Words by: Kaiz Galang Photos by: Rowjie Galang and Edwin Rolian The smallest aircraft I’ve ever boarded touched down. Tears were barely clinging when I saw the ragged Tenzing-Hillary Airport signage. I almost couldn’t believe that the scene I was witnessing is real. I used to just see it in National Geographic shows. Then the chilling air kissed me as I stepped down the aircraft as if saying, “Welcome to Lukla. Sagarmatha has long been waiting for you.”
I’ve always wanted to do fitness-related activities at home, but didn’t know how to start. I’ve always been on the skinnier side and was afraid that people might judge me. Thanks to Pilates, which I first learned of seven months ago through Cassey Ho’s Blogilates. I instantly got hooked and it immediately became a part of my daily routine that I religiously followed and enjoyed. I even created a new Instagram account (@hoopinpoppin) documenting my journey to a fit lifestyle because I was flooding @missbackpacker with photos of me stretching and splitting. Rowjie had been urging me to try yoga and I found it similar with Pilates in many aspects. Both Pilates and yoga exercises focus on flexibility, core strength, and endurance.…
Several days back, I got an invite to attend a short trip to Philippine Eagle Center in Davao and witness the turnover of Philippine Eagle Mindanao to Cebu Pacific. Just gotten out of bed, I thought the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) is now being acquired by the country’s most popular low cost carrier. Since I still have several vacation leaves to burn and the year is about to end, I said yes.
I lived in Quezon City for a significant number of years and I didn’t know that there are a few other things you can do around the city aside from the usual tour in the Quezon Memorial Circle or food crawling in Maginhawa Street until recently. So, if you have nothing to do this weekend and you’re just residing in or near Kyusi, why not visit the following spots as a cheap alternative for an out-of-town trip.
I don’t know how the walang forever craze started in the Philippines but it’s definitely not true, that there is no forever. Others were able to find proofs that forever exists. And some of these are downright funny. Have a look!