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…

Mt. Balagbag and Kaytitingga Falls

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” ~ Edmund Hillary If anyone has said to me 10 years ago, or even 5 years ago that I’ll be hiking up mountains, I’d laugh –or cry– at the sheer unlikelihood of it ever happening. The only sport/physical activity I remember enjoying when I was little…

Zombie Run! The Outbreak Manila Experience

First things first: I don’t do sports or serious exercise. The closest I have ever been to being “sporty” was back in high school as member of the table tennis team, and last year’s football game where I tried my best not to be a nuisance. 😀 But when Aly (an office mate and a…

Roots

Traveling with parents out-of-town is, in my opinion, highly underrated. I know I have the best groups of friends who happen to be awesome travel buddies as well, but hey, my folks are pretty cool, too! 🙂 For instance, we went to Baguio City to celebrate my Mom’s birthday: They look good, don’t they? And…

A Series of Firsts

My childhood was spent traipsing around riverbanks and splashing in and out of springs. I never learned to swim but I am quite used to bodies of water, well, as long as it’s just knee-deep. 😉 The wonders of the sea and sandy beaches, however, were foreign concepts that I have only read in books.…