The Big Twenty Fourteen...

Looking back now, this year I had the greatest privilege to do the things that I wanted to do. I have met many like-minded people who inspired me to go further. I also met people who have contrasting idealism to what I believe and yet was able to agree on things.

This year I am blessed. I don't know if I deserved it, but I am very thankful for God's blessings.

Things led to one another while I was being open to new possibilities. I was invited by my close friend to climb the 2nd (or 3rd) highest mountain in the Philippines, Mt. Pulag, and things took off! This was on March 22 via the Ambaneg Trail.


Here's my article: Return to the Playgrounds of Gods
and another: Mt. Pulag 2014





Next thing I knew, the following month on April 13, I climbed Mt. Batulao, located in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Article link: Mt. Batulao
and the Return: Return To Mt. Batulao




Not long after, I was invited again by these outgoing and gregarious people to trek the Tinipak River located in Brgy. Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal on April 26.

Article link: Tinipak River


Then came our Batch reunion, CICS/SCIS 2008-2011, in Puerto Galera dated May 17. The sun, the sea, the corals and the people were amazing. I had a blast being dragged by a small boat whilst snorkelling and feeding the fishes in this marine ecosystem.

Article link: More Fun in Puerto Galera



Soon after that, on the 7th of June, I climbed the picturesque Mt. Maculot and its Rockies. It was my hardest climbed to that date. All assault climbs!

Article Link: I've Experienced Maculot




I just can't get enough of Mt. Batulao so on June 22, the Return to Mt. Batulao happened. Unlike popular beliefs, returning to a place you have visited before, for me is never the SAME! The people changes, the experiences changes, the environment  changes and of course, you yourself changes.

Article link: Return To Mt. Batulao



This also inspired me to create a video for that hike, here's the link: Trip Lang sa Batulao

Looking for close encounter near Manila, on August 31, we found Norzagaray BulacanWho’ve thought, a Lion and Rhino exist just outside Metro Manila! Yeah you read it right. Lioness and a Rhinoceros Rock formation are found in Bigte Norzagaray Bulacan.

Article link: Norzagaray Adventures




Time to pause from all the Mountains, so on September 25, an opportunity to see white beaches arrived and i grabbed it without qualms! I had the privilege to re experience the Island time! I had to write what to do when you come back to this island paradise of Boracay. 

Article link: 5 ways to enjoy Boracay (for non party goers)



An excerpt to the next travel I had:
I don’t know where to start. 
I am completely dumbfounded and utterly clueless how to blog my experience in climbing Parrot’s Peak a.k.a Mt. Pico De Loro.
What I can tell point blank; It’s my hardest climb to-date!
Article Link: Mt. Pico De Loro Day hike
And another : Mt. Pico De Loro Traverse




Every year on anyone's birthday, you just want to do something memorable! So upon arriving in Baguio for the long weekend ahead (Oct 31 - Nov 2), I had to see waterfalls! This is the second falls I saw this year, first is the Kawa Falls as part of the Traverse of Mt. Pico De Loro

Article link: Towing Falls, Sablan, Benguet



The following Month, November 29, we had our KKB(kanya kanyang bayad) Team building with my officemates in Los Banos, Laguna. 3rd Falls to discover: Dampalit Falls




#YEARENDER

This is a tradition we just started last year with my Onyx Family. We had the Surfing 2013 Year End Trip in San Juan La Union and this year we planned to go further down and on the wild western side: Bolinao Pangasinan!

Article to follow soon!










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