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Vacation With A Friend: Day 3

Dear Virtual Friends,

This is the last day of this trip and I’m kinda sad thinking that we are about to leave tomorrow dawn. However, thinking that I truly enjoyed this is much of a beauty than that negative idea. (Also, I don’t want to spoil everyone with negativity now, do I? )

One thing for sure, trekking in a random place here in the Philippines is absolutely awesome. It is like walking in the midst of the unknown where a lot of stunning creatures await, where a lot of breathtaking sceneries are beautifully arranged as if someone is anticipating a traveler’s pilgrimage.  I am a living witness to this since this is what we just did today, with Peter, Philip and Uncle Remy

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We first looked for somebody who can accompany us throughout this unknown. We don’t want to get lost now, do we?

Bahay Kubo

Bahay Kubo

 

The local has pets. They were adorable kitty cats. I’m more into dogs though.

The local has cats

The local has cats

I wanted to ask the local whether I can bring this home, but I was shy to ask. So cool!!!

Lomo Radio

Lomo Radio

Here’s Manong, a local who helped us in getting some coconuts and star apples.

A local getting coconuts for free

A local getting coconuts for free

He gave us unlimited coconuts, for real. Loco over Cocos!

Unlimited Coconuts for free

Unlimited Coconuts for free

And the trekking continues…

Bamboo

Bamboo

Slide for fun

Slide for fun

Uncle Remi, Peter and Philip

Uncle Remi, Peter and Philip

 

Resting is a good thing, especially if you have all day.

Sun Burst 1

Sun Burst 1

Sun Burst 2

Sun Burst 2

Then Trek again

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Somebody was here

Wild Carabao

Wild Carabao

It's summer and the  earth feels it

It’s summer and the earth feels it

This one looks like “The Shire”

Curves

Curves

Stunning

Stunning

 

Sigh… I will surely miss this. To encourage myself, let’s think that this end is a new chance for me to visit new places. I mean, how can we be prepared for better things if we are not letting go of the old, right? After all, we won’t completely let it go, since we have a lot of photos to look at everytime we miss the place.

Before I end this blog post, I want to thank God for the beauty He has created and for giving me such heart that appreciates every single detail of it. And I want to encourage everyone to have the same kind of mind that appreciates beauty. Now, after all of this, who could say that there is no God? Seriously.

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Vacation With A Friend: Day 2

Dear Virtual Friends,

I woke up drooling my bed and I know that that is something I should be ashamed of. Now, how am I supposed to leave this bed? I realized that I woke up because the room seemed to be bright. It’s the morning light. It’s beautiful though. I reached for my watch since I can’t see any wall clock here and it was 7:30 in the morning. In my head, I was like, “darn I should still be

asleep right now!” (I am still sleepy since I slept 2 am)

Morning Daylight

Morning Daylight

 

Later, we woke up then took breakfast. We were served by Phoebe with a black and white rice cakes (the white one is better) and really nice local coffee, which was followed up by some fresh lettuce and pickled cucumber.

White and Black Rice Cakes

White and Black Rice Cakes

As we were eating, I and Phoebe had a conversation which really stirred me up. I realized, speaking with older people who have so much experiences is empowering, inspiring and encouraging, because knowing that these people have overcome all of it is knowing that all of us can too.

The highlight of the day is the fulfillment of my one-month-dream. After watching the movie Donnie Darko, I always dream of riding a bike till I get lost. Well, it happened today! I, together with Peter and Philip, rent some bikes and ride our way throughout the town and out of the town till we came to this remote place, where the view really took our breath away.

 

 

Biking throughout the city

Biking throughout the city

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The famous Philippine Refreshment: Halo Halo

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How about biking on a hanging bridge?

 

Environment Develoopment

Environment Development

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Biking Along the Alley

 

Into The Wild

Into The Wild

 

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A Tower in the Middle of the Wild

 

A Road To Somewhere

A Road To Somewhere

 

As we were biking, we didn’t notice the time. It was Philip’s graduation day and we could be late, so we rushed back and prepared for the ceremony.

Elementary graduation in a basketball court.

Elementary graduation in a basketball court.

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A public school classroom

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Street Foods

 

Celebration :D

Celebration 😀