This year is about making moves, making realizations, priorities — making it happen. I have to admit I make all these promises to myself but this year is different. I just woke up taking all these little steps toward the items on my list of to-dos before dying. Harsh. I’m currently rereading TFIOS that’s why thoughts about dying sound just normal.

Truth is, I have goals, but I don’t have plans. Well maybe I do, but no concrete step by steps and timeline. I’ve always been that go with the flow type of person, one who lives up to that “come what may” philosophy so I don’t expect much from life. I’m just, chill.

Until things start to come out like they have invited their selves into my fences, and the so-called bucket list has updated on its own. Even those which are not on it were placed there because they just happened to happen.

I know myself too much and I know that I’m not a very sporty kind, maybe because I’m too heavy I cannot lift myself up (haha okay that was a confession, or not) and running around Ayala Triangle every after work day is a major achievement for the health and wellness aspect of my life. And that is why the most recent trip I had to Tagaytay had been very significant to me. Together with my sister, uncle, his girlfriend and cousin from Australia, we explored the city’s hidden highways and trails.

Used my iTouch here so please bear with the low resolution photos

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We rode a banca to get to the other side of the shore because the major event was to see Taal’s crater.

L-R: Tito Corne, Tita Yvette, Dianne, me and Bambi

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Crater’s about an hour walk so we had to ride a horse!

Haciendera moment. Meet Jenny!

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Since it was still noon and the day was still long, by impulse, our mountaineer tito (who’s a pro at that) suggested the brightest idea that we go climb Mt. Batulao. So us were like, okay? Haha but the moment we parked and got out of the car, we just saw ourselves taking the journey to the summit. We weren’t even thinking about getting to the peak, because as I have said I am no athletic and we weren’t prepared! We have zero knowledge about the basics of mountain climbing. The shoes that we wore were not even designed to run so okay, best luck.

Used my camera in this part already so better resolution though my hands were shaky because of tiresome!

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Forgive the haggardness the trail proper was like half an hour away from the foot of the mountain!

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We walked and walked, didn’t think that while we were walking we were actually climbing!

Peak 8, HAH!!!!

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And then 9! This was the most difficult for me! My fear of heights almost killed me!!!

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But here I am giving myself two thumbs up for winning over my fatness and asthma!

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Almost there!!

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And oh my gosh can’t believe it we made it to the top!!!!

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No stretching, no exercise, no anything!! I didn’t really think this will happen, I mean, I didn’t even have climbing a mountain on my bucket list because sprints during PE classes were literally taking my breath away. And now I was able to reach the peak of a mountain!!

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Holy crap we’re so awesome!!!! HAHAHA

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So, dream on and even if you don’t think you can do it, still dream about it!! You might just discover more of yourself and you might even be more awesome than you think you already are.

Love,
Your newest mountaineer <3

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