By far the safest, calming, and serene place that I have ever been was in Batanes. Everything about Batanes radiates unparalleled beauty and no wonder that this tops the bucket list of the majority of local travelers. Those expectations that most of us when we talked about this place were way too high, and oh please keep those expectations because I tell you, it won’t disappoint you. You can’t run out of things to do and that is the main reason why I love this tiny archipelago so much. From towering lighthouses, the people, beautiful rolling hills, remarkable landscapes and scenery, unique culture, and captivating sunset and sunrise provides the tourists an awestruck and lingering feel. The province itself takes away any stressful and toxic vibes on its visitors and entices photographers and travelers to take countless shots. The landscape charms the tourists – from the calmness of their seas, temperate weather, alluring sunrise and sunsets and other jaw-dropping scenery that mesmerizes the viewer and produces a euphoric feeling.
Standing at 2,058+ MASL, this Mountain located at Sibuyan Island, Romblon holds a reputation and one of the most respected mountains here in the Philippines not because of it’s elevation akin to that of Apo, Dulang-Dulang and other highest recorded peaks, but because of it’s technicality and perilous trails which this famed mountain gained the respect of Filipino Mountaineers. Mount Guiting-Guiting is considered to be the toughest hikes in the Philippines with a 9/9 difficulty trail as being scaled by majority of the mountaineers. It was also dubbed as the “Galapagos of Asia” because of it’s virginal biodiversity.
Mount Guiting-guiting is preeminent among all the mountains here in the Philippines due to it’s dramatic jagged ridges which is the major highlight of the mountain. Famous landmarks that most of the mountaineers look forward upon venturing this mountain were the following: Knife Edge, Kiss The Wall, Mayo’s Peak, and Peak Of Deception. As they say, only hikers with enough stamina, well prepared in terms of physical state and planned itinerary are advised to contest the mighty of Guiting-guiting.
Join me on this breath-taking and major bucket list of mine despite of all the intimidating and scary introductory remarks this mountain implanted to us hikers who experienced it’s mighty among all the mountains we hiked. 🙂
When I was in my childhood years, I’ve always seen this Majestic mountain towering above in a far distance. I also known his reputation as the highest summit in the Philippines through lectures in history, textbooks and journals. Every afternoon, me and my little brother had this moment of going on the roof of our house just to witness sunset on Mount Apo. I always wondered what it feels like stepping on its apex and experience it’s mighty among all the mountains here in the Philippines. Back then, never in my wildest dreams would I conquered not only Mount Apo but also completed the tough/top five highest mountains here in the Philippines. During my review days (board exam preparation), I always imagining myself being at the top of the world and promised myself that, If I topped and passed the board examination, I will go to this mountain and shout to the world how thankful I am to the Lord that I passed and topped the board exam. But those were wishfully thinking coz I didn’t make it on the top, but still thankful to Him for allowing me to pass one of my crucial point in my life: BOARD EXAMINATION. Anyway, Join me and be thrilled as I venture this another milestone in my life as a mountaineer.
Every second Sunday of the month of May, we celebrated the day of one of the most important woman of our life. Ma, Nay, Mom, Ermats, Mommy and other moniker we used to describe the best woman in the whole wide universe, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Here in the Philippines, Mother’s Day is celebrated every second Sunday of May. It is celebrated throughout the country with utmost ardent. Mother’s Day is not just about celebrating it to honor the greatness and nobleness of our mother, from giving birth to us up to their last breath, but it is a special moment for us to give thanks, show our utmost love and reverence to them.
The time has come to say goodbye to 2017. It has been a wild yet fun-filled ride. Words aren’t enough how thankful I was with my journey in 2017. There has been so many downs and too little ups this year, yet here I am, thankful and blessed to have those experiences came into my life. 🙂
There’s no stopping right now. Few more days to go and it’s Christmas. Christmas vibe is really just around the corner – shining Christmas lights, Christmas carolers, frenzy Christmas shopping, among others. 2017 has been a roller coaster ride for me despite the thick and thin experiences. I feel so blessed on the achievements that I’ve done in this year and it’s been an inspiring year in so many ways. We are closer to the end of this year and 2018 is fast approaching. I just want to thank the Lord for being so gracious to me throughout the year. You are the greatest gift we could ever receive not just for this season, but for all the time.
Oh it’s nice to be back here at WordPress. 🙂
I haven’t wrote any entries for the month of July due to hectic schedule. So hard to find time though! Tsk! Good thing that I finally have the time to blog again. 🙂
Let me start this blog by sharing those painful happenings for the past few months. Read the rest of this entry »