Sunday, August 7, 2016
PHOTOGRAPHY | Mt Timbak, Benguet
The edge of glory.
I've seen a lot of outdoor portraits to last a lifetime, but if it doesn't give me the feeling of awe and wonder then I think it's not much. There are a lot of commercial portraiture's published daily, those heavily saturated photos with surreal looks, of models wearing sundresses in the outdoor, they are really good in their own sense, but if it not as daring a defying gravity with levitation, jump shots, or of models being shot underwater then they are just as good but without eliciting awe.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016 Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Mountain Trek Guide, Mt Climbing, Mt Guiting Guiting, Rock Formation, Sibuyan, Sibuyan Island 1 comment
ROMBLON | Sibuyan's Mt Guiting Guiting In Photos
It is an aspiration that needed to be realized so that I can say to myself that I have lived. My hiking adventures were just for fun at the beginning; but as I keep progressing in hiking mountains with beautiful landscape views, I also took on challenging mountain hikes in order.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016 Mountain Climbing, Mt Guiting Guiting, Nature Trekking, Sibuyan, Sibuyan Island, Video Blog No comments
Mt Guiting Guiting
San Fernando - Magdiwang Traverse
Recently I've been trying to think of ways to present my blog and I've been very busy with climbing mountains for the most part. This blog is supposed to be for travel and photography so I cannot just limit my blog post to hiking adventures. This would be my first blog post using videos I took during my adventures in Sibuyan Island. I am trying to improve on my video editing skills, as an amateur using GoPro and this is my first work. Please watch in HD to better appreciate.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
ROMBLON | Cresta de Gallo
So it was that by mid morning on our third day of hiking, we swam in the clear rocky rivers of Magdiwang as a sign that we completed the hike. Not only that, no one from our team showed any sign of physical battering or tiredness. As a reward for a successful climb, we were to spend a night sleeping at the sandy beach of Cresta de Gallo and looking up at the clear skies under the light of a full moon.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Sunday, April 03, 2016 Benguet, Cordillera Autonomous Region, Feature Post, Lake Tabeo, Landscape, Mountain Climbing Taal Lake, Tawangan 1 comment
Benguet | Serene Lake Tabeo of Kabayan, Benguet
The Short Rendezvous From A Long Trip
I always tell my friends that people who go places will come to and experience a lot of things; learn, become enlightened, become more appreciative of people, and will eventually realize the value of life and how short it is to be wasted with meaningless endeavors.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016 Bataan, Bataan National Park, Feature Post, Mountain Trek Guide, Mt Natib 5 comments
BATAAN | Mt Natib, My First Trek In Bataan Province
Highest Peak In Bataan National Park
Beyond the gate of the DENR viewdeck is this beautiful but daunting view of Mt Natib.
It’s the time the year when I’m busy or try to get into hiking mountains more often. I did this climb six months ago in Bataan National Park; Mt Natib is known as the highest peak in the Natib Caldera System. A potentially active volcano with elevation of 1253 MASL, Mt Natib is higher and is much more challenging than my usual volcano favorites Mt Arayat and Mt Makiling climbs. I had a few misgivings regarding this climb, first is that Mt Natib is one of those mountains known to have Limatik (Mountain Leech) infestations and second is that I’m joining a strange group.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Canlaon City, Lugud Crater, Mananawin, Mapot, Margaja Valley, Mountain Climbing, Mt Kanlaon Natural Park, Negros, Negros Island, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental 1 comment
Mt Kanlaon Natural Park, Mananawin-Mapot Traverse (2,435 MASL)
Mountain Trek Guide
Mt Kanlaon is the most active Strato Volcano in the Visayas, having no other neighboring mountains in its base; it stands like an island with the same Topographic prominence as its height at 2,435 MASL. This volcano is one of the 6 permanently monitored volcanoes by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).
Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 Canlaon City, Feature Post, Margaha, Margaja Valley, Mountain Climbing, Mt Kanlaon, Negros, Negros Occidental 10 comments
NEGROS ORIENTAL | In Awe of The Margaja Valley
Home Of The God Kan-Laon
A view imprinted in memory for a lifetime. The feeling of elation, of being bereft with words while marveling at the saturation of life that envelopes us as we stand at the Caldera Rim of the Margaja Valley. The sun illuminated for us a landscape view that will never be replicated anywhere. The grass blades heavy with morning dew, the morning mist covering and giving way to assure us, 6 lucky climbers that we made it. We climbed this mountain that is referred to as the home of the God. The difficult terrain that we had to pass through was worth it, the muddy trails, and the thorns in the bush that seemed to fight back, the long despairing trail that seemed too steep and hazardous to trek, they all lined like ducks in a row but we still made it. We were overwhelmed and in awe of The Margaja Valley, Home of the God.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Architecture, Bacolod, Heritage, Lacson, Metro Bacolod, Negros, Negros Occidental, Romanesque, Talisay, The Ruins No comments
No ghost, but like a mausoleum of a decadent past with memories of those who created and called this Mansion home; The Ruins of The Lacson Mansion.
The Italianate Architecture with Neo-Romanesque Columns fascinated me the most. Though I wouldn't consider it an Architectural Marvel, the Haciendas of Negros are really something to behold at the time when Dons and Sugar Barons lay claim to most of these lands. We took less than an hour to explore the place and be fascinated by the History of the Ruins and the opulent family behind it. A worthy side trip if I must say when you are visiting Metro Bacolod.
Friday, September 4, 2015
3 Things You Can Arm Yourself Against Limatiks
Limatiks, Being Prepared vs Being Ready
I've been climbing Philippine mountains for almost 3 years by now, I'm someone you would consider advance when it comes to hiking, but still far from the intermediate level. I've only encountered Limatiks or Forest leeches 3 times on 3 different hiking trips. One of those trips left me a very traumatic experience; this prompted me to read more about these blood sucking parasites and be best prepared to a point of paranoia, lessons learned the hard way by experience.
Limatik will latch on to everything that passes their way, even my trek pole.