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Suicide Silence – (Mt. Manalmon Expedition)


The following information (itinerary, budgeted expenses, and tips) were all lifted and compiled from the following blog sites for ease of reference:

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Take A Break (Mountain Province Part III)

Day 2
05:30am Wake-up call. Breakfast (own account)
06:00am Proceed to Kiltepan for Sunrise Viewing. (Optional)

OPTIONAL! Kamuntikan na naming hindi masilayan ang pagsikat ng araw sa di maipaliwanag na di pagkakaintindihan.  Mabuti na lamang at hindi pa huli ang lahat! =)

Sagana ang alapaap na nagkalat/na parang cotton kending nagaabang ng batang kakagat.

Nagmistulang dagat/na binalot ang kabundukan nang nagliliparang bulaklak.

Sa isang kisapmata, lahat ay nagbabadyang maglaho/hihintaying mumunting pangarap ay gumuho.

Sa isang kurap, matatamasa/ang inaasam asam na marangyang tadhana.

Lumulutang na ang diwa.

Tambay na walang humpay sa pagsinghot sa mga bagay na pantawid buhay.

Napawi na ang alapaap na nagkalat/nauubos na ang mga batang naghahanap ng cotton kending makakagat.

Pakibalik naman sa akin ang aking diwa.

Pakibalik naman sa akin ang aking wika.

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Parrot’s Beak (Mt. Palay Palay – Pico De Loro Expedition)

May 18th,

Uphill battle. We paced peak after the other with each one offering a landscape of its own.  They are surreal. The idea of us being unwanted and the idea of them being untouched seem to sink in. Committed for the month of May, we found ourselves in the midst of nowhere in Ternate Cavite.  Pico De Loro was our 3rd destination for 2013. Gaining new friends as we ascent, may it be a friend’s friend or a fellow trekker or even the locals. Collecting mementos as we descent, capturing that millisecond of being jovial and carefree. The life of being me.  Never did I imagine myself to be this outgoing. This is now my life – – – to keep on travelling while young.  I understand that they will not leave, but I, soon, will wither.  I will inevitably age and I fear to regret the things I should have done.

“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.” ― Dallin H. Oaks

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