Hello! We’re back from a weekend we spent otudoors! It was a long 5-hour drive, 5-hour commute plus a 5-hour trek to our camping site but it was all worth it! We rarely had a phone signal during the weekend and we didn’t have a decent internet connection either (Gahh..talk about priorities). I actually thought I could upload a picture via Instagram when I reached the summit (which was 2 hours away from our camping site) but no-ho-ho-ho. The weekend was in essence a social networking detox session. I think it was an effective one because when I got back to the city, I was partly feeling grumpy & cynical: I started questioning why we’re all so obsessed with online life here and why I always have to spend hours and hours every week taking care of these two fictional pink & blue characters. A part of me still wishes I could live here:
Above: Vegetable gardens!
We’re actually grateful that our guide was polite enough not to chuckle when we say things like, “Oh my! So, that’s how a potato plant looks like!!!” I feel so embarrassed for having consumed sacks & sacks of potato in my life not even knowing where they came from or whow they even look like before they’re harvested. Oops.
I actually wanted to stay here longer so that I could take more pictures of the local life. This place is so blessed with clean cool air with the scent of Pine trees! Mt. Pulag is Luzon’s highest peak which makes it the second highest in the Philippines. We were literally above the clouds and while everyone was suffering from the scorching heat of the sun back in Manila, we had to layer up and pretend it was winter time in another country!
Shrooms! (Oh! I’m so creative with my captions.)
This was the part of the hike where I was surrounded with trees & plants. I showed this picture to