TRES. Climb on top of a mountain

Yep, I always wanted to climb a mountain, I tried urban trekking before in Tagaytay but its different when you do it in the province where the air is cool, the people has a different dialect and everywhere you look screams NATURE.

Last 2011, Me and several of my cousins went on a trek to Hanginan, Southern Leyte. It was a site of pilgrimage since there is a chapel on top of the mountain. I actually wrote about this on my other site  CLICK ME

We got ready early in the morning and made our way to the foot of the mountain before the sun is way up high, it was one of those fun climbs we usually do, the difference this time is we really climb to the top, and were hoping for spiritual satisfaction and guidance.

There are a lot of sights to see on the way, from the rice fields and the farmers, the music of early morning harvest or planting? I have no idea. I just saw people on the other side. We saw a lot of kids, small, minutae, key-chain like kids who were smiling and running after us without underpants. Were chuckling as we welcomed them and gave them some of our snacks on which they accepted and ate heartily. We even have to divide the biscuits because a little one told us as he wipe his snot from his face, with teary eyes, that some of the bigger kids wont share.

Awww.. ok ok I have more biscuits 🙂 don’cha cry.

Going back, the view is just awesome! from the other side you’ll see fields, on the other the vastness of the blue sea with the cool  wind sweeping in your face. The scenery will surely make you realize how blessed we are to have such gifts.

We were able to finish the climb for two hours, then prayed in the chapel, tried the local delicacy and sweets before going down. It was tiring but the experience was memorable since, we made that journey for our grandma’s health, we had a lot of laugh along the way, our ivory skinned got a bit more tanned (LOL ivory?! ) just kidding, Ok our caramel brown skin got even darker.. were mocha now. (my cousin likes to call it choco chip) 😀

Anyway we promised this wont be the last, although were reaching 30’s now and married life is looming,  hopefully we get to have a few time to spare and bond once again.


Some of my cousins and aunts at the port of Cebu
bakasyonista kuno 😉


As soon as I got my degree and license I thought of making a bucket list. For a young 20 years old being independent is important. The promise of one day I’ll be able to enjoy and be capable of such is a something I look forward to. 

The Bucket list of my 20 years old me  and its updates of course  😛

( as of 2005 )

1. travel abroad by myself — done ‘ish ( 5/2010 Brunei Darussalam)
2. see a dolphin/whale show — done (12/2011)
3. bungee jump
4. buy a vehicle
5. attend a MJ concert — never gonna happen 😦 he’s deceased
6. join an otaku or goth cosplay event
7. participate in a fun run
8. experience winter. snow is a must.
9. climb on top of a mountain — done (4/12 hanginan, southern leyte)
10. watch an acclaimed broadway/musical show
11. be a part of a fraudulent activity 😀 lol — done ( 6,7,8,9 2012)
12. swim with dolphins
13. ride an elephant
14. get drunk while on a campfire — done! and darn proud of it! (5, 2012)
15. unauthorized activity in a public place — done (2009)
16. unauthorized activity in a body of water
17. join a cruise
18. provide a second wedding for my mom and dad
19. join a medical / outreach program — done November 2013
20. out-of-town trip with young pips in our clan ( no oldies included) — done May, 2014

(as of June 2013)

21. Get to see the Aurora Borealis
23. visit Giza and or Alexandria
24. join a trek to Mt. Pinatubo
25. Ride on top of a jeepney or bus

(as of May 2014 )

26. Travel to Batanes

(as of August 2015)

27. Have a birthday party with Jollibee (mascot) on it.