Sunday, May 7, 2017

La Union 174

Kinda sad that we're already having our last outing for 174, but I can say we all did go out with a bang. Instead of the usual climbs we were all so used to having, we just decided to chill around and do things that were more leisurely.

I love how we all just got to slack around without putting in too much effort into the activities we had to do. I for one, really love playing paintball because it was one of my favorite sports growing up, and I really didn't get the chance to play that much ever since my 4th year in high-school started, but it felt really great to be able to hit he field once again and just simply do what I loved doing. T'was also a first for me to actually be on board an ATV and it was actually raining so it made things twice as fun with all the mud and what not!

To be honest, this was my favorite class this sem because of all the adventures we all went on as a class, and it did really fill my heart to it's content. Thank you, Sir Bert and 174 classmates!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mabini 2017

As soon as I got word that we were going scuba diving, I was excited as hell. I've gone snorkeling before, but of course it's different with the whole oxygen tank and everything. When I was finally able to get into the water, I honestly panicked a bit. I consider myself an above average swimmer, but with the waves, the oxygen tank, and my goggles constantly fogging up, I found it extremely difficult. Needless to say, I had lots of fun still since I got to cross out something from my bucket list.

Okay next thing I wanna bring up was our camp out. My parents were actually telling me to bring a jacket because it'd be cold up there but I said I didn't want to anymore since my bag was almost full. (We didn't get to climb due to the weather so it was kind of pointless trying to keep my load as light as possible) And boy, did I regret my decision. Literally every part of my body, and parts of my body that I didn't even know existed was cold to the bone. I tried staying near the people cooking to get some warmth but it barely helped LOL. I thought it wasn't gonna get any worse, but once again I was proven wrong the next morning. I just wanted to stay in the tent the entire morning, but I was hungry so whatever, might as well just be cold than cold and hungry at the same time.

Even though I was extremely hesitant to go on this trip because I had previously injured myself during Muay Thai, I'm still glad I did! I'm also very disappointed, as well as glad I didn't get to climb either. I brought the same old running shoes I had during the last climb and I was already imagining myself full of mud again.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

That Weird Box in UP

Yeah, I didn't really know why it was there either. No one did; and honestly I still probably wouldn't have if not for this class, because I saw all the long lines and I really didn't wanna wait out in the sun for something like this.

I was never one to appreciate the "artsy fartsy" things in museums or what not, though strangely enough, my crush told me about something similar to this the day before I went, and my curiosity got the best of me.

 So yeah, Sir Bert told us we'd be going to the weird box thing in the middle of Sunken Garden, so hey, looks like I was going to see what was in it after all.

And lo and behold! It was exactly like my crush told me LOL!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Manabu 2017

So honestly this was my first time ever climbing a mountain, and I can say it was probably one of the best experiences I've ever had even though I finished looking like I purposely jumped into a pig's playpen and waddled around with them.

I've always seen myself going mountain climbing one day actually. I just never imagined it would be this challenging since I forgot weather plays a huge role during every person's climb. It rained during the previous days so that made all the tracks really muddy and slippery thus making it a huge nuisance to those inexperienced climbers such as myself. I probably fell around eight times, the sixth causing a mild sprain on my left hand since I kept landing on it.

So, above all the slips and falls, I'm really glad I got the chance to bond with my CHK friends. You see, I don't really show myself around CHK unless I have classes there, so it was great to actually have this quality time with them. And to be honest, this was actually my first time trying to cook something too.

We decided to make Nilaga with beef since it was probably one of the easiest things to make. I can proudly say it was a success too since I came home with an empty pot!
A Delicious Mess 
Anyway, I'm really glad I got to go, and I can really see myself investing in mountain climbing again as a means of leisure. I just hope I get to invest in better gear to try and minimize the stuff I had to go through during my first climb haha!