Exploring the Great Outdoors of Stephen King-Like Days

Disclaimer: This was originally published (17 December 2020) in my workplace via its “Let’s Weekend series” with a title “Exploring the Great Outdoors” and it only comprised 497 words. This one here is the complete version, with almost 3,000 words. Traveling, let alone going outside, these days is a challenge because it entails exposing ourselves…

Riyadhizens, People of Saudi Arabia, Let’s Make it Green!

While digging the modern dossier earlier today, 29 March 2021, pertinent to the #LetsMakeItGreen campaign, I have come across a familiar name, who, apparently was the former CEO of the company I am working for. He was one of the many leaders in the workplace — with reputation. He had truly given the company’s ship…

Greenest, Lushest Park of Riyadh City

I am using this space to thank this profession called urban planning for bringing these very very old nature wonders to a desert jungle that is Riyadh. They are called trees, and, based on what I read, they have 350 million years of experience looking after our planet! We, humans, have an intrinsic emotional need to…

Enchanted and Revived by the Red Sea in Jeddah Corniche

Visiting the second largest city in the Kingdom, Jeddah, has already crossed my mind a few years ago since I saw pictures of that UNESCO Word Heritage Site in Al Balad and the Corniche nestling in city. The site is a reminiscent of the “Ushaiger Heritage Village” in Najd region of Riyadh Province and “Calle…

Back to Basics with Indoor Plants in Riyadh

Our company had us worked from home last 16 March 2020. We got back in the office after five months or last August 17. During that period, it was inevitable to develop a face-off against a tsunami, a duel against the invisible. Coping with the inconveniences, anxiety, and stress this situation brought upon us was…

Riyadh’s White Canyon: A Home to Grand Gorge and Other Desert Wonders

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” When I received the internal communication regarding a big discount offers relative to the celebration of International Men’s Day on 19 November 2019, I immediately chose and registered in Hikemania Club’s hiking trip to the White Canyon in Nemar….

Where The Four Great Amputees And Mountains Led Me

The windy afternoon was starting to metamorphose into dusk. We were walking along the steep ravines of Rio Grande de Cagayan on the outskirts of Santo Thomas in Isabela when I happened to glance down at the jagged boulders, approximately 20 feet high. The gushing sound of the waters slapping the rocks, which got me…

The World’s Finest Wilderness Lies Beneath The Manila Ocean Park

It was 16 December 2010 when I first explored the Manila Ocean Park’s oceanarium. This is one of those activities that I would heart to do over and over again. As you know, I love nature and I immerse in its elements whenever there is a chance. The ocean park just gives that superb, magical feel…

Bagolatao’s Pebble Beaches: For Your Information

1.There are no eateries in the area so you should bring your own bring food. The sari-sari stores could only provide for sodas, liquors, and junk food. 2. The terminal serving jeepneys bound to Bagolatao Pebble Beaches including White Pebbles Beach Resort is located beside the biggest LCC Mall in Naga City. There are also…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

The scene that comes to mind whenever I hear the word “spring” is the primary wonders of nature coming back to life heralding transformation and hope. The freezing temperature that made our bodies dormant for the past few months is now arid and clime. The leaves we saw falling are now turning virescent. The flowers we saw wilting are…

NO MATTER WHAT, RECYCLING IS WORTH THE EFFORT

Last 18 December 2012, I received an email from Ms. Alison Morris of Education Database Online. She wrote that she stumbled upon my blog post titled “No Plastic Bags Policy” so she initiated prompting me to partake in this valuable product of their organization’s efforts on saving the earth:  infographic on plastic recycling. It is a shame…