Day: August 29, 2016
Mount Maculot – Review
Mount Maculot on a clear day . Thanks to Vincent for the photo.
Mount Maculot – was my first mountain climb and I would like to share the things that I like and don’t about it.
- Mount Maculot offers a lot of scenery. There is the view from Rockies, the Summit and the Grotto.
- It is rich with diverse vegetation that makes the mountain very cool.
- It is filled with very unique looking insects.
- Very few mosquitoes if they have one at all, I don’t recall bitten.
- There are a lot of stop over where you can rest and drink. No need to carry heavy amounts of water.
- Although the height (930 meters above sea level) of the mountain is great the climb was not very dangerous. You just need endurance to do the long walks. There were only two parts that was hard in the descend. One part is rocky and the other…
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New York City
My heart pounded at an unknown pace trying to say something my brain couldn’t process, a smile came upon my face instantaneously for i hadn’t just stepped in New York but i had also stepped into a dimensionless space; my own dream.
The skyline was a sheer spectacle. Everything about the city was geometrically accurate. Everything looked ‘picture perfect’.
There is so much that the city has to offer, museums, modern architectural marvels, world cuisines, shopping squares and a lot more. Few places that one must be able to check off after a New York trip are Times Square, Central Park, Wall Street, Empire State Building and Statue Of Liberty.
Walking is by far the best way to explore the city, enjoy the true essence of the place and meet new people.
Spending some time in the serene Central park keeps you fresh and helps you gather positivity. Surrounded by…
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There are a lot of places in the world where I’d like to go, but there are significantly fewer where I’d like to live.
A land of hauté skyscrapers, heavenly food, diverse traditions and breathtaking landscapes is like a chest of gold for explorers and travellers. The city nurtures a blend of its modern commercial persona and the diverse influence of its Chinese roots and colonial connections.
You could be enjoying the rains, tapping your feet gently to the music of a couplet of poets, relishing the beauty of the local cuisine, witnessing the spectacle of the symphony of lights at the Victoria Harbour when the feeling of not having to live here forever would start gnawing at you.
Here, I was welcomed by a rain shower followed by a perfect rainbow which I think was the best possible start to my trip.
(Also, it’s quite intriguing that wherever I…
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The volcanoes of the Kuril islands
Geothermal landscape and volcanic caldera, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast (source: Bing Wallpaper Archive)
The Kuril Islands form a volcanic island archipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia. The 56 islands chain has around 100 volcanoes, some 40 of which are active.
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HELLO, IT’S ME!
You guys. I literally just pushed the publish button and ran away. Why? Because I finally did it. After 173 posts, 533 days, and about a bajillion funny cat gifs later, I have FINALLY worked u…
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On Defending Idolized Politicians and Blogging
ON DEFENDING IDOLIZED POLITICIANS
By Apolinario Villalobos
The problem with the “defenders” or “supporters” of politicians is that they tend to be overzealous in what they do and say to the point of even killing or get killed by those who belong to the “contra-partidos”. Most often, during election campaign, we hear of political leaders being ambushed on the way to rally sites or shot right inside their home. When they die, the politicians that they support shoulder the wake and burial expense….that’s all. Some politicians do not even know most of these “leaders” from Adam or Eve, except those who belong to their inner circle, as they are just names on their payroll. The tight handshake and smile that the politicians give to the “lesser leaders” do not necessarily mean closeness. After the election, winning politicians forget the names even of those who belong to their “inner circle”, as new set of butt-lickers march into their offices.
In blogging, there should likewise, be restraint in the showing of emotion. Bloggers should stick to the issue and not the character of fellow bloggers. Commentors to the blogs are considered as bloggers themselves, hence, they become responsible for the enhancement that they contribute to the blog, be it positive or negative. Again, idolized politicians do not personally know all the bloggers who support them, so there is no reason why the latter should overdo their unsolicited overzealousness. Laying down one’s own ideas to support those of the idolized politician should be enough to show that the supportive bloggers are just around…the bigger their number, the better.
I must admit that I have been guilty of overzealousness in the course of my blogging that made me cuss sometimes. Fortunately, I do not cuss anybody in particular, not even the politicians who I hate, as I do it only to release my pent up emotions being one with a “type A” personality. To show more maturity in this effort, though, I try my best not to cuss…unless provoked. Again, as expressed in my earlier blogs, I am not a saint who is virtually shielded with Godliness, as I consider myself an ordinary creature who has got no patience in just parrying insults to my person. I am not the type of a guy who throws back bread to someone who bombards him with rocks. As we all know, bread is a precious food so I can’t just throw it at an idiot who deserves a rock, instead….which for me should not only be a single rock, but a huge one, too!….bashers deserve a Peter to jolt them back to their sanity!
MABUHAY ANG MGA BLOGGERS!…COMMENTORS, LIKERS, AND FULL-ESSAY WRITERS!
By: Kevin Norbert G. Lopez
A feeling we must endure;
A state where we’re unsure.
Under the light or the lonely night,
I feel down, giving up without a fight.
No more energy to fill me up!
No more family to fill my cup!
Only birds to hear as they sing.
Sing a song to their loved ones as they spread their wings and present a ring.
I had the same story once,
It crumbled apart as they left.
Not caring nor giving me any heft.
I turned to my left then to my right.
I see no one I know in sight.
How it feels to be alone?
No one to comfort you, not the unknown.
Until sundown I shall await the arrival of a friend or foe.
Losing time, my life at stake
Only I hope, what I reap I do not sow.
My fault was mine,
Alone it was mine to bear and dine!
Alone I shall stand and seek
A friend or foe that I might speak.
Until the end I shall strive
Until the day I will thrive!
No more state where we’re unsure,
No more sadness–a feeling we must endure.
Pilipinas (for 2016 National Heroes’ Day)
Happy National Heroes’ Day!
(sorry…I forgot the composer)
ANG BAYAN KONG PILIPINAS
LUPAIN NG GINTO’T BULAKLAK
PAG-IBIG ANG SA KANYANG PALAD
NAG-ALAY NG GANDA’T DILAG
AT SA KANYANG YUMI AT GANDA
GAHAMAN AY NAHALINA
BAYAN KO NILOKO KA
NASADLAK SA DUSA!
IBON MANG MAY LAYANG LUMIPAD
KULUNGIN MO AT UMIIYAK
BAYAN PA KAYANG SAKDAL DILAG
ANG DI MAGNASANG MAKAALPAS
PILIPINAS KONG MINUMUTYA
PUGAD NG LUHA KO’T DALITA
AKING ADHIKA MAKITA KANG….
LUMAYA SA DROGA!