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My Christmas wishlist 2015

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It’s the most expensive time of the year and a person has been asking me about what I want as a present (LOL). Let me cut to the chase and say it out right that I want a lot of things. That’s bad. The great thing is that I’ve narrowed down the things I want by necessity and utility. See? So here it goes: my Christmas wishlist.

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hiking, hiking diary

Hiking Diary: Tarak Ridge

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(This was originally posted on 5/2/2015 on my old Tumblr account.)

From Coastal Road, when the sun is just low enough and the afternoon sky clear, you can make out the shadow of the massive Mt. Mariveles across the bay. It’s huge, it’s intimidating, and it’s beautiful. A major climb, most hikers go there to set up camp and watch the glorious sun rise and set from one of its peaks. On its west face is the popular Tarak Ridge, a thousand meters above sea level. From there, you can see Corregidor Island, and if you look hard enough, the other side of the bay.

Justin and I were supposed to go to Tarak last January, but because of warnings and the fact that we were so unprepared, we decided it was best to reschedule. April 11 was perfect; the day hike to Tarak Ridge became some sort of an anniversary climb for us.

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Hiking Diary: Manabu Peak

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To commemorate my first year of climbing mountains, I decided to go on an easy hike to Manabu Peak with my boyfriend. It was only appropriate — the moment we got to the garden-like peak area, we were granted with unobstructed views of Mt. Maculot, where I began my life as a wannabe mountaineer.

Wow that sounded so formal.

Anyway, as usual, we invited friends to come along with us. It was a weekend hike, so why not , right? But then again we got denied so the group hike ended up as a wonderful “Sundate.”

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beach bumming, travel

Birthday weekend at Cagbalete Island

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The crystal clear waters of Cagbalete Island, not to mention the seclusion even though we’re roughly 5 hours away from Manila, seems like a dream. It’s been two weeks since that birthday weekend, and I can’t wait to go back. Let’s dig deep into the recesses of my overthinking mind and try to spin a tale of what went down.

Prepare yourself for a long blog post.

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