Jardin Necitas: When flowers cease to bloom

Admit it, you travel for pictures. One way or another, it’s difficult to keep your hands off your camera or smartphone whenever something spectacular or momentous happen. It becomes instinctive to keep frozen in time those magical moments. This is the reason why when travels are planned, the time of the day and attire should … More Jardin Necitas: When flowers cease to bloom

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

What to do in General Santos when you’ve got nothing to do?

Somewhere in your gallery are places you dare not share on social media. After sometime of traveling, I’ve learned not to instantly update my whereabouts. However, there are those who are totally the stalker type – aka the echuseras of your life. While we’re on our way to GenSan, a friend suddenly messaged me and … More What to do in General Santos when you’ve got nothing to do?

15 Photos that show Tawi-tawi’s Darkest Secrets

There are two provinces in the Philippines that Filipinos would rather not visit:  Batanes and Tawi-tawi. The former because of the “presumed” expenses in flying to the northernmost part of the country, while the latter because of the “presumed” danger imposed by the place. But are these presumptions real? Aren’t they negotiable? What if, these … More 15 Photos that show Tawi-tawi’s Darkest Secrets

Lake Holon: A Proof that Faith can indeed move Mountains

Nature has a way of arriving unannounced. Either you take it as a great surprise or transgressed demise would highly depend on the way you perceive the unexpected. In the end, whatever is meant to happen, will happen; we only need a deeper means of understanding that everything laid out is for the good. And … More Lake Holon: A Proof that Faith can indeed move Mountains

Mt. Mandalagan: The Plight of Limatiks against Stereotyping

The driver. When commuting, I usually sit behind the driver’s seat for this sacred space allows me to peacefully fall into slumber while the rest of the population complain about traffic. Yesterday, I wasn’t able to sleep though. I saw something magical. While most of us have encountered reckless drivers whose skills would pass for … More Mt. Mandalagan: The Plight of Limatiks against Stereotyping

Why Dakilanglaagan?

Of all the screen names in the world, why choose “laagan”? The dictionary provides a number of words that can come together to produce a domain name that would be both catchy and suggesting on its niche; but why did I settle for something as unfamiliar as “laagan?”   Numerous culminating activities were held yesterday … More Why Dakilanglaagan?

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

Lake Sebu: The Realization of those Woven Dreams

I’m a big fan of Ed Sheeran and it has always been a dream to be able to watch him perform live on stage. I could always picture myself crying over “Supermarket Flowers” and headbanging to “Don’t” and “Eraser”. Oh, forget “Perfect” and all those mainstreamed songs of him. He’s more than that. So imagine … More Lake Sebu: The Realization of those Woven Dreams