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

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

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

Spartan Trail: Paying forward what the Mountains had taught me

If you were to ask me about the first mountain I have climbed, brace yourself for a long and detailed tale of a gutsy decision and misadventure. It’s difficult to forget a first time – same as first love, first boyfriend, first heartbreak, first… whatever. But more than the memories, it’s the lessons that we … More Spartan Trail: Paying forward what the Mountains had taught me