So I finally tried surfing. One of the items on my 30 before 30 list is to learn how to surf – it did not say learn how to surf well. So I think I got that covered. 😉 There’s a quote that tells us that the best surfer is the one having the most […]Read More Surf’s Up
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 […]Read More Another Dream Come True
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 […]Read More Mission Accomplished!
After climbing my first mountain, I promised myself two things: that I will continue to hike for as long as I can and that I will take as many people as I can outdoors. Of course, I want to be able to share the experience with my closest friends. More importantly, I want to be […]Read More The Day My Mother Climbed a Mountain
A journey to the top of the world Philippines… At 9,692 feet, Mt. Apo stands tall above all other Philippine mountains. Along with 11 other hikers, I climbed Mt. Apo last February 11-13. It was a Valentine event of sorts and the mountain was my date. It was glorious. Our Mt. Apo climb… The team: Different landmarks […]Read More A Journey to the Top
On March 12 of 2012, my friends Mika, Maica, and I went to Manila Ocean Park. There, I had my first “up close and personal moment” with penguins. (It was my second visit, but there weren’t any penguins yet on my first one.) We didn’t actually plan to go there that day; we went to […]Read More Penguins Up Close
In 2011, some friends and I traveled around Davao City. On our third day there, we took on the challenge of white water rafting. It was a blast! There were a lot of rapids that made the ride more thrilling and more fun. Also, it was so fun when our boat capsized. I wish we could have […]Read More Davao Wild Water Adventure
Another continuing theme of this blog will be mountaineering. It is perhaps the one thing I am most passionate about. Mountaineering for me is not just a sport or a recreation, it is a way of life, an expression of self, and a practice of faith and devotion. Here is a list of my top […]Read More Of Mountains and Goals
Thirty things to do before I’m thirty. 1. Set foot on the 3 main islands of the Philippines. 2. Travel to Batanes. 3. Travel to Tawi-Tawi 4. Attend at least 3 local festivals. 5. Travel solo. 6. Travel outside the country. 7. Go on a trail run. Trail Running 8. Go river rafting. Davao Wild Water Adventure 9. […]Read More 30 before 30
I’ve always loved to write. I’ve always had so much to say but not once did I ever think of starting a blog. I just knew that it would be tedious. (And I never liked tedious. :P) Now, however, I feel like there’s reason for me to finally do this. The inspiration to finally start a […]Read More At last, a blog.