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This makes me happy. 🙂

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I can not remember a time when I wasn’t there for him. He is the man that I have always wanted to love. He is strong, so much that he became indestructible. He has walls that I can’t come apart. I can’t even get in. One time, in my solitude, I thought of being his girl. But yet in my solitude, it permits me not. 

What is it with him that I am terrified of him? Why can’t I tell him just how much I adore him? 

He is not a typical guy who would hug you when you are sad. Not the man who would let you touch him when he is mad. He’s not the type of man who adores the simplest things you do. Certainly not the one sorry for his behavior. 

He is romantic in some way. In his own godless way. I cannot tell whether or not he likes me. One day, he’s sweet, the next day, he’s so cold. When he’s near, I can’t look at him. 

When he’s far, I can’t stop thinking about him. He is so much of a man that I have always wanted him to be but he is too selfish at times. Too selfish that he forgets that I, too, have feelings. 

I have forgotten what it’s like to be man-touched. Or be loved. Or be longed for. Or be cared for. He loves mystery so much that he became one (borrowed from Papertowns). I was trying not to care for him, at least for a day, but it’s hard not too. 

How can I not care for him when the word care for me tells me his name?

  

May is a very special month for me. Aside from the fact that this is my birth month, it’s summer too! Pretty amazing huh. So this blog talks about why I was not able to update since I cannot remember the date of my last post. Fast forward to today, I am busy because of few things.

  1. I am a certified business woman now! Yes. I am a business woman now. It’s pretty much related to one thing that I ever loved! Apparels. Yey! I have a new business that’s called Renee’s Closet. It’s formerly known as Dress to Kill but that’s way too overused. I decided to have it named after mine. It’s more of a summer collection. You can check on my Facebook account to see more of it.
  2. I am a weekend warrior at the beach. Thank holy goodness for the weekend rest days! I get to camp at the beach every weekend. Surf. Eat. Read. Sleep. This is an ideal life. So the place I go to is a remote area and the connection is sporadic, I can’t find time to share with you my wonderful experience back there. I will make sure to post pictures soon.
  3. I am reading a lot lately. Sometimes what we need is something that’ll feed our minds and soul. One good thing about the new Blackberry Software Update is that I get to download from amazon.com. That was the reason why I have Our Daily Bread that I, take note, can also set to remind me every end of my shift at work. What a great way to start my day. (My work starts at night and ends in the morning.) I bought 10 new books. I have about 50 eBooks to read. And believe me, this is euphoric and so addicting.

There it goes. These are the things that fill my days. Fill me in with yours.

Itinerary:

2:00AM – Departure from Pasay terminal going to Alas-Asin, Mariveles, Bataan.

5:00AM -After roughly 3-4 hours, arrival at Alas Asin. Register at Barangay.

6:00AM – Start trek.

February 28, 2015

As part of preparation, I read blogs about this mountain. I read it’s steep, assault, gradual assault, strong wind, but nevertheless, beautiful. This is classified as a Major climb and so major preparation I did. This is my first major climb this year. Definitely, not a bad one to start with.

Welcome to my Tarak adventures.

Welcome to my Tarak adventure.

Starting our trek in the morning, here's what I found! A cutie carabao.

Starting our trek in the morning, here’s what I found! A cutie carabao.

We stopped here to probably take pictures and rest.

We stopped here to probably take pictures and rest.

This is very Tarak.

This is where you register at Nanay’s house.

With my girl Leny here. This was the part where assault are almost 90 degrees.

With my girl Leny here. This was the part where assault is almost 90 degrees.

Ooops. The place is just so majestic, I can't help but pose.

Ooops. The place is just so majestic, I can’t help but pose.

The trail is covered with trees causing the trek to be a little easier because it is not a direct sunlight.

The trail is covered with trees causing the trek to be a little easier because there is not a direct sunlight.

There are rocks as well!

There are rocks as well! We’re almost there Papaya River.

Take 5 groupie going to Papaya river. (From left: Dojie, Mama Zeng, Leny, Me and Jeck.)

Take 5 selfish going to Papaya River.
(From left: Dojie, Mama Zeng, Leny, Me and Jeck.)

Touched down the Papaya River. This was where we pitched our tents.

After approximately 3 hours, we finally touched down the Papaya River. This was where we pitched our tents.

You can also use a filter if you want to use it as a trail water.

The mystical Papaya River. So calming and relaxing view. This can also be a water source for cooking and stuff.

WOW. Look at that. One of the many wonders of Tarak.

WOW. Look at that. One of the many wonders of Tarak.

Socials before dinner time.

Socials before dinner time.

The most rewarding thing after a tiring 2am-4am trek to the summit is to see the sun shining. I feel like I am closer to it.

The most rewarding thing after a tiring 2am-4am trek to the summit is to see the sun shining. I feel so happy. – Sunrise at Tarak Ridge.

I can't help it. :)

I can’t help it. This is beyond passion and horizon.

This is one of the famous rocks at the ridge.

This is one of the famous rocks at the ridge.

At the ridge where you can also camp. But this area has strong winds especially at night. You have to make sure your tent has pegs.

At the ridge where you can also camp. But this area experiences strong winds especially at night. You have to make sure your tent has pegs.

Famous dead tree at the summit.

Famous dead tree at the summit.

Beautiful flower at the trail.

Beautiful flower at the trail.

We were descending and I cannot help but take pictures of the beautiful Tarak. How pristine.

We were descending and I cannot help but take pictures of the beautiful Tarak. How pristine.

Isn't it amazing?

Isn’t it amazing?

Oh wow. One of the few things why this experience is worth remembering.

Oh wow. One of the few things why this experience is worth remembering.

This is the nth time I climb this mountain in Nasugbu, Batangas. This last time, I was able to do it alone. I braved climbing it alone!

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Guide for Batulao by Gideon Lasco/ Pinoy Mountaineer

MT. BATULAO
Nasugbu, Batangas
Jump-off point: Evercrest Golf Course, Nasugbu
LLA: 14.0408 N 120.8011 E 811 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 3 with 60-70 degrees assault

Features: Open trails, rolling slopes, scenic views of Batangas
Date posted: August 9, 2007
Last updated: February 16, 2013

How to get there:

From Manila: Take a bus from Coastal with the sign board “Batangas- Lemery”. After approximately 3-4 hours, you will be in Evercrest Gold Course, Batangas. If I am not mistaken, fare is only P142/ one way. From Evercrest, you can either walk a cemented way to the jump off or take a tricycle for P100.

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The first photo here is one of the things I hate about being alone. Who would take a good photo of myself in action? 😉

After 30 minutes of endless walking, I got to Camp 8. There, I saw a lot of climbers. Some were there for a day hike, some for overnight. I had to look for a place to stay where I can keep myself relaxed. I went to the usual place we pitch our tent. Surprisingly, I didn’t notice any of my FOG-mates. I was alone! Really! And it’s 8 in the morning. After an hour, I was relaxed. I walked around to check again if I have friends. There goes Ateng and Mami Zeng. Finally, I have found people to socialize with.

So there's my bag. I'm full packed for an overnight stay in the mountain. I left the city at 4 in the morning, got to Evercrest at 8am.

So there’s my bag. I’m full packed for an overnight stay in the mountain. I left the city at 4 in the morning, got to Evercrest at 8am.

This is one of the many reasons why people are so in love with Batulao.

This is one of the many reasons why people are so in love with Batulao. I will never get tired of getting back to this place. This is like a home to me.

Kuya, the ice cream vendor was so nice to take a good picture of me. He was also nice joining me for a walk to Camp 8.

Kuya, the ice cream vendor was so nice to take a good picture of me. He was also nice joining me for a walk to Camp 8.

Who says Sea of Clouds can only be found in Mt. Pulag? Our very own Batulao has it. This was seen from Peak 7.

Who says Sea of Clouds can only be found in Mt. Pulag? Our very own Batulao has it. This was seen from Peak 7.

Happy Campers

My happy neighbors.

Batulao at its best.

I’d say nature at its best!

The most common pose in the most common location where Batulao's assault to summit trail can be seen.

The most common pose in the most common location where Batulao’s assault to summit trail can be seen.

TEAM BATULAO 2015

All smiles for Team Batulao 2015/ Footprints Outdoor Group.

Thank you. We’ll see more this 2015! I wish to grow and have more ideas to share.

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Bonnie Parker

And then again, I have found something worth sharing.
You can click on this link to read the most part.

He loves your soul.

This one made me believe and hope for something.

He likes you before he likes to look at you.
Your beauty isn’t first for him. It’s something he enjoys, but not something he expects. He sees you as a soul, a counterpart, a person. He doesn’t see you as the object of his desires or the prize he loves to mount in the living room

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Maybe right now, I really can’t tell if my man is the right one for me. But when I read articles like this, it makes me hope for our tomorrow. For our future together.

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This made my morning. It’s funny if you can relate. Long Distance Relationship really sucks. 🙂

See, that’s the thing about being in a relationship. You always think about the happiness of your partner. I saw this article and it reminded me of yesterday. Hun and I were just talking about this things. Looking back to when we started, it made me realize, we were good without each other. But now that we have each other, we are at our best together.

10 Definitive Ways to tell you are in love with the right someone

I love this relationship because it makes me a better person. – Gab to Ney