It seems that half a year has always been my lifespan for thoughts, for things to look back, and thinks to think about. I remember 6 months ago when I left for Sagada alone to think about some major decisions in my life. Do I regret that decision? The year is coming to an end soon and I was looking back on all that had transpired around my life this year. The accomplishments, the frustrations, the emotions, the drama, the lessons. It’s one big chapter in this big whole life. Much of the coming days I will be an observation mode, a backseat driver while my ego/conscous self play out his drama… Another major change awaits….
Sun rises and the sun sets
Change of seasons, we see in effect
The Cold wind blows, the heat reflects
In every season, a change affects
It’s time again
To look behind
The road I had taken
So then I’ll find
Which signs I’ve noticed
Which signs I passed by
the roads I ignored
and the roads heavily treaded
It’s time again
To decide where to go,
What to do,
As the fall of leaves
Signals the coming change
The new moon dances,
As the sun laughs behind
The stars are my audience
In this comedy of life
I uploaded a temporary site for the Pulag Photos I took from Lakbay Unlimited’s recent trip. It’s temporary and I’ll take it down after a couple of weeks after my friends have seen it. Check it out here:
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…