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
BMC has waged war amongst outdoorsmen. While the sole purpose of this outdoor course is to establish standardized dos and don’ts guidelines, there are some who find this unnecessary… and expensive. Debates highlight more on the qualified personnel to give the lecture-workshop and the process of assessment to ensure that learning did take place. For … More What if we include “Outdoor Ethics” in the Curriculum?
The life of a traveler is not as majestic as our Instagram posts and stories. Like any pursuits in life, we also do experience boredom, rejection, and exhaustion. And in these pondering moments, we begin to wonder the essence of this venture, the reason to keep going – because sometimes, it’s not always adrenaline and … More A Day at the Port: Finding our Missing Links
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
I am not a pro in terms of photography; in fact, I barely own a legit camera. For someone who’s always tight on budget, I have long content myself with a cheap action camera and mobile phone to capture victorious and splendid moments when traveling. Of course, there were times when I wished I had … More Maximizing your Mobile Phone for Travel Photography
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?
After the successive hikes I had these past few years, I have never looked at the mountains the way I did before. Every morning, while passing by the overpass along Mambaling, I would look at Babag Range in awe. Every afternoon, if fortunate to go home early, I’d always imagine how the beautiful explosion of … More A Memorable Hike across Babag Range to Jaclupan
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