Solo Biking around Olanggo Island: Where Wild Hearts Go

 The heart has always been reputed as a fragile being caged behind the shatterproof ribs. It is delicate and should always be treated warmly as it easily gets bruised, wounded, and scarred. This is what we have come to believe when we got our hearts broken, heard stories of betrayal and dishonesty, saw in plain … More Solo Biking around Olanggo Island: Where Wild Hearts Go

Late Night Stroll at the “Queen City” by Two, Young, Dumb, Broke Girls

An unfamiliar feeling aroused inside me while watching a softball match – between college students who were very much engrossed with bickering and plotting out evil plans against each other. Several years ago, I was just like them… determined to reach a certain goal no matter what the cost may be. But adulting happened. I … More Late Night Stroll at the “Queen City” by Two, Young, Dumb, Broke Girls

White Cave traverse to Calbasaan Peak: How Campo Siete showed us the Beauty of Holding on and Letting go

   Saturday Anybody who’d by chance see that kick would be astounded. He was still his bubbly old self but for those who’ve known him deeper, they’d know how paralysis changed him. He was smiling upon the recollection of his old friends but his eyes were empty and distant. My heart sank and tears were … More White Cave traverse to Calbasaan Peak: How Campo Siete showed us the Beauty of Holding on and Letting go

Mt. Pulag: What the Playground of Gods taught us about Taking Things Slowly (via Akiki Trail)

WARNING: If you are looking for a detailed itinerary and summary of expenses of our Akiki-Ambangeg hike, feel free to scroll down to the last part of this post. You might find the next paragraphs to be overly dramatic and gross. HAHAHA. One of the many guilty pleasures of every human being is getting envious … More Mt. Pulag: What the Playground of Gods taught us about Taking Things Slowly (via Akiki Trail)

Buwakan ni Alejandra: How to enjoy little inconveniences in life

                I’ve long passed the stage of organizing events and getting all the blame for all the lapses and inconveniences. This is the reason why even with its risks, I started to go on solo trips – more convenient, faster, and nobody but myself to blame for getting lost and going beyond the budget. However, … More Buwakan ni Alejandra: How to enjoy little inconveniences in life

Mt. Kanlaon: Climbing Visayas’ Highest and Most Active Stratovolcano

If you’re following a lot of travel blogs, probably you have crossed upon the idea of the “quit-your-job and-travel-the-world” hype. While the idea seemed gutsy and bold and many backpackers have successfully survived with it, this does not hold true for everybody. Coming from an “above the poverty line” class of family – Filipino family … More Mt. Kanlaon: Climbing Visayas’ Highest and Most Active Stratovolcano

Spartan Trail: Paying forward what the Mountains had taught me

If you were to ask me about the first mountain I have climbed, brace yourself for a long and detailed tale of a gutsy decision and misadventure. It’s difficult to forget a first time – same as first love, first boyfriend, first heartbreak, first… whatever. But more than the memories, it’s the lessons that we … More Spartan Trail: Paying forward what the Mountains had taught me

Nights at Cabintan: 5 Reasons Why You should Stay Outside

I grew up with stories of “engkanto” and “di-ingon nato” used by my parents and elders to force my playmates and I to go home before six in the evening after hours of chasing each other. Years later when those stories became irrelevant, the “dark forces” still terrorized me – this time they have taken … More Nights at Cabintan: 5 Reasons Why You should Stay Outside