Traveling has created among us the restless urgency to move. While going on adventures requires motion, I have lately realized how keeping still is as equally important on this journey. For some reasons, there is wisdom why people say great things come to those who wait. It was past eight in the morning and the … More Few Thoughts on Waiting
January. February. March. April. May. June. July. August. September. Whew, we’re now down to the ninth moth of the year and in a few ticks, we’d be bidding goodbye to another year full of adventure and roller coaster of emotions. Time has gone too quickly that what came trending a few months back have been … More What Happened to the Millennials?
Working for over six years in the same institution made me realize one thing: people come and go. As much as you wanted to keep the dear ones, you have to accept the fact that their roles in your life must change so as to open doors for new ones. Of course, the process is … More Mt. Manunggal and Mt. Mauyog: Traversing Down Memory Lane (2018 Update)
Colors tell a lot about people. The theme of the clothes you wear can actually project how would you be feeling in general for the whole day – say earth color combination tells a bright disposition for the day or dark tones exhibit a wary outlook. Psychology has provided us with a lot of interpretations … More Show me Your Darkness
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
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?
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
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
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 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