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

Mt. Hibok-hibok: Why you should be Grateful despite the Heartbreak

As of this writing, my heart is breaking into pieces: for the second time around… I was rejected. Just when everything’s perfectly laid, the universe decided to twist this ill-fated story. Why can’t March be a good month for me? What have I done to the God of War to declare such outrage against me? … More Mt. Hibok-hibok: Why you should be Grateful despite the Heartbreak

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

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)

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

Brokepackers in Boracay: How to Survive Boracay with a Budget of 1K

 I never wanted to go to Boracay. Growing up near the shores of Cebu, I had enough Vitamin Sea, white sands, alluring sunsets, and salty breeze experience all through my life. So why bother going there? Moreover, I have watched several documentaries about the island – including its history, issues, and conspiracies – so why … More Brokepackers in Boracay: How to Survive Boracay with a Budget of 1K