Gulugod Baboy the second time around

Our Outdoor org had our fun climb at Mt. Gulugod Baboy last February 23-24, 2008. It was my second time to be there.

We left Manila at around 10:30 AM via a rented van. We reached Mabini, Batangas at around 2 PM, had lunch, did some grocery shopping for our food and then rode a jeep that brought us to the jump off point. Our jump off point this time was different. We trekked for just less than an hour (as compared to our first climb in 2004 which took us more than 2 hours). We reached the camp site at around 4:30 PM where we immediately pitched our tents. After a few minutes of rest, we went to the summit. The view was breathtaking. We were surrounded by hills and down below, bodies of water. Again, we were able to witness the beautiful sunset and had our pictures taken.

The following morning, some woke up for the sunrise, but unfortunately, it was cloudy. We had a quick breakfeast, break camp and by 9:30 AM, we were ready for the trek down. This time, we followed the same route we had in 2004. By 11:30 AM, we reached Philpan Dive Resort. There we had lunch, a little swim (where my foot was scraped by a sharp stone in the beach, ouch!) and by 3:30 PM, we were ready for our trip back to Manila.

Overall, it was a good climb. It was not so hot. It rained for a while in the morning but it was not that strong. It stopped long before we started our descent. It was also an opportunity to meet and be acquainted with officemates from other accounts.

Notable note: we were more pampered when we were with Mobsters and friends ahihi. The guys in the group were in charge of carrying the tent, group equipment and most of the food. We had lesser load of water whereas the guys had more.

the mountaineer
campsite
a walk to the summit
watching the sunset. mahangin sa labas :p
ready for descent

Gulugod Baboy Itinerary

Feb 23-24, 2008 (Sat / Sun)
Beach / Trekking and Camping Gulugod Baboy in Anilao, Batangas
ITINERARY:
DAY 1
9:00 AM Assembly 7-11 Buendia (Early lunch or packed lunch)
9:30 AM ETD Mabini, Batangas
12:00 NN ETA Pier Flyover (rent a jeep going to Mabini, Batangas)
12:45 PM ETA Mabini Palengke
1:00 PM Lunch sa Palengke (rent a jeep going to Pinagbanderahan)
2:00 PM ETD Pinagbanderahan jump off
2:30 PM ETA Pinagbanderahan jump off (start trek)
3:00 PM Campsite na!!! Prepare Dinner
4:00 PM Optional to go to other summit, pitch tent, cook dinner, etc…
8:00 PM Socials
10:30 PM Lights out
DAY 2
07:00 AM Wake up call Prepare Breakfast
08:00 AM Break Camp
08:30 AM Start Descent
09:30 AM ETA Philpan Beach Resort Lunch and swimming
02:00 PM Get ready for departure.
03:00 PM ETD Philpan
03:30 PM ETA Jeppney stop going to Pier Flyover
04:30 PM ETA Pier Flyover
05:00 PM ETD for Manila
07:30 PM ETA Manila
🙂

Bakit ako?

This is a commonly asked question, which I have been asking myself a lot lately. Bakit nga ba ako? Pwede namang hindi or pwede namang kami or sila. Pero bakit kailangan ako? To think na…well I know I have the option to do something but then again, I know I won’t still get the results I want. I would still have to do it anyway. So which is better? Question and exhaust myself or just do and be done with it? Another hayz.

Kwela si Lord

For the past days until now, I really don’t feel good about everything. Going to work was almost a torture. So on Monday before I went to sleep, I prayed that hopefully, I’d wake up by Tuesday more energetic. But what I got was the weirdest dream so far haha. Napanaginipan ko ang isang taong di ko ineexpect na mapanaginipan ko haha. Grabe talaga. Ito ang panalong line ko sa panaginip: “Pigilan mo ako. Ayaw kong magfall sa kanya.” Wahahaha. Watda?! I woke up laughing and everytime I remember it, I still can’t help but laugh.

Unfortunately though, I still feel the gloom. Hayz.

5 years!

Before I totally forget, I celebrated my 5th year anniversary with the company last February 10, 2008 :). I’ll be receiving a Timex watch and a shirt from the company as a token.

Sometimes I still can’t believe that I’ve been here this long.

Below are some highlights of my 5 years:
  • Of course, I met new friends in the team which I’m sure will be my friends for a lifetime
  • From an ASE to SSE
  • Voted as Rookie of the Year in 2003 then as Best Engineer of the Year in 2006
  • From ASP Classic to .NET and from MS Access to MS SQL
  • From programming to analysis to programming to analysis to programming…
  • A total of 4 site transfers. Can’t remember the total number of floor transfers but I’m sure it’s more than the site transfers.
  • A total of 4 different (as in different in terms of management) managers.
  • From a team of 5 members to currently 20 members.
  • From being shielded from the directors to sometimes “rubbing elbows” with them hehe
  • Q4 syndrome wahaha. Pramis. Last year lang ata wala hahaha.
  • Wafer, Tortillos, Ref cake, Aysee, IO
  • Pb, Sm
  • Etc.
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