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Name: edsel manapsal
Date registered: July 8, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Communication Meltdown — September 10, 2016
  2. Olaf does Photobombing: Even a snowman can do it! — September 6, 2016
  3. Top 3 Photobombing Tips From an Expert — September 3, 2016
  4. Lonely but Never Alone- Tree Photography — September 2, 2016
  5. Hell on stick- a lit match art — September 1, 2016

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Communication Meltdown

communication meltdown digital art

Communication Meltdown


Olaf does Photobombing: Even a snowman can do it!

olaf photobomb

even a mere snowman can photobomb

Sep 03

Top 3 Photobombing Tips From an Expert

photobombing tips

PHOTOBOMBING TIPS Top 3 photobombing tips from an expert. (How we wish we can only hear and read the word “bombing” suffixed to “photo”.)  


Lonely but Never Alone- Tree Photography

tree photography

lonely but never alone

Lonely but never Alone- a Tree Photography


Hell on stick- a lit match art

lit match art

Hell on stick- a lit match art.

3D fire digital art

A fire can light-or it can burn!


Building a backyard zipline without spending

Ever wanted an adrenaline rush but out of budget? Ziplining comes first in mind but going to adventure parks needs some amount of money. Well, these kids will prove you can enjoy ziplining right in your backyard. Let’s see how these kids built a backyard zipline at no cost.

What They Used

  • Unused telephone line. Telephone cables(not the curly thingy!) are very strong. The wire used to carry signal from the post to your house has a very high tensile strength and has a tough insulator which is also weather- resistant, perfect for the project.
  • Old tire. Motorcycle or bicycle tires are ideal for this DIY ride. Using a zipline cable trolley would be the best way for a speedy slide but the aim is not to spend a single cent.
  • Rope. Thick enough to support one’s weight. The thicker the better for easier climbing.
  • Trees. duh. To tie the wire both ends.

Let the Fun Begin

  • Locate the trees. Find trees that are not very far apart. Our available materials are good only for short lines.
  • Tie very well the end of the telephone cable to the first tree. A coconut tree is a good one. Tie the cable around the tree steps or the notched parts(hakhak in Bisaya) so that it will not slip downwards.
  • Let the cable pass through the tire. The tire will serve as the trolley.
  • Tie the tire with another cable. This will be used to pull the tire to the launching area.
  • Tie the other end of the zipline to the tree with branches, slightly above the first tie. This takes some trials to achieve the right speed of the slide. Tying higher increases the speed of the backyard zipline.
  • Tie several knots to the rope with about a foot interval and tie one end above the branch where the zipline is tied. This will serve as your ladder to the launching area.

Oops, Before you have fun!

You must exercise proper caution in building DIY stuffs specially this one. It is best to use industrial-grade materials for this project like steel cable, brakes, cable sling, harness and other safety equipment. When building a zipline seriously, consider it done by professionals or someone knowledgeable for best performance and safety.

Share the fun.

Don’t forget to share your ride with your friends. The more, the merrier. We’d love to see your smiles while riding your backyard zipline.

If you really wanted to go for all-out thrill rides, check out Danao Adventure Park and CHAP located at Carmen, Bohol.

Backyard ziplining is great fun and we love it. Another option is hockey skates. Check out this guide to learn more.


Aug 27

Blue Flame Abstract Digital Art

abstract blue flame art

Blue Flame Abstract Digital Art

Aug 27

Photo Manipulation: Valve in Black and White

valve photo

Valve Photo in Black and White

Aug 26

When Nature Renders: Lotus Flower

lotus flower photo

LOTUS FLOWER PHOTO When nature renders: Lotus Flower close-up shot. Thanks to Cubillo family for this wonderful plant.

Aug 25

Just the 3 of us sequel already rolling?

just the 3 of us parody

JUST THE 3 OF US IN THE MAKING Ooops… Not the movie you are looking for? Try this one.  

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