Inspiring Filipinos: Elaine Abonal, Surfista Boss Lady

Inspiring Filipinos: Elaine Abonal, Surfista Boss Lady

Elaine Abonal is one busy lady. When she isn’t planning surf trips, or sitting down for interviews and photo shoots for various publications or TV, or dropping off the face of the earth for a few months to study humpback whales on a remote Philippine island, she will probably online finding ways to improve the Surfista experience such as taking time out to get certified in First Aid and CPR through the Red Cross or getting surf instructor certification in Bali.

Inspiring Filipinos: Eena Saniel-Duay, the Fresh-faced Yoga Instructor

Inspiring Filipinos: Eena Saniel-Duay, the Fresh-faced Yoga Instructor

Eena Saniel-Duay works as a yoga instructor at I Go Beyond Yoga in Quezon City when she’s not busy with cycling or taking care of her pets. We kept in touch after our weekend workshop, and as I had been planning on rekindling my yoga practice, I asked her for some advice on how to keep your passion for yoga alive, along with what tips she could share based on her own experiences that she was more than happy to share.

Inspiring Filipinos: Donny Elvina, Winning the Battle of the Bulge

Inspiring Filipinos: Donny Elvina, Winning the Battle of the Bulge

I had first met Donny Elvina at Burgers & Brewskies, a popular burger joint in Bonifacio Global City that he co-owned with a few other partners. He sat to one side, playing with his son, Tiago, and watching our table as we took photos of all the burgers and sides that the kitchen was rolling out. He reminded me of a teddy bear almost – if teddy bears were built like brick walls who referee international MMA fights in their free time.

Pin It on Pinterest

error: Please contact muckingarounmanila@gmail.com for permission to use content and imagery.