Beacon and Eggs (Anawangin/ Capones/ Nagsasa Expedition)

Travelled up north with those I considered nerds.  [We] Consumed two days and a night at Anawangin wasting nothing but energy.  We restored ourselves with canned foods and not so fortunate sand-mixed squids.  Trekked and stayed at the beacon for a while to overlook the beauty that kneels before us and praised the light that glimmers through the clouds.  We pooled our strength after draining our intellects and camped the night away with bonfire, alcohol, and petty stories; with petty, I am being sarcastic.  Nonetheless, we dreamt the hours lying inches from the shore.

With them I survived the island; with them I survived for three years. With them, I feel secure, but things in general, either deform or deteriorate.   There are things that are not just meant.  Only one can understand amongst the vastness of comprehension.  As we part ways, I believe ‘all’ of us will be glorious in God’s due time and I mean it.

 

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Lackadaisical Life in a Nonchalant Way (Baguio City Expedition)

Baguio is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon island of the Philippines. The city has become the center of business and commerce as well as the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon thereby becoming the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region (C.A.R.). Baguio was designated by the Philippine Commission as the Summer Capital of the Philippines on June 1, 1903. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baguio

I have been to Baguio probably four to five times already.  What people crave for in this city is the frigid milieu brought by its altitude.  Regardless of how many times you’ve been here, there is still a lot to discover.  I highly believe that most Filipinos are eager to visit Baguio given that the country is situated 10 to 15 degrees above the equator.  So what do I mean by this?! We are living in a tropical country where it doesn’t snow and it is very hot!!!

Going back, photos posted herein were captured when I celebrated my 23rd birthday. We travelled by bus at around 10 in the evening and it took 6 hours the most to reach our destination. Check here the rates and schedules of Victory Liner buses: http://www.victoryliner.com/schedules/. I recommend that you reserve your slot/ purchase your tickets online via the site mentioned above.  Upon arrival at the terminal, we already bought our tickets back to Manila, which used to be our usual practice so as not to be hassle come departure day.  Then, we went to ‘Golden Pine Hotel’ to spend the remaining wee hours.

The sun finally arrived and the following photos blurted.

Tam-awan Village in Pinsao Proper, Baguio City uniquely blends indigenous aesthetics and exquisite Cordilleran craftsmanship with an artist’s concept for a village adapting to Baguio setting.  Read more … http://www.tam-awanvillage.com/

The Art of Capturing Art: Credit to the artists as captioned beside each picture.

DSC_5802 Artist: JC Jacinto/ Title: Resuscitate

DSC_5791 Artist: Joyce Mallari/ Title: Sorrow may last for a night

DSC_5795 Artist: JC Jacinto

DSC_5793 Artist: Cian Dayrit/ Title: Hermaphrodite Gossip

“It is not the people you’ve known the longest that matter, but the people who came and never left.” – – – I Looked at Them and I Knew by Nettie Solo.

A lifelong predicament that life is nothing but a trail of extraordinary encounters with the unknown. Those who know, do not understand; once understood, they choose to leave.

Auditors (Caliraya – Lumban, Laguna)

These are the photos that earned a spot in the P&A tax calendar (not sure with the 2nd one though):

2/D 1/N travel to Caliraya Lake.  What I miss the most with my previous work is AREA224/876. I used to be a nomad until they adopted me and sheltered my binders and working papers.  Even with that short span of time, it was truly a boon and I am really at bliss.  And to invigorate our minds and energy after a busy season, we planned for a getaway.

We stayed at Caliraya Re-Creation Center and Resort and if you are interested, just visit this site http://www.stfrancissquare.com.ph/resort/default.aspx. The place is perfect for a team building or somewhere to recollect your memories of childhood.  There are a lot of activities to choose from and you’ll never get to try them all (given our time frame).  There are lots of first times I have tried here (such as wall climbing, earth ball, mud slide and zorb ball).  The thing is there are several activities where you have to pay separately, just be sure to bring extra money with you.

Overall, the trip is really worth it.  It will really strengthen the bond you have with your comrades and there will be no minutes wasted as each of it is being treasured.   Hoping still that there will be a next time after all that happened.  Fingers crossed. =)