How to survive Quarter Life Crisis. I laughed out loud upon reading the title of the book my colleague was seriously reading that afternoon. I was twenty-two back then and had known very little of what was about to happen in my life. But instead of getting offended, she shared how helpful the book was; … More I cried in transit to Mantayupan Falls
We deal with different kinds of ‘what-ifs’ every day. What if I have been chasing the wrong dream? What if I fall into an accident that would prohibit me from hiking? What if I leave my job? What if I tell him I like him? What if this is my last day? We often get … More Gabii sa Kabilin: What if we didn’t set sail?
Walking has brought me to a thousand different places – even if I’ve been trailing the same road every day. No, this ain’t astral projection, nor was I summoned by Dr. Strange. There’s just something with walking that brings one a step forward to a different dimension far noticed by commuting passengers. Today, it brought me somewhere in between nostalgia and regret. … More When Narra trees bloom…
The more you experience the outdoors, the more you’ll crave for more – more challenges, more adventure. As if long dayhikes are not enough, Epifanio came up with another crazy idea over the weekday: to hike at night our beloved Spartan Trail. Though I have been familiar with such trail and have experience three days of total darkness inside the country’s largest caving system, just the thought of the trail’s eeriness made me feel hesitant. Imagine, the canopied trails and river system already seemed disturbing at daytime, how much more at night? But well, wild hearts are difficult to tame. … More The Real Horrors of Night Trekking
I have been eyeing on watching “Bohemian Rhapsody” after its release. But opportunity have been dodging me for quite some time. On the last day of its show, I chanced upon a perfect schedule to finally watch it on a nearby cinema. But the weather didn’t cooperate and vehicles suddenly went scarce. Defeated, I tried to console myself by taking a stroll. … More Mercury was right, Fortune favors the Bold
Ah, it’s that time of the year again – time to rephrase the resolutions that failed for several years. Another attempt to make oneself better. But if we looked back on how we used to, aren’t we all getting better, if not wiser, thanks to all the failures we made? Do we really need a … More Pursue what you feel like doing, No Resolutions needed
Love was too broken and wary to settle for another kind of relationship. So she built high walls and closed her doors that no one can penetrate. But a stranger came bearing the name of Friendship. He persistently knocked on her doors. He didn’t force his way in because Friendship does not work that way. … More Kamote Club Campfire: The Story of Love and Friendship
I should have posted this on or before Christmas. I should have pressed my brain juices to come up with something special for this holiday season. Come to think of it, I have been doing nothing productive this vacation. But I choose not to. I opted to wait until my mind is clear for this … More What is Christmas at this point of your life?
There’s a time of the year when academic achievers don’t get the limelight – Intramurals. While there are a few who excelled in both sports and studies, most of those who really shine are those dimmed as the misfits and misbehaves in the classroom. And even if performance in sports is not given much credit, … More Life beyond the Playfield
Each one of us is carrying our own crosses. And while most people take pride on romanticizing their difficulties, there are those who work quietly to help others lessen their burdens while at the same time carrying their own. In the advent of egocentrism, faith in humanity continues a battle for its restoration. Working as … More No One Fights Alone: A Tale of Brotherhood