‘Ano bang pinaglalaban mo?’ What are you fighting for? When the excitement subsides and exhaustion takes over, every hiker is doomed to face this daunting question. Why am I doing this to myself? Ako pa nagbayad, ako pa ang nahihirapan! Behind all the smiles and perfectly captured panoramic shots of the summits are struggles made … More The cost of Mt. Hamiguitan
My heart sank together with the sun setting on the arms of the seas. The splash of lilacs and pinks would have fallen a great background to the alluring lights of the blossoms that sparked light at Lintaon Peak but I was not allowed to capture that moment. My heart weeps because sometimes, no matter … More When some things are not meant to be at Lintaon Peak
I was literally freaking out yesterday. My three year relationship with my phone almost ended when I found out that it can no longer take good photos. My friends kept joking that maybe it was probably the right time to buy a new one. But I can’t adhere to such fate. It has been with … More Lulugayan Falls and all the moments we lost…
(This is no travel guide. So, go away.) Let me photograph you in this light in case it is the last time that we might be exactly like we were before we realize. We were sad of getting old; it made us restless. It was just like the movie. It was just like a song. … More Baybay City: Beyond the horizons that you exist in
We deal with different kinds of ‘what-ifs’ every day. What if I have been chasing the wrong dream? What if I fall into an accident that would prohibit me from hiking? What if I leave my job? What if I tell him I like him? What if this is my last day? We often get … More Gabii sa Kabilin: What if we didn’t set sail?
Walking has brought me to a thousand different places, even though I’ve been trailing the same road every day. No, this ain’t astral projection, nor was I summoned by Dr. Strange. There’s just something with walking that brings you a step forward to a different dimension far noticed by commuting individuals. Today, it brought me … More When Narra trees bloom…
We live in so many ironies. So much inconsistencies that sometimes, it becomes a struggle to identify the right thing to do from the wrong ones. I remember so vividly what my professor once said when faced with this kind of dilemma: choose the lesser evil. But in order to do such, you have to … More The other face of Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
I’m a hopeless case when it comes to raffles. Never had I won any major price in my entire life. This is the reason why I don’t usually join social media contests nor drop those coupons for entries on groceries – the thought of eagerly waiting for results which never did been of much … More What’s better than winning a GoPro?
I have never felt so little in my entire life. Back then, I always took pride of our Museo Sugbo – the biggest by far among the museums we had in Cebu. But standing in front of the National Museum, much more wandering inside it made me realize what a tiny spec of the universe … More I wish I had more time…
I had been the cause of many outbursts these past few days. And when you are blamed (or accused) of things which are generally not all yours for the taking, you’ll begin to wonder what on Earth have you done to deserve such indignities. Had it happen in my “know-it-all” younger days, I would have … More Why have you forsaken me?