An Adventure Worth Taking: Going Back to My Roots

My grandmother, just arrived from Quezon, opens a multi-colored bayong and I wait in anticipation. From the  woven bag peeks out tiny, shiny shells with even tinier feet wiggling. Often food, sometimes pets, kimpi (crablets, or more known in Tagalog as talangka) are an indelible part of my childhood. My lola and kimpis are inseparable in my memory, as she used to bring…

9 Life Lessons from First-time Rock Climbing

In many inspirational and success quotes, I often see photos of rock climbers scaling seemingly impossible heights. Now, after rock climbing for the first time at Tinandog Wall, Atimonan, Quezon, and ticking this exciting activity off my bucket list, I understand why. Rock climbing is a perfect metaphor for life. What were once just inspiring…