Is Craving for Adventure …

I love hiking, i prepared to be extremely adventurer rather than to sit in the house .. last month, January i climb for two mountains in my own country – Philippines .. one in Mt. Gulugod Baboy a minor climb in Mabini, Batangas and the other one is in Mt. Mariveles – Tarak Ridge, Mariveles, Bataan for a major climb. What an awesome vacation in my own country plus the fact that i have side trip of Northern part in Sagada which is lots of foreigners are also visiting in that place.

Now, I’m here in Abu Dhabi back to reality but life goes on  .. just counting my days to reach my vacation in next year .. (hopefully).

                                                                                        missing my mini-closet bag 🙂 lol

Miss my Climbing hobby

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Mt. Amuyao a Cordillera Challenge

MT. AMUYAO (BATAD-BARLIG TRAVERSE) Ifugao and Mountain Province

Entry point: Batad Junction, Banaue, Ifugao Sitio Macalana,  Exit point: Sitio Macalana, Barlig, Mt. Province LLA: 17.0123N, 121.1297E, 2702 MASL (#10) Days required / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 5-7 hours Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 9/9, Trail class 1-3

Level of trek: PAINFUL! lol, Immersion thru Ancient Habitual and Heritage Sites visit.

When i visit Philippines i decided to join in one group of mountaineers who organizing climb.  And i chose their mountains to climb yes, i read the difficulties but i said it doesn’t matter the important is i don’t wanna waste my time here in philippines without doing anything.  So, i inform the main organizer of this climb that i don’t have a proper training .. the only thing i can do is to jog around in our village.

                                                                                Top loader .. a public transportation

                                                                                on the way .. jus saw this view

 and now, were here in Batad place and we need to register ourself in case emergency

                         registration area and at the same time eat our packlunch (very rush)

                                                                                                                      Lokal kids in Ifugao

                                                                                                 Start to trek ….

                                                                                  Ifugao Rice Terraces .. made by lokal people

                                                                                            breathaking view

                                                                                             facing landslide .. 1 ..2…3..more and more

                                                                                                path way ………..

                                                                                    and here we are … complete this time.

                                                                                    shadows

                                                                                            Assault again ….

                                                                                 

                                                                                                                     sky and trees

                                                                                my fellow mountaineer

              see my background?  amazing view ..  till next time!

We reach the summit but ..  but one thing’s for sure, the weather wasn’t that cooperative during the 3 days we were trekking down.

“Never measure a hieght of a mountain until you have reached the top .  Then you will see how low it was”  Dan Hammarskjold

Words and Images Copyright 2011

By: Pinaybyaheras

My Photowalk in 7 Emirates of United Arab

Abu Dhabi

One of my hobby is to take some photo’s while on my way in each part of the place.  I live in Abu Dhabi one of the seven (7) cities of United Arab Emirates.  On my weekend i used to travel in Dubai from my place it takes one hour and 15 minutes by car, in Dubai lot’s of places u have to go to .. variety of malls .. beaches …hotels .. baywalk.  Not only Dubai .. and the rest of the seven (7) emirates .. been too as well.

The United Arab Emirates, is a federation situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran. The seven (7) Emirates is  Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the country’s center of political, industrial and cultural activities.

Everywhere i go … my camera is always with me, ready to click and ready for an adventure… i like to travel and to take some photo’s in different places.

Dubai

Al Ain


Fujairah

Umm Al Quain

Ras Al Khaimah

 

One of the Best Birthday I’ve Ever Had from Mountain to Sea

MT. GULUGOD-BABOY 

Anilao, Mabini, Batangas

Jump-off point: Philpan Dive Resort, Anilao, Mabini

LLA: 13°42’55″N; 120°53’43″E; 525 MASL Days required /

Hours to summit: Half-day / 1-2 hours Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-2

 Birthday and my First Climb of the year 2012

“It’s a nice feeling when you know that someone likes you, someone thinks about you, someone needs you..but it feels much better when you know that someone never ever forgets your birthday.”

Before my special days to come we (jaycee and kris)  decided to do it in the summit of Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Batangas ..  for a change! .. actually it’s one of my greatest dream, yes your right my greatest dream .. everyone has a greatest dream and mine is to celebrate in one of the summit of the mountains in Philippines.  We choose a minor one (minor climb) not to be tired for everyone (to our guest climbers). Just wanna show you guys who’s with me in my special day .. let’s start now.

My guest .. happy to see their presence

Sign Board “Batangas” from Public Transportation and Hot Bulalo with spicy sauce on the side + white rice

from jump off .. to the trail (cement?) really no idea .. so tiring to walk in the cement road 😦

Need to register each one of us in the logbook of the barangay and to pay as well.

Take 5 .. one of the lokals nipa hut (kubo) .. and while were taking rest the owner of this nipahut is listening some old jokes very loudly  from the radio and we keep on listening and we forgot that we need to move and one more thing .. the flavoured ice candy is so delicious!

 Bebe Bak Theen and Arjedh .. one of the naughtiest girl i’ve ever met but so sweet

my youngest climber ” Erica”  she’s so brave and funny a future mountaineer ;D  .. and me looks like dead in the grass land .. shame on me  hahahaha

breathaking sunset

yes it’s so tired but if you see a view like this .. beautiful scene .. perfect!

What food we have?

Grilled Pork (marinated)  as per my guest super delicious ( or might be their just hungry..lol)

Spaghetti (filipino style) we cook the noodles hir in the summit and spaghetti sauce is done since last night … but we have a problem we don’t have a big bowl to mix the noodles and the spaghetti sauce. But my fellow mountaineers are so clever .. a black garbage bag ( but it’s clean and never used) we mixed the noodles and spaghetti sauce  inside the plastic and little bit a soft message on it .. and wallah ..  a SUPER DELICOIUS SPAGHETTI WE HAVE.

Adobong Manok (pambansang ulam) Tita Carol and i we prepared this dish over night … and the result is excellent.

Plain White Rice … hmm yummy perfect combination for the adobong Manok.

eating time … busy .. busy ..busy !!!!

Socials at night

Kris Paulette Bday Climbber (wearing pink jacket on top) and the Guest Climbers … 😉

Jaycee Catral (wearing light green shirt) a Birthday celebrant also and the rest of the guest mountaineers

my UNPAYABLE THERAPHY … greenery everywhere, fresh air .. thanks GOD that i’m alive

camp hir .. camp there .. camp everywhere ;D

View from the summit

one morning rainy days …

CAM and TUA Outdoors

Anilao Port .. after we climb .. next destination is beach ;D

fishing area … and next to wet market

Anilao Beach in Batangas .. let’s go ….

were on our way and for sure .. dont yeah ever forget to take pic with my guest

we stay in rented nipa hut (bahay kubo) and now we prepare the food and ready to eat

 corals and Jom

feeling great to sit in BALSA or floating hut

  and finally after all this outdoor activities … i found myself sleeping in a wooden chair of nipa hut … so tired but the happiness can’t compare and can’t buy to any store … i just wanted to thanks to all my friends to spend thier times for this simple event. Hopefully next year and see you ‘ll again … ;D

Words and Images Copyright 2012

By: Pinaybyaheras

A Friend of Mine

WHAT IF YOUR OLD FRIEND POP-UP SUDDENLY? 

Yes, after a couple of year he’s back again talking to me and at this time we’re in good friends now.  Everything is fine to us now .. no more saddness!  Thank you lord for your kindness.  This month of February is truly a month of heart ..

I know one day you will read this blog of mine …. and you will know how still you important to me.

I have so many questions need to ask .. but i prepared to be quite and it could be you don’t want it.  So, i just contented to ask you as a normal way.

Glad your back and hopefully start’s a new beggining for us .. as a very good friend.

Here’s your shot .. if you remember?

 

“Valentine’s is in the air”

Everyone know’s February is the month of love.  But first of all “where it come’s from?”  early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine,  commonly shortened to “Valentines Day”.   It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

And  specially helps when your listening to the sweetest music that you always feels in love  … the feeling is in the air.

Chocolates is available anytime in any stores .. flower and chocolates are the best thing to buy for your loved ones!

So happy valentines to everyone who’s reading this my mini-blog.

” Stay in Love “