Saturday, March 31, 2007

gear it up!

Maybe it's been a year since the last time i went for a great outdoor adventure. This time I conquered the Balamban great heights and trace one of the four still living water sheds in Cebu. I find it exhilarating and challenging going through the trek. The notion of risky slopes and intense heat doesn't stop us to carry on. I even still don't have any sleep by then ('twas the sizzling Saturday last night) so thanks for the stress tab that keeps me feel ecstatic..
"Tiniil" the trekking org founded by adventure-seeker-nature-lover in Cerebro has been hopping from one point to the other. This would be my first time to be a part with them and somehow i wanna grab the title "the ultimate adventurera" =) The excursion was long before planned and i don't want to miss it---again! I already missed their Argao escapade and Osmena Peak adventure that i could have been to. Tsk.. That's fine, there still alot of places to venture, and these folks are thrill hungry and their passion for great outdoors is definitely grounded. As for me, my unfading love for nature always push me to move on and on..

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Reading Murakami's short stories drawn me between what is real and unreal. I have this momentary paralysis each time i finish a story, like those trains of thoughts keep on running in accelerating speed and it breaks into halt so abruptly.There are times when i just flip the last page of a particular chapter and it freezes me in minutes as if a computer program suddenly hungs up. One of my favorites are: "The Birthday Girl", "The Modern Generation Chronicle" and "Cats Eating Man". Murakami has this tendency to alter usual moments, things, experiences and even memories and turn them into something extraordinary. Maybe he have this power to convey absurdity into twisted reality, and anything that is weird which has an element of reality somehow intrigues us. "Blind willow.." somehow breaks the chain of my usual readings. From paper back novels to hard bound short-stories. I had read "South of the Border, West of the Sun" and "Dance, Dance, Dance" and those keeps me awhile before starting anew. Comparing his series of work, here are the key imagery i keep on noticing: Jazz, Swimming, Gin Tonic, lazing up in the beach, shadow, grotesque lifeless body, blank look, smell of old books, and of course---childhood memories. One could somehow fits his own self in Murakami's stories due to his powerful medium: old memories. He always put his readers into reminiscence. So reading Murakami also let you remember what you've been through and somehow it triggers old feelings the way you just woke up from a dream.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

waking up in bantayan

we had our team GA in sugar beach, Sta. Fe last weekend.. Together with our team leader: John Lloyd tan, and my cool colleagues. I made my way to the shore and make sure I'm not going to miss the sunrise even if my head is throbbing with pain caused by tequila shots the night before. Smiling, i sniff the morning air and watch the sun swelling with pride as it rises..


Bantayan Island escapade!

Friday, March 02, 2007

7 cheers for the 7th year!

Site GA with Benedict and senior managers at Parklane

and they called it: puppy love

students at BRIGHT academy

my co worker was absent today, so i have to fill in her class and try to occupy them as i don't have any activities/lessons prepared for them. since im only teaching grade one and grade three students, these kind of age brackets are quite new to me. of course, i was able to witness to blossoming of kids to adolosence with their raging hormones and all that sparks during this age. of course it's quite natural as it happened to me as well, but seing it on an outsider point of view, i feel kinda awkward. maybe i have some issues or some unsorted feelings when i was at their age.

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