Things you miss when you back out from a Group Trip (Round South Cebu Adventure)

The more you fall in love with solo backpacking – of realizing that you can actually manage to survive on your own – the more it becomes difficult for you to develop relationship with others. You become too self-reliant that you find a companion annoying rather than of help. Of course, this does not work … More Things you miss when you back out from a Group Trip (Round South Cebu Adventure)

When the right time comes, I would no longer need to travel

I have long content myself with traveling alone – of witnessing numerous sunrise and sunsets and reflecting over how I allowed life to overpower upon my course. I have long accepted that there are some paths that I have to courageously trot alone, that there are challenges that I have to face head on. I … More When the right time comes, I would no longer need to travel

Mountaineering is Dangerous to your Heart

As early as grade school we were taught about symbolism – from the colors of the flag to the school’s seal then to those crappy literary pieces that we have to analyze and interpret. Eventually, we then learned that behind those beautifully crafted “happy endings” hides a brutal, mind-boggling, and thrilling chapters left untold by … More Mountaineering is Dangerous to your Heart

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

Christmas Carols with Bai Sibol in the Highlands of Cebu City

While most despise the presence of children caroling on jeepneys, up on the highlands of Cebu City, away from the traffic of the highway, are people who rarely get to hear that ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’. It’s easy to label those clever kids as part of a syndicate, … More Christmas Carols with Bai Sibol in the Highlands of Cebu City

I don’t LNT

Climate change is only for the books. While it’s ideal to talk about the means and ways on how to solve the seemingly incurable problem with regards to ozone depletion, real talk is, nobody wants to do something about it. It’s easy to enumerate the things that should be done. It’s easy to point fingers … More I don’t LNT

Langun-Gobingob Cave: Three Days Camping with Snakes, Bats, and everything that dwells in the Dark

The darkness has always been associated with fear and fatality. It is often avoided and labeled as an “unsafe zone”. But what if… this strangely connoted dwelling is actually the grounds for growth and the seat of wisdom? Would you dare know your depths and capabilities? Just this October, I was invited to join a … More Langun-Gobingob Cave: Three Days Camping with Snakes, Bats, and everything that dwells in the Dark