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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

My entry for this week’s challenge was framed at the Manila Ocean Park’s walkway during my last vacation to the Philippines in April 2015. I was meekly waiting on the walkway, whose boundaries are marked with railings, for the revered Manila Bay sunset (blog post is in the works) when I noticed the metal grid showcasing an…

A Totally Different Kind of Spa

My recent visit to the Manila Ocean Park with the Tuscano Family last 11 April 2015 made me experience a very different kind of relaxation. It was something that wrung the child-like mirth out of me and the rest of those who were with me on that day. The very first time I visited the…

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…

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…

The Highlight Of My Summer In 2007

When I was working in the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) seven years ago, I had set foot on one of the country’s pride when it comes to pulchritudinous beaches. It was a fine Saturday morning when our team arrived at the gates of the Philippines’ biggest coal-fired power station, the Sual Power Station,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure!

In my almost five years of wandering, I learned that travel is always an adventure. I have encountered countless adventures that made me shout for joy (“The Playground of Demigods and Nephilims“), gape at the visceral blow of a revelation (“The Doors and Mud-Built Houses of Ushaiger Heritage Village“), cry in silence from disappointment (“A Series of Unfortunate…

The Joy Of Summer

In the sunny morning of 02 April 2013, two vans sped along the quiet roads in Albay. These are the only roads that give tourists a privilege to snap decent pictures of the majestic Mayon Volcano. After the vehicles past a cradle that covers the long stretch of beach in the bucolic and charming town of Bacacay a…

Embraced By The Labyrinth’s Trail Of Mount Marami

Since the very first time I climb a mountain, the mighty sun is supportive until my Mount Marami (13th conquered mountain) experience in Maragondon, Cavite. In the early morning of 08 May 2011, I struggled my way through the group’s meeting place at 7 Eleven in Buendia because of the heavy rain from Sauyo. This was not…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (Aguinaldo Shrine)

The date was 23 March 2008 when we were tasked to do a project in one of our subjects in the Graduate School. The project was to verify with the old locals in Kawit, Cavite the truth behind the death of Philippines’ first president, Emilio Aguinaldo. This was brought about by the off-the-record pages of history. Anyway,…

Team Building At Canyon Woods Residential Resort

It’s been more than two years now yet the memories from the last team building I had with my dear colleagues in the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) remain unbroken. It was 18 May 2011 when our big boss was finally granted a, for lack of a better term, free rental for one of the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

(The picture is a memento of one of my visits [2010] to CamSur Watersports Complex.) One of the things I do to lionize summer is to go home to my second province, Camarines Sur, in order to check the estival wakeboard tournament at CamSur Watersports Complex in Cadlan. While climbing mountains or swimming at the…