Category Archives for Random Ramblings

2016: A Year Full of Blessings, Adventures and Happy Memories!

Few days ago, 2016 has finally come to an end. However, I’m still overwhelmed with all the blessings I received and all the things that happened to me and my family for the past year. There are challenges

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5 Reasons Why We Always Fly with Cebu Pacific Air

We love to travel as a family. Although many people raise their eyebrows when they know that we are bringing a baby with us (especially when we go and climb mountains), we believe that exposing Wyatt

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Embarrassing Moments of a Newbie Climber

Being a newbie climber few years back, I have lots of funny and embarrassing moments.On my first climb in Mt. Sembrano (February 20, 2011), I was wearing a doll shoes! My companions said, “Hey, why

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I’ve Found True Friends in the Mountains

Since elementary up to college, I am a loner type of person – an introvert. I don’t have much friends and I rarely talk to my classmates. As I can remember, I only had three friends in elementary,

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A Mountaineer in the City

How long has it's been since your last hike? Maybe you're missing the mountains so much! But you know what, you can also be a mountaineer in the city!A mountaineer in the city is someone who: wears

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Snakes in Mountains: the Close Encounter

When hiking, there are times that you will encounter snakes in mountains. But always remember that we must respect wildlife. If you really want to take a look, just observe them from a distance. Do not

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Never Say You Conquer the Mountains

Before anything else, let's define the word conquer. When you look up in the dictionary, the word conquer means: To defeat or subdue by force, especially by force of arms. To gain possession or secure

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Let the Mountains Change You! Are You Willing to Change?

“Don’t change the mountain. Let the mountains change you.”This is a very common saying to the mountaineers. You can hear it every time you have a conversation with other climbers and you can

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My Points of View Regarding Solo Hike

Sharing this article again, taken from my old blog. I wrote this way back 2011, when I was still a fan of solo hike. But now, I no longer hike alone because I have my husband and our baby. We always

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Organized Climbs versus DIY Climbs

Photo Credit: Francis Cayetano. This was taken before our Mt. Amuyao climb organized by Mansibang Outdoor Institute with the group of Rolandbench Garcia. Climbing mountains in the Philippines is becoming

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