Journey Princess

The world is my classroom.


Journey with Mother Nature

Life in a Straw

Man may survive 3 weeks without food, and only 3 days without water. Continue reading “Life in a Straw”

Five tips on how to pack lightly (for hiking newbies)

I had difficulty in deciding on what things to bring during my first climb, which was at Mt. Maculot (~611 masl) in Cuenca, Batangas, Philippines in January 2009. My backpack then was a Jansport bag. I brought 1 liter of water and 500 mL of sports energy drink. I still did not know how to budget my liquid supply. I almost ran out of water until the next morning. Continue reading “Five tips on how to pack lightly (for hiking newbies)”

Ifugao-Mt. Province-Benguet Trip


I love long trips! Although they require having a carefree mind, eagerness to explore and discover, and a lot of patience when things don’t go as planned or as expected. Continue reading “Ifugao-Mt. Province-Benguet Trip”

Mt. Cristobal Traverse

CrisTrav: 05.26.13

My second hike in 2009 was supposedly at Mt.  Cristobal together with the URC Mountaineering Club. It did not push through due to bad weather. All I knew before were  Mt. Cristobal is a mystical mountain, also known as the ‘Devil’s mountain,’ and the legends regarding lost mountaineers and other spooky stories. Continue reading “Mt. Cristobal Traverse”

The Plunge

Up to this day, I think that the wildest or most adventurous thing I ever did was trying the Plunge in Danao, Bohol, Philippines. That was in October 2009, but I can still vividly remember the preparations I made in order to gain courage to do it Continue reading “The Plunge”

Reduce, Reuse and…Reuse

I’ve been living and working in the progressive City of Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines for more than six months now.  One of the things I like here is the strict implementation of the city ordinance on the prohibition on the use of plastic bags in commercial establishments, including restaurants and fast food chains. Thus, people bring there own “Eco bag” when shopping for grocery items for example. Otherwise, they are going to have a hard time carrying heavy goods placed in brown paper bags. Continue reading “Reduce, Reuse and…Reuse”

Lesson from spiders


(photo: Kidz-Diary)

Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a Tuffet

Eating her curds and whey;

Along came a spider,

who sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away.


That was a childhood nursery rhyme that until now, I know by heart. I’m not sure if it is one factor why I’m afraid of spiders. I’m not fond of insects as well. They just have too many legs! But I was able to develop this spider-like attitude, that always inspires me to  keep on going. That is to build my carefully, and beautifully weaved web, over and over, no matter how many rude creatures would dare to destroy it.

Continue reading “Lesson from spiders”

“Precious gems:…

“Precious gems: diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire; valued for their extreme rarity, not everyone can afford to buy.”

Mt. Pinatubo caldera, ang ganda mo!

“Hindi ko mailagay lahat sa puso ko ang ganda ng nakikita ko!” -Eugel
(“I can’t contain in my heart the beauty that I see!”)


April 20th of 2013, schedule of our day trip to Mt. Pinatubo Continue reading “Mt. Pinatubo caldera, ang ganda mo!”

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