I’m greatly fond of apples that I ended up planting its seeds when I was young. I did all means taught by my teacher in order for it to grow fast and bear fruits. Of course, living in a tropical island, we all knew what happened to those poor seeds. Together with them, my interest … More The Parable of the Apple Seeds
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 used to despise Sundays when I was younger. To me, it was equivalent to doomsday. Back then, the only thing I feared, aside from being whacked by a brook stick (or hanger), was to have my tooth extracted by my father. Whenever he finds out about a loose tooth, he’d eventually say that I … More My Life with the Spartan Boys
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
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
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