Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

As long as there are mountains to climb, flowers to osculate, beaches to frolick on, rivers to cross, sunsets to watch, sunrises to catch, trees to hug, deserts to tread, escarpments to lay eyes on, historical caverns to feel, places less traveled by, little wonders to magnify, and anything mundane or extraordinary that attracts the…

Bagolatao Trilogy’s Part 3: Dipping In The Seawaters

Amidst my now urban life’s constant uproar, I refuse to forget how nature nourishes me. There is a big difference between watching the azure waters and plunging into it. Did you ever wonder why you do not want to leave the seawater that easy especially when you were a lot younger? This explains why swimming in…

Bagolatao Trilogy’s Part 1: Basking In The Natural Scenery

When we hear the word “beach”, what usually comes to mind is an expanse of sand along a shore. Until I came across White “Pebbles” Beach at Brgy. Bagolatao in Minalabac, Camarines Sur. I had been to several beaches in the Bicol Region but it is only when I had my vacation a month ago…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

As Asian, the warmth of summer is something that has already been embedded in my system. I hail from a country that is up to a snuff when it comes to the world’s top summer destinations. This explains why my wandering feet will forever itch for estivating at the umpteen beaches and mountains of the Philippines. Doing that used…

Why Do I Love Hiking?

One of my friends asked me that question while we were chitchatting the other night at the gym. For someone who was not in the mood to tell a long story, six words sufficed: “I love being one with nature.” Of course, there is more to those words than he could dig. The chance to…