Monday, March 23, 2015

Musings from the Mountains

When my heart grows faint, lead me to the rock that is higher than I...
Hiking has been one of the new-found passions lately (YE-HESS!!). I had been to my fourth mountain, and each time, it's the feeling of conquering myself more than conquering the mountains that gets me. I had to put up with asthma back in my childhood, and the only sport I could ever play was chess. So each step along an incredibly steep trail gets more and more surreal towards the summit. Last weekend, we headed to Mt. Daraitan and I felt the need to write things down and capture the adventure this time...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Scholar's Sentiments

It has been almost three weeks and yet I still see the slightest traces of mendhi on my palm. I kept on waiting for every Whatsapp message. I kept all hoardable stuff on my bedside to keep my Caux Spirit tangibly alive. It is difficult to find words that would do justice to my Caux Scholars Program-Asia Plateau experience. If missing AP is a serious sickness, then I take this conscious effort to never recover!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Why Brunei

I doubted our very impulsive move to book for a weekend trip to Bandar Seri Begawan, but one of my friends who visited Brunei assured me that I would definitely love the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures. Whoa. Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures. I smiled, as I find the tagline very grand, deep and formal. I just can't...because it's simply more fun in the Philippines. Haha. Now, I smile ear-to-ear as I write this for the unspeakable kilig about the experience, realizing how it takes genuine experience to nullify ignorance...