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WHAT A RESPONSIBLE MOUNTAINEER IS NOT

Since my early years, I have been admiring people reaching major summits. I live in a province which is a home to 4 of the Top 10 highest ...

Friday, June 19, 2015

PITCHER PLANT FARM: A Relaxing Staycation in Malaybalay City

Pitcher Plant Farm in Sario Street, Kalasungay, Malaybalay City is just a 400-meter walk, that is 5 minutes, from the national highway. It is around 10 minutes away from the city proper through private or chartered vehicle. The farm is owned by German-Filipino family who incorporate their passion with business. The place is situated very close to the base of Kalasungay's forested mountains. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LOOKING BIG AT LITTLE CREATURES

We often neglect small things thinking they are of less importance. We want to get rid of weeds and grasses as if they are eyesore and of no value, not knowing their importance to our environment. Aside from their ecological contribution, there's more about them. When we give attention to their minute details, we would be amazed of the beauty they possess.

One lazy afternoon, I grabbed my camera and roamed around my backyard looking for subjects. Attaching an extension tube to my kit lens, I shuttered little weeds, grasses and insects, which I couldn't name one by one.. Here are my takes. 


A tomato flower
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

BONTONGON VILLAGE: An "Uphell" Paradise

 

Bontongon is the least populated hinterland barangay of Impasugong, Bukidnon. It is wonderfully situated at the neck of a mountain. It is an exhilarating picturesque, adorned with view of rolling hills and twisting rivers. This barangay, I must say is also the most difficult to travel. It is not as far as Bulonay nor Hagpa, yet going to this barangay is a 2-hour arduous "uphell" from Poblacion. Bontongon can be reached by crossing three grand rivers. Habal-habal is the most preferred transportation. If given an ample time, I would rather trek than take a ride getting there.

Friday, June 5, 2015

THE VERTICAL BIVOUAC OF BUKIDNON: The First in the Philippines

It was 8:30 pm when I finally hit the finish line. Yes, I stepped on the final ledge 150 meters high after hours of ascending on a rock cliff. Overwhelmed. Fulfilled. My heart gradually returned to its normal beat. Midway, while swinging in the dark, the thought "What if the rope gives up?" happened to cross my mind.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

PHILIPPINE WONDERS IN MY GRADE SCHOOL HISTORY BOOKS

Way back in my elementary years, decades ago, Philippine wonders and tourist attractions were already introduced in Sibika at Kultura. They are anyong lupa, anyong tubig, structures, cultures and many more. Now that I'm traveling from places to places and happen to get to the spots included in my childhood school textbooks, I still remember the way they were presented and described.

So far, these are the 10 I remembered included in my books:

1. MAYON VOLCANO (Albay)