Earthquake on the Mountain

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Sunset at Mt.Pinagbandirahan Batangas

These days, hiking or climbing mountain became a trend. It has a transmittable effect to people, especially to the Millennials; there’s a good effect though. The sudden popularity of climbing mountains helps boosts the tourism of the local governments and it gives jobs to the locals of the specific area.

As it continues to become popular some of the undiscovered mountains have been discovered and the untrailed mountains, now has trails. A lot of people are now being so enthusiast when it comes to climbing mountain, but maybe they forget something very important for the environment; they forget to pick up the trashes –their own trashes. Let me tell you some proof, later.

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My Good Reads 2017 – 1st Quarter

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Another year, another books to read. Yey!

I have listed all the books I wanted to read for this year and its more than what I have read last year, hoping that I’ll be able to read them all and reach my target. *crossfinger

I have a slow start this 1st quarter as I read 3 books only. 😦 So I am catching up to read more. No more distractions and no more long time thinking about the future. hahaha Just letting things be.

Now, here’s the 3 books I’ve read and they’re so wonderful.

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What keeps me busy these past months?

This is not so interesting, haha. I just want to write because my last post here was December 28, 2016 and what is the date today? March 9? 2017?

It has been 2 quiet months for me, because of a lot of things that I need to think about. It got me disturbed that I can’t find time writing even when my fingers are so itchy and misses writing. It is my nature to write when I feel like writing, especially when I feel so sad; it is my way of expression because my words sound better written than spoken.

So, now to break the silence of this wordpress (hahaha), I’m going to post ‘What keeps me busy these past months?’. And as written in the ABOUT of this page, this is my way of over sharing my life. Ok. Let me over share my life now.

  1. I’ve read two novels and these two books inspired me to live a beautiful life (kasi nga may pinagdadaanan ako), be happy with where I am and always be grateful for everything that I have. These two books are 1) The magical strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom and 2) All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I’m currently reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. 🙂 And they really are CRAZY RICH!
  2. I watched two korean dramas (Cinderella and the Four Knights and The Legend of the Blue Sea). I know what will you say, I am not watching them just to follow the trend, but what I watched has a great story and another reason for watching KDrama is if the main actor is LEE MIN HO. 😀 ❤
  3. I’ve also written three poems. At times that I can’t write my long thoughts, I recourse to poem writing. Short writing, but very meaningful, maybe these poems reflect what I’ve been through for the past months.

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My Good Reads 2016 – 4th Quarter

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In my Goodreads account, I set a goal to read 20 books in 2016, just to be safe😀because I know I can make more than that.  And I’m so happy to say that I’ve read 23 books.😀 Taps myself on shoulder *good job, good job* ;D

1st quarter – 5 books
2nd quarter – 6 books
3rd quarter – 6 books
4th quarter – 6 books

Here’s the books I’ve finished reading for the last quarter of 2016.

  1. After You by Jojo Moyes

    Book 2 of “Me Before You” 😀

    Yes, after watching the movie “Me Before You”, I looked forward to reading this sequel. And grabe, I misses Will Traynor even more. Huhuhuafter-you

    It has been a year and months since Will died and a lot of thing happens. Louisa travelled around Europe as Will says, and she bought a flat in London using the money Will had left her, while Mr. and Mrs. Traynor got divorced months after going home from Dignitas.

    One night Louisa fell from the rooftop of her flat, a 4th floor high. People thought she did that on purpose, but it was an accident that even her family doesn’t believe. They thought that she is a suicidal girl, who can’t move on from Will.

    A surprise is waiting for her when she got back to her flat after recovering from the accident; Will’s daughter appeared on her front door. She’s a 16 year old problematic teenager whose looking for a family to accept her. Louisa will try her best to help Lily in meeting her grandparents and in changing her bad behavior. Louisa also joined a ‘moving on’ club, where they meet once a week to share how they cope with losing someone they love.

    Read the book, so you can join Louisa in moving on; in helping Will’s daughter; and in falling in love. AGAIN.

    I really can feel that there will be a 3rd book for this. 🙂

    Maybe Louisa in New York?? Please Jojo!

    Favorite line : “You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.” – Will Traynor

    2. P.S I still love you by Jenny Han

    p-s-i-still-loveyouBook 2 of “To all the boys I loved before”

    Seems like, I’m into reading sequel books. Hahaha

    But anyway, this book is the continuation of the love story of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky.

    When Josh finds out that everything is just a contract between Lara Jean and Peter, he confronted them at Lara Jean’s house. Everyone has heard about it, that makes the situation even worse.

    But, neither did Lara Jean know that she has fallen in love with Peter. That she likes him taking her to school and back to her house, she likes it when Peter buys her donuts and they will eat together during lunch. Yes, he still loves Peter, because when she writes the letter to say goodbye to that feeling, it never left her heart. It stays there and it blossom because they spend more time with each other more.

    During New Years Eve, Lara Jean met Peter at his house, to give him the letter she wrote saying that she still love him. However, facing Peter gives her chills and she was chickened to hand him the letter, so she crumpled it and keep it in her pocket. Peter notices her hand not leaving her pocket, so he tried to check what it is. He won in the battle and was able to grab the letter, he read it silently and then there, everything is back. Peter likes her. No. Love her, but he’s not telling her directly unless he is so sure about his feeling.

    Both will try to keep the relationship stable, as they face a lot of challenges like the hot tub video of them kissing passionately, Genevieve – Peter’s ex-girlfriend and Lara Jean’s ex-best friend and John –their childhood friend; one of the recipients of Lara Jean’s letter, who liked her during 8th grade and likes her till now.

    Kilig much ako sa couple na ito. 🙂 hahaha

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Enchanted River | Tinuy-an Falls

On our 4th day in Agusan del Sur, we decided to go to Enchanted River in Surigao del Sur, because on my first visit, I wasn’t able to go, as I have a very limited time there. This time since we have one extra day, I don’t want to miss the chance to go to Enchanted River. 😀 So yeah! We have found a multi-cab to service us in going to Enchanted River plus a bonus visit to Tinuy-an falls.

Why Enchanted River? Because I wanted to see  how enchanting it is. It was popularized by lots of documentary shows and featured by different travel blogs. They’ve been captivated by its beauty and was mesmerized by its mystery. And I’m one of those curious people about the river, so why not check it out.

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Thematic on Games in Mindanao Region

 “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

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Two of the head trainers of Chiro Pilipinas (Geril and me) went to Mindanao to handle the training of the leaders in that place, specifically, leaders and aspirant leaders of Afga and Simbalan in Caraga Region. The 3 days training was held at the Blue Lagoon Swimming Pool at Buenavista Agusan Del Norte, it was a perfect place and very conducive for the training. Thanks to the very generous owner who allowed us to stay in the place.

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8 songs that can INSPIRE the DREAMER in YOU

Music is one of the things that keeps this world in harmony despite the ongoing war in different parts of the world. Music is very powerful if used properly to send messages like peace, equality, unity and love.

That’s the reason an idea pops up in my mind to write my playlist about songs that can inspire the dreamer in you.

So here’s my top 8 songs that can inspire the dreamer in you.

Enjoy and be inspired!

8. I believe I can fly by R Kelly

Every time I doubt myself, of all the things I know I can do, I always end up looking down on myself; I say things like ‘I’m not good at anything’ or ‘I’m not good enough’. So before this self-pity eats me alive, I listen to this song. It inspires me because the message of the song says so. And true enough, when I put my earphones on and close my eyes while the music is playing, I REALLY CAN FLY. I can imagine myself having wings, and flying like a bird. Parang Peter Pan lang. 😀

Most inspiring lines:

See I was on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are MIRACLES in life I must achieve
But first I know it starts inside of me

But first I know it starts inside of me. Because I have to believe that I can make it or I can do it. As Henry Ford says ‘If you think you can or cannot, you’re right.’ Believing on the things I can do starts with me, so I say ‘believe’ because it can happen.

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My Good Reads 2016 – 3rd Quarter

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In my Goodreads account, I set a goal to read 20 books in 2016, just to be safe😀because I know I can make more than that.  And I’m two book ahead of schedule😀

1st quarter – 5 books
2nd quarter – 6 books
3rd quarter – 6 books

Here’s the books I’ve finished reading for the 3rd quarter of 2016.

1. Library of Souls – Ms. Peregrine House for Peculiar Children (Book 3)

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After finding out that they were fooled by the bird they brought along their journey, Emma and Jacob were left on a train station because their peculiar friends were captured by the wights. Now, they need to find where Ms. Peregrine and the other ymbryne’s and their friends were brought.

Jacob also further developed his power in this part, turns out that he is one of the most powerful peculiar more than what other’s expected. He was able to control the hollows and talk to them; he can also see the jar of souls in the library of souls.

This third book is more intense as it has a lot of cliff hanger scenes and a lot of characters have added to the books, these characters are helpful in ending the story.

The whole book series will teach you how to be courageous even if the battle that you will face is bigger, greater and powerful than you. Just go, fight and never give up.

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