Man may survive 3 weeks without food, and only 3 days without water. Continue reading “Life in a Straw”
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)”
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”
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”
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”
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.
“Precious gems: diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire; valued for their extreme rarity, not everyone can afford to buy.”
“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!”