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Life as of Late #008

This blog has been pretty silent lately, and I owe it all to life being more active offline. Sometimes, it makes me wanna abandon this blog completely and just focus on living life to the fullest, but I know I have to document my experiences somewhere just so I can read about them in the future. :P

  1. After finishing the Emi Lost & Found series by Lori L. Otto, I didn’t proceed with the Choisie series as I have planned, but I started with The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott since I miss reading fantasy books. I’m liking the first book (The Alchemyst) so far.
  2. My headaches were getting out of hand already due to stress at work (and some other trivial sources) so I knew I had to do something. I started taking multivitamins (Enervon), and fortunately, it worked! I rarely get headaches now.
  3. We visited Mt. Talinis, and it’s the first mountain ever that made me wanna give up on trekking. Hahaha!
  4. I volunteered to be one of the facilitators for the Barili Youth Camp, a weekend activity sponsored by Gawad Kalinga and LGU-Barili (will be blogging about this soon). I miss this kind of activities, to be honest. It’s been a while since I last volunteered for a Gawad Kalinga activity.
  5. Mumu’s been collecting card/board games lately. We’ve played Mascarade and Sheriff of Nottingham so far, and they’re pretty fun!
  6. It’s the start of a new fiscal year at work! Change is on its way. Hahaha.

Oh, –ber months na pala! Merry Christmas in advance! I’m still clearing up my blog backlogs. :)))

Mt. Talinis: Cuernos de Negros

Mt. Talinis, also known as the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros), is a complex volcano located in Negros Oriental and stands at about 1,903 meters above sea level. It may not sound as daunting as Mt. Pulag (2,922 meters above sea level), but believe me when I say I had a harder time conquering this mountain/volcano.

We met up at the South Bus Terminal at around 2am on a Saturday, rode a bus and were on our way to Santander at 3am, and got on a fast craft for Negros Oriental at 7am. We ate breakfast and bought lunch at Jollibee in Dumaguete before going to Dauin for the registration and jump-off.

to negros oriental

negros oriental

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Mago Peak: The Boundary Climb

Last month, PAC Gear organized an event for the trekking enthusiasts in Cebu (registration was PHP300 for guide fee, permits, and bag tag), so our group joined in. This was my first trek with total strangers, and we were around 50 in number! The idea of having many people going trekking is exciting, but some things get a little bit frustrating.

The planned meet-up was at 10am at North Bus Terminal, but some people from other groups came [very] late. When we were finally complete at around 12pm, we rode a bus to Carmen (PHP50/head; there was even a mishap with this one due to our number and the size of our bags). And because the traffic was already getting heavy, we arrived at the town market at 2pm. We had a quick lunch before heading to the jump-off area via motorcycle (PHP100/head) for around an hour.

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Random Thoughts #002

  1. Why is it easy for us to judge those people we don’t even know? It’s not like we all have the same set of personalities that you can be sure of someone else’s behavior.
  2. Sometimes, I spend hours modifying random bits of my blog (down to the smallest pixel) and wonder in the end if it was just a waste of time.
  3. Sometimes, being bored is a joy of life.
  4. I like talking to taxi drivers ‘coz it gives me insights of their lives. Sometimes, though, keeping up with the conversation tires me.
  5. You don’t necessarily have to go through friendzone stage (when courtship/dating has already begun) before you become girlfriend-boyfriend. What if you already like each other early on?
  6. Sometimes, you only realize your mistake when it’s already done.
  7. Small acts of kindness could go a long way.
  8. I find it funny that whenever and wherever an ambulance passes by, motorcycles follow.
  9. There’s more to life than work or blogging or any other thing you spend so much time on that you forget to appreciate other things.
  10. I always want to write for myself, whether people who will read it will like the output or not. But why is it hard to let go of the thought of writing for others? It may have been brought about by the changes in blogging or the blogosphere — when it became more commercialized and less personal. (I’m not sorry that this is published after another #xxx post, hahaha.)