I used to despise Sundays when I was younger. To me, it was equivalent to doomsday. Back then, the only thing I feared, aside from being whacked by a brook stick (or hanger), was to have my tooth extracted by my father. Whenever he finds out about a loose tooth, he’d eventually say that I … More My Life with the Spartan Boys
While most believed in the cliché that one must not judge a book by its cover; I, on the other hand, had taken this more specifically – thou shall not judge unless you went camping. The mountains have taught me a lot about life, but camping allowed me to get to know more about the … More 5 Ways to Level up your Camping Experience
There are days when everything seemed to perfectly fit the puzzle– waking up on the right side of the bed, arriving on time at work, greetings from boss, and everything working smoothly. I know, for someone who’s cramped with all the deadlines, this sounds absurd; but I guess there are just days when life, for … More Of sunsets and sunflowers: You are more than allowed to be Happy
When I was younger, I was taught to bow down my head, put together my hands, and close my eyes when praying. They say that by doing so, I can feel the divine grace and be able talk to the Heavens about the conquests of my heart. It paved operational for quite some time, but … More Maybe I Believed the Wrong God
Traveling taught me not to wholeheartedly trust weather updates and Google Map. Needless to say, in various occasions, they failed me. So I began to become more observant with the skies and practiced estimating distance over time with due consideration to individual pacing. Yes, traveling has taught me how to apply some of the sciences … More The Attribution Theory: Who’s to Blame?
I have long content myself with traveling alone – of witnessing numerous sunrise and sunsets and reflecting over how I allowed life to overpower upon my course. I have long accepted that there are some paths that I have to courageously trot alone, that there are challenges that I have to face head on. I … More When the right time comes, I would no longer need to travel
Signal is back and the party people are up. So brace yourself for an influx of face-painted selfies, colorful costumes, and zoomed photos of actors and actresses on flutes. Of course, what’d you expect? It’s Sinulog – one of the most colorful celebrations of the country. But just as Phil Kaye shared on one of … More Behind the Limelight of Sinulog
As early as grade school we were taught about symbolism – from the colors of the flag to the school’s seal then to those crappy literary pieces that we have to analyze and interpret. Eventually, we then learned that behind those beautifully crafted “happy endings” hides a brutal, mind-boggling, and thrilling chapters left untold by … More Mountaineering is Dangerous to your Heart
Depression hides behind metaphors and similes. Beneath the charm that exudes in an individual, its glimmer remains visible in the eyes of the beholder. My parents saw it. The moment I told my parents that I’d be hiking over the weekend for an outreach program, they asked to bring my brother with me. … More Why you must Hike with your Sibling
This is not a happy post. As much as I wanted to write something joyous and festive to resonate this event, I can no longer find the familiar vibes that Kasadya sa SRP brought to me every year. Now, I have come to understand what my colleague meant when he said: the meaning of Christmas … More So What Happened to Kasadya sa SRP?