Exes Baggage and the many times I’ve failed with Light Packing

Are you willing to pay the price of what you want? This is one of the many questions prompted by our moderator yesterday as we went along our annual workshop. He emphasized that we have stop enumerating the things that we want in life – as if the world is a giant wish-granting machine; instead, … More Exes Baggage and the many times I’ve failed with Light Packing

Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around

I didn’t like my first major climb. No clearing. No proper camping gear. No meal planning. No proper orientation on what to do and how things should be done. I could have chronicled years back how awful being left behind by the pack, getting drenched under the heavy down pour, meeting a snake along the … More Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around

Mt. Manunggal and Mt. Mauyog: Traversing Down Memory Lane (2018 Update)

Working for over six years in the same institution made me realize one thing: people come and go. As much as you wanted to keep the dear ones, you have to accept the fact that their roles in your life must change so as to open doors for new ones. Of course, the process is … More Mt. Manunggal and Mt. Mauyog: Traversing Down Memory Lane (2018 Update)

Mt. Baloy-daku: Four Days Cursing the River, Leeches, Ragiwriw, and everything in Between

My choice of words depends on the people I deal with. Since I’m working in a learning institution, you’d expect me to talk formally because, you know, “modeling”. But of course, when pressed with all the deadlines and demanding people, I turn into a Super Saiyan and that’s when all the foul words learned from … More Mt. Baloy-daku: Four Days Cursing the River, Leeches, Ragiwriw, and everything in Between

Casino Peak: What Happens after you Gamble with your Life

I’m not a good decision-maker; in fact, most of my trips are out of randomness. While it’s essential to come up with firm decisions at times, there are moments when it’s easier to let fate take its course. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned through all those adventures, it is the fact that God … More Casino Peak: What Happens after you Gamble with your Life

Things they purposely don’t tell you about Mt. Apo

Mighty standing 2954masl, Mt. Apo earned the title of being the highest amongst all landforms across the Philippine archipelago. At least that’s what our teachers taught us, but aside from this fact, how well do we know the grandfather of the Philippine mountains? What are the secrets long-kept by the locals and only made known … More Things they purposely don’t tell you about Mt. Apo