Philippine’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes

  When hikers say that the best view always comes after the hardest climb, they really mean it. Literally and figuratively. Hiking is no easy feat – much more if prompted with extreme weather conditions, fatigue, altitude sickness, hunger, and unstable emotions. Yet, hikers continue to push to their limits, to see how far they … More Philippine’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes

Sirao Peak – A Beginner’s Perspective

Sirao Peak comes in various names – Mt. Kan-irag and Sibugay to name a few. Whatever suits you, I’m sure you’ve come across or even hiked already this familiar highland within the borders of Cebu City. Despite the ongoing commotion and healthy arguments among local outdoorsmen, the highlands of Cebu remains as a beautiful sanctuary … More Sirao Peak – A Beginner’s Perspective

Exes Baggage and the many times I’ve failed with Light Packing

Are you willing to pay the price of what you want? This is one of the many questions prompted by our moderator yesterday as we went along our annual workshop. He emphasized that we have stop enumerating the things that we want in life – as if the world is a giant wish-granting machine; instead, … More Exes Baggage and the many times I’ve failed with Light Packing

Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around

I didn’t like my first Mt. Talinis major climb. No clearing. No proper camping gear. No meal planning. No proper orientation on what to do and how things should be done. I could have chronicled years back how awful being left behind by the pack, getting drenched under the heavy down pour, meeting a snake … More Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around

Mt. Manunggal and Mt. Mauyog: Traversing Down Memory Lane (2018 Update)

Working for over six years in the same institution made me realize one thing: people come and go. As much as you wanted to keep the dear ones, you have to accept the fact that their roles in your life must change so as to open doors for new ones. Of course, the process is … More Mt. Manunggal and Mt. Mauyog: Traversing Down Memory Lane (2018 Update)

Mt. Baloy-daku: Four Days Cursing the River, Leeches, Ragiwriw, and everything in Between

My choice of words depends on the people I deal with. Since I’m working in a learning institution, you’d expect me to talk formally because, you know, “modeling”. But of course, when pressed with all the deadlines and demanding people, I turn into a Super Saiyan and that’s when all the foul words learned from … More Mt. Baloy-daku: Four Days Cursing the River, Leeches, Ragiwriw, and everything in Between