Moment Of Impact

Being part of the first-ever Amputee Climb in November 2009, which was featured on GMA’s “Born to be Wild“, was my perfect moment of impact as a mountain climber and travel blogger. The experience, with the four amputees namely Rommel Cruz (a practicing nurse), Leah Medrano and Sherilyn (technicians from the Philippine General Hospital’s Prosthetic…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

The barren wilderness, where my wandering feet is bound to saunter for the time being, makes me dream of savoring the limitless horizon as darkness approaches. This is what I consider MAGIC–at its best! PS: GE X5 Related articles A Magical Side Trip to Lobo Beach Club & Spa (yobynos.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming (3rdculturechildren.com) Weekly Photo…

Reunion Climb At Mount Banoi And My New Friend From The Wild

To reunite with the people who mentored me on this thrilling sport called mountaineering is always something I look forward to since 2009. That was the year I got to meet Red, Paul, Kat, Rhov, and the rest of the now Sabit-Sabit Mountaineers on the mountain trails of Batulao, Tirad, and Timbak. Talking to these…

I’m Back!

After two weeks of vacation in my birthplace, I’m but happy to be back to share additional travel stories (e.g., Climb to Mount Banoi in Batangas, Visit to Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna, Beachineering at Lobo Beach in Batangas, Rediscovering One of the Country’s Historical Treasures through San Pablo Chuch in Isabela, Pilgrimage to the Shrine…

A Romantic Weekend Getaway To Taal Volcano In Talisay, Batangas

It’s common to regard February as the month for most of romance to revolve but for nonconformist like me and my used-to-be girlfriend (now wife), October is the month. That is of course subjective. Well, the reasons are simple. Because of financial constraints, we make it a point to celebrate our birthdays during the month…

Mount Maculot’s Irony

It has been my practice that when I blog about a particular mountain I conquered, what I always, if not usually, do is to just note the events or my reasons from pushing albeit the narration in my blog entry entitled, “Why Do I Love Mountain Climbing?“. In this particular post, I only had two…

First Taste Of The Summit At Mount Batulao

“The cool and arid clime of Mt. Batulao (811 MASL) is a pleasant escape from the tropics. The moment you alight from the Crow bus at Evercrest Golf Course – the jumpoff – you will feel the same coolness felt by the visitors of Tagaytay. And this temperature will be with you all the way….