Mt. Hibok-hibok: Why you should be Grateful despite the Heartbreak

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

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

Malubog Lake: Creating Ripples of Love, Understanding, Positivity

I was heading home the other night when a commotion near Carbon Market happened. All automobiles came into a halt because of an accident – potatoes came rolling on the road. While the drivers started complaining about the negligence of the sidewalk vendor, my thoughts were on the unfortunate potatoes rolling back and forth. No, … More Malubog Lake: Creating Ripples of Love, Understanding, Positivity

Mt. Pulag: What the Playground of Gods taught us about Taking Things Slowly (via Akiki Trail)

WARNING: If you are looking for a detailed itinerary and summary of expenses of our Akiki-Ambangeg hike, feel free to scroll down to the last part of this post. You might find the next paragraphs to be overly dramatic and gross. HAHAHA. One of the many guilty pleasures of every human being is getting envious … More Mt. Pulag: What the Playground of Gods taught us about Taking Things Slowly (via Akiki Trail)

Mt. Kanlaon: Climbing Visayas’ Highest and Most Active Stratovolcano

If you’re following a lot of travel blogs, probably you have crossed upon the idea of the “quit-your-job and-travel-the-world” hype. While the idea seemed gutsy and bold and many backpackers have successfully survived with it, this does not hold true for everybody. Coming from an “above the poverty line” class of family – Filipino family … More Mt. Kanlaon: Climbing Visayas’ Highest and Most Active Stratovolcano