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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
My first ever out of Cebu adventure was a tragedy. It was way back 2013 when a killer quake happened in Bohol causing a massive impact on the lives of the people living in the province. Through a random invitation, I eagerly joined a relief operation spearheaded by runners, mountaineers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Back then, … More Behold Bohol: The Beauty of Resilience