MUDDY TRAIL OF MT. TAGAPO

It’s been three (3) months since my last hike and I really wanted to go for hike #20ClimbsBefore30. So, I looked for an easy climb – an easy one but I guess no mountain will ever be easy (haha). I’ve been eyeing Mt.Tagapo since it says that it has a difficulty of 2/9 (Easy Peasy! NOT!). So I started planning this “easy hike” and invited people to join me – lo and behold the supposed to be 12 pax became 6 pax. It was raining for the past few days thinking na baka hindi pa kami matuloy dahil ayoko na ulit maghike ng umuulan (ATTEMPTED TO HIKE MT.ULAP). The whole Saturday was gloomy and rain showers from time to time – to go or not to go? GO! Push natin yan bes! Continue reading

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BRAVING SUMMER HEAT AT MT. BINACAYAN

Another long weekend for the month of June – planned a hike para masulit ang long weekend. Off we go to Mt. Binacayan at Rodriguez, Rizal. Day hike lang at isa lang, di pa keri ng powers ang twin hike lalo na ang trilogy. Together with my highschool and college friend’s sister and friend we did a DIY hike (as always); Ida, Meyeh, Merose, and Agnes – Girl Power! haha. It is a budget friendly hike for less than Php 500 for the transpo, guide, and fees. This is probably the most fun and chill hike I’ve ever been, kahit na nakakasuka at nakakahilo na ang init ng panahon (haha). Continue reading

MARJ’S HEN PARTY: KISS THE MISS GOODBYE

Designated as the Maid of Honor I’m responsible to organize or atleast initiate a bridal shower for the bride-to-be. How can I organize an event kung yung kasama kong nag-oorganize ang bibigyan ng party? Nagpapanic na ako ng very very light pero kebs lang. I would often ask the bride what bridal showers she wants, who are the guests, and even what she wants to wear (haha, takot mapagalitan ng bride!). She really wanted a Tea Party – Cath Kidston theme, loud and clear! Lels. I really wanted it to be a surprise party, matagal na nyang gusto magkaron ng surprise party. How can we pull this off? Luckily, they found out Vanilla Cupcake Bakery located at Tomas Morato (it’s the same as the one in Trinoma, but it’s bigger and has a separate room for events). The venue is perfect for the tea party x cath kidston vibes; venue – Php 10,000 consumable good for 3 hours. Continue reading

SECOND ATTEMPT AT MT.ULAP

Yup, will try to conquer it for the second time ‘coz the first one was kind of fail (haha). I’m with Marj, Ali, Mats, and others (sorry guys, I forgot your names) and it will be a long ride from Bulacan to Benguet, left at around 10 PM (March 18)  and arrived at Benguet at around 3:30AM (March 19), matapos magkaligaw ligaw papuntang jump-off. Good thing a guide (Jeka) was walking in those wee hours we’re able to ask for directions and offered her a ride since we’re going to the same place. We’re the first batch to arrive at the place, as per locals trek starts at 4-4:30 AM. Continue reading

SURVIVING MT.MACULOT

Together with my college friends (Ali and Meyeh) we planned to go to Maculot, but due to bad weather and body aches (signs of aging na ba ito?) last March 4 we didn’t push thru. Desperately wanted to climb muntik na kaming mapunta sa Mt.Sawi, Mt. Sembrano, Mt. Kayangkayangan, Mt. Tagapo, at lahat na ng maisip naming bundok but we just agreed to not leave for the weekend and have it rescheduled the following week – March 11.

Sunday midnight and we’re off to Batangas, matapos lumagpas sa pick-up points at magkanda ligaw ligaw papuntang jump-off. Thank you Waze for guiding us, maliligaw ka talaga considering na looban ang place and madilim pa. Jump-off is at the Mountaineer’s Store; foods are available and use of CRs. We opted to do the traverse upon registration, and then a guide was assigned to us – Jimboy. After registration we still need to drive a few minutes to start our trek. Continue reading

BOHOL ESCAPADE

It all started with just a normal conversation, “Tara punta tayong Bohol.” Then, there I was looking for a promo fare and impulsively booked a trip to Bohol for three (Me, Carla, and Ken). Since were on a budget we’re doing a DIY trip (as always); there’s a lot of things to do in Bohol but since we’re just staying for a short period of time we just did what we can to maximize our stay and here’s what we did on our Bohol trip. Continue reading

TAGAYTAY 2014

Fudtriperz – that’s my highschool barkada’s name, I know hindi sya pag-it girls levels! (LOL) Eto yung jejemon phase namin. From the root word “food trip” modify the letters “oo” to “u” and add “erz” to make it more jeje (haha).

This trip is literally 10 years in the making. So, to make things special we decided to go on an out-town-trip to celebrate our decade long friendship. Off we go to Tagaytay for our weekend getaway, it was like highschool all over again. Yung feeling na fieldtrip kinabukasan, di ka makatulog sa excitement. Continue reading