Sirao Peak – the Untold Story of How I was stood up by a Friend

We all have our fair share of stories of being stood up by friends who committed to join a trip then backs out the last minute. But what happens if the one who invited you does not show up on the day of the trip and you are already in the meet-up place? Would you push through with the plan or… go back home? … More Sirao Peak – the Untold Story of How I was stood up by a Friend

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 for those who seek refuge away from the hassles of the city. For this reason, many aspiring hikers would like to try hiking and camping at Sirao Peak. … More Sirao Peak – A Beginner’s Perspective

Mountaineering is Dangerous to your Heart

As early as grade school we were taught about symbolism – from the colors of the flag to the school’s seal then to those crappy literary pieces that we have to analyze and interpret. Eventually, we then learned that behind those beautifully crafted “happy endings” hides a brutal, mind-boggling, and thrilling chapters left untold by … More Mountaineering is Dangerous to your Heart

CEBU MOUNTAINS: Perfect Trails for Reflection and Pilgrimage

I’m back! It’s been quite some time since I last posted something relevant in the blog. Others call it “writer’s block”; I’d like to call it hiatus. And while on those moment of reflection and allowing things to happen just the way the universe planned it, I have come to see on social media (and … More CEBU MOUNTAINS: Perfect Trails for Reflection and Pilgrimage

Ultimate Hiking Guide to Cebu’s Mountains and Trails (Updated 2020)

You have long bid goodbye to your teenage self, but here you are still unsatisfied with what you have accomplished in life, still asking what to do with your life. You have finally landed on the job you have always dream of having back when you were younger. You are now spending several anniversaries with … More Ultimate Hiking Guide to Cebu’s Mountains and Trails (Updated 2020)

GUIDE: How to get to Kabang Falls and Sirao Peak (via Talamban)

“I’ve always felt like an outsider. I don’t belong in the mainstream, and I quite like that.” – Nick Lowe I am not the best person to ask about fashion, lifestyle, food trips, and even the latest happenings in the showbiz industry; but if we are talking about current events, general information, history and geography, … More GUIDE: How to get to Kabang Falls and Sirao Peak (via Talamban)