apo, Valencia Bukidnon

One thing I love about living in Cagayan de Oro City is that it is near the beach and the mountains. Last weekend, my boyfriend and I felt like going away to the mountains so we packed our bags and went to Bukidnon. Our main itinerary was Lake Apo.

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Lake Apo is a crater lake located in Brgy Guinoyoran, Valencia City, Bukidnon. It’s about 30 minutes from the town center. It used to be a volcanic cone that later on widened into a basin and filled with water. The name comes from the bisaya term “apo” which means grandson or granddaughter. As legend would have it, a man living in the mountains was said to have assaulted his granddaughter and was punished by the deities by flooding the area with water, forming Lake Apo.

lake apo valencia 3How to get there:

From Valencia, log in to Google maps and follow the Guinoyoran road. Or you can hire a tour guide to take you there. Some parts of the road a not cemented so bring a pick-up or elevated vehicle.

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Why We Struggle with Purity

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Remaining chaste and pure before marriage has become even more of struggle in todays world were sex outside of marriage has become the norm. Nowadays it’s accepted in most cultures to engage in sexual activity outside the marriage bed. I know that this is a sensitive topic to most people but I’ve chosen to write this post because it’s very real and it won’t go away simple by sweeping it under the bed. Keeping ones purity is a genuine struggle and I’m the first to admit that I struggle with it just as much as the next person.

According to C.S Lewis in his book Mere Christianity, to maintain our purity, we should either be completely faithful to our spouse or if unmarried, be totally abstinent. Now this is so contrary to our basic nature and that’s why it’s so hard to do.

He goes on to say that there are three main reasons why we struggle with sexual purity.

First, we have been led to believe by the devil in the lie that sexual desires are “healthy” and “normal”. And like all powerful lies, it is based on a truth – sex in itself (apart from the excesses and obsessions that have grown around it) is “normal” and “healthy”. God intended sex to be enjoyable so we would derive pleasure from it. It’s one of the greatest things you can experience with someone – but that someone should be your spouse alone. The lie then consists in the suggestion that any sexual act is healthy and normal. That’s it’s ok to give in to all our sexual desires. However, to achieve real happiness, quite a lot of restraint is necessary. If you do not have any sense of control then you’ll end up ruining your whole life.

Second, many people think that remaining sexually pure is so impossible, they don’t even bother trying. As a result, many give up before they even started. But think about it, when you attempt to do something thinking that it’s impossible, will you achieve it? With that mindset, I think not. It’s like answering a test. You may get some marks for an imperfect answer. But you’ll get nothing if you leave the test paper blank. You can be sure that achieving sexual purity – chastity – is impossible if based on your own efforts. But you’re not alone. God is there to help you. It’s only through his grace that we can hope to surpass this. Sometimes, it can feel like no matter how hard you try you just keep on failing. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but the power in trying again. For this process teaches us to depend on God and not on ourselves. We learn that we can’t trust ourselves even in our best moments and that we need not despair even in our worst, for we are already forgiven.

Third, psychology teaches us that “repressed” sex is dangerous. On the contrary, those who are seriously attempting chastity are more conscious, and soon know a great deal more about their sexuality than those who simply give in. After all, like other appetites, the sexual appetite grows by indulgence. It is in learning to control it that you conquer yourself.

This desire for heart purity is a creation of the Holy Spirit at work in the heart. ~ Duncan Campbell

Physical intimacy between husband and wife is sacred and beautiful. It’s an expression of love reserved for marriage. Chastity isn’t easy to achieve but with God’s help, we can overcome anything. Let’s depend more on him.

All things are made beautiful when done according to God’s perfect timing.

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

The Purpose of Free Will

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What is the purpose of free will?

When I was new to Christianity, I’ve wondered why God gave us free will in the first place. If God wants us all to be good, why did he give us the freedom to decide between right and wrong? Being God, he could just have compelled us to follow him whether we want to or not.

In his book Mere Christianity, I like how C.S Lewis put it. “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automa- of creatures that worked like machines-would hardly be worth creating. The happiness which God designs for his higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared to with which the most rapturous love between a man and woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they must be free. Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently he thought it worth the risk. Satan’s lie is in having us believe we can be happy apart from God. It is only in being united fully with God that we can achieve real and lasting happiness. The reason why we can never find happiness apart from God is because God invented us. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn on. There is no other. That is why it is no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without Him. God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

Yes, God can compel us to follow him. But he has chosen not to. He wants it to be our choice.

According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem, but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.” -G.K Chesterton

God has given us the freedom to either follow him or follow ourselves. I’ve chosen to follow Jesus because I know that apart from him, there is nothing. But with him, I have all I’ll ever need. Everything else is just a bonus. He is enough.

What about you? You alone get to decide who to follow. God or self.

What is your choice?

-Alex

The Hopeless Romantic

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I’ve been raised on a steady diet of salads and novels. Books have always been a huge part of me. My mom loved to read and she passed on that same love for books to me. One of my favorite past times was reading romance novels. I love fairy tales and happy endings. Dashing dukes and beautiful maidens. The romance, the glitz, the promise of forever. I’ve always dreamed of finding my prince charming.

When I was in college, I described my ideal guy to one of girl friends. And she said, “You know what, you’ll never find him. He doesn’t exist! There’s no such thing as Mr. Perfect.” At the time, I was adamant that, yes, my Mr. Perfect did exist!

Then I did meet him. My ideal guy. He was perfect on paper. He was handsome, fun to be with, smart, knew all the right words, a good speaker, rich and he even had abs. But when I got what I wanted, I realized that it wasn’t what I really wanted. Yes, romance is important. But it’s not all that matters.

You really want someone who will stick with you through thick and thin. Someone who makes the effort to care about the things that interest you. Someone who will make time to be with you despite his busy schedule. Someone who will take the time to read the books you share and watch the videos you send. Someone who will comfort you when you’re down and help you find a solution to your problem. Someone who will lead you, love you and provide for you. Someone who loves God more than you.

A true Prince Charming is someone who will love you no matter what.

Sometimes women have crazy notions about what love is. But really it’s about commitment. The promise to be with each other for better or for worse. Yes, I’m still a romantic at heart. I love moonlit walks on the beach, fancy dinners and flowers. But I know now what truly matters.

Love is about creating the kind of relationship where both of you can be honest with each other and grow together.

What about you? What are the things that you look for in your ideal man?

There is no one size fits all Prince Charming. Because they come in different packages. There is no “perfect guy”. There’s just the guy that’s perfect for you. Your best match. The one who’ll accept you for who you are, grow with you and truly commit to you.

One day, out of darkness, they shall meet, and read life’s meaning in each other’s eyes.”
-Susan Mara Spalding

Go live a Truly Wealthy life.

-Alex

Canyoneering in Badian, Cebu

I love traveling and trying new, sometimes crazy, things. I’ve been dying to try canyoneering ever since I saw videos of it on the net.  Last April, my friends and I were finally able to do so. And it was AWESOME!

canyoneeing in badian cebuCanyoneering is the sport of exploring a canyon thru different activities such as waterfall jumping, climbing, swimming, walking or sliding. Canyoneering in Badian was discovered by a couple of tourists about 5 years ago and has been gaining popularity ever since. The trek starts at Canlaob river and ends at Kawasan falls. There are about 6 jumps and 2 slides.

Height of jump:
– 7 feet
– 10 feet
– 35 feet
– 45 feet (Running Jump)
– 75 feet (Waterfall Jump)
– 100 feet (Waterfall Jump)

I was able to jump all the jumps except for the running jump (there were too many people) and the 100 foot jump since it’s not allowed anymore. For those who are adrenaline junkies, you’ve got to try this! It’s just crazy awesome!

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Route:
Bus from Cebu-Badian (South Bus Terminal)
Time: 3 hours
Fare: 200

Canyoneering Rates
>10-14 pax: 800 php
>8-10 pax: 850 php
>8-9 pax: 900 php
>5-7 pax: 950 php
>4 pax: 1,000 php
>3 pax: 1,200 php
>2 pax: 1,500 php

Inclusions: Tour guide, helmet, life vest, dry bag, transportation, lunch
What to wear: leggings or shorts, rash guard, aqua shoes
What to bring: water, Go Pro
Timeline: 5-6 hours

canyoneeing in badian cebu 6Jumping from a height of 75 feet is scary. But here’s how to jump at ANY height 😛

Step 1: Decide to jump long before you’ve reached the jump point.
Step 2: Upon reaching the area, count from 1 to 3. Don’t spend more than 5 seconds there or fear will take over and it will take you forever to jump. Trust me, the longer you stand there staring at the edge, the scarier it becomes.
Step 3: JUMP!

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For those who want to try canyoneering, contact Lyka at 0933 604 1516.

Check out our canyoneering video here, courtesy of Stef Uy :)

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