Tree Planting with GreenEarth Heritage Foundation

September 2015 Yes, it has been a busy month. This time, though, I’m with another company-run club I joined: MicroMissions with MS Volunteers Club. We partnered with GreenEarth Heritage Foundation which is based at Manalmon, Sitio Madlum, San Miguel Bulacan. Hey, I did say in the previous blog that I’ll try to go back when I…

Mt. Manalmon + Bayukbok Cave + Monkey Bridge

September 2015 This hike is pretty close to home –literally. Mt. Manalmon is in the same town where I grew up. It is located at Sitio Madlum, under Brgy. Sibul’s jurisdiction where I graduated high school. Although I haven’t been to Manalmon before, it still feels like I’m within my home turf. The event this time is…

Mt. Ayaas

September 2015 The exciting and somewhat dangerous hike of the past month has convinced me that, given enough safety precautions, I can actually make hiking a part of my lifestyle. The adrenaline rush is addictive, the view from the top never disappoints, but what got me hooked is the camaraderie. I have met so many…

Mt. Talamitam & Mt. Batulao Twin Dayhike

August 2015 With two summits under my belt, I expected I’d be more confident about this trip.I am, but I still got a little nervous at the thought of hiking up two mountains in one day. I remember the organizer saying that it’s manageable for beginners, and who am I to insist I know better. My…

Wrong & True

She loved you. You’re hardly her first, neither will you be the last, But oh, how she loved you. And she still remembers the moment she knew: Realizing how things are all out of place, Like two pieces from different puzzles That she tried so hard to fit together She’s willful and hopeful. She’s in…

Tattoo

I don’t have one. But I have many friends who have decorated their skins with stories and anecdotes, of heartbreaks and of life’s milestones. Colorful flowers that remind her of her mother. A quill that illustrates his passion. The lyrics of a song, embedded to the surface of her being, wanting it to be the last…

Ours

Ours was a story of truth and denial A heady rush of something that came too late A vision of what could be, should be, wouldn’t be Ours was sweet, and tender, and over. See? Ours was a story of perfection Just take evolution off the equation. All I’ve ever wanted was the you of…

Tree Planting at La Mesa Watershed

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. – Proverb Having been raised in the province, I had the fortune of a childhood full of adventure in the fields, climbing trees, hunting bugs, and dipping in and out rivers. The thought of a future without those…