Hush, Kaiz. This is just your first day. Don’t let them know that your headache is killing you. When headache kicked in at just 2,652 meters above sea level (MASL) during the first hours of our trek, I expected to be at my worst condition in the following days. I am trekking up to 5,364 MASL and this is just day 1 of 14.
Those who have been following (if there are) my blog, you probably would have noticed by now my so much gusto for the movie The Beach, which was based on a novel of the same title by author Alex Garland and made famous by then-26-year-old Leonardo di Caprio (he’s turning 39 this year).
One night in late October of 2006, back when I was still a cutie patootie and oblivious of the real world, I sat down on my usual workstation, put my earphones on, and sang along with Chris Carraba as I listened to Dashboard Confessional’s Hands Down. My regular work routine had started. BUT, little did I know that just across me, someone was eyeing on me, listening, awestruck that I knew the foreign band. He stood up and said, “Uy, Dashboard yan ah!”
“Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning.” – HARVEY LLOYD, Cruise Travel, Apr. 1985 To all of our beloved readers, good day. First, I’d like to apologize to all of you that I wasted a lot of paper and ink drafting a perfect speech to no avail. (Well, I still prefer the old school doodling on papers.) I spent countless hours of just staring at clean sheets of paper, floating in a sea of words. When I finally had something to write, they seemed wrong. And with that having said, forgive me for being so personal and emotional with what you are about to read.
She will be named Marie. I always dream of having a child; who doesn’t? Boy or girl, it doesn’t really matter. I want him to be an artist, a musician or a painter maybe. I wish for him to be fit and become an athlete. I desire him to have good grades in school and be a disciplined student.
I don’t like Math and numbers. Same reason why I took a college course which I thought wouldn’t involve Math. Voila! I had Statistics, Economics, and two subjects of Algebra with grades ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 (fair to thank-all-the-saints-you-barely-made-it). Now that I am not getting any younger, I realized that it’s something you can’t avoid and that it’s everywhere. You’ve got statistics that you need to meet for you to retain your job. You must rely with economics for your everyday expenses. You need to do accounting to check if there’s left for your savings.
The Ring, Feng Shui, Shutter, The Grudge, and the list goes on. These are just some of the films I can hardly forget because of the nightmares they caused me after seeing them. Hands down, I easily get scared by films with macabre, gore, and horror as its theme. I used to believe that ghosts and monsters exist when I was younger. But as you get older, you’ll realize that it’s just YOU who’s creating the images of these strange creatures. I am still afraid though, but less obvious. A big thank you to those people responsible for the successful horror movies I mentioned above. Why did I jump into that assumption? Some friends perceive me and mountaineers in general as witnesses of paranormal shenanigans in the […]