Surviving Mt. Pulag’s Akiki Trail

  This was originally posted a few months back as a note on my Facebook account. Back then, I still wasn’t convinced I could start and maintain a blog. I’m putting this here because it is where it should be. Here is a link to my original post. Twenty One The Akiki trail is definitely one of the best […]

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Another Dream Come True

I am in the airport waiting to board a plane that would take me to Cagayan de Oro. Once there, we would climb Mts. Dulang-Dulang and Kitanglad. Mt. Dulang-Dulang, at 9,649 feet, is the Philippines’ second tallest mountain, while Mt. Kitanglad’s height of 9,511 feet puts it at 4th place. These two mountains are part of the Kitanglad Mountain […]

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Mission Accomplished!

Two lists serve as the main reason why I started this blog. The first one is a list of thirty things I wish to do or accomplish before I turn thirty. The other, which is actually a sub-list of the first, lists ten of my goals as a starting mountaineer. Though I am far from […]

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Share Your World

The lovely Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography has had this thing going on for quite some time now but this is my first time to actually write something about it. Here goes…   If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why? → It would be amazing to […]

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At Last, an Adventure!

“I’m a person of the mountains and the open paddocks and the big empty sky, that’s me, and I knew if I spent too long away from all that I’d die; I don’t know what of, I just knew I’d die.” ― John Marsden, A Killing Frost   Finally, after a 9-week hiatus from hiking, I’ll be […]

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Those who can, do…

I studied and trained to be a teacher. There is something about teaching that is so noble and so fulfilling. When I first walked into a classroom filled with young minds teeming with potential, I was scared. I was to teach four different classes for our practicum – our last year in college. For one […]

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Pick-me-up

What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it? “Buti na lang may climb bukas!” In English, it translates to “it’s a good thing there’s going to be a climb tomorrow.” This is my perfect pick-me-up. Every commune with the mountains is an experience that makes my heart […]

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In Sixes

A six-word story? A story? In six words? Let’s see… Eyes met. Lips touched. Time froze.   Was that good enough? Let me give it another try…  Holding hands, they faced the world.   This is quite fun. Third one…  Their love, like time, was fleeting.   I’m just getting in the mood. Here’s another […]

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