I started writing a draft for my yearender post mid-December of the past year and was able to come up with a few paragraphs already. I have been to Blah Blah on February, I visited Blah Blah on April, I was at Blah Blah last July. I was thrilled toContinue Reading

My YABAGMC (Yielding Across Barriers And Gateways¬†Mountaineering Club)¬†Friends make sure that whenever we meet, we make it memorable. Hindi lang puro inom. During the previous years, we’ve had hiking and meetings when we reminisced our childhood by¬†wearing our old school uniforms (Mount Bulalo¬†2012), when we had pajama party (Tayak HillContinue Reading

The past night had been the coldest to date. If not for the sleeping bag that was provided to us by our trekking agency, Adventure Mountain Explore Treks (AME Treks), I should be dead by now due to hypothermia. And though I felt better, I still woke up to theContinue Reading

During our trek to the base camp of Annapurna in September 2013, the members of our group The Himalayas Project learned that we have been using the term mountaineering the wrong way. Our guide Ramesh of Explore Everest Trekking Pvt. Ltd., politely corrected us saying that mountaineering is different fromContinue Reading

When you only have a few hours to experience one of the saddest countries in the world, you won’t really be lonely at all. You have time and pressure as your company. And though I only spent a day in Singapore (SG), there were just so many happy things thatContinue Reading

You know how travelers love to procrastinate? Yeah, that bad habit of packing things when it’s just a few hours away your scheduled trip? That’s what we did when we were bound for Singapore (SG), ¬†pack things for a month-long trip in under two hours.Continue Reading

While looking¬†for spots to visit in Malaysia that are not in Kuala Lumpur yet not so distant from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), I stumbled upon Malacca or Melaka in Malay in some of my friends’ blog posts. Since it is listed as oneContinue Reading

How lovely it was to wake up feeling all well! And as part of our daily morning routine during our trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), we packed our stuff, freshened up, and had our breakfast. I once again do not recall what I ate that morning but IContinue Reading

Waking up to clothes you wore the day before which absorbed all your sweat and whatnots, who wouldn’t enthusiastically jump out of their beds to change and freshen up themselves? Rise and shine, Budiday! It’s Day 3 and you have a wonderful day ahead of you! Alright. The headache had goneContinue Reading