Was not able to write an entry yesterday, post-trip days are so busy that there are a lot of things to clean up and maintain in your gear and clothes. It took me almost half of the day. After which I met up with new friend Elle who has a CD burned for a friend of mine in US. Got my Mt. Pulag film rolls scanned to CD. Paid my monthly Bills (arghh that 2k electric bill was a big hole in my wallet) . Dinner was okay, my friends from Lakbay, Rod and Vidge joined up for an impromptu meeting and we ate at Luk Yuen megasmall, Elle joined for a while then left off with her friend later. Window shopping was fun, while Vidge try out clothes for some 3650 shots, Rod and I were scouting for some fine fabrics for our “Lakbay Unlimited” merchandise. Managed to make a Lakbay pin as well.
There were so much to discuss, we’ll be having some night photo shoot later at Intramuros as well as talk about the upcoming trips from the group…
Yes I’m back from the trip. Though I would like to write more about it, work time calls forth because of my absence. Though I have written a few paragraphs for my write-up that people can preview for now:
“I am trying to craft words to describe our recent scale in the highest point of Luzon in the Philippines, but words can’t seem to assimilate somehow and only chose a fleeting single word – Different. The experience was neither good nor bad, but it’s impact was more of a mixed feeling of exhaustion, excitement, temper, hunger, awe, amazement, disappointments, happiness and blistering cold.
Akiki trail isn’t frequented much by many mountaineers. If you look into the log book of the main DENR ranger station in Ambangeg, there is only an average of 15 groups who go by the trail each year compared to 80 groups who go by Ambangeg, maybe because of the fear of the name “killer-trail” perhaps. The groups trip was much delayed in terms of planning, individual member’s schedule doesn’t seem to coincide, perhaps Pulag wasn’t meant to be at that time, but after much “gusto”, the trip eventually materialized and there were the 9 who dare to walk the trail.”
Hey, by the way thanks for the people who gave nice personal comments prior to the site relaunch. Salamat Po!!!
Words are powerful really and sometimes I have to eat my words too. (so shoot me now)
The online world is so vast even if you are just viewing it through the limited spaces in your monitor and it is growing more rapidly making the world smaller and smaller by the minute. And the recent “Friendster-Frenzy” seems to prove that it is growing into a more inter-personal network more than a digital thread of modems and cables. I guess the idea of meeting new people that easily for whatever reasons is what attracts people to this friends-network. Hence the popping up of similar sites like myspace, tribe, paljunction. And recently I read sumting that microsoft will have their own version of friendster as well integrated in their new OS.
Well wether we see these changes are good or bad, it’s up to you. For me though I have met some new friends I can exchange email once in a while and maybe chat too once in a while. I met my current outdoor group in the internet and that is something I have to thank for actually…
It’s one of those days I guess that you’re just waiting for things to happen.
We’ll be leaving tonight for Baguio then head of to the highest peak in Luzon, Mt. Pulog (pulag). It’s my 2nd time going there but this time we’re going via a different route called akiki. But also this trip is kinda wierd as we’re going there and let’s see what happens, well we’re a bit prepared but then again it seems there’s something wierd waiting to happen, a surprise maybe? hmmm…. ever felt that way?
Well all my things are almost packed and just needed a few things to buy.
I always believed that a simple kind act could radically turn a bad relationship into a better one.
“I hugged him…and told him that I really missed him” she told me on the phone. She hugged the guy who I remember just more than a month ago tried to ruin her relationship with her best friend, but the bond from long time best friends were stronger than any hurtful words can say. Despite all these she still forgave the guy when after some time of not seeing each other finally meet…
People change. Even a simple hug to a person you should hate because of what he did to you can change how people feel.
I was glad of the news I heard, she showed compassion instead of anger which may also be the start of something better…
I was never really a chatter, it kinda wierds me out to talk to people I don’t really know, only chatted though to those I know personally. And the concept of having an EB was too far fetched to me somehow, until a friend of mine whose in another country asked his friend to give something to him since my sister is going to california later this year.
Never met the girl, texted a day a go to meet so I could get a book that she would give my friend and it was ok with me. Well after going to a very sweaty ride on the MRT from Ayala-Pasay-Shaw, I got to our designated place of meeting. Texted her and she was supposed to be there already, waiting… 7:20pm… waiting… 7:30pm…waiting…7:45pm…. The heck with it! I said to myself,”she was already around the place” I thought. What was she doing sizing me up? Hey, maybe she found me ugly and decided not to show up… hehehe
I texted her “Sorry, if you still intend to come I’ll just be downstairs buying something”. I wasn’t gonna waste my time waiting, we have a climb this weekend and thought of buyng trail snacks then she called up my phone and told me to meet at this other place.
To make a long story short. I got to meet her, it turns out that her former Boss caught her and she can’t somehow get out of the conversation. And the book she intend to give to my friend she just bought that evening. All nice and wrapped up as a christmas present. It was funny though I wasn’t intending to eat on a restaurant but she insited on this branch (I was saving money you know). But it was a nice dinner, she’s an interesting character also, it’s not always you got to talk to a person until late after 10pm and still make it interesting and funny at times. And what’s better it’s her dinner treat hehehe :P. But I promise myself I’ll get back that treat sometimes…
It was an interesting night, and to find out she’s from the neighborhood is nice. Hey another one to add to my list of friends… but was this an EB?… Nah don’t think so, never chatted with her even once.
I have been checking my stats recently and noticed that some came from design portals that I know categorized this site in flash. Nope I’m not abandoning flash entirely as some of the content of this site will still contain flash stuff. It’s just that I’m really enjoy coding XHTML and CSS combo right now that I’m exploring it’s layout capabilities more. What’s better it’s web standards!
Maybe after macromedia and microsoft fix their active-x problem, I’ll go back to the flash interface. 😛